Stolper Time: Goldman Says To Go Long EURUSD With 1.37 Target, 1.29 Stop

Tyler Durden's picture

With the EURUSD trading rangebound in the past few months, everyone needed a catalyst for a forward direction. Today, we got it courtesy of Goldman's Tom Stolper, who just released yet another EURUSD trade recommendation with a 1.37 Target.

From Goldman:

As we discussed in Monday’s Global Markets Daily, we continue to expect the compression in Euro area risk premia to push EUR/$ higher. Having just closed our long EUR/CAD recommendation, and in order to maintain exposure to the theme, we recommend long EUR/$ positions with a target of 1.37 and a stop at 1.29.

So let's get this straight: Goldman's 0.000 batter has a trade recommendation that has upside of 400 pips, and downside of... 400 pips? As always: do the opposite of what Tom Stolper, who is almost as "accurate" as Whitney Tilson in his recommendations, says which also happens to be the same direction as what Goldman's prop desk does.

In the meantime, mind the kneejerk short covering reaction, as Goldman pumps every correlated leveraged fulcrum point to send stocks even higher (remember: EURUSD correlates to the ES virtually 1 to 1). Because one can be certainly that Germany will be simply delighted to see its already impaired exports suffer even more as the EUR ramps, making German exports even more expensive, in the process deepening Germany's recession.

One wonders: how long until the ECB realizes it should be doing all it can to lower the EUR (like every other central bank), not raise it. Oh wait: redenomination risk. Nevermind.

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GetZeeGold's picture



Go long crap.....either one.

economics9698's picture

Does anyone know why the 10 year has gone from 1.58 to 1.88 recently?  Is this “noise” or a long term trend?

I was thinking a long term trend to start around September or October, not this soon.


Comay Mierda's picture

because thats where the algos want it to go

francis_sawyer's picture

Translation: Lower your STOP LOSS to $1.285

FL_Conservative's picture

Thank you, Stolper!  I'd love to see 1.29 right now.

DeadFred's picture

This is awful news. One of the first things I did this morning when I saw the euro had risen was to check how high would it go. I figured 1.37 to 1.40 depending on how fast. Now I realize what company I'm keeping. Eewww!!
Seriously I see no major stopping points for the eurusd around 1,33 so if it turns it will be from risk off. IMH(and ignorant)O. Does this mean Goldman knows something about risk off coming soon?

Racer's picture

So let me see... eur$ is 133, that gives a possible gain of 4 with a potential loss of 4?

Hmmmm... I see, makes perfect sense!

DavidC's picture

Nice one Racer, spot on.


LawsofPhysics's picture

Exactly, now about those sovereign bonds and bond auctions....

fonzannoon's picture

I think Stolper is going to get this one right.

ZH11's picture

There's a first time for everything I suppose, but on this occassion I hope he sticks to form and gets this horredously wrong for my benefit.

Anyway don't they always tip to drum up business for the trade they actually want to make?


AccreditedEYE's picture

Sweet!! Free Money!

LongSoupLine's picture

Anyone listening to stolper's advice at this point simply enjoys getting the fucking Goldman pipe up the ass.

Fuck you Goldman, shitheads.

Anasteus's picture

Agree. I'm already disgusted with their manipulative and intentionally mendacious bullshit speech.

Wake me up when they'll recommend to go long gold.

DavidC's picture

And, of course, everyone KNOWS that the Eurozone crisis is resolved...


evolutionx's picture
Prepare for the Worst: Celente on 2013


The Axe's picture

Tyler   You know his track record.....However I believe this is not a Tilson momemt!!!   Like that trade.....

Uchtdorf's picture

Starting Euro short sequence in T minus 5...4...3...

Mad Mohel's picture

I'm on it. Should I go all in sir?

fonzannoon's picture

2013 black swan is this guy gets one right.

AccreditedEYE's picture

Steve Liesman is just utterly intellectually disgusting

Itch's picture

Yesterdays move had a 0.1% chance of happening wrt daily volatility ranges, in 12 years of data those euro moves happened 6 times out of 3568. I would tend to go with stoppler this time for various reasons. Mainly the fashion in which Wednesdays offers were absorbed was just absurd, leading me to believe the move was telegraphed. There is also the general feeling that the worst is over; far be it from me to judge such matters but there are already people coming out of the woodwork, confident enough to gloat about the weathering of the storm etc. Its certainly not fixed, but in lieu of severe crisis and people throwing up in buckets, there’s definitely room for some upside relief. That said, I dare say if Stoppler is at his lark everything will come crashing down in spectacular fashion rather soon and it wont be hard to tell if so. Hence proceed with caution.



