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Regime-On / Regime-Off As Oil Round-Trips Yesterday's Losses

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Confirming that it is always the markets who make the news, especially when the news is explained by "world renowned commodity experts" who really are only long of newsletter sales in constantly wrong terms, yesterday's slide in oil was quickly and clinically "justified" with the near certainty that Iran's regime was on the verge of collapse following the local currency devaluation. We welcome these same "experts" to justify away why it is that the HFT algos which comprise over 30% of the CME's revenue have decided to send WTI right back to unchanged in yesterday terms. Because it would appear that today the Iranian regime is suddenly more entrenched than ever, and hyperinflation is actually a sure fire way to cement a so called dictator in his throne (as we said previously).

The week's performance of Oil relative to Gold, Silver, and Copper...


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Thu, 10/04/2012 - 13:52 | 2856398 transaccountin
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lol @ face

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 13:54 | 2856402 slaughterer
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Trick or treat Obama.  

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 13:59 | 2856412 nope-1004
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Petro dollar trick, inflation treat.  Must manage commod's to keep USD looking good.



Thu, 10/04/2012 - 21:36 | 2858055 dexter bland
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There's been very little physical demand growth for any commodity lately. Oil consumption is no higher than it was in 2006, despite the Chinese having 100 million more cars since then. The traditional jewellery and industrial markets for gold have all but collapsed. Copper is being stacked high in warehouses as there are no downstream buyers.

But its pointless discussing supply and demand with algorithms, they just don't get it. The price of everything will just keep rising, until it becomes unstable and collapses, just like 2008 (or for a more recent example, iron ore).


Thu, 10/04/2012 - 22:34 | 2858174 Flakmeister
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No there has been demand growth without the attendant increase in supply.... We are on the plateau and have been since 2005....

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 13:59 | 2856420 Skateboarder
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If you go to his house, the trick is indefinite detention and the treat is a SNAP card.

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:00 | 2856425 akak
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That face can't be Obama's --- it's too white, and is missing the little jughandle ears.

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:04 | 2856441 fuu
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A) Where was the Horror AH yesterday?

B) Where was the PM smackdown before 2:30 yesterday?

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:15 | 2856485 slaughterer
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Horror = NATO statement on Turkey-Syria: means war.

PM smackdown 3-5% next week.  

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:32 | 2856594 ParkAveFlasher
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I, too, predict something.

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:31 | 2856595 fuu
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5% is hardly a sale, dammit.

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:06 | 2856447 GolfHatesMe
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Face of a Speculator

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 13:57 | 2856414 HelluvaEngineer
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Everything seems fine to me.  Nothing can possibly go wrong before the election.  I'd better go sell some VIX calls.

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:04 | 2856439 kaiserhoff
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Front running AIG?

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 13:59 | 2856418 bezell
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So called EPIC SHORT SQUEEZ??????? Read about gas stations in california being shut down due high gas prices.(bloomberg)









Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:22 | 2856532 SemperFord
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Gas was 4.55 this morning for 91 in LA, good thing my car runs fine on 87 at 4.33 :(

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 15:02 | 2856746 cbxer55
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Guess that makes the $4.39 for 93 octane I can get here a steal, huh?

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 13:58 | 2856419 LawsofPhysics
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This was discuss at length about two weeks ago here.  Thanks ZH, shorts paid.  Everyone bought the dip right?  all is well for another week.

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:05 | 2856429 pashley1411
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I'm waiting for the chart that shows The Angry Market God, taking the form of Godzilla's trip to Tokyo, stomping the the capital markets.  

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:04 | 2856442 PUD
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Fed babble comes out and the algos go fucking wild! lol

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:06 | 2856449 Flakmeister
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There are some pretty severe imbalances in the world's petroleum production and refining chain currently. The US NE has historically relied on European gasoline imports, with 2 mmbpd of Euro-zone refiners gone, the lack of an adequate distribtion network from the Gulf Coast is now causing shortages. Mid-Atlantic PADD gasoline is just above MOL levels...

Combined with explosions in a refineries, one in CA, the other in NB, the situation is getting down to short strokes....

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:16 | 2856493 slaughterer
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+1 Flakmeister.  

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:06 | 2856451 richard in norway
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what the fuck is the iranian regime going to do, if their currency keeps colapseing like it is now the regime will fall apart in weeks. whats their next move? 


ps, the fall of the iranian regime should push oil prices up cos they will produce less oil in the chaos that follows, if we believe that the market is rational?!

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:35 | 2856612 ParkAveFlasher
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My prediction is that Iran yuan-izes before a single western finger hits the "send" button on a cruise missile. 

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:41 | 2856640 richard in norway
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thanks that had occured to me as well, either that or gold, but i dont know if they can do either or if it would work, im guessing that regime change might happen in iran before nov4

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:08 | 2856456 rebelscum1967
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face is classic!

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:16 | 2856491 GolfHatesMe
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I should have filled up last night

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:17 | 2856495 The Shootist
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The markets don't even come off with a semblence of being honest. When the SHTF, all the ponzis are gonna fall REAL hard.

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:18 | 2856501 Dr. Engali
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After last night's debate performance the odds of a strike on Iran before the election just went up.

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:38 | 2856624 slaughterer
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Dr. E. you clearly see the game theory here.  Obama will pull a Carter with regard to Iran.  

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 15:28 | 2856914 Anglo Hondo
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Go long helicopters, quick.  Yes, now!

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:18 | 2856506 Arkadaba
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Awesome! I think I have my Halloween costume!

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:37 | 2856620 new game
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well since g and s were on the chart, must ask a question: is 1800 and 35 appear to be manipulated to the max road blocks?

is blythe just doing the clients wishes?  we all know it is paper stopping the upward movement, but sincerely the ratio of addtl fiat being added say 2000 and 45-50...just wondering wtf as usual in a rigged assnine market.

when my head clears though i know the phy demand will be the final push to get jp subserviate to reality. but they are a force to be reckoned with.  the experts (ar, ar) say jp is buying/storing as this rises(after shorting to stops), which makes sense too.

soon, they may have bigger whales to harpoon...

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:41 | 2856635 slaughterer
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Looks like WTI will open far above $92 tomorrow.   

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:54 | 2856702 lolmao500
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Israel and their usual BS...

Israel says Syrian mortar strike was attack on NATO

* Says attack on one NATO member attack on all

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 21:59 | 2858103 seethreepo
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Hilarious.  Great post.

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