Posts Tagged ‘Swiss National Bank’

Notes From Underground: Euthanize the Rentiers

December 22, 2019

As we head into the global macro uncertainty of 2020, equity markets continue to elevate due to central bank liquidity additions. One year ago, U.S. equities suffered large losses, which some attributed to the FED firing its DOUBLE SHOTGUN of interest rate increases with QUANTITATIVE TIGHTENING (Druckenmiller/Boockvar).

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Notes From Underground: In a 70th Anniversary Redo, I SAY NUTS to Global Financial Markets

December 21, 2014

First, as the clouds of sadness begin to lift I want to thank all of those who took time to send a note to the blog and to me in emails for the condolences on the passing of my mentor and friend. In a tribute to one of the great traders, the markets provided volatility reminiscent of a 21 gun salute, or maybe just 21% vol levels and a VIX to go with it.

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Notes From Underground: Rumors Abound but they are not a mystery to me

August 19, 2010

There are a number of rumors making the markets uneasy. First, there is an array of whispers about meetings in Tokyo in which the MOF and BOJ are going to weigh some type of intervention to curb the rise in the YEN. We have no idea how this would be accomplished, but think it could be through large selling of YEN into the market. However, with the failure of the SWISS National Bank’s efforts, we doubt that the Japanese would do anything so simple.

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