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Ladies and Gentlemen Slide 1It is a pleasure to be here with you tonight. As a tribute to your Blogi binaarsete valikute kohta foresight, I would like to recall that in your meeting on 25 Juneyou were among the first to discuss the operational consequences of lowering the ECB's Deposit Facility Rate DFR to zero or below zero.
This will be the topic of my remarks tonight. Last week, on 4 September, these rates were cut to 0. The ECB also decided in June to remunerate current account balances in excess of the minimum reserve requirements at the deposit facility rate as opposed to zero as was the case previously.
With these measures, we entered practically uncharted territory.
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When Gregory Mankiw in stated in the New York Times that "it may be time Valiku vahendaja palk to go negative", he revived an idea that may seem odd at first. If lowering interest rates stimulates the economy and policy rates are already very low or even zero, then why not keep cutting rates and have negative interest rates? The idea of negative rates, that Tribute Trading System, lending and getting back say 95, may seem absurd "but remember this: Early mathematicians thought the idea of a negative number was absurd [too]".
The historic academic opinion on Gesell is divided. Irving Fisher supported him and John Maynard Keynes called him Cambridgei ulikooli uurimisstrateegia strange, unduly neglected prophet", others a "typical monetary crank".
I would like to answer this question Tribute Trading System by addressing the following points: What does it mean to have one of our policy rates, the deposit facility rate, below zero?
Why did we go negative? What are in principle the benefits and costs of such a move? And, with the benefit of some hindsight since June, what is the initial assessment?
To begin with, it is important to point out that Tribute Trading System deposit facility rate has a specific, narrow meaning: under a negative DFR, banks that have more funds in their account with the ECB than what they need to fulfil their reserve requirement lose some money.
Why do banks accept such a cost of depositing excess reserves with the central bank?
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The answer is that the alternatives to depositing excess reserves are also costly. In fact, the cost of using alternatives to central bank deposits determines to what extent the rate on excess reserves can go negative in practice.
Banks can always choose to hold physical currency instead of electronic money in their accounts with the ECB. Since physical currency has a zero nominal rate of return, there is what I would call an "economic lower bound" for the rate on excess reserves.
It is difficult to identify but it is not zero because the effective rate of return on currency is negative. One does not even need to impose a demurrage rate or regular stamping on banknotes, as Tribute Trading System Fischer has proposed based on Gesell's ideas.
A recent ECB study estimated the private cost of cash payments to be 1. This is substantially higher than the unit social cost of a credit transfer or other non-cash means Tribute Trading System payments per euro of transaction. I would not go as ELi kaubamargi susteem as Kenneth Rogoff and conclude that having only electronic money, by pushing down the economic lower bound, would recreate room for manoeuvre for central banks Tribute Trading System a protractedly low inflation environment.
But what is then the rationale for a negative rate on the deposit facility? Why impose a cost on banks' excess reserves? One should view the negative rate in the context of the ECB's aim to provide further monetary policy accommodation inter alia by lowering policy rates without impairing market intermediation. The relative difference between the cost of borrowing from the ECB and the benefit of depositing with the ECB determines the incentive to lend in the interbank market.
Having an active interbank market is important to obtain price signals about the transmission of policy rates into the economy. It is also important to reduce bank excessive reliance on central bank money, which has been a key factor of resilience in the post-crisis environment.
In the words of Michael Woodford, "the demand for [overnight funds] is a function of the location of the overnight rate relative to the lending rate and the deposit rate, but independent of the absolute level of any of these interest rates.
For the sake of the argument, let me abstract from credit risk in the overnight market and assume that there is enough eligible collateral to borrow from the ECB. Hence, there would be no material difference between very short-term secured and unsecured borrowing and lending. Banks with excess reserves would only lend in the interbank market at a rate that is above Tribute Trading System deposit rate.
Banks with a shortage of reserves would only borrow in the interbank market at a rate that is below the main refinancing rate.
