Things That Make you Go Hmmm - Such As A Fake Tan... Or A Centrally-Planned Fake Market

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Bernanke and his fellow Beltway insiders continue to apply fake tan in an attempt to make the US economy look more healthy than it is, but even though the public has been in love with the bronze monetary sheen that has been sprayed onto a decidedly pasty economy repeatedly since 2008, the backlash is picking up steam and broadening its reach. As Grant Williams discusses in this week's 'Things That Make You Go Hmmm...', from QE4's lack of 'pop' to Foodstamp Nation and the fundamental deterioration in our economy, the divergence between reality and the beauty-is-skin-deep appeal of the markets can only end one way and the earnings picture lights that up better than any other. For a little bit of everything, the newsletter below provides something for everyone.



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Wed, 12/19/2012 - 22:02 | 3081243 HedgeAccordingly
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ALright who knew about $NYX !

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 00:20 | 3081604 flacon
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LOL! I read the headline as: "A centrally planned FLEA market" and chuckled because of "flea market" and then I choked..... ummm... a FLEA MARKET is a FREE market!... gulp! Not even funny any more. 

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 01:03 | 3081671 SafelyGraze
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fake tan?

or maybe .. Golden Skin Coppertone Kids!


Thu, 12/20/2012 - 08:37 | 3082039 GetZeeGold
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It's worse than we's a full scale Oompa Loompa invasion.

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 22:04 | 3081252 francis_sawyer
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If it TRIPLES from here, Cramer might his money back before they send him off to Camp Martha...

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 22:09 | 3081272 Zer0head
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Cramer is simply on the receiving end of an SEC Vendetta

He is guilty of comparing Obama to Vladimir Lenin back in early 2009

We should be applauding the guy as horrible as that idea is

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 23:17 | 3081452 Squid Vicious
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cramer is a card carrying demoncrat, don't be confused by one of his clown antics on his show

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 22:04 | 3081245 francis_sawyer
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Weeping Cheeto II

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 22:07 | 3081260 q99x2
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Either the hair is on the wrong side of the head or the head is upside down but someting doesn't look right.

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 22:14 | 3081282 Frank N. Beans
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marvelous tan

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 22:25 | 3081301 Mae Kadoodie
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a man, a plan, a tan.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 00:06 | 3081575 derek_vineyard
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a tan?   he's stained

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:05 | 3082305 unrulian
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its a shimmering refection from the large pile of gold he's sitting on

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 22:26 | 3081317 Kamehameha
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The economy is healthy.

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 22:39 | 3081355 ZeroAvatar
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I'd like to go all 'Clockwork Orange' on Berskanke's ass!

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 22:39 | 3081357 ZFiNX
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We're f***ed. They did it. They looted the U.S. , the jobs aren't coming back. There's going to be a panic. Crap crap crap crap.

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 22:40 | 3081358 ziggy59
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Make a new plan, need need to be coy, Roy...

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 22:45 | 3081360 AssFire
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He is paying that special Obamacare tanning booth tax.

What a great patriot in the "New Amerika".

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 22:42 | 3081362 ZeroAvatar
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Obeyme looks a few shades 'tanner' on the cover of Slime magazine.  Musta fell asleep in the sun in Maui.

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 23:01 | 3081408 Wanton1
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Shit shines.

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 23:15 | 3081448 balz
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Always interesting stuff.

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 23:26 | 3081468 disabledvet
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been spot on with equities...which given the economy makes me pretty smart. Was completely wrong on treasuries which is this guy's purview...which makes him a HELL of a lot smarter. If this price of gold comes in (say down to $1500 and ounce) then clearly he's doing something i simply cannot understand. Everything he does and says says to me gold and silver should be flying. Instead they're falling. Along with gasoline prices i might add. i'm sorry but this isn't stagflation. it's not deflation either since equities love this stuff. the only term i can think of is Cheech and Chong's "magic fairy dust economy." I mean none of anything i ever learned about investing makes sense here.

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 23:42 | 3081507 Element
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Jaundice ...

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 23:53 | 3081536 EmmittFitzhume
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Tell all republicans in congress to sort the market and then block the debt limit increase at all costs.  They win and ultimately the people win!

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 00:23 | 3081608 e_goldstein
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The rare and mysterious bernank-a-loompa. Be careful not to startle it, its defense mechanism is to impoverish the world for generations.


Thu, 12/20/2012 - 00:33 | 3081620 monximus
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Copper bitches!

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 02:07 | 3081757 The Joker
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Copper tone?

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 01:15 | 3081696 Intoxicologist
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Orangez bitchez!

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 03:37 | 3081822 Clowns on Acid
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Whaddya say? I have fallen down and received a concussion>
I know nothing. Just like Hillary.....

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 05:01 | 3081873 Racer
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Yeah and he is full of botox as well

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 08:40 | 3082044 No Euros please...
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Talking of lovely golden colours and botox. Why does that remind me of text speak for boating accidents?

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:15 | 3082347 d edwards
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In the photo Bernanke looks so dark he could be a brotha.

He kinda looks like "Uncle Ben" on the box of rice. :-)

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