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Pissing into the wind
pennies in front of a rollercoaster? snark snark snark :-p...
Wasn't quite the shot heard around the world, but the Indian Rupee fell 20% against the dollar in the past 3 weeks.
With this kind of volatility, soon to spread to the more stable pairs.... carry trade is a big reason for so much FX manipulation. If/when a major fx event happens, feels like soon.... watch out below, carry traders.
And thank goodness. Carry trade skewed global finance into the hands of mercantilist kleptocrats.
Hmmm.... in case someone is interested..
Hasn't the rupee been rising from about 49 (3 or 4 weeks ago up to as high as 54? It is now at 52.6. Where is the 20%?
Really? ~500 billion in Decemeber, and they will do another LTRO in February. What if it's for another 500 billion? Maybe it becomes a regular thing. April, June, August, October, December. There's 3.5 trillion. Is that pissing in the wind?
I agree Hansel. I think people are premature in their end of the world calls. We did QE, QE1, QE2, QE 2.5 we are probably doing QE right now. They will do LTRO in February, some more in June etc. etc. etc. They won't let things implode that easily. I hate it. But I think thats what will happen.
When Bill Gross calls LTRO openly a "shell game" or "3 card monti" then it doesn't matter how many more times and how many more billions they throw into the fire. In the end the fire of hyperinflation will consume all paper.
Who cares that the banks survive to see another day when their collateral is just jack shit?
Too true - what is frightening to consider is that yesterday's ZH post in which Marc Faber indicated that derivative contracts would be worth ZERO was more commentary than prophetic (all due respect to Mr. Faber!) Think about it- if we post to this blog knowing this, what of the banksters who 'trade' this sh*t?! Counterpart risk?! Really?! So a couple of banks issues bonds & receive government gtds to pledge at the ECB how much longer can this nonsense proliferate?
There are derivatives FOR derivatives at this point. The entire financial sector is so screwed up that collapse might be inevitable.
Can someone please explain to me where the money came from? All I get when I look it up is something a pixie dust and a short incantation by Ben Bernanke in the shower with Harry Potter.
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again the easy math refer our article yesterday. but to put it clearly. yes, the ECB put out this facility so no collateral is required for it to be retuurned Eur 289 bln and the rest is available for banks to pay back debt due in February..so there!
'Because the last thing Italian banks can afford is another late Novemeber blow out in yields which brought the system to within hours of imminent collapse.'
Fed will have to step in to buy sooner or later.
'And in reality, for a €210 billion carry trade the maximum profit is... €2.7 billion!? And the market ramps on this?'
Why you still use the word market without quotes is beyond me.
See the pattern? This has become more and more internalized as it has less and less impact. Like a spinning top collapsing in on itself is what we are witnessing.
...it could be made into a monster if we all pull together as a team.
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I am manually adding +13 since I only get 1.
My wife bought me front from to Roger Waters performing The Wall in June for my birthday.
PS. I wasnt actually Birthed. Ben printed me.
First we need to ramp the US market to maximize yearend bonuses.
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markets are broken who cares....they make no sense at all!!!!
It also covers euro deposits in Swiss Banks, is there a chart of Swiss Money supply vs. ES?
But the Euro trades below $130.00.. something isn't quite right. With all of this banker confidence it should go up... Right?
€ = $130.00!
Clearly that is overbought. I'd feel safe shorting here with no fear of being stolperized...
"Yeah, that team sure did suck, Moe. They were the suckiest sucks that ever sucked." -Homer Simpson.
"If" this doesn't work, TPTB will blame it on the name. "We should have called this TARP 2, the sequel!"
Roof diving from a flaming house in Detroit, is a new sport.
At this point, it looks to me like you would want to take the cash and position yourself with derivitives at banks that still have assets you can foreclose on.
OK! here is the list of "Banks that still have assets you can foreclose on."
shit. I can't think of any.
