HIDDEN IN THE DETAILS: The Market Downturn is Being Blamed on Fears of Coronavirus But Several Experts Claim It’s Due to Actions By the Fed
In 2018 Jerome Powell and the Fed destroyed the hottest stock market and economic growth in US history costing the country trillions and blunting the growth rate.
It was a greater market decline than during the 9-11 attacks.
Fed chairman Jerome Powell is either a complete idiot and failure or a compromised political operative.
He should have shown some integrity and resigned over a year ago.
The markets downturn this week is blamed on coronavirus fears but it may be just as much related to actions by the Fed, per the analysis of experts in the financial sector.
The Markets took a dive this week but even with the worst four days in DOW history, the markets remain up more than 40% since the 2016 election.
This week’s economic downturn was almost invisible when looking at the DOW historically:
Just to put things into perspective: In the long term chart the current Dow correction is not even visible. pic.twitter.com/WqLCLyDFB1
— Holger Zschaepitz (@Schuldensuehner) February 27, 2020
The cause of the downturn was universally claimed as related to the coronavirus. But some say the FED is to blame for the market downturn.
For one, the Fed has reached an all-time high for Treasury holdings which are offset by repo lendings:
Overall, the Fed's balance sheet remains flat-to-down since January 1, as their continued T-bill purchases are offset by winding down repo lending and continuing to normalize MBS. pic.twitter.com/64vcSzS1rX
— Lyn Alden (@LynAldenContact) February 27, 2020
The Fed claims that “Repos” are used to manage the Fed Funds rate:
Repurchase agreements (also known as repos) are conducted only with primary dealers; reverse repurchase agreements (also known as reverse repos) are conducted with both primary dealers and with an expanded set of reverse repo counterparties that includes banks, government-sponsored enterprises, and money market funds.
Repo and reverse repo operations were used prior to the financial crisis to adjust the supply of reserve balances and keep the federal funds rate around the target level established by the FOMC. At that time, repo operations were typically conducted daily to fine-tune the supply of reserves in the system.
But what the Fed is doing with Repos now is eerily similar to what they did in 2008:
The FED did the same thing in 2008.. this time they were waiting the virus.. pic.twitter.com/g5UCIjBeZ9
— A.Urban (@AlessioUrban) February 28, 2020
One expert claims the market downturn is entirely related to the Fed and its actions with Repos.
The Fed was just waiting for the opportunity to do what it did in 2008 again: