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by exCBOE
August 12th, 2011, 9:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: US debt crisis
Replies: 22
Views: 22996

US debt crisis

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferentQuoteOriginally posted by: exCBOEAre you sure that printing or coining money is a form of default?If I borrow 100 shares of stock, sell it (short) and a week later pay you back with stock priced lower, you lose money in a sense, but I have not defaulted. A...
by exCBOE
August 12th, 2011, 9:11 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: US debt crisis
Replies: 22
Views: 22996

US debt crisis

by exCBOE
August 11th, 2011, 7:29 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Does The S&P Downgrade Matter At All?
Replies: 64
Views: 28032

Does The S&P Downgrade Matter At All?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: BullBearQuoteOriginally posted by: exCBOE I don't see the role of income distribution. ok. that doesn't come from textbooks and i'll try to explain. If you have a society with a few hundred rich people and millions of poors you'll end up with:1. wealthy individuals tend...
by exCBOE
August 10th, 2011, 3:19 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Does The S&P Downgrade Matter At All?
Replies: 64
Views: 28032

Does The S&P Downgrade Matter At All?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: BullBearQuoteOriginally posted by: exCBOEQuoteOriginally posted by: BullBearQuote There is no conflict between high inflation and negative real growth. But Ms. Market expects the Tea Party to recapture the spirit of capitalism, self reliance, and love of motherhood that...
by exCBOE
August 10th, 2011, 9:53 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Does The S&P Downgrade Matter At All?
Replies: 64
Views: 28032

Does The S&P Downgrade Matter At All?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: BullBearQuote There is no conflict between high inflation and negative real growth. But Ms. Market expects the Tea Party to recapture the spirit of capitalism, self reliance, and love of motherhood that has kept the US strong and prosperous in the past. And, oh yeah. Th...
by exCBOE
August 9th, 2011, 8:21 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Does The S&P Downgrade Matter At All?
Replies: 64
Views: 28032

Does The S&P Downgrade Matter At All?

QuoteOriginally posted by: quantmehQuoteOriginally posted by: exCBOEMarket expects the Tea Party to recapture the spirit of capitalismyes, mother Sarah P will certainly save the worldI'm glad to see you're on board. Ahhh yes....President Palin....it sounds so pretty
by exCBOE
August 9th, 2011, 6:50 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Does The S&P Downgrade Matter At All?
Replies: 64
Views: 28032

Does The S&P Downgrade Matter At All?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: BullBearQuoteOriginally posted by: exCBOEQuoteOriginally posted by: sdlifeThere's enough money. It's all a management and asset allocation problem!Cut public spending;Smash the defense budget (nuclear weapons); Better reallocation of taxpayers money;Policies to reduce i...
by exCBOE
August 9th, 2011, 5:22 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Does The S&P Downgrade Matter At All?
Replies: 64
Views: 28032

Does The S&P Downgrade Matter At All?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: sdlifeThere's enough money. It's all a management and asset allocation problem!Cut public spending;Smash the defense budget (nuclear weapons); Better reallocation of taxpayers money;Policies to reduce income inequality;Policies to attract foreign direct investment;Polic...
by exCBOE
August 9th, 2011, 1:51 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Does The S&P Downgrade Matter At All?
Replies: 64
Views: 28032

Does The S&P Downgrade Matter At All?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: BullBearQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaIf independent sovereigns can always repay debts with the printing press, then all independent sovereigns should be rated AAA. Not exactly. It depends on which currency, and on what type of instrument (TIPS, Plain Bonds), i...
by exCBOE
August 8th, 2011, 10:24 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Does The S&P Downgrade Matter At All?
Replies: 64
Views: 28032

Does The S&P Downgrade Matter At All?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: quantmehthe argument that US will not default because it can print money is very interesting. this should make others to think about investing in dollars. if your borrower seriously thinks this way, maybe you should be careful lend...
by exCBOE
August 8th, 2011, 10:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: US debt crisis
Replies: 22
Views: 22996

US debt crisis

<t>Are you sure that printing or coining money is a form of default?If I borrow 100 shares of stock, sell it (short) and a week later pay you back with stock priced lower, you lose money in a sense, but I have not defaulted. Any repo contract is the same thing. Even if I borrow an ounce of gold, the...
by exCBOE
August 7th, 2011, 4:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?
Replies: 206
Views: 26256

Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: exCBOEIn the case of the USD, a quick glance at the American balance sheet shows assets worth fifty to a hundred times liability of the federal debt. Recoverable coal, natural gas, shale, oil and other hydrocarbon resources alone probabl...
by exCBOE
August 7th, 2011, 3:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?
Replies: 206
Views: 26256

Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?

<t>Where to begin? Are you suggesting that government revenue from the oil industry is around 4% of the price of say a gallon of gas. I don't know where to get truly reliable figure but I'll wager a black swan that it is more like 40%, or maybe 60%. Not only that, but much of the new supply is on pu...
by exCBOE
August 6th, 2011, 6:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?
Replies: 206
Views: 26256

Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?

<r>S&P are idiots. How can the quant community take this lying down? Name a safer dollar denominated investment than a 90 day t-bill. It is a good example of bad math and bad statistics spewed out by morons. The debt could be paid off tomorrow with freshly minted QE certificates. That would suck...
by exCBOE
July 23rd, 2011, 10:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?
Replies: 206
Views: 26256

Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?

<t>I agree there is no point trying to characterize whole groups of people as being lazy. Everyone should negotiate the best deal he or she can. But something doesn't add up. Where has all the money gone? You can't deny it was borrowed. If it wasn't spent on productive investments or on R&D, and...
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