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AAPL Goes Baumgartner At 100DMA

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Presented with little comment but comparing the free-fall in AAPL's share price to this amazing chest-cam video from Felix Baumgartner's jump yesterday must be how all those hedge fund feel this morning... AAPL is trading below its 100DMA.

AAPL 100DMA $623.87


and this...


and the full thing - if u do not choke just a little bit at this, you are made of stone...


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Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:44 | 2890406 idea_hamster
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What do you say when you jump?

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:53 | 2890449 LongSoupLine
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Comparative analogy:


Felix...had parachute

AAPL...not so much

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:57 | 2890452 idea_hamster
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Floating down

through the clouds

memories come rushing up to meet me now.

But in the space between the heavens 

and the corner of some foreign field,


Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:19 | 2890516 hedgeless_horseman
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That other hedge fund hotel, PCLN, is also feeling gravity. 

Down 7.5% over 30 days. 

Didn't Shattner also do a freefall from orbit in the new movie?

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:20 | 2890541 malikai
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I stand by ready to buy AAPL with both hands at $30.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 13:01 | 2890916 Nothing To See Here
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After they called the EU currency the "euro" or the canadian dollar the "maple leaf", I am ready to call the US dollar the "Felix".

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 13:04 | 2890927 redpill
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I'm surprised they could fit his giant balls in that little capsule.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 16:29 | 2891817 Robert-Paulson
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Madison Bumgarner?

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:29 | 2890562 Joshua_D
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The sax solo on this song made the entire album.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:12 | 2890722 Totentänzerlied
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That and the sax coda of "Two Suns" made the entire album.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:40 | 2890839 pods
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That is my favorite Floyd album.  

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 14:43 | 2891527 Grill Boss
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No parachute, no net, no insurance.... One BIG worm in the AAPL... this will be what takes them and telecoms down... (of course the public purse could be the insurance that NO insurer will provide againt this)

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:54 | 2890450 ParkAveFlasher
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Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:34 | 2890815 rp1
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Damn you HFTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 20:21 | 2892586 Helix6
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"Our Father, who art in Heaven..."

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:44 | 2890409 fonzannoon
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When is their earnings? Have the retained the Citi actuaries yet?

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:01 | 2890476 SilverDOG
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Red Bull Red Bull Red Bull!


Invest in Red Bull.......... NOT.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 19:57 | 2890824 JuliaS
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To represent the spirit of the recession I propose a Blue Bear brand of drink. Has a sour taste, flat right out of the bottle and drains energy as you consume it.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:44 | 2890410 Cognitive Dissonance
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That's gonna leave a mark.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:48 | 2890426 Oh regional Indian
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I think that's gonna leave a stain. ;-)


Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:53 | 2890448 CPL
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It's what happens when the market shits the bed.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:42 | 2890598 Ancona
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You didn't jump out of that capsule at the edge of space.......somebody else did.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:41 | 2890840 CPL
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Needs to be posted. Vanhalen's Jump

...when Van Halen was superior with the amazing rock style of David Lee Roth.  Versus the other people that caused the greatness of their guitars of Awesome party music to silence and suck ass. 

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:57 | 2890465 grunk
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There's an app for that.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:05 | 2890489 CPL
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That one where you throw birds at a house and try to knock it down?

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:53 | 2890880 1100-TACTICAL-12
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That sumbitch got's some ball's..

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:47 | 2890421 OutLookingIn
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The beatings and pay cuts will continue,

Until such time as moral improves.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:48 | 2890425 wandstrasse
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Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:49 | 2890427 Shizzmoney
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Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:52 | 2890440 Frozen IcQb
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Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:55 | 2890453 LongSoupLine
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iJump - (hedge fund managers)

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:13 | 2890518 Frozen IcQb
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Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:43 | 2890604 Flakmeister
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iDump is more like it....

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:49 | 2890429 Dr. Engali
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I'm sure it will land as gently as he did too.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:49 | 2890432 Frozen IcQb
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Gotta love the choice of words on this site!

