Interbank Market News Scan: As the money supply falls, asset values fall as well…

The few that control financial and natural resources are as much afraid of uncertainty as you or I. Quelling uncertainty requires a model for managing expectations and in a credit-driven political economy that means determining before-hand where interest rates and yields should end up.

The Interbank Market News Scan: I expect the euro to continue dropping throughout the day… 8:45 AM EST

Looming in the background is the negative impact a slowed down economy will have on the Biden Administration and to a lesser extent the incumbents in the Congress. As the Biden Administration and the Congress negotiate the debt ceiling, there is the threat that fiscal policy in the form of higher taxes may be offered up as a way to shore up lacking tax revenue. This will also put a crimp on household and business spending.

The Community Reinvestment Act not an example of political outcome for blacks

Black politicians concerned about protecting their communities via banking should have been advocating that the Federal Reserve increase rates hard and fast. While the increase in rates would have been accompanied by a decrease in house prices, non-blacks would have thought twice about buying up black neighborhoods while black homeowners using data evincing falling values could have petitioned for lower property taxes based on those falling values.

Interbank market news scan: The jobs report wraps up the Holy Week.

Mr Biden may have missed an opportunity to craft a narrative that emphasizes the importance of getting ahead of the inflationary impact of blocks of emerging economies threatening to transition from the US dollar to resource-backed currencies. These threats have yet to materialize into something definitive and until then the inflationary impact of dumping the US dollar or at least complementing it with other currencies is a way off.