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Silicon Valley Bank was a doomed enterprise the way they were managing the balance sheet, argues @MacroAlf.

Are these assumptions safe?
1) Fed’s #1 priority will continue to be inflation and so it will keep rates high to address that,
2) Fed will increase its balance sheet to address the system stresses from high rates like bank runs and financial system liquidity...

Markets Policy Partners interviewing @MacroAlf Wednesday at 11amET.
He analyzes and makes clear, compelling conclusions about MORAL HAZARD the regulators should heed ss they weigh what actions to take. Live interview:
#siliconvalleybank #BankingCrisis


Morning Markets Brief 2-13-2023

Summary and Price Action Rundown Global risk assets were mixed overnight as sentiment steadies ahead of tomorrow’s potentially pivotal US inflation figures. S&P 500 futures are pointing to a slightly higher open after the index recouped early losses on Friday to gain 0.2% and pare the week’s losses to 1.1%, … Continue reading “Morning Markets Brief 2-13-2023”

Five Minute Macro 3-27-2023

US and EU banking stresses and Fed rate path remine the main drivers of markets, while investors ponder growth prospects. Inflationary pressures show signs of easing while crypto stages a comeback.


Afternoon Markets Brief 2-10-2023

Summary and Price Action Rundown US equities were mixed and Treasuries remained under pressure as economic uncertainty deepens ahead of next week’s consequential US inflation, retail sales, and industrial production data. The S&P 500 recouped early losses to gain 0.2% today, upping its gain on the year to 6.5%, though … Continue reading “Afternoon Markets Brief 2-10-2023”

Looking Ahead – More Than Words

January’s blowout US nonfarm numbers roiled Treasury markets and halted the 2023 stock market rally in its tracks, and although markets steadied in the middle of this week, traders began to look to next week’s US Consumer Price and Produce Price Index prints with genuine concern. Last month’s jobs data … Continue reading “Looking Ahead – More Than Words”

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