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Posted by hkarner - 15. Juni 2020

Date: 13‑06‑2020

Source: DER SPIEGEL Interview Conducted by Tim Bartz

Subject: Interview with Economist Nouriel Roubini

„The Stock Market Is Deluding Itself“

Prominent American economist Nouriel Roubini does not believe the global economy will recover quickly. He believes that the dire situation will produce a summer of protest in the U.S. and years of difficulties in Europe as well.

DER SPIEGEL: Mr. Roubini, the pandemic has brought the global economy to its knees, and millions of people have lost their jobs. Is the crisis as severe as the Great Depression of the 1930s?

Roubini: The crash is even greater than it was then. It took years from 1929 until the full extent of the crisis became visible. Compared to today, it was like a slow‑motion train wreck. Now the world economy has collapsed within weeks, and in the U.S. alone, more than 40 million people are unemployed. Many believe that the economy will pick up again just as quickly, but that is a fallacy.

DER SPIEGEL: You don’t believe in a V‑shaped recovery despite the huge economic stimulus packages? After all, 2.5 million new jobs were created again in the U.S. in May.

Roubini: Of course, we will see an upswing in the second half of the year. But it will not be a real one, but a delusion. The economy has fallen so steeply that it is practically inevitable that it will pick up again at some point. But that won’t compensate for the crash in any way. Even at the end of 2021, the U.S. economy will still be below the level of early 2020; too much has broken down. And the unemployment rate will level off at 16 or 17 percent ‑ during the financial crisis it was only 10 percent. The job creation in May was only 2.4 million after 42 million lost their jobs in the last few months. And the actual unemployment rate is much higher than officially measured. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Düstere Warnung von Fed-Chef Powell

Posted by hkarner - 1. Mai 2020

Dank an H.G.

Fed-Chef Jerome Powell : Noch nie da gewesener Einbruch des Wirtschaftswachstums 

Die US-Wirtschaft steuert wegen der Coronavirus-Krise auf eine tiefe Rezession zu. Im ersten Quartal ging die Wirtschaftsleistung bereits deutlich zurück, obwohl sich die Pandemie erst im März zugespitzt hatte. Die US-Notenbank Federal Reserve (Fed) warnte für das zweite Quartal vor einem noch „noch nie da gewesenen“ Einbruch des Wirtschaftswachstums.

Das genaue Ausmaß und die Dauer der Konjunkturdelle werde von der Eindämmung des Coronavirus abhängen, sagte Fed-Chef Jerome Powell.

Die USA steuerten auf eine Phase „bedeutend“ höherer Arbeitslosigkeit und einer „bedeutend“ geringeren Wirtschaftsleistung zu, sagte Powell vor Journalisten. Bis zu einer Erholung werde es „einige Zeit dauern“. Gleichzeitig betonte er, dass der Ausblick vom Verlauf der Pandemie abhänge: „Wirtschaftsprognosen sind immer unsicher, aber heute sind sie ungewöhnlich unsicher, weil die Entwicklung der Wirtschaft in so hohem Maß vom Verlauf des Virus abhängt.“ Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Auf die Notenbanken wartet ein Jahr wachsender Herausforderungen

Posted by hkarner - 11. Januar 2020

Mohamed A. El-Erian, Chief Economic Adviser at Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO where he served as CEO and co-Chief Investment Officer, was Chairman of US President Barack Obama’s Global Development Council. He is President Elect of Queens’ College (Cambridge University), senior adviser at Gramercy, and Part-time Practice Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He previously served as CEO of the Harvard Management Company and Deputy Director at the International Monetary Fund. He was named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers four years running. He is the author, most recently, of The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse.

SEATTLE – Nachdem 2019 durch eine der größten Kehrtwenden der jüngeren geldpolitischen Geschichte gekennzeichnet war, erhoffen sich die Notenbanken für 2020 nun ein ruhiges Jahr. Dies gilt insbesondere für die beiden mächtigsten Währungsinstitutionen: die Europäische Zentralbank und die US Federal Reserve. Doch entzieht sich dies zunehmend der direkten Kontrolle der Notenbanken, und ihre Hoffnungen könnten ohne Weiteres dadurch zunichte gemacht werden, dass die Märkte einer der vielen erliegen, die vielfach deutlich über den Wirtschafts- und Finanzbereich hinaus und in die Bereiche der Geopolitik, der Institutionen und der nationalen gesellschaftlichen und politischen Rahmenbedingungen hinein reichen. 

