BIG AL SPEAKS AGAIN - more fuel to the fire

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by THE-BEAKER, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. greenspan apparently said to reuters overnight -

    'that the yen carry trade cannot last forever and it has to end at some point'.

    a few points here.

    (1) greenspan never said much before when he was chairman - fact.

    (2) he is now more vocal than he has ever been - fact why?

    (3) would he have thought this when he was chairman but never publicly said it? probably yes.

    (4) the point of saying it now - not paid to be a civil servant anymore so you do not have to tow the party line.

    (5) what is to be gained from this? - cleaner conscience, the i told you so approach, different view from the fed, recognition that he is not over the hill etc.

    (6) scaremongering - probably not.greenspan is an intelligent reason to scaremonher.

    conclusion - definite problem reckonised by someone with expertees who can see real danger for the us economy/world economy if this trade implodes and can speak publicly about it much to the annoyance of the authorities.
  2. This jackass has been ripping out soft white underbellies for years, mine for starters.

    Al...STFU already!

    Oh, I could just give him such a pinch.....:p
  3. No a bad summation TB.
    Let us all relax back and listen out for the next message from Big Al.
    Something is bothering the man and he needs to get it off his chest.
  4. Let me unwind first. :)
  5. If you live in the US you may have to put that off for a generation or two.
  6. However, the markets will ignore this just like his "irrational exuberance" statments a decade ago.
  7. Possibly, but with fear and greed scampering around in the shadows, I'll always have time on my side.

    "...anyway the wind blows."