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"NO BID" threat looming. When the computers stop trading...any tradable funds may drop to zero!
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[quote:Marxist:MV8yMDQ4NTczXzM0NDI0MDc3X0UxMkUzQUFD] [quote:Anonymous Coward 19514200:MV8yMDQ4NTczXzM0NDI0MDIyX0VDMzMzQTY2] With the leveraging right now THERE IS NOT ENOUGH LABOR IN THE ENTIRE WORLD to account for even a fraction of the USD in circulation as electrons....this is DANGEROUS! [/quote] Good point! So in other words, there is insufficient surplus value to soak up the brought forward losses being generated by leveraging. Of course, automation and wage reduction is what will take the hit....to an extent. Where the risk lies is in global inventory eventually taking a deflationary nosedive as businesses compete into extinction in a bid to survive in this environment. However, I take your point that the extent of the leverage is the start of a decline in the systems capacity. [/quote]
The Greece emergency domino effect could be just around the corner...
According to rumors from the "pit", computer analogs are now trading the vast majority of the action we see. In the event of a "meltdown", the computer action would get shut off and you may very well have a case of "no bid" on any tradeable entity including most "funds" of folks savings entities.
What this means is that since banks are SO LEVERAGED RIGHT NOW (they are way past bankrupt), the value you see on your account is actually FICTITIOUS and could be wiped to "0" in an instant. This can happen when there is "no live body" in the trading pit to give a bid to buy your funds and this means "no bid" which drops that stock to "0" value, which is much closer to the true value anyway.
This kind of thing happending en masse is a very real possibility and would give financial institutions a "way out" of and "unsecured" funds, in other words they would love to NOT HAVE TO PAY on these funds and do it legally. This is how you can be legally dropped to zero overnight.
You thought getting whacked HALF in 2008/2009 was bad?... The only modest protection you have is "cash in hand" and anything you could guarantee as a "secure entity" (not many of these exist now). The buying power of cash would also be greatly diminished in such an emergency, but something is better than nothing.
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