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Futures Flash Crash As ES Plummets To Limit Down

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No, really, there is a big, huge, massive rotation out of those dangerous, inflationary bonds into safe, predictable equities...


Depth of market, or lack thereof, chart from Nanex.


And, the VWAP strange attractor those GETCO algos love so very much:

How shocking! Nope, not really. From November 13:

We can summarize it as follows: the lame duck congress will posture, prance and pout. And it is a certainty that in the 15 (see calendar below) remaining days it is expected to be session it will get nothing done. Which means, that once again, it will be up to the market, just like last August, just like October of 2008, to implode and to shock Congress into awakening and coming up with a compromise of sorts. Only this time, now that Bernanke has shown he will "get to work" at a moment's notice, the impetus to do anything as a result of even a market plunge will be far less. After all why lose face, and put your career in jeopardy when there is the Fed which, supposedly, can offset a market crash, courtesy of the shining example set by Chuck Schumer.


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Fri, 12/21/2012 - 01:33 | 3085813 Yen Cross
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 Keep up the good work/ you deserve it.

  Those X-3 trades are risky ( currently 14.67)  And you guys beat me up over trading F/X?

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:38 | 3085043 virgilcaine
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Algos are on edge.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:40 | 3085049 inevitablecollapse
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meh...mere posturing, it's going to make that last second stick save in quintuple overtime that.much.sweeter

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:40 | 3085051 q99x2
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If equities and bonds aren't safe then they will start a war or something for Christmas. Looks like Boehner stepped in a puddle of ice water and got everything all snuffaluffagus.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:15 | 3085406 Being Free
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Didn't he used to be Dow Chem CEO?

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:24 | 3085434 inevitablecollapse
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nah, i think he was in that one movie with jenna jameson - i've been wrong in the past though

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:39 | 3085483 Being Free
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Oh yeah your right.  I was thinking of starvesalotofus.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:41 | 3085055 max2205
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Did the music stop?

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:45 | 3085074 muppet_master
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quick odummernomics

PARDON MADOFF (you've already pardoned corzine)...madoff knows how to run a ponzi scheme, FOR MUCH LONGER than bQE  (bernanQE) you stupid QEorganizer... i know bQE is "just following orders" from you...

YOU really know how to pick em:

-50% loss on GM

-100% loss on solyndra.


Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:42 | 3085059 rubearish10
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House Leaders : Relax, we were just checking on the market reaction. We'll vote now. Just kidding!!!

When will confidence be lost in US policy, when? If this doesn't do it, then all is forever a scam!

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:42 | 3085063 max2205
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I have a boatload of out of the money puts that die Friday. Tell me the printer broke or Ben is out till 1 jan

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:42 | 3085064 John Law Lives
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This is a sign of the times.  The number of Americans on Food Stamps is approaching 50 million, yet it takes a dip in the stock market to get the attention of bureaucrats in Washington DC.  It is obvious who their whoremasters are.

100% FUBAR.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:43 | 3085067 Jacque Itch
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The Mayans knew, bitchez.

That said, Dow opens up tomorrow following the boyz getting called into work tonight.


Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:43 | 3085071 EARLPEARL
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i own 100,000 shares of tvix it is reverse splitting in the morning 1 for 10 should be interesting day

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:38 | 3085275 Muppet
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That is an amazing and bold positon.   I have been defensive and fine but you remind me of Mel Gibson in We were soliders.... when he says "tomorrow they will try to finish us off.... we need to hit 'em now with everything we got".    Good luck.   And PS from the same movie:  "Boehner is a pussy Sir".

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:44 | 3085073 devo
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Market will be up triple digits tomorrow. Bank on it.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:46 | 3085089 Quinvarius
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Probably.  And that will just be the S&P.  No way are they going to make America eat the big one on Christmas.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:51 | 3085106 Tsar Pointless
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Oh yeah? What if that was the plan all along?

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:01 | 3085159 Quinvarius
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The dollar will collapse.  The government will implode.  The non-economy will solidify into a rock.  Gold will go to $7500.  Basicly, not a good plan IMO.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:04 | 3085175 Tsar Pointless
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Not good for you or I, perhaps, but there ought to be more than a few people in the world who would benefit from such events unfolding.

