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So Who Leaked The Heinz Deal?

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Just a purely accidental modest to quite modest increase in the Heinz June $65 call open interest yesterday, and an even more accidental $1.5 million profit in one day? Surely the new Morgan Stanely head of the SEC will get right on it, and market "credibility" will be preserved. At least Buffett's DOJ-immune rating agency Moody's will rate the JPM's committed financing for the HNZ takeover AAAA++++.



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Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:10 | 3242657 CalibratedConfidence
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Surely MIDAS picked it up.....

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:32 | 3242720 Harlequin001
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So Who Leaked The Heinz Deal?


Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:44 | 3242747 Sudden Debt
Thu, 02/14/2013 - 13:52 | 3243584 TruthInSunshine
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John Kerry pushed this deal as a hard bargain with Buffett, but Warren "Let's Anally Rape The Taxpayers MOAR, amIright Charlie Munger?" Buffett did manage to get a 2,500 year exclusive ketchup supplier to the U.S. Government & Military contract in exchange for the share premium paid.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:23 | 3242845 Whatta
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sure wish these fvckers would tip me off too...I'd like to play along!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 13:10 | 3243429 eatthebanksters
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Dude, you gotta pay to play...haven't you learned anything about crony capitalism in the last 5 years?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:10 | 3242658 Racer
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I am sure the SEC will get right on it..

Hey a big fat pink pig just flew past my window....

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:15 | 3242678 midtowng
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Are you implying that there is insider trading on Wall Street? I'd shocked! Shocked I say!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:35 | 3242724 GetZeeGold
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Heresy to the highest!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:42 | 3242739 EscapeKey
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the truly shocking thing is that there's still ongoing outsider trading

who wants to invest in that rigged casino is beyond me

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:48 | 3242763 Sudden Debt
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But this time I'm pretty sure TIMMY DIDN'T DO IT!!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:21 | 3242695 negative rates
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Mine too, but he was smokin a dubie.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 13:12 | 3243432 eatthebanksters
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that's 'doobie' aka fatty, joint, spliff, etc...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:24 | 3242699 rogeliokh
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How about 8:30 AM EST GOLD take down on daily basis?
Look at the chart now! F*cking Crooks!!!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:27 | 3242706 Confundido
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You're wrong, the take down is at 8:20am

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:38 | 3242729 rogeliokh
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yeah, time is various between 8.15AM-8.45AM, Ones Goldman And Morgan
manipulation squad gets to the office.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:39 | 3242730 Doña K
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Yea! 7:20 central when the Chicago exchange opens up. I have been watching it. Jump on it and they will prohibit the masses on extended trading. Problem is that the spreads are horrendous and if turns on you.....

Before they banned spot trading similar to FX I made pretty penny on these patterns. Then one day, I mentioned something here on ZH and two days later boom. No more plebes allowed.

Stay out of the markets fellows, let them cannibalize each other. 



Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:46 | 3242750 flacon
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Just think, if it wasn't for all these regular $5, $10, $15, $20 price knock-downs on gold just imagine where the price would be today. Probably north of $3,000.00

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:52 | 3242777 Harbanger
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I buy phys early in the morning.  Just ordered some @ 1643.  I think Sinclair is right about the Gld manipulation being over in March, we'll see.  Do you live in New Mexico?  I only knew one other Doña.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 11:39 | 3243102 Harbanger
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Just got smacked down to 1642, I should have stayed in bed.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:49 | 3242770 Sudden Debt
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Yeah... just had a friend calling me saying "Look Gold is going back up"...


and it went down...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:32 | 3242719 flacon
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WOW! You should have waited until 8:31 to post.... check the price now.....

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:46 | 3242752 Doña K
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That's actually an in-your-face message; "What can you do about dudes? We rule the world."

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:26 | 3242705 narnia
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I'm guessing John Kerry had a Certificate of Divestiture for this.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:11 | 3242664 GetZeeGold
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Has anyone seen Martha Stewart lately?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:48 | 3242761 jcaz
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Oh ya, Martha- the last person dumb enough to get caught.....

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:12 | 3242669 VonManstein
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lol nice one Tyler. Just shows its "who you know" and not "what you know" that makes "success" more likely

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:13 | 3242674 Sudden Debt
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well... looks like Buffets secretairy will pay as much taxes as Buffet next year :)


Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:14 | 3242675 CheapBastard
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Insiders live very comfortably, don't they.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:18 | 3242681 MillionDollarBoner_
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If I had a big, juicy dog turd superglued to my face, just under the nose, like a mustache, but dripping and with all flies and stuff on it...I reckon I would notice.

