Frontrunning: December 6

Tyler Durden's picture
  • Reuters 2011 Investment Outlook Summit LIVE (Link) John Taylor speaking now.
  • Irish Vote Likely To Pressure Euro (WSJ)
  • Bernanke Says Fed May Take More Action to Curb Joblessness (Bloomberg)
  • Jobless Report Is Death of Keynesianism (IBD)
  • European Officials Split Over Bailout Fund Increase, EU Bond (Bloomberg)
  • WikiLeaks' Swedish servers may be under attack (AP)
  • Euro's Worst to Come as Trichet Fails to Calm Crisis, Top Forecasters Say (Bloomberg)
  • China's credit bubble on borrowed time as inflation bites (Telegraph)
  • Jim "20% Upside" O’Neill: Backing the BRIC Consumer (FT)
  • Inflation Risk Is Low, Fed Says (WSJ)
  • Mort Zuckerman: How to Fight and Win the Cyberwar (WSJ)
  • Bush Tax-Cut Deal With Jobless Aid Said to Be Near (NYT)
  • “North Korea Says Tensions `Extreme' as South Korea Plans Drills (BusinessWeek)
  • U.S. steps up pressure on China to rein in North Korea (WaPo)
  • Australia Central Bank Set to Pause on Benchmark Rate (BusinessWeek)
  • Krugman: Let’s Not Make a Deal (NYT)

Economic Data:

  • Switzerland Foreign Currency Reserves 212.4B.Previous 211.9B.
  • Sweden Service Production Index SA 0.5% m/m.Previous 0.0% m/m.
  • Sweden Service Production Index WDA 4.5% y/y.Previous 6.2% y/y.
  • UK New Car Registrations -11.5% y/y.Previous -22.2% y/y.
  • EC Sentix Investor Confidence for December 9.7 - lower than expected. Consensus 11.0. Previous 14.0.

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velobabe's picture

It is widely known that J.P. Morgan (NYSE: JPM) holds a giant short position in silver.



ZeroHedge opines that "JP Morgan is now intent on cornering the copper market, as the monopolist firm stretches its FRBNY-facilitated muscles in an attempt to stem the massive losses incurred via its silver short."

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Snidley Whipsnae's picture

"The predator (J.P. Morgan) has now become the prey. Every tick higher in the price of silver brings more pressure on the bank to cover their short position. This in turn puts more upward pressure on the silver price."

Except some of the many wishing to stand for physical delivery of their silver are being paid off in fiat dollars with a fat bonus to take the dollars.

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eigenvalue's picture

To annihilate JP Morgue, you need a hyperbolic move, for example a move from the current level to, say, $70 within 5 months. Otherwise, JP Morgue will have plenty of time to heal the wound and strike back again.

Snidley Whipsnae's picture

Plus the CFTC should step in and stop JPM (and other losing shorts) from settling it's short losses in fiat dollars....and paying winning longs a premium for dollar settlement.

CH1's picture

Keep this idea in the back of your mind:

Big money was made in Iraq and Afghan. It is waning. The boys need something to replace the revenue stream.

Cyberwar is the replacement.

Snidley Whipsnae's picture

War consumes more resources faster than any other human endeavor.

How many resources will cyberwar consume?

....or, put another way....

How much will be added to GDP due to expending resources in a cyber war?

CH1's picture

How many resources? As many as they can get their hands on and as many as they can get the sheep to clamor for.

Snidley Whipsnae's picture

"One suggestion recommended by Mr. Clarke is that the our government create a Cyber Defense Administration."

After 'wikileaks' there is suddenly a great interest in creating another flocking government bureauracy to stop 'cyber attacks' bs. TPTB have now learned that no one is watching the 'approved tv financial channels' and are instead discussing current political and financial events on the internet. Gotta put a stop to that!!!

Sudden Debt's picture

Better start buying that upgrade from McAfee :)

Snidley Whipsnae's picture

"Bernanke Says Fed May Take More Action to Curb Joblessness (Bloomberg)"

'more action'? rofl

Bloomblab has taken over the 'Onion's' old gig.

SheepDog-One's picture

The Bernank may take more action by printing  more money and handing it to the banks for free to 'curb joblessness'? Oh ok.

kaiserhoff's picture

Thanks to all the Tylers and Marla for the occasional links to IBD and Barrons, the least crazy among the MSM.