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After US argued that Europe should take the hit at the IMF voting in favor of China Germany spit back with the US should relinquesh its veto. Got German gold
Nordic Euro bitchez!
Definately, or why not call it a crownmark... Finland, Germany used to have marks, the rest crowns.
Yeah. I can envisage EU countries queuing up to take part in another currency union after this one fails in a spectacular fashion.
It's a house of cards. Just waiting for a few people to jump ship. Why would Ireland borrow at 6% to loan Greece money at 5%? How can you borrow at 6% and grow at 1-2% (if that) and hope to exit your debt spiral. Competitive devaluations. Rising local tensions. Protectionism. Uh oh...
They'll calm down in the morning when they realise that pulling the plug will result in a massively stronger currency for Germany.
You have to think like a German: "We are the greatest. We will not help you puny lesser peoples. Oh, wait. It's in our best interest? Oh. In that case, you need to know that you owe us for this."
For ze Germans, zenophobia comes before self interest.
E.G. Spoken like a real unter douchebag...
It's freaking Bugs Bunny
Bugs and the whole Looney Tunes cast!
The only one missing is Porky who used to say "That's all folks!"
Can't believe people go to school for years to study this hogwash.
Why do I have a feeling that the Lithium ETF ad on the ZH home page is not random?
Informative article from Morgan Stanley that was recently highlighted by John Maudlin regarding the inaccuracies of looking at Debt/GDP ratios. Warning: it doesn't look better this way.
FX move via comments. the FX war has begin...noone wants their currency to spike since all are competing for the attention of emerging market populace wallets. this will not be pretty in the end.
Its all a theater. The European Union governments are not cutting back deficit nor spending.
In reality, all this show is aimed at german population. They (understandably) dont want to pay for the PIGS bubbles, so the german government talks like if its being tough. But in reality they are inflating away.
This is especially true given the likelihood of total destruction come 2012, rendering the next year moot, as far as planning goes.
Never underestimate the power of a self-fulfilling prophecy (because they all are).
The IMF is the USA Federal Reserve 'in drag'. Period! Germany knows this of course.
Ummm, isn't that what they said last time before they turned around and bent over?
Time to STFU and bend over again Germany (nobody takes you seriously anymore), this time the IMF will give you a cigarrette aftrewards...
Hey LowRentConfucius don't confuse a bit of can't we just get along licking of the balls to weakness. Our Teuton bros and hos are quite capable of doing a Valkyrie ride when pissed off enough that would definitely get your attention...
When the time comes, The Fed will open the credit window for Greece, Ireland etc. They may do it indirectly via the ECB, but make no mistake, The Fed will do everything possible to keep the balls in the air. Shit, it's not even real paper we're talking about. Just a few keystrokes on a computer in Manhattan.
Oh, I know it sounds just so politically incorrect, but the European stereo-types seem to prevail, what with the Greeks demanding additional financial resources fro the rest of the world after not paying taxes, cooking their books and not working for a living whilst the industrious, fastidious, thrifty German burghers say; "Fuck you." Hell, even Fidel saying that the Cuban experiment has failed.
Ah, the revoltof the welfare enablers. So very much Tea Partyish happening planet wide.
Nothing quite like a ringside seat to the very destruction of modern civilisation.
So, looks like it takes central banking about 100 years to eventually snowball and cause the collapse of "enlightened" economies. I wonder how long it'll hang out in hospice before it finally kicks off.
whilst the industrious, fastidious, thrifty German burghers say; "Fuck you."
Thanks for pointing this out. I am going to bed blissfully.
So in 2013, the market will drop like it did the last time these nancy boys made this declaration. Then they'll back down again and the markets will rejoice. Great when you can see into the future.
Bang on there Harry old boy,extend and pretend all the way.Individual German politicians can let off steam from time to time at the unpleasant reality of having to pay to keep the poor relations from being ejected from the Eurozone,but it is soon forgotten,the ECB buys the countries freshly printed bonds with freshly printed Euros as if they were backed by anything other than hot air and then denies to the world that it is quantitive easing and is absolutely commited to controlling inflation.It will,like the US Feds operations,continue until it doesn't.
When will the Arch-Duke be visiting Serbia?
when will Napoleon arrive in......
this is easily "The Story." to arbirtrage or not to arbirtrage, that is the question. the insanity that is the euro which is now "collapsing and soaring" like an "uber-ball" is certainly confirming why the "risk trade" (as in hoarding Treasuries and gold) are "full on." a possible trade war between China and Japan???!!!! this is STILL the "Year of Living Dangerously" with a spectacular rally in the debt and commodity markets "papering over" some very real and materially significant "social dislocations." with seemingly the entire Obama administration (at least Arnie Duncan is still there i guess) fleeing for their lives how much longer before the media itself finally starts to "squawk"? i think not long at all now.
It would seem that denial runs deep through the German psyche. How else can one explain the political harsh talk vs the PIIGS to satisfy the electorate's concerns over wasting money on things they didn't do; while pumping more billions recently into the artist formerly known as Hypo Real Estate ?
A large chunk of the antiquated, 3 tier German banking system is insolvent. Perhaps this explains it, the Germans know they need all the money for their domestic issues.
Why wait 'til 2013? End the bailouts NOW!
Germany really really want to be out of this mess. They and many know that Greece should be kicked out, but the ramifications are hard on the Euro and the many of the countries banks.
I agree and most likely they will be the first ones out if they decide to make that decision. The euro is fragile and at a generational level there is no strong support. And if the German population think they are being screwed they will react. And their economy is strong. I used to work with some people in the EU - people in Germany are doing well (well enough to talk to me about some opportunities), people in London are floating and the people I used to work with in Ireland are *ucked.
Story about my brother-in-law's father (born in Germany). He went up to the cottage by himself to do some work (which I actually think is stupid). He was operating a power saw and severed 4 out 5 fingers (but they were hanging on by some ligaments or muscles. So he got in the boat (lake access only) and drove the miles to where his car was parked and then drove around 50 miles to an Ontario medical centre (the Quebec medical centre would have been closer so I think he made another dumb decision there).
All this - don't under-estimate the German folks - they have a history and are not afraid of making waves. And I do agree that they want to be out of this mess.
Pls help me exploring the pervert mind of chancellor Merkel.
When eur/usd is going north of 1.34 she starts screaming about of piigs sinking the UE. Why she shut up when eur/usd is at 1.18?
Maybe she only wants ecb starts QEII... The best vicious PIIgs' ally is the german manufactoring conpanies association.
And I don't but the nordic euro story.
What should do Merkel in 2012 with Nord_eur/usd at 3.00? Maybe putting four Continental tyres under Germany and trying to roll the nation in the middle of the Mediterranean sea?
Short signals detected yesterday have now increased.
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