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The Corporate Bank Run Has Started: Siemens Pulls €500 Million From A French Bank, Redeposits Direct With ECB

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In a shocking representation of just how bad things are in Europe, the FT reports that major European industrial concern Siemens, pulled €500 million form a large French bank, which is not BNP and leaves just [SocGen|Credit Agricole] and deposited the money straight to the ECB. The implications of this are quite stunning, as it means that even European companies now refuse to work directly with their own banks, and somehow the ECB has become a direct lender/cash holder of only resort to private non-financial institutions! As Bloomberg reports further on the FT story, in total, Siemens has deposited between 4 billion euros and 6 billion euros, mostly through one-week deposits, with the ECB, FT says, cites the person. It isn’t clear from which bank Siemens withdrew its deposits, per the FT... but it is hardly difficult to figure out. BNP Paribas isn’t the bank involved, FT reports, cites unidentified person familiar with the bank. This story should be having far more impact on the EURUSD than any rumors about Greece lying it will fire all of its public workers only to make sure Eurobanks can survive one more day.

More from the FT:

The company’s move came almost a year after Europe’s largest engineering conglomerate prepared itself for a future financial crisis by launching its own bank, an unusual move for an industrial group outside the car sector, where companies run big car financing and leasing businesses.


In an interview last December, Roland Châlons-Browne, chief executive of Siemens’ financial services unit, said its banking business would enable the group to tap the central bank for liquidity and deposit cash at the ECB. 


“In the case of another financial crisis, we will be able to broaden our flexibility and take out risk with our own bank,” Mr Châlons-Browne said at the time.


Siemens does not only use the ECB as a haven; it also gets paid a slightly higher interest rate than it would get from a commercial bank.


The ECB paid an average interest rate last week of 1.01 per cent for its regular offers of one-week deposits, under which it withdraws from the financial system an amount of liquidity equivalent to the amount it has spent on eurozone government bonds.

Update: reader Arnold informs us that Siemens was lucky enough to be the functional equivalent of a Goldman Sachs ATM (you know, Goldman as an FDIC insured "depository" organization) when back in 2010 it got a bank license:

At the end of 2010, Siemens was granted authorization by the German Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) to operate banking business in Germany.

Through its loan business, Siemens Bank expands the product range of Siemens’ Financial Services unit, especially in sales financing. In addition, the deposit business of the bank increases flexibility in the area of corporate financing and provides the opportunity for the further optimization of risk management.

Siemens Bank is based in Munich and will be located in Germany only for the time being. Cross-border activities are planned in future. European countries will be the initial focus of such activities. Select emerging markets are additional focal points.

Siemens Bank is a subsidiary of Siemens AG and acts as an independent company. Nonetheless, it profits from its inclusion in the network of Siemens Group’s financial services companies. The bank employs about 100 people, mainly experts from the areas of risk management and risk controlling as well as specialists from loan origination & structuring.


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Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:46 | 1685814 Irish66
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market doesn't care

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:49 | 1685837 BigJim
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And why would they? The ECB will just turn around and use this money to buy bonds... issued by the bank Siemens has just pulled it out of. At 40:1 leverage.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:52 | 1685857 redpill
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I'm sure the momos would say the death of SocGen is already priced in.


Until it isn't!

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:16 | 1685986 I think I need ...
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turbo timmy was just on bloomberg and everything is strengthened in the united states so there is no need to worry

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:18 | 1685996 redpill
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Oh good, then it must be a good time to raise taxes by $1.5 Trillion.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 17:16 | 1686207 clymer
Mon, 09/19/2011 - 18:12 | 1686338 macholatte
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Back to Basics

Here's the question the sheeple need to start asking......

If X is a sovereign country then it should have the power to coin its own money. So why does it "borrow" anything from anyone?


