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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...


Charts: Bloomberg and BitCoinCharts


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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 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 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 - 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.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:17 | 3429798 Harlequin001
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Land prices are paid for in bank credit, so they are already inflated and will fall along with bank credit. Bank credit is utilised through the fractional reserve system to leverage bank credit and sit on the paper gold price through dedrivatives. Gold will fly and land prices will fall in real terms, just like copper and every other industrial commodity.

Agricultural commodities will fly when bank credit fails because the govt will be unable to maintain its system of farming subsidies in which case prices will rise.

At that point people will finally understand just how poor they really are. Good luck with Bitcoin when that happens.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 08:09 | 3430263 King_Julian
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H or anyone,
Why would agro prices rise? Would they not fall as subsidies are removed?

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 04:52 | 3429980 Ponzi Pontiff
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Just got my ZH membership approved today (pls be gentle) and, given that it's my first time at fight club then I have to fight ...

Bitcoin is only 1 executive order away from being useless.

It depends on the Internet and its traffic has a particular shape (even though the contents are encrypted).  Just imagine what happens when this traffic gets blocked in the interests of "national security" because BTC is financing terrurizzm, or piracy, or peedophiles or some other poster boy for evil.

If you read the BTC design spec and protocols ( then there's a really obvious flaw in it:

"If a greedy attacker is able to assemble more CPU power than all the honest nodes, he would have to choose between using it to defraud people by stealing back his payments, or using it to generate new coins. He ought to find it more profitable to play by the rules, such rules that favour him with more new coins than everyone else combined, than to undermine the system and the validity of his own wealth"

So good old game theory rational self-interest applies.

But what if the attackers motive is malice rather than profit?  And what if said malicious attacker has access to ridiculous amounts of processing power?

Can we think of anybody, or any body, which has access to massive amounts of cpu power who might have a vested interest in trashing BTC?

BTC is the canary in the coalmine, for sure, but it will be killed.  A descendant of BTC will, eventually, rule the roost but I have no idea how many incarnations of it will be murdered before we get there.

All that said, I wish I'd have piled in at BTC $1.50 and cashed out yesterday.  Good luck to you on your timing if you're holding BTC - may you get out at the top and use the proceeds to take delivery of a enviable stack of physical.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 05:59 | 3430032 Go Tribe
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Interesting that bitcon soared about the time Cyprus depositers got raped. The US gov will, as you say, shut down bitcon, but not before they seize the assets behind it. Easier on the public's sentiment than seizing deposits. Still relatively few people have even heard of bitcon.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 09:02 | 3430493 FreeNewEnergy
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Welcome to Fight Club, PP. Kick some azz.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 04:53 | 3429981 Ponzi Pontiff
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Just got my ZH membership approved today (pls be gentle) and, given that it's my first time at fight club then I have to fight ...

Bitcoin is only 1 executive order away from being useless.

It depends on the Internet and its traffic has a particular shape (even though the contents are encrypted).  Just imagine what happens when this traffic gets blocked in the interests of "national security" because BTC is financing terrurizzm, or piracy, or peedophiles or some other poster boy for evil.

If you read the BTC design spec and protocols ( then there's a really obvious flaw in it:

"If a greedy attacker is able to assemble more CPU power than all the honest nodes, he would have to choose between using it to defraud people by stealing back his payments, or using it to generate new coins. He ought to find it more profitable to play by the rules, such rules that favour him with more new coins than everyone else combined, than to undermine the system and the validity of his own wealth"

So good old game theory rational self-interest applies.

But what if the attackers motive is malice rather than profit?  And what if said malicious attacker has access to ridiculous amounts of processing power?

Can we think of anybody, or any body, which has access to massive amounts of cpu power who might have a vested interest in trashing BTC?

BTC is the canary in the coalmine, for sure, but it will be killed.  A descendant of BTC will, eventually, rule the roost but I have no idea how many incarnations of it will be murdered before we get there.

All that said, I wish I'd have piled in at BTC $1.50 and cashed out yesterday.  Good luck to you on your timing if you're holding BTC - may you get out at the top and use the proceeds to take delivery of a enviable stack of physical.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 05:07 | 3429990 Bearwagon
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To put up a good fight, you'd probably have to wait at least 'til NYSE opens ...

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 05:48 | 3430019 StychoKiller
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FYI:  just click on the "save" button once (LOL!)

