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The World's Central Bankers Are Gathering At The BIS' Basel Tower Ahead Of The Brexit Result. Currency manipulator just like everyone else Tommy Behnke, Mises Institute. Last month, central bankers and finance leaders from the Group of 7 (G-7) advanced economies met in Sendai to discuss the global economy at large.

currency manipulator just like everyone else Tommy Behnke, Mises Institute

As expected, the United States cautioned Japan, a US currency watchlist country, to refrain from taking further steps to manipulate its currency. This warning came as a result of finance minister Taro Aso hinting that his country was “prepared to undertake intervention” in the foreign exchange market in order to weaken the yen. "Somebody" Propped the Markets Up Again Yesterday. At this point the manipulations are getting ridiculous.

"Somebody" Propped the Markets Up Again Yesterday

“Someone” decided to step in a prop up stocks yesterday. How do we know it was a market prop and not real investors? There were several “tells.” "If You Get Enquiries Just Obfuscate And Stonewall" - How Barclays Rigged The FX Market For Seven Years. Back in May we first introduced our readers to the FX manipulation practice known as "last look.

"If You Get Enquiries Just Obfuscate And Stonewall" - How Barclays Rigged The FX Market For Seven Years

" Wait, what's that? Negative Bond Yields and Investors. Why Ronald Reagan Is Rolling In His Grave: The Keynesian Putsch At The Fed. Ronald Reagan is surely rolling in his grave.

Why Ronald Reagan Is Rolling In His Grave: The Keynesian Putsch At The Fed

He is credited for much that he didn’t actually accomplish on the economic front, but his most singular real victory—-decisive repudiation of the Keynesian macro-economic policy model that had produced stagflationary havoc for more than a decade—-overshadows all his fiscal failures and the urban legend that he actually tamed Big Government.

Central Banks on Flipboard. The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money: Algorithmic surrealism: A slow-motion guide to high-frequency trading. I say 'perhaps', because it really depends on how long you pause on those commas I put in the sentence.

The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money: Algorithmic surrealism: A slow-motion guide to high-frequency trading

If you’re an individual with great respect for commas you might give the algorithm a chance to throw in a few hundred more orders. Let’s just clarify this. That means computers owned (or leased) by a firm somewhere can 1) suck in data from a stock exchange, 2) process it through a coded step-by-step rule system (algorithm) to make a decision about whether to trade or not, 3) send a message back to the exchange with an order for shares of ownership in a company – for example, a company that makes children’s toys – 4) get the order executed and confirmed, and 5) repeat this maybe 250 times a second. Well, it could be more or less than that, too, and to be honest, few people seem to actually know how fast these algorithmic engines trade. But even if it’s only trading 50 times a second, or even a mere 10 times a second, it’s still inhumanly fast.

The central bank and hedge fund lovefest needs to end. In an Orwellian twist, Mario Draghi argued that private meetings with specialized audiences are "integral to its transparency policy.

The central bank and hedge fund lovefest needs to end

" He argued that because ECB weekly reports on QE purchases showed a slightly higher pace of buying in the first two weeks of May. That showed, "the start of the moderate frontloading of purchases in May (and to be continued in June) was already clearly visible, and thus publicly available information. " What a joke. Two weeks of May data shows nothing about June and nothing about slower purchases in July and August. What next? How central banks have sown the seeds for the next financial crisis. As Kevin Corrigan, head of fixed income at Lombard Odier, puts it: “New regulation designed to make the financial sector “less risky” has paradoxically damaged the shock absorbing capabilities of the banking sector, and thereby made other parts of the system more risky”.

How central banks have sown the seeds for the next financial crisis

Banks are no longer willing to act as warehouses for ordinary buyers and sellers of financial assets. Denied this “market making” capacity, volatility in some markets has already picked up significantly, with often violent swings in prices and yields from one day to the next. With Eurozone bond yields climbing sharply this week, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, warns us to expect further turbulence to come. How Banking Analysts’ Biases Benefit Everyone Except Investors. Wall Street analysts influence markets and companies daily.

How Banking Analysts’ Biases Benefit Everyone Except Investors

They release earnings forecasts and investment recommendations moving stock prices and changing investors’ portfolio decisions. These movements in turn generate responses from corporate leaders that make changes in operations, strategies, acquisition, and investment plans. No wonder CEOs and CFOs spend significant amounts of time communicating with the influential analysts covering their firms. But how unbiased are the earnings forecasts that they release? To answer this question we studied Wall Street analysts that provide earnings forecasts for banks and other types of financial institutions or non-finance companies (‘banking analysts’). Whether or not they engage in this behavior consciously, analysts do benefit from it — as do bank executives.