 No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form. The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific, concrete form is a very essential element in thinking.
J. P. Morgan

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 07:58 | 1688061 Are you kidding
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To keep them from coining too much too fast.  It's all borrowed from the taxpayers labor.  It's like the SCOTUS is supposed to keep the laws Congress passes in check.  Theoretically, they would tell the, you've already borrowed too'll have to wait until you've paid that other thing you "just had to have" back first. 

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 17:15 | 1686201 LawsofPhysics
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Yep, and none of these banks are undercapitalized, especially BAC.  Now where have I heard this all before?

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:16 | 1685987 I think I need ...
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turbo timmy was just on bloomberg and everything is strengthened in the united states so there is no need to worry

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:04 | 1685926 Belarus
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SocGen: 50x leverage to be exact. 

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:08 | 1685951 King_of_simpletons
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>> somehow the ECB has become a direct lender of only resort to private non-financial institutions

What is new in this ? We make the rules as we go. Ask the Fed and the last five Treasury Secs.



Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:11 | 1685962 redpill
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Of course is there any real difference in the end?  They won't let SocGen fail.  And I wonder how many execs there have also worked at the ECB, and vice versa?

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:21 | 1686013 Careless Whisper
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SCGLY   who (besides the boyz from jersey) ever heard of a bank that trades on the pink sheets?

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 18:02 | 1686318 Bwahaha WAGFDSMB
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The company’s move came almost a year after Europe’s largest engineering conglomerate prepared itself for a future financial crisis by launching its own bank

 They launched a bank a year ago, that makes them a financial institution.  Increasing their deposits with the central bank could mean they're looking to expand their banking business.  Nothing to see here, move along.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 18:08 | 1686276 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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That's right BigJim.  Let's get the facts straight people- when you trade paper for paper, the status quo remains.  That is, of course, until inflation eats away at the fiat standard.

You want a real run on the system? 


Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:56 | 1685886 IQ 145
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It's a very significant development and good reportage; I reported here a couple of days ago that WSJ Live from London was carrying this as a story; "various, "large; Euorpean corps. removing funding from large French Banks. Giant Sucking Sound. Not good. Possibilitiy market will care big time; waiting and watching.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:12 | 1685968 redpill
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Who wants to be the last one out?

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:45 | 1686090 tekhneek
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How long does it take to print 500 million euros anyway... An hour?

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 17:17 | 1686143 baby_BLYTHE
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according to Benocide the ills of too much money printing can be reversed in 15 mins. The initial printing is instantaneous and of no concern to a central banker

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 18:21 | 1686365 macholatte
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How long does it take to print 500 million euros


ask Switzerland


Every crowd has a silver lining.
P. T. Barnum

I did everything by the seat of my pants. That's why I got hurt so much.
Evel Knievel

I got a kick out of having a big bankroll in my pocket. Even if I only made a couple hundred dollars, I'd always keep it in fives and tens so it'd look big.
Mickey Cohen

No one is entitled to the truth.
E. Howard Hunt


Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:20 | 1686010 readytoleave
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Yep ---

I knew the big corps were moving their money ---  But i've got to be honest  --- i never thought they would (could) move directly to the ECB.  Where do I sign up for my account at the fed???



Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:47 | 1686097 Translational Lift
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Great place to put your $ if you never want to see it again.......Oh yea...I forgot they print $ don't they!!

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 18:12 | 1686340 Prometheus418
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You have to incorporate as a bank- as the article notes Seimens did.

Which is not actually a terrible idea, if you have a lawyer that is willing to arrange it for you.  It is not even necessary to have clients outside of your own family- if you do it correctly, it is possible to incorporate a family bank with FDIC insurance and become a member (however minor) of the Fed.  If you can get that far, you can use the discount window and create your own loans with fractional deposits at the Fed rate- far cheaper than using an outside bank, but you would need to use it enough to justify the legal and accounting expenses associated with maintaining the corporation.

Of course, the odds of getting a 1% reserve are pretty slim if you are not one of the big boys, but even a 25% deposit rate would allow you to print your own money on demand.

