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The subject of this interview is the fellow who made a fortune shorting the big banks going into the financial meltdown of 2008. He is not a naive cheerleader for the banking industry, so his current opinion, which reflects my own carried weight. As many clients know, we have been investing in preferred stock issued by regulated banks for over sight years, with good results.
From Salon.com, “We might not have to bail out the banks again, says real-life “Big Short” investor Steve Eisman” by Thor Benson, August 13, 2016
The email came unexpectedly while I was still recovering from a debaucherous weekend in Mexico. I had just published a piece with Salon on why we may end up needing to bail out the banks again, and I got a response from someone who disagreed. It was Steve Eisman, the person Steve Carell played in “The Big Short.”
“I suppose future bailouts are not inconceivable,” Eisman wrote, but he thought I wasn’t speaking with the right people and hadn’t shown how much the banking industry has changed for the better. I had interviewed two economists and gotten a short quote from Noam Chomsky, who had made the claim about bailing out the banks before, but Eisman wanted to offer some insight from within the industry.
From the Wall Street Journal, “5 Things Investors Should Know About New Rules on Money-Market Funds – Brace for the possibility of fluctuating share prices and temporary blocks on redemptions” by Daisy Maxey, August 9, 2016
Investors in money-market funds should prepare now for extensive new rules in mid-October that promise to fundamentally change the $2.7 trillion industry, fund managers and experts say.
Under the new rules, prime institutional money-market funds—those that invest in short-term corporate debt and cater to large investors—and institutional municipal money-market funds must allow the value of their shares to fluctuate to reflect the current market price of their underlying holdings.
Prime and retail municipal money-market funds aimed at individual investors will try to continue with a stable $1 net asset value, but they may impose redemption fees or other selling restrictions during times of crisis.
Government money-market funds for institutional or individual investors will still attempt to maintain a $1 share price after the rules are in place, and they aren’t required to impose redemption fees or suspend redemptions.
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From the Los Angeles Times, "As Japan’s population shrinks, bears and boars roam where schools and shrines once thrived" by Julie Making, July 11, 2016
The red-roofed temple at the top of the hill closed about a decade ago, and now Yoshihiro Shibata can’t even remember its name, though the 54-year-old dairy farmer has lived in this picturesque village all his life.
“The income of the temple depends on the number of residents, and there weren’t enough to keep a monk here,” he said, looking around the deserted grounds nestled amid the village’s lush landscape of tea plants and hydrangeas, bamboo and pine trees.
A few years after the temple shut its doors, the village tea-processing factory closed down and the elementary school too. Now, the remaining students are bused an hour away.
“When I was young, we had about 100 kids here, but now there are just five,” Shibata said.
The local Shinto shrine is barely hanging on. With only about 250 households left in Hara-izumi, which is technically part of nearby Kakegawa city, the village no longer has enough men to hoist up the traditional float and parade it around during the shrine’s annual festival.