Tuesday, November 27, 2018

ECB Asset Purchase Program already being reduced

Already down to just 15B per month for the final 3 months of the program; page here; graph below:

Monthly net purchases of public and private sector securities currently amount to €15 billion on average. On 25 October 2018, the Governing Council stated that it “will continue to make net purchases under the asset purchase programme (APP) at the new monthly pace of €15 billion until the end of December 2018. The Governing Council anticipates that, subject to incoming data confirming the medium-term inflation outlook, net purchases will then end.

15B/month although a lesser rate than previous still damaging policy imo; but I'd at least take this as a sign that they wont renege and will indeed stop the asset purchases at the end of December... then we'll see what happens...