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 07:36 | 3430181 nerfCash
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-1 for double posting or +2 for rephypothicating it. I'm so confused...maybe I should call my broker for advice.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:43 | 3429835 MedTechEntrepreneur
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Hey I've got some real special tulip bulbs to sell....for BitCoin

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 09:35 | 3430731 deKevelioc
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Yahoo headline:

Some Fed Members Fear Monetary Policy Effects

Couldn't help laughing.  These clowns should have had a healthy dose of fear soon after Volker went fishing, for cryin' out loud.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:20 | 3429566 Scarlett
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The last one looks good.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:32 | 3429613 H E D G E H O G
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good for what?

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 04:01 | 3429950 Harlequin001
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Looks like a good top to buy in at...

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:38 | 3429617 xtop23
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If I were in bitcoins, and still holding, the last one would scare the absolute shit out of me.

Better to get out a tad early, book your profit, and miss the actual top, than to have your face ripped off on the way down.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:38 | 3429633 walküre
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sell to who?

price is up 100% and volume down 70%

good luck finding the next greater fool! ever played penny stocks? this is no different.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:47 | 3429665 TheProphet
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So it is your contention that in a world when central banks are printing like mad, robust volume is required for markets to go up?

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:46 | 3429766 TPTB_r_TBTF
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Look back at the charts for the Big Difference.

These things you call "markets", they are not forming hockey-sticks.

Bitcoin formed a hockey-stick.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:18 | 3429796 faroffthunder
Wed, 04/10/2013 - 08:06 | 3430255 KickIce
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So true, my kid goes through 2-3 per season.  I think were about to see several upside down hockey sticks - or maybe some L shaped graphs in the near future.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:13 | 3429793 Dasa Slooofoot
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Max Keiser is sending his readers to the slaughter with his bitcoin pumping.  Lulz.  

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 03:51 | 3429940 Wile-E-Coyote
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I have a feeling Max is involved with bit coin somehow, just a gut feeling.


Wed, 04/10/2013 - 07:02 | 3430105 q99x2
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I feel so sad that he made me rich.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 08:52 | 3430442 BigJim
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So you've cashed out? (serious question)

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 07:46 | 3430201 nerfCash
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...for averaging down. POOF!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:19 | 3429567 killallthefiat
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Unload BTC

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:29 | 3429586 otto skorzeny
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that settles it-I'm buying the $2500 bit coin miner that I see advertised here on ZH-seems like a bargain compared to a CAT 325 excavator that I would need to use for mining gold. the chart that never ceases to amaze me is the homebuilders chart- but as long as the govt is throwing money at them to build their plastic-clad shitboxes all is well.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:38 | 3429630 RafterManFMJ
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Were I you and had a CAT 325 available at $2500, I'd buy the CAT.  Not only can you mine with it, you can build a sweet bunker.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:43 | 3429649 walküre
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Tell me that CAT325s cannot be picked up for that little? Definitely not in any working condition. I'd be putting ten in my yard if that were the case.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:48 | 3429664 Teamtc321
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My 08' 320c was 212k. I suspect the 325 now would run around 300k. Richie brothers auction has had many nice used machines though fyi.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:59 | 3429680 FeralSerf
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That's more than $5 a lb.  They might get cheaper what with the shit that's going on in Japan.  This happened before in the 80s and yellow Japanese iron brought the price down by half.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:37 | 3429747 Teamtc321
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I agree FS, the 320 is 43k + pounds. I won't buy new anymore, we lease/rent newer units now as needed. For example, a newer 320 month by month or week by week calcs at about 3200.00 per month now after the 08' iron crunch. It is just easier and cheaper to allow these newly popped up take up rental companies to maintain, transport and carry the notes. Also it is nice to have the exact iron needed when on jobs for about half the zero interest buy in rate. It is also nice not to be payment strapped between jobs or winter/rainy months when running larger jobs with multiple pieces of iron. Very few construction Co. feel safe with iron as an assett now imo, or we do not anyway. 

It is also nice not having to deal with some cock sucking baby fat banker as well during the buy in. It has been my pleasure to hammer them at every corner since 08'. I have got a few pretty good digs in on the banker boys on my score board in the last few years. We don't hardly give them any business at all now. Fuck em. 


Wed, 04/10/2013 - 02:59 | 3429908 Bearwagon
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May I suggest an alternative: Get yourself a Liebherr R 926:

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:45 | 3429662 otto skorzeny
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I wish they were that cheap-but just saying the BC miner is a comparitive bargain(jokingly-of course)

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 08:53 | 3430453 BigJim
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reading comprehension be hard.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:16 | 3429799 Forty Six and 2
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CAT 325 is also good for flipping/manhandling DHS' shiny new APCs.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:19 | 3429803 Harlequin001
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You can also use it to make a slow getaway...

