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China's Stock Market is Failing Fast...

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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 09:17 AM
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a reply to: SLAYER69

Wowsers, didn't realise the UK held 1% of US debt. As a long time ally and partner, i propose we let you off that in exchange for say California (on a 2 week every summer time share basis rather than permanently). Deal?




posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 09:21 AM
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originally posted by: superman2012

If China was just looking to increase the RMB's value (only reason I can think of why they would sell en masse) then why wouldn't they sell the US debt at a discount?


Because long term Treasury Bonds have such little yield you end up losing money typically.


If other countries see this happening, why would they buy it? Who is in a position to buy it? Japan, Russia, and maybe a couple others?


Because if you can get a stable, consistently-paid debt instrument, why would you not buy it and include it in your diversified portfolio. Any one of the countries and then some could purchase the debt if they were able to get it below par.


Honestly, it wouldn't matter to me who was selling it. If I wanted to buy it and everyone had the same price, why would it matter if you bought from the source or a third party? What if that third party were offering different incentives to help you buy? There are honestly so many different scenarios that you can't say for sure, but neither can I.


That is the point I am making, they would need to incentivize the debt, meaning it would be a money loser, to entice others to buy it.

Also, the reason you would but it from the source (the United States) is because you can dictate what term bonds you want instead of having to take the hodge-podge of Chinese debt with variable yields and maturity dates.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 09:26 AM
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originally posted by: Flavian
a reply to: SLAYER69

Wowsers, didn't realise the UK held 1% of US debt. As a long time ally and partner, i propose we let you off that in exchange for say California (on a 2 week every summer time share basis rather than permanently). Deal?





Hmmm...

As a 'Merikan citizen and stake holder in US debt I'll consider it....



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 09:28 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Maybe you can clarify for me your point as I'm having trouble following it.


Because long term Treasury Bonds have such little yield you end up losing money typically.

then


Because if you can get a stable, consistently-paid debt instrument, why would you not buy it and include it in your diversified portfolio. Any one of the countries and then some could purchase the debt if they were able to get it below par.

So my question still stands, why would a country buy this debt if China decided to sell it? Also, even if there were no incentive, it wouldn't matter where you bought something. You say you can dictate terms with the US, couldn't you do the same with China?

Edit: Just as a side note, I'm only asking because I don't understand. The best way for me to understand is to challenge your points and ask questions. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge.


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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 09:33 AM
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originally posted by: superman2012
Because long term Treasury Bonds have such little yield you end up losing money typically.


You asked why someone would not sell it at a discount. The returns are so low that selling at a discount makes it a complete money loser for the seller. You are better off holding them and selling other assets.



So my question still stands, why would a country buy this debt if China decided to sell it? Also, even if there were no incentive, it wouldn't matter where you bought something. You say you can dictate terms with the US, couldn't you do the same with China?


Because if purchased below par it is a good buy since the payment history is stellar meaning there is little to no risk.

China has a more limited pool of instruments vis a vis the United States so you could only dictate so far before the more profitable debt is picked through.




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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 09:37 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Thanks!



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 10:05 AM
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i.imgur.com...


I'd expect less than a few more weeks of this rate of free fall (slowed a bit, actually) before contagion breaches the east and is on every news channel, and into the global markets.
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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 10:10 AM
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originally posted by: Flavian
a reply to: SLAYER69

Wowsers, didn't realise the UK held 1% of US debt. As a long time ally and partner, i propose we let you off that in exchange for say California (on a 2 week every summer time share basis rather than permanently). Deal?


Done, except that we don't want it back even for two weeks and we'll throw in Massachusetts as a token of goodwill. Does that work for you guys?



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: pl3bscheese

The reaction has started.

I went to Drudge to see the latest and it was full of US market negative reactions.

I'll go and see if I can copy/paste all the articles it links to.






edit on 10Wed, 08 Jul 2015 10:19:57 -0500am70807amk083 by grandmakdw because: addition



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 10:42 AM
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a reply to: Rocker2013

It's amazing people still believe such utter nonsense. The US was still the largest exporter until 2009, and although China did surpass the US, they also have 4 times as many people, and their economy relies entirely on exporting cheap goods through cheap labor.

The best thing for the US economy would be China failing, thus helping us end our addiction to unneeded cheap goods. We would spend less, start creating more internally, and that is exactly what we need.

China needs the US, the US doesn't need China. The US merely WANTS excess cheap goods from China, but we don't NEED it.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: grandmakdw

There are headlines like that every day, no matter what. Doom porn is what the stock market lives on. It's what allows the big boys to make money.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: Danke

I'm pretty sure we need it. If we were the worlds largest oil exporter with an EROI of greater than 30:1 (pre70s) or had a debt to gdp ratio of less than 50% (80s) we could manage, but it's no longer doable with the way our infrastructure is setup. We rely on the current service/consumer model, and system as is.
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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 11:09 AM
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Welll...

