C-LOANS BANKER LETTER
This letter is intended only for commercial mortgage loan officers working for banks and hard money lenders. Today we'll have a serious conversation about helicopter money. Has it come to this? No way! Yes, way. And, of course, because this is C-Loans (the jokesters), we have lots of cute, clean jokes, some funny pics, and a video update on the surfer girl who lost an arm to a tiger shark.
Joke Du Jour
Our 15-year-old daughter, Melanie, had to write a report for school about World War II, specifically D-Day and the invasion of Normandy. "Isn't there a movie about that?" she asked. I told her there was, but I couldn't think of the name. Then it came to her, "Oh, I remember! Isn't it something like 'Finding Private Nemo?'"
The Big Sissy!
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"A new report says that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recently rejected an offer from Donald Trump to be his running mate. When Trump's people asked why she rejected the offer, she said, 'For the last time, I'm Whoopi Goldberg.'" -- Seth Meyers
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Recent Poll Joke
"In the key swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania, Trump is currently getting zero percent support from black voters. Obviously every poll has a margin of error, so it can actually be a negative three percent." -- Stephen Colbert
Helicopter Money - Has It Come to This???
Nobel Prize-winning economist, Milton Friedman, is known to be the one who coined the term, “helicopter money”, in the now famous paper, “The Optimum Quantity of Money”, where he included the following parable:
“Let us suppose now that one day a helicopter flies over this community and drops an additional $1,000 in bills from the sky, which is, of course, hastily collected by members of the community. Let us suppose further that everyone is convinced that this is a unique event, which will never be repeated.” -- Milton Friedman
The reason that I am talking about helicopter money today is because I have heard this term, “helicopter money”, used more often by financial commentators in the past thirty days than in the past five years.
In one of the most important economic speeches given in our lifetimes, Fed Governor (but not yet Fed Chairman) Ben Bernanke, in November of 2002, gave a speech to the National Economist Club in Washington, D.C., entitled “Making Sure ‘It’ Doesn’t Happen Here”:
“… the U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or, today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at essentially no cost. By increasing the number of U.S. dollars in circulation, or even by credibly threatening to do so, the U.S. government can also reduce the value of a dollar in terms of goods and services, which is equivalent to raising the prices in dollars of those goods and services. We conclude that, under a paper-money system, a determined government can always generate higher spending and hence positive inflation...” -- Ben Bernanke
The “It” in the name of the above speech is deflation, and back in November of 2002, Japan had recently completed the first of its two Lost Decades.
Okay, so why is everyone - especially commentators on the European economy - talking so much these days about “helicopter money”?
The answer is because quantitative easing and negative interest rates have not been enough to jumpstart the economy of the European Union.The economy in Europe is sluggish. The money supply refuses to grow, even with the European Central Bank (“ECB”) buying up trillions of Euros worth of sovereign bonds (a fancy word for bonds issue by a country, like Italy) and even with the ECB buying up trillions of Euros worth AAA and AA-rated corporate bonds. Inflation just won’t stay lit.
Why won’t inflation ignite in Europe? In school we were all taught that when the Fed (or the ECB in the case of Europe) pumps money into the system that inflation was the result. In truth, this lesson is an over-simplification.
The money supply only grows if banks are willing to lend and borrowers are willing to borrow. In the United States, we recapitalized our banks - gave them cash to rebuild their loan loss reserves and their capital (the dough left in the bank to act as a further cushion against losses).
Do you remember TARP? That was a $700 billion bailout of U.S. banks. It was pretty controversial at the time, but in hindsight, it was the right move. Most of that money was eventually paid back to the Treasury by the banks and by AIG Life Insurance Company. As a result, commercial banks in the U.S. are making a healthy number of new loans.
Bam!!! Oh, my goodness, what was that? That was my professor's yardstick slapping the desktop. “Pay attention,” he would say, "This is on the test.”
