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This Is Your S&P; This Is Your S&P Without Tuesdays

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Since the mid-November lows, the S&P 500 has gained a remarkable 268 points on the back of faith, hope, and Bernanke/Kuroda charity. But perhaps what is more mind-numbing is that this efficient market has given us more than 50% of those gains on Tuesdays. With 17 up-days in a row, Tuesday is the Monday dip-buyers dream. Since 1/18, absent Tuesdays, the S&P 500 has gone nowhere. Maybe Bob Geldof needs to write a new song for the US investor "I do like Tuesdays", or at least a slightly revised cover version of the Bangles' "Manic Tuesday".


What would we do without Tuesdays?


Tuesday is a massive outperformer...


and just to be clear... Tuesday's gains dwarf the rest of the week's total gains...


Charts: Bloomberg


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Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:07 | 3537748 Dr. Engali
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Life without risk sure is boring. You would think that making money without risk would be the same. Yep another up day...ho humm.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:12 | 3537775 Aeternus
Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:24 | 3537815 Sylvia Plath
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POMO'd............... BiTcHz'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:37 | 3537850 HardAssets
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To da moon Baby ! ! !

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 13:01 | 3537914 Jekyll_n_Hyde_Island
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Monday's slum day

Tuesday's shorting day

Wednesday's golf day

Thursday's dump day

Friday's holiday

Everyone gets to get along /sarc

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 13:17 | 3537946 THX 1178
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To the moon! To the moon with the money supply anyway.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 13:20 | 3537952 Cognitive Dissonance
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This is your stock market. This is your stock market on Tuesdays. Any questions?

<Just say No.>

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 13:23 | 3537957 malikai
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This is your stock puppet.

This is your stock puppet on Tuesdays.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 15:02 | 3538367 The_Dude
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Taco Tuesday just keeps getting better....

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:07 | 3537752 duo
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Can I pay you Friday for 20 SPX points Tuesday?

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:08 | 3537753 DannyTX
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All I want to know is when this "sell in May shit is going to start"?  This market is insane!!!

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:10 | 3537764 Tsar Pointless
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Around the same time that the April showers come so I can have my May flowers grow.

So...never, is what I'm trying to say.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:10 | 3537766 JJ McApe
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well, as long as qe4 is up in full force i don't think it could go down :D

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:08 | 3537755 Yen Cross
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     Just wait until tomorrow. It's the biggest POMO day of the week.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:09 | 3537757 cynicalskeptic
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Does that mean the Plunge Protection Team is working one day a week?  Are they watching porn the rest of the time or are they off somewhere at strip clubs or playing golf?  Sounds like a cushy job - spend trillions and work 50 days a year.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:08 | 3537758 Tsar Pointless
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Goodbye, Red on Tuesday
Who would sell their stocks on you?
When you close only in a green way
Still were gonna miss you

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:13 | 3537776 Its Only Rock N Roll
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Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:12 | 3537769 DavidC
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You're priceless! Thanks for that.


Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:12 | 3537772 sunny
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How very strange.  Anyone have a clue why??


Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:16 | 3537786 Cdad
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Indeed...the criminal syndicate known as Wall Street is nothing more than a bunch of shallow thinking lemming type folks backed with endless Fed cash.  And as such, Tuesdays can become a very powerful equity catalyst...if you are like minded.

Said in other words, it's just retarded.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:24 | 3537811 mayhem_korner
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Purely guessing here.  I don't think the anomaly is actually Tuesday - but rather Monday.  Something in the news or overseas market cycles that causes the S&P to catch cold on Monday.  By Tuesday - when the U.S. market is into full cadence and CNBC has had a day to feed the 'bots their headlines, the Monday cold is corrected for (so Tuesday shows the "typical" QE-ramped result plus the Monday correction).  The U.S. cycle ramps through Friday, and then whatever downer or reality the weekends throw at the algos kicks in again.

Probably a horse-apple theory, but what have we to do but watch the grass grow and speculate over these things until the Big Reset comes?

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:45 | 3537869 NotApplicable
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Looking at the day of the week chart, I see it as a ratcheting effect, where the game centers around managing the Asian/Euro markets that get the first chance every week to react to the inevitable collapse of the ponzi. Monday in NY is damage control, while Tuesday becomes the lever to suppress fear for yet another week. Wednesday, meanwhile, becomes the first chance for the front-runners to test the waters, with growing confidence on Thursday. By Friday, everyone knows that we can't end a week on a down note, so...

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:13 | 3537774 francis_sawyer
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Well this is easy to explain...


"I'll GLADLY pay you on Wednesday... for a KOSHER hamburger today, Sunday... Just as soon as my 'BUY THE RIP' [Monday], 'SELL THE DIP' [Tuesday]... Bernanke tipped & authorized... TRADE... Settles on Wednesday"...

