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John Taylor: "We Are Going Into A Recession, Damn It"

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John Taylor, a long-time outspoken critic of flawed monetary policy appeared on Bloomberg TV in the aftermath of Trichet's press conference which had an extremely hawkish tone to it, implying that the ECB may hike rates as soon as April (indicatively, those who play the lottery have a better chance of winning than an ECB hiking any time soon). When asked about his opinion where the Euro is going, the manager of the world's biggest FX hedge fund said "Higher." Although not for long: he believes that the slowing of the global growth is "slowing more in Europe than anywhere else" and logically any attempt to cut off inflation will result in an even further slow down in the European economy. Specifically, Taylor believes the Euro will peak at 1.45 by June, at which point it will start drifting lower as the market realizes the European (read German) export miracle is over. As for the US, Taylor has nothing good to say there either: "We are going into a recession, damn it" - this will be due to the Fed hiking rates at the end of Q3 should the current phase of artificial expansion continue. Taylor predicts a 4,3,2,1% rate of annualized GDP growth by quarter: "by the time the fourth comes, everyone will be screaming - 'Jeez we are going into a recession'." As for the US stock market, Taylor predicts stocks will continue rising for another few months, at which point the "coming recession" will take over. Of course, Taylor's premise is based on the assumption QE does not continue into the end of 2011 and further. Which is a very aggressive assumption. After all, we have trillions in debt to be monetized by some central bank. Alas, it will have to be our own, as everyone will be busy doing the same to their own debt.



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Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:35 | 1015464 buzzsaw99
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this will be due to the Fed hiking rates at the end of Q3...

Two flawed assuptions in that one little blurb.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:51 | 1015543 Johnny Lawrence
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Agree 100% with you.

Everyone and their mother are saying rates are going up. 

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:01 | 1015586 MarketTruth
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Perhaps the ECB can raise rates, yet if the US Fed raises interest rates then their crappy balance sheet filled with junk implodes/explodes.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:08 | 1015620 Shameful
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There is just no way. The bloodletting would be spectacular, and on the banks balance sheets. With rising interest rates I'm sure all that commercial and residential real estate will look just peachy, not to mention all the interest rate swaps. If the Fed stops QE and raises rates then we can expect an outright default on debts, which is the last thing the big boys want.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:23 | 1015689 snowball777
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You assume playing vulture with all those underwater properties isn't part of the plan. Who cares what it's 'worth' if you never have to mark to market, right? You think they don't have the hubris to think it's time or gall to set up QE3 in earnest?

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:36 | 1015746 Shameful
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The problem is everyone defaults, which slays the leveraged banks. And when I say everyone I mean most everyone including all levels of government.

Now having said that I totally agree that owning land and property might be on the table, but that fits in well with QE3. With the banks getting infinite free money they can speculate for profits or go in and buy underwater assets and mark them to myth. But that is still priming the QE pump. It certainly would world to flood the banks with infinitive dollars and then have them bid on real things in the collapsing real economy. Hard to bid against the guy with bottomless pockets.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:00 | 1015851 kaiserhoff
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What you say is true, but how much does the truth matter?

Oblubber needs a scape goat, and Ben isn't looking too good.  You always have the full faith and confidence of the President,... until you don't.

The banks have been dead for three years.  Who cares?  Is Sheila going to shut them down?  Tee Hee.  Why not recapitalize them with poison frog turds and sea shells?  No one would notice except a few pesky accountants, and FASB can always be rolled by the lawyers and economists.  Problem solved, and coming to a screen near you;)

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:22 | 1016226 Citxmech
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No shit huh?  Good call!

Regarding going "into a recession," I wasn't aware we had come out of the current depression...

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:36 | 1015476 spekulatn
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Ray Dalio of Bridgewater on CNBS,

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:00 | 1015584 Temporalist
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Thanks for link

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:36 | 1015479 Hugh G Rection
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Love me long time?

