Saturday, October 24, 2015

Wonder why stock markets soared after Mario Draghi’s speech on Thursday?

It is a given that the computer driven algo’s always run wild on days in which central bank leaders speak, but what was most important about ECB head Mario Daghi’s speech on Oct. 22 was not necessarily what he actually said, but what he implied for new policies going forward.
During his press conference, Draghi announced that interest rates within the Eurozonewould remain at zero, with the potential for more quantitative easing coming on the horizon should deflation and economic conditions merit it.  However, since the European Central Bank could not even spend all of its proposed one trillion euros through the buying of toxic bond debt from the banks, the question arises on what exactly will the ECB use its money printing mechanisms to prop up.
The answer may lie in following the same course that the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan did… buying stocks and propping up the equity markets.


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