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Saxo Bank Explains How Massive Stock Market Rallies End

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Submitted by John Hardy of Saxo Bank,

Now that I am convinced we’ve moved into totally unjustifiable extremes of complacency in risky assets, I am having a look at some historic stock market breaks and how they have unfolded. In that light, the current setup is rather ominous.

Note: All charts are courtesy of Bloomberg – kudos to them for keeping such long data sets on the major US market indices.

Disclaimer: I’m an FX strategist and not an equity strategist. But I also fancy myself as a bit of a chartist and I like to look at historic patterns, particularly when the past might provide a historic parallel for the present situation. In this case, I’m interested in what many historic major equity chart tops look like in a technical sense now that if feels like we’ve entered into a blow-off territory technically. Somewhat to my surprise, I found that many major market tops had remarkably similar traits as the one we have just posted.

What is in this post?
A look at big stock market tops in the S&P500 that resemble the current situation (with the assumption that the current situation risks proving a major top), including the all-time classic 1929, but also 1969, 1973, and 1987. The resemblance is not only technical, but also due to the fact that in all instances, bond yields were rising.


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Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:03 | 3362388 slaughterer
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Fed will pump AAPL to take ES above 1600.  GS ES 2013 price target: 1625.  GS AAPL 2013 price trget: 660.  The two go together.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:09 | 3362419 Cursive
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GS said we'd end 2012 at SPX 1250.  I thought you knew the GS playbook was doube secret reverse psycology.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:59 | 3362947 Dr Paul Krugman
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You guys like calling tops in stocks but not gold: Right much?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:26 | 3363882 bullionbaron
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Is there a chart setup which Gold currently bears a resemblence to suggesting a top or forthcoming waterfall decline?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:12 | 3362432 whatsinaname
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Like I said on another thread Wilbur Ross, Meredith Whitney, Warren Buffett, Larry Fink, David Pepper, Alan Greenspan and Jack Lew have all come out and said that equities are not in a bubble. So why are they telling everybody that ?

And why do all the "retirement" fund companies telling them to sell their bonds and buy equities ?

Is the goose about to be cooked ?


Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:37 | 3362568 Meme Iamfurst
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These days, No one in America goes to jail for 'bad judgement calls'.  Just try to find a lawyer who thinks otherwise.

Now, in the old West,they just hung you without further ado.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:40 | 3362584 Mad Mohel
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The goose has been cooked, but not yet sodomized.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:48 | 3362632 smlbizman
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and whtas... the bernank also said he has 15 phd economist in his stable

you just cant argue with the all-star line up they have...

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:30 | 3362522 gjp
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Bubble is reasserting itself after very brief hiatus, with overvalued tech stocks that had lagged a little shooting out of the gate today like CRM (up nearly 2% on  an already-announced split - 1999 anyone?) and LNKD (up nealry 3% because a broker launched with a buy and a $190 target picked out of his ass, which is in any case less than 10% upside, but no worries, because tomorrow he'll raise his target for no good reason except momentum which is why it's a buy in the first place).  The farce machine still firing on all cylinders.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:07 | 3362707 gjp
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LNKD now +4%, AMZN now joining the party too.  I keep thinking one day momo investors will pay for their shallow and valueless wasting of capital, but I keep being wrong.  The more we ZHers wait and expect reason to assert itself, the more outrageously it's all thrown back in our faces.  What a world ...

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 15:46 | 3363452 mind_imminst
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ZHers more than everyone else should have learned over the last 4 years that this time is different. How many times does one have to get their (investing) face ripped off expecting the bond bubble to burst, stocks to crash, bankruptcies to happen, etc... This time is different. The action of central bankers and politicians around the world are now highly coordinated. There is no longer a market or class of investors that can bet/invest against the central banker put, no matter how illogical it all is. The concept of a "bond vigilante" is now meaningless. As far as I can see, we are no where near a blow-off top. Governments have been captured. Populations are sedated on handouts. Seems like stocks have a long way to go before crashing (big). Time to get on the Central Banker escalator to the top. This, of course, ends in wheelbarrows, but why lose money betting against the highly coordinated unstoppable central planners on the way to a (potentially) far off future collapse?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:02 | 3362390 Timmay
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They end with a "BBBB".   Banker Bailout Blitzkreig Bitches.....

