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Money Is Money, Wherever It Comes From / JULY 25, 2017 One of the crucial things to understand about today’s world is that money is fungible. Whether it’s created in Japan, Europe, China or the US, once it’s tossed by a central bank into one or another part of the global economy, it eventually finds its way to a common pool of […]

On The Edge Of An “Uncontrollable Liquidity Event”: The Definitive Guide To China’s Financial System / by Tyler Durden / Mar 26, 2017 8:26 PM While most traders over the past month have been obsessing over developments in Washington, the real action – most of it under the radar – has played out in China, where as discussed over the past few weeks, domestic liquidity has tightened notably, culminating with an unexpected […]

‘Cash On The Sidelines’ Crashes Near Record Lows / by Tyler Durden / Mar 8, 2017 5:40 PM With hedge fund liquidity (and their ability to absorb any market shock) at record lows, it seems retail investors are also all-in on stocks. As Ned Davis Research points out, total cash holdings for funds at lowest in 19 years. In a Ned Davis calculation that treats […]

Oilmageddon, Central Banks And Liquidity: The 3 “Feedback Loops” Keeping Citi Up At Night / by Tyler Durden / Jul 10, 2016 6:28 PM In recent months we have seen a dramatic spike in visualizations by sellside analysts, who appear to have finally grasped the reflexive nature of markets first noted so many years ago by none other than George Soros, which – with the Fed involved in all of them […]

How The Best of Intentions Destroyed Liquidity / BY JARED DILLIAN / DECEMBER 10, 2015 I just got done grading the final exams for my class (took me 12 hours). It’s 100 short-answer questions and two essays. One of the essay questions is about the Volcker Rule. “Paul Volcker, former Federal Reserve chairman, as part of the rulemaking process for Dodd-Frank, included a provision […]

How Illiquid Are Bond ETFs, Really? (Spoiler Alert: Very!) / by Dave Nadig, via on 11/25/2015 14:30 “Transcendent liquidity” is a somewhat silly-sounding phrase coined by the equally silly Matt Hougan, CEO of, to discuss the odd situation in fixed-income ETFs—specifically, fixed-income ETFs tracking narrow corners of the market like high-yield bonds. But it’s increasingly the focus of regulators and skeptical investors like […]

Commodity Trading Giants Unleash Liquidity Scramble, Issue Record Amounts Of Secured Debt / by Tyler Durden on 10/06/2015 21:54 Earlier today, in its latest attempt to restore confidence in its brand and business model after suffering a historic stock price collapse, Glencore – whose CDS recently blew out to a level implying a 50% probability of default – released a 4 page funding worksheet which was meant […]

WARNING: This Global Collapse Will Be Unlike Anything In Recorded History / AUGUST 30, 2015 Today a legend in the business cautioned King World News that people should expect even greater chaos and fireworks in world markets in September and October.  This piece also warns that this global collapse will be unlike anything in recorded history. August 30 (King World News) – John Ing:  “I am focused on […]

The Stock Market Will Start To Fall In July? The Dow Plummeted More Than 500 Points Last Week

Was last week a preview of things to come? There are quite a few people out there that believe that the stock market would begin to decline in July, and that appears to be precisely what is happening. Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by more than 530 points. It was the biggest […]

Greeks Laugh As Bankers Implore Depositors To Return Money / by Tyler Durden on 07/21/2015 11:25 Via Keep Talking Greece, President of Greek Banks Association Louka Katseli appealed at the citizens to return their money to the banks. “Banks are absolutely trustworthy,” Katseli told Mega TV “as guaranteed by the ECB and the Bank Association, but they would have been even more powerful […]