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Short-Term Lending Metrics Easing

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It looks like the coordinated plans are starting to take hold.

# The yield on 3 month treasuries: 0.79% up from up from 0.40% (BETTER)

# The TED spread: 3.59 down from 4.11 yesterday (BETTER)

# Activity in the Treasury's Supplementary Financing Program (SFP). This is the Treasury program to raise cash for the Fed's liquidity initiatives. If this program slows down borrowing, I think that would be a good sign.

Here is a list of SFP sales. No announcement today have to wait for progress.

# The A2P2 spread is 4.49 for Thrusday up from 4.4 for Wenesday. slightly worse.

# Industry contacts. I'm tracking some financing deals there are being held up right now. If these deals complete that would be a good sign (I'll post something when this happens). No improvement yet.

The two year swap spread from Bloomberg: 122.2 down from 138.38 BETTER

I'll add a couple more indicators, but this is progress.

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