Comments on: Embrace reality, not fight speculation http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/03/02/embrace-reality-not-fight-speculation/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Shortsqueeze http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/03/02/embrace-reality-not-fight-speculation/#comment-29204 Wed, 03 Mar 2010 14:44:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6672#comment-29204 Always a source of wonder that they, US Securities and Exchange Commission et al, never seem to broach the subject of speculation on the way up, if they did then maybe, just maybe….but that`s another story.

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By: richwell http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/03/02/embrace-reality-not-fight-speculation/#comment-29201 Wed, 03 Mar 2010 11:21:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6672#comment-29201 Perhaps sovereign credit default swaps (“SCDS”) are potentially inimical to an orderly credit system. There are plausible hypotheses which claim that speculators running up the prices of SCDS will drive buyers of sovereign bonds out of the market because these buyers need bond insurance at a rational price or simply because the SCDS price rises scare them off. With buyers withdrawing from the market, falls in sovereign bonds are self-fulfilling. Why not require exchange-based trading as you say and monitor for abuse?

Then it may be possible to watch timing, check ownership of debt being insured by CDS contracts, see if naked SCDS traders suddenly switch to sell or short while also taking other positions which manipulate the markets.

There are parasites around, and we should not let them destroy markets where there is legitimate business to be conducted.

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By: doctorjay317 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/03/02/embrace-reality-not-fight-speculation/#comment-29199 Wed, 03 Mar 2010 07:29:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6672#comment-29199 You cannot draw a line between speculation and investment. But you can set rules for fair and ethical play. The subprime crisis was a result of greedy fat cats ignoring all the credit rules while eyeing the mouth-watering fees and all. The authorities collaborated by just being outright dumb. The global economic machine would grind to a halt right away without speculation.

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By: Ian_Kemmish http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/03/02/embrace-reality-not-fight-speculation/#comment-29196 Tue, 02 Mar 2010 20:20:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6672#comment-29196 Here in the UK, we were on the receiving end of a “speculative attack” in the early 1990’s. We’re still here! There are even some who think it was one of the best things that happened to us. And the money that George Soros made on Black Wednesday ended up, in part, endowing charitable and academic institutions in Easter Europe….

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By: yr2009 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/03/02/embrace-reality-not-fight-speculation/#comment-29195 Tue, 02 Mar 2010 19:48:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6672#comment-29195 “I’m not sure if this is a war against speculation, against lese majeste or just against reality.”

Great piece James!

It seems like reality is, and has always been a problem for politicians.

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By: reverse_cloud http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/03/02/embrace-reality-not-fight-speculation/#comment-29194 Tue, 02 Mar 2010 19:16:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6672#comment-29194 Despite what officials say to the press, this economy is circling the drain.

An avalanche of empty homes is poised over the real estate market. Estimates are that the supply of houses for sale will increase by 1.5. Currently, 1 in 4 mortgageholders is under water.

The economy cannot get much better while real estate drives the future.

No thanks to President Bush for promoting an “ownership society.”

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By: reverse_cloud http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/03/02/embrace-reality-not-fight-speculation/#comment-29191 Tue, 02 Mar 2010 17:04:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6672#comment-29191 Ayn Rand, sociopathic politics.

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By: reverse_cloud http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/03/02/embrace-reality-not-fight-speculation/#comment-29190 Tue, 02 Mar 2010 17:04:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6672#comment-29190 Ayn Rand, sociopathic politics.

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By: grnik http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/03/02/embrace-reality-not-fight-speculation/#comment-29187 Tue, 02 Mar 2010 15:47:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6672#comment-29187 Do your research better. Wages and salaries went up 1.4% during 2009 and 5.8% during the past 3 years. In the same time, more than 20% of the population lives under the poverty line, and 40% of the salaried workers’ families live on less than 1500 euros!! High salaries and pensions is NOT the problem.

Billions of profits by banks and other corporations that are taxed at 22% (to be reduced to 15% by 2012!!!!) while individuals who earn 60.000 euros are being taxed at 40%, IS THE PROBLEM. Did you know that the ship owner magnates of Greece pay 0% tax? Yes, 0% and they make billions. Instead of getting the money where it is abundant, they attack the poor and low middle class once more. The people won’t be taking that for too long.

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