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How To Manufacture A Record High Stock Market Close On A Friday Afternoon

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Presented with little comment aside to note, amid a quiet day with non-equity markets showing extremely volatile movements, it was decided by a great majority that (following 90 minutes of momentum ignition efforts) all protection should be lifted and VIX was smashed to its lowest level in a month...


this was going on right before... algos running the show to try and build the momentum... just keep pushing and reversing to take out stops...

then this...





'Nothing unusual here at all'


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Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:32 | 3549553 W T F II
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"Cheap Jam"....My new album

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:39 | 3549579 Manthong
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when reality meets the model, it will be an awesome epic fail

(insipid meme inferences intended)

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:43 | 3549590 James_Cole
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Was a pleasant surprise to see such a discount on the Dow this morning. 

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:56 | 3549629 Richard Chesler
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What's a stock market?


Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:19 | 3549686 Pure Evil
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Its Orwellian double speak for HFT Rigged Wall Street Casino.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:19 | 3549700 Manthong
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wow.. I just realized that I am only human and that the inhuman PTB control the universe..

I still cannot help but fear the invisible fister.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:21 | 3549709 MillionDollarBonus_
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Zerohedge is a culture of doom and pessimism. It's depressing to watch Zerohedgers lose money month after month while the stock market is making new highs. It's even more depressing to hear about the living hell that ZHers foresee for humanity, and to imagine the nightmare that doomer preppers live day and night. Sadly, I doubt that nerdy ZHers will ever admit that the economy is growing, no matter how obvious the green shoots become.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:24 | 3549724 OS2010
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How fortunate for you that you don't have to live in the real world, where we do, and watch more and more friends and family have to ask the All-Powerful Government for a handout in order to eat.

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 15:20 | 3551890 fockewulf190
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Two things....

1) MDB got 15 upticks (+1 self pat on the back), so the CNBS lovers must have a secret fetish with ZH with all the lurking going on.

2) The bankers had yet another positive trading day. Must....bat....1.000!!

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:53 | 3549834 jbvtme
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of what green shoots do you speak?  are you referring to the confidence the people are exuding because no one went to jail for the greatest train robbery in history? the 50 million on food stamps? the ex students in debt for a trillion dollars living in the basement of their parent's houses?  the 3d printers, robots and drones waiting to consume what's left of our pathetic souls?  the fake acting at sandy hook and boston?  the buffed out psycho cops and homeland security zombies terrorizing our neighborhoods?  the zionist lizards running our government and mass media?  what about the  thousands of foreclosed houses being held off the market and the 60% of mortages underwater in, say, las vegas as permits fly off the shelves of the building department and house price appreciate by 30% in the last year?   if housing prices are appreciating, why is that called a growing economy as opposed to the inflation it obviously is?  and the people being forced to rent because they are being outbid by the free cash "borrowed" from that casino called wallstreet?  read mike whitney's work at counterpunch.  the only green i see in this economy is the mold and fungus growing on this rotting carcass called america.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:57 | 3550027 xtop23
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Perfectly normal price action.

If ZH is going to keep beating the drum, that this is anything other than completely understandable movement in a financial apparatus of indisputable honesty and fairness, I may have to go back to Fox to get the real inside track on the true path to financial security.

Sigh. None of this crap is the least bit surprising anymore. Pass the port it's Friday.


Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:07 | 3549849 Ham-bone
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Good one MDB - like throwing red meat to the angry bearish ZH'ers...luckily you n I know that debt is wealth and we are awash in wealth.  Poor ZH'ers don't get that economic growth of 2% based on wealth* creation of 50% annually of GDP on unfunded liabilities is good.**  In this way we liquify the worlds economy with our gift of the dollar global reserve.  What a gift to be the reserve currency and the worlds reserve police force all in one.***  Fuck yeah Merica!!!****

*wealth =debt



****power=reality is what we say it is=money is what we say it is

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:56 | 3549853 Yen Cross
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     "Million Dollar limp dic" A 'Yellen' away, needs moar hidden inflation, disguised as QE.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:06 | 3549884 Frank N. Beans
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good to see you back in form, MDB

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:09 | 3549891 NotApplicable
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Here I thought you'd up and left us for doomier pastures!

It'd be cool if you could expand your repertoire, though, as you're getting kinda stale.


Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:10 | 3549894 nmewn
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"It's depressing to watch Zerohedgers lose money month after month while the stock market is making new highs."

I haven't lost a dime...never went into the casino.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:16 | 3549912 DizzySailor
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Basic, plain and simple:  FUCK YOU MDB

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:38 | 3549951 WhiteNight123129
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Mr Half empty half full,

You are correct in many respects, the economy will grow but the inflation will grow faster.

As for higher prices of commodities, mining is in trouble but not soft. The reason they have been moving up is partly because of the yardstick to measure those (dollar) and a lot more about the emerging world accessing technology. This will not reverse, it si great news for them and that is why they will consumer more food, shelter, energy. It was great for the West to be the only small group to consume (have high standard of living), now thanks to technology and literacy rate booming, people in the West are not the only one to compete for high living of standards (i.e. high consumption of energy, and of resources in general).

If you go in the Philippines or Burma or Africa or Laos and ask them : "What do you think about the crisis" They will answer "What crisis, we are so much better off than 20 years ago, before we could not afford meat, now we have chicken or pork 3 times a week and once a week we can even afford beef or fish! Those are wonderful times."

The West has misdiagnosed the situation as 1930s copy-cat and they have it completely wrong.

And btw the stock market and the economy are two different things, and there is nothing wrong about this.


Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:41 | 3549985 MrBoompi
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Doom and gloom? You were advised to buy stocks yesterday!

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:54 | 3550024 bunnyswanson
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It is making you sad?  It makes me sad as well.  Sad because everyone who I talk with says:  "But my 401K is up."  If they have a job they've managed to hold onto, they are completely oblivious to the signs and symptoms of a failing economy.  Even in spite of the numerous unemployment, the closed businesses, the desperation of city council members to find the cash to replace stolen cooper wire from street lights (one street has been dark for 6 months).

But, it's a segmentational anomaly.  They have been chosen to be the last to be screwed.  We'll watch this bubble burst and never hear from people like you again.  They, those who said "you read too much on the internet." will suddenly take a look around and realize they are backed up into a corner.  The 7 stages of grief will leave them useless until it is too late to make a fuss. 

Deflate and buy - The way to conquer a nation.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:58 | 3550036 Blano
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How's HerbaLife these days?

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:59 | 3550038 BlackMagician
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New world this that we live in...where up is down...down is up...right is wrong...wrong is right...freedom is slavery...slavery is freedom...we as humans have to be forward thinking...and looking forward we ARE headed to massive problems without correcting our trajectory...every action has a reaction...most ZH'ers feel the actions thus far will have a negative reaction...based on critical thinking...QUESTION EVERYTHING!...

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 13:16 | 3551581 Brokenarrow
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I recently read a novel about the Ca. gold rush. San Francisco had casino/brothels that specialized in cheating their suckers. What I found interesting was many of the "players" knew it was a crooked game. But, they were so desperate for action, they still played, trying to bet with the house that controlled the game.

This is new the new us equity market. "Smart guys," like you, are always right. Right up until the moment that the "game" comes crashing down.

Your "culture" is one of lying, cheating, and bitches that deserve the same as bernanke. I would give a year of my life to see that little thief drop dead. You, too.

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 00:41 | 3550808 Lets Buy The Dip
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I just looked up 2013 meaning of the "stock market". says : a place or environment where the bears keep shorting, but it keeps NOT working. LOL. => SPX CHART ON WEEKLY IS ON FIRE. 

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:33 | 3549753 t0mmyBerg
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They will lose control at some point.  Or their ineluctible PhD logic will cause them to make some kind of mistake.  Just look at what happened in 2008.  They knew or should have known the shit was hitting the fan and yet money supply was allowed to fall precipitously.  They are not infallible.  But they do have gigantic capabilities due to that printing press.

I was surprised when I heard my trade confirmation sound at 315 exactly that my order at 15.00 on June VIX futures had been filled.  Refilling that which I had bought aT 14.90 and sold north of 15 earlier.  I will buy it all day long below 15 as long as there are at least 4 weeks left and when the boom is eventually lowered I will be there.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:13 | 3549905 NotApplicable
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I see 2008 as more of a controlled collapse, as it was a takedown event in order to give them some more breathing room (kinda like now).


