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Here Is Today's 482 Millisecond NFP Leak, The Subsequent Gold Slam And Trading Halts In Treasurys And ES

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On Monday we brought to you proof of a 15 millisecond frontrunning of the Mfg ISM number by what turned out to be HFT clients of Reuters which admitted subsequently it had "inadvertently" leaked the number to select clients. However, that was child's play compared to the absolute market farce that happened today which we can visualize courtesy of Nanex, and which impacted gold, ES, and Treasury Futures altogether.

In sequential order: 62 milliseconds before the NFP number a massive dump of gold took place in what can merely be described as yet another of the infamous gold take downs we know so well which however take place just around the time of the London fixing. That it happened right before the NFP number is either an indication of an early NFP data leak reaching "some" HFT traders, or merely an attempt to set the "mood" for further selling by someone who decided that the NFP print would be negative for gold no matter what it was...

August 2013 Gold Futures trades and quote spread.


However, manipulated gold markets are nothing new, and frankly we would have been surprised if they did not happen.

What was more amusing was the action after the NFP release in both the eMini and the T-Bond futures, all of which had to be halted for a whopping 5 seconds until the algos, selling everything at first, got the memo out that good news today was in fact good news, and promptly ramped risk to the moon. Either that, or someone called in a code Red, made it so all selling was literally prohibited, and with the only path of no resistance up, resulted in today's epic melt up on what was initially a very bearish kneejerk response to the NFP print.

First: September 2013 T-Bond Futures trades and quote spread. The deluge of selling hits 482 milliseconds before the NFP release, leading to a 5 second circuit breaker and halting the OTR future contract of the world's largest bond market. Abe would be proud.


Meanwhile in equities, all liquidity disappeared. All of it.


June 2013 ES Futures (eMini) trades and quote spread: the first appearance of the trading halt:


Zoomed in: no trades.


But despite the trading circuit breaker, quotes flooded the system in the 5 second period in which trading was halted:


And zoomed in some more: trades, or lack thereof:


And quotes.

* * *

Thank you Central Planners: not even in 1955 Stalingrad did they manage to break the capital markets (assuming they ever had one) as effectively as you have done.

And now, we look forward to Sunday night in Japan, where we anticipate at least 1-2 bond trading halts on what is sure to be an upside explosion in the Nikkei225, if only until the selloff resumes once again as central banks are increasingly more and more cornered with a dilemma of either breaking the bond market, or stocks.

Finally, if this millisecond response is a glimpse of what happens when not even all the central banks (because now it is a coordinated effort) can hold the market together, then we wish all the best to those who will "sell ahead" of everyone else when the time to sell comes.


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Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:53 | 3633881 ShortTheUS
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I never understood the reason for giving the financial press these numbers ahead of time. Do it old-school and have someone at DOL read it at 8:30. Some nations still do it this way.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:55 | 3633890 nope-1004
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Computer rigged casino.  No market.  Just a FED controlled game.


Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:04 | 3633937 NotApplicable
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Multi-jurisdictional investigation of Nanex for terrorist activities in 3... 2... 1...

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:05 | 3633939 Say What Again
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Does PRISM watch the consolidated tape?

Never mind....

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:08 | 3633955 THX 1178
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Its becoming aware...

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:12 | 3633982 knukles
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Another every once in a while insight. 
Several times a day I get away from it all by taking my dogs for a walk.  The modest exercise, fresh air (I live in a small community, fresh air, sunshine, wonderful CA weather) and time of reflection seem quite beneficial.  And of course, several times I've had deep thoughts regarding the invest-o-sphere.  And as I was cleaning up seem puppy doo with on of those little individual sized puppy pooh baggies I had some insights with regard to Goldman Sachs. the disappearing middle class, human character, ethics and moral behavior.
It has been said that many of the top investment and commercial bankers of the world love to stand on their balconies tossing off red hot pennies to the small, in-firmed, dirty, disease ridden, undernourished, impoverished and uneducated pauper offspring of the newly dis-enriched middle class.   
Evidently, they think that their heuristic, altruistic charitable efforts are enhanced when the children must receive second or third degree burns upon their hands while scrumming for the measly tokens.  And not only is it a source of healthy family entertainment, but it also is an example of God's work being done for as the old saying goes, "Give a man a handout and he'll bug your ass again in the morning, but make him grovel like a worm and his self esteem will be so greatly challenged  he'll want to work for you." 
Or something like that.
So I took that moment of clarity just a bit further and figured that what  would be better during cold, damp, depressing environments, that the kiddies would probably appreciate, deeply appreciate, picking up Fido's freshly laid loaves with those thin plastic bags as they're warm and for a kid without gloves, it is truly acting as your brother's keeper and a finder of lost children.  Doing something Wondrous for Humanity.

