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BlackRock Calls For Bernanke To "Rein In" QE: Says It "Distorts Markets, Risks Stoking Inflation"

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It has been well known for years that PIMCO's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Gross, the original bond king in charge of Allianz' $1+ trillion bond portfolio, has been a vocal critic of QE even in the face of his daily tweet barrage, which often recommends positions in complete contradiction to what said king opined on in his expansive monthly essays. What will come a great surprise, however, is that the "other" fund, which is just as big, is run by Wall Street's shadow king Larry Fink, and which has been advocating to go all in stocks for over a year (preferably using ETFs) interim drawdowns be damned (after all everyone by now should have an infinite balance sheet) - BlackRock - just went all out against QE.

As the FT reports, BlackRock's fixed income guru, formerly at Lehman Brothers, Rick Reider, "has called on the Federal Reserve to rein in its programme of quantitative easing, saying its bond-buying tactics are a “large and dull hammerthat have distorted markets and risk stoking inflation." Why, it is almost as if we wrote that... Oh wait, we did. Back in 2009.

However, unlike opportunistic others, we did not wait until the moment was juuuuuuust right to present the truth to the world. Either way, it is refreshing to see that one by one, virtually all the biggest money managers in the world are slowly but surely turning to our way of thinking.

From Rieder via the FT:

Rick Rieder, who oversees $763bn in fixed income investments for BlackRock, spoke out as the Fed debates how long to persist with the unorthodox measures it has used to stimulate the US economy. His comments add BlackRock to the growing list of Fed critics who are warning of trouble ahead for the bond market.


Mr Rieder favours government debt that matures within five years, corporate and emerging market debt, and bank loans that offer floating interest rates.


“Fed policy has had a distorting effect on capital allocation decisions of all kinds at virtually every level of the economy,” he told the Financial Times. “It is a very large and dull hammer for markets.”

Rieder's warning will be largely ignored by the FOMC, which knows very well that even the tiniest hint of a slowdown in the Flow (because the Stock is and has always been irrelevant), will bring the market to a quick and violent death.

Mr Rieder said the Fed had a window to cut back its bond-buying now. “The economy is on a reasonably strong footing,” he said, even as unemployment remains at 7.6 per cent. “The US labour market faces an array of structural headwinds that are likey to only be overcome in time.”


Those structural problems include: the costs of healthcare and pensions, which encourage the hiring of part-time workers; skill shortages – “people are not fit for the jobs available”; and demographics – “as the population ages, more and more people are staying in the workforce”.

Finally, Rieder does some back of the envelope math:

BlackRock estimates that interest rates on 10-year Treasuries are about 100 basis points below where they would be normally. Mr Rieder said that as such interest rates normalise, “losses that occur to fixed-income portfolios will be more and more acute”.

Right, because markets are so rational and discriminating when it comes to assorted XLS and DSGE models, and never tend to overshoot on either direction, especially when the only buyer of last recourse, the same buyer who has bought some 80% of net issuance in the past several years decides to go away, and no other clear buyer steps up. So yeah: take that 100 basis point and multiply by 10 or more to get the true impact of what will happen when the Fed steps away, and why Paul Volcker better be on carbonite duty for the moment he has to be thawed when America looks back at the 15% inflation of 1980 as a hyper deflationary period.

As for BlackRock's warning: it will come and go, and nobody will pay attention, because unless Goldman and JPM which together chair the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee say "enough", nothing will change. And since bonuses at both banks rely more than ever on the Fed's outright monetization of anything that is not nailed down, don't expect QE to end. Ever... and certainly not as long as the US central bank is still in charge of the entire world.


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Mon, 04/08/2013 - 19:51 | 3424280 Glass Seagull
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Biting the hand that feeds, eh?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:00 | 3424308 Say What Again
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Did he mention what time of day he wants this to stop?


Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:07 | 3424343 SafelyGraze
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"BlackRock Says QE "Distorts Markets, Risks Stoking Inflation"?!!


give Mr BlackRock guy 85B!

if that is your real name

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:17 | 3424369 ZerOhead
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So Rick... AKA 'Richard'... AKA Dick Rieder thinks Bernanke should just ease off of the QE juice.

Then what do you think is going to happen?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:19 | 3424382 eatthebanksters
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Bernanke's going to blow another out of his ass...