Hint: They are all grossly rich and powerful.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:08 | 3085187 Quinvarius
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It was a bad day when I realized there really were super villians bent on global destruction for personal gain out there, just like in the comic books.  Fortunately, most of them are stupid and/or old and flabby.  But they are out there.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:59 | 3085149 nmewn
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Of course not...on the 23rd of December 1913, the Federal Reserve Act was enacted.

Annnnd...IIIII'llllll be hooome for Chistmas, if-only-in-my-dreams. Sorry, I'm really into the Christmas Spirit this year, for some reason ;-)


Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:31 | 3085458 Being Free
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Thanks for the info nmewn, Here's a little Christmas ditty I think you'll enjoy.  Always enjoyed myself anyway.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:44 | 3085075 Quinvarius
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Fed has to bid this sucker up 20 points before 9:30am.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:45 | 3085082 Seasmoke
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Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:31 | 3085456 Bunga Bunga
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That wasn't racist, was it?

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:46 | 3085083 pragmatic hobo
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GOP to the world ... have a merry fugging chistmas.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:11 | 3085190 notadouche
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Right because the other 2/3 of the ruling elites are completely blameless.  It's the damned 1/3 that are ruining everything.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:47 | 3085084 Yen Cross
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Usd/jpy barely budged. Abe is probably [Whistling Dixie] out his ass hole right now.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:23 | 3085111 Ineverslice
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indeed...Pepto on the rocks, hold the sea-urchant. Yen, how are the baramundi bitin' ?  Get up to Q-Land?
Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:55 | 3085532 Yen Cross
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 That is the best fish!  Fillet and breaded in extra virgin olive oil, with giant prawns. Got back almost a week ago.

Thanks for asking mate.  I spent the majority of my time in Queensland. Hot as a sweat box. Merry Christmas/


Fri, 12/21/2012 - 03:39 | 3085991 Element
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aye, finally getting warmer, been pretty good up to now though, you at Machans?

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 04:58 | 3086034 Yen Cross
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 I'm tired. You win/  ( IRON BAR)

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 05:41 | 3086087 Element
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ah ... Port Douglas ... one of my old haunts ... nice.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:46 | 3085087 JackT
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Someone call the bat-phone at the PPT headquarters

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:46 | 3085088 Bunga Bunga
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If Wall St needs a crash, then it will come.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:48 | 3085102 q99x2
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Dow 13,066 and falling. Let's see the FED catch this sucker.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:03 | 3085169 El Hosel
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...... Measured move to 12,800 lines up if they don't call in the Bazookas. Naaaaaaaaaaaah,   triple Witch Friday open down 50O INDU?  Maybe "the Team" is short?

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:20 | 3085225 Chartsky
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Not NEARLY the first time some weird $hit happened during the Globex Session right before options expired.

I wonder how much Goldman-$ach$ got into just before the close today (Thursday) knowing what would be happening after hours.  Hmmmmm.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:49 | 3085103 Tsar Pointless
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Got whiskey, vodka, cranberry juice, and orange juice. Not to mention Cheez-Its and potato chips. Oh, and enough water to last at least a week, until I can forage out after the MayanApocalypseTM.

I'm ready.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:55 | 3085140 IridiumRebel
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If that's truly what you got, you're fucked....but hey! You'll be drunk!

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:01 | 3085157 cougar_w
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staying drunk is probably the most appropriate response.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:57 | 3085143 El Hosel
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I bet the market riggers are going on "red" alert, too funny.... Somebody going to have long night hitting the big digital buy button.

 Fix It Again Timmy, plenty of FIAT waiting and ready for all such matters.... "orderly" markets are the "mothers milk" of the Great Ponzi, we will have no disorder!

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:50 | 3085108 buzzsaw99
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-1.5% Meh.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:50 | 3085110 helping_friendl...
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Thank God I have enough in cash to last a few weeks.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:52 | 3085115 Victor Berry
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The smartest guys in the room have been bidding up the markets on the assumption that Dems and Repubs would reach a budget agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff. Just what is their collective IQ? Oh wait, they have access to the after hours market to minimize their losses while poor Joe Schmoe will have to wait until tomorrow morning. I guess they are pretty smart after all. 

