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Tuesday, 23 March 2010

STOP PRESS - MALOLCIOUS FORCES EPIC FAIL

Once again: who are the evil specuLOLtors pushing up CDS prices?
George MUPPET Romaios blamed "the Anglo-Saxons". The Great Statesman, Pagkalos, (admire him here) blamed German banks. Everyone and their dog blamed Goldman, including people who couldn't get the bank's name right.

Of course, it should have been known all along that the CDS market was being moved by buyers of CDS, not bond shorts. We also know that the major players, buyers or sellers, in the market for Greek sovereign debt CDS were, and always will be, Greek banks.

What we didn't know what just how explicitly this was done. Well it turns out the sleepy but state controlled Ταχυδρομικό Ταμιευτήριο (Postal Bank of Greece) apparently controlled 15% of the entire Greek CDS market just before selling the lot after being ordered to when the new government took over. They made a hefty profit out of the deal too!

The original article here and reported abroad here.

Who profited from this? Oddly enough, the Greek state.

Well done assholes.

2 comments:

  1. I like the new catchphrase, but I wonder if the ethnic "bravo malakes" might be more appropriate to the overall ethos of the blog. It does sound slightly more uncouth (slightly less couth?).

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  2. Thanks! I will seriously consider this. Oddly enough, when you feed this post into Google Translate that is the only phrase that gets interpreted correctly - as "Μπράβο μαλάκες!"

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