Repo Market

Three Straight Weeks Of This Can't Be Ignored

"...potentially as an escalating warning about systemic liquidity, collateral and otherwise...After all, if something unknown is clogging, removing, or just plain disrupting collateral flow it’s not likely to be an isolated case; and certainly not for three weeks running..."

Is A US Default Imminent: Liquidation Panic Grips T-Bills Market

While the politicians and the mainstream media are playing down any concerns about the US debt ceiling, Treasury Bill market participants are seeing chaos as the yield curve has snapped across the Sept-Oct divide with panic-buying in bills that mature ahead of the September-end (Q3-end liquidity needs), and dumping of October bills.

It's Always Just A Question Of Price

"I don’t buy the idea that Central Banks are incapable of stimulating the private sector to borrow. Like most things in life, it’s just a question of price, and these Central Banker knobs seem willing to pay whatever it takes."

China Manufacturing PMI Jumps To Five Year High

China's reflation story (on the back of a record amount of debt created last year) was put on display on Friday morning when both the Chinese manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMI rose more than expected, with the Manufacturing PMI rising to a level not seen since April 2012.

David Stockman Offers "More Proof Of Janet Yellen's Idiocy"

"Anyone buying stocks based on confidence that the Fed has their back notwithstanding Wednesday’s action surely deserves the pounding just ahead. What Yellen had to say doesn’t even reach the status of babbling; it was flaming incoherence..."

Mediocre 30Y Auction Tails Due To Lack Of Short Squeeze

As expected, today's 30 Year tailed when it emerged in the repo market that there would be no short squeeze, printing at 3.170%, the highest yield since September of 2014, and also a modest 0.1bp tail above the 3.169% When Issued, a far cry from yesterday's 10Y auction stopping through by 2.0 bps.

Short Squeeze Drives Blockbuster 10Y Auction, Directs Surge

Following today's shortage of 10Y paper in repo, some expected that today's 10Y auction would be strong. Well, it was blockbuster: printing at 2.56%, it stopped a whopping 2bps through the 2.58% When Issued, confirming a last minute scramble for paper.

Mediocre Demand For "Tailing", 7Y Treasury

When today's 7Y printed at 2.197% (vs the 6 previous auction average of 1.883%) it tailed the WI of 2.196% by 0.1bp, as once again there were few overhanging shorts to squeeze. The internals were average at best.

Treasuries Extend Selloff Following Poor, Tailing 5 Year Auction

After yesterday's stronger than expected 2Year auction, there was speculation that with the repo market normalizing overnight, that the omni-present short squeeze on auction days would be absent today, and predictably, moments ago the Treasury sold $34 billion in 5 Year paper in a rather poor, tailing auction, which priced at 1.936%, tailing the When Issued 1.931% by 0.6bps.