Various governments and banks are making emergency moves to shore up the global banking system. UBS will buy Credit Suisse for $3.2bn; the government is forcing Credit Suisse to be bought by UBS by passing laws that require them to vote, loaning up to CHF100bn and insuring losses for UBS of up to $10bn. Large US banks like JP Morgan have opened discussions about new efforts to help smaller banks. Personalities in US politics, such as Elizabeth Warren, are also offering to help where they can. The Fed has announced a coordinated effort to enhance provisions of liquidity via standing US dollar liquidity swap line agreements.
Global Panic: Fed and Governments React to Crypto News
It seems that the Federal Reserve and governments around the world are panicking as a lot of news is coming out today, and much of it has to do with cryptocurrency. In this video, the speaker requests the audience to subscribe to his channel and hit the notification bell as some of the news is time-sensitive. The speaker goes on to discuss different aspects of the crypto market, including macro crypto stocks.
The crypto market calmed down a bit on the day the video was recorded, with Bitcoin experiencing a 1.7% drop. However, over the weekend, Bitcoin raced up to new highs, crossing the $69,000 mark. Investors who purchased Bitcoin since the all-time high would now be up by 10% with an average purchase price of $25.7K.
The video then discusses how governments and financial institutions are reacting to crypto news and the current state of the banking system. The video details the forced deal between UBS and Credit Suisse, with regulators shorting up the global banking system. The government’s intervention seemed like an emergency as the deal happened on a Sunday, and the entire deal looked rushed.
On top of this, First Republic Bank went down 45.3% and got halted 11 times that day. In response, big banks like JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs deposited $30 billion to help First Republic Bank. The government is even considering lifting the FDIC limit from $250,000 to a higher amount, possibly even millions.
The video then discussed the Federal Reserve’s announcement about coordinated action with other central banks to enhance the provision of liquidity via standing US dollar liquidity swap line agreements. This action aims to increase liquidity in the system for the short term. However, it is still worrisome that this is happening on a Sunday as many people around the world are feeling the fear of a banking crisis.
Overall, the video discusses the current state of the crypto market, the forced UBS and Credit Suisse deal, and the Federal Reserve’s coordinated action with other central banks. It’s clear that governments and financial institutions around the world are reacting to the current state of the banking system, and people are feeling the fear of a banking crisis.