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Something rather disturbing from a European trading desk...





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Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:05 | 1096549 trav7777
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Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:09 | 1096567 Dr. Richard Head
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QE 3 is coming to town.  Recovery sustained bitchez.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:15 | 1096615 egdeh orez
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OK. I don't doubt that QE3 is coming... and I don't doubt that these macro funds went mega long the S&P.

But, don't you think that's pretty stupid of them? Why don't they just go mega long gold and silver instead?  PM is a bigger beneficiary to QE3 than S&P.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:16 | 1096637 arm50
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or maybe treasuries, smells like bs

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:37 | 1096769 rocker
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Can't they hedge that in a way to actually go short while making the crowd think they were long ?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:20 | 1096958 French Frog
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could just be misinformation: advance warning that qe3 will NOT happen (at least not as soon as qe2 ends) so we need to make sure that some new suckers come in the market now so that we can all discreetly offload our stocks before the next+1 fomc meeting (known as the event horizon lol); as we all know, stocks are likely to tank once they are not pomo-supported so this would be the simplest way to be at least neutral (and most probably already short) by the time the event horizon is upon us

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:03 | 1097105 Mark McGoldrick
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If you're going to deliberately leak disinformation, you always want to find the biggest group of lemmings.  It's straight from the Glenn Beck Propaganda for Dummies

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:23 | 1097152 falak pema
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Q-daffy throwing in the towel? His 30 billion frozen being put to use? I smell a GS rat on a false flag exercise that will become the skull and cross bones when its time to cry "all men to starboard, grapple hooks out, take no prisoners".

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 20:28 | 1097644 Xkwisetly Paneful
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Thu, 03/24/2011 - 20:59 | 1097735 Phat Stax
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Yes, there has been volume selling mid-day for a couple of weeks now.  Bookended by the early & late parts of the day.

I think Bernanke is more interested in self-preservation than losing what's left of his credibility.  QE3 only after & if the heat dies down.

Fri, 03/25/2011 - 00:40 | 1098451 Hook Line and S...
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dis-information Frenchy, not mis-information

Fri, 03/25/2011 - 04:17 | 1098663 French Frog
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i stand corrected, apologise for this disgraceful use of the english language and hang my head in shame to boot

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:38 | 1096772 4xaddict
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so that's where PIMCO's money went?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:56 | 1096856 BigJim
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Hey Tyler, can you please give us a hint why you take this more seriously than all other hundreds of such emails you must get every day?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:03 | 1096889 Carl Spackler
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Excellent point, Big Jim.

Bravo !

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:26 | 1096976 Idiot Savant
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I'm betting ZH has a number of trusted sources.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 23:02 | 1098182 TBT or not TBT
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I'm betting we're -all- about as wrong as I have been, but have cleverly hedged against us too.    Got lottery tickets?    Mega Millions is at 244million.   

On the other hand the math is simple on the face of it.   Our central government is in debt above its eyebrows.  Our central government knows, or at least senses, it can't get re-elected and still apply fiscal sanity.   It controls its central bank indirectly(on paper) and directly enough in reality.   It will print money beyond the end of the graph paper, then switch to log paper, if that will keep the sociopaths in power.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:12 | 1096923 Michael
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$387 billion more QE2 extension to be announced(AKA QE3) April 10, wouldn't want to break that 1 trill magic number.

Front run the shit out of this buying Gold and Silver only.


Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:11 | 1096934 George Huxley
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Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:18 | 1096953 gmrpeabody
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Great point!

That would add another layer of interest, wouldn't it?

Fri, 03/25/2011 - 17:36 | 1101276 Tidewater
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Right. How do the actions of a couple supposed "LARGE MACRO FUNDS" constitute "CONCERTED ACTION"? Why would "INFLOWS OF BLUE CHIP HEDGE FUNDS IN CONNECTICUT," even allowing that we "APPLIED 2.5 TIMES LEVERAGE," constitute proof of anything but trading?

Where's the connection to foreknowledge of monetary-policy changes, and who are the peripheral traders to whom it was "leaked," who then leaked it -- in all caps -- to Tylers Durdens?

Also: How can anything secondhand be considered a leak, absent ANY SUGGESTION OF A CONNECTION between the source and the "large macro funds."

Caps-lock makes it seem important but absent any context it's just blurb -- an empty basket of allegations. As empty as Operation Anonymous's video montages.