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:26 | 1015996 It is a bargin ...
It is a bargin my friend's picture like GI

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:37 | 1015484 samsara
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He is right Damn-it

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:38 | 1015485 TradingJoe
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I will be far, far away when the inevitable will take place! Off the radar and self-sufficient! Keeping a low a profile as possible! All of this we are debating here on ZH for years now wont have a "happy ending" for neither the rich nor the poor! Total Devastation will be the outcome! And all because one mad man and his buddies who think they are "entitled" and "deserving" and have no one to fear but their own doings! Well, i'll come out when its over an I really hope there will be something to come out to, When Its Over! 

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:41 | 1015486 Cognitive Dissonance
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"I think this is Trichet at his best, right? Where he's very very aggressive at following his...............orders."

Careful John, you don't want to expose too much of the hidden hand if you wish to grow older.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:40 | 1015489 jus_lite_reading
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When did we ever leave the recession? I believe he meant "We are going into the Greatest Depression, damn it!"

Watch 'n learn. The clock stops at 3/15/11

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:45 | 1015512 sabra1
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isn't 3/11/11? day of rage in saudi arabia, muslim brotherhood to reclaim jerusalem, oil doubles, hell breaks loose!

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:10 | 1015628 Shameful
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Wow the new iPad will do all that? Man people must really be nuts for tech toys :)

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:25 | 1016236 Snake
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Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:31 | 1015629 Shameful
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Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:15 | 1015655 Oh regional Indian
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Beware the Ides of March. I told someoen that today and their eyes bugged out.

It's special all right. Equinox is round the corner and then the Sun disease really really kicks in. Mercury goes full be timed perfectly with increasing need for good communication due to rapidly deteriorating global everything.

Yup, I had that feelign really strongly today.


Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:49 | 1015505 Freddie
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John Taylor? Isn't he the bass player in Duran Duran? Man he got old.

We never left the Obama Depression.  QE1,QE2 and QE3 did not do jack shit.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:45 | 1015507 HedgeFundLIVE
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yep, QE2 is coming to an end. Do I need to recap how many of the pundits referred to the rally of the last 3 months as the QE rally? Then we will see the first real inflationary cycle in this country that we have seen in many years:

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:45 | 1015511 Cash_is_Trash
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Name the early 21st century event that pushed millions of Americans into poverty, starvation, protests and worldwide government repression and massive collapse in living standard and the fiat currency regimes in Europe, Japan, U.S. and others.


What is the Monetization War?

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:45 | 1015513 Lord Peter Pipsqueak
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Absolutely Buzz,unless the Bernank is pulling the biggest bait and switch in history,they are going to come out with QE3,Taylor has got it plain wrong or he is talking his book.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:25 | 1016232 DosZap
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We WILL have a QE3, by another name.

Otherwise its Civil War.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:47 | 1015522 baby_BLYTHE
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Was Bernanke & Ron Paul trying to give us a clue yesterday that Gold & Silver are a bubble?

Since we are in a recovery and QE3 is DOA, why should precious metals scream higher?

I don't want to get caught with my pants down. Everyone buys into a bubble at some point in their trading careers.

I don't want to be on the losing side of this one

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:50 | 1015536 trav7777
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are ordinary people levering to buy and flip PMs?

That is what a bubble is.  In every classic bubble case, you had 2 ingredients- leverage and ordinary people.  Houses, .coms, tulips, etc.

If your answer to these questions is yes, then it is a bubble.  If no, then it is not.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:13 | 1015643 Shameful
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If there is no QE then there will be shuddering massive defaults. Since the dollar is based on faith and debt, what happens when both of those pillars are brought into question? Either path leads us to dollar death. Well unless the political class get tough, reign in the bankers, cut spending massively (Hello SS, Medicare, Military), and learn about thrift and frugality. So if that happens you have no worries because you are already dead and are in heaven, but we, the living, will experience something quite different.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 17:46 | 1016517 Captain Kink
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I think it is too late for us to avoid the end game.  Frugality, etc. will not save the dollar at this point.  and maybe that's best..  I am trying to imagine the fallout, embrace it.  Tough times, methinks.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:48 | 1015525 pendragon
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no mention of soveign issues at all. portugal is toast. when is their next pgb auction? how many billions will trichet have buy up to stop the colon falling out of that one?

