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New GAO Reports, Correspondence and Testimony (PDFs) Source: Government Accountability Office 29 September 2009 + Reports 1. Debt Management: Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Should Play a Heightened Role in Addressing Debt Management Challenges 2. Combating Terrorism: U.S. Agencies Report Progress Countering Terrorism and Its Financing in Saudi Arabia, but Continued Focus on Counter Terrorism Financing Efforts Needed – + Correspondence 1. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 22:33:44

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Treasury rejects credit card debt, only Wall Street debt matters

As much as I am against credit card debt, I'm fed up with the double standards of Paulson and Bush ... program that would allow as much as 40 percent of credit card debt to be forgiven for consumers ... . There are plenty of Americans who pushed debt onto credit cards because they were struggling [more...]

Date: 2008-11-14 01:05:01

Models Offside: Cenbank Agencies Selloff Moderates

"For economists now to make forecasts is a pretty difficult thing," said Ray Torto, chief global economist at real-estate firm CB Richard Ellis ... . 4 The central banks sold only $4.475 billion of Agency Debt in the week, down considerably ... $12.872 billion net of Treasury Debt. This is down quite a bit from the recent near-record buys [more...]

Date: 2009-01-03 07:05:53

Who's Overseeing the Treasury's Debt Pileup?

Who's Overseeing the Treasury's Debt Pileup? By Susan Ozawa January 12th, 2009 More From Our Bloggers Our Work: Highlights Real SecuritySocial SecurityThe Big ConAn Economy [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 23:40:13

Default Rates and Static Analysis

As recently as a early 2007 ago there was very little “risk premium” between debt of varying quality. The risk premium is usually measured against US Government debt (Treasuries) of equivalent ... 5%, then high-quality (at the time) corporate debt might be issued at 6%, with riskier debt as high [more...]

Date: 2008-12-08 04:10:17

Will America Split, Again?

A Russian professor, Igor Panarin, has been predicting for more than 10 years that the U.S. will soon break-up into smaller parts ... . There is no shortage of cracks in the current system we live under. Our rapidly rising debt to other nations ... request (treasury certificates) what do we do next?On another note, Florida is looking and sounding [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 17:32:00

Peter Moricl on the Growing Depression

Even though Nuclear Green is an energy blog, I am taking note of the ongoing economic crisis because it effects everything including the future of ... lenders bought Treasury securities and collateralized debt obligations that fueled the housing bubble ... has collapsed, and without a sizeable reduction in the trade deficit, a sustainable growth path for [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 11:42:00

Blogs Cover Possibility of Higher Rates

A: Readers of UD know by now my thoughts on the long end of the treasury curve; my expectations for a multi-year rise of longer term yields ... discussed here is investment advice. As always, talk to your financial planner before making any ... for Chinese exports. China holds a large amount of US treasuries, in essence, funding our debt [more...]

Date: 2008-11-02 15:14:17

Buying toxic mortgages: Hank and Ben made it sound good

Remember how brilliant an idea Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S ... a market for the debt, the Treasury would help with "price discovery" -- that is, other investors would see ... the banks yet 2) low enough to eventually pay off for taxpayers. But Bernanke, for one, sure did [more...]

Date: 2008-11-13 02:50:51

Intermarket Relationships: Thinking In Themes

Consider how the markets traded today: * Treasury prices were up; ... * Commodity prices fell; most notably oil * Consumer discretionary shares underperformed consumer staples ... can trade in risk-seeking or risk-shunning ways. How traders treat Treasury debt relative to equities [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 23:43:44

Parsing Mr. Paulson’s Bailout Speech: The Unprecedented Giveaway of Financial Wealth by Michael Hudson

Dandelion Salad by Michael Hudson Global Research, October 18, 2008 Mr ... of Wall Street (but not the rest of the economy!) sustain a debt overhead that is growing exponentially? Is there any limit to the amount of U.S. Treasury debt that the government can create and turn [more...]

Date: 2008-10-19 12:58:26

Japanese Float Idea of the Treasury Selling Yen-Denominated Debt

We have been mystified at the utter silence on behalf of our friendly foreign funding sources at their willingness to be patsies to continue buying Treasuries when the outlook for the dollar is far from rosy. The US's funding needs are going to escalate sharply due to the need to pay for rescue programs [more...]

