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Name The Year Of The Famous Chuck Evans Quotes

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Evans Quote #1: "Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans on Monday reiterated his belief that the US economy will begin to turn around in the second half of this year. "We think conditions will improve in the second half of this year,"

Evans Quote #2: "The sovereign debt crisis that has enveloped three European nations and threatens to spread to others will slow U.S. economic growth, but the impact will be “minimal to modest," the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said Friday.

Evans Quote #3: Chicago Fed’s Evans comments in speech in Chicago: "economy improving quite a lot; companies seem to be in pretty good shape. Optimistic [XXXX] Will Be Year of Turnaround; US growth will be self-sustaining in [XXXX+1]"


For clarification, three different quotes - three different years...


Quote #1

Quote #2

Quote #3


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Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:29 | 3581393 maxw3st
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Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:32 | 3581407 smlbizman
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wrong, its a trick question......'09 '10 '11' 12' '13

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:33 | 3581411 SilverIsKing
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Then any one is correct.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:35 | 3581420 ZerOhead
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You think they would have the smarts to invest in some new scripts...

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:39 | 3581426 knukles
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nice, can't even get the answers when we needs 'em...
"Come back again when we got it fixed"
Sounds like the LBMA or Fed pre-ramp comment

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:44 | 3581461 Cult_of_Reason
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Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:50 | 3581480 I am more equal...
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It is the script.  They use control-find-replace, then repeat with enthusiasm or is it euthanasia.  What does youth in Asia have to do with the Fed?


Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:56 | 3581503 Joe Davola
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Wait, never mind.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:33 | 3581636 Pool Shark
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So, he's acurately predicted 27 of the last 2 recoveries?


Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:05 | 3581739 knukles
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Yes, each of which was coming out of an economic expansion.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:09 | 3581748 Manthong
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10, 11, 12

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:41 | 3581660 Bernankenstein
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1930, 2010, 2011? Sounds like you both are predicting year end SPY levels. 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:37 | 3581434 Cognitive Dissonance
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It's just like Hollywood. Why come up with anything new when recyling will do just fine.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:45 | 3581465 ebworthen
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I can see it now, "JAWS Summer 2014!" starring Jason Statham, Robert Downey Jr., and Dwayne Johnson!

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:06 | 3581745 knukles
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Featuring Lord Balnkfiend as the Shark and Paul Krugman as the Sophist Sooth Sayer

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:36 | 3581423 Cognitive Dissonance
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Correct! In a hopium economy the only currency that counts is hope and belief.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:46 | 3581459 ebworthen
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And change we can believe in!


Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:59 | 3581520 BeetleBailey
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Jurrassic DEBT!

Starring, Lloyd BlankfeinBridges....Sir Richard Prickasaurus Fuld....Baloney Bop Raptordick Jamie polish my Diamond....and a cast of thouuuuuuuuuuuusands <insert Scottish brogue> of greedy wankin bankers.....




*firearms not permitted in building

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:43 | 3581456 slaughterer
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The Fed is only good at two things:

1) printing money (and giving it to banks)

2) inflating bubbles

That is it.

These people are notoriously mediocre, even bad economists--as proven by their track record.  

Do not expect ANY insight from their macro analyses.  None whatsoever.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:40 | 3581656 Winston Smith 2009
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And yet they're still in charge and listened to.  Why?

1.  Their proven to be horribly inaccurate economic theory and the models based upon it allows and even encourages governments to believe they can borrow their way out of economic troubles.

2. Their same theories tell us that we must go even further into personal debt to borrow and buy our way to prosperity.

Who wins on both points? The people actually in charge, the financial sector.

“Give me control over a nations currency, and I care not who makes its laws.” -- Baron M.A. Rothschild

“The Central Bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the principles and form of our constitution… if the American people allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” -- Thomas Jefferson

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:09 | 3581751 Jdog
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For the Federal reserves, the best way to boost the economy and create growth is keep saying "things are getting better, things are getting better, things are getting better.........................................." repeat that 20,000 times and thing will get better! It really works, this tactic is in the Federal Reserve Presidents' handbook! :)


Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:31 | 3581395 ziggy59
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Name the year(s) the FED liars, lie and are wrong...


Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:02 | 3581530 Imminent Crucible
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I looked it up:


Quote #1 was May, 2008

Quote #2 was June, 2010

Quote #3 was May, 2012

One thing you can say for Chicago Chuck, he's consistent. Consistently wrong. Like your average politician, he counts on people forgetting what he said last year.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:04 | 3581540 slaughterer
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Evans is the Stolper of the Fed.  Easy target for Tyler.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:24 | 3581611 Imminent Crucible
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"the Stolper of the Fed"--what a cruel thing to say. On the other hand, it's perfectly accurate. At least he's not like that shape-shifter Dallas Dick, who's always questioning the Fed's policies---but only when he's rotated out of the vote. Same for Richmond Jeff and Philadelphia Plosser.

Where's Bill Poole when you need him?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:21 | 3581959 socalbeach
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So that makes Chuck fully qualified to replace Bernanke and be the next Fed chairman.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:28 | 3581622 Winston Churchill
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1913 thru' 2013.

They skipped 1949 and 1950.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:31 | 3581396 mkhs
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Infinity  and beyond?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:31 | 3581398 Billion Dollar Bonus
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You only have to look at the thriving stock market to know that the US is on the way to recovery. House prices, bonds, equities are all doing well; reflecting an improving economic picture. Now is the time to be allocating some of that money to some great US companies. 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:36 | 3581424 fonzannoon
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milliondollarbonus is better than billiondollarbonus....who knew?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:37 | 3581430 knukles
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You can tell he's an imposter...
No beard.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:03 | 3581534 resurger
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Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:23 | 3581602 dontgoforit
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We only wished he was right, Somewhere Over the Rainbow.  Back to Kansas puppy

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:27 | 3581619 Imminent Crucible
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Billion dollar bot: "You only have to look at the thriving stock market to know that Janet Yellen is on her way to the Fed chair".

