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Looks like a FRA dgrade would indeed be the end of the road for Italy in the case of this blended AAA benchmark.
The only thing that is truly AAA is the full amount of utter and uber bullshit.
The Ruffcut Rating System has now established that major stool sits and shits are all granted full AAA ratings. ANything is everything and everything is a whole lot of shit.
Nope, it would narrow spread. Therefore all good!
rules are annoying, got to change them when it suits your purpose better
so, they changed the target so when its met, its even much more painful.
How come :
Anyway this is total BS.
It depends on what your definition of 'is' is.
(Was that the Clinton quote?)
Whoever proposed this "blended AAA sovereign benchmark" should be getting at least a thank you note from Merkozy.
So now the way save Italy and make a 'shock and awe' impression is to sell short France and Dutch bonds...
What a joke
France is AAA exactly in the same way as MF Global was investment grade not too long ago...
they''ll add someone else to the mix if yields on French and Holland bonds continue to go higher. Perhaps they'll add.......hmmmmmm, let's see, just perhaps Japanese bonds or USA's at 1 or 2% respectively.
Ah....doesn't matter, the market will call them out anyway.
Shit...I had that backwards, they'll add Spanish and someone else that is junk.
Add MF Global. Just call 'em sovereign and that should do it.
Keep moving the goal posts.
Ya' realize that all this rule changin' shit bein' done with the blatantly tacit approval of the "Gubamints of the Wole Woild, Augie" meanin's best be gettin' short all them Ponzi Fiats, folks.
Save Italy... make the interest on the bonds of France, Germany and Holland go up... BRILLIANT.
What happens when France is downgraded? It'll only be Germany and Holland?
Maybe they should go up, Germany has got an enormous amount of obligations in the form of pensions that are not mentioned anywhere and Holland has got his own private crisis in the form of being the country with the most morgage debt of the world.
The fact that the people in Holland have to contribute most, apart from Luxembourg, per person to the ESFS because we are supposed to be wealthy, is ridiculous, we are loaded with private debt.
Oh....don't forget the power hour ramp by the ALGO's. All is well...
Upvote if you too can't pronounce "maginot."
When are we going to trot out the Draghi put?
Is it time yet, or is Ben still the man?
I'm starting to get confused.
Could someone please tell me: Is this 'Smoke'? Or is this 'Mirrors'?
absolute last minute puff up, exactly what you'd anticipate from these scams
Slowly but surely the ECB balance sheet is becoming loaded with PIIGS debt.
IMHO the Euro at its current level is preposterously over valued. The "adjustment" to fair value - when it happens - is going to be spectacular.
The PIIGS are going to take down the Euro, just you wait and see.
They should quote as a spread to EFSF
Although the use of the term Maginot Line is correct, Alpine line would have been more apt...
Just had a couple of thoughts about Italy's debt
courtesy of Bloomberg...
Total of Bank Holders
1. Intesa San Paolo 64,4 bio EUR (4.06% of total outstanding)
2. UniCredit 38.5 Bio EUR
3. BNP Paribas 22.7 Bio Eur
4. Dexia 13.3 Bio EUR
and so on (Banks only have 11.46% of total outstanding debt).
Theoretically if you book Market to Market you would have a loss of around 10% since End of June (Q2)... or are they booking on a nominal value?
And I cannot get figures on Portugal, Spain, France,.....
No wonder the ECB is buying so aggressively those government bonds....
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