The Upcoming Recession of 2016-2017 Smells 2001 Not 2008, Except…

Upcoming recession

No two recessions are alike but us being humans, we would inevitably look back in history to find the closest analogies. Continue reading “The Upcoming Recession of 2016-2017 Smells 2001 Not 2008, Except…”

The Upcoming Recession of 2016-2017 Smells 2001 Not 2008, Except…

Negative Rates in the US More Likely to Be Implicit and Not Explicit (Unlike Europe)

Negative Interest rates

We’ve published an article last week on the economic rationale why the BoJ (the #Bank of Japan) resorted to negative rates. If you accept a chance of my pragmatic angle, the idea is simple: when you have the power to issue debt at negative rates, you got both the money to spend and interest paid to you.  Unbelievably, sweet! Continue reading “Negative Rates in the US More Likely to Be Implicit and Not Explicit (Unlike Europe)”

Negative Rates in the US More Likely to Be Implicit and Not Explicit (Unlike Europe)

The Real (Cynical) Reason Why Japan Made Interest Rates Negative

Japan's govermnet debt

Financial commentators are all fired up over-debating why the BOJ (Bank of Japan) decided to bring the benchmark rates into the  negative territory.  They seem surprised, and clearly animated. But should they be? Continue reading “The Real (Cynical) Reason Why Japan Made Interest Rates Negative”

The Real (Cynical) Reason Why Japan Made Interest Rates Negative