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What Bond Traders Are Saying: "It Won't Be Pretty"

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With rates seemingly flip-flopped today (yields higher as stocks drop), we thought it worth skimming what the smart money in the bond market is thinking. As RBS Strategist Bill O'Donnell warns, "Janet must act like a diving instructor, hoping to bring levels to the surface without giving the economy the bends. What makes it really risky for Janet is that financial sector regulation has created a ‘one-way valve’ in secondary market liquidity. Nobody really knows how the system will hold up under duress." This is confirmed by Scotiabank's Guy Haselmann who fears, "the Fed will have difficulties controlling market gyrations and its potential loss of credibility from troubles that are likely to arise from its exit strategy."

RBS strategist Bill O’Donnell writes in client note.

“It won’t be pretty, regardless. My assumption is that investors will sell or hedge where they can first (ETFs or hedge in ever-liquid USD swap spreads) and that’s one of the many reasons why I fancy 5yr swap spread wideners as a medium-term trade”

 

“I won’t get long-term bearish on bonds unless/until there are clear signs that animal spirits have re-emerged in the US economy or that EU rates are lifting off the floor”

Other observations from morning notes by strategists and traders:

CIBC (Tom Tucci)

“The last several long end buybacks have been price extremes for the day. This indicates to me that the only real buyer of bonds at current levels is the Fed”

Credit Agricole (David Keeble)

“More interest is focused upon the curve shape and we’re beginning to feel that the consensus that the curve will continue to flatten is losing some adherents”

 

“We are reluctant to throw in the towel on the 2-5Y and 3-5Y flattener trades, believing that their large movements are only just beginning”

CRT (David Ader)

“Have never encountered such a sideways market for such a long period of time; there was a time when we would say it was coiling in advance of a big and abrupt move, but that doesn’t seem the case now as gradualism and tweaking seem more the case”

ED&F Man (Tom di Galoma)

“Still regard the pension extension and the need for duration (and lack of it in the market) as the overriding concern for the market place. Look for 10yrs to trade in a 2.6% to 2.4% range over the near-term”

FTN (Jim Vogel)

“With yield curves unflattening, better relative values have shifted toward slightly longer Treasury maturities

 

“Last week’s abrupt move toward a steeper curve really was a short-term reversal of over flattening through most of July”

TD (Gennadiy Goldberg)

“Every piece of employment data will now be even more closely scrutinized, with investors attempting to gauge whether wage pressures (the missing piece of the labor market puzzle) are building”

 

“This has the potential to increase volatility in the Treasury space, with any surprise in wages now inextricably tied to the market’s timing for the first Fed hike

Source: Bloomberg

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We leave it to Scotiabank's Guy Haselmann to conclude:

Markets recently have had a perverse reaction to economic data.  Equity markets seem to fall on strong data and rally on weak data.  In such, it seems fair to conclude that Fed accommodation continues to trump economic fundamentals.   Therefore, it may be fair to conclude that a tepidly growing economy is likely best for risk assets.   At the moment, this might be consistent with the Fed’s forecasts of modest improvement that will allow the FOMC to withdraw accommodation gradually and methodically.  However, the odds of such a convenient outcome are small.

 

Market volatility is highly likely to rise, because the FOMC’s future path will likely deviate from current forward pricing.    There is a wide range of economic projections amongst market participants who will be forced to reassess and shift positions as data unfolds. Fortunately for the Fed, after QE ends in October, the FOMC will have greater flexibility.

 

However, the Fed will have difficulties controlling market gyrations and its potential loss of credibility from troubles that are likely to arise from its exit strategy. If the economy strengthens, markets will be forced to price in a more aggressive Fed as consensus builds that it is ‘behind the curve’.  If data weakens, the market will worry that the Fed has no ammunition; and regardless, markets would question QE’s effectiveness. Neither outcome is good for equities or credit, but long-dated Treasury Bonds would benefit.  I maintain my prediction of a sub 3% 30 year by year end. 

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Trade accordingly.

 

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Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:33 | 5048666 stinkhammer
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potential loss of credibility; ha!  what credibility??

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:38 | 5048677 hedgeless_horseman
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ZH (hedgeless_horseman)

"Short term, only the central planners at 33 Liberty really know what is supposed to happen next...everything else is just pure speculation."

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:39 | 5048703 Winston Churchill
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You have more faith in them than I do HH.

Seems like they have been driving by the seat of their pants since 2008.

I see no evidence of forward planning at all , just reaction as each crisis develops.

