wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / March 27, 2015
Companies are selling bonds like madmen. This year through Tuesday, investment-grade and junk-rated companies have sold $438 billion in new bonds, up 14% from the prior record for this time of the year, set in 2013, according to Dealogic. This quarter is already in second place, […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 03/24/2015 22:30
Over the past several weeks we’ve said quite a bit about the lack of liquidity in both corporate and government bond markets. In a nutshell, QE is taking its toll on Treasury and JGB markets, with both traders and officials in Japan voicing concerns about liquidity […]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / March 22, 2015
“By restricting capital spending to their highest-return assets and reducing development activity,” oil and gas companies are trying to preserve liquidity, Moody’s explained last week: in aggregate, E&P companies will cut 2015 capital expenditures by 41%. Investment-grade companies, which have not yet lost access to the […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 03/22/2015 18:20
Of all the themes we’ve been pounding the table on of late, the idea that a lack of liquidity in certain markets will eventually lead to an “accident” or “adverse event” (to use the Center for Financial Stability’s words) is perhaps the most pressing because with […]
charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / by CHARLES HUGH SMITH / MARCH 22, 2015
Can stocks keep hitting new highs even as sales and profits fall?
Given that we live in a world where a modest 3% decline in the stock market triggers panicky demands for more quantitative easing (QE 4), few observers expect much a correction, regardless of […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 03/18/2015 10:55
Talk of a massive bubble in the red hot world of private tech companies is getting louder of late. As we noted last week, Prem Watsa recently highlighted what he called excessive “speculation” in tech stocks and predicted that at the end of the day, habitually slapping […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 03/01/2015 18:15
Remember the algo-ignited, six sigma anomaly that sent 10-year yields down 30 bps in seemingly no time flat on the morning of October 15? Well despite the CFTC’s contention that it was “just a high volume day” without “any break in liquidity,” the Center for Financial […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Anthony B. Sanders,Courtesy of Confounded Interest / February 2, 2015
Arthur Cutten from Jesse’s Cafe Americain blog alerted me to this Bloomberg story: “The Treasury Market’s Legendary Liquidity Has Been Drying Up.”
For decades, the $12.5 trillion market for U.S. government debt was renowned for its “depth,” Wall Street’s way of talking […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / January 28, 2015
Investors who plowed into Greek assets ahead of Mario Draghi’s QE €60 billion a month bond-buying spree figuring the ECB could paper over this mess have been pounded almost nonstop recently.
Today alone, Greek bank shares plunged 22-29%, and yield on the 3-year Greek treasury […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 01/28/2015 14:32
One way or another this is going to get wild… As Nanex exposes, liquidity in the S&P 500 e-mini futures contract (the most liquid equity trading vehicle) is the lowest it has ever been on an FOMC Day…
kingworldnews.com / January 26, 2015
On the heels of the S&P downgrade of Russian debt, as the global markets impatiently await the FOMC decision, today the Godfather of newsletter writers, 90-year old Richard Russell, discusses the big picture of the collapse in Russia, commodities, and a world flooded with liquidity.
Richard Russell: “Many years […]
gata.org / By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard and Szu Ping Chan , The Telegraph, London / 2015-01-26
DAVOS, Switzerland — The governor of the Bank of England has warned markets to brace for possible trouble in 2015 as the US Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy and liquidity evaporates, fearing that the new financial order has yet to […]
trueeconomics.blogspot.com / by Constantin Gurdgiev / January 26, 2015
I have written before, in the context of QE announcement by the ECB last week (see here:http://trueeconomics.blogspot.ie/2015/01/2312015-liquidity-fix-for-euro-what-for.html) that the real problem with the euro area monetary and economic aggregates has nothing to do with liquidity supply (the favourite excuse for doing all sorts of things that […]
trueeconomics.blogspot.com / by Constantin Gurdgiev / January 23, 2015
So Euro area needs liquidity… sovereign liquidity, right?
Take a look at the latest Eurostat data:
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / January 16, 2015
On January 9, 2015 I posted Another Run on Greek Banks Begins; Get Out While You Still Can; Buy Gold.
On the same day, Greek finance minister Gikas Hardouvelis said “Probability of a Bank Run is Small and Deposits are Safe“.
I propose Hardouvelis’ statement was […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 12/31/2014 18:20
Before we first exposed proof of the conspiracy fact that global Central Banks are indeed trading US equity futures, it was dismissed as tin-foil-hat-wearing, pajama-wearing, basement-living conspiracy theory. So it is, perhaps, quite notable that Congress itself has now admitted that Central Banks are trading futures and […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 12/24/2014 14:30
As yields across the Treasury complex continue to rise this week – amid desks complaining of no liquidity at all (and following yesterday’s weak auction) – the yield curve (5s30s) has collapsed to 108bps, its flattest since June 2008. 2s30s continues to slide also (at 212bps) […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Lee Adler / December 20, 2014
A central tenet of my view of the markets is that there’s just one worldwide pool of liquidity, and it is ruled by the same Killer Whales operating out of a few world financial capitals. We call those whales (or sharks if you prefer) Primary […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 12/19/2014 17:10
Here is a snapshot of the liquidity in E-Mini on this day in 2009:
Here it is again in 2012:
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 12/11/2014 13:36
Golf-clap, Janet… you really screwed this one up…
With RBS exiting the “dead” Japanese bond market, is the US Treasury market next for the death of liquidity?