The Fed’s Zero-Rate Policy Boosts Inequality, Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz Says. Dick Fuld’s Return to Wall Street Was Hard to Watch. The ex-Lehman Brothers head tried to sugarcoat the recent past, but no one was listening.

Dick Fuld’s Return to Wall Street Was Hard to Watch

Try as one might, there was no escaping the theater-of-the-absurd aspect of Dick Fuld’s appearance as the keynote speaker at a conference that he would not have been caught dead at when he was in his prime. Here, on May 28, in front of 1,500 or so small-time investors gobbling down filet mignon and chatting among themselves at the Grand Hyatt hotel, on 42nd Street in New York, was the former Wall Street titan attempting to relieve himself of the emotional and psychological burdens of wrecking his company.

“And by the way, all of you, please continue to eat,” he said at the outset. “My children always ate all the time when I was talking, so I’m used to this.” Looking none the worse for wear, nearly seven years after presiding over perhaps the most calamitous disaster in American financial history—the shocking bankruptcy filing (and subsequent liquidation) of Lehman Brothers (1850–2008, R.I.P.) How central banks are raising the chances of a long-term crash.

By Nouriel Roubini A paradox has emerged in the financial markets of the advanced economies since the 2008 global financial crisis.

How central banks are raising the chances of a long-term crash

Unconventional monetary policies have created a massive overhang of liquidity. But a series of recent shocks suggests that macro liquidity has become linked with severe market illiquidity. Policy interest rates are near zero (and sometimes below it) in most advanced economies, and the monetary base (money created by central banks in the form of cash and liquid commercial-bank reserves) has soared – doubling, tripling, and, in the United States, quadrupling relative to the pre-crisis period. Who Else Spilled Secrets at Hedge-Fund Party? On Monday evening, European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure told a closed-door reception for hedge-fund traders, economists and fellow central bankers that the bank would probably accelerate bond-buying this month and next, ahead of an anticipated summer lull. Everyone else learned about the plan on Tuesday morning, an appalling breach of the rules concerning selective disclosure.

What we don't yet know is which other central bankers at the event might have spilled illicit beans. Here's the line-up for the Monday afternoon session of the all-day conference where Coeure spoke, which was organized by the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis at Imperial College London Business School, the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the Swiss National Bank: Almost two full days after the event, a lengthy Internet search failed to produce the text of what those four central bank officials said.

The Great Disconnect——Central Bank Driven “Markets” Have Nothing To Do With Economics. The German bund yield is soaring like a rocket today. After touching on the truly lunatic rate of 5 bps only a few weeks back, it has just crossed the 60 bps marker. Needless to say, when a blue chip 10-year bond widely held on @95% repo leverage moves that far that fast—–there is some heavy duty furniture breakage happening in fast money land. But don’t cry for the bond market gamblers. They already made a killing front-running the ECB. During the 16 months between January 2014 and the April peak, speculators in German 10-year bunds would have made a 350% profit using essentially zero cost repo funding. Experts Are Warning That The 76 Trillion Dollar Global Bond Bubble Is About To Explode.

By Michael Snyder, on May 4th, 2015 Warren Buffett believes “that bonds are very overvalued“, and a recent survey of fund managers found that 80 percent of them are convinced that bonds have become “badly overvalued“. NY Fed Head Of Banking Supervision, And Person Who Handed Over Billions In AIG Profits To Goldman, Resigns. The name Sarah Dalgren is well-known to long-term Zero Hedge readers: back in January 2010 we revealed that, just before the Great US banking system backdoor bailout by way of getting a par return on AIG CDS, back in August 2008 Goldman was willing to tear up AIG Derivative Contracts, and had in fact offered to take a haircut. Market Manipulation Takes Central Stage. Seeking Alpha. Could Machines Put Central Bankers Out of a Job? - Real Time Economics - WSJ.

The Public Is Being Set Up For The Scalping Of A Lifetime. By Investment Research Dynamics. When QE Leads To Deflation: A Look At The "Confounding" Global Supply Glut. On Saturday we once again explored the question of whether central banks are creating deflation. The idea that post-crisis DM monetary policy may be causing disinflationary pressures to build is somewhat counterintuitive on its face but in fact makes quite a lot of sense. Boston Fed Admits There Is No Exit, Suggests QE Become "Normal Monetary Policy" Perhaps it was inevitable. Negative Interest Rates May Spark Existential Crisis for Cash - Bloomberg Business. JPMorgan Chase recently sent a letter to some of its large depositors telling them it didn’t want their stinking money anymore.

