Saturday, July 6, 2013

6/7/2013: Feeding that Sovereign Cash Addiction?..

When the cure might be worse than the disease?

Two charts from BBVA Research:

Notice the size (as % of GDP) for the BoJ QE and notice the composition: BoJ now bought more JGBs as proportion of GDP than the Fed bought of Treasuries in Q1+Q2+Q3. But, as the chart below shows, that is still not making much of the difference (yet) in JGB holdings: banks and insurance companies remain captive to the state debt.

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