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Treasury And Market Responses To S&P Stunner

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Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:32 | 1179974 Racer
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'Sub-prime is well contained'

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:44 | 1180052 long juan silver
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Compared to an hour ago or 4 years ago?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:46 | 1180080 Cleanclog
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And Finland now controls (at least strongly influences) the EU bailout fall apart.  Greece to 25% and Portugal to 15% as US Treasuries become junk and endowments take their gold physical.  It's a brave new world . . . 1984.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:32 | 1179984 TruthInSunshine
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Fitch downgrades Ancient Rome to BBB- from BBB



Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:46 | 1180067 long juan silver
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I am shockedShocked at this outrage!

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:45 | 1180075 tom a taxpayer
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Was that a downgrade or just a credit watch for Ancient Rome?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:50 | 1180095 Cursive
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Lulz. Very appropriate. The quote from Chirichilla is an eye popper of stupidity. "We knew it was borderline...but we didn't expect...". Dumbasses all around.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 11:42 | 1180616 TruthInSunshine
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Fisher just basically stated Bernanke perjured himself (which we all knew, anyways). LULZ. Epic.
Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:36 | 1179996 WALLST8MY8BALL
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We will continue to front run POMO and take the 3% layup

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:34 | 1179997 ivars
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Welcome Your next president:


Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:44 | 1180058 alpha60
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post-david lee roth VH entrance music... dooood.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:56 | 1180117 Spastica Rex
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PERFECT music for SP!

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 10:59 | 1180425 eatthebanksters
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Sammy Hagar blow David Lee away!

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 10:00 | 1180004 Mentaliusanything
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Cliff diving is dangerous to your wealth

Is that the smell of fear ?

No that's the S&P losing its bowels

Could somone ring Yahoo its fallen off the page


Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:37 | 1180005 Cindy_Dies_In_T...
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Walks to podium, clears throat:



Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:37 | 1180017 Cleanclog
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Take your gold and silver physical. US downgrade not a surprise really, just get out of paper.  Paper debt (US Treasuries), US dollars, US munis etc etc etc

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:37 | 1180018 oogs66
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The treasury says S&P underestimates the possibility of government reaching budget conclusion? OMG! LOL!!! ROFL!!!  S&P overstates the possibility of doing anything.  Its all been lies.  They lied about the cuts - $38 billion --> less than $1 billion actual.  Compromise in December - spending up and taxes down!  Neither current plan calls for surplus, just less deficitis!   S&P looked at the numbers like ZH (about 2 years later) and just said what is common sense.   But since the market still, god knows why, places faith in S&P, its meaningful.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:39 | 1180027 Boilermaker
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What time is the retarded reversal back to parity in the markets?

I want to sell my puts prior to the ramrodding.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:42 | 1180037 magpie
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Kiwi in the Coalmine ?


(Reuters) - China and New Zealand have signed a 25 billion yuan ($3,83 billion) bilateral currency swap deal, the Chinese central bank said on Monday.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 10:19 | 1180237 Mentaliusanything
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That sum would buy a fair chunk of those lovely Islands.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:43 | 1180045 Blotsky
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It is going to put a lot of pressure on the Obama administration to move faster at reducing the deficits, or cutting spending and possibly increasing taxes.

Double speak for Austerity

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:41 | 1180051 eigenvalue
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Has anybody noticed today's GOFO and SOFO? GOFO rates have reached the lowest level since the beginning of this year!Another short squeeze seems to be on its way. 

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:44 | 1180054 kalum
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Who is John Galt?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:59 | 1180139 andybev01
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A highly fictionalized character who is based upon an un-attainable ideal, in a fantasy novel written by a jaded, amoral hypocrite.

That is who John Galt is.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 10:07 | 1180181 tmosley
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Sounds like somebody didn't get their welfare check on time.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:44 | 1180056 vote_libertaria...
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"4% 10 year by the end of the year"


hahahhahaaa....you'll be lucky if it is under 4% at the end of the day.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:45 | 1180060 Bob
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Looks like the pigmen are pushing the Austerity for Commoners agenda.  No surprise here . . . the stakes have become sufficiently extreme for them to start pulling out all the stops. 

Look at silver going vertical!

