by Graham Summers
The markets are prepping for the next massive round of QE.
As I noted earlier this week, NIRP has been entirely ineffective at generating Central Bankers’ desired “inflation.” The ECB has cut rates into NIRP four separate times only to find itself with 0% inflation. In contrast, the Bank of Japan has cut rates into zero once and immediately fallen back into a deflationary collapse.
Indeed, NIRP has even been a dud when it comes to pushing stocks higher.
The ECB’s four NIRP cuts have had a minimal impact on boosting EU stock prices:. The German DAX is roughly flat since the EU first began implementing NIRP.