The collision of global markets and social mood

Friday, September 2, 2011

A Few Quotes And A Question

A quote found on Twitter today: "Too much money demand out there. Cash today is like tech stocks in 1999."

Quotes found in a Telegraph story:

"French banks passed stress tests which were extremely tough less than a month ago: there is no cause for worry," said Valerie Pecresse, France's budget minister.

"It is ill advised to provoke alarm," said Michael Kummer, head of Germany's BdB bank federation.

A few things first:

1) There is not enough money demand. Yet.

2) When the government says there is no cause for worry, there is.

3) When bankers seek to quell alarm, be alarmed.

Question: why does it feel like a bank run is coming?

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