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Chart Of The Day: The Misery In Spain Is Everywhere... And Has Never Been Higher

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We, just like everyone else, have grown quite tired of all phrases containing some variant of "Pain in Spain." Which is why instead we are focusing on its Misery. As in Misery Index, defined as the combination of inflation and unemployment. Following today's announcement of a surge in Spanish inflation which soared from 2.7% to 3.5%, trouncing expectations of a modest rise to 2.8%, it is clear to see that the Misery in Spain has never been higher.


... which for some context - is double the misery of the average European or Italian and triple that of an American...



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Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:01 | 2838242 LULZBank
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Immigrate to Uganda Bitchezz!!!

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:02 | 2838250 The Alarmist
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Time to dig up the corpse of Francisco Franco and bring back the good old days.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:08 | 2838270 GetZeeGold
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Still dead....yup.....still. It's our top story tonight.


Good night....and have a pleasant tomorrow.



Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:10 | 2838296 bigdumbnugly
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We, just like everyone else, have grown quite tired of all phrases containing some variant of "Pain in Spain." Which is why instead we are focusing on its Misery.


well then how bout   'the bacteria in iberia falls mainly on the genitalia.'

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:15 | 2838305 BeetleBailey
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LOL big......LMAO

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:39 | 2838407 I am more equal...
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You were expecting the Spanish Economic Inquisition?

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:32 | 2838377 bogbrush
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Great stuff guys!!!!!

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:17 | 2838643 LMAOLORI
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How about the obama misery index that would be great stuff for those of us living in the U.S.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:03 | 2838558 Non Passaran
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Europe without the euro is like gain without pain,

But Iberia without the bacteria is like Italia without the genitalia

(Refrain) Bunga bunga, euro euro, pump pump, dump dump ...



Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:16 | 2838307 MillionDollarBonus_
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With the Spanish ten year yield over 6%, this is fine opportunity for shrewd value investors to reinvest their coupons in more high-yielding peripheral debt. At this rate, investors in peripheral debt are compounding a 3% return semi-annually for some spectacular gains.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:22 | 2838329 Yes_Questions
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Said the Coach of Sarcastopost.

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 16:17 | 2842014 akak
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Oh, I am SO going to believe everything MDB says from now on!

He is just SO intelligent and wise!  Check that, perfectly intelligent and wise!

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:26 | 2838347 The Alarmist
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I'd rather invest in Ireland, where the capital is Dublin every day.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:30 | 2838369 LULZBank
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I totally "like" your investment strategy.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:18 | 2838649 wandstrasse
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near where I grew up there is a village called 'Halfing'.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:32 | 2838374 hapless
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Going towards the light...

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:35 | 2838389 mayhem_korner
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"high yielding peripheral debt"


Very nice.  I think what you're saying is that investing in Spanish bonds is like playing roulette with 33 green numbers on the wheel.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:30 | 2838720 Taint Boil
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Dear Mr. Million Dollar Bonus,


When ever I have the pleasure and luck of coming across your posts the hair on my neck stands up and it tingles with excitement. When the sweet poetry of intelligence that flows out of your key board and into my simple brain it makes every molecule in my body explode into …. into a …  well better not say here on Zero Hedge.


It is an honor and privilege to have access to your writings and opinions. Please keep up the good work and please ignore the down arrows – they just don’t understand.


Taint Boil


Fri, 09/28/2012 - 11:06 | 2838922 crusty curmudgeon
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I know it's wrong to feed the trolls, but sometimes you just have to, don't you?

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 11:14 | 2838962 OutLookingIn
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Forget about the return on my cash.

I just want the cash returned!

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:28 | 2838362 Peter Pan
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You don't need the corpse of Franco. His ghost will be enough.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:02 | 2838548 aint no fortuna...
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yah, yah, but if you turn those chart thingies upside down they look just fine, so what's the big deal?

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:03 | 2838254 GetZeeGold
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Damn the torpedoes......and send in the bankers.


Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:54 | 2838852 LongSoupLine
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Wow, I don't understand why so miserable...after all, the iPhone 5 is out.  I mean, come on...

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 14:54 | 2839745 MillionDollarBoner_
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No need to emigrate, bwana.