Care to critique that ?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:47 | 5048731 hedgeless_horseman
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Since Nixon took the US full-retard it has been all about keeping two turds (USD and GBP) afloat by flushing other turds as needed...Argentina going down the sewer for the third time!

Oceania has always been at economic war with the world.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:57 | 5048802 F0ster
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Bernanke took us full retardER by defaulting on literally the planet I.e. every US Dollar holder with QE. It was that or US was dead. US declared world financial war with QE

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:05 | 5048848 Manthong
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What a hoot reading about how the farm hands continue to try and put lipstick on a pig.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:55 | 5049179 decon
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I think you're correct.  No grand central scheme, no long range plan by "them".  The central banks are playing this by ear and making it up as they go.  Sure, some individuals and organizations have more influence than others over the world's political/economic ecosystem but no individual or group can even remotely control this juggernaut on a very long time horizon.  In the end what we get is based on billions of organizations and individuals acting on the emotions of fear and greed.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:40 | 5048712 LawsofPhysics
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Correct, stop trying to predict "market" moves and simply try to recognize the truth, that there is no public market for true price discovery...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:39 | 5049066 IronShield
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Of course, the Market is manipulated and so are precious metals.  Got it.  Now how can I make money with that?  Rrrriiiggghhhttt... 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:42 | 5048729 Toolshed
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"Short term, even the central planners at 33 Liberty really don't know what is going to happen next...everything is just pure speculation."

FIFY

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:51 | 5048782 atomp
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damn italics bug

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:36 | 5048679 Thought Processor
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Revert to mean?

 

That's just crazy talk.

 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:34 | 5048673 Its Only Rock N Roll
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rates are never going to hiked WILLINGLY

NEVER

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:57 | 5048805 disabledvet
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But! But! Next year! Next year!

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:58 | 5048806 NoDebt
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I sympathize, but you watch what happens next year.  Doc and I already have a sandwich bet on this.

Every so often they raise rates in an attempt to convince themselves they are not in a liquidity trap.  Shortly thereafter everything goes haywire and they drop them again, thus proving perfectly the mess they are in.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:13 | 5048898 NoDebt
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Great, Goldman retail reco agreeing with me.  I should just send Doc the sandwich right now.  I'm as good as dead on this bet now.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:16 | 5048915 Headbanger
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Just STFU fonz you Goldman shit ball

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:22 | 5048950 fonzannoon
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So, just to be clear, I am probably not going to stop posting because you can't play in the sandbox nicely. So why don't you come down to NYC and do what you do best, walk into Mt. Sinai and eat that guys exploded asshole.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:55 | 5049173 Dr. Engali
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I think somebody likes you..... I'm guessing you two aren't facebook friends. 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:59 | 5049209 fonzannoon
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just remember you are a bankster too. he could hit you at anytime with several words strewn together like "homojerkface"

there is just no way to prepare for it.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:53 | 5049161 Dr. Engali
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"Goldman foresees the Federal Reserveraising rates in the third quarter of 2015 and taking its funds rate all the way to 4 percent eventually,"

 

Yeah right, the squid just solidifies my case.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:56 | 5049187 fonzannoon
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Doc i realize you have become a major importer of free  east coast sandwiches but whats the bet?

if we are talking about the fed raising rates by the end of next year and you want a 2nd sandwich i'd say they do raise em.

they are smoking crack with 4% though.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:21 | 5048926 rbg81
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Exactly.  Anyone who thinks interest rates are going up hasn't paid attention to the last 34 or so years.  Forget the noise, the Powers-that-BE will do whatever it takes to keep interest rates going to zero (even negative).  

If they fail, then we are in uncharted territory.  The System will collapse because it can't keep all its promises if interest rates are allowed to float to [true] market levels.  And then the SHTF big time.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:23 | 5048958 fonzannoon
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rbg81 fwiw the fed is going to actually raise rates. The end goal is to have some speculative high yield blow out, the long end of the curve stay low, and the short end of the curve move up, along with stocks obviously moving up. I'm not saying it will work, but thats the plan.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:20 | 5049302 rbg81
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Fonz--Sorry, but I'll believe it when I see it.  

Personally, I would LUV for interest rates to rise to their true market level (which I believe to be 7-8% for the 10YR UST).  I think that would force us to live within our means and cure a great many social ills in the process.  But, in the short run, it would hurt the parasite clients of the Entitlement state, both individual and corporate.  And that won't be allowed if at all possible.  

And one more thing:   Aaayyyy....

