Central banks

Kevin Warsh, a former member of the Federal Reserve Board, is floating the idea of the Federal Reserve coordinating a global interest rate cut to combat the unknown tail risk of coronavirus. 
In January 2015 at a Managed Funds Association conference I presented findings on the apparent relationship between commodity trading advisor (CTA) drawdowns and the Federal Reserve balance sheet, specifically the outright held securities part of it). The theme of the panel, and a subsequent research paper was: “Managed Futures and CTAs — Where are We and What's Next?”
U.S. investors shrug off shutdown concerns; earnings season enters key period as 82 S&P 500 Companies prepare to report; ECB and BoJ monetary policy decisions eyed this week; bitcoin off to a rocky start again.
ECB, BoE and SNB headline packed session; traders seeking insight on post-QE policy from Draghi; and no shortage of data despite central bank dominance.
It’s been another quiet start to trading in what is otherwise going to be a very busy week in financial markets, with a number of central banks scheduled to make interest rate announcements.
Asian shares were depressed on Monday morning, as investors remained guarded amid lingering concerns over U.S. tax reforms.
Futures Higher But Pull-Back May Not Be Over; UK Retail Sales Beat Expectations But Worrying Trend Continues; US Data and Central Bank Speakers Eyed.
The European Central Bank is widely expected to announce a plan to reduce the pace of its monthly asset purchases on Thursday.
As the gatekeepers of a country’s fiscal policies, central banks play an essential role in stabilizing their local economy.
With U.S. stock markets repeatedly hitting new all-time highs and volatility being suppressed to new record lows, I can’t help but feel investors are becoming unjustifiably complacent.