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Category Archives: The ECB

2014: the training wheels come off

The European Central Bank (ECB) released more information about the bank asset quality test it plans to conduct.  Given that previous european bank stress tests were merely deceptive cheerleading exercises, a legitimate job needs to be done to avoid losing credibility (we don’t want a major central bank to lose credibility…). What’s different this time (why take this seriously): The ECB is doing the […] Read the rest of this entry »

5 minute version of this week’s Greedometer Newsletter

  Draghi is getting a lot of mileage from his threat 4 weeks ago. The US equity market has been dragged along for the ride but the list of non-confirmations is building.   Here in the US: The rats are jumping ship again. The technicals are very weak. My view agrees with that of Goldman, and Nomura…. for the most part i.e., the S&P500 […] Read the rest of this entry »

5 minute version of this week’s Greedometer Newsletter

  Below is a 5 minute summary of this week’s letter. Click here to read the newsletter in full.  Non subscribers have access to the top section. Subscribers see the top section as well as the second section: the Greedometer and mini Greedometer data and analysis. Asset management clients see the top 2 sections as well as the third section: impact to how we’re […] Read the rest of this entry »