God is great.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:18 | 3634015 GaryNeville
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Cucking Funts!!!!!!!

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:20 | 3634030 Precious
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You didn't dump that.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:21 | 3634036 BigJim
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 if only until the selloff resumes once again as central banks are increasingly more and more cornered with a dilemma of either breaking the bond market, or stocks.

Can someone explain to me why our overlords can't just buy both bonds and stawks with QE through the primary dealers, until they own everything? 

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:42 | 3634155 flacon
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Can someone explain to me how these data number are "released"? Is it some pompous intellectual up on stage reading from a piece of paper? Is it a datafeed from the Eccles building? How exactly does it work. 



Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:55 | 3634209 Lore
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Knukles: Your walks aren't helping.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:03 | 3634239 eclectic syncretist
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It's an insider's game.  Companies and institutions putting peoples supposedly "retirement" accounts into the hands of this rapid bunch of dogs on Wall Street will get what they deserve........beaten down!    And the Fed and Government say they support the economy when what they actually support is it's destruction!  Fools, cowards, and criminals, still avoiding justice.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:32 | 3634409 Jack Napier
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I guess you've got to break a market before you can (re)make it.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 14:20 | 3634645 greensnacks
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All this talk about 'leaking' is nothing more then time synchronization on the someone's poorly configured servers and not necessarily some elaborate conspiracy. I guess by understanding how computers keep track of times makes me far less suspicious than others. Maybe this will be helpful:

With that said, the fix is easy ... don't release key economic data while the markets are trading or apply the circuit breakers for 1 minute prior and after these types of data points are being released.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 14:32 | 3634704 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Or its not.  What better way to front run everyone else, if you can get the data a few milliseconds before everyone else.  Might as well give it to them an hour before, or a day before.  Combine that with massive amounts of money, and you not only front run the markets, you OWN the markets.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:12 | 3634216 SamAdams
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Research the largest "services company" in the world to better understand how things can be coordinated within milliseconds.  SERCO...

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:21 | 3634349 Mitzibitzi
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I know a guy that works for them, admittedly in a fairly well-paid upper-middle management role. What he says about that bunch of cunts turns the air blue. They even made him take two days off, without pay, when he had to go into hospital to have a small blood clot in his knee removed, because he'd already used all his leave entitlement for the year.

"It's not the policy of this company to grant compassionate leave with pay, except in cases of extreme urgency", was roughly the line he got from senior management. Like a blood clot that can migrate any time to somewhere more vital than your knee and fucking kill you isn't 'urgent'!

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 17:00 | 3635210 Kirk2NCC1701
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@ Precious:  "You didn't dump that".

Soon TPTB will be able to say that, having manipulated Space-Time itself.  "Trekkie Sci-Fi!" you say?  Think again, sheep.  Temporal Cloak erases data from history:

   ---> "I never said that.  Prove it!"  - famous public figure

And Scotty, how's that transporter coming along?  How long before I can beam up?

Kirk out.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:30 | 3634081 TheEdelman
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This shall be known as "Knuks dog shit Goldman epiphany" (circa 2013)

"remember kid, KDSGE is the reason your hands are not frost bitten.  your parents dont love you.  Goldman, however, does.  now lick these boots clean."

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:39 | 3634122 fiftybagger
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Rest assured, the people you speak of will be dealt with, and dealt with severely.


9 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

10 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.

11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.

12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.

13 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.

14 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.


Job 40
King James Bible

14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.  

20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.


Revelation 14
King James Bible


12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;  

16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?


Revelation 6
King James Bible

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:16 | 3634315 SamAdams
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Good luck letting G-d fight your fights for you.  Freewill is real.  Pray all you want, they will steal and kill while you are on your knees begging for G-d to save you...  Religion is a tool used to control people.  See how well it works?

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:41 | 3634443 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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if we fight these devils on our own, we risk becoming devils ourselves... then we will have fought in vain and become what we hate

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 18:07 | 3635468 Herd Redirectio...
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Stare into the abyss too long, and it starts to stare back.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:53 | 3634523 fiftybagger
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So you think those words and thoughts quoted above are just something that someone made up to please himself.  Try re-reading them a few times and you just might realize that they are the Words of the Creator of the universe.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 17:28 | 3635357 francis_sawyer
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Well ~ If you want my opinion... They sound like the words that the great, great, great, great, great^10 ancestors of the TRIBAL ANCESTORS of Goldman Sachs employees wrote... [which ~ of course, happened to pass by the cutting room floor at the Council of Nicea]...