Sorry, but absent any such context there's nothing here. Just a breathless anonynobody with bad punctuation and a fertile imagination.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:04 | 1096891 LowProfile
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Smells like...  Retail bait!  Hey everybody!  Go long, some REALLY BIG funds just went ALL IN, wheee!


Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:24 | 1096973 4xaddict
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Thu, 03/24/2011 - 19:22 | 1097401 acrabbe
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Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:19 | 1096658 Dr. Richard Head
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Stupid indeed, but then again insider information sure helps support stupid decisions in the short run.  PM would indeed, as QE history has shown, be a larger beneficiary of another round of QE.  However, when you have 300M americans as a back stop to equities, stupidity no longer matters.  The wealth effect (trickle dick down economics) must be visible to J6P as he can only add in nominal terms.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:06 | 1096908 metastar
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The American people love being enslaved. Just keep them distracted with March Madness and other gladiatorial events.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 23:05 | 1098196 TBT or not TBT
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Yep, that's flyover middle america, a bunch of sado-maso freaks obsessed with the very very short term, practically heroin addicts, coke whores, ready to die for that one last fix of QE.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:28 | 1096719 nope-1004
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Why don't they just go mega long gold and silver instead?  PM is a bigger beneficiary to QE3 than S&P.

If you were running for President and your opponent was noble, rooted in honesty and integrity, while you weren't, would you vote for him instead of yourself?

TBTF Crankers buying PM's is a vote against their own system of defrauding the US taxpayer.  Won't happen, as logical as it is.


Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:54 | 1096847 eddiebe
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Maybe part of being privvy to insider info includes a hands off or even a directive to short PM's?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:33 | 1097017 Lets_Eat_Ben
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i would bet on it. I am betting on it.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:33 | 1096755 Piranhanoia
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a guess, that reality won't allow them to obtain anything physical being a ponzi based upon the suffering and stability that torture provides their master, and they are dead without Queen Elizabeth 3, they chose (ordered) to join the propaganda or face insolvency sooner than later. These are worse actors than ones on reality shows.  But I'm a fish and I just dig tides.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:50 | 1096810 NotApplicable
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Because, if you front-run the Fed the wrong way, your firm will no longer be "in the know," and will be targeted for extermination/asset theft.

Crossing the biggest criminal syndicate is not conducive to remaining a going concern when you play in their sandbox.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:56 | 1096862 Buckaroo Banzai
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Don't be silly. The deal goes like this: we give you advance notice on QE3, and you put $$$ to work in politically-correct "assets" like the S&P.

Anyways, can you imagine someone trying to buy $60B worth of precious metals? The global markets would explode.
The financial equivalent of "crossing the streams".

Dr. Egon Spengler: There's something very important I forgot to tell you.
Dr. Peter Venkman: What?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Don't cross the streams.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Why?
Dr. Egon Spengler: It would be bad.
Dr. Peter Venkman: I'm fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, "bad"?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
Dr Ray Stantz: Total protonic reversal.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Right. That's bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.


Thu, 03/24/2011 - 22:05 | 1097950 Hdawg
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Surely they'll need another 'unforeseen world disaster' in order to cover their tracks, no?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 23:09 | 1098204 TBT or not TBT
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Freudian interpretation would hold this is about the tabou of gay sex.   Duh.

The real finality is releasing the the yin while it's inserted deeply into the yang.   Not sure if that's the better metaphor for our monetary situation though:     Think firehoses, not meager human phallic apendages.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:16 | 1096944 6 String
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I think almost everyone here is interperting this wrong. This is just a quick trade for juice before QE II ends--with any losses backstopped by Benny.

You bet. You see, the last thing the Fed wants right now is the markets unraveling. They have to juice this fucker as much as possible as they close down QE II June 30th.

Then, once the hiatus comes, all the PD's and Hedgies will be net short. The markets will get slammed.....

Commodities, AG, will be hit the hardest. Benny Bernak then screams from the roof-tops and the economy starts to uravel:


And, then, Congress starts to beg for mercy--Puh-lease monetize the debt already.

"Okay," Benny boy says. "But, mark my words, this is your doing Congress, not mine."

And whoila! The Fed deflects blame, the PD's load up on all the hard assets they can find just before QE III is unleashed....and the great transfer of wealth continues boys.

