sexta-feira, 2 de janeiro de 2009

The Worst Predictions About 2008

A Business Week apresentou as 10 piores previsões feitas para 2008 pelos sábios analistas em economês & outros teóricos do santo mercado. De fazer empalidecer o dr. Daniel Bessa, pestanejar a indulgente Teodora Cardoso e amuar o eng. Sócrates.

Algumas bem curiosas:

- AIG (AIG) “could have huge gains in the second quarter.” —Bijan Moazami, analyst, Friedman, Billings, Ramsey, May 9, 2008

- "I think this is a case where Freddie Mac (FRE) and Fannie Mae (FNM) are fundamentally sound. They’re not in danger of going under…I think they are in good shape going forward.” — Barney Frank (D-Mass.), House Financial Services Committee chairman, July 14, 2008

- "I'm not an economist but I do believe that we're growing." — President George W. Bush, in a July 15, 2008 press conference

- "Existing-Home Sales to Trend Up in 2008" —Headline of a National Association of Realtors press release, Dec. 9, 2007

- "I expect there will be some failures ... I don't anticipate any serious problems of that sort among the large internationally active banks that make up a very substantial part of our banking system." — Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve chairman, Feb. 28, 2008

- "In today's regulatory environment, it's virtually impossible to violate rules." — Bernard Madoff, money manager, Oct. 20, 2007

Entretanto a Business Week já apresenta, em triunfo, a antevisão para 2009. Valentes!