Comments on: Cleaning up the mess that remains http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/09/14/cleaning-up-the-mess-that-remains/ Now raising intellectual capital Sun, 08 Nov 2015 08:31:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Casper http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/09/14/cleaning-up-the-mess-that-remains/comment-page-1/#comment-4370 Tue, 15 Sep 2009 08:52:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=4007#comment-4370 When you flood the markets with bonds, prices go down and rates increase. Conversely, with real rates higher that nominal rates, due to deflation, the prices decrease even further. So much for bonds.

‘Preferred equity’ implies some form of dividend preference. If one brings dividend growth models into the realm of other valuation models, the result could be interesting.

Either way, you are Fannied and Freddied.

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By: Mufaso http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/09/14/cleaning-up-the-mess-that-remains/comment-page-1/#comment-4350 Tue, 15 Sep 2009 03:51:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=4007#comment-4350 We libertarians have been warning for decades that a meltdown in the socialist system established by FDR would make the Great Depression look like a picnic. But once again Uncle Sam came to the rescue with fiat money that just puts off the day of reckoning a little while longer, most likely until those in office have either retired or died. When all of this mess started the best thing that could have happened was for all the companies involved to just collapse under their own weight and for the government to let the market eventually correct itself. The Federal Reserve should have been abolished, bimetallism should have been established, and all government regulation of the economy ended.

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