Last I checked an associate at Mck made 65k pre-tax plus a 20k (pre-tax) bonus? eww, essentially they comprise a new lowest tier for the investment banking analyst pool However they have significant upside? The potential to live double and triple lives. I have a friend who works for an Oil & Gas consulting firm who travels with boots and a 5 gallon hat. He has horrendous girlfriends in Houston, Dallas and Calgary. His emails (because I dont talk to consultants) are filled with glorified references to connections at the local Olive Garden, where the hostess (supplemental doorman) knows his name and gives him the ?power table?. Even at the airports, He praises and sometimes tips the TSA security guards that treat him the upmost respect while pillaging his bags. I guess he fails to realize that commericial travel is so, well, commerical.
Investment banking is the most overrated profession in the world. While you loser bankers are inserting financial ratio line items in your models, giving reacharounds to your fellow associates for a job well done, and swearing because your balance sheets won?t balance, I am busy enjoying life. In fact, I will target for four sexual encounters over the course of today with my girlfriend. I have so much sex that I have to take breaks because my dick needs to rejuvenate from all the excitement. Conversely, you bankers allocate a maximum of 15 minutes with a brain dead model for sexual pleasure that you picked up at a bar that plays shitty music (once a week) because ?time is money? and ?I have to report to my VP at 8.? The ultimate goal in life is to make as much money with the least amount of effort (hourly wage vs salary). The second goal in life is to engage in as much sexual activity before your penis will no longer sustain an erection.
Wow! We got some awesome people here. Making six figures, seven figures, hey, even 10 figures in a year! So if you?re making that much money, what are you doing on some shitty small blog? Nothing like meddling amongst the common folk and trying to impress them, right? You are all full of shit.
Dear LSO, Perhaps you can connect me with the banker chick and consultant chick in the video and some blow so we can have a Vinny Chase-like getaway to the shores of Mexico. I think I will have some free time soon. Thank you.
THIS IS UNRELATED YOU FAGGOTS the irony is, that all these firms in this industry, take only the people with the most options, and intelligence, and ability to grind into the stone. That?s right assholes, I?m at work at midnight on a friday. Its like fuck it, I have experienced all the other shit, i?ve had a group of friends, a steady girlfriend, and interests. But after my time in this industry, my motivation is two things, Greed, and the ability to make others suffer. Fuck job satisfaction. I will make first year analysts hurt by tearing into them for rounding errors in charts. Life is what you make it, and I will be rich and malicious.
LOL at the deuchebag Indian in the video, and LOL at the deuchebag Indian commenting in this thread with the nationalist bullshit. Learn to put together coherent sentences, and learn what the plural of ?king? is Indians are nobodies on Wall Street. That title you dumb brown piece of shit, belongs to the Jews and the WASPS who controlled your fucking worthless country before you ran from the famine riots of the shit-smelling suburbs of Mumbai to take refuge in this country. Arabs also, are merely tail waggers who are squeezed for oil money. Indians are a class below, and will always be a class below every other ethnic group on Wall Street, EVEN if you deuchebags learn to shower. Sadly the Street is now infested with these cow-shit faced ultra-nationalist urine drinking crazy jackasses. Every comment that comes out of your mouths is something about how ?INDIA IS THE BEST? ?INDIA WILL WIN? ?INDIA IS THE SUPER POWER? – not much different when I visit all the worthless assholes that actually live in that country talking about how ?INDIA WILL NUKE AMERICA, WITH THE HELP OF VISHNU? The only relatively safe place now from you shit-faced assholes is buy-side, since McK is already filled with these sewer shit eating Indian rats as well Oh yeah, LOL at anyone from a consulting firm not named McKinsey, you must hate yourself and you fucking suck at life, and LOL at McKinsey people pretending they are creating ?value? – please stop jerking Ian Davis?es dick and if you do, at least open your eyes when the cum hits your face LOL at bankers who think they are making dope money for the shit work they do – enjoy that worthless piece of shit small-cap Financial Analyst position that you guys inherit in a few months. Oh yeah, big law, go fuck yourselves. You are fucking failures – no one gives a shit if you can recite 20 books of procedural law, and no one really gives a shit about the work you do, other than you do it right and go back to enjoying your lower middle class lifestyles. Maybe you can pay off your loans one day. Hope you found law school memorable. Bet you enjoyed those books while I was banging every bitch in Cambridge including your wife, when you were cramming for the bar exam. And IT? Just fucking shoot yourself already – your Indian colleagues with their annoying voices and smell should have already driven you insane. Buy Side Bitches. Buy Side. Someone make a video ?bout that bitches.
