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    • Thu, Dec 04, 2008 - 01:07pm

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      Re: OK, let’s take a vote

    Pre-packaged BK, consolidation of MGT into one company, set up a govt. backed equity fund for car dealerships and suppliers and mandate additional change in units produced and what type of cars (i.e. green and NO SUV’s/trucks other than construction and that sort of demand).

    No one is going to be buying new cars in the coming years anyway…

    2009 for a turn around is akin to the bottoms and turn arounds economist have been calling for the housing market when it started to crater. Pipe dreams. Just like the word "bailout". A bailout is a bandaid.

    • Thu, Dec 04, 2008 - 02:05am

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      Re: Question about treasury yields

    Steve:

    Hey, check this out. China, by my math is about 1/4 of ALL foreign financing!!!

     http://www.treas.gov/tic/mfh.txt Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan Dec Nov Oct Sep

    Country               2008    2008    2008    2008    2008    2008    2008    2008    2008    2007    2007    2007    2007------  ------  ------  ------  ------  ------  ------  ------  ------  ------  ------  ------  ------China, Mainland       585.0   541.4   518.7   503.8   506.8   502.0   490.6   486.9   492.6   477.6   458.9   459.1   467.7Japan                 573.2   586.0   593.4   583.8   578.7   592.2   600.7   586.6   586.9   581.2   590.9   601.7   591.9United Kingdom 2/     338.4   308.1   291.5   280.4   272.5   247.8   201.1   181.1   161.9   158.2   174.3   155.0   120.3Carib Bnkng Ctrs 4/   185.3   148.9   133.7   122.4   104.7   115.4   107.1   103.0   108.1   116.7   107.4   105.6    99.1Oil Exporters 3/      182.2   180.6   173.9   170.4   164.3   153.9   150.8   146.1   140.9   137.9   138.7   141.6   137.1Brazil                141.9   146.2   148.4   151.6   151.4   149.5   149.1   146.6   141.7   129.9   121.7   113.9   110.5Luxembourg             91.8    77.5    75.8    88.6    80.4    84.8    92.7    83.1    68.4    69.7    68.3    63.3    58.4Russia                 69.7    74.4    74.1    65.3    63.7    60.2    42.4    38.4    35.2    32.7    33.5    33.6    31.8Hong Kong              60.9    61.3    60.6    61.2    61.4    63.2    60.6    57.5    54.4    51.2    51.7    51.3    52.6Norway                 52.2    41.3    41.8    43.3    47.1    45.3    44.5    34.0    33.6    26.2    27.6    25.5    22.9Switzerland            49.0    45.2    45.0    44.4    42.1    42.5    41.2    39.4    39.3    38.9    38.1    37.8    37.0Germany                41.4    41.5    41.1    40.9    45.0    43.7    42.2    42.2    42.7    41.7    39.1    41.8    41.8Taiwan                 37.4    40.6    42.3    40.9    40.1    42.6    41.2    38.8    38.9    38.2    37.1    40.7    39.9Korea                  36.1    38.0    35.3    36.5    38.5    40.5    40.7    41.4    42.1    39.2    37.8    37.0    39.4Mexico                 34.2    34.3    36.0    42.7    40.4    38.0    38.8    36.5    35.6    34.5    32.0    30.5    30.0Turkey                 31.3    34.0    32.4    30.3    28.9    31.1    28.7    28.5    28.2    25.6    25.6    28.1    28.3Singapore              30.9    30.5    31.4    30.4    30.6    33.5    33.3    33.5    38.6    39.8    40.2    38.8    36.6Thailand               28.6    31.7    31.8    32.4    32.8    27.9    25.7    30.5    28.9    27.4    27.5    22.8    24.7Ireland                27.3    13.2    11.2    14.2    15.8    18.5    17.8    15.6    15.6    18.7    17.5    17.0    16.3Canada                 20.6    28.1    26.9    28.4    30.3    25.9    22.0    22.7    24.4    18.7    24.1    15.9    17.3India                  14.2    14.2    13.0    11.7    10.3    10.5    11.8    14.4    14.6    14.9    14.8    14.9    10.8Egypt                  13.8    12.8    13.4    12.3    12.8    12.7    12.7    12.0    11.6    10.4    10.6     9.9     9.9Netherlands            12.9    14.2    15.1    15.1    15.7    15.5    15.1    14.1    15.9    15.2    14.2    14.8    15.1Chile                  12.9    12.5    13.1    11.7    11.1    10.1     9.7     8.6     9.0     8.7     8.5     7.5     6.8Belgium                12.3    11.8    12.0    12.4    12.4    12.5    12.8    13.2    13.1    13.2    14.2    14.6    14.6Poland                 12.1    13.7    13.9    13.3    12.4    12.5    11.6    10.2    10.3    12.9    11.1     9.8    10.6Sweden                 11.6    12.7    12.4    12.4    13.2    13.1    13.2    13.6    13.4    13.7    14.1    14.5    14.8Italy                  10.9    12.1    10.2    10.6    11.7    10.6    11.3    11.3    12.7    14.6    15.5    14.1    13.4All Other             142.4   142.9   136.2   134.8   136.0   138.0   144.1   144.3   145.1   146.0   142.2   138.0   136.0Grand Total          2860.5  2749.9  2684.6  2646.1  2611.2  2594.1  2513.8  2434.1  2403.8  2353.7  2337.1  2299.2  2235.3Of which:For. Official       1821.7  1785.5  1767.6  1751.7  1743.9  1743.4  1706.6  1681.6  1688.0  1641.1  1619.1  1613.8  1607.7Treasury Bills      276.8   245.6   232.5   226.6   220.0   215.7   201.3   204.3   207.1   196.3   185.3   180.4   178.3T-Bonds & Notes    1544.9  1540.0  1535.1  1525.0  1523.9  1527.6  1505.3  1477.3  1480.9  1444.8  1433.8  1433.4  1429.4Department of the Treasury/Federal Reserve BoardNovember 18, 2008