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Suppose now the main refinancing rate is equal to the deposit rate. Then there is no rate at which trade is possible.
Hence, it is important to keep a spread between the main refinancing and the deposit rate in order to support market activity. Another benefit of lowering the deposit rate together with the main refinancing rate is that in the current situation with excess liquidity, short-term interest rates such as EONIA track the deposit rate more closely than the main refinancing rate. When the excess liquidity increases, rates fall since less must be borrowed in the interbank market the demand curve shifts down.
In order to make sure that the monetary policy accommodation is passed on to the interbank market under fixed-rate full allotment and excess liquidity, it is therefore not enough to lower just the main refinancing rate.
In fact, the deposit rate may be the most important policy rate of Nintendo aktsiate tehingud central bank in an environment of excess liquidity. The decision to lower rates, which was accompanied by a number of other measures to stimulate credit to the economy such as "targeted" long-term operations to induce banks to lend more to the real sector and an announcement of purchases of asset-backed securities and covered bonds based on claims on the euro area real economy, is also fully Tribute Trading System line with the ECB's forward guidance.
Forward guidance implies that interest rates remain at present or lower levels for an extended period Tribute Trading System time conditional on an assessment of the economic outlook.
Following the June decision, the lower policy rates were transmitted well to the money market and, in line with forward guidance, market uncertainty about the expected path of policy rates fell. In addition, the volatility of EONIA rates as well as the option-implied volatility of short-term interest rates dropped. The lower policy rates were also transmitted to longer maturities and Tribute Trading System market segments other than the unsecured money market.
Unsecured money market interest rates are now negative for a maturity of up two weeks. Besides, the General Collateral GC pooling repo curve as well as yields on euro area Treasury bills and notes have further adjusted.
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- Основное энергоснабжение вырубилось, - сказал Стратмор, возникший за спиной Сьюзан.
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This reflects an effective and well-coordinated preparation of market participants since the ECB first mentioned the possibility of bringing the DFR below zero.
The fact that money market trading volumes did not fall they actually rose is remarkable given the fears some observers had expressed, informed by the Japanese experience of the s, on the potential impact on market functioning of a negative DFR and of very low policy rates more generally.
Tribute Trading System the transmission of lower short-term rates to a lower cost of credit for the real economy be as smooth? While bank lending rates have come down in the past in line with lower policy rates, there is a limit Tribute Trading System how cheap bank lending can be.
The mark-up that banks add to the cost of Tribute Trading System funding from the central bank compensates for credit risk, term premia and the cost of originating, screening and monitoring loans.
The need for such compensation does not necessarily fall when policy rates are lowered. If anything, a central Kaubandusvalikud Asx lowers rates when the economy needs stimulus, which is precisely when it is difficult for banks to find good loan making opportunities.
It remains to be seen whether and to what extent the recent monetary policy accommodation translates into cheaper bank lending. While this can be a valid concern, in practice, a causal chain is difficult to establish. Do low rates really lead to instability e. The question is whether risk-taking in the financial sector has now already gone too far, contributing to growing financial imbalances, frothy asset price valuations and too loose credit standards.
Irrespective of the answer to this question, given the low inflation environment, it is clear that monetary policy cannot currently assume the role of addressing such concerns for the euro area. It is therefore the task of macro-prudential policies to deal with potential financial imbalances. The supervisory set-up in Europe has undergone significant improvements that will help to ensure the soundness of the financial system.
As we enter an extended period of low interest rates, we must stand ready to use to their full extent the new macro-prudential instruments that the national competent authorities and the ECB are now entrusted with.
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An important aspect of lowering policy rates was that it also reaffirmed our forward guidance and helped to clarify the ECB's commitment to ensure that the monetary policy stance remains appropriate to the needs of the euro area economy. Slide 7.
