The Hamptons Weekend Disconnect

Tyler Durden's picture

Today's binary message to vacuum tubes: "ignore the last available signal that has driven the market for months and make sure stocks close green" - simply just not to leave a bitter taste in the mouths of all those billionaire hedge-funders enjoying the launch of Hamptons season. The other best hope is that volume tapers (sorry Hilsenrath, we just said the word, oops) to zero, in which case the DJIA (now that nobody even pretends to care about the S&P) may just close limit up on a 1-lot trade.



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Antifederalist's picture

DOW is green.  Perfect and amazing at the same time.  

Caviar Emptor's picture

Long butlers, chamber maids and stable boys! These are the new high-demand skills for the new neo feudal economy. And some will get to go to the Hamptons!

Cursive's picture

@Caviar Emptor

New ABC Fall pilot:  Hampton Abbey.

francis_sawyer's picture

I'm thinking that with 'The Bernank's' background & qualifications... He could be utilized as a 'Pedro' for the 'SOUTH EGG' parties this weekend...


My homes got sKillZ...

1100-TACTICAL-12's picture

"Pleased to meet you wont you guess my name" I suspect the Devil will be dancing in the Hamptons.

Jekyll_n_Hyde_Island's picture

Friday Humor of the highest order:

I present, Downton Arby's



Jekyll_n_Hyde_Island's picture

Which is more important: perception or reality?


  See, there's some funny shit going on in quantum physics.  A photon, or light particle as it is loosely described has exhibited the following attributes without fail in experiments where it's properties are manifested as it passes through a sheet of metal and registers on a back board.  Carl Huygens (who's an unsung genius) and Newton argued back and forth as to it's essence, particle or wave.


  Turns out they were both right, except here's the thing.

  The essence of the particle, its properties and definition in space time is determined by human observation.  That's right.  When you're looking at it - it behaves like a particle.  When you're aren't looking at it, it behaves like a wave.  Your act of observation controls not only light, but in quantum theory, every particle in the universe.


  So perception is reality, and reality is perception. 


  How does this correlate to Tyler's post?  It exposes the human element of gross persuasion.  Someone is controlling the deck, and as long as everyone gets two-pair no ones blows the whistle.  Someone on the inside needs to blow the whistle, to have a pang of moral inquiry and expose the roaches in the corner.  It's the only way it's going to happen.


  Can't wait until it happens though.  ZH'ers, we shall make it a holiday, when that day comes.

Antifederalist's picture

Indeed.  Brilliant insight.  But, there is also a mathematical law/physical function taking place here.  The ponzi must grow or die.  Very few things in the universe are infinite (human stupidity comes close).  If it cannot go on for ever it must stop.  Where is the tipping point......?   That is the only question.

piceridu's picture

Little Johnny goes up to his father to seek help with his homework assignment. "Dad, can you help me explain the difference between theory and reality"? 

Father replies "Sure son, go ask your sister if she would sleep with a man for a Million bucks." 

So little Johnny asks his sister and she replies "Of course I would, are you crazy". 

Johhny tells his father what his sister said and his father says "Now go your Mother the same question". 

Johnny asks his mother is she would have $ex with another man for a Million dollars and she replieds "I love your father but for a million dollars I would".

So Johnny returns to his father and says "she said yes too, but i don't understand what this has to do with theory and reality".

His father explains, "See Johnny, in theory we're sitting on 2 Million dollars, but in reality, we live with a couple of whores".

Go Tribe's picture

It's still a particle so what's the point?

WallowaMountainMan's picture

underrated comment.

i am goning to steal it and claim it as mine.


StychoKiller's picture

Sorry, but whether you see a particle or wave also depends on HOW you make the observation.  Some Quantum experiments where you would expect to see a wave will actually shout "particle" depending the method of measuring the quanta.

Jekyll_n_Hyde_Island's picture

That's true -- measurement and human observation differ the behavior.


  That's actually the point, that human real-time physical observation is what affects the particle/wave duality, not measurement (which according to the standard model) should be identical.

Cursive's picture



Then back that ass up and drop it like its hot! (h/t Lil Wayne)

Cdad's picture

If we could just get daily volume to zero....then...then we would have a rip roaring rally. 

insanelysane's picture

Do you ever think that the weather is blamed for the bad economy because the weather is the one thing left on the planet that the Fed and Government do not control?

Bansters-in-my- feces's picture


You are wrong.

The goverment controls your weather unless you live on another planet.

Ever hear of "Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering? (S.A.G)


Ever hear of HAARP...?

Or maybe you have heard of know....that company that makes "Dyno Storm" and "Dyno Drought"

Yes you are insanelyinsane if you think the goverment does not control your weather.

Ps.....Learn up "Own the Weather in 2025".........


