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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-01-08 05:10 PM
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Best *Economic* Quotes of September 2008
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Ty Andros, Tedbits
The greatest transfer of wealth from those that store their wealth in paper to those that don't is unfolding. ALL markets will have to price in the reality that the G7 in general and the financial and banking industries in particular (there are exceptions to this) are INSOLVENT. Rather than default through the normal process they will default through the printing press.

Ted Butler, Investment Rarities
This week I received an e-mail from a Swiss money manager, a friend and trusted source. He informed me that a very large and conservative Swiss bank had informed a number of their clients that they would no longer be offered paper gold or silver certificates in the bank's name. It seems the bank had previously granted the accounts because it was able to protect itself against an upside move with a derivatives contract with another financial institution. Due to the financial turmoil, the bank was no longer comfortable with the counterparty risk from the other financial institution. Instead, the Swiss bank informed its clients, all paper transactions had to be converted to physical or physical ETF positions (There are Swiss ETFs for gold and silver). My friend informed me that other Swiss banks were likely to follow this bank's lead.

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