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With One Trading Hour Left, NYSE Volume Is 50% Of Average

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One quick look is enough to understand what is going on with "market participation." Now that not even Johnny 5 will come out and play, as there are no more rebates to be collected in Citi shares, NYSE volume is now at 2.5 billion shares, just barely above 50% of the average, with one hour left in trading: in other words the perfect time for the Fed-Citadel JV to ramp everything higher using nothing but ES and SPY. Once again, central planning wins. The problem, however, will be when the selling resumes, as there will be no marginal buying, especially with no more shorts left in the market and looking to cover.


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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:03 | 1260020 NOTW777
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this could be the most boring trading day of the year

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:06 | 1260040 Saxxon
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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:03 | 1260311 HarryWanqer
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Rumors of an AAPL split.  We get that and a NFLX split and we're back in business!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:48 | 1260533 Terminus C
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It liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiivvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeesssssss!!!!!!!!!

We missed you Harry.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:36 | 1260672 tmosley
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With a q, not a g.  This is another metatroll, but one that has been MIA for some time.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:15 | 1260355 Vagabond
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AIM went down (and is still down) for a number of partners starting at about 3:30 today.  I wonder if that has an impact?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:12 | 1260071 Misean
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Expect things to get boringer.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:15 | 1260085 Dr. Engali
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I hear you. There used to be a time when it was fun to trade the market. Now it's like watching grass grow.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:18 | 1260117 tmosley
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More like watching zombies mill around a mall parking lot.

We play our little games, sniping away, while below us is a scene of true and utter horror, made somehow normal by passing time.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 18:27 | 1260832 Zero Govt
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"watching grass grow" ..."zombies in a car park" ...let's add watching paint dry to the list of Stock Market metaphors ...and we can add tumbleweed blowing across the CME Crimex soon too wonder Timmay is so keen to keep sending huge delegations (read vested interests) across to growing China the US Parasite Club have robbed and emptied everything not tied down in America they'll be working on the Chinese Govt officials how to tax their private sector and asset strip it with regulation, how to rape pensions, pump and dump property and market rigging (as perfected in NY and Chicago)

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:06 | 1260037 Saxxon
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Want to go short but shall stay my hand until after the budget ceiling compromise.  This thing could explode to the upside. Not saying it's right, just saying what is.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:11 | 1260078 hambone
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"could" explode to the upside???  What has the last 2 years and 100%+ upside been?

I'd subsribe to the school of thought market will centrally plan it's way to a 1-2% gain monthly from here on...what other option do they have?  The market left to it's own devices would seek to find equilibrium...far too dangerous.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:05 | 1260322 SheepDog-One
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Right, why not just blow past the old ridiculous bubble level DOW 14,000 and make it look like nothing, based on nothing? You can go and buy it, I tell them to go suck paddy water Im buying other things than this scam of a market.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:12 | 1260356 Saxxon
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I meant, from a daytrading triple-short ETF perspective . . . we are talking about the same thing here gentlemen.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:23 | 1260386 ZeroPower
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You shall not use "up" and "stocks" in the same sentence on ZH.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:33 | 1260426 SheepDog-One
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Nah, Im not trading anything thats less than 5x inverse ETF.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:03 | 1260038 NOTW777
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UNP and ESRX strong

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:29 | 1260405 rocker
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The only thing that is "Really" strong is Body Odor from the Pigs pumping this up.

BAC, JPM and GS together only had one bad trading day in 90 days amongst themselves.  That stinks for a real market.

It's all Fake and is rigged to no end.  As soon as alien money comes in their computers attack it. Long or Short.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:14 | 1260044 plocequ1
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My name is John Q Taxpayer. I am volume. 

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:19 | 1260107 Fidel Sarcastro
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Volume?  What volume? 

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:05 | 1260045 buzzsaw99
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 The lower the volume the easier it is to goose. bitchez.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:05 | 1260047 hambone
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I may live a long life and double my current 40 years and still never see the "market" crash may go up or down but that will be on central planning orders.

