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ES: A Bouncing Algo Ball Pennystock?

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S&P 500 futures (ES) are jumping around like a penny-stick biotech firm on FDA-day. VWAP is the cnahor and the algos are had at work as they pull and push the index to help manage the AAPL orders. Simply remarkable moves for the index representative of 500 of the USA's largest stocks...

 

 

and close up...

 

and HYG has played catch-up - so which asset to lever next? EUR? VXX?

 

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Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:25 | 3039264 Cognitive Dissonance
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iRobot has taken over.

<iDone>

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:47 | 3039340 Sphinx_www
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iConfused

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:53 | 3039354 Spastica Rex
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iAsimov

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 15:46 | 3040168 Bedonkedonk
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I think it's stuff like this that, whenever I think of the algos, I think of Joshua from Wargames.
One algo pushes it up, which causes another to push it down, which causes another to push it up, which causes another, which causes another, which causes another...
Faster and faster until the crazy flashing lights stop and the algo replies:
"Strange game. It seems the only winning move is not to play."

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:25 | 3039267 VonManstein
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FUCKINg LOL this markets a joke. incredible to watch.LOL

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:33 | 3039270 SheepDog-One
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It's amazing to me to see just how much they don't care how blatantly obvious their rigged market is now.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:43 | 3039332 spastic_colon
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especially when they ignore the move in the EUR/USD

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:47 | 3039338 The trend is yo...
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They can do whatever they want since the sheep make their weekly 401k contributions with their eyes shut and don;t open their statements on a regular basis

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 13:06 | 3039582 adr
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People are still making weekly 401k contributions?

Last time I checked part time and the self employed don't get 401k.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:26 | 3039274 FLUSA.com
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ihuman vs irobot via iphone:  welcome to the future

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:28 | 3039287 Widowmaker
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Anyone long better take a double look at their positions.

You heard it on ZH first, and you can buy Tyler a drink second.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:29 | 3039290 HelluvaEngineer
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Kevin probably needs a larger lever that's a bit easier to control.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:30 | 3039292 SheepDog-One
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Must....Offload...iCRAPPL shares....cant hold it much longer....HURRY!

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:31 | 3039300 LongSoupLine
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A) ES massive selling leads to;

B) Bernanke injections via TBTF algo whores.

C) Return to A).

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:31 | 3039301 hugovanderbubble
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SELL and SHort till 1.280 SPX

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:32 | 3039304 catacl1sm
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WWHHEEEEE!!!!!!

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:44 | 3039334 prains
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this is what it looks like when you let go of the fire hose under presssure, eventually everyone gets sprayed

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:34 | 3039314 catacl1sm
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Serioiusly though, I see a LOT of wobbling going on. The top is about to fall over and stop. Strap in, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:36 | 3039317 Dr. Engali
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Somebody is blowing up and the Bernank is trying to contain the damage.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:40 | 3039325 catacl1sm
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Pick a hedge fund, you'll probably be right.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:41 | 3039327 Quinvarius
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This is a monument to his beauty.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:47 | 3039339 firstdivision
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Looks normal to me, and by normal, I mean the over the past 3 years.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:56 | 3039367 slaughterer
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Falcone (blowing up)

Cohen (blowing up)

Paulson (blowing up)

Ackman (blowing up)

Tilson (blowing up)

 

 

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 12:03 | 3039397 Element
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got some body parts?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 12:05 | 3039402 Gypsyducks
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You think Tilson would let me make a market for his AAPL calls?  I'm 0 bid at go fuck yourself.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:58 | 3039382 Vince Clortho
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It's unusual for the ES to mimic the contortions of a dying snake?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 12:02 | 3039392 Element
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So where does a real investor ... you know ... invest?

If not in stocks, won't capital investment in productive real business opportunities collapse?

Or maybe corporate money on the sidelines will finally spring to the rescue and we'll all be saved?

Or maybe Benny-bunny will print the economie into deep prosperity and demonstrate once and for all the intrinsic and powerful value of his great tool?

This is going to be interesting ... in a morose kind of way.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 12:13 | 3039421 fuu
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Still worth less than an oz of gold.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 12:22 | 3039447 Howdan
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iManipulate : "The latest in market manipulation products from your friends at The Fed"

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 13:28 | 3039649 Joe moneybags
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Those plus/minus .4% squiggles are just noise.  It happens all the time, and not evidence of anything.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 22:28 | 3041443 Ctrl_P
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I disagree. It's the helpful HFT's providing liqudity.

 

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