It's All About Ben

RobotTrader's picture

Never seen so many eyeballs watching the same microticks on 5 charts simultaneously and seeing virtually everything move in perfect lockstep tick for tick.  Everyone waiting and wondering about when and if Bernanke is going to make the cut or not.  Meanwhile Obama was desperately on the phone, attempting to get a post-SOTU "resubstantiation" rally in play.

At first, it wasn't looking good.

Then, things started to look a little better


Then, a sigh of relief when the tape didn't completely fall apart at the bell.


"Whew, that was a close call, Ben....."


No doubt, you could tell that "the fix was in" with the relative strength of the financials, the day after Cramer told everyone to avoid that group.

Led, of course, by the biggest derivative-infested toxic trash heap on the planet:  Citigroup.

So far, still stuck in this boring trading range. But the bears are getting more momentum and they need to push the banks off a cliff.

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Don Smith's picture

You missed a great title opportunity - "It's all about the Benjamin."

Chopshop's picture

fantastic, Robo.

crosey's picture

Just awesome!  Always nice to have a laugh at the end of nearly each and every trading day.  Thanks.

Anonymous's picture

Robo, what's the deal...awfully light with the pic's of the hotties these days! BTW, hilarious commentary on Obummer.

Paper or plastic's picture

Love your work! You know, about the time of that first picture of Barry, DJI @ 1082 and change, I think I got a "tingle" in my leg.

Leo Kolivakis's picture
After surpassing expectations, Eastman Kodak (EK) surged 25% on Thursday, making Bill Gates and Bill Miller even richer. Will it be the turnaround stock of 2010?  

Today's market action:

Most active gainers:




Most active decliners:




Leo Kolivakis's picture

LOL, the ZH fleas are out flagging my posts before I even post them...LOL!

phaesed's picture

lol, get used to it... happens whenever you have an unpopular opinion :) However I will say tomorrow I'm buying on the dip and gettin back into solars :)

Leo Kolivakis's picture


I bought more solars this afternoon.:)

Mrmojorisin515's picture

enough already, Seriously do you really need the validation that bad?  Did daddy not give you enough attention?  This crisis is so much more than solars and whatever garbage you cheerlead everyday!  I do not come here to read about investing advice, i come here because i once believe this "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"


So please keep your advice to your own website


and on a side note, who is going to be installing solar panels on their house or what have you, when they cant afford a house?  And if demand drops because unemployment checks stop, hence oil goes to absurdly cheap compared to now, who is going to be heating their house/company with solars?  REALLY????  WHO, well it must be leo because he will supply all of the demand himself!!!!!!  Perhaps walmart will start selling solars at everyday low prices, if they can fiance their debt when interest rates are 30%

delacroix's picture

wal mart already sells a solar panel kit, in some stores

Anonymous's picture

Why would low oil prices cause a drop in the demand for solar? Anyone with half a brain should be able to figure out that a drop in oil prices is unsustainable in the 3-5 year timeframe, and if a dip in oil caused solar prices to go down, I would buy in a heartbeat.

Unscarred's picture

happens whenever you have an unpopular opinion


Keep doing your thing, Leo.

Anonymous's picture

LOL right back at you cockroach. Go get a job at CNBC.

monopoly's picture

you are 1 cool dude Robo.

thanks always.

MarketTruth's picture

RoboTrader says:

Rainman's picture

Robo...We need pics of purty girls and assorted scantily clad wimmins.

No mo Pics of Ben and Barry, please. It hurts my eyes.

Leo Kolivakis's picture

I second you on that, Rainman. But Robo, leave something to the imagination.:)

Unscarred's picture

I think ZH has finally gone 'PG' my friend (well, contributor wise; certainly not from the peanut gallery).

Could 3.0 be right around the corner... hmmm?

Master Bates's picture

If y'all want to see boobies, go to PETA's website, and check out how they have a state of the union address.

You have to listen to a lot of boring blah blah blah shit, but the chick gets naked the whole time she talks.

