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Jim Rickards: "Goldman Can Create Shorts Faster Than Europe Can Print Money"
By Tyler Durden
Zero Hedge, New York
Monday, May 10, 2010
Jim Rickards, who recently has gotten massive media exposure on everything from the J.P. Morgan silver manipulation scandal to the Greek default, was back on CNBC earlier [today] with one of the most fascinating insights we have yet heard from anyone, which demonstrates beyond a doubt why any attempt by Europe to print its way out of its current default is doomed:
"Look at what [George] Soros did to the Bank of England in 1992. He went after them. They had a finite amount of dollars. He was selling sterling and taking the dollars, and they were buying the sterling and selling the dollars to defend the peg. All he had to do was sell more than they had and he wins. But he needed real money to do that. Today you can break a country. You don't need money. You just need synthetic euroshorts or CDS [credit-default swaps].
"A trillion-dollar bailout? Goldman can create 10 trillion of euroshorts. It just dominates whatever governments can do. So basically Goldman can create shorts faster than Europe can print money."
Just wait until Europe finally realizes that the CDS "speculators" had all the cards in the poker game all along. And we hope Europe listens to the man. Being Long-Term Capital Management's former general counsel, he knows all about failed bailouts.
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