Afternoon Reading – December 2, 2010 Alphaville: Look into my eyes… I am Jean-Claude Trichet

When’s the best time to start buying peripheral bonds?

ECB press conference time of course! Alphaville: If not the ECB, whom?

We don’t quite understand why the bond market seems so weirdly blasé over what the ECB has (not) revealed on its sovereign debt strategy.

The Big Picture: QE2

The Big Picture: Look! Up in the sky! It’s a …

Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a Central Banker!

The Big Picture: Trichet doesn’t bend to peer pressure

To the dismay of some, ECB Pres Trichet is saying no to peer pressure and is not discussing at all any expansion of their bond purchases and no new funding facilities and the Euro has given up its morning gains in response. BeyondBRICs: No Putin, no problem: Russia wins World Cup

Russia will host the World Cup in 2018 – the first time an eastern European country has held the competition. BeyondBRICs: World Cup 2022: Qatar gets the cream

Qatar will host the World Cup in 2022 – becoming the first Middle Eastern country and the smallest country ever to do so.

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