USDJPY Goes Bidless

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Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:21 | 1063201 Concentrated po...
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so it's yen to infinity and the dollar gets the big blue swirly.  Does that mean gold catches a better bid?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:20 | 1063244 sunny
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yes as in YES!!!


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:26 | 1063295 LowProfile
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Actually just the opposite.

Short/medium turn, expect PM weakness.

And don't get all pissy about this, it's probably the last best buying opportunity.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:29 | 1063322 Raymond K Hassel
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I don't get pissy about anything from yahoo finance.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:35 | 1063376 ColonelCooper
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Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:42 | 1063406 LowProfile
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Oh, I'm sorry.  I didn't realize the source wasn't up to your standards.

Does this make it more acceptable?


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:45 | 1063426 ColonelCooper
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Come on, it WAS funny.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:53 | 1063470 d00daa
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If you take some time, carefully clean the sand out of that cavernous vagina of yours, you just might, possibly,  find your long lost sense of humor.  Maybe.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:55 | 1063486 ColonelCooper
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Now that's really funny.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 18:24 | 1063669 Cindy_Dies_In_T...
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alright you all. Group hug.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 18:33 | 1063721 10kby2k
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78.14 right now

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 18:51 | 1063831 chumbawamba
Wed, 03/16/2011 - 18:52 | 1063837 chumbawamba
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Oh shit, I didn't realize how punny this is until after I posted it.

I amuse myself.

I am Chumbawamba.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 19:00 | 1063874 Fish Gone Bad
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Wed, 03/16/2011 - 18:55 | 1063842 LowProfile
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Laugh it up.

Hope you planned ahead.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 20:19 | 1064165 I only kill chi...
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Howdy Col. I've disagreed with some your stuff, but what's with all

the junking. Obviously things are too intense for some people to handle.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 19:56 | 1064085 let-them-eat-cake
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The junks you got will be out of pocket right about now and for the next week or so.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:22 | 1063251 Yancey Ward
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"Would you say it's time for our viewers to crack each other's heads open and feast on the goo inside?"

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:25 | 1063283 morph
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Yes I would kent.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:26 | 1063298 Yancey Ward
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The Simpsons comfort me in times of zombie apocalypse.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:34 | 1063351 Id fight Gandhi
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Me too

Controlled Nuclear fission is a demanding mistress.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:53 | 1063475 eatthebanksters
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Mistresses by nature are out of control...

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:32 | 1063355 homersimpson
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I offer you a half eaten donut and thank you for your support for all my years at the Nuclear Power Plant. I didn't know so many people wanted to see me in action for so long.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:45 | 1063429 10kby2k
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no disrespect homer, but i'm a southpark guy

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 18:58 | 1063860 homersimpson
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That wasn't Duff beer I just saw you drink..

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:58 | 1063512 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Stoopid drinking bird!!!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 03:31 | 1065638 kita27
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"MELTDOWN is one of those fearful media terms, id like to call it an unrequested fission surplus"

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:37 | 1063382 djrichard
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I think that's actually happening in Bahrain.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:52 | 1063463 Confucious 222
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Only if you came in to this debacle short the Yen.

If you came in short the yen against the dollar with both leverage and size, you have become goo already, yes indeedy.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 18:20 | 1063657 Lets_Eat_Ben
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"Dig up stupid"

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 18:26 | 1063672 Lets_Eat_Ben
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Yes We Can

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:24 | 1063253 whatsinaname
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I dont give a rats a... about what happens to the Japanese stock market, but a strong Yen ought to be in Japan's long term interest as it will minimize their re-construction costs and even if they see a reduction in export related jobs, they should hopefully see jobs in re-construction. Of course since when did CB's care about a country's LT interests ?

Of course, we continue to bear the brunt of meany beany's mild inflation babble in the US !!

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:58 | 1063496 machineh
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A strong yen will make energy and cement imports cheaper, but as a major manufacturing nation, Japan can source much of its rebuilding supplies domestically. But the strong yen is like a death ray to exporters. How can Japanese auto manufacturers compete, with the yen at 77 to the dollar? It's a horror show for them and many other exporters.

It seems perverse, that a country which was already deflationary is getting a further unwelcome deflationary jolt via out-of-control currency appreciation. This is the exact opposite of 'inflating your debts away.' Now the debt burden of the world's most indebted country is becoming heavier in real terms, just as it prepares to go on an epic deficit spending spree. No wonder default swaps on Japanese sovereign debt are reflecting higher risk.

The San Francisco earthquake in 1906 proved to be quite deflationary, leading to the Panic of 1907 (which in turn provided the impetus to create the Federal Reserve). One could imagine a similar deflationary impulse in Japan ... but followed by such reckless money printing and deficit spending that it pops interest rates and puts debt service on an exponential path to default, whether the Bank of Japan tries to inflate its way out or not.

It's horrible to contemplate that this natural disaster could be the tipping point which produces the first sovereign debt crisis in a major developed economy. 


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 18:13 | 1063616 Amish Hacker
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Well put. Imagine becoming the world's third largest economy, even though you had to import most of your energy and raw material inputs. Then an earthquake-tsunami-nuke disaster happens, and the only policy that will let you rebuild (strong yen) will destroy your exporters. This whole mess is starting to have the feel of an unstoppable force meeting an immoveable object.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 19:41 | 1064013 zebra
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is it possible that Japan is at a survival mode that cannot think about exporting at all? all they have to think is to rebuild their infrastructure first. therefore, currency exchange rate will be in their favor if JPY is higher. and that will kill the Nikkie for sure.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:29 | 1063331 camaro68ss
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holy fuck man, is this it? Are we in the SHTF moad

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:40 | 1063402 dwdollar
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Not quite yet.  We need at least one more straw for SHTF territory.  Preferably a black swan event here in the US.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 19:15 | 1063928 TemporalFlashback
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Didn't mean to junk your comment. Apologies.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 20:22 | 1064175 reading
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Just an fyi, you can un-junk by clicking on it again...just in case you go on a junk rampage or your mouse goes wild.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:41 | 1063405 malikai
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I'm afraid it may be here.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 18:44 | 1063794 scratch_and_sniff
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Wed, 03/16/2011 - 19:07 | 1063896 strannick
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you mean silver

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 18:47 | 1063798 scratch_and_sniff
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...dont forget your beans.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:39 | 1063391 IQ 145
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Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:17 | 1063202 papaswamp
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Someone just stepped in and is defending at the very least 78..maybe 78.20...and they are loosing.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 07:27 | 1065828 Iam_Silverman
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"defending at the very least 78"


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:16 | 1063203 Boilermaker
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LOL...not unbelievable at all.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:17 | 1063212 John McCloy
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Tell us again Tim that Japan will not sell their treasuries.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:27 | 1063294 Dr. No
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edit; read the chart wrong.  huh?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:30 | 1063338 Cleanclog
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If BOJ buys JGBs (and sells USTs), where will we see our interest rates tomorrow?  Is FED complicit?

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