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Pam and Russ Martens: BIS bombshell -- 4 U.S. banks are at heart of repo loan crisis
By Pam and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade
Monday, December 9, 2019
Yesterday the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) dropped a bombshell report that torpedoed the Federal Reserve's official narrative on what has caused the overnight lending market (repo loan market) on Wall Street to seize up since September 17, leading to more than $3 trillion in cumulative loans from the New York Fed as lender of last resort.
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The Federal Reserve has said the repo crisis was a result of corporations draining liquidity from the system to pay their quarterly tax payments alongside a large auction of U.S. Treasury securities settling and adding to the cash drain. That excuse was clearly bogus since the Fed has provided hundreds of billions of dollars weekly into the repo market since September 17 while stating that it plans to continue this activity into next year.
The BIS report dropped the bombshell that the "US repo markets currently rely heavily on four banks as marginal lenders." Curiously, the BIS report was too timid to name the banks. ...
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