This was almost as much fun as the recent FedEx “gimmicks” commercial. Richard Florida eat your heart out …
BusinessWire / MW (1/22 2013):“MC10 CEO, David Icke, Invited to Speak at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos”
MC10 is currently developing products that can be used both on and inside the body, including sensors that monitor head impact, heart rate, brain activity, muscle function, body temperature and hydration, as well as an entirely new class of intelligent medical devices with embedded sensors for enhanced sensing and therapeutic capabilities. // Mr. Icke will be among the 2,500 participants from more than 100 countries representing business, government, academia and civil society including nearly 50 heads of state or government and more than 1,500 business leaders …
Obvious applications (if you’ll pardon the expression) from the NFL to psychiatric hospitals to … the parole system? And here you thought retired goalies were dangerous 😉 Anyway, the Fed’s own MBS holdings blasted up another $35.566 billion, about half-again bigger than last week’s big add. Meanwhile the other numbers went upside down against trend.
This week Doom derived the NY Fed data set from a date-limited session with the Data Download Program:
Treasuries swung to a mildly shocking drop of $8.675 billion
Agencies managed a half-decent gain of $1.361 billion, while others tagged along, adding $0.258 billion.
The net of US obligations dropped $7.056 billion, wiping out the bulk of last week’s growth.
Twist’s ratio graphs popped up after a long losing streak.
Oddly enough, the Setser numbers diverged on extreme anniversary effects.
Notes and References
: “Foreign central banks’ US debt holdings fall – Fed”, Reuters, January 24, 2013.