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:26 | 3429592 valkir
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I am confident.We are fucked.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:31 | 3429601 Yen Cross
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    No matter how many times we 'Rinse & Repeat', we just can't seem to get that nasty 'Fed. stain' out... Maybe we get lucky this year Tyler. ;-)

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:46 | 3429658 ekm
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Charts no longer matter.

The gov owns all the market by use of Fed + Primary Dealers.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 04:43 | 3429965 Metal Minded
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The 1%  own all the market,with the exception of the crypto-currencies market(see last chart), by use of Gov + Fed + Primary Dealers.

There, fixed it for you.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:32 | 3429605 CheapBastard
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Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:32 | 3429609 howenlink
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Long charts.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:32 | 3429611 chump666
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A wash cycle.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:34 | 3429621 Gamma735
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Strap in people! This roller coaster ride will be hella scary!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:43 | 3429652 Dr Benway
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History rhymes with some sick flow

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:50 | 3429668 q99x2
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Well it is obvious that the FEDs don't have their computers tied into the last chart.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:52 | 3429669 spine001
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Look only at cash flows: dividends and interest paymemts. Capitals will never be returned. What matters in only what you can produce that benefits society. In the long run everything else will be screwed...

Until next time,


Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:53 | 3429672 monopoly
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These charts are amazing. Wonder if the WSJ will print this. LOLOL

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:43 | 3429839 ILoveDebt
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The scales are manipulated a bit in some of them.  

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:55 | 3429677 AynRandFan
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I'm just hoping we don't get a cascade of crap hitting the fan, with Japan, Europe and the U.S. equity market lined up for failure.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:27 | 3429728 seek
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That's exactly how the "main event" will play out, probably a few years from now.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:57 | 3429679 ebworthen
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Oh...delicious charts.

Apple/Microsoft and Nikkei 2004/2012 are perfect.

"This time is different!" 

Yeah sure, they REALLY want you to believe that and buy some equities.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:01 | 3429686 AynRandFan
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John Mauldin's "outside the box" letter today was excellent, showing how a deficit spending at both the public and private levels has driven up corporate profitability, and how it always reverts to the mean.  Profits will vanish over the next several quarters, he says. Good charts to show it.

Feels like we are heading toward a cliff. Thinking of pulling cash out of the bank.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:25 | 3429807 MsCreant
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Don't think, do.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:05 | 3429687 Dr. Engali
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If a bit coin chart collapsed in the middle of the night would anybody really notice?

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:19 | 3429710 adr
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Well what I noticed was the ad for the 50 GH/s Bitcoin miner from Butterfly Labs said the machine cost $699 last week and today the ad says it costs $2499.

Last week a Bitcoin mining machine you will never receive cost $699 to run 50 GH/s, that same 50 GH/s processing power now costs $2499?

The Bitcoin scam grows larger by the day.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:21 | 3429718 Dr. Engali
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Another bubble ready to pop.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 03:30 | 3429924 Overflow-admin
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When inflation reaches electronic equipment (which is normally deflationary), can we say WTF?!?


Question was rethorical...

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 06:47 | 3430076 lotsoffun
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john galbraith - a short history of financial eurphoria.  please read it everyone.  easy reading.  one lesson - any time

that huge amounts of money are being made where nothing existed before - beware. if you can buy low and sell high -

blessed.  otherwise - bust


Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:11 | 3429689 Yen Cross
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    You'll Need O2 to climb 'Mt. Shitcoin' chart.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:10 | 3429693 are we there yet
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As an investor the most important chart is the chart that Ben Burnankie is optimizing for when the reporters leave the room.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:12 | 3429694 adr
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The thing about scams, is the players change and the story changes, but the scam stays the same. They always follow the same path and end with the same results.

There is something in human nature that makes some wish to scam others and those that for some reason allow themselves to be scammed over and over. BECAUSE THIS TIME WILL BE DIFFERENT!!!

Like watching a guy using a card trick to take money from a crowd of people. Mark after mark lines up and watches their money disappear. For some reason, another person gets up believing he's going to win this time.

There might be a guy saying, "Guys, it's a trick. You can't win and he's playing you all for fools." For some reason that guy gets boo'd, and after each mark gets taken the crowd erupts with cheers. "Wow, that's so amazing. How does he do that?"

