Bernanke Tells Nation This Sunday: More QE Coming

Tyler Durden's picture

For those wondering why the market leaked higher in the last hour, it is because someone got an advance copy of the transcript (or advance notice) that in this Sunday's latest attempt at faux transparency on 60 Minutes, the bearded mutant-cum-supreme genocidal overlord says that more QE is coming. From Reuters: "The euro rose to a
session peak against the dollar in late afternoon New York trade on
Friday after a report on the CBS website that Federal Reserve Chairman
Ben Bernanke did not rule out buying more than $600 billion of bonds in
further quantitative easing
It also explains why the euro is back to 1.34, and is right in line with our expectations that the EURUSD is only weak so long as the market realizes that much, much more QE is coming. How much? See the chart below for our ongoing expectation of what the Fed's balance sheet will look like soon. And yes, the $7 dollar jump in gold late in the day may be multiplied 10-20x on Monday after the world realizes that the US economy is as fucked as always.

Perhaps it is time for Goldman to revise its 48-hour old "alles gut" call?

This is what we projected a few months back. Looks like we may accidentally be spot on as usual.

Of course, if that happens, look for every other bank to go apeshit in tandem (and that certainly includes the BoJ and the ECB which will join the fray):

And lastly, here are the Senators who voted Yay or Nay on Bernanke's most recent renomination. Who would have thought only 30 Senators gave a rat's ass about what happens to this country's middle class.

State↓ Senator↓ Party
Jan. 28
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Ben S.

