Op deze pagina vond ik een idee, dat ik al veel vaker opperde: Begin een bank en leen geld van de Europese bank voor weinig geld en koop vervolgens goudgerande obligaties.
Maar ja, ik riep dit wel eens, maar doen is iets anders. In de VS zijn tientallen kleine banken bezig:
Dit idee las ik hier:
How To Make The World's Easiest $1 Billion:
STEP 1: Form a bank.
STEP 2: Round up a bunch of unemployed friends to be "bankers."
STEP 3: Raise $1 billion of equity. (This is the only tricky step. And it's not that tricky. See below.*)
STEP 4: Borrow $9 billion from the Fed at an annual cost of 0.25%.
STEP 5: Buy $10 billion of 30-year Treasuries paying 4.45%
STEP 6: Sit back and watch the cash flow in.
At this spread, you should be earning at least 4% per year on your $10 billion of capital, or $400 million. Sure, there's some risk that the Fed will grow a backbone and raise short rates, but there's not much risk. (They have an economy to fix and banks to secretly recapitalize). And in any event, if the Fed raises short rates, making your $1 billion will just take a bit longer. (And if they REALLY raise rates, causing you to actually lose money, it will be someone else's problem.)
You'll have made $400 million in a single year! So pay yourself a fat salary for all your hard work. And pay your "bankers" fat salaries for all their hard work (But don't worry--your bankers won't actually have to do anything. You'll just need one of them to borrow the money from the Fed and buy the Treasuries, which he will be able to do part-time.) At the end of the year, celebrate. It's bonus time!
Don't be greedy. Pay yourself and your bankers the industry-standard compensation ratio of 50% of revenue. Your revenue was $400 million, so that creates a $200 million bonus pool. Pay each of your unemployed friends bankers, say, $1 million. And give yourself the rest for being such a smart entrepreneur and creating all the jobs and value.
Now, you've already made at least $150 million, so it doesn't really matter what happens next. But you're in this for the world's easiest $1 billion, right?
Het gaat nog verder, omdat wij mensen altijd als mieren bezig blijven met vergaren, vergaren en nog eens vergaren nietwaar????.....
Geschreven in de lunchpauze., kon het niet laten.