Tag Archives: SMP

ECB Report 2015Q3 – Resilience in the face of localised instability

As was the case previously, this post is divided in 4 parts: First, I consider the ECB’s most orthodox policy tools, the policy rates. Secondly, I review the structure of the ECB’s balance sheet. This is then followed by a … Continue reading

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ECB Report 2015Q2 – ECB Rates, Balance Sheet, QE & Tgt2 Balances Amid Greek Crisis

For reasons discussed previously, this post presents and briefly discusses a number of variables pertaining to the activity of the ECB from its inception until now. Particular focus is put on the more recent events of the last quarter and … Continue reading

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A note on the Feasibility ECB Quantitative Easing

Recent comments from the ECB about potential attempts to mitigate a decrease in inflation through QE have led to an increased interest in the articles posted on this website about the SMP and the CBPP. However, such interventions were pursued for different … Continue reading

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ECB Market Intervention: Outright Monetary Transactions (“OMT”) – A Preliminary Assessment

Last Thursday, September 6th, the ECB introduced its new goverment bond purchasing programme, known as the Outright Monetary Transactions (“OMT”). If you are interested in getting the information from the lion’s mouth, you can watch the press conference here,read its transcript here and get the … Continue reading

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Draghi hints at renewed SMP intervention

So I’ve noticed a renewed interest in the blog post “ECB Market Intervention: The Securities Market Programme (SMP)“. This was brought about by the following remarks by president of the ECB, Mario Draghi, in a speech he gave in London:

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ECB Market Intervention: The Securities Market Programme (SMP)

Update: As of September 6th, 2012, the SMP was discontinued and the assets held in its accounts were transferred assimilated by the Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT) accounts. For a preliminary assessment of the OMT, please check this blog post. Otherwise, … Continue reading

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Weekly Bond Yield developments in the Euro Area (W8.2012): SMP, Greek bailout, PMIs,noise, forecasts and Italian Debt auctions

Sovereign debt market developments this week were marked by 6 main events: The ECB’s first week without purchases under the SMP (on Monday) The achievement of a deal for the second bailout package for Greece, between Monday and Tuesday The … Continue reading

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