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WTF Chart Of The Day: VIX Slamdown Edition

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WTF was this!!??

 

Apparently pummeling the close is only illegal if its leads to lower stock prices... or, somehow, higher gold.

 


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Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:29 | Link to Comment el-kalif
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Carry? 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:34 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Is it any wonder large institutions are now doing "top floor" trades?  (ZH article earlier today- it's where they trade directly between themselves instead of through ANY exchange)  

If that isn't the "big boys" agreeing with ZH that the 'markets' have become a maggot-infested cesspool, I don't know what is.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:35 | Link to Comment Alea Iactaest
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Is that what the white shoes call "dark pools" now? Of course it sounds so much more gentlemanly. You can just hear them at the club.

"So Tripp, did you conduct any Top Floor trades today?"

"Why yes, Winthrop, I did."

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 21:15 | Link to Comment Ban KKiller
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Maggots take offense...if nobody has said so. 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:33 | Link to Comment Itch
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No, wealth transmission mechanism.  

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:38 | Link to Comment spastic_colon
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it's so when the market "corrects" 20 points it will look like a lot in VIX terms

 

What day do VXX and VXZ roll their contracts?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 21:39 | Link to Comment Itch
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No idea mate, i have no need for them - if i need to hedge something i just take it off and forget about it. I don't look to hedge volatility, i look at it as a chance to make money and welcome it when it comes.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:29 | Link to Comment DavidC
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An erection?

DavidC

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:37 | Link to Comment Quus Ant
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If you experience an erection lasting longer than four years consult your doctor.

 

Paging Dr. Bernanke.........

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:06 | Link to Comment SemperFord
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If your erection lasts longer than 4 hours tell your wife to bring a friend!

 

(Some other zerohedger said that weeks ago)

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:14 | Link to Comment Quus Ant
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Yeah, I'm always telling my wife she needs more friends.  I should just come out and say she needs hotter friends.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:12 | Link to Comment fonestar
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All of your "markets" look like a joke to fonestar now.  I just keep buying more physical silver and more Bitcoin.

I am so grateful for becoming one with the satoshis.  I used to be like you once (thinking it was only about the silver and gold) and then the satoshis showed me a short forty-eight hour educational video while strapped to a chair.  Ever since then I have never looked back.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:18 | Link to Comment Quus Ant
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I used to be like you- thinking it was all about bitcoin and silver. 

Then a woman in New Orleans strapped me into a chair and gave me a 48 hour education.

I look back often.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:46 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Now I know who Fonestar is.  He's Bill Ackman.  A "true believer" in his chosen investment with an ego the size of Texas about it (no offense to Texas).

Fonestar- you should do yourself a favor and go read up on Ackman and his "to the ends of the earth" position with Herbalife that's cost him and his clients over 100MM and counting so far.  Has nothing to do with BitCoin, but you might learn something about the dangers of being a "true believer" in anything in the investment world.  You can lose money on anything when you get in that state of mind- a LOT of it.  It introduces dangerous blind spots where critical thinking should be.

Of course, you're not going to listen to any of this because you're a shill.  But some of the people who listen to you (and people like you) might wake up just long enough to realize ANY investment can lose, no matter how deeply you believe in it.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:48 | Link to Comment fonestar
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Why would somebody need to shill for a currency that has no government, no investors, few users,  nothing?  Think about it for two seconds.  If you went over to bitcointalk.org or reddit.com you would find an ultra-hardcore group of true believers in Bitcoin.  But we are not just fanatical for no reason, we are fanatical because of the facts surrounding Bitcoin and its potential.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:50 | Link to Comment akak
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Why would somebody need to shill for a currency that has no government, no investors, few users,  nothing?

That is a question I have asked myself every time I have seen one of your posts in the last few months.

We are waiting for your answer.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:01 | Link to Comment john39
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bit coin is a bankster trial balloon for their long awaited digital global fiat currency. one ring to bind them all in the darkness...

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:06 | Link to Comment fonestar
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That's not true John.  People are not adopting Bitcoin because it is convenient (like credit and debit cards).  They are adopting Bitcoin because of the ideals associated with the currency.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:10 | Link to Comment akak
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Credit and debit cards are actually LESS convenient than using cash!

If you believe otherwise, you have simply been brainwashed by your overlords to think that what is in THEIR self-interest is actually in your own, in contrast to reality, like most good sheep nowadays.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:16 | Link to Comment fonestar
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I realize that debit and credit cards are less convenient than cash.  Now would you say that Bitcoins are less convenient than waiting in a bank line-up twenty minutes for some dumb old rusty that wants a money-order and doesn't understand "all this new online banking crap"?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:24 | Link to Comment akak
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I don't bank online, and never will.

