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Old 12-20-2008, 05:21 PM   #1
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Hedge Fund Bailout

Maybe I wan't paying attention. First there was the big bank bailout, then AIG insurance bailout, then the car companies. Now the hedge funds:confused:

FT.com / US / Economy & Fed - Hedge funds gain access to $200bn Fed aid

This I don't understand, even in theory. Not like the banks or even the car companies. The hedge funds should be about 'pure risk' IMHO.
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:12 PM   #2
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The hedge funds should be about 'pure risk' IMHO.
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although the Fed may not permit hedge funds to use offshore vehicles to conduct the transactions.
But then too, maybe they will?
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The asset-backed securities to be funded under the programme are pools of credit card receivables, automobile loans and student loans.

Most excellent, I am going to start the ER-CDO fund. I invite all of you who still own ISM/OSM to become partners. We will then knock on the door of the Fed to borrow money using our ISM/OSM bonds as collateral. Not sure if we will be getting 0% interest or more like the 5% that most banks are getting, either way it is less than ISM/OSM even with 0% current inflation. If Sallie Mae goes under, we will dissolve the fund, Uncle Sam gets the ISM/OSM bonds and we get bailed out of our dumb investment. If Sallie Mae stays in business we get the spread between the Fed interest rates and Sallie Mae.

What the heck am I missing?
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Most excellent, I am going to start the ER-CDO fund. I invite all of you who still own ISM/OSM to become partners. We will then knock on the door of the Fed to borrow money using our ISM/OSM bonds as collateral. Not sure if we will be getting 0% interest or more like the 5% that most banks are getting, either way it is less than ISM/OSM even with 0% current inflation. If Sallie Mae goes under, we will dissolve the fund, Uncle Sam gets the ISM/OSM bonds and we get bailed out of our dumb investment. If Sallie Mae stays in business we get the spread between the Fed interest rates and Sallie Mae.

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