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:48 | 1015526 trav7777
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without monetization, there is no bid for USTs.

If rates were allowed to float, the prevailing 10yr would be far, far higher, and the interest cost on the debt would function as an effective massive spending cut.  Let's recall that presently, interest is like the #3 or 4 line-item expenditure in total amount, and would very quickly become half of revenues were rates to go where people think they will.

Also, this simply isn't 1973, where there is still a lot of economic activity to be had, where profits could be made even at high rates.  People in this economic climate would not be desirous of levering up at high rates; there is precious little demand for credit at 0% now.  How much less would there be at 5%?

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:52 | 1015541 Freddie
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Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:54 | 1015557 ivana
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great point at the end ... leads to much more "free space" for powerz utilities to manipulate global markets.

Funny thing on several different markets is disapearance of living souls on both sides of trade and lack of liquidity ... than powers take control.

PM market is the only relatively normal trade right now and I suspect that gov force will act there when it suits powerz.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:17 | 1015659 cougar_w
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My suspicion is that they are simply going to take your PMs. Holding PMs will be seen as a threat to the State (don't ask me how they'll justify that, they just will) and they'll seize what they can find and tax the fuck out of everyone on top of that. High enough taxes and those holding PMs have to liquidate, so the State win both ways.

Don't know how they'll do it in the end. But when they do they'll pay fiat for PMs at some arbitrary assessed value (1/10th of street) and everyone who held much will go BK and no longer represent an economic threat. The few that fight it will be used to demonstrate how powerless everyone really is.

My guess is the MSM will collaborate with the State to demonize evil PM "hoarders" as greasy bankster unAmerican Jewish subversives, and a holdover from an earlier period of licensed theft by the few from the many. Pretty ironic if they took that approach, but the "banksters are bad" meme is already out there, the Jewish banker class backlash is building, and a large part of this movement is alive right here at ZH.

I'm not in favor of any of the above, but I know how the oligarch mind works and that's one scenario of how it will go down. And don't expect the American sheeple to stand up against any of this either. Once they smell blood in the water they'll be out with pitchforks and torches, and they won't care much whose blood it is so long as they exact their pound of flesh for being played as fools. Even though fools they will remain, even to the end.

Those who know me here will understand that I'm not trolling. That really is how I see it, or one likely scenario. Please think about how this can be combated for the day may come, and if you intend to fight it there is not much time left in which to figure out how to go about it. Hint: Ammo, MREs and 100 acres in Montana are not going to save any of us.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:30 | 1015707 Shameful
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Honestly why?

Really, why would the oligarchs give a damn? So what 1% of the US has any real PM holdings? Among them how many moved all in? How many true believers are even all in on PMs? It's not worth it to rob them. When you are looting 99% of the people for most of their wealth why expend an undue amount of resources to try to pick up the last penny on the floor?

Besides if they actually bring in a stable medium of exchange most PM holders will cash out and the cycle continues unabated. The masses ready to be looted again 20-40 years later. And those that cash in, then who cares they are not involved in commerce. The oligarchs don't need the gold, they own most everything else. So why use resources to force a fight when the expected return will not cover the cost of the fight?

These guys will have billions or trillions in assets and own most everything. What will they care if a few isolated individuals were able to protected hundreds of thousands or millions? And if someone they don't like pulls a Hunt, then just use the cops to seize their property on a drug charge, no fuss no muss. To me the ignoring/demonizing of gold in MSM is more to keep a lid on the game and keep the gold canary as quiet as possible while the pillage rages on.

Now having said that agree on land. Think it's a piss asset. Since it's impossible to really own land in the US owning it outright is a fools game. No way to know if the locals will tax you off the land and little recourse. And if you are forced to pay taxes to keep your land then in my mind you don't really own it. Would rather have my assets in a manner that they can be moved, and land is a mother to move!