Date: 2008-11-19 07:45:00

U.S. Government's Debt Problem

Although Treasury bond prices have come off the boil in recent days, yields remain substantially below where they were two months ago ... packages have set the stage for a massive increase in federal government debt issuance in the months [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 07:11:29

Nancy Pelosi: Pass Stimulus By Mid-February

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pressed top House Democrats on Wednesday to pass massive economic recovery legislation by mid-February, ... payoff in terms of job creation and increased revenues to our treasury," Pelosi told the House ... national debt that we have," said Rep. Dennis Moore of Kansas, a member of the congressional Blue Dogs [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 15:25:42

Obama's chetviorka: Geithner, Summers, Orszag, Romer

Barack Obama is likely to reveal his economic team today.BloombergTimothy Geithner is set to be the Treasury secretary ... a day.Doubling the U.S. debt, at least for a whileGordon has pointed out a Bloomberg story that the segments ... some macroeconomic quantities constant and about a piece of sugar meant to cure the investors [more...]

Date: 2008-11-24 14:23:00

What Henry Ford Knew

"An underpaid man is a customer reduced in purchasing power. He cannot buy. Business depression is caused by weakened purchasing power. Purchasing power is weakened by uncertainty or insufficiency of income. The cure of business ... --counting government loans, stock purchases, debt guarantees, and backdoor handouts by the Treasury [more...]

Date: 2009-01-11 23:58:00

Bernanke, Paulson, FDIC Eye Taxpayer Bailouts, More Power

Even as PDCF use is waning, Bernanke Says Fed May Continue Lending Into Next Year ... -backed debt for Treasuries from the New York Fed, have declined since the start of the program ... the program began. On March 26, the end of the first full week of operation, the PDCF had a balance [more...]

Date: 2008-07-08 15:58:56

Another Bailout Plan: Directly Bailout Homeowners

—Ace Actually, if you accept "bailout logic" at all, this makes the most sense and should have been done from the beginning ( ... credit and a mortgage can refinance at a new lower rate. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson ... to buy mortgage debt. Mortgage applications surged by a record last week and the average rate [more...]

Date: 2008-12-06 06:32:52

The Vanderwell Proposal - “Project Rebuild Banking”

Since Secretary Paulson put his proposal in three pages, I’m going to lay out my proposal in less space than that ... to stabilize the banking and financial services sector in such manner as it sees fit.   There will be two main ... the debt, they will remain servicing the debt and will provide monthly reports to the Treasury [more...]

Date: 2008-09-23 00:31:11

0% Financing Doesn't Mean It's Free

Hey! Looks like it’s no-money-down, 0% financing for everyone these days! First we hear that rates paid on Treasury debt have fallen to essentially zero ... not have the same problem. [more...]

Date: 2008-12-17 18:50:40

Bonds Erase Losses as Fed in For Long Haul

U.S. Treasury debt prices erased losses to trade near flat Wednesday after the Federal Reserve reiterated its commitment to keep interest rates low for an “extended” period. Klik her for at læse hele nyheden [more...]

Date: 2009-09-23 18:52:02

China’s Prospects for 2009 - Follow Up

China’s Prospects for 2009 - Follow Up The Big Picture 3 Comments » Prior to the new year, and in preparation for an interview, ... leads directly to its huge FX reserves.  Now China is the largest owner of US treasury debt. Given [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 17:13:54

Mankato Free Press: Walz returns raises to Treasury

After several weeks of reading editorials decrying the automatic congressional raises, ... this year to the treasury won’t pay off our $10 trillion debt any time soon,” spokeswoman Meredith ... looked into the question of pay for elected officials, in Pondering pay raises: Elected officials [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 03:42:17

Why Does Paulson Want Us to Keep Piling up Debt?

Bailout Nation turns to consumers today, as Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson prepares to announce a new program to encourage lending for auto loans, ... to complain when consumers finally get their turn. I know we need to get credit moving to help the economy ... the last decade piling up debt, taking out equity from their homes to spend [more...]

Date: 2008-11-25 14:40:19

Is Market Watching the Wrong Helicopter?

The market is obsessed with the Federal Reserve purchasing longer dated securities ... for yields on longer-maturity Treasury debt (say, bonds maturing within the next two years). The Fed could [more...]