Uganda is coming to you !;o)

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:38 | 2840341 They Tried to S...
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If I didnt have so many friends there ............I'd Stand up and say " Now that's cmedy."

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:03 | 2838246 KidHorn
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  • This will quell the rioting.
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:50 | 2838834 goldfish1
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Catalonia: Black Swan of Barcelona


Madrid/Brussels: Spain lurched further towards a full-blown constitutional crisis as Catalonia announced a snap election potentially opening the way for the country's most economically important region to declare independence from Madrid.

As police in the Spanish capital barricaded the Spanish parliament against anti-austerity protestors, the government of Mariano Rajoy vowed to stand firm against a drive by Catalonia for secession as the Spanish leader faces the most critical period of his premiership.

"The hour has come to exercise our right to self rule," said Artur Mas, Catalonia's president. He called the vote, which is likely to be cast as a proxy referendum on Catalan independence, after Mr Rajoy last week rejected his demands for greater fiscal autonomy, triggering a wave of nationalist sentiment in the northern region.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:02 | 2838247 Debtonation
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And it's going to get worse

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:37 | 2838755 Captain Kink
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And coming to a nation near you!

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:03 | 2838251 youngman
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They have nice dumpsters though.....very pretty......

On another can´t rhyme with Misery.......pain yes....misery no

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:10 | 2838291 crusty curmudgeon
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Hillary comes close

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:27 | 2838351 Yes_Questions
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The banksters cause the misery

And bring about their pillory

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:50 | 2838477 LMAOLORI
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HiTlary Clinton: Raise Taxes on the Rich Everywhere

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:48 | 2838822 Temporalist
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Is there a time in history when there's been greater misery? 

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:04 | 2838258 HelluvaEngineer
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Just heard our parent Corp. is pulling all operations out of Southern Europe.  Writing off a huge loss.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:04 | 2838259 q99x2
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Seems to match the NWO's opium production index.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:34 | 2838384 Jack Burton
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There is a good reson the NWO invasion force brought all poppy fields back on line and allied with the Aghan drug lords. The poor and unemplyed desperate masses crave drugs when all else in their lives turns to crap. Big profits. Go long opium.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:00 | 2838535 DaveyJones
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Poppies will make them sleep

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:05 | 2838262 Quinvarius
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Think of it as an opportunity for improvement. Christine legarde can use that line on her next review.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:05 | 2838264 Dr. Engali
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I'm pretty sure that's healthy for societal stability.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:06 | 2838272 Stuck on Zero
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Is the misery index calculated using official government figures for unemployment and inflation?  Right.


Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:08 | 2838276 spanish inquisition
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Do any of these countries measure the way the US does? Or can they revise their way to happiness like the US?

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:09 | 2838286 the not so migh...
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These are the revised numbers.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:53 | 2838284 fuu
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Yeah but it's mostly in the plain.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:10 | 2838290 Ralph Spoilsport
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The pain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:52 | 2838490 LMAOLORI
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The pain in France falls mainly on the rich

They did it 75% tax rate

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:10 | 2838292 Jason T
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yet my utility company, NYSEG, is owned by a Spanish utility.. Iberdrola.



Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:15 | 2838304 The Alarmist
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Not for long ... just like Pebble Beach golf course, the locals are going to have the last laugh when they buy it back at pennies on the dollar.  

See, this Euro-Crisis shit has a bright side after all.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:12 | 2838300 new game
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time to print some more misery and false illusion.

surely we have a solution-same as the last.

we are with the bank(gubmnt) and come to help...

hands to ankles please-I said NOW, cause we have a gun this time...

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:17 | 2838313 Kokulakai
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Inflation is alive and well, despite 25% unemployment.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:36 | 2838395 hapless
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25% is the new "full" employment.  There, fixed.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:23 | 2838335 insanelysane
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Need to get back in the boats, travel to the Americas, enslave the native population, and make them mine gold for you.  Ah, the good old 1500s.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:23 | 2838336 monopoly
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And on the idiot channel, with that moron Cramer the headline is "Are Spains banks in trouble". Where the hell have these dumb people been?

What a waste, cnbc.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:56 | 2838514 CrashisOptimistic
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Two steps:

1) Turn it off

2) Email their sponsors and tell them you'll be buying competing products until they stop advertising on CNBC.


Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:25 | 2838342 alien-IQ
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Yes but misery leads to "retail therapy" which leads to economic recovery....It is, therefore, BULLISH!!!

Quick...somebody send this chart to Steve Liesman!!!!

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:27 | 2838348 ebworthen
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Is Spanish inflation and unemployment less fudged than U.S. and it's B.S. statistics?

Perhaps if we had a Germany to bail us out ours might be a little more realistic and count people who dropped out of the workforce and the cost of food and gas?

Perhaps if we had youth unemployment of 50% we'd have some real riots in Wall Street and Washington D.C.?  Too bad there are so many Starbucks, bling eateries, and distracting iPhones (?).

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:29 | 2838367 youngman
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I bet 30% of the Spanish Market is now underground.....all cash....

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:09 | 2838597 armagediontimes
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Yeah, there is a burgeoning black economy - but a lot of it is at little more than subsistence level. A number of Spanish nationals have made their way to the paradise that is northern Europe - but in their rush to leave seemingly forgot to de-register for Spanish unemployment benefits.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:26 | 2838349 Monedas
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Miseria en Iberia !    

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:28 | 2838361 youngman
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If the Spanish Banks report comes out negative...bad...I think it and silver should jump again...1-2%...and the little Spanish ATM guy who fills the cash will be doing triple overtime this weekend also....

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:39 | 2838770 jover
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thats why the spanish bank stress test report will not be bad at all. Infact the spanish banks will surely not need to raise additional capital

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:36 | 2838391 Miss Expectations
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In this clip, Mariano Rajoy is played by Kathy Bates.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:54 | 2838848 goldfish1
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Kathy Bates - fabulous as Gertrude Stein in Midnight in Paris.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:42 | 2838431 Lewshine
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They just need uncle Ben to re-calculate and subtract all those pesky transitory items that ruin the real figures that can't be higher than 1.75%.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:51 | 2838484 Grand Supercycle
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Longs please be careful.

Due to recent central bank intervention and short covering spikes, these daily charts are extremely overextended and significant correction expected very soon:


Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:54 | 2838500 Non Passaran
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1. You already posted this shit the other day

2. Your first URL has a future date in it.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:07 | 2838585 RSBriggs
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Do you really need to spam this on every thread, every day?

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:53 | 2838495 Durchbruch
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inflation and unemployment ...... Inflation ??  They should deflate while germany and the north inflate

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:24 | 2838661 Anasteus
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This somewhat convinces me that all the present havoc cannot be conducted by a conspiracy clan and if so then it's losing control over the situation. Imposing austerity measures on such a large scale can only lead to massive organized public riots which can be extremely erratic. As of certain level, riots do not dissolve into chaos as one might expect but can easily evolve into highly organized movement capable of changing everything. That's how we abolished the former communist establishment.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:36 | 2838747 RSBriggs
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Funny...  I've started getting ads for Spanish Ford Fiestas....  0% down....

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:37 | 2838760 jover
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Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:44 | 2838797 BattlegroundEur...
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This is lookin Bullish... Ole Bitchez

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:44 | 2838803 The worst trader
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Is it time to BTFD?

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 16:10 | 2841995 pies_lancuchowy
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Time to BTFG - bring the fricken gun

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:53 | 2838847 Gordon Freeman
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These statistics are all bullshit--misery, my ass.  When the streets of Barcelona start looking like Lagos, the Spanish whiners will have a claim on some misery.  

Until then, all that Eurotrash breast-beating can fucking pound sand.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:57 | 2838867 goldfish1
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So sayeth Gina Rinehart.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:55 | 2838858 Temporalist
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My Spanish friends were very fond of saying how socialism was so great.  I'm sure this isn't a problem with socialism.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 11:26 | 2839018 apu123
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There will probably be a lot more incidents like this one, not just in Spain but around the world.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 11:31 | 2839036 shovelhead
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"In Euro news, in attempts to raise investor confidence, the Spanish Govt. has retained the services of top Madison Ave. public relations firm Fargin-Isolls to boost bond buying."

"The winning P.R. firms sucess with the " Be all that you can be, swipe dat EBT" campaign was likely a large factor in the Spanish Govt.'s choice."

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 11:31 | 2839037 HeliBen
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Inflation in Spain?

Impossible, there are no rising wages.

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