6 Picture-Perfect Cartoons Capture Breakdown In Central Planning #BeliefSystem

Takeaway: Below are six cartoons illustrating our latest thinking on the central planning #BeliefSystem.

Our quarterly macro themes form the bedrock of our Macro team's investment conclusions. One of our most recent macro themes is the crashing central planning #BeliefSystem, in which investors lose faith in the policies of central banking bureaucrats.

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The notion that central bankers are increasingly pushing on a string is being progressively priced into global financial markets...

 

6 Picture-Perfect Cartoons Capture Breakdown In Central Planning #BeliefSystem - Central bankers in corner cartoon 04.20.2016 

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... With one lone holdout: U.S. equities.

 

6 Picture-Perfect Cartoons Capture Breakdown In Central Planning #BeliefSystem - Easy money cartoon 04.28.2016

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While we admire the blind faith of domestic stock market operators in Yellen’s ability to keep “the game” going...

 

6 Picture-Perfect Cartoons Capture Breakdown In Central Planning #BeliefSystem - Yellen cartoon 03.31.2016 

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... We are keen to cite specific risks that marginally dovish policy in the U.S. will fail to overcome the depths of the domestic economic, credit and corporate profit cycles.

 

6 Picture-Perfect Cartoons Capture Breakdown In Central Planning #BeliefSystem - hour glass cartoon

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The #BeliefSystem breakdown is already happening in Europe and Japan, with respective equity markets in crash mode and currencies strengthening despite easy money policies. 

 

6 Picture-Perfect Cartoons Capture Breakdown In Central Planning #BeliefSystem - Draghi Peter Pan cartoon 04.13.2016

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It's just a matter of time before investors loose faith in Yellen & Co. too.

 

6 Picture-Perfect Cartoons Capture Breakdown In Central Planning #BeliefSystem - central bank cartoon 04.22.2016


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