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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:59 PM

Re: In the new ownership society ...

Well perhaps cars are going where mobile phones and desktop computers have been:

The backdoor in question would allow Microsoft to control the computer remotely. “Trusted Computing,” a method developed and promoted by the Trusted [more]

Wed Apr 22

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:47 PM

Re: Energy = Wealth

Fwiw, Bloomberg says:

Fossil Fuels Just Lost the Race Against Renewables

The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and
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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:51 PM

2010 flash crash culprit nailed

... at least one of five, responsible for losses of 1t or so he caused by trading a £5m account from his suburb home. The US is seeking extradition. Thanks god the big boys aren't involved this time:


Navinder Singh Sarao, the [more]

Tue Apr 21

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:00 PM

Re: Why invest in anything?

Nice post Ed. Some sundry comments:


but this is not a time to risk actual, real money of your own

Yup, risk is high at current valuations, so better to issue securities rather than buying them. Some folks seem to agree [more]

Mon Apr 20

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:55 PM

Re: Krugman Complains

Chuckle, I recall all too well in Tenerifa and Gran Canaria that the Germans would send one hung over person down early in the morning to put towels on a bunch of sunbeds near the pool bar, the Brits would show up later and throw the towels in the [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:32 PM

Re: Krugman Complains

Thats true,e but you really cannot have an "economic union" where countries jump in and out at will, either. Again, to use an analogy which is flawed (but I can't think of a better one), how would it work if New York said "You know, [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:33 PM

Re: Greece: All your Euros R belong 2 Us

Capital flight is in full swing. Bankruptcy must be one concern, forced conversion into a new Drachma at a no doubt preferential exchange rate another:

Data from the Greek central bank, which records each euro that leaves the country as a [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:07 AM

Re: Krugman Complains

Humour aside I don't think the visuals on a bunch of Germans taking over a Greek island have improved much over the past 74 years.


Ah c'mon Tim, the idea is to make debt repayment a question of national pride for the Greek [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:22 AM

Re: Legacies by Implication

Mike

the risk of a negative yielding French sovereign is virtually equal to that of a German sovereign

I don't see how you get to that assumption. Granted there is no risk of 'coupons' (if you can call them that) being [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:05 AM

Re: Krugman Complains

Yet there is no process to toss the deadbeats? Only one to forbid anyone bailing them out? I think I see the problem. }};-D


There is in theory a sanctioning process for countries whose government deficit and debt exceed a 3%/ 60% [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:08 AM

Re: Legacies by Implication

That "preview" is not always WYSIWYG! I don't blame the Fool.

Actually you should ;-)

Alas the boards don't receive much love, understandably since they are not directly generating revenues...

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:49 AM

Re: Krugman Complains

And notice, the hyper sensible Swiss never joined the lunacy while doing all they could to not block the sensible bits.


Oh, our business world hence our political elite desperately wants to join Europe. Unfortunately for them, [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:42 AM

Re: Krugman Complains

If we ran the United States this way, we would immediately ditch Mississippi, New Mexico, Kentucky, Alabama, West Virginia, Louisiana, and a bunch of others, since they take more out of the Federal treasury than they return, and have for multiple [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:15 AM

Re: They have not made a lot of friends

Just saw this in the comment section of the NYT, to the point of cultural differences (who minds a tad of corruption to go with it at all levels of society):


Before the euro, the Greeks were happy. They had a government to grumble [more]

Sun Apr 19

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:06 PM

Re: Legacies by Implication

Hence, the risks of default of either are virtually equal.

No. Different prices for otherwise comparable euro-denominated bonds reflect different levels of issuer risk based - a fact long neglected by Mr Market following the creation [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:44 PM

Re: World finance leaders see threats ahead

Yes, still on course for a Greek bankruptcy. For everyone's mild amusement, here are the final lines from Ambrose's latest article:




Varoufakis said Greece had gone from "Ponzi growth" during the EMU debt bubble to
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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:30 PM

Minimum wage - Seattle style


Dan Price, CEO of Gravity payments, announced this week that he's raising the minimum salary at his 120-person company to $70,000 a year, the New York Times reports.

To do this, he's cutting his own nearly $1 million annual pay to
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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:19 AM

Re: OT Build It and They Will Come?

inexplicably


Well, not really, the military government may have had method to its madness:


Indian journalist Siddharth Varadarajan, who visited Naypyidaw in January 2007, described the vastness of the new capital [more]

Sat Apr 18

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:05 PM

Re: Somewhat OT: Draghi in Confetti

Putin's "thumbs-up"

Ha, I hadn't seen that. Btw, the market reacted too...

Via Deutsche Bank:

Protest trading - Wednesday, 2:39pm - Mario Draghi is confetti-bombed; yields on 10-year bunds jump. Minutes
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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:20 AM

Somewhat OT: Draghi in Confetti

... but for once confetti not created by himselves:

Mario Draghi's European Central Bank press conference was interrupted today by a protester who leapt on top of his desk, spraying confetti on him and shouting about an "ECB [more]

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