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:13 | 3537778 JustObserving
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Moody Blues have Tuesday Afternoon

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:16 | 3537789 orangegeek
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Daily S&P500 - nothing but up since November.


Lousy macros don't matter.  Marginal revenue and trumped up earnings (yes, we know you buy back shares to cook your number) don't matter either.


I guess you apply some fibby numbers to see how far this beast is going to run, but what's the fucking point.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:17 | 3537790 NoTTD
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Hello, Ruby Tuesday.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:18 | 3537792 TrumpXVI
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Curiouser and curiouser.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:20 | 3537797 thismarketisrigged
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the funny thing is, futures were down 30 on dow yesterday and 5 on s&p, at around say 11 pm or so.


not that, that is a big number considering where the avgs are, but its amazing how no matter how bad news comes out, this market always turns around. 


its getting scary, like if i go to a casino and i am up a lot of money, as fun as it is to keep riding it, i deff take money off the table at some point. in this market, its like no one wants profits

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:21 | 3537807 TrumpXVI
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Right, it's as if people are thinking that the profits will never stop growing.  What do they know that we don't?  Inquiring minds want to know.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:20 | 3537798 sbenard
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Bubble Tuesdays!

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:20 | 3537803 CheapBastard
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Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:21 | 3537804 madbraz
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C'mon, no mention of "Tuesday's Gone' - by far the best of the Tuesday songs? 

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:22 | 3537809 ttown
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SILVER lift off!, silver miners about to run! morning paper raid fails again!

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:36 | 3537842 JustObserving
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Silver is a long way from lift off.  Silver was nearly $50 just two years ago.  Now struggling to cross $24 an ounce while the world has printed trillions.  A move to $27 would be an incipient lift off. 

Miners are still down more than 3% today.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:45 | 3537867 Melin
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LOL...I started reading KWN two years ago. 

Imagine how old that would get were it not for reality.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:26 | 3537821 resurger
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lol This is funny

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:27 | 3537822 Tulpa
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Tuesdays with Bennie:

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out fiat, and to let it come in. Let it come in. We think we don’t deserve fiat, we think if we let it in we’ll become too inflated. But a wise man named Levin said it right. He said, “QE is the only rational act.” 

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:28 | 3537827 EL INDIO
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Perhaps this is because Tuesday is positions reporting cut-off day.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:45 | 3537851 Trampy
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most all good books about trading futures mentions the Tuesday-Wednesday reversal effect caused COT reporting--

think is that extreme positions are reduced on Tuesday for COT and then resumed Wednesday to keep the position size below the limits and not tip off others. 

this effect affects all commodities, not just the equities and Ts that get all the bandwidth here.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:29 | 3537830 Ban KKiller
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"I don't like Mondays"...a song about death, remember?  Need a song about Tuesday...death to big banks. A fable of course. The chorus is "we used to be the boss". 

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:29 | 3537831 Uncle Zuzu
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Got it.  Buy Monday at 3:55pm and sell Tuesday at 3:55pm.  We're going to be rich, I tell ya. RICH!

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:29 | 3537833 CallTheBluff
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Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:40 | 3537856 CallTheBluff
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I would much rather it be Friday though. 

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:32 | 3537838 NEOSERF
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Oops, secret is out - change up day to Wednesdays - Jamie Dimon

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:32 | 3537841 Jim in MN
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Loving the Big Dumb Charts Tylerz!!!


As for Why Tuesdays?   Because only a bum with a 'real job' would come in from the Hamptons on a Monday....


Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:33 | 3537844 AcidRastaHead
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Hip Hip Hooray for Recovery Tuesdays. Big Raspberries to you, Austerity Mondays.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:34 | 3537846 Uncle Zuzu
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Mondays are down.  Looks like the market has a 'case of the Mondays'.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:35 | 3537849 greatbeard
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 Ok, I'll admit it, I'm a gold bug.  Been a gold bug for quite some time.  And, to be honest with you, I'd like to see this whole ball of shit explode.  I know, careful what you wish for, and I'll regret that sentiment if it does, but i'm pissed.  I'm pissed because I made the right moves and my government decided to see to it that the right moves were, in effect, the wrong moves.  The wrong people are being rewarded, and the wrong people are being punished.  This is one thouroughly discusting piece of shit market, government, fed and economy we have here.  Fuck them all. 


Now, back to side dressing my corn and squash.



Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:50 | 3537880 NotApplicable
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Let go of that fiction known as "my government" and you'll find your anger turns to pity for those who do not yet understand that the world is run by the mafia.

