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Visualizing The Market's Parabolic Rise

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For many the rise of nominal equity prices over the past few years has been remarkable given the back-drop of stagnating growth and joblessness. But it is the last few months that perhaps beggars belief as macro fundamentals plunge to 5-month lows, consumer confidence to 13-month lows, and earnings show considerable weakness (if you look at the data and ignore the anecdotes); and yet, day-after-day, stocks push higher little-by-little, stop-run by stop-run to five-year highs. The chart below suggests, though, that for now the parabola may need a little pullback before gathering steam once again.


The parabolic rise has hit its upside (which has tended to mean a pullback in the past)...


As Macro fundamentals hit 5-month lows...


and earnings disappoint...


and confidence plunges...


Charts: Bloomberg


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Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:23 | 3195785 lunaticfringe
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Blow off top. Can't have truth until the subject is settled.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:29 | 3195788 francis_sawyer
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So goes January... So goes ~ [oh wait]...


Note to CNBS: If the 'same ol' sound bytes aren't having the former effect, you might try hiring francis_sawyer... I could EASILY come up with some 'zingers' that could get you thru to Q2... I'll take my fee in GOLD & a sturdy boat...

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:32 | 3195825 AlaricBalth
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Now let us visualize the S&P 500 priced in gold since 2006.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:11 | 3195980 dwdollar
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Not a good function for Ben. Diminishing returns are a bitch.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 18:52 | 3196640 Pegasus Muse
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It's not all Ben's fault.  He had lots of help getting us to this deplorable state:

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:37 | 3195850 Dr. Engali
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I don't think they want to hear everything being blamed on the Jews. As bad as CNBS is they aren't quite ready to stoop that low.....yet. 

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:55 | 3195890 francis_sawyer
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Touche Doc


I do, however, take exception to what I'd describe as 'THE DISTINCTION'...

It is YOU who characterize my rhetoric as BLAMING JEWS... Instead ~ All I ever do is BRING TO QUESTION the mathematical improbability of a certain tribe [for lack of better word] to exhort an inordinate stranglehold [based on REPRESENTATION MASS vs. AVAILABLE NODES] on:

- world banking


- political lobbying

- law

&, what seem to be the attached problems & oppressions...


That's NOT 'blaming' [in my view]... I just want somebody to come up with a reasonable explanation [I'm certain I'll never hear it from MSM ~ so I'm waiting for deep thinking fellows likeyourself to explain it to me]... I PROMISE I'll say nothing more about it when that simple demand is met...


So as not to insult anybody... Let me put it another way... If you happen to be a 'football' team & 8 of your players are SLOW... Are you 'racist' or 'anti-semitic' to conclude that itis LACK OF TEAM SPEED that is holding your team back from winning a game on the pitch?... [or MAYBE they're not slow at all ~ Maybe they've just made a deal with the bookies to throw the match]...

I'm too dumb to know...

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:55 | 3195929 Divided States ...
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I agree with Monsieur Sawyer.

I dont specifically hate Jews that much, but it turns out that when it comes to crimes of epic proportions, especially in the financial or legal industry, their filthy presence is always very prominent. And they get away with it, which pisses me off the most.

Remember Ackman vs Icahn? You think either one of them became a billionaire by being moral and doing the right thing? I rest my case.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:00 | 3195942 francis_sawyer
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@Divided States


I don't want anybody to AGREE WITH ME... I'd prefer for them to ASK THESE QUESTIONS TO THEMSELVES...

For your part... however... it seems you HAVE ASKED THIS QUESTION TO YOURSELF... So kudos to you... [NOT because you came up with the right or wrong conclusion ~ but because you endeavored to ASK THE QUESTION & SEARCH FOR AN ANSWER]...

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:17 | 3196005 Likstane
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@francis, After I ascertained the truth about the disportionate representation of Jews in prominent power areas, I wondered why such a phenomenon exists.  Are Jewish people more evil than the general population?  Do Jews have a special relationship with a god that grants them superpowers?  Is this phenomenon all part of a plan brought forth by God to show those Jews and us Gentiles just how evil they and we are?  The truth of Jews being in control of the worlds money/power can hardly be disputed, but how and for what purpose is a greater question. 

BTW, anyone else. I don't need and explanation regarding the dif between Jews, real Jews, Askenazis, Jewish religionists, Illuminati, Kaballists, all-seeing eyes, or whatever else may be associated with Jews.  The facts remain.  A very few Jews(denominated so by their mothers Jewishness) control most of the worlds power positions. 

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:22 | 3196039 otto skorzeny
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1.7% of US population (Jews) control 50% of US wealth- what's not to like. that's a stat you'll never see on NBC Nightly News.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:38 | 3196098 francis_sawyer
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I still don't know the answers...

