Lou Crandall & Joseph Wang: A Monetary Plumbing Masterclass

On today's episode of Forward Guidance Lou Crandall, Chief Economist of Wrightson ICAP & Joseph Wang CIO at Monetary Macro join the show to discuss the fallout of the recent bank panic. With two monetary plumbing experts on the show, we take the opportunity to cover a wide range of topics including the real reason bank deposits were leaving banks, the impact of the record $2 trillion parked in the reverse repo, how the Fed can use interest rates to control financial stability and the looming debt ceiling.

In the opaque world of financial plumbing, there are no two better guests to welcome to the show, but to hear all this and more, you'll have to tune in!


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(00:00) Introduction

(00:54) Silicon Valley Bank, Reminiscent of The Savings & Loan Crisis?

(06:08) Why Are Deposits Leaving Banks?

(11:30) The Plumbing of Treasury Debt

(21:34) The Reverse Repo Is A Danger To The Banking System

(34:12) Public.com Ad

(35:18) How The Fed Can Control Financial Stability Using Interest Rates

(50:39) The Debt Ceiling

(01:05:56) The Reserve Gap

(01:07:43) The 2019 Repo Crisis: Everyone Has A Plan, Until They Get Punched In The Nose

(01:13:57) Will Banking Turmoil Lead To A Credit Crunch?


Disclaimer: Nothing discussed on Forward Guidance should be considered as investment advice. Please always do your own research & speak to a financial advisor before thinking about, thinking about putting your money into these crazy markets.

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