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:52 | 3085118 nukleon
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puh, I was long 2 ES.... just got out +/- 0....

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:53 | 3085123 Sathington Willougby
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I only like ZH in non-DC hours, the sockpuppet Ntrepid generated accounts all go silent.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:55 | 3085129 helping_friendl...
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Paging Kevin Henry. Please pick up the courtesy telephone. Paging Kevin Henry.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:20 | 3085228 HD
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I have a feeling Mr. Henry's phone is set to vibrate in his pants pocket every time Ben calls.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:55 | 3085135 chancee
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So basically...  The squid et al will scare the living hell out of the politicians if they even dare not sort out this 'cliff issue' to Wall Street's liking.  Washington will comply with some emergency piece of crap deal that does no good, and a few months later everyone will be trying to figure out why such a bad deal was made that accomplishes nothing.  (see: TARP, etc)

In the meantime, no one bothers pointing out it was Wall Street and CNBC that championed every horrible policy over the last 25 years that got us into this mess and blew bubble after bubble.  Yet, CNBC now insists we must RISE ABOVE.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:59 | 3085148 helping_friendl...
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Where is Al-Qaeda when you need them?

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:30 | 3085253 Freddie
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Al Qaeda is in Syria being backed by Obam.  He is arming them (and the latin drug cartels) but he wants to disarm you.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:42 | 3085292 helping_friendl...
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I assumed that was Blackwater! I thought those guys just crossed the border when the Iraqi Cabinet voided American immunity?

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 22:27 | 3089156 mkkby
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Where is Al-CIAda?  Langley, VA.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:59 | 3085152 Bob
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Anything else is conveniently defined as either anti-business or class warfare. 

Sometimes I wonder who my friends are. 

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:56 | 3085137 Smuckers
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Ben is running out to Walmart to clear the shelves of Slap Chops and Schtickys.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:03 | 3085171 buzzsaw99
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don't forget your obama shamwows

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:26 | 3085245 Yen Cross
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 Where is that crazy cross-eyed, ShamWow guy? Haven't seen him in a while. Guess his MedicAid ran out.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 01:12 | 3085808 The Joker
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He pulled a Marv Albert on some chick.  I'm not the type to spread rumors but if I remember correctly, he beat the shit out of some chick because she "wanted" him to.  Then she turned him in.  Women, can't beat 'em....

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 01:14 | 3085817 Yen Cross
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 Z/H has turned into Comedy Central/

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:55 | 3085335 Papasmurf
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He's out at Capitol Hill Liquors clearing the shelves of Scotch.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:02 | 3085160 devo
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The markets were angry, my friends, like an old man trying to return soup at a deli...

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:08 | 3085167 muppet_master
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OMG !!!

quick odummernomics, do something (doo-dooo poo poo)...the spx casino futures are down -1.5%...never mind that they've been pumped up more than 100% since 3-2009...

you don't want the fat kitties (1%ers) to "SUFFER" you?

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:02 | 3085168 muppet_master
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the "fed"

has no money....DEBT LIMIT has been breached.....

unless they confiscate IRAS and use that to prop up the casino...just like corzine ROFMAO !!!!

its 12-21-12 biatch !!!! LOL !!!!!!!

yes the "fed" = rapist SOBs rape the 99% with DEBT and inflation....courtesy of odummernomics-the rapist-in-thief

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:04 | 3085176 Quinvarius
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I am starting think calling the Fed "rapists" is redundant.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:05 | 3085177 Orly
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Same thing happened in all the risk currency pairs: USDJPY, AUDUSD, EURUSD, etc.

Looks like a massive dose of risk-off.


Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:14 | 3085198 chump666
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You watching the AUD?  Holding on the 50, it's bounce patten after every risk off, then trades on the 100.  Lame huh?  I don't think this will be the big risk off opportunity.  But a nice warm up for 2013 imo

All about the machines in 2013...

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:18 | 3085221 chump666
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then could be.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:35 | 3085268 Yen Cross
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 aud/usd has been sold all week, via Sovereign and real money repratriation. It's helped to cap trades like aud/jpy, and given away to eur/aud, and gbp/aud.