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:39 | 1015770 Cognitive Dissonance
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Really, why would the oligarchs give a damn? So what 1% of the US has any real PM holdings?

The simple answer is to give the masses something, someone to hate, to focus the attention of a desperate populous on ghosts and boogie men. It's a tried and true technique of population control all the way back to the Egyptian pharaohs.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:45 | 1015793 kridkrid
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They are laying the groundwork, IMO.  There was an article a day or two ago about the Pentagon's take on financial terrorism leading to 2008.  They'll throw spaghetti at the wall to see what will stick... and it won't be hard.  Look at the have nots battling it out in Wisconsin... Tea Partiers vs. Unions workers.  If not for some random twist of fate... 99% of those people could just as easily have found themselves in the other camp.  These are the same people divided into two groups to fight with each other.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:50 | 1015835 Shameful
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Well I would argue the methodology of the Egyptians was more based on religion and the all seeing eye of Ra watching them. We already have enough of Big Sis and/or God watching us. Well that and buying a way into heaven. Those priests knew the trick to the afterlife, and it required cash. Buying that stairway to Heaven.

However if one needed a scape goat, then they must be allowed to succeed. Can't scapegoat the tiny gold holders if they are bankrupted with the masses. In which case start by running neutral to slightly negative stories of rags to riches PM holders, then let the MSM turn more and more negative about their antics. Many will act quite flamboyantly anyway, the inflation experiences of Hungary, Austria, Germany showed us this. Those smart enough to front run the currency death often showed off their wealth and garnered the hate/envy of the public. So happens that many of the people who were smart enough to see the currency problem happen were Jewish, see how that turned out.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:57 | 1015860 Shameful
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Also if I was going to pick a scapegoat in modern America I pick the old. I blame the boomers, and lord knows they made their mistakes. It would be quite easy to build a case that the boomers bankrupted the US, and then of course that we must cut them off and pay off the debts and problems that they have created. Sure the boomers are a big voting block but young and possibly violent youth can have a reign of terror.

The boomers are a much more viable target then the stereotypical gold holder. As portrayed in media the red neck, uneducated, survivalist, gun totting, bible thumping, neo-confederate gold holders. After all can they really say that stereotype brought down the US, or was it the greed of the boomers?

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:28 | 1015712 Cognitive Dissonance
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Most people remain in denial of the problems and solutions so that they can remain in denial over their responsibility to themselves and to their local community. As long as the blame can be shifted to someone else further up the food chain, no one need lift a finger. People have forgotten that the food chain, like politics, is always and ultimately a local thing.

BTW Cougar, how is your next chapter progressing?

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:46 | 1015798 cougar_w
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how is your next chapter progressing?

I hit a block and had to take a break. However there is an angle where Diamond might get paid for some "wet work" as she calls it. Paid twenty pieces of silver in fact but it's not the kind of wet you might be thinking.

Beware the betraying Judas for blood money will eat, and the shadows are full of knives.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:29 | 1016011 Cognitive Dissonance
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Thanks for the update. I find myself thinking about the girls often. I pulled out the prior chapters over the weekend and took a trip down memory lane.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:32 | 1016257 DosZap
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If they try this, all I can say is,

"Do not fear the dark,fear that which hunts in the dark."

NO Mercy.

I  refuse to get screwed twice without many pounds of flesh.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:31 | 1016258 DosZap
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If they try this, all I can say is,

"Do not fear the dark,fear that which hunts in the dark."

NO Mercy.

I  refuse to get screwed twice without many pounds of flesh.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:34 | 1015739 kridkrid
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It's so bleeping simple that I don't understand why more people don't get it.... to the point where I question my own sanity somewhat... wondering if I have some sort of Cassandra Complex.  I mean this is simple, isn't it?  The fed pretty much has no choice here... continue to monetize... exporting and inviting dollar price inflation and all of the unrest that it brings, or pull out and watch it collapse.  This is the box they are in.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 17:44 | 1016510 Huck T
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It's so bleeping simple that I don't understand why more people don't get it.... to the point where I question my own sanity somewhat... wondering if I have some sort of Cassandra Complex.  I mean this is simple, isn't it? 


you've pretty much nailed modernity there, bubba

and in forty words


Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:49 | 1015527 cougar_w
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I'll repeat my predictions from last year:

First half of 2011 will be a gradual realization (admission actually) that the music stopped a year earlier.

