Since the onset of the credit crisis central banks around the globe have used extraordinary means to keep an over-levered global economy afloat. It may have worked best here in the United States but many market observers see signs of trouble. Here we present 10 reasons for their concerns.
One central bank ends QE, another increases it. This is not a trick, but a treat for the markets. The global equity markets found additional buoyancy on Friday after the Bank of Japan surprised the markets overnight by expanding its monetary easing program to about 80 trillion yen a year, up from Y60tn-Y70tn previously.
U.S. and Japanese central bank quantitative easing programs are placing China between a rock and a hard place in which a revaluation of the Chinese yuan vs. the U.S. dollar may turn out to be the least bad solution.