‘I’m on My Knees’: Deutsche Traders Begged for Help Rigging Rate - Bloomberg Business. Deutsche Bank AG’s manipulation of Libor spanned eight years in offices around the world, involving at least 29 employees who rigged the price of money for millions of borrowers in an effort to make a quick profit. Day Trader in Leather Jacket Far Cry From Wall Street Flash Boy. The 2010 ‘flash crash’ now has a criminal suspect. Is Greek debt odious? – BBH. FXStreet (Barcelona) - Mark Chandler, Global Head of Currency Strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman, introduces the concept of “odious debts” and further comments on reports citing violation or rules by IMF while lending to Greece and the ECB turning a blind eye during the crisis time.

Once Over $12 Trillion, the World’s Reserves Are Now Shrinking. The decade-long surge in foreign-currency reserves held by the world’s central banks is coming to an end. Global reserves declined to $11.6 trillion in March from a record $12.03 trillion in August 2014, halting a five-fold increase that began in 2004, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Liquidity analysis. Central Bank Solvency and Inflation. The Inevitable Failure of Mechanistic Monetary Policy. The Fed’s grudging embrace of inflation targeting, part 2. The Committee To Destroy The World. Why are interest rates so low, part 2: Secular stagnation. A Shocking Admission: "The Federal Reserve Is A Criminal Conspiracy" Why are interest rates so low, part 3: The Global Savings Glut. Here Is The "Rate Hike Decision" Waterfall Analysis Goldman Gave To The Fed. The Fed’s grudging embrace of inflation targeting, part 1.

Bernanke Admits, After Decades Contrary, The Fed Is Powerless. Why are interest rates so low? Speed Traders Make Peanuts in Profits From Economic Data Plays. How DIY Bond Traders Displaced Wall Street’s Hot Shots. Bernanke starting new career in private life as blogger on economics. How The ECB Is Distorting Euro Money Markets. 4 reasons the Federal Reserve is not going to raise interest rates.

Has The US Federal Reserve’s ‘Patience’ Been Exhausted? Deflation poses central banks with an existential problem. Why the Fed is setting markets on a hair-trigger. It Is Time For A Criminal Probe Into Tim Geithner's Leaks As Vice Chairman Of The Federal Reserve. Syriza and the French indemnity of 1871-73. Are Central Banks Creating Deflation? Big data comes to FX. "Cluster Of Central Banks" Have Secretly Invested $29 Trillion In The Market.

Currency market rigging could become criminal offence. The world’s biggest banks are tightening their hold on the currency market they’re accused of rigging. High Speed Traders Are Robbing Us All. Fed Prepares to Maintain Record Balance Sheet for Years. It's a fine line between forex flow and forex fix 9 Feb 2014. Parsing the Fed: How the Statement Changed - Real Time Economics. Here Is The FT's Gold Price Manipulation Article That Was Removed. Gawker. New York regulator probing biggest foreign exchange trading banks. 10 Reasons the Gold Bugs Lost Their Shirts. Pushback: Lessons from Gold’s Rise & Fall. Learn Forex: Understanding the ECB. Federal Reserve Said to Probe Banks Over Forex Fixing. How Twitter Algos Determine Who Is Market-Moving And Who Isn't. The evolution of the global FX market. Who Knew What 50 Seconds Before The FOMC Release?

Sell-Rated Stocks Have Outperformed. Are The Markets Rigged? Futures. Money and monetary institutions after the crisis. HFT Algos Force Institutional Investors Off-Exchange. EU Fines Financial Institutions Over Fixing Key Benchmarks. eFXnews : 'The Grand Coalition Of EUR Bulls' - Commerzbank. Trader Just Joking About Manipulation. Regulators Looking At FX Market Rigging. Foreign exchange: after Libor, is the '4pm London spot rate' next? Global forex probe ensnares large banks like HSBC, Barclays, Citigroup, JPMorgan and others. Louise cooper ECB conspiracy theory Nov 9. Oil traders claim crude prices fixed. High Frequency Traders Are a Little Too Slow - Bloomberg. Wednesday’s Federal Reserve announcement was leaked, says a financial market analyst.

The Distinction Between Human And Algo-Trading. What If Reserve Managers Aimed For Pre-Crisis EUR Allocations? - Goldman Sachs. Warren Buffett: "The Fed Is The Greatest Hedge Fund In History" Citigroup, JPMorgan Said to Put Senior Currency Dealers on Leave. Another “Conspiracy Theory” Bites The Dust: UBS Settles Over Gold Rigging, Many More Banks To Follow. Explicit cookie consent. Mario Draghi: President's address at the 16th ECB and its Watchers Conference.