Charting Reverse Decoupling

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Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:55 | 1419735 SmoothCoolSmoke
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It's 1984....but I don't feel 24 again?

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:55 | 1419757 Sudden Debt
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I was only 8 year back than :)



Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:16 | 1419818 Haywood Jablowme
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You probably weren't paying much attention to your grammar lessons BACK THAN!

* sorry, couldn't resist :)

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:28 | 1419872 fuu
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I am sure his grammar is decent in his native language.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:31 | 1419886 WaterWings
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Thank all the monks over there for the best beer on the planet.


Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:46 | 1419933 Alienated Serf
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Duvel Green ftw

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 22:08 | 1420666 trav7777
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nah...corsendonk pale

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 23:58 | 1420798 pops
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Shiner Bock.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 16:30 | 1420101 Haywood Jablowme
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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!



Fri, 07/01/2011 - 17:34 | 1420243 Haywood Jablowme
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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

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 16:34 | 1420123 Haywood Yablomi
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ooh, this is awkward.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 17:17 | 1420229 Haywood Jablowme
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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


Fri, 07/01/2011 - 22:20 | 1420684 WaterWings
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Nice weaponry. Quite fitting, considering the weekend.

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

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:20 | 1419829 slaughterer
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Volume was very low today. 

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:45 | 1419956 Tense INDIAN
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1984 is special...i was born

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:51 | 1419737 mt paul
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don't know what this means ...

but one out of seven

not great odds ... 


Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:19 | 1419825 Cognitive Dissonance
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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.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:53 | 1419973 Tense INDIAN
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remember Mark Copolla's report...GAME OVER THESIS...US wins....but growth is dead or slow

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 16:05 | 1420027 JP McManus
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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.

Sat, 07/02/2011 - 02:27 | 1420865 phyuckyiu
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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.

Sat, 07/02/2011 - 08:33 | 1421094 blindfaith
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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.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 16:53 | 1420182 oldman
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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

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:56 | 1419738 10kby2k
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the chart illustrates why the dollar is so strong

Sat, 07/02/2011 - 08:32 | 1421089 blindfaith
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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.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:52 | 1419739 Mercury
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Because...The USA is the factory to the world?

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:55 | 1419755 JuicedGamma
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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.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:08 | 1419783 Mercury
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...until they say: no mas...

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:10 | 1419808 LowProfile
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No means no.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:53 | 1419742 trav7777
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America is #1 at bestness, 'nuff said.

Just get over it

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 16:53 | 1420168 knukles
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Don't matter none anyhow, 'cause history don't apply to America.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 18:18 | 1420337 nuinut
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Only as long as America is writing it.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:56 | 1419743 tmosley
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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.  

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:57 | 1419745 Mike2756
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If we're killing them on exports, who's buying?

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:53 | 1419748 treemagnet
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As long as the populace believes it - it works for a bit longer. 

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:57 | 1419749 Misean
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Next up, a 0.1% unemployment print. When printing money fails, just print reality.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:36 | 1419896 WaterWings
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Teargas and LRAD you can believe in.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 21:54 | 1420655 Al Gorerhythm
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Did you mean LARD?

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:54 | 1419750 Voodoo-economist
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considering the weak dollar, makes sense, not?

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:54 | 1419751 Bartanist
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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?

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:21 | 1419836 DosZap
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Just yesterday the dip said American business MUST be allowed to offshore their business.........

Which is it?.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 17:55 | 1420300 NotApplicable
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Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:00 | 1419759 Frederico
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Can anyone explain to me what this is? or whats reverse decoupling?

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:58 | 1419763 Misean
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"whats reverse decoupling?"

Policy making idiots grasping at straws.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:59 | 1419768 101 years and c...
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yes.  its lying your ass off to get as many headline sniffing bots to buy stocks.


Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:07 | 1419801 wandstrasse
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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'.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:10 | 1419807 Brindle702
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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.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:21 | 1419832 Brindle702
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The brochure for the ISM report that the ISM puts out:

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 18:56 | 1420395 rosiescenario
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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.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 23:45 | 1420790 CompassionateFascist
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Or: piling up stuff that nobody's buying. Or can buy. Or will buy.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:02 | 1419765 shushup
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The algo's are going crazy today. Lots of mini flash crashes followed by intant recovery and higher highs.

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