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:28 | 3424405 NotApplicable
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Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:44 | 3424487 knukles
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And herein lies the confusion.
Both Pimpco and Blackrub have been short their performance bogeys, ie heavily invested in short duration/maturity bond.  Which have underperformed the longer term maturities.
So..... is this them really believing what they say (Which is questionable if Gross's past behavior of talking book is any example) or is it talking book as in "Jesus Mary and Joseph, we're short and wrong so we needs a bond market sell off and the best thing to do it might be nomoarQE"
I dunno....
But methinks the comments are not elicited in the altruistic best interests of their peasantry.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:48 | 3424508 Al Huxley
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Really?  You don't think Blackrock is just doing their part to try and help out the country?  I'm shocked, I always thought they had my back.


But seriously, I thought they were all part of the 'front run the FED' club, no?  For whom 'QE forever' means risk-free profits forever.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:52 | 3424516 fonzannoon
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They no one is listening, and even less give a shit. The Michigan/Louisville game is about to start. SHHHhhhhh!!!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 22:23 | 3424762 Al Huxley
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An oldie, but as funny and sadly relevant today as it was 10 years ago.


Mon, 04/08/2013 - 22:58 | 3424876 Enslavethechild...
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Why didn't the cock sucker instead tell the Treasury to start printing the damned paper so we could bypass the Fed's unjustifyable interest payments?

How about we make a deal with Bernanke. He can continue to press the "print" button for minimum wage...

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:26 | 3424594 Stoploss
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See, in LIBOR transactions they used email, umkay, that's bad.

Here, they comunicate through the headlines cause whocouldanode?

It's code for "we're short an we're hurtin'" 

Where's Hilsenrath with the story!!   NO MOAR!!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 06:12 | 3425392 Urban Redneck
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The Pavlovian Media claim to be experts in identifying people speaking in "code"

Bankers have always spoken in code, even amongst themselves.

Too bad the media doesn't have a fucking clue how to translate their masters' code.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:31 | 3424428 kliguy38
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Yup.....pure bullshit.....just jawboning to give the illusion that they could even fucking THINK about ending the counterfeiting

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:43 | 3424489 knukles
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As net recipients thereof....

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 19:59 | 3424315 zorba THE GREEK
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You want the truth........You can't handle the truth. Nor can the average American. 

That's where Zero Hedge comes in, delivering the truth, whether you can handle it or not.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:07 | 3424346 SpiceMustFlow
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Agreed, so have the Tylers collectively removed a few ribs so as to auto-fallaciate?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:09 | 3424355 Crash Overide
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I got good intel that the red button Kim Jong-un had on his desk was not for nukes but to stop the printing preses at the FED. MOAR!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:10 | 3424357 Croesus
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Crook versus Crook.

May they both lose.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 22:19 | 3424749 Croesus
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@ Zer0head:

That was exactly what I was thinking......

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:48 | 3424639 Pandorable
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Zactly. Hard to believe all those experts didn't see it coming back in 2009 also.  Oh, wait---they did, but just decided to make their money on QE FIRST...and only now rail against it when it shows signs of being TAPPED OUT. Dickers.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 00:10 | 3425103 A Cruel Accountant
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Inflation is already happening in the asian countries. Wages up 10 to 20% a year.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 19:50 | 3424281 Al Huxley
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Sure thing Blackrock.  As long as you guys will pick up the slack and buy 85 billion in Treasuries every month I'm sure the FED will be glad to cut back LOL.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 19:56 | 3424301 fonzannoon
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I wonder about that Al. Check out my post below. I really wonder with all the instability everywhere and money fleeing out of different countries, if the fed could sit back and get lucky. For a while anyway.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:19 | 3424383 Al Huxley
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Maybe, but 85 billion's a pretty large number.  Everybody's numbed now by all the trillions floating around, but basically, EVERYBODY in the the world would have to chip in about 12/month to cover it.  I don't see that happening, so then you'd have to be looking at sovereign buying - well, the west's all broke - no money to spare, Japan's busy full-time monetizing their own debt, and I think China and Russia have had enough, they're busy trying to dump US debt and cut bilateral deals to exclude the USD as settlement mechanism, I think they've telegraphed loud and clear that their days of supporting the US bond market are done.  So I kind of think its the FED or nobody at this point (bullshit musings about 'easing off by the summer as the economy improves' aside).

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:24 | 3424389 fonzannoon
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85 billion a month. Holy shit. It's impossible to marginalize that. That is just enormous.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:27 | 3424406 ZerOhead
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Schiff didn't call it the "Roach Motel" of fiscal and monetary policy for nothing...

