A liquidity trap is a situation in which, “after the rate of interest has fallen to a certain level, liquidity preference may become virtually absolute in the sense that almost everyone prefers holding cash rather than holding a debt which yields so low a rate of interest.”
Well, Buckaroos, we are in a liquidity trap with the 3 month Treasury yield at -0.025%.
A closer look at the T-bill market today.
So here we sit in a classic liquidity trap!
Fed Chair Jerome Powell in a liquidity trap!
Mega thanks to Jesse at Jesse’s Cafe Americain for the jail jpg.
Frankly, I like The Byrds version of Buckaroobetter with the great Clarence White on the Fender Telecaster B-Bender guitar.
What do you call an expected 3 rate cuts by The Federal Reserve AND fiscal stimulus to combat the coronavirus? STIMULYPTO!!
(Bloomberg) — U.S. stocks turned higher in another wild day on Wall Street, with investors pining for details on the Trump administration’s expected stimulus to combat the coronavirus’s economic impact. Treasuries fell and oil jumped.
The S&P 500 whipsawed from the outset Tuesday, surging 3.5% before turning negative and the rising again. President Donald Trump promised “major” moves to counter the fallout, but he has not communicated his plans to Congress yet. He did say his administration would assist the airline and cruise industries. A 4% rally in European stocks got zapped.
The Dow has recovered a bit from yesterday’s stock slaughter.
The unknown fiscal stimulus (likely reduced tax withholding) in addition to the anticipated three Fed rate cuts coming in March.
Update: after a few speed bumps, the Dow closed up 1165 points. Stocks Jump Most Since 2018 on Stimulus Hope
And the 10-year Treasury yield is up 26 basis points.