Fri, 05/10/2013 - 23:58 | 3550762 t0mmyBerg
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Frankly nothing would surprise me any more.

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 09:13 | 3551183 nabi
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I see 2008 as more of a controlled collapse, as it was a takedown event in order to give them some more breathing room (kinda like now).

Exactly.  There is no free market.  The coming collapse has been planned for a long time, and it will arrive when "the elite" want it to, not a moment before.


Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:42 | 3549583 spastic_colon
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sorry for the repeat post...........


doncha feel like rising VIX is just a giant set up so it doesn't look as obvious as a ramp job?....even though it is.


The massive and incredible short ban that is in play does not even have the decency to give back 2 ES points anymore......smells like desperation but is probably a giant planned reckoning by TPTB.  All shorts or attempts to short are being systematically crushed, and I mean hard, no prisoners type crushing, and they have plenty of bennie ammo left and are making it known.


It is a planned and organized genocide on dissenters, "markets" be damned!  They are dropping napalm buy orders, stop runs, etc and jamming up the ass of any sellers.


PS - no POMO Monday

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:44 | 3549593 W T F II
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to clear out everyone before "The Collaborators" drop the BOMB...that WILL happen...

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:41 | 3549794 Common_Cents22
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I could do wonders with unlimited taxpayer money.


They have proven they CAN defy gravity!!!

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:32 | 3549555 Doubleguns
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I have been evixorated.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:32 | 3549558 Lost Wages
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Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:54 | 3549624 Woolyman
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Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:00 | 3549636 GoinFawr
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Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:06 | 3549651 FreeMktFisherMN
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'VIX is for kids' used to post here

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:45 | 3549756 sunaJ
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When the burning, itching and soreness of markets flare up, VIX - Medicated Pads

give you soothing, cooling relief....on contact.  For market flare-ups, get VIX Medicated Pads.  From Parke-Davis*


*Use as directed.  For temporary relief.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:45 | 3549761 Manthong
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lol.. and he probably got killed in the scam

but serioulsy.. if you have any irritated topical soft tissue..

oral, nasal, anal.. whatever..

I might suggest you man up and douse it with rubbing alcohol.

gasoline might work, too..  a bernz-o-matic wii enhace the effect

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:23 | 3549914 Ham-bone
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I bought some vix for a lot...I sold it for a little.  No rhyme or smart catchy name, but obviously I'm not real bright since I bought the fucking thing in the first place.  I don't buy it anymore and feel smarter.

BTW - do think it may be helpful if ZH would open the "Tyler Durden school for ZH'ers who don't invest good"...

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:54 | 3550025 GoinFawr
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That's Yen Cross' dept.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:17 | 3549913 Cdad
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Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:32 | 3549559 WhiteNight123129
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Can not remember if I said that before. SHORT TREASURIES BITCHEZ!


Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:41 | 3549585 kito
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you do realize that if japan were to starting melting down fukushima style in the next 6 months.....the world would be running back to the arms of uncle sam and his amazing technidollar dreamcoat....................

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:45 | 3549595 Yen Cross
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  I realize the 'serial junker', (not to be confused with that european ECB technocrat) has no fucking clue what Fukishima is.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:55 | 3549626 kito
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.................should read" to start melting down"...i SWEAR I IS A ENGLISH TALKING PERSON!!...............

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:59 | 3549635 Yen Cross
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   lol         Shoot me a copy>  " Friday Humor".  Have a good W/E :)

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:14 | 3549680 W T F II
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you DO have a minor point there....!!

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:44 | 3549798 Common_Cents22
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It is GOOD to be least worst!!!   The last domino!!!


Was in canadian boonies fishing with Dad and he said you know there are bears around.  I said yeah, I'll run if I see one in camp.  Dad said, silly boy, bears can run up to 35mph through the woods, you can't outrun the bear.   

Yes Dad, but I can outrun you.



Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:51 | 3550015 WhiteNight123129
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I never said to short the dollar!!! And I have short JGBs to hedge my short TSYs

Well, I am going to repeat myself. Money printing as properly described by Fullarton has the following effects.

1. Repress interest rates (that would work even if we had a bullion system with a huge gold meteorite falling in greeland in 1973.

