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Google Trends: "QE3"

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Presented without commentary (well, we'll say one thing: for QE3 to work, it would have to be a surprise... so much for that).

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Mon, 06/06/2011 - 14:55 | 1344036 oogs66
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Can Bernanke be impeached?

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 14:59 | 1344039 swissaustrian
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He would be replaced by Paul Krugman...

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:00 | 1344044 Temporalist
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He could be replaced by any 4 year old that only knows how to say "MORE!"

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:15 | 1344106 tickhound
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Why pay a 4 year old?  Just Hewlett Packard the position with a first class printer... doesn't even need a briefcase.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 17:08 | 1344558 NewThor
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He could be replaced by scotch tape over the 

'PRINT' button on the presses.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:08 | 1344090 max2205
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Somebody tell Ben the markets - 5% from the highs and the XLF is near 52 week lows....wake up Ben....

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:14 | 1344117 A Man without Q...
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The banks are off a lot more than that.  BofA seems to be getting taken to the woodsheds today.   Maybe people are wising up to the effect of principal reductions on the second lien book...

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:27 | 1344162 ebworthen
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Bernanke can only be impeached if his Wife gets him to shave his beard.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:35 | 1344178 TapperIsTicked
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That would take too much time. There has to be more expedient, head tossing alternative to make the point.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 17:07 | 1344552 NewThor
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Could Hitler be impeached?

According to Nostradamus, either Bernank or Obama

is going to bite the dust right before Elenin is visable

in the skies.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 18:19 | 1344852 Manthong
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After he gets a Nobel.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 21:54 | 1345625 rocker
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If we had justice for all. He would go to jail first and then hell.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 14:55 | 1344038 Temporalist
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I think this is a better representation on Gtrends...dated only last 12 months:

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:05 | 1344076 Non Passaran
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The really funny part:

1. Regions - Keynesian basket cases

2. Cities - NYC (no comment...)


It has to be said, though, that few would search for QE3 while QE2 was far from over.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:09 | 1344094 Cash_is_Trash
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QE III will work, ahh.. good 'ol recovery in sight.


Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:12 | 1344101 Dr. Richard Head
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Funnier thing is that QE3 has been part of the ZH vernacular since early 2009. 

ZeroHedge - Ahead of the curve so you don't have to be.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:59 | 1344263 Girl Trader
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Mais non!  Zerohedge:  Ahead of the curve so you can be!

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 16:16 | 1344319 Dr. Richard Head
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Much much better. Thank you much. 

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 16:28 | 1344339 jus_lite_reading
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WHOA! Just whoa!! release the hounds....

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:02 | 1344052 qussl3
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Chinese retail spooked into selling dollars?

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:04 | 1344073 Flatchestynerdette
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they sold 97% of their short term us treasuries since the beginning of the year. seems they're going cold turkey yet, where did they put that money? Gold? Silver? Buy a few small African countries? Maybe Pakistan? Is that possible - to buy a country - take it over without spilling blood and using military assets? Just buy it like going to Tiffany's.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:11 | 1344103 ncdirtdigger
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So what? China's short term US debt holdings make up less than one half of one percent of the US debt holdings.  

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:27 | 1344152 qussl3
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Considering we are talking about google trends here, i dont think retail holds much in the way of USTs.


Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:03 | 1344054 What_Me_Worry
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Next up, "why is milk 100 dollars a gallon now" to start trending.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:03 | 1344055 hedgeless_horseman
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Will QE work?  Watch and see:


Disclosure statement:  Long "QE" + "home mortgage" Google Trends synthetic divergence trade.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:01 | 1344062 Flatchestynerdette
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i know everyone thinks its going to happen but with so many eyes on the US Treasury/Fed, I don't think they can get away with doing QE3 in the light of the sun. Its only in the dark that roaches proliferate.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:13 | 1344113 SilverRhino
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>> I don't think they can get away with doing QE3 in the light of the sun.

Want to bet on that?   Christ, Obama has fought an imperial police action for the last 70+ days without even consulting Congress.   The days of the US federal government (and it's private bank owners) answering to citizens is OVER.  

TPTB will do WHAT they want, WHEN they want to WHOM they want and will answer to no one.  

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:23 | 1344138 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Exactly, unless we stop them!


Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:02 | 1344063 Gary Busey
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ROFL!  Obama re-election ads on this page!  Thats even funnier than the Cramer ads from a few months back.

Gotta love ad networks

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:19 | 1344118 Cash_is_Trash
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The trick to a lower unemployment rate is to volunteer for Obama's campaign:

Then buy some Made in China shit at the store:

Including the birth certificate mug! oh cool

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 21:58 | 1345634 rocker
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I have not seen one yet. What did google ad tracer catch you reading? CNBC and Fox.?.    This laugh is on you.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:08 | 1344078 Cdad
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Hong Kong and Taiwan.  No surprise there.  Just log into a Yahoo MB on any given day to take the temp on Chinese misguidance.

There, every momo stock is headed "to the moon", and the most common phrase is, "fundamentals don't matter."  Uh huh.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:05 | 1344080 I am more equal...
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It is the EKG print out for the impending acute myocardial infarction this market is about to suffer.  There will be no 9-1-1, no help, nothing but weeping and nashing of teeth. 

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:09 | 1344082 PaperBear
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I am sure that Ben will light a fire under gold/silver when he starts delivering his 3.45pm speech

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:13 | 1344100 Temporalist
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Oooo...when Ben speaks, PMs listen.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:18 | 1344134 Cdad
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I would suggest that PMs have a fight with a bouncing US dollar directly ahead.  

