sexta-feira, junho 12, 2015

Deutsche Bank a três passos do lixo (BBB+) !

Vem aí um Lehman Brothers Made in Germany?

E se o 12º maior banco do mundo, o Deutsche Bank  (DB), estivesse já numa espiral implosiva? A sua exposição ao mercado de derivados financeiros é superior ao PIB mundial!!!

Os sinais abundam e o pânico que parece ter tomado subitamente conta de Angela Merkel e François Hollande perante o incumprimento grego de 5 de junho é porventura o mais avermelhado aviso do buraco negro que poderá, de um momento para o outro, abrir-se diante do euro, mas também do dólar.

Tem muito dinheiro no DB? Mais de 50 mil euros? Mude-os para o BPI, para o Crédito Agrícola, ou mesmo para a Caixa Geral de Depósitos!

Nós avisámos: No Grexit / Grécia—1, Alemanha—0

Here’s a re-cap of what’s happened at Deutsche Bank over the past 15 months:
  • In April of 2014,  Deutsche Bank was forced to raise an additional 1.5 Billion of Tier 1 capital to support it’s capital structure.  Why?
  • 1 month later in May of 2014, the scramble for liquidity continued as DB announced the selling of 8 billion euros worth of stock at up to a 30% discount.   Why again?  It was a move which raised eyebrows across the financial media.  The calm outward image of Deutsche Bank did not seem to reflect their rushed efforts to raise liquidity.  Something was decidedly rotten behind the curtain.
  • Fast forwarding to March of this year:   Deutsche Bank fails the banking industry’s “stress tests” and is given a stern warning to shore up it’s capital structure.
  • In April,  Deutsche Bank confirms it’s agreement to a joint settlement with the US and UK regarding the manipulation of LIBOR.   The bank is saddled with a massive $2.1 billion payment to the DOJ.  (Still, a small fraction of their winnings from the crime). 
  • In May,  one of Deutsche Bank’s CEOs, Anshu Jain is given an enormous amount of new authority by the board of directors.  We guess that this is a “crisis move”.  In times of crisis the power of the executive is often increased.
  • June 5:  Greece misses it’s payment to the IMF.   The risk of default across all of it’s debt is now considered acute.   This has massive implications for Deutsche Bank.
  • June 6/7:  (A Saturday/Sunday, and immediately following Greece’s missed payment to the IMF) Deutsche Bank’s two CEO’s announce their surprise departure from the company.  (Just one month after Jain is given his new expanded powers).   Anshu Jain will step down first at the end of June.  Jürgen Fitschen will step down next May.
  • June 9: S&P lowers the rating of Deutsche Bank to BBB+  Just three notches above “junk”.  (Incidentally,  BBB+ is even lower than Lehman’s downgrade – which preceded it’s collapse by just 3 months)
And that’s where we are now.  How bad is it?  We don’t know because we won’t be permitted to know.  But these are not the moves of a healthy company.

Deutsche Bank The Next Lehman?
Zero Hedge, Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/12/2015 12:15 -0400 

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