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ECB Officially Announces Easing Of Collateral Rules, Confirms Europe Has Run Out Of Assets

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The headline which paradoxically ramped stocks yesterday, is back:

  • ECB DECIDED ON ADDL MEASURES TO IMPROVE BANKING SECTOR ACCESS
  • ECB DECIDE TO REDUCE RATING THRESHOLD FOR SOME ABS
  • ECB SAYS AUTO-LOAN ABS WILL BE ELIGIBLE
  • ECB SAYS IT WILL APPLY 16% HAIRCUT TO A RATED ABS COLLATERAL
  • ECB TO BROADEN SCOPE OF MEASURES INTRODUCED DEC. 8, 2011
  • ECB SAYS BBB-RATED RMBS FACE 26% HAIRCUT
  • ECB SAYS RMBS OF AT LEAST BBB MAY BE ELIGIBLE
  • ECB SAYS BBB-RATED CMBS FACE 32% HAIRCUT

Why paradoxically? Because once again Europe confirms it has run out of actual money-good assets that can be pledged. Going forward, every repo transaction will merely be a dilutive one: those deposits you have with bank XYZ? Why, they are backed by the kitchen sink. Literally.

As for the rating of the actual collateral? Why that will come from the ECB itself of course.

Goodbye European Central Bank. Hello Salvation Army Bank.

or in other words: 

"THE ECB RATES THIS SPIDERMAN TOWEL-BACKED CURRENCY AAA+++

Meet Europe's new currency:

Full text from the bank which will now outbid anyone for anything on Ebay

Further Measures To Lift Collateral Availability

The European Central Bank on Friday announced further measures to increase collateral availability for counterparties. Following is the text of the ECB's press release: 

On 20 June 2012 the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided on additional measures to improve the access of the banking sector to Eurosystem operations in order to further support the provision of credit to households and non-financial corporations.

The Governing Council has reduced the rating threshold and amended the eligibility requirements for certain asset-backed securities (ABSs). It has thus broadened the scope of the measures to increase collateral availability which were introduced on 8 December 2011 and which remain applicable. In addition to the ABSs that are already eligible for use as collateral in Eurosystem operations, the Eurosystem will consider the following ABSs as eligible:

1. Auto loan, leasing and consumer finance ABSs and ABSs backed by commercial mortgages (CMBSs) which have a second-best rating of at least "single A"1 in the Eurosystem's harmonised credit scale, at issuance and at all times subsequently. These ABSs will be subject to a valuation haircut of 16%.

2. Residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBSs), securities backed by loans to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), auto loan, leasing and consumer finance ABSs and CMBSs which have a second-best rating of at least "triple B"2 in the Eurosystem's harmonised credit scale, at issuance and at all times subsequently. RMBSs, securities backed by loans to SMEs, and auto loan, leasing and consumer finance ABSs would be subject to a valuation haircut of 26%, while CMBSs would be subject to a valuation haircut of 32%.

The risk control framework with higher haircuts applicable to the newly eligible ABS aims at ensuring risk equalisation across asset classes and maintaining the risk profile of the Eurosystem.

The newly eligible ABSs must also satisfy additional requirements which will be specified in the legal act to be adopted Thursday, 28 June
2012. The measures will take effect as soon as the relevant legal act enters into force.      

 


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Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:14 | Link to Comment chanxmanx
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quid pro quo?

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:20 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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Whichever country wins the EuroCup gets an extra €500billion from the ECB if they post some jock straps as collateral. 

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:21 | Link to Comment battle axe
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Soon physical dog shit will be eligible for collateral....

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:33 | Link to Comment Nothing To See Here
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I'm putting my oldest boxer shorts on ebay under "AAA collateral", see what I can get.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:27 | Link to Comment Fukushima Sam
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I have been stacking up the Spiderman towels ever since their value approached 300 euros.  But then I had a boating accident and now they have all been lost.  :(

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 11:28 | Link to Comment 0z
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When are they going to get us the "Spiderman Wheelbarrows"  ??

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 11:48 | Link to Comment old naughty
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not to worry, Spanish banks still have some left...go make another deposit.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:34 | Link to Comment CURWAR2012
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Only if it is from a German Sheperd. No shit acceptable from chihuahuas, Westies, or Portugese waterdogs.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:52 | Link to Comment Stackers
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I'm still trying to figure out how you put up an outstanding loan as collateral for an outstanding loan.......... its nonsense.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:05 | Link to Comment dannyboy
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Absolutely nobody could have seen this coming. Nobody.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/encumbrance-101-or-why-europe-running-out-...

