Fed Repo Market Warning of Dire Financial Risks with Greg Hunter
by Greg Hunter
On the surface, everything looks to be going swimmingly for the U.S. economy. The rest of the world may not be doing as well as the U.S., but according to the legacy financial media, there is no real trouble being reported. Below the surface, warning signs abound that the economy is in trouble now. One of the biggest warning signs is coming from the repo market that provides lending to financial institutions. Since mid-September, the Fed has been getting increasingly involved with providing funding as the banks that provided it in the past simply do not trust the other banks.
On Friday, the Fed pumped an eye popping $258.9 billion into the repo market. We find out now the Fed’s balance sheet has abruptly reversed, and added $500 billion in the last three months of 2019. Other reporting from the Fed’s own records reveals loans that amount to “roughly $215 billion per day flowing into the trading houses on Wall Street. . .”
This is far from normal. The Fed intervention has now established a “permanent” repo facility. What gives? Why is the Fed panicked into pumping billions per day into the repo market with no end in sight? This Fed action is warning of dire financial risks.