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Merrill Lynch Note To Clients: "Buy The Dip"

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From Bank of Countrywide Lynch's Fred Batoua:

"S&P futures getting hit hard as Middle East turbulence starts to impact crude  price...March WTI contract expires today & seen huge short covering...we have  seen buy the dip mentality in S&P futures, 6pts off lows of 1320...near-term  though feel we are due a pause cautious & could retest 50 dma (1283)...last wk  the FMS highlighted that cash balances back at 3.5%, triggering a "sell" signal that on average is followed by ~6.2% move lower over next 4 wks...but  also worth noting that at 14x '11E EPS the S&P is still below 50 yr ave of  15x...also the doubling since March '09 is below the 62% move higher seen in  the 2yr's following a bear BUY the dip"

At least he didn't say "fucking"


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Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:28 | 984936 EscapeKey
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How much do they charge for this "premium service"?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:45 | 984998 Haywood Jablowme
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That Series 66 must come in really handy...


Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:50 | 985014 flacon
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Merrill Lynch, my former employer... :(

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:12 | 985130 TradingJoe
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When JPM took over Bank One Sec I took my best clients and left, best decision of my entire professional life! Fuck the Banchero Trash!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:19 | 985173 French Frog
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so far it's

Merrill Lynch 1 - Non-Believers in Buy-The-Dip 0

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:39 | 985247 Judge Judy Scheinlok
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Hey Frenchie how does it look now? Wait till EOD. DOW +52

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:19 | 985427 French Frog
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it's going fine thanks; i'm a short term trader so bought this morning at last week's support at 1322 and out for 9 points; buy the dips until it hurts is still the moto;

i agree that the tide will eventually turn but this is what stops are for;

x times profitable trades buying the dips vs the odd one(s) when the market goes down is a lot more profitable than ...

x times trying to pick up the top

simple math really: trading is not about being right, it's about being on the same side as those consistently right; and for the record, i agree that these markets are a joke and that the fundamentals as detailed by ZH day-in day-out do not equal to S&P at 1330;

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:53 | 985297 Ray1968
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If we close green today, that is an absolute indicator of just how sick and broken this market is.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 13:29 | 985777 tj3
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If we don't close -2.5% on the S&P...i will be disappoint. And i just looked (time stamp) but looks a upturn just below the opening low. (what a joke this market is if the turn was real)

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:29 | 984937 Mr Sceptical
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It has become so easy....

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:29 | 985206 Clockwork Orange
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That is exactly when it reverses.

The TBTF trading desks surely see the profits that can be made if they fleece all the longs.  Held the mkts right where they wanted them through Feb OpExp.  Could make some serious coin pulling it back several percent and have a lot of fun trapping the BTFDers.

Once everyone knows the strategy, the strategy changes.  Merrill is probably just collecting more victims.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:29 | 984939 Terminus C
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... nor did he call his clients "fucking idiots"

Not much else to say here other than, who needs free markets when you can BTFDYFI.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:30 | 984943 sushi
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Do they charge more if you ask for the "fucking" with?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:35 | 984961 Uncle Remus
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THAT always costs more.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:42 | 985260 Arthor Bearing
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The fucking comes complimentary. You have to pay extra for a donut to sit on afterwards though...

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:31 | 984944 Richard Head
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At least he didn't say "BTFD bitches!"

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:31 | 984945 Cognitive Dissonance
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Wrong, wrong, wrong. It's "Buy The Fucking Dip". 

Must Zero Hedge correct everything that comes across its desk? 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:45 | 984997 DavidC
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Tyler commented "At least he didn't say "fucking"...


Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:49 | 985013 Cognitive Dissonance
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I was simply adding amplification. I just repaired my old Harman Kardon and I wanted to put it through its paces.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:56 | 985051 DavidC
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Ah, OK!


Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:57 | 985059 Astute Investor
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Nice to see someone still recognizes the sonic purity of tube amplifiers.  Despite your monikor, I assume you embrace vinyl over CD :)


Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:39 | 985135 Cognitive Dissonance
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My heirs will have to pull the vinyl from my cold dead hands. :>)

edit: BTW 20 plus years ago I could hear the difference between tube and electronic. Now I can't. I suspect some of it has to do with better silicon and some of it has to do with older ears and too many rock concerts when I was a stupid kid.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:55 | 985609 Irwin Fletcher
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I don't think it's only your ears. I've noticed the same trend, for tube amps vs solid state and for cd vs vinyl. For amps, the complexity of the electronics and user interfaces have improved enough in the last few decades that a talented musician can create nearly any desired sound by fiddling digital controls in the right way. For stereo systems, it seems that the quality of the amps and speakers are the major predictor of performance nowadays, and the high bit rate a/d encoding of cd's is sufficient to eliminate most perceptible differences between the sound output of the musician and its representation on an audio device. Even still, on vinyl you may occasionally hear a pick scraping a guitar string, etc., that might have been eliminated in the digital encoding. I think that's about all the glory analog has left, but maybe we'll see a comeback. I'm all for it.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:03 | 985092 Irwin Fletcher
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That's a beauty. I've got a modded Bandmaster in need of repair, but it'll never look that nice!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:15 | 985140 Cognitive Dissonance
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Mine doesn't look that nice either. I grabbed the photo off Google images. But I do own that model. My father was an old High Fidelity guy and passed the curse on to me.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:53 | 985603 lincolnsteffens
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Anybody want my Fisher? All you have to do is get the oxidation off the aluminum from Fla. salt air and ....?

On the other hand, in case the elec. grid gets shut down I got a Singer treadle heavy duty sewing machine in case you need your wagon harness made or canvas sewn for your get away voyage.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 13:07 | 985664 Irwin Fletcher
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If the grid goes down, I'm exclusively acoustic, and I'm not going anywhere.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:33 | 985956 Uncle Remus
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Many moons ago I had an old Fisher receiver I saved from becoming landfill fodder. Tweaked it a little, connected it to some DCM Time Windows (1st gen) and enjoyed it.



Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:05 | 985101 Uncle Remus
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Sweet. What speakers?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:22 | 985183 Cognitive Dissonance
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My dad made a pair of speakers (including the mahogany cabinets) with his own hands when I was a young pup and I took them over when he died. He said they could handle 500 watts each, but I've never pushed them that hard. One of the woofers has a small (age?) crack and I'm looking around for a replacement pair.

They don't make them (woofers) like they use to.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:03 | 985300 Clampit
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What drivers then; Dyne, Vifa, Seas, Morel? Your dad probably had a copy of the Loudspeaker Design Cookbook...

I have a set of NOS early-90's Morel 3 way w/ custom Solen x-over that I'm probably never going to use - surrounds and spiders are excellent but I expect the ferrofluid is drying up.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 13:18 | 985732 Irwin Fletcher
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I've heard good things about eminence speakers (

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 13:28 | 985771 Cognitive Dissonance
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Thanks for the tip. My Dad was a master craftsman in every sense of the word. I'm just a wanna be that's too busy with other things to get too involved in the details other than to turn up the volume and enjoy the zero gravity field. The speakers were built in 1962 and are well past their prime. But they are priceless to me so I will maintain them as best I can.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 13:41 | 985811 Irwin Fletcher
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Tight 50 yr old mahogany cabinets are valuable and worth preserving. Well maintained mahogany guitars of that age are quite expensive because the wood's acoustic properties improve with age, and I doubt it's much different for speaker cabinets

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:16 | 986089 bulldung
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Steve Lavezo, Denton,Texas,master carpenter makes custom speakers if anyone really wants them.CD, thanks for your continued contributions to the knowledge base of ZH.Bulldung

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 23:16 | 987388 StychoKiller
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Made these 3-way loudspeakers myself...


Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:25 | 985194 Council of Econ...
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My father works for Harman.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:40 | 985250 Cognitive Dissonance
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Sadly the new Harman is not the same as the old Harman. But nothing else is as well so I'm just an old fool crying on my tube amplifiers.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:59 | 985320 Council of Econ...
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And that isn't a coincidence.  They shifted much of their focus to automotive since they landed huge contracts with asian and european automakers.  My father would be the first to admit that consumer division has gone to hell.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:32 | 985223 Newsboy
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Harmon Kardon Citation-2, my first tube amp. I drove Acoustat-4s with it, tricked that amp out with so many tweaks, then got into horns and low powered single-ended triodes. It's all good...

