Fed To Monetize Just $93 Billion In Next 30 Days: Lowest Monthly Total In All Of QE2

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Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:16 | 1264158 101 years and c...
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totalling all QE2, it appears the Fed is on target to buy $750 billion in treasuries.  well short of the original target of $900 Billion.  thats a lot of liquidity not coming as was expected in Nov.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:14 | 1264164 SilverRhino
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How the hell are they doing this when we have a DEBT LIMIT? 

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:21 | 1264168 hambone
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Not so much a limit...more a DEBT SUGGESTION.


"The U.S. will hit its borrowing limit on May 16, according to the Treasury Department, but the government can stave off a potential default until Aug. 2 through special accounting maneuvers."

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 16:22 | 1264834 Magnix
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I thought they have extended increasing the debt ceiling to Aug 2 and that gives them more time to borrow more money per WSJ. (???)

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:19 | 1264181 NidStyles
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They aren't buying the T-Bill's from the Treasury, they are buying them from the Banks.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:15 | 1264166 tmosley
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Yes, slow down QE2 so the economy collapses, then they will be clear to do QE3.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:20 | 1264190 NidStyles
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Great opportunity to buy the dip.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 16:57 | 1265042 equity_momo
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After you.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:27 | 1264234 willien1derland
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Spot on tmosley - 2012 is a U.S. Presidential election year - Vote Early & Often...not to mention POMO profits in every Primary Dealers Pot... 

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:44 | 1264299 e_goldstein
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Yep. Exactly.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:15 | 1264170 bothsidesnow
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Gee maybe this site was right after all


and maybe Hussman was right also.

Free money coming to an end. 

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:23 | 1264185 hedgeless_horseman
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...until the end of the [CURRENT] ramp, there is at best abour $160 billion in incremental capital courtesy of Brian Sack and Printocchio.

The Show Must Go On.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:22 | 1264187 traderjoe
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But, but ... Who will buy all those Treasuries to be issued?

QE to Infinity and Beyond!

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:21 | 1264201 ghostfaceinvestah
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Surprise, surprise, stocks sell off, USTs rally.

So much for the UST shorts.  Wait until QE2 ends and the stock market crashes.  We should see the 10 year below 3% in a flash.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:25 | 1264222 6 String
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....And, if so, it will only mark the optimum point to short treasuries. Because re-inflate is the only choice.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:38 | 1264276 Boston
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I re-entered my most--but not all--of my Treasury longs this am (on the pullback), but not everything I sold on Monday.  

Boy, am I kicking myself.



Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:37 | 1264278 6 String
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Hold it long enough and you are the ultimate sucker.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:46 | 1264307 Boston
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Um no.  I went long when the 10 year was around 3.6%-3.7%.  The only suckers over these last two months have been the shorts.  Sounds like you.

And I plan on shorting AGAIN (as I did in the fall of 2010) when the stars line up.....technically and fundamentally.  But that's not now.

It's a trade, sonny.  Pay attention.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:48 | 1264337 traderjoe
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I don't think there are many traders here anymore. Certainly a lot less. Why trade against a rigged market? But, good luck (seriously).

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:22 | 1264513 Boston
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Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:14 | 1264465 6 String
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Um, yes, Mr. Defensive. I got it. You re-entered. Bravo. And, um, yes again...hold it long enough and you are the ultimate sucker. I hope you know when the clock strikes midnight in the clockless room.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:16 | 1264484 Boston
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While I have an idea of when the clock strikes midnight, I don't know for sure.  That's what stops are for.


Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:22 | 1264515 6 String
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Okay, good luck.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 16:58 | 1265046 equity_momo
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Probably below 2 fiddy is my guess ghost.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:25 | 1264206 Hedgetard55
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Market will force Bernanke's hand on QE3 by end of May by taking it down 10-15%.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:25 | 1264209 silberblick
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If you haven't seen it yet, here's a hilarious animation about Americans and how they are being hosed by their government:


Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:25 | 1264221 Ray1968
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Bravo hit job on silver again.... assholes. May your nads burn.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:31 | 1264245 Smartie37
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POP goes the weasel

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:30 | 1264253 falak pema
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fuck goes the silver squeezel 

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:35 | 1264266 TradingJoe
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There will be a "bounce" as usual! No sweat! :)))

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:33 | 1264267 willien1derland
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Everyone must be trading because I have yet to see the cleverly (obligatory) BITCHEZ comment - I will try one though I am certain there will be more clever ones - NO MORE FREE MONEY (FOR NOW) BITCHEZ...

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:41 | 1264296 tmosley
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No more?  More like less more.

The crash that ensues will force Congress to allow QE3, because the Republicans are cowards.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:23 | 1264536 willien1derland
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Well said Sir...Suitable for framing or inside a Hallmark card!

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:39 | 1264277 LRC Fan
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OT-LOL at CNBC just a min ago.  They showed a reporter catching up with a Raj lawyer, and the reporter asked him how he felt about the verdict.  The guy said "GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!!!!!!!!" and then gave a middle finger and said "That's what I got for CNBC!"  Caruso Cabrera was like ummmm okaaay?!?  Hahaha so classic

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:26 | 1264547 willien1derland
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I wished I could have seen that - Thank you for the post! - That is classic! Although I would wish it would have been Liesman or Pisani would have had to react -

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:38 | 1264283 Tic tock
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..the US is a running joke...

find 'one' government who wants to be called their 'friend and ally'

we don't even look at US companies when it comes to contracts, a millstone around the neck

What is going to happen the American people?

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:53 | 1264346 kito
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so what you are saying is that as a pm holder, im f*cked? 

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:51 | 1264351 Squid Pro Row
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Great synopsis, thank you Tyler.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:55 | 1264359 Josh Randall
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Wait a second, the Fed doesn't monetize the US Debt...I reject the premise of your article sir

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:55 | 1264371 Mountainview
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Expect the FED to change the dealine to end of September !!!

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:58 | 1264386 gkm
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QE two and two-nineths?

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:06 | 1264412 Pedro
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I am not sure who coined the term "Weimar Rally" in Tyler's post the other day, but, it was genius and all too fitting.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:51 | 1264675 Mountainview
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Weimar rally is fine... with the difference the old Deutschmark never pretended to be the world reserve currency!!!

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:20 | 1264516 TooBearish
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Tyler- use your BBG to see how much coupon interest and maturities there are in USD debt this month and next and KNOW that rates are going lower in the next month casue banks and insurer portfolios are losing assets that aren't getting replaced, hammering NIMs.  BTFD in bonds bitchez

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:30 | 1264555 willien1derland
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Thank you for clever 'BITCHEZ' comment! Every TD post needs one!

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:40 | 1264612 TooBearish
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My pleasure - but hardly original

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:33 | 1264584 Caviar Emptor
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Bad timing to be letting up on the QE gas pedal this month: Around the globe PMIs are weakening, inventories are rising and demand for basic materials is already rolling over. To date, Q1 earnings have had a significantly lower beat rate. New jobless claims have jumped. THe housing double dip is in full swing. Money juices in the general economy are drying up. Without more stimulus it's going to be hard to avoid the next leg down. 

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:37 | 1264589 f16hoser
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Is this called: "weening Off" the POMO TEET?

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 16:29 | 1264868 Problem Is
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"monetizing up to $900 billion..."

The Fed Can Explain That:

"$900 Billion at the end of QE2 is the equivalent of $600 Billion in "pre" QE2 dollars. Same as we announced at the beginning of QE2..."


"No, that does not mean the Fed was printing dollars..."

"No, that does not mean the Fed was devaluing the dollar..."

Bennie "Quickprint" Bernank

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