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And Switzerland should care about any of that why?

If somebody wants to Soros attack them, then somebody can. Plenty of operators out there who have better hard-currency credit than a small sovereign. There are ways to cut their balls off, but those ways require quite heavy-handed intrusion into your domestic banking system,1 which I am not confident the Swiss have the political stomach for.

If people do not want to Soros attack them, or even buy their stuff, then why, precisely, should they care that somebody is conjuring up some Monopoly money and playing with it? A run on fake CHF will not do anything the Swiss CB can't defend against if they want to.

- Jake

1Hike liquidity requirements above total outstanding sovereign bond volume, restrict rediscounts to notes collateralised by domestically held non-financial assets - or just to non-financial assets if you're feeling generous. Then publicly announce these measures, along with the fact that they mean that most of the alleged CHF being sold is not backed by any Swiss bank or government institution. That is, it is counterfeit in every way that matters.

If idiots persist in buying counterfeit CHF off Goldman or some other high street bank, well, that's their problem when Goldman can't deliver.

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Aug 13th, 2011 at 03:58:26 PM EST
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