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 14:22 | 3634655 freet0pian
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God I hate when people can't think for themselves.


Either they believe in a magical old fuck in the sky who tells you what to do or its a miraculous entity that can't do no wrong and has to tell everybody what to do.


Come on people think for yourselves!

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 17:08 | 3635296 freet0pian
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Down arrowing doesn't make the magical powers of a god or a gov. anymore real.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 14:51 | 3634787 DosZap
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Good luck letting G-d fight your fights for you. Freewill is real. Pray all you want, they will steal and kill while you are on your knees begging for G-d to save you... Religion is a tool used to control people. See how well it works

Some religions definitely are, however GOD holds all the cards.Freewill is like sin, here till we die, however that is.We are not of this world,and when we pass however that may be, your end destination depends on you.

Freewill, your choice heaven or hell.


Fri, 06/07/2013 - 16:56 | 3635242 Kirk2NCC1701
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Thousands of years of history back up this saying:  Religion is true for the Masses, False for the Leaned & Wise, and Useful for the Rulers.

Which are YOU? 

As you may have guessed, for me personally it's False.  But... for me as a 'Leader', it's Useful -- as I don't want to trouble or panic the sheep.  Trouble or panic is bad for careers and for business, when you rule over others.  Knowing which sheep-buttons to press is most useful.  So is knowing which sheep prefer which meadows and which pens.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:53 | 3634201 DeadFred
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Always interested in how close of neighbors we are. Small town, fresh air: exclude most of the Bay Area and Sacratomato. I have too much time on my hands I guess, I once followed the clues to pinpoint the exact condo Biderman lives in.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 18:13 | 3635486 Herd Redirectio...
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The guy who runs Ashley Madison?  j/k

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 14:15 | 3634630 El Cuervo
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The Zen of Poo?

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 14:23 | 3634657 Nobody For President
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Sometimes, Knucks, your awe-inspiring philosophical insights are indeed breathtaking. You have once again seen deeply into the true core of economics and markets, and we are all grateful.

I go flying in my little antique (like me) Cub when I need a breath of fresh air and sanity, but I keep my insights to myself. If I can't fly, I drink. Insights come both ways, but I've promised myself not to share them.

However, I'm grateful you do.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 14:00 | 3634554 Go Tribe
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It's becoming wealthy

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:09 | 3633962 gmrpeabody
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I'm shocked..., SHOCKED!

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 14:42 | 3634755 SILVERGEDDON


 Before Skynet totally fucks all of humanity over.

Where the hell is John Connor when you need him ? 

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:15 | 3633947 medium giraffe
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Israeli incursion got a green light then?

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:19 | 3634018 augustusgloop
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got the greenlight? it's the other way around...when bibi talks, the joint chiefs of staff listen.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:38 | 3634079 medium giraffe
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It hadn't even occured to me that they would need a greenlight from the US.  I'm not American so I don't see everything through a warped prism of supposed American dominance over everything (as you must, to some extent, to make that leap of logic. Not meaning to offend, but it's telling, is all.)


Can't see anything to back up my cynicism just yet though, but my Spidey Sense is tingling....


Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:36 | 3634408 SamAdams
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Did you know that the same people that own your central bank, created Israel?  These families also own the FED, and are therefore sugar daddy to the US government.  When they are ready to give the order, "bomb iran", our congressional traitors will climb over themselves supplicating to the oligarchy.  Miss "panty boy"Lindsey Grahm, John "Al Queda" McCain and Diane "shredding the Constitution" Feinstein will eagerly toss American soldiers onto the bayonets of the resistance. The elite only care about control, in this case it is money creation, energy, religion, media and food.  With these, the population is subdued. 

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 15:47 | 3634671 medium giraffe
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Yes, I did.  I also remember, when studying history, seeing a picture of a white English officer riding an African across a river like a pack horse.  It's something that has never left me.  Please don't assume I'm a statist, or a nationalist, or that I am under any illusion about the crimes against humanity required to build and maintain an empire. 

I am, however, often concerned about the assertions made over the amount of power and control the UK governement or other UK based groups have over America, Israel, and anywhere else for that matter.  Further, presumptions made about the influence of the royal family are frankly hilarious.  They are far less wealthy than many large business owners, and certainly less influential.

