Posts Tagged Interest Rates

Why you need to Understand POMO

on 12 21, 2010 | No Comments

Why you need to Understand POMO

POMO from the NY Fed website: Permanent OMOs: Treasury "The purchase or sale of Treasury securities on an outright basis adds  or drains reserves available in the banking system. Such trans

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Fed’s Second Round of QE2 – TBT

on 11 3, 2010 | No Comments

Fed's Second Round of QE2 - TBT

For those of you long term readers, you may remember my interest (no pun intended) in watching the Fed's movement in the bond market vs interest rates.  My overall thesis was pretty simple,  cheap m

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Week Ahead 06-29

on 06 29, 2010 | No Comments

Week Ahead 06-29

Well first I have to apologize for taking a much needed break after being sick.  My wife and I celebrated our 12th anniversary on Sunday.  There is a ton of things that have happened in the past wee

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Bank Closings

on 06 12, 2010 | No Comments

Bank Closings

This week we only saw the FDIC close one bank, Washington First International Bank, with $520.9 million in assets and $441.4 million in deposits.  We can not take one week of only one bank being clos

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Week Ahead 05-24-2010

on 05 24, 2010 | No Comments

Week Ahead 05-24-2010

Banks, Euro, Gold,  Oil, and China The FDIC closed down Pinehurst Bank, Saint Paul, MN last week bringing the total this year to 73.  Our government and Federal Reserve have given the banking secto

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Week Ahead 5-10-2010

on 05 10, 2010 | No Comments

Week Ahead 5-10-2010

First and foremost to all of those Mom's out there I hope you had a great Mother's day. Now let's get down to the nitty gritty! SILVER, JPM, Consumer Confidence, FDIC Banks Closures, Greece, EU

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Housing Shadow Inventory

on 05 1, 2010 | No Comments

Housing Shadow Inventory

What is the Housing Shadow Inventory and How Big is it? Housing inventory is the amount of houses that are for sale on the market.  A number that is often used to calculate the real estate market is

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Gold and Silver Potential

on 04 30, 2010 | No Comments

Gold and Silver Potential

Yesterday I saw that Silver had a nice positive move taking out short term resistance of $18.61 on the Silver Future to settle at $18.491.   This morning it reached $$18.795.  Our next resistance p

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