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 19:52 | 3424284 buzzsaw99
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Blackrock should stick to ripping off calpers. It is their true talent.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 19:55 | 3424294 fonzannoon
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"Mr Rieder said the Fed had a window to cut back its bond-buying now. “The economy is on a reasonably strong footing"

Who would trust anyone's back of the envelope math when they are drawing those types of conclusions.

Refarding QE...I wonder if the fed actually could take the foot off the QE accelerator and just sit back and see if Japanese money and European money come roaring in and buy those bonds for them. It's just a theory. But it might work.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:26 | 3424402 NoDebt
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If I can paraphrase: "Let's take it off the table now while we have money coming in BECAUSE WE WILL MOST ASSUREDLY NEED TO PUT IT BACK ON THE TABLE LATER."  They're buying back the leverage of being able to announce or threaten to announce it again later.  An idea not entirely without it's charm.

Right now the liquidity fire hose is helping both the banks and the federal government.  Endless free money to buy endless debt issuance.  Part of the reason it's so irresistable to do it.  I wonder if there won't be a point of "divergence" where it stops being a no-brainer benefit to the banks, but the government will still want it to fund their endless deficits.  Wonder which master the Fed will serve on that day.  You may think it would be the interests of the banks, but I have my doubts.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 19:53 | 3424296 kito
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Mr. Fink, regardless of your epiphany.....Torches and pitchforks won't be passing up your home. Better dig that moat a little deeper......

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 19:54 | 3424297 new guy
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I'm pretty sure that a hammer is supposed to be dull. If it was sharp it would be an axe.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:15 | 3424367 EclecticParrot
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I just got a strange vision of Bernanke dragging an axe through the snow like Jack Nicholson in The Shining when it comes time to tighten, his beard laced with mini-icicles ...

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 19:55 | 3424298 Rainman
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Yah...we know this is great time to test your shorts <not>

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 19:54 | 3424299 khakuda
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Rick should know about liquidity induced speculation. He worked at Lehman.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:09 | 3424349 disabledvet
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He's just jealous. Anywho when deposits are getting "taxed"...and Japan is trying an even more extreme variant exactly what's the problem again? "gold, silver, natural gas, coal, corn, wheat, hogs, livestock, steel," everything but King Cotton actually have gotten crushed in this "eventual inflation." now keep on front running so the Banks can rake in another trillion.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 19:57 | 3424311 mademesmile
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Is there a really simple chart showing how that $85 B a month is spent?

On another note, I heard a 2 hour long conservative radio program talking about EBT use and fraud. The EBT program spends less in ONE YEAR then what he is printing in ONE MONTH. Shoot, at least some people that need it are getting food out of the deal.

Where is the outrage for THIS mammoth govt. spending project?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:11 | 3424356 MiltonFriedmans...
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Consertive radio talk show hosts are not allowed to speak the truth when it comes to the Fed, they would be pulled from the air immediately. That job is left for fringe blogs like ZH and conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:16 | 3424577 One of We
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None dare call it conspiracy....

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:01 | 3424325 Major Major Major
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Those are some smart fuckers over there at BlackRock.  Beats me how they figured out the markets were being distorted by the Federal Reserve... and so early in the game too.  100 bps low on the 10-year, LOL.


p.s. Hey BlackRock, can I has a job.  Let me use your balance sheet and I will either blow up or blow up (win-win).

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:02 | 3424326 Yen Cross
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      BlackRock estimates that interest rates on 10-year Treasuries are about 100 basis points below where they would be normally. Mr Rieder said that as such interest rates normalise, “losses that occur to fixed-income portfolios will be more and more acute

      Not for those of us that short the shit out of the bond market when it blows up... 


Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:09 | 3424354 fonzannoon
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Yen, stupid question for you....who are the bond vigilantees these days? PIMCO? Hedge funds? What major institution out there is not loaded up the ass with treasuries and other bonds? It seems to me that for the bond market to turn on itself these instutions would have to voluntarily blow their brains out.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:17 | 3424372 you enjoy myself
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but you could have said that about tech stocks in '99 and MBS in '07.  everyone just thinks they can time their exit better than everyone else.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:23 | 3424393 Yen Cross
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       You're right about the instutions blowing their brains out Fonz. I'm sure there are a bunch 'vulture' hedge funds that are waiting to devour the weak 'Fixed income fund Cos.' when the bond market blows. Gross just opened that f/x fund, so he can use that to hedge some exposure.

