Investment Markets Overview — W/E 11th March 2016

Central Banks such as the US Fed, the Bank of England, Japan and the ECB, in the main have similar mandates, price stability and the integrity of the financial system. The Fed and the ECB are also responsible for sustainable growth, whereas the B of E, the BOJ and the ECB have CPI targets of 2% annualised, with all four seeking to retain the purchasing power of their respective currencies. For most of the past decade, and in some cases for far longer, they have all failed miserably in respect of CPI, their currencies, economic growth, with price stability, with the integrity of the financial system being anything but. A recent Bloomberg report shows that America’s finest, the S&P 500 stock-index, has moved at least 1% in either direction in 56% of the trading sessions so far this year, making it the most volatile start of the year since 1938, when America and much of the world was still mired in the Great Depression. This week’s gyrations, leading up to and following the ECB monetary policy meeting, will have taken the volatility to new heights, intra-day moves of 5% or more being witnessed for stock, currencies and within the commodities space. We have more on Central Bank interventions and their “achievements” below.

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Additional Commentaries:
•US economic data . . .
•Euro-Zone . . .
•The UK . . .
•Out East . . .
•The $US index . . .
•Within the commodities complex . . .
•Economic data due next week includes . . .

   Not long ago it was the “Goldilocks Economy,” of not to hot and not to cold in respect of economic growth and inflation, thanks to those clever policy-makers, ……

Charts:
1.  Indices Weekly
2. US Small Business Optimism
3. ECB Deposit Rate V CPI
4. China Imports & Exports  V  China GDP
5. Commodities Weekly

Table:

13 Indices, 11 columns of detailed information, for accurate analysis

Fairy Tales are Illusionary, Life Isn’t.

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