Sunday, May 22, 2011

What the PIIGS Should Do

From 2009: Ecuador offers 30 cents on the dollar for its defaulted bonds.

7 comments:

Eric said...

Viteri said Ecuador will not look for new loans to finance the buyback,...

It would've been perfect if they had.

CP said...

Yes. I can't believe sovereigns don't get how easily they could play the debt markets.

Joe Nelson said...

Default really would be the most honest thing Greece and Ireland (and the rest) could do right now. My guess is Ireland will default first and the sooner the better although Greece is currently stealing the headlines. Ireland has one of the youngest populations in Europe and comparably favorable demographics. Default now why you're young and can rebuild.

The alternative, the ECB's "No Banker Left Behind" program will have disastrous and potentially inflationary effects which will hurt the aging populations (like Greece) the most.

CP said...

I think they will end up defaulting. We are at August 2008 on the timeline right now.

CP said...

The PIIGS are Fannie/Freddie

CP said...

Apparently, Obama is popular in Ireland.

No wonder they are too stupid to default on their debt. Rubes.

Joe Nelson said...

Hah! What excellent timing. Quick! Someone send Jennifer Aniston to Greece to distract those silly rubes from the fact their retirement plans are a scam.