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:26 | 3362501 max2205
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I like the article but ben could care less about how his evil looks on a chart

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:03 | 3362392 Bryan
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Sorry John.  This time it's different.  Bernanke has spoken.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:10 | 3362417 Cognitive Dissonance
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I have no doubt that reality will eventually return to the market. And there is no doubt in my mind that the market(s) was also manipulated during all the examples shown in this posting. Manipulation is a fact in the markets, not an exception.

But........this time is different. That just means more fuel will be put on the fire and the resulting explosion will be that much larger.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:18 | 3362458 Bryan
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I tend to agree with you on that, CD.  Bernanke has shown that he has more will power than the rest of the pawns that manipulated the market in the past.  But that doesn't mean he's right.  Time will tell.  Personally, I think he has lit a fire that neither he nor any other central bank will be able to put out when they think it's 'time'.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 15:03 | 3363197 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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Today is the turning point according to Martin Armstrong:

The 224 Year Cycle – March 22nd, 2013

"The 224 Year Cycle is Due to turn March 22nd, 2013. We have prepared a special report on this cycle 44 pages in all that covers this cycle from ancient times to the present. Included are the primary targets the USA, Russia, and China. There is a stark difference between all three.As for the United States, it is time to take the mask off of what has become the Obama Deception.

China NEVER lost any territory so she is booming and has nothing to prove but that she is entitled to respect and that is clearly demonstrated by her new Aircraft Carrier – the “Liaoning”. China is coming of age, but she respects the new game is economic power. To this end, she has already defeated the United States for she is its greatest creditor. Not bad from a broke Communistic backwater nation of 3rd World status just in 1989.

In the case of Russia, this is a nation tormented by her loss. The politicians merely change titles and never leave, while keeping the pretense of democracy. She lost all her territory and the Iron Curtain fell revealing the nation behind the Iron Mask was impudent – unable to manage an economy. Yet Russia has not learned nor is she free of the stains of Communism. She remains the greatest risk of all for as Europe and America crumble under debt laden economies refusing to mend their ways, the Russian bear merely waits in silence watching for the right moment. She can take an economically weak Europe in less than one week and will do so for she can also turn off Europe’s energy in the blink of an eye. The political winds of change have appeared.

This Cycle Turns March 22nd, 2013. We will begin a new decline and the mask of the Obama Deception will be removed. Welcome to 2013. We will begin a 72 year decline from which a new world will emerge for our posterity. China will emerge as the largest economy in the world and the US will turn against its productive segment reducing its long-term economic viability."

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:04 | 3362397 francis_sawyer
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Question to all ZHers [at this point in the game]... Which is it softer to wipe your ass with?


A) FRN's



Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:12 | 3362434 Cognitive Dissonance
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But only because the security strip woven inside resists tearing and the ink don't run.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:15 | 3362442 Abraxas
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He! He! You guys kill me. 

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:20 | 3362466 camaro68ss
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D) Papers written by Krugman

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:33 | 3362818 notbot
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Apparently we have 4 troll's clicking down votes today.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:57 | 3362932 Doña K
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God o mighty the down arrows are orchesrtated very well I bet all the secretaries there at the fed have logged in to ZH and have been told to go down the list and put down arrows.


Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:15 | 3362443 francis_sawyer
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Is there any silver in that security strip thingy?... I tried wiping my ass with bitcoins, but ended up with dirty fingernails...

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:09 | 3362715 NoDebt
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That's a good question.  Throw one in the microwave on a  bacon rack.  If it's got metal it'll do weird things (sparks and stuff). 

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:40 | 3362850 Key-Rick
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It's lead so that if you try to take a sack full of cash through security at the airport, the x-rays and the metal detector catch you.  In other words, real easy for Big Brother to find people with large caches of cash (pun intended).

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:24 | 3362490 gwar5
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...Because the more you wash them the softer they get.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:29 | 3362799 slaughterer
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I use iPad minis to wipe my ass with.


Fri, 03/22/2013 - 14:02 | 3362962 Lordflin
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The respondents on ZH are a vulgar lot... not all, but many... a thing I am not much inclined towards. On the other hand, they are among the most insightful and best educated group on the web... so I will take the good with the bad...

btw... didn't down flag this... it contained a modicum of humor.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:09 | 3362398 LawsofPhysics
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Sorry, I thought they were asking the question.  My answer --> With everyone being (at gunpoint if necessary) forced to buy war bonds.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:29 | 3362507 Alpo for Granny
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Better yet..

"Sorry, I thought they were asking the question.  My answer --> With everyone being (at gunpoint if necessary) forced to buy Patriot Paper".