I have to work round-the-clock, nights and weekends, to clean up the mess you made, banker. And I only earn a fraction of what you did in your glory years. My only solace is watching you sink with your ship, banker. Equity that?s now worthless, and years of hard work wiped out in one fell swoop. Yes, banker, your day of reckoning has arrived.
I really don?t understand where this sense of self-entitlement comes from for bankers and PE guys. In the grand scheme of things, your $500K salary per year means jack shit. Why? Because I made $30M by flipping a website that took me 3 months to build; then I flipped a search engine for $10M that took me 1 month. For all of your VC dudes and buy-siders, I find it hard to believe that with all of the ?money savvy? you have, you?re still in a low yield job. And FYI – I gave 50% of my cash to my home-town rec centre and not to the douchebags at Pink Elephant. As a side note – I?m willing to be that 90% of everyone on this thread doesn?t get laid regularly without a girlfriend. Hard to believe that you?re wheeling crazy chicks working 100 hours and eating takeout all of the time.
Yo, I think ?poor college student? was right. If you guys are making that much, what are all you all doing posting some website. At least I?m not an MBA. Your only purpose in life is to turn food into s**t. can I haz a job?
This pissing match is getting old. Everyone makes the mistake of trying to qualify something subjective with quantitative data. Everyone fails. hurh okay my day is pretty booked I need to eat a opossum or do my cousin or something i don?t have time for you people.
I?m sure it really doesn?t feel great to be a banker?right about NOW. and to the anonymous post shitting on indian people?maybe you should read the news once in a while to realize that you live under a rock and indians are actually doing really well on wall street. needless to say, people that ACTUALLY have driven wall street to its grave (read: LEH and MER) are all of your presumed race. not that it matters, but just since you did start the racist post. so next time you unload your shitty perceptions like this, think of how dick fuld and chuck prince are laughing stock, and how vikram pandit is still getting a fat paycheck.
P.S. Richard Lee – if you really have 40MM you need to ask yourself why you are on this lame site needling seemingly lessers when you should be f?ing out driving italian sports cars and traveling the world. Sounds like you are extremely lonely.
Looks like we?re going to have the last laugh. Everyone can see how fake Wall Street really is. They don?t create anything. Consultants at least recommend strategic moves for companies. Now if you?ll excuse me, I have to figure out which of you bankers to fire from ML.
this is a total disaster for wall street. unlike previous contractions, this one is a reset and is permanent. there simply wont? be enough jobs out there to support all the wall street finance guys looking for work. consulting and biz dev will be legitmate options for many people.
Wall Street is TTT now. Ponzi-scheming SOBs are finally getting that long overdue kick in the gnads. Merrill, Lehman, Bear Stears?.LOL. I remember when it was the shit back in junior year of college to land a summer stint with one of these sucker firms. Now, no one will even admit they interned for them in college! That?s when I found out how much of a bullshit racket these firms were and decided to stick with something a bit more stable.
The consultant gets home at 7:15 and calls it a life-work balance? Serious? I feel sorry for Accenture-types – go in at 7, get home by 7, make 65k per year, maybe a nice ?5k? bonus. Well? at least he is not a banker, whose work-life balance consists of working until 10pm, snorting cocaine, waking up with depression, seeing a shrink, never seeing their kids – who turn out screwed up because their parents were never around? vicious cycle The best work – IMHO – is hourly work – computer programmers get the opportunity to do that, and in the nyc area, you make anywhere between 65-120 per hour, and if you know an inkling of statistics, 120 and up. But I honestly do not know how that compares to a bankers salary. I think most of the time people quote the upper range of banker salaries. Well, the upper range for programmers is 700k (yes 700k, and I?m not talking about total comp and other bs). But seriously, can anybody tell me what an investment banker makes? What about those investment bankers at Lehman Bros, AIG, BAC, MS, CSFB?etc? How big are their bonuses? If it is just slightly over the ?DOW?, then I think they overwork themselves for nothing.
first of all, ibankers dont work until 10 pm. thats nothing for ibankers. ibankers work until 2, 3, 4 am and are bank in at 8. im not in ibanking but i know they dont work til 10 because i work until 10 and a 9 am to 10 pm hour day for an ibanker isnt bad at all. secondly, the jerk that wrote the post about indian people..i have no words. its because of people like you that this world is so messed up in the first place.
