Central Banks


  • Draghi needs to walk the talk: Expert  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas, expects the ECB to roll out a bond-buying program worth a minimum of 500 billion euros and outlines the European stocks that he likes.

  • Commodity currencies face race to the bottom? Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:56 PM ET

    Commodity currencies may face a race to the bottom as the Bank of Canada's surprise rate cut may pressure Australia's central bank to follow suit.

  • QE in Europe may see patchy results: Pros  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:12 PM ET

    Hans Goetti, Head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale a Luxembourg, explains why he's skeptical of the effectiveness of QE in Europe, while Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, describes the euro's outlook.

  • Canadian Dollar to hit 1.3 against dollar: HSBC  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 9:46 PM ET

    With the Bank of Canada prepared to loosen monetary policy further, coupled with a strengthening greenback, the loonie will see further downside, says Paul Mackel, Head of Asia Currency Research at HSBC.

  • Draghi could deliver more than expected: Pro  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 9:31 PM ET

    Jacob Kirkegaard, Senior Fellow at Peterson Institute for International Economics, says the European Central Bank could overshoot expectations to roll out an asset purchase program worth more than 500 billion euros.

  • Is QE Europe's solution? Maybe not, says this expert  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 9:19 PM ET

    Patrick Chovanec, Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, explains why a quantitative easing program is only important from a "psychological point of view" for Europe.

  • What is the ECB's gameplan?  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 9:02 PM ET

    Mitul Koetcha, Head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific, Barclays, discusses news that the European Central Bank is planning to announce a 50 billion euros a month quantitative easing program on Thursday.

  • Global stocks bolstered by ECB QE hopes  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:11 PM ET

    Joshua Crabb, Head of Asia Equities at Old Mutual Global Investors, discusses the stock rally ahead of the ECB meeting on Thursday and explains what that means for investments.

  • What matters in ECB's possible QE package  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 7:14 PM ET

    Jim Rickards, Chief Global Strategist at West Shore Funds, explains why the composition of the bond purchases is more important than the total amount of the stimulus program.

  • This commodity stands to gain from ECB easing  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:09 PM ET

    If the European Central Bank rolls out quantitative easing, gold will outperform in euro terms, says Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at U.S. Global Investors.

  • Evolution Mining: QE is 'music to our ears'  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:52 PM ET

    Jake Klein, Executive Chairman of Evolution Mining, says quantitative easing programs in Europe and Japan will likely be positive for gold prices.

  • What ECB action will create most chaos? Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:07 PM ET

    The European Central Bank is scheduled to meet on Thursday and expectations are high that the central bank will announce more easing measures.

  • Tata CEO: RBI move is a 'big positive signal'  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:45 PM ET

    Natarajan Chandrasekaran, CEO of Tata Consultancy Services, says the Reserve Bank of India's unscheduled rate cut last week bolstered optimism about India's outlook and outlines how the company stands to benefit.

  • Gauging the size of ECB's potential QE package  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:34 PM ET

    The sharp fall in the euro suggests that investors have priced in expectations for the European Central Bank to roll out an around 500 billion euro bond-buying program, says Bill Adams, Senior International Economist at PNC.

  • Why you shouldn't fight central banks  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:17 PM ET

    Jack Bouroudjian, Chief Investment Officer of Index Financial Partners, explains how central bank actions may impact financial markets and describes how investors should react.

  • Market will be disappointed by Draghi: Gartman Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:43 PM ET
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi attends a tribute to the late economist and lawmaker Luigi Spaventa in Milan, Sept. 27, 2013.

    ECB President Mario Draghi will not be able to do what the market really wants him to do, Dennis Gartman said Wednesday.

  • Are Europe’s low bond yields a bargain? Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:43 PM ET
    A man walks by a euro sign light installation in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Dec. 31, 2014.

    With quantitative easing on the cards, Europe's already low interest rates are set to fall, but some believe the continent offers the best bond returns.

  • US 10-year yield going down to 1.5%: Analyst Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 4:12 PM ET
    Komal Sri-Kumar

    The U.S. 10-year yield sits just above 1.8 percent, and Komal Sri-Kumar projects that Treasury yields will tank even more.

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Trading ECB  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 3:07 PM ET

    Discussing whether potential quantitative easing could work for Europe's economy, with Kate Warne, Edward Jones; Jack Bouroudjian, Index Financial Partners; Keith Fitz-Gerald, Money Map Press; and CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Trader makes gutsy bet on a speedy market plunge Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 2:45 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Jan. 13, 2015.

    In Wednesday's single biggest options trade, one trader appears to be betting big on an ECB disappointment.

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