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The Allure and Limits of Monetized Fiscal Deficits

Posted by hkarner - 30. Oktober 2019

Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business and CEO of Roubini Macro Associates, was Senior Economist for International Affairs in the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton Administration. He has worked for the International Monetary Fund, the US Federal Reserve, and the World Bank.

With the global economy experiencing a synchronized slowdown, any number of tail risks could bring on an outright recession. When that happens, policymakers will almost certainly pursue some form of central-bank-financed stimulus, regardless of whether the situation calls for it.

NEW YORK – A cloud of gloom hovered over the International Monetary Fund’s annual meeting this month. With the global economy experiencing a synchronized slowdown, any number of tail risks could bring on an outright recession. Among other things, investors and economic policymakers a renewed escalation in the Sino-American trade and technology war. A military conflict between the United States and Iran would be felt globally. The same could be true of “hard” Brexit by the United Kingdom or a collision between the IMF and Argentina’s incoming Peronist government. 

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ABörsen-Crash von 1929: Kann sich die Finanzkatastrophe wiederholen?

Posted by hkarner - 22. Oktober 2019

Dank an H.G. 
SN, 18/10/2019, Hannes Breustedt
Vor 90 Jahren leitete der „Schwarze Donnerstag“ die große Weltwirtschaftskrise ein. Die Kombination aus Spekulationsblasen, Konjunkturflaute und Handelskonflikten endete in einem ökonomischen Totalabsturz. Einige Parallelen zur Gegenwart sind unübersehbar.
Broker am „Schwarzen Freitag“ 1929 in der New Yorker Börse: Innerhalb weniger Tage verloren Millionen Amerikaner ihr Vermögen, die Panik griff weltweit auf die Börsenplätze über. SN/AP Broker am „Schwarzen Freitag“ 1929 in der New Yorker Börse: Innerhalb weniger Tage verloren Millionen Amerikaner ihr Vermögen, die Panik griff weltweit auf die Börsenplätze über. Der Börsen-Crash von 1929 beendete den Wirtschaftsboom der Goldenen Zwanziger im vergangenen Jahrhundert abrupt. Der auf das Finanzbeben folgende Konjunktureinbruch ging als Great Depression in die Geschichtsbücher ein und gilt bis heute als schwerste und längste Weltwirtschaftskrise der Neuzeit. Vor allem der Schwarze Donnerstag am 24. Oktober bleibt als eines der dunkelsten Kapitel der Finanzhistorie in Erinnerung – in Europa aufgrund des Zeitunterschieds auch Schwarzer Freitag genannt. 90 Jahre später sind die Bewertungen an der Börse erneut bedenklich hoch. Und erneut halten Handelskonflikte und Konjunktursorgen Anleger in Atem – besteht das Risiko, dass sich ein Desaster wie damals wiederholt?

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Why Markets Are Rising Despite a Trade War, Brexit and Impeachment Threats

Posted by hkarner - 20. Oktober 2019

Date: 19-10-2019
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Many investors are watching the Fed while not trading geopolitical events

Some investors say they aren’t trading geopolitical events such as Brexit and the impeachment inquiry in the U.S.

The world seems more tumultuous than it has in years. Congress is weighing impeachment, the U.K. is on the verge of a momentous vote regarding its role in Europe, and the U.S. and China are still mired in a trade war.

Yet the S&P 500 is within about 2% of its all-time high. What’s going on with Wall Street?

