Category: Liquidity

Activity, Capital and risk, Liquidity, Trading

CME to launch bitcoin futures in three weeks after green light from regulator; bitcoin jumps

December 1, 2017


CME announced Friday its new bitcoin futures contract will be available for trading on Dec.18. The CME announcement came as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said it will allow the world’s largest futures exchange and its competitor, the Cboe Futures […]

Capital and risk, Liquidity, Macroeconomic

Credit Suisse CEO now has a whole new perspective of central banks

November 30, 2017


The chief executive of Credit Suisse has sharply altered his view on global central banks, telling CNBC that policymakers have been handling the current environment “very well.” “You have heard me previously taking about QE (quantitative easing) in a negative […]

Capital and risk, Liquidity

Dollar extends gains as Powell confirmation gets on under way

November 28, 2017

Via: Market Watch

The U.S. dollar added to previous gains against its major rivals on Tuesday, as traders braced for remarks from Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve official nominated to take the baton from Chairwoman Janet Yellen when her term ends in February. […]

Capital and risk, Liquidity

Bitcoin Value Rebounds After Another Split

October 27, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

Bitcoin price continued to recover on Thursday after the price took a recent dive due to the, “hard fork” that happened on Tuesday. According to data from CoinDesk, Bitcoin rose 3.6 percent to $5940.83 during Thursday’s trading session. Bitcoin, the […]

Capital and risk, Liquidity

Bitcoin Surges Past $5,000 for the First Time Amid Staggering Cryptocurrency Run

October 12, 2017

Via: TheStreet

Bitcoin smashed through the $5,000 barrier for the first time ever in early Thursday trading, extending its incredible year-to-date gains to trade at a level that is now four times the price of gold. Bitcoin prices were marked $415, or […]

Capital and risk, Liquidity

French bank Credit Agricole gets capital boost as profit climbs

August 3, 2017


Credit Agricole¬†reported a sharp rise in its core capital ratio to 12.4 percent, as the bank took advantage of higher profits and a sale of a stake in investment company Eurazeo to beef up its financial position. An improving economic […]

Capital and risk, Liquidity

Italy swoops in to save another bank leaving taxpayers on the hook for over $25 billion

July 5, 2017


The Italian state has stepped in with funding to save yet another failing bank, meaning taxpayers now stand responsible for over 22 billion euros ($25.4 billion) of bailout money recently extended to the sector. Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan announced […]

Capital and risk, Liquidity

Breaking Banks: Removing Mystery of Money Movement

July 3, 2017

Via: Bank Innovation

Why does it cost so much to move money? If every record is computerized, if all the movement is recorded electronically, then why are there fees to get money out of a different bank‚Äôs ATM? Why are there fees to […]

Capital and risk, Liquidity

HSBC Leads European Banks Higher as Reflation Bets, U.S. Stress Test Results Boost Sector

June 29, 2017

Via: TheStreet

HSBC Plc (HSBC) ¬†surged to a near four-year and led bank stocks around the region to solid gains in early European trading as investors repriced growth and profit expectations for the world’s biggest lenders. The advanced followed much better-than-expected dividend […]

Capital and risk, Liquidity

Central bank liquidity is the ‘IV drip’ of the rally, and here’s what could happen if it dries up

June 19, 2017


If it weren’t for liquidity right now, the stock market rally could be ripping apart, according to BMO Private Bank’s chief investment officer. “Any sense that this IV drip of liquidity coming into the market is slowing down at all […]