Friday, June 18, 2010

Einhorn on Truth

Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn (DE) has an interesting 27 May 2010 post at the NYT: DE asks, "how long will the capital markets continue to finance government borrowings that may be refinanced but never repaid on reasonable terms. And second, to what extent can obligations that are not financed through traditional fiscal means be satisfied through central bank monetization of debts--that is, by the printing of money? ... Despite the promises by the [Fed] chairman, Ben Bernanke, not to print money or 'monetize' the debt, when push comes to shove, there is a good chance the Fed will do so, at least to the point where significant inflation shows up even in government statistics. ... " DE raises other issues I have. My bottom line: eventually all will see the emperor is naked.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Naked Ben Bernanke?


Well the tide has already turned as foreign nations look for alternatives to holding reserves in US dollars... that used to be one of the "Great Cushions" for the Fed to stabilize the USD... and the shadow banking system was as big or bigger... poor Emperor Ben is probably praying for the securitization markets to be revived...

Swap lines to foreign cenbanks, trillions in MBS purchases, endless and bigger Tbill rolls... soon this dollar pump gonna implode!