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:22 | 5049315 fonzannoon
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I hear you. I think we all would love to see that. The question is can they raise rates and keep the long end in check and stawks moving higher. I think they will and it will culminate with faber and schiff jumping hand in hand off the empire state building.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:11 | 5050491 spekulatn
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Talk about a funny visual.

Paging williambanzai7. williambanzai7 please report to the nearest courtesy phone. 

 

I think they will and it will culminate with faber and schiff jumping hand in hand off the empire state building.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:37 | 5048683 ekm1
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There is no such thing as a bond or stock or FX market any longer.

 

All suspended. No real trading going on.

 

.......until final order.....

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:39 | 5048709 ekm1
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RULE OF THUMB

 

Energy market is the mother of all markets.

 

 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:46 | 5048756 ThroxxOfVron
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The present constituion of government is effectively a financial repression and wealth expropriation regime administration.

Everything of value is being aggresively aggregated by the oligarchy.  

The resulting dearth of income and wages results in dependency which plays into the hands of the allied corporatists and statists.

The politicians and the politically connected financial/corporate elites are codifying production and consumption fiefdoms.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:48 | 5048769 Chupacabra-322
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It's

FASCISM.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:55 | 5048798 fonzannoon
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Ekm I know it's your opinion based on your instincts that there is no trading going on in the bond market, but just a heads up, there is massive trading going on in the bond market amongst institutional investors, hedge funds, pension funds, etc.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:04 | 5048828 ekm1
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Nothing major that central command can't handle.

Those institutions need to keep people employed. Recycle and recycle just for sake of recycle

 

I've always said that there is RECYCLING going on, from computer to computer.

It's not 'investment intent'. Just recycling until there is some real yield and real trading

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:06 | 5048861 fonzannoon
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It's entities buying or selling with the hopes of making a proifit. Sure it's no threat to the fed, because in the end they are onboard with the fed, but within that framework thst is what is going on

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:12 | 5048885 ekm1
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The only hope right now is NOT losing money.

 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:23 | 5048959 tickhound
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Naw... There's another Skywalker.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:22 | 5048943 tickhound
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"Those institutions need to keep people employed. Recycle and recycle just for sake of recycle"

Now THAT is an opinion based on instincts driven by observable facts that I can get behind.

I'll alter it slightly... "Those institutions need to keep people employed. Recycle and recycle just for sake" of the CONSUMPTION end of an outdated economic equation.

In other words it's a make-work program... A glorified McJob.

Work vs Employment is akin to Money vs Currency.

Work and money are toast. Employment and currency keep this bullshit boat from sinking.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:24 | 5048963 fonzannoon
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yes and even those guys are desperate for yields to go up, not explode, but go up. They need at  least the semblance of a real market, otherwise they are not needed at all.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:27 | 5048979 ekm1
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concur with both of you

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:55 | 5049172 tickhound
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You hit on a broader topic and I had a reply that went on and on to the detriment of this thread... I'd love to dive into it but my own "duty" calls.

I'll hit back on this later. Later.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:58 | 5048808 ThroxxOfVron
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Yes.  It is.  

-A really ugly new form that just happens to have control of the reserve currency and the world's largest military.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:36 | 5048686 NotApplicable
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Anybody else having difficulty getting the pages to load? I'm not even getting error/maint. pages.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:39 | 5048698 Sudden Debt
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cancel some pornmovie downloads in the background.

that mostly fixes it...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:04 | 5049233 greatbeard
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>> cancel some pornmovie downloads

 

NFW.

 

 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:37 | 5048691 Sudden Debt
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Rates will go up when a coffee costs 200 dollars and "official inflation numbers" will be at 2%...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:50 | 5048779 yogibear
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That's about right. The inflation rate will be low, according to the government and the Fed, but prices for everyday items will be multiples. 

One huge lying government and central bank organization.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:38 | 5048693 PlusTic
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Hang these fukks from the FED by their toenails in a public square...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:39 | 5048699 LawsofPhysics
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Getting harder and harder to support that skimming guys?

Sorry, no sympathy motherfuckers.

 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:38 | 5048700 icanhasbailout
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Nobody really knows how the system will hold up under duress.

I can take an educated guess... it will fall apart catastrophically leaving all the actual assets in the hands of a tiny elite and a massive pile of liability which will be dumped on the tax slaves.

 

(Feel free to check back later and see how I did on this call.)

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:51 | 5048774 PrecipiceWatching
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Define "actual assets" in a "Catastrophe":

 

Here's mine.

 

- Tillable acreage.

- Clean water.

- Ammunition and firearms.

- Laid in/storeable food supplies.

- Livestock, chickens, fruit trees.

