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Tags: government bonds

Are U.S. and Japanese Yields Coupled?

April 10th, 2014
in Op Ed

The WSJ in an article from May 23rd last year said the following: Traders said the initial setback for the market came overnight from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who said the central bank could reduce asset purchases in coming months if U.S. economic data improve. more »

Spot the Liquidity Trap

January 30th, 2013
in Op Ed, syndication

by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101 The NY Times reports on the new strategy of the Bank of Japan: The Japanese central bank on Tuesday set an ambitious target to defeat the nation’s crippling deflation and pledged to extend indefinitely its program to p… more »

Breaking the Wall

January 29th, 2013
in Op Ed, syndication

It is only a matter of time until something blows... ANYONE who knows me knows I am the type of person that sees the cup half full, writes Miguel Perez-Santalla, vice-president of business development at BullionVault's New York office.… more »

From Central Bank Independence to Democratic Public Finance

January 27th, 2013
in Op Ed, syndication

Dan Kervick, New Economic Perspectives Effective governance in any country requires a well-designed system of public finance through which that government can achieve its various purposes and pursue the public interest.  If the system of public fina… more »

Japan: Fiscal Stimulus Until Inflation

January 18th, 2013
in Op Ed, syndication

by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101 Paul Krugman notes in his column today that Japanese authorities plan to increase government spending until inflation results and expect that they still have to pay zero interest rates on government bonds. Here is the main… more »








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