All that being said, I would imagine that the process is not as easy as it sounds, and I'm sure you have to have a sizeable amount of capital to begin with.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:24 | 1686023 kito
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did they move the money out of fear, or because the ecb is offering higher deposit rates?

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:57 | 1686139 New_Meat
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"teaser rates"

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 19:52 | 1686690 Isotope
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With the ECB, they get "Europoints." Watch them grow, cash them in for valuable prizes and travel rewards.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 21:29 | 1687029 Ahmeexnal
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I bet even DSK has his money out of french banks.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:03 | 1685923 LeonardoFibonacci
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I agree.....NO DOOMSDAY TODAY!!!!

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:04 | 1685930 TruthInSunshine
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RoboTarder considers today a 0.8% gainer, since the U.S. markets closed 0.8% up off of their intraday lows.

RoboTarder is killing it.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:04 | 1685931 Stoploss
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Holy Shit..

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:08 | 1685950 P Rankmug
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Neither does the Honey Badger.  It doesn't give a shit.


market doesn't care

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 17:05 | 1686169 Gator8
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Cash is Trash, accumulate Gold, next target is 2200 in the short term, medium term 2500!!!!!!! Any Comments appreciated

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 17:46 | 1686279 saulysw
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Define "short term" and "medium term"

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:46 | 1685815 SheepDog-One
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But there was a phone call! Didnt Siemens get the word that all is well?

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:05 | 1685934 Mactheknife
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Of course all we heard was the Greek version of that conference call...oh yeah somebody cue the riots.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:46 | 1685817 Black Forest
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You may call this European Integration.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:11 | 1685963 So Close
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Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:20 | 1686000 redpill
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Divided we stand and united we fall?  That should be the EU's slogan.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:46 | 1685819 YesWeKahn
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Hmmm, I wonder I should deal with ECB directly instead of WFC.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:47 | 1685821 GeneMarchbanks
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The story of how SocGen was nationalized... {yawn}

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:03 | 1685919 Nate H
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also the beginning of the story of how EVERYTHING private (ie for profit) will be nationalized..

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 18:37 | 1686424 NotApplicable
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But they had to do something! The childrens!

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:47 | 1685824 ZeroPower
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How about that ES. Not making anyone in credit much happier today though :/

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:51 | 1685851 firstdivision
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Credit is happy and running normal.  Equities on the other hand have offically suffered brain damage.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:56 | 1685885 ZeroPower
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If by happy you mean generally wider, with ugly spreads, and really small clips going off...then yes. All is not ok in bond-land either.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:58 | 1685896 IQ 145
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They're not Canadian Womens; how can they be truly happy ? No seriously; yes.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:48 | 1685825 Long-John-Silver
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They should have purchased physical Gold with it. Not one single Bank in the world is safe.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:49 | 1685833 mayhem_korner
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Maybe the ECB is their gold broker.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:01 | 1685910 IQ 145
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that brings to mind an old English Sarcasm; "And the Best of British Luck to you, Lad". Bout all you could say to someone thought the ECB represented Gold Stabilized Currency.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:48 | 1685826 mayhem_korner
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Centralized Mattress Stuffing

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:17 | 1685990 Jumbotron
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<Spit Take>  ROTFLMAO !!!

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:48 | 1685827 sushi
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On the Toika call, Greece appears to be attempting to delay the announcement until after the NA markets  close. Why would they do that if they knew the news would be positive?

As a German firm Siemans likely has had a inside heads up on what this way comes.


Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:50 | 1685843 scatterbrains
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It really is that simple.. any parent out there sees all these bullshit delays for what they are  lol

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:51 | 1685849 SheepDog-One
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Yea another after the market close news delay no doubt, in order to be swept under the rug overnite and a new carrot and stick thought up for tomorrows gap up open.