Second half will be a rapid series of retrenchments. Increased profit taking, repositioning, insider deals, market exits, moving hot money around.

2012 will open with the theater on fire; massive profit taking and exit from markets, including commodities. PMs will probably hit historical records.

By March 2012 the implosion will be wholesale and the fires spread. Second half, war.

2013? Not a clue.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 17:19 | 1016430 Cognitive Dissonance
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Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:51 | 1015534 Dr. Porkchop
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The numbers are fantastic?

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:55 | 1015538 alangreedspank
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QE is a pathological belief held by our monetary overlords. Is it NOT a conscious choice, therefore won't change at all IMO.

I'll have to find this study about how politicians definitely have similarities to a sociopathic scizophrenic token case.




Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:52 | 1015544 Josh Randall
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So lets recap US:

* We are buying our own bonds but thats not monetizing our own debt (evidently) 

* We get excited when there are less than 500k admitted jobless claims per month

* Getting close to 20% of Americans on Food Stamps

*  The true unemployment rate is over 20% -- and State and local budgets arent even finalized for 2011 yet, so more public sector employees to get axed soon enough

Hmmmm, ya we aren't entering a recession, we are in a DEPRESSION

But on a side note, that new iPad is pretty b!tchin' isnt it ? 

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:19 | 1015568 ivana
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but you have marines on US Enterprise working for you... aren't you happy?
(sarcastic joke)

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:22 | 1015681 The Count
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say waddayawant?

The Real Housewives of New Jersey not good enough for you?

Don't you watch monday night football?

You some kind of terrorist?

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:11 | 1015638 woolybear1
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a month or so ago this clown was saying the euro would go to 1.20 by March

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:35 | 1016273 DosZap
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A few weeks ago I said the EURO would go UP^, dollar is real close to complete meltdown.

Drops below 77 trendline and cant get back above it, look out.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:14 | 1015652 baby_BLYTHE
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So the FED is attempting to engineer higher rates.

QE 3+ Small rate increase.

The very people (rich) that have been slamming TBTF will happily park their heavenly cash and 'reach around' for the slightest %yield while granny and her ilk are used as target practice by the military police

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:24 | 1015694 topcallingtroll
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Grannies are too slow.

We rich meanies prefer third worlders for target practice.

They are small, fast, and blend into the background. Much more of a challenge for a true sportsman.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:14 | 1015653 topcallingtroll
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Inflation might be starting.

That cute little convenience store clerk told me they were changing prices on almost everything.

Looks like it is still mostly food and drink.

Lap dances are still ten bucks at the local lap dance store.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:17 | 1015661 zaknick
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Cant wait!

Depression recession total bust for this monster called Amerika.

I want to see you motherfuckers and your families eat some serious shit... I mean wallow in disaster land for decades... should teach you some humility if not decency! You cant take the uncouth redneck out of the... etc


die America DIE

fall into chaos. Lets see you be the one being raped... oh wait, nothing left to rape; the banksters ate your lunch you stupid, stupid narcissistic slaves


I will see you crash like the malign tumor on humanity that you are.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:22 | 1015683 woolybear1
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speaking of clowns...

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:42 | 1015775 zaknick
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Thanks! You & that stupid fuck topocallingtroll just made me smile with joy!

Bozo the clown says CRASH BABY CRASH

and guess what? What the banksters have done to this economy has been ongoing for forty years (see John Williams 1973 income levels comment earlier). There IS NO WAY TO REVERSE THE DAMAGE QUICKLY nor is it politically feasible without revolution.

You get the gov you deserve, BITCHES!

Have a foul day!

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:55 | 1015858 woolybear1
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oh my we have a slight anger management problem, we may crash but, you will come along for an even nastier ride

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:28 | 1015711 topcallingtroll
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Having a bad day loser?