Market died long ago.  Now just theatre.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:07 | 1260055 Boilermaker
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All it's missing is a mask, tights, a cool nickname, and a perfect super-plex and it's full-on entertainment.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:08 | 1260048 Boilermaker
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Time to ramrod the DOW to a full 'hundo' for the people.  It's too irresistible not to.

REITs, also on fumes, are taking a magic carpet ride into the stratosphere for no reason.  Unless you could the record delinquencies in CMBS as a reason.

I quit.  All I can do is shake my head and barf.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:10 | 1260070 plocequ1
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In the the time it takes you to barf, You could be pressing that buy button on your Etrade account and make some Timmay bucks

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:25 | 1260136 Sophist Economicus
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Jeepers, are you still shorting those things?   Every piece of debt will be supported.   The banks are not going down.   Now, I'm talking in nominal terms, not real terms -- but your shorts will burn-up.   Uncle FED won't let their shareholders down. 

IMHO, it is better to buy assets on the cheap, using incredibly shrinking fiat then to play poker with the folks who own the printing press...


Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:07 | 1260054 firstdivision
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NZD is ripping tits on shorts.  Didn't know New Zealand was going to become the leading economic indicator.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:08 | 1260060 lizzy36
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I keep hearing that at 13,000 the retail money is going to come flying in (from clue, but i digress). Because given the choice, retail money will flee from food and fuel, and into PCLN, is so last decade.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:13 | 1260076 tickhound
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You can't eat food. 

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:32 | 1260165 Francis Dollarhyde
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Soylent green is people!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 18:40 | 1260862 Lets_Eat_Ben
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haha...nice. "I can't EAT food" terrific, terrific.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:14 | 1260079 Tyler Durden
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And since nobody even has actual possession of their stock certificates, one day DTCC will be the location of the biggest feast in history as cellulose is edible (if not digestible).

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:17 | 1260100 Misean
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It's easier for the government to confiscate pensions and 401K's that way.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:22 | 1260125 NotApplicable
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Aren't they all digital now?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:22 | 1260135 max2205
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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:10 | 1260336 Crack-up Boom
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Who junked TD??  Not I, btw.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 18:42 | 1260870 Lets_Eat_Ben
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I think RoboTrader junked everyone. Either way, we should still blame him.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:22 | 1260636 Kickaha
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"securities entitlements and stock certificates"  There, I fixed that for you.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:20 | 1260111 gordengeko
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Fiat shit paper casino in the sky, ain't nothing about this game thats real but our attention we pay it.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:11 | 1260062 willien1derland
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But the Meltup will on take half the effort - BFTD will mean soooo much more


Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:10 | 1260074 Boilermaker
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What's clear is that they are taking opportune moments to 'shove' up the market and key sectors.  Then, of course, let it drift and 'shove' again.  Probably does f'ing wonders on stop loss orders for shorts and negative ETFs.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:18 | 1260067 hugovanderbubble
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market pumped 20 points on levitation in just two days....decreasing volume, and raising prices= bearish divergence, but who cares.


also look the intraday range for oil 4%¡ jajaja, what a band of terrorists

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:12 | 1260069 Gubbmint Cheese
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cue Robo with a plethora of charts and annoying commentary on how everything is so awesome in his deluded world which is completely void of fundamentals...



Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:06 | 1260332 SheepDog-One
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RainbowTrader tries to act like hes disgusted by 'the pigmen', but his dream is to be one. All too obvious.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:12 | 1260083 LRC Fan
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I wonder what the $ value of all stocks traded on the NYSE is in a normal day.  Like SPY trades 100 million shares, at $130 or whatever, so that's $13 billion in turnover in one day.  Where the fuck does that money come from, if not from HFTs trading with each other?  Like do "institutions" really trade GE, MSFT, CSCO, and INTC every single fucking day, multiple times a day?  It makes no sense to me other than the markets are, and always have been, rigged as fuck.  Like what has changed from 2 hours ago that you must suddenly sell your 100k shares of Pfizer on behalf of Jane Q 401k Holder?  I have a modest 401k that just has 10% in company stock and the rest in a simple "broader market" fund which basically means SPY.  I don't want them to trade in and out every fucking day, just accumulate some shares every other week when I make my deduction.  Actually, I'm gonna cash that fucker out soon once I become fully vested.  Company match, bitchez! 


