Global Debt Bomb – Forbes.com

Kyle Bass has bet the house against Japan–his own house, that is. The Dallas, Texas hedge fund manager (no relation to the famous Bass family of Fort Worth) is so convinced the Japanese government’s profligate spending will drive the nation to the brink of default that he financed his home with a five-year loan denominated in yen, which he hopes will be cheaper to pay back than dollars. Through his hedge fund, Hayman Advisors, Bass has also bought $6 million worth of securities that will jump in value if interest rates on ten-year Japanese government bonds, currently a minuscule 1.3%, rise to something more like ten-year Treasuries in the U.S. (a recent 3.4%). A former Bear Stearns trader, Bass turned $110 million into $700 million by betting against subprime debt in 2006. “Japan is the most asymmetric opportunity I have ever seen,” he says, “way better than subprime.”

via Global Debt Bomb – Forbes.com.

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Filed under Barack Obama, Big Government, Budget, Economic Collapse, Economics, Government Spending

2 responses to “Global Debt Bomb – Forbes.com

  1. sorry I refuse to let Congress pass another frickin’ bailout.

  2. President Obama and Bernanke are in a MOVIE about hedge funds called “Stock Shock.” Even though the movie mostly focuses on Sirius XM stock being naked-short-sold to near bankruptcy (5 cents/share), I liked it because it exposes the dark side of Wall Street and reveals some of their secrets. DVD is everywhere but cheaper at http://www.stockshockmovie.com

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