- FOREIGNERS DUMPING USTREASURY BONDS!
by Dr. Jim Willie, GoldenJackass.com, http://www.silverdoctors.com/
Foreigners sold more US$-based securities in June than after the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. The USFed must lap up what is dumped. Big pressure is on primary dealers, which the USFed must relieve. The Taper Talk will reverse into an acceleration of official bond purchases. A global USDollar rejection is in full swing. The new threat is the seizure of the REPO market, the vast overnight credit window device. In June and July, the Jackass indicated that the USFed would eventually be forced to buy up all the foreign dumping of USTreasury Bonds. It happened. The TIC Report is compelling. Paul Mylchreest added a great point regarding the tighter capital requirements imposed by Basel III Rules. He said, “Leverage ratio regulations might preclude banks using REPO’s to accommodate sudden influx of Treasury [being dumped by foreigners.] Maybe they will use the Exchange Stabilization Fund if BRICS start swapping USTreasurys for Gold as you suggest.” So the big US banks, and London banks too, might not be able to withstand the huge flood of USTBonds returned to the sender from foreign sources due to stricter rules on stretched capital.
A recent Treasury Investment Capital (TIC) Report showed every single type of US$-based securities sold on a net basis, a rare occurrence. The big culprit Treasurys sold a record setting net $40.8 billion, the largest single month sale of USTBonds in history. The consolidated foreign sale in June 2013 was greater than either month when Lehman failed, September or October 2008. The conclusion is simple and staring the nation in the face. The USFed must accelerate the QE bond monetization program, not reduce it. The public statements and declared rationale will be interesting, if not a comedy in lies, and an exposure of failure. The bigger conclusion is that the USGovt debt default is within view, no longer over the horizon.
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