Category Archive: SNB

Wie die SNB durch Kapitalsteuern die Schweizer Wirtschaft belastet

Vor dem Hintergrund eines angeblich „schwachen Wirtschaftswachstums“ rechtfertigte SNB-Chef Thomas Jordan neulich in einem Interview in der Tagespresse die SNB-Negativzinsen und bezeichnete diese als „expansiv“. Nur: Sind Negativzinsen wirklich...

Weekly Sight Deposits: Investors hedge with Swiss Franc again for the coming inflation cycle.

We explained the Trump reflation trade, where the Swiss Franc acts as the usual inflation hedge against the obviously inflationary policies of Trumpeconomics. Trump is about tax cuts – i.e. a fiscal deficit up to 10%, and about protectionism. Trump...

Swiss banks taking more risks to compensate for record-low interest rates

Swiss banks focused on property lending are taking more risks to compensate for the impact of record-low interest rates, increasing the threat of a real-estate bubble, Swiss National Bank Vice President Fritz Zurbruegg said.

Weekly SNB Intervention Update: Sight Deposits and Speculative Position

We explained the Trump reflation trade, where the Swiss Franc acts as inflation hedge. Sight Deposits: The SNB intervened for 1.4 billion CHF, compared to previous expectations a rather small figure. Hence the EUR/CHF fell even under 1.07. Speculators...

L’Allemagne est le patron-sponsor de l’Eurosystem.

Lors des échanges commerciaux et interbancaires, il y a des banques émettrices de monnaie et vis-à-vis une banque réceptrice. Normalement, à la fin de la journée, tout cela devrait être ramené à l’équilibre. Ceci n’est plus le cas depuis la crise...

Former CEO Of UBS And Credit Suisse: “Central Banks Are Past The Point Of No Return, It Will All End In A Crash”

Remember when bashing central banks and predicting financial collapse as a result of monetary manipulation and intervention was considered "fake news" within the "serious" financial community, disseminated by fringe blogs? In an interview with Swiss...

Weekly Sight Deposits: Investors hedge against Trump’s inflationary policy with Swiss Franc.

We explained the Trump reflation trade, where the Swiss Franc acts as the usual inflation hedge against the obviously inflationary policies of Trumpeconomics. Trump is about tax cuts - i.e. a fiscal deficit up to 10%, and about protectionism. Trump...

SNB sollte Bund bis 60 Milliarden ausschütten – nur so ist der Steuerzahler sicher

Letzte Woche gab die Schweizerische Nationalbank (SNB) bekannt, dass sie für dieses Geschäftsjahr eine Milliarde Franken an Bund und Kantone ausschütten wird. Von der Presse wird dies unterschiedlich interpretiert. Einerseits nimmt man mit Genugtuung...

Did President-Elect Trump Just Inadvertently Kill The Golden Goose?

President-Elect Trump may have just unwittingly sowed the seed of an equity market draw-down which will send even more protesters into the streets of America. Donald Trump’s stated economic policies are clearly pro-growth and if he manages to implement...

Swiss National Bank won’t cut record low interest rate again, survey shows

The Swiss National Bank, which has the lowest interest rate among the world’s major central banks, may be done cutting. SNB President Thomas Jordan and his fellow policy makers will keep the deposit rate unchanged at minus 0.75 percent until at least...

European break up now looks more likely, says Blond

If there’s one country with reason to resent the rise of populist movements, it’s Switzerland. Twenty-two months after it abandoned its 1.20-per-euro exchange-rate cap, the Swiss National Bank still finds the franc in focus every time there’s a major...

Serious Flaws in ECB’s Economic Thinking

Marc Meyer shows that the European Central Bank has big flaws in their economic thinking. Lowering the ECB Deposit Rate means depressing the economy. The ECB takes the risk when it buys Greek bonds. Should Greek bonds devalue then the ECB equity ratio...

Swiss National Bank agrees to pay out 1 billion francs annually

Today, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) announced a new agreement with the Federal Department of Finance, to pay the Swiss confederation and cantons CHF 1 billion per year, as was previously the case. The deal will run from 2016 to 2020, according to an...

Federal Department of Finance and SNB enter new distribution agreement

The Federal Department of Finance (FDF) and the Swiss National Bank (SNB) have signed a new agreement regarding the SNB’s profit distribution for 2016 to 2020. Subject to a positive distribution reserve, the SNB will in future pay CHF 1 billion p.a. to...

Swiss government opposes initiative to transform monetary system

The Swiss government urged rejection of a popular initiative that would transform the monetary system and end fractional-reserve banking, according to its dispatch to Parliament. The measure seeks to put the central bank solely in charge of money...

We’re All Hedge Funds Now – Central Banks Become World’s Biggest Stock Speculators

At first, the idea of central banks intervening in the equity markets was probably seen even by its fans as a temporary measure. But that’s not how government power grabs work. Control once acquired is hard for politicians and their bureaucrats to give...

SNB Sight Deposits November 7: No interventions, EUR/CHF under 1.08 with political jitters

Sight Deposits: show that the SNB has not intervened to sustain the euro, that dipped under EUR/CHF 1.08. We considered the 1.08 as line in sand for the SNB. The odds of Trump are rising. This causes fear and demand for Swiss Franc. The EUR/CHF fell to...

Der SNB-Milliardengewinn täuscht Stärke vor. Tatsächlich ist die SNB so schwach wie nie.

Voller Stolz präsentiert die SNB ihr Zwischenergebnis für die ersten 9 Monate dieses Jahres: 28.7 Milliarden Franken Gewinn. Und die Medien kolportieren diese Zahlen unbedarft. Die Devisenreserven der SNB seien erneut gestiegen wird da behauptet; und...

Swiss National Bank Results Q3 / 2016: Volatility of Results is Increasing

Interim results of the Swiss National Bank as at 30 September 2016 The Swiss National Bank (SNB) reports a profit of CHF 28.7 billion for the first three quarters of 2016. But the volatility is rising: The SNB may lose 50 billion in one year and win 60...

Und nun kommt der Nobelpreisträger daher und will uns weismachen, wir müssten den Mindestkurs wieder einführen

„Es kostet fast nichts, Franken im richtigen Umfang zu drucken.“ Das sagte der Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträger Joseph Stiglitz am World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos anlässlich eines Interviews mit dem Tages-Anzeiger.
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