The NYSE has just suspended trading.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

~Tenth



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 11:13 AM
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That's basically what my friend said on another forum, i thought the information would be useful here...


This is the result of several factors:

-poor accounting standards (fraud)

-poor regulation (fraud, allowing investors to take risks unsuitable for their risk profile)

-excessive leverage (unprecedented levels of margin as a percent of float, and now putting up houses as collateral, dear G-d)

-lack of market depth (contrary to the propaganda, due to capital controls and misguided nationalism, foreign qualified investors are insignificant participants, and local institutional investors comprise too small a percent of ownership)

-incompetent economic leadership by the CCP (China was supposed to move away from debt-funded investment after the real estate market fell, but instead of encouraging consumption, the leadership has chosen the quick fix of inflating a different asset bubble--stocks, and China is suffering the same outcome that the US did in solving its dot-com bust by inflating the real estate bubble, only in reverse)

-that bit by the propagandist telling the huddled masses to invest even if they lose every penny is absolute insanity. The CCP's legitimacy since Tiananmen rests on prosperity for the people, not national glory. If the CCP is seen as destroying the populace's life savings, we will see many more "mass events" going forward.

The market will eventually recover from this, but I have to admit that I am increasingly disillusioned with the Xi/Keqiang economic management decisions. A lot of talk of reform, not nearly enough action.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 11:28 AM
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originally posted by: SLAYER69





I doubt that to be accurate ... the annual figures for the US this year (and last) seem a little off the charts. Whose buying US goods? ain't me, and certainly ain't US consumers, who don't get paid. I would "guess" that these books are cooked, in the form of "expanditure" being booked down as "asset", as in the cost of the war effort being put down on other nations, that are to pay for it.

Same thing would go for China, though ... China's "consumption" has increased, and their exports shrunk (at least that is what I could observe last year). Although I'd guess they'd use similar sort of "cooking" as the US to make their books look better. Although in the Case of China, they are a "real" exporter ... the US isn't. The only "commodity" the US exports, is war. However, that is a very profitable commodity.

One difference can be observed between the US and China. China's official population numbers, are somewhere around 75-80% of actual numbers. And I suspect the same applies to consumption and exports. Lots of stuff is being consumed outside of normal channels, and enormous exports outside of that as well.

Same does not hold for the US ...


All in all, Markets are not what they seem. Manipulation is evident ... just like in the EU, where banking and stock markets, are more legalized theft, than businesses.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 11:31 AM
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originally posted by: bjarneorn

I doubt that to be accurate ... the annual figures for the US this year (and last) seem a little off the charts.


That is not a manufacturing chart, it is a chart of who owns United States debt.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 11:44 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

That is not a manufacturing chart, it is a chart of who owns United States debt.



Yeah, but that is what I find odd ... take "owner of dept being US army personnel". This personnel has already had their pay, otherwise the US economy would already had collapsed, as people were out on the streets having no money to pay for their housing or food.

Same thing goes for "US Federal Reserve". They "own" a depth, they don't have the money to provide ... except to "print" money. Creating money out of nothing, is a criminal offense ... so their is a dept behind their "owning" of the dept.

It's a simple cooking of the books ... looks odd

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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: tothetenthpower

The majority of stocks on the NYSE aren't even traded specifically via the NYSE...only about 20%. So it doesn't really matter.
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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 11:45 AM
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originally posted by: bjarneorn
Yeah, but that is what I find odd ... take "owner of dept being US army personnel". This personnel has already had their pay, otherwise the US economy would already had collapsed, as people were out on the streets
having no money to pay for their housing or food.


It is not their pay, it is in their pension funds.



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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: maddy21

This is an example of what happens when a country
as large as China
uses communism (which as we all know, China has moved toward socialism in the past 10-20 years)
uses socialism (which China is mainly now)
and controlled capitalism (as the Chinese economy has become in recent years, that is business which is highly regulated and controlled by the government)
to run the country's economy

They have openly used slave labor (ie prison labor)
(ie forced labor as in do this work or go to jail)

They have built lots of ghost cities
to employ people and keep up
unemployment rates

They have been so heavy handed with businesses
to succeed that the people who run them have
allowed dangerous items into pet food items
to keep costs down and to keep people employed
(I don't know about any of you, but I no longer purchase
any consumable pet product from China as a result)

It was all bound to implode eventually,
as more and more consumers of their products
began to realize the quality and safety
could not be guaranteed and that the safety
of the products could be easily questioned
with legitimacy. Therefore, consumers like me
have begun to look at place of manufacture
and avoid products from China whenever possible.




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