Charting Reverse Decoupling

Tyler Durden's picture

Ever wonder why the US is a shining city on a Ponzi hill? Wonder no more. Cause heeeeeere's reverse decouplingTM.

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SmoothCoolSmoke's picture

It's 1984....but I don't feel 24 again?

Sudden Debt's picture

I was only 8 year back than :)



Haywood Jablowme's picture

You probably weren't paying much attention to your grammar lessons BACK THAN!

* sorry, couldn't resist :)

fuu's picture

I am sure his grammar is decent in his native language.

WaterWings's picture


Thank all the monks over there for the best beer on the planet.


Haywood Jablowme's picture

I am sure his grammar is decent in his native language.


I'm sure it is.  Doesn't mean we can't enjoy a quick laugh or a quick crack amongst ZH oldies as we slowly watch the human race kill itself off :)  At least we get to watch the people of Greece go down fighting. 

I think I'll go watch some porn now.  Nah, instead I think I'll head out to the corner gas station and buy some sparklers at one of those make-shift firework stands so I may pound my chest in pride as Ol' Glory waves her beautiful Made In China hand across the Fukushima irradiated skies this 4th O' July.

Cot Damn it's good to be an Americaine!  AHH YEE HAW!



Haywood Jablowme's picture


Junk?  Geezus, people don't like sparklers anymore?  No need to get your panties in a bunch.  Ok, Ok.  I'll pick up a pack of the crazy jacks and the glow worms too. 

Now everyone, "Ohhhhh say can you see? ...."

With liberties like this, hell we should celebrate the 4th every cot damn day.


The New Improved Revolution Anthem

Haywood Jablowme's picture

If I had a man-gina and had to look at myself in the mirror, I'm sure I'd feel the same way LMFAO LULZ


WaterWings's picture

Nice weaponry. Quite fitting, considering the weekend.

Happy Declaration of Independence from Tyranny and Right to Pursue Happyness Day.

mt paul's picture

don't know what this means ...

but one out of seven

not great odds ... 


Cognitive Dissonance's picture

It means that while the rest of the industrialized world has run off the road and smack dab into a tree, somehow the US is bucking the trend and sailing away to recovery heaven. 

Either that or the USA has a compliant lap dog press and pliable economic institutions to fudge the books and economic numbers to a greater degree than the rest of the world.

Yeah, once again America is first in the world.

Tense INDIAN's picture

remember Mark Copolla's report...GAME OVER THESIS...US wins....but growth is dead or slow

JP McManus's picture

It means TPTB didn't want Americans sitting around the BBQ over the weekend talking about how craptastic the economy really is.  Pump it up for a week, and they won't complain.

phyuckyiu's picture

Give this man a magic brownie for eloquently explaining why we released oil from the reserve magically before the normal 4th of july gas gouging occurs. I've noticed all the gas stations afraid to go above $3.85 in Cali this weekend, almost as if some magic edict went out. Notice also the lack of chemtrails, erm pardon me Haze this weekend. Somebody really wants us to think good thoughts about Merika this weekend.

blindfaith's picture

gas was already at 3.85 before any release.

The oil was ( most of it anyway) sold to the Chinese and the to big to fail banks for storage offshore, only to be bought back later at a higher price...maybe next week.  Reminds one of the Treasury auctions sold today and bought by the Fed tomorrow.   Pocket change to run the government until August, off the books so to speak.

oldman's picture


It may also mean that, as usual, the US is going its own way without the rest of the world, Wonder what will happen when the US faces the shock of its virtual world meeting reality?

This is fun to watch, however

10kby2k's picture

the chart illustrates why the dollar is so strong

blindfaith's picture

My great grandmother is stronger than the dollar and she is horizontal.

But, made up numbers don't lie, do they?

This stuffing the channel reminds me of an old LUCY show, where she and Ethyl were on the candy boxing conveyor.  Had to eat the extra candy flying down the conveyor because they couldn't get it into the boxes fast enough.

Sorta like GM is doing with does this index take GM stuffing into account?

It ain't that hard to manufacturer numbers, but near impossible to manufacturer a truth.

Mercury's picture

Because...The USA is the factory to the world?

JuicedGamma's picture

There's a sign in Trenton NJ (don't ask) "what Trenton makes the world takes" maybe we should attach similar to the Statue of Liberty.

trav7777's picture

America is #1 at bestness, 'nuff said.

Just get over it

knukles's picture

Don't matter none anyhow, 'cause history don't apply to America.

nuinut's picture

Only as long as America is writing it.

tmosley's picture

And it will keep going that way until China decides that it doesn't want to prop up the US any more (or until they can't).

This is too funny.  

Mike2756's picture

If we're killing them on exports, who's buying?

treemagnet's picture

As long as the populace believes it - it works for a bit longer. 

Misean's picture

Next up, a 0.1% unemployment print. When printing money fails, just print reality.

WaterWings's picture

Teargas and LRAD you can believe in.

Voodoo-economist's picture

considering the weak dollar, makes sense, not?

Bartanist's picture

I am not seeing business move back here to the US. All we seem to have are overpriced M&A and overpriced IPOs these days.

... oh right, and inventories are building?

DosZap's picture

Just yesterday the dip said American business MUST be allowed to offshore their business.........

Which is it?.

Frederico's picture

Can anyone explain to me what this is? or whats reverse decoupling?

Misean's picture

"whats reverse decoupling?"

Policy making idiots grasping at straws.

101 years and counting's picture

yes.  its lying your ass off to get as many headline sniffing bots to buy stocks.


wandstrasse's picture

it looks like a North-Korean military power comparison, red is North Korea, blue are some selected western enemies. Or like hair shampoo, red is product xyz, blue are 'other products'.

Brindle702's picture

Anyone correct me if I'm wrong, but: ISM: Institute for Supply Mangement ... think inventories.  Our inventories are increasing for the same reason that the other 6 in the chart are decreasing, hence, reverse decoupling.

rosiescenario's picture

Well, Larry Crudlow just explained the rise in inventories is very shows a higher confidence level by businesses....they expect greater future sales and are preparing wisely for that eventuality.

CompassionateFascist's picture

Or: piling up stuff that nobody's buying. Or can buy. Or will buy.

shushup's picture

The algo's are going crazy today. Lots of mini flash crashes followed by intant recovery and higher highs.