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:54 | Link to Comment t_kAyk
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I have a great dane.  If we are now pricing in dog shit then I am a gazillionaire. 

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:44 | Link to Comment trilliontroll
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"Only if it is from a German Sheperd."

 So etwa ?

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5182/5665721400_76b911f61a.jpg

 

 

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:55 | Link to Comment Alpo for Granny
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I heard they are closing the dog shit window.

 

"Paper dog shit will be eligible for collateral.... "

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:56 | Link to Comment Alpo for Granny
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Fifi Fiat. 

 

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:53 | Link to Comment LeBalance
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heck no there is an understood value to feces, these "objects" are illusions of value. aka paper dog shit.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 11:19 | Link to Comment Jack Sheet
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"physical" ...good one

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:24 | Link to Comment resurger
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lol

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:28 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Clinton should be running Euroland........everyone knows you should....deny, deny, deny.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:35 | Link to Comment knukles
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What could go wrong?

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:31 | Link to Comment Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
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Would make sense, after all the players already posted will need some gear

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/8671468/...

 

Team ECB should be Champions League material.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 11:18 | Link to Comment Jack Sheet
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Used ones of course

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 11:46 | Link to Comment old naughty
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while no doubt it would end up in this current state, I was amazed that they lasted this long...and if they still have jock straps (whatever) left, wish them luck using them.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 12:43 | Link to Comment skohiu
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Germany vs. Greece today....Greece better throw the game or Merkel may Hank Paulson them.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:36 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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Auto loans are our speciality!

MARIO DRAG RACE VERSION 2

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 11:59 | Link to Comment mt paul
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squid pro quo...

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:15 | Link to Comment Capitalist10
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Used condom CDOs now AAA

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:17 | Link to Comment Stoploss
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Ahh, so clothes and shoes still work after all...

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:20 | Link to Comment Comay Mierda
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that's draghi's favorite

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:15 | Link to Comment mrktwtch2
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they keep throwing things at the wall hoping something will stick..

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:38 | Link to Comment knukles
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Reference above: used condoms

See, there are reasons to relax the rules.
Nothin'll go wrong.

Believe me.

Who the fuck is in charge of this shit? 
We've humorously giggled about Timmah and Summers for years, but this is beyond reality. 
Kafkesque Cenrtal Banking.

No way.
No fucking way.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:43 | Link to Comment BandGap
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We will go through stages in order to accept this new reality. Honestly, I'm with you here, but nothing seems to point that going back to what was "normal" is even remotely possible now. Don't fight the current, see where it leads you.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:15 | Link to Comment doomandbloom
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Easy Peasy!

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:16 | Link to Comment CClarity
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Will accept Olympic medals made of plastic.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:19 | Link to Comment SeverinSlade
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Olympic gold medals apparently have "Made in Greece/Italy/Spain/Portugal.  Property of Germany" stamped into the back.

 

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:24 | Link to Comment fuu
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nice

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:19 | Link to Comment Mercury
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Layup for WB7:

Top Ten Things The ECB Is Considering Qualifying As Eligible Collateral.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:17 | Link to Comment EconSammie
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Yes I saw this whole concept come under some deserved fire earlier.

The Euro area

 

Many times during its crisis Euro area politicians and leaders have suggested that the Euro area should do its own ratings. The initial problem is that this would come with an enormous moral hazard issue. And of course if there was a group of people unfit for such a role I think that they have demonstrated that they are it!

 

This week the European Central Bank has been testing the waters in this area with one or two leaks to the media. Let me offer a clear problem with it doing this, the ECB still assumes that sovereign nations cannot default. Meanwhile in the real world Greece has had a debt haircut otherwise known as a default. Of course the ECB side-stepped this with its own holdings of Greek debt evidencing again the truth of George Orwell’s words.

 

ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS

 

http://www.mindfulmoney.co.uk/wp/shaun-richards/why-bank-downgrades-by-ratings-agencies-may-mean-nothing-at-all-as-we-see-another-market-failure/

 

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:17 | Link to Comment SeverinSlade
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Go long on lube.  Europe is going to need lots of it if it hopes to avoid severe chafing from this massive circle jerk.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:18 | Link to Comment SmoothCoolSmoke
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Euro - 30 pip pop.  MEH.  Dow futes look to open up 60-70.  That's a bit hard to understand.  But I do expect a ramp up in to the SCOTUS HC announcement.

