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Stocks Spike In Stop Scare As VIX Slammed

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Presented with little comment aside to note that the 6 point vertical ramp in the S&P 500 (which just happened to stall perfectly at VWAP) was accompanied by no news, no other-asset-class support, and a smack-down in front-end VIX... S&P futures are back above the 50DMA once again intraday (as Discretionary names outperform and builders are battered). Did 3:30PM Ramp Capital leave for the Hamptons early?




and this spike in the indices was not seen at all in market breadth...


but the builders just keep getting sold every day...


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Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:17 | 3723874 slaughterer
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Same old tricks as always-  Taper rumor changes nothing until taper reality arrives.  

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:22 | 3723896 Stuart
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All markets have become full bore casinos.   Fundamentals be damned, market rigging rules!

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:34 | 3723945 slaughterer
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The 10 and 30 Year collapse today is sure going to mess up Bill Gross' and Jeff Gundlach's weekend.  Not to mention alot of big pension funds and .... dare i say ... China.  

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:54 | 3724013 101 years and c...
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imagine ben sweating in a corner somewhere as his hedge fund collapses.  i wonder how many naked Vix calls the NYFed sold to get this little bounce.  and, when this bounce fails and the vix soars, how much money they will lose.  the death of the CB hedge fund.  the ultimate in black swans.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 13:11 | 3724035 reload
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You are assuming they mark to market! In your example they just keep the premium they sold the calls for - no sweat.

The Puts that may have been sold to crush vol on the other hand may blow up.


Edit: sorry 101 you are right- I did not take the Vixx part on board.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:56 | 3724016 disabledvet
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in Wall Street's dreams. they only know how to blow things up down there. real and meaningful wealth hasn't been created by the Street in 60 years. they do have interesting advertising campaigns these days though. I'd like to be buying but for some strange reason feel...deterred.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 20:33 | 3725384 StychoKiller
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Me and the Killbots wanna kill all Humans!

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 13:36 | 3724131 Aknownymouse
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Time to start leaking that china and ECB and Japan will double up on theUST purchases over the weekend and all problems will be solved.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 16:37 | 3724727 MrSteve
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But now they have another chance to buy the dip and "average down"!

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:20 | 3723884 ekm
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Collateral call reaction.


Reminder of Seth Klarman's gem:

"If you buy a security to sell it to a greater fool, if there are no greater fools left, then you are the greater fool."


Now imagine that, with 97% leverage for owning stocks by primary dealers

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:38 | 3723963 Divided States ...
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If thats the case, is some fund in trouble and covering their shorts in a panic right now? This looks like some sort of unwinding/liquidation/covering by someone which caused that spike an hour ago. Can we have something like in 2007 with the Bear Stearns quant fund unwinding except this is occuring on the upside? I am sure Sprott is getting hosed again today...but they dont just do metals, they also have expanded their offerings to include Global Macro and Fixed Income funds....The fixed income space is getting destroyed this the final straw like EKM is saying where they are just trying to get ANYONE to get into equities but taking down everything else. If thats the case, we can have more upside then potentially the system implodes because all players in the financial markets are even more tightly integrated now then back in 2007.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:42 | 3723977 ekm
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hyperleveraged long parties are spending their last dollars to keep DOW up, probably even pulling and MF Global, using customer funds.


Dow cannot drop. Dow can only collapse.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 13:01 | 3724031 disabledvet
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we'll see. the hyper ventilating of the media over a bond market collapse is rather odd. "here comes the we're gonna buy Time Warner" insanity too. I'd laugh if Time Warner followed Citi to Connecticut actually. New York City so 20th Century? two feet on the accelerator right now to make it so that's fer sure.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:42 | 3723978 Everybodys All ...
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There are going to be some major losses on the ten yr. That is where the leverage is ridiculous.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:20 | 3723888 thismarketisrigged
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Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:25 | 3723909 buzzsaw99
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not real, it's merely a simulated market. stop watching if it makes you angry.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:33 | 3723942 q99x2
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it fi

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:37 | 3723959 thismarketisrigged
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i cant stop watching, because if i stop watching, im going to miss the collapse i have been waiting for.


its tough now but i know in the end it will work out. still not easy though seeing this bullshit day in and day out.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:44 | 3723984 buzzsaw99
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long term interest rates rising should comfort you some. tick tock bitchez

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:43 | 3723982 McMolotov
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They can make it go up, down, sideways, whatever... until the day they can't.

And on that day, there will be much rejoicing.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:44 | 3723983 economessed
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It's not a market.  It's a crime scene.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:21 | 3723893 Cdad
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It's the Nanosecond Halftime report effect.  Long side traders, knowing that the nanosecond money crew on the BlowHorn [CNBC] will be swallowing great big buckets of BS, lift bids and sell to the short bus quant traders...all of this also known as "fundamentals."

Furthermore, we are now starting to price in 300 k waiters, bartenders, and temp workers in upcoming unemployment reports...also known as fascism.  