Or you can check any one of the 99% of pornsites that make up the internet.

Still, the PETA state of the union is somewhat "respectable".  LOL

Have a nice day!

Anonymous's picture

Excellent find Master BAtes
I enjoyed it and congress did too!

Anonymous's picture

Yeah what be up wif the Robo? esrt he diss-appers, n he be showens wiff no pitches of the bitches.

10044's picture

Robo, go after chicks on fox biz, they're waaaaaay hotter than CNBS'. Respect dude

Instant Karma's picture

It's all smoke and mirrors and misdirection and misperception.

The markets have resumed a deflationary collapse that first occurred between 2000-2002, raged from 2007-2009, and, after a brief reflationary pause from March 2009-December 2009, is resuming again. Get your Greenbacks on and sell the rest.

Deflationary collapse. Again.

Anonymous's picture

Factory of Tears

And once again according to the annual report
the highest productivity results were achieved
by the Factory of Tears.

While the Department of Transportation was breaking heels
while the Department of Heart Affairs
was beating hysterically
the Factory of Tears was working night shifts
setting new records even on holidays.

While the Food Refinery Station
was trying to digest another catastrophe
the Factory of Tears adopted a new economically advantageous
technology of recycling the wastes of past –
memories mostly.

The pictures of the employees of the year
were placed on the Wall of Tears.

I’m a recipient of workers’ comp from the heroic Factory of Tears.
I have calluses on my eyes.
I have compound fractures on my cheeks.
I receive my wages with the product I manufacture.
And I’m happy with what I have.

by Valzhyna Mort

translation by Valzhyna Mort ,Franz Wright, and Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright
from Factory of Tears; Copper Canyon Press, 2008

deadhead's picture



deadhead's picture

where the hell have you been Howard?  I hope all is well.

you gotta be looking at some longer otm puts on STI.....

Rainman's picture

Principal park down street today.

deadhead's picture

perfect for dirty old men?

yes, absolutely, as long as i keep my defibrilator nearby!

Careless Whisper's picture

Yeah, the financials were strong and GoldmanSquid put STI on the convict buy list. Well most of you know the drill. It gaps up large and Mr. Big Time hit the bid all morning and during the afternoon rally he sat on the offer selling a bazillion shares. I guess we should give the Squid credit. They good. They real good.

RobotTrader's picture

No hot chicks unless the market goes back into rally mode, or if some Low Grade Screamer like PMCS launches up a huge percentage.

Its "hunker down" time....



Anonymous's picture

So I guess we can expect more pics of antique (hand) bags, a la Kathie Lee in the future?

Unscarred's picture

YIKES!  Take it down, Robo!  TAKE - IT - DOWN!!!

deadhead's picture



And, Robo, don't even think about posting any of your Cali girlfriends like Pelosi, Maxine, or Feinstein.

Rainman's picture

We are being punished because Robo's going long.

Well, that makes sense. LOL.

Rainman's picture

....water everywhere......yum.

deadhead's picture

i don't know careless, I started going long looking at those two....

Leo Kolivakis's picture

Robo needs some help crunching the numbers. She is long solars...LOL!

Rainman's picture

Hook, Line , Sinker.........a CATCH !!

deadhead's picture

shit, she looks like Margaret Brennan.

Hephasteus's picture

Oh go and destroy my theory that competition is purely destructive in all its forms. See if I CARE!!


Leo Kolivakis's picture

Andy, let me introduce you to Quebec's Vanessa Blouin:

She's long solars too...LOL!

Unscarred's picture

Good God, Leo!  Are you and Andy back in high school again?  Go take a cold shower or something!

Leo Kolivakis's picture

My apologies, it's freezing cold in Montreal and needed something, anything to warm me up!

Leo Kolivakis's picture

Duly noted. In this insane world where political correctness is taken to extremes, one has to be ultra sensitive to this type of stuff. Can't even enjoy eye candy any longer.-)