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This is like me charging $20 for a cupcake.
So youre saying you own a Starbucks?
Doesn't all these margin hikes suck liquidity out of the "system" increasing the likelihood of 2008 redux?
Purposeful or unintended consequence?
Does it work on both sides of the trade, to purge speculators against the bonds? Legit question - I don't know. More broadly, interesting idea that liquidity can have low and high quality (short term/speculation vs long term). Same with housing (investor vs owner occupied), commodities (holding paper vs physical), etc.
Does it work on both sides of the trade, to purge speculators against the bonds?
This assumes that only speculators would invest in Irish bonds. Seems pretty short sighted to me. Pushes out "speculators" but likely flushes out others. Hence the unintended consquence. I think margin hikes ultimate are detrimental
Not only that, but when everyone sees no matter what you buy getting leapt upon by the criminal manipulator syndicate when theyre unhappy with where it goes...who the hell will keep playing?
More like erases liquidity from the system by reducing leverage available on the underlying asset. It's a well known consequence. Irish bonds are a paper hot potato with bankers and politicians of all stripes having interests so the LCH margin changes have been schitzo.
Uh oh (or hooray, depending)...gold just pooped itself.
So we're now in a 'trading' environment where you buy something, and if the OverLords dont like it, they just take it away? My question is who is dumb enough yet rich enough to keep playing this stupid game where everyone except the riggers are guaranteed to lose?
Check out this "Infomercial" from the CME regarding Margin rate changes. It was put out today.
my favorite line...
Margins are set as part of the neutral risk management services we provide. They aren’t a means to move a market one way or another, or to encourage or discourage participation from one kind of market participant or another. Rather, margin is one of many risk management tools that help us assess overall portfolio risk to protect market participants and the market as a whole.
Let's see, if it's 55% of par - that would pretty much be a cash transaction for the bond, maybe a little over the mark.
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