But seriously where the hell does all this money come from to trade stocks hundreds of millions of shares every single day?  I know the volume lately has been beyond pathetic but I think normal volume should actually be a hell of a lot lower than even this-who the fuck is trading so many shares every second?  HFTs I suppose.  Sigh.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:30 | 1260161 TooBearish
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Dood- you don't need  a lot of money to HFT trade - just minimum capital - its almost infinite.  PS Tyler volume only matters on downtrades....

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:31 | 1260163 Re-Discovery
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Lots of round tripping going on.  Avg holding time is updated here often.  I want to say several seconds.  Roundtripping adds to volume each time it occurs.  So the dollars are in and out very quickly.  Doesn't take much cash in the system to generate this volume (which is exactly the point.)

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:34 | 1260189 Tomified
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The buyers don't have to sell, ever. It's as simple as that.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:13 | 1260087 Platinum_Investor
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Just keep buying !  up up up.   Buy the large caps as that's what they are


Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:13 | 1260092 ghostfaceinvestah
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Isn't there huge POMO the first three days this week?

Just coincidence, I'm sure.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:17 | 1260110 Gubbmint Cheese
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Nice to see you back Ghost!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:17 | 1260094 r101958
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TBTF's as a conduit for the Fed/Govt.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:16 | 1260095 Urban Redneck
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The roller coaster always slows as it nears that initial drop, the drama and fear of going over the edge is intentionally manipulated and magnified by that slowing.

Come on Baby! Uncle Ben needs his QE3 excuse! 

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:14 | 1260096 Don Quixotic
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If there are very few marginal buyers... why are so many investors sitting tight and not taking profits on this massive run up in stock prices we've had over the last few years? Is everyone just hedging using the options market and assuming that it's smooth sailing since that downside protection is better than just selling out, taking profits, and having dry powder for later? Please, can someone chime in on this?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:18 | 1260118 Misean
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Insiders are cashing in at 560x the buy rate. Been that way for a while now...

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:09 | 1260597 css1971
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They did. Ben owns everything in the index now.


Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:17 | 1260099 Ruffcut
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The cabal loves to ride down the vix so they can scoop up options premiums.

Many chains have multiple expirations. SLV has this friday and the next.

Why not have all these opex weeks in our manipulated favor every week, thay say.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:18 | 1260104 Milton Waddams
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Declining volume is what you might expect at the formation of the apex of a rising wedge.  It's been a death sentence but from a trading perspective, positioning short here isn't the worst of set-ups.  You just need to be willing to admit defeat if / when the central algorithms once again repeal the laws of gravity.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:32 | 1260183 Don Quixotic
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Very nice catch. This definately looks like a rising wedge reversal:

1) The rising wedge usually forms over a 3-6 month period and can mark an intermediate or long-term trend reversal. Sometimes the current trend is totally contained within the rising wedge; other times the pattern will form after an extended advance.


2) It takes at least two reaction highs to form the upper resistance line, ideally three. Each reaction high should be higher than the previous high.


3) At least two reaction lows are required to form the lower support line. Each reaction low should be higher than the previous low.


4) The upper resistance line and lower support line converge as the pattern matures. The advances from the reaction lows (lower support line) become shorter and shorter, which makes the rallies unconvincing. This creates an upper resistance line that fails to keep pace with the slope of the lower support line and indicates a supply overhang as prices increase.


5) Ideally, volume will decline as prices rise and the wedge evolves. An expansion of volume on the support line break can taken as bearish confirmation.

It seems we're seeing the first part of that today.