2. Move the land price up

3. Move the price of all securities up

4. Finally it moves in the real economy.

So, the first country which sees rates going up really disorderly is the first who sees

a. End of printing AND/OR seeing inflation starting first.

For Japan to see inflation it either have to fall into hyperinflation (but then all sovereing debt become dubious very quickly).

Note that on April 5th when JGBs were limit down, the USTs were going higher in yield not lower, it is only on the 12th when Gold was down so much when JGBs were again limit down that TSYs rallied.

So I think that the reason the TSYs yield move higher is because the US printed first and stop printing first. As for JGBs they will crack later when the accumulated printing really start its effects. But anyway if I am wrong, at least I am hedged.

If we have a conflict I am screwed, because all countries in conflict will not want anymore a smooth transition to inflate away and let the inflation and long bond yield rise in an orderly way (that is interset rates rise nominally slowly but still lag nominal inflation).

If we have a conflict history shows that in the 40s US was very efficient at repressing yield despite inflation and same thing for China in late 30s.

BUt in that case precious metals and commodities are going to go to the moon not because of demand but supply shock and people moving to inflation asset "en masse".


Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:34 | 3549561 The Carbonator
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Hokey Shtick

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:33 | 3549562 Racer
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TD I am glad you are around to show the farce these 'markets' have become

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:44 | 3549591 Cdad
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It is nice to have these litte end of the day wrap ups to show the blatant manipulation goin' on.  Thanks Tyler.

Make no mistake about it, these last two sessions were ugly...neverminding the closing index levels.  Ugly back and forth trading in most things I follow.  Thin trade.

Now...back to BlowHorn cheerleading, and Maria Bartiromo's recent fit of curiosity regarding Average Joe's complete lack of interest in US markets.  Hmmm?  Why ever would that be...???

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:49 | 3549607 SheepDog-One
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I am Jack's complete lack of interest in fraudulent rigged casinos. 

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:34 | 3549564 digitlman
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Why is this not illegal.



Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:24 | 3549721 Pure Evil
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Just to be a contrarian dickhead, (eh Otto?), why should it be illegal?

Everyone knows the house odds of casino's are stacked against them, but yet, they still head down and drop the house note and no one complains.

Why shouldn't stupid ass folks have the same chance to lose their shirts in the casino called Wall Street?


Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:35 | 3549565 W T F II
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I got 4/11 a tad lower..

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:35 | 3549566 LawsofPhysics
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Just a normal functioning "market".  < sarc off >  The Yen move has not been completely digested folks, Sunday evening futures will be interesting...

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:48 | 3549822 economessed
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It's not a market, it's a crime scene.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 22:41 | 3550647 Cdad
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Indeed, it is just that.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:36 | 3549567 Shizzmoney
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Dude, it is nice out.  You have to book a profit for the day before you go out to your mansion in the Hamptons.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:40 | 3549582 W T F II
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The chopper's blade musses my hair on the pier, but my stylist flies out with me, so it's kool....

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:37 | 3549571 Flaming Ferrari
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Now I try not to complain because clearly moaning about the market going up is pointless and probably implies you are short and wrong.

BUT how the fuck is this 12.5% vol environment???

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:42 | 3549588 W T F II
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you are right. play this trend all the way, with a couple, two-three OTM levered vix calls for the "EVENT"

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:38 | 3549575 Yen Cross
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     Gotta love the [shadow/wodahs] side of trading.  not

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:39 | 3549581 Cursive
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Even an atheist can appreciate when Jesus threw the money changers out of the temple.  A lesson for the masses.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:42 | 3549589 Element
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Not one of them noticed. Take it to the bank ... oh ... wait ...

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:51 | 3549615 SheepDog-One
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Bah....what's he done since since he threw out a couple guys changing a few sheckels?

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:25 | 3549731 Pure Evil
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Well, he died on the cross, rose from the dead and has yet to be seen again.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:18 | 3549917 NotApplicable
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Yeah, but who cares what a bunch of religious freaks think?


Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:41 | 3549586 101 years and c...
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communism rocks. 

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:02 | 3549644 kito
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communists WISH they could run shit the way ben does........................ben is killing it........................

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:20 | 3549926 NotApplicable
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What makes you think that he and his masters aren't promoting Communism?

After all, he's doing everything in his power to transfer ownership of ALL factors of production into the hands of the state and it's cronies.

