Charting The Simple Reason Why Every 'Bailout' In Europe Will Be Faded

Tyler Durden's picture

The bailout bullishness half-life is shrinking - dramatically - as it appears traders have become more aware of reality (and unreality). As we have noted again and again, the self-referencing, self-aggrandizing, self-pleasuring European government and banking systems are becoming more and more symbiotically linked. As JPM CIO Cembalest notes for Spain, Plan A was the 2010 announcement of government austerity targets. Plan B was the 2011/2012 ECB lending program to Spanish banks - to the point where Spanish banks now own around 50% of Spanish government debt. Neither plan worked and so on to Plan C - recap Spanish banks to cover the expected losses forthcoming. Recapitalization of the banks versus funding the sovereign is of course a semantic issue given the nature of the interplay. As Credit Suisse noted this weekend... "Portugal cannot rescue Greece, Spain cannot rescue Portugal, Italy cannot rescue Spain (as is surely about to become all too abundantly clear), France cannot rescue Italy, but Germany can rescue France.” Or, the credit of the EFSF/ESM, if called upon to provide funds in large size, either calls upon the credit of Germany, or fails; i.e., it probably cannot fund, to the extent needed to save the credit of one (and probably imminently two) countries that had hitherto been considered 'too big so save', without joint and several guarantees."

Spain's reach-around is clear...

Source: JPM

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mrktwtch2's picture

see you at parity in 3 nice if it happens before the election to get the spx down 18% from would ensure that mister bo jangles is tossed and mittens takes over the helm..

GeneMarchbanks's picture

Terrific, can't wait. Mittens, parity, SPX... that joke had something for everyone.

The Big Ching-aso's picture



Europe is more screwed than we are which is hard 2 get your mind around kinda like infinity.

Muppet Pimp's picture

Kind of funny watching the corrupt spendthrift governments and crooked banks cling tight to one another as they go down in flames.  Its as though they have made a pact that they will have one anothers back until the bitter end, the consequences to their citizens be damned.  Hell, they have the cash and the military.  Sad watching as they move all teh bad bets to their respective taxpayers.  Bailouts for the connected, higher taxes for the people.  The beatings shall continue until morale improves, YAR.  Pony up your tribute proles (bitchez). 

Ricky Bobby's picture

To all my fellow peasants - Take Cover: From the "Seven Samurai"

What do you think of peasants? You think they're saints? Hah! They're foxy beasts! They say, "We've got no rice, we've no wheat. We've got nothing!" But they have! They have everything! Dig under the floors! Or search the barns! You'll find plenty! Beans, salt, rice, sake! Look in the valleys, they've got hidden warehouses! They pose as saints but are full of lies! If they smell a battle, they hunt the defeated! They're nothing but stingy, greedy, blubbering, foxy, and mean! God damn it all! But then . . . who made them such beasts? You did! You samurai did it! You burn their villages! Destroy their farms! Steal their food! Force them to labour! Take their women! And kill them if they resist! So what should peasants do?

IBelieveInMagic's picture

Who are the spendthrift governments spending on -- Martians? Isn't all this 3 card monti, just an attempt to keep afloat the financial system that has been beneficial to the people of OECD countries (on the backs of the commodity/third world countries) going? Else, the system would have been allowed to collapse long back...

EscapeKey's picture

Keep in mind, that if it weren't for the sheer level of ridiculousness that is that the banks can at will decide when CDS should trigger or not really is the only thing which tips the balance in favour of the US.

Otherwise, US banks would actually have to *gasp* make good on their promises, which would lead to a large scale increase in US public sector debts, as the banks continuously would need bailing out.

The Big Ching-aso's picture



I'm sensing CDS's don't mean shit becuz courts R owned by those that think CDS's won't be honored if it makes them pay up.

BandGap's picture

Short of someone with an "S" on their chest becoming the next president, this goose is coooked, the fat lady is clearing her throat.

There's nothing to put in the dam to stop the cracks from spreading, "every man for himself day" coming soon enough.


Cognitive Dissonance's picture

"the self-referencing, self-aggrandizing, self-pleasuring European government and banking systems are becoming more and more symbiotically linked."

May they all die from fast acting self inflicted VD.

carbonmutant's picture

If this keeps up some of them will die from lead poisoning...

disabledvet's picture

and a full metal jacket. "copper" i believe.

