- Change is Sudden
Everybody is concerned about the overnight action making high value currency invalid across India. Nobody saw it coming; or was prepared; or had even any idea of its happening.
But there is something else which we know will surely come, but are not sure when, where and how – that is death. And it will come even more stealthily than this!
We had 4 hours advance notice for this – but in death, there will not be 4 seconds. Are we prepared for the secrecy and suddenness in Death?
- Value can be Lost in a Second
We had Lakhs of Rupees in 500 and 1,000 denomination yesterday – but today they are just pieces of paper!
Similarly, all worldly gains – money, wealth, fame, power – not just high currency – will all be worthless for us a second after death.
Continue reading “Some Lessons from the currency invalidation in India”
This is interesting peace I got from an anyonomous source , but worth reading regarding the feel on BREXIT, if it would have been the case of divorse :
Hard Divorce: You lose the house, money, everything, and have no access to kids
Soft Divorce: You get access to the kids, but don’t expect any sex or anything like before. It’s different now Continue reading “BREXIT OPTIONS IF the Event was a Divorce”
Analyzing and reading the experts view on the current situation of Deutsche Bank to that of Lehman Brothers in 2008. Many of them are emphasizing and argue that 2008 is back.
I will argue that the current situation is the iconic milestone of the clear END of the 2008 crisis. Here is my argument:
What was the Lehman Crisis about? In September 2008, we were facing an under-regulated banking sector and fears of rising interest rates (due to presumed inflation generated by USD 140 oil prices).
What is the current Deutsche Moment about? In September 2016, we are facing an over-regulated banking sector (the US Department of Justice throwing an USD 14bn fine at Deutsche Bank) and fears of never rising quasi-zero (in Germany even negative) interest rates. Continue reading “Is the 2008 Lehman Moment Back ?”
In 2015, several large banks began selling billions in something called a “bespoke tranche Opportunity” this is just
another name for CDO as quoted by Bloomberg.
A bundle of mortgage-backed securities. Yes, a bundle of bundles of mortgages. There were also “CDO Squared,” which were bundles of bundles of bundles of mortgages. As you would imagine, these got so complicated that nobody really understood what the underlying value of these were. Yet in many cases they were still rated as very safe investments.
Recalling the subprime and global crisis of 2008 unwinding Credit Default Swaps, Bonds and Basis Trade,
Continue reading “Collateral Debt Obligations are back with Big Short?”
The Chinese authorities’ attempts to stabilize the country’s stock markets have been frantic—and futile. Interest rates have been cut; short-selling capped; IPOs halted; share-buying schemes hatched (backed by central-bank cash).
But the rout continues: the CSI 300 big-company index has fallen by one-third since early June; ChiNext, a would-be NASDAQ, by two-fifths. Trading in over half of Shanghai- and Shenzhen-listed shares has been suspended. Yet the stock market is still small by rich-world standards. Bull or bear, it makes limited difference to the real economy. Its political importance is rather greater. Continue reading “The Chinese Market meltdown:”