Isn't it all grand, Ben Bernanke....this wasteland you have made for us?  


Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:46 | 3723991 Everybodys All ...
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There is going to be a lot of tears shed when this is all said and done. Totally in the gutter markets. No fundamentals and no jail for anyone never plays out well long term. Btw Bernanke better get the hell out of this country if he knows what's good for him.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:21 | 3723894 thismarketisrigged
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Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:29 | 3723920 Al Huxley
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You don't have to read the jobs report to know how good the economy is.  You can see it in the way bonds are selling off again.  More puzzlement for Bernanke, but he must be gratified to see how much of a positive influence his words are continuing to have.


Meanwhile, I think the equity market reaction has to be attributed to 'greater fool' traders using a thin trading day and bogus 'positive NFP' in hopes of bringing in a last bunch of greater fools on whom they can offload, before a bigger audience in the general public starts to notice the gaping wound in the so-called 'Treasury market'

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:32 | 3723934 SheepDog-One
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Oh I have no doubt they're just in last gasp efforts to draw in any suckers to scalp them.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:32 | 3723936 Obchelli
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And do not forget OIL up 12% in a month - how much buying power is  down because of this?

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:43 | 3723981 MrSteve
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What a silly question! With oil and energy generally not included in the BLS CPI or COLA formulae, the price of oil has no effect on purchasing power or inflation. Really, you can look it up so it must true.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:30 | 3723925 There is No Spoon
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Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:45 | 3723990 McMolotov
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Fri, 07/05/2013 - 13:23 | 3724087 greatbeard
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You must be female.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 13:16 | 3723927 Divided States ...
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Honestly the jobs market with more PART TIME waiters and bartenders IS MORE BENEFICIAL to the economy then the FULL TIME JACKASSES working on Wall Street. Those fuckers that goes on CNBS touting everything is fine, well I hope the financial markets implode and all those fuckin parasites employed to play around with other people's money will lose their jobs. Its one step to fixing this fucked up economy. Eliminate the jobs that add no fuckin value to society....

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:48 | 3723998 HelluvaEngineer
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Maybe that jackass should get a job a Walmart when the sponsors finally pull the plug on that pathetic infomercial mistakenly called a "network"

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:22 | 3723897 slaughterer
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Silver bitchez! 



Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:23 | 3723900 Racer
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And of course they keep slamming gold, .... must... not.... let... gold.... go....up

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:31 | 3723929 Al Huxley
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If you were in a position to naked-sell something freely, with implicit (and even explicit) official support for your actions, knowing there was no risk you'd ever get called on to deliver, wouldn't you do the same?  It's like a gift from the government to the heroic hedge funds who are so gallantly willing to participate in the defense of the national economy.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:24 | 3723902 ThunderingTurd
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Earnings season starts.  Fight the tape.  We have heard how great these multinational companies are because of their exposure to overseas.  Now we will see that with the rising greenback and the slowdown in Asia...the 'multi' aspect of that will be a significant drag.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:25 | 3723903 buzzsaw99
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Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:26 | 3723914 SheepDog-One
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Right, no way am I going to let this shit make me angry. I have nothing to do with it, I'm out long ago and they can run the bullshit empty casino up another 50% from here and I don't care a bit.

Just a casual observer of the madhouse.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:28 | 3723917 CaptainSpaulding
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For a moment there, I thought i had a dead pixel on my Macbook pro display

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:40 | 3723964 buzzsaw99
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^^^ meant that comment as a reply to rigged. moved it above.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:24 | 3723905 gjp
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something else besides the builders is getting sold every day ... can you guess what it is?

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:32 | 3723937 Al Huxley
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Gold?  Treasuries?  Bernanke's soul?

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:35 | 3723953 gjp
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I was thinking gold, but the other answers are also valid

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 13:01 | 3724030 therover
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Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:24 | 3723907 slaughterer
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Selling the 50DMA seems like a good move.  We have been making money on that 5 times in a row now.  

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:26 | 3723913 slotmouth
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The move was accompanied by no public news.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:28 | 3723918 SheepDog-One
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The move was accompanied by someone throwing a 'buy' switch as they left the office for the weekend.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:30 | 3723921 reload
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Well I am taking a small grain of comfort from the 30yr chart today.

And my garden of course.

Everything else is ridiculous.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:33 | 3723939 ekm
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tripple lehman coming

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:40 | 3723971 reload
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An aquaintance of mine here in the UK sells very high end vintage cars. Serious money, into the millions sometimes. He trades them and also offers them to the market for xommision on a sale or return basis for their owners.

Aparently business has never been better, prices have soared. The last month has been his best ever. I was a bit suprised, he said "mate, people are desperate to get assets outside the financial system"

How that pans out in a deflationary collapse I have no idea - but they do not just vanish into thin air at least!

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:51 | 3724001 ekm
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People confuse Debt with Leverage.


Debt = somebody loans you capital

Leverage = Money is made out of nothing, but there's little capital.

When it collapses, it eats up the capital.