  SNB and BUBA bought massive aud during the E/U debacle this year. Other large macro funds also. (70% of aud bonds are foreign held) the aussie 2year notes are worth watching.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:42 | 3085282 chump666
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the ASX200 has gotta to blow, look at it??? Crazy with copper/gold sell off.  Nervous becuase of the HFT stops, what i want is the longs cut hard, if you are right about repatriation, hopefully the panic will set off the HFTs to short.

Then it gets very interesting as longs sell off and HFTs lower ranges trying to entice positions, market might be cheaper on the extreme.    hopefully

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:56 | 3085343 Yen Cross
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 ASX, DAX, Hang seng... The aud is correlated with spx, gold, oil. I think gold is coming up on a really good buy point here in the 1610 area. Silver is way oversold/ I'm getting ready to load up.

  China had net inflows of capital for the first time in months, yet they are reverse REPOing and the Shanghai is in the shitter.

 Chinas banks are in bad shape, Q-4 earnings will suck, debt ceiling/fiscal cliff, Europe sovereign debt payments, lower rates of saving, tax increases-capital gains... Those CNBSers are living in fantasy land.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:05 | 3085372 chump666
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I wonder if the algo's have the 1987 sell protocol written into the data-banks, that being HK going down 4%, Dax 4 to 5%, Europe opening into hell.  Gld/silver should be bid if we get our first in a long year of HFT volatility/selling, since they were the only things buying ranges and sucking in longs.


I want to buy a really nice bottle of tequila at some point...

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:15 | 3085403 Yen Cross
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 I would love to drink it with ya/ let's keep it anejo or reposado. That way we can dip our " Cohibas" in it!

  No algos in 87, it's going to be even bigger/ ;-)

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:30 | 3085448 chump666
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Yes, but I want the algos to freak out like 1987, panic Asia, then the world.  I  will be drinking Añejo listening too this

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 00:00 | 3085502 Yen Cross
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 We'll have " Long Soup Line" shit on the algos.  When she blows, it will be systemic/ I'm amazed at how well certain bonds and currencies are holding up. 

  The United States is really losing it's currency and bond ( hegemony), and we have a couple of little girls fighting over $200b, in a $1Trillion annual printing fest!

  P.S. Terminator soundtrack was a keeper :-)

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:10 | 3085179 scatterbrains
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I'm thinking all those "hardline" congress critters know they got elected to serve small business/mom and pop shops who have all their life savings tied up in their businesses and don't own stocks or give a fuck about the market.  Now you have the bankster ball licking leaders of both parties huddled together trying to figure out how to unfuck the situation and save the stock market which they haven't finished selling into.... or at least I'd like to think that... but then I always go for the underdog.


Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:16 | 3085208 helping_friendl...
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I hope those stupid cunts cut spending and balance the budget. It will be 1932 all over again. I just watched the punk ass congresspunk from Kansas talking about cutting spending.

Those idiots are going to send us into a deflation death spiral no matter how much they print.

This is going to be great!!!!

PM are going down as margin calls are triggered. Got to cover those margin calls! Margin is a bitch!

I'll be buying AU as investors sell gold into margin calls.

Saw it in 2008 during the TARP fiasco. I'll be a buyer at $1200/oz. Then it will go to $2500/oz +.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:06 | 3085379 imbrbing
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Balance the budget? Do you realize how many will have to die if they do that? Literally, I ain't kidding. Cut spending? You mean

reduce the deficit, but not the debt, they will still have to borrow, but maybe only have to borrow 99.5% of what they did last year? This aint ending well

on either side of the fence. No matter what they do. It's just circus show right now for the masses.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:41 | 3085487 helping_friendl...
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Just the words "budget cut" spoken will send the world into a death spiral.

  Briefing   on   the   Fiscal   Cliff    Professor   Steve   Keen   Page   14   reasons   to   avoid   the   Fiscal   Cliff,   and   to   alter   the   public   discourse   on   debt   so   that   it   focuses   on   the   dominant   problem,   which   is   the   private   debt   bubble   that   caused   this   crisis   in   the   first   place.   Figure   14:   GDP   plus   the   changes   in   debt   1925 ? 1945   Takeaway ? Points ? ?  


Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:14 | 3085200 dvsteenk
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2nd wave coming?


Fri, 12/21/2012 - 02:39 | 3085959 Tsunami Wave
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You called??

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:15 | 3085205 hedgelessWhoresMan
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$hit meet the fan.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:16 | 3085207 balz
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Same thing happened some weeks ago with silver... and then the raid came some day later.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:17 | 3085211 hedgelessWhoresMan
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$hit meet the Fan.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:17 | 3085214 zendome
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Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:18 | 3085215 ZeroFreedom
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Did this crash tie in with the U.S. House vote and Boehner saying he did not have enough votes. Maybe he was crying and hit a key by accident. Any case off the cliff we go and this is example of what the cliff looks like. Parachutes anybody or are those optional since Big Ben will come in and save the day.  

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:19 | 3085222 Xibalba
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"Anything to help the Nations credit card bill" in get the interest rate down

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:22 | 3085232 j-dub
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Not to gloat, but with my cap gains from my margined UVXY buy from three days ago, I plan to pay up for the privledge of being the meat in a Eva Notty-Carmella Bing sandwich this weekend!

Seriously, if I don't contract at least 4 separate and distinct venereal diseases, I'll consider this weekend a total loss

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:24 | 3085241 inevitablecollapse
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they serve eva nott-carmella bing sammiches in missouri?

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:29 | 3085252 IridiumRebel
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With Carmella-ized onions! You provide the "mayo".

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:33 | 3085260 j-dub
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You' have to fly them out, but yeah, I'd bet you could make that happen

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:45 | 3085306 inevitablecollapse
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i love this country

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:25 | 3085240 nukleon
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GC shows very late reaction...

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:27 | 3085248 scatterbrains
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I don't see gold doing jack shit till mid to late 2013 from about a 1300ish base.. but it will hold up better then any other asset just the same.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:27 | 3085249 surf0766
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What no Rimmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmberrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr  ?

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:33 | 3085264 Rob Jones
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Since it was clear that Plan B would never get past the Senate, what does it matter whether it passes or not? I don't understand why Boehner doesn't hold the vote anyway. Any Repubs (or Dems) that don't care to be blamed for the tax increases can vote for it. And the ones who vote against the bill can take credit for the tax increases. Everyone gets what they want.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:42 | 3085277 Bob
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Where's the drama in that?  This carefully scripted gay snuff film must play out to its climax like a broadway musical. 

Investors must see return.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:37 | 3085272 Kali
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Somebody is fucking up the plan to keep everyone spending and happy til after Xmas/NY.  Holiday shopping must totally suck if that plan is being subverted. 

I have been joking about doomsday all week, maybe it's happening?  Party like a teenager this weekend for sure.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:45 | 3085300 cougar_w
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Yeah the retail news that will come out in January is probably going to suck a donkey.

Next time you hear a helicopter go over, look up for the falling money.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:38 | 3085276 Tombstone
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First time CNBC got it wrong all year....

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:40 | 3085278 yogibear
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Have no fear in this Federal Reserve rigged market. In a momonents notice they will get buying to come out from nowhere.

Now back to your regular bull market, sorry for the interruption. There are yearly bonuses, fund managers and banksters to maintain.


Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:22 | 3085428 VisualCSharp
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+1 for momonents, intentional or not. ^_^

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:43 | 3085293 gimli
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It's going to be a glorious Mayan Expiration day

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 01:45 | 3085860 rehypothecator
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Quintuple witching day? Stock index futures, stock index options, stock options, single stock futures, and the entire fabric of Mayan space-time, all expire tomorrow.  

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:45 | 3085303 working class dog
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tax selling plus attack of the alogos and robots

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:11 | 3085389 ThisIsBob
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Other that the players, who really cares about the stock market?