For many money managers, the answer has a lot to do with the Federal Reserve. The central bank has already lowered interest rates twice this year and is widely expected to do so at least once more in 2019 to help support a slowing economy. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Böse Erinnerung: US-Banken haben ein Cash-Problem

Posted by hkarner - 3. Oktober 2019

02.10.2019, Kurier.at

Die Zentralbank Fed muss US-Banken mit Milliardensummen versorgen, weil ihnen Mittel für das Tagesgeschäft fehlen

Es dürfte einer der merkwürdigsten Vorgänge in der jüngeren Finanzgeschichte sein: Obwohl amerikanische Banken noch immer in Zentralbankgeld schwimmen, scheint ihnen die Abwicklung alltäglicher Geschäfte Probleme zu bereiten. Das geht so weit, dass einer der wichtigsten Finanzmärkte der Welt, der US-Interbankenmarkt, nicht mehr ordnungsgemäß funktioniert.

Das Phänomen weckt schlimme Erinnerungen an die weltweite Finanzkrise vor gut einer Dekade. Der Interbanken- oder Geldmarkt ist eine Einrichtung, die der breiten Öffentlichkeit in aller Regel verborgen bleibt. Kein Wunder, handelt es sich doch um einen sehr speziellen Markt, auf dem sich Banken gegenseitig Finanzmittel für ihr tägliches Geschäft besorgen. Das funktioniert normalerweise absolut reibungslos.

Wie vor Ausbruch der Finanzkrise

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Economists and central bankers unite in grumbling about Donald Trump

Posted by hkarner - 30. August 2019

Date: 27-08-2019
Source: The Economist Free exchange

But in some ways, the president brought them together at their yearly gathering

AS THE ANNUAL meeting of central bankers and economists at Jackson Hole, a mountain resort in Wyoming, began on August 23, two participants made a bet. Would President Donald Trump tweet about the opening remarks of Jerome Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, within 45 minutes of their publication? In the event, it took the president 57 minutes. That night the victor enjoyed his winnings—a glass of whiskey—in the bar.

Mr Trump’s words made the conference theme, “challenges for monetary policy”, uncomfortably timely. He called Mr Powell anenemy and promised to ramp up trade tensions with China further. Later that day he announced increases in tariff rates on over $500bn of Chinese imports. But even as stockmarkets reeled, the conference continued serenely. Indeed, Mr Trump even brought the participants together.

Most obviously, they were united in grumbling about the effects of his trade policy on the global economy. Philip Lowe, the governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, said that business uncertainty was turning political shocks into economic ones. Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, said that trade tensions had raised risk premiums, tightening financial conditions. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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How not to weaken central banks’ independence

Posted by hkarner - 13. April 2019

Date: 11-04-2019
Source: The Economist: Free exchange

Why Stephen Moore and Herman Cain are poor picks for the Fed

There are more than a few echoes of the Nixon era in the presidency of Donald Trump. Monetary reverberations are among them. Facing re-election in 1972, Richard Nixon felt he needed a strong economy at his back, and made a habit of haranguing Arthur Burns, the chairman of the Federal Reserve at the time. Burns recounted the meetings in his diaries: “The president looked wild; talked like a desperate man; fulminated with hatred against the press; took some of us to task…” Historians reckon Burns was too accommodating of Nixon’s demands, and so helped launch the inflation of the 1970s. Mr Trump is now waging his own assault on the Fed’s independence. He has repeatedly complained about the central bank’s decisions and urged it to take a more doveish stance.

More strikingly Mr Trump, who has already chosen three of the five sitting members of the Fed’s board of governors, has named Stephen Moore and Herman Cain to fill the remaining two vacancies. In contrast to candidates who have come before, both are political activists. But the parallel with the 1970s is less apt than it seems. There are different ways to politicise monetary policy, and Mr Trump’s is particularly poisonous. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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And we are still stuck with Trump and that is far worse!

Posted by hkarner - 4. April 2019

Date: 03-04-2019
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Subject: Trump to Fed Chairman Powell: ‘I Guess I’m Stuck With You’

The president blasted the central bank and its leader at three meetings in the past week alone

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Capitol Hill in Washington in February.

WASHINGTON—President Trump is blaming the Federal Reserve for holding back the economy and stock market despite the central bank’s recent decision to do two things he wanted—halt rate increases and stop shrinking its asset portfolio.

The president blasted the Fed and Chairman Jerome Powell at three meetings in the past week alone, telling Republican senators, supporters and staffers that if it wasn’t for the central bank’s past rate increases, economic output and stocks would be higher and the U.S. budget deficit would be rising less. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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