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:44 | 1180072 Henry Chinaski
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BTFD this morning.  Markets will be green before lunchtime.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:52 | 1180112 Sudden Debt
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and stay green untill Christmass 2020 :)


Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:45 | 1180074 bob_dabolina
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Surprise? What surprise?

$14 Trillion national debt

$113 Trillion in unfunded liabilities

and 50% of Americans don't pay income tax.

Like I said...what surprise? Were people hoping for an upgrade?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 10:02 | 1180151 Sudden Debt
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You forgot to mention:

- 1.5 Trillion yearly deficits for decades to come

- Morons who have the funniest commercials get to be President




for now...


Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:46 | 1180081 writingsonthewall
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I'm so glad I'm on this site and not on some wanky CNBC securities show.

Where is Kramer? - is he going mental yet?


"This is tape bomb. It doesn't come as a complete surprise to the markets however seeing it in black and white print it is going to shake the market up for sure."


yeah right you total turd - don't worry about the brown stuff leaking out the back of your trousers - that's "all natural" - I'm sure you were all prepared for it...

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:49 | 1180087 treemagnet
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Bet is closes green anyway.....didn't Tyler have a thought or nine about the Fed buying directly sans POMO?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:50 | 1180092 tslv50
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Why is it that only idiots get elected? Idiot, you elected them! 

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:49 | 1180096 Jason T
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1285!! oh noooo!!! 


Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:53 | 1180113 treemagnet
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remember grasshoppa - free fall of 1000 point begin with drop of 20  (ancient chinese saying)

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:52 | 1180104 firstdivision
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If your balls drop 10 years too late, does it really make a difference?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:52 | 1180110 Miss Expectations
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I've found a whole bunch of black and white Johnson's


Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:57 | 1180123 BrobamaReds
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April is the New May - Sell in April and go away.

White House blames El Nino for the misunderstanding.

10:00AM S&P ALGOS kick in.

Global mrkts RIP.


Mon, 04/18/2011 - 09:58 | 1180127 curbyourrisk
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Woo-Hoo....let the fun begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 10:04 | 1180165 Sudden Debt
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Looks like "somebody" is going to buy some 2 year bonds....


3 Month      0.05%      +0.01 (25.00%)

6 Month      0.10%        0.00 (0.00%)

2 Year         0.66%      -0.02 (-2.94%)

5 Year         2.10%      +0.01 (0.48%)

10 Year       3.43%      +0.05 (1.48%)

30 Year       4.51%      +0.08 (1.81%

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 10:04 | 1180171 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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Mon, 04/18/2011 - 10:40 | 1180330 treemagnet
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please don't tease me.....its still monday.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 10:04 | 1180172 r101958
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Just another entry in a lengthening list of manipulations.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 10:49 | 1180370 AldousHuxley
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* US Treasury's Miller says S&P negative outlook underestimates ability of US leaders to come together to deal with US fiscal challenges

There is a void of leadership in US. Just talkers, no doers.Martin Luther King has been replaced by Al Sharpton, Lincoln has been replaced by Obama+Clintons, republican party has been replaced by neocon zionists.

* Both political parties now agree it is time to begin bringing down deficits as a share of GDP.

now is the time? It is way overdue and politicians will only bring asterity in non-defense spending. Basically put all our resources into military....US has WAR ECONOMY coming.

* US economy is strengthening as it emerges from recent recession.

If US economy consists of only top 0.1% of Americans. Everyone else is hopeless and depressed.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 10:51 | 1180375 nickels
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S&P to Titanic captain as they climb into last lifeboat-- "By the way, your boat is leaking--"

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 10:51 | 1180386 Overflow-admin
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"It is not good news and it is not good news because to move towards austerity when the U.S. economy is not on sound footing is not a good idea"

But... but... economy IS recovering; how can they print that much propaganda???

Oops, sarc off: ><

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 12:33 | 1180803 SheepDog-One
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And why would there be a need for austerity measures if we WERE on 'sound footing'? WTF?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 11:35 | 1180569 AldoHux_IV
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Sounds like a poor excuse to impose unnecessary harsh austerity measures because solving the structural issues are politically impossible, but continuing the slavery is politically attractive for our scum-sucking policymakers.

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