- Solar panels. Firewood

- PMs for the inevitable reset.

 

 

 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:03 | 5048835 icanhasbailout
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Kibbles

Salmon

Tuna (double stock this - you can never be too safe)

Catnip seed

Sisal rope

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:51 | 5049483 RaceToTheBottom
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FukaTuna?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:23 | 5048945 dontgoforit
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Pretty good check list.

Good luck holding on to all of it.  I had this discussion with my bro in Naples, FL last night.  He says, "Sounds like you're ready."  I reply, "Maybe it seems like it, but I suppose when TSHTF we're all going down.  It's just a matter of in what order."

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:58 | 5049206 PrecipiceWatching
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Defensible perimeter.

Like-minded, armed neighbors willing to work together.

 

Depends on the price the employed, Union Commie thugs want to PERSONALLY pay.

 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:40 | 5048710 asteroids
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Here's a thought experiment. Ebola invades the US and wipes out 90% of working Amerikans. What would the markets do eh?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:42 | 5048734 NoWayJose
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What would the markets do?  Easy -- the 1% would pile into speculative Ebola treatment stawks and get richer!

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:04 | 5048841 icanhasbailout
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LOL trick question - there are no more working Americans, Barry made sure of that.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:41 | 5049082 doctorZH
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Sorry, Barry didn't do that.  It was done from 1983-2008 effectively by both Republican and Democratic 'leaders' who cared more about becoming millionaires than the destiny of American democracy.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:41 | 5048715 Dr. Engali
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WTF is it with these "experts" that they don't get the fact that there are no markets any longer? Sure there may be some low level volatility, but with the central planner's and their digital printing this "volatility" can be kept to a minimum. They can keep this up as long as the petro-dollar exists.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:46 | 5048759 Chupacabra-322
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Exactly, Dr. Engali,

for as long as the printing presses continue the Illusion will as well.

Red pill Blue pill.

The Sociopaths / Psycopataths are on a dose of the Blue Pill.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:55 | 5048795 Bill of Rights
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We make believe this its all real and they make believe we believe it.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:41 | 5048721 NoWayJose
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"the Fed will have difficulties controlling market gyrations and its potential loss of credibility from troubles that are likely to arise from its exit strategy."

The Fed's mandate is NOT to control market gyrations.

The Fed will lose more credibility (and control of the markets) if it continues with even more QE into the fifth year of a 'recovery'.

This is just someone who will have to actually work for a living when stocks get off the one-way elevator...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:52 | 5049123 novictim
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The Fed philosophy is still as it was under Alan Greenspan:  The Market knows best, Trick-Down economics Works, Deregulation is good.  But since the market clearly does not "know best" the emphasis has shifted to Trickle-Down economics and a continued belief in deregulated markets "fixing" the WHATEVER!

Is this "philosophy" heartfelt or is it all just a confidence game?  I go with the later.

From Wiki:

The U.S. Congress established three key objectives for monetary policy in the Federal Reserve Act: Maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates.[10] The first two objectives are sometimes referred to as the Federal Reserve's dual mandate.[11] Its duties have expanded over the years, and today, according to official Federal Reserve documentation, include conducting the nation's monetary policy, supervising and regulating banking institutions, maintaining the stability of the financial system and providing financial services to depository institutions, the U.S. government, and foreign official institutions.[12] The Fed also conducts research into the economy and releases numerous publications, such as the Beige Book.

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Do they give a rat's ass about unemployment? NO.  They pay only lip service today. The Ayn Randian philosophy was brought into real vogue by Alan Greenspan, acolyte of Ayn Rand.

Do they care about inflation (price stability)? HELL YES.  It is the one thing they really do care about.  (They can't look their banking buddies in the eye if they allow inflation to eat into lender profits, now can they!)

Do they attempt to "stabilize the economy"?  They used to try to cut off the "booms and busts". But now they are just trying to juice the market and banking profits.  They are all pedal to the metal trying to flee to god knows where!  It is just a matter of time.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:48 | 5049124 doctorZH
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Suddenly, the FED's mandate has become to controll everything.  The FED was intended to participate/lead in macroeconomic cyclical  planning and control.  Now they have to micromanage EVERYTHING.  This is a bit like the dragon from the deep sea being lured into the shallow water and being terrorized by the excited shrimp.  It can't end well.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:42 | 5048736 Chupacabra-322
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Jeez. The World Financial problem can be summed up in one word. What part of

FIXED

don't these Criminals understand?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:49 | 5048771 Renfield
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hahahahaha FIXED! best pun on the Hedge to date.

