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Finance Roundtable

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CurryBlog (Karsten Junge)

"Putting the spice back into investing.”


July 2, 2014, 11:13 pm, 1295197
The Japanese finance minister Sadakazu Tanigaki started verbally shifting Japan back into intervention mode by saying things like:

"We will take decisive action if foreign exchange rates fail to move in such a way [Foreign exchange rates should move in a stable manner and reflect fundamentals of economies]"

In a not ...


July 2, 2014, 11:13 pm, 1295198
Great cartoon!


July 2, 2014, 11:13 pm, 1295199
Pimco's Paul McCulley does an excellent job of Fed watching (as always). He also manages to explain the mechanism by which the Fed massages the economy in a way that is so persusasive that anyone will "get it" quicker than I can write "transmission mechanism".


July 2, 2014, 11:13 pm, 1295200
I was talking to a colleague a couple of days ago and he very nonchalantly compared the current situation in the US economy to the Asian currency crisis back in 1997. I was just about to say something along the lines of "come on, this is completely different" when it ...


July 2, 2014, 11:13 pm, 1295196
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 2, 2014, 11:13 pm, 1295195
David Tufte turned an email exchange we had a short while ago into a thoughtful post on constraints and lifestyles.


July 2, 2014, 11:13 pm, 1295192
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 2, 2014, 11:13 pm, 1295193
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 2, 2014, 11:13 pm, 1295194
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 2, 2014, 11:13 pm, 1295191
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.