I thought it sucked to be an attorney?and then this: another twin towers of finance collapse? Esquire here still killing it at 450K a year and my office is bigger than four of your trading desks? Sorry boys?but we can?t represent you when you steal twinkies at a holland tunnel gas station after you fail at whoring your assholes out. Next time, try not to creating a failing system you morons.
to that insecure racist asshole, i?m glad to see that you are afraid of us indians, and every other minority?now that we have a chance mediocre fuckers like yourself can?t hide behind mom and dad?s connections to get you your share in life. you can?t keep us from taking ur job and your paycheck bitch – deal with it
John – no programmer makes $700k unless he?s in management or you?re including equity participation. bankers making 700k would probably be at the mid-VP level, which takes about 7 years post-undergrad (or 9 years if you include b-school).
Come on everyone, shouldn?t you stop chatting on the internet and get back to work? Ooops, sorry bout that. Oh well, we all knew your careers were unsustainable. Its just hard to feel sorry for you considering all of your arrogance and entitlement.
PE is poised to dominate with tons of liquid cash. Bankers go up and down – consultants and lawyers just have a shitty life all the time. If your not makiing half a mil a year you should be ashamed to mention your job.
PE Baller, please throw yourself off of your luxury condo building. You are a blight and no one likes you. You were picked on as a child because you?re fundamentally weak and ugly. Please end it now, don?t wait to do it when you?re laid off in 6 months. Just kill yourself right now.
Welcome to the Unites Socialist States of America, all you bankers are now owned by the government. Basically you guys will need to seek permission before even using the crapper. American bankers are assisted by Paulson?s handjob wankers. More power to the consultants
Ok, let?s say I want to become an investment banker. How does one go about becoming a banker? seriously. If I am a freshman in college, what do I do. If I am already working in the finance industry as a computer programmer, what should I do? thanks
Anonymous – Just because you sent your resume in to every Ibank 10 times and never got a call back is no reason to whine like that. Laid off?? What a joke – my firm is hiring fresh meat every few months. You are losing money and we are taking it – money doesnt vanish. People like you make me laugh? Seriously, grab your 60K salary by the short and curlies and take it to bumblefuck oklahoma where you belong.
Career Change: First – make sure you are at at good school. Second – get a 3.8+ GPA Third – Work your ass off the start (read october) of your junior year to get an internship at a Ibank. Fourth – No one really cars about working as a programmer but holding down a job + a 3.9 GPA will help.
PE Baller – What I-bank are you talking about, you mean the ?Deposit taking institutions? formely known as I-banks.. Anonymous may or may not have got a call from an I-bank, but here?s a wake up call to you?KKR couldn?t go public but wanted to, Blackstone.. ah well the less said the better.. its about time you figured out the multiple of crap your convoluted brain is currently operating on and get prepared to join the hobo line coz the shit?s gonna fall in your world before you can say ?LB Oh !?
When common people have the greatest fear, uncommon people (read: PE) make the greatest money. I think I?m going to go buy another Lambo today, cash. This continues to be my best earning year ever. Have fun with your fear GFYBankers! (read: common person)
For all the imported Indian assholes screaming ?racism? – looked at yourselves in a mirror lately? Your people and your country are the most racist, arrogant, and fucked up on earth – and most of you guys represent the most anti-social and sociopathic individuals in the USA. Oh wait, you guys don?t actually take criticism well at all. Anytime someone says anything to you stupid fucks, you respond with: ?WAT U SAY U RACIST!!!!! INDIA IS DA BEST! WE WILL FUK U AMREEEEKANS. YOU FUCKING WHITE PEOPLE. HOW CAN U SAY V ARE WRONG. V R NEVER WRONG! V R VR VR SMAAAAWWWT AND DONT NEED YOU TO CRITICIZE OUR PERFECT COUNTRY. KUTTAY KE BACCHA. INDIA SUPERPOWER HAI HARAAMI. JAI HIND!? The above was taken verbatim from one of you dumb Indian ex-banking circle jerk nationalists from Lehman by the way. Just be lucky we give you smelly fuckers the opportunity we do when you exploit the H-1B programs to get your sewer-inhabiting filth from Delhi and Bangalore illegally bodyshopped into our country (by people of your own backgrounds who run the slave trade from your country, none the less). Americans don?t even have a quarter of the opportunity to do the same in India because of your fucked up caste system worshipping and racist political leaders that want to bomb the shit out of the United States. Oh yeah, you guys are definitely successful, successful at colonizing the USA. Our bumblefuck politicians are too stupid to realize the threat you guys are to the nation. As if stealing our intellectual property during Y2K and running off to your cabbage head country wasn?t bad enough, indeed you have sucked enough cock with your curry stained breathes to make a mark of being the yes man with maximum deniability in the financial world. Good for you. Now, just learn not to let cows shit all over your face – it really isn?t a sign of prosperity or Vishnu or your other shit-faced Gods coming to suck your dicks, it?s just gross dammit.
