European Central Bank

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Why Is the Euro Still Gaining Against the Dollar?

09/12/2017FedWatch
The ECB has been trying to weaken the Euro. The relative weakness of the US dollar, however, continues to make the Euro look good by comparison.

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Mario Draghi’s Fatal Conceit

08/29/2017FedWatch
Central bankers seek to shrug off any limits to their power. Only if totally unrestrained, they believe, can they truly do "whatever it takes."

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On Borrowed Time

07/11/2017FedWatch
Those of us who are hostile to central planning are doubly hostile to governmental interference in the price mechanism — the policies of QE and ZIRP.

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Draghi Doesn’t See "Bubbles" — Let Me Show You Some

06/24/2017FedWatch
Mario Draghi has many warnings for us about the next crisis, but he fails to note that the artificial creation of money is always behind those crises.

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The ECB Blames Inflation on Everything but Itself

06/23/2017FedWatch
The ECB prefers to do what all central banks did just before the 2009 great recession: blame inflation on rising food and energy prices.

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Draghi Wants More Inflation

06/08/2017FedWatch
The ECB's policy statement was meant to communicate that everything was going strong, but not strong enough to slow down the monetary expansion.

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Central Banks are Completely Oblivious

03/31/2017FedWatch
The ECB's Peter Praet's recent comment on the stability of the financial system reveals a remarkable blindness.

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Klaas Knot on ECB Tapering: "We'll See."

03/30/2017FedWatch
As the Fed continues to hike rates, the ECB must soon follow the course of cutting back on "easing" policy.

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Monetary Showdown: European Version

03/10/2017FedWatch
There's a looming battle between the monetary status quo and the populist political trends.

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