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Just Twelve WTF Charts

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Sometimes you just have to sit back, gaze at some charts, and say WTF...


1. The Dow Transportation Index rallied from Q4 in 2012 and peaked on 3/19; it did the same in 2013...


2. The Dow Transportation Index is diverging in 2013, just as it did in 2012...


3. Ten-Year Treasury yields have followed the same pattern each year since the crisis started - a modest correction full of hope that the recovery and growth is here followed by a collapse in yields...


4. The S&P 500 is tracking almost remarkably tight to 2012's... perfectly normal efficient markets would do this, right?


5. And 2012-13's US Macro data has traced a very similar pattern to 2011-12's with the latest little hope spur seeming to fade very rapidly now...


6. High Yield credit markets appear to be yelling the same warnings they did in 2011 and 2012...


7. Homebuilders have been the backbone of this recovery as a new bubble in housing is blown... which looks remarkably like the last one...


8. The omnipotent stock of the recovery - AAPL - appears to be tracing the same path of the omnipotent stock of the late 90s - MSFT...


9. The Nikkei 225 has been on a tear. We've seen this kind of hopefulness before... didn't end so well...


10. The recovery from the S&P 500's 2009 lows looks intriguingly similar to the recovery off the 2003 lows... it's different this time though


11. The Dow's 1930 crash and recovery appears to provide a rather similar 'template' for 2009-2013's crash and recovery...


And of course...

12. Bitcoin in all its glory...


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Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:19 | 3429564 Calidreaming
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wow  fuck me!   and fuck bernanke too!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:32 | 3429569 markmotive
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Just 12?

Make this 13: Chinese leading indicators are flashing red!


Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:00 | 3429670 AlaricBalth
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One look at the BTC price movement reminded me of this chart...


Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:52 | 3429762 BLOTTO
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It didnt have to be this way. This is fucking evil, plain and simple, no other way to describe it...and this coming from a person that wasnt so much about the divine...and really wants to think logical.


But just as they have left me no logical choice to consider on how - grown, brilliant, resourceful, intelligent -'the best of the best people' on this planet continually regress the mind, body souls of us people over the centuries...i then started to think illogical, and boy did the world open up to me...


Let go of everything you have been taught and know - and you can see how this whole game is connected together. Financials are manipulated? Fuck, i wish it was just that - how about every other major front by the same old pieces of shit lineage and families. This has been going on for a long time for ultimate goal...

to Divide and Conquer...pervert everything...no morals...like flies sitting on shit. Borg. Assimulated. Enslave us.

Just dont give them your will or soul and know you're on the winning good team - and with that i get a smirk.

Interesting chapter this earth life...


Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:10 | 3429787 Harlequin001
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All we need now is a Bitcoin ETF and this madness will be complete.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 02:01 | 3429860 ShakaZulu
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There isn't one?  Please send me the application post haste!

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 03:55 | 3429939 jeff montanye
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parabolic bitcoin looks interesting.  perhaps nitpicking, but the stock chart from the '30's labeled 1930-1934 should be labeled 1930 to 1942.  and of course the move in the years immediately prior to those periods are nothing alike, recent data, rising prices, older data, the drop of '29 followed by a partial recovery.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 05:37 | 3430010 smlbizman
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i think they are named bitcoin because you will end up getting bit....

maybe  insolvent banks are the frying pan, and btc are the fire.....if bitcoin is societys pure, unencumbered transaction. and a threat to their system. than why are we not being bombarded with a disinformation campaign warning of the perils of bitcoin? and dont kid yourself by thinking it is to small for them to worry about....the guy in jail for counterfitting the silver "dollar" he had a fraction of the monetary amount compared to btc.....so i find the silence of tptb and their mouthpieces (media) one of  the more telling warning signs for me to stay out....

  what does the "seinfeld" show and bitcoins have in common?

               seinfeld was a show about nothing....

due to my lack of understanding of btc ,i could be completly wrong....but if something is so complex that the readers of the hedge, which i will say are the most smartest, and informed collection of assholes on the internet have a hard time figuring btc out, than maybe, just maybe it may not be as good as some think.....  

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 07:16 | 3430130 gold-is-not-dead
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mainstream media has been smashing bitcoins for the last 2 years... they keep saying 'bubble bubble, ponzi shmonzy' from a year ago when BTC was at $10...

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 06:13 | 3430047 YHC-FTSE
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+1 That reminds me, 

"Please rush me my portable walrus polishing kit. Four super brushes that will clean even the trickiest of seabound mammals. Yes, I am over eighteen, though my IQ isn't."

