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Off The Cuff: Understanding The Trouble With Repo Rates

The User's Profile Adam Taggart September 21, 2019
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In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Wolf Richter discuss:

  • What is the repo rate?
  • Why did the rate suddenly skyrocket?
  • Why a liquidity crisis is so dangerous
  • Will the Fed really start up QE again?

Something completely unexpected happened this week. Banks started running out of cash reserves. As a result, the cost for them to borrow money overnight — the repo rate — suddenly skyrocketed, taking the banking system and the Federal Reserve by surprise.

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Great podcast. You and Wolf don’t see eye-to-eye on the oil thing, and I would have loved to have Art Berman in on this one,...
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