The bankers we all love to hate are not a consilidated powerbase operating from a single soveriegnty.  Primarily British, American and Dutch interests contrived to create the experiment that is the modern United States, but even then the interested parties are not confined to just these three countries.  Thinking in terms of bases of national power blinds you to the reality of the pan-global reach of the real paymasters.  It is this ability to be boundless and borderless that allows such a lack of accountability, prosecution and indeed visibility.

 Our empire has waned and dwindled into almost total obscurity.  I'm now watching the US do the same, making almost the same mistakes, and with probably very similar results.  And it's been done before, too.  And remember, the final end to the Western Roman empire was aided by currency debasement. We just go round and round and round.



Fri, 06/07/2013 - 18:20 | 3635511 Herd Redirectio...
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One family at the center of it all: Rothschilds. (not the same as saying soley to blame)

Sums up the international (or supranational) aspect pretty well, when you understand they have had presence in Germany, France, City of London, etc. for more than 200 years.  Reported wealth of $1 billion by 1850! 

1850.  Do the math on $1 billion dollars, accruing at a mere 2% rate, for 163 years.  Now imagine they were able to make 4% or even 6%.  Then consider that they actually were involved in financing wars, governments, drug smuggling...

For those without a calculator, at 6% $1 billion in 1850 will equal $13 trillion today.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:08 | 3633958 Terminus C
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Not enough people care, understand, or care to understand what Nanex has to say... thus no need for an "investigation"

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:02 | 3634234 Herd Redirectio...
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3 years ago I would just look at these graphs and say "Huh?"

Now, circuit breakers, frontrunning, blatant manipulation, is all old hat.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:59 | 3634224 ironsky
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Photos to follow from his Ipad proving that he doesn't recycle carefully.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:06 | 3633945 Stuart
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Agreed but the FED is not alone in this.  Other Central Planning authorities are at work here too.    BIG BROTHER has alot of brothers. 

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:20 | 3634029 BigJim
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Big Brotherhood?

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:29 | 3634078 illyia
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Last night, and occasionally over the last few weeks, Bloomberg has frozen its ticker flags in the middle of the night. Last night it was on corn, wheat and soybeans so it was rather noticeable. At 3 am et with live anchors in England/Europe, it was likely that some markets in Asia were open. Yet... nothing. For a few hours (I checked sporadically from two to four).

It was rather obvious. There were adjustments being made.


Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:10 | 3633967 MillionDollarBogus_
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Sure its rigged, but so what..??

Casinos set the odds of every game so that they can't lose, yet look at the numbers of sheep that can't stop gambling.

Not a lot of difference.

Do we bail out of the markets completely and not come back..??



Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:28 | 3634068 RichardP
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Bail out and create new markets locally.  Fund your community, not the world.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:40 | 3634098 Randall Cabot
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Looks like the Friday massacres of shorts right into the close are back!

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:49 | 3634184 Say What Again
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You should run for president!!!

Or at least get a "Reality Show."

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:53 | 3634203 constantine
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Comparing our financial markets to casinos is an insult to gamblers everywhere. Las vegas would never allow the amount of leverage that is routinely sloshed around in New York.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:06 | 3634249 optionsman
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hey MDB, honeybooboo )))

just for you: the difference is that casinos can and do fail from time to time while TBTF financials will never again fail. to ensure this environment the markets are not characterized by "free price discovery" ie rigged. in other words at a casino you have some odds of winning against the house albeit small, while, in the markets, TBTF's odds of losing are precisely zero.

the only way to restore free price discovery in the markets is if enough market participants stop participating in this madness for a while- not forever though.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:07 | 3634252 JimBowie1958
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Sure its rigged, but so what..??

Casinos set the odds of every game so that they can't lose, yet look at the numbers of sheep that can't stop gambling.

Not a lot of difference.

So, you think those who invest in the markets are like gambling addicts?


Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:42 | 3634463 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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"but so what?"  


MDB- you drinking on the job again?  You are arguing like a teenage girl.  What the hell happen to you man?

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:11 | 3633971 Midasking
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Damn it feels good to be a gangsta!
Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:15 | 3634000 Barnaby
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And the all-singing all-dancing crap of the world. Don't forget us too!

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:21 | 3634016 BigJim
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Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:12 | 3634284 RockyRacoon
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So.... everything recovered.  Except gold.

Hmm.  Some dangerous tactics just to target gold?  Or am I just TOO paranoid?