IMO, gunpoint won't be necessary. Just cue up a false flag and get a film crew to Ryan Seacrest, Ray Lewis, and a life-sized group people dressed up like the Angry Birds, for a PSA letting us know it is our...civic duty to purchase them.

The fucking sheep will trample each other to get the first 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 limited-edition autographed ones.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:47 | 3362625 BooMushroom
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No, gunpoint won't be necessary. Everyone's "money" is already just zeroes and ones, and deposited neatly in their 401(k) accounts, which the Feds already have a list of and a legal nose under the tent.

A choice: change your 401(k) to t-bills, or lose all tax advantages, and pay the penalty, which by the way, is now 25%. And taking the cash is racist or something, too.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:04 | 3362400 The Invisible Foot
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Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:05 | 3362402 astoriajoe
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But we have much better financial engineering products now, not to mention more intelligent participants at all levels:)

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:06 | 3362404 EmmittFitzhume
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"Wellllll We're waitiiiiiinnnnggggggg"  -Judge Schmails

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:17 | 3362452 francis_sawyer
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Don't sell yourself short Judge... You're a tremendous slouch...

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:03 | 3362691 oddjob
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my dad never liked you.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:18 | 3362747 Bicycle Repairman
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What?  Do you get a bowl of soup with that hat?  Oh, but it looks great on you!

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:06 | 3362406 Dr. Engali
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In tears.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:17 | 3362744 NoDebt
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So.... you're laughing so hard at the comments that you're crying, I assume?

Oh, wait, you mean the other thing.  Got it.  Carry on.

Is it you down-arrowing the shit out of every post today?  It's you, isn't it, Doc.  Come on now, fess up.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:07 | 3362409 sockratte
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chart 1 indeed resembles a bull trap (chart formation that has a high probability). if one would apply a so called wolfe wave (a special variant of a bull/bear trap), you would get a price target below 1300 (connect high march/april '12 with low november '12).

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:07 | 3362410 Glass Seagull
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Ah...the old ending diagonal/throwover in a decelerating macro environment setup.


"66% of the works every time."

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:08 | 3362411 madbraz
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Bond yields are not rising and there is absolutely no evidence that they will.  Every pundit said the same thing in 2011 and 2012, yet every year we are making lower lows on yields while the market creeps higher - deflation.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:10 | 3362425 Cursive
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Exactly.  What the hell yields chart is this guy looking at?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:45 | 3362877 akarc
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And at the risk of numerous down votes. If this is true and since I believe in gravity I just can not wrap my head around any number of charts that point strait up then a lot of dollars are going to dissappear when gravity reasserts itself. Many of the folk I know are existing on plastic dollars or IRA statement dollars.   A market crash will not bring on inflation and gold will take a hell of a hit too.

So I begin to wonder if my little stash needs to consists of mattress dollars, cigarettes, booze, sugar, pain killers............. 

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 15:40 | 3363424 francis_sawyer
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nickles for you...

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:12 | 3362433 LawsofPhysics
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No deflation, the correct term is "a loss of pruchasing power".  Don't engage in false language it's like arguing with an idiot, "they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience" - Mark Twain.  Providing for your family at the same standard of living has very much become more difficult for the vast majority.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:19 | 3362463 Rip van Wrinkle
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"...yet every year we are making lower lows on yields while the market creeps higher - deflation.


Make that "rigging" and I'd agree.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:07 | 3362412 Cursive
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What if we are on the cusp of a big "C" wave and there will be little to no retrace?  And what is John Hardy looking at to say that yields are rising?  I wouldn't buy bonds here, but I don't see where rates have risen.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:41 | 3362855 HelioCentric
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He Never said they would he was analyzing the relation of bond rates rising and equities tanking. Probably because as yields rise in bonds, jnvestors pull earnings out of equities and buy bonds

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 14:50 | 3363178 enloe creek
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only way they possibly rise is in relation to inflation. nominally they are still near the all time low of course.  what is inflation now?13%  so if inflation moderates to 10%  then interest rates would only be negative around 8%  

  instead of 11% negative.  

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:08 | 3362418 Lunch is for Wimps
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I've just taken delivery of a second hand paperback of Sorkin's, "Too Big to Fail."

Lehman, learning from the best!

