With Special Repo Negative Again, Is General Collateral The Next "Buck-Breaking" Source Of Frozen Liquidity?

Tyler Durden's picture

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slewie the pi-rat's picture

well they've got the super short end epoxied to the floor

buzzsaw99's picture

Fund managers would rather risk losing substantially by buying crap paper than have the fund break the buck due to fees. That is why I moved out of the money fund and into short term (2-3y) bills. fuckkkking pussies, I would have stayed for a -.05% yield but I won't stay if they buy a bunch of crap. imbeciles!

SheepDog-One's picture

Manipulate everything to get past today, to live to manipulate the living hell out of everything 1 more day. Thats all they have left.

Franken_Stein's picture


All this fear-mongering for the last 1,5 years now.

The collapse is imminient, the collapse is imminent !


And what happened ?




Wake me up when there are dead bodies lying in the street,

before that it's all a non-event.


SheepDog-One's picture

Theyve got cold feet to go over the edge.

baby_BLYTHE's picture

the only reason they "fear-mongered" was so Hanky Panky could get taxpayer bacon for his buddies that made bad bets.

Yes, we would have had a bad 1-2 year deflationary depression but we would have already seen the worst by now and probably be growing above 6% or even higher.

A much worse collapse is coming, it is a certainty.

Marc Faber lays it out in a recent interview with the Daily Bell

Daily Bell: Do you still expect hyperinflation?

Marc Faber: In my view, the debt level, especially in the US, if we include the unfunded liabilities of Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and these entitlement programs, is beyond repair. And this will necessitate printing more money. Also, in my view, there is no real political will to address the issues, because who ever would cut entitlements, will not be re-elected. So we have a tyranny of the masses.

Daily Bell: You said at one point there were no value investments left except for farmland and real estate in some emerging markets. Do you still believe this?

Marc Faber: I think that I was lucky because I kind of predicted the 2008 financial crisis; it took a while until it happened and I was worried about it for a number of years. If someone today would receive a billion dollars, it will be quite difficult to make a lot of money in the next 10 years. I am not saying if he puts the whole billion in gold, maybe gold will go up or if he puts the whole billion in silver, silver will go up. It would be quite risky for an investor to put the billion in one asset. Even if he diversifies, I don't think he will make a lot of money.

I think we had the collapse of the financial system in 2008; the failed institutions and failed system were bailed out by government. Ultimately governments will fail. The US and Europe will print money, and when everything fails, they'll go to war and then we have the complete collapse.



Bam_Man's picture

It was crystal clear from the outset that ZIRP would seriously disrupt/undermine the Repo and Commercial Paper markets and thereby force Money Market Mutual Fund managers to either close their funds or fill them with garbage assets so as to generate enough yield to allow for a 50 bps Management Fee (the whole point of the Funds' existence).

Well, it is pretty clear which option the vast, vast majority have chosen.

Franken_Stein's picture


I never understood why someone would trust someone else with managing his money ?


If one is too stupid to make educated investment decisions, then how come he/she became so rich in the first place ?


And what is so hard to understand about buying gold/silver or go long oil (longterm) ?

These are no-brainers and any idiot can figure this out.


Bearster's picture

There's a reason why civilization thousands of years ago developed specialization of labor.  But it all breaks down when everyone adopts pragmatism and no one is worthy of any trust.

Good thing you don't need to rely on your doctor...

snowball777's picture

a) inheritance

b) lottery

c) insurance payout (Larry H. Parker got me $2.1M)

d) ...


buzzsaw99's picture

vanguard was charging .22% and still felt they had to close one of their funds.

Bam_Man's picture

Vanguard is an exception. Their management fees are among the industry's lowest across virtually all fund categories.

It's the other 99% people should be worries about.

FubarNation's picture

Jesus Tyler you really make my brain hurt sometimes. 

RobotTrader's picture

Huge day for the leading consumer growth stocks today (AMZN, LULU, CMG, FOSL, etc.)

If the market were to crash, I'd expect those to be taking incoming fire, but so far, they are getting strong bids.

Gold and oil stocks are pretty much dead, but if they start grinding up, the I'd say the lows are probably in.

Minyan Vince's picture

buy gold stocks this summer...

Robslob's picture

Why isn't TZOO on your pump list anymore?

Franken_Stein's picture


Did yo know that the U.S. is using B2 bombers and helicopter drones against Gaddhafi ?

Last week one of these helicopter drones was shot down.

They're called FireScout and operated by the navy.




LongBalls's picture

Oil is starting to look purty! If it hits 85 I'm dumping in the family heirlooms.

chump666's picture

And China has become a systematic risk engine via SHIBOR and posturing buying EU debt (only to sell EUR).

Money on Shainghai major sells off next 5hrs.


chump666's picture

 the french a-wipe getting the french taxpayer to underwrite Greek waste via French banks.  What a genius, problem French bonds will start to look shit with Asia slowing down rapidly