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:30 | 984946 UGrev
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Tyler, you sold your recipe to Ragu?  You're gonna be rich!!!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:32 | 984951 Confused
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Thanks for the laugh! 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:31 | 984947 Misean
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I'm not sure where they get THEIR chickens, but my entrail reading this morning indicates extended squishiness.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:32 | 984949 Uncle Remus
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At least he didn't say "fucking"

It goes without saying.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:32 | 984952 Ralphie
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Oh my God didn't you hear a fucking word I said? Just buy the fucking dip. If you don't you are a fucking idiot. Buy the fucking dip.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:09 | 985366 redpill
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Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:32 | 984953 HedgeFundLIVE
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personally, my expectations for today. let's just say i'm not going to "BUY the dip":

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:33 | 984954 Kaiser Sousa
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im goin all n...

bullets and Silver that is...

Real money bitchez.....

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:44 | 984992 Dr. Engali
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I hope you have your beans and band aids too.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:23 | 985442 redpill
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Not just a bandage, make it breakfast!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:34 | 984956 LongSoupLine
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Merrill must have picked up the Bernank red phone this morning.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:36 | 984957 Fox-Scully
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Is the Dip the buyer? Perhaps then it should be DipSh*t.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:35 | 984963 nonclaim
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Somehow it connects with the unwinding in Italy... Borsa Italiana can safely open now that Merrill clients, blissfully ignorant but "sophisticated" investors, will gobble up everything.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:39 | 984970 Caviar Emptor
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Poor lemmings! Just as equity mutual fund flows turned positive. 

QE2 was balls to the wall. QE3 will be one ball to the floor, the other to the ceiling! 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:45 | 985001 Reptil
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I have a distinct deja vu when reading your post.

And I don't know what you're saying: is it Cash, Silver or Dip?

Or a mix, perhaps? (blend and season to taste)


Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:49 | 984971 The Third Man
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I suppose B o A's credit card divsion write off of another $10B has nothing to do with Merrill's need to generate more fees.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:39 | 984974 LeBalance
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ML Ad to Its clients: Knife Catchers Wanted!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:54 | 984999 Cognitive Dissonance
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True story.

When I was much younger I was introduced to a self described "expert juggler" who could juggle just about anything he could grasp in the palm of his hand. He speciality was knives and coke bottles with their base broken off. High risk to say the least.

I asked him what was the most difficult part of doing such a dangerous activity.

"Complacency" was his immediate answer.

He said that he had to approach the task each time as if it was the first time because it only took one miss to cut open his wrist. Wise words from a man who dealt with real danger.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:40 | 984980 Josh Randall
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Cramer, Liesman, and Hamey/Harry are onboard with this theory obviously - lets see if they can afford a computer by the time the dips stop

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:40 | 984981 John McCloy
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And folks wonder how blindly people could have just kept levering up and buying into the bubble and housing bubble.
All they way down they told you what a bargain it was same as all the way up and all the Capt. Hindsight said "well the signs were everywhere on a market collapse"
To think that anyone would even consider buying into this market that appears impervious to all news, fundamentals and perpetual baked in Fed and PD intervention is downright frightening. When it is realized Mr. market is bigger than the Fed himself it is head between your legs time.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:41 | 984984 fragrantdingleberry
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Has the Italian market reopened? I've been long olive oil futures since last August and plan to take delivery to capitalize on the pain of AFTSFWKBTFD: Ass Fuck The Stupid Fuck Who Kept Buying The Fucking Dip.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:43 | 984987 Dan The Man
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I am the fucking dip...ask my wife

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:46 | 985002 Cognitive Dissonance
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What does that make your wife....since she's fucking the dip? :>)

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:55 | 985050 They_Live
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He said wife, not girlfriend.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:43 | 984988 SheepDog-One
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Ahem....BTFD! Because no matter what else you see, the recovery is STRONG, while being 'quite fragile' whenever the topic of easing back on the printing or raising rates comes up. Rock the fuck ON, Wall St!  :D

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:43 | 984990 Hondo
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Because they want to steal your assets.........again!!!  Fool you once....the second time you're a stupid ass.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:00 | 985078 Overflow-admin
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"Can fool tousand people once, but cannot fool tousand times people"

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:44 | 984995 99er
Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:51 | 985030 firstdivision
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PE ratio's still on an upward trajectory...kind of like 99 again.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:53 | 985035 RobotTrader
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So far, everyone is pre-conditioned to buy the dip.