Actually, both could be true.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 14:06 | 3634593 Midasking
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at this point I don't think the sheeple will ever wake up until the food stamps don't buy anything

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:07 | 3633946 Fukushima Sam
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The reason has something to do with ripping other people off.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:04 | 3634243 Herd Redirectio...
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ripping other people's faces off. /fixed

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:53 | 3633883 Aeternus
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Orchestration by would be overlord conductors of financial sociopathic tyranny, this aggression shall not stand the test of time.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:42 | 3634154 jimmytorpedo
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Only central planning can save us.

When our overlord benefactors institute Freieitgestalung, think of how fewer boating accidents there will be.

I personally look forward to never having to worry about how to spend my free time.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:54 | 3633884 Zerohedge fan
Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:54 | 3633886 fonzannoon
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This article has been up for 5 minutes and not one comment.

It's so fake there is literally nothing left to say.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:57 | 3633896 IdeasRbulletproof
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You can only rinse and repeat so much.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:10 | 3633965 Whatta
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scandal fatigue, I guess.

I'll have a chapter about this in my upcoming book..."It take a village of idiots to be a New Uhmerkan"

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:45 | 3634479 disabledvet
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"crime pays." quite well it would appear. move along...

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:54 | 3633887 IdeasRbulletproof
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And here i am thinking Billy the Kid had the quickest draw of the west.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:40 | 3634294 JimBowie1958
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Wild Bill Hickock and John Hardin did.

Hickock was immune to fear and faced down innumerable criminals as he enforced law on the lawless, untill he was murdered with a bullet to the back of the head.

Hardin, after a long life of crime and dodging the law, went to prison where he studied law and became a lawyer on  his release.

Those two factoids say so much about life.


Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:56 | 3633892 falak pema
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The TDs posted this on BI yesterday.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:56 | 3633895 caimen garou
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this market is nothing but a freaking joke along with the idiots running it! houdini would have been proud of the illusions created by the fed. oh I almost forgot, FUCK YOU BERNAKE!

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:11 | 3633975 Divided States ...
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Yeah Bernanke would have made David Blaine proud too with his 'levitation' stunt....

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:42 | 3634120 Randall Cabot
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I suspect that snot and foam was flying everywhere as you were typing that mispelled BERNANKE.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:46 | 3634165 Dudeskis
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When I got up this morning I opened with an impressive Bernanke. Was a double flusher!

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:56 | 3633897 ThunderingTurd
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MS is now 5.5% more valuable of a company than it was before 8:30est. 

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:06 | 3633943 fonzannoon
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"On another note, Matthews also believes there will be a change in how investment bankers get paid. Though he doesn’t see the end of giant paychecks, he does believe that bankers will find their compensation tied more and more to their banks stocks"

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:10 | 3633968 ThunderingTurd
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They better bid that $hit up then...

As a side note I was a Jly 23 put buyer right before that post.  This is a ginormous sham!

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:57 | 3633901 haskelslocal
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Even with this evidence, you'd have to be a FOOL to think it wasn't all prepared yesterday when they quote stuffed 1.1B into SPY.

Today's milli-jump was sprinkles to the cake. 

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:58 | 3633906 DaveyJones
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criminal fuckers

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:58 | 3633909 PiltdownMan
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Yup, gold took a beating on the "report." Has America settled for Euroean mediocrity?







Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:58 | 3633912 Long-John-Silver
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Paper Gold to zero-Physical Gold to Infinity.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:01 | 3633915 ceilidh_trail
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This is why I gave up on ever shorting this market. It is a total joke. Just as the SEC is a total joke.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:01 | 3633918 CHX
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A demonstration of farce.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:02 | 3633919 medium giraffe
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"Have you tried switching it off and then switching it back on again Sir?"


Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:05 | 3633928 q99x2
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CNBC (goldman sachs) headline reads: Chart shows mysterious gold move.

They suggest it was a lucky bet by a saavy investor.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:17 | 3634008 NOTW777
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very similar to that friday smack down in april.  tell me the fed has not greenlighted the smack down in gold. JPM running short of physical.  the NFP is a relative non event but it seems the powers that be got the fed plan yesterday afternoon.  the fed must tamp down gold but the demand for physical must be bothering it

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:07 | 3634259 Herd Redirectio...
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If you are short, wouldn't you try to sell at the highest possible price?

These moves only make sense if one already has an ENORMOUS short position, that renders the price where you short today irrelevant.


Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:15 | 3634312 Lore
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Re: "JPM running short of physical."

