Tag: Federal Reserve

What Would Cause The Fed To Pivot?

What Would Cause The Fed To Pivot?

Credit Markets (Yes): A liquidity crisis would cause the Fed to pivot. If the credit markets seized up the Fed would intervene. Market intervention is after all the Fed's operating model (as is the case for all central banks). Consumers and investors would have to lose confidence in the U.S. Economy to the point where … Continue reading What Would Cause The Fed To Pivot?

The U.K., The U.S., Inflation & Real Yields

The U.K., The U.S., Inflation & Real Yields

The Bank of England stepped into the bond market, agreeing to purchase Government long bonds until October 14th. The BoE plans to restart its Government bond sale program on October 31st (the central bank plans to sell GBP 80 billion of bonds each year as part of its tightening process). How did the U.K. find … Continue reading The U.K., The U.S., Inflation & Real Yields

Regulating Crypto

Regulating Crypto

All Central Banks wish to control the money supply. The Federal Reserve is no different. To date Bitcoin and Ethereum alone are off approximately $1.4 Trillion from their collective peak (this type of inflation is not captured in CPI statistics nor in the velocity of money - which helps explain why velocity did not accelerate … Continue reading Regulating Crypto

$95 Billion Per Month In QT Is A High Bar

$95 Billion Per Month In QT Is A High Bar

The Fed was to have achieved a $95 billion per month Balance Sheet reduction run rate by September ($60 billion of Treasury securities and $35 billion of mortgage-backed securities). The culling of $60 billion in Treasuries per month is going to be difficult to execute. The Treasury market lacks liquidity as evidenced by the sharp … Continue reading $95 Billion Per Month In QT Is A High Bar

The NASDAQ Could Re-Test COVID Lows & The Rise of High Yield

The NASDAQ Could Re-Test COVID Lows & The Rise of High Yield

Could the NASDAQ re-test the COVID lows of March 2020 when it sat around 6,900? Yes. That would require a prolonged recession (which we expect) AND The Fed not restarting its ultra-dovish monetary policy of Quantitative Easing combined with a near zero Fed Funds Rate. Who knows how the Fed will behave in 2H 2023 … Continue reading The NASDAQ Could Re-Test COVID Lows & The Rise of High Yield