Fed Chair
Hawaii Akaka, DanielDaniel Akaka D Yea
Tennessee Alexander, LamarLamar Alexander R Yea
Wyoming Barrasso, JohnJohn Barrasso R Yea
Montana Baucus, MaxMax Baucus D Yea
Indiana Bayh, EvanEvan Bayh D Yea
Alaska Begich, MarkMark Begich D Nay
Colorado Bennet, MichaelMichael Bennet D Yea
Utah Bennett, RobertRobert Bennett R Yea
New Mexico Bingaman, JeffJeff Bingaman D Yea
Missouri Bond, KitKit Bond R Yea
California Boxer, BarbaraBarbara Boxer D Nay
Ohio Brown, SherrodSherrod Brown D Yea
Kansas Brownback, SamSam Brownback R Nay
Kentucky Bunning, JimJim Bunning R Nay
North Carolina Burr, RichardRichard Burr R Yea
Illinois Burris, RolandRoland Burris D Yea
West Virginia Byrd, RobertRobert Byrd D Yea
Washington Cantwell, MariaMaria Cantwell D Nay
Maryland Cardin, BenBen Cardin D Yea
Delaware Carper, TomTom Carper D Yea
Pennsylvania Casey, BobBob Casey D Yea
Georgia Chambliss, SaxbySaxby Chambliss R Yea
Oklahoma Coburn, TomTom Coburn R Yea
Mississippi Cochran, ThadThad Cochran R Yea
Maine Collins, SusanSusan Collins R Yea
North Dakota Conrad, KentKent Conrad D Yea
Tennessee Corker, BobBob Corker R Yea
Texas Cornyn, JohnJohn Cornyn R Nay
Idaho Crapo, MikeMike Crapo R Nay
South Carolina DeMint, JimJim DeMint R Nay
Connecticut Dodd, ChrisChris Dodd D Yea
North Dakota Dorgan, ByronByron Dorgan D Nay
Illinois Durbin, DickDick Durbin D Yea
Nevada Ensign, JohnJohn Ensign R Nay
Wyoming Enzi, MikeMike Enzi R Yea
Wisconsin Feingold, RussRuss Feingold D Nay
California Feinstein, DianneDianne Feinstein D Yea
Minnesota Franken, AlAl Franken D Nay
New York Gillibrand, KristenKristen Gillibrand D Yea
South Carolina Graham, LindseyLindsey Graham R Yea
Iowa Grassley, ChuckChuck Grassley R Nay
New Hampshire Gregg, JuddJudd Gregg R Yea
North Carolina Hagan, KayKay Hagan D Yea
Iowa Harkin, TomTom Harkin D Nay
Utah Hatch, OrrinOrrin Hatch R Yea
Texas Hutchison, Kay BaileyKay Bailey Hutchison R Nay
Oklahoma Inhofe, JimJim Inhofe R Nay
Hawaii Inouye, DanielDaniel Inouye D Yea
Georgia Isakson, JohnnyJohnny Isakson R Yea
Nebraska Johanns, MikeMike Johanns R Yea
South Dakota Johnson, TimTim Johnson D Yea
Delaware Kaufman, TedTed Kaufman D Nay
Massachusetts Kerry, JohnJohn Kerry D Yea
Massachusetts Kirk, PaulPaul Kirk D Yea
Minnesota Klobuchar, AmyAmy Klobuchar D Yea
Wisconsin Kohl, HerbHerb Kohl D Yea
Arizona Kyl, JonJon Kyl R Yea
Louisiana Landrieu, MaryMary Landrieu D Yea
New Jersey Lautenberg, FrankFrank Lautenberg D Yea
Vermont Leahy, PatrickPatrick Leahy D Yea
Florida LeMieux, GeorgeGeorge LeMieux R Nay
Michigan Levin, CarlCarl Levin D Yea
Connecticut Lieberman, JoeJoe Lieberman Ind. D Yea
Arkansas Lincoln, BlancheBlanche Lincoln D Yea
Indiana Lugar, RichardRichard Lugar R Yea
Arizona McCain, JohnJohn McCain R Nay
Missouri McCaskill, ClaireClaire McCaskill D Yea
Kentucky McConnell, MitchMitch McConnell R Yea
New Jersey Menendez, BobBob Menendez D Yea
Oregon Merkley, JeffJeff Merkley D Nay
Maryland Mikulski, BarbaraBarbara Mikulski D Yea
Alaska Murkowski, LisaLisa Murkowski R Yea
Washington Murray, PattyPatty Murray D Yea
Florida Nelson, BillBill Nelson D Yea
Nebraska Nelson, BenBen Nelson D Yea
Arkansas Pryor, MarkMark Pryor D Yea
Rhode Island Reed, JackJack Reed D Yea
Nevada Reid, HarryHarry Reid D Yea
Idaho Risch, JimJim Risch R Nay
Kansas Roberts, PatPat Roberts R Nay
West Virginia Rockefeller, JayJay Rockefeller D Yea
Vermont Sanders, BernieBernie Sanders Ind. Nay
New York Schumer, ChuckChuck Schumer D Yea
Alabama Sessions, JeffJeff Sessions R Nay
New Hampshire Shaheen, JeanneJeanne Shaheen D Yea
Alabama Shelby, RichardRichard Shelby R Nay
Maine Snowe, OlympiaOlympia Snowe R Yea
Pennsylvania Specter, ArlenArlen Specter D Nay
Michigan Stabenow, DebbieDebbie Stabenow D Yea
Montana Tester, JonJon Tester D Yea
South Dakota Thune, JohnJohn Thune R Nay
Colorado Udall, MarkMark Udall D Yea
New Mexico Udall, TomTom Udall D Yea
Louisiana Vitter, DavidDavid Vitter R Nay
Ohio Voinovich, GeorgeGeorge Voinovich R Yea
Virginia Warner, MarkMark Warner D Yea
Virginia Webb, JimJim Webb D Yea
Rhode Island Whitehouse, SheldonSheldon Whitehouse D Nay
Mississippi Wicker, RogerRoger Wicker R Nay
Oregon Wyden, RonRon Wyden D Yea
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Aknownymouse's picture

Not so fast Benny.  Ben meet Republicans in a few weeks.

Zon's picture

...who will do absolutely nothing to stop Ben bernanke(save for one congressman from texas, who will be muzzled by his surperiors)

flacon's picture

If the total collapse happens in an instant, BEFORE the Republicans take over.... then they will shunt to the BCP Backup Government that Cheney was talking about. The one that lives in caves and deep underground bunkers. 

redpill's picture

Did you forget who appointed him?

