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TWO NEGATIVES MAKE A POSITIVE

“As we continue to make progress in achieving our dual mandate, I will advocate that we take actions to remove some amount of accommodation. I will also advocate that we take these steps in a gradual and patient manner.” – Robert Kaplan, Federal Reserve Bank of...

KURODA, THE FED WHISPERER

“There is plenty, plenty of room to push down the negative rate. There is no change in our approach that we are going to do whatever is necessary.” – Bank of Japan Governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, 4/28/16 FAST FACTS ABOUT TODAY’S ECONOMIC DATA: BOJ does nothing a day...

HEADS YOU LOSE, TAILS YOU LOSE?

“Without addressing the fundamental problem of weak firms, any financial restructuring will only result in greater losses in the future.” – Excerpt from IMF’s “Debt-Equity Conversion and NPL Securitization in China”, released 4/26/16 FAST FACTS ABOUT TODAY’S...

DURABLES DECLINE ON Y/Y BASIS

“Consumers’ assessment of current conditions improved, suggesting no slowing in economic growth. However, their expectations regarding the short-term have moderated, suggesting they do not foresee any pickup in momentum.” – Lynn Franco, Director of Economic...

NEW HOMES SALES & PRICES SLIP

“I don’t think the BOJ’s presence in the (ETF) market is too big.” – Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, 4/20/16 FAST FACTS ABOUT TODAY’S ECONOMIC DATA: U.S. New Homes sales up +5.4% Y/Y as prices fell -1.8% Y/Y. Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index...
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