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Three Things About Today’s UST Sell-off, Beginning With Fedwire

Three relatively quick observations surrounding today’s UST selloff.1. The intensity. Reflation is the underlying short run basis, but there is ample reason to suspect quite a bit more than that alone given the unexpected interruption in Fedwire yesterday.At 12:43pm EST, most of FRBNY’s electronic services experienced an as-yet unexplained problem which interrupted service, including that of Fedwire. To this point, the New York branch has only confirmed the disruption – lasting several...

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Eurodollar University’s Making Sense; Episode 49; Part 3: Consuming Consumer Data

49.3 Week 48 of ‘Record’ Jobless ClaimsLearn how to reconcile a positive surge in retail sales with a nightmare string of ‘record’ jobless claims and lousy sentiment reported by the University of Michigan consumer survey. Perhaps pent up demand? Maybe. An unusual, poorly explained seasonal adjustment boost? Maybe too. ———SPONSOR——— But first, this from Eurodollar Enterprises! The motion picture event of the summer: (Con)Tango & Cash. When an international...

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Global Fixed-Income Market

US Fixed Income Markets vs. Rest of WorldThe U.S. fixed income markets are the largest in the world, comprising 40.0% of the $114 trillion securities outstanding across the globe, or $46 trillion (as of 2Q20). This is 2.0x the next largest market, the EU. U.S. market share has averaged 38.6% over the last 10 years, troughing at 36.3% in 2011 and peaking at 40.9% in 2015. – sifma Share this:Like this:Like Loading...

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Hot Oil, Cold Weather, Uncle Sam’s Green

For a couple of weeks, the $600 payments from Uncle Sam seemed to have found their way into the tanks of Americans driving their automobiles a little bit more than they had. According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), the total amount of gasoline “supplied” by the domestic marketplace reached 8.4 mbpd the second week of February. Like retail sales, pretty compelling correlation to that last dose of fiscal-ity written out of Treasury the end of last year.The latest weekly...

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Nine Percent of GDP Fiscal, Ha! Try Forty

Fear of the ultra-inflationary aspects of fiscal overdrive. This is the current message, but according to what basis? Bigger is better, therefore if the last one didn’t work then the much larger next one absolutely will. So long as you forget there was a last one and when that prior version had been announced it was also given the same benefit of the doubt.Most people don’t like looking to Japan mainly because it is too depressing; unless one is an Economist who just doesn’t want admit such...

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Eurodollar University’s Making Sense; Episode 49; Part 2: A Herstatt Model ’74 Eurodollar

49.2 Do Not Rule Out a Market Panic Next MonthA Financial Times column warns of a US Treasury Bill air pocket in March. Learn the little-known history of a mid-market, 1970s German bank that compelled regulators to move towards capital and supplementary leverage ratios. The very ratios that may now trigger uncertainty. ———WHO——— Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffSnider_AIPTwitter: https://twitter.com/EmilKalinowskiArt: https://davidparkins.com/ Jeff Snider, Head of Global Investment...

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For The Dollar, Not How Much But How Long Therefore How Familiar

Brazil’s stock market was rocked yesterday by politics. The country’s “populist” President, Jair Bolsonaro, said he was going to name an army general who had served with Bolsomito (a nickname given to him by supporters) during that country’s prior military dictatorship as CEO of state-owned oil giant Petróleo Brasileiro SA. Gen. Joaquim Silva e Luna is being installed, allegedly, to facilitate more direct control of the company by the federal government.With the economy still gripped by the...

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Some Important Tips on ‘Inverted’ TIPS

Sell-off. No, rout. Heck with that, Armageddon! It really had been that hysterical at times, and not just because it was declared a foregone conclusion. Certainly a big part of it, the faux certainty, more than that the gross overhyping of what really had been a relatively small change; the whole mainstream was afire with an inflationary mountain fashioned from the smallest (yet) reflationary molehill.No one seemed willing to factor how these had kept getting weaker. Maybe it was because...

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What Might Be In *Another* Market-based Yield Curve Twist?

With the UST yield curve currently undergoing its own market-based twist, it’s worth investigating a couple potential reasons for it. On the one hand, the long end, clear cut reflation: markets are not, as is commonly told right now, pricing 1979 Great Inflation #2, rather how the next few years may not be as bad (deflationary) as once thought a few months ago. On the other hand, over at the short end, yields are dropping toward zero again. This steepening isn’t quite the “good” version....

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Eurodollar University’s Making Sense; Episode 47; Part 1: Touring The Technocrats

49.1 The Eurodollar World Tour: AUS, JPN, USA & GERWhat are monetary technocrats / financiers doing to save the world economy? We review: yield curve control in Australia (and Japan!), American regulators tip-toeing away from a once-favored LIBOR alternative, and the ecstatic economic expectations of German financiers. ———WHO——— Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffSnider_AIPTwitter: https://twitter.com/EmilKalinowskiArt: https://davidparkins.com/ Jeff Snider, Head of Global Investment...

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