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And There Goes The Dollar As Weimar Rally Resumes

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The dollar managed to stage another faux-rally to the just above abysmal level of 73.30... for about 3 hours. At last check, the dollar is plunging and everything else is once again surging, meaning all those hoping for some miraculous spike in the USD on expectations that there will be a time when the USD will once again be a flight to safety will have to put their dreams on hold yet again. Remember: state healthcare benefits are 5% funded, so the Weimar rally (in stocks, if not so much the dollar), has to go on or else pensioners will realize there is 5 cents on every benefits dollar owed to them.


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Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:47 | 1234176 Dr. Richard Head
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Come on 72.

I wonder how many of us will be cheering on the front lawn of the White House or NYC when Bernanke kills the dollar?  Can I take part in the sea burial? 

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:53 | 1234197 CitizenPete
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have the bernanke walk the plank

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:56 | 1234214 Scottj88
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It is a sad day when we have college kids partying in front of the white house trying to get laid, but in MaComb Illinois (20,000 people), they used Illionis Police correpsonding with National Security to break up this "distrubance."  What a sham... videos below found within article.  What a sad world we live in, buy gold and silver to help the problem (physical).

Ron Paul 2012 (or earlier if we have dollar collapse)

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:06 | 1234285 Dr. Richard Head
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These two videos personify the sheep and the police state.  My disdain for both grows daily.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:11 | 1234360 Misery Index
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Ron Paul really?

After the last election, he is now in the position to do all the things he has been

flapping his lips about and what has he done?

Nothing. Just another clown like the rest.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:14 | 1234371 redpill
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What exactly would you have a single Representative do?  Hold the rest of Congress at gunpoint and make them audit the Fed?

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:21 | 1234438 Crisismode
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If that had been Misery Index elected, he/she would have completely convinced the Congress to vote all the right laws into place within 60 day of being sworn into office.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:20 | 1234421 goldfish1
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Ron Paul, a distraction for the rubes like us.


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:29 | 1234515 Dr. Richard Head
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Ron Paul a distraction eh?  A distraction indeed from crony capitalism.  Distraction from fiat currencies.  Distraction from a perpetual war state.  Distraction from the police state. 

Ron Paul 2012 - A Distraction our Country Needs.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:36 | 1234538 earnyermoney
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He's one member of Congress. End the Fed. How does that get through the Senate or around Obama's veto?

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 21:03 | 1236537 Baptiste Say
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Well he introduced and had passed the Federal Reserve Transparency Act to audit the Bernanke.


He attempted to bring in the Free Competition in Currency Act of 2007, the Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act to End the Fed but the cowardly capitol did not cosponsor and support these measures.


He attempted to bring in the Affordable Gas Price Act to allow offshore drilling, he brought in the National ID (amendment) to prohinit federal funding for national ID numbers, the Second Amendment Protection Act of 2007, the Citizens Protection Act of 2007 to repeal gun free schools.


He brought in the Market Process Restoration Act of 1999 to repeal Federal antitrust law. He barred International Criminal Court jurisdiction of the US mil. He brought in the American Freedom Agenda Act of 2007 which reaserted due process, prohibited torture, repealed FISA, the Military Commisions Act and more.


He brought in the Market Process Restoration Act of 1999 to repeal Federal antitrust law. He barred International Criminal Court jurisdiction of the US mil. He brought in the American Freedom Agenda Act of 2007 which reaserted due process, prohibited torture, repealed FISA, the Military Commisions Act and more. He has brought in half a dozen measures to protect against Obamacare and in DOZENS of mesures has stood to protect states rights.


He is the only one with any sort of principles or care the the constitution in Washington. If he held a greater position of power he influence and ability to protect the constitution would only rise.



Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:17 | 1234394 oogs66
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Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.  Where is Dean Wormer when you need him?

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:26 | 1234481 tekhneek
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it's actually a great way to go through life.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:33 | 1234536 redpill
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I think it was Dean Martin that said, "I feel bad for people that don't drink.  When I get up in the morning I know that's the worst I'll feel all day."

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 13:33 | 1234823 Vagabond
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It was Frank Sinatra

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:57 | 1234218 magpie
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Paper boat of 1 Billion Fiatscos and viking-style floating pyre.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:55 | 1234221 Cognitive Dissonance
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Come on 72.

If 72 comes up do I win or lose? Maybe I'll just close my eyes and let you tell me when to leave the table. OK?

Just leave me some gas money and a little left over to stop by McSlop on the way home.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:07 | 1234323 Dr. Richard Head
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72 is winner winner chicken dinner for us "doomers".  Those with Bennie two ply?  Nominally, they will look like winners right? 

This is a win-win come to think of it.  The multi-dimensional aspect of life playing out before us. 

