FX vs M2 under different scnearios

During the reign of the mighty petro-dollar standard, it was necessary for major oil exporters to recycle their dollar holdings back into the dollar-based financial system to maintain their self-imposed exchange rate pegs. US government bonds are the very centrepiece of this elaborate system and it is thus no surprise to see the dollar price…

Sheik vs Shale

The fact OPEC just agreed to agree on nothing in Vienna isn’t particularly surprising given Doha wounds are still festering from the last attempt at ‘petro-diplomacy’. But the engagement ultimately has to been knocked up as a partial success for Saudi Arabia, where it’s managed to put itself back at the centre of cartel politics…

Draghi Confetti

ECB press conference June 2 2016 Held in Vienna with Governor Nowotny Keep key ECB interest rates unchanged Will be kept at present or lower for an extended period of time, exceeding asset purchase program (80bn per month) which will end March 2017 sector program will start June 8 TLTRO start in June New measures…