US Daily Cash Deficit 9/27/2013

The US Daily Cash Deficit for 9/27/2013 was $1.5B bringing the September 2013 Surplus through 27 days to $35B. I half expected a moderate surplus today, but it wasn’t to be.

09-27-2013 USDD

So at this point, we are comparing all of September 2012 to September 2013 with one (extra) business day remaining. Revenues are back to flat at only +$2B (0.7%) YOY. Part of that is timing….the last day of the month often has higher than average revenues as special payments are made….like the Fannie/Freddie payments. last year those happened on 9/28..a Friday. this year they will happen on 9/30, a Monday. So we will likely see heavy inflows Monday.

My beginning of the month forecast was a $70B surplus, but that is looking a bit optimistic at this point sitting at $35B, with only one day left. There’s a lot of uncertainty, but we will likely see a large surplus 9/30, I’d guess in the $15-$25B range…$35B would be quite a┬ásurprise to me. We’ll find out tomorrow…assuming Treasury is still publishing the DTS during the apparently imminent government shutdown.