“Numerous black swans are now swimming in the global economic lake,” was a quote that caught Stalker’s attention this month. It was uttered by the head of the IMF Dominique Strauss- Kahn. He wasn’t talking about the new Natalie Portman film either. Then again, Stalker is not at all sure that any credence should be given to the utterances by any eminence grise of the banking world. It’s a bit late to be talking black swans now. For anyone not familiar with the black swan theory, there is an explanatory note elsewhere in this edition.