Annoy a psychopath. Stand for delivery today.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:03 | 3633930 Kina
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Everything in the USA is so systemically corrupt there is nothing to do except sit back and watch them masturbate each other while the rest of us sit on gold and silver.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:04 | 3633933 Seasmoke
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That is stange the price of my gold coins in my safe went UP today.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:07 | 3633951 NotApplicable
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Well, in relation to most things. Ammo, OTOH...

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:06 | 3633944 WTFx10
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Since we are told all commerce would cease to exist with out these market casinos by the parasites who control these markets. What would happen if these exchanges and their infrastructure was bombed into rubble and hundreds of thousand parasites perished in the cleansing?

Would commerce stop altogether?

Would not placing bets on shit you control and you know will make you mounds of fiat help or hinder commerce?

Will the planet function with out the global casino?

Most likely humanity would still survive but there would be a lot of poor formally wealthy parasites who would not like the loss of their control over the rest of us in the disguise of commerce and economics?

Good thing they haven't taxed dreaming. Yet

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:13 | 3633986 Terminus C
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No, but you may get a visit from the "pre-crime" unit soon for such... dreaming.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:00 | 3634229 WTFx10
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"They HATE us for our FREEDOMS"

The terrorists or TPTB?

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:39 | 3634452 Terminus C
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Are those two different groups?

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:07 | 3633948 Smuckers
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There was once a time we would call this a "virus".


Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:08 | 3633954 NotApplicable
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It's not a bug, it's a feature!

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:16 | 3634004 knukles
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Viewing life through a prisim of sorts, eh?

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:20 | 3634021 moonman
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Viewing life through a prison of sorts, eh?


Fixed it

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Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:31 | 3634084 RichardP
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I think moonman didn't get it.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:17 | 3634007 GoldForCash
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Or parasites that will suck till their host is dead....

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:09 | 3633960 constantine
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They're basically slowly making gold and silver illegal. They just banned the mail delivery of precious metals in France after increasing import duties in India (i guess that doesn't include the 200 tons that the central bank bought). It looks as though these douchebags are going to eliminate the market if they can. Not sure what to make of this longterm. It looks as though economic freedom is under attack from all angles.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:28 | 3634066 Winston Churchill
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Both of those countries have a long history of trying to suppress private

ownershop of gold.Their abject failure is an example to all.

Several centuries of trying.Nada success.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:17 | 3634323 Herd Redirectio...
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Constantine, war has been declared (in private) on the 99%.

Its all freedom, not just economic freedom.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:11 | 3633972 Lmo Mutton
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Its not their fault that their comm lines have no resistance to the data transmission.

Or it could be that the vacuum of ethics just sucks the data transmission "back in time" thus allowing them the 482 millifantiseconds.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:13 | 3633983 adr
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When you look at the oil chart you see somebody dumped a large block of contracts, booked the profit from yesterday, and then bought all the contracts back a minute later, then a few minutes after that see the contracts jump $2.

There is no market, just a pricing scam to extract millisecond profit. The big players aren't going to change, they're making a killing.

Stock compensated CEOs aren't going to want it changed either. Most have seen their net worth skyrocket 100x in three years.

Kevin Plank at Under Armour has seen his stock go from $6 to $60 in three years. You think he gives a shit about his salary. He paid himself $1 in 2009, but his net worth tripled in a few weeks and now in 2013 has gone up by a factor of 100 since that $1 decision.

Reality will never return unless the stock exchanges are destroyed. Anyone making insane amounts of paper wealth off this fantasy will never give it up.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:20 | 3634336 Herd Redirectio...
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CEOs are part of the Elite Youth (like Hitler youth, except its the gatekeeper for the billionaires club).

They don't work for shareholders.  This is the path to wealth that has been promised them.  "You follow orders, and accept compensation in shares, we'll keep interest rates at 0% indefinitely and make sure gold never goes up 2 days in a row."

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:12 | 3633984 Barnaby
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This is exciting. I feel like this is the scene in Beyond Thunderdome when they're trying to unhook the engine from the caboose, remember when Auntie Enmity's man was holding the two together? Decouple it already, bitch!

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:13 | 3633987 fonzannoon
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"Healthcare costs are INCREASING at the smallest pace in a long time the last few years"

"So as you can see, healthcare costs have been DECREASING"

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:13 | 3633989 Going Loco
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"we wish all the best to those who will "sell ahead" of everyone else when the time to sell comes"


"we wish all the best to those who will "buy ahead" of everyone else when the time to buy comes"

(applies to certain things only)

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:15 | 3633997 CheapBastard
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I guess everything's ok then right?

