Friday, March 11, 2016

ECB head Mario Draghi validates that markets are tied to interventions, not fundamentals

On March 10 the European Central Bank (ECB) issued its highly anticipated policy announcement, and the shift from simply watching market action from the shadows is now over.  This is because ECB head Mario Draghi rocked the financial world with a Euro denominated bazooka, and proved once again that markets no longer function on fundamentals, but instead on credit based interventions.
Although not quite going full tilt into negative interest rates, the ECB did lower rates at its primary lending facility to zero from 0.05%, and dropped its deposit rate 10 bps to -0.40 which is an indication the central bank wants Europe’s financial institutions to borrow and spend rather than borrow and save.

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