Reaction to the Bailout

November 24th, 2008 2:28 am | by John Jansen |

Tokyo is closed so there is no US Treasury trading this evening. We will have to wait for EUrope to arrive to get a reaction.

Stocks are higher. That also seems ludicrous. I do not care what they call this but Citibank is effectively acknowleding that they did not have the resources to survive alone without government assistance. I did not use the words bankrupt or insolvent.

I think that when participants think about this soberly they will be very disturbed and  I am saddened to say that the markets will line up one of the remaining survivors for a pre holiday turkey shoot. It has been the history of this rolling crisis since August 2007 that the worst outcome ensues. The market will seek another prey and relentlessly pursue it.

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  1. 3 Responses to “Reaction to the Bailout”

  2. By Patrick on Nov 24, 2008 | Reply

    my initial thought upon hearing about Citibank’s potential bankrupcy was, Sweet! does this cancel out the small fortune’s worth of debt I have stored up on my trusty Citi-card?

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