posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 12:32 PM
what really worries me here is the lack of intelligence some of the very senior figures in world finance have.
It just seems we are talking ourselves in to recession if all we hear is doom and glum.
Lets take for example the situation of SOCGEN, the French bank that had a rogue trader expose it for $7bn on the markets. The trader had exposed to
bank to $140bn but with action and intelligence, the hit to the bank was only $7bn. Plus a hit for their exposure to the sub-prime crisis.
I do hear the senior financial figures in Europe scaring us with doom and glum. They, to me at least seem to be gettin on with the job of protection
our economics and working with Governmments to mitigate the efforts of a downturn in the world economy.
In some respects, better checks on who can afford credit is no bad thing. In the short term this is will be painful as those of us with less than
perfect credit rating will either be declined or what have tougher conditions set on us for credit.
In the medium term, this should improve the fiscal climate as the amount of bad debt or people defaulting will decline and then the financial
companies will start to offer us credit again. Hopefully with some intelligence, we can ensure we do not just go ina circle again.
ThichHeaded, you are a very luckly person and I am working my butt off to get to the same place as you. Owing no one.