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Chicago Fed's Evans Unveils Federal Reserve's 2014 Year-End S&P 500 Price Target

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Minutes ago, the Chicago Fed's Charlie Evans went dove-retard and tongue-in-cheekly announced that QEternity may have to be increased by 50% in the coming year!

Ignore the fact that the US deficit will be less than half this number in the coming year. More importantly, based on what everyone now knows is the only driver of US equity "market" performance, the Fed is implicitly announcing its 2014-year-end target for the S&P 500 of 2,220 - so BTFATH (because it's the fundamentals that matter).



Of course, the question is what happens when the Fed owns the entire Treasury and MBS market? Obviously, nothing bad. Or maybe something, because recall that currently the Fed is monetizing 0.3% of all 10 year equivalents per week, 15% per year. It currently hold 33% of the bond market. Should it hike QEternity by 50%, it means the Fed will own a ridiculous 57% of the entire bond market in 10Y equivalents on December 31, 2014.

And that is how reserve currency status is lost.

h/t @Not_John_Lohman


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Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:45 | 4170871 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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You're in good hands ...

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:47 | 4170878 VD
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jail that motherfucker for out/in-sider trading!

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:48 | 4170892 ZippyBananaPants
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Finally, some good timing on my part.

I just loaded up on NFLX!!

Cramer would be proud!!

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:52 | 4170896 knukles
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God damn! 
I can stick my whole arm in there right up to my elbow without jelly!

haven't had this much fun since the showers at Pelican Bay*


*aka being fucked by criminals

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:57 | 4170934 knukles
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Notice: No Oligarchs Were Harmed During This Theater of the Absurd Press Release

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:03 | 4170961 Stackers
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They can buy my Wayne Newton autographed record collection for $10 billion.


You will notice he said "assets" not "bonds"

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:23 | 4171018 ParkAveFlasher
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Money is an asset, debt is money, lack of money is debt, requires a loan, therefore lack of money is an asset.  Capital may be financed by a loan, loan being debt, the loan comprised of money, which is debt (see above).  Equity is the transmutation of debt, that you must create more debt to cover the transmutation to equity, thus more debt is more equity.

EDIT: </sarc>

Hang on to your Wayne Newton collection.  Your price target may soon be exceeded. 


Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:17 | 4171323 King_of_simpletons
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America is a Plutocracy. Plutocrats control the masses.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:48 | 4172021 bunzbunzbunz
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BTC Target.....99999999^99

Not alot, but still FREE BITCOINS:

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 21:38 | 4172132 old naughty
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Let's see...risk on US equities, no foreign money flow back in...all other curriencies down...Liquidity dry up...Asia (housing +) bubbles burst...

all assets drop, au+ag up(+ Bitcoin?)

hummmm, too straight forward...

something is stirring !

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:04 | 4170969 FL_Conservative
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And let me guess, right after Evans' comments, gold and silver sold off another 1-2%.  I mean....that's the way this "market" is supposed to work, right??


Fucking farce.....These assholes are going to print until their fucking eyeballs fall out, but PM's won't get bid.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:18 | 4171942 ebworthen
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I've been saying it since Yellen's nomination; that bitch is going to do $170 Billion a month straight to Wall Street until Main Street bleeds out - then it will be "no one saw this coming" and bailouts part deux.

The U.S.S.A. has gone full retard, all engines full steam ahead toward the iceberg, no common sense or sanity left.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:16 | 4171940 HardAssets
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With a bought off 'press'

And a dumbed down populace, (that parrots what the 'news' tells them, if they pay attention at all) - - -

it seems they can say just about anything they want.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 21:49 | 4172156 PeeramidIdeologies
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Now don't get me wrong, I don't condon the act of sitting infront of the TV and absorbing eveything displayed as fact. But I do believe it is beneficial to be aware of what they are attempting to portray in the media. I call it an all-inclusive perspective.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:48 | 4172023 Shad_ow
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You guys make the continued raping of our country bearable. Thanks for the laughs!  Simpletons, like me, need everything we can get for free these days.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:12 | 4170945 Flatchestynerdette
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My tax dollars at work knukles - everyone go long s&p futures. Ride the wave.

Happy Holidays! Courtesy of the US Treasury and Federal Banking system.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:09 | 4171923 Sam Clemons
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Technically, your tax dollars are unneeded.  But you still have to pay.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:51 | 4170904 johnQpublic
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no onion?

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:39 | 4171125 CrashisOptimistic
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Jaw dropping moment:

Senator McCain will not back Yellen for Fed chair.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:50 | 4171475 max2205
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And I thought we went full retard with QE3.....