Date: 2008-12-29 19:41:22

2009 Forecast Episode II: Deflation Strikes Back

This is Part II of a indeterminate series on the Accrued Interest 2009 Forecast. Here I'll focus on general interest rates and Treasury Bonds ... that inflation is going to eventually become a problem. What about Treasury supply you ask? Won't the massive debt load eventually push rates much [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 18:27:00

Fed bets $800 billion on consumers

That $200 billion aimed at spurring consumer borrowing will come from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which will lend that money to holders of securities backed by consumer debt, such as credit card debt. ... He said the fact that the Fed and Treasury had to work together to get an additional $800 [more...]

Date: 2008-11-25 19:04:49

UPDATED: Senate buys into the Wall Street buy out… Obama: John Q Public too stupid to know what’s good for country… George Soros says buy out won’t fix credit problem

Putting increasing pressure on the House “no” voters to fall in line, the Senate voted (74-25) overwhelmingly in favor of a $700 bil government purchase of bad debt from Wall Street … with lots ... y of Treasury’s decisions (but only via “consultation and recommendations…), and sundry other details [more...]

Date: 2008-10-02 02:59:48

Syllabus for FBE 589

University of Southern CaliforniaMarshall School of BusinessDepartment of Finance and Business EconomicsProfessor Richard K ... of outstanding marketable Treasury securities was about $5 trillion, total corporate debt [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 21:04:00

Peter Schiff Talks Treasury Bubble

Peter Schiff is out with a piece discussing treasuries, entitled 'The Fed's Bubble Trouble ... and agency debt, to fall through the floor, pushing ... . Just as the U.S. government issues mountains of new debt to finance the multi-trillion annual deficits planned [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 14:03:00

Bears Next Target: Bubble in Treasury Bonds

There's a bubble in US Treasury bonds. Here's the explanation: 1 ... is carrying more debt while taxes are declining and government spending is increasing, thus signaling even more debt and greater difficulty in repaying it. 3. Consistent with Austrian business cycle theory [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 17:09:11

The Fed Seeks Ability To Issue Own Debt

The Fed can't get enough money from the Treasury to fund all their ventures, so what do they do? Simple, they request the authority to issue their own debt. If Congress approves this measure ... . One of the great mysteries of our debt-fueled financial system in general and central banking [more...]

Date: 2008-12-10 20:40:49

Japanese Rating Agency Chief Recommends Marshall Plan for US

In part because the Japanese corporate bond market is no where near as deep and large as its US counterpart, ... . Treasury yields, which are near record lows, may fall further without debt relief, making ... . And they have met their Kyoto agreement greenhouse gas reduction targets too . When one mentions tax cuts [more...]

Date: 2008-12-24 04:44:28

Bush Approves $17.4B Greenless Bailout for GM, Chrysler

President Bush has announced the federal government will provide $13 ... , the government will demand immediate repayment. Ford is not seeking immediate aid. Treasury Secretary ... compensation and eliminate perks such as corporate jets. Debt owed to the government would be senior [more...]

Date: 2008-12-19 17:30:34

The U.S. Dollar: A Federal Reserve Thingy

by The Mogambo Guru The front of a recent issue of Barron's asks, "Are Treasury Bonds Safe? ... , "This means that anybody who is buying any debt - when the central banks of the world are creating more and more money and credit at such astronomical rates - is a real moron, or lunatic, or both [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 21:29:29

Need a game to learn to manage your credit?

By Philip Brewer Everybody learns best in their own way ... under the fair debt collection practices act, debt collection agencies, bankruptcy (chapter ... calculators for budgeting, debt pay-off schedules, and the actual cost of items bought on credit. Among other [more...]

Date: 2008-09-18 11:51:03

Maloni: What Now for Fannie & Freddie?

"While Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as corporate entities may not be needed, ... mortgage debt was backed by the full faith and credit of the Treasury. After 1968 this guarantee ... is up in the air. What’s happening now, as it were, is an ongoing consolidation back onto Uncle Sam’ [more...]

Date: 2008-11-05 19:22:01

Hunt & Hoisington: Buy Treasuries despite low rates

Yes, Lacy Hunt and Van Hoisington are talking their book. They have had clients in long-term Treasuries for years ... returned 37.7%. Credit problems affected returns elsewhere in debt markets, limiting returns ... : In the world’s three most recent debt deflations – the U.S. from the 1870s to the 1890s [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 13:44:58

Fed Move Takes Rate Markets Into Unexplored Terrain

The Federal Reserve’s unprecedented switch to a range for its key target rate has propelled rate markets into uncharted territory ... of programs, from purchases of agency debt to mortgage-backed bonds to the possible purchases of Treasurys [more...]