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:50 | 2890436 zilverreiger
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so are the shorts piling on yet?

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:53 | 2890447 robertocarlos
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No problemo. I'm out the door this morning to buy an iPhone 5. The shorts are the parachute and will save the day.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:04 | 2890689 LouisDega
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Get the white. The black is a scratch magnet. All in all, It is a work of art.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:55 | 2890451 walküre
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I'm surprised he didn't land in Arnie's backyard. From way up there it would have been easy to get blown every direction. How did he manage to stay on course? Immense speed has got something to do with it, I'm sure.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:37 | 2890580 i_fly_me
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Winds-aloft analysis is a basic skill every beginning skydiver learns as part of "spotting" (determining the proper exit point to enable one to land on target).  This would have been a more complicated analysis due to the height and the lack of aircraft maneuverability, but not tremendously so.  The reason the two previous attempts were scrubbed was due to the winds not offering a workable safety margin (either for the flight or the landing).  The winds finally aligned for him yesterday.  He's been working meticulously toward this for 7 years; everything was planned to the last detail.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:55 | 2890456 insanelysane
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I would say something about workers at Foxconn trying to make the same leap but that would be bad taste.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:57 | 2890464 jtz5
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:00 | 2890477 jimijon
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He didn't do that.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:11 | 2890515 Bastiat
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Some crack monkey on a porch did his part too -- pay up!

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:06 | 2890495 virgilcaine
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Post S Jobs ho hum product line..

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:06 | 2890497 I am a Man I am...
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I wish they would split the stock 10 to 1 simply for the fact that ZH is so fascinated with it's 10% ago $700 stock price.  A 11 to 12% pull back from all time highs is not a big deal, any investor/trader/monkey knows this.  I think $70 to $62 would be a better paradigm fit for TD so he could focus on more important things.  Remember what happened after it pulled back from 633 to 530 way back in April to Mid Ma?.  Why don't you do a post on that so you don't seem so biased against.  Or post the SNL skit from Sat.  Pretty funny.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:16 | 2890530 Conman
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Revese split you mean? How would that change the cap? Isn't that was is most commented on, not so much the actual stock price? And where was this rule that a 10% pullback is "no big deal"? not saying it is either way, jsut wondering if i missed that memo.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:18 | 2890746 Squid Vicious
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70.5 to 62, you still lost 12% of your dough... no matter where you bought it

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:07 | 2890503 bania
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Austrians understand gravity cannot be defied.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:09 | 2890507 virgilcaine
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Only 40% to go where RM started shorting.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:16 | 2890531 icanhasbailout
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There's something very hollow about the hype around the freefall jump, given that the "how to get a human being safely to earth from outer space without a vehicle" problem was first solved a half century ago. It really concentrates on how much we have gone backwards intellectually even as technology advanced. All the cool real-world engineering is like archaeology, all people invent these days is new ways to rip each other off.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:20 | 2890542 djsmps
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Some frontpage headlines this morning---
Businessweek: Lesson of the iPad: In Tough Times, Treat Yourself
Businessweek: Cash to Buy an IPad ? Consumers Paring Debt Help U.S. Expansion
Marketwatch: U.S. retail sales jump 1.1%; iPhone effect?
CNN/Money: Retail sales surge on gas, autos and electronics-Strong sales of the iPhone5 last month helped drive September retail sales higher
Forbes: Will The iPad Mini Really Come In 16 Models? German Blog Leaks Prices And Configurations
Fortune: Can Apple win over China?
Fortune: SNL skewers Apple pundits over iPhone 5
Fortune: Is this why Apple moved its iPad mini launch?
LA Times: Apple roundup: iPad mini; Samsung engineer hired; stock rises

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:28 | 2890559 Black Markets
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Why does Zerohedge expect both hyperinflation and a stock market crash??

Their entire world view is at conflict with itself.


