Is Reading “99” As “66” Dyslexic Or Just Wrong?

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

There is a story that the Greek government is aiming for a 66% participation rate.  My sense was that Troika were saying 90% and thinking 99%.  While 66% seems far more likely, I have no clue what it does for the deal.  That seems like a massive failure to communicate. And why bother introducing retroactive CAC’s if the goal is 66%?  And why, so far, aren’t they threatening holdouts with negative consequences, as opposed to hinting that par payments are coming.

33% of holdouts would cost the Troika an extra 35 billion or so versus 100%.

I see that headline and I just can’t believe everyone is reading the same script, let alone on the same page.