"Its a racket. Those stock market guys are crooked."  (Al Capone)

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:15 | 3085410 tooriskytoinvest
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Global Economy Facing Serious Danger As The Third Largest National Economy Is Now Very Likely Going To Plunge Into Oblivion And This Time Is Different


Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:18 | 3085418 neutrinoman
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It's the End of the World As We Know It. The Mayans really did know something about Congress :)

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:20 | 3085426 Zer0head
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tell me that BONER did not know that he was short votes/spy

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:28 | 3085446 SmoothCoolSmoke
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Short votes.........but long SPY Dec puts.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:26 | 3085442 razorthin
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Sooo, it's not stocks but PMs that are forward looking.  Who'd a thunk it.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:29 | 3085443 IridiumRebel
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<----- awesome

<----- not awesome

The Mayans were economists.......


Seeya at 6:12AM EST

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:29 | 3085447 hairball48
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When did that dive in the S&P  futures happen relative to the no "Plan B" vote in the house? Anyone know?

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:39 | 3085481 HAL 9000
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Well, I don't think there is any question about it. It can only be attributable to human error. This sort of thing has cropped up before, and it has always been due to human error.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 00:35 | 3085710 Michelle
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I'm certain you intended your post as sarcasm. Good one!

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:45 | 3085499 NOPOMO
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You will know when the SHTF when you see gold futures up one night  $200 and another move of $200 during market hrs. 

Until then, party on and put all on plastic so they can inflate away.

Silver looking very interesting.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:51 | 3085517 Dineroguru
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Did congress get short?  Was Hank Paulson back in DC, anyone?

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:52 | 3085522 helping_friendl...
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Quatzequatel just came by for a beer. He says "I will see you all tomarrow; bitchz!"

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:52 | 3085523 monopoly
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Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:55 | 3085530 azengrcat
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Are those Tepper balls I see nailed to the wall?

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:58 | 3085544 Venerability
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Posted at Seeking Alpha:

And I say the Ninnies do NOT want anything resembling a Flash Crash, which would destroy Christmas spending.

Nor do they want to give in to Worldwide Shorts United in any way, shape, or form.

And now, due to their own turning a blind eye to the (at this point wayyyyyyyy overdone) routs in Gold and Silver, the easiest way to preserve confidence and show that something viable IS going to be figured out before the end-of-year deadline is to actively BOOST Gold, Silver, and the PM stocks tomorrow.

They may not listen to the New Market Mechanics.

But it's an easy way out for them and bleepity bleeps a whole lot of HFTs and rogue traders - including, as we kniow, many out-and-out criminal organizations - around the world.

In fact, if I were the Obama-ites, I would accompany it with an absolute media blitz about "Tea Party Wing of GOP wants to destroy our Christmas and our Economy" and organize demonstrations at every district office in the nation.

But the above is of no use if an HFT Flash Crash occurs. So stop it the way you ALWAYS have to stop it, with a nice - and at this point DESERVED - Rally in Gold.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 00:58 | 3085789 Yen Cross
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 I caught it/ Seeking Alpha is finally acting like a real trading site. Been a member for 2 years and posted 5 times?

  Bunch of wanabe asshats talking their call spreads/  thanks Venerability

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 00:01 | 3085550 knicks3005
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Fuck you motherfuckers. All of yous can fuck off you bloody fucks. I'm taking all you fuckers down the fucking fiscal fucking cliff you fuckheads. Feel my fucking wrath you motherfuckers. Pay the fuck up, fuckers!!!!!

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 02:19 | 3085925 IridiumRebel
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Shoulda ended with, "Fuck you, you fucking fuck!"

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 03:25 | 3085983 Yen Cross
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  Oh yea  BITCHEZ,   IridiumRebel    kicks ass to!

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 03:53 | 3086006 IridiumRebel
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Fri, 12/21/2012 - 00:03 | 3085561 tahoebumsmith
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Ka Fricken BOOM..Throw the hot potato around and keep nuking it everytime someone gets their hands on it. Want a visual, put a hot dog in the microwave and set the time at four minutes on high. For best results use a Vermont Mckenzie frank that is naturally encased. We are at the 2:45 minute mark, watch the experiment to see where we are going. Fiscal cliff? how about fiscal hot dog to make it easier for your mundane little brains to understand... The Derivitive Ponzi is coming unglued...Even 85 billion a month after 15 previous Trillion aint going to cut it...


