Tag Archive for Alphabet Soup

Happy Anniversary Bad News Update

by Spock Sept. 5 (Wall Street Examiner Wire) — Okay, it’s now been a full year since the implosion of Fannie, Freddie, the FHLBs, and the rest of the financial gamblers on the weekend of September 7th-8th, 2008″ So, what’s changed? Or a more appropriate question should be: “What HASN’T changed?” Well, here is a…

Much Ado About Reserve Growth

Critics of the Fed have expressed concern about the inflationary implications of the huge expansion of the Fed’s balance sheet, particularly excess reserves. The reserve bulge was created  when the Fed expanded the alphabet soup programs in 2008. At the same time the Fed began paying interest on reserves, paying 1%, which was .75% above…

They Know All, We Know Nothing- Professional Edition

The Fed’s balance sheet shrinkage trend continued this week as ongoing drops in Alphabet Soup outstripped the amount of securities the Fed bought directly. Commercial paper’s shrinkage problem also continued, as did that of retail money market funds as holders liquidated in order to meet current obligations. Click here to download complete report in pdf…

The Incredible Shrinking Fed Balance Sheet- Professional Edition

The Fed’s balance sheet contracted again last week as the alphabet soup programs continued to contract, and the Fed didn’t do enough direct buying of securities to offset that drop prior to the Wednesday statement date. Click here to download complete report in pdf format (Professional Edition Subscribers). Try the Professional Edition risk free for…

No Soup for You- Professional Edition Fed Report

The Fed’s balance sheet contracted again this week as the alphabet soup programs continued to contract, and the Fed didn’t do enough direct buying of securities to offset that drop prior to the Wednesday statement date. Click here to download complete report in pdf format (Professional Edition Subscribers). Try the Professional Edition risk free for…