I will say, though... That the PORTION of it that I direct MOST attention to is THE OFFICIAL MESSAGE BEARER...

IOW ~ I tend to view with GREAT SKEPTICISM the motives of the storytellers... [& I'll make an official caveat here... francis_sawyer is a 'STORYTELLER' here... DON'T BELIEVE ME... Think for yourselves...]


One of my favorite colloquilaisms is "We're the Government & We're here to Help"...

Once again... Do you trust the STORY?... Do you trust the STORYTELLER?... Do you trust BOTH?... Do you trust NEITHER?...


Tue, 01/29/2013 - 17:16 | 3196252 Lewshine
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What I'm about to say is going to be laughed at, scourned and will provoke a lot of people on this board to get pissed off...But the truth has a way of doing just that...That said; The Jews are, from the beggining of recorded history, by proclamation of holy scripture; "God's chosen people". At least 100 times in Scirpture, it reads that God has and will bless "this nation (Israel) and this people (The Jews). Please use your rational mind to discern these facts -

America received the same blessing when this nation was birthed "Under God", as a proclamation of our constitution...Which is laced with God's majesty and authority over what the forefathers were trying to do, in the writing of that document, and the establishing of this nation. Hence, (the blessing) We (the USA) became the biggest and greatest nation ever. The wealthiest and strongest nation EVER. Before that, It was England - Who, by the way, established their kingdom under the same doctrines (sort of), and again - Experienced great wealth, prosperity and power, before being found corrupt (The Roman church joined forces with the monarchy), Martin Luther protested against the church. God's favor went bye bye. England lost its power, and Americaa became the new nation of freedom and hope - Hence, the industrial explosion.

However, we (the USA) are now in a perpetual spiral because, according to Scripture, we have embraced the same things that England, Rome and most of Europe fell to - Adultery, Homosex, and a general disregard for God. Adultery, Fornication, Homosexuality, Greed...And so on. We've made idols of the same things that brought God's judgement against these other Nations before us. The difference is, God's favor on Israel is not only a blessing - Its a covenant...A promise. Meaning, that it is not retractable...Because God cannot break a promise. Therefore, The Jews will be blessed regardless of what they do, especially when it comes to finances and world leadership in human sustanance. This DOES NOT mean that their behavior will be benevolent...That's a different chapter in the book.

Don't really care if anyone believes these facts. I know it to be true...And so would Helen Keller if she took a good look at the facts. I'm just answering the question of WHY the Jews are in charge.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 17:38 | 3196358 Stuntgirl
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WOW. I'm speechless.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 17:50 | 3196415 Lewshine
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You shoud be speechless stuntgirl....Family marketing? Yeah, that explains why 1% of the population rules over 50% of the world wealth. Dear God, please keep this woman from procreating!!

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 17:56 | 3196439 Stuntgirl
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I hear women who believe God sets rules and sends babies procreate a lot more than those who don't.

You got lucky on that one. Sadly, the world will have to deal with your probably very numerous brainwashed offspring.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 18:05 | 3196457 francis_sawyer
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OK people... That 'SETTLES' it [once & for all]... The ANSWER is:


The Jews are GOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE... It ends there [final argument presented in convincing fashion: JEWS ARE IN CHARGE]... I'm Sorry to have intervened at all... What was I POSSIBLY thinking?... May francis_sawyer rot in HELL [for all eternity]... I'll just jump into the pit right now...

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 17:42 | 3196384 Divided States ...
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Hey Jewshine


Its no wonder we dont like you guys.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 17:45 | 3196399 Lewshine
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See...I told you to use discernment. I'm Italian / Protestant. Ya diphit!!

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 19:21 | 3196750 Remington IV
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you're obviously for the homosexuality , eh , matador ???

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 17:55 | 3196432 Rapada
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Bravo Lew, bravo. Thank you for your bravery to speak the truth.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 06:02 | 3198065 All Risk No Reward
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Lewshine, ancient Israel was chosen by God for a purpose.  He had a job for them to do.

They failed miserably - not because they were Jewish, but because they were human and lacked God's special inspiration in the form of God's Spirit.

God doesn't respect people. 

We are all called to care about others equal to ourselves...  Jew, Gentile, every right thinking person on the planet...

The Jews and non Jews who run Debt Money Tyranny are wicked people beyond all wicked you've ever coonceived of.

These people essentially run a world destroying Debt Star - and it is a fraud...  a con game.

In the end, this is the same as it ever was...  good vs evil. 

Those are content of character issues - and that alone.

