Thursday, February 12, 2015

Follow the bouncing ball...

Sweden dives into the Negative Rates pool.   When banks start getting paid for borrowing money, it will truly be a strange new world.

The Swedish Riksbank unleashed unprecedented stimulus with a negative interest rate and quantitative easing in a race to stem a deflationary spiral blamed by some economists on premature policy tightening.
The Riksbank lowered its repo rate to minus 0.10 percent from zero. A cut had been predicted by six of the 18 economists surveyed by Bloomberg, while the remainder forecast no change.

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