Nothing is linear. Trust me.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:40 | 1097221 perelmanfan
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This one makes the most sense to me.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:27 | 1096992 chumbawamba
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Because there's not enough physical supply.

I am Chumbawamba.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 19:41 | 1097472 RockyRacoon
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How much would be enough?  Give me the answer in tonnes and price/per please.  I've heard many times that there is not enough gold but I've never seen anyone put forth the numbers to prove it.  

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 20:07 | 1097572 DoChenRollingBearing
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Plenty of gold!  Buy from me at $55,000 / oz (April 2 - 10 only, have to give me time to get back to America)!

Fri, 03/25/2011 - 00:46 | 1098462 Hook Line and S...
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Yep, always enough Gold. That mangy nominal/notional price would swallow 20 viagras resulting in freegold fellatio. I have trouble believing any of the oligarchs are willing to strap on kneepads anytime soon though... 

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:18 | 1097145 markelshark
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Maybe its gold confiscation time? S&P to the moon indeed.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:55 | 1097298 Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
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Completely agree - any additonal QE will benefit ANY commodity far more than equity. Looking at the tick data for the last two days the buying has occured after 9am UK time which is highly unusual as I believe the big HF tend to make their moves in the futures market BEFORE market open and NOT as a reaction to a market displaying early signs of selling off (like we have seen for the last two days).

Also as it seems highly unlikely QE3 will be announced before QE2 ending - why on earth would "smart money" add risk at this point when we all expect the markets to collapse shortly begging BEnron for more kool-aid? To me it looks like they are setting the scene to unwind their long positions in the face of mom's & pop's inflow for 1st day of month.

So I say buy PM's and WTI and stay way clear of equities - obviously talking my book...

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 21:56 | 1097903 Henry Chinaski
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Does it matter what you buy as long as it isn't US dollars?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 22:08 | 1097968 Hdawg
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Stocks are deliverable...Gold and Silver are not.  You'll just get worthless USD back on settlement.

Fri, 03/25/2011 - 06:35 | 1098724 FoieGras
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Gold and Silver futures aren't liquid enough to apply $50 bln in 10 minutes. Equity futures are deep and liquid enough.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:41 | 1096780 SpeakerFTD
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If that MIT billion price thing is reallly 93% correlated with CPI, isn't there going to be a gigantic CPI number coming out in April?  How is Bernanke going to square more printing with that number?

Or is the government just going to lie?

[Rhetorical question]

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:08 | 1096571 The They
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hyper-inflation anyone?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:12 | 1096607 Cash_is_Trash
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Yes, please.

I'll have the slice with the smoked mayhem and relentless social disorder please.

Thanks Time Magazine's Man of the Year!

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:47 | 1096798 Dr. Porkchop
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Is that on Rye?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:07 | 1096905 Cash_is_Trash
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Yep, on rye-ot.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 20:24 | 1097634 HellFish
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LOL.  Youse guys are funny.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:09 | 1096583 camaro68ss
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will this affect Obamas Brackets, dear god i hope not

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:10 | 1096589 I am Jobe
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I am thinking his GOLF game as well and not forget Michelle's lets move party

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:50 | 1096826 KickIce
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Nero had his fiddle while Obama has his golf clubs.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:40 | 1097218 Blano
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Ne(g)ro fiddles while Rome burns.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 23:12 | 1098211 TBT or not TBT
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That's a big effin meme you're sportin there dude.    Are you first with this?  

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:12 | 1096602 Thomas
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Throw in the margin changes on silver (and gold by proxy)...hmmm.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:50 | 1096825 Geoff-UK
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Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:22 | 1096961 Amish Hacker
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And JPM's newly-granted self-clearing capabilities, (see and next week's options expiration, and the coincidences just pile up...

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:13 | 1096605 Thomas
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Delete (double post)

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:28 | 1096706 Wynn
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The European Commission, including the body's diplomatic arm, has been hit by what officials said Thursday was a serious cyberattack.

The attack was first detected on Tuesday and commission sources have said that it was sustained and targeted.

External access to the commission's e-mail and intranet has been suspended and staff have been told to change their passwords in order to prevent the "disclosure of unauthorized information," according to an internal memo to staff. Staff at the commission, the European Union's executive and regulatory body, have also been told to send sensitive information via secure e-mail.