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:52 | 4170905 hedgeless_horseman
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We may need to purchase 1.5 trillion in assets until January 2015

And just like that Evans saved or created 4 points on the S&P 500.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:54 | 4170913 knukles
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Which Instantly saved or created 4,238,944.23 full or part time jobs by the Commerce Department and BLS's very own Sophist and Statistical adjustments.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:56 | 4170931 linniepar
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Never go full dove-retard.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:01 | 4170958 Bay of Pigs
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I thought he was the hawk?

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:15 | 4171312 akak
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At the Fed, they're ALL hawks --- and we're all mice.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:22 | 4171345 all-priced-in
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Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:20 | 4171946 HardAssets
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Bay of Pigs: " I thought he was the hawk? "

No, they're all vultures and vampire bats.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:15 | 4171311 Nobody For President
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Hey knuks, you must be doing good, maybe even God's work, because somebody is downvoting each and every one of your posts.

Good job!

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:32 | 4171397 knukles
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That be da troof, my brother.

I done went an pissed somebody off, poor bugger.

I haven't gotten into somebody's head like that in ages.
And I wasn't even trying!


Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:30 | 4171977 kaiserhoff
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Only the elite earn their own personal troll.


Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:24 | 4171963 Lewshine
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1.5 trillion in new print should take Gold down to...let say...$800 an oz?? Yeah, it all makes sense.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:51 | 4170909 rubearish10
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Hmmm, if you're going to report all the great moves you make, please also report your mistakes. Otherwise, nobody gives a shit!

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:55 | 4170926 knukles
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Eddie Bernays would get very, very annoyed at that attitude.
That's no way to run a Perceptions Management and Propaganda Media Mechanism

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:03 | 4170971 SillySalesmanQu...
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ALLFED, the good bond people. Trillions you can count on...

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:21 | 4171924 HardAssets
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I've heard some say they think theyre buying more than the stated $85B per month now. They didnt provide any evidence for that claim however. Supposedly from an 'insider'.  Who knows.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 21:31 | 4172121 ZH Snob
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that's just the soft sell.  they will be forced to double QE very quickly in the coming year, then in half the time it took to double the QE it will be doubled again, then half that time... and so forth.

that is the mathematical nature of exponentiality.  that is how currency becomes worthless in time.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:47 | 4170876 Cdad
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"Of course, the question is what happens when the Fed owns the entire Treasury and MBS market?"


The US defaults...and finally...finally...we End the Fed?

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:10 | 4170993 Ham-bone
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Don't mean to beat a dead horse - but the Fed is not working alone here...there is massive collusion among the Fed and "foreigners" who have been buying US T debt even faster than the Fed..."foreigners" own a record 50% of all Notes/Bonds / TIPS...the Fed "only" 20%



  • GDP $9.5 T
  • Marketable debt = $3.3 T  (blended interest rate of 6.4%)
  • Non-marketable debt = $2.3 T
    • Fed           2% of Notes/Bonds/TIPS ($50 B)
    • Foreigner 30% of Notes/Bonds/TIPS (890 B)




  • GDP $13.7 T
  • Marketable debt = $5.1 T  (blended interest rate of 5%)
  • Non-marketable debt $4.1 T
    • Fed  4% of Notes/Bonds/TIPS ($200 B)
    • Foreigner  42% of Notes/Bonds/TIPS ($2.2 T)




  • GDP $16 T
  • Marketable debt = $12.2 T  (blended interest rate of 2.3%)
  • Non-marketable debt = $4.9 T
    • Fed           22% of Notes/Bonds/TIPS ($2.2 T)
    • Foreigner  50% of Notes/Bonds/TIPS ($5 T)


Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:12 | 4171010 fonzannoon
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Ham-bone what happens when the fed owns it all? We just go JGB right?

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:27 | 4171029 Ham-bone
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What's really fascinating is that domestic Treasury ownership (ie, institutional folks) (ex-Fed) has remained about $2.5 T since '00 (+/- .5 T) while Public debt has grown by $9 T...guess who would be destroyed by an equity market crash???  pensions, insurers, etc.). 

