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Liquidation of Stocks Required To Keep Treasury Yields Low

The markets faced massive Treasury supply this week and shook, rattled, and rolled as a result. Surprise, surprise, surprise—not— the Treasury market got the benefit of the instability, as investors were scared out of stocks and all things European, and into Treasuries. However, in case you didn’t notice, after last week’s big Treasury rally the…

Federal Withholding Tax Data Says US Already In Recession

I wanted to follow up with you on the June 17 report on Federal Withholding Tax collections, which I cover regularly in the Professional Edition Treasury Update (latest report here). I like tracking withholding taxes because they are one of the only economic barometers that we can follow virtually in real time on a daily…