Anonymous at work?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:49 | 1096803 Questionmark
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Anonymous is largely a bunch of teenage script kiddies. This was more likely China.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:26 | 1096981 Larry Darrell
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China has been propping up the Euro.  I can't imagine they would create havoc where they have been most recently investing money.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 21:58 | 1097906 herewego...
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Ever play Go? The whole point is to be where your opponent thinks you won't be but to be where your oppenent is not. It is the only board game that has not been broken by a comuter, because of its complexity. Easy to learn though - very difficult to master.

All Chinese learn to play Go. I'd imagine those at the top are in general quiet good at it.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:28 | 1096989 silvertrain
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+2 for china

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:04 | 1096896 Translational Lift
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This all wreaks of some dumbfuck tapper in the White House basement............

OH......I know of a couple of nice bridges for sale!!!...if anyone is interested.....

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:51 | 1097279 SME MOFO
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who says emini at a trading desk? 

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 20:19 | 1097614 Translational Lift
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mini me??

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 21:38 | 1097844 SME MOFO
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Ha! no it wasn't a riddle -

I meant, in my experience, SP500 futures (even the mini) are not spoken of that way by professionals hip deep in the market.  To be more explicit in my surmise, a lack of insider jargon supports a lack of insider info.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 23:14 | 1098220 TBT or not TBT
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Yup, this is an attempt to discredit ZH.     Good call.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:14 | 1096942 Ben Graham Redux
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Sounds like they're trying to lure some money into the market.  With these extraordinarily weak volumes, they're going to need a real buyer before long. 


The difference between today and late August is that late August had a ton of short positions to squeeze.  Not so this time.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:28 | 1097183 Highrev
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2 sides to every trade.

Someone loses.

How to assign the probabilities . . .

Put another way, buying a top or bottom? Or at least after a sizeable run that’s overbought by many measurements?

I know which side of the trade I’m on.

Hint, hint: after some sort of pullback I may change my bet.


(I know you know that - just "expanding on". ;-))

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:51 | 1097277 Campagnolo
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LOL you are funny human been

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:08 | 1096556 artinlight
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bitchez are doing more of the same?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:14 | 1096616 traderjoe
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It worked the first time...or maybe the second time...oh, never-mind.

They cannot stop printing, it would be an immediate deflationary collapse. They will print and hope, and hyper-inflate.  

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:06 | 1096557 Cognitive Dissonance
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Oh good. Then the last supper isn't over yet.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:11 | 1096577 AccreditedEYE
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I was really hoping we were getting close...

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:13 | 1096597 carbonmutant
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Betrayal ahead...

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:35 | 1096743 ZerOhead
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Tsunami ahead... giant waves of stupidi... errr liquidity.

Grab your surfboard!

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:36 | 1096763 Pituary Retard
Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:53 | 1096832 serotonindumptruck
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Then take a Holiday in Cambodia. Kick-ass video.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:38 | 1096770 Pituary Retard
Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:41 | 1096785 zaknick
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Betrayal by the 666 banksters of Amerika?

This is what it comes down to for a world reserve currency. This is the equivalent of that drug (adrenaline?) they inject into your heart when you overdose on fiat heroin. Like in Pulp Fiction.

How shabby and how indicative that all that is holding this bitch up is an ephemeral wisp of smoke!


Thu, 03/24/2011 - 19:53 | 1097517 whoopsing
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I think there was radioactive seawater in that syringe

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:41 | 1097227 Blano
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When they announce dessert, run like hell.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:09 | 1096560 Ancona
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"YA gotta love insider trading! What's a couple of 'mil between friends?

Motherfuckers......all of them.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:38 | 1097033 j0nx
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The REAL motherfuckers are the SEC and Eric *place* Holder and his worthless POS crew. Can't blame crooks for being crooks. Blame the POlice for not POlicing.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:09 | 1096561 ghostfaceinvestah
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That would also explain the suppression attempt on silver today.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:24 | 1096690 Dr. Richard Head
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insider short positioning cover thanks to insider information aboutCME margin hike.  Fuck these bastards and the horse (the Bernanke) they rode in on.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:45 | 1096799 Imminent Crucible
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True, but it's an ultimate fail no matter how many margin hikes the Merc puts on.

It's not about the paper price, it's about delivery. Every ounce delivered disappears from the game. Forever, or at least until prices have reached a level that destroys the suppressors.

