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The Thursday Fed Update: 30 Y Bond Scare reignites QE, Gold and Silver firm up

The 30Y Auction Bid Cover ratio dwindled steeply to 2.4 from 2.7-3 levels of earlier with a low yield of 1.62% even as Fed Balance sheet assets expanded to $2.871 … Continue reading

June 14, 2012

The Thursday Fed Update: Non revolving credit up, Canada and China step up to the plate

The Afternoon’s Consumer credit report from the Fed (G.19) had a double cause to cheer as Non revolving credit grew 7% on April 2011 to take the Consumer credit above … Continue reading

June 7, 2012

The Fed Thursday Update: The Balance Sheet of $2.853 T and the debt ceiling

While the Fed had a decrease in foreign Currency assets almost to $8.2 B and seemingly sold away another $5.2 B of Maiden Lane III, it still added a $10 … Continue reading

May 18, 2012

US Economy: ICSC sales put on brakes, Case Schiller worst since 2006, Health back with a GOP agenda?

Though the Fed would have preferred being proved right ont he continuing recoevery its indicated fears are coming true though no Jobs number is due this Tuesday. The Weekly Goldman … Continue reading

March 27, 2012

Citi fighting for International (Home) Equity and Fair treatment in Stress Tests | Banking Insight

The Sorkin ¬†papers reveal that Citi has managed to get a notice of retraction from the Fed clarifying that the Loss suffered ¬†in Stress Testing for 27 quarters was limited … Continue reading

March 18, 2012

US Economy (EoD Review) : Crude build continued, 30 year yield shoots up to 3.38% (Auction)

A Hurrah for the going away of Daylight Savings as now the EOD review of Economic Data can come to you near market closing on most days. Especially on dull … Continue reading

March 14, 2012

Suntrust Capital programs safe – Stress Test Results explained | Banking Insight

Suntrust ( NYSE:STI) is trading higher today even as media carries its summary results from the Stress test. The bank has a relatively strong Tier I Common 9.2% just below … Continue reading

March 14, 2012

US Economy (EoD Review): Treasury liquidity constrained, yield stays a hopeful mark above previous auctions

Even as the Fed increased buying in Operation Twist to $9 bln, the M2 report shows the liquidity shruck as less goes around. Leading indicators up next however look good, … Continue reading

February 16, 2012

Welcoming Capital One: The 5th largest bank by deposits gets the Deal done | Banking insight

No one is sure how closely the Fed watched the line items even as it told the acquirer Cap One to take a close look at its kending and collection … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

Another FOMC ..Bernanke's third press conference | FOMC, Nov 2, 2011

After a muted policy statement consistent with the direction set in the June conference/FOMC review, this month’s policy statement talks of declining unemployment, continuing the $400 bln Operation Twist (with … Continue reading

November 2, 2011 · 1 Comment