All opinions expressed remain mine. Ladies and Gentlemen Slide 1It is a pleasure to be here with you tonight. As a tribute to your collective foresight, I would like to recall that in your meeting on 25 Juneyou were among the first to discuss the operational consequences of lowering the ECB's Deposit Facility Rate DFR to zero or below zero.
A negative deposit rate can, however, also have adverse consequences. For a start, it imposes a cost on banks with excess reserves and could therefore reduce their profitability. Note, however, that this applies to any reduction of the deposit rate and not just to those that make the rate negative. For sure, lower bank profitability could hamper economic recovery, especially in times when banks have to deleverage owning to stricter regulation and enhanced market scrutiny.
But whether bank profitability really falls when policy rates are lowered depends more generally on the slope of the yield curve as banks' funding costs may also fallon banks' investment policies as there is scope for them to diversify their cash investment both along the curve and across the credit universe and on factors driving non-interest income.
- Я спущусь вниз и отключу электропитание, - сказал Стратмор, положив руку на плечо Сьюзан и стараясь ее успокоить.
- Да уж конечно, - огрызнулся Хейл.
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- Ну, - послышался голос Хейла, склонившегося над своим компьютером, - и чего же хотел Стратмор.
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In fact, both ensuring a smooth transmission of our low policy rates to the cost of credit to the economy and supporting the profitability of banks will ultimately depend on whether economic policies at the euro area and at the country level are successful in putting euro area economies back on a path of strong and stable growth, by mobilising both supply-side and, where available, demand-side instruments. A prudent, well-capitalised banking system is needed in any case, and the ECB's Comprehensive Assessment together with the start of the Single Supervisory Mechanism are key in this respect.
In order to avoid the cost of excess reserves, banks may also, decide to borrow Tribute Trading System from the ECB. This would reduce excess liquidity in the banking system and put upward pressure on interest rates in the interbank and bond market, which could counteract the reduction of policy rates.
But this is not what we have seen so far. Despite the discussion on the adverse consequences of a negative deposit rate, there was no significant impact on the functioning of money markets. Similarly, the level of excess liquidity or the amount of deposits with the ECB Slide 8 has been largely unaffected. However, one possible reason for the stable level of the money market function could be the declining, but still existing fragmentation of the money markets. Similarly, if banks have good reason to borrow from the ECB, for instance when other sources of funding are not Tribute Trading System, and if those banks that borrow are not necessarily the same as Alternatiivne Investment Bitkoin. that deposit with the ECB, then excess liquidity in the banking system may not fall.
What about the impact of negative rates on market fragmentation in the euro area? Evidence from actual money market transactions shows that fragmentation still significantly hampers the smooth transmission of lower rates across the euro area.
Banks located in non-stressed countries can now borrow in the overnight unsecured market at negative rates. Rates for borrowers located in stressed countries are mostly positive and the distribution of rates is wide, ranging from slightly negative to slightly above the main refinancing rate.
That said, there is some evidence that lower rates have reduced fragmentation in secured markets. The search for yield in the low rate environment has increased the demand for Tribute Trading System yielding, but still safe products such as repo or sovereign bonds, including those of non-core countries.
Let me conclude. Given the theoretical arguments for and against lowering some policy rates into negative territory, and given the practical experience so far, what is the verdict? Tribute Trading System, coming back to the opinions on Gesell: should he be considered a prophet or monetary crank?
While the final verdict is certainly still out, based on the presented evidence so far, it seems fair to say that the lowering of policy rates, with the deposit rate moving into negative territory, has provided an appropriate monetary policy stimulus to the euro area economy, comforted the forward guidance of the ECB, and contributed to some reduction in market fragmentation, without having an adverse impact on the functioning of money markets.
As the money market settles in negative territory, and other market segments start experiencing negative yields, we now have to make sure that the broader market community is prepared to cope with this new environment.
Thank you for your attention. For an early discussion, see also Cœuré, B. See also W. Buiter, Menner,"Negative nominal rates: history and current proposals", International Economics and Economic Policy, 8,