I think there might be one or two left to trade on. How many will be determined by MFG fall out. If the dude loses his gold stored at MFG to the trustee, next stop, safe deposit boxes.
Hey! New trade platform for rehypothication, using safe deposit box estimate of contents.
Hmm, kinda like that reality show based on auctioning off abandoned storage lockers...
A couple hundred billion here, a couple hundred billion there, it adds up.
Indentured Servitude Bonds: the only answer.
This shit is insufficient for anything. Not for covering bank loses, not for rebuilding borrowing power of govs or to keep GDP numbers at proper level. All western countries GDP's depend on financial services to the tune of 30%. Those fake numbers will collapse and just imagine what will happen when that sector imput goes down, lets say 50%.
Well someone is buying US long bonds. As the market rallies.
The important note to remember is that the ECB did not print. Because Germany will not go there. The banks issued more bond debt of which the ECB agrees to hold as collateral. The ECB then have allows the banks to borrow back from them at a low interest rate with the hopes that they will buy sovereign debt. That is crazy all unto itself. But... What has been left out of the equation is that through currency swaps guess who ends up with the collateral?
As Gerald Celente says, “Hold onto your hat, your wallet, and your wits,” as well as “Plan to start saying goodbye to conventional liquid fuels!” Here are a few of The Trends Research Institute’s Top 12 Trends 2012 posted on Lew Rockwell today:
1. Economic Martial Law: Given the current economic and geopolitical conditions, the central banks and world governments already have plans in place to declare economic martial law … with the possibility of military martial law to follow.
5. Technocrat Takeover: “Democracy is Dead; Long Live the Technocrat!” A pair of lightning-quick financial coup d’états in Greece and Italy have installed two unelected figures as head of state. No one yet in the mainstream media is calling this merger of state and corporate powers by its proper name: Fascism, nor are they calling these “technocrats” by their proper name: Bankers! Can a rudderless ship be saved because technocrat is at the helm?
6. Repatriate! Repatriate!: It took a small, but financially and politically powerful group to sell the world on globalization, and it will take a large, committed and coordinated citizens’ movement to “un-sell” it. “Repatriate! Repatriate!” will pit the creative instincts of a multitude of individuals against the repressive monopoly of the multinationals.
9. Big Brother Internet: The coming year will be the beginning of the end of Internet Freedom: A battle between the governments and the people. Governments will propose legislation for a new “authentication technology,” requiring Internet users to present the equivalent of a driver’s license and/or bill of health to navigate cyberspace. For the general population it will represent yet another curtailing of freedom and level of governmental control.
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Has anyone ever summoned up the temerity to say that Gerald Celente is full of shit?
Let me be the first. "Gerald Celente is full of shit."
The guy has an uncanny knack for covering up his lack of facts and accurate forecasts with excessive hyperbole.
He's been about as wrong as Steve Liesman is stupid. Put them both in a box, shake, and you come out with the modern economist: Mostly wrong and utterly clueless.
schiff interviews anne barnhardt:
"So can we please move on from the LTRO as the 'Deus ex fecesiae'" is facetiae.
Ah, yes, the view from a mountain of zeros is...
The ECB is the poster child of pulling oneself up by one's own bootstraps, or
a mental picture of a perpetual motion machine
or a practical lesson in alchemy
or an experiment in quantum mechanics- does debt behave like profit only when observed? Is liquidity a wave phenomenon, or is it a particle, which makes it analogous to solvency?
Woefully insufficient to fix the balance sheets? Probably.
Nice addition to the bonus pool? Absolutely!
Tyler bankers don't like Math, no use for it ..this is a new era of finance you know.
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Maybe they share something useful? One can ALWAYS REMAIN HOPEFUL! the back peddling is getting OLD!
Bye bye gold
Another "Angel" getting gangraped.
"If I had only bought SPG instead. $30 to $130 non-stop in 3 years with no corrections whatsoever.
And receiving dividend payments to boot.
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