Sources and Uses: Kash Delivers
Two posts on European Banks and their view of what constitutes a “Safe Harbor.”
His conclusion isn’t just The Pull Quote of the Year, it’s the Pull Quote That Explains the Year:
Putting it all together yields a compelling story: European banks are shifting their cash assets out of European banks and putting much of them into US banks. (An interesting question is what European MFIs have done with the remaining money they’ve withdrawn from the European banking system… but that’s a story for another day.) This has happened at a significant rate, with a net transatlantic flow from European to US banks that probably totals close to half a trillion dollars in just six months.
If you’re wondering exactly who has been the first to lose confidence in the European banking system, look no further. It seems that at the forefront is the European banking system itself.
The ‘collective consciousness’ may be recognizing that banks (valuation of equities and property vastly overstated on everyones’ books), in the US and Eurozone need a huge haircut. Significant debt destruction coming, and US is viewed as being willing to bail the billionaires out.