Comments on: Fortress balance sheets at financial institutions http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/09/25/fortress-balance-sheets-at-financial-institutions/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Casper Lab http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/09/25/fortress-balance-sheets-at-financial-institutions/#comment-24846 Tue, 29 Sep 2009 08:30:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5420#comment-24846 gd, I am not particularly good with acronyms and I don’t know who ‘Ben’ is, but from what I have read, they will cock that imaginary bank up too.

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By: gd http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/09/25/fortress-balance-sheets-at-financial-institutions/#comment-24831 Mon, 28 Sep 2009 22:07:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5420#comment-24831 Sorry I also forgot about moral hazard.

Then of course these’s that guy leading it all Ben.
Have a look on you tube to see what his response was at the start of the GFC. He used words like limited, contained. 11 trillion dollars is limited is it Ben?
Then Ben now tells us it’s over , what he doesn’t tell you that take away the programmes and the printing money and the dodgy accounting rule changes and there is no recovery. But good old Ben just keeps cheering the market on, he wants the DOW going up 1% every day.

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By: gd http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/09/25/fortress-balance-sheets-at-financial-institutions/#comment-24829 Mon, 28 Sep 2009 21:51:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5420#comment-24829 Casper Lab

I’m talking about a bank that doesn’t encourage systemic risk and GFC’s. Therefore I don’t think the Fed qualifies.

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By: Casper Lab http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/09/25/fortress-balance-sheets-at-financial-institutions/#comment-24814 Mon, 28 Sep 2009 14:11:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5420#comment-24814 Good article.

gd, the US Government already has it’s own bank, its called the Federal Reserve Bank.

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By: gd http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/09/25/fortress-balance-sheets-at-financial-institutions/#comment-24807 Mon, 28 Sep 2009 08:27:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5420#comment-24807 Here’s a novel solution the US government should take over one of the banks it has a large shareholding in. It could then offer cash rates on deposits and loans with a small margin, enough to make the other banks still make some profits. All other riskier activities could be taken out of the banks therefore getting rid of the systemic risk. Then If people want to invest in the riskier activities they can. Being fully aware that they can loss the lot and the government will not bale then out because they don’t represent that systemic risk.

Instead we get the G20 meeting. They should have all been wearing party hats, coloured wigs, big red noses and oversized shoes! The Bankers must have wet themselves with laughter, bring the world to the brink and be told they will still continue to be baled out. Talk about encouraging moral hazard. All the bankers need to do is call there company something other tan a bank and then get back to their old habits. Taking on more risk and bigger bonuses. Well done G20 !

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