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How to Catch a Spoofer

Leising, Bloomberg Business, How to Catch a Spoofer, here.

Zerohedge, Mystery Buyer of US Treasuries Revealed, here. LTCM is back.

Thanks to the WSJ we now have the answer: “A little-known New York hedge fund run by a former Yale University math whiz has been buying tens of billions of dollars of U.S. Treasury debt at recent auctions, drawing attention from the Treasury Department and Wall Street.”

The hedge fund in question, Jeffrey Talpins’ Element Capital Management, which according to the WSJ has become “the largest purchaser in dozens of government-bond auctions over the past 10 months, people familiar with the matter said. The buying is part of an apparent effort by the fund to use borrowed money to exploit small inefficiencies in the world’s most liquid securities market, a strategy that is delivering sizable profits, said people close to the matter.”


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