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DXY Daily is pushing the top of a resistance zone here, one that might just be enough to stop it near term. This is the DXY over stonks and gold since the tightening began. Gold trading with and against the USD at certain points.

A Debt based system must ALWAYS expand in order to be able to pay interest. As soon as that stops it collapses.

Well there was a time when default and failure relieved the need to expand the money base to cover all debts. Remeber when bad ideas failed and good ideas won? Back in the bad old dayz?
Thursday, the U.S. Labor Department said weekly jobless claims jumped by 21,000 to 211,000, up from the previous week's unrevised estimate of 190,000 claims.

The latest labor market data missed expectations as economists were looking for claims to remain below 200,000 at around 195,000.

A sign of disinflation. JPow likey.
Well there was a time when default and failure relieved the need to expand the money base to cover all debts. Remeber when bad ideas failed and good ideas won? Back in the bad old dayz?

That was back when the system is not nearing it's maximum expansion. Then the individual failures can be allowed and compartmentalized fairly easily and not threaten the entire system. That time appears over.
That was back when the system is not nearing it's maximum expansion. Then the individual failures can be allowed and compartmentalized fairly easily and not threaten the entire system. That time appears over.
Like back in the day when banks were 'merging' with 'other' banks....

"Merging with banks" sounds so much better than 'Banks that were insolvent'.
Like back in the day when banks were 'merging' with 'other' banks....

"Merging with banks" sounds so much better than 'Banks that were insolvent'.

It's more about the ability of the system to be able to pay off the debt. Eventually though, you run out of any expansion opportunities and the economy cannot keep expanding in order to be able to service that debt. As interest rates rise now it should pop this bubble pretty SOONtm.
Shares of SVB Financial Group, known as Silicon Valley Bank, tumbled for a second day Friday and weighed on the entire banking sector again on concern that more banks would incur heavy losses on their bond portfolios.

SVB's CEO Greg Becker held a call with clients Thursday afternoon to calm their fears, CNBC learned, after a 60% tumble in the stock that day. The shares were down another 62% in premarket trading Friday before they were halted for pending news. They did not open for trading with the market at 9:30 a.m.
The SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF was off another 5% Friday following an 8% tumble on Thursday. The Financial Select SPDR Fund was down by 1.6% following a 4% decline on Thursday. Signature Bank, which is known to cater to the crypto sector, was off 18% in following a 12% tumble Thursday. First Republic Bank was off 31% following a 17% tumble on Thursday. PacWest Bancorp was down 23%. Many of these regional bank shares were halted for volatility repeatedly.

Major banks were holding up better than regional banks with JPMorgan Chase up 1.4% Friday after tumbling 5% on Thursday.

Contagion fears for the banking sector...
Although I am holding PTGX with a 91.58% gain... Generally the Weekend Trend Trader system is getting Thrashed and Trashed this week.

[Like being boiled in oil.] #Next1000Trades
IWM - iShares Russell 2000 ETF.

This is the universe of stocks that WTT plays in.

[Check out that last weekly candlestick! Ouchie.]

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Friday she’s tracking a number of banks as Silicon Valley Bank has faced major problems.

John McLaughlin: ... Issue number 5: what number am I thinking of? Pat Buchanan!

Pat Buchanan: Geez, uh, 82?

John McLaughlin: Wrong! Eleanor Clift!

Eleanor Clift: Is it between 1 and..

John McLaughlin: Don’t skirt the issue!

Eleanor Clift: Uh.. 40!

John McLaughlin: Wrong! Mortontyne!

Morton Kondracke: 212?

John McLaughlin: Wrong! Jackareeno!

Jack Germonde: 2?

John McLaughlin: Wrong! The correct answer is 134. 134.

@2:28 mark...

FDIC formed a Bridge Bank to handle SVB:
For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON – Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, California, was closed today by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect insured depositors, the FDIC created the Deposit Insurance National Bank of Santa Clara (DINB). At the time of closing, the FDIC as receiver immediately transferred to the DINB all insured deposits of Silicon Valley Bank.

All insured depositors will have full access to their insured deposits no later than Monday morning, March 13, 2023. The FDIC will pay uninsured depositors an advance dividend within the next week. Uninsured depositors will receive a receivership certificate for the remaining amount of their uninsured funds. As the FDIC sells the assets of Silicon Valley Bank, future dividend payments may be made to uninsured depositors.

Silicon Valley Bank had 17 branches in California and Massachusetts. The main office and all branches of Silicon Valley Bank will reopen on Monday, March 13, 2023. The DINB will maintain Silicon Valley Bank’s normal business hours. Banking activities will resume no later than Monday, March 13, including on-line banking and other services. Silicon Valley Bank’s official checks will continue to clear. Under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the FDIC may create a DINB to ensure that customers have continued access to their insured funds.

As of December 31, 2022, Silicon Valley Bank had approximately $209.0 billion in total assets and about $175.4 billion in total deposits. At the time of closing, the amount of deposits in excess of the insurance limits was undetermined. The amount of uninsured deposits will be determined once the FDIC obtains additional information from the bank and customers.