The European Union did not recapitalize its banks. Hundreds of billions of Euros worth of loan losses from the Great Recession have still not yet been written off by European banks. Many of the largest banks in Europe – including names like Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse – are very weak. Weak banks tend not to lend money out like crazy. In order for inflation to ignite, banks need to be willing to lend.
According to my favorite economist, Ben Bernanke, “The U.S. government has a technology called a printing press… (and) under a paper-money system, a determined government can always generate higher spending and hence positive inflation.” If banks just won’t lend and borrowers just won’t borrow, the ECB can always drop one-hundred Euro bills from a helicopter.
If I were the head of the ECB, I would distribute one-trillion Euros between all of the countries of the European Union and insist that they use this dough to put a solar panel on the roof of every home and every commercial building in the union. Such a move would definitely be considered a helicopter drop.
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"The easiest job in the world has to be coroner. Surgery on dead people. What's the worst thing that could happen? If everything went wrong, maybe you'd get a pulse." -- Dennis Miller
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My dear friend, a divorcee, never remarried, and her daughter wanted to know why. "The men I know would bring too much heavy baggage to the marriage, and I simply don't want to put up with it," she explained. Taking her mother's hand in hers, my friend's daughter said sweetly, "I hate to break the news to you, Mom, but you're not exactly carry-on yourself."
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A little boy wanted $100.00 very badly and prayed for weeks, but nothing happened. Then he decided to write God a letter requesting the $100.00. When The postal authorities received the letter addressed to: God, USA, they decided to send it to the President. The President was so amused that he instructed his secretary to send the little boy a $5.00 bill. The President thought this would appear to be a lot of money to a little boy. The little boy was delighted with the $5.00 bill and sat down and wrote a thank-you note to God, which read: "Dear God, Thank you very much for sending the money. However, I noticed that for some reason you sent it through Washington, DC. Do you know those bureaucrats deducted $95.00 in taxes!"
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Playing Doctor Joke
A woman brings eight-year-old Johnny home and tells his mother that he was caught playing doctors and nurses with Mary, her eight-year-old daughter. Johnny's mother says, "Let's not be too harsh on them... they're bound to be curious about sex at that age." "Curious about sex?" replies Mary's mother. "He's taken out her darned appendix!"
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I Stand Strong For My Beliefs
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Jeb Bush Joke
"After the Bush family announced that they will not attend this week's Republican National Convention, Newt Gingrich this morning told interviewers that he believes the Bushes are behaving childishly. When reached for comment, Jeb hid behind his mom's leg." -- Seth Meyers
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Video - Update on Shark Attack Victim
Lovely, one-armed surfer mom place Third in the World Championships
Cinderella Joke (Cute One For Your Kids)
Q: Why did Cinderella get kicked off the baseball team?
A: Because she ran away from the ball.
One Final Pathetic Plea
If you won't let us pay you a referral fee, won't you please-please refer your commercial mortgage turndowns to C-Loans.com? Thanks!
Final Funny - Oldie But a Goodie
A young girl who was writing a paper for school came to her father and asked, "Dad, what is the difference between anger and exasperation?" The father replied, "It is mostly a matter of degree. Let me show you what I mean." With that the father went to the telephone and dialed a number at random. To the man who answered the phone, he said, "Hello, is Melvin there?" The man answered, "There is no one living here named Melvin. Why don't you learn to look up numbers before you dial". "See," said the father to his daughter. "That man was not a bit happy with our call. He was probably very busy with something, and we annoyed him. Now watch..." The father dialed the number again. "Hello, is Melvin there?" asked the father. "Now look here!" came the heated reply. "You just called this number, and I told you that there is no Melvin here! You've got a lot of guts calling again!" The receiver slammed down hard. The father turned to his daughter and said, "You see, that was anger." The father dialed the same number three more times, with increasingly furious responses. Finally he said, "Now I'll show you what exasperation means." He dialed the same number, and when a violent voice roared, "Hello!" The father calmly said, "Hello, this is Melvin. Have there been any calls for me?"