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 17:00 | 3552077 LooseLee
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Bernanke IS a Communist! And so is ANYONE who follows or rides his back.....

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:44 | 3549594 thedrickster
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Just getting flat for the weekend, no bigs

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:46 | 3549601 Yen Cross
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     Very Smart decision my friend. +1

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:46 | 3549603 Frank N. Beans
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this just means Monday will be a big down day and they know it

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:48 | 3549606 Bingfa
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Even the sheeple are laughing at them now....

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:53 | 3549620 edifice
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Sheeple don't know what country they live in, or how to find it on a map, much less what the S&P or VIX are doing.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:02 | 3549641 Bingfa
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I think you guys vastly underestimate the average guy.

False flags, stock market ramp, civil liberties being raped...people are catching on


Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:07 | 3549655 GoingLoonie
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If only you were correct.......,


But, you are not.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:07 | 3549656 GoingLoonie
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If only you were correct.......,


But, you are not.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 19:32 | 3550139 RebelDevil
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Go watch one of Mark Dice's videos where he tries to sell a gold/silver coin either at/near face value or for free to the average person on the streets of Cali.

Almost no one takes up his offer! #sheeple

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:21 | 3549928 NotApplicable
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You do realize that nobody lives in a "country," don't you?

Political abstractions only exist in your mind. They're like fan clubs for organized crime.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:53 | 3549622 W T F II
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that's ACTUALLY true...when Cramer says, "there is something odd going on"...we have TOPPED

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:50 | 3549611 Dr. Engali
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Do they really think people are falling for this crap? Idiots are too freaking stupid to even let the market have two down days in a row.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:54 | 3549625 Yen Cross
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  Doc, yer giving the derps/serfs too much credit. Their idea of a market is "Wall Mart"...

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:00 | 3549637 Element
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Too stupid? Or too scared?

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:04 | 3549649 Yen Cross
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 Stupid for $500 Alex? or  Sheeple for $1000 Alex?   "can't make up my mind"...

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:35 | 3549770 Element
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I suppose it comes down to who's programing the algo.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:18 | 3549689 fonzannoon
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Doc you find the Yen/UST selloff thesis I put forth to have any credibility? I have no doubt about it. What really hammers it home for me was Trading Places. While everyone was scrambling today to understand why UST's were selling off, Randolph and Mortimer were just settling another $1 bet behind the curtain and taking us all for a ride.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:32 | 3549759 kito
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You think Ben and Jamie will wind up like Randolph and Mortimer at the end of this grand story????

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:35 | 3549773 fonzannoon
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"Mortimer.....WE'RE BACK!"

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:26 | 3549733 kito
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doc they may not be falling for it...but they sure as hell are loving it.......every dollar increase on their online 401k account is a matter long as they feel the rushhhhhh................................

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:30 | 3549748 fonzannoon
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Kito check out my conversation with Doc in the Bigg Gross thread. You may find it interesting.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:34 | 3549766 kito
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Ok first I'm going to head over to the coffee shop, then stop by my igloo to feed my puffles.....see you in a few.....

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:50 | 3549612 ziggy59
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Aahhhh... The mad junker... Relative to the mad hatter, no doubt...
Get a chelator for that mercury poisoning, 'bro..

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:51 | 3549616 They trynna cat...
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Actual comment from CNN Disqus: "YUUUUP! Thank god there are NO Bush B1tches in the rose garden during this awesome economic upward trend! GOD BLESS AMERICA GOD BLESS OUR UNIFORMED TROOPS and GOD BLESS OBAMA!"

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:58 | 3549632 ebworthen
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Is it any wonder the casino is rockin' when it is full of idiots like that?

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:55 | 3549619 Freedumb
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I'd really love to see how many of the last 1000 days the top headline during US trading hours on Bloomberg has been "US Stocks Advance on Economic Optimism Amid Stimulus" or some variation thereof. And during Asian trading hours it's "Japanese Stocks Advance on Economic Optimism amid BOJ Stimulus". It's as even Bloomberg is tacitly acknowledging there is really nothing else to report and no other basis for this rally. And they even maintain the headline when stocks begin dropping in the first half hour of opening as if they have no doubt that everything will close green by the afternoon.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:55 | 3549627 W T F II
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"Stocks Advance On Algo-Generated VIX Compression"---The Onion

Obviously, a spoof

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:32 | 3549758 Awakened Sheeple
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I had a dream this week that the headline for the day was, "America's economic collapse - better than expected!" Not joking. Think it might be time to unplug for awhile.

