October 29, 2007

HousingPANIC Stupid Question of the Day


At what point do foreign investors realize that Ben Bernanke hates them too, and get out of US stocks and bonds?

1) Uh, they already are
2) They know if they flee it'll collapse the whole Ponzi Scheme
3) This whole dollar collapse thing makes my head hurt, make it just go away
4) They already own us, and now they're stuck with us

28 comments:

Frank@Scottsdale-Sucks.com said...

#2 all the way. The Ponzi scheme relied on suckering in foreign investors to buy the toilet paper - uh, I mean mortgage securities - and they can't just flush it all down. Yet.

Anonymous said...

#4

Stuck in So Pa said...

Somewhere between two and four. It's like having your evil, mutated, legless, armless, horror movie twin attached to your body from birth with the internal organs divided between the two of you. You would like to cut the useless SOB loose, but you would both die in the process!

Anonymous said...

The answer is number 5, "all of the above".

Russdog said...

It just amazes me the low yields (fixed income) that people wil accept in the name of "safety". These people are losing out in terms of purchasing power.

Who in their right mind thinks that real levels of inflation are below 5% the 5-year treasury yield? Who would invest in that?

art said...

it's number 4. but they just own electronic iou's. bwahahahaha!!!!!

Batman said...

Right now they're too busy getting rid of US paper. Some of the exodus spills into equities. This could take a while until the next wave of panic hits and the plague spreads.

Anonymous said...

At what point do they get wise? This week of coure after Ben cuts again

Anonymous said...

I don't think they're stuck with us. Smart (or at least clear-headed) businessmen know when to cut their losses. If they don't things will get a whole lot worse. Once they cut US lose, they'll take the hit, recover, then continue moving on and up. Why? They have industry. They produce things. US don't!

Mark in San Diego said...

I go with #4 - they already own us, so what can they do?? Donald Trump once said, "if you owe the bank one million dollars, they OWN you. . .if you owe the bank one BILLION dollars, you OWN them. . ."so to a certain extent we are in this together. . .but the word "concessions" comes to mind - as in China says, "sell us Exxon or else."

Boom2Bust.com said...

#2 "So dark the con of Greenspan."

Edgar said...

The Sauds and the Bush family have been in bed together for many years. They have conspired together to screw the american public.

Anonymous said...

They already own us, and now they're stuck with us

Westparker said...

#4 all the way. The 10 year treasury is at 4.4% today. Who is buying these when the real inflation rate is closer to 8% and the dollar has fallen 10+% this year.

striker said...

http://nymag.com/guides
/money/2007/39952/

Just Testing said...

Paulson is out lying about the dollar again today:

http://www.plungeprotectionteam.com/2007/10/29/hank-paulson-proves-himself-the-world-s-biggest-liar-yet-again

Anonymous said...

Hey They already Are! Look at the Yuan. Even in Maldives they don't accept dollar anymore!

http://housingdepression.blogspot.com/2007/10/bernanke-reluctant-to-cut-rates.html

Sandy

Anonymous said...

OKAY - is it just me or is that picture way too Gay??? Holding hands??? Good grief, and he's a God fearing Christian Man -

NOT!!!

oh man said...

that pic is almost as disturbing as if you had a pic of w doing a lewinksy on the guy.

now THAT would be a scoop!

honica jewinski said...

What? You guys did'nt know Bush is a homosexual????


Leola McConnell releases tell-all memoirs Allegations that George W. Bush performed a homosexual act on current U.S. Ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe in the mid-1980's have resurfaced in the tell-all memoirs of the woman who first made the claim.
Leola McConnell, former Liberal Democratic Candidate for Governor of Nevada and one time prostitute-for-hire, was met with deafening silence on behalf of the majority of the corporate media last year when she sensationally alleged that Bush and Ashe regularly hired bisexual men for secret sex sessions in the 80's when Bush was a private citizen. "In 1984 I watched George W. Bush enthusiastically and expertly perform a homosexual act on another man, one Victor Ashe," said McConnell.

Anonymous said...

Listen to Jim Willie on this weekend's
Korelin report. He spells out that we aren't getting TIC from Asia anymore, and the ME is about to break dollar peg. All that will be left is to print our way out of debt. This is going to be so much worse than anyone believes. Gold at 800 is going to look rediculously cheap.

-Matt C

borkafatty said...

Guys, that private cartel of bankers called the fed is about to screw the middle class again. This week, they will most likely cut rates to 4.5 or 4.25%. They will trash the dollar to save themselves and their freinds that made bad bets on housing. And oil will go to 125, gold to 850 and silver to 18. Folks, prepare to defend yourselves against the legacy of Bush and his banker buddies -- hyperinflation. You thought the S&L was bad? This is 10 to 100 times worse. If you are poor, please, buy some 40% junk silver. It could save your families life.

Tin-Foil Hat..
maybe?....reality..Absolutely.

brokersleaveyoubroke said...

There are millions of foreign investors with different agendas so I would say 5: All of the above. The problem is that it only takes a few big investors to start dumping to start a rush to the exits. Nobody wants to be the last one holding the bag even if they don't want to dump.

Princess Mononoke said...

#5 - All of the above!

LOL! I didn't even notice that they were holding hands until the other bloggers pointed it out...

That looks tooooo peculiar!

Anonymous said...

What a great photo. W was using all his inside oil industry contacts to jawbone the Crown Prince into keeping crude below $50 a barrel. That worked well. Now maybe if he let Abdul get to second base...

Anonymous said...

Oh what a lovely couple. They look more lovely than W and his wife.

Anonymous said...

Ronald Regan would not be caught dead holding hands with such a man!

Anonymous said...

4) They already own us, and now they're stuck with us