The scam artist says, "Thank you. You've been a great crowd." Then laughs and walks away with a load of cash. The idiots that got played sit in amazement saying to each other, "Wow, that was cool."

I'm told that because I didn't step up and let the guy take my money, I missed out on the fun.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:15 | 3429702 Dr. Engali
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Ain't that the truth. I've watched that same scene happen several times. The idiocy of people and their eagerness to be parted from their cash is stunning.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 02:58 | 3429907 Maos Dog
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The interesting question is, if the human brain is excellent at pattern matching, to such a point that "superstitious behavior"  is a problem, how does this keep happening? This implies that It takes a willful act of ignorance to fall for scams, bubbles, etc etc. 

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 06:11 | 3430045 negative rates
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I think the prob is that all the dudes gettin taken, are named Steve, go figure.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 06:41 | 3430070 lotsoffun
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or in my case - nyc experience - i was the mark - and i got it right.  but, then they didn't want to pay out.  there are only 3 shells and one pea.  i watched long enough to get it right.  so when i looked around suddenly i had two rather unfriendly guys standing behind me.  'ok you tricked me' and then i left and never looked back.

benarke has your back.  look at the size of your 401k today!!  isn't this great?

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:17 | 3429704 Mr. Saxby
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Even the idiots sense something is up. It's all about confidence and if they ever figure out what's really up, those charts will be going down faster than Rosie O'Donell in a women's penitentiary.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:25 | 3429724 wee-weed up
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Great analogy...

but I think even the prisoners would be repulsed by that skank, Rosie O.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:23 | 3429805 tsx500
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ya know, wee, if you got rid of that disgusting profile pic, you will surely get much more green .... just sayin'

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:18 | 3429705 fukidontknow
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wow - excellent chart porn thanks - how's that parabola in the last frame

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:20 | 3429716 chump666
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China shuts Nth Korea border

China will do everything to stop Japan's money print madness

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:39 | 3429750 Yen Cross
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      Shorting the usd over the next 24hrs. could be dangerous to your health. If nut job Kim does something stupid today, everyone will run to the usd.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:03 | 3429782 chump666
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Yen I hear ya.

Did you see the CNY/import fudge data.  It's just pure madness.  I am 100% certain that there will be an incident.  Also huge inflows going straight to Japanese companies, China will hate that since they got labeled for FX manipulation in the past.

So you can bet on Kim doing something, nuclear, nah, just a missile test any day/moment/hour/min...shot close to Japan.  USD should bounce hard and YEN goes bid, plus some reversal on the Nikkei, bonds bid etc.  Will be interested to see if Japan bonds go bid.  Could go opposite if China sells a chunk again.

Doesn't feel good. 

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:37 | 3429817 Yen Cross
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    Ya I saw. Last night bad news was good news on PBoC being able to loosen. Tonight imports beat but exports and trade balance misses are completely ignored. It's all horseshit. The dollar is oversold on 1hr and 4hr charts already, so it's due for a bounce anyways. Don't forget the fed. Minutes @ 2:00 p.m. eastern time. Any hawkish(tightening) talk and that will make the dollar bounce as well.

     I would be flat or long the dollar today. The dipshit that junked me is a moron, and obviously doesn't know how to read charts or study macro news. I just took a small cable short position. I wanted to short gbp/jpy but it might go higher if the dollar bounces. Already have big long usd/jpy position.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 02:01 | 3429861 chump666
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Yes, I think that Asian outflows on imported inflation (weaking currencies against YEN) will go into USDs + risk aversion (Korea etc) + possible UST buying. 

Yen, we could (could as in speculative) at the cusp of the great bust.  These markets are so warped by commie crony capo lunatics.  How long can they keep this BS going?

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:22 | 3429719 RaceToTheBottom
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The charts look like we won't have to wait too long.....

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:52 | 3429770 Manipuflation
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I have not seen any links as to where to sell bitcoins for cash yet though and I have been asking.  It's like a religion/structural defect/affect for them it seems.  I wouldn't put it on the credit card.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:23 | 3429722 Professorlocknload
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Maybe applicable to chart 12 up there?

Just found it in a search query...

