US-Debt-Kills-Repo-Markets?-Bob Davis Podcast 885

Pay Attention To This Issue

My job is to bring new issues to the attention of subscribers and listeners. That’s why I sat down Saturday and recorded US-Debt-Kills-Repo-Markets?-Bob Davis Podcast 885.

Repo Market Hell

First of all I am not a banker but I stay current on financial news. Especially relevant are the concerns experts are voicing about something called the Repo Markets.

Not Where Your Car Goes When It’s Repossessed

In US-Debt-Kills-Repo-Markets?-Bob Davis Podcast 885 I’ll provide a definition of these markets. I’ll also explain ‘Repurchase Agreements‘.

Key Markets For World Banking Liquidity

Just remember, these markets are instrumental in keeping the world’s banking system afloat on a day to day basis.

Drying Up Like The Dust Bowl

That’s why it’s most noteworthy the repo markets unexpectedly started to dry up in the fall.

Fed Rides To The Rescue…Again

The drought forced the United States Federal Reserve Bank to dump billions into these little known markets.

Billions

More billions than the banking experts expected.

More Billions

320 Billion since last fall.

Even More Billions From The Fed

Even more the Federal Reserve has projected dumping as much as another 500 billion into these markets in 2020.

Whistling Past The Graveyard

Why? According to some, the Fed wants these markets, largely based on United States Treasury Bonds, to stay open and liquid.

Big Federal Deficits Finally Taking Their Toll?

After all, the federal government has ever larger budget deficits and debt to finance.

Trillions of Dollars of Debt Gotta Go Somewhere

Now hold onto your hats. The federal government has been dumping US Treasuries on these markets in 2019, in increasing amounts. After all, they have a now trillion dollar budget deficit to cover.

Rumors Of Bank Failures

Other supposed reasons for the problem include rumors of a big European Bank in trouble.

Could Be The Hedge Funds

Some blame the big hedge funds.

Or, Hedge Funds Are Saving Our Asses

Others say there’s so much federal debt out there, the hedge funds are saving our asses right now.

Regulations

Furthermore it’s suggested post 2008 financial crisis regulations are the culprit.

Too Much US Government Debt

Finally the biggest culprit could be there’s too much US Government debt and it’s draining the banks’ reserve accounts. Imagine that!

Your Broke Ass Uncle Sam

In conclusion can we at long last dispense with the old government-debt-doesn’t-effect-private-credit argument?

Asking A Question

I don’t like to take positions so I’ll ask this as a question.

Drunken Sailors

Isn’t it a travesty that so called conservatives have jumped on the all night drunken binge boat with usually spendthrift democrats?

Thanks Republicans!

As a result we wonder, weren’t Republicans and Tea Party Trumpers for spending less and limiting the power of government?

Nero Fiddled…

Could they be playing Nero while Rome starts burning?

Where’s That Graveyard

Are we whistling past the graveyard again? Only time will tell.

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Trump-Republicans-Spending-Debt-Bob Davis Podcast 850

Another Trillion Dollars

This week the president’s budget deal adds a trillion dollars to the National Debt. These days it’s depressing when so called conservatives say, “Deficits Don’t Matter“. Learn more in Trump-Republicans-Spending-Debt-Bob Davis Podcast 850.

Trump Republicans Spending and More Debt

Above all, Trump’s spending is on pace with Obama first term red ink.

I’ll Pay Off The Deficit In Eight Years

Moreover campaigning in 2016, Trump said he’d pay off the deficit in just eight years. In those days the deficit was 20 trillion. It’s now almost 23 trillion.

Current Federal Debt Is Unsustainable? Bring It on!

As the president began his second year in office, the General Accounting Office released a report on the national debt. The current Federal Fiscal Situation is unsustainable, it said. More in Trump-Republicans-Spending-Debt-Bob Davis Podcast 850.

Republicans Addition To Debt Peaks In 2030

In fact, the GAO report showed US debt beginning to rise and peak in 2030, long after Trump has left the White House.

American Cities Are Broke Again

Over 70 US cities are in deep financial trouble. New York City is broke. Los Angeles isn’t far behind. Chicago is in a tailspin. I’ll explain it in Trump-Republicans-Spending-Debt-Bob Davis Podcast 850.

The Amount of Spending And Debt Is Shocking

When it comes to cities, counties and states investigators have to use forensic accounting to find out what’s going on. Even in small towns and counties across the country those investigations are uncovering a shocking amount of spending and debt.

Bonding On Bonding

Even more, states use bonding bills to get around balancing budgets. Therefore creating more debt through bonding.

Corporate Debt Binge

US corporations are on a debt binge too. Corporate debt is skyrocketing. It’s now 45 percent of our GDP. Much higher than during the 2008 crisis and dotcom bubble.

Americans Saved The Economy In The 2nd Quarter With More Debt

In addition Americans are more indebted than they were before 2008. US Household debt is 13.3 trillion in the second quarter. Much of it auto loans. Certainly Americans don’t save enough.

Conservatives Say Don’t Worry

Republicans say debt doesn’t matter and democrats have a new monetary theory. There’s nothing to worry about. Right? The US can “print” as much money as it needs as long as it prints US dollars.

Politicians Handing Out Goodies

Goodies like free college, single payer health, a green new deal, a higher minimum wage and guaranteed full employment are just around the corner. Just simply print money.

[Editor’s Note: In this podcast I used a quote from President Trump saying that he said, “No politician has ever been thrown out of office for not spending money. In fact he is reported to have told Senator McConnell, “No politician has ever lost his job for SPENDING money.”)

Forget Rome, England, Spain, Germany, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

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Fishing Expedition Ends-Bob Davis Podcast 816

The Northwest Sportsman’s show is the backdrop for breaking news! Mueller’s big fishing expedition is over. We’ll talk about it in Fishing Expedition Ends-Bob Davis Podcast 816.

Attorney General’s Report of A Report

While the media melts down and the rest of the world yells at each other about the ‘details’ of four pages from the Attorney General. it’s time to vent.

A Political Minority Monopolizes Our Time For Nothing

These days it sure seems like we are at the mercy of political types. People who spend all day clicking on, watching and listening to any show doling out details Washington’s latest intrigue.

Real People Looking At Boats Seems Like A Good Idea

What a breath of fresh air to join Minnesotans at the Sportsman’s show. Fishing rods and reels. Rifle scopes. Resorts. Meat smokers and boats. Lots of boats. A rite of spring in these parts.

No CNN MSNBC or Fox Equals Bliss

Moreover not a single TV in the place tuned to CNN or Fox, or MSNBC and their incessant coverage of every scratch of Robert Mueller’s ass and Donald Trump’s anguished tweets in response. Or the bleating of the disappointed democrats. Or the “I told you so’s” from republicans.

All The Predictions Turn Out To Be Wrong

Especially relevant is our need to be delivered from the heroes of political news addicts, and their constant uninformed predictions.

Trump’s Revenge

Finally for now, President Trump can take a well deserved victory lap in the form of tweets and mass emails, or the next hour long press conference, In addition his supporters deserve a moment of bliss as for once their sworn enemies are left reaching or speechless.

Time For All The Politicians And Political Addicts To STFU

In conclusion it seems to me that our biggest problem is our fixation on the intrigues of the federal government in Washington, and our worthless politicians in state capitols, county commissioner offices and city hall.

Fishing Anyone?

Suddenly going fishing sounds like a pretty good idea.

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Fishing Expedition Ends-Bob Davis Podcast 816