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The Lame Duck and the Unreliable Boyfriend

Two central bank meetings in two days: both considered slam dunks in terms of market pricing. The Fed will do nothing today, aside from confirm the market is right to price ~80% chance of a hike in their next meeting in December;

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Beware the Mouse

ECB day, and all through the house, no creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Yes, today is supposed to be the day that the unexpected QE junkies at the European Central Bank hit the off switch and go cold turkey.

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What happens in a Sell-Off

It has been so long since we have seen a significant risk-asset sell off, that this question might strike you as irrelevant. And in any case, some risky things have sold off recently,

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The Battle Continues

And so the Japanese Yen falls to a three month low as Shinzo Abe achieves what Theresa May could not, by winning his snap election. He even, despite his governing coalition losing seats,

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Politics Strikes Back

And so, to New Zealand, where the market had decided it was all going to be business as usual following their closely fought election of four weeks ago. The National Party were expected to maintain the status quo,

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