Andrew Abraham

andy-0101 My name in Andrew Abraham. I have been investing in commodities and managed futures since 1994. I adhere to the philosophy of trend following. Trend following stresses a disciplined approach to commodity/ futures trading. Successful trend following and commodity futures investing requires patience, discipline and actively managing the risk. What sets me apart from other traders is that I am not only concerned about the return on investment but how much risk I will have to tolerate to achieve my goals.

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More Money Down the AIG Cash Drain

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AIG was in the busines of writing derivative contracts and swaps. Last year this aspect of their business has put them at deaths doorstep. ֲ In the fall of last year AIG wasֲ saved from collapse with a package that grew to $150 billion of bailout money. It has not stopped with, now AIG is seeking anotherֲ ֲ $30 billion in new capital. In conjunction to the ֲ firmג€™s third bailout they are seeking all debts to the FED be wiped out.ֲ 

Lets put things into perspective,AIG may post a fourth-quarter loss of about $60 billion. It seems so much of this bailout money is being flushed down the drain. The pundits argue that if AIG is not bailed out that could set off a dominoe of failures much greater in consequence. It defies the imagination thatֲ AIG was backing ֲ more than $300 billion of assets throughֲ derivativeֲ contract last year when they first started having problems. Where were the regulators. Now it seems the Fed isֲ ֲ trying to protect the global financial system from a complete meltdown. The question is are they throwing good money after bad? The FEDs ֲ roleֲ has shifted from that of short- term lender — with a mouth watering ֲ interest at the 3-month London Interbank offeredֲ rateֲ plus 8.5 percent for a two-year loan under the first bailout — to a longer-term equity investor. It seems that the FEDֲ ֲ has accepted all the downside & risk with little chance of upside now (Is it the FED or our Tax dollars).

Another comforting fact is that parts or units of AIG areֲ ֲ under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and U.K.ג€™s Serious Fraud Office. It seems that some AIG executives valued its swap portfolio fraudently.

So in simple summation ..Billions of dollars have flown into the coffers of a company that took on EXTREME RISKS and lack of PRUDENCE …that seems to a bottomless pit and by the way…they were not all that honest in their valuations of these swaps in which they later sold.ֲ 

So how does that make you feel on a Monday morning when the Globex on the SP 500 is down almost 1,000.

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Andy Abraham

www.myinvestorsplace.com


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