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Thu Jan 29

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:05 AM

Re: Syrzia's POV & Plans

Berlin/Brussels trying to whistle past the stench for as long as possible.


Yup, so far Merkel's approval ratings have been very robust (not entirely deserved but lack of credible competition does help).

Should it become [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:57 AM

Re: Syrzia's POV & Plans

In 2010, the Greek state ceased to be able to service its debt. Unfortunately, European officials decided to pretend that this problem could be overcome by means of the largest loan in history on condition of fiscal austerity that would, with [more]

Tue Jan 27

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:54 PM

Re: Your car engine sound is a LIE

On second though, it must be a lucrative business:

To test the theory that high-performance cars get people hot, Moxon had 40 men and women listen to recordings of the three Italian exotics and a Volkswagen Polo. Everyone had [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:37 AM

Re: "...euro is like Hotel California"

The economics professor at the University of Athens, who announced his appointment as the country’s finance minister ... has been arguing since the beginning of the crisis that Greece should default while staying a member of the euro [more]

Mon Jan 26

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:45 AM

Re: CNBC drive by

... allowing borrowers to commit 3%—or even less—of a home’s purchase price to get a mortgage...

Perhaps I should have stayed and caught the rest but surely I took it out of context....


Tim, you are foreigner, so you must [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:10 AM

Re: How much are German/Swiss SDBs?

Why don't they just call it a tax and be done with it?

It's levied by central bankers rather than the government


If they called it an idle wealth tax and raised it to a high enough level, then some of that idle cash [more]

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:05 AM

Alex on QE

He might be on to something ;-)

http://www.alexcartoon.com/index.cfm?cartoons_id=4826

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:50 AM

Re: How much are German/Swiss SDBs?

Hound

Surely a safe deposit box costs less than 2,500 Euros per year. One could fit at least a few million Euros into a safe deposit box, if not tens

That might be an option for individuals stashing funds away. Even so, [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:36 AM

Re: Your car engine sound is a LIE

... and so is some car journalism. Someone must have decided it's for our best...

CBS' '60 Minutes' admits to faking Tesla car noise

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Fri Jan 23

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:21 PM

Re: Swiss Franc, Obamacare, Education: Common Th

How is it possible for anything to ever become "too expensive" for an entity that can electronically print (conjure) unlimited - even infinite - digits of currency at no cost to anyone? The whole idea of an infinite balance sheet [more]

Thu Jan 22

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:17 PM

Re: European Helicopters

Now, I hope they can get the money somewhere other than onto the bank balance sheets. If that is the intention in the first place. I guess we should loosen financial regulations to foster a decent amount of reckless lending needed, as [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:03 PM

Re: Swiss Franc, Obamacare, Education: Common Theme

The quants that blew up on the Swiss Franc flunked modeling. This is very similar to the Long Term Capital Management blow up in 1998. LTCM blew up when events occurred that their models said were NOT possible.

Of course, that was Cow [more]

Wed Jan 21

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:31 PM

Re: Europe's QE Conundrum

You mean QE is NOT the answer?

Oh look, the BoE's King agrees:

More monetary stimulus will not help the world economy return to strong growth, former Bank of England governor Mervyn King said, days before the European Central [more]

Mon Jan 19

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:39 PM

Re: EUROGEDDON!


Or the vote of non-confidence in the franc ... did you read Krugman take on the issue?


Yup. Fwiw I'll add my translation:

Two things to bear in mind. First, having in effect thrown away its credibility – in [more]

Sun Jan 18

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:02 PM

Re: EUROGEDDON!

While we look at the effects on Switzerland we should not overlook those on the euro zone. A major buyer of euros, the SNB, has vanished. And one may well see the unpeg decision as a vote of non-confidence in the euro...

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:54 PM

Re: EUROGEDDON!

It will be a boon for business at ski resorts in France, Germany, Austria, Italy and maybe even Spain - not to mention Eastern Europe.


No kidding. Even many Swiss professionals routinely cross the border for more affordable [more]

Thu Jan 15

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:00 PM

Re: Dodd Frank

USian version of free speech at work to roll back post-2008 regulation - at the edges for now, but hey, they may be just warming up.

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:38 PM

Re: Switzerland exits the euro zone

The Germans will be even more greatly affected by the Swiss capitulation. Germans can no longer delude themselves into believing they are

True that. Then again with the peg on, the Swiss felt the same until today. I've yet to figure [more]

Sun Jan 11

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:45 PM

Re: Demographic Change Humor

Though Keith no longer fits with most of his 18-34 peers, it may be a while before he feels he really belongs in the 35-49 demographic


So old school and blunt. Fortunately, today's marketers have access to much more finely [more]

Sun Jan 4

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:32 AM

Re: Germany: euro zone could cope with Greece exit

Both Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble believe the euro zone has implemented enough reforms since the height of the regional crisis in 2012 to make a potential Greece exit manageable, Der Spiegel reported. [more]

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