Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Do you believe in Miracles?

Telegraph story and BBC's Robert peston on the same subject

$3.44bn in 90 days!

What a remarkable resurrection? $3.44bn in just three months, only some months after they had to be bailed out by the tax payer. But then they had not only received cash but grandiose monetary instruments that allowed them to re-valuate rubbish and garbage.

Not only are they making serious profits; they have also repaid the $10bn of tax payers' money already: good boys!

Incidentally the same good boys, Goldman managers, sold $691m of their own shares between 09/2008 and 04/2009 - into a falling market. Compare this to $435 being sold by the same mangers between 09/2007 and 04/2008, when shares were almost three times higher... which makes it a +300% increase in volume; so does that mean they do not believe in the generous offer of balance sheet cosmetics, ultra low interest rates and cash floods being sustainable and sufficient to make holding on to Goldman shares worthwhile?

I believe they are right!

Carpe diem!