Friday, March 17, 2017

Countdown To Crisis

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During the run-up to the election, the deep state bureaucrats at the Treasury built up what I described Friday as Hillary’s debt ceiling “war chest,” sending the cash balance to $425 billion shortly before election day.

By contrast, shortly after the election the Treasury stopped selling new debt, and began to actually pay down maturing bills and notes. The Treasury has burned over$338 billion of cash since then. That depleted Hillary’s war chest since she wouldn’t be around to benefit from it.

Or rather, it pumped a veritable tsunami of cash into the canyons of Wall Street.

In a word, the Treasury took its boot off the neck of the bond dealers, thereby enabling the 15% frolic higher in the stock market that has become known as the Trump Reflation Trade.

And that gets me to the countdown to crisis beginning March 15…

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