Treasury Continues To Pile Up Cash, Withholding Taxes Stay Strong

Withholding tax collections continued to grow at a strong pace through the period ended June 23. The annual growth rate has hit a plateau around +6% after accelerating for a couple months in the normal cyclical pattern. The peak of this cycle is due this month. So far, the pullback has been minimal. This has implications for the June jobs report, which in turn has implications for when the Fed will try to implement the first rate increase. Strong withholding tax collections are also allowing the Treasury to pile up a record pile of cash. That also has implications for the Fed’s effort to raise rates.

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Treasury Piles Up Cash

Treasury Piles Up Cash

Lee Adler

I’ve been publishing The Wall Street Examiner and its predecessor since October 2000. I also provide analysis and charts for David Stockman's Contra Corner which I developed for Mr. Stockman. I’ve had a wide variety of finance related jobs in the past 44 years, including a stint on Wall Street in both analytical and sales capacities. Prior to starting the Wall Street Examiner I worked as a commercial real estate appraiser in Florida for 15 years. I also worked in the residential mortgage and real estate businesses in parts of the 1970s and 80s. I have been charting stocks and markets and doing analytical work since I was a teenager. My perspective is not of the Ivory Tower. It is from having my boots on the ground and in the trenches of the industries that I analyze and write about today. 

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