Frontrunning: March 4

Tyler Durden's picture
  • Fed Policy Makers Signal Abrupt End Bond Purchases June (Bloomberg)
  • China's Exchanges Plan to Double Exchange-Traded Funds (Bloomberg)
  • China Defense Budget to Stir Regional Disquiet (Reuters)
  • Banks Face More Loan Write-Downs (WSJ)
  • Honesty for Banks Is Still Such a Lonely Word (Bloomberg)
  • Salgado Favors Easing Greek Bailout Terms as EU Wrangles Accord (Bloomberg)
  • Foxconn to move China jobs inland (FT)
  • Merkel Risks Clash Over Irish Bailout in Euro Rescue Push (Bloomberg)
  • IEA: Libya Unrest Starting to Hit Oil Supplies (WSJ)
  • Obama Says Gadhafi Must Quit, Sends Aircraft for Refugees (WSJ)
  • Moelis strengthens Asian links with Sumitomo pact (FT)
  • The economy is suddenly in danger again—and Obama must act now to rescue it (New Republic)
  • Goldman C.E.O. Could Testify in Galleon Trial (Dealbook)
  • Philippines to China: Explain Ship Incident (WSJ)
  • Robin Harding - Focus of US Fed Remains on Core Inflation (FT)

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HelluvaEngineer's picture

Federal Reserve policy makers are signaling they favor an abrupt end to $600 billion in Treasury purchases in June, jettisoning their prior strategy of gradually pulling back on intervention in bond markets.

“I don’t see a lot of gain to reverting to a tapering approach,” Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart told reporters yesterday. “I don’t think that is necessary,” Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser said last month.

Wtf - why aren't futures down 20 handles on this news?

snowball777's picture

I can quit anytime! - C. Sheen

spanish inquisition's picture

The signal has been given for the start of the biggest game of hot potato in the history of the world!

unwashedmass's picture


i think you're right on that one. the banks have to be seriously annoyed that the peasantry did not arrive en masse to take the astronomically inflated stocks off their hands....

i mean, wow. DPZ. Domino's a year long high, with gas prices going to the moon and their target audience living on food stamps....i mean, isn't there some schmuck with a 401(K) we can dump this on before it craters?

spanish inquisition's picture

Could this be the Feds play to force a move of hot money into real estate and reinflate the RE market?

unwashedmass's picture


interesting thought, but....that means the banks have to give up the free money interest spigot at the Fed and lend to the peasantry....

sharing the Fed's golden showers with the peasants isn't really in the plans

snowball777's picture

China's Exchanges Plan to Double Exchange-Traded Funds


China smells poop, buys more catsand.

sunny's picture

AND China is dramatically expanding its military spending.  Seems like they might be lining up to play the Reagan card, and drive the US into economic collapse by daring us to expand our military spending at an even faster rate.  The Dept. of War will love it...for awhile.


Atomizer's picture

COMEX paying 80% premium to not stand for silver delivery? Something is about to blow up.

Careless Whisper's picture

How pervasive are shady municipal bond deals?

Miami caught the SEC’s attention in December 2009 after a series of Miami Herald articles found city financial officers had moved money around for years, raiding restricted funds and digging into a healthy reserve to show balanced budgets, even while the city was losing millions in revenue.



Urban Roman's picture

Dingblang it, PSLV is back up. I keep missing the FDs 8-(

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