For Makloda - ECB changes tone...

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by Ivanovich, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. First this:

    EUR SPEAKER NOW! ECB's Bini Smaghi - "The ECB is not a strict inflation targeter"
    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 2:06:00 PM

    POSITION: ECB Board Member

    STANCE: Dove

    REMARK (28/10/08): "Slowing GDP growth is a concern. The ECB is not a strict inflation targeter, there is a tendency to use judgement as a central banker"

    VIEW: Dovish sentiment from Bini Smaghi following the switch in rhetoric seen from Trichet of late as we approach the upcoming 6th-Nov ECB meeting at which we expected rates to be cut 50bp

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this one of the yahoos that was saying "Our First and Only Mandate is to Price Stability" for months and months and months?

    What a bunch of clowns these guys are!

    Poke fun at the Fed if you want about being a bunch of inflation spawners, but they at least maintain the same tune for the most part.
  2. moarla


    smaghi is an italian idiot, and nobody cares about italian s in the ECB. Italians would like to have lower interest rates all the time with the benfit of the strong Euro.... hmmmmm
    The mandat of ECB is clear and with no interpretation room: price stability.
    Let take italy the Lira again... hahahahahaha
  3. clacy


    On one hand, I sometimes think our Fed really does have a grasp on things and knows what it's doing.

    And then sometimes I think they are the Keystone cops and are just throwing things against the wall and hoping they stick.
  4. Haha Classic.

    With the current global dislocations unfolding these ECB morons might finally reach their "< 2.0 inflation" target. First time ever.

  5. It knows exactly what it's doing. Whether its aims are good for you or me is the question, and my guess would be "no".