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:53 | 3362653 Beam Me Up Scotty
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I'd love to see that idiot come to work some day with 2 black eyes because someone punched him right in his unibrow.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:09 | 3362423 IridiumRebel
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{cue metal music}

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:20 | 3362469 Abraxas
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Brought to you by Motorhead.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:13 | 3362730 NoDebt
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Brought to you by Megadeth.  "Peace sells, but who's buying?"

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:10 | 3362427 McMolotov
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Trick question — massive stock market rallies aren't allowed to end in the New Normal.

Satan himself could appear on CNBS to tell everyone he's going to destroy the world next Tuesday, and it would be good for at least +10 on the S&P.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:13 | 3362437 IridiumRebel
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{cue metal music}

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:18 | 3362461 Abraxas
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Brought to you by AC/DC.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:27 | 3362509 IridiumRebel
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Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:58 | 3362674 Spastica Rex
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Funniest metal video ever.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 16:14 | 3363580 Shigure
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Very funny! This one is my fav spoof though:

Horrible Histories - Literally: The Viking Song

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:16 | 3362451 tsx500
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 good for only +10 ?     why so pessimistic ?          lol

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:23 | 3362486 spiral galaxy
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Obama......errr....I mean Satan appeared in the "Bible" on History and the markets broke to new highs.  And now he's over in the Middle East trying to start a war.  So I think you're on to something!!  DOW 36,000 'bitzheeez' /S  :-)  ..........ok, it IS Satan, and Bernenke sold his soul for power over the peeps and THE perfect beard make that DOW 100,000!!! :-)

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:11 | 3362429 Shizzmoney
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They usually end in lulz

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:13 | 3362438 mdtrader
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I see no mention of algos and POMO's therefore analysis is invalid.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:19 | 3362464 francis_sawyer
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curses ~ foiled again...


How must it feel to know that your lifes work, which involved studying more than 100 years of so-called behavioral patterns, was just a manipulated ponzi scheme all along?...

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:24 | 3362779 adr
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God, some people just don't like the truth being shoved in their face. The downvotes show that.

You got to admit though, the stock market has been the most lucrative scam ever devised.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:17 | 3362455 hannah
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"Am I calling a top?
I am not calling a top – I am suggesting that there are scary parallels in the current market setup relative to significant past market tops."


grow some balls and make a predicition...jesus.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:20 | 3362472 francis_sawyer
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'Predictions are tough... Especially ones about the future'

~Yogi Berra

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:55 | 3362661 Kirk2NCC1701
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Predictions are no more difficult than describing the past, when you get to write the past: "What really happened...". I believe (secular and religious) history teaches us that.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:20 | 3362758 Dealyer Turdin
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isn't not calling a top a prediction that this is not a top?  I am not calling a cop.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:21 | 3362475 freewolf7
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lol someone's -1 ing all the posts.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:21 | 3362479 MiniCooper
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Look at that chart of the 200 year history of bond yields.

Look at the bottoms of each decline in bond yields always lower than the previous bottom for 200 years. The current 'bottom' is actully bang on the 200 year declining trend line. Only the spike in inflation due to half the world population being trapped under communist control caused the spike up of the tops after WWII but otherwise the tops are also declining for 200 years as well.

Why is that multi century trend there? Is it industrial productivity, democracy taking hold across the world, growing populations due to discovery of vaccines and antibiotics, modern banking and finance, electronic communication systems diseminating information quicker?

Any ideas?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:33 | 3362537 DB Cooper
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Central Banking Thieves

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:55 | 3362914 css1971
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It is larger and larger proportions of the population up to their eyeballs in larger amounts of debt.

Think about what a bond yield is, or interest rate is. The higher the yield is, the more the debtor is able to pay. If they can't pay => bankruptcy(or rather, debt repudiation). So yields are always a little lower than the maximum people are able to pay.

Today everyone is up to their eyeballs in debt, so who can pay 15%?

So what you're seeing there is the enslavement of larger populations to the creditors.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:26 | 3362499's picture

"When things go wrong, just hold the chart upside down."  --Bernanke

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:31 | 3362512 michigan independant
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Putins payback already showing itself on poor Cyprus is it.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:38 | 3362575 Silver_K-9
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This time is [Never] Different.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:40 | 3362586 earleflorida
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thankyou for sharing your knowledge and expertise. i myself, wholly appreciate your kind and genre simplification indulgence regarding my own amateurish understanding-- i've always been mystified by chartist and how ones intrinsic 2D & 3D art can even challenge or compliment an (?) abstract picasso.

thanks again

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:41 | 3362593 rlouis
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The Austrians were demonstrably correct decades ago,  but it didn't change anything or end corrupt action by bankers - merely explained the ultimate demise of economies into chaos.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:45 | 3362602 ebworthen
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Those late 70's early 80's bond yields of 12%-14% came after Nixon completely unhinged the Dollar from Gold.

