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I thought everyone already knew that shorting was illegal? I guess they had to be told twice.
The whole equity market, for over a year now, has not been about finding buyers... it has been about finding the sellers and squeezing them.
and that same dynamic helps explain why it is so easy to drive the market up (sideways) even with retail outflows
Did you guys just saw what happend in Natural Gas market? Was that flash crash?
When a few have to liquidate there will be enormus selling pressure...and no bids in sight. It will then stick.
...and with mutual fund cash levels where they are, any sort of redemption wave will get very ugly very quickly...it will make '87 look like a day on the beach....
AAII individual investor sentiment survey means the poll's bulls are at the second-highest level in the past two years, at 50.9%. The bears - who reached their own second-highest reading a few weeks ago - are now down 7.4 points to 24.3%.
awesome santelli rant for the obamacheerleader burnett
You mean the smart algos didn't kick in after recognizing value in the cratered market and then buy it back up to near even? - saving the day as it were?
anyone notice how Chase's retail banking site has been mostly unavailable for the last 40 or so hours? Even has an apology on the main page but problems persist
It's actually been going on for the past three days. To this point, JPM hasn't officially stated what the problem is... Form your own conclusion.
I'm telling you: somewhere in an office in India there are 100 developers scrambling to figure out how the site even works.
The Babbling Bank America site has been more impenetrable than a jug of anti-freeze for years.
...India, that would be a step up...no, they went with the low bidder from Nigeria.
Something is screwed up big time. Data lost, fraud, mistaken entries...who knows what
and just on time for their new Online Service Agreement to become effective this coming Sunday
I've been commenting on this the last two days as well. And as H of a E points out above, they have been mum on the reason/cause.
....they also just informed my wife that a check issued to her by the State of CA would have to be held for 11 days to clear....of course there might be a sound reason for that, but I doubt the bank has adopted that as a formal policy....
The economy is soooo bad...when an American gets a check returned for"insufficient funds" he has to call the bank and ask if they mean him or them.
Watched Peter Orzag on Charlie Rose last. We have no future. The Mayan calender is right.
LOL....I'd put more money on Daniel with Ezekiel 4:6 formula insertion than the Mayans....plus its not the end....just the beginning of a new calendar! We'll see the kart topple by the end of next year....as for the rest of the world....it will probably take another year or two on top of that! Dynamic times!
In a shameless plug for my own work, ZH'ers might wish to go back and re-read my little "fictitious" short story about the Flash Crash. It seems it's not so crazy after all.
Shameless! LOL, good work CD.
Ya know, I "thought" my tin-foil beanie was on tight enough, chin-strap and all -- then you have to go crank it up a notch -- BAM!
I am just amazed at how the newly Installed Throttling Circuit Breakers are working for the market.
Just a quote from Greenspan yesterday
“Fiat money has no place to go but gold,”
From the NewYork Sun
a few journalists, like Glenn Beck, who are students of history
a few journalists, like Glenn Beck, who are students of history
SkyNet to design and implement SkyNet circuit breakers to prevent errant SkyNet malfunction.
Our mantra is "When the Trade Doesn't Go Our Way, We Cancel Them All".
Speaking of "flash", look at the market leader AAPL in the past 20 minutes pull the entire market with it. Looks to be closing at all time high more than likely.
As I said, you will not see the markets fall when the 3 largest market cap on the planet is breaking out to new highs.
Dude, RIMM is reporting tonight uhhhhhh...
And exactly what does that have to do with AAPL?
Again, the only reason I point this out is to show the disconnect between the market and the economy. As goes Apple, so goes the market.
Just thought it might be a long/short play, going into the number that's all. Probably not accurate. AAPL is a greta name. I use all their stuff.
If RIMM puts up lousy numbers AAPL stock benefits - it'll show more users moving to iPhone.
If RIMM puts up great numbers AAPL stock benefits - it'll show smart phone use is increasing for everyone.
Only thing they can say that would hurt AAPL is that the ENTIRE smartphone sector is pulling back. That's highly unlikely and thus AAPL stock ran up throughout the afternoon in anticipation.
Just thought I'd throw that out there. You know, to see what it feels like to troll.
I really don't know shit about AAPL, but I know how you love it. That's enough.
I don't love it. It's a stock that's been on fire for the past couple of weeks. When it stops going up, I'll sell it. It's also THE single best indicator of where the market is going.
It's not love it's being logical about buying and selling stocks. Quote all the economic data you want but if AAPL is going up, so will the market.
So what happens this time with little or no short interest?
Hmmm, what happens in a musical chairs game when the music stops, and there are NO chairs? We'll find out soon.
Time to load up for the 3:30 pop-a-roosky.
Right on Cue.
Oil falling, stocks to follow.
Gary Gensler blowing it out his ass right now on CNBC, interviewed by the pulchritudinous Maria B. If smiles were dollars he'd be rich.
...ah, Maria Buttaroma...how I fondly remember her pumping Micron a few years back at every opportunity since hubby'shedge fund was stuck with a large position in it...on the MU msg board you could track her pumps...a few everyday, until of course, MU cratered.
One wonders what might have happened if the flash crash had occurred 15 minutes earlier than it did, and the 10% circuit breaker had been triggered. 30 minutes for everyone to stew on what had just happened. I think we might have seen another 1000 point gap down rather than the quick rebound.
...right on point....you would have seen heavy mutual fund redemptions, and forced selling by those funds due to their non-existent cash levels, creating an additional market drop, followed by more of the same ...and voila...you have 1987 all over again, except this time the economy is in the tank and everyone's home is underwater.
All I can say is that if China (or whoever) wanted to drive this market down it would take very little to do it, given the insanity of these moves up on such little volume.
The Fed (or whoever) is insane if it really expects to keep pumping up the stock and bond markets - there will come a point in the not too distant future where the fundamentals WILL come into play and the result will be ugly - purely because these morons think they can hold back the tide (UNLIKE Canute, who sat in front of the waves to show his sycophantic courtiers that he was NOT in charge of the them).
The mixed conflicting market signals return. It reminds me of periods in 2007/2008 during the market uncertainty and dislocation in addition to market intervention or rumours of market intervention (like the QE chatter now).
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