marți, 3 noiembrie 2009

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Discutam ieri despre falimentul CIT, o stire destul de importanta in lumea economica:

Al cincilea faliment financiar din istoria SUA: CIT- sub protectia legii falimentului
Activele CIT, evaluate la peste 71 de miliarde de dolari, plaseaza compania pe locul cinci din lista celor mai mari falimente bancare din istoria SUA, dupa Lehman Brothers (2008), Washington Mutual (2008), WolrdCom (2002) si General Motors (2008).
Putem sa vedem si ce inseamna acest faliment din punct de vedere al contribuabilului:

CIT loss won't be last for taxpayers
The bankruptcy of CIT means a $2.3 billion wipeout for Treasury. More losses are likely as other TARP recipients have missed dividend payments.
Si un nou clasament al celor mai mari zece falimente din istoria US:

The 10 largest U.S. bankruptcies
From Lehman to Pacific Gas and Electric, the mighty have fallen, taking down billions and billions with them.
Pe langa marii falimentari avem in continuare si alte falimente mai mici care continua sa goleasca rezervele FDIC:

Bank Failures Buffeting FDIC Efforts to Bolster Insurance Fund
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., replenishing funds after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, faces additional strains on its resources after spending $2.5 billion to shut nine banks last week.

The FDIC, expecting failures to continue through 2010, asked banks to prepay three years of premiums to raise $45 billion for the fund depleted by 115 shutdowns this year. “The failure of nine banks totaling almost $20 billion in assets is a further substantial blow to the deposit insurance fund,”

Un pic de lumina asupra companiilor de rating pe analiza carora stim de multa vreme ca nu are rost sa mai punem vreo baza:

How Moody's sold its ratings - and sold out investors
As the housing market collapsed in late 2007, Moody's Investors Service, whose investment ratings were widely trusted, responded by purging analysts and executives who warned of trouble and promoting those who helped Wall Street plunge the country into its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Din nou despre China si despre aur:

How And Why China Will Flood the Gold Market
As you read this, the Chinese government is doing an extraordinary thing... something nearly unheard of in the modern world. It is encouraging citizens to put at least 5% of their savings into precious metals.

What would happen to the gold price if China increased its gold reserves to just 5%? What about 10%? To overtake the U.S. as king of the gold hill, it would have to buy all the gold held by the governments of France, Italy, and Germany combined. Can China really do any of that?

At $1,000 gold, to push China's gold holdings to 5% of reserves would take $55.3 billion; to 10% would cost $144.4 billion; to be the world's top gold dog would run $227.6 billion.

Chinese reserves are approaching $2.3 trillion, of which almost 70%, or $1.6 trillion, are denominated in U.S. dollars. The cost to become the world's biggest holder of gold would be a pittance compared to the amount of money China has available. In other words, money is not a problem.

If I were a crime detective, I'd say China has the motive, means, and opportunity to push gold and gold stocks much higher.
Iar in final, un pic de contrast fata de mass-media oficiala. Ca sa nu ziceti ca doar la noi e rau, aveti AICI un exemplu de lista cu problemele din US. Sunt cu totul alt gen de stiri decat cele din mass-media oficiala care trambiteaza revenirea economica. Iar liste de genul ala sunt facute zilnic de saxplayer00o1 pe forumul lui Chris Martenson. Se vorbeste de state cu probleme financiare, deficite de buget, incapacitate de plata, probleme majore la nivel de municipalitate, spitale sau fonduri de pensii. Uitati aici inca o mostra: The people saying that the recession is over are in denial.

Si ca sa nu incheiem in ton negativ, o stire legata de alternativele monetare de care am tot discutat noi vara asta:

Bartering: Have Hotel, Need Haircut
As businesses battle to get through the recession, more and more are turning to third-party-exchange networks like Bartercard. According to the International Reciprocal Trade Association, the industry trade body, more than 400,000 businesses transacted $10 billion globally in 2008 — and officials expect trade volume to grow by 15% in 2009. Bartercard, the world's largest exchange network, is leading the charge. So far this year trades through its network are worth more than $2 billion, up by 20% over 2008.

Bartercard is unlike any other credit or debit card because you fund our card with your own goods and services...NOT CASH. Bartercard currently helps over 75,000 trading members in 9 countries to increase sales, customer base, cash-flow and profit.
P.S. Rog luati in considerare ceea ce spuneam AICI inainte de adaugarea unor eventuale comentarii. Va multumesc.

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  1. Bursele scad iar aurul bate un nou record la $1,087. Miroase a decuplare:

    Stocks churn in choppy session

    Wall Street struggles as investors get cautious after the recent selloff. Oil and gold prices rally, auto sales impress, Burlington Northern rallies on buyout.

    Typically, a stronger dollar would pressure dollar-traded commodities such as oil and gold, but that wasn't the case Tuesday.

    COMEX gold for December delivery rallied $30.90 to settle at $1,084.90 an ounce after earlier hitting an intraday record high of $1,087 an ounce.