Are u just euro trash or do you have a real grievance?

Cmon...tell us how you really feel.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:46 | 1015809 JohnG
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Go suck shit through a tube asshole.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:24 | 1015982 still kicking
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You are French huh?  Maybe Belgian?

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:03 | 1016148 John Wilmot
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Enjoy bending over for the new master, it'll be same as the old Zuckdick. If anyone's going to free themselves, it will be Americans...and I'd give that about a 1-2% probability. But you, in whatever shit heap of a disaster of a country you hail from, have ZIRP chances.


Best luck next time...

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:36 | 1016279 DosZap
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Good thing your a Keyboard Commando.


Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:20 | 1015668 r101958
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I see that nobody mentions that this 'recovery' is fueled by 1.6 trillion in yearly fed largesse which really amounts to the U.S. getting that much further into debt just to create the perception of a healthy economy. In my opinion that does not constitute a real recovery.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:21 | 1015675 FoieGras
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How's Taylor's EUR short doing? 

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:21 | 1015679 woolybear1
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speaking of clowns...

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:28 | 1015714 luk427
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All the unemployed in the world should hold a rally at the next builderburg meeting. It will  show them what a great job they have done raping the world for their own greed.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:29 | 1015715 glenlloyd
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Since our maladjusted economy can only continue with further QE I see only one outcome in June, and that's further QE and obviously no rate hikes in the US. If QE discontinued then everything plunges, fed support is now factored in as being there in perpetuity.

The big question is whether the Congress will reign the Fed in and stop this and live with the consequences, and the answer to that is probably no. Oh there will be a lot of pretending but no, they won't stop it.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:41 | 1015773 virgilcaine
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How does rising interest rates = Higher Euro?  No direct causality exists.  2004-2006 the US raised interest rates 14 times and the Dolar declined. I do find it amusing however.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:49 | 1015807 THE DORK OF CORK
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My feeling is that Trichet (or more accuretly the men behind him) want to implode the weaker banks of Europe and then come to the rescue by dramatically increasing the ECBs balance sheet.

This will propel gold to many thousands of euros a ounce and suck fiat including the dollar reserve into the euro area.

The one weakness from his standpoint in Frankfurt is that America will be unable to defend Europe's southern flank from both marauders and oil spikes / disruptions

Perhaps he does not give a fuck.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:49 | 1015828 Hacksaw
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Just a weak attempt to extort the central banks into continuing ZIRP. Poor little hedgies can't make any money if they have to pay anything for their leverage money.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:10 | 1015917 carbonmutant
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The current administration is looting the treasury.
They know this won't last.

The primary objective is to hoard as much as possible before the politics change.
This only has to last until Nov. 2012 then they can blame the inevitable on the next administration.

Remember any attampts to curtail the current spending spree will collapse the economy.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:20 | 1015960 Slartebartfast
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"Everything is GREAT right now (in the economy).  We should all be happy!"

What planet does this moron live on and why is he given any airplay on a sensible blog like this?

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:28 | 1016007 lbrecken
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guy is all over place with thesis...stock mkt goes up next few months as growth slows?

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:03 | 1016141 rubearish10
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One would think the of the largest FX Hedge Fund as smart. He's nothing different than any other talking head, come on....ya think we'd get the scoop from him anyway? If you gave me a chance I could talk in circles too!

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:18 | 1016206 DosZap
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What CRACK is he smoking, recession my aiss.

We have been in a Depression since '08.

Really wealthy people truly are in rectal defilade.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:19 | 1016209 linrom
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Just for laughs google John Taylor and Zerohedge ---a must, you won't stop laughing. I give more creditability to Goldman Sach's public pronouncements( I know they want me to make money) than this snake.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 17:06 | 1016384 Eireann go Brach
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She is much hotter than that other Asian on CNBC Melissa Lee

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 17:14 | 1016404 Eireann go Brach
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She is much hotter than that other Asian on CNBC Melissa Lee

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 17:45 | 1016515 Huck T
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