It isn't complex stuff here...  like 2+2=4 stuff.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 17:20 | 3196268 Likstane
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@francis-I don't trust anything almost anyone(excluding God) tells me, most especially a goverment(a collection of corrupt individuals)   This is what I do believe.  Man as a whole is corrupt, including the Jews.  Every man is prideful and believes he is better than the rest of mankind.  A Jew has a built in "excuse' to base his pride/inner conceit on.  By virtue of his national/genetical exclusion from Gentile-dom, the Jew can rest on his specialness.  This phenomenon is/was brought forth by God to exhibit by proxy a group to represent us all.  This 'excuse' will not be validated when judgement comes calling, either by the Jews or by the world at large.  The Jews are just the most guilty, having the most evidence(their own/God's writings and prophets) to warrant their condemnation for rejecting their/gentiles Savior.  Yes, I know it turned into a religious consideration, but doesn't evey topic eventually?  After all, on a long enough timeline...

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:48 | 3196132 Stuntgirl
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There are some cultural peculiarities that yes, will facilitate such an ascent over a period of time. I'm sure there's more, but I will try to point out from first hand experience of the Jewish side of my family:

- Networking. And I mean, power networking, not just for yourself, but for your family. If you can at some point get a good position for a family member, they will reciprocate and it builds. Also a Jew will, for preference, hire another jew, and you can expect old-style social introduction when moving countries.

- Much attention to wealth preservation. There is much in-family teaching to little kids about wealth preservation and management. Likewise, vocational careers are not very encouraged, unless inevitable, and then the whole community will network to try to find a good position for the wayward kid. Also, That side of my family would permanently keep physical gold and various currencies lying around. You grow up with it.

- For the most part, highly educated women. They don't want idiots teaching their kids.

- Buying cheap and valuable/durable. Also instilled since childhood.

- Permanent mistrust.


You will notice most of these things are a given in very old money families too.


Tue, 01/29/2013 - 17:28 | 3196291 francis_sawyer
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I think you make a very valid point... MORE than 'valid'... Actually 'fundamental' [IMHO]...

You used the word 'FAMILY' (4x) in your comment... FWIW ~ francis_sawyer believes that 'FAMILY' has a lot to do with EVERYTHING [& probably SHOULD ~ to some degree]...

But the problem IS that when the concept of 'FAMILY' starts becoming extended out to 'control of HUMANITY as a whole' [or effort thereof]... It is an 'ages old' circumstance [NOT relegated to Jews, per se, but to DYNASTIC MONARCHIES, RELIGIONS, DICTATORS, & 'DEMI-GODS']...

That sort of pursuit RARELY benefits the species as a whole [if, in fact, the species itself is desirous on continuing forward as 'citizens' of UNIVERSAL NATURE at large]...


Tue, 01/29/2013 - 17:49 | 3196412 Stuntgirl
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I'm not sure that most humans contemplate whether their actions benefit the species as a whole before taking such action. In fact, I'm sure they don't.

Most humans narrowmindedly try to advance their own position, and you're right, when nepotism is used in that way, we get Mafia, Monarchies, Religions, etc.

I was only pointing out competitive advantages of Jewish culture, as you might point out competitive advantages of Catholic church functioning, or Chinese party cronyism.

I'd like to live in a world in which humans know a reasonable limit to self-advancement, but then again, i'd also like to live in a spa, and eat cake all day long.



Tue, 01/29/2013 - 18:16 | 3196495 francis_sawyer
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"I'm not sure that most humans contemplate whether their actions benefit the species as a whole before taking such action"


I'm ashamed that I DIDN'T think that way for most of my life... NOT that I was particularly AGAINST humanity either... I suppose I was just too self absorbed to ever consider it [which is why I'm ASHAMED now]...

Not that it interests anyone ~ but I'm working on [what I hope to be] the NEXT CYCLE now... A coalition of BEINGNESS will, in time, probably guide me on whether or not I'm doing the right thing... If NOT ~ I'm sure I'll hear about it...

Maybe, metaphorically, the only 'CAKE & SPA' one achieves is far off on the horizon of finally coming to terms with all of that... It's still beyond my grasp, but I can almost taste the cake & feel the warm humid air...

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 18:22 | 3196534 Stuntgirl
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Francis, I think you're right on that.

A fuller, richer experience of life is to be had if one considers their actions not only in relation to themselves, but in relation to the whole world.

It adds a whole new level of complication to existing, but I think it's what makes the person bigger and full of meaning.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 20:52 | 3197075 francis_sawyer
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Sorry ~ I was away cooking some food for a bit...

My final response is to say... THANK YOU for the thoughtful exchange... ['jump in', if you're compelledto my RANDOM comments in the future on ZH... I don't really have an agenda here... I say what's on my mind... It's MORE 'therapeutic' to me than guns, bullets, other ammo, spray paint, or labels]...

