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Off The Cuff: Understanding The Trouble With Repo Rates

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By Adam Taggart
September 21, 2019

Off The Cuff: Understanding The Trouble With Repo Rates

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By Adam Taggart on
September 21, 2019

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. While the situation appears under control for now, it is not a good sign nor a healthy one for the financial

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I totally agree with all that.  Something is afoot. We are seeing occasional large companies going BK virtually overnight.  First it was Carillion in the UK last year, and just ...
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