Visualizing The Market's Parabolic Rise

Tyler Durden's picture

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...


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lunaticfringe's picture

Blow off top. Can't have truth until the subject is settled.

francis_sawyer's picture

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...

AlaricBalth's picture

Now let us visualize the S&P 500 priced in gold since 2006.

dwdollar's picture

Not a good function for Ben. Diminishing returns are a bitch.

Pegasus Muse's picture

It's not all Ben's fault.  He had lots of help getting us to this deplorable state:

Dr. Engali's picture

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. 

francis_sawyer's picture

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...

Divided States of America's picture

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.

francis_sawyer's picture

@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]...

Likstane's picture

@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. 

otto skorzeny's picture

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.

francis_sawyer's picture



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?...


Lewshine's picture

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.

Lewshine's picture

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!!

Stuntgirl's picture

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.

francis_sawyer's picture

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...

Divided States of America's picture

Hey Jewshine


Its no wonder we dont like you guys.

Lewshine's picture

See...I told you to use discernment. I'm Italian / Protestant. Ya diphit!!

Remington IV's picture

you're obviously for the homosexuality , eh , matador ???

Rapada's picture

Bravo Lew, bravo. Thank you for your bravery to speak the truth.

All Risk No Reward's picture

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.

Likstane's picture

@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...

Stuntgirl's picture

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.


francis_sawyer's picture



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]...


Stuntgirl's picture

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.



francis_sawyer's picture



"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...

Stuntgirl's picture

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.

francis_sawyer's picture



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...

Likstane's picture

@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. 

All Risk No Reward's picture

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.

Squid Vicious's picture

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...

hannah's picture

"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...?

All Risk No Reward's picture

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.


Grinder74's picture

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)?

InjuredThales's picture

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.

otto skorzeny's picture

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?

swani's picture

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.  

hannah's picture

'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.

All Risk No Reward's picture

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.

hannah's picture

"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.

All Risk No Reward's picture

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.

InjuredThales's picture

Double - posted for extra emphasis.

otto skorzeny's picture

apparently you aren't "way smart" enough to figure out a computer-better find a "way smart" jew to do it for you. fuckwit.

Divided States of America's picture

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.

francis_sawyer's picture



'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...

Grinder74's picture

I think you forgot your anti-rambling medication today.

Remington IV's picture

" I'm too dumb to know ..."


That's obvious

LongSoupLine's picture

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.