CClarity's picture

Can hope.

As the Spanish banks own 50% of Spanish sov. debt let's look to the pensions plans in the US and consider what they're holding.  Gonna be an ugly bye-bye for many many people as this inevitable implosion plays through.  Debt saturation is a bitch, and she's been growing for 40+ years.

ZerOhead's picture

When the Spanish banks own 100% of the Spanish debt and the Spanish government owns 100% of the Spanish banks they can call it 'tiesies'.

ZerOhead's picture

A bad case of 'Goner'ea perhaps?

Will the ECB in Brussels sprout new hope or some other kind of 'green shoots'...

Just askin'...

ZerOhead's picture

That's an oxymoron amongst morons...

fuu's picture

Having them all die from auto-erotic fixation would probably be too much to ask for. Meh, either way a rope around the neck.

bank guy in Brussels's picture

EU staff privately say they are working on the 'Fiscal Union' assumption ... But I don't think there is the realistic ability to push and hold this upon the 'austerity' victims in the European streets.

disabledvet's picture

as usual the New York centered "Tylers' Durden" refuse in the words of Karl Marx to "take their argument to their logical extreme." In this case "Europe itself is to be faded" not merely "the bailout." hence a CONFIDENCE game. since there in no "explanation of the obvious" i will not bore you with one of course. you do have to ask yourself do you not "are you going to believe me or lying eyes" tho do you not?

bagehot99's picture

LOL, Fiscal Union??? Based upon what? Italy's S&P Rating? Germany's reserves? This sucker's going down. There's no appetite outside the EU cocoon for more integration; most people feel like it has hurt them.

Everybodys All American's picture

Are there any adults in the EU willing to admit that writing this debt off is the only solution?

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Not until they make more debt. If you're gonna explode, do it really really big.

Manthong's picture

The money is not in the instrument or the interest… it’s in the fees, margins,  commissions and bonuses that must continue until it all implodes from its own weight. There is no unwind possible or turning back, so they have to ride it out to the end.

EscapeKey's picture

Write debt off?

Oh don't worry, the bankers are far ahead of you. They started by writing off the debts held by your pension fund.

eclectic syncretist's picture

Those would be the adults who stopped making payments to the banks.

ArrestBobRubin's picture

Bailouts can only happen when anyone has any actual money with which to bail anything out.

Guess they'll just print it.

devo's picture

as it appears traders have become more aware of reality

This implies computers have higher reasoning capability.

mayhem_korner's picture



It is illusory to refer to "Central Bank" in the plural.

carbonmutant's picture

Burn me once shame on you, Burn me twice...

LeisureSmith's picture

Self-pleasuring? Yep, they are all wankers! Wanker-Bankers

junkyardjack's picture

So its come to this, bailouts cause markets to collapse.  Well let's see what the Bernak has up his sleeve now.....

EscapeKey's picture

What DID he ever have under his sleave but a thinly veiled threat of perpetual printing?

insanelysane's picture

Where's the afternoon bounce?

insanelysane's picture

I missed the bounce?  I can't buy high if there isn't a bounce.

junkyardjack's picture

I got to almost top tick VZ at $42.87.  Had to kick back out, rinse wash repeat...

Taterboy's picture

Pity poor Maria. She can't say "We're off the lows of the day!"

bnbdnb's picture

If the dow is at 10k come election time, Obama will be re-elected....this means gas will be $2/gallon.

Shizzmoney's picture

Text me when they get to Plan SS

neptunium's picture

The more I observe the markets the more they remind me of a mentally disabled child being periodically being goaded with a sharp stick, a few excited spasms later it is as if the stimulus/response dynamic has been fundamentally futile. 

In this case they goad the poor child with another piece of sponge cake, except it is whisked away at the last moment. 

Rinse and Repeat enough times and you have the endless stimuli, as if someone expects the world to become numb to what is happening in time for the magical mystical growth curve to come and save us all. 

Anyway, moar cake please. 

Encroaching Darkness's picture

There is no cake - and GLADOS is looking for you.

LeisureSmith's picture

No offence, but that shit sucked all the way to a nother dimention..Me, ill stick with the old stuff, thank you very much.

Edited for extra oldeschool funkyness.

Al Huxley's picture

Really - markets finally losing faith in the belief bankrupt entities bailing out other bankrupt entities is the key to fixing the world's problems?