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AIG Goes For Re-Broke, Offers To Repurchase Toxic Subprime Portfolio From Fed For $15.7 Billion

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Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:05 | 1038477 Nedly66
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Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:07 | 1038490 NewThor
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Toxic is the new GLD.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:37 | 1038639 Judge Judy Scheinlok
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It's only plated in toxic, there is gold underneath. These guys know their stuff, trust them.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 05:50 | 1039923 fx
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Exactly. The $45 warrants (exp 2021) look like a decent play - and one could sell some Jan 13 calls against them which carry almost double the implied volatility..

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 06:28 | 1039945 Weisbrot
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things are getting even more interesting. like find the ball under the 3 cup game except, here we have many cups. (and the "powers that be" have no balls to deal honestly)

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:00 | 1040113 citta vritti
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Can/will proceeds be POMOd? If so, almost a week's worth, so FRBNY may be buying ahead.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:06 | 1038482 assumptionblindness
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This reminds me of a dog eating its own vomit.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:24 | 1038561 MsCreant
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I sort of see an Escher tapeworm myself.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:51 | 1038695 Confused
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Well played. 

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 21:45 | 1039052 KidDynamite
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Thu, 03/10/2011 - 21:54 | 1039079 NewThor
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+1 Michelangelo

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:06 | 1038486 johnQpublic
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if they owe the US government 39 billion, how are they allowed to 'buy' anything 'til they pay back what they owe?

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:15 | 1038518 Rainman
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Money laundering is an endorsed and approved program under the emergency powers act.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:32 | 1038615 IQ 145
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 Christ; I feel like I'm living in a giant mental asylum.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 20:09 | 1038747 steelhead23
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Nurse Ratched says, "take your pills."

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 00:44 | 1039529 sodbuster
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And the inmates are running the asylum.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 02:43 | 1039788 James
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Yes, and the inmates are running it.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 20:11 | 1038753 EscapeKey
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...when performed by players in the circle.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:08 | 1038494 MsCreant
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Stop it, my sides are huuurrting.


Or is that my ass?

They're, coming to take me away, ha, ha,

They're, coming to take me away, ho, ho,

He, he, ha, ha,

To the funny farm where life is beautiful all the time with chirping birds and...


New reality TV show tonight at 8:00 pm:

Extreme Dissonance

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 17:11 | 1042085 RockyRacoon
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Are you finally going over the edge, Missy?   You're a hoot.

I can't wait for the smoke to clear on this deal to see how badly the average U. S. citizen has again been screwed by the FIRE sector.   This cannot turn out well.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:11 | 1038499 arm50
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the fed's balance sheet may actually contract

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:43 | 1038664 Judge Judy Scheinlok
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There are lots of rug out there used to sweep the dead roaches under.

Everything is going to look very peachy in about 6 months.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:50 | 1038687 viahj
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just another signal that QE3 will be delayed.  there will be a smash down of equities/commodities and asset deflation 9get this shit off of the FBNY's balance sheet now, let AIG take the hit, again).  the temporary rush into treasuries will give the Treserve enough time before the people realize that the economy is still shit and the bureaucrats start demanding that Bernanke saves us yet again.  i'm anticipating the epic BTFD opportunity though.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 20:59 | 1038893 UninterestedObserver
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EXACTLY - screw QE3 they will blow up AIG again and maybe 1 TBTF bank and do TARP II, this time it will be for a few trillion

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:13 | 1038508 buzzsaw99
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benmouche and the ny fed screwing the goyim again.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:35 | 1038624 IQ 145
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 Oy Vey ! On it goes, already.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 20:06 | 1038740 buzzsaw99
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I could have said "joo york fed" but that would have been redundant.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 20:30 | 1038794 buzzsaw99
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Allow me to quote the Bard:


Double, double toil and trouble;

Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

3rd WITCH:

Scale of dragon; tooth of wolf;

Witches' mummy; maw and gulf

Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark;

Root of hemlock digg'd i the dark;

Liver of blaspheming Jew;

Gall of goat, and slips of yew

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:14 | 1038510 beastie
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Is that offer at fair value, market value, made up value and paid in pixie dust?

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:29 | 1038588 MsCreant
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Ass wiping value. It's fiat, does it matter what we call it? Does the number of them matter any more? It is all fiction. At least a good dose of pixie dust might be worth something though...

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:40 | 1038651 Duuude
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It's Pixeldust

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:43 | 1038668 MsCreant
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Good editing, I missed that.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 20:30 | 1038803 andybev01
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Ooo...Pixeldust FTW!

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:15 | 1038514 Catullus
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If the bonds are worth so much, then why not bid them back out to market instead of allowing AIG to no bid them?

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:36 | 1038634 assumptionblindness
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ding ding ding ding! 

It is obvious to me that the $15.7B price is WAY ABOVE what the securities are worth on the open market.  Only a government owned company would fork over that kind of taxpayer dough and say that it was a good deal. 

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 00:25 | 1039465 Bananamerican
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"hey, Tarp I was paid back...We even made money on the deal!"

-John Q. Public

Ponzi + 3 card monte= win/win

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:17 | 1038520 godzila
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Anyone care to explain the rationale behind this move ?

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:27 | 1038587 francis_the_won...
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Sure.  This is just the first step.  Next AIG will "buy" the toxic assets of the TBTF banks and then they'll declare bankruptcy.  Problem solved.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 20:05 | 1038736 Bill D. Cat
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Wasn't this an episode of South Park ?

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 20:22 | 1038789 NumberNone
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You got it.  Fed holding a fucking bomb in their lap and they see the timer down to 00:05...time to hand it back to someone they won't feel bad about blowing up. 

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 22:09 | 1039119 Vanderdekken
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Not a bad idea... put together all the toxic assets into one company and then play titanic....

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:32 | 1038611 buzzsaw99
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It has to do with exceutive bonuses. Look busy.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 20:23 | 1038788 cosmictrainwreck
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hahahahaha! one of the better one-liners here.....

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:32 | 1038613 Rainman
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Best guess is it's a gesture move to shrink the Fed portfolio.....even though $15b is a relatively short piss in the ocean. Could be a reverse screwing too.....the $15.9b Fed valuation might really be $9b FV. Who really knows which is the fly and the spider in this tangled web but the Berank ?

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:39 | 1038647 IQ 145
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 Yeah. I think. Public relations; it's all part of the emotional tone picture; the warm and fuzzy feeling of the new recovery; also, commish. fees. etc. "A little slice offa the top, for you, eh. Benny". etc.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 23:22 | 1039300 Fearless Rick
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Yatszeeeee! Complete PR prank designed to deflect attention away from the 200+ point shitbomb the Dow laid today.

Will work on some; won't matter long term.

We're fucking doomed.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:20 | 1038521 tony bonn
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"Says conditions that necessitated Maiden lane II have been resolved"

yes - low bonuses in 2008 were rectified with taxpayer money and low levels of control of the country by banksters have been increased dramatically...

and most importantly, the criminal, corrupt, and incompetent management of aig was allowed to survive in order to lumber on to another catastrophe....


Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:21 | 1038540 Scottj88
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Learn about why all of this is really going on.  There international bankers will stop at nothing, as foretold by Aaron Russo who was in contact with the Rockefellers before passing.  He denied becoming a member of the elite, as he wished to help the people of the world.  Please give his work the respect it deserves.


Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:23 | 1038555 EscapeKey
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That company should not even exist.

Anyone connected to it should be bankrupt.

And yet, we live in a societe where jackals such as this prosper.

This story wants me to fucking torch their buildings tomorrow. Fucking leeches.

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