Frontrunning: February 18

Tyler Durden's picture
  • Mergers loom as "flash crash" back in spotlight (Reuters)
  • A monetary regime for a multipolar world (FT)
  • Split in Economy Keeps Lid on Prices (WSJ)
  • Inflow of 'Hot Money' Hits $35.5 Bn (China Daily)
  • Bahrain Military Takes Control of Capital (FT)
  • Trade Judges See Flaw in China Policies (WSJ)
  • German Banks' Debt Downgraded By Moody's on Restructuring Act (Bloomberg)
  • Balls Warns King on Bank Credibility (FT)
  • Looks Like Banks Lose on Risk Plea (NYT)
  • Fed Chief Says U.S. Bolstered Its Ability to Handle Failure of a Big Bank (NYT)
  • Central Bankers Center Stage as G20 Policymakers Gather (Reuters)
  • Germany Faces Up to a Greek 'Restructuring' (Independent)
  • Fed’s Hoenig Says Farmland Boom May Be ‘Unsustainable Bubble.’  (Bloomberg)
  • Larry Kudlow: Fed, Lately a Friend of Stock Market, May Become a Foe (NY Sun)

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Caviar Emptor's picture

Bahrain: the flashpoint of the entire re-flation/inflation boondoggle. That's really spooking them in to doing something (CHina last night and ECB this morning). 

But beware, things can change quickly:

From Gulf Daily News

Supermarkets run out of stock as shoppers resort to panic-buying 


Hernando's picture

Dead on!

OPEC have been planning on replacing the USD as their reserve currency with an OPEC currency of their own.  If change takes place in the Gulf states (e.g., Bahrain, UAE), will this derail the currency movement?


Massive rapid change in the ME is dangerous for the regional Oligarchy, Israel and for the world economy.  However, we cannot ignore that the timing of this has been planned to create the chaos of a magnitude, which cannot be repaired, except by American and NATO forces.


This is the start of another ME war.  More working and lower middle class American kids are headed to war.  Bring back the draft so that everyone's kids get to die and be wounded



overmedicatedundersexed's picture

no draft needed in USA..any major war will end in a few days with a "FLASH'...let's hope not many flashes in the USA..

Bryan's picture

Looks like I get first comment.  Do I have to say something about "bitchezzzzz"?  lol

Bryan's picture

Rats.  The caviar beat me to it.  But I will lurk in the dark pools and wait for the perfect moment to spring that awesome word at the top of the comment ladder!


By the way e_u_r_o, how that euro today?  :-)

nonclaim's picture

If it brings you a smile, you won by timespamp; he edited his afterwards.

Bryan's picture

Thanks for pointing that out, my friend.  My day is complete.  Now, if the market would just tank like it should have 18 months ago and pump my SDS position back up to $66/share again, I would get rid of the anchor on my portfolio and go into to precious metals.

small watcher's picture

Tyler, could you please find some article about dog breeding to post on ZH?  I want to see a first comment of "Bitches, bitchez!" ;-)

Thomas's picture

Gotta love Mr. Balls.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

He was just aching to let King have it, preempting potential teabaggers.

Dollar Bill Hiccup's picture

I thought that Mr. Balls had a closer working relationship with Mr. Sack at the FRBNY.

SteveNYC's picture

"Fed’s Hoenig Says Farmland Boom May Be ‘Unsustainable Bubble.’ "


Given the Fed's "successful" track record of identifying bubbles, I'd say we are f*cked. I dare say that Hoenig deserves some credit for going against the Bernank.....

glenlloyd's picture

Fed’s Hoenig Says Farmland Boom May Be ‘Unsustainable Bubble.’

You would be the last person I would accept opinion about what was and wasn't in a bubble.

I swear, these people are idiots