Things Are Breaking In Global Financial Markets

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  • Unprecedented losses to equity and bond markets are resulting in exceptional volatility and stress to financial markets.
  • Foreign central banks are beginning to intervene in markets to maintain stability including the Bank of England and Bank of Japan.
  • The Fed has extended a peculiar swap line to the Swiss National Bank.
  • Dollar strength and liquidity issues are contributing to weakness in Treasuries.
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If global financial markets had a theme for 2022 it would be this: the buck stops nowhere. My adaptation derives from President Harry Truman when he said "the buck stops here." His reference was that of political responsibility. My reference is the

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