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This Is What A Stop Hunt Looks Like

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When the largest currency cross in the world spikes 70 pips on no news and starts trading like a penny stock, you know that beneath the calm surface of all-time high nominal stock prices, something is brewing... Of course, as we tweeted earlier, there is another reason for the ramp...



Retail needs to see S&P 500 at 1600... and in the face of macro data and micro earnings, there's only one way that is going to happen.

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Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:47 | 3513514 thedrickster
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Tick toc, tick toc, top tick, tip tock.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:54 | 3513529 Aeternus
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Considering the fact that I am ten standard lots long USD/JPY, I sure the fuck hope it's not EUR/USD.



Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:57 | 3513545 thedrickster
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I don't know why but that video disturbs me, greatly.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:56 | 3513802 Ying-Yang
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Looks like a viagra reponse chart for the 5th dimension.

"up, up and away in my beautiful balloon"

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:57 | 3513550 Cult_of_Reason
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Algo assisted stops hunt or Draghi leaking to his Goldmanites about no ECB rate cut on Thursday?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:48 | 3513516 ZeroPower
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Big option barrier @ 13150 before NY cut

Not seeing any corporates buying here though.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:48 | 3513519 rubearish10
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Numbers continue to front run just before announced.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:49 | 3513521 espirit
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I like it when ZH tweets tweak the algos.


Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:49 | 3513522 radfish
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That's why I short both of them.


Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:52 | 3513525 Gadocat99
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Normal levered shakeout.  75 pips happens all the time.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:53 | 3513530 orangegeek
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When the Euro tanks and the US Dollar rockets, equities and commodities priced in USD are gonna slide.




Monthly USD chart shows upside.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:55 | 3513818 W T F II
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I, too, see it your way...gotta ker-plunk that Euro in 'risk-off' fashion

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:55 | 3513531 Bay of Pigs
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Well, Europe is doing pretty darn good these days, correct?


Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:21 | 3513664 spaceduck
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Fuck it's the same as the gold price, the stock market, the whole financial markets doesn't reflect anything anymore, a few big fishes can move the shit when they want and they do it, that's all.

Welcome to the 2013 financial markets, it's time to stop caring about any foundamental or economic data

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:29 | 3513708 kw2012
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Take a look at today's peeks and troughs versus yesterday's in Gold. They are freakishly similar. Almost like someone is intentionally manipulating the gold market. GASP!

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:13 | 3513910 OneTinSoldier66
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Exchange Stabilization Fund anyone?


"The U.S. Exchange Stabilization Fund was established at the Treasury Department by a provision in the Gold Reserve Act of January 31, 1934."

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:43 | 3513766 orez65
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"Bay of Pigs"?

Are you from inside or outside Cuba?

Just curious to find out if Cubans have acces to ZH.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:32 | 3514334 Going Loco
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Dunno where Bay of Pigs comes from - possibly flyover country? - but he has been around a while, used to post on Mish's blog 5 years ago. You could take some of his 2008 posts from Mish and put them here now and struggle to see the difference between then and now. Consistency is a virtue.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:52 | 3513532 RaceToTheBottom
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HFT, if it is not one way, it is the other....

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:53 | 3513534 Downtoolong
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Serial (cereal) markets. There's a surprise in every box.


Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:56 | 3513535 Dr. Engali
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Where is Stolper on this trade? Did the muppets get skewered again?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:56 | 3513538 francis_sawyer
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Anybody technician could have told you that was going to happen... It's right there in those magic charts...


Retrofitted wave count labels coming in 5...4...3...2...