Money literally vanishes into nothing. Your capital is transfered to the broker who offered you leverage.


The Fed offered leverage to Primary Dealers. but they have not capital.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:50 | 3723996 McMolotov
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Is that similar to the Triple Lindy...

...but where the diver does a belly-flop from 10 meters?

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:52 | 3723997 Everybodys All ...
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Name your candidates ... I know I have mine ...

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:52 | 3724008 ekm
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Pure speculation, based on lack of political connections:


Morgan stanley


Fri, 07/05/2013 - 13:36 | 3724130 Everybodys All ...
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You seem confident that this is going to be a political decision. I find that hard to believe but I'll put it in my memory bank.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 13:47 | 3724165 walküre
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MS and DB

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:32 | 3723933 Everyman
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Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:34 | 3723948 kito
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the ones who make the money from it????? i guess??........

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:35 | 3723949 Cdad
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Who?  About 10,000 guys with computers on the floor of the NYSE.  Everybody else has left this market for dead...which is why, now and always, the real reason Bernanke keeps forcing cash into these big dead banks.  

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:46 | 3723993 reload
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That has a ring to it


coming to a high street near you. Deposits optional / withdrawals impossible

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:33 | 3723940 starman
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"fuck me running"


Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:49 | 3724000 jmcadg
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This visualisation is making me laugh. Thanks.

Mind you all of today has been hilarious.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:38 | 3723962 gimli
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Obviously there are a shitload of bartenders and waiters supporting this rally.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:39 | 3723965 gimli
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Primarily bartenders.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:41 | 3723973 HowardBeale
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So whom is hurt most by these massive moves in the TNX? Anyone know?

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:41 | 3723974 cdude
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Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:42 | 3723975 sudzee
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No news is good news.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:44 | 3723985 jubber
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dead on 16.55 GMT the top 10 Dow heavy weights magically spike up...absolute bollox as usual

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:50 | 3724002 Archetype
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Could it be more convinient, ramp it up just before lunch hour in five minutes when volumes are light? Its all about creating gaps between Asia, Europe and US seassions.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:55 | 3724014 Everybodys All ...
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It's all theater at this point. No fundamentals. You can't have the ten yr spike like it did today and have equities rally at the same time. One of them is very wrong and I suspect it's equities in a big way.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:59 | 3724022 Archetype
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Yupp, for sure. Equities are beyond moron as we speak.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:52 | 3724007 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Rumor that market participants are only going to be allowed to see EOD quotes ...

Now that would be bullish.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 13:19 | 3724075 Lmo Mutton
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Long live big brother.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 13:35 | 3724129 razorthin
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What do US stawks know that absolutely nothing else knows?

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 13:56 | 3724190 Cdad
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Anwer:  the exact, preplanned day when the criminal syndicate known as Wall Street will pull the plug, and gap them down 20% prior to the opening bell.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 13:59 | 3724197 HowardBeale
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They know what the inside of the golden cocoon looks like. Unfortunately for them, the coccon has been blown onto the freeway of reality; their first glimpse will be their last.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 14:10 | 3724223 kill switch
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Fuck stocks!!! who cares about algo city, nothing important to see..VIX Represents shit...This is a dream come true KEEP STACKING!!

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 14:09 | 3724228 HowardBeale
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My theft-o-meter says we've seen a solid week or more of DISTRIBUTION; in my book, and given today's choice to ramp--not to buy, I assume--I would say we are on the precipice of a significant down move.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 14:09 | 3724232 TrustWho
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Did 3:30PM Ramp Capital leave for the Hamptons early?


What a call by ZH almost as it was happenning. The obvious manipulation shows such a disdain for authority that one must believe the authorities are doing it!

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 15:55 | 3724575 EclecticParrot
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Yep, now that we're near the close, it seems the gameplan went something like this:  a) wait until the 'sell the news' bunch trading off the NFP number were done, around mid-day'  b) ramp back to near 50DMA, as they knew there were no net big new shorts waiting with sell orders in the queue below that level.  Given institutions own most of the supply, why not take it as high as inhumanly possible before the weekend, padding the books, scaring away weaker shorts, like a pool shark clearing the table of extraneous balls -- and this time the balls are ours.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 14:38 | 3724317 smcapmachine
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enough of the "stock market is rigged" nonsense.   It's reality.   Adapt or enjoying making no money in one of the largest bull markets in decades.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 16:03 | 3724604 TrustWho
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In god you trust. Daddy Bernanke is your god. Can you get out first? The price we will all play for this farce will make the Egypt coups seem like stability. 

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 14:42 | 3724330 Caracalla
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What's the deal with the 10 year Treasuries?  2.73% this afternoon (yields) up over 8% today

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 15:16 | 3724407 Trampy
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Fri, 07/05/2013 - 15:33 | 3724467 sphindog
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So...Goldman takes it up past the 50...suckers some idiots in to buy...takes it below the 50 to close, ready to tank it next week. What else is new?

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