Ever hear od SRM.....? Thats that pesky "Solar Radiation Management"

Ljoot's picture



The Axe's picture

You know its forthy    when freddy and fanny at up    huge   just huge.......the greatest trash makes new 52 week is done!!

ekm's picture

Dow at 15k is FULLY OWNED by Fed + Primary Dealers + Pension funds.


Nothing is floating freely now except for primary dealers bouncing the same batch of stocks around to just give the impression of a market....until the order comes from the White House to call the margin.

The Thunder Child's picture

The order will come from the owners of the Federal Reserve but other then that excellent summary.

yogibear's picture

Valerie Jarret just called Called Goldman and JPM and told them Obama wanted them to juice the market before the holiday weekend.

Dr. Engali's picture

All very true except for the order from the liar in chief. The order will come from higher up, his signature will be prefunctory at best.

insanelysane's picture

No need to wake up the potus and get a signature.

Someone else said this but it is so true.

Obama only hears what is going on in his own organization from the media.  His organization is taking steps to silence the media.  

Methinks the organization may be silencing the media not just too keep the sheeple in the dark but also to keep the sheeple in chief in the dark.

Tsar Pointless's picture

Reminds me of how things operated under The Decider.

Funny, huh? Not "haha" funny, but "hmm" funny.

Republican, Democrat, no matter. Corporations and the rich & powerful always win because they own (most) all of the Rs and Ds running around this fascist hellhole.

Caviar Emptor's picture

Perpetual motion machine: Business' declining sales and margins are offset by new stock and bond issuance...financed by Benny Boy. That's how we keep layoffs from spiking

insanelysane's picture

Had lunch with a friend today that is in the income tax software business.  He said that not only was his company's sales down this year but all makers of income tax software saw a decline.  Management is scratching their head trying to figure out what happened.

Me, I had soda coming out my nose.

StychoKiller's picture

It's somewhat complicated to create some spreadsheets that will do all the 1040/Schedule C/etc. math, but once it's done, very few cells actually change from year to year.  I refuse to spend FRNs on TurboTax/QuikTax/etc. because it only runs on Windoze OS's.

fonzannoon's picture

If it makes you guys feel any better I will be out there (there are actually some areas worth seeing) walking arund one day this weekend. I will give those rich people dirty looks. That will be our retribution! I'm on it.

IridiumRebel's picture

Hey! It's beautiful out there. Too bad all those narcissistic assholes gotta ruin the scenery. Stop by ol' Blankfeins and piss on his bushes.

whoopsing's picture

The weather is gonna suck this weekend fonz. bring an umbrella

fonzannoon's picture

Yeah I hear you. My plans may change. There is absolutely nothing to do out there in bad weather except watch rich people have melt downs on the street over parking spaces and tables at Bobby Van's....and fucking tornado's have to hit Oklahoma...what a waste...

whoopsing's picture

You can always drive through puddles real fast and splash them on the sidewalk! The kids love that shit!

Frank N. Beans's picture

ah yes, looking forward to the Hamptons this summer old boy: some tennis in my whity-whites, fresh lobster, after dinner cigars, and seeing old friends again.  Maybe I'll even open up the old Ferrari this time, see what she can do.  Ben's got my back so not to worry. 


rubearish10's picture

Montauk, nice golf course.

insanelysane's picture

Can pretend you are in the British Open with the rain and cool temperatures on Saturday.

Zen Bernanke's picture

why is everyone surprised the dow is green and other indices are rallying?  stocks have been in a huge bull run and all they managed to do the other day was make a simple and orderly mean reversion pullback, which imo, is a buy.   Everyone is talking about btfd, well here it is, buyem.  

Oldwood's picture

There are way too many dips around already for me to buy one.

Heffer's picture

I can't wait to see the dow end up .01 for the day and watch Maria orgasm live.

thismarketisrigged's picture

enjoy the weekend in the hamptons u fucking greedy bastards.


enjoy the weather also-


ha ha ha

nomorebuyins's picture

Ramping into a 3:30 selloff today. Gotta get some popcorn.

NotApplicable's picture

Early close today.

Edit: err... bond market at least

disabledvet's picture

"masters of the Universe." take the summer off..."never let 'em see ya sweat." hopefully in the downtime however a consciousness or awareness of what awaits upon returning will be born. "all glory is fleeting."

SIOP's picture

It closed green, hat tip to the the Tylers for calling it.

Oldwood's picture

I ain't buying shit until the fed gives me the money to buy it just like the banks get! Besides its all too depressing. The only way to come out is to find someone dumber than yourself to sell them to at a higher price. I know there are a lot of stupid people out there but damn! Its just too depressing. Talk about a pyramid, fools stacked on fools ever higher till the whole pile of them comes crashing down.