Almost like if you wanted to destroy the US you would massively in-debt the nation but make sure all future payments (reparation???) only go to foreigners and the Fed???  That is exactly where we are heading???  Like a 30/70 split between the Fed and "foreign" buyers???  While at the same time intra-governmental debt has likely max'ed at about $5 T and will begin to more interest on debt leaving US to foreigners and less and less interest paid back...less money velocity / money multipliers

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:31 | 4171078 fonzannoon
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If you ever want to get into this ham-bone let me know, we can talk offline. There is a lot to it.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:40 | 4172001 kaiserhoff
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Good points.  Minimal effect on GDP and headline numbers.  Continuing bleed out of Gross National Income, Cap Ex, and cash flow.  Plenty of jobs, since everything is going part-time or temp.  No way in hell to earn a living.

To succeed you have to be a government drone, or part of the free shit army.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:50 | 4170898 seek
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$1500B / 12 months = QE of $125B a month. That's an increase from the $85B a month, no?

Sounds like someone is really confident about the "recovery."

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:55 | 4170924 fonzannoon
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"Of course, the question is what happens when the Fed owns the entire Treasury and MBS market? Obviously, nothing bad."

Does ZH care to put in a guess as to what happens? Because all I see is the Nikkei and JGB market in our future.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:57 | 4170940 NoDebt
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Fonz, seek, ANYBODY.... is this a joke or is it not a joke?

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:02 | 4170964 fonzannoon
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that is a real tweet. I don't think they have reached the point of being stupid funny like us....yet.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:20 | 4171040 seek
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Everything I'm reading in the tweets seems sincere. Completely fucking insane, but sincere.

Cut & pasted:

- our purchases will continue to be open ended. We may need to purchase 1.5 trillion in assets until January 2015

- the Fed believes it has the propery tools for risk management.

- we are continually monitoring risk issues; we feel the the benefits of our policy outweigh the costs.

- in the 1970s, we had a wage-price spiral, which we are not seeing today.

- we would like to see the labor market strengthen so we could change our strategy

- when the time comes to unwind, we will try to sterilize our assets, possibly via reverse repos & interest on excess reserves

- I look forward to the day when we can begin to unwind.


I honestly don't know what to say to this. It's like they're aliens at this point.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:10 | 4171287 NoDebt
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Wow.  Just wow.

Now the Fed test-floats new policy on Twitter before they make an official announcement?  Did they recently take a meeting with Carl Icahn about this?

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:19 | 4171332 Nobody For President
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Hey Fonz, calling us zhers stupid funny - speak for yourself. I'm just stupid.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:04 | 4170976 game theory
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Not likely a joke. We are at war with China and Germany and it's geting expensive to fight.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:19 | 4171037 Haager
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And instead of sending in the drones we send the clowns? Will that work?

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:37 | 4171048 Ham-bone
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Not at war w/ China or Germany...but if I had to guess, there is a war being waged but it is upon the people of the US by the Fed and Foreign elements working together.

If Evans isn't joking, then the only real source of buyers will be "foreigners" as their % of outright ownership of the Treasury stock will continue to climb from present 50% record of all 1yr plus debt to who knows...and then any interest rate shock and interest payments leaves the US w/ little to no money velocity...this is so reminicent of Germany's WW 1 treatment and reparations at the wars end...I seem to recall that didn't work out well

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:28 | 4171969 HardAssets
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List of vague terms:  'We' , "China',  'Germany'

I know this gal from China who owns a restaurant, Met a guy who owns a beer brewery in Montana who came from Germany. I like the Chinese food and the micro-brew beer - and aren't in any kinda 'war' with either of them.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 21:15 | 4172080 MeelionDollerBogus
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The Onion has now been joined on to the Fed Reserve board of directors.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:56 | 4170930 NoDebt
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I'm with you, seek.  What am I missing?  Is he serious or joking?  Tylers say he's joking, but damn, what if somehow you missed it being a joke??  I sure did.  This looks like Icahn-esque Twitter-guidance to me.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:59 | 4170950 fonzannoon
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wait is this real or a joke?

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:07 | 4171918 NoDebt
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You mean my comment or theirs?  Really, the answer is the same in either case:  "I.... I.... I just don't know."

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:02 | 4170967 centerline
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Well, the biggest tool they have is jawboning. If it is joke, it is a bad one.  

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:13 | 4171301 NoDebt
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Yeah, really.  Which is exactly why you DON'T do stuff like this when you're a damned Fed Governor.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:00 | 4170957 Bangin7GramRocks
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That's 40 LARGE right into Chinese banks. Problem solved.
Move along folks, there's nothing to see here.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:09 | 4170995 Surging Chaos
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Exactly, that $1.5 trillion is code for "We're gonna double down on QE. What's tapering again?"

