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The Day Today 20 May 2014

* With the Vix down at 12, FX vols back to pre-crisis lows, both the Fed and the BOE have been warning that this won’t last forever: Fisher Concerned There’s ‘Almost No Volatility in Markets’ {FIFW NSN N5U0CW6TTDWB<GO>} * Fed’s Williams: “Soft landings” in monetary policy never happen, Williams says * Fed’s Williams (non voter)…

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The Day Today 19 May 2014

* Ben Bernanke (remember him?) has been spreading the word about “lower for longer” at a series of $250k dinners with wealthy investors. One attendee claimed Ben had said rates would be unlikely to reach the long term average rate of 4% during his lifetime. Another attendee was “shocked” that Bernanke said the 2% inflation…

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The Day Today (Friday edition) 16 May 2014

* Greek bonds were under pressure yesterday with profit-taking across all markets, but the peripheral story is still strong: Portugal Laden With $290 Billion of Debt Exits Three-Year Bailout Program {fifw NSN N5NNB26K50YW <go>} * Last night the Greeks reversed the capital gains tax circular that upset the bond market so much yesterday (yields at…

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The Day Today 15 May 2014

* The chorus of ECB voices calling for action continues…: Constancio: This does not mean at all that we are complacent about risks arising from a too protracted period of low inflation… We have therefore reaffirmed our forward guidance and stressed that we are determined to act swiftly if required and do not rule out…

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The Day Today 14 May 2014

* Ahead of the BOE Inflation Report… Employment data was in line with estimates although wage growth disappointed {fifw NSN N5K2A03TCF0S <go>} * RBNZ Governor tells parliament that the NZD carry trade is quite strong, and Japan may be the source of more carry trade activity {fifw NSN N5JFTS6JTSF0 <go>} * Meanwhile Deputy Governor Spencer…

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