      I saw earlier that some large fund managers are playing the yen short trade through the Nikkei now instead of the currency. Makes sense. Probably more bang for the buck in owning Nikkei stock as opposed to a rapidly depreciating currency for those guys.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:35 | 3424443 fonzannoon
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Thanks Yen. Appreciate the input.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:05 | 3424339 TJ00
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Where Black rock = Kaaba

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:11 | 3424359 XRAYD
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But Ben has studied it all in books, written lots of papers, has given lots of speeches, and understands how the world of money works - like when he said that housing was "contained" ..etc. etc.

Only if he was doing something with his own money instead of creating it out of thin air and using savers and business people as guniea pigs! He will be long gone when his "experiment" blows up the lab!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:13 | 3424360 you enjoy myself
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i like that he thinks he's being brave by guesstimating a distortion of 1% when the Fed is almost literally buying everything on the long end, and the remaining buyers are simply frontrunning.  if you had a pair you'd note that the Fed can't possibly unwind, ala Stockman.  

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:28 | 3424403 buzzsaw99
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They pulled that 1% figure right out of their ass.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:13 | 3424361 saveUSsavers
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Notice all these Bankster assholes incl economists are back to even or up 150% before they call for this? The 5% own most of it.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:14 | 3424364 surf0766
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Hey how is that spinoff thing going?  Buy any bad mortgages lately? How many seats away from the Anointed one does Larry always sit.. 

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:17 | 3424373 loveyajimbo
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Where have these jagoffs been???

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:22 | 3424376 newengland
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Too late. People like Blackrock now realise that they personally are going to lose. Now they want to save their reputation. Too late.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:19 | 3424379 WhiteNight123129
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Fuck Blackrock, people need higher nominal wages, (not real just nominal) and hten they save their cash in Silver and repay their mortgages down the road with confettis.

Go benny B. print the financial assets junky into oblivion and help the poor repay their debt with confettis. Tables have turned. Bernanke will be a hero if he creates wage inflation.

go Benny B. create wage inflation fast, so that margins of corporations get fucked and PE multiples get fucked, and Blackrock gets fucked and gold bugs will send you a nice box of chocolate.

I swear if Benny B. send Gold to the moon I will send him a nice box of chocolate.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:26 | 3424394 newengland
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Buzz QE infinity and beyond.

The Fed manipulated gold and silver down, and will let the paper price go up when it suits. Never underestimate the Fed. Just get your timing right. Learn to play chess.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:29 | 3424408 adr
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Just invest in Bitcoin. A month ago one Bitcoin could pay for a pizza. Now it can pay fr a cheap date in Switzerland. Maybe next month one Bitcoin can pay for a BMW, a month after that you could be flyin in a G6 baby.

What did that Bitcoin guy say, the true value of one Itcoin should be over $300k

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:34 | 3424432 newengland
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Bitcoin will be ruined at a moment's notice.  Never underestimate the Fed, and the BIS. Not that I dislike or care about Bitcoin. Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn about it.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:33 | 3424434 XitSam
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Would you like to buy some tulip bulbs?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:21 | 3424388 Big Ben
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It is fun and easy to throw money out of a helicopter. (I've always thought that with a red cap and suit, Ben Bernanke would make a great Santa.)

But it is not so easy to gather up money once it has been thrown out of the helicopter. Good luck in convincing Bernanke to do that.


Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:29 | 3424415 newengland
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Meanwhile, the EUSSR and the rest lie about their QE, except Japan; the pet of nuclear experiments.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:44 | 3424627 W74
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BTDT (unfortunately)

Mostly the population used them for cooking or heating. 

At least we were smart enough to not put too many words on our leaflets (50% of the population is illiterate) and just rely on pictures.

Great fun those days...sort of.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 02:14 | 3425240 Axenolith
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As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:23 | 3424392 adr
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Hmmm, it's like they are trying to set up a collapse. But they wouldn't engineer a financial crash, would they?

Eventually QE must end.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:09 | 3424558 ekm
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It was all fair game. Somebody would collapse. They all would play poker with derivatives and whoever goes, goes down.


Blackrock is screaming to have the game back, otherwise they'll go out of business due to lack of gambling.

