Goldman Sachs Explains The Twofold Impact on Markets From The Fed's Pragmatism

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russki standart's picture

Buy Gold, Sell Goldman Short, Bitchez!

Sudden Debt's picture

overnight Fed announcement... must have been a hard meeting.

here's a overnight announcement of congress that's pretty much the same:,17473/

bonddude's picture

Of course buy stocks when rates are zero. Problem is if

you take a bathroom break when you come back

stocks could be 200-300 points lower on S&P 500...

for starters. Flash crash ...

Noah Vail's picture

Yeah, like I'm going to believe anything Goldman has to say? No way. Is this stuff posted as satire or what? Why don't you give us the official White House view while your're at it, LOL

bada boom's picture

I wish goldman would spare me the BS and instead cut to the chase.

Is this morning's sell off caused by big boys pulling out as people realize the recovery ain't happening?


Is this just another short trap that will turn postive at the end of the day sponsered by GS and the machines.

I am getting tired of this game.


mephisto's picture


The selloff started in Japan where they know what pointless central bank tinkering looks like. And if some monkey-coded algos take us higher for the US close, the world will sell it back down again for tomorrows open.

EDIT - I wouldn't sell at the open. The FX market is primed for a USD selloff on the trade figures, algos will interpret that as equity bullish.

Jason T's picture

5 year at 1% when cost of college tuition rises 5% per year, in 5 years time, you won't be able to go to college.  Out of the budget.

Property taxes going up 5% per year for 5 years, will also set back the middle class to serfdom.


This math is like dying a long slow death.  

We need Henry Clay to  rise from the dead and teach Americans about something called "The American System" to save us.

Catullus's picture

Henry Clay was a major supporter of central banking by supporting the Second Bank of the US.

Jason T's picture

huh.. I didn't know that.  


Henry C. Carey is better rep then.. Henry Clay can stay 6 Ft under.

nevadan's picture

It is good to see someone knows their history.  Well done Catullus.  I just yesterday finished reading The Real Lincoln by T.J. DiLorenzo.  An excellent book that describes Clay and the Whig position very well.  I highly recommend it.

Eduardo's picture

How can they say that any fed action will push investor into risky assets if after a 2 trillion fed balance the inflows in the equity markets are short 1/2 a trillion of their own expectation and even negative regarding retail investors ?

jpm, gs and other need to kicked out of the "markets"

Chumly's picture

"...and real GDP growth is losing the positive contribution from the fiscal stimulus."

No kidding?!

It's the 2 minute warning and the score is MPD 100 QTM 0


"Money Multipliers are collapsing everywhere..." baWAhahahahahahaha, haha, ha...ahem

zhandax's picture

Policy my ass.  The Fed realizes that the problem it faces is stretching its maturity schedule beyond immediacy when no one without an artificially-created demand (shadow banking, and it's straining thanks to the eurotrash) wants > 5yr US debt.  Since it is the buyer of last resort, it is safe to assume that we are damn closer to last resort than the bond bulls want to contemplate.

mephisto's picture

It means those desperate for yield (hi Leo) have to diversify - but to be honest they have already bought stocks a while ago. Garzarelli's audience isn't listening any more, and they dont see cyclical volatility declining.

A 30bp change in yields isnt a big impact on a pension fund that needs to make 10% a year. They can see the equity market is essentially flat for months and the economy sucks, it's a risk asset that I'm not sure they want to increase exposure to. The smart move is to diversify globally as much as possible.

So I'm not convinced the net impact on the SPX bid will be noticeable. Meanwhile the technical damage done globally in the past 12 hours is significant. If we get to the end of today without a bounce, then it looks to me like an intermediate term top.

Of course I am talking my book, I am short like a french president and you don't get much shorter than that. 

Lets also see what happens today to Goldman's "please take my shitty position off me" top VIX trade, short Sep at 27.5....

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

"we remain of the view that the pro-active stance of policymaking, in the US and overseas (see Monday’s note on China by Yu Song and Helen Qiao), should continue to support moderate returns on risky assets, as cash balances become increasingly expensive to hold, and cyclical volatility declines." In other words, buy stocks.

Hell, not just stocks but oil and junk bonds and emerging markets and penny stocks. Hell, they even recommend having unprotected sex with that escort you always pick up Friday night in the Hamptons. That's what they mean when they say "risky assets".


Downtoolong's picture

My interpretation of Goldman's advice is always much simpler. They're already long whatever they are recommending you buy and already short whatever they are recommending you sell. Don't be surprised if you follow their advice and they turn out to be your counterparty.

I wonder if it gets boring when all your trading is based on inside information?