 

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:20 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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Will they hand out token tokens as valuable fiat when failure is finally obvious?

Tokens

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:34 | Link to Comment Unprepared
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Would may monthly pass still do the trick?

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:42 | Link to Comment HoofHearted
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They already do. By definition a coin has to have intrinsic value. And by definition something that only has value ascribed to it from some external authority is called a token. Since all coins in current circulation are made from base metals, we all use tokens.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:09 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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But what about token tokens? Is a copy of a copy anymore real than the original copy?  :>)

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:19 | Link to Comment Jethro
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Token tokens?  This is getting dangerously close to "Pimp my Currency".  We'll have to hire Chairman Xzibit for this job.  "Yo dawg, we heard that you liked fiat!  So we put fiat in your fiat, and now you can have debt inside your debt!"

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:19 | Link to Comment pods
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To get out of a hole, the first thing you must do is stop digging and put down the shovel.

pods

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:24 | Link to Comment Burr's 2nd Shot
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That's too "old" logic.  "New" logic says dig all the way through and come out the other side.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:33 | Link to Comment spentCartridge
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Only an idiot would dig a hole with a shovel.

 

A real hole digger would use a spade.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:47 | Link to Comment GreatUncle
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A real holde digger would say stuff you and your mates with spades and get out a JCB or CAT.

Now were are talking digging a hole and is good for shovelling sh%^ too.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:51 | Link to Comment catacl1sm
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"Then why not use spoons instead of a shovel?" -Milton Friedman

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:59 | Link to Comment nodhannum
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I am calling "racisss" twice over!  You cannot say digger and certainly cannot say spade.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 11:53 | Link to Comment spentCartridge
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I didn't say diggers are spades.

 

I said they use them ... to dig holes.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 11:55 | Link to Comment ZeroDebt
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i am a GOLD digger.

 

 

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 12:02 | Link to Comment mt paul
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a real hole digger

would use Chinese labor....

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:20 | Link to Comment Bob
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Financialization was always just an exploitive circle jerk.  Now the pace quickens . . . blisters ahead! 

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:20 | Link to Comment timbo_em
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How to make a bad bank even worse. Euro loves it, banks love it, why didn't Gold get the message?

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:20 | Link to Comment orangedrinkandchips
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That is the beginning of the end when you DENY RATING AGENCIE.

 

Dont get me wrong, the agencies are worthless as teets no a boar, but YOU DUMP THEM WHEN THINGS ARE GOOD, NOT BAD.

 

There is no answer folks. None.

 

WHO WILL BE THE FIRST TO DEFAULT AND MOVE ON? Game over....

 

playing games.....

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:22 | Link to Comment LoneStarHog
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Uh! ... Dat is not TEETS, but rather TEATS ... or just plain BOOBS, most modern ones brought to you by DOW Chemical.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:33 | Link to Comment i-dog
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and MSNBC.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:20 | Link to Comment LoneStarHog
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Ding! Ding! Ding! If they need a LARGE & ROUND kettle ringer for Christmas to fit the Santa suit, at least they have Merkel; no alterations necessary. Ring! Ring! Ring!

Alms for da poor!

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:20 | Link to Comment teljames
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Greece and Germany to do battle in the field of sport (euro 2012 football championships), the Merkel will be there, but no Greek Prime Minister......hang on do they have one?

 

 

 

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:20 | Link to Comment brooklynlou
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Bullish?

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:36 | Link to Comment docj
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Evidently. Go figure.

Wake me once math (hell, arithmetic) starts to make sense again.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:21 | Link to Comment Nothing To See Here
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When the rules prevent things from running according to plan, the capitalist changes his plan and adapts, whereas the central planner changes the rules...

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:22 | Link to Comment BandGap
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To get out of the hole you must dig the hole to see what's in it.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:22 | Link to Comment dead hobo
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New show for Fall 2012 TV season:

ECB Pawn Stars

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:23 | Link to Comment Yikes
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Autoloans?  Really?

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:11 | Link to Comment jerry_theking_lawler
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I'm going to post my 1981 yugo as collateral on a $1.2B loan from the Fed....