It is the only way the PigMen can distribute stock for a few weeks, maybe months.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:19 | 985171 Caviar Emptor
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Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:53 | 985036 oh_bama
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You guys are way too negative and unamerican. The tiny company CoreLogic is clearly biased and need some internet attention. What is their facebook/twitter audience size? Close to 0? What? Then make a big statement and get some!

The Recession has been over years ago!!

More american retired early, with wealth effect and low inflation expectations, and sitting in front of huge HDTVs enjoying the shows from north Africa!



Be a Patriotic person and BUY TFD!!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:53 | 985039 apberusdisvet
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Ze Ponzi must continue, achtung!!!  Fraulein Blythe vill lead ze way.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:54 | 985041 Id fight Gandhi
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Just turned on shitnbc to see them saying look, market cut its loses in half.

Boner to the brown eye all the way.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:54 | 985042 -Michelle-
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So, I should buy low and then sell high?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:56 | 985054 Cognitive Dissonance
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Never sell. Just Buy The Fucking Dip.

Sheesh, how many times must you be told? :>)

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:05 | 985104 -Michelle-
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Ohhhhh.  I think I get it now...

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:41 | 985254 Cognitive Dissonance
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How's the baby? Must be nearly a year old by now.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 23:51 | 987485 -Michelle-
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Don't get her old before her time!  She's barely five months. :)  She's a little ball of happy.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 22:50 | 987318 Matt
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In order for this to work, you must tell everyone you know, so they too can BTFD. Get your friends and family to BTFD. The more people who BTFD after you, the more money YOU make!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 22:51 | 987320 Matt
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dup sorry.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:54 | 985046 Johnny Lawrence
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Someone bought the dip in the Dow.  It's recovered about 60 points in 10 minutes.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:58 | 985074 firstdivision
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S&P nearly recovered 10 pts off the low, but the buying seems to be decelerating as the second derivative is getting a bit mellow here.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:56 | 985055 Cash_is_Trash
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At least we still have BTFWW3

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:05 | 985096 innsbrooklad
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Merrill went broke buying the dip...and when ever they said that they has stock to sell anyone....


ML is a useless place and has been for years.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:15 | 985145 Id fight Gandhi
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They used to be the gold standard of brokers. Well respected. But flushed like a turd during the first wave of financial crisis.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:09 | 985119 BenLightYear
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Consumer confidence rising and rising, to me that 

clearly signals bad, reason being when my neighbors

who have no idea how anything works or the situation 

we face feel things are ok clearly shows just how bad

things are going to get

i understand the sarcasm of BTFD however at this point

i feel maybe the joke is done and we should be using

BTFG for those with high cash flow or BTFS for those 

like me

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:10 | 985124 Johnny Lawrence
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As a former Merrill FA, this doesn't surprise me.  When Rosenberg left, they lost any remaining shreds of objectivity. 

However, this is no different than what all the big brokerage firms are saying right now. 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:19 | 985408 Captain Kink
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Rich Bernstein was darn good, too.  Independant. Where did you end up?  I am now at a Swiss firm.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:10 | 985125 BenLightYear
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Each of us could use BTFG or BTFS to kinda show

where each of us is at...just an idea...let the junks 



Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:17 | 985155 -Michelle-
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Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:10 | 985126 sbenard
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We continue the ignore-the-risk rallies. After all, we have printed prosperity now! Reality is no more!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:16 | 985149 MrTrader
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Only a brainless Merrrill braniac can write such a WORTHLESS note. Worthles reading...

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:42 | 985265 Judge Judy Scheinlok
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Would you like some hot sauce for the words you're about to eat? Rally Monkey....

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:16 | 985151 The Axe
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guess what the dope is RIGHT...the market wants to go GREEN WTF....Its all good.....what crazy shit....

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:16 | 985152 Urban Roman
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That does it, I'm loading up on Braniff Airlines!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:40 | 985248 Just Observing
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I have some Pan Am stock I'll sell you.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 23:22 | 987409 StychoKiller
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Amalgamated Buggy Whips is gonna rise any day now! :>D

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:25 | 985191 buzzsaw99
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Get shorty redux.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:25 | 985193 Groty
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"...also the doubling since March '09 is below the 62% move higher seen in  the 2yr's following a bear market..."


