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martedì 19 gennaio 2016

Black: Here’s how low one bank just took its interest rates

Simon Black se la ride su che significa prendere uno 0,001 % di interessi. Parte raccontando quali erano i tassi d'interesse nella societa' antiche e sino al medioevo ... 

Back in Caesar’s day, interest rates in Rome were about 12%. 
In ancient Mesopotamia, interest rates could be as high as 25% or more. 
In ancient Greece, 10% to 15%. 
During the Song Dynasty in Medieval China, rates were around 7% to 10%.

e prosegue a fare due conti su che significa lo 0,001% che una banca da ora di interessi ad un suo amico:
A friend forwarded me a hilarious note over the weekend informing him that his bank has a “new” interest rate they’re paying on deposits: 0.001%. 
Think about that number: 1/1000th of 1%. 
Let’s put 0.001% in context just to demonstrate how absurdly small that number is: 
* 0.001% is roughly the same as your odds in poker of ending up with a straight flush, and 30 times less than your odds of getting struck by lightning at some point in your life. 
* A bank balance of $100,000 earning 0.001% would generate a whopping $1 in interest after an entire year. 
* If at the time of his assassination in 44BC, Julius Caesar had put the equivalent of $100 in a savings account earning 0.001% compounding annually, he would have received a grand total of $2.08 in interest over the last 2,000+ years. 
In other words, after 2,060 years, Caesar’s bank balance would have grown from $100 to just $102.08. 
* If you deposit $1 earning 0.001% and then have yourself cryogenically frozen for over 9,000 years… a period longer than all of recorded human history… you will have received about 10 cents in interest by the time you wake up. 
* At 0.001%, it would take your money 69,315 years to double in value. So if our forebears during the Paleolithic era had put a few abalone shells on deposit earning 0.001%, we’d barely collect twice as much today. 
* The half-life of the isotope Plutonium-240 is 6,563 years. This means that the nuclear fallout from Chernobyl and Fukishima will have undergone 11 half-lives and be almost untraceable in the environment, and you still wouldn’t have doubled your money yet. (...) 

Se Giulio Cesare avesse messo 100 dollari in banca allo 0,001% annuo alla data della sua morte oggi sarebbero .... 102,08 dollari :)

Sa uno depositasse 1 dollaro allo 0,001% annuo e poi si facesse ibernare per 9000 anni, al suo risveglio avrebbe maturato ..... 10 cent di interessi

Hmmm ... forse c'e qualcosa che non va nel sistema finanziario, dice Black.

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