Exhibit one: The new Facebook page of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. It looks like an attempt to explain Fed structure and governance to the layman: check out recent posts on Janet Yellen and the Fed's mandate. It hasn't exactly become a Facebook-user favourite.
Citi's Matt King has some harsh words for central bankers ahead of this week's gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming: he says they've broken the market. King echoes a group of fund managers who say central banks' stimulus efforts are distorting the way global markets function.
An odd theory has been making its way around for months, and we've been surprised by how many people believe it. The theory is this: Central bankers made a secret back-room deal at the G20 meeting in Shanghai in March to let foreign currencies appreciate against the dollar, to calm global financial markets that were roiled by China's currency devaluation a year ago.
So, while we were knee-deep in game theory trying to determine the best way to sell gilts, the Bank of England had some trouble buying them. The BoE's purchase of long-term government debt fell short of target Tuesday, which is noteworthy for plenty of reasons.
Some people aren't terribly happy with the way government debt is sold in the US and UK. Some even say using auction data and game theory that full pre-auction informatoin sharing between dealers and investors would raise $4.8bn more revenue for the US Treasury each year than a fully closed bidding mechanism where no information is shared.
I'm not going to job through everybody's f***ing hoops. Bullsh*t from Maxwell that we've had to pay money to get bloody disproven because the code's f***ing out there. I'm not doing this every f***ing time. I'm not going to sign every f***ing key I own in the world.
Note to global banks: the dollar is continuing to experience higher-than-usual demand, and will have surge pricing through mid-October, at least. That's when new US money-market fund rules go into effect.
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