    • Wed, Dec 03, 2008 - 01:25am

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      Davos

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      Re: Question about treasury yields

    Hello Steve:

    I think what I was driving at is China has 2 trillion or so in reserves and is directing its stimulous inside its borders as indicated by it’s .5 trillion + stimulous.

    Holding the yeild at 0%, or close to, I don’t think will motivate China, or any other foreign country for that matter, to run out and buy our bonds. Asia, I believe has been our biggest buyer in the past?

    My personal belief is that as they "monitize" it will, if nothing else, weaken our currency.

    I think, from what I read, this is your take as well? – If so: I pray you are correct when you say years!

    Take care 

    PS from a bank/fed/consumer front my take on inflation on this front is, as of this moment:

     

    1.  The banks are hoarding, smart enough to know who to loan to, or who not to
    2. Looks like the Fed is sopping up some of the cash it dispursed in exchange for it’s pawn shop behavior by having banks buy Tresuries in exhange for cash paid for trash. It looks like 1/2 of cash for trash is out there being hoarded. Rough guess. http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/release?rid=19&soid=1

     

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_wM5Pj6NF0jA/STWb14Spo4I/AAAAAAAAAOk/FRo5Uz2K0C4/s1600-h/Borrowings+and+Reserves+1929-Nov+2007.JPG 

    • Tue, Dec 02, 2008 - 09:43pm

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      Re: Why credit cards matter so much

    Hello Sharon:

     Great post. I also read: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/11344d06-befb-11dd-ae63-0000779fd18c.html

    I estimate that the mortgage market will shrink for the first time in US history and that the credit card market will be 18 months behind it. While just over 70 per cent of US households have access to credit cards, 90 per cent of these people use credit cards as a cash-flow management vehicle, or revolve payments at least once a year. While the credit card market is small relative to the mortgage market, it has grown to play a key role in consumer liquidity. Declining liquidity here will have disastrous effects on consumer spending and the economy. My primary concern is preserving liquidity to consumers, who command more than two-thirds of gross domestic product. 

    I don’t think you or I could intentially kill the economy quicker than these bafoons are killing it by trying to help it. 

    • Tue, Dec 02, 2008 - 08:47pm

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      Re: One Week Later, Citi Needs Another $5B

    • Tue, Dec 02, 2008 - 07:36pm

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      Re: Question about treasury yields

    Hello Lemonyellowschwin:

    IF people and foreign governments WERE BUYING them. They aren’t. The Fed is buying them. Surprised 

     

    • Sun, Nov 30, 2008 - 07:01pm

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      Re: Citigroup says gold could rise above $2,000 next year …

    Inflation

    $2,000.00 HAH! Once hyperinflation kicks in they will be SO wrong. 

    • Thu, Oct 16, 2008 - 12:52pm

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      Re: Remember Y2K!?

    You can always go to an Astrodome and let Fema take care of you.

     No one should go overboard but no one should rely on Fema to provide for them – unless they want to share a bathroom with 1,0000 other people and find out their wife got raped under a stairway. 

    Just like today, our government can only do so much for us, especially when we don’t want to pay more in taxes.

     I agree, the world isn’t ending but I also advocate always being prepared so you don’t have to burden an overworked system that doesnt work all to well. 

    • Sat, Oct 11, 2008 - 11:49pm

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      Re: Bad advice

    http://www.wellsfargonevadagold.com/confiscation-order.pdf

    • Sat, Oct 11, 2008 - 11:46pm

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      Taxing Seized Gold?

    Just a dumb question, but if they Executivelly Repo the gold – ugh, will they tax the "seller?" 

     

    God, I’m laughing at this. If so, capitol gains on an investment and sales tax? 

     

    Perhaps too, I should ask: Yah think that maybe a special registration, liscense, permit will be required (purcashed I should add)?

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