6) Bearish confirmation of the pattern does not come until the support line is broken in a convincing fashion. It is sometimes prudent to wait for a break of the previous reaction low. Once support is broken, there can sometimes be a reaction rally to test the newfound resistance level.

In theory, this is what we're waiting for.

Can anyone confirm that I'm right in the way I'm seeing the S&P chart here? I'm kind of a No0b at this...






Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:05 | 1260321 Milton Waddams
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LOL, I'm looking at a 10 day, 1 minute chart of the SPX.  There's room for a whopping 3%  correction.  It'll never happen of course as any decline greater than one-thousandth of one percent would immediately derail the wealth effect.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:13 | 1260348 Clowns on Acid
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Good question Don...feck the guy that junked you. I have seen what you mean and looks like a ES =1370ish top, before correction to ...I dunno..looks like 1320 from here.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:18 | 1260105 Franken_Stein
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I have a question:


If Osama was indeed unarmed, why then did they kill him, instead of apprehending him ?


Are they not interested in what the man has to say about Al-Qaeda's network structure ?

I mean here is the guy at the top of the organization, with all the Al-Qaeda sub-commanders and their locations in his head, ready to be interrogated, and then they just kill him ?


Just like that ?


Oh, come ooooooon.

This is fishy beyond recognition.


Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:20 | 1260113 Dr. Engali
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Because as a nation we don't tolerate water boarding. We just shoot them between the eyes, then dispose of the body like the mafia of old. It's cleaner that way.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:21 | 1260134 NOTW777
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its called compassionate liberalism.  if they threw water in his face - thats a crime, but shooting him in the face is good for at least 5 poll points.  is it comforting to know that virtually all interrogation and investigation of terror suspects is frozen?


Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:38 | 1260194 FreeNewEnergy
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Because he was already dead?

No more bong hits for Usama bong Laid-in, just 27 virgins (he gets the inverse 'cause he was bad).

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:55 | 1260280 Pegasus Muse
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10 Facts That Prove The Bin Laden Fable Is a Contrived Hoax

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:43 | 1260221 WakeyWakey
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Because if he was dead and buried, the could point all their super high tech spy satellites at his grave and build up a database of who visits, when, where they go to afterwards etc.

Who would pass up that opportunity to gather so much surveilance on Al Qaeda. ???

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:47 | 1260251 Confucious 222
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Given the MSM explanations so far, it would be prudent to believe that he was in fact apprehended, and is now a guest of the Saudi Information Gathering Bureau; or, that he has actually been dead for years.

Anything else you believe would put you in the same group who believe that the recession ended in 2009, unemployment is only 9%, and the debt will NOT be monetized. "Trusters" is singular label we can derisively slap on them.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:09 | 1260335 Clowns on Acid
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Well maybe they do have Bin laden secreted away, and that was Joe Biden that they wrapped in white mess hall tablecloths (from officers mess hall of course - to show respect) and kicked off of the side of the US aircraft carrier. Y'know right after Biden publicly outed the Seal team that did the job?


Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:17 | 1260109 RobotTrader
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Consumer names continue heading into Outer Space.

WYNN, FOSL, LTD, WFMI, SBUX, ANF, you name it....

Market is pricing in the biggest, longest, consumer spending orgy in modern times.

Gold stocks are pretty much left for dead.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:20 | 1260112 Gubbmint Cheese
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You never disappoint.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:21 | 1260131 buzzsaw99
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Market is pricing in...

that's some funny shit there.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:26 | 1260155 newworldorder
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Come on robo. You know the score. Between that spend like there is no tomorrow and the non mortgage payers, there is plenty of money for food, beer and fun.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:21 | 1260116 RobotTrader
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I'm amazed that my utility stocks like SO, FE, ED, etc. are now trading like Internet stocks...

And despite their huge runs, they still pay a decent dividend.


Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:29 | 1260151 Ruffcut
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Too bad your momma doesn't increase your allowance so that you could buy some.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:29 | 1260169 Minyan Vince
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"are now trading" is called sector rotation into defensive those cd stocks

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:07 | 1260340 SheepDog-One
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LOL, what a dork.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:24 | 1260130 RobotTrader
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Check out ERTS.

Absolute moonshot off the February lows.

And I thought gaming was dead......

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:24 | 1260144 RobotTrader
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How does a flim flam multi-level marketing pyramid company like Herbalife rocket from $45 to $107 in one year?

Oh, I forgot.

Uncle Gorilla has been pushing electronic digits into the markets, and Goldman Sachs uses it to buy retail stocks.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:35 | 1260184 fuu
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Man you can shit on a thread faster and deeper than even Sheep Dog One.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:15 | 1260357 SheepDog-One
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Go fuck yourself fuu!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:50 | 1260529 fuu
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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:34 | 1260430 rocker
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At least we know what stinks.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:25 | 1260148 Josh Randall
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Nice volume of business....And my wife wanted me to stay home today, look what I would have missed

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:29 | 1260156 RobotTrader
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XLY hitting all-time, lifetime highs with unemployment still at what, 9%?  12%, 20%??


Never underestimate the power of Uncle Gorilla.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:30 | 1260158 NOTW777
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now they trash corn

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:37 | 1260201 tickhound
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Timmy trash corn, and I don't care

Timmy trash corn, and I don't care

Timmy trash corn, and I don't care!

Cuz he drives an SUV.


Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:46 | 1260243 NOTW777
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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:00 | 1260310 Clowns on Acid
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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:42 | 1260502 Urban Redneck
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Undercover SKA plays DC-

Barry smokes crack,  I don't care
Barry smokes crack,  I don't care
Barry somkes crack,  I don't care
I guess his budget ain't goin' anywhere

Timmy turns tricks,  I don't care
Timmy turns tricks,  'cause he don't care
Timmy turns tricks,  'cause they don't care
That him standing on the corner over there

Benny can't quit, but I don't care
Benny can't quit, but he don't care
Benny can't quit, they don't care
That's him mo-ne-tiz-ing over there

Mom & Dad, they don't care
Teacher & Pupil, they don't care
Government Man, he don't care
He's shaking hands with Devil over there!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:30 | 1260160 RobotTrader
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Must be thousands of hedge funds blowing up today who are short consumer discretionary and long gold stocks.

What?  Did they just raise margin requirements on corn?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:30 | 1260172 magpie
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Part of Little Timmy's favor to the Middle Kingdom ?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:40 | 1260217 carbonmutant
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Timmay's worried about not getting an increase in the debt limits. He needs his banker to buy some more of his finely engraved paper...

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:30 | 1260168 Cdad
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In a real market, the gigantic buyers of the Roach Motel [SPY] rushing in in the last hour today, and on such lite volume prior, would be scalped and taken out.  The amount of capital thrown at the Roach during this time period is massive...which would normally be taken for desperate and dumb money.

However, and by whatever invisible hand, the dumbest trader on the floor is rewarded again and again for his stupidity under the current circumstances.  And when you understand this simple fact, then you realize it isn't a market anymore, but truly a ponzi scheme.  The only thing that remains is determining just who the last buyer is.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:37 | 1260190 Misean
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The last buyer?!?! Why that's got a mirror around?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:11 | 1260349 SheepDog-One
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The Last Buyer IS the 401K Bathrobe Brigadeers....sitting at home watching the indexes melt higher, calm as Hindu cows...never suspecting they are being sized-up for the massive feast very soon.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:31 | 1260181 ivana
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volume low?
many robos went for maintenance today

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:37 | 1260191 Confucious 222
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3-In-One Oil and WD-40 are the only goose grease the robots need to sail on to Dow 20,000. 

And that's only to keep the "BUY" buttons from sticking.



Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:40 | 1260205 sbenard
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More melt-up!