The Fed/Gov has bought up everything, literally everything. There's nothing to gamble with. Poor guys.....they're gambling addicts and are having mental breakdown.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:28 | 3424409 QQQBall
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OK Ben

We're short

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:35 | 3424449 Everybodys All ...
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egg- fuggin- zactly

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:30 | 3424422 XitSam
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Inflation? No chance of that.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:40 | 3424465 Shizzmoney
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If Black Rock doesn't want more QE.....then I hope the Fed keeps printing* until they make the forests extinct.

*Which I think they will.

Thieves, the entire lot of them!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:41 | 3424481 q99x2
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That guy is a crook. Bernank has to do the QE at least until I buy my house with student loan money. Don't stop now I can almost taste the green shoots. 

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 23:35 | 3425014 yogibear
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Make sure at least take over a half a million dollars in loans  in a disappearing asset before you default and leave to another country.

The banksters are stupid enough to give it to people.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:00 | 3424532 IMA5U
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Where is the inflation?


Gold, Oil, Copper are all in The Krapper

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:11 | 3424560 RSBriggs
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It's at the grocery store, the local gunshop, and various other places selling things people actually need....

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 08:01 | 3425597 jerry_theking_lawler
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almost right here....inflation is up on things that actually can't be 'manipulated'.....there fixed it.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 04:45 | 3425328 css1971
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WTF are you talking about?

They're up 300-400% by all the charts I've seen, across the board. Or rather, the USD is worth a fraction what it was.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:05 | 3424544 nbsharma
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There is one other reason for this statement from BlackRock. In the future, they can refer back to this statement and say: See, we told you so.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:07 | 3424547 tradewithdave
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BlackRock likes their hammers sharp and small, not "large and dull."  More like a needle that you can call a hammer. 

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:06 | 3424551 Herdee
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You know how sensitive a drug sniffing dog's nose is don't you?Even the slighest whiff of the FED getting out will unleash the biggest sell-off in the stockmarket that you've ever imagined.And that's just for starters.Options traders are just waiting for that moment 24 hours a day.Helicopter Ben keeps printing and the longer he delays and lets the world's bad debts go on,the bigger the move will be down in order to wash-out the world's garbage with uncontrolled trillions of OTC derivatives just dieing to kill off all of Mr. Ben's hard work,and he knows it's still waiting for him too.The Market will eventually win out over the root of manipulation and corruption.Could be tomorrow or next year but it's close.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:43 | 3424605 One of We
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"As for BlackRock's warning: it will come and go, and nobody will pay attention, because unless Goldman and JPM which together chair the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee say "enough", nothing will change. And since bonuses at both banks rely more than ever on the Fed's outright monetization of anything that is not nailed down, don't expect QE to end. Ever... and certainly not as long as the US central bank is still in charge of the entire world."


Don't forget the manipulation is all about CONTROL not money.  Money is nothing to TPTB but a tool for control.  The shot callers won't pull the plug (raise rates) until they have all their ducks in a row and I'm pretty sure one of the main ducks that they're having trouble lining up are the stubborn American "rednecks" and their guns.  They'd prefer to have the sheep disarm "voluntarily" before they escalate the depression but if they need to they'll pull the plug on the ponzi to enforce compliance...IE: You want to keep your guns or eat? 

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:41 | 3424622 Downtoolong
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BlackRock - just went all out against QE

Riskless and costless rhetoric to bolster those outlying client relationships. They’re just telling (selling) what those clients want to hear, knowing full well it can never happen. I bet you Blackrock is betting on QE forever, no matter what they say. That's another way of saying I trust them as far as I can kick a 100lb brick.


Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:49 | 3424656 Mototard at Large
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A rant on the unnatural use of power by central bankers and the B3M

Ben Bernanke of the US Federal Reserve, Mario Draghi of the European Central Bank, Mervyn King of the Bank of England and Mark Carney, currently the outgoing Governor of the Bank of Canada and the incoming Governor of the Bank of England.

Collectively they are B3M (Ben, Merv, Mario and Mark)

The B3M central bankers have taken effective control of the economy as well as the financial and political system. This is both unnatural and unsustainable. 

We are told that we must trust, for they are wise men who have studied in the hallowed halls of the great academies. They are our betters – and as such we must listen, obey and follow.

But the bankers should serve the economy and the economy should serve the polity. Instead, the polity is used as a source of revenue to serve the economy which is now controlled by the bankers.  Natural market economics will not tolerate an inversion forever.