Nevermind just Saturday Germany said it has no support for printing further, or backstopping Greece debt.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:49 | 1685828 TruthInSunshine
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European Banks are fine.*


*Famous last words.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:50 | 1685844 fasTTcar
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Yeah, and I won't come in your mouth either.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:55 | 1685884 Long-John-Silver
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and the check is in the mail.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:08 | 1685952 I Got Worms
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I'll only put the tip of it in.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:09 | 1685956 Jena
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This won't hurt a bit.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:12 | 1685970 jdelano
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I get tested every six months...

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:22 | 1686011 Manthong
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We're from the government and we're here to help.

--and you can rest assured that everything will be OK.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:30 | 1686020 Calmyourself
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Don't worry Hun, I had a vasectomy...

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:31 | 1686041 Dog Paper
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We'll fix the sound in the mix...

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:49 | 1686109 Capitalist10
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"the impact on the broader economy and financial markets of the problems in the subprime markets seems likely to be contained" Ben Bernanke 3/28/07

"we believe the effect of the troubles in the subprime sector on the broader housing market will likely be limited” Ben Bernanke 5/17/07

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:34 | 1686050 Long-John-Silver
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or, you can't get pregnant if you're on top.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:43 | 1686086 Capitalist10
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There are no Americans in Baghdad.  They are on the run everywhere.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:48 | 1686108 Herman Strandsc...
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I did send you an email about that.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:55 | 1686131 CrimsonAvenger
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Actually that one is true, as long as they're both dudes.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 17:57 | 1686305 saulysw
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At this juncture, the impact on the broader economy and financial markets of the problems in the subprime market seems likely to be contained. - Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke, Congressional testimony, March, 2007

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:53 | 1685872 Dick Darlington
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Truthie, we had STRESS TESTS remember. This year, last year and the findings were that it's all good, all fine baby. 3,5 billion of capital needs among the 90 or so "banks" tested.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 17:40 | 1686274 MachoMan
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We also had a bank run whereby deposits went straight into the TBTF after it was announced/expected they would be backstopped no matter what...  no reason Europe should be different...  but, I suspect the ECB will have to come out with some type of announcement similar to the FDIC whereby the guaranty on deposits was strengthened/increased, etc.  They'll have to make some type of administrative maneuver or else all of the money will flow to the last backstop...

I thought this same system was going to be used to suck all the decent assets of local and regional banks into the TBTF to shore up the balance sheets for pennies on the dollar...  I guess it could still happen...  or, a variation of it may happen in Europe...  good times.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:48 | 1685829 SheepDog-One
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Im really tired of this whole thing that Greece is the black hole of all the Eurozone and world troubles. I remember about a year ago Putins advice to Greece was to tell the ECB and everyone else including the US to go piss up a rope...hell here in the US we;ve got STATES with bigger debt problems than Greece!

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:06 | 1685938 Panafrican Funk...
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Greece is the "rogue trader" in this scenario.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:50 | 1685832 ToNYC
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It's just another way to say, Epic Fail. Slowly, step by step, still time to make our getaway, Kemosabe.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 19:45 | 1686659 Bananamerican
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"what do you mean "our" getaway, paleface?"

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:49 | 1685834 PMakoi
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Interesting.  Think it's the beginnings of European bank runs?  You know what they say, "It's never good to panic.  But, if there's going to be a panic, it's best to be first to do so."

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:59 | 1685903 X.inf.capt
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judging by this and 3 month, 6 month tresury yields, the big boys are continuing  the run for cover.

i just dont understand the drop in PM's, maybe this has something to do with more than manipulation and trying to prop up currencies? help me with this.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:15 | 1685985 Panafrican Funk...
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Gold priced in paper currency is sensitive to paper currency liquidity, though less so than equities.  Expect it to be rangy until Benny's next liquidity dump.  If your trading the paper market, selling OTM puts/covered calls for the weeklies, and some spec long OTM calls around the December 30 opex is a good way to play this.  