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 06:35 | 3430064 CompassionateFascist
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I'll buy that for a bitcoin. 

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 07:01 | 3430103 NoDebt
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There's my AAPL vs. MSFT chart finally!  Thank you, Tyler.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 07:59 | 3430238 JPM Hater001
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Yes thank You.  I am target 380 to get out of my short positions.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 02:55 | 3429906 Sudden Debt
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The entire bitcoin shit is like some pinksheet crapper without any regulation.

I don't think it's a investable good. Never did and never will.

And yes... many many many holder will stay in long enough to see it go to zero.

I don't like the banks anymore because there's no regulation. Not that they turn into puppies when they do but on a investment point of vue they become angels if they can deliver a 10% div. a year.


Wed, 04/10/2013 - 07:20 | 3430137 gold-is-not-dead
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If you're trying to bash bitcoin, absence of profanity would help to make it more credible.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 08:51 | 3430439 orez65
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Profanity is so .... Cathartic!!

Get over it.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 08:55 | 3430459 FreeNewEnergy
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Jew bastard fucking nigger chink.

That better?

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 10:50 | 3431237 Galactic Superwave
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you left out honkie

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 11:13 | 3431448 crazyroadlizard
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I prefer "cracker"

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 08:21 | 3430328 the not so migh...
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The mining cards are over 2000 each for your pc.  I am curious about the amount of electricity you have to use on an overclocked system 24/7 and how much you have to make over the energy bill making bit coins.  It looks like a ponzi spelt differently.


Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:13 | 3429790 Scarlett
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Gold supplies evaporating....  get ready for the party boys



Wed, 04/10/2013 - 05:38 | 3430011 chubbyjjfong
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It is apparent, from the second chart, that Dow Transports are about to rally hard!

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 05:52 | 3430020 Go Tribe
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Ben had to buy the gold somewhere to pay back Germany.

BTW, what's with the cheap Walmart racks filled with gold in those photos. No way could they stack it like that if they even had that much sitting around.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:14 | 3429792 wisefool
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The problem you will find is the short timers. You bust your ass under the old paridgm for 20 years, and then you realize it was silly.

Along those lines. According to CNN, Dick Cheney (and I quote) "We are in Deep doo-doo" WRT to north korea


Click on the link, if only to see the smile.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 08:02 | 3430245 JPM Hater001
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Yes Dick, having been shown what men in caves with box cutters could do this make perfect sense. 

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:41 | 3429826 Crawdaddy
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I'm right there with you mate, smirking along. For all of the smoke and mirrors, it is unmistakeable the errors the elites make are always in the same direction. Always against the Ten Commandments. They seek to destroy the foundation of civilisation in order to replace it with a corrupt new way. If you look closely, it isn't new, it is "oppposite." The rules we thought applied are reversed. These guys take the Bible and turn it backwards. Good is evil, evil is good. Not by accident, on purpose.

Let the Word be your armor.



Wed, 04/10/2013 - 05:41 | 3430013 N57Mike
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10 commandments, so simple. Forget who wrote them or spun them... but go back to BC times, and the civilizations that could not follow these simple rules "don't steal, don't kill"; those folks and their society perished. Period.

Wife & I debated for years if liberals are stupid or evil.... question answered for all time; liberals are stupid.

Romans 13:12, "The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness and let us put on the armor of light".

Love & visions to all bitches.


Wed, 04/10/2013 - 08:38 | 3430396 BigJim
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"That which is hateful to you, do not do to your brother. That is the whole of the Law" - Hillel

The problem is, the elites don't see us as brothers.... or even human beings. 

Of course, Hillel's summation gets a bit tricky when applied by masochists. 

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 09:19 | 3430631 GoldForCash
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Hey Crawdaddy
I thought like this and lost just about everything except my family, heart and soul. You know what that's all that matters. I awoke broke in cash but rich in family. A door closes an a better one opens. I think God is saying financial fools wake up...

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 02:04 | 3429862 Skateboarder
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There is no logic behind evil.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 03:10 | 3429913 Andre
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On the contrary, there is often a great deal of logic behind evil.

What people tend to forget is logic is based on something - it has to have a foundation of some kind, and the logic is built on that foundation. Getting to the underlying assumptions takes a lot of doing, and the basis often involves emotional reasoning or mis-learned lessons, but action - including evil action - often proceeds from logical analysis.