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 17:03 | 3552084 LooseLee
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Yes. And they will pay dearly (each and every one of them) for deceiving the common man....

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:02 | 3549642 q99x2
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Studying criminal activity for extended periods makes one F'n crazy.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:08 | 3549646 ebworthen
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Bernanke's speech today was mind-numbing.

The Sophistry, the culd-de-sac conclusions, the equivocating banter, the sheer mumbo-jumbo'ness of it had to leave every trader and algo robot realizing that Bernanke either:

  1. Has absolutely no idea what he is doing and his mind is a hall of theoretical and statistical mirrors that will continue to increase the debt and debase the currency unto judgement day.
  2. He knows and doesn't give a shit and will QE and ZIRP and NIRP until the middle class is bled dry and his elite masters are engorged with money like bloated ticks on a cow.
Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:21 | 3549710 W T F II
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"stick to the script, or else".........a recurring untraceable text mysteriously received by the man before every scheduled least that is how my screenplay reads

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:59 | 3549860 Randall Cabot
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Sat, 05/11/2013 - 17:05 | 3552085 LooseLee
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My bet is on door #1. He's not Satan; just ignorant.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:03 | 3549647 EcoJoker
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No pomo day monday.   Should be a down day for sure.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:27 | 3549735 auric1234
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I'm already short and hoping the SPX is screwed on monday. Wish me luck :-)


Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:08 | 3549658 buzzsaw99
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Bang Dae-Ho (bitchez)

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:10 | 3549665 Yen Cross
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    Buzz Meister, did you catch my reply Re; yen trade?

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:11 | 3549672 buzzsaw99
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not yet, but i will go look. :)

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:18 | 3549693 Yen Cross
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  Full disclosure for the forum.


Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:21 | 3549706 buzzsaw99
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read it. nice trade.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:25 | 3549730 Yen Cross
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     The trade is going to get squeezed hard.(notice how low I set my trailing stop) I took 1/2 profit before the N.Y. close.

     That means lower bond yields, based on this no-mans-land (exasperational exuberance)

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:43 | 3549783 buzzsaw99
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Hang in there Yen this is the big one.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:01 | 3549865 Yen Cross
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   I'm trying. At least I don't speak in loud whispers. ;-)   like Willie Gross.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:11 | 3549666 kchrisc
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They sure have a lot of fingers in a lot of holes in the dike. Soon they are going to have to use thier dicks in the hole that is Japan.                      hujel

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 17:07 | 3552090 LooseLee
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Ha, ha. The penises of the boys on Wall St. resemble more of a clitorus (under the hood, wink, wink) than a cock, for sure...

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:25 | 3549728 auric1234
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What program is used to generate those charts? Anyone knows?


Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:45 | 3549801 Common_Cents22
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I believe the Fed just uses photoshop and stuff like that.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:06 | 3549842 kill switch
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What a wonderful day

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:06 | 3549881 kill switch
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OT Because I don't give a fuck about the ridiculous DOW 30 made up of hamburger joints.

MCD McDonald's Corp 100.20 +0.51 +0.51% 5,019,875 +13.59%


Maguire - Stunning 40+ Tons Of Gold Bought On Price Dip


Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:08 | 3549889 sitenine
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I could bitch about it, but I won't right now. I'm officially 100% divested of all casino holdings. I could be wrong, but I don't much care either way. You see, I've found a way to be at peace with the whole fucking game. All I need to tell you my friend is that physical assets are real. They are as real as the first breath you took and the first thing your new eyes ever saw. Things of a physical nature can only be taken by physical force, and I'll take my own chances as I see them. I still find it interesting that folks don't seem to understand the value of HAVING something, nor do they understand the peace of mind that comes with owning something of actual value that they aren't 'paying on'. It's a sick twisted bitch of a derivative world out there - be careful, and FFS, make sure you keep enough dry powder for these extraordinary opportunities to acquire unencumbered PHYSICAL wealth.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:23 | 3549933 TrustWho
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Right on and add productive land, production skills and a protective network. 