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:49 | 1686111 X.inf.capt
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Thanks, funk

i like physical silver, i dont believe in paper

thank you, again

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:22 | 1686017 CvlDobd
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If you're such a BA gold bug who looks at how much phyz you can buy with an ounce of Franklins then why do you care what the broken paper market thinks about the value of your gold?

Personally I think the Gartman margin call scenario has merit. Gold went down the last time we had a panic. Remember 2008? It wasn't that long ago.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:39 | 1686065 ParkAveFlasher
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Pierre Lassonde: 20% gold correction, then BOOM.

And if you don't like that prediction, just dig Camboner's amazon lips and chin that looks like it can take some abuse.  Love me some Kitco. 

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 17:00 | 1686152 X.inf.capt
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i bookmarked it

thanks, park

p.s. kitco rocks!

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 17:36 | 1686266 DoChenRollingBearing
DoChenRollingBearing's picture is another good one, their widgets are the ones I use at my blog.  Note the "h" in their name!

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 18:00 | 1686312 X.inf.capt
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hey, bearing, got your post yesterday, good stuff.

thanks for the info

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:53 | 1686122 X.inf.capt
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Good point, cvi
I just wanted to know if you guys saw something I didn't.
Thank you

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:14 | 1685980 jdelano
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--China commenting on the rationale behind its dumping of the dollar.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:50 | 1685840 lapedochild
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Late afternoon ramp job is being hampered a little... probably only for 10 min. must... close... above... 1200

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:50 | 1685841 Corn1945
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Reggie Middleton has been talking about this. Nice call, Reggie.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:06 | 1685932 Smiddywesson
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Hee, hee, maybe a little closer to the mark than you know.  This is Reggie's baby.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:50 | 1685842 Dick Darlington
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Modern, INDEPENDENT, central bank whose only purpose is to guarantee ZE PRICE STABILITY, impeccably. EU, eurozone and ECB, products of a small elite's political utopia is certainly reaching new levels of insanity before the inevitable demise. What a fooking joke, lol.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:50 | 1685845 Fips_OnTheSpot
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I thought central banks are not supposed to deal with companies?! WTF?

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:52 | 1685858 SheepDog-One
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Well yea, unless of course theres a lot of money involved. 

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:53 | 1685871 Fips_OnTheSpot
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500M are not "a lot of" these days? %-)

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:53 | 1686123 Herman Strandsc...
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500m is a lot if it's been earned and has finger prints/coke on it. And Siemens earn their money, in fact I'm using one of their hi-end pooters right now.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:52 | 1685865 Quinvarius
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Unless the ECB wanted the money.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:51 | 1685852 buzlightening
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Bank run.  Too bad it's just fiat paper.  Throw it under your mattress and use it for fuel soon.  Won't be paper fiat prices on gold/silver; just ounces one has in their hands out of bankstering criminal syndication robbing citizens blind.  100% possession being the law among the lawless rat bastard bankster gangsters.   

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:51 | 1685854 Quinvarius
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Sounds like the ECB just found 500 million for Greece.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:14 | 1685981 HoardeBilly
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Who knew?

500M Euros can put out a Greece Fire?  Maybe its in single EURO notes, smothering it...

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 18:40 | 1686450 NotApplicable
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Don't forget leverage!

Pick a number between 2 and 200.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 18:52 | 1686498 Prometheus418
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If you believe the legends, almost nothing puts out Greek fire.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:52 | 1685855 robertocarlos
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I was wondering which bank Apple had their 98 billion deposited. And how does a big company trust a bank. Maybe the companies should put some cash in their own safes.  

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:14 | 1685983 Iam Rich
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Apple should buy its own stock!  Its just like a safe.  OMG it's brilliant on so many levels.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:52 | 1685859 falak pema
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when thieves fall out...then the writing appears on the wall...Every man for himself may the devil take the hindmost. Meanwhile in Athens... we are running out of medecine in the hospitals as the Pharma companies refuse to deliver pretexting they have not been paid since months. 

