How big will the losses be? Who will bear them?
Friday, February 17, 2017, 11:45 PM
- How overvalued is the system?
- The biggest errors that got us to this point
- What to expect during the big reset
- Taking necessary action
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What will the coming reset look like when it finally arrives?
This is the operative question everybody should be asking themselves because, believe me, the bankers and politicians are already frantically at work on the only question they care about: Who, instead of us, is going to eat the losses?
Let me be clear. The coming reset is going to be very, very painful. Part of me just wants to rip the proverbial Band-Aid off and get on with it, yet part of me dreads what’s coming and is in no hurry to see it arrive. Talk about being ambivalent!
The big picture looks like this: Ray Dialo’s firm Bridgewater Associates, a mega-money management firm, put together the below chart of the IOUs of the US (most other countries look the same, so feel free to extrapolate for Japan, or most of the EU, or the UK).
There are, simply, too many promises that cannot be kept. At a recent ICV wealth conference (just this week) one of the speakers was a man named Bradley Belt, former executive director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).
I asked him if there were any possible solutions to the staggering risks posed by the data in this chart. And who, if anyone, is working on them?
He answered that... » Read more