It's tough to figure that one out sometimes... Anyway ~ THANKS FOR THE EXCHANGE... f_s...

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 21:12 | 3197176 Likstane
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@stuntgirl & francis

Neither one of you is addressing the question of why Jews are in control of most of the worlds power/money.  To say it is some kind of family teaching begs the question of why Jewish families, and how are Jewish families preserved from being mixed in with all the other worlds families?   The only answer has to be un-natural, i.e., Spiritual.  No other 'race', 'heritage', 'nationality', 'religion' has been able to separate and isolate themselves from the rest of humanity.  I propose the "Jews" are really a shadow or picture of today's professing christendom.  Those Jews that recognized their own depravity and acknowledged their Savior(a seemingly small minorty) correspond to the small minority of real Christians in todays so-called christendom. 

What this has to do with the preponderance of Jews in power positions is up for debate, however it isn't an accident that it is as it is. 

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 06:21 | 3198074 All Risk No Reward
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As I said in an earlier post, I thinkg the mechanics at the top come down to the Rothschilds being the King of Financial Con and they hired the criminals they knew and trusted and they were probably mostly Jewish by default.  Sure, there were plenty of other people who would do the dirty work, but they didn't have an "in."

That would explain the very top of the power structure, IMHO.

This group had the influence to engineer societal systems.  They engineered systems that made sense from their paradigm of the world.

Unfortunately, psychopathicall looting and impoverishing society was one of those systems the "illuminated" engineered and forced nto society

Debt Money Tyranny

But they also engineered the economic system as well - after all, they had more money than anyone else due their control over Debt Money Tyranny.  Nobody could compete with their fraud that drained everyone else and filled their coffers through financial fraud.

It would appear that the cultural norms in the Jewish community conformed well to the systems set up by the Rothschild clan and those they put into power (many Jews were part of that group, but not all).

That means many Jewish folks do relatively well in this system and they probably don't even know why - it is just natural to more Jewish folks than non Jewish folks.

Make no mistake, though, when the economic collapse hits, not 1 in 1000 Jewish folks are going to be wisked away from the consequences.  JP Morgan will come and foreclose on a Jewish person's business, farm and home just like anyone elses.

The Rothschilds HATE the commone Jewish person.  Some researchers have presented evidence that Rothschild interests funded Hitler and the Bolshevic Revolution.  Hey, there is evidence they used the US to help put Mao in power, too.  A little support for Pol Pot.

The people at the top are wicked wicked.  Don't let the $10k suits fool you.

Netflix "A Film Unfinished" followed by "Empire in Africa."

My argument is that the only real differences between Hitler's Warsaw Ghetto atrocities and the international banking atrocities are a lack of a wall (not needed in 3rd world) and better marketing.  Otherwise, both the Warsaw Ghetto and the 3rd world were set up by very evil people to deny the resources necessary for life in order to murder people

Oh, there is one more difference.  Hitler couldn't dream of murdering 30 million a year and get away with it.  You see, Hitler didn't understand marketing at its highest level nor did he think big enough.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:57 | 3196174 Squid Vicious
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racial nepotism is a good start, it's unreal how they lift other Jews up through the organizational ranks, and NEVER get questioned, at least in my experience...

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 00:01 | 3197710 hannah
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"I don't want anybody to AGREE WITH ME... I'd prefer for them to ASK THESE QUESTIONS TO THEMSELVES..."


i am asking myself but the dipshit wont answer...?

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 05:57 | 3198063 All Risk No Reward
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Francis, there is nothing wrong with asking questions.  In fact, if one is not asking questions, one is being controlled by others who guide the questionless life.

However, using bad logic is bad.  It interrupts the path to truth.

I observe that there are a disproportionate of Jews running and monitoring Debt Money Tyranny with is essentially destroying the world.

Debt Money Tyranny (the Globalist / NWO / Int'l Banking Cartel, Illuminati, etc... Trojan Horse)

All those people are criminals that belong in jail.  So are the non Jewish people who orchestrate this system.

Where your logic fails and the absurdity begins is when you use the general term "the Jews" when speaking of much less than 0.1% of "the Jews."

It is not the sign of a high IQ or a critical thinking who lumps 999+ people into a group of 1.

I call this crowd Biggest Finance Capital or the International Banking Cartel or even the Gangg Banksters.  That is what they are, it includes them and it doesn't include 999+ other people who have absolutely nothing to do with this crime syndicate.

