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Old 06-13-2020, 06:26 AM
Location: Boston
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reading the Atlantic for financial forecasting is probably the last thing I would do.
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Old 06-13-2020, 12:23 PM
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Most of this new money/electronic ledger entries is just bankers exchanging between each other. Guy wants to sell his house, buyer gets money from bank gives all to seller, seller gives most of that to bank to pay off his loan.

What are we really facilitating? Is this really benefitting the vast majority of people?

"People need business loans". Well, we are seriously over-retailed, and over developed. We got that way because of all that money or credit floating around out there. All these businesses are closing regardless or they try and sell, which is basically same thing as the house scenario.

Is this to help facilitate all the new residential developments in NYC, or PHX, or where ever? Our population is going down. Who is going to buy these new condos so why a need to build them? Its like China with its ghost cities.

All these new money will devalue labor. As the denomination keeps increasing, regular people have to work more and more to catch up. Bankers dont have this hindrance.

At this point we may as well cut off the banks completely. The Govt can just create new money, and divide it amongst the people. Why let the bankers be in the middle, control where it goes, and dictate terms? They just do this to enrich themselves.
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Old 06-13-2020, 02:57 PM
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Mechanization and automation are devaluing labor. We don't need as many workers as we once did. The backhoe replaced the shovel. Computers replaced paper files and secretaries. The internet replaced stock brokers. With the means of production automated, 70% of our GDP is service jobs, many of which are unnecessary.

Our economy is going to go through a massive restructuring, faster than is compatible with good order, but slower than the people harmed by the recession would like. We absolutely have to have a functioning financial sector, but people are going to be upset by the massive corporate socialism it will take to rescue them. If we punish the banking sector by letting them go belly up, it's going to ruin us all.
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Old 06-13-2020, 05:41 PM
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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NOPE, ZiRP will be with us for another 10-year run............that will spur people to spend, spend and spend some more, while discouraging saving. This is great for banks.
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Old 06-13-2020, 05:58 PM
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There are banks and there are banks.
There are banks that exist only as speculators.
There are small mom and pop banks.
There are all kinds of banks that call themselves banks.
Of course they will be all gone.
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Old 06-13-2020, 05:59 PM
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The thing to look at is the repos provided by the Fed. The increasing repo activity tells you that the banks don't want to finance these assets (probably the collateral is over-inflated due to mark-to-model accounting same as CDO's). It's coming at the end of the quarter when they want to keep their assets off their books.
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Old 06-13-2020, 09:07 PM
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Clickbait? Silly response based upon nothing.

Dissing The Atlantic without looking at the superbly qualified author? Silly.

It's a highly academic, financial article. You've got to want to do the work. Most won't. Clearly.

Lazy is as lazy does.
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