Sing this to the Tune of Christmas Carol “Jingle Bells”
“Dashing Through the Economy…Printing Currency all the Way !…Oh what Fun it is to ride on a one PIIGS Open Sleigh !… Hey ! Warning Bells ! Warning Bells ! Warning all the Way !…Santa Claus is not Coming riding on a Sleigh !”
Have a Look at this chart below (moneyandmarkets.com) and see the crazy percentage of Central Bank Assets as a % of the GDP in that Country
Central Banks of USA,Europe,England and Japan have printed more Currency in the past four years than in the whole of the past 50 years ,prior !….in an attempt to revive their Economies….and the result is simply not showing !…it is a matter of time that the currencies will lose their function as a ‘store of value’
You want a figure ! ?..it’s over US $ 10 Trillion worth of freshly printed Currency pumped into the Economies in the last four years
In 2008 USA’s FED Assets to GDP ratio was just 6% …it’s now a record 20% !…England matches this !
Both,Japan and Europe are even more precarious…the ratio here is an unbelievable 30% !
PIIGS ~ Europe
Portugal,Ireland,Italy,Greece and Spain….currently the faltering Eurozone Economies…The Quantum in % of Sovereign Bonds of the Total Bonds Issued in the World stands at 40% according to S & P….In Spain the yields on Sovereign Bonds have climbed over 6% while the default hedge cost is now 5% ….The Unemployment rate is a stagerring 22% !….All PIIGS Nations have a dangerous level of Debt to GDP Ratios…Greece’s Debt is 160% of GDP…and all countries are battling recession and struggling to implement stringent austerity measures which is a prerequisite for bailout funding….social tension is the inevitable fallout….riots,strikes,demonstrations….and at an extreme can lead to anarchy…How Long can France and Germany continue to prop up the Eurozone !…they,themselves are answerable and have to counter increasing domestic challenges and arguments and debates to providing sustenance to others in the Eurozone…There is a growing fear of the Collapse of the Eurozone….inevitably countries like Greece and even Portugal may contemplate to exit the EuroZone and revert to their own or new currency and at a new exchange rate….the situation is tense and huge dollops of Bailout Funds are required over a sustained period of a few years…problem is where will such Funds come from !?….Printing Currency was the only Option left,perhaps !….Italy approached China for Funds by soliciting subscription to it’s sovereign bonds….China demanded Tangible Assets and stakeholdings in top Italian Companies !…as Bond Values can substantially be wiped off if economy continues to falter !