"Summer of recovery" ..."green shoots"  ...  "Never a better time then now to buy   "..."Don't be priced out of the market"... "Better then Expected"... and so on.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:17 | 3634011 moonman
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Maria is that you?

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:20 | 3634023 Nue
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Everyone I talk to about the economy makes a statement along the lines of "I just don't understand what's wrong with the economy. We should be moving forward whats holding us back."

The answer is we no longer have a functioning market economy. We have a Casino and two things are true about Casinos most people are smart enough to avoid them and those that do use them will always come out the loser in the end because the house always wins. 

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:20 | 3634025 WTFUD
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If someone breaks into your house you shoot to kill and ask questions later! The vermin manipulating every market and exchange are 10 times worse and should be executed quickly and allow the folks to put their lives back on track.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:22 | 3634355 Lore
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Flippant talk of "executions" notwithstanding, there are rumours of some kind of Nuremberg-style event in the future. 

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:24 | 3634055 NOTW777
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is it coincidence - everytime gold gets the smack down, GS and JPM soar

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:32 | 3634414 SmallerGovNow2
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fucking banksters...

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:31 | 3634085 ekm
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It's over.


Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:39 | 3634123 fonzannoon
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go on...

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:50 | 3634194 ekm
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they're like let's crap it today.....on no, no...tomorrow.....on no, how about in the afternoon......

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:06 | 3634251 fonzannoon
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if they wanted to crap it they would not have thrown out a goldilocks number.

They are trying to hold it together while crude and the 10yr ever so gently assert reality. As of right now they are spinning reality to make it seem like these things are positives. 

that is where we are at.


Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:09 | 3634268 ekm
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You speak as if you are Fed insider.


Who are you Mr Fonzannoon?Are you Bernanke? Are you Greenspan?


Do you have a beard?

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:29 | 3634397 fonzannoon
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I see 2.17%

tick tock. we break upwards of 2.25% and they pull it.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:11 | 3634287 Crash Overide
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Thank you ekm, I am curious to see how it unwinds, ball of fire or slow death, so far slow death...

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:22 | 3634356 ekm
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No slow death.


The death panel at the white house is about to decide time of death.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:33 | 3634090 monopoly
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I too take a lot of walks or just play in our garden. I am not surprised at this dump. I have not sold one ounce or one miner. I know what the end game is.

And no matter what you believe. Even if you believe Obama, CNBC and all the other frauds. How can you not log onto a site like Zero Hedge and at least get the truth. You do not have to agree with it but you should be aware of it. Buy your AMZN and BAC, I will keep my gold, silver and my miners. Lets see who even makes it to the finish line.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:35 | 3634102 Yen Cross
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    We need some rogue entity to pull another bogus Twitter release, and send all the front running algo "Cheetahs"back into the hole they crawled out of.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:37 | 3634115 slimething
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I've been hearing $2500 gold for 5 years. It doesn't matter the reason, the gold bugs have been 100% wrong. I know this will garner a flood of negatives, but the reality is those who stayed out of the market and bought gold are losing their shirts.

We are assured gold is going to the stratosphere someday, we just need faith that it will and "wait it out". How long? 5, 10, 20 years? As it is now I have a pile of coins that will likely end up being in my estate as novelty inheritance for my kids. It doesn't matter if the game is rigged, reality is what it is. 





Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:43 | 3634156 fonzannoon
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yes yes green arrow for you slimething.

Capitulate. One by one.

There are tons of cash for gold places that have been waitng for you.


Fri, 06/07/2013 - 14:27 | 3634681 Bay of Pigs
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Yes, this is how it works. They kill off the weak hands one by one and discredit the strong hands as being loons, fanatics, and crazies.


Fri, 06/07/2013 - 18:30 | 3635531 Herd Redirectio...
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Its a new, slightly more convincing, class of troll.  I only hear that sentiment from people who, once you tell them about market manipulation, they want to know how to frontrun it, as opposed to thinking about how it ends in tears, or how to prevent it.

Personally, if you tell me the price of gold is manipulated to keep it low, I will take that 'bet' that the manipulation can't continue forever, and they are effectively giving it to you 'on sale'.  Others want to hitch a ride, and think they will know when to get off, and they won't be affected by the manipulation ending. 

Or maybe they really believe things will get better, so there will be a smooth transition from manipulated markets back to a strong economy, and therefore legitimately high priced markets!  People can justify anything to themselves, I've heard...