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:13 | 4171002 socalbeach
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Not counting Jan 2015 I get 13.5 months or $111 billion / month, which is a 31% increase. 

Regardless, these guys need to be stopped, but barring that the best we can do is to take advantage of QEAbsurdity.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:51 | 4170901 Haager
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Evans can draw a straight line? Remarkably!

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:51 | 4170906 ChaosEquilibrium
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MOTHERFUCKER!.........The markets might not break......but the US Societal Fabric will be shreaded!!!!


DUMB FUCKS.....the Wealth Effect only works when there is VELOCITY and DEMAND!


Economic distortions/manipulations,HOPE, TALK, and LIES WILL NOT allow a functioning Economy!

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:59 | 4170949 knukles
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Well said.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:52 | 4170910 Dr. No
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What?!  Where are they going to get the money to buy those assets?  Surely the cant just buy assets with a promise and a prayer.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:53 | 4170916 Running On Bing...
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I will address this in tomorrows noon prayer to The Tooth Fairy.


Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:55 | 4170927 Dr. No
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Makes you wonder, were does the Tooth fairy get his money?

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:08 | 4170988 Bastiat
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Bernanke's keyboard.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:54 | 4171491 max2205
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Somebody call Hitler and see how this turns out

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 19:07 | 4171748 Apostate2
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I'm keeping my mouth shut.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:05 | 4171913 Running On Bing...
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Please join us at our noon services. (eastern time)


Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:55 | 4170923 Bunga Bunga
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1.5 trln would buy 2 bln Bitcoins, but wait there are only 12 mln in circulation.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:57 | 4170935 ...out of space
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time to sell usd


Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:02 | 4170966 Flatchestynerdette
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to who?

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:07 | 4171920 Running On Bing...
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Depending on the discount, I'll fucking buy 'em.


Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:58 | 4170947 centerline
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What happened to tapering?  Did I miss something?  Must have overslept.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:10 | 4170996 knukles
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Stop listening to that crap.

Imagine what would happen if there was real tapering!
This last cluster-fuck was all about just bringing the topic up

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:23 | 4171356 Nobody For President
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centerline - about the tapering:

I checked this morning after the sit-down, and there is NO TAPER.

Bloody shorts, though.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:59 | 4170953 BeerMe
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Open ended policy.  That sounds promising.  It really means they don't know what the fuck to do and have lost control.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:59 | 4171515 max2205
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Can someone tell me how bad the boogie man is to make these clowns go all in on buying every market just so they dont go down in flames...derivatives?  Bond rate risk?  Federal Free shit army?  Race wars? 80% umemployment?  Cancelation of all Boeing plane orders?  Bank runs.....


Oh this is just a final push for the Dems to win the house in 2014 and then Barry can become President for life...I got it now. ..thanks

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:02 | 4170968 Devotional
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Is this a joke??? Anyone?

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:03 | 4170972 Occident Mortal
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Behold trickle down economics.

Stuff money into the hands of the super rich who can then buy everything and push up the prices in the process.

The rich (first receivers) get to purchase everything before the inflation picks up. By the time the money trickles down to the poor inflation has already ripped across the board and the purchasing power of the extra money is totally neutralised or net negative.

This is how capital skims labour via cycles of credit expansion.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:17 | 4171941 MeelionDollerBogus
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you mean this is how you remove capitalism completely.
Centralized money-printing & colluding to the top-most non-government FROM government is precisely & exactly anti-capitalism.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:07 | 4170986 American Dreams
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The point IS to lose reserve currency status.  See - Rothchild funded designed by Mike Blakley who was part of putting the Euro design together.  The Euro was his practice work the WOCU is the real deal.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:16 | 4171005 undercover brother
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HOLD ON EVERYONE:  it may be possible you've misinterpreted what he said.  He may have meant $1.5 Trillion in total until Jan 2015, and not an additional $1.5 T.     The fed has already bought $1.1 T in the last 13 months with another $100 B on tap for the remainder of 2013.  $1.2 T total.  If they plan to buy only $1.5 trillion, it would leave $300 billion to buy in all of calendar 2014.   If you reduced QE by $7 to $10 Billion every month starting in Jan 2014, it would get you to $300 billion and reduce QE to zero by Jan 2015.  Just sayin'.



Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:18 | 4171036 Seasmoke
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85. 75. 65. 55. 45. 35. 25. 15. 5 = 405

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 18:05 | 4171537 Haager
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Taper faster...