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:14 | 3549901 GoinFawr
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Q. Are you a salesman?


Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:26 | 3549938 TrustWho
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...And all made possible and riskfree by the Great Daddy Bernanke PUT!

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:51 | 3549992 dolph9
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I'm not sure if I can take much more of this.

What kind of sick mind does is take to manipulate these markets?  

I'll admit that I am pathological in many ways, but compared to these guys I'm a saint.


It just doesn't make any sense.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:48 | 3550000 The Count
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While we all complain about how the stock market is rigged and is a huge ponzi scheme...which it is of course!...keep in mind that if they were NOT doing all this massaging pension funds, retirees, etc etc. would be up the crapper and then watch out below as 80% of the population goes on food stamps. Naturally we are only postponing the inevitable.

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 17:10 | 3552093 LooseLee
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Unfortunately, rationalizing it does not make it right. What is right and True will eventually shine through and take all of those who tried to suppress it straight to Hades....

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:57 | 3550031 kill switch
Fri, 05/10/2013 - 19:06 | 3550055 observer007
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off topic:


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Fri, 05/10/2013 - 19:08 | 3550064 razorthin
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I hear a dog barking.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 19:16 | 3550086 muleskinner
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It might all be deja' vu all over again.


On August 29, 1929, the Dow was at 376.


On October 29, 1929, the Dow was at 230.


On February 27, 1933, the Dow was at 50.


During the summer of 1932, the Bonus Army descended upon Washington and camped out for six weeks or so to campaign for their veteran's benefits, then General MacArthur, along with Eisenhower and Patton, drove them out.  Herbert Hoover was not going to be re-elected.


Roosevelt was elected, Social Security became a safety net for those who couldn't work anymore before they died, now, any good Republican is first in line at the Social Security office trying to bilk the social security system for all it's got.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 19:22 | 3550113 MrBoompi
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We see the same movement in the gold and silver prices. Although they could be considered mirror images as the free market tends to push the prices up and the cartel knocks them down in an identical cyclical rythym.

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 05:50 | 3551011 freak of nature
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All in a half second's trading

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 14:48 | 3551803 polo007
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According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch:

Easy Fed policy: too much of a good thing

The costs of easy Fed policy

Fed policy is aimed at stimulating economic activity, which involves incentivizing households, businesses and investors to take more risk. Investors have obliged, resulting in low rates, tight credit and mortgage spreads, and new all-time highs for major stock indices. But some worry the Fed is causing a dangerous search for yield that could lead to new asset bubbles and financial instability. Our assessment is that Fed policy has not led to an increase in systemic risk.

Risk-taking is good; systemic risk is bad

This piece provides a guide for monitoring financial stability and the linkages between asset markets, financial institutions and the real economy. We believe the ultimate question is whether the Fed’s policies have increased systemic risk.

This depends on the following, which we address in the note:

- Do market valuations appear overstretched and are there signs of asset
bubbles forming?

- Is there an increase in leverage in the market or an overreliance on short term funding? Would systemically important institutions be at risk of failure?

- How are the beneficiaries of easy credit using the proceeds? Are they using debt to fund risky investments, buy homes they can't afford or go on a consumption spree? Or is issuance going toward improving their balance sheets and lowering their vulnerably to the eventual rise in interest rates?

Risk transfer underway, but systemic concerns muted

We argue that Fed policies have encouraged a transfer of risk from borrowers (indebted households and corporations) to creditors (investors) who are willing to accept lower risk premiums. Increased real money participation in credit markets mitigates the systemic implications of this risk transfer. Corporate and household balance sheets are healthier, thanks in part to easy Fed policy, but signs of increased appetite for leverage in the corporate sector bear close monitoring.

Fed to stay the course

Our survey of financial conditions and systemic risk supports our base case that the Fed will maintain its asset purchase program at the current pace of $85bn/month through March 2014, followed by a 6-8 month tapering period.

QE will limit the upside in yields

The potential for a sizable rise in yields will be limited if the Fed maintains QE well into next year as we expect. We forecast a gradual rise in 10y rates by year-end.

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 17:14 | 3552100 LooseLee
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Take your Socialist horseshit somewhere else! And move there by the way. No room for any more 'non-Americans' in America any more...

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