Watch how quickly this one fizzles. The silver die is cast.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:27 | 1096704 DavidC
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And the weird action on the Dow and S&P. Jobless figures stable (ish) rather than bad, UK retail sales awful and US Durable Goods worse than expected. Result? The S&P up by nearly 1 percent, FTSE putting on nearly 100 points.


Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:09 | 1096562 smeagol
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QE3 Bitchez

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:07 | 1096565 Number 156
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They will throw the kill switch soon.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:09 | 1096566 max2205
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I pee'd a little but I didn't think anyone noticed

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:15 | 1096626 kaiserhoff
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Me too.  I just got sooooooooo excited over the Royal Wedding.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:08 | 1096569 kentfinance
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QE3. Muni style.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:44 | 1096787 DonutBoy
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+1  Exactly.  Housing seals it.  Further property tax decline.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:53 | 1096844 Geoff-UK
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(QE N+1)+(QE N+2)+(QE N+3)+(QE N+4)+...


or in South Park terms:


Step 1.  Collect Underpants

Step 2.  ...

Step 3.  Profit!

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:59 | 1096874 SheepDog-One
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Underpants Gnomes economic model FTW!

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:21 | 1096964 ShankyS
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Thu, 03/24/2011 - 23:16 | 1098233 TBT or not TBT
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Well logically it makes sense.  The paper will exceed its monetary value eventually as a heating fuel, or as a cardboard box insulation supplement.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:08 | 1096572 What does it al...
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Mark my words.  This is it...   Local maxima.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:25 | 1096573 What does it al...
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It's not that simple...  For the last 3 weeks, the G7 has been busy.


First MENA, then Japan, then Nikkei Rescue, then Yen buying and devaluation... and then now, QE2, not working.


Housing sucks, durable good report not good, consumer sentiment... And yet people have given up, hence my prediction.   But hey, what do I know....

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:08 | 1096575 alien-IQ
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I feel like I'm trapped in a nightmare.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:18 | 1096655 Cash_is_Trash
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Well Bernanke steals dreams in those dreams.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:28 | 1096714 10kby2k
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Feels like the Naz's treck to 5,000. I sure hope BB isn't nude in your nightmare.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:04 | 1096892 eddiebe
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No, but he's nude in Bubba's.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:14 | 1096619 nevadan
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Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:10 | 1096576 Lycaon
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At this stage in the ponzi cycle, quantitative easing is a given. Just look at japan, it can keep rates low and continue printing money ad infinitum.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:30 | 1096734 10kby2k
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But Japan residents own the debt. In the US the debt is owned by non-residents. WhoTF would buy a 5 year TIPS at -0.68% if their only concern wasn't return of most of their capital?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:32 | 1096735 10kby2k
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But Japan residents own the debt. In the US the debt is owned by non-residents. WhoTF would buy a 5 year TIPS at -0.68% if their only concern wasn't return of most of their capital?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:11 | 1096578 tmosley
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I will hold silver, thanks.

But I am popping some popcorn.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:11 | 1096580 Calvin Jones an...
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Pump and dump baby!!

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:10 | 1096586 X. Kurt OSis
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Must be true.  Steady rising market and VIX died.  The insiders must be getting assurances on QE3.  There is no other (good) news.  This has to be the only explanation.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:17 | 1096651 InconvenientCou...
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the fed needs bond duration, not stock pumping.

nobody took the bait on Libya, Ireland, Portugal etc. My gut is telling me they need a stock crash right about now and they've got a rabid bull. Quick, get the death ray!

The suspense is killing me.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:31 | 1096727 Shameful
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Well don't need a stock crash. If they assault the EU bond market could cause a nice little pop in the dollar and Treasuries. Maybe force a info leak out of Spain or Italy about financial impropriety.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 23:28 | 1098268 TBT or not TBT
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Financial impropriety would be an understatement, squared, prime.  Both places' demographies are crashing, probably irreversibly(short of some longevity miracle), on the backs of uber impossible public pension and welfare promises.     The edifice delusion built into the value of the euro is going to be a prize-winning piece of economics some few decades hence.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:10 | 1096587 InconvenientCou...
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head fake bitchez!

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:23 | 1096692 SheepDog-One
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Thats what Im thinking. Who cares what the printing is at this point, they could announce $10 trillion in new what? Go long stocks? Go ahead, with the stake to the heart of the dollar none of it matters. 

