Daily Treasury Statement Charts Update: 14/3/11
An update of the daily treasury statement charts:
The total operating balance of the US Treasury continued down on Friday (latest), declining by $13 billion. After the disruptions in Japan the market continues lower.
As I have said previously: If markets are to remain this weak for a while, it is likely that the US Treasury will surprise itself by how much it ‘needs’ to withdraw from its coffers. This could bring the foxing ‘crack-up’ move that precedes a more profound downward leg. I now present the total operating balance with some risk assets lagged ~40 trading days; the charts suggest that the ‘crack-up’ move could begin in around 13-14 trading days:
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