JLee2027's picture

 We weren't printing money or bailing out foreign banks then.  And who re-appointed him?

redpill's picture

He gave his "helicopter" speech in 2002.

infotechsailor's picture

Still waiting on the ZH story about the leaks that new speaker BonerZ may try to block Ron Paul from chairing monetary policy subcommittee.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

A friend of mine mentioned that to me at lunch, yet I have not been able to find that anywhere.  Do you have a link?  Anyone?

Boehner does that, and then the Bearing will be proven wrong.  It will then be clear that not even the Rs are listening.  Not even a bit.

Put Ron Paul in charge of scrutinizing the Fed!  He is the right man at the right time.

Shameful's picture

The reds are not going to do anything positive.  Again I was a child, but 1994 was not that long ago.  Have they done anything good in your lifetime?  It's just a relay race of destruction.  The two looters pass the baton back and forth.  Hell the system is actually best managed so long as each party acts worse then the last time they were in power. They get loot, and it shocks the people into going to the other party which in turn will be even worse and so on.

Surely you must have heard the talk among the tea party elect about how hard it will be to cut.  I quite frankly will be stunned by any real cuts.  What you can expect is them to advertise cuts, which will be cuts in the rate of increase of spending, but the rate of spending will continue to climb.

Bring the Gold's picture


Seriously? You guys think the R's are any less in the pockets of the same puppetmasters ad the D's? Were you guys in a collective coma since 2001? TARP, Paulson, Bernanke all in 2008? 4 years of total Republican domination 2002-06 and they not only didn't stop the freight train but added rocket boosters on the side and you guys trust these guys?

Seriously are you fucking kidding me?!?!?! These are the guys who have absolutely shredded our way of life created DHS, TSA, the Patriot Act, Military Commissions, Annihilation of at least half the bill of rights and you think they are on your team?!?!?

Holy fucking partisan brain death batman!

Paul E. Math's picture

Nice rant.  Respect.

The real enemy is partisanship itself.

Aknownymouse's picture

This was a speech for the square heads like him.  Now that his theory became policy and the tea baggers saw it live - he will have an uphill battle with the new house and with the upcoming elections.  Benny is the new political whipping boy.  He just does not know it yet.

ZakuKommander's picture

Who reappointed him?  Dems . . . and Republicans, who could have but didn't join many Dems, and filibuster.  Repubs are, basically and traditionally, all for Wall Street and the rich.  Ron Paul is treated as a pariah.

Aknownymouse's picture

different times - different politics.  In addition he just proved that his QE crap DID NOT do anything to help the UE numbers like he claimed.  I truely think that the trend is now against him politically.  Every Tom Dick and Harry will show boat on how Benny helped the Europeans with billions and failed to help americans.  He is very weak and he does not know it yet.  Soon he will be more worried about saving his own ass. That QE will be history.

tmosley's picture

Only one Republican matters, and he probably doesn't matter enough, as much as I love the guy.

Ron Paul.

EvlTheCat's picture

:) End the Fed!

Damn Libertarians in incognito!!

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

I have been stamping "END THE FED" with my new Custom Stamper ($35 at Office Depot) on FRNs.

I hope that doesn't bother anyone.  Be looking for the decorated FRNs soon!

flacon's picture

I used to stamp "666" on them. Same diff. 

RockyRacoon's picture

Quick and cheap!   Got mine.

Jeff Lebowski's picture

I would suggest you add another to the list.  Paul Ryan.

tmosley's picture

I say Ron Paul because he will be chairing the monetary policy subcommittee.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

I hope you are right tmosley.  Apparently there is a rumor that Boehner may block him, but I have been able to find anything yet on the 'Net.

tmosley's picture

Yeah, I saw that too.  If they block him here, the Republican party will be finished.

ZakuKommander's picture

Paul Ryan?  LOL.  Key man in the bank bailout.  

razorthin's picture

Sadly, my (avatar) vindication will come with the destruction of the republic.