Since when is a doubling (100% move) below the 62% move? 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:26 | 985200 Mad Max
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Buy the crater!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:15 | 985912 Hephasteus
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Land on the new madrid fault line. A buck an acre. Must have wading boots and be able to fight off angry birds looking to defend their new nesting grounds. Getting to leve 6 in the app angry birds does not help.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:46 | 985205 THE DORK OF CORK
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sorry meant to post on housing dip thread - erased

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:31 | 985218 Bruno the Bear
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Here is why you should BTFD!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:33 | 985229 99er
Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:53 | 985293 Cognitive Dissonance
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I smell fear. The ES must recover the entire drop or people will begin to smell the weakness.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:38 | 985245 Just Observing
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I plan to "buy the dip" soon as gold passes the DOW.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:43 | 985263 Dick Darlington
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CONsumer CONfidence out today, rising together with oil and food. Looool! It appears that the methodology of the survey was changed. It's so simple to get what You want. If the old one is crap just change the internals to make it look good. BTFD...

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:44 | 985271 ThisIsBob
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Why does "buy the dip" become stupid advice this morning, when it has been good advice for quite some time?  You callin' a top?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:50 | 985285 Ancona
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Fuck the gold and silver. They can keep their fucking paper.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:51 | 985289 King Durian
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Ahem.. BTFD'd (buttfucked) if you continue to buy the fucking dip. You think its going to be that easy for the world to make money to just buy the fucking dip. That plan stinks just like my durian. All fruits have their ripe time gentlemen.. and this buy the fucking dip is about to go rotten.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:52 | 985294 King Durian
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Open wide and apply the KY gentlemen, get the Preparation H handy! Get ready to BTFD!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:18 | 985418 squexx
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At last, some good financial advice!!!!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:27 | 985471 tj3
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Time to Buy!

Dow Jones 12,296.88 -94.37 (-0.76%
Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:30 | 985497 tj3
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Why the FUck would I do that you dumb shit mf!

GO BACK TO YAHOO WHERRE YOI BELONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stupid plumper

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:43 | 985562 King Durian
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A fruit like myself knows a stink when it smells one.


But you can go on eating the forbidden fruit and BTFD until you get BTFD'd (buttfucked)


Just make sure to rub some durian creme on your anus after the dip doesn't come back up and its all stuck in there.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 13:18 | 985734 RichardP
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It has been predetermined that we are going back up to at least 14,000 on the DJI by the 2012 elections. So it is safe to buy all dips between now and the day after the election.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:32 | 985506 tj3
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"The Conference Board’s index of sentiment increased to 70.4, the highest since February 2008, from 64.8 the prior month, figures from the New York-based private research group showed today. Economists projected the gauge would be little changed at 65.5, according to the median forecast in a Bloomberg News survey."

Sorry about the last post I forgot to use my doppel. I sure most of you here know what that is like. Won't happen again.


Tue, 02/22/2011 - 13:26 | 985722 Marla And Me
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I know, you know, and everybody else here (even Harry and Leo) knows that the fundamentals are completely messed up.  But where is money that is chasing returns supposed to go?  I'll take the skewed fundamentals of the market any day over the unicorn fantasy that are the fundamentals of the U.S. dollar.  I'm not encouraging people to invest their hard earned capital into the stock market.  I'm just saying that I'm not sure that it will necessarily implode.

The bond market dwarfs the stock market.  When the U.S.' government sovereign debt problem really bubbles up to the surface, there is a solid argument to be made that there will be a massive squeeze into any asset of any kind, including stocks.  When the U.S. sovereign debt problem gets tossed out with the bath water, look out below. 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 13:23 | 985748 Buzz Fuzzel
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Beans, bullets and a warm dry place to sleep, preferably near a naturally potable water source.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 18:09 | 986586 ATG
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also the doubling since March '09 is below the 62% move higher seen in  the 2yr's following a bear market....

Did anyone else note the error or typo that led to a flawed conclusion?

100% doubling is far more than 62%, ergo selling the rally might make more sense and dollars

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 19:46 | 986866 PulauHantu29
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He forgot to add the specific stocks you should buy...i.e., the stocks Merrill wants to dump.

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