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:30 | Link to Comment falak pema
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Draghi has the green light to make "euro" into a super light currency. We are in currency war and Merkel, if she has to bail out "ze bloody spanien and italien banks", wants to make sure that she can at least export more of what little the world will want to buy. "Ja, Ja, Ja! What a scheizer world we live in (sigh). I was so much happier in Ost Germany as physicist."

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, du kannst mir sehr gefallen!
Euro Politburo pow-wow in Rome today :Les quatre poids lourds de la zone euro à Rome pour un pré-sommet anticrise

 

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:23 | Link to Comment Yikes
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What's next?  Payday loans?

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:25 | Link to Comment MFL8240
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Wait a minute. Bernanke took IOU's from these clowns in 2009, why not now.  We can print as much money as they need.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 11:04 | Link to Comment Bicycle Repairman
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"why not now?"

The answer rhymes with "erection".

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:25 | Link to Comment permafrost
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And now Greek PM Antonis Samaras has adopted an anti-austerity stance: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/21/us-greece-bailout-idUSBRE85K1E...

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:25 | Link to Comment fuu
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Strongband?

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:27 | Link to Comment HyperLazy
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"Residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBSs)"

So the ECB wants to be Europe's largest landlord parallel to the FED?

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:27 | Link to Comment Arnold Ziffel
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With a room full of money printing presses, who needs collateral?

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:28 | Link to Comment sumo
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Timmy the Great is right: the Eurozone must print Spiderman towels in vast quantities. Sorry Spidey.

 

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:28 | Link to Comment surf0766
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9:30 and the comments already have me in tears.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:28 | Link to Comment chinaguy
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and the BEST part of this is that now the ECB gets to rate it's own toxic crap -

you need triple-B for your package of auto loan backed crap - "you've got it". Nice doing business with you & come again please.

 

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:11 | Link to Comment nodhannum
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Sounds a lot like the NAR circa 1980 thru 2007, doesn't it.  You need an appraisal of one million on your trailer...no problemo!  Just can't make this shit up.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:29 | Link to Comment monopoly
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Auto loans, the ECB is going to take auto loans as collateral. I cannot believe how fucked up the continent is. Auto Loans. I wish I could make this up. I would be in high demand. Beyond comment.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:42 | Link to Comment sumo
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Wait till the Fed opens up its Maiden Lane hotel and restaurant swap lines to Europe:

http://www.mybudget360.com/federal-reserve-financial-beast-maiden-lane-c...

 

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:45 | Link to Comment Mitzibitzi
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Tell you what, ECB, I'll help you out there - I'd like a '12 plate Land Rover Defender turbo-diesel with the winch, fording and snorkel options, please. Hook me up, yeah? I'll pay for it... I promise! And I promise not to take it and head for the hills when TSHTF, so you'll always know where it is if you need to repossess.

We cool?

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:50 | Link to Comment WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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All of your auto loans are belong to us.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:30 | Link to Comment RobotTrader
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IBEX 35 new highs for the move

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:44 | Link to Comment tocointhephrase
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After you got gunned down by Tyler with the same post yesterday you go and post it again. You have no shame!

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 12:10 | Link to Comment fuu
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pwnd

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 11:05 | Link to Comment pods
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edit:  Day late and a dollar short, tocointhephase beat me to it!

pods

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 12:24 | Link to Comment tocointhephrase
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Great minds!

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:30 | Link to Comment marcusfenix
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obviously bullish, anytime an entire continent runs out of pretty much anything of value it makes perfect sense that the markets should raise...

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:34 | Link to Comment sumo
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Yes, and if the markets get it wrong in Obama's election year, the Fed and the ESF will make efficient markets even more efficienter.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:31 | Link to Comment spanish inquisition
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Umm, I have a couple of old IOU's for a few grand lying around that I nev.... I mean are good and still on the books. Can I get a couple of hundred thousand?

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:33 | Link to Comment Benjamin Glutton
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 Otherwise known as rehypothecation of ---->YOUR<---- nations estimable privately held gold.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:32 | Link to Comment Bullwinkle Moose
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This is insanity. The world has already built its entire financial system on sinking sand. Now, they want to devalue the security assets that back up their debts even more! How could this possibly be more destabilizing? At least physical gold can't be eroded by these criminals. Buy physical gold. Store it. Forget about it until this disaster is over.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:33 | Link to Comment DrDinkus
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when its all said and done, that spiderman towel will be the image that lasts in my mind of this whole debacle.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:18 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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That and the deer in the headlights.

