$250 Billion Repo Wish Granted

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Former Fed officials said the Fed should do $250 billion in repos to alleviate the funding crisis.

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Country Bob
Country Bob

Its very expensive to keep zombie banks and zombie companies operating.

Sooner or later, the US government will be forced to choose between closing Washington DC or else closing Govt Motors and JPM and Wells Fargo and Boeing....

Either way, it will need to close down the healthcare-education complex (which now costs a lot more than the military industrial complex)

lol
lol

250 billion A WEEK!Fed will need to print a tril a month (at least),and that'll only buy them maybe 6-7 month (and that's pushin it),then it'll double (maybe triple)to 2 TRILLION A MONTH...there gonna need more printing presses......craploads more!

Runner Dan
Runner Dan

When will we here "we will do whatever it takes for as long as it takes"?

thimk
thimk

funding crisis ! gimme a break. the world is awash in liquidity . but i guess you can't force entities to lend. the financial system hit a contingency the feds weren't prepared for. 10 yrs of interest rate repression wasn't enough to keep the zombies viable? Maybe banks are comfortable with their IOER. the 1000 page Frank-Dodd bill was been rendered moot. now the feds are resorting to "stealth" QE. Many questions no answers . I really think something is afoot.

Boot6761
Boot6761

What will be the straw that breaks the camels back? This type of "rescue" has been going open for 10 years now...

RonJ
RonJ

Through October 17.

When do they announce the first extension?

Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

"Former Fed officials said the Fed should do $250 billion in repos to alleviate the funding crisis."

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Only a matter of time.

But, as Bernanke learned the hard way, Mr Market does not take kindly to term limits and $$s amounts. Needs to be open ended on both accounts to satisfy Mr Market (heh heh, until Mr Market not satisfied).

Always count on the Federal Reserve to be behind the curve.

Bam_Man
Bam_Man

Greenspan (of all people) once remarked that the Post-Bretton Woods debt-based, fiat monetary system could only continue to function as long as it was administered like a "Gold Standard". I think we passed that point quite a while ago.