Today's Economic Data Docket - New Home Sales, $35 Billion In 2 Year Bonds To Be Issued Despite Breached Debt Ceiling

Tyler Durden's picture

New home sales and speeches from several Fed officials. Even with the debt ceiling breached, and retirement funds tapped, it does not prevent the Treasury from issuing new bonds: $35 billion in 2 Years to be auctioned off at 1 pm. But never fear: Brian Sack will pump another $5-7 billion in our daily POMO.

8:25: Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth Duke on financial education.
9:50: Kansas City Fed President Thomas Hoenig
at housing conference.
9:50: Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser at housing conference.
10:00: New home sales (April): Small decline. Goldman forecasts that new home sales fell by 5% in April, punctuating a streak of weak housing data. The decline mostly reflects payback from a strong March and inclement weather in some parts of the country.
GS: -5.0%; median forecast (of 75): flat; last +11.1%.
10:00: Richmond Fed survey (May): Also weaker? Forecasters expect that the Richmond Fed index softened slightly in April, in sympathy with the Empire State and Philly Fed measures. The Richmond Fed survey contains a separate set of questions sent to firms in service-providing industries, which is one of the few direct measures of services activity in the monthly indicator cycle. Last month, these series showed healthy growth in the services sector.
Median forecast (of 11): +9; last +10.

11:00: Fed monetizes $5-7 billion in bonds due 11/30/2013-05/15/2015

13:00: Debt Ceiling Breach, No Problem? Treasury auctions off $35 billion in 2 Year Notes today despite having no debt ceiling capacity. No problem - will just cut in retirement funding to push the gap.
13:20: St. Louis Fed President James Bullard speaks at event in Missouri. Topic TBA.

From GS and ZH

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I am a Man I am Forty's picture

debt ceiling schmebt ceiling

bonddude's picture

If you never intended on paying it back is it really debt?

So when some crooks who bust out 15 banks including IndyMac with the help of lavishly paid

banksters, like the ones at Sonoma Valley Bank, who's gonna notice? They just TBTF 'em or

take 'em over and fuck 1300 local shareholders who only became such to get "free" checking.

Well, this story is slowly getting its wings and Sunday the Santa Rosa Press Democrat will

land another blow.

Weisbrot's picture

when priorities are mal aligned you cant get a good result let alone a desired one


that assumes ones intentions are actually for the good of the masses and not just the asses






the not so mighty maximiza's picture

Debt Ceiling is just a technicality, for now.

FunkyMonkeyBoy's picture

It's Brian NutSack. When referencing these scum can we please use the correct terminology, is it too much to ask!?

And i sh*t you not, my CAPTCHA question was just:

18 times (-37)

No such thing as coincidences!

KlausK's picture


Beware of the evil nutsack!

The Profit Prophet's picture

Correction....Brian NutSackLicker.

T.E.I.N. everyone!

lizzy36's picture

Debt target exceeded....goldman upgrade to conviction buy.

Hahahahah.....they are still building new home sales.

the not so mighty maximiza's picture

Tim is issuing debt that was not voted for by the Congress.  He is plundering pensions and doing spreadsheet gimmicks.  He is breaking the law and Sack is an accomplice.  We need an army of constitutional lawyers to rip some new assholes.  Tim does not have power of the purse.  

Translational Lift's picture

Laws....What Laws??  Laws are only for fkn sheep!!

LawsofPhysics's picture

Exactly, what laws?  My father was one of the attorneys that prosecuted bank leadership during the savings and loan crisis.  I remember the death threats he got.  He was a vietnam vet (100% disabled) that decided in the early 70's that the only way to affect change was to act and since he had been almost killed during his service, the government funded his law school education (rightfully so, we call this the "hard luck lottery"). Men with this kind of metal don't exist anymore (perhaps they have all been bought along with the politicians?).

Boxed Merlot's picture

He was a vietnam vet (100% disabled)...Men with this kind of metal don't exist anymore (perhaps they have all been bought along with the politicians?).

Could be medal as well.

Our politicians don't understand the proper use of metal as in PMs, or Timmy would be punching out proper coinage redeemable in non interest bearing US notes instead of the new currency he's found access to. He should stay on the reservation as use what tools he's authorized to use, namely the mints and department of engraving.

If repayment of debt in frn denominated fiat is the legal requirement, then so be it, let it float in the market with US legal tender so it will find it's just value - nil.

Robslob's picture

Constitutional Lawyers...funny

the not so mighty maximiza's picture

i thought it was good for a laugh

Sean7k's picture

The beauty of this device, this central bank totalitarian socialism, is we no longer have to isolate hyperinflation to a single republic (Weimar), we can now enjoy the effects of currency fluctuations all over the globe. 

By deftly moving zone to zone, one can take advantage of every currency movement. Of course, you really have safety net if you are a TBTF bank, with a discount window of free credits to pay for your favorite ride.

Kind of a Bankster Disneyland, with all the global citizens watching from outside the fence. Too poor to afford the admission ticket or lacking the influence of being a government official. 

Thankfully, there is top notch security to maintain the cordon of velvet lies, bread and circuses to distract the public, violence and death for the recalcitant. 

"if you stand by the river long enough, you will see the body of your enemy floating by". I hope we have the wisdom to stand by the river and understand all that it entails.



TrueStrengthTurnsTheCheek's picture

+1 probably the best short explanation/metaphor I've seen to describe our current global situation.

What_Me_Worry's picture

There should be plenty of pension funds out there to "borrow" from.  I don't see why the US will ever have to raise the debt ceiling.

I think the only reason the US hasn't "borrowed" funds from 401k/IRAs is because WS won't let them.

spanish inquisition's picture

No need for authorization anymore, I am sure it's covered under the Patriot act or some other rights stripping bill. It's all about "national security" now.....

Spigot's picture

So, let me get this straight, the Federal Government - which already, since RR in the 1980's, "borrows" every single dime set asside for things like SS trust funds, retirement accounts, pledging "Bonds" as they siphon off the cash to fund operations - is perportedly "dipping into retirement funds" to fund its debt ceiling breaching spending...

Are they borrowing their own bonds and selling them to the FED, or WHAT???

This is worse than the fevered, delusional dreams of a little girl named Alice...

Translational Lift's picture

Nifty...Huh!!  It's like the whole Gubmnt is on crack!!

Herbert_guthrie's picture

The government is not on crack.
They are under direct orders.

PulauHantu29's picture

Print Baby, Print!

tony bonn's picture

tim geithner is a liar and tax cheat....his ostensible boss is a liar and birth certificate cheat....why would anyone expect either of the liars to obey the law? the law is for the little people....