Why A 5% Correction Is The Least We Should Expect

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While cherry-picking individual macro data points to confirm self-referential biases appears to work for the majority of Wall Street's strategists and asset-gatherers, the sad truth is that fundamentally (top-down and bottom-up) things are not doing so great. We have exposed many of the divergences in the last few weeks and some cracks are appearing in the unbreakable vestibule of central bank liquidity; however, just as we saw late last summer (as gas prices rose once again), macro fundamentals have collapsed (based on Goldman's Macro data assessment platform) and with the normal hope-driven 2-3 month lag, equities are set to follow soon. The size of the shift implies a 5-10% correction to revert to 'reality' though we suspect - given positioning - if we ever saw it, the over-reach could be notably worse.



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Sun, 02/24/2013 - 18:15 | 3272316 thismarketisrigged
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i hope for a 80 percent correction, but as longs as these fuckers continue to  print, itll be hard. lets hope though

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 18:55 | 3272405 mind_imminst
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I have serious doubts that fundamentals play much of a role right now. I doubt a 5% or 10% correction is in the cards. The FED and CBs will just print more and the NOMINAL price of stocks will rise, just like in Zimbabwe.

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 20:27 | 3272598 PersonalRespons...
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The only thing I wish for is to be able to live somewhere without property taxes.  Central banks can do whatever the fuck they want as long as I have a place where I can play the game without being fucked with.  I really think it's the only thing people need to be free, is to be able to own land without permanent debt.  You step off your property and you play the game.

Property taxes are the "devil".

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 23:13 | 3272945 Aussiekiwi
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we pay rates on property in Aussie and NZ but they are only a fraction of what you suckers in the US pay each year, you guys don't buy property you rent it.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 04:10 | 3273370 Zosynspiracy
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Hallelefuckinglujah! FINALLY someone that gets it!  I love how so many idiot Americans think they are free let alone actually own their home or other property for that matter.  Property taxes are the most tyrannical form of slavery that exists.  NOTHING else matters except being able to own land free and clear.  The problem is there are idiots out there like Ted Turner who own millions.  I have a big problem with one human being owning more than they need.  Need is subjective but I think most intelligent rational human beings can agree that one human being owning millions of acres is a little much. 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:43 | 3273823 PowerzThatB
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No, you sound like an unhappy communist with little to no land. If you're unhappy with how much you own, get your fat ass off the internet, work harder and buy more land. Grow a pair.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:30 | 3273601 SamAdams
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The pullback was last Thursday.  A bigger one is coming, but aren't they always?  $85B is A LOT of money...  Since Thur, you should have been long. 

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 18:17 | 3272321 francis_sawyer
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Goldman[Jew] Sachs... Technical Traders/Muppet Slayers par excellence!

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 20:35 | 3272615 espirit
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Go bidless, bitchez.  Double dog dare you.

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 18:22 | 3272333 scatterbrains
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Like magic beginning with 666, each printer induce leg higher has crested at .666 the time it took the previous printer induce up leg and now we've just crested the latest target in that freakish pattern..  if the weirdness continues we should take out about half  this latest printer induced rally and go from there.

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 20:05 | 3272361 francis_sawyer
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999 is 666 upside down... 1.618 is the 'golden ratio'... [the architecture of the universe]... Think these MOLOCH worshipping frat boys don't know this?...


Jew Kabbalah is largely founded in NUMEROLOGY bitchez... Wake the fuck up!

Edit: So happy to see the GS 'Kabbalists' here in force on a Sunday Night...[u kno ~ 'representin' ~ just minutes before Seth McFarlane - THE 'ATHEIST JEW' ~ entertains us all with Spielberg rhetoric on how Lincoln's sole purpose in life was to abolish slavery & how Navy 'Seal Team 6' captured Bin Laden & gently slid his corpse [after anointing it with frankinscence & myrhh & wrapping it in the finest linens] into the calm soothing waters of the Indian Ocean on the EXACT day that JOOBUCK PAPER SILVER got monkey hammered from $50]...

Warms my gonads...

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 21:50 | 3272775 MedTechEntrepreneur
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Oh look...another anti-joooo rant by Francis_sawyer...named after a psyco character in a childish goy movie.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:35 | 3273568 SamAdams
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Pretty good rant.  You managed to squeeze a lot of truth in there.  However, most Jews aren't orthodox meaning they don't go around saying, "The first five chapters of the old testament say it's okay to cheat, steal, rape and kill... so long as it is people of other nations (goyim)".  Most of them have not read the Talmud, which explains how they are to deal with each other and Goyim in day to day routine.  And, very few know what the Kabbalah (cabalah) actually teaches. 

They are setting you guys up.  History repeats with "Kill the Jews" theme playing in the background (gold is leaving as did wealth from Germany, hint, hint).  Funny how the so called Zionists managed to escape unscathed?  The bad Jews/Christians are for the most part, just people that want to pretend they are something special, and when you get a group of them together, this is the result.  A bunch of creepy, owl-worshipping pediophiles.  

Do you think Christians know that when they pray to God for protection against the Muslims, the Muslims are praying to the same God for protection against the Christians? 


Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:29 | 3273783 Hi Ho Silver
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It's not the same God.


Allah is a composite Mohammed created at the time. Much like BHO's girlfriend.

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 18:27 | 3272345 Motorhead
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Pull-back, bitchez!

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:16 | 3272409 Mesquite
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9%....(My guess..)

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 18:29 | 3272347 kaiserhoff
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Peeps should be prohibited from posting charts, unless they have traded their own money - based on charts..., in which case they would have blown up more than once. 

Sometimes, less is more.

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 18:31 | 3272353 MoneyThangs
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Hard to see a  correction with all this job creation coming from mein fuhrer

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 18:32 | 3272356 KRUZER
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,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,leave us alone with charts its"" fondamental"" now.

