$8.3 Billion POMO Closes: Brian Sack Forbids Instantaneous Monetization Of Just Auctioned Off 10 Year
Today's $8.3 billion QE has closed and the Fed has monetized 13 bonds of various CUSIPs between 2/15/2018 and 8/15/2020. The Submitted to Accepted ratio was a very low 3.3x, once again confirming that PDs had excess cash, did not need to rely on the Fed's generosity and as a result are now ramping stocks with aplomb. What is most curious is that after we have disclosed that in the last 2 POMOs the most monetized bond was the just auctioned off issue, today Brian Sack put CUSIP PC8, the 10 Year auctioned off on November 9 on the exclusion list (see bolded below), meaning PD were forbidden from flipping the most recent issue. We wonder if the New York Fed no longer enjoys being under the microscope in that it openly and flagrantly allows almost instantaneous monetization of "just issued" cusips? Of course, that QE2 continues to funnel billions of taxpayer money to Primary Dealers is not threatened one bit. After all millionaire bankers have to become billionaires through ongoing perfectly legal theft from the middle class in some way or another.