Author: therealheisenberg


More Trouble In Used Car Land: Prices Drop Most Since Crisis Sparking Deflation Worries

“We’ve grown increasingly concerned about U.S. Used Vehicle Pricing down 7.7% yoy during February, per NADA. A decline in used prices has been widely anticipated given a significant increase in used vehicle supply (off-lease vehicles). But the magnitude of the recent drop was nonetheless surprising (February’s drop was largest recorded for any month since Nov. 2008).”

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These Are The Fed’s Options To Avoid Another Taper Tantrum

” The 2013 “taper tantrum” also provides a reminder that the impact of balance sheet policy on financial conditions is uncertain and could be larger than our baseline estimate. We doubt the impact would be as large today—in 2013 markets misunderstood tapering as implying earlier rate hikes, whereas today markets would likely view earlier tapering as implying later hikes— but the risk is worth considering”