Two days ago a very close friend called me with a market alert. He said for the first time sine 2008, for 4 days in a row, the overnight lending market rate between banks utilized to keep bank liquid jumped to 10%. He asked me, “What is the normal hard money lending rate in real estate?” I answered 10%. To that point, that is a significant occurance. Does that mean banks liquidity is not there? Yes.
Then today I noticed an article on wallstreetparage.com discussing the very same topic. In escense, the FED is buying up bank debt to keep up the banks liquidity. These are not small time banks–rather the big ones like Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley.
Also, Deutsche bank is leading the pac of il-liquidity.
“The worst of it is that regulators on neither side of the pond have seen fit to rein in the dangerous interconnections that Deutsche Bank has as a major derivatives counterparty with mega banks on Wall Street as well as other European banks. (See After a $354 Billion U.S. Bailout, Germany’s Deutsche Bank Still Has $49 Trillion in Derivatives.)
According to a 2016 report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Deutsche Bank is heavily interconnected as a financial counterparty to JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America as well as to big European banks. The IMF wrote that Deutsche Bank posed a greater threat to global financial stability than any other bank as a result of these interconnections. When the IMF made that assessment in 2016, Deutsche Bank had tens of billions of dollars more in market cap than it does today.”
Bottom line for the reason of his call–watch what youpay for assets. Some hedge funds/banks are dumping assets to achieve liquidity.
Capstone has always been a value buyer, NOT a speculative buyer. To that point, we only buy if there is a large safety net. THE WORD OF THE TIME IS–“SAFETY”
The following article is from www.wallstreetparage.com.
Last Friday the Federal Reserve Bank of New York made it clear that its interventions in the overnight repo lending market were going to be a longer-term action. Call it what you will, the Fed has effectively returned to quantitative easing (QE) where it buys up Treasuries, Federal agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) from financial institutions in exchange for loans.
According to the New York Fed, the program has now been extended to at least October 10 and likely thereafter in one form or another. The Fed will be pumping in $75 billion daily in overnight repo loans while infusing $30 billion in 14-day term loans three times this week for a total of $90 billion in term loans. Click Here For the Full Article