Error: estuvo a punto de suceder. Y pudo tirarse abajo la economía mundial en cuestión de horas y retrocedernos sabe Dios a que edad pre-moderna. 18 de setiembre de 2008:
On Thursday (Sept 18), at 11am the Federal Reserve noticed a tremendous draw-down of money market accounts in the U.S., to the tune of $550 billion was being drawn out in the matter of an hour or two. The Treasury opened up its window to help and pumped a $105 billion in the system and quickly realized that they could not stem the tide. We were having an electronic run on the banks. They decided to close the operation, close down the money accounts and announce a guarantee of $250,000 per account so there wouldn't be further panic out there.
If they had not done that, their estimation is that by 2pm that afternoon, $5.5 trillion would have been drawn out of the money market system of the U.S., would have collapsed the entire economy of the U.S., and within 24 hours the world economy would have collapsed. It would have been the end of our economic system and our political system as we know it.
La FED reaccionó a tiempo cerrando el caño pero haciendo un anuncio que resultaba ser una mentirilla blanca para calmar los ánimos en el mercado. De no haberse detenido el sangrado arterial en esos momentos...
Dios (y la FED) sí que son grandes. Fácil que hacen una película de esto intitulada "El Día del Gran Ajuste de Cuentas" ¿apostamos?
La historia completa aquí.
Tags: crisis financiera, FED