Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009

Mounting suspicion that Banks are buying stocks using bail out money

FT: Prime suspects in the great equity buy up

The rebound seen this year in stockmarkets around the world has defied the anaemic economic recovery that is emerging in some western economies, while latest figures have shown that the UK is still in recession, although those figures will probably be revised favourably. So what has fuelled the recent rises stock markets have experienced? The first thing to note is that trading levels on markets has actually been very thin, so an excess of buyers or sellers can cause disproportionate movements in prices.

Posted by jack c @ 09:06 AM (661 views)
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1. magnaman said...

Err, thought this was widely known! Many commentators have been saying that the FTSE has grown not because of large numbers of individual small transactions but a few large transactions. Is that not the case? This surely isn't "news". There is no other reason for the new bubble in equities other than the banksters!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:31AM Report Comment

2. dbc reed said...

We should at least know what the banks in majority state ownership are doing.Transparency ?What was the point of "nationalising" them if you don't know what they're doing even after they 've done it?Logically they should be directing the banks to some extent before they do it. If you're going to be Statist , you may as well go through with it, when the State is up front for the risk..

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:45AM Report Comment

3. Ndg said...

Banks bet, that's what they do. They are pretty advanced in stake-making.

Goldman Stacks are the puppies nuts (sorry for the dog reference - I love dogs).

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:54AM Report Comment

4. mountain goat said...

They only make a profit if they can sell them on to suckers like us.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 12:01PM Report Comment

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