Friday, October 5, 2012

5/10/2012: Did Economic Fundamentals trump QE

Two effects of QEs and LTROs - the drivers of temporary inflation - were to boost returns on commodities and reallocate funds into Emerging Markets early on, followed by the fundamentals taking over once again, bidding down commodities and re-diverting EM inflows to developed markets...

Put differently, you can't fight fundamentals with money when the real transmission mechanism is broken. So far, we had this theme powerfully reverting returns back to the 2010 norm. It remains to be seen if the recent firming up of the US growth is going to be sustained.

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