Monthly Archives: October 2010

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Traders fear shortage of repo collateral in Europe

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Traders in Europe are worrying about a shortgage of repo collateral in the future, reports Financial News October 25. Currently, the large number of bonds being issued by governments is filling the need, but less government spending in the future, … Continue reading

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“Fallacies, irrelevant facts, and myths” in banking

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Four economists  from Stanford University and the University of Bonn have published a study essentially claiming that banks are full of it when they complain that it’s too expensive for them to raise money mainly by selling stock, like most companies … Continue reading

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Fitch: Money market funds increase repo lending

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U.S. money market funds are increasing their investment in repurchase agreements, and that’s a trend unlikely to change anytime soon, according to a October 4 report by Fitch Ratings, the credit rating service. Repo activities by U.S. prime money market funds … Continue reading