As to why Jews are over represented in this very small group of people, I would guess that the chief financial criminals, the Rothschild clan, typically hung out with other Jewish people.  The majority of the criminal element they would come into contact with would be Jewish, hence that is who the uber criminal Rothschilds would put into power.

But you do come off as completly ignorant when you lumpt the Jewish plumber down the street in with Ben Bernanke under the umbrella of "the Jews."

This is not the era of simple mindedness.

BTW, the criminals love it when people ignorantly lum in 999+ other people behind whom the real criminals can hide.  The only people you hurt are the non gang Banksters who are Jewish and victims of this criminal Debt Money Tyranny system.


Tue, 01/29/2013 - 18:22 | 3196532 Grinder74
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Are we distinguishing between Jews who call themselves that based on realy or contrived ethnic heritage, and Jews who follow Judaism (which does not condone the behavior so many engage)?

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:07 | 3195970 InjuredThales
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I think it has to do with the fact that they're way smarter than you. Sucks, but what can you do?  Just join a mob, witch hunt, kill that uppity minority, rinse and repeat.  At least you have the advantage of numbers and brute force.  It's like a zombie apocalypse and you're the zombie.


The anti-semitism on this site is interesting.  I'd say it's disturbing, but that would imply that it was somehow inconsistent with my expectations.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:27 | 3195991 otto skorzeny
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smarter-huh?  and all of this time I thought it was a big who-you-know not what-you-know  club on Wall St and DC-but- hey- according to you we're just dumb goys. also-do you hold dual citizenship with Israel like many of our US politicians like Feinstein and Rahm and Reid and many others? or will you be left here holding the bag when the SHTF?

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:49 | 3196133 swani
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Most of the 'anti-semitism'on this site is very likely coming from paid apparatchiks. There are many such operatives in cyberspace now, employed by many different interests. They are a necessary part of any marketing department. A lot of companies outsource this to other companies that do this kind of on-line PR, damage control, etc. Such people would be paid to post divisive or bat shit crazy shit on sites like this one to discourage mainstream readership. I am not saying that all of the anti semitism on ZH is of this variety, but it's pretty obvious that a lot of it is. The more readership that ZH gets, the more of it we will see.  

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 00:04 | 3197716 hannah
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'The anti-semitism on this site is interesting.' i always thought it was fucking weird. all the jews i have been around think the world is out to get them specifically. they even have a fucking word for it..anti-semitism. they are so fucking special...!...LOL


i didnt know the world reallt cared who lived and died but according to jews they are the choosen ones and we is outs to gets um.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 06:25 | 3198076 All Risk No Reward
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You do know how absurd it is to lump millions of people into one monolithic, single minded group, don't you?

I think you are enslaved by your preconceptions.  The good news is that it only requires you to fix it.

Jewish people were chosen for a job and they failed spectacularly.  Not because they were Jewish, but because they were human.  Like you and I.

Enlightened people judge others based on content of character.

If someone has good character then I support them.  I don't need to know anything else because nothing else is necessary to know - at least in a rational mindset.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 11:29 | 3198849 hannah
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"You do know how absurd it is to lump millions of people into one monolithic, single minded group, don't you?"


WTF...? the sole purpose of religion is to lump large groups of people together in monolithic single minded groups...? who chose mean a 'god' chose them. oh shit we are back to those special people with gods ear.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 01:31 | 3205262 All Risk No Reward
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No, that's the whole purpose of the people who CONTROL religion at this point in time.

God made us individual...  because we are supposed to be individuals, maybe?

Again,lumping all Christians together into one monoliic, single minded group is absurd as well.

There may not be two Christians on the entire planet with identical value systems.

I don't care what some modern day witch doctor espouses to build up their power base and ability to control others.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:08 | 3195972 InjuredThales
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Double - posted for extra emphasis.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:17 | 3195999 otto skorzeny
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apparently you aren't "way smart" enough to figure out a computer-better find a "way smart" jew to do it for you. fuckwit.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:17 | 3196006 Divided States ...
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Spoken exactly like a typical Jew on Wall Street. Yes you are the 'chosen' ones and we are the zombies that you can expendably exploit to serve your purpose of world domination.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:31 | 3196069 francis_sawyer
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'ANTI-SEMITIC"... I'm going to ask you... Is THAT the going definition of "I can't ~ for the life of me ~ construct or formulate a coherent argument"...

