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    Sunday, October 12, 2008

    How serious is the Economic problem

    How serious is the Economic problem.
    By Gerald: Internet Anthropologist Think Tank
    Oct 12, 08

    Its worse than the Government lets on.
    They are throwing everything they have at the problem.
    Lets take a quicK review.

    Bailouts some where around $900,000,000,000
    $900 billion. And the libalities of Freddie and Frannie,
    which are NOT on the books.

    What has the fed done?
    Here's a scorecard of what the Fed has done:
    Federal funds rate: The Fed has lowered its target rate by 325 basis points from 5.25% to 2%. The fed funds rate is the rate banks charge each other for overnight loans to meet reserve requirements. The Fed can influence the rate by injecting or withdrawing money from the system via sales or purchases of Treasurys.
    Repurchase agreements: The Fed flooded the financial system with $105 billion in cash on Thursday. The repurchase agreements allow primary dealers to sell Treasury bills, notes and bonds to the Fed on a temporary basis, and then repurchase them at the maturity of the agreement, either the next day or up to several weeks later. Reverse repos work just the opposite, with the Fed draining money from the system by temporarily buying Treasurys. By managing the daily money supply through repurchase agreements and reverse repos, the Fed's Open Market Desk can keep the federal funds rate near its target
    Discount rate: Lowered by 400 basis points from 6.25% to 2.25% and extended the term from overnight to 90 days. As of Wednesday, banks had $33.4 billion in outstanding loans through the discount window. The discount rate is the rate the Fed charges banks for overnight loans from the Fed's discount window to meet reserve requirements. The Fed has tried to remove any stigma attached to borrowing from the discount window.
    Primary Credit Dealer Facility: The Fed has opened up the discount window to primary dealers (including broker-dealers and investment banks) at similar terms and rates. As of Wednesday, the investment banks and dealers had $59.8 billion in outstanding loans, compared with none the week before. The loans are likely to help Lehman Bros. liquidate its assets, analysts said.
    Term Auction Facility: The Fed has auctioned $150 billion in 28-day or 84-day loans of cash to commercial (depository) banks" in generally sound financial condition." The loans are fully collateralized by bonds, equities, asset-backed securities or commercial paper.
    Term Securities Lending Facility: The Fed has auctioned $117.2 billion as of Wednesday in 28-dayloans of government securities to primary dealers (including broker-dealers and investment banks), including $50 billion in options. The loans are fully collateralized by bonds, equities, asset-backed securities or commercial paper.
    Security Lending: On Thursday, the Fed auctioned $17.4 billion of government securities on an overnight basis to primary dealers, fully backed by collateral. The auctions take place daily. On Monday, $28.5 billion was auctioned. For the week, the securitiesloans averaged $8.4 billion per day.
    Foreign currency swaps: The Fed has offered to swap up to $247 billion in dollars against other currencies from other central banks that can then be auctioned into the markets, typically on an overnight or two-week maturity. As of Thursday, $88 billion in loanswere outstanding at the central banks.
    Bear Stearns: The Fed has taken on about $30 billion of Bear Stearns' assets as part of the fire-sale to JP Morgan. As of Sept. 17, the Fed's portfolio of former Bear Stearns assets was worth $29.4 billion.
    American International Group: The Fed has offered to lend AIG up to $85 billion in exchange for a majority stake in the company. As of Wednesday, AIG had borrowed $28 billion.
    Supplementary Financing Program: To boost the Fed's balance sheet, the Treasury announced it would hold special auctions of Treasury bills for the Fed's account. On Wednesday and Thursday, the Treasury auctioned $100 billion of short-term bills.
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: The Treasury has seized control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and has taken an equity stake in the companies. The impact of the seizure on the government's books has not been quantified

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    Whats hapening NOW?

    Two major rescue plans for the banking and financial systems by the US and UK have fallen short of luring fleeing investors back to the markets. In seven black days, crashing global indexes led by Wall Street - which tumbled 18 percent and London by 21 percent - followed by Asia, wiped $4.5 trillion off share values world wide. In the UK, it was calculated that one person goes bankrupt every five minutes. Iceland’s entire economy is bankrupt.

    The plan on the G7’s table is essentially to partially nationalize almost half of the Western banking system by buying up stakes in troubled banks or shoring up the banking system as a whole.

    In their statement Saturday, the G7 said that they were working on a rescue package tailored for each country within a common framework that would include recapitalizing banks, ensuring strong deposit insurance to protect savers and restarting frozen credit and mortgage markets.