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:18 | 1685997 jdelano
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falek--just post in your native tongue and let us do the work of translating.  It'll be easier and less awkward than watching you consistantly butcher English.  

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 19:17 | 1686045 falak pema
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"consistantly"...butcher the english language...of course...not consistently...but then an english butcher sometimes butchers a good piece of meat cutting through the raw nerve instead of through the raw meat. 

You sure you know how to cut the fat from the lean meat? lol, good try at being a you know what. Jingoist, tip top chap, bowler and brolly n all that. Write me a line when you've "consistantly" learnt to shred the fat from the lean.  

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 23:08 | 1687278 jdelano
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Lol. Yup--the comsistantly was a particularly unfortunate typo. Got to eat crow. But I'll now posit that your "learnt" combined with the Ritalin-fueled quasi-poetic inchoherence of your response restores the luster of my argument.

You're a strange guy Falek. How is it that you know the correct spelling of consistently yet can't form a cogent sentence? I'm guessing your pals here gave you the ammunition to hit me with--well suppose you must be a decent sort if you've made so many friends. In that case, keep on keepin on with the butchering--I'll suffer in silence from here on out...

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 05:24 | 1687903 falak pema
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Take off the blinkers...and maybe some light will enter into your deranged sense of sentence construction. I have no friends here. I just have a rationale that I express in words and that apparently others adhere to, as they do not have some of your prejudices. 

Better than suffering in silence on this blog you should participate and vent your own eloquence on issues close to your heart. WTF, its a free world, at least in thought!

What unites us are very simple things just like what divides us. So say it simply. 

BTW : My "pals" gave me no ammunition. I don't need others to shoot down a clowinsh rant. You did a good job of shooting yourself in the foot.


Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:47 | 1688987 jdelano
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Fair enought.  Learnt my lesson.  

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 18:42 | 1686459 NotApplicable
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Are you forgetting that they don't use letters?

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:30 | 1686040 unky
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Months? Some pharma companies have not been paid for years by greek authorities/hospitals.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:58 | 1686146 Herman Strandsc...
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Careful with whoyougo with then, eh.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:52 | 1685860 Pedro
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I don't have the knowledge (not even close) to process this occurence fully, but, can these people even control consequences to this magnitude?  I have seen in my experience that many things occur as an unintended consequence of peope out smarting themselves.  Whether or not it occurs here, I wouldn't know or even venture a guess

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 18:44 | 1686474 NotApplicable
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As long as they can keep the train in the tunnel, where it crashes is immaterial, as they have crews waiting at every exit to scoop up the cargo.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:52 | 1685861 Miss Expectations
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This will not crash the bank.  It'll be that 20 Euro withdrawal from some ATM that tips things over.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 17:22 | 1686225 Panafrican Funk...
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Waddell and Reed's European Vacation Goes Horribly Awry, Responsible For Euro Default

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:52 | 1685862 Everybodys All ...
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If that is true ... the EU Lehman moment is possible.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:52 | 1685863 unky
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I think its the biggest company in Germany. They do their own banking business (partly), as far as I know.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:52 | 1685866 Lord Welligton
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Bloody hell.

That is serious.

Wasn't aware that the ECB could take deposits directly from corporates.

Bloody hell.

a corporate run on French banks.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:10 | 1685957 papaswamp
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Apparently Seimens is a Germany anyway.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:20 | 1686008 Lord Welligton
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Yeah. Got the update.

But it seems to me that they are displaying a lack of faith in the Euro banking system.

If other corporates in Europe could do it I imagine they would.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:57 | 1686140 unky
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I am sure they are doing it. We see the ECB deposits on high levels (here on Zerohedge). For example also Daimler (Mercedes) has its own bank. Why wouldnt they park their money with the ECB also?

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 20:29 | 1686818 Iam_Silverman
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"Why wouldnt they park their money with the ECB also?"

