There is definitely something suspicious going on here. I just can’t put my finger on it…
A trader who calls himself “LongShortTrader” (LST) – must be some hedge fund guy – just tweeted the email above, apparently from the US FED chairman, Ben. S. Bernanke, notifying LST of a USD 10 million cash inflow. It didn’t take him long to short this option…
Perhaps it was the Hotmail address that made him suspicious?
Or maybe the last remark?
“Thanks for banking with Federal Reserve Bank while we looking forward to serving you with the best of our service.”
Wow! That’s a bank I would trust with my money!
But something mysterious is going on here. I’m not thinking about the Hotmail address or the corny language.
Is it a coincidence that this email surface at this exact point in time, when the US government is shut down and the Federal Reserve over the last days have sold USD billions in new debt?
It is no secret that the US FED have agreements with certain banks to act as buyers at the US Treasury auctions, and some has even buy-back agreements with the FED just in case the debt should turn toxic. (You never know!).
But Nigerians? Well, I wouldn’t be too surprised.
And if I were “LongShort”, I think I probably would hedge this one….
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