Fed Risks Repeating Lehman Blunder as US Recession Storm Gathers

Nominal GDP growth in the US has been falling for two years and is close to recessionary stall-speed

by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

The risk of a US recession next year is rising fast. The Federal Reserve has no margin for error.

Liquidity is suddenly drying up. Early warning indicators from US ‘flow of funds’ data point to an incipent squeeze, the long-feared capitulation after five successive quarters of declining corporate profits.

Yet the Fed is methodically draining money through ‘reverse repos’ regardless. It has set the course for a rise in interest rates in December and seems to be on automatic pilot.

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