Also, it becomes obvious that that's the way it's always been, and likely, will always be.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 13:08 | 3537933 greatbeard
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>> fiction known as "my government"


Semantics, I guess.  I know this government doesn't represent me or my intersts.  Never has really.  I finnaly got to the point of not participating in the voting process anymore.  I guess that was the last vestige of participating I gave up.  I was so disgusted a few years ago I determined to make changes in my life what would, probably at best, not facillitate the government that doesn't support me, or represent my views.  I made a concious effort to pay as little taxes, federal, witholding, property, as I could legally do.  I sold all my city property and moved to country property reducing my property tax bill from $5K per year to $250 per year.  I was fortunate in receiving enough proceeds from my real estate to live to the end off of savings, hence not paying into federal or witholding taxes, at least for the last three years.  I've also shit canned all my insurance, down to a minimum, from $2,500 per month to $250.

But, inspite of all my efforts, this is "my" government.  I have to live under it's rules, and suffer the consequences of it's actions.  I've done much of what I can to distance myself from the system, but it's like a pathological estranged wife, they still can make your life miserable.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 15:43 | 3538509 auric1234
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and the wrong people are being punished

Cheer up. Just because you missed on the mid-april USD rally doesn't mean your ounces of gold have lost any value.


Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:38 | 3537853 pragmatic hobo
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... I'm sure larry ellison has no problem what so-ever with benny's monopoly money monetary policy.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:45 | 3537866 TuesdayBen
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Yeah, Larry's moving into hard assets. Gee, I wonder why. He also scooped up the big tennis complex in Indian Wells, CA.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:56 | 3537896 Freddie
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Oracle is another CIA front company like Facebook and Google.   Ellison was a contract programmer for the CIA.  The money Oracle bills Uncle Sam is sickening.   The lot siszes on Malibu are really small and you are right on the highway.  Oh well Larry - you can't take it with you.  At least he is not an evil ass like Buffett and Soros.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 13:10 | 3537934 francis_sawyer
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Yeah Freddie... But he's one of those [bragged about] JEW BILLIONAIRES... So that means he must be important or sumthin'... [certainly has nothing to do with cronyism or anything ~ Doze 'ASHKENAZI'S' are just wacky golden calf worshippers]...

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:42 | 3537859 TuesdayBen
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Shit, I had this figured out long ago...!

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:46 | 3537870 surfersd
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Damn, I play golf on Tuesdays!!

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:46 | 3537871 RobD
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Sasanna Hoffs, mmmm she was the hot(still is actually)

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:48 | 3537875 Cacete de Ouro
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I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today !

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 13:29 | 3537878 Cacete de Ouro
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Double (cheeseburger) posting

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 13:15 | 3537881 jtz5
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Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:57 | 3537901 thismarketisrigged
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the ramp is starting to pick up.


i wonder if we will see 16000 by memorial day


what  a joke

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 13:40 | 3537988 WhiteNight123129
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THe market should be closed on Monday Wednesday Thrusday and Friday.

ALternativaley the days of the week could be renamed in the following fashion.

Tuesday 1,

Tuesday 2, (or colloquially called in the south and rural areas ~fucking real tuesday before those morons came up with that crap ~ ). Those questioning the new name of days would be called antipatriotic on the East Coast and on the West Coast.

Tuesday 3

Tuesday 4

Tuesday 5

Imagine how the market and the economy would be, everyone would be rich in the US and around the world.

Believe it or not that is what the French revolution did, it changed the names of the day and of the months too. Utter bullshit and chaotic period.


Tue, 05/07/2013 - 14:16 | 3538160 NaiLib
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"The market should be closed on..." Good point, that might come in the future. Market will only be open when FED has any freshly printed cash to buy with. When FED has not, its closed.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 14:01 | 3538093 andrewp111
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Is Tuesday a big POMO day?

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 14:21 | 3538186 dognamedabu
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The cpu operators are still out scoring coke Sunday night so Mondays are like fuckkkk.. By tuesday they are like oh fuck I still owe Tony.. Tony is like yeah bitchez 

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 14:28 | 3538230 dognamedabu
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They sell options fridays. Rince repeat

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 14:29 | 3538234 Peter Pan
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The Plunge Protection Committee now meets only once a week.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 14:54 | 3538334 dognamedabu
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Finally they leaked the chart!!   1/14  2/14 3/14  next year is gonna be as easy as money!!

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 15:16 | 3538405 bnbdnb
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MBS bought on Tuesdays?

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:38 | 3539199 Sokhmate
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Like I stated in a previous comment (comment-3348169), Tuesdays, especially windy ones, are special. We're not done discovering Tuesdays uniquenesses

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 22:53 | 3559099 JohnnyV
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I believe that the most likely reason for this is that this is Thrift Savings Plan contribution day, every other Tuesday.  On this day, 2 million federal employees have the contribution to their 401K plans put into the market.  Figuring average federal salary of about $75,000 , contributing 5% with a matching 5%, and a good slice of that going to the C Fund which invests in the S&P 500, that is a pretty good bump to the upside every other Tuesday.

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