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#61 Orik

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 02:31 PM

Maltese are exempt
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#62 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:05 PM

The Argentine Peso and Turkish Lira appear to be having a fight to death to determine my 2014 holiday.

 

I saw somewhere today that Turkey raised 2.5 bil in EUR debt and spent 2.5 bil EUR to support the currency this week. I hope that's true - because my 4 rate is probably inevitable.


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#63 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:13 PM

Is it bad when you raise rates like 450bps and your currency still declines?


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#64 Orik

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:22 PM

When you're there, can you buy Galata tower for me? 


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#65 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:33 PM

sure - you'll just wire money to my BTC wallet?


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#66 hollywood

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 04:53 PM

How are the pancakes?

http://www.cnn.com/2...&iref=obnetwork


Then that happened.

 

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#67 Wilfrid

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 12:41 AM

Reminded by the news today of a trip I made to Istanbul -- when? Mid-90s? -- when I changed my sterling every couple of hours throughout the day because I'd get hugely more lira every time.

Glimpse of wild inflation in action.

I also got threatened with a dancing bear, but that's a whole story.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 12:56 AM

A good thing Bonner didn't buy that tower.

But it seems more likely to be stabilized (turkey I mean, not the tower) than default.
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#69 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 12:58 AM

Hard asset. You'd be fine. I'm lighting dollar bills on fire to protest something.

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#70 Wilfrid

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 11:04 PM

I love the price of each course going down during dinner.