posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 03:24 AM
Originally posted by David9176
Looking at where the United States is right now....where the rest of the world is dumping our treasuries...calling for another world backed
currency...what is going to happen to our dollar?
Are you aware of the relation between the price or treasuries and the interest rate? It is an inverse relationship. If a whole ton of people start to
sell treasuries then the price will be driven down and the rate of return will rise. Eventually a point will be reached where the rate of return is
high enough to attract new buyers. No worries. It is a self-correcting market.
Current rates are 2 or 3 percent. That is really low, dude. If you had a million dollars earning 3 percent you would only have an income of $30,000
per year, and you would still have to pay the income tax on that. What I'm saying is that a million ain't what it used to be due to the low interest
rate. You need four million today to get a $120,000 pre-tax income off of your horde of treasury notes.
The funny thing is.... people.... and other countries... STILL buy them!!!
Can you believe that? For wealthy people, that is super safe money.
If I had ten million I would stick it all in Treasuries and never worry about the recession or depression or the shmuck down the street or anything.
So let China go ahead and dump every last treasury they own.
That could drive interest rates sky high and really benefit a lot of wealthy people.
You know the interest rate used to be in the high teens?
People used to buy houses with 15% mortgages.
You could really live well with a million dollars earning 15%.
So don't worry. Calm down. This is America. The Greatest Republic on Earth. We rule. I don't know about you, but WE RULE!