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Fed’s Balance Sheet Shrinks For Second Consecutive Week

After three months of record gains, which saw an increase of $3 trillion to $7.2 trillion, the Fed's balance sheet has posted its second consecutive weekly decline since the start of the corona crisis according to the latest H.4.1 statement. While not nearly as large as last week's decline which was the largest since May…
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Fed’s Balance Sheet Posts Biggest Weekly Drop In 11 Years

After three months of record gains, which saw an increase of $3 trillion to $7.2 trillion, the Fed's balance sheet has finally posted its first weekly decline since the start of the corona crisis according to the latest H.4.1 statement. This was not only the first shrinkage in the Fed's balance sheet since the week…
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The Fed’s Balance Sheet Will Expand By 38% Of GDP, More Than Double QE1,...

Authored by Chetan Ahya, chief Morgan Stanley economist and global head of economics The 1Q GDP data releases for the US and euro area this week provide official confirmation of what we have known for some time – the recession has started. However, we remain of the view that this downturn will be sharper but…
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The Fed’s Balance Sheet: The Other Exponential Curve

As the threat of COVID-19 keeps millions of Americans locked down at home, businesses and financial markets are suffering. For example, a survey of small-business owners found that 51% did not believe they could survive the pandemic for longer than three months. At the same time, the S&P 500 posted its worst first-quarter on record. In response…
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Listen Live: Fed’s Powell Holds Emergency Phone Conference Explaining Why Nothing Is F**ked Here

Powell better explain why the market's reaction is wrong or else... Here are the highlights from Bloomberg: *POWELL: FED'S ROLE IS GUIDED BY OUR MANDATE *POWELL: U.S. ECONOMY WAS ON A SOLID FOOTING BEFORE VIRUS STRUCK *POWELL: WEAKNESS ABROAD WILL WEIGH ON U.S. EXPORTS *POWELL: POLICY MAKERS MUST DO WHAT WE CAN TO EASE HARDSHIP…
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The Fed’s View Of Valuations May Be Misguided

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve concluded their January “FOMC” meeting and released their statement. Overall, there was not much to get excited about, as it was virtually the same statement they released at the last meeting. However, Jerome Powell made a comment which caught our attention: ““We do see asset valuations…
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Bill Dudley: The Fed’s Balance-Sheet Expansion Has No Effect On The Stock Market

The dust still hasn't settled on the shock and outrage that followed Bill "let them eat deflationary iPads" Dudley's oped in which he suggested that the Fed could crash Trump's reelection chances by sinking the economy into a recession, when today the former NYFed president and Goldman Sachs economist and current Bloomberg op-ed writer decided…
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One Trader Asks “Is This The Fed’s ‘Whatever It Takes’ Moment?”

Authored by Richard Breslow via Bloomberg, It’s tempting to wonder whether there should be a reassessment as to the extent of all of the optimistic feelings that have just turbo-boosted markets. After all, this latest leg up in risk assets since the end of last week has been more than impressive, with sticker shock an…
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Fed’s Emergency Repo Operation Oversubscribed As Repo Rates Spike To December High

Ahead of today's massive liquidity drain, which according to some calculations will be as much as $100 billion between $54BN in coupon settlements from last week's Treasury auctions and an additional $50 billion or so in corporate income tax payments to the Treasury... ... which combined would be as large, if not bigger than the…
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The Fed’s Answer To The Ghastly Monster Of Its Own Creation

Authored by MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com, The launch angle of the U.S. stock market over the past decade has been steep and relentless.  The S&P 500, after bottoming out at 666 on March 6, 2009, has rocketed up over 370 percent.  New highs continue to be reached practically every day. Over this stretch, many investors…
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