Monday, January 30, 2012

Fed Leverage Update

Nothing's so loud
As hearing when we lie
The truth is not kind
And you said neither am I
--Toad the Wet Sprocket

By my math, Federal Reserve balance sheet currently sports leverage of 54:1. That's higher than Fannie, Freddie, Bear, Lehman prior to the 2008 credit implosion.

Indicator of how risk has been socialized, meaning that risk has been transferred from private to public balance sheets.

position in SPX

1 comment:

dgeorge12358 said...

The great non sequitur committed by defenders of the State, including classical Aristotelian and Thomist philosophers, is to leap from the necessity of society to the necessity of the State.
~Murray Rothbard