Then, 30 years of off-shoring of production and employment necessitated lower and lower bond yields to create bubbles in housing, tech, and increasing debt levels.

The $1+ Trillion per year over the past ten years added to the debt has only created a bigger bubble in housing and equities and a debt trap.

The proposed confiscation of depositor savings by the ECB and IMF is part of the end game.

Black Tulips bubble, South Seas bubble, and now the Central Banking bubble.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:21 | 3362763 adr
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and the social bubble, the property bubble, the student loan bubble, the sub prime auto bubble, the supply chain bubble, the oil bubble, the copper bubble, the corn bubble, the bitcoin bubble, the retail bubble, the bond bubble, the burrito bubble, the smartphone bubble, the content strategy bubble, the yoga pants bubble, the distrbuted media bubble...

What isn't a bubble? I guess if everyting is a bubble, nothing is a bubble, cause if you're in the bubble and can't see the surface, you don't know it's there.

So when do we hit the wall at the edge of the dome in the Bernanke Show?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:59 | 3362682 Go Tribe
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Even though it's a break from cypriodic information, this article is one of the worst posted in awhile. Wasted my time perusing the responses and couldn't find anything interesting.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:06 | 3362702 buzzsaw99
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saxo = poor naive chicken little

this market can not and will not go down more than 0.00001% ever

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:06 | 3362703 Brokenbroker
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Yields are a lot higher than they were. Obviously they are low in a general sense but what u see is that they have risen from their lows of 1.6 or so on ten yr to 2%. Might seem trivial but the point is speculators and tactical investors of any size see tht as a big move and ironically instrad of the great rotation bull sh&t u could make 5-8% buying the ten year here if it were to go back to 1.6%. So it sets up well as a draw from equities. Just on a little mean reversion if u road equities up here u may say let me jump i to the 10 year as we are bound to get a small rally even if it doesnt go all the way to 1.6% or whatever the low was. The point is compared to the past year. Yields on long duration bonds are higher and when yields are so low that means big price moves. Gross is a chicken but he is back buying treasuries but he wont go past 5-7 years in case he is wrong whereas jeffery gundlach has switched from no treasuries last quarter basically to loading up on duration the past month. If right he can make 8% in a few months on that trade. Hes rarely wrong on bonds. I agree with this guy that the set up is horrible and looks perfect for a crash but this thing might have another leg or two to go. I think cyprus being resolved will be the final pop in us equities whereas most of the workd already topped out.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:12 | 3362723 buzzsaw99
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the 10y T is going to 1% yield. it is a no brainer.

author = fool hardy

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:14 | 3362735 adr
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Looking at the charts the only conclusion one can reach is the stock market has never reflected the underlying fundamentals of the economy, nor accurately tracked the true distribution of commerce.

The stock market only tracks one upmanship and fools trying to sell to a greater fool for ever greater yield in order to obtain wealth without labor.

The stock market can generate greater returns and add more zeros to the funds of a well connected insider than all of true global commerce. Is it no wonder that financial "services" make up such a large percentage of GDP?

The question I have is how can financialized fraud be counted as production? I guess it is because the ill gotten gains can be used to purchase physical goods. As it has been throughout history, it is always far easier to steal than to create on your own.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:18 | 3362751 Lord Peter Pipsqueak
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"I like to look at historic patterns,particularly where the past might provide a historic parallel for the current situation."

I don't know what planet this knob lives on,but the current situation of Central Banks printing money to fund government defecits and prop up asset prices has never occurred before,so there is no historic parallel and as for technical analysis - it is totally worthless when you have the Bernanke Fed jumping in at every dip to launch the market higher.When this bubble bursts,it will also be different to anything ever seen before - it will be the biggest financial collapse ever and make previous disasters look mild by comparison.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 22:51 | 3392784 andrewp111
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My guess is that the collapse will start in Europe. That is where the weakest big banks in the world are concentrated.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:23 | 3362768 Fail2Deliver
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In all those charts above, the major breech of the BOTTOM uptrend line started a sell-off. On the current chart, that bottom uptrend line is at around 1450ish. I dont understand why he thinks a breech of 1525 would cause ANY concern. RISK ON....BITCHEZ!

