ECB taking lower quality collateral vs USD lending


[Skip to the end

Trichet urges banks to lend after recovery begins (Update2)

By Simon Kennedy and Anne-Sylvaine Chassany

Trichet acknowledged his own central bank had taken on risk by boosting liquidity and accepting lower-rated securities as collateral for loans.

“We’re taking risks and we’ve made decisions that increased our risks, because we were facing a systemic liquidity crisis of first importance,” he said. The ECB is an “inspirer of confidence,” Trichet said.

Yes, and now with the Fed’s money via the swap lines, and into a slowing economy.


[top]

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to ECB taking lower quality collateral vs USD lending

  1. hooverprintingpresses says:

    “Yes, and now with the Fed’s money via the swap lines, and into a slowing economy.”

    Warren, as a western citizen protected by US military forces on some US islands, what is the big deal if the credit of the US gubbment vaporizes and everyone leaves the US bowling alley to go play in some bowling alley elsewhere? The Fed’s money is your money too right? If they destroy the purchasing power of all that bowling score you got in your wallet – why sweat it? There are bigger goals out in the universe than warren mosler’s purchasing power isn’t there?

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>