Shameful's picture

Yeah and the Republicans will ask Zimbabwe Ben for more dollars to fuel the global murder machine.  Nothing will change.  Has voting fixed anything for the past few decades?

patience...'s picture

"The bearded mutant"  Gotta love the one-liners on ZH.


Threeggg's picture

"the bearded mutant-cum-supreme genocidal overlord"

Damn TD !!!!!!!!!


Nice !

CashCowEquity's picture

Thankful I own PM's , physically.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

"Let's get physical"  is about to make a comeback, in a big way!

Its the only thing you can do to show disapproval of the current crooked system.  Take your assets out of the banking system, and put it into precious metals.  Or select mining stocks.  Physical is insurance in case there is no law and order, but assuming it is just currency crisis that awaits us, mining stocks will do well. 

Of course, everything on Zimbabwe's stock market is up  a few thousand % this year, so that should be kept in mind, as long as Zimbabwe Ben is in charge.

PsychoNews: Exposing the Oligarchy, one Psycho at a time.

Kaiser Sousa's picture

"And yes, the $7 dollar jump in gold late in the day may be multiplied 10-20x on Monday after the world realizes that the US economy is as fucked as always."

Tyler such language...we gone have to wash yo mouth out with soap let me get back to counting this shiny stuff...."1001, 1011....."

knukles's picture

"after the world realizes that the US economy is as fucked as always."

A little subdued, perhaps? Art of the understatement?  

Cojones's picture

So next week the FED will own 7.5% of the US deficit. That calls for a party.

RockyRacoon's picture

Load 'em up to the gills -- and then cut 'em loose.

Fed?  What Fed?  We don't know no "Fed".

They have gold certificates, but the Treasury has the metal.

trav7777's picture

naw, the FRBNY has an assload in their basement.

The gold in 33 was surrendered to the Fed, not the treasury

RockyRacoon's picture

Last time I checked the Fed didn't have any armed troops to call on.

cocoablini's picture

Oh, so QE2 was more than a trillion after all- just marketed in 600 billion dollar parcels that we can gag on but not choke on.
He is going to print, print,print,print. Madness being defined by doing the same useless activity over again expecting a different result.
Except the Fed, as usual, changes is to madness is doing the same thing over and o er again, burning bridges along the way

FreedomGuy's picture

Bernanke is trapped by his own theory and arrogance. He will run his liquidity theory to the very end, until it breaks...everything. Fifty years from now another economist will theorize the wrong thing and do something else stupid with currencies. This is the problem when you give a few people huge power and control. They don't just break one company. The break everything and all of us.

tony bonn's picture

jim willie predicted qe-n to a t. the fed is in a death dance with qe infinity and MUST MUST MUST remain in it to offload all of the crap it bought when hank paulson - asshole extraordinaire - threatened martial law and nationalization in order to save goddamn sachs (i meant goldman sucks....)....

all of those cds have an incentive to ignite...this is how banksters make their money in a debt larded world...the irs will incinerate the financial world....

my guess is that the fed's balance sheet is worth 30-70% of what it claims to be....if bernankrupt had to liquidate all of that garbage in short order, the value would be closer to the lower end....i also would guess that the fed has a corner on the mortgage fraud securities market...if i were ron paul i would start investigating the quality of the fed's portfolio and prosecute bernankrupt for hate crimes....i know i can't stand him...

Violetta's picture
Violetta (not verified) Dec 3, 2010 5:21 PM

Help!  I still don't understand why the stock market goes up when the QE is announced.  As far as I comprehend so far, the Fed credits itself with money, then buys the debt from the government?  But why does that make the stock market go up?

Ragnarok's picture

PDs buy debt from gov't, Fed buys debt from PDs, PDs lever up profit and invest in stock market.

Violetta's picture
Violetta (not verified) Ragnarok Dec 11, 2010 12:58 AM

oooooohhh. now i get it.  this is why they use the pds, not just buy through treasury direct, like normal people.  if there weren't any pds, the stock market wouldn't go up.

hahahahahahahahahahaha, oh but it really is sad, people really don't understand this.