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:22 | 3362770 Hannibal
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The birth of money from money.

"There are two sorts of wealth-getting, as I have said; one is apart of household management, the other is retail trade; the former necessary and honourable, while that which consists in exchange is justly censured; for it is unnatural, and a mode by which men gain from one another.
The most hated sort, and with the greatest reason, is usury, which makes a gain out of money itself, and not from the natural object of it. For money was intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest. And this term interest, which means the birth of money from money, is applied for the breeding of money because the offspring resembles the parent.Wherefore of all modes of getting wealth this is the most unnatural."

Aristotle, 384-322 BC

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:26 | 3362786 e.blair
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Tyler, are you aware that the Danish press has called Saxo a "bucket shop"?  Do you dispute that label?  Or do you not care care?  Do you have a fucking clue what the average return is on Saxo's CFDs?  Here's a hint: worse than the return on a Cyprus bank account. 

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:46 | 3362894 suteibu
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If the charts are correct and put out by a 6 year-old, would it matter?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:26 | 3362787 Yen Cross
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    That was an interesting read by Mr. Hardy. The equity market is so disconnected from [credit,bond,F/X] markets. I think the more disconnected it gets, ie; higher it goes, that the less people are using it as a guage for anything more than preparing for a bubble to pop. There is absolutely no reason why the markets should be positive, other than it's a POMO day.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:28 | 3362797 electricgorilla
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Just re-read the story of John Law and the Mississippi Bubble. It was amazing how similiar John Law's Mississipi Company was to Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve. 

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:30 | 3362805 Kurpak
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The central bank cartel agents are out in force today on Zerohedge, your down arrows won't save you.

Got em on the run boys! 


Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:32 | 3362816 GrinandBearit
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Tech analysis charting using analogs does not work anymore. 

Infinite liquidity injections and HFT algos have changed the whole game. 

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:34 | 3362830 GrinandBearit
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The trolls are out en masse... thumbing down every comment written here.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 14:14 | 3363011 pirea
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big deal, you pay $1 to some indians and they will troll the shit out of you a few weeks

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:39 | 3362842 suteibu
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Man, the down arrows run rampant.  Bernanke must be logging on with multiple IDs.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:40 | 3362844 cosmictrainwreck
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sho' is a lot of red-arrows for flimsy, if any, reasons... must be 3 or 4 assholes out there holding hands

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:41 | 3362856 Quinvarius
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Well, the DOW could definately pull back to 13700 without missing a step in the upwards trend.  People are getting a little excited.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:55 | 3362910 MrNude
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I was browsing in my local franchise bookshop just earlier and stolled past the Economics section and low and behold what am I greated by? 

End This Depression Now! by Paul Krugman 

Talking up the top section of books and you know what, I couldn't even find one book on Economic Crashes, nope, not one book as I had my eye on buying Currencies After the Crash by Sara Eisen

I wonder how long it's been like that if other bookstores are doing the same. Either the books on Crashes are constant best sellers that are out of stock or they are being removed on purpose. Check your local bookstore yourself and see.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 14:43 | 3363153 RangerRiley
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I'm still reading the Roaring 2000's.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:59 | 3362950 CDNX fan
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Just rid yourselves of the odious foul-smelling stench of fiat paper and replace it with anything else other than bonds because ALL currencies of the G20 are doomed. Which means stocks are going higher - period. Short sellers are getting barbecued bigtime forgetting that the replacement power of equities when the presses are running fullout.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 14:08 | 3362988 RangerRiley
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I can barly read this web site any more. You guys have been calling a top for two fucking years -- eventually you will be right. Meanwhile, I've made a shitload on the long side.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 14:15 | 3363021 morning
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Tyler, portuguese tv channel TVI24 is reporting deficit has surged from 205 to 247 M eur in ONE MONTH. More as they come.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 14:38 | 3363129 orangegeek
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From March 2009 to current, here's what $2-3B per day will get you in the Dow:


All because some politicians want to get re-elected.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:35 | 3364159 goldenbuddha454
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14,500 is a pretty weak top given 85 billion a month in money printing and 5 TRILLION in spending don't ya think?  They not only threw in the kitchen sink, but the dog, the kids, the pool, the garden hose, the mailbox etc.......

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:17 | 3364285 resurger
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Fri, 03/22/2013 - 20:14 | 3364462 Scipionz
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They can't sell-off while everybody wait for the sell-off.... they need more suck*rs in.

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