Before all the Indians jump on me? the above was completely a JOKE? I am one of the imported Indian assholes From Mumbai none the less (Bandra)? LOL it feels good to have a greencard through H-1B bodyshop slavery (make a video about that)
hay guys you keep talking about wall street? what about MAIN STREET? MAIN STREET? MAIN STREET? MAIN STREET? where art thou Senator Obama, release us from this capitalist prison and shower upon us the spoils of being illiterate and stupid. MAIN STREET!
Hilarious! As a former service provider I enjoyed it, but what I enjoy more is just not working. To the buy-side suckers: thanks for buying my biz at a stupid multiple when you could still borrow. Have fun payin? off the debt ?ballers?.
Bankers? Consultants? what?s the point? I drive a an ?08 Continental GT, work 30 hours a week, and make $22,000, 5 vacation days per year, and sick time. I am a horrible employee but that?s okay because I get to travel the world for free on the weekends and fuck hotter girls than you have time for. Being super unmotivated in life, working at Starbucks, and having an ubsurdly rich dad has never seemed nicer.
?ubsurdly rich dad.? Sure, you?re not a flame at all. All the big law bashing is pretty fucking hilarious in light of recent events with BOFA and CHASE eating everyone up. Bear Stearns! Lehman! Bwahahahahahaha.
Could you bankers get back to work? I worked in finance for a few years after college, made a few hundred thousand and started a company. Sold off my shares a little over a year ago for 8 figures. Now I do nothing and invest my money for a living, but I?ve been long on Goldman for a few months and if you a**holes don?t get back to work, I might have to get a job. Oh, yeah, and bankers, if you need a new job, go teach math at my prep school! CHOATE!
My base salary is the same as yours! 80K and both of us lose 50% of our bonus to taxes. But my company pays for business school and all my expenses?hmmm, and I get weekends to travel the world first class?hmmm
McK – change that to McD for McDouche – just like a typical consultant, you spin crap to make yourself look better – how easily you glazed over the difference in the SIZE of the bonus – yeah, i know it?s taxed at 50%, but 50% of $500K is still more than whatever peanuts you got – go have a starbucks (my treat) in that crappy lobby you share with all the other tier 3 firms and play a pick up game of chess with one of those homeless former consultants – how is your liberal arts undergrad working for you?
wait, you are telling me a first year analyst at GS makes 500K?hahahah maybe an top associate in an amazing year, most probably a VP though?and those are the same salaries as us then. and really, my work is meaningless. of course it is! and what, is punching numbers into an excel sheet somehow more important? atleast i get to travel the world while doing my meaningless shit?you guys spend it in a cubicle.
wait, big law is calling my job shit? hahahaha you are the lowest person on the street dude. all you job involves is memorizing unnecessary bullshit and telling it to clients?atleast I didnt have to spend time in law school to do that
Genius. Not the rap, it was pretty lame. The consultant looks like a lawyer anyways. I mean flogging the banking analysts into a froth about how awesome they are to entice them into buying your book. In your revenue forecast did you account for the rapid decrease in the ?banker? segment and a commensurate jump in the ?former banker? segment?
