• Sprott Money
    05/06/2016 - 06:03
    The US, in its own decline, is showing this same self-destructive tendency. The worse things get, the greater the inclination of the citizenry to say, “Carry on, everything’s fine.”

Mr Soros Trumps Mrs Watanabe

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While the dominant flow of policy action from the Japanese has, until last week, been of the jawboning variety, the actual selling pressure on the rapidly devaluing currency has come from foreign sources. As the following chart shows, the last few months have seen not Mrs Watanabe (euphemistically selling her JPY to find better returns elsewhere) but the likes of Mr. Soros and Mr. Bass who see the endgame disorderly collapse of a currency (or perhaps it is the rest of the G7 central bankers unwinding JPY-based reserves to 'help' their fellow central planner out). The bulk of JPY selling pressure has come during non-Tokyo trading hours, as the Japanese, until last week at least, appear much more timid about Abenomics' chances of success.



(h/t @InsideGame)

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Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:06 | 3425891 swissaustrian
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Fock you, Solos gaijin!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 14:24 | 3427557 Dr. Kenneth Noi...
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Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:34 | 3428731 StychoKiller
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Too bad the avatars are so small, yours is sooo naughty!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:06 | 3425901 swissaustrian
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Could be a dead cat bounce afterall?

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:08 | 3425902 Bearwagon
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Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:11 | 3425932 eigenvalue
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It seems that some large funds are defending the $27.40 line. 

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:40 | 3426060 Bastiat
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Die funds, die.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:56 | 3426148 eigenvalue
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This is plagiarism.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 10:48 | 3426412 Bastiat
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With attitude.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:34 | 3428734 StychoKiller
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Current Ag:  $27.90/Toz

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 10:46 | 3426405 Bastiat
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Nice call.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:11 | 3425921 bigkahuna
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get ready for Hyperinflation.  

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 10:09 | 3426202 BurningFuld
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My Spidey Senses detect a disturbance in the force. I smells a Gold rally. I also smells currency dislocations a comin'.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:12 | 3425935 buzzsaw99
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Mrs Watanabe isn't nearly as worried about things as billionaire Soros. Ironic.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:20 | 3425968 e-recep
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Q: What is your view on gold?

Soros: That’s a complicated question. It has disappointed the public, because it is meant to be the ultimate safe haven. But when the euro was close to collapsing in the last year, actually gold went down, because if people needed to sell something, they could sell gold. Therefore they sold gold. So gold went down together with everything else.

Gold was destroyed as a safe haven, proved to be unsafe. Because of the disappointment, most people are reducing their holdings of gold. But the central banks will continue to buy them, so I don’t expect gold to go down. If you have the prospect of a crisis, you will have occasional flurries or jumps. So gold is very volatile on a day-to-day basis, no trend on a longer-term basis.


really, mr. soros? what about the 10-year trend of gold?

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:23 | 3425987 GetZeeGold
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There's no place for gold in a new vvvirld order.


There may be no place for you either......hope you don't mind.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:26 | 3425991 Bastiat
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"Gold was destroyed as a safe haven, proved to be unsafe


No hyperbole there!  

The intent of the suppression was primarily to keep the huge majority in the west out of gold but making it look that way.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:30 | 3426009 EmileLargo
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Funny that he called it a "bubble" back in 2011 and now he says it can't drop much from here. Peak to trough drop of 20 percent. Some Bubble!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:35 | 3428739 StychoKiller
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Unsafe for WHOM?  A glance into the lake shows all Tozs still accounted for.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:24 | 3425983 Fezter
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Sorosis of the Silver.......I'm just a little jaundiced.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:26 | 3425986 bluemaster
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This must be bullish for Euro he is major short player there to .....

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:27 | 3425993 youngman
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The Japanese will fall on their sword if the emperor tells them to do it....very well trained..they will not sell their bonds and destroy their country.....its in their blood...

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:27 | 3425995 Sudden Debt
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Trading these days is like going into a gunfight where your opponant can shoot 10 large magazine magazine clips at you from 2 feet away 2 hours before you get to shoot back with a slingshot... if you make it....


Tue, 04/09/2013 - 10:09 | 3426211 BurningFuld
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No way the odds are that good!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:28 | 3425999 Inthemix96
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Another day goes by and still ZH gets me fuming.

Finding out yet a fucking gain that Dirt Box Soros hasnt shifted from this mortal coil.

I betcha this swine runs on Kryptonite or some thing.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 12:12 | 3426845 Black Markets
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No he is stealing his power from the motionless wrist watches of redundant miners.



Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:29 | 3426004 Temporalist
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Here comes Slovenia...


Slovenia Facing a Banking Crisis, Report Warns


"‘'Slovenia is facing a severe banking crisis, driven by excessive risk-taking, weak corporate governance of state-owned banks and insufficiently effective supervision tools,'’ according to the report.

Last year’s estimate of the level of bad loans in the banking system is outdated and was created by methodology that was weak and nontransparent, so the real damage could be worse, the organization said."




The International Bank Heists Have Begun



Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:53 | 3426132 Gief Gold Plox
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I'm sure this time it'll be different. Completely different.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 10:23 | 3426290 e-recep
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lols, the graph in the link above is fucking hilarious.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:39 | 3428748 StychoKiller
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Iff'n yer not a Cypriot, then yes, yes it is!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:32 | 3426013 Itch
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Market makers must be taking a beating, which is never a good sign for retailers; they start getting nasty and petty, getting filled becomes like scoring a blowjob in a nunnery...

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:31 | 3426018 Inthemix96
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So to sum it up this morning,

Its looking mighty fine out there if you run a small business, have lots of shiny stuff and know the evil one Soros?

Thats me fucking sorted then, FORWARD COMRADES....

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:34 | 3426022 eddiebe
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This is wildly bullish for stocks. No joke! Down arrow me if you wish, but think about the statement.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:37 | 3426050 Inthemix96
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Joke eddiebe?

Johnny comes home from school and tells his mum that the kids have been talking about what their dads do for a living.  His mum says what did he say, and Johnny says, "I told them he was a street smart pimp who whores out bitchez, and he sells crack cocaine to little boys and girls while gun running for Eric Holder".

Mums not happy and says why did he do that?  Johnny says, "Come off it mum, how could I tell my friends and teachers that my dad is politician?".

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 10:01 | 3426175 Pareto
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+100 for the johnny joke first thing in the morning!!  he he heee  "smart pimp how whores out bitchez"

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 11:55 | 3426760 Bastiat
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Whereas a politician is a smart pimp who whores out citizens--difference is that the politician lies about it.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 11:59 | 3426787 Ghordius
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careful, Frederic Bastiat was a politician, too, elected as member of parliament

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 12:53 | 3427029 Bastiat
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The risk of generalizing, I guess. 

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