Customers with accounts in excess of $250,000 should contact the FDIC toll-free at 1-866-799-0959.

The FDIC as receiver will retain all the assets from Silicon Valley Bank for later disposition. Loan customers should continue to make their payments as usual.

Silicon Valley Bank is the first FDIC-insured institution to fail this year. The last FDIC-insured institution to close was Almena State Bank, Almena, Kansas, on October 23, 2020.

2. What is bridge bank, how does it?

A bridge bank is a new national bank chartered by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and controlled by the FDIC in accordance with section 11 ( n ) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Creating a bridge bank permits parallel functions to continue. First, the bridge bank allows client banks to maintain their correspondent banking relationship with the least amount of disruption. ... Secondly, operating a bridge bank allows FDIC's preexisting efforts to market the bank to continue. Thirdly, operating the bridge bank allows time for the failed bank to be liquidated in an orderly fashion if marketing efforts are unsuccessful.

So bank failure with possible contagion is GREAT NEWS!!

[cough.. cough..]
The contagion will go beyond banks. In fact, the larger, better capitalized banks will probably not feel this much.

The spread is going to be to all the companies that held their accounts at SVB. The majority of high tech companies in silicon valley have accounts there. Companies like Roku, Shopify, ZipRecruiter. They stand to lose a lot of money. Most will be unable to make their next payroll or debt service payments.

Real estate? What if your landlord has their accounts with SVB? Not a big deal, if you can still make your rent payments, right?
What happens when the landlord can't make their debt service/mortgage payments? When the building is eventually foreclosed on, what will happen to you? And don't expect to get your security deposit (into six digits in the case of high end real estate) back, as that was held at SVB too.

The contagion from this will spread far and wide.

(and yes, I posted the same thing in the SVB thread on the other site)
so, only 151 billion is uninsured. Not that much really when it comes to banks. A rounding error when it comes to fed gov. If they are deemed TBTF then 200 billion shows up on their books by Monday. If not then depositors take a hit.

Scrutiny Falls on $43B USDC Stablecoin’s Cash Reserves at Failed Silicon Valley Bank​

Circle’s USDC, the second-largest stablecoin, with $43 billion market capitalization, held an undisclosed part of its $9.8 billion cash reserves at failed Silicon Valley Bank.

By Krisztian Sandor

Mar 10, 2023 at 12:35 p.m. MST
Updated Mar 10, 2023 at 6:11 p.m. MST

Stablecoin issuer Circle is launching a new token backed by the euro in the U.S. (Sandali Handagama/ CoinDesk)

(Sandali Handagama/CoinDesk)

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U.S.-based stablecoin issuer Circle held a part of its USDC stablecoin’s cash reserves at Silicon Valley Bank as of Jan. 17, according to the firm's latest attestation.
USDC is the second-largest stablecoin on the market, with a $43 billion circulating supply that is fully backed by government bonds and cash-like assets.
Read More: USDC Stablecoin Depegs From $1; Circle Says Operations Are Normal

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According to Circle’s January reserve report, the firm held some $9.88 billion of cash deposited at regulated banks to back USDC’s value. According to Circle's website on March 10, cash deposits in the reserves amounted to $11.1 billion.
USDC’s banking partners included Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the California-based bank that was taken over by regulators and shut down on Friday.
The full list of banks that held cash for Circle’s USDC are Bank of New York Mellon, Citizens Trust Bank, Customers Bank, New York Community Bank (a division of Flagstar Bank, N.A.), Signature Bank, Silicon Valley Bank and Silvergate Bank. Circle also keeps some part of USDC reserves in a dedicated BlackRock fund.
Circle said last week it had cut ties with Silvergate Bank, the crypto-friendly bank that halted operations and said it would “voluntarily liquidate” its assets earlier this week.
Signature Bank’s holding company’s (SI) shares have dropped 12% on the news about SVB’s shutdown. Signature said in December that it would reduce deposits tied to crypto firms by as much as $10 billion.

Circle spokesperson said late Friday that SBV was one of the six banks that the firm used "for managing the approximately 25% portion of USDC reserves held in cash."
"While we await clarity on how the FDIC receivership of Silicon Valley Bank will impact its depositors, Circle and USDC continue to operate normally," according to the statement.
Silicon Valley Bank is one of six banking partners Circle uses for managing the ~25% portion of USDC reserves held in cash. While we await clarity on how the FDIC receivership of SVB will impact its depositors, Circle & USDC continue to operate normally.
— Circle (@circle) March 10, 2023
Simon Dixon, CEO of online investment platform BnkToTheFuture, tweeted that Circle's chief executive Jeremy Allaire said the firm held "most of their cash is in BNY Melon," while sharing a screenshot from March 2. BnkToTheFuture is an investor and shareholder in Circle.
The recent failure of crypto- and tech-focused banks investors has rattled investors, causing crypto markets to crash. Bitcoin (BTC), the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, fell below the psychologically important $20,000 level, the lowest since January.
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