Friday, October 1, 2010

"Citi: Americans Have Just Added More Money To Emerging Markets Than They Did From 1995 - 2005"

"Energing market speculation tends to appear at a juncture in the economic cycle when 
declining yields on domestic bonds combine with an excess of capital to make 
foreign investments particularly attractive."
-Edward Chancellor
Chapter 4, Fool's Gold: The Emerging Markets of the 1820's

That was the Climateer Quote of the Day on August 11:
Climateer Quote of the Day: Hot Money and Emerging Markets Edition
What was old is new again.
That passage came to mind when I saw this headline at Clusterstock:

The U.S. Slow-Down Is Sending Investors Overboard Into Emerging Markets
One of these days I'll get around to telling the story of National City Bank and their early adventures in securitizing sub-prime loans back in the 1920's.
National City is now Citigroup.
What was old is new again.
The headline is from today's Clusterstock post. They have a chart.
We have history.
[and modesty. don't forget to mention your modesty -ed]