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Fed Now Pre-Monetizing: Bernanke Buys $300 Million Of Treasury To Be Auctioned Off Tomorrow

Fed Now Pre-Monetizing: Bernanke Buys $300 Million Of Treasury To Be Auctioned Off Tomorrow

There was a time when the Fed would repurchase freshly issued bonds a month, a week, or even a day after they were auctioned off by the Treasury (to avoid that whole perjury-inducing “no monetization” stigma). That’s no longer the case. Moments ago the Fed concluded its most recent POMO as part of the now unsterilized QE4EVA, focusing on 2036-2042 maturities, i.e., the long-end. A quick look at the issues bought shows that the one CUSIP most put back by dealers to the Fed was the 912810QY7 30 Year. Curiously this is precisely the same CUSIP that, despite the debt ceiling being breached and all, will be auctioned off… tomorrow. Granted, it is a reopening (29 year, 10 month issue), but in a world in which nothing financial makes sense, and idiots come up with debt ceiling avoidance “schemes” that could have rolled right off a Lewis Black rant, we prefer to think of its as pre-monetization, much the same as pre-crime. That said, our hopes that Spielberg will consider putting the script of Monetization Report into a movie, with Paul Giamatti reprising the role of the man who prints the world, will likely not come true.

Note the highlighted Cusip just monetized by the Fed…

… And the link to tomorrow’s 912810QY7 auction.

This entry was published on January 9, 2013 at 10:32 pm. It’s filed under Politics and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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