LawsofPhysics's picture

And what of the bonds coming due and future bond auctions?  Are you suggesting that sovereigns are simply going to shut down all their operations and go home when they can't fund their operations or are you saying this is it, the Zimbabwe conclusion as all markets and gold go parabolic?

Governments are the eCONomy now, America in particular has enjoyed an artificially low cost for funding it's operations.  Are you saying that this is over?  I don't see how going long the euro is particularly profittable considering it is just about as risky as shorting treasuries. The Fed is behind the Euro and the Dollar, both will go to zero.

My hypothesis is simple, the banking cartel wants the U.S. to be more like europeans, unarmed obidient sheep.

Once this transformation has occurred, the bankers can really do whatever they want without any fear of actually ever being held accountable.

Bicycle Repairman's picture

"....unarmed obidient sheep....the bankers can really do whatever they want without any fear of actually ever being held accountable."

They have no fear of being held accountable now.  They are looking to eliminate any resistance from anybody else to anything they want to do.  Imagine the world as their petri dish or Abu Garib.

Itch's picture

Im talking about currency sentiment here bud; its just tittle-tattle, a never-ending speculating circus of up or down. Long-term positions in the spot market are not really my cup of tea, that’s not to say I don’t try every now and again. This is the problem; the amount of fear required to drive the Euro down significantly for long periods has historically needed to be exaggerated, palatable, on a par with people running from zombies…

Hence, with respect to sovereign auctions (the Spanish issuance yesterday is also helping to fuel the Euro move btw), we see very few failures, and aren’t likely to see any for a while thanks to Draghi… those are the hard and fast facts of the matter, not what “ought” to be in a normative “I think the world needs to be better” sense, but what “is” in a literal sense. Im not saying its “right”, I don’t even know what right means anymore, but I certainly don’t factor in Bankers trying to control the universe when I dip my toe in the currency market (about 20 times per day). I accept at face value that they are doing what they believe needs to be done. Do I flirt with the idea now and again that these people are dangerous fools? Sure (but I would be a dangerous fool too if I had any brains). Is it actionable information that I can turn a profit with? You can bet your tiny balls its not.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Sorry, I am busy produce stuff of real value, but will be happy to take your wealth it's time to eat.  

Play away idiot, some like masterbation more than others, have at it.

Itch's picture

I'll take your concerns on board. Of course what you really mean when you speak of your “production” is that you are too busy to take other peoples opinions into consideration because it would ruin your illusion of moral superiority and paint you into a corner you probably don’t inhabit much in your day-to-day life because you live amongst the meek. Im a forgiving chap, I grant you permission to run away from your opinions; i mean what have i got to lose, you have taken nothing belonging to me. But of course you will end up "eating me", right... Tell me this, a life changing consideration for you perhaps, but have you ever considered the possibility where you don’t get to eat anyone? Have you even entertained how humiliating a reality that would be for you on such a fundamental level considering you have, evidently, so much invested in the fact? Just a thought, but a thought you may want to consider before it eats you alive.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Well that's a whole lot of nothing.  I am in agriculture.  If you want to eat, I accept gold and silver.  That clear things up for you?

Itch's picture

Dude if i want to eat, i will go to a restaurant or a shop like all the other billions of consumers, i.e. the places that keep you in business; im just a consumer like all the others, likewise you are just a farmer like the millions of others (i suppose the only difference is that consumers don’t get billions in handouts and subsidies). We are, in some theoretical flight of fancy, co-dependent. But get this straight, the day i personally arrive at your door offering PM's in exchange for food, the day you have a genuine right to wave your finger in my face with respect to "my hunger", is the day i suffer the most fucking brutal cosmic twist of fate, in which i land in a different country, flat broke with only my dead granny's wedding ring and a craving for chicken eggs or pigs feet, or whatever animal produce you are butchering down at the farm.