LOL! Stupidest Astroturfer ever. If you're going to troll us, at least come up with something that sounds like a real human bastard wrote it, not some retarded journo-bot.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:54 | 3581497 Ham-bone
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good vid - or is that your answer to the ZH quiz?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:32 | 3581400 Billion Dollar Bonus
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I really think with the deflation we're seeing at the moment, the fed is doing a great job to prevent deflation and encouraging a thriving economy. 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:31 | 3581401 Ham-bone
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2014, 2015, 2016???

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:31 | 3581403 urbanelf
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"The Fed spoke a tautology" is itself a tautology.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:38 | 3581441 ebworthen
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I'm assuming that is a rhetorical question with no quantifiers or qualifiers (?).

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:18 | 3581588 urbanelf
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If what you say is true, it would be correct.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:32 | 3581409 SilverIsKing
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Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:33 | 3581414 asierguti
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2008, 2010, 2013.


This is the kind of PhD's that run USA's monetary policy...

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:34 | 3581418 ekm
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As I've been saying over and over and over:

Each one of those guys has a script to stick with.


They say whatever they're told to say by whomever put them in that position.



Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:36 | 3581428 ebworthen
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Let's see:  2000, 2007, and last week?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:38 | 3581437 dognamedabu
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2007 2011 & 2012.. If I even were an ounce as bad at my job as this guy, id have been thrown off the burger line and canned. 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:41 | 3581439 Dr. Engali
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Damn if I had a nikel for every time I heard that a turn around is just around the corner, I'd have a collection that would make Kyle Bass cream his pants.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:24 | 3581612 dontgoforit
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Yeah - we've turned around so many times we're in a knot!

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:42 | 3581445 SheepDog-One
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What's a 'year', other than a timeframe to fill with QE'#' as much as possible?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:42 | 3581452 RaymondKHessel
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Even-numbered years.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:42 | 3581453 yogibear
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The mad money printer. Evans is an insane money printer. 

PhD in fiat. Dollar is to be trashed is his motto.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:43 | 3581457 RaymondKHessel
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Odd-numbered years.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:44 | 3581460 JJ McApe
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dont worry tomorrow is POMO day! new all time highs in reach :>

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:25 | 3581614 dontgoforit
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Tomorrow breaks the 'Tuesday' run.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:50 | 3581463 SheepDog-One
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Well at least we've discovered that any talk of math makes HFT computers brains hurt.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:48 | 3581471 Toolshed
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1 - 2009

2 - 2011

3 - 2013

What did I win? Please don't tell me it's soon to be worthless FRN's.


Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:49 | 3581476 SheepDog-One
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FED $5 trillion 'balance sheet', gee I'm sure they'll be able to offload that easily to 'giddy investors' any minute now.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:52 | 3581487 Inthemix96
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Am I the winner!!!

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:52 | 3581491 HD
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Recovery is always six months away so....

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:01 | 3581524 auntiesocial
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tomorrow. tomorrow. tomorrow. you're always a day away.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:13 | 3581572 TheMayor
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Very funny.  ;-)

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:28 | 3581623 dontgoforit
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"Let's forget about domani, for domani never comes."  "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this weary place."  "By the time tomorrow gets here, it'll be today!"  "If we had some ham, we could have some ham and eggs, if we had some eggs."

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:05 | 3581533 BeetleBailey
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Evans mumbles this claptrap in his sleep....when he hangs upside down in the Fed-cave......need to expose this douche to the sun...heavy doses until he blows up.................BAM!


Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:05 | 3581545 Oldwood
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I think the awareness of our situation is everywhere now. You can tell, even when people won't admit that what we are saying is true, they don't deny it either. And they just kind of stare at you like you pointed out how overweight they are. They know. Its just too late. There is nothing most can do to save themselves now, not at least while still operating within the system. Any remedy is bound to be more painful than any unknown outcome they can imagine, so the delusion continues. Can you imagine what would happen to one of these stock shills if they started speaking the truth? They would be out on their ear in hours if not days. Honesty and truth just have too high of a cost now days. Its always been too expensive for politicians but now hardly anyone can afford it.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:07 | 3581551 Whatta
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but the market is up, he HAS TO be correct. The Market never lies.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:07 | 3581552 dognamedabu
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Damn you zerohedge now you made me research useless info..


2010 2010 and to be honest i havent a clue about the third one.. So ill take an educated guess.. 2010

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:08 | 3581558 Whatta
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How about instead of what year...we guess what DJIA level he said those quotes?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:09 | 3581560 Jason T
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#1 2008

#2 2011

#3 2010

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:12 | 3581568 TheMayor
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Whenever you a Fed official uses the word "think", just replace it with "hope and change".

In that case, the quotes will make a lot more sense to you.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:33 | 3581806 nc551
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Maybe he is just an optimist.  I am always optimistic our country will get better every year.  Someday hopefully that will happen, hopefully in my lifetime.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:37 | 3581812 Downtoolong
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Whatever the year, Janet Yellen wrote it down in her notebook.  

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:45 | 3581837 RazvanM
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Bullshit generator. Change the name in the placeholder and you'll have a new quote.


Meanwhile in Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Spain, Italy...

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:17 | 3581952 dracos_ghost
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