Haha! That was so funny I just farted a hundred $$ bill out my ass. You service providers sure know how to put on a show. Here?s some advice for you bitches. McK: Please, shut your pie-chart spewing mouth. You?ve just put up about 4 posts over the span of the day. This is only further proof that Consultants don?t do shit but squeeze presentations out their assholes all day long. Go back to a 2nd tier b-school and get yourself a real job. I hear Kraft is hiring. Big Law: For some reason you remind me of the T-Pain-like-guy singing the hook. You?re loud, seemingly ethnic and wouldn?t add any value without the person you?re supporting. Keep serving falafels Eduardo. I?ll break you off some dough the next time i hear a good joke. Banker peons: Nicely done on the video. Once you guys get finished with your day at 2am start hitting up the comments. These BCGays are making you look like bitches. All My PE Ballers: Keep it pimpin playas? god damn it, keep it pimpin?
guys ?. its not about the mo-ney ? its about the impact you make. the world is in deep trouble on multiple dimensions – all parties here play some important role, and materialism such as this drives further problems. no one respects people who talk about money all the time. go do something meaningful like climb a mountain!
Bankers & Consultants?. Yall need to get hooked up with Quixtar. I used to be an analyst at GS but I left to be an Independent Business Owner after a guy approached me at Barnes & Noble and told me about this shit. Now I make bank and I?m my own boss. Bitches?come to a meeting, you?ll see
I climbed mountains, many of them. Outward Bound to learn mountaineering, $2000. Weekend trip as an undergrad, Gas Money. Seeing the world from the top of Grey Rock in Larimer County, CO, priceless. For these things, there?s master card. But changing the destiny of of a company and its shareholders and taking a little skim for myself? Now that?s ?bank? and earns an Amex card with no preset limit. I?m ready to see Colorado a whole new way after descending my next 14?er?Louis XIV and a Cigar for apres climb/ski anybody? Now back to work to pay the price for the good life when I?m not on top of the world (on many levels).
Fantastic? I?m a banker at one of the banks in this. My boyf is a consultant at one of the consultancies in it. I sent the video over to him a couple of hours ago and have received just radio silence. Consultants are so sensitive about the money thing?
McK – You?re an idiot. Everyone else – the vast majority of us are nice people and not overly money obsessed. We work pretty hard for a salary that is nowhere near banker wages, but we enjoy the work. Hope everyone has a good day!
To ?I?m My Own Boss,? Really? You left a promising career to sell useless sh*t for Amway? Sounds like you made the right move. Maybe I should quit my job too and start selling oranges to drivers in traffic and be my own boss too.
Does anybody else get the feeling the guy that runs this blog was probably the hot dog stand guy? Think about it, every day they listen to all of us bicker and brag at lunch and then can recreate it here.
Seriously, screw you all. Wachovia rocks! I am closing on $40,000 as a repro assistant/analyst, which is damn good for a farmer?s son. MS, GS, Blackstone all suck. PE is for chumps and Hedge Funds are useless. WACHOVIA 4 LIFE!
Serving clients as a consulting associate: $100-300k Serving clients as a banking associate: $200-600k Leaving consulting/banking in order to be the client and have your dick sucked by client-serving bitches who you hire to do the shit work you don?t want your associates doing: Priceless For those who want to bicker about the relative sizes of their 6-figure incomes while they take it up the ass from real capitalists, there?s consulting and banking. For those who want to take real risks, build real value from scratch, hire and (de)ride client servants, and collect options worth 7/8/9 figures, there?s entrepreneurship.
So you make a shitton of money with all your work time, and in your time off you act like a bunch of broke black dudes from Haiti. Robert Downey Jr. told me you should ask before you borrow his blackface. Bunch of idiots, your wallets are rich but your racist brains are in the red.
Aah, yet another testament to the cheer inanity of the imbeciles across the pond (yes, both wanker-bankers and 2nd rate consultants) – you Muppets clearly have too much time on your hands after running your country into the red (read: owned by China / the Middle East). Like one American friend (the insightful exception confirming the rule) said: ‘speed does not compensate for the wrong direction’, i.e. slow down you uncultured and ignorant bastards and do something valuable with your country before it is on its knees! Oh blast, that already happened… ah well, I’m sure you will think of something, make another YouTube video or genetically modify some more food (yes, the effect is already showing in your deteriorating genes) or perhaps recall close to 1,000,000 GM cars (yes US cars are the worst on the planet because they are by halfwits liking to do things half-arsed) etc etc If you, the US bankers and US consultants, only could come together and work something out as a team, then maybe, just maybe, you could do something useful; like electing a new republican president and really cement your position as the laughingstock of the civilised world – ‘oh would some power the lord gives us to see ourselves as others see us’ – R. Burns
im a consultant? and i found this so hilarious i posted it on my blog. insulting, yes? but damn funny. for all the bankers that left douche comments: if you have time to watch videos and comment on them? you are not working 100 hour weeks.
