Saturday, July 16, 2005

Greenspan Fingerprint Found on London Bombs



Alan Greenspan may have some explaining to do. Because the fingerprints of Greenspan's Federal Reserve are all over financial transactions just ahead of the London bombings.

The Fed has previously supported financial markets by increasing liquidity to boost the stock market -as happened after 9/11.

But an analysis of stock transactions by financial M.B.A. "cunningrealist," shows that even though the attacks in London took place on Thursday, 7th July, the Fed had already hugely increased liquidity 48 hours before that --just in time for that liquidity to filter into the market.

Here is his chart of "securities lending" -one way the Fed creates liquidity. It shows a huge spike on June 30th. This is extraordinary activity.


Then the Fed almost doubled "temporary liquidity" to $40 billion, driving this mechanism to a multi-year high on Tuesday, July 5th -and it kept liquidity elevated on Wednesday and the day of the bombings:

Over recent months, the Fed has pumped extraordinary liquidity into the markets. The Fed doesn't take this sort of action for no reason, particularly when the price of oil is already at an all-time high. But whatever their reason, it worked.

There was little global financial downside as a result of the London attacks. The stock market saw heavy buying right at the opening bell on Thursday and has shot straight up since then.

Commenting on this, financial journalist, Eric Sidall wrote:
"The capital markets are working so efficiently that when Greenspan called his British and European counterparts regarding whether the three central banks should intervene, the decision was to let the markets function since no liquidity problem existed." [Tip: DU]
Duh. No liquidity problem existed -because the Fed had pumped the market by $35 billion in extra money during the days before the bombs. Now that's what I call efficient markets!

Or, was it just a coincidence that financial markets were pumped up in advance of a major geopolitical event?

Source article: Following the Money
See Also??: Who shorted British pound?

Adapted from the CunningRealist

11 Comments:

Blogger Cooler Brian said...

Yes, it would be safe to say it was a coincidence.

4:48 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God I hate coincidence queens.

9:43 am  
Blogger BG said...

Great catch (finding this blog post and bring out attention to it).

1:55 pm  
Blogger reborn84 said...

It seems that the same thing happened last year, could Greenspan be prepping for the big driving weekend around July 4 possibly?
there are links about it in the comments of the original post

5:03 pm  
Blogger Fintan, BreakForNews.com said...

FYI - Here's his reply in comments to the original article:

The Cunning Realist said...

Thanks for the comments. Before writing the post, I looked at data from the same time of year for several previous years. The only year that saw anything remotely similar to this year was 2004---and even then, the rise in the liquidity pool was not as sharp as this year when it increased by 60% in one day. Second, the far gentler rises in previous years---if they have occurred at all---have dissipated after the 4th of July. The massive increase this year took place after the 4th. Third, and perhaps most importantly, oil was trading in the 60's this year when the Fed took this action---thus it was far riskier for the Fed to print all that money now as opposed to years past, when its monetary policy was not constrained by the price of oil or other commodities.

8:26 pm  
Anonymous nikto said...

Greenspan's action is a pretty incredible "coincidence".

Also, an amazing statistical blip just before the bommbings.

This stuff gives me the creeps.

5:23 am  
Blogger mcurb said...

Fintan,

I have my own MBA in finance. When I used to study Fed monetary policy with regard tothe aggregates M1, M2 and M3 back in the late 80's, I would always see an anticipatory spike in the monetary base prior to heavy days of demand like Christmas or "Super Sunday" or the fourth of July weekend.

Since the Securities Lending Chart shows the spike on 6/30 (the Thursday before the fourth of July weekend) and since the price of gasoline is at an all time high and since people do a lot of driving and partying, I think it is not completely unreasonable to assume that the spike may have had something to do with increased holiday spending and not some bombs going off in London.

I do not wish to downplay what happened on 7/7 in any way; however, do you honestly believe that the London bombings would cause a financial panic in the US, requiring billions of dollars of liquidity? The Dow certainly did not react badly (trading has been in a 400 point channel appox. 10,200 to 10,600 since May 5.)

If 7/7 were not so close to the weekend of July 4, I would agree that the spike in monetary supply would be quite unusual.

11:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fintan,

Fine work on this little gem

...the only reason i ever became curious of conspiracy theories was after i became a daytrader.

The old saying "Follow the Money" is so true

...if ya want to believe in something besides what we were force FED, just follow the money!

3:07 am  
Blogger stormholloway said...

Yes a coincidence.. just like the massive put options placed on American and United Airlines right before 9/11. Merely another coincidence I guess.

What about the drills simulating bombings of the London Underground in the same locations and at the same time of the real bombings? These drills echo the drills of planes flying into buildings which were run by the US Govt. on 9/11 (source: ABC News, et al).

How many coincidences does it take to convince you the governments are behind these attacks?

Who really stands to gain from these attacks?

Don't believe these governments would kill their own? Type "operation northwoods" into Google. That should answer your question(s).

7:57 am  
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8:38 am  
Anonymous Husky said...

Yes... but the liquidity increase came AFTER July 4 weekend, you goobers. The spike on June 30 would be normal. But why on earth would you pump that much into the market after a high demand weekend?

2:39 am  

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