Fed Cuts May POMO To Only $24 Billion From $30 Billion

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One hour after announcing that the Fed would, as expected, cut its monthly Treasury purchases, aka stock market liquidity injections to $25 billion (and $20 billion in MBS), the NY Fed released its POMO schedule for the month of May. The key highlights:

  • "The Desk plans to purchase approximately $24 billion in Treasury securities over the month of May. This amount is approximately $1 billion less than the stated pace of $25 billion per month, given that purchases conducted in April exceeded the target by approximately $1 billion."
  • There will be "only" 16 POMO days, down from the usual 18.
  • The largest POMO days will be Monday May 12, when the Fed will inject $2.25-$3.0 billion into the market and Thursday, May 29, when another $2.50-$3.25 billion will be allocated to stocks.
  • There will be no POMO on Wednesday May 7, Thursday May 15, and Wednesday May 26. Needless to say, for those so inclined, these may be the better shorting entry points.

At this pace POMO will be over by December, although expect the market to enter full freakout mode when the Fed is only monetizing a paltry $10-15 billion on about half the days of the month.

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Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:18 | 4713345 NOTW777
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and WHO believes this?

audit the fed

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:30 | 4713400 maskone909
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They continue to create straw buyers for purchase of treasuries. There is no taper. There is only insolvency.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:43 | 4713449 NotApplicable
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That reverse-repo must be working wonders for the economy!

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:46 | 4713461 max2205
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Good to see somethings don't change

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 16:27 | 4713592 strannick
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Good old Belgium to the rescue

We were there for them in double you eye eye, and they got our backs now. They must've been saving for generations to be buying all these Treasuries...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:32 | 4714030 prodigious_idea
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Nothing to do with savings.  Euroclear is based in Belgium and supplies Treasuries to hundreds of clients that include institutional investors, clearing houses, central banks and European countries.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:46 | 4714409 Keyser
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Which boils down to the Fed monetizing the debt, off balance sheet... Oh what a wicked web we weave... 


Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:46 | 4713460 Chupacabra-322
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@ maskone909,

Insolvency? We've been insolvent for quite some time.

The Criminality is no longer "hidden in plain veil." It's all now very out in the open for all the world to see. I don't know if you noticed or not but the world is no longer cheering us on.

The Criminal UNITED STATES, CORP. INC, is now the Totalitarian Authoritarian Fascist world power.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:54 | 4713486 maskone909
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Whats sad is that when American society deterioration accelerates, the UN will probably assume rule of law, and whats left of our constitution will be swept under the rug and the sheep will applaud it.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:51 | 4714431 Keyser
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By sheeple I assume you mean the useless eaters that inhabit the liberal bastions of our society... I can assure you that there are many, many more that feel this way... 


Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:35 | 4713417 Event Horizon
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That Belguim proxy will have to pick up the slack

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:40 | 4713439 TideFighter
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"and WHO believes this?

audit the fed"

AUDIT NOTHING-Would be like checking the pulse of a decapitated man.

Close the fucker down.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:19 | 4713349 NOTW777
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this is like a menu for bankers - prices can change but order what you like

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:50 | 4713471 VD
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it's on the tab....

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:22 | 4713355 ebworthen
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So they're cutting it by $6 Billion per month?

Sounds like they have some surplus to send me my $3 Million tax free.

Considering the 2009 bailouts to banks/insurers/corporations of $800 Billion five years ago - make it $4 Million (inflation).

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:20 | 4713357 Kaiser Sousa
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Full Spectrum Bullshit...

im stackin.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:21 | 4713361 NOTW777
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why is it every time they "taper" yields fall?  belgium? what?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:25 | 4713376 i_call_you_my_base
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Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:36 | 4713425 Rainman
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I think it's called the central banker reacharound

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:43 | 4713450 HpDeskjet
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No, it's very fucking simple: People buy risky assets (i.e. anything except AAA government bonds), on the promise of more QE. When that liquidity pump slows, they return to their "normal" habitat and sell risky assets. This is putting a cap on interest rates. For now, the liquidity pump is big enough (=> QE > monthly net treasury issuance), so the herd rightly does not consider tapering as tightening. However, from next taper (somewhere beginning june) QE < monthly net treasury issuance, and liquidity is actually tightened in US. Question is will other central banks make up for it? If no S&P will go south hard

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:40 | 4714382 new game
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foreign buyers, whose econ fucked by inflation export-go figure...

plus there is about 4 trillion extra dollars out and about looking for a place to rest...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:22 | 4713362 spekulatn
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Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:23 | 4713365 q99x2
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Right and the oligarch families working out of brussels to take over the world since WWII are going to buy 54 billion in US treasuries. Basically enough to keep stocks climbing and enough fo fund the DHS to do some serious damage when they pull the plug.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:24 | 4713373 q99x2
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Our trannies deserve better POMOs.

Arrest the FED for treason.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:27 | 4713381 Seasmoke
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At this point. What is the point ?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:54 | 4713485 Rainman
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Point is I only got to work 4 Tuesdays next month.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:27 | 4713385 Bernoulli
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Will those people responsible for what will happen to all of us be put to jail one day?

I would hope so.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:32 | 4713407 jubber
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How about the secret POMO? you know the one that sends US futures up  EVERY overnight session when the US Stock market is closed!

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:35 | 4713419 fonzannoon
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as long as there is no volume in the market it looks like we can drift towards stock nirvana, even as people pile into bawnds.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:15 | 4713778 NotApplicable
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Just think of how great it will all be once volume hits zero. Why then, even the algos can take a well deserved break!

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:50 | 4713472 Yardfarmer
Wed, 04/30/2014 - 16:15 | 4713534 what's that smell
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full freak out mode? gimme a break!

all-time-highs in both DOW and S&P500 on a monthly closing basis.



Wed, 04/30/2014 - 16:44 | 4713671 Fuh Querada
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POMO again. How's about some PETERO for once?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:29 | 4714019 TalkToLind
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I'm tapering, boss...I'm tapering.  ~Cool Hand Janet

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