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:11 | 1344104 AldoHux_IV
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Is it a stretech to think this could be a sign that the peasantry is waking up to the slave system?

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:18 | 1344131 Franken_Stein
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This is the list of cities who make most use of the term "assclown":


1. Boston, MA, USA 2. Chicago, IL, USA 3. Atlanta, GA, USA 4. New York, NY, USA 5. Toronto, Canada
Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:25 | 1344144 Franken_Stein
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The use of "assclown" peaked in the 2nd half of 2007 by the way.


And yes, Boston is leading by a wide margin.


Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:27 | 1344164 augie
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Boston is the king of assclown.



Mon, 06/06/2011 - 16:04 | 1344291 mayhem_korner
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hey....some of us call Boston home, y'know.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 17:37 | 1344691 TheGoodDoctor
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What evah assclown!

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 18:08 | 1344827 augie
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As a native NY'er, let me be the first to apologize for all the hatred and vitriol that has passed between our states for generations. I hope the people of boston will accept this offering of peace and grant us their forgiveness for all of our passed transgr.....

I almost pulled it off... FUCK BOSTON! GO YANKEES!



Mon, 06/06/2011 - 18:40 | 1344947 mayhem_korner
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Life-sized poster of Dave Roberts on its way to ya, Augie!

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 19:52 | 1345224 augie
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lol mayhem you are a good sport. I needed that laugh. Thank you.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 17:29 | 1344155 ebworthen
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"US Bank" is #1 right now...

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:25 | 1344158 Cdad
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Low and behold, after weeks of the market falling apart, the VIX finally woke up from its Rip Vanwinkle slumber and SUDDENLY [ie no one could have seen it coming] remembered what its market purpose is.

Maybe the VIX will stop today at 19.14?  I'm sure Brian the Sack has it all well in hand.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:30 | 1344160 Irwin Fletcher
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A father's wish to his boy Bennie: Google Correlate picks out "father's day 2011" as the search term most strongly correlated with QE3.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:41 | 1344206 misnomer
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Can Bernanke be sent to Debtors Prison???

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 17:45 | 1344731 Esso
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No, that's for the peons, not the gods that walk amongst us mere cattle.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:39 | 1344216 mayhem_korner
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Click thru and see that research is heavily Taiwanese and Chinese.  U.S. maintaining a healthy lead in the oblivious category, though...

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:43 | 1344217 Franken_Stein
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When you inpput "quantitative easing" and sort by city, you get this:


1. Jersey City, NJ, USA 2. Richmond, VA, USA 3. New York, NY, USA 4. Washington, DC, USA 5. Boston, MA, USA 6. Herndon, VA, USA 7. Chicago, IL, USA 8. Philadelphia, PA, USA 9. San Francisco, CA, USA 10. Phoenix, AZ, USA
Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:44 | 1344228 mayhem_korner
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Something's wrong!  How could Chicago pull a 7-spot on this????

Note: No TX cities

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 16:59 | 1344524 InconvenientCou...
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"Note: No TX cities"

did they check:

kwantitative easing?

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:56 | 1344255 lizzy36
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What is QE3 going to accomplish that QE1 and QE2 did not?

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

The only thing QE3 accomplishes is $200 oil. Which pulls forward the revolution.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 16:06 | 1344295 mayhem_korner
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What is QE3 going to accomplish that QE1 and QE2 did not?

That's like dividing by zero.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:59 | 1344262 victor82
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Mugabe for Fed Chair. 

Whose with me?

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 02:57 | 1346101 The Navigator
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Mugabe is already the Fed Chair, we just see the puppet in the beard instead.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 16:01 | 1344266 Timmay
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America doesn't have the balls for the "truth".

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 20:43 | 1345381 MsCreant
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Instead we have basket balls, and foot balls, and base balls...

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 16:25 | 1344342 pdizzle
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Rosengren (Fed Gov.) just now on CNBC said that they can't rule anything out when it comes to QE3.  Basically what he said was the level of fear they have of deflation will determine that decision.  So like Tyler says..........

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 16:29 | 1344360 YesWeKahn
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I wonder Bernanke pays some of the noise makers so that when he is ready to launch the QE3, he will tell everyone that people asked for it.

His job is really easy: misinformation, deception and corruption.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 16:33 | 1344363 kito
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im taking all bets, bitcoin only, that there will be no qe3 this year or next.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 17:06 | 1344563 InconvenientCou...
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define "qe3".

You mean true fed balance sheet expansion or the bullshit monetiztion or both?

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 17:44 | 1344707 kito
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some acute action taken to mitigate the loss of treasury purchases and stimulus money

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 17:47 | 1344745 Cdad
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My guess is that he is betting that Ben "Chairsatan" Bernanke will not be around to initiate another round of money printing, as all of his efforts have thus far failed to do anything to improve the US economy.

A failed policy requires that someone gets hung with the lost credibility that the next round of false confidence building can begin central banker/central planner style.  And this failed policy cost sooooo much money, there isn't any room for the next central banker planner freak show to breathe.  Hence, no more printing.

Or perhaps, I am speaking for myself.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 16:38 | 1344385 unununium
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for QE3 to work, it would have to be a surprise...

For QE3 to happen, it cannot be a surprise.  They don't care if it "works."

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 03:00 | 1346103 The Navigator
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+$1,550 +++++

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 17:39 | 1344699 Highrev
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Great minds think alike.


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