central banks

  1. Here's Why Malaysians Can't Afford a House

    Here's Why Malaysians Can't Afford a House
    Malaysia’s central bank has a response to those saying it needs to do more to spur home loans: houses simply aren’t affordable. Bank Negara Malaysia has created a website packed with data aimed at debunking the “myth” that access to financing was deterring home ownership, showing that loan approvals for key cities are near 70 percent or higher. The central...
  2. How Banks Hurt The Real Economy - FDIC's Hoenig To Senate

    How Banks Hurt The Real Economy - FDIC's Hoenig To Senate
    When tighter regulations were imposed on the banks after the Financial Crisis, the largest among them, the very ones that threatened to bring down the financial system, began squealing. Those voices are now being heard by Congress, which is considering deregulating the banks again. In particular, they claim that current capital requirements force banks to curtail their lending to businesses and...
  3. Central Bankers 'Are' The Crisis

    Central Bankers 'Are' The Crisis
    If there’s one myth - and there are many - that we should invalidate in the cross-over world of politics and economics,it‘s that central banks have saved us from a financial crisis. It’s a carefully construed myth, but it’s as false as can be. Our central banks have caused our financial crises, not saved us from them. It really should -but doesn’t...
  4. What Is The Market Telling Us?

    What Is The Market Telling Us?
    The entire global economy now depends on this stripped-of-information "market" for its stability. Ho-hum, another day, another record high in the S&P 500 (SPX). What is this market telling us? If you're long, the market is screaming "you're a genius!": But other than that, what else is the market telling us? Is it telling us anything about the real-world economy and the...
  5. Are Central Banks Getting Ready to Crash the System Again?

    Are Central Banks Getting Ready to Crash the System Again?
    While investors pile into Tech Stocks based on endless promotion from the financial media, the US economy is rolling over. Last week the NY Fed downgraded its economic forecast for 2Q17 to just 1.9%. Even worse, it is now forecasting 2017 total growth to be a measly 1.5%. Yes, 1.5%. There is a clear trend to this chart… and it’s NOT...
  6. Central Bank Cash Flood Swells over Bond Danger

    Central Bank Cash Flood Swells over Bond Danger
    The good news for bullish debt investors is that riskier assets will probably keep rallying in the near term. The bad news is that the longer the rally continues, the more these investors stand to lose of their principal investments down the line. That's because companies and consumers have substantially boosted their leverage in the past few years as central bankers worldwide flood...
  7. In Emerging Markets, It's Time To Dump Most Central Banks, And Their Currencies Too

    In Emerging Markets, It's Time To Dump Most Central Banks, And Their Currencies Too
    Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. On March 16th, the New York Times carried reportage by Peter S. Goodman, Keith Bradsher and Neil Gough, which was titled “The Fed Acts. Workers in Mexico and Merchants in Malaysia Suffer.” The theme of their extensive reportage is that U.S. monetary policy is the...
  8. Rising likelihood of OPR hike

    Rising likelihood of OPR hike
    KUALA LUMPUR (March 28): The stronger-than-expected inflationary pressure — based on the consumer price index (CPI) that has climbed at the fastest pace in eight years at 4.5% — raises the likelihood of a hike in overnight policy rate (OPR) by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). BNM may raise its OPR by 25 basis points (bps) to 3.25% by year end...
  9. Gold & Silver Surge As Traders Brace For Market Shock, But Here Is What Is So Unbelievable About Today

    Gold & Silver Surge As Traders Brace For Market Shock, But Here Is What Is So Unbelievable About Today
    On a day where gold and silver are once again surging to the upside, James Turk spoke with King World News about what is so unbelievable about today. Is It This Easy To Predict The Gold Price? James Turk:  “I have an amusing story to tell, Eric. Anyone who trades gold will appreciate it. Earlier today when the Apr Comex gold contract was up...

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