AAPL are flat on the day (up slightly), this entire story is reaction nihilist hopium. To compare AAPL's trading session today to a man freefalling 120,000ft is journalistic BS.


I thought ZH's mission statement was to cut through exactly this kind of lax financial reporting? Hypocrisy in spades


Sort it out before ZH slips into irrelevence.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:56 | 2890658 Seorse Gorog fr...
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ZH loves a meme if it ties in with TD revenge against the system. This shit is getting fucking boring. It got boring several hundred dollars ago.


TD: 'Apple's in a bubble'. Yeah, like gold's in a fucking bubble.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 14:06 | 2891425 ebworthen
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You and Black Markets bought a bunch of AAPL at $695 didn't you?

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:25 | 2890777 NotApplicable
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First off, EVERYTHING happens in its own time, driven by its inputs. Now, at any instant in time, these inputs may or may not align positively with two apparently opposite perspectives, and the reactions at that instant, may or may not affect the system being observed as expected.

This may sound like gibberish, but what I'm trying to explain is that these worldviews are not linear, nor are the reactions that may or may not occur at any given instant. What this means is that over time, BOTH a market crash AND hyperinflation can occur "simultaneously," as each reacts to it's own inputs or not without full regard to the other.

For example, both cases can occur if both systems are seen as not being a safe store of value. Now, while it may be hard to imagine stocks going down after a currency drop, it could sure be the case that they collapse first (the race for the exits, where due to collapsing volume, none exist), which then kicks off the stampede for ALL paper to find the tangible value that exists at the tip of Exeter's Pyramid.

IMO, stocks will only remain elevated as long as hedge-bots believe the Fed/DC still has some bit of control over the facade (or the facade of control) they call a market.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:30 | 2890563 schatzi
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If Apple is falling like Baumgartner, what is gold doing? Sucked into a black hole vortex? Seriously, I despise Apple, but it's doing a whole lot better than gold. Why even make a topic out of a minor daily move?

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:44 | 2890609 ParkAveFlasher
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Cup and ladle in gold, buddy. 

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 13:19 | 2890973 Nothing To See Here
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Apple lost over 10% in the last 30 days. Gold lost about 0,7%.  So what you were saying was...?

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 13:39 | 2891323 REALTRADE
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Classic TD ass munching....Apple was also up 700% from 09 where as gold is up 200%...but let's not mention that. I don't give a shit where AAPL goes as I got out at 450 after buying in low 300's...kicking myself everyday for that epic fail. I couldn't rationalize getting back in after I sold, but this constant Appl bashing here is's a stock goes up, it goes trade it like any other instrument, if I see an oppurtunity to trade it short I will, but zerohedge has been drinking the haterade for far to long...when gold went from 180 to 150 it's just corrective when aapl goes from 700 to 630 its a plunge...get real...for all you know appl could go to 800 or 500...i don't pretend to know where it's going, unlike the zerohedge brown nosing posse....

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 14:12 | 2891437 Nothing To See Here
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You are one misguided fellow, and I say that despite the fact that I also believe that there is some free hating going on re : AAPL.

But you can't compare gold with AAPL. One is money (despite Bernanke saying otherwise) while AAPL is an investment. Gold cannot go to zero value. Gold is priced in US dollars, but its value does not change. If you fail to understand that, you have a long way to go.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 15:56 | 2891736 REALTRADE
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I'm misguided? You were the one that compared AAPL to gold initially. Calling the kettle black aren't we pot? You should re-read your first post then go back to the drawing board in order to come up with something more intellectual. I was merely stating a quite obvious fact that zerohedge has become a haters paradise of sorts. It's one big circle jerk about how everything is doomed, I've been hearing this same song and dance on here for a while. If shit does go south and your precious silver and gold suddenly becomes the money we rely on for trade, you best believe that if you have it, somebody will want it and take it from you.

