Complete QE2 Cheat Sheet

Tyler Durden's picture

The chart that answers all pent up QE2-related questions: whether one wants to know the summary purchase statistics during the life of QE2, the cumulative market reaction, the monetary aggregate response, or seeks an answer to more occult topics such as variance around the Submitted-Accepted ratio, or weighted age of purchases, it can all be found here.

Courtesy of John Lohman

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davepowers's picture

shorthand version

reserves up $300bn in five weeks, covering the lion's share of $125bn in SFP payoff, $105 bn in QE2 purchases and roughly a $100bn in covering Treasury checks for govt. operations from the T's checking account.

A free lunch I'm sure, assuming you don't look at the bill.

chopper read's picture

So, The Fed is doing 'QE2-and-then-some', and buying bonds from Primary Dealers (Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, etc) more closely to their original auction dates from the Treasury (for a hefty profit to these 'Too Big To Fails' quicker than you can say "we're getting totally f*cked")?

Its sort of like that old game, 'Treasury Bond hot potato' (you know the one), where we (the taxpayer) are at the end of the line with super glue all over our collective blistering hands. ...good times!

JW n FL's picture

No Worries!! InfiniTimmy!!! to the rescue!

Atomizer's picture

Another presentation gem Tyler. You never cease to amaze me. Keep up the good work. Get some rest, tomorrow is going to be a bitch. Winks.

Misean's picture

Something up for tomorrow?

Long-John-Silver's picture

You should know by now that strange things happen on Fridays.

Misean's picture

Hmmmm. I'm thinking of getting into this Central Banking business. I'm pretty sure I can hit the button <Buy Everything> and select a printer from the <Funding Source> menu.

sabra1's picture
President Obama to Hold White House News Conference on Rising Oil Prices


Published March 10, 2011


WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama will address rising oil and gasoline prices at a news conference on Friday.

Fuel prices have been rising amid continued turmoil in Libya, an oil-producing country. News that police opened fire to break up a protest Thursday afternoon in Saudi Arabia also has sparked fears that the unrest could spread to that country. Saudi Arabia is the world's largest oil exporter.

Oil prices soared $3 per barrel in just 12 minutes after the news broke in Saudi Arabia.

At the pump, gasoline is averaging $3.52 a gallon -- 41 cents more than last month.

Obama's news conference is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. Eastern time. It will be his second full news conference of the year.

Long-John-Silver's picture

He's going to tell us that high gasoline and diesel fuel prices are good for us.

Obama Administration Policies Support High Gas Prices So People Will Buy More Fuel-Efficient Cars, Barbour Says Barbour says Obama cheers for higher gas prices

Atomizer's picture

I wonder if his teleprompter will bring up this funny & ignorant statement again.

Obama Insists Inflating Tires Better Than Oil Drilling 

Or maybe we should ban all black colored cars. The list goes on..

QQQBall's picture

Will It be held on the First or the Eighteenth Tee?

10kby2k's picture

O'Bommy is a wannabe baller, not a golfer. (I hear he sucks pretty bad on the court)

reader2010's picture

Gas Cash Cards will be handed out strategically to buy the votes.

StychoKiller's picture

Oooh, is he gonna shoot some oil Co. executives with the "spank ray?"  All Obamatron needs at this point is some oversized shoes and a red nose!

columbia1's picture

Ben might be in for a big surprise very soon, the technicals are not looking good.

gordengeko's picture


Nice TD.  Judging from news out of utah, QE3 or no QE3, silver and gold are going up.  BTFD!

QQQBall's picture

Those commissions go to the PDs for flipping to the FED???... $1/4 BILLION?

FOC 1183's picture

Yep. Probably a half billion before it's over

Misean's picture

You say that like it's unearned.

gigeze787's picture

Need to add a chart with change in value of top 10 commodities since inception of QE2...

bob_dabolina's picture

Tim Geithner sucks

Larry Darrell's picture

Tyler, this kind of financial porn is the reason I can't get enough of your site.

Thank you for this and all of your efforts.

BTW, do you know how I can get in on some of those commissions?  I'd settle for just 1% of the aggregate.

putbuyer's picture

It's funny that the Soros drones do not post on the technical posts.

They post on more social posts. 200 bucks

DeadFred's picture

A somewhat random POMO question.  When the fed prints up money buy bonds and tells the nice PDs to go buy stocks, when do they get to use the money, immediately or the next day when it settles?

zhandax's picture

They are buying and selling billions of securities each day for settlements all over the calendar; billions more in repos and reverses; as long as it all nets out nice and pretty at EOM, who cares?  They didn't care about the discount window until the shit hit the fan (e.g. Goldman and Morgan becoming 'banks' in 2008).  That fat naked  credit line with its legs in the air looked pretty good when Lehman went tits up.

JW n FL's picture

$440,781,045,961.00 this is a SHIT number..


we need to think about is Wisconsin Union and the millions that the working man was just robbed of.. Thank God the Police (with Guns) did not suffer a hair cut.. just scumbags who collect garbage or others who offer no real protection of the Banking System thru use of Official Force.


What time does Danzig wiff da Starz come on again?


When is Jerry Springer on?


Come on, its in High Def!


Hey new Topic! Thread High Jack!! anyone here having a problem getting thier Food Stamps from J P Morgan???

TexDenim's picture

Ben must have forgotten to bring his wallet to work today........ES is slipping without his largess.