    This weekend sees make-or-break efforts by Western finance ministers and international financial institutions to produce a plan that will drag their economies back into equilibrium before the world’s markets open Monday, Oct. 13. They are working to the dread drumbeats of turmoil, panicky investors and looming recession, which some economists predict will be more disastrous than the 1930s slump which led to World War II.


    The plan on the G7’s table is essentially to partially nationalize almost half of the Western banking system by buying up stakes in troubled banks or shoring up the banking system as a whole.

    In their statement Saturday, the G7 said that they were working on a rescue package tailored for each country within a common framework that would include recapitalizing banks, ensuring strong deposit insurance to protect savers and restarting frozen credit and mortgage markets.


    The partial nationalization of banks in the US and Europe breaks with the rules of the free market, of which the United States is the global epitome - a major factor in its superpower status. While Asia ( READ CHINA ) has prospered by embracing free-market practices, resentment is deepening over its shortcomings for which the US is blamed.

    The only Western leader to address this problem head-on was Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. At a government session in Rome, Oct. 10, he revealed: “The idea of suspending the markets for the time it takes to rewrite new rules is being discussed.” Berlusconi added: “They can’t just be for one country, or even just for Europe, but global.”

    This remark was quickly retracted after a phone call from the White House in Washington, according to our sources, because it opens up the even more problematic question of who is competent to lead the rewriting of the rules. However, the IMF, high priest of the gospel that the market knows best, has already turned around and is calling for more international regulation and oversight on global finance, a further retreat from its basic tenets.


    SOURCE:


    The Future?


    Its not good they are straying away from a free market system, and thats going to bite them in the ass. They are in no-mans land. What they are playing with is sacred in the capitalist system, in capitalism its a major mortal sin.

    It might not be a bad Idea to have 3 mos of cash ON HAND.

    And 3 months of food etc on hand.


    A free market system re-balances its self, some times it takes a depression, but it will rebalance. I don't know what a Governement owned system will do. They are basicly saying they the Governments have enough money to control the markets.


    I don't think they do, our paradigm points to mega inflation, and money shortages.

    Even OPEC has join the effort to stave off a world wide economic colaspe.

    Oil prices have dropped 50% in the past 3 months from a high of $145 bbl. to $77 bbl. on Oct 10, 08. Lack of demand and cash flow problems.

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    Make sure your seat belt is fastened.


    Gerald

    Update:

    Top policymakers from the Group of 20 largest economies were meeting later Saturday to work on a coordinated response to calm markets that have been shaken by massive losses and bankruptcies. The Group of Seven includes the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and Canada. The European Union is also a participant. The G20 includes those eight and adds China, Brazil, Russia, India, Mexico, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey. Together, the G20 account for about 90% of global gross domestic product


    Leaders of the 15 euro-zone countries will meet in Paris on Sunday to discuss a rescue plan based on the British model, which includes massive recapitalization and an explicit guarantee of all interbank credits, as urged by the IMF, U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown and many outside experts.

    Although the talks in Washington this weekend haven't come up with the specific solutions needed for each nation, the whole world is committed to do whatever it takes to unfreeze credit markets, said Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the IMF's managing director.

    SOURCE:

    NO DETAILS FORTH COMING, AND THATS WHAT THE MARKETS NEED TO CALM THE JITTERS.

    DETAILS OF THE PLANS.

    g

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    Anonymous Anonymous said...

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    Recently an insurance company nearly wind up....


    A bank is nearly bankrupt......filing chapter 11 protection.


    How it affect you? Did you buy insurance? Did you buy mini note or bonds?



    Who fault?


    They bailout trouble finance company, but they will not bail out your credit card bills……And the bill out of company is still not enough yet…….Should they have use the bail out $$ to pump into all different industries……You got no choice, and no point pointing finger but you can prevent similar things from happen again……


    The top management of the Public listed company ( belong to "public" ) monthly salary should be tied a portion of it to the shares price ( IPO or ave 5 years ).... so when the shares price drop, it don't just penalise the investors, but those who don't take care of the company.....If this rule is pass on, without any need of further regulation, all industries ( as long as it is public listed ) will be self regulated......because the top management will be concern about their own pay check…… And they are still spend big money on hotel stay and luxury function……..

    Meanwhile if company was being acquired, there will be a great movement in terms of staff……eventually staff suffer also.

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    Sign a petition to your favourite president candidate, congress member, House of representative again and ask for their views to not just comment on this, and what regulations they are going to commit and implementation the regulation, I believe should vote for the one who come suggest good implementation and let’s see who back up, which don’t implement after just mentioning in the election campaign.....If you agree on my point, please share with many people as possible.... Finance and Media are the two only industries can shaken politics ( Maybe Hackers can ), please help to highlight also...

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