Albert Edwards On The BRICs As A "Bloody Ridiculous Investment Concept"... And A China Hard Landing

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Wed, 11/30/2011 - 08:42 | 1929252 hugovanderbubble
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Brazil Corrupted

Russia Mafia

China Overheated

India War vs Pakistan coming...





Wed, 11/30/2011 - 12:40 | 1930687 pslater
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"Rating Agencies ARE TERRORISTS"

Wrong.  Politicians are enabled by the 'progressive' teachings of the universities are the terrorists.  The rating agencies are the last canaries to die in the coal mine.  CDS are the first canaries.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 08:44 | 1929255 hugovanderbubble
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Wed, 11/30/2011 - 10:21 | 1929756 Concentrated po...
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I'm very happy about this.  Frustrating Soros and Rockefellar is a good thing.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 14:27 | 1931395 Totentänzerlied
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This would be a disaster for America, if farming/ranching is once again profitable for third-world peasants, who would grow all our illegal narcotics?

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 08:47 | 1929256 Irish66
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Wed, 11/30/2011 - 08:48 | 1929258 qussl3
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Germany is fucked.

If both the EZ and BRICs blow up they can export to the martians i suppose.

At least their consumption figures are up. (haha)

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 09:05 | 1929290 OttoMBMP
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Of course, Germany will run into trouble. This is inevitable. And the consumption and "financial-services" based economies (i. e. economies without base) are in even deeper trouble.

But to print will not save anyone. It will just add to the the bill. (Who does not know that?)

And as Germany (at least so far) is not prepared to accept the last silly "option", her "partners" are quite happy, because they know whom to blame for the coming collapse: the good old scapegoat, Germany. "They started 2 world wars and now again they destroy their peaceful, innocent neighbours." It is just ridiculous.


Wed, 11/30/2011 - 09:13 | 1929329 lolmao500
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Well I have a german friend and he still believes Germany will always be good and can never be in trouble.

Doesn't matter I tell him German banks have so much debt it will crush Germany when reality sets in or that Merkel and the other puppets in government are total sellout or that Germany will have soon nowhere to export too...

But but but Germans are hard working people! It cannot happen!

I'm pretty sure most Germans are still in denial mode.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 09:40 | 1929465 Smiddywesson
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Yes.  The USD reserve currency sits atop a teetering mound of similarly bankrupt currencies.  The American printing press won't save their economy.  Similarly, Germany is endebted, and surrounded by a world of bankrupt nations.  Refusing to print is the right thing to do, but the would be survivors from all those other sinking ships will swamp its life raft.

The result of runaway debt and globalization is everyone is going to the bottom of the sea together.  There is no escape from this.  That's why central banks are spending unbelieveable amounts of the old (paper) money to stall the crash while they accumulate enough gold to soften the landing. 

We can argue about what paper money will look like after the crash, but when this is over, all trade deficits will be settled in gold, and the people with the gold are going to want the price as high as they can push it.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 08:50 | 1929259 slaughterer
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Any story Jim O'Neill comes up with to sell GS clients is usually to the detriment of said client and the benefit of the Squid.  Squid must have shorts across the board on BRIC ADRs, and are probably bankrolling "renegade" short-hit-piece outfits like Muddy Waters, et. al.  to incease short profits.  

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 08:50 | 1929260 PulauHantu29
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Luckily, the Great Recession is over...sayeth the Bernank.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 09:41 | 1929477 Smiddywesson
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What's that down there, a green shoot?  Naw, just another leprechan.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 08:53 | 1929267 kralizec
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At first I thought SocGen's Dr.Doom merely wanted to take the focus off the EU collapse (if only for a few moments), then the ChiCom report hits...I guess a collapse of some form or other is the order of the day pretty much's all the rage, ya know?!

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 08:56 | 1929273 kaiten
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I never understood why India was considered as the next superpower. It has 1.2bn people packed on an area third the size of US, i.e density of population is 12(!) times of US. Imagine US with a population of 4bn. Can you say congestion?

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 08:59 | 1929278 alicabacon
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Wed, 11/30/2011 - 08:59 | 1929280 EvlTheCat
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You're going to break topcallingtrolls heart with this one....

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 09:04 | 1929291 bigdumbnugly
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so why was silver down so far on this news?

only to see it go 90 degrees vertical three minutes ago

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 09:44 | 1929492 Smiddywesson
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Better to ask "why is news relevant to silver" as you know the price is manipulated.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 09:07 | 1929305 Tense INDIAN
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have you been reading about INDIA lately .....people are already speculating about 6% economic groth ...far lower than the 9% needed.....

government debt is high ....govt bonds are not finding buyers......rupee is the worst currency fallling fast.....we havent even had a LEHMAN like event and already IT companies are feeling the pinch.....Kingfisher airlines is bankrupt......and the rest will follow....banks like SBI  are feeling the heat on their bad debts.......atleast AMERICANS are blesed with their huge countryside where people can settle ....lok at the crowd in INDIA

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 09:08 | 1929311 Nemo01
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AE is loosing it - pathetic to show one year of investment returns only. The reason why the west is holding up is because the politicians / central bankers have flushed the systems with TRILLIONs of dollars. However, policy options are running out and I would like to see the same lead indicators / equity returns two years from now, when Germany have imposed deflationary austerity all over Europe, and the US banking system is the onle buyer left of treasuries. Its called crowding out and it is not going to be pretty...

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 09:17 | 1929352 dcb
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why this is stupid. yout want to put yopur money to work in th eplaces that have done poorly, so instead of being overpriced the emergings start to be fair or below value. I'd rather by there at 40% below the top than in the us at 15% down.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 09:49 | 1929531 Smiddywesson
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You are right, but it's still a matter of timing.  EMs led the market down in 2007, and are likely to lead us out of this mess, but the bottom far, far below for the West, EMs, and the BRICS.  I'd rather not buy at all.

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