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CurryBlog (Karsten Junge)

"Putting the spice back into investing.”


July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502650
Many people spent large amounts of time last year worrying about inflation. I can remember reading lots of posts and "serious" analysis in the mainstream media which went on about the dangers of inflation. The hike in oil prices was seen as one of the proverbial horsemen of the apocalypse ...


July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502651
Here I am sitting in the 30th floor of an office building in one of Europe's financial centers looking out into the semi-darkness of the morning. As always the screens in front of me provide me with my daily ration of economic news.

A look back at yesterday shows ...


July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502652
David Tufte turned an email exchange we had a short while ago into a thoughtful post on constraints and lifestyles.


July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502653
The November TIC data (aka foreign cash infusion) came in above the $70bn I was looking for in my last post. The final talley was $81bn which gave the US currency a brief respite. Most of the inflow was due to higher purchases of US fixed income assets. Most ...


July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502649
Overnight news from China showed that economic growth continued at a fast pace in Q4. 9.5% GDP growth is high enough to give most other policy makers a bleeding nose.

The fascinating thing about this number was that it was accompanied by another number which was much ...


July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502648
Lots of pressure at work - so sorry for my not posting. Will try to put something up tomorrow. There's an offsite on Friday so no posting there.


July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502645
A look at the calendar shows me that we're only in February but Federal Reserve Board Governor Edward Gramlich is already stepping up to the plate to swing for a home run in the understatement of the year award. Here he goes (via Reuters):

The one thing that I ...


July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502646
The first Friday of every month brings us the start of a weekend and jobs data. I was looking forward to both as an exceptional amount of work has forced me to keep my head down wrt real life. The weekend will bring me a brief respite from an insane ...


July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502647
This week will see another FOMC meeting which will most probably provide us with another 25bp hike and some much watched language regarding this august conclaves further intentions.

The thing many people will be looking for is if the "measured pace" statement remains in place. Markets are generally looking ...


July 5, 2015, 1:13 am, 1502644
Read this. Thank you.