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:24 | 1234467 Cognitive Dissonance
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In that case I'll take the double quarter pounder with cheese please. And fill er up with high test while you're at it.

I'm feeling lucky. Dr. Head told me everything's gonna be fine. :>)

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:11 | 1234365 tekhneek
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I heard he's in the process of burying it in the ocean...

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:15 | 1234399 SilverRhino
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And not a single corresponding move in silver.   That's new.


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:21 | 1234437 tekhneek
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oh you didn't hear? DXY was j/k.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:19 | 1234440 Sudden Debt
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Just look at the volume that it's pushing today, just crazy.

I think they have a hard and costly day keeping it down.


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:36 | 1234546 tmosley
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HF algos have been deployed in the silver markets.  The paper price will likely no longer reflect the real price.  Any retailer that doesn't keep a strong premium over spot is going to be out of inventory very quickly.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:38 | 1234577 6 String
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I think they have a hard and costly day keeping it down.

It's been a costly and futile battle for the "status quo" elites. It's why I expect them to ultimately change the Federal laws in regards to ownership of precious metals soon, for the "good" of the country of course.

There is no winnning because the sheeple will buy this propanganda like they always do. And us "bugs" will be treated as such.


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:56 | 1234643 Temporalist
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This is great news for PMs as the anti-PM media propaganda won't be back on them until they hit new highs again.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:48 | 1234179 mayhem_korner
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It's like they're shoveling sand under the foundation every time it's low tide.

Gotta get back to shining up my silver maple leafs. :)

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 13:53 | 1234938 johny2
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You should let them take a sunbath first...

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:48 | 1234180 velobabe
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D X Y, bitchez†

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:50 | 1234190 Caviar Emptor
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Yup.  A mini-tipping point has been crossed (been sayin' it, last 3 days confirmin' it). Gold will soon re-Zooom it's uptrend and take out the highs

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:53 | 1234198 Dr. Richard Head
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Hoping the dip in Silver will last till Friday. Damn wire transfers.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:27 | 1234485 dark pools of soros
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I sold some @ $48 last week but the damn premiums still make it a wash if I buy now....  let's see if we fall to $39 and then we can shoot it to the moon 

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:50 | 1234191 The Axe
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sorry long dollar....short slv and gld....every dog will have its day.....washing out the dollar 

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:55 | 1234209 SheepDog-One
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Good luck! You'll need it in Bernanke heaping printed dollar amounts!

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:02 | 1234251 Arrowflinger
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Every dog has its fleas.

A cheap dollar collar only shelters them.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:07 | 1234327 redpill
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That's like betting on the Cubbies because you figure they have to win eventually.


Good luck with that.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:32 | 1234533 The Axe
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Well being long gold right now, is like be long the METS>>lol

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:39 | 1234581 redpill
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Not really, the Mets have had a terrible decade.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:49 | 1234626 The Axe
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true..  gold is the star....just not for the next week....

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 22:26 | 1236736 StychoKiller
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Hey, anybody can have a bad century!

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:50 | 1234195 disabledvet
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copper up?

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:53 | 1234196 DK Delta
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Every time it tries to stage a rally it falls back, flat on its face


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:53 | 1234201 Josh Randall
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The noise you hear is the engine on the right side of the Bernanke's helicopter starting to sputter 

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:57 | 1234216 Dr. Richard Head
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I think the printer is on the fritz.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:55 | 1234648 Temporalist
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Someone should shake the toner cartridge.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:13 | 1234353 DogSlime
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Better throw off some more ballast then.  Sand  (money) bags over the side should generate some temporary lift.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:56 | 1234208 baby_BLYTHE
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Is a repeat of 2008 coming? (Although this time with a simultaneous dollar crash)

Another 8 million jobs about to go POOF

Banksters to harvest more flesh off the American worker's back

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:58 | 1234246 unky
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i think this is possible, however i also think that PM prices will be the winner this time... either prices goes up in such a situation, or prices goes down but no phyzzical available

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:02 | 1234250 Alex Kintner
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But of curse, in 2008, the Gmen had the funds to backstop the Money Markets from going Super Nova. This time all they have is fairy dust (aka Dandruff from Ben Beardnaggie's facial hair).

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:14 | 1234362 Caviar Emptor
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They've already modeled it against Spain with 21% unemployment and barely a peep out of the sheeple. If that happened SNAP would just hand out Happy Meal vouchers paid for with Bennie Bux. 

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:54 | 1234212 gorillaonyourback
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whats sad is it is in a basket of other shit currencies, its the lowest of all the shit:(

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:57 | 1234238 drivenZ
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haha...i keep thinking the same thing.


Is there another basket besides the DXY that's more broad instead of 50% weighted to the Euro?

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:23 | 1234475 Crisismode
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Yes, USD vs PMs.