I'm going to tell you a story... Just this morning, I happened to be talking to my mother [who I happen to be, at the moment, taxi-ing around town to doctors appointments & physical therapist sessions because she recently had an accident & tore her rotator cuff]... Anyway ~ sympathy aside... She's yakking away [as she's prone to do ~ a TRAIT which se passed down to francis_sawyer]... She was talking about her PT therapist & they were on the subject of GOD KNOWS WHY, professional athletes... The 'discrepancy' happened to be TIGER WOODS himself... To make a long story short, my mom is a big fan of Tiger Woods & was talking about his win this past weekend at Torrey Pines... At some point, my mom says to me:

"so & so [her PT therapist] says she doesn't like Tiger Woods because he's so arrogant ~ but it's ODD, because even though I don't like arrogant people, I actually like Tiger Woods"...

So I looked right at her, [my mom], & said... "But MOM ~ you like ME & I'm arrogant too"...


Needless to say, she DIDN'T say... "Oh, I would like you ~ cept you're so 'anti-semitic' ~ so I hate you instead"...

The moral of the story is... Don't get things confused...

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 18:24 | 3196539 Grinder74
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I think you forgot your anti-rambling medication today.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 19:22 | 3196752 Remington IV
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hello , zombie

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:22 | 3196036 Remington IV
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" I'm too dumb to know ..."


That's obvious

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:58 | 3196184 LongSoupLine
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Look, my upbringing was simple, balanced and grounded in logical thought...


If it quacks like a fucking get the idea, no need to fucking overthink it with politically correct fucking bullshit.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 19:24 | 3196756 Remington IV
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that's why you're on the soupline , eh , OWS loser...


just a week or two away from welfare checks , food stamps , section 8 housing ... another Obama covert

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 01:45 | 3197912 Go Tribe
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If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck....

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:39 | 3195861 lunaticfringe
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Must. get. to. dow. 14000. Stocks are cheap. Buy.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:43 | 3195879 B-rock
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None of this matters with POMO and tickle algos. Maybe.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:45 | 3195883 Divided States ...
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Oh fuck Obummer is speaking again...damnit if I knew beforehand he was speaking, then I wouldnt have shorted this morning....You know, you cant have a down market when the Almighty is on the podium, right?? The rising stock market is symbolic of the strong economy currently under way in the USA.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:29 | 3195803 insanelysane
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Like a coyote on roller skates with an Acme rocket strapped to his back.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 01:48 | 3197915 Go Tribe
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Like a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerin plant.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:41 | 3195871 FL_Conservative
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Better to track the S&P to the growth in bank excess reserves and project from there based on $85BB monthly.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 21:47 | 3197298 BubbleBobble
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The S&P hasn't blown off in Euros, Aussie Dollars, or Swiss Francs or Swedish Krona yet!    still more to come...$spx:FXE,$spx:FXY,$spx:FXC,$spx:FXS,$spx:FXA,$spx:FXB,$spx:FXF|D


Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:26 | 3195790 fourchan
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die vergence

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 19:57 | 3196879 falak pema
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wow I thought you meant die virgins; and I saw that Mali brigade. 

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:27 | 3195799 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Oh you pessimists!

Come on, we're annualizing at 70% on SPX. Run with it boys.

Sky's the limit.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:31 | 3195804 SheepDog-One
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1000% rise in equities since 2009...gee sounds real sustainable and the theory that here we sit on the launch pad is totaly believable.

They're going to need to pull something this time which will make 9-11 look like a fender bender. 

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:58 | 3195939 waterwitch
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Audit the Fed per chance?

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 04:38 | 3198028 zebrasquid
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Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:31 | 3195814 willpoi
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To infinity and beyond!!!

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:33 | 3195829 John Law Lives
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The Bernank will keep on blowing that bubble bigger and bigger.  It wouldn't be too surprising if he chooses not to serve another term so he can distance himself from the scene before the bubble pops in grand fashion.


Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:35 | 3195841 Dr. Engali
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So BTFD until the thing blows all to hell then?

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:38 | 3195856 SheepDog-One
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Same as Russian roulette basically.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:41 | 3195873 Cdad
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Correct.  Everything is fine right up until the bang...or say the calendar turns 1987 and you wake up worth 40% less in the morning.  It's all very brilliant...and fooling absolutely no one.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:50 | 3195906 SheepDog-One
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401K/pension fund Bathrobe Brigades sitting fattened up and complacent...their shreiks of agony will be one morning soon.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:48 | 3195878 CaptainSpaulding
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The answer to your question is yes

Disclaimer: I am not a financial advisor, But i play one on tv.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:35 | 3195847 gmak
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That is technically an asymptotic rise not a parabolic one. Parabolic implies 'to the sky' and is curved the other way (ie up). Asumptotic implies a limit or wall and is curved so that price goes up to kiss the barrier with a rounded top.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:01 | 3195944 Anglo Hondo
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Sounds like the babe I ran into last night.  Curved ... YES!  When I tried to kiss the rounded top, she hit me with a barrier, and then I hit the wall.  The price for failure.