I think they're just thinking about the 45b-part anyway.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:27 | 4171062 Honey Badger
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You are correct +1 

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:12 | 4171015 jonjon831983
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Crap!  Thanks for the reminder... forgot to BUYBUYBUYTFAH

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:14 | 4171024 WhoMe
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Not a joke, definitely noy funny. It's more a You've gotta be kidding"!!




Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:15 | 4171030 Seasmoke
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Bullish for Bitcoin. But of course not Gold or Silver.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:16 | 4171032 ChaosEquilibrium
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<<<Still kind of shocked with such blatant ignorance from the FED!!!


DO these people understand that they are LITERALLY SIGNING THEIR DEATH WARRANT!!!  This WILL BREAK THE STATUS QUO!


Fink, Icahn, Tepper, Bernanke, Fed, Treasury, Dimon, Blankfein, Faber, Kernen, Bartiromo, Pisani,..ANY public face of this decline will be in danger from the ANGRY MASSES!

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:22 | 4171045 mpodval
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uhmmm. He clearly said until total purchases reach 1.5trillion. Why is everyone here assuming that means 1.5 trillion for 2014?  

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:30 | 4171063 Blazed
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Like I been saying.....Wi Tu Lo, no crashy yet.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:30 | 4171073 CHX
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lalala la la la  lalala la la la

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:33 | 4171090 orangegeek
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Gonna ask my two year old if she agrees.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:35 | 4171101 gdiamond22
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These ignorant fools will taper when Obama starts telling the truth.

If the Federal Reserve has proved anything in their century-long reign it is that they are HORRENDOUS at timing anything. It is in their very nature to be REACTIVE, impossilbe to be PROACTIVE. More bond buying? Sweet, load up the DOW to 30K. If the stock market rising exponentially is correlated to the real numbers of the economy and our populace, 200 million Americans will be on food stamps, only Congress will have health insurance, the 'middle class' will be (is already?) a distant memory and JPMorgan will never lose money trading in a year. Oh wait....

Hell of a recovery.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:45 | 4171153 youngman
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Well that is a shot across the bow....but nothing happened...I bet Yellens pants got wet though....this is where the "faith" in that ole piece of fiat gets tested....I personally do not want to hold to many of them.....I smell a Weinmar Republic event a a wheelbarrow...can you have hyperinflation when the Fed owns everything??????

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:51 | 4171187 cassotto
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a more recent post:


I look forward to the day when we can begin to unwind.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:27 | 4171374 Nobody For President
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Hey, me too Chuck.

But we are both old farts and won't live long enough to see that day.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:08 | 4171279 resurger
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Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:13 | 4171300 Born2Bwired
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This must be a bot putting out propaganda, it could not be someone really believing this line... He is probably off at a three martini lunch.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:37 | 4171414 polo007
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WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- A "strong majority" on the Federal Reserve's policy-setting committee believes that the central bank's unprecedented asset purchase programs have been effective, said Janet Yellen, President Barack Obama's nominee to be the first chairwoman of the central bank. In response to a written question from Sen. David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, Yellen said the benefits of asset purchases continue to outweigh the costs. The letters were released on Tuesday. Yellen repeated the Fed's statement that asset purchases are "not on a preset course" and the decision on whether to reduce the pace of the purchases will remain contingent on the economic outlook and the Fed's assessment of the costs and benefits. In a separate letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, Yellen said that Fed policy would likely remain very easy for a long time after the unemployment rate falls below the central bank's 6.5% interest rate hike threshold.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 18:03 | 4171529 max2205
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They should target the 5 year note to be 6.5%. ..dumbfuckers

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 18:32 | 4171619 Nobody For President
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Lessee - it costs a zillion dollars.

It benefits the 1%.

Good enough!

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 18:46 | 4171670 khakuda
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In other news, it was discovered that Janet Yellen was the secret love child of Captain Kangaroo.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 21:50 | 4172158 TheMerryPrankster
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That was a typo, a later corrected version mentions Yellen being the daughter of a particularly protracted love making session between (daryl Dragon) aka the Captain and a live Kangaroo of the female persuasion.

She also has a half brother who is a Monkee's ass from when the Captain met Cheetah. what is it with these musicians and sex with animals? How many brain dead economists do they have to bring into the world before they realize interspecies love isn't just against the law, its also a bad idea?

Janet's going to be on the billion Dollar bill, and her cooters going to be on the twenty.

The Billion will get you a loaf of bread and the twenty will start a nice warm fire in the burner barrel outside your shack in the Hobo camp, named after Bernanke, Bernanke's Bum Rush.

all tramps welcome except bankers and thieves (but we are redundant aren't we?)


Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:50 | 4171462 TahoeBilly2012
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This is easy as pie to solve, create another entity to buy the Feds paper. Maybe call it the Bank of Oz or the Intergallatic Reserve Bank of the Milky Way. I have plenty f Liberal friends who would think this would be "great" ideas.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 18:45 | 4171660 khakuda
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With him and Yellen in charge, rest assured that the economy will stay broken for years to come.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:23 | 4171957 yogibear
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Evans is in charge of the Chicago Fed, we all know how Chicago and it's political economy works.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:19 | 4171948 yogibear
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Evans is member of the Zimbabwe currency club. Just like Yellen and Dudley.

Only thing that stops the fed is a free-fall of the US dollar

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:42 | 4172006 chump666
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It's coming.

Asia will dump once Japan/China go to war.

The Fed will go ballistic, America will hyper-inflate and will will have global all out war.  The Fed should have been dismantled in early 2000.


Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:21 | 4171953 Atlantis Consigliore
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$ 1 Trillion a month CMON, PLAY ROUGH? Fed. come and say hallo to my LEETLE FRIEND.  the WEIMAR PRESS.





Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:25 | 4171967 yogibear
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The Fed punmping $1Trillion/month should be no surprise some time in the future.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:24 | 4171964 MrButtoMcFarty
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And yet you have BloombergPUfferFish like Ritholtz harumphing around about how the dollar is in excellent shape!!

The comments are simply priceless.

I've long since been banned from his puffery parade of a blog....but please fellow ZH brethren....consider this an invitation to educate at will.

Cheers....and Bon' Appetit!

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:38 | 4171994 chump666
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This is so commie coming from their warped academic brains.  To reach those targets Yelland and co will need to buy up the whole short end market, which I think they will do, like Japan.

Great plan egg heads, create a safe haven in stocks and hope Wall Street speculation/crony/greed bubble doesn't sink the world.



Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:40 | 4171998 tok1
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What people are missig is 

China announces yesterday move to part floating currency .. now FED evans talking about buying more.. is this not releated (ie Chinese will see US/Yen assets to move back to Won a head of flexiable exchange rate.. (to protect against exepcted appreciation

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:40 | 4171999 Jimbobo
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:49 | 4172003 Pumpkin
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Well, pile in suckers this has long ago become a spectator sport for me.


Damn, seems a lot like Rome.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 21:32 | 4172122 akarc
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me thinks Rome will look like practice by the time this is done

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 21:05 | 4172060 Crash Overide
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"We may need to purchase 1.5 trillion in assets until January 2015"


LMFAO, that statement pretty much sums up the "recovery"...  hedge according.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 21:40 | 4172136 TheMerryPrankster
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Welcome to"Weekend AT Bernanke's II - The Golden Years" where Ben and Timmy drag around a dead economy and try to convince everybody its alive by pumping trillions in USD into a corpse: " see it twitched, I told you its alive!!!"

is that gangrene or did someone just pinch an Obama? Really, Take the economy, puhllease take the economy, no seriously us bankers don't get no respects. If it wasn't for bankers there wouldn't be ATM machines..Sure seriously we stole the idea from Coca-Cola and just swapped cash for sugar water and instead of putting cash in you takes it out but it was laid out in da patent.

anyhow try the salmon and make sure to take a couple of stacks of hundreds when youse leave, we can't even burn that shit up anymore we got so many of them damn uncounterfeitable Ben Franklin's were givin em away. Puhleasssseeee.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 21:14 | 4172078 Downtoolong
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Listen to me, no one stops printing until we have a warehouse full of shoes from J.C. Penney on the balance sheet.

Janet (from another planet).


Tue, 11/19/2013 - 21:23 | 4172100 tempo
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It can't end because there is no alternative. It only hurts the poor undeveloped countries or about 3 billion people because all developed countries are doing the same thing (competitive currency devaluation). It can't end because its help the .0001% and powerful. It can't end because we are lazy and entitled. It will not end until the poor get more powerful weapons.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 21:30 | 4172114 akarc
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Hell by the time Zimmerman gets done in FLorida we won't even be able to buy a cap gun. Which brings up another wonderment, how did he find another girl friend.  

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 21:31 | 4172120 experimentals
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HE corrected his remark and meant 1.5 trillion from the beginning of this year. 

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 21:37 | 4172129 q99x2
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Send Jamie Dimon, Loyd Blankfein, Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen to Vietnam.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 23:59 | 4172448 falconflight
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Better yet, let's send them all to a burning hell of our choosing. 

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