Italian Stocks Slump As Berlusconi Proclaims Himself Poll Leader

Tyler Durden's picture

With Italy's stock market down almost 9% (and falling again today), and Italian bond yields surging (2Y +35bps to 1.67%) in the last two weeks, it truly seems as though the two scariest words in global investing are not 'Iran-Israel', or 'Federal Reserve', but 'Silvio Berlusconi'. With the polls blacked out now until the election in just under two weeks, the posturing has begun and the media mogul is not backing down. As ANSA.It reports, Berlusconi has proclaimed "I believe that we have overtaken them... they are now (trailing) behind us," as we have been noting the convergence of the two parties poll results recently.

Of course, he is still the lecherous old bastard he always was - which seems only to endear him to the Italian people (oh, and his promise of bread and circuses for all) - as ANSA notes, he is defending himself on Sunday, after Berlusconi asked a female solar power technician during a company visit if she made house calls, if she "comes to homes" and how many times she is willing "to come". Is debauchery the opposite of austerity? Never mind, the key for now is psychological as the opposition sparring will need to begin to avoid the "don't vote for the loser" bias.

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francis_sawyer's picture

Becky Quick would prolly do him...

AlaricBalth's picture

Berlusconi makes Bill Clinton look like a rank amateur by comparison.
Gotta love the guy.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

Bunga-bunga!  (Sorry, someone had to start it...)

BaBaBouy's picture

Berlusconi Is The BEST Leader Europe Has Gotti !!!


AND Whats The Alternative??? Another Sack-Man-GOLD Plant !

francis_sawyer's picture

Make him pope... Might be a helpful PR move...

NotApplicable's picture

Somehow I don't think this is the prophesied Peter Romanus. Then again, how better else to take down Rome?

redpill's picture

Oppan Bunga Style! heyyyy sexy (underage) lady!

Middle_Finger_Market's picture

Peter Romanus...from Ghana. Hmm makes me think pure evil is trying to re-incarnate tha antichrist by ''following'' prophecy. DON'T DRONE ME BRO!

Say What Again's picture

I think there was a typo in the title.

It should have read as follows;

Berlusconi Proclaims Himself Pole Leader

bank guy in Brussels's picture

Only question now, is when Italy leaves the euro later this year

Whether for the restored Italian sovereign currency

It will be called the New Lira, or the Bunga

knukles's picture

So a whena you a make a deposit atta da bank a you putts youra money in a da Bunga Hole,a no?

Freddie's picture

I wonder if Goldman is driving Italian stocks down because Silvio and Nord Legia are the only people who may stand up to the stinking and corrupt Euro and the EUSSR.

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

Whoa! Italians standing up to corruption? I call it a mirror. You can't take a shit in Italy without bribing the toliet. 

Boozer's picture

Silvio is a dirty buzzard, much like my Bichon!  Horney as hell.

FL_Conservative's picture

He's the "poll leader" and his women are "pole dancers".  Got it.

Banksters's picture

If the EU hates him, he can't be all bad.

101 years and counting's picture

so, the question is:  when will a hotel chambermaid accuse silvio of rape?  better question:  if silvio wins, does it matter since the bankers have already proven they can simply replace any leader at anytime with one of their own?

neptunium's picture

Hell if the choice is between a lascivious old pervert and an EU stooge who insists on reducing the entire nation to penury I know which one I'd choose. 

The thing is - Italy needs to devalue, a lot - if Silvio makes that happen I suspect he will erase his past and rather mixed record and be hailed as a hero.


Also, what is the fucking point of being a billionairre if you can't be surrounded by beautiful pussy 24/7.

Shizzmoney's picture

I love how they postponed the trial of him trying to pay to have sex with a minor, just so he could run for office..........only in Italy!

Bastiat's picture

If he pays the agreed upon price he's better than Menendez.

Sudden Debt's picture



At least he's not like that American president who expected to see a sexcartoon about a goldfish when they said "NEMO IS COMMING"

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

Good point, other politicians just piss me off and try to steal our money!

catacl1sm's picture

Need a bigger copy of the thumbnail please.

Quinvarius's picture

That thing he is checking out looks hideous in the thumbnail.

mckee's picture

To be fair, he appears to have an entirely different view than we do.

Liquid Courage's picture

Clearly he's just checking to make sure she's wearing Italian-made shoes.


Boozer's picture

Isn't that Miss Prociutto 2013?

mvsjcl's picture

I'll take a shot everytime I read bunga bunga on this thread!

mvsjcl's picture

Tjhat''s alllll ican do reight nowwww

AlaricBalth's picture

Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga.

Cast Iron Skillet's picture

ooohh! hard to find the keyboard after that, huh MVS?

MsCreant's picture

I'm trying to decide if you are a friend, or not.

redpill's picture

A friend with bungafits?

MsCreant's picture

Most excellent word play!

Sudden Debt's picture

I bet Berlusconi would be a great pope!

francis_sawyer's picture



oops [upstairs]... Didn't see ur comment down here...

Sudden Debt's picture

Maybe... but he still respects a age limit above 16!!

AngryGerman's picture

true, and also i think he's more into girls

Sudden Debt's picture

yeah... he wouldn't fit in with the rest of them... he'll probebly won't become pope...

youngman's picture

Hes got the shoes already....

lolmao500's picture

Berlusconi owns pretty much EVERYTHING in Italy. The guy is like Mussolini but with better PR.