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:50 | 3634191 monopoly
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slime. we have not been Wrong. Look at the chart from gold 300 to now. If that is wrong than count me in. All bull markets endure corrections. Gold, Silver are no exception. This too shall pass. Too many want instant gratification. I know my daughter will have some real money down the road. This deceit, the lies and fraud by our govt. Wall Street and odious banksters will not last. Bernank will be disgraced, just as many now understand the truth about the other worthless clown, Greenspan. 

Sure, if you invested in general stocks you would have done well too. Is not hindsight perfect. Sad commentary Sir.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:31 | 3634387 Lore
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Everyone who invested in the Zimbabwe stock market is a millionaire today.

Grant Williams put it neatly: "The gold price is not the price of gold."

Stay real, and you'll have the last laugh. Let the psychopaths revel in their paper chase. Every time they do this brings them a step closer to collapse.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:36 | 3634430 All Out Of Bubblegum
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> Stay real, and you'll have the last laugh.

Always good advice.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:29 | 3634391 SmallerGovNow2
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don't need instant gratification.  I can wait.  I want to see the fraudsters punished.  bullshit headlines out this morning like "stronger dollar hammers all comodities" BULLSHIT!  WTI has traced back all losses while PM's are still down at their lows.  And WTF do you mean strong dollar?  The damn thing was 84 ish and now 81 ish.  banksters are going to get theirs one of these days and I hope i'm still here to see it.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 15:39 | 3634955 roadhazard
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Gold will be $10K an oz before anyone is punished and probably not then.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 16:37 | 3635188 WAMO556
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This isn't a market! Settled in cash or eventually outlawed. Then what? The guys who print are at the front of the line and have MOAR RESOURCES that they can access then the average joe could ever dream. If the market is rigged and they know that we know that they are rigging it, whats stopping THEM from changing the rules as they see fit?


Fri, 06/07/2013 - 20:37 | 3635892 slimething
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I'm not talking about gold 300 in 2001 at which time I did buy some gold. I'm talking about gold 1100 in 2009 when everything was supposed to crash within a year, so the "wise" people should buy up gold and silver, which I did. 

I placed my 401k in safe mode in 2007 on the advice the housing market was going to cause a crash, so had little exposure to the 40% losses many of my friends and co-workers exerienced. I never did get back in to anything aggressive since. 

So here it is June 2013. Every year since 2009 the world was going to end, just around the corner. Gold was supposed to go over $2500 by the end of 2013. $5000! $10000! April was supposed to bring the bond market crash, didn't happen. Runaway inflation was supposed to be the death knell, now the big worry is deflation. M2 velocity is at record lows. Blah blah blah.

Basically since making that large purchase of gold in 2009 at ~$1100 because the whole system was supposed to be toast by now, my retirement portfolio is SHIT because I listened to the gold bugs. Yes it is ultimately my responsibility but the plan was to protect my wealth from inflation and "destruction of the dollar" as the gold bugs convinced me; insurance as they say so I can retire with "real" tangible wealth, but not just for my kids!.

It's beginning to look like I made a big mistake.





Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:55 | 3634206 Black Swan 9
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Hold steady.. Patience.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 22:29 | 3636218 El Hosel
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Last twenty years "ore" so gold went from $300 to $1400 while the SPY went sideways, you do the math..... slime.

 Now the Federal Machines have rigged all things trade-able (and bailed out all the fucking bankrupt banks) for a few years and gold has underperformed over that period. Gold at $1500 makes the gold bugs 5 times ahead of "the Market".

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:47 | 3634178 lasvegaspersona
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When the 'need' for 'gold' can be filled with a paper promise, the over-riding pressure will always be downward. This market is headed towards zero with a quick stop at ??? before trading is halted due to lack of inventory.

For the paper gold market to work some physical gold must flow. In fact ALL physical demand must be met. When the last seller IN SIZE refuses to part with physical then the game will end. Those with physical win. Everyone else gets settled out in ....paper.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:05 | 3634247 yogibear
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Bernanke is helping out his future employer, Goldman Sachs, doing god's work.

The fed knows all these numbers before their released.

One big cluster F for the muppets.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:12 | 3634292 Lordflin
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Only thing left to trade is volatility...

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 17:22 | 3635340 EclecticParrot
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Rather, volatility is the key to trading everything else.  The only tech indicator the algos can't arbitrage away.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:13 | 3634305 ToNYC
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Enjoy Nothingness. They can't take that away from you.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:17 | 3634325 Crash Overide
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At the end of the day I would rather hold a bag of coins vs. a paper promise of any kind. Just saying...

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