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:56 | 3513539 pauhana
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Because Chicago PMI was so good.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:54 | 3513543 howenlink
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We need to start local ZH meetups.  Who's up for a beer this evening?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:02 | 3513558 hedgeless_horseman
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Everybody has already been doing ZH meetups in most cities.  There are always tons of hot women, wealthy men, and fabulous conversations.  People share great insider information.  I cooked for everyone at the last meeting in my city; it was a two-day affair.  Suprised you haven't been invited.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:18 | 3513651 BobPaulson
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Our last ZH happy hour on Friday goosed the HNB (Hookers 'N' Blow) ETF up four handles in after hours trading. Once the algos found out we were meeting everything went apeshit.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:39 | 3514355 Going Loco
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The ZH meetup I went to went sour. Started off OK with everyone comparing their stacks, then people started showing off their firearms, there was an argument about who was going to pay for the hooker, and five got shot, two killed. I was OK, I hid under the table with the hooker and relied on my diplomatic immunity when the cops arrived.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:58 | 3513559 gdogus erectus
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I'll be the guy in the back with a trench coat. You whisper the code word and I'll respond with a cough.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:37 | 3514058 BobPaulson
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Given your psudonym I would be a bit concerned about what you have concealed under that trenchcoat. Hope you aren't expecting the same treatment the doctor gives you right before you cough.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:02 | 3513564 IndicaTive
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Only if I can fight first.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:05 | 3513579 NoDebt
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My NAMBLA meeting finishes up around 9:00, so I'm free after that.

It's just a joke.  Don't get your panties in a bunch.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:20 | 3513647 Quinvarius
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Not sure if I am voting or agreeing with something.

--Futurama Fry

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:58 | 3513549 IamtheREALmario
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I beg to differ. Retail does not give a damn about S&P 500 at 1600. They are gone... get over it.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:57 | 3513553 ThirdWorldDude
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That would be Bernanke flushing the septic markets with $85B in fiat diarrhea...

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:04 | 3513572 venturen
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Who needs retail when you have a printing press. Who needs people when you can HFT! Why do you need jobs if deficits don't matter.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:55 | 3514415 espirit
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Zackly.  Tossing the hot potato back and forth in milliseconds is all that counts.  It still amazes me that sheeple can't see the $85 Billion worth of potatoes being tossed monthly.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:06 | 3513588 cliffynator
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Geez! What was that stop sweep in /ES at 10:00 am Eastern?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:05 | 3513597 lolman
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what the hell

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:13 | 3513628 spanish inquisition
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Years ago, I was talking with someone about Superbowl betting. They said based on the total amout bet, it takes something like $25M on one side to move a half point on the line. In the FX casino, do you need to use alot of money to move a pip or is it an infinite leverage play that cleans out stops by hitting [enter] with no money down?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:19 | 3513655 Baader
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Hope this wipes that smug smile from joe weaselthal of the Business Insider's stupid face.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:42 | 3513761 writingsonthewall
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After his headlines of 'Gold is FINISHED' - a couple of weeks ago I pointed out that he was wrong and that the 'crash' was a liquidation and not a sudden epiphany of 'FIAT is better' aroound the world - and I asked him if he was going to resign (when he discovered I was right)

Now Gold has turned and the dipshit is still confused as to how GLD does not equal GOLD and the obvious disconnect there is (like fractional banking for gold) - I have been demanding his resignation.

As you might expect - rather than justify his position - Business Insider has decided to ban me from posting from this IP address - which means they just banned an entire FTSE 100 company from posting (because they don't understand what a proxy is).

So it seems that even 'liberals' are happy to get all 'fascist on your arse' when you point out the fooloshness of their thinking. They are quite prepared to smother comment when it exposes their lies of convenience.

P.s. I use the term 'liberal' - as a convenient irony from the 'democratic media' which is anything but - it doesn't actually reflect on the political or philisophical position of gullible jounralist hacks at BI.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:25 | 3513672 clocksun
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go EUR go!!  run, run, run!! right into my sells at 1.3190!!  come to papa!!

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:24 | 3513680 surfsup
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Were you in EJ Tyler? Great trade!

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:41 | 3513745 ebworthen
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$85 billion a month of Italian and Spanish bond purchases?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:47 | 3513787 Vince Clortho
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That sounds so Buffetesque.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:55 | 3513805 BigInJapan
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Come on! Just give me three weeks to close the sale on this fucking house so I can get out of this fuckery they call the Yen!!!

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:00 | 3513848 W T F II
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Interestingly, E S is no longer giving as much of a s#!t about Euro spikes....INTERESTING...!!

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:12 | 3513883 OneTinSoldier66
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Exchange Stabilization Fund anyone?


"The U.S. Exchange Stabilization Fund was established at the Treasury Department by a provision in the Gold Reserve Act of January 31, 1934."

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