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 18:32 | 3272357 gimli
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Sun, 02/24/2013 - 18:38 | 3272362 PUD
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Reality is 5% from here?  Oh do behave!

Why are so many so brainwashed by wall st jargon?

"investors"? 'correction"?

The word "correction" implies that something is not properly valued. Says who? What law of nature says the proper value of the dow is x? What fixed rule says that a pe of x is real and one of y is not?

Was everyone stupid or blind when they obviously overpaid and now have to suffer a 5% "correction" before we can go on to new highs?

And just how does a 5% "correction" pave the way to a 10% rise to new highs as so many wall st types drone on about?

If the market fell 5% tomorrow would the stage be set for a 10% climb on tuesday?

It's so tiresome to hear these same empty words over and over lulling the masses into irrational non-sensical thinking.

There are no 'investors' there is no such thing as 'fair value' "over valued" "over sold" "over bought' or any of the other drivel spewed on cnbc and the like

It is a casino. A legal online betting parlor in a rigged casino aided by a criminal congress who passes enticements to gamble in the form of "retirement vehicles' (ira, 401k etc)

It goes up when money pours in and it goes down when money pours out. There is no right anything about it. It's Las Vegas in your living room with you in your underwear putting down chips

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 18:43 | 3272381 francis_sawyer
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I'm not sure, but I think I actually like your joobuck [$] logo better than this one MDB...

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 18:43 | 3272382 PUD
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use your words down arrow lemmings. prove how I'm wrong. 

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:05 | 3272427 GMadScientist
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Here's a word for you: aptonymic.


Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:02 | 3272421 Desert Rat
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Was everyone blind or stupid... is this a rhetorical question? LOL

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:16 | 3272446 New_Meat
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You're a technician fer sure:

"It goes up when money pours in and it goes down when money pours out. There is no right anything about it"

Hmmmmmm, who might be pouring the money?

I'd bet u gotta' theorem or 2.

- Ned

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:31 | 3272489 PUD
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Of course. The fed through its proxies, the sheep through their 401k's. The gamblers like most of you. All the deluded people who have been conned into a free lunch buffet at the casino where money is "made'

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 21:27 | 3272730 Oldwood
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It’s going to take more than just a little honesty to get these guys to push back from the table. Of course we all know that gambling is an addictive habit, but only a downer would point it out at this late date. Human weaknesses are the greatest source of profit after all. We wonder why Vegas took such a hit with the depression but it’s pretty obvious Wall Street is the New gaming center of the country.

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 22:28 | 3272859 Vooter
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Which is exactly why 9/11 was AWESOME!!!

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 23:17 | 3272953 Aussiekiwi
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Pud, all those financial analysts won't like you one bit but you are right, it is gambling in a rigged game.

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 18:55 | 3272406 buzzsaw99
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The horror...

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:00 | 3272417 Glass Seagull
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Time to fire up the positive surprise machine.

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:06 | 3272426 chump666
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Central bank puts are at 2% neg on all indexes globally.

For anyone confused with the word correction, well this market is almost a 100% Wall Street jive, there are very few retail flows going in.  Study crashes of the last 100years and you'll find that when the sh*t flies, it flies with a mixture of two things: greed and leverage.   We may not get a significant correction, what we might get is a juicy market crash.


Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:47 | 3272524 Jake88
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hope you haven't bet on it.

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 22:25 | 3272851 Vooter
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'Cuz Jake is long, and he's got some PARTYIN' to do!

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 23:19 | 3272955 Aussiekiwi
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All jake needs is more reality television, nothing else matters, believe.

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:11 | 3272428 UnRealized Reality
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Been hearing this crap since 2009, Equities crashing right along with 55000 an ounce of Gold, Haven't been right yet. Maybe if anyone would have any clue on Capital flows, you would change your tune. But I guess if you scream it will crash for 24 years you'll be right eventually. But I guess 10% is better then the 90% crash that was being spewed. 


WOW ES and YM just gapped up, what a bummer, wrong again!!

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:31 | 3272488 Desert Rat
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Remember, ZH is truth not reality. And I respect it for that.

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 20:00 | 3272550 Jason T
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go to Martin Armstrong 

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 21:31 | 3272737 Oldwood
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Do we really need to markets to crash to tell us we are fucked? Sure, it might create a little awareness amongst "investors", but for the rest of us it just kind of puts a ribbon on it.

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 22:13 | 3272823 WmMcK
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You only have to be right once.

I say it will crash in (at most) 24 MONTHS.

It won't be the end of the world, which of course you can only correctly predict once.

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:18 | 3272448 ebworthen
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S&P 400!!!


We need to expose this casino for what it is!!!

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:27 | 3272480 caimen garou
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let it correct to hell, gave up gambling for new years......2008! fuck em

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:27 | 3272481 TraderTimm
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We'll get 5 - 10% more debt issuance and printing via complicated financial acronyms. This game isn't ending until everyone is screaming for blood.

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:43 | 3272509 nobusiness
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% correction is only one part of the equation.  We need to know the timing as well.  I hope it is this week even if goldman uses the stupid Sequestration as the fake issue as their excuse to drop the market

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:54 | 3272535 Desert Rat
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thanks nobusiness, i agree, it is all about time... and the flexibility to bend like a palm in a haboob... 

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:43 | 3272514 Jake88
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Sorry folks. You just saw the correction. You should have just bought the fucking dip.

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:45 | 3272519 disabledvet
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well it's not going down yet in spite of all us peanut gallery types cheering for it too. i guess we'll just have to wait then...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFv8BR_0oms

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:48 | 3272527 enloe creek
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whatever, this whole blogsite could be a clever snare by the nsa to get malcontents and zombies to open up 


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