Seems like I went sorta parabolic.


Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:12 | 3195984 insanelysane
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With some FED help you can keep that erection for 4 years.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:02 | 3195951 Joe moneybags
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Exactly correct, gmak.  That first figure shows a classic bull market rebound off of a bear market spike low.  Several commentors on this site maintain that the stock market is rigged, and behaving abnormally, since it is not headed in their anticipated direction.  I am one of those bears, who have been watching in disbelief.  But, I don't represent the sum of money-managers, big institutions, the FED, the Treasury, big banks and brokerages, and hedge funds.  So I am adjusting my views to accept the fact that the market can and will climb.  Profit margins may be declining, but net profits are at least stable to rising, which means to me that the S&P will probably keep riding that upper asymptote, with corrections, as Tyler is predicting.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:37 | 3195849 Downtoolong
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Banks using funny money to draw the muppets to the slaughter house.

No really, I promise, everyone is going to get a free hat and cotton candy when we get there, you'll see.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:07 | 3195968 edifice
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OK, as long as it's a big, goofy foam cowboy hat,.. Otherwise, no deal.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:37 | 3195851 tip e. canoe
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a suspicious eye would see that it looks like they really did the darnedest to prime the pump of those positive earnings "surprises".   wonder how many of those positive surprises moved their release dates up?   10 more days to go before the picture comes clear.

awesome graph, you're dropping some serious porn today, tyler.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:14 | 3195993 insanelysane
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You can prime a pump all you want but if there is nothing in the well the pump stops working after it goes through the priming.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:40 | 3195867 RopeADope
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Why be bearish? Political leaders shouted "Yolo!" back in November.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:41 | 3195870 jtlien
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Looks more like square root rise than exponential.   Or more like harmonic number. 

Never stops rising but less and less added as time goes on.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:43 | 3195876 ebworthen
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"Engineered Collapse:  Wall Street Bubble - Part II"

Wonder how much more money the banksters will get this time around?

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:44 | 3195880 thepigman
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Even the Bernank cannot ultimately beat the mathematics of a parabola. They ALWAYS end up where they started.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:45 | 3195888 JustPrintMoreDuh
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S&P 500 @ 2k = grandma's gonna have to start buying the generic fancy feast for supper ...  

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:48 | 3195893 JR
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Paul Craig Roberts says the “fiscal cliff” is just another hoax to shift the public’s attention to the small problems from the huge ones – the “derivatives tsunami” and the “dollar bubble.” Here is his conclusion regarding The Fiscal Cliff: A Diversion:

Roberts’ Conclusion:

In other words, the entire economic policy of the United States is dedicated to saving four banks that are too large to fail. The banks are too large to fail only because deregulation permitted financial concentration, as if the Anti-Trust Act did not exist.

The purpose of QE is to keep the prices of debt, which supports the banks’ bets, high. The Federal Reserve claims that the purpose of its massive monetization of debt is to help the economy with low interest rates and increased home sales. But the Fed’s policy is hurting the economy by depriving savers, especially the retired, of interest income, forcing them to draw down their savings. Real interest rates paid on CDs, money market funds, and bonds are lower than the rate of inflation.

Moreover, the money that the Fed is creating in order to bail out the four banks is making holders of dollars, both at home and abroad, nervous. If investors desert the dollar and its exchange value falls, the price of the financial instruments that the Fed’s purchases are supporting will also fall, and interest rates will rise. The only way the Fed could support the dollar would be to raise interest rates. In that event, bond holders would be wiped out, and the interest charges on the government’s debt would explode.

With such a catastrophe following the previous stock and real estate collapses, the remains of people’s wealth would be wiped out. Investors have been deserting equities for “safe” US Treasuries. This is why the Fed can keep bond prices so high that the real interest rate is negative.

The hyped threat of the fiscal cliff is immaterial compared to the threat of the derivatives overhang and the threat to the US dollar and bond market of the Federal Reserve’s commitment to save four US banks.

Once again, the media and its master, the US government, hide the real issues behind a fake one. The fiscal cliff has become the way for the Republicans to save the country from bankruptcy by destroying the social safety net put in place during the 1930s, supplemented by Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” in the mid-1960s.

Now that there are no jobs, now that real family incomes have been stagnant or declining for decades, and now that wealth and income have been concentrated in few hands is the time, Republicans say, to destroy the social safety net so that we don’t fall over the fiscal cliff.

In human history, such a policy usually produces revolt and revolution, which is what the US so desperately needs.

Perhaps our stupid and corrupt policymakers are doing us a favor after all.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 18:12 | 3196494 swani
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The media is not controlled by the US government. The media conglomerates are controlled by their boards, and on these boards sit representatives from the same monopolistic interests (Big Pharma & Big Banking) that control the US Government. 

