Articles by Quantitative Easing

  • New Zealand PM John Key Confident of 'Booming' Economy; HSBC Predicts Positive Growth In 2015

    January 20 2015 10:15 PM

    New Zealand Prime Minister John Key remains confident that the economy will continue to grow every year in the next three years. HSBC has predicted the country will maintain its positive growth.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook – January 13, 2015Australian Dollar Outlook – January 13, 2015

    January 13 2015 10:47 AM

    Oil prices have again been the stand out story overnight. Who breaks the stalemate and cuts production first, OPEC or US shale producers?

  • Oil Price Drop Raises Deflation Concerns In Spain—ReportOil Price Drop Raises Deflation Concerns In Spain—Report

    December 31 2014 4:15 PM

    Oil prices have been dropping continuously since July this year, raising concerns in some countries.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon October 24, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon October 24, 2014

    October 24 2014 6:32 PM

    Australian shares improved for the fourth time this week, taking the gains for the five days to 2.65 per cent. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) rose by 0.55 per cent today with no sectors missing out on the gains.

  • EU To See Good Times As Central Bank Cuts Rate And Launches Economic StimulusEU To See Good Times As Central Bank Cuts Rate And Launches Economic Stimulus

    September 08 2014 4:47 PM

    The stimulus as well as the efforts at streamlining business financing for SMEs may yield positive results.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 5/26/14

    May 26 2014 12:53 PM

    Local stocks saw a flat start to the trading week on Monday. Selling intentions harboured by participants were stymied by the strong finish seen for US stocks at the conclusion of last week which saw the broader US market end at record highs on Friday.

  • A Requiem for the Bond Market

    November 21 2013 2:17 PM

    The central banks of Japan and the US are killing the private market for government debt. The massive and unprecedented bond-buying programs for Japanese Government Bonds (JGBs) and Treasuries have driven yields so low that investors are now simply stepping aside from involvement in that market entirely.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 20 November 2013

    November 20 2013 11:55 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: Australian dollar benefits from comments that China may expand the daily CNY trading band (currently +/- 1%) and establish a managed float.

  • Continued Shutdown, Paralyzed Politicians Reveal Just How Close the U.S. Government is to Total Collapse

    October 04 2013 9:51 AM

    Anyone looking for evidence of the impending total failure of the U.S. government need look no further than the shenanigans taking place right now in Washington D.C.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 9/16/13

    September 16 2013 1:18 PM

    Australian shares are improving for the sixth time in seven sessions, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) edging higher by 0.6 per cent at lunch. Former treasury secretary, Larry Summers has withdrawn from the race to head the US central bank this morning.

  • The Federal Reserve’s Minutes Add to the Confusion

    August 23 2013 6:00 PM

    After all the pent up anxiety, the release last night was anticlimactic. 'We know little now that we didn't know going into the release of the minutes,' said Dave Meger, director of metals a Chicago trading firm quoted at

  • Silver, The Devil’s Metal

    August 16 2013 7:04 PM

    Gold up, markets down. The Dow lost 113 points overnight while gold tacked on about 10 bucks in the US session. Weird.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 8/14/13

    August 14 2013 1:15 PM

    Investors tried it all this morning, with the Australian sharemarket a little higher on the open, in the red around an hour into trade and completely flat at lunch.

  • Why Gold Has an Interesting Tale to Tell

    August 14 2013 11:38 AM

    If at first you don't succeed, try and try again. That's probably what Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is thinking right now on the news that Japan's economy grew much less than expected in the second quarter. The expectation was that nominal economic growth would come in at an annual rate of 3.6%. Instead, the economy expanded by just 2.6%.

  • Prices of Gold Drops to $1,335.20/Oz As India Imposes Curbs on Imports, Could Further Drop to $1,250/Oz in Medium- to Long-term

    July 24 2013 1:14 PM

    Prices of gold futures have dropped on Wednesday, a day after India announced it will be imposing restrictions on its imports of the safe haven yellow gold metal.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 7/18/13

    July 18 2013 3:27 PM

    Local stocks were enjoying some modest gains at lunchtime on Thursday reflecting the response to the Bernanke testimony overnight. The fact that price moves in the aftermath have been modest, in the main, indicates that investors are getting comfortable with the US central bank and its perspectives on quantitative easing. The real test will come when the Fed finally reduces the size of its monthly asset purchases from the current levels of $85bln.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 7/17/13

    July 17 2013 4:16 PM

    Regional markets have started Wednesday's session in cautious fashion as investors wait for US Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke's semi-annual testimony to the US Congress. The Bernanke testimony is split into 2 parts: Prepared remarks are released at 10:30pm AEST; and the committee hearing, which includes the Q & A session commences at midnight AEST. The prepared remarks will likely reflect the views of the FOMC as a group. To this end Mr Bernanke is likely to reiterate the perspective th...

  • Economic Outlook Strong, Consumers Vexed About Personal Finances

    July 10 2013 3:18 PM

    Consumers were more optimistic about the outlook of the economy in July, though they were vexed about spending and personal finances, says report.

  • Australian Bonds Decrease Piggy-Backed on US Jobs Data

    July 09 2013 9:06 AM

    Australian bonds are lower on speculation that a job rise in the U.S. will lead to an easing of bond buying by the Federal Reserve. According to a report by the U.S. that claimed 195,000 new jobs emerged in June.

  • The US Federal Reserve’s Lies and Other Redundancies

    July 02 2013 12:13 PM

    A new meme is spreading in financial markets: The US Federal Reserve is about to turn off the monetary spigot. US Printmaster General Ben Bernanke announced that he might start reducing the monthly debt monetisation program called 'quantitative easing' (QE) as early as autumn 2013, and maybe stop it entirely by the middle of next year.