On that chart, you can ski the USD downhill for miles.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:32 | 1234532 gorillaonyourback
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lolololol    on the one hand it sucks that we are(US) sick, but we have to take the medicine

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:56 | 1234226 TruthInSunshine
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Paint the USD town red, Bernanke and Geithner!

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:57 | 1234233 Arrowflinger
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Ah, the mightiness of the Mexican peso tells all.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:57 | 1234237 unky
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Viva L'Euro ^^

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:58 | 1234245 Ratscam
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I see the New World Currency on the horizon.

Any suggestions for its name?

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:13 | 1234249 unky
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Eurodollar? SDR? Ounce (of silver or gold)?

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:05 | 1234273 Arrowflinger
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To we Southerners it will be the Holler Dollar.

In more ways than one......

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:13 | 1234352 Alex Kintner
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Ha. I see on eBay that $190 worth of CONFEDERATE CURRENCY bills are auctioning for $250. Uncle Ben is obviously printing the wrong bills.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:04 | 1234299 dbTX
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Yeah.. The Waller

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:10 | 1234331 Josh Randall
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It will be a symbol, not a name - like the currency formerly known as Prince...err...the Dollar

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:19 | 1234439 Caviar Emptor
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The Esperanto 

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:23 | 1234453 Sudden Debt
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Obamas, the symbol will be a big O




Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:03 | 1234255 SofaPapa
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I have an instinct that Bernanke's first press conference will be seen as the tipping point between "dying dollar" and "dead dollar".  In other words, that was the actual "day the dollar died."  Time will tell.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:20 | 1234431 TruthInSunshine
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They will try to pass off a Ventriloquist's Dummy for Bernank at his 'next' press conference.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:01 | 1234262 tahoebumsmith
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Mark your chartz Beatchs to 68....This number will be the kiss of death and the mass exodus from the dollar will commence. Ding dong the witch is dead will be forgotton in no time and our real fight will begin...

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:01 | 1234264 Beamerball
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Hey Guys,

Dont fret, the US Dollar is probably going to make one of those giant upside moves because everyone is on one side of the trade.   you can read about it here

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:03 | 1234275 Dapper Dan
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URGENT: Seabed radiation 100-1,000 times normal level off Fukushima plant: TEPCO

TOKYO, May 3, Kyodo

Radiation readings have risen to 100-1,000 times the normal level on the Pacific seabed near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the operator said Tuesday.

The high levels of radioactive materials were detected from samples taken Friday from the seabed at points 20-30 meters deep, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co.


O.T   but I thought it would go with the other bad news posted here.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 13:16 | 1234720 TomGa
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Latest from Fairewinds Associates:


Scientist: Radiation in food going to be a nationwide problem in US — Not just limited to one region (VIDEO)

May 3rd, 2011 at 12:25 AM

"Fairewinds’ founder Maggie Gundersen interviews environmental scientist and professional engineer Marco Kaltofen about his ongoing analysis of radioactive fallout from Fukushima."

Also,  is excellent for keeping up with the latest news from Fukushima.  It's not over by a long shot.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:04 | 1234289 writingsonthewall
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Do you know what's funny about this?


Today the GBP was looking shit - thanks to some poor PMI data mainly.

Now the dollar has collapsed again and it's all looking rosy!

This is a proper race to the bottom - Japan must be peeved as the JPY is rising - not even mention of 1 quadrillion JPY being printed is enough to 'take the lead'.


All going down the pan folks - this is how it's gonna be - should have listened to Gerald Celente.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:09 | 1234321 Amish Hacker
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Here's another funny one: spot gold is now 1546, up fifty cents. Silver is flat at 43.93. But CEF, which holds only gold and silver as assets, is up more than 3%.

Follow the money, not the paper.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:50 | 1234613 Gigliola Cinquetti
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CEF probably recovering from premium loss yesterday

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:08 | 1234335 Dapper Dan
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Oh,  I listened to him,   but had a hard time believing him,

 now,  not so much. 

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:05 | 1234304 AmazingLarry
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Going to set my grandkids upon my knee one day and tell them wonderful stories of the "strong dollar policy" of 2011. Illustrations will help.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 17:44 | 1235890 equity_momo
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You have grandkids? youre one of the lucky ones then.

If you dont and youre just planning on having them , i wouldnt. Spawning offspring with the future we have instore is akin to child abuse. Dont be selfish. (another way of looking at it is , go ahead be selfish , spend the money you would have bringing up more fossil fuel chompers on a nice cruise or that red sports car youve always wanted)

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:07 | 1234332 monopoly
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We have said it a dozen times here, patience, no margin, and the next move higher is just days away. The pundits bearish on silver are now 25 to 1. Noone, noone is bullish on the Kodak special. Just biding my time.