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:34 | 1096760 john39
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I think most kill themselves trying to figure this out in a way that makes any sense...  if you step back, the answer is fairly obvious, economic destruction is the end goal, and they are very close.   So yeah, smells like a crash coming, very soon...

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:55 | 1096848 zaknick
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What about the nukular false flag concurrent in time with a crash? How's that sound? SDR is then dessert!

Soooo..... what I want to know is: are they dead then? No more MIC ? I got a funny feeling they're not gonna wanna let go of that baby....that's the reason for the nukular false flag.

What I wanna know is... when are some of you cowardly (except against the weak, then you're like boooyah!) Amerikans gonna take on these fascist scumbags destroying your country?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 23:31 | 1098278 TBT or not TBT
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I'm confused.  Foreigners shipped us a bunch of valuable stuff in exchange for paper.   Caveat emptor, bitchez!    Some of that stuff got converted into an extraordinarily badass world spanning collection of military hardware in the hands of the world's baddest professional volunteer army.    So I may be confused, but I'm still thinking it sucks to be you.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:12 | 1096588 duncecap rack
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I am not a trader so I don't quite get the jargon. Is the story here that Gs and boa have got inside info on QE3 being a go and are using the info to make leverage  long bets on the s&P?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:17 | 1096633 smeagol
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Bingo. if your not a trader dunce you should be, you'd do well

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:16 | 1096640 jkruffin
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Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:29 | 1096720 disabledvet
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i think it would be funny if you added a "Johnny Neutron" to everything you say.  Like Chumbawamba--only better.  You know, "I am Johnny Neutron."

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:24 | 1097169 falak pema
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Johnny neutered? Johnny lost his gun?? Good signature.

Fri, 03/25/2011 - 00:09 | 1098370 StychoKiller
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Umm, that's "Jimmy Neutron", not Johnny!

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:18 | 1096644 traderjoe
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Per the story, GS and BofA lowering GDP projections is essentially asking/giving the green light for Ben to proceed with QE3. The hedge funds are buying stock index futures to front-run the anticipated pop that will come from an announcement of more money printing by BB. 

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:27 | 1096705 duncecap rack
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Thanks everybody for the replies!

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:11 | 1096591 kentfinance
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that explains the flush in PM's by the CME margin hike?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:11 | 1096598 taraxias
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I call bullshit !

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:26 | 1096701 SheepDog-One
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I see that call and raise it a whole pile of turds.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:33 | 1096756 buzzsaw99
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Cows do it too but they don't brag about it.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:43 | 1096791 Miss Expectations
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Cow Pies!

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 23:33 | 1098298 TBT or not TBT
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The sad truth is, they also do it while they are walking.   A pie only comes into existence when they are stationary.   

Sadly Taylor didn't do a "Time and Motion Study" on cows, but there are a few hundred thousand cowboy-hatted experts one could consult, and damned near a billion Indians (from India) who I'm told have a lot of occasions to observe these animals doing whatever they want to do.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:20 | 1096959 serotonindumptruck
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Now if only there were a practical way to capture all that methane. The bovine flatulence business might be a lucrative industry.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:13 | 1096599 youngman
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That explains the raid on gold and silver...get the stops..get it while you can...

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:12 | 1096601 youngman
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That explains the raid on gold and silver...get the stops..get it while you can...

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:13 | 1096603 Racer
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and if they get it wrong it doesn't matter cos they will get bailed out

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:16 | 1096627 slaughterer
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Tyler, this is blatant disinformation GS style.  I call head-fake.  Fade it.  Go short E-minis immediately. 

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:20 | 1096662 jkruffin
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Yea I gotta agree with you there, this smells of a purposeful leak to suck in more sheep. This didn't leak out on purpose, this was planned leakage. You know the kind of leakage you plan when Kim Kardashian is riding you?

I said early this morning I smell a HUGE dollar rally coming, and I believe it begins this evening. Today seemed like a capitulation session before the real decline IMO.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:50 | 1096818 Dr. Porkchop
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Stinks like anal leakage.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:28 | 1096712 tmosley
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Don't try to catch a falling knife.

You've only got two hands.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:53 | 1097086 ZeroPower
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In this case, a falling knife being a levitating ever so higher SPX. 

Don't short - unless you dislike $

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 23:35 | 1098302 TBT or not TBT
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Chainmail gloves, bitchez!

Fri, 03/25/2011 - 02:59 | 1098615 ItsEvolutionBaby
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