Number of DM and EM Central Banks Easing Each Month

Number of DM and EM Central Banks Easing Each Month Currently, most of the world’s central banks are easing, to boost money supply in the economy and stimulate economic growth. Picture source: J.P. Morgan

Commercial Bank – Credit Cards Interest Rate

Commercial Bank – Credit Cards Interest Rate In the United States, the average credit card interest rate is 17.39%, at highest level in decades.  Is the U.S. consumer doing well? Picture source: Deutsche Bank Global Research

Returns Driven by Central Banks?

Returns Driven by Central Banks? This chart suggests that equity and credit markets are no longer driven by fundamentals, at the moment. Picture source: Deutsche Bank Global Research

Bank Reserves and the U.S. Dollar

Bank Reserves and the U.S. Dollar This interesting chart shows the correlation between excess reserves held by banks at the Fed and the U.S. dollar. Picture source: Financial Times

Bank Reserves Held at the Fed

Bank Reserves Held at the Fed Nice chart showing that overall deposits at the Fed from banks have fallen over the past year. Picture source: Reuters

World’s Central Banks Are Cutting Rates

World’s Central Banks Are Cutting Rates World’s central banks are lowering interest rates, in order to boost money supply in the economy and stimulate economic growth. Picture source: Charles Schwab

Foreign Bank Assets and Loans in China

Foreign Bank Assets and Loans in China This interesting chart shows that foreign banks have a very small footprint in China. Picture source: Institute of International Finance

Percentage of Central Banks Easing Globally

Percentage of Central Banks Easing Globally Currently, most of the world’s central banks are easing: 55% is the highest percentage since the global financial crisis. Picture source: UBS