Date: 2008-12-17 17:00:26

The Next Big Bubble To Burst: U.S. Treasuries

Everyone in the world knows that the U.S. has a huge debt, and that the U.S. economy is performing poorly. Yet, people are flocking to U.S ... of stopping the debt train, though, so who knows how high it will go. We are on uncharted ground right now, and all it would take to push this train off the tracks is one major debt holder to start selling [more...]

Date: 2008-12-15 18:11:33

US Interest Rates Zero to 0.25% and soon 4.5% US mortgages

Hale Bonddad Steward at Huffington Post has a lot of charts that show the bad financial situation ... to refinance a mortgage at 4.5%. The Fed and the Treasury appear ready to start buying up large quantities of securities -- government debt, mortgages, commercial loans, even stocks -- from banks [more...]

Date: 2008-12-16 20:29:22

Banks Say Plan to Guarantee Their Debt is Flawed, Ask For a Better Deal

In the wake of the Treasury Department foisting equity infusions onto nine banks, not all of which wanted or needed them, ... . of guarantees of bank debt, gets a thumbs down from the intended beneficiaries. But sadly, it isn't the general ... and get more. One wonders if the government bond guarantee program was designed with intent [more...]

Date: 2008-11-13 21:25:38

AIG (AIG): Recycling Debt Without Paying Anyone Back

AIG is ready to repay the Fed $40 billion. The money will come from preferred shares it raised with backing from Treasury ... has funded. Banks may still face substantial write-offs from consumer debt and their exposure to mortgage ... the value of their own loans. The only answer???more money. Cure the default by risking another one down [more...]

Date: 2008-11-26 11:01:31


“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time ... of U.S. Treasuries. I've suggested that both governments might be losing their appetites for U.S. debt for several ... are experiencing severe recessions, and their ability to fund U.S. debt has been curtailed.4. Both Japan [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 20:48:00

GDP’s Debt to Credit

The FDIC is considering tapping its emergency line of credit with the Treasury. FDIC Chair Sheila Bair recently hinted after a speech at Georgetown University that all options are on the table when it comes time to replenish the dwindling Deposit Insurance Fund. We’ll find out more in the next few weeks after the FDIC board of directors meets. Stock market bulls aren’t concerned about the inevitable acceleration in bank failures — at least for now. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-23 18:10:17

GDP’s Debt to Credit

The FDIC is considering tapping its emergency line of credit with the Treasury. FDIC Chair Sheila Bair recently hinted after a speech at Georgetown University that all options are on the table when it comes time to replenish the dwindling Deposit Insurance Fund. We’ll find out more in the next few weeks after the FDIC board of directors meets. Stock market bulls aren’t concerned about the inevitable acceleration in bank failures — at least for now. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-23 22:12:34

Government Binge Spending

As Washington’s attention has been focused on trillions of dollars in fixes for the current economic meltdown, ... the U.S. Treasury. By 2050, Medicare, Social Security and other costly programs will expand the national debt [more...]

Date: 2008-12-17 21:18:57

Links 12/30/08

Coral springs back from tsunami BBC One World, Many Minds: ... Menzie Chinn, Econbrowser GMAC Gets $6 Billion From Treasury to Help Revive Auto Lending Bloomberg. And this with the fate of the debt swap "unresolved" meaning management did not get the votes (which [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 08:16:17

Fed Announces $800 Billion in Homeowner, Consumer and Small Business Aid

The U.S. Federal Reserve and Treasury Department announced yesterday (Tuesday) ... often taken for students, car owners, credit card ... in direct debt issued by those firms. Beginning next week, the Fed’s primary lenders will auction [more...]

Date: 2008-11-26 15:26:47

Going Down the Path of Consumer Debt - Again

At creditslips.org, Bob Lawless raises the most reasonable question I’ve seen so far about Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s decision to shift the ... s the question from Lawless, an expert on credit and bankruptcy at the University of Illinois College of Law school: Why? After two decades in which consumers piled debt on their credit cards without [more...]

Date: 2008-11-14 13:52:32

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