Those super-slueths at the (insert TLA for any government watchdog e.g. SEC, FSA, CFTC)...not so much...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:16 | 3242683 Nid
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2.5 times average daily volume on the shares......businees as usual.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:17 | 3242684 fonzannoon
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Hey futures were down. They will do anythig these days to ramp them.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 11:01 | 3242955 Whiteshadowmovement
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Hey fonz, im taking a page outta your book today and starting a small position on TWC based on that selling pressure after the earnings mis being exhausted and I actually think theres some decent value here at these levels- I actually only focus almost exclusively on small and mid-caps but its a decent risk/reward setup at this point i think

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:17 | 3242685 Sudden Debt
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Reminds me of the days a American company took us over.

All senior staff had to sign a document that it's forbidden to trade the company stock with inside info....


Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:18 | 3242687 new game
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yup 65 to be safe...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:19 | 3242690 Dr. Engali
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I'm sure that CNBS will be all over this.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:20 | 3242693 falak pema
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just goes to show : buying a State secretary's company ensures you full "#1 crony capitalist" - preferred DC lobbyist - status for the rest of the incumbency.

Good investment Warren, now Washington will sing your song all along.

Watch Buffet's net worth INCREASE by leaps and bounds; a true financial Oscar winner!

He will out Pistorius Pistorius; luckily for him he has no girl friend; and more so for her! 

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:25 | 3242700 10044
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they don't give a sht least with AA options prior to 9/11 they did it one week earlier

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:25 | 3242701 DrDinkus
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art cashin, jack welch ole warren and becky quick walk into a bar...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:43 | 3242744 youngman
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Art says.."wadda ya have..I´m kinda thirsty"

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:44 | 3242748 negative rates
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I thought it was climbing in a tree, k i s s i n g, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Becky in the baby carriage.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:28 | 3242709 new game
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are they wearing suites?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:32 | 3242713 Mercury
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Let's take money out of politics like Mr. Kerry says.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:32 | 3242717 ZeroAvatar
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Warren runs his mouth while filling Becky's.  Pillow talk.  That's all.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:42 | 3242737 Son of Loki
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"Fraud never sleeps."

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:42 | 3242738 youngman
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Heinz have to whack it a few times to get it to move....

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:53 | 3242940 Aegelis
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Aha!  There's the leaky catsup bottle joke I was looking for.  Thanks :-)

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:56 | 3242789 Seasmoke
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Anticipation ....... It's making me wait

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:02 | 3242804 orangegeek
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It was Nancy Pelosi.  Bitch has her hands in everything.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:35 | 3242897 Jim B
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Yes, probably many of our public "servants" front running the deal! 

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 13:34 | 3243523 aerojet
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Yes, how I want to strangle that biatch!  Her and that that other anti-gun POS Feinstein.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 23:19 | 3250707 GMadScientist
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"Now clap!"

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:10 | 3242816 Palladin
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Another one that had similar action was Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ).

Take a look at the Feb 35.00 call options that expire in one day, 1700 contracts. Then take a look at the Feb 35.00 puts. some 4,400 contracts traded that expire in one day.

What makes no sense is if you look out to March, April, and July, you see far more puts in the 30.00-35.00 range than calls. There might be some sort or Ram-a-Lam strategy going on, but as of today, all of those puts, and there were a lot of them, will expire worthless.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:17 | 3242833 ptoemmes
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The ketchup is out of the bottle...or is that catsup.

BTW - it's not a good idea to microwave this stuff in the plastic packet - regardelss of how you spell it. Fun to smash them though.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:23 | 3242843 azengrcat
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The Bollinger runneth over

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:32 | 3242891 Everybodys All ...
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... who is Charlie Munger.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:32 | 3242892 Downtoolong
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Buffett probably bought the options too.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:33 | 3242896 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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That impartial agency, the protector of the public and free markets the SEC will get to the bottom of this. Super Moe is on the case.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:39 | 3242907 madmax1965
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Isn't the illustrious Senator McCain somehow involved in this?  Nothing to see here move along!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:54 | 3242944 Kiwi Pete
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Well whoever wrote those options is gonna be pissed. Won't they squeel?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 11:23 | 3243040 surfsup
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Congressional Bonus time dude... 


Thu, 02/14/2013 - 11:49 | 3243138 dime2962
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So lets get this straight.... Kerry gets sworn in quickly and within days this deal is announced. 


I'd start with the accounts of Senators, their aides and their companions, associates, and work my way out from there. 

But remember, its all legal if your a member of congress.... 

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 12:01 | 3243198 Bastiat
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Kerry text to Lavrov: Like that action? Answer the phone next time I call, prick.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 12:05 | 3243215 Keegan11
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Goldman ahead -- of course

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 13:15 | 3243450 medium giraffe
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A lot of leaking going on all over. Had to laugh at NZD rising 10 minutes before data being announced yesterday.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 15:47 | 3243925 larz
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not hard to trace the owners of those trades there is a very clear audit trail, so get our regulators on that and off the midget porn sites


unless of course they are bought and paid for too


Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:50 | 3244185 Catflappo
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A warning to those insider traders - the law will ketch up with you!

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!