The fiscal cliff is just a way to pre-market the raising of the debt ceiling and justify ever increased taxation on the wage earning people of the United States to pay for ever increasing Corporate Welfare gifted to these Monopolistic interests. The Red vs.Blue charade is just Kabuki theatre to make the sheeple think that there is a democracy at play in this country. There isn't. It's a Banana Republic.    

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 22:14 | 3197395 JR
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Bravo! swani. The target is becoming more and more visible.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:52 | 3195917 gratefultraveller
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OT (sorry guys) is this a rocket in silvers pocket, or is it just happy to see this?

the mint is selling eagles again, looks like there is no slack in demand - 7,130,000 oz sofar in january


Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:33 | 3196075 Room 101
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Yep. Interesting that.  Jumped quite a bit in the last day. 

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:55 | 3195927 orangegeek
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Another day, another indicator that shows the SP500 should top and collapse.


Here's a weekly showing similar wave formation to that of 2007.


But this market has demonstrated one thing well - the Fed can push it up at will and at a price - and when the Fed's carnival is over, there will be an enormous collapse.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:56 | 3195932 Clowns on Acid
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Nice graphs...but but...the Fed will print moar....then investors move out of bonds into equities....then SP goes to 1500. Everybody is happy...where is the problem if everyone is happy? Isn't that what the Fed and Fed Gov't is for?

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:00 | 3195943 mayhem_korner
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Equity markets.  Fed balance sheet.  Deficits.  Three blind mice rising parabolically together.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:01 | 3195954 Meat Hammer
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I live a block away from a shooting range.  It's usually quiet on Tuesdays, but not today.  

It's almost like people are preparing for something...

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:16 | 3196001 insanelysane
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Signed up for a safety class today, place was packed, and phone ringing off hook.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:20 | 3196017 otto skorzeny
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who the hell is wasting ammo now? better off buying a good air rifle to keep the skills honed

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:28 | 3196058 Headbanger
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Not to worry. Those are just the Homeland Insecurity newbies trying out

there 7000 new assault weapons they just got to protect you from all

those terrorists about to cross our borders

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:06 | 3195967 Joe moneybags
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It's not just the U.S. market that is following that upper asymptote.  It's the world's stock markets, and some commodities.  That's the big tell that every powerful financial force on earth is behind this trend.  That trend is lower currency values for all, and higher asset values.  Keep on stacking, and don't be afraid of holding the big international stocks.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:35 | 3195989 Shizzmoney
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The economy is improving, the stock markets had a good year in 2012 – so why the disconnect?

If you go back and you dig into the history of capitalism, whether it is Adam Smith or Alex de Tocqueville, people understood that you couldn’t have free markets without an underpinning of morality and a solid ethical foundation.

Without that, capitalism degenerates into full fledged self-interest.  Long-term greed can have some good, as long as it also holds a long term ethical view attached to it.

Without that, you will soon find a snarl of regulation emerging as government tries to protect citizens from the more egregious excesses of capitalism.  And in essence, that overt regulation often effect citizens' mobility, and rights, in such a "free" market as those with power (and money) hijack that process.

It’s hard for me to argue that today's executives, who run our banks, are any less principled than they were a decade, or three, or five, or ten, in the past. To be honest if you asked me, they've gotten BETTER over the's just it seems as if they are worse, because the stakes are higher.

But I think some things have changed that have made this question about the ethical foundations of capitalism more pressing.

First of all is simply an increase in the scope and the power of large organizations. Companies today, their decisions are consequential in a way that perhaps was never true before. I think it is understandable and right that citizens hold companies and executives to account over what they do. 

Or the heads of Central Banks, for that matter.

If you expect to have the freedom to grow and acquire assets, and to wield that kind of global economic power, then you have to accept a concomitant set of ethical responsibilities, too.

I think executives often forget that the rights of corporations are not enshrined in the U.S. Constitution (probably in no constitution), or in our Bill of Rights.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:28 | 3196053 holdbuysell
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Exhibit 3 is superb. Can we see again upon the completion of the earnings announcement season?

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:46 | 3196122 crzyhun
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When this cracks it and it will, watch for 1200 on the S/P. Short to there. When? The TOP will not be televised, but it will Brrring in yur guts. Be alert.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 17:03 | 3196199 Cycle
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Classic ending diagonal with an overthrow. I wonder how low it will go on the first wave down.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 17:15 | 3196249 jomama
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if you can't beat em', stack.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 06:19 | 3198072 GNWT
Wed, 01/30/2013 - 12:11 | 3199035 Neo1
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