Classic. Listen to all of these petty fools. I made £50,000 on energy last week (just for myself) and that was a a regular day. Doesn?t matter if you?re a banker, a consultant or a trader you can always make money. Don?t rely on your pay check otherwise then you?re the sucker. Wall St is dead – London has reclaimed the top spot.
R Burns, You are stupid. You hate America because it reminds of your childhood. When you were a little boy being picked on the big bully. That beat you up a few times. And everyday, you thought, it?s ok because one day, the bully won?t get anywhere in life. Instead, the bully got stronger. Perhaps not smarter, but stronger nevertheless. Meanwhile, you never hit puberty and had to band with another group of little boys that also got picked on. And then you gained weight. So now, instead of facing a ruthless bully as a little boy, you face us with a big ball of fatty tub, we kindly refer to as socialism.
if you make 500K and the US defaults on the debt to china. Will $500 K be worth only 50? £ is where it?s at! Quixtar boy needs to stop talking. You are raking in cash harassing people at B&N and train stations?smooth real smooth!
To ?word to yo mother? I think, it says ?P2C Punjabi? Gordon Gekko. Punjabi is referred to people from Punjab; a state in India known for prosperity. (Not sure what P2C means though. To Anonymous ?September 3rd, 2008 at 8:02 am?, please take some courses in international studies and learn to discern between a black and an Indian.
To R. Burns is stupid Said: Stop hating Europians. You are fuckin fooled in your own cage.Look at Toyota vs GM or InBev vs.Anheuser. Learn from your mistakes. China has already proved in Olympics. You can not function without India?s ITians & BPO. Learn and face realties.. To Vdog Are you sure the banker is an Indian?I know Indians are king in IT..they are in wall street as well?interesting
1031 – Nice ?Firm? reference! To the rest of you? banking and consulting represent the bread and butter (read: average) of the high performers in any good to great school. You still find yourself behind us top dogs who invent and innovate (and earn at the very least double any banker?s salary at any given age). As far as the fighting for scraps, here?s how I see it? Bankers have the money and no life (save the Friday night binge)? Consultants have a bit of life (provided they?re not sitting in Yuma, AZ), but no money. Entrepreneur what what.
Just to answer the guy who asked about PE, on average I work around 30-40 hours per week, not more. And PE is really really relaxed. You do a lot of lunches, dinners, you eat very well in all the expensive places. You meet a lot of intersting and extremely wealthy people. After a while, when your pauper friends ask you for the thousand time what exactly do you do , you just tell them ?I buy the masters that you slave for?
Theguybehindtheguybehindtheguy, What are you talking about? Entrepreneurs are the kids who couldn?t even get jobs after graduation let alone get a guarantee of being made rich by a bank OR even get into consulting. I spend more on Grey Goose in a year than the market cap of your whack company. What do you make again? Tampon applicators? WHAT WHAT!!!
The jokes about wachovia, Cornell and Brown (ok d*cking on Brown is funny. Is that an accredited institution or just an idea?) are funny, but its clear your insecure about your degree from Emory. Youre not ?sweet? because at MS people other than 1st year analyst bind pitch books. Youre are still a socially awkward human being no matter what ibank you work for. You still live off my crums (I?m not just referring the crums of a biscuit if you know what I mean). I?m going to Chile for a week to ski and enjoy the apres ski activities. That would include, but is certainly not limited to putting my C*ck in the ass of a nice local girl whose only wish is to come to america. And, it will hurt. My c*ck resembles that of a greek god. I like anal sex more if she finds it unpleasant and even more if it is painful. Don?t You? Having fun trying to score some mediocre chick from UofMich!
To the European Dbag – how?s that brilliant eu economy treating you over there? the only thing sadder than being a fading superpower is a whiny superpower that died 70 years ago – but doesn?t realize it. now shut up and resume your rightful position in the world: bent over.
Nice suckers rally in the USD at the moment. What is the US govt debt now – $5 trillion ring any bells? Don?t worry uncle Sam can print some more dolleros and everything will be alright while the Sov funds take over all your decent companies