Fed Disaster: S&P Futures Crash Limit Down; Gold, Treasuries Soar After Hisotric Fed Panic

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Fed Disaster: S&P Futures Crash Limit Down; Gold, Treasuries Soar After Hisotric Fed Panic

Update: Emini is now limit down in an absolutely catastrophic response to the Fed’s bazooka; expect negative interest rates across the curve momentarily.

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The Fed may have a very big problem on its hands.

After firing the biggest emergency bazooka in Fed history, one which was meant to restore not just partial but full normalcy to asset and funding markets, Emini futures are not only not higher, but tumbling over 4% at the start of trading – perhaps because the Fed has not only tipped its hand that something is very wrong by simply waiting an additional three days until the March 18 FOMC, but that it can do nothing more to fix the underlying problem...

… while gold is surging over 3% following today’s dollar devastation as US Treasury futures soar, as it now appears that the Fed’s emergency rate cut to 0% coupled with a $700BN QE is seen as note enough by a market which is now openly freaking out that the Fed is out of ammo and has not done enough.

In short, as FX strategist Viraj Patel puts it, “the Fed has thrown a kitchen sink of policy measures that should in theory weaken the US dollar. Problem is the global backdrop due to Covid-19 isn’t conducive to putting money to work in other countries/FX. Fed making US risky assets relatively more attractive may support $USD”

Developing.

Tyler Durden
Sun, 03/15/2020 – 18:08 Original source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/zerohedge/feed/~3/csOgz2GB9Yk/houston-we-have-big-problem-futures-crude-tumble-open-gold-soars

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