The Spiderman Clusterfuck - Sounds Ludlumish.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:34 | Link to Comment lizzy36
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Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:45 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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1970s Lynda Carter = CRAZY DELICIOUS.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:49 | Link to Comment falak pema
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for once you speak with no peace pipe and no forked tongue! You on war path for squaw from past! 

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:59 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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That was really weird, but O-K.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:35 | Link to Comment Agent P
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They let me pledge my sister...and I don't even have a sister...this international banking gig is too easy.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:38 | Link to Comment sumo
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You're going naked short on sisters? Isn't that illeg... arousing?

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:55 | Link to Comment Inthemix96
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Agent

You pledged your sister?

Thats fuck all that.  I pledged a pledge, and then the stupid fuckers gave me £100,000?  I am stupid, not fucking stupid the cashier said.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:12 | Link to Comment Satan
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I just rehypothecated your sister.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:38 | Link to Comment AmenRa
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Maybe Egan jones should rate the ECB...

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:42 | Link to Comment TrainWreck1
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What is needed is a tidy little war to jumpstart the languid economies. But where?

Oh look! Turks just lost a fighter in Syria! http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4245986,00.html

 

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:48 | Link to Comment Mitzibitzi
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Syria lost one yesterday, too. Mig-21 pilot landed in Jordan and asked for asylum. Guess Syria must still have a few guys who ain't so keen to murder their own population.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:08 | Link to Comment TrainWreck1
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Reuters is saying this was a Turkish F-4 and it went down in Syrian territory. Over water or land not known, nor the fate of the two aboard.

Not remotely implying there is any connection, but the European financial community might welcome a distraction from that wonderfully uncomfortable spotlight they've been in.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/22/us-turkey-syria-plane-idUSBRE85L0PZ20120622

Any spark in the region would be a mighty handy excuse to do some otherwise unpalatable things to extricate themselves from the financial morass.

 

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:09 | Link to Comment PaperBear
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You mean to say you are believing the war propaganda about Syria just like we were told WMDs in Iraq, Kuwaiti babies thrown out of incubators by Iraqi troops ?

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:26 | Link to Comment TrainWreck1
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I don't believe anything from anybody anymore, but I'm not going to ignore the implications of a shoot-down of any fighter aircraft in an area that is a tinderbox (for whatever reasons) Not taking sides, just making a note of something that has the potential for greater implications.

 

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:47 | Link to Comment mortiis
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Where can I buy one of those towels?

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:48 | Link to Comment Mr_Wonderful
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A very very rare mineral called Unobtanium will soon start trading at an opening price of $1,000,000 per ounce and is thought to soon provide ample collateral for all the world´s debt and derivatives twenty times over. This mineral is totally useless but very pretty and also extremely rare which explains the high price. (Sources)

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:52 | Link to Comment GreatUncle
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Oh so they renamed the Greek CDS as unobtanium.

Wondered where they went.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:50 | Link to Comment sangell
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My Sunday Newspaper has over $553 worth of coupons that can be redeemed for Euros at the ECB!

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:51 | Link to Comment Inthemix96
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You guys worry too much.  Everything here is A OK, take a chill pill and sit down for a while, relax its all good.

Thats what herman vanrumpuy told me yesterday afternoon.  Its a shame no-one, and I wont do it because NSA is watching(big thumbs up lads!!!!) puts a fucking axe through the little fucking cunts head.  I mean for fucks sake, he doesnt even look like a bloke, he looks like something out of a DC comic book for fucks sake.

I urge someone more non safety type of thinking to do as above.  Thanks in advance fuckers.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:51 | Link to Comment Satan
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Sovereign NINJA loans !

I just vomited in my mouth a little...

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:57 | Link to Comment sangell
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I hear the History Channel is going to make a European version of Pawn Stars. Takes place in Frankfurt at a Mario's ECB, Jewelry and Loan!

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:04 | Link to Comment icanhasbailout
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The only assets any of these assholes ever had were the ones they were stealing from you.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:05 | Link to Comment PaperBear
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If I had a dead parrot could I use that as collateral ?

