• Sprott Money
    05/06/2016 - 06:03
    The US, in its own decline, is showing this same self-destructive tendency. The worse things get, the greater the inclination of the citizenry to say, “Carry on, everything’s fine.”

French Banks Resume Tumble After ECB Announces One Bank Taps Dollar Swap Line For $500 MM Again

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Wed, 09/21/2011 - 07:32 | 1691614 markmotive
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Lehman 2.0 will be the tipping point that pushes the developed world into a hyperinflationary abyss


Wed, 09/21/2011 - 07:37 | 1691621 Snidley Whipsnae
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markmotive... Wake me when the velocity of money increases significantly. Until then, we will have inflation under 10%... which is bad enough.

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 09:54 | 1692071 markmotive
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Deflation is the precurser to hyperinflation.

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 07:42 | 1691634 oobrien
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You must be joking.

We're heading for a crippling deflationary depression.

Get your shit straight, boy.


Wed, 09/21/2011 - 07:45 | 1691645 wombats
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Hyperinflation?  Deflation?  Panic?  What a wonderful way to start the day. <snarc>

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 07:46 | 1691646 wombats
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Oops.  Double post.  Sorry..

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 10:04 | 1691741 Debugas
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i think James Rickards put it in the most clear way - there are two gigantic forces fighting each other at play here.

We have the huge debt deflationary force and the central bankers printing presses' inflationary force. We can have both high deflation and high inflation depending on what they decide to do. For the time being however the policiy seems to be to keep disinflation or mild inflation as long as possible (Japan style lost decade or two anyone?). The difficulty with that is that some people do not have debts and they accumulate more money and they (independently of what bankers want) can decide at some point to start spending and increase velocity of money dramatically


Jim Rickards - Economics and National Security


at 2min 30sec

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 09:37 | 1692003 mick_richfield
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Hyperinflation?  Deflationary depression?

I'm starting to think that the argument between these two possibilities is similar to knowing that we are about to get nuked, and arguing about whether we will be killed by the fireball or by the shockwave. 

For the sake of preparation, it probably makes more sense to focus on what the two possibilities have in common:

For the productive economy: the Greater Depression.

For the financial economy: Armafrikkingeddon.

Probable collapse of imports, including oil. 

Energy shortages.

Food shortages.

Large-scale distribution failures.

Political upheaval greater than at any time since the Civil War.

Loss of the Empire.

The Republic in danger.

Did I miss anything?


Wed, 09/21/2011 - 09:56 | 1692079 markmotive
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...and what do you think the central banks will do when the risk of a deflationary depression materializes? They will print like never before and monetize anything you can touch.


Wed, 09/21/2011 - 07:33 | 1691615 Snidley Whipsnae
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'dollar swap lines' = more fucking paper

The printers/computers are turned on and out pops more digits...

Who really gives a shit about this?

Who really believes that the US is in better financial condition than Greece?

Fuck the banker parasites... Liquidate them all!

Got gold?

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 07:38 | 1691627 HelluvaEngineer
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Did anyone catch the CNBC interview with the President of Iceland yesterday afternoon?  I heard it on XM.  Anyway, he was asked how Iceland rebounded so quickly.  Answer: they let the banks fail.

I was kinda surprised that part wasn't edited out.  Kinda set the tone for the whole interview.

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 07:34 | 1691617 william shatner
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Wed, 09/21/2011 - 07:37 | 1691624 lolmao500
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Elle est dans le champ!

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 07:44 | 1691640 Snidley Whipsnae
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Je m'en fous!

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 08:26 | 1691782 LeonardoFibonacci
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moi aussi merde!!!

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 07:37 | 1691625 Gandalf6900
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wonder who might that be...le petit frog

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 07:40 | 1691633 oobrien
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Hey, motherfuckers.

The sun will come out tomorrow.

Now get out there and start shopping!

That's an order, Mister.



Wed, 09/21/2011 - 07:44 | 1691638 jimijon
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How do banks make money?

They have all the prime real estate here in US Cities. So the overhead can't be small.

They don't give loans out, housing is still collapsing, and then fat finger traders lose 2 Billion.

Do they just gamble now? OR is all just credit card interest that keeps Mr. Cash Flow away from the door?


Wed, 09/21/2011 - 07:51 | 1691659 Snidley Whipsnae
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Student loans... It's easier to rip off the young and inexperienced.

The student loan portion of revolving credit is increasing while credit card debt for consumer items is level or declining.

Student loan debt is for life or until paid off... cannot be dumped in bk proceeding.


Wed, 09/21/2011 - 07:52 | 1691662 max2205
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What's the biggie about a loan between friends ?

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 09:00 | 1691877 reload
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Do keep up - that china `news` is 2 days old.

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 08:01 | 1691687 DrunkenMonkey
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Temporary liquidity to infinity and beyond !

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 08:10 | 1691713 falak pema
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the french central bank has a mighty liquidity pump as does ECB. So I wouldn't worry about these virtually "nationalised" french banks. They are like Citi, BofA and Bank of Scotland after the 2008/2009 collapse. 

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 08:15 | 1691727 youngman
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There has to be a run on the banks going on right now...time will tell if I am right...

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 08:39 | 1691820 Snidley Whipsnae
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I have lots of dollars and PMs ... but none of them are in a bank... except the min to pay monthly bills.

I doubt that I am alone...

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 08:30 | 1691796 chistletoe
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for the last couple of years

the #1 way the banks have been making money

is to borrow short-term money at 0% interest fro the Fed

and loan it back to the US govt in longer term treasuries.


Operation twist will kill their last bonanza ....

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 08:37 | 1691811 Lord Welligton
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BNP leading the decliners at -5%

Why don't they hire some "scientists" from the University of East Anglia to "hide the decline".

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 08:41 | 1691826 Snidley Whipsnae
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And here comes the central bank beat down of PMs...

Can't have gold over $1,800 while the azz hats are meeting today...


Wed, 09/21/2011 - 08:47 | 1691842 Sudden Debt
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SO: Siemens get their 500 million back and MOVES it to the ECB.... and the ECB moves 500 million to the banks....


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