Tag Archives: Monetary Policy

Mortgages and monetary policy in the US and UK

Bond Vigilantes 08/02/2017  

The cost of new mortgage borrowing and payments on outstanding household debt can have a large impact on the rate of growth of an economy. For this reason, central bankers… Read more »

Poor old ECB. Damned if it does, damned if it doesn’t.

Bond Vigilantes 08/12/2016  

The votes are in and it’s pretty unanimous. Despite Mario Draghi’s best efforts to persuade otherwise, the market is clear that today’s announcements are tantamount to tapering. Frankly anything less… Read more »

A whole new ball game. M&G 2017 economic and bond market outlook

Bond Vigilantes 06/12/2016  

In our latest Panoramic Outlook, Jim Leaviss has a look at the forces that resulted in a tumultuous year for establishment politics, the ECB’s quantitative easing dilemma and the prospects… Read more »

Swiss bank account holders: negative interest rates are here to stay

Bond Vigilantes 29/11/2016  

The bond market was intimidating during the Clinton years, and has started as it means to go on for Trump’s term.

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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Does the US government bond market sell off mark the return of the bond vigilantes?

Bond Vigilantes 15/11/2016  

The bond market was intimidating during the Clinton years, and has started as it means to go on for Trump’s term.

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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Unconventional interest rate tightening underway in the US economy

Bond Vigilantes 08/11/2016  

Last week, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided that despite low unemployment and a sustained increase in breakeven inflation… Read more »