Submitted by Tyler Durden on 11/21/2014 07:05 -0500
While the biggest news of the day will certainly be China's rate cut (and the Dutch secret gold repatriation but more on the shortly), here is a list of all the other central-banking events which have moved markets overnight, because in the new normal it no longer is about any news or fundamentals, it is all about the destruction of the value of money and the matched increase in nominal asset values.
As RanSquawk recounts, European equities opened in the green in a continuation of the Wall Street close and positive performance overnight in Asia-Pacific equities with little else in the way of macro newsflow to dictate the price action. However, this subdued start to the session was short-lived as ECB’s Draghi took the stage in Frankfurt and presented an increasingly dovish tone. More specifically, the ECB head said the inflation situation in the euro area has become increasingly challenging and will seek to raise inflation as fast as possible, with participants taking these as comments as one of the clearest indications yet that an ECB QE programme is increasingly likely. This subsequently saw European stocks surge higher with gains in excess of 1% amid hopes of further liquidity while Bunds staged a fast-money move higher to print session highs and the Euribor strip was also seen bid following the dovish rhetoric. On a stock specific basis in Europe this morning, newsflow remains relatively light. However, energy and basic material names lead the way higher alongside the recent modest recovery seen in commodity prices.