Fed Buys $5.9 Billion Of Recently Auctioned 5 YearTreasuries

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Mon, 08/17/2009 - 11:23 | 38734 AnonymousMonetarist
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Piacere. It is a deep and moving honor to discuss the waste mangement business with all of youze.

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 11:31 | 38744 phaesed
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Well, they want to move people back into risk and those 5 years had a juicy yield for an inversely correlated asset at 2.8%.... What remains to be determined is whether this will be the top or not. While I think the US can throw more cash at the problem, we've got too many cycles converging at the moment and China's bubble has been popped like Haynes' bottom will be will be later this year.... with a baseball bat. It really depends how everything goes down during Ramadan next week, most of the Street will be off on Vacation and I could see the markets running up and forming a solid double top that will get popped, but I'm not that prescient.

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 12:55 | 38868 logistics (not verified)
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Someone has to lose money, and our goverment has decided to let the small mom and pop stores take the brunt of the losses.

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 15:53 | 39091 phaesed
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Well them and the pitifully trained financial advisors who learned the canned "CFA" strategies of letting inflation be mistaken for performance. Manage your own money people, avoid the idiots.

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 11:35 | 38748 mgarrett84
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This was my catalyst to take down -delta and sell some downside volatility.  (totally expected)

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 11:43 | 38753 deadhead
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thanks for keeping the heat on these phucks TD.

if you want a good chuckle today, look at denninger....his "talf" extension intro is absolutely priceless....i howled with laughter!

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 11:51 | 38770 mgarrett84
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I dont think you can be mad at them.  They are doing the only thing they can.   The alternative is much more painful. I thank them for their actions.  (there is an outside chance it may even work).  Just need to up the dose of lithium into the water supply (lol). 

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 12:08 | 38792 Assetman
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I almost totally agree with you, mgarret. 

My only wish is that they could be more transparent about what they are doing... they probably can't do that either, as what they are trying to pull off is in the grey areas of the law.

If you happen to find you a supply of lithium, could you send some to Colorado for us?  Thanks!


Mon, 08/17/2009 - 12:19 | 38805 mgarrett84
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If they are more transparent it will defeat any expectations tweeking and psychological games that can help the effort.  Plus myself and every other PM and trader douchebag will fade the hell out of what they are doing.  


Its a rough game balancing a bearish macro view and the hopes that we are successful in rescuing the economy.  Almost like I am rooting against myself.  

I'll let you know if I unearth any lithium deposits  ( in the meantime you can always smoke a cuban, they are full of the stuff). 

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 13:22 | 38925 Anonymous
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I agree with Denninger - Obama should be impeached for letting this circus continue.

Worse, it's very possible it is being continued on Obama's express orders.

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 11:46 | 38762 asdfg (not verified)
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 Goldman diligintly bidding up stocks again..damn it

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 12:17 | 38799 Blunt
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They play this game to downside as well.  bid them up a little, then sell them hard.

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 12:05 | 38787 Anonymous
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Denninger link?

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 12:27 | 38816 Anonymous
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I am Ben the Monetizer, feel my power!

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 12:46 | 38852 Anonymous
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If GS, PPT, etc are So Damn Powerful - please explain why They allowed the events of Oct 2008-Mar 2009 to happen?

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 13:03 | 38890 Anonymous
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Because they are powerful?

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 16:22 | 39137 Ducky
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the events happened because the Octavian Squid wanted them to happen

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 17:38 | 38867 logistics (not verified)
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is Puryear really Uniquineth? - I mean in the true sense of the queens english ?

good articles; good articles 4 slow news day ..http://www..
hat tip: finance news & finance opinions

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 12:56 | 38871 Anonymous
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oh yeh,

we are going to clean up our balance sheet real soon......

yeh sure. i will believe it when i see it with these crooks.

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 12:59 | 38876 Anonymous
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i just went long printer ink

Ben will have to start buying from me in 6 months

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 13:00 | 38882 Eduardo
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the solution to this is so simple that I can't believe helicopter Ben did not came up with a solution already. Just change the definition of CUSIP !

Mon, 08/17/2009 - 13:15 | 38919 Joe Sixpack
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What is "is"?

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