The take home from this? Stop personalising the micro transactions of a global economy to suit your own self-importance. The population is growing, but it wont grow so much in your lifetime or my lifetime that we see even minor food shortages in the west. I live in some of the most fertile land on the planet, there is not a snowballs chance in fucking hell i'll be going hungry in my lifetime, or my childrens lifetime. That’s a fact. Now you can ignore that fact because it suits your cuntish fantasies, but i assure you, you are going to be a bitter man because of it. I repeat, i will not be going hungry, i will never depend on you, and god fucking help the people that ever will, because by the sounds of things they will be going to you on bended knee. They will have to ignore their status of consumers and take on that of beggars. Fuck you, you are twice as bad as bankers, i dont know any bankers cheering on famine just so they can be on top. 

electricgorilla's picture

Do the opposite of Tilson and Stolper. Make $. Someone could start a hedge fund an be profitable just off these two strategies. I'd call it stolperlization of the tilson principle.

Theta_Burn's picture

Decent spike in Gold/Silver this morning

knukles's picture

If it don't work it'll be blamed on the flu

Pass the mercury flavored jello, please

Kina's picture

Anybody saying they can pick these things is lying...toss a coin is the same.

francis_sawyer's picture

Time to consult with the Oracle of the Monkey named 'Leonard' that lives in the plastic 8-Ball [which exists on the edge of the coin that was flipped ~ by Fibonacci himself ~ & miraculously landed on its side right on top of the Eliott Wave peak during the peak sunspot activity period where Mercury was in retrograde]...


Therein you'll find answers... [or ~ you could just go ask Bob PISS ON ME]...

eigenvalue's picture

At the start of last year, Tom Stolper also recommended going long EUR/USD and made money for the clients. However, ZH didn't report that...

dcb's picture

this is why I am almost always programmed on two sides of a trade, so I stop out and go the other way. I try a work a weekly swing trade, using leveraged regular and inverse funds.

on oil, I've made tooog money and because we entered a new weekly high yesterday I bout a shot expecting a drop, and could add that posion if it runed the other way while making profits. works for me.

in general most new weekly highs are not that much higher than past weeks weekly high.

orangegeek's picture

Euro has some resistance to close above before going long.


Going long below resistance is high risk stuff.

SheepDog-One's picture

STOP! Stolper time!

cranky-old-geezer's picture



One wonders: how long until the ECB realizes it should be doing all it can to lower the EUR (like every other central bank), not raise it.

They're not raising it.  USD is down. 

Perhaps that "trillion dollar coin" idea spooked some folks around the world about the sanity of the US govt.

LawsofPhysics's picture

The world should have been concerned about the sanity of the US government since the mid-60's when it became all too clear that the MIC and banking cartel were going to have their way and anyone opposed to sound reasponsible monetary and fiscal policy would be eliminated.  Now these fuckers are trapped, they want a weaker dollar, but they still want the dollar to be good for oil purchases.  The only reason the dollar still stands is because of the U.S. military, period, full stop.

Bicycle Repairman's picture

"Now these fuckers are trapped, they want a weaker dollar, but they still want the dollar to be good for oil purchases."

They're fucked if they allow the "market" to limit their options.  Which they won't, because if they did they'd be fucked.

LawsofPhysics's picture

That which cannot be sustained, won't be.  Hedge accordingly (long durable bicycles).

Downtoolong's picture

do the opposite of what Tom Stolper, who is almost as "accurate" as Whitney Tilson in his recommendations, says which also happens to be the same direction as what Goldman's prop desk does.

If only we could figure out a way to front run these front running bastards.

Sudden Debt's picture

This is a good thing!

I got all my assets in dollars for now and when the euro goes down like Goldman doesn't say they'll be worth even more!


From Germany With Love's picture

'One wonders: how long until the ECB realizes it should be doing all it can to lower the EUR (like every other central bank), not raise it. Oh wait: redenomination risk. Nevermind.'


Import tariffs > currency debasement. You don't end up with a ruined currency.

From Germany With Love's picture

Of course both are the same BS, dont get me wrong. Tariffs are just easy to lift.

Flounder's picture

Hats off to Draghi et al.  Five days ago EURUSD was technically dead and fundamentally weak.  Now they've got one of the biggest up moves in 18 months.  Diamond set in dung.

MFLTucson's picture

Do the opposite of what the TRIBE tells you because that is the trade they will make. This group cannot be trusted on any front.

GFORCE's picture

Welcome to the top!