Treasury Repo Index Explodes And US Treasury Curve Kinks

By Anthony B. Sanders

U-3 Unemployment And The UST 10Y-2Y Slope

The first trading day of 2019 comes in with a … bang.

First, the US Treasury Repo index exploded.

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And the US Treasury curve has developed a serious kink between the one year tenor and 3 year tenor. Better known as curve inversion.

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The UST 10Y-2Y curve has resume declining and is in line with the U-3 unemployment rate.  Note that unemployment starts to rise BEFORE the beginning of every recession. And the US economy is not seeing rising unemployment … yet.

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Is Fed Chair Jerome Powell the Repo Man?

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