Don't like puns usually but I'll make an exception for that one. Problems disappear when the market is fixed.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:51 | 5049147 doctorZH
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Yes.  The markets also disappear when the markets are... FIXED.

 

Too bad none of the economic problems get FIXED from the FIXING of the market problems and from the FIXING of the markets.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:44 | 5048739 Bill of Rights
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Moar winning!

RealClearPolitics - Election Other - Public Approval of Health Care Law

 

Of course if you turn on ABCCBSNBCCNNFOX they tell you everyone is happy happy. 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:45 | 5048750 FieldingMellish
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"Smart money" is a myth. No one has a clue.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:46 | 5048762 icanhasbailout
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"smart money" = insider trading

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:54 | 5048792 Dr. Engali
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"No one has a clue."

 

Sure some do, namely our owners. Certainly none of the people in the article have a clue.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:54 | 5048786 alexcojones
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Precipice+1

Good list, and I would only add Trusted Friends/ Family

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:15 | 5048891 PrecipiceWatching
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Good point.

But I may have to divorce my wife to purchase the Farmland I want.

 

Chicks tend to have Normalcy Bias big time.  

 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:00 | 5048787 ThroxxOfVron
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“Every piece of employment data will now be even more closely scrutinized, with investors attempting to gauge whether wage pressures (the missing piece of the labor market puzzle) are building”

 

 

Wage pressures form where?  Even IT/Tech is shedding tens of thousands of jobs even as the negative real interst rates are used to leverage stock buybacks enriching the management vultures continue..

Using this metric it would appear that the labor participation rate is indicating that real interest rates are going to be negative for the foreseeable future.


Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:41 | 5049090 Blues Traveler
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Real unemployment 13%, under employment +20%, BLS claims of 880K jobs created 90% are hourly non-career positions in the same duration we have lost 538k FTE positions.  God help you if you are inner city/micro credit trying to find a career, adios.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:17 | 5048911 q99x2
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The banks can buy the entire planet. They have infinite fiat and guns to make certain that even if it is worthless everyone has to use it and/or die.

Oh ya: the brics.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:19 | 5048931 Crash N. Burn
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"the Fed will have difficulties controlling market gyrations and its potential loss of credibility from troubles that are likely to arise from its exit strategy."

 

Lmfao "exit strategy", I thought acceptable fedspeak was "tapering", since noone smarter than a house plant would buy that BS (Bernanke 2009). Ah, the classics.

Take your m2, overlay the vix, see the pretty (death) cross. "Exit strategy", bwahahahaha.........

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:27 | 5048973 RMolineaux
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The Fed has no responsability to "control market gyrations" and its credibility is not at risk when such occur. Their responsability is to maintain steady-as-you-go price stability and money supply, along with long-term measures to approach full employment.  Market fluctuations are the bread and butter of speculators like inside traders, high frequency traders and short sellers.  These latter parasites are the cause of over caution and hesitancy among serious investors needed for capital investment and job creation.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:56 | 5049196 novictim
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Actually, The FED is supposed to stop the boom/bust gyrations of the economy.  Economic stability and certainty are SUPPOSED to be their mission.  MAXIMUM EMPLOYMENT is also part of their mandate.

Clearly, they have abandoned their madate for employment. 

This economy is for the purpose of extracting wealth out for the sole benefit of the super wealthy and powreful corporations.

So, when do we revolt?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:10 | 5049271 Youri Carma
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BS INDICATOR:

ED&F Man (Tom di Galoma): “Still regard the pension extension and the need for duration (and lack of it in the market) as the overriding concern for the market place. Look for 10yrs to trade in a 2.6% to 2.4% range over the near-term”

They are allready trading in that range for over a year so notin said here!

CIBC (Tom Tucci):“The last several long end buybacks have been price extremes for the day. This indicates to me that the only real buyer of bonds at current levels is the Fed”

Central-Planners Fail To Herd Money Market Funds Into Overpriced Stocks http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-05/central-planners-fail-herd-mone...

Half-Trillion-Dollar Exodus Magnifies Treasury Bill Shortage http://www.bloomberg.com/news/print/2014-08-03/half-trillion-dollar-fund...

Treasuries Catching Up to Corporate Bonds on Demand for Safety http://www.bloomberg.com/news/print/2014-08-05/treasuries-catching-up-to...

Why The 10Y Yield Is Heading To 1.5% In 1 Simple Chart http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-30/why-10y-yield-heading-15-1-simp...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:38 | 5049388 RaceToTheBottom
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