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:26 | 3429726 greggh99
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Looks like a perfectly reliable stable currency to me.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:32 | 3429739 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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This shit is going to go hyper-nuclear. Abe already is cleared to buy REITs and stocks. BenB will get "CB Envy" and he'll want some of that too (more than he already does through PD dealing desks). You'll need either a wheelbarrow of FRNs or .001 Bitcoins just to buy one loaf of bread.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:38 | 3429751 BillyTheBlade
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how is bitcoin not just another fiat controlled by mere mortals, that can be debauched and printed like any other fiat?  At some point they will want to devalue it, wouldn't they?

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:47 | 3429842 ILoveDebt
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Not at all.  Read a bit since you don't understand it.  But I'd be buying whatever I could witht hem right now if I had a ton.  

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:47 | 3429768 Notarocketscientist
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One Question:  Instead of a stock market (casino...) why (or do they?) the likes of Ladbrokes allow you to bet on financials?

Can you bet that the Euro is going to break up within the next year? 

Fuck Wall Street and this commission bullshit.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:17 | 3429800 They Tried to S...
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I love the young Tyler photo!

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:19 | 3429801 Likstane
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I haven't yet heard of anyone cashing in on a BTC investment.  No trade is complete until you have the Benjamins/AU exchangers in your hot little hand.  

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:26 | 3429811 spekulatn
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Great stuff ZH.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 01:52 | 3429849 TraderTimm
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Tyler talks about bitcoin because it drives pageviews and advertising clicks.

Thanks bitcoin haters, you've guaranteed that there's going to be nothing but bitcoin on this site for some time to come.


Wed, 04/10/2013 - 02:18 | 3429884 MsCreant
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Yeah, there is nothing else to talk about regarding bitcoin. The Tylers should not be posting on it at all. Nothing newsworthy about it, if it is tulip mania or a gold replacement. Nothing to see there. Just driving page views and advertising clicks.

I for one click the ads. Occassionally I buy things from those ads. Was going to spend a couple hundred on a swimsuit (I was googling it), and the damned ads showed me a different technology that was only $40.00. I am happy with the suit. 

I don't feel the need to be critical if they do hustle the ads a little. Tell you what they don't do; they don't hassle me for donations all the time and make me feel guilty for being here if I don't donate (I have been on sites where I was personally solicited more than once). 

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 04:19 | 3429962 Bear
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You are our better half

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 06:42 | 3430072 Clowns on Acid
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Anytime one sees another using the term "haters" you know that they are a dbag, and full of shiite.

Bitcoin or no Bitcoin.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 02:26 | 3429890 Kirk2NCC1701
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Expect Black Swan this summer-fall. TPTB need it to save their fiat.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 03:10 | 3429914 All Out Of Bubblegum
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A bitcoin discussion site, 2017:

"Hi. I used to run the Federal Reserve. Can someone lend me .0025 bitcoins to pay the power bill at home? I promise I'll pay back at 50% interest when my mining shares come in.



Bitcoin Ben"

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 03:10 | 3429915 FearedDevil
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you can align any charts when you give different periods of time - it's a fractal.


Sometimes this site pains me to no end.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 04:09 | 3429932 balolalo
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That was intense. 

A pattern like that would imply intelligence, design, and dare we say it... engineering?  Don't forget to bend over.

But hey, thank God at least someone is making some money...  hahahahaha.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 05:31 | 3430008 Clowns on Acid
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No worries Goldman is all over it.....

Goldman Sachs lowers gold forecast for 2013, 2014
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LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Analysts at Goldman Sachs on Wednesday lowered their average gold-price forecast for 2013 to $1,545 an ounce from $1,610 expected previously and to $1,350 an ounce from $1,490 in 2014. "Despite resurgence in euro-area risk aversion and disappointing U.S. economic data, gold prices are unchanged over the past month, highlighting how conviction in holding gold is quickly waning," the analysts said in a note. "With our economists expecting few ramifications from Cyprus and that the recent U.S. slowdown will not derail the faster recovery they forecast in 2H13, we believe a sharp rebound in gold prices is unlikely," they added. For the year-end forecasts, Goldman now sees gold to close out 2013 at $1,450 an ounce and 2014 at $1,270 an ounce.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 06:03 | 3430034 buzzsaw99
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no worries, the bernank is preparing for ludicrous speed

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 06:22 | 3430051 CDNX fan
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You ain't seen a bubble until you watch this video on Vancouver's real estate bubble...


Scary beyond belief.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 06:36 | 3430065 Luffk73
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Is there a way to short Bitcoins?

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 06:41 | 3430069 El Hosel
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"Just One WTF Question" about the WTF charts .... Are we there yet?


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