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Rent Control Issues Hit 7-year Bond Auction

At least, that is our view. We have worried out loud how global interest rate repression may cause ugly bond auctions. A problem that similarly arises in the rent-controlled housing market. …we are watching the Treasury auctions closely and suspect … Continue reading

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“Rent Control” Problems Emerging In Bond Auctions

  Hat Tip: Gregory Mannarino  @GregMannarino The bid-to-cover ratio, indicative of the number of investors who put in offers to buy the debt and a gauge of demand, stood at 2.19. That is down from the 2.4 recorded in the last sale … Continue reading

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“Rent Control” Misnomer

A friend of the Global Macro Monitor corrects us on our post, Fed’s “Rent Control” Policies Starting to Distort, The fact that the fed is fiddling with the yield curve disguises the equilibrium price of LT debt. The way the fed … Continue reading

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Fed’s “Rent Control” Policies Starting to Distort

We’ve posted many pieces (see here,  here and here) on how the Fed’s manipulation of the yield curve through QE and Operation Twist is distorting long-term interest rates — the most important price in the world, in our opinion — … Continue reading

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Why This Correction Is Different

Those dreaded words you never want to hear as an investor, “this time is different.” Stock and Bond Correlation It does apply to the latest stock market correction, however. The sell-off that began on January 29th spanned ten trading days and … Continue reading

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Current Housing Bust Much Worse Than Great Depression

Great chart from the recently released Economic Report of the President.  We suspect the Great Depression housing bust didn’t have the government props to soften the blow as we do today,  which,  therefore, on a relative basis,  makes the current … Continue reading

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Enter The Selling Zone 2.0

It’s that time again. No, not the now annual October fires in California (helluva a Chinese hoax, btw) we’re running from but the S&P moving into the selling zone. We are reposting a piece we published on the very day … Continue reading

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Turmoil In The Money Markets & Financing Burgeoning Budget Deficits

Sit up and listen, folks.  We may be in the midst of a Black Swan event. Nobody knows for certain what is creating the turmoil in the repo and money markets but we suspect much of it has to do … Continue reading

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The Magical Monetary Policy Mystery Tour

Wow!  Just heard a so-called “banking expert” say that the Fed was reducing reserves on their balance sheet during quantitative tightening (QT), which has led to the current chaos in the overnight repo market.   Not entirely true. Asymmetric Libalibity Balance … Continue reading

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