Mikajinn Often there is some good reason for this — railroads, canals, tech companies and so forth are real productive assets and people realize at some point that they have been previously underestimating just how productive. Manias, Panics and Crashes : Robert Z. Aliber : Ignore it at your peril. It can be a very nice reference book but reading it is a bit hard.
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A narrative that re-ignites optimism. Lenders start to lend, and borrowers borrow. Then the inevitable happens: a sudden and collective rush towards the exit, causing mass panic and thus drives down prices. The dust eventually settles. A new buying frenzy is lurking — we just need a narrative to kickstart the cycle once more. To be frank, I found it quite dry. However, there are some valuable lessons to be learned.
The anatomy of a typical crisis In chapter 2, the authors present a model that explains a typical cycle, i. First, a narrative is created. They regain the courage to issue loans to both private and corporate borrowers. Private people borrow to pay for cars, securities, consumption or real estate. Businesses naturally wish to accommodate the increased demand for goods and services, so they extend their credit line to expand production facilities.
Banks obviously have a desire to capitalize on this flourishing optimism, so they lend out even more money. In sum, a substantial expansion of credit is taking place. We not enter the third phase of the cycle: speculation. As the wider population recognizes the increases in the financial markets, they wish to jump on the wagon. Assets are acquired with one end in mind: dumping it to a greater fool later on.
The build-up to the bubble escalates. These issues often arise when the banks are no longer willing to lend the businesses the capital they need to stay afloat. Everyone wishes to dump their assets, which causes a mass panic and thus drives down prices.
The dust settles, governments and federal reserves ensure the publics that the turmoil is behind us and order is sure to be restored. One timeless lesson can surely be extracted from this model. Humans never change. Destination: Amsterdam, The price on tulip bulbs went through the roof, appreciating hundreds and hundreds percent. Often it was merely contracts — futures — on bulbs that were neither sown, grown or harvested. You literally betted the farm on a piece of paper stating you would receive a tulip bulb next spring.
First, a narrative surfaced. Namely, tulip bulbs were regarded as this rare and exotic plant from the Ottoman Empire, an unparalleled status symbol. People pawned all their assets to buy these bulbs. Sure enough, there was no value, as the subsequent crash cements. The bubble bursted, everybody wanted out fast. Prices collapsed, and the bulbs as well as the contracts were completely worthless. I am by no means a cryptocurrency expert — quite the opposite, actually.
If cryptocurrencies become a widely accepted method of payment, it will have utility, and thus value.
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