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Category Archives: Excess Reserves

Gavekal On The Coming Clash Of Empires: Russia’s Role As A Global Game-Changer

Submitted by Charles and Louis-Vincent Gave of Gavekal Research Carthago Est Delenda “Carthage must be destroyed”. Cato the elder would conclude his speeches in the Roman Senate with the admonition that salt should be spread on the ruins of Rome’s rival. Listening to the US media over these summer holidays from Grand Lake, Oklahoma, it […]

With LIBOR Dead, $400 Trillion In Assets Are Stuck In Limbo

In an unexpected announcement, earlier this week the U.K.’s top regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority which is tasked with overseeing Libor, announced that the world’s most important, and manipulated, benchmark rate will be phased out by 2021, catching countless FX, credit, derivative, and other traders by surprise because while much attention had been given to […]

Market Liquidity Conditions Are Still Loose As A Goose

Via Global Macro Monitor, Since the Fed began raising interest rates in December 2015,  financial market liquidity conditions have loosened considerably.   Recall our post,  Orwellian Monetary Policy,  which we wrote in May. “Tightening is Easing”   Since U.S. monetary policy began tightening in December 2015, the Fed has added liquidity to the financial system […]

Chris Martenson: The Federal Reserve Is Destroying America

Authored by Chris Martenson via PeakProsperity.com, Perhaps I should start with a disclaimer of sorts. Yes, I realize that the people working at the Federal Reserve, as well as the other central banks around the world, are just people.  Like the rest of us, they have egos, fears, worries, hopes, and dreams. I'm sure pretty […]

Fed Trial Balloon: JPM Warns Fed May Start Shrinking Balance Sheet In September

It appears the Fed’s balance sheet “trial balloons” using primary dealers as intermediaries have begun. After yesterday’s unexpectedly explicit guidance on the future of the Fed’s balance sheet, which prompted Goldman, Citi, and various other banks to suggest they may bring forward their estimates for when the Fed will announce the start of “renormalization”, moments […]

The Fed Is Preparing $1 Trillion In QE For The Next Recession: Deutsche

While in recent weeks there has been a material increase in Fed balance sheet normalization chatter, according to a new report from Deutsche Bank analysts, it may all be for nothing for one simple reason: should the US encounter a recession in the next several years, the most likely reaction by the Fed would be […]

Lacy Hunt: 5 Impediments To Trumpian Growth (And Why Bond Yields Are Going Lower)

Authored by Van R. Hoisington and Lacy H. Hunt, Ph.D. via MauldinEconomics.com, Hoisington Quarterly Review and Outlook – 4Q2016 CHANGE? The 2016 presidential election has brought about widely anticipated changes in fiscal policy actions. First, tax reductions for both the household and corporate sectors along with a major reform of the tax code have been […]

Global Stocks, Yields, Dollar Fade In Muted Volume As Traders Close Out 2016 Books

Global markets begin the last full week of trading of the year in subdued fashion, with U.S. equity futures rising 0.1%, to 2,258.5, European shares decline halting two straight weeks of gains, and Asian shares hitting a four-week low. The Dollar extends losses, yen and gold rise amid geopolitical concerns as the fallout from China’s […]

“Fiat Money Quantity” & $11,000 Gold

Submitted by Alasdair Macleod via GoldMoney.com, It is time to revisit the Fiat Money Quantity (FMQ), which totals US dollar money deposited in the banking system, the commercial banks’ money on deposit at the Fed and physical cash. Besides alerting us to how the expansion of fiat money is progressing, an objective of this exercise […]