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Mnuchin On Bond-Villain Comparison: “I Guess I Should Take That As A Compliment”

Treasury Secretary and noted Hollywood producer Steven Mnuchin provoked criticisms from his political opponents after photos surfaced last week of Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton posing with a sheet of newly printed dollar bills bearing Mnuchin’s signature. Asked by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace what it was like being compared with a bond […]


Mnuchin On Bond-Villain Comparisons: “I Guess I Should Take That As A Compliment”

Treasury Secretary and noted Hollywood producer Steven Mnuchin provoked criticisms from his political opponents after photos surfaced last week of Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton posing with a sheet of newly printed dollar bills bearing Mnuchin’s signature. Asked by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace what it was like being compared with a bond […]


5s30s Curve Collapses To Flattest Since November 2007

Ignoring the bullish ADP report, the yield curve, and especially the 5s30s has collapsed, bear flattening to 82.8bps, the lowest level since November 2007. The long end leads the gains across the curve, with 30Y yields richer by 1.7bp on the day, breaching 2.86% for first time since Oct. 20; while 5Y yields are cheaper […]


S&P Spikes Into The Close After Politico Reports Again Powell Is Leading Fed Candidate

One week after Politico reported for the second time that Trump, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, were leaning toward Fed governor Jerome “Jay” Powell for Fed Chair, Politico’s Ben White and Josh Dawsey decided to triple down, and with minutes left until the close, Politico reported – for the third time in three weeks – […]


Powell Fed Chair Odds Surge After Politico Doubles Down On “Mnuchin Support” Report

It was exactly one week ago when just as Bloomberg reported that Yellen was most likely out of consideration as next Fed chair, and as the WSJ reported that Trump was meeting with Kevin Warsh, that Politico reported, for the first time, that discussions with people close to the Fed Chair selection process “confirmed Kevin […]


Yields Slide As Market Smells A Squeeze On Powell Fed Chair Chatter

Having noted earlier the 44%, or 11-year high, in short Treasury positions among all bond traders (according to the latest JPM client survey), and a record high 70% among JPM’s “active” clients, we suggested that the most likely next move in the Treasury sector is a squeeze on even the faintest news that derails the […]


“The End Is Nigh”

Authored by Jeff Thomas via InternationalMan.com, Recently, US Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin stated, "If China doesn't follow these sanctions [against North Korea], we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the US and international dollar system." By this, he meant that the US would shut China out of the […]


Gold Jumps After Mnuchin Says “Less Concerned About Inflation Than Economic Growth”

In a potentially revealing glimpse of what is to come from the next Fed head, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, speaking during a Politico forum, told the audience: “Although we respect the Fed’s independence, we are concerned about economic growth. We’re doing everything we can — whether it’s tax reform, whether it’s regulatory relief, whether it’s […]


Same Day FX Wars? Dollar Tumbles After Mnuchin Says “Weaker Dollar Better”, Undoing Euro Losses

The smell of currency war is rising in the air. Less than six hours after the ECB lobbed the first trial balloon of the day, when Reuters reported that ECB policymakers were “growing worried” about the recent rapid gains in the Euro, sending the EURUSD sharply, if briefly lower, the entire move is now a […]


Mnuchin And Wife Cleared Of Eclipsegate; Viewed Eclipse From Fort Knox, Not Government Plane

We still have no idea where Hillary’s missing 30,000 emails are but, thanks to the intense investigation of one very concerned Washington D.C. watch dog group, we now know exactly where Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and his bombshell wife were standing the moment the moon passed in front of the sun earlier this week.  Per […]


Mnuchin’s PR Visit to Fort Knox proves nothing about the US Gold Reserves

Submitted by Ronan Manly, BullionStar.com On the afternoon of Monday, August 21, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, and Kentucky Congressman Brett Guthrie took a visit to the vault of the US Mint’s gold depository in Fort Knox, Kentucky, a vault which, according to the US Treasury, holds gold […]


Watchdog Group Files FOIA Request For Mnuchin’s Flight Logs After Wife’s Instagram Spat

Steve Mnuchin’s bombshell of a ‘trophy wife’, Scottish actress Louise Linton, is about to learn that there are consequences for snarky, condescending social media rants…well, for Republicans and their immediate family anyway.  Apparently Linton’s now-infamous Instagram post yesterday responding to a social media troll has sparked the interest of a watchdog group called Citizens for […]


Mnuchin Rejects Call From Yale Classmates To Resign, Defends Trump

In a long statement issued by the Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin rejected and pushed back against an urging from his former classmates at Yale University that he resign from Donald Trump’s cabinet, while defending the president’s response to last weekend’s deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. The statement was in response to a letter posted online […]