tfmetalsreport.com / By Turd Ferguson / December 31, 2013 at 9:48 pm
Four years ago, in one of the first ZeroHedge articles that I recall reading, “Tyler” questioned how in the world the U.S. government would find funding in 2010. Back then, just as today, the world was convinced that higher interest rates were right around the corner. With Quantitative Easing ending, how else could The Great Ponzi continue?
The original article is now archived at ZeroHedge and you can find it here: http://www.zerohedge.com/article/brace-impact-2010-private-demand-us-fixed-income-has-increase-elevenfold-or-else
For the sake of discussion, the entire article is copied below. The similarities to 2009 are startling. The potential “solutions”, outside of continued QE, are certainly thought-provoking.
Brace For Impact: In 2010, Demand For US Fixed Income Has To Increase Elevenfold… Or Else
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/25/2009 18:31 -0400
As everyone is engrossed by assorted groundless Christmas (and other ongoing bear market) rallies, and oblivious to the debt monsters hiding in both the closet and under the bed, Zero Hedge has decided it is about time to present the ugliest truth faced by our ‘intellectual superiors’ and their Wall Street henchman who succeeded in pulling off Goal #1 for 2009 – the biggest ever bonus season (forget record bonuses in 2010… in fact, scratch any bonuses next year if what is likely to transpire in the upcoming 12 months does in fact occur).
If someone asks you what happened in 2009, the answer is simple – two things. There was a huge credit and liquidity crunch, and then there was Quantitative Easing. The last is the Fed’s equivalent of band-aiding a zombied and ponzied corpse, better known as the US economy. It worked for a while, but now the zombie is about to go back into critical, followed by comatose, and lastly, undead (and 401(k)-depleting) condition.