Tue, 10/16/2012 - 10:24 | 2894566 Nothing To See Here
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Don't know if you can be helped but let me try one last time. Schatzi above compared AAPL with gold, saying that gold was falling more than AAPL today and thus, didnt understand all the fuss about AAPL going on here. In my first post, I replied to Schatzi in an attempt to bring to his attention that gold, in US dollar terms, was still more steady than AAPL despite today's fall and that should have helped him understand the Baumgartner story by Tyler. But you came in blasting me and started a story about AAPL going from 0 to 700 in a few years, whereas gold allegedly did not performed as well... whatever.

So, repeating myself, gold is not an investment. AAPL is. You should not compare. But if you insist on doing so, I could not care less. You buy AAPL, I'll buy gold, we'll both sleep well, until...

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 15:56 | 2891737 REALTRADE
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I'm misguided? You were the one that compared AAPL to gold initially. Calling the kettle black aren't we pot? You should re-read your first post then go back to the drawing board in order to come up with something more intellectual. I was merely stating a quite obvious fact that zerohedge has become a haters paradise of sorts. It's one big circle jerk about how everything is doomed, I've been hearing this same song and dance on here for a while. If shit does go south and your precious silver and gold suddenly becomes the money we rely on for trade, you best believe that if you have it, somebody will want it and take it from you.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:42 | 2890597 Everybodys All ...
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It would appear that the Fed proxies came out strong at about 10:30 am this morning to save the market day. Did anyone think that would not happen?

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:59 | 2890672 fuu
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Then they all rushed over here to point out the article is old.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:27 | 2890782 NotApplicable
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Lots of pissiness around here this morning, I note.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:46 | 2890619 Black Markets
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AAPL are now up 0.2%


How embarrassing for the author.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:03 | 2890684 Uncle Remus
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iDon'tCare. iDon'tOwnAAPL.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:22 | 2890766 frenzic
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Enough with the fucking red bull commercials already.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:26 | 2890781 Jack Sheet
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I prefer the 91.67546-day moving average myself, but only during the first quarter of the moon.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:27 | 2890786 rosethorn
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That space-suit Baumgartner used is the coolest real space-suit ever.  He looked like a stormtrooper.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:32 | 2890803 FrankIvy
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I guess I'm either made of stone or common sense, because all I see is a sh-t load of resources getting wasted so that some yahoo can jump out of a balloon. 

Did I miss something? 

Is this not just a glorified X-games stunt?

Is the fact that it's "sponsored" by Red Bull not indicative of that?

Or was the motorcycle jump off the building science as well?

Did we learn something about safety suits for astronauts?

I'm going to miss the oil age.  I'd love to be able to come back in 300 years to hear  what they'll have to say about us. 

I always picture some 5 year old innocently asking, in about 50 years, "great grandpa, what did you do with all the oil?"  At which point I'll dump out a bag of plastic happy meal toys and show him the video of this yahoo jumping "from space."

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:58 | 2890899 Uncle Remus
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What, precisely, do you have less of because of this?

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:59 | 2890903 Skateboarder
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LOL! The bag of happy meal toys as one of the lasting memories of the oil age is hilarious. Future generations, should they be capable as a group to be human or reason at all, will shit their pants at their ancestors' incompetence and circlejerkedness.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 13:23 | 2890989 The big unzip
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Newton came up with gravity, because an apple fell to the ground.  He predicted it would fall even before AAPL was created.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 14:11 | 2891436 Governor
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Dear zerohedge and fans,


I love you, but you have been dead wrong on all of your AAPL calls.  Stop posting your miserable insights on this stock and stick to gold.  Oh yeah, your market calls have been pathetic as well.  Just a thought.



Mon, 10/15/2012 - 16:07 | 2891767 ali-ali-al-qomfri
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I hope that all the telemetry data they gathered on Mr. Baumgartner’s fantastic jump (hopefully a redbull branded iphone) and fall will be used to the hedge the jump angles and terminal fall velocities of the bankers as they hurl themselves to their destiny. 

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 22:26 | 2892920 Quadten
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The shorts are screwed. Their Messaiah even went long today. See yourself.

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