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 12:02 | Link to Comment viahj
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Mr. Praline: Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this parrot what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.

Owner: Oh yes, the, uh, the Norwegian Blue...What's,uh...What's wrong with it?

Mr. Praline: I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. 'E's dead, that's what's wrong with it!

Owner: No, no, 'e's uh,...he's resting.

    

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 12:07 | Link to Comment mt paul
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polly want

a bail out...

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:14 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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Next up as collateral:

 

- The tears of the unemployed

- Draghi's integrity

- Promises made in your youth

- Shredder wastebasket contents

- Any sense of decency

- Holograms of fiat

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:26 | Link to Comment sumo
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- Presidential campaign promises

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:29 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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- Shredder wastebasket contents

Shoot Jimmy, I got lots of collateral to loan out then, for a small nominal service charge of course.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 10:55 | Link to Comment jal
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I don't read this news the same way as most of you do.

 

The ECB is really saying ...

"I can help you avoid bankruptcy and a reset. I'll take that hit for you.

Here take the money that you need. Give me your bad assets and I'll go bankrupt for you.

Your cost will only be of a few cent." 

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 17:13 | Link to Comment Catflappo
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So the real question is why on earth do the Fed and/or other central banks want to be involved in gargantuan uncollateralised swap arrangements with the ECB?

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 11:03 | Link to Comment q99x2
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My triple A batteries don't work but they still weigh something.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 11:15 | Link to Comment Overfed
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All of this crap just pisses me off! I have to work and produce something in order to pay my bills. Yet, all these assholes have to do is offer up a shitload of totally worthless collateral, and they get to vacuum up the money to the tune of hundreds of billions. How the fuck is an outstanding auto loan an asset to be held in collateral for another loan? A liability is an asset now?  No wonder the whole system is going to hell in a bucket.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 12:13 | Link to Comment fuu
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Is not having any debt a liability now and can I use it as collateral?

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 12:39 | Link to Comment mendigo
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So they were doing moodys a favor. They should hire the guy on pbs who assesses the stuff from peoples attics.

But this is not very surprising (pathetic maybe and annoying because this afternoon it will be fixed and market will rise) but what I can't fathom is that soon they will issue more debt and it will have a btc of 3 or more and moderate yield. Are these people asking to kick kicked in the nuts?

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 17:12 | Link to Comment Catflappo
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Is the haircut on market value (as it should be) or face value (as it shouldn't be, but might be?)

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 00:10 | Link to Comment Youri Carma
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Essentialy they are loosening up their own banking rules and do the suggestion of restructering their debts, partial default/hair cut, whatever you wonna call it.

Fact is that all the banks are insolvent but somehow managed to bend some of our money streams into their direction but not all of it, yet.

It's all smoke an mirrors now in which imaginary solutions arn't even enough to hold the euro, mainly German, castle.

A debt which can't be repaid won't be repaid, simple as that but euro technocrats have gone completely beserke.

Question is if Germany can be persuaded further into the this death-debt trap/NWO plan by these mad man?

If so the trap will close, Europe will be taken down after which the U.S. will follow.

 

It’s only very logical that in the end Germany’s triple-A status would be challenged when implying to be the ‘lender of last resort’. First Germany and the like were laughing and pushing Greece around cause as long as the money streams were diverted into the big banks the show could go on.

But now they’s not laughing anymore because now it has become crystal clear to everyone that EU’s total debt impossibly can’t be payed by Germany alone. Even less so now Europe’s economical situation is deteriorating rapidly. Also because of insane austerity measures which do not only not work but accomplish exactly the opposite in causing a sharp economical downfall in an increasing ‘debt spiral’. We don’t have to quess anymore what that looks like because that’s exactly what has happened to Argentina before and we’re seeing exactly the same happening now in PIIGS.

Soevereign debt rollovers are no longer possible at a low prices while tax money income dries up in a totaly sqeezed private deleveraging debt hole further battered down by high inflation numbers mainly trough high sustaining oil prices which affects almost everything including food. All in all the ECB would need around an estimated 6 trillion to accommodate their imediate and inter-imediate funding needs. One can imagine that this is a very dead street the ECB would be turning into because debts which can’t be payed won’t be payed even if you’re called ‘Germany’.

FROM: Wonder What Would Alice In Wonderland Say To The Vampire Squid?
27 November 2011, by Youri Carma (FPP)
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=223284.0

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