I remain more convinced than ever that the margin hikes on commodities lately are intended to contain inflation while they continue to ramp up the stock market. This will ultimately only bring even more inflation. It will backfire and prove counter-productive. Policy-makers never consider the longer-term ripple effects. As prices fall for commodities in a bullish environment, suppliers with spare capacity are disincentivized to increase production. Thus, supplies FALL in a bullish environment. Eventually, market forces will drive the prices even higher than they were before.

Make your money in stocks, because you're going to be paying it back in higher prices for everything else!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:39 | 1260214 Dick Darlington
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OT: Denninger posted on Market Ticker an interesting thing abt how Timo Soini's WSJ-story yday was altered. He was kind enough to post the original version. Talk abt gubberment intervention here or what...

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:42 | 1260216 BetweenThe Coasts
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Updated slogan

Sell in May and don't come back.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:43 | 1260220 Toxicosis
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Who's the asshole junkaroo today! 

And if you're still out there junk away!!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:46 | 1260248 spartan117
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A bored market maker/specialist.  No trades to match.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:45 | 1260231 urbanelf
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i dont know how to trade this market.  should i just mail a check directly to goldman sachs?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:48 | 1260256 Your Mama
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Same shit different ain't worth a shit...tedious

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:51 | 1260278 FreeNewEnergy
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This passes for news? Come on. Yesterday's NYSE volume was 3,366,898,000. Today's with 10 minutes left to go, is 3,409,240,000.00. Not #winning!

Meanwhile, Albert no, Derrick, uh, David Brooks has written a piece almost as boring as this market, called "The Missing Fifth" (I thought it was about whiskey, and that's why I googled it). But it's about the 1/5th of the male working age population that is not engage in "workin' for a living' "

Brooks writes:

Ten years ago, 5 million Americans collected a federal disability benefit. Now 8.2 million do. That costs taxpayers $115 billion a year, or about $1,500 per household. Government actuaries predict that the trust fund that pays for these benefits will run out of money within seven years.


I know there are a lot of these guys just about 2 miles North of me in the city, but $115 billion a year buys a lot of Ipads. Go, econ, go! USA! USA! USA!


Another bong hit, please. I'm missing a fifth of something. I think it's my brain cells.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:51 | 1260279 ziggy59
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Microsoft's $8.5 billion Skype deal lifts stocks Stocks rise after Microsoft agrees to buy Skype for $8.5 billion, encouraging profit reports


--but MSFT is down.. LOL...Bizarro World Headlines.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:01 | 1260306 Alex Kintner
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With a Google email account you can make computer to Phone calls for free. Kinda shreds the Skype business model.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:55 | 1260287 Buckaroo Banzai
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Am I the only one to notice the Short Circuit reference?

Ally Sheedy was hot.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:58 | 1260305 RobotTrader
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Dow utilities and transports at new highs for the move again

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:58 | 1260308 lsbumblebee
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50%? I didn't know Cramer came from such a large family.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:00 | 1260313 firstdivision
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Reactor 3 still about to cause some problems

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:10 | 1260346 Crack-up Boom
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Does anyone else think it's odd that almost every post has been junked once (except for RobotTrader who surpasses all others in number of junks).  That's just not how it usually plays out.  Who, pray tell, is the roving junker?? 

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:18 | 1260374 Clowns on Acid
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watch the money center banks... they are next to get goosed. Raise margins on anything that proves the Fed "story" a myth, then buy the banks to "show" how indeed the economy and credit markets are "healing".

Believe what they tell you..."it's for your own good", hehe. 

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:19 | 1260376 FreeNewEnergy
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Not me. I got my one junk, above. Was I wrong to quote from a NY Times article?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:36 | 1260436 SheepDog-One
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Wow someone is very perturbed today, every single post junked?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:30 | 1260644 Dapper Dan
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Weeks ago a poster told all of us that they junk us only so they will know which comments  are new or added after their first read through.  I do not remember who.

They did however sound female.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 01:09 | 1261878 Jovil
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Buy all the silver you can get. Look at Exter's inverted pyramid of assets. Check you real estate and stocks, etc.

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