And thereby hangs the tale. This is how the PTB types can say "This time it's different" and believe it. They feel the errors of the past were a matter of method or process, without examining the fundamental assumptions underlying their beliefs. These people do not and probably have never lived as normal people do. They do not question because they have never had to.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 07:30 | 3430160 BandGap
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They are thinking in a linear fashion. It will bite them in the ass.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 08:58 | 3430470 Kickaha
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To the contrary, their is great logic behind evil.  Evil can be simply defined.  It is the desire to acquire control over the lives of other people.  Most evil people rationalize their behavior by thinking they are taking control "for the good" of those whom they enslave.  They actually think they are doing good works, but underneath those rationalizations, it all boils down to the actualization of a primitive and pervasive instinct - i.e. the desire to become the chief of the tribe, to own all of the young women, andto have all other men do their bidding.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 03:40 | 3429930 whirlybird rules
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as Tylers say, sometimes, you have to just sit back and say, "WTF".. .. It is an interesting chapter for much of the globe.  Look at little Cyprus, balls of steel on their Parliament!  They all said NO!  And what happened? The troika just rolled right over them.  And not another sound was heard?!? 

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 08:45 | 3430414 BigJim
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Well, you see, all the people in the Troika were appointed by democratically-elected bureaucrats. No, sorry, that's not quite right; all the bureaucrats who appointed the bureaucrats in the Troika were appointed by democratically-elected people. So, ultimately, they're all democratically accountable! Yes, that's it. And those people were elected by more people than the people who were elected by the Cypriots. So their decision is - must be! - even more 'democratic' than the Cypriot parliament's.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 06:12 | 3430043 Acet
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I'm with you on this - came from the highly logical side of things and had to learn to see the irrational (in me and in others) to really start understanding things.

Mind you, I disagree with the idea that certain people are activelly colluding to keep themselves as a group above others:

- I don't think its anything as straightforward as that - it's probably far more akin to emergent systems (a bit like the Game of Life - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27s_Game_of_Life) that can create complex systems even though the rules for each cell are extremelly simple. Here it's people that are each going their own way, mingling together because they're alike and went to the same Universities or work in similar things, who do things for their own personal benefit (like cultivating political influence) that also end up helping similar people.

I doubt that there is anything more than a couple of long lived dynasties out there that activelly collude to gain and maintain real power.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:21 | 3429571 Scarlett
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the bitcoin one will also happen to PMs and land.  Only a matter of time.  

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:30 | 3429604 otto skorzeny
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MW farmland prices are fucking insane.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:35 | 3429624 walküre
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I would lease my land, never sell it. The new bank in town could ask to lease my gold if I get to see the bankers slave on my land in return. As useless as bankers are, they all know how to hold a shovel or rake. On second thought .. the farming season is limited and yield matters in the real world. People are potentially starving if the bankers are slacking with their raking and shoveling. That's the real world.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:43 | 3429650 Teamtc321
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I wouldn't hire a banker to lick the sweat off my ass after a long horse ride.



Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:12 | 3429696 wee-weed up
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I might let a banker lick the sweat off my horse's balls, though.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:18 | 3429706 Dr. Engali
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That's too good for a banker. They would probably get a kick out of that.... Pun intended.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:42 | 3429761 Teamtc321
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Lol.......... My good saddle horse would kick the nut licker in his eye. I would pay to see a banker get donkey punched after a fresh set of shoes put on lol. Set on the tail gate, pop a beer and watch the twink eyed banker roll around after getting booted, lol. 



Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:13 | 3429795 Hulk
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Licking asses in the diarrhea ward would be a perfect job for the banksters...

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 05:59 | 3430029 chubbyjjfong
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True story. I watched as a young boy ran after a horse, hitting it with a stick while his mother watched on as if nothing forboding was happening. I started running in their direction yelling just as the horse reared up and kicked violently backwards missing the boys head with one hoof by a whisker. The other hoof connected with his thigh shattering his femur with the most sickening sound. The boy screamed at the top of his lungs as the mother came running. The same situation is panning out in financial reality while everyone watches on in disbelief. This is like a trainwreck waiting to happen. We are beating the crap out of the pissed off horse and this time around it aint gonna miss the head. 

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:12 | 3429695 Dr. Engali
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I've got news for you.... you are leasing "your land". As long as you're paying property taxes you're leasing it.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:41 | 3429755 TPTB_r_TBTF
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He meant, he wants to re-lease it out.

He wants to rehypothecate the land.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:40 | 3429758 e_goldstein
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That's what a whip is for.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 07:03 | 3430108 A82EBA
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bankers do what congress permits them to do. we have the choice of being debt-free.

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