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Eurodollar University: Diagramming Repo Reserves And Negative Yields

By |2019-08-20T18:54:38-04:00August 20th, 2019|Bonds, Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

Following up on yesterday’s look at the concept of repo reserves. These are, as hopefully that narrative retelling established, very different from the inert byproducts of QE; or, bank reserves. The explanation for record low and negative yields amounts to a pretty intuitive process, though in practice it is incredibly complex. Sovereign bonds as “pristine” [...]

Baoshang Isn’t China’s Lehman, So Why Does April 17 Show Up All Over Global Markets?

By |2019-06-24T16:27:12-04:00June 24th, 2019|Bonds, Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

One month ago, on May 24, Chinese regulators stunned the world by announcing the first bank restructuring in modern China’s history. Based in Inner Mongolia, Baoshang Bank was seized because of what the PBOC and China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission said was “severe credit risk.” Initial reports attempted to link Baoshang’s struggles to financier [...]