This bubble was not pricked by the central bank — on the contrary.
Is the euro dead yet? And how is the Chinese Renminbi doing?
Crackdown on lending shenanigans and bank misconduct plus an onslaught of new condos at worst possible time worry the RBA.
The real worry is the economy in the Eurozone.
A litany of problems, from too much debt to deflating housing bubbles in Vancouver and Toronto.
Powell, Draghi, Kuroda, et al.: Did ya see this NBER study?
During the selloff in Dec., the BOJ shed $31 billion. But in Jan., it piled on.
The banking lobby and the ECB will have a cow.
This is embarrassing in the land of super-stimulus via the ECB’s negative-interest-rate policy and years of QE.
To diminish the dollar’s role as a global reserve currency, central banks would have to dump the dollar. So, let’s see.