Which Of These Days Is The Sell-Off?

Tyler Durden's picture

One of these things is not like the other...


S&P futures volume:


and the answer is...


ES back in the Bernake-Draghi-Divide (and below its 50DMA)...


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youngman's picture

They all looked pretty good to me .....

JPM Hater001's picture

Iv'e been playing SOUSA marches all day long.

March boys march!

NotApplicable's picture

Cue the false-flag in 3... 2... 1...

vast-dom's picture

this is NOT a sell-off or even a minor correction -- a correction would be when the real value of SP, at no more than 700, dips below said real value. today is a blip in the ponzi con.

Everybodys All American's picture

This looks and feels a little different. Primarily because the earnings and revenues are coming in really weak. There is only so much cutting of employees and other costs a company can do before it hits the balance sheet square in the face.

The take away is that the fake recovery is now meeting reality.

flacon's picture

Bounce on Monday?

Here comes your 3 o'clock ramp job... 

Everybodys All American's picture

Anything is possible. I would predict the start of a bearish market trend at the very least. The volume is quite heavy to the downside.

eduard khil's picture

Drink 1 every time you hear "closed off the lows of the day"

ZeroAvatar's picture

"OFF THE LOWS!"  *BRAAAWK!*  (Whistle)

HD's picture

....I just met a girl named Maria

paddy0761's picture

On Black Monday? Not likely.

The Shootist's picture

Is anyone else surprised by today's move in crude,or lack thereof?

-1Delta's picture

corn wheat and natty up on a day like today....

Orly's picture

Someone already pricing in QE4?

The Shootist's picture

Hmm, where did gold and WTI stand on the date of the Bernank's III announcement.

The Shootist's picture

Nevermind, my nedtania page had it unchanged for some reason. I can see it was down like I would have thought.

HelluvaEngineer's picture

...not after Goldman told me to sell it.

alien-IQ's picture

let's see if 1425 holds on the /ES...for the day.

Lost Wages's picture

This sell-off today makes everyone look like a bunch of whimps. They should be ashamed.

Nothing To See Here's picture

They're working on the rumeur-du-jour right now. They need a new one since China-bails-Europe didnt work last time.

I'm guessing something in the line of "Greece forecasts huge surpluses in 2034"... Oh wait, they did that already?

onebir's picture

"World leaders to group hug". That should do it.

PS - isn't it time for episode brought to us by the letter V (on VOV & Vega, vegans & whatever TF the Artemis guy was talking about)?

razorthin's picture

Looks like someone needs to tweak the circuit breaker algorithm.

Don't worry, +200 down days are still prohibited.  Watch this...

TonyCoitus's picture

Shit & Piss volumes way up today!


Yesterday's treat is today's trick.

Calidreaming's picture

Red alert!  Red alert!  Please call the friday last hour Plunge protection Team  for last Hour rally!

Nothing To See Here's picture

At work right now, DOW up 50 points since day's lows, and still 8 mins to go!

slaughterer's picture

Today allows the biggest, smelliest turds to become identifiable.  They are being flushed the fastest.  


Ned Zeppelin's picture

Mere quantum fluctuations in a fully controlled market.

slaughterer's picture

Its as if the 25th anniversary of Black Monday spooked the Wall Street traders.  They re-created the Black Monday 1987 crash today through their stupid superstitions.  

ceilidh_trail's picture

This is NOTHING like 1987. Much more drama then, made a fair bit going against it. Now, this quiet drop scares me more...

ceilidh_trail's picture

Actually, scared is the wrong word. I'm hoping my way lower buy stops get hit in oil, gold, equities.

lolmao500's picture

Hopefully the monday before the election, the markets cratter.

In other news, the fourth reich is gaining ground :


European leaders agree to have a single banking regulator
Rathmullan's picture

This junkie market does not like the prospects of a Romney presidency with its implications that the market's drug dealer, quad b, is likely to be replaced at the end of his term with someone who may understand both the limits and danger of a pedal to the metal monetary policy.

Ned Zeppelin's picture

Although I've heard rumors of this, is it fact that Romney will throw out Ben - and if so, who is his replacement? And who would be Romney's Treasury Secretary? I think while there might be personnel changes there is no chance in hell of policy changes vis a vis QE and Wall Street under Romney, and Obama has been Wall Street's best friend: endless,QE, no prosecutions, watered down Dodd-Frank, etc. etc.  

Spitzer's picture

Romney is just saying what has to be said to get elected.

Don't kid yourself. He's probably heard of Austrian economics. He probably owns some gold in a vault in Switzerland.

Ben is gone.

I cant think of any half assed Austrians that he would appoint.


optimator's picture

Who?  Right now a tie between Steve Liesman (it would be a promotion in his FED pay)(and he wouldn't have to get up so early in the morning).  Or, Natan Yahoo in case he loses his re election bid.

Panafrican Funktron Robot's picture

Glen Hubbard is Romney's economic advisor.  He is all-in on the Bernank.  If the Bernank decides he doesn't feel like doing this anymore, he'll probably be replaced by Evans.  

andrewp111's picture

I think the tech stock earnings misses had more to do with it.

The worst trader's picture

Romney is up in the polls therefore there is no reason to save the markets,Punishment for all who disobey the master.

slaughterer's picture

So THIS is QE3?  When do we move on to QE4?

ZeroAvatar's picture

Let's just go ahead and name the next (20?) QE's:



QE5-'til long after we're alive!

QE6-In control like a dominatrix

QE7-On long after I've went to heaven

QE8-Bankers, Bankers!  Who do we appreciate?

QE9-All my gold's looking fine

QE10???????????????????...............cmon, Ben!

Lost Wages's picture

It's time for the bearded wizards to unleash the levitation spell.

Slope of Hope's picture

Dollar Index up against 20 DMA overhead - nothing to see here.  As I suspected, today is just the sick fucks on Wall Street celebrating the 25th anniversary of Flash Crash v1.0 in the only way they know how.

gamera9's picture

Just wait till CNBC starts broadcasting on Sunday night about Panic in the markets, That's Benanke's tell that  it's time go long again.

Everybodys All American's picture

Dow will have to go down over 300 but you can bet they are on que for Sunday evening so they can herd the sheep.