The setup for both bond and stock market bulls will be as good as it gets for the next 3 weeks. So don’t be fooled. Get ready to do some more selling, or short selling, if you’re of that disposition.
The US Treasury announced in its May Quarterly Refunding statement that it wanted to hold $650 billion in its cash account at the end of Q3. After the April tax windfall, its cash had risen to nearly $1 trillion, so it had to whittle that down by redeeming T-bills. Each month it paid down $100 billion or more of existing T-bills to reach its goal. Finally, last week the Treasury hit the mark. Non-subscribers, click here for access.
Based on recent trends I had projected that this would happen in July, and that when it did, the T-bill paydowns would end. Last week the Treasury announced that on June 19 it would issue $15 billion in net new bills its first new bill issuance since just before the April tax windfall began. Non-subscribers, click here for access.
It’s the beginning of the middle of the end. Non-subscribers, click here for access.
This report looks at the trends in Treasury cash, Fed RRPs, the TBACs Treasury supply schedule, and the technical charts of interest rates and bond yields to review how we got here, and estimate how it all plays out, based on known facts and government issuance schedules. And I suggest what you can do about it to protect yourself and play what’s to come. Non-subscribers, click here for access.
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