Fri, 12/21/2012 - 00:07 | 3085569 ebworthen
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Hmmm...who thinks that some big money sold a lot of gold and/or gold shares so they could buy some equities after the engineered crash?

Equities to be sold after the ramp caused by a "deal" to be telegraphed early to TPTB who sold the gold.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 00:16 | 3085625 helping_friendl...
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Gold sales frontrunning ES mini crash launched margin calls. Happened after first QE launch.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 03:26 | 3085984 magpie
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Wow, that means gold really is the smart money for once

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 00:12 | 3085583 NOPOMO
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Does the Fiscal Cliff precede the End of the World and if it does not who cares.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 01:22 | 3085823 Clowns on Acid
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It will be the Fiscal End of the the CBs around the world will be printing as we go over the Cliff.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 00:23 | 3085650 Unprepared
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Thanks for the update Tyler. I now can go to sleep knowing there's a chance this charade may stop,... oops, I thimk I'm having an erection. BRB

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 00:35 | 3085712 ekm
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I cannot believe what happened.

Does that mean that actually there are conservatives left in america?

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 00:59 | 3085795 Yen Cross
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 Two or three/  We like air-conditioned buildings.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 01:31 | 3085832 yogibear
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Obama and the democrats had us beleve that all the conservatives were dead and buried and everyone was transformed into a far left liberals overnight.

Like the conservatives were all doused with fairy dust. 

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 00:44 | 3085746 ekm
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Only 1000 dow pts per day 3 days in a row will convince me that the Gov + Fed have given up.


Anything other that, it will be just a drop in bucket. PPT = Trading Desks of Primary Dealers will get orders by the Treasury to buy as much as they can with "reserve money", not that much is left to buy anyway, but you know, some crums here and there still roaming in the market.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 00:54 | 3085775 magpie
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What a load of crap...only stopped shorting BECAUSE today is the end of the world.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 01:34 | 3085838 Yes_Questions
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Like it's the end of the world or sumthin.  


Fri, 12/21/2012 - 01:40 | 3085849 Yes_Questions
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and anyway, I'm gonna go conjur some spiriit on the drums.

I'll let you know how it goes


hang in there

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 01:34 | 3085840 q99x2
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The bond bubbles are a blowing too. Russia says they ain't had a winter this cold since 1938. The ex-wife had a mild case of frost bite on her foot up in her garage rafters (SoCal) the other night. I gave up balancing the pencils for this year. Seems like the world's gonna end. Oh that reminds me Coast to Coast am, world cataclysms in 30 minutes. What would I do if this were my last day to live? Well I wouldn't be listening to George Noory I can tell you that. It's not going to end yet. That would be way too easy. 

TVIX at 90 cent.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 02:14 | 3085913 IridiumRebel
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I just fucked so I'm ok.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 02:21 | 3085931 Yes_Questions
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Between Noory and ZH, I have a much better feeling about TEOTWAWKI.


Fri, 12/21/2012 - 01:39 | 3085844 StoleYourMoney
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Put your shorts on!

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 01:45 | 3085861 caerus
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major averages halfway through formation of right shoulder in h&s that began in january

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 01:46 | 3085864 SelfGov
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I just love the fact that you have to put, "No Really!" in the title when the news is really bad.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 02:04 | 3085890 q99x2
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What happened to the Nikkei? Ran out of gas pretty quick this time. Maybe they can lease Bernanks PPT after hours. I'd say its time to come up with a better term than QE. Nobody knows what that shit means. Why don't they say "We are going to take everyone and their grandchildren's money and give it to the banks so they can buy stocks with it" and quit beating around the bush. QE ain't what it used to be. They need better PR.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 02:04 | 3085894 neffy
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I live in Norway so its too damn cold to put on shorts . Its the end of the world anyway and hell is cold or hot???

Anyway, the last man going out the door; please turn off the lights! 


Merry Christmas btw.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 02:10 | 3085905 Lord Of Finance
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oh my god its the sun!"


"the sun?" "what is it?"


"its the large fiery ball in the center of our solar system."


"now its the large fiery ball in the center of our galaxy."

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