No shorts though. I cannot fight a mad man with a beard. But kudos to the dark side of miners the last 3 days. Markets always move in two directions, no matter how right we feel we are on the coming destruction of our way of life.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:09 | 1234340 Blanc swan
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Off topic: explain something to me about this short-selling business. I was reading yesterday a damning story about Milken's still ongoing criminal activities in finance, which someone posted a link to in the comments section (very long read but worth it), and at one point it said that the shares of an upstart drug company being targeted by these short-sellers linked to Milken had effectively an entire extra batch of shadow shares: they had written so many naked puts on the stock that there were as many shadow shares as legitimate shares. But now, don't they ever have to cover these short sales? How do they manage to maintain an entire extra company's worth of shadow shares floating around indefinitely?

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:15 | 1234372 LRC Fan
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A weak dollar is in line with our "strong dollar" policy

-Tim Geithner

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:16 | 1234408 SheepDog-One
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Yes, obviously a weak dollar is all part of the strong dollar policy. 

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:23 | 1234425 scratch_and_sniff
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Give the Euro until 1.52 and we should see a tentative reversal in the buck(probably before mid month). As for the flight to safety caper, it may or may not return, I think it will have to, but nothing is set in stone here; just have to see what Bernanke and co get up to; its not over until its over, and its far from over. My feeling is that the grand circle jerk will out live us all, inflation is uber low in a historical context(shoot me!, it was 14.8% in the 80s, and 26.5% in the UK!!) so the move in gold is powerfully exaggerated, (probably because of the fact there is an exponentially larger number of investors these days, smarter, savvier and scurrying to keep they’re stash safe).

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:26 | 1234491 Caviar Emptor
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Don't confuse flight to safety with simple liquidation. Lately the dollar is not safe, just a stepping stone for converting paper assets like stocks into hard assets like gold. The dollar is absolutely on a longer term downtrend with brief retracements. 

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:23 | 1234476 gwar5
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Silver and gold are not going parabolic -- it's the US dollar that's divebombing. Nobody is freaking out about parabolic oil, or parabolic wheat, saying it's a one time thing and it's time to bail out. Nope...

We're all moving to a new normal and we're not there yet because it's way over in Lonely Town where nobody wants the USD.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:27 | 1234500 Caviar Emptor
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where nobody wants the USD.


Except those that count and make the decisions. 

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 13:32 | 1234831 Urban Redneck
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The MENA rioters are doing a good impression of freaking out about parabolic wheat.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:27 | 1234488 Missiondweller
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T-Bill close to zero again just like in 2008:^IRX+Interactive#symbol=^irx;range=5d;compare=;indicator=volume;charttype=area;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=off;source=;

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 13:10 | 1234717 Hephasteus
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Yep it's just about crack time.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:32 | 1234518 --- - .. ... .....
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All hail the RentenBuck™. The asset backed currency with the negative interest rate.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:33 | 1234528 web bot
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It may be prudent to consider that the Fed has a floor on the USD...

Now knowing where it is, is the question...

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 22:36 | 1236765 StychoKiller
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There it is, under a massive cooling pool of QE liquidity, holding up all the spent fuel rods from the Atomic printing presses... :>D

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 14:38 | 1235206 CustomersMan
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      Pension Default Risk


Here's an interesting article just out:

Pew Finds $1.26 Trillion State Retirement Shortfall, Says States Only Have $31 Billion In Assets To Pay For $635 Billion In Liabilities

The gap between the promises states made for employees’ retirement benefits and the money they set aside to pay for them grew to at least $1.26 trillion in fiscal year 2009, resulting in a 26 percent increase in one year. State pension plans represented slightly more than half of this shortfall, with $2.28 trillion stowed away to cover $2.94 trillion in long-term liabilities - leaving about a $660 billion gap, according to an analysis by the Pew Center on the States. Retiree health care and other bene...


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 18:11 | 1235981 market le pew
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Did you hear all the noise by Liesman about the Fed seriously talking Exit strategies? Steve Liesman is what Goebbels used to be in the 3rd Reich: Propaganda Minister

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 18:12 | 1235999 Buck Johnson
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The dollar continue to slide against the Euro, last count it was 1.48 to one Euro.  And if it is true about he 5% (which I believe), very soon we will see people falling apart and going insane when those promises that where made won't be kept.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 19:44 | 1236323 Nacho Libre
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The dollar will rebound here shortly against the euro, pound and the yen, as soon as the party of six present their budget deficit proposal.  The uncertainty created by the polarization of both parties is the biggest remaining threat to the dollar. 

Wed, 05/04/2011 - 05:06 | 1237246 Thunder_Downunder
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A little dramatic Tyler.

I'm all for fun and drama, but adjust those bands a touch, and change the title to 'Ho-Hum it's consolidating, nothing to see here...'


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