I am not B3M.  I don’t have a PhD in economics from Harvard or Princeton.  I am not a quant.  And no, I don’t have a Masters Degree in Economics.   I did work in the financial sector and I do understand a thing or two about risk which I learned while carrying a gun in a war zone.

Rant continues at:

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 22:21 | 3424752 Quinvarius
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Because the fed is going to stop buying jpms shit bad trades off of them at full price and stop funding the government, right?  Sorry blackrock.  qe5 is up on deck. This crisis will not end until gold over 10k restores balance to the system.  confidence is gone.  time for assets to back all that garbage.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 22:43 | 3424844 BullyBearish
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Ah Fink..."Cyprus is insignificant" liar or idiot, you decide

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 23:03 | 3424902 JuicedGamma
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QE: Distorts Markets


Mon, 04/08/2013 - 23:32 | 3425001 yogibear
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No kidding. Bubble Bernanke and the Fed are well aware of this. That's why their doing it.

What's the name again,  Blackrock or Box of Rocks?

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 00:29 | 3425126 Vince Clortho
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Could dumping tens of Billions of instant-funny-money into Stocks and Bonds every month possibly have an inflationary effect?

Someone should notify the Fed.  I understand they are committed to fighting inflation.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 00:46 | 3425165 cornflakesdisease
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 00:58 | 3425187 scaleindependent
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Cui bono.

They are slowly setting up the withdrawal of QE and a crash. That way they get to buy assetts, etc on the cheap. 

I cant recall the name, but a famous banker during the early 1930's said something to the effect that "assetts naturally flow to their rightful owners during a crisis" 

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 01:07 | 3425193 scaleindependent
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Found it! Found the MoFo's name that said that. Andrew Mellon.  

"Andrew Mellon, the US Treasury Secretary during the Great Crash of 1929 and one of America's richest men, observed that in a crisis assets return to their rightful owners. "

When and only when the TBTF have "payed off" all of their legacy debt from 2008, only when they have passed off all of their liabilities to the U.S. Treasury, the Fed and the tax payer and only when they have sucked most of the blood and treasure of this country and only when the fall guy is the common tax payer,  will they THEN unleash the ultimate crash. That way they will finally "starve the beast", kill labor, unravel all consumer protections, and get all productive assetts on a devalued, inflated digital dime. 

That is why QE still has a long way to go, cause most TBTF's are still deep in debt. 

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 03:02 | 3425270 LuchadorChumba
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Oye! Pussy Blackrock Luchadors.

What am I to do with those that refuse to continue in the game?

They play in a debt system of fraud, and when their booty is stolen they stomp around the ring? Chinga!

Me Luchadors follow my lead, and steal in this order…

1. Primero…from the complicit audience, los bancos accts and dep box’s, 401k’s n stuff tambien

2. Then, purchase AU and Ag phys, and buy the audiences hijas, esposas, y abuelas when the reset occurs

3. Scoop up the remains from the financial pendejo wannabees who now refuse to work at HFT firms, GS n JPM, quant whorehouses, los minis & sons, y blacksoul  (we can outlast all of them – such hubris thinkn they can wait us out).

Despues, we steal their souls.

Andale paisanos… too many hombres are catching onto our hegelian ‘derelict’.

Recuerdo, when you trade in a fiat souls for fiat currency, there’s really no transaction!

Caviat emptor: You already sold your soul, so you can rip off a novice luchador when you sell it to him


Viva El Luchador

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Tue, 04/09/2013 - 04:27 | 3425322 css1971
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Why, it is almost as if we wrote that... Oh wait, we did. Back in 2009.

I've come to the conclusion over the years that most people simply can't be told. They have to experience the pain of stupidity for themselves. Evidence also comes from the not learning from history thing.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 05:38 | 3425355 deebee
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Oh Mr Bernanke,
can you please start selling all your USD$Trillions  of bonds/MBS into the market (at market)?

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 06:01 | 3425375 Shooting Shark
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What would be the effect of the U. S. government directly buying, in its own name (so to speak), $80B of stocks and similar instruments every month?  Would it be identifiably different from the current market buoyancy contrary to indicators like relative scarcity of gas, food, and jobs?
I understand that each step of QEver can be explained in reasonable-sounding terms (except the step where they print this monopoly money).  But how is the current process different from simple laundering of money?  Ben prints it, stocks rise, and there are some middle-men involved so that the USG is not buying stock. 

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:21 | 3425971 JailBank
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That is just the signal to let Ben know that Blackrock has all the positions in place to make money and he can stop now.

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