Either one of tow reasons:

1 - they might be embarrassed at how little they really have to deposit, or

2 - the FDIC made it more ludicrous to move their assets to BAC?

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:59 | 1685868 TruthInSunshine
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In the meantime, the ECB stores its gold/barbaric relic/tradition at an alleged vault, in an alleged location, somewhere (allegedly) in NYC.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:53 | 1685870 papaswamp
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Don't think the algos will figure out in time what this means....

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:54 | 1685874 Flounder
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Who pays for sewer and trash collection in Greece?

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 17:05 | 1686167 Herman Strandsc...
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The Germans?

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:54 | 1685876 Bwahaha WAGFDSMB
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I wonder which TBTF Apple's 76B is deposited in.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 18:45 | 1686478 LongBallsShortBrains
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Apple didn't get 76B in cash by being that dumb!

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:54 | 1685877 YesWeKahn
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For those who lived long enough. BNP used to be owned by the french government.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:57 | 1685879 SheepDog-One
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Fukin piece of shit markets just GOT to close above 1,200 of course...these people are delusional if they think theyre fooling anyone any longer.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:57 | 1685890 the not so migh...
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This sucks they said they were going to send me a PO to for some rack mount power supplies. (darth vader scream) Nooooooooooooo

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:09 | 1685891 Alvaro de Esteban
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Really ugly if true.

But EUR/USD not going anywhere

Somebody could inform us if ECB really deals with non bank´s deposits??? 


 Now it is clear .Thanks Arnold for your help


Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:57 | 1685892 Hansel
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WTF, the ECB now takes corporate deposits.  This is unreal.  What is the definition of "central banking" in this new world?

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:57 | 1685894 Smiddywesson
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In a shocking representation of just how bad things are in Europe,

Does this mean my gold is going to drop another $100?  If so, just tell me, I can take it.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:19 | 1685999 CapitalistRock
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Your gold hasn't changed. Go to your safe and see for yourself. The problem is that people try and value it based on the day to day relative values of different curencies. It's all a side show for the masses as we try and guess who will be the next to debase.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:37 | 1686061 Long-John-Silver
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Just be happy someone is still accepting fiat currencies for physical Gold and Silver, and the even put it on sale every now and then.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:41 | 1686074 Panafrican Funk...
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This is just another brick in the mortar for "extraordinary fiscal stimulus" to provide "continued liquidity" later this week.  Gold will be rangy until that announcement, after that will either be a slow/steady build above 2K, or a quick jump to 2K.  There really is no other alternative to 2K except a surprise non-call/liquidity crunch, and even there, we're talking maybe a month tops before everyone cries uncle and the spigots turn back on.   

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:50 | 1686116 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Hold on Smiddy!  Strong support at $522.00!:)

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 17:01 | 1686155 unky
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Personally I think that Gold will not drop to levels seen before the U.S. downgrade. Because the downgrade had major impact if you remember. The downgrade happened and can not be undone so easily (might take years / even gets worse with more downgrades).

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:57 | 1685897 drswhaley
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Germans and French fight all the time. 

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:57 | 1685898 Cone of Uncertainty
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Fuck Siemens.

Do they really think their fucking money is safe at the ECB--moving money from one bankrupt financial institution to another?

Stupid cunts.


Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:12 | 1685965 nonclaim
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You don't know much about Siemens, do you?

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:58 | 1685900 steveo
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Also big deal today, but Siemens announced they were getting out of nuclear power and going to focus more on renewable.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:01 | 1685909 Dick Darlington
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Out of nuclear power and out of nuclear waste (french banks) in same day is quite an accomplishment. ;-)

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:05 | 1685933 Calmyourself
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Well unless that means sustainable Nukes like Throium they are fucked long term..

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:09 | 1685954 CH1
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If they do actually focus on renewables, get ready to short them....

The moment government money stops, the renewable business will crash and burn. Without subsidies, it is a joke.

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 17:02 | 1686161 unky
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Sad but true.

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