Cbank digital currencies and the path to Gosbankification

Central banks issuing their own digital currencies (on blockchains, naturally) is an idea currying ever more favour in high-brow economic and banking circles.

Fedcoin. BoEcoin. ECBcoin. They’re all (allegedly) at it — or at the very least contemplating the idea as a work-around to the zero lower bound and other niggling monetary problems.

This month the BoE issued a paper on the topic entitled “The macroeconomics of central bank issued digital currencies. A related blog “Central bank digital currency: the end of monetary policy as we know it?” was published this week. But if you Google “central bank blockchain” you’ll find a gazillion references or more from all over the world talking about the subject.

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Central banks issuing their own digital currencies (on blockchains, naturally) is an idea currying ever more favour in high-brow economic and banking circles.

Fedcoin. BoEcoin. ECBcoin. They’re all (allegedly) at it — or at the very least contemplating the idea as a work-around to the zero lower bound and other niggling monetary problems.

This month the BoE issued a paper on the topic entitled “The macroeconomics of central bank issued digital currencies. A related blog “Central bank digital currency: the end of monetary policy as we know it?” was published this week. But if you Google “central bank blockchain” you’ll find a gazillion references or more from all over the world talking about the subject.

Continue reading: Cbank digital currencies and the path to Gosbankification

A friendly reminder that return is “not really a function of yield”

When x happens, yields fall — Rule 1?

It’s not a search for yield, it’s a search for safety — Potential Rule 2?

Two charts to make the point for us once again from the good folks at BofAML’s relative value department:

Continue reading: A friendly reminder that return is “not really a function of yield”

When x happens, yields fall — Rule 1?

It’s not a search for yield, it’s a search for safety — Potential Rule 2?

Two charts to make the point for us once again from the good folks at BofAML’s relative value department:

Continue reading: A friendly reminder that return is “not really a function of yield”