It is no coincidence that identity theft has skyrocketed concurrently with the rise of everyday credit card use and online financial transactions.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:33 | Link to Comment john39
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bitcoin is just a little too clever to be anything other than an inside job by the people who run the system.  a digital fiat currency will be the ultimate weapon of minority control over the masses.  but, before people will accept it, the herd must be acclimated.   so once again, the old 'problem, reaction, solution' trick is rolled out...  and people jump on it as if this is the answer to all our problems.   when in reality, this is just bait...  luring the herd into somthing far worse than the current dying system.

the problem isn't the currency.  the problem is the psychopaths who are in full control.  until they are dealt with, everything else is meaningless.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:38 | Link to Comment fonestar
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You're giving far too much credit to the establishment and far too little credit to the hackers that are undermining them.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:45 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Like the hackers who stole 60 million in BitShit from Sheep Marketplace?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:50 | Link to Comment fonestar
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Maybe they were having a bad day or they were just broke?  How should I know?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:57 | Link to Comment nmewn
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You don't have a problem with websites that cater to BitCoiners, being thieves (or at least incompetent) as well as BitCoiners themselves?

I know fools and their "money" are soon parted but I expected a little more "virtual morality" on your part...lol.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 20:02 | Link to Comment fonestar
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A lot of hacker types are pretty much morally ambivalent about such things.  If you leave junk laying around someone else might pick it up thinking nobody wanted it.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 20:05 | Link to Comment nmewn
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So, you're saying hackers stole BitCoins.

My my my...whocoulda ever seen that one coming ;-)

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 21:01 | Link to Comment Alpha Monkey
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Now that one, I would lend more credence to being the NSA than anarcho-hactivists.  Not saying it isn't the latter, but in my mind I give greater probability to those who have more to gain.  Hackers gain BTC, NSA gain BTC and destroy credibility of the BTC System.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 21:06 | Link to Comment fonestar
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I think it was neither NSA or hacktivists.  Just a desperate thief who stole people's money.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 20:57 | Link to Comment Alpha Monkey
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So, the PTB are the only ones capable of innovation?  Srsly?  The concept of money is not so complex that only bankers, politicians, illuminati, or NSA dweebs can understand it.  Thinking that someone may put technology and money together for the purpose of TRYING to keep it out of banker hands is not that far fetched.  Maybe someone here could have done it, if they were willing to step outside of the gold/silver paradigm and end of world bunkers.  The illuminati want you to think they control everything, I assure you, they don't.  But you are free to believe what you want.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 20:08 | Link to Comment Simplifiedfrisbee
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When I began reading ZH over two years ago, the contributions and a select member base provided abundant insight and explained technical financial details that could not be found in any other website.

Now, the majority of those contributors are beating a dead horse and most of the select members have either been banned or have stopped contributing to the ZH "community."

The dwarf star attempting to shine "lite" onto his crypto currency of choice, has alienated ZH in a calculated attempt to discredit the main focus of Zero Hedge from being financial insight to a financial coup d'état.

When the time arrives and your feeble brain becomes conditioned to believe in digital currency like zitcoin, then eventually the best place to store it will be your body. Your a fool to believe in such mechanisms. And to promote that it is free of government intervention is confirmed by your incredulous comments.

I contributed very little but I am thankful for all who contributed valuable information. With that said, I am almost done with Zero Hedge. If I continue, I could take a destructive path and communicate what many others have been banned for. I felt I owed the "community" some words for all that I learned here.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 20:28 | Link to Comment fonestar
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Well SimpleFriedBee (if that is your real name?), what do you propose the Tyler's do?  Ignore Bitcoin as if it did not exist?  I am sure most of the Bitcoin haters here would love that as inconvenient reality is easily discounted from their pea brains.  And while you're at it, please tell us which currencies exist today that are not digital currencies?  They are all digital currencies.  The battle is now between nationalist currencies and anti-nationalist currencies.  Unlike many here who have yet to grow a pair, I have put my professional reputation on the line standing for the First Anti-Nationalist Non-Bank of Satoshi.

And I've been a contributing member of Zerohedge for over a year longer than you.  When the lulz stopped a rollin', fonestar came a trollin'.

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 15:08 | Link to Comment screw face
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.....Bullish

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:13 | Link to Comment cro_maat
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FX traders are not libertarian anarchists. They are trading Bitcoin because the margins are still fat in the early to mid stage of the Bitcoin ponzi. Just remember to cash out before the music stops.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:18 | Link to Comment Dutch Knight
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We in Europe have a game called MONOPOLY, while playing the game the "money" is worth al lot, when finished it is just paper

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:13 | Link to Comment Keyser
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I bought bitcoin as a speculative trade. I like to watch it swing 40% in a week. 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:17 | Link to Comment fonestar
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If you own one Bitcoin, you own a hell of a lot of Bitcoins.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:45 | Link to Comment nmewn
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You really have no BitShame do you...does EVERY thread have to turn into a BitCoin pump & dump session?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:50 | Link to Comment fonestar
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I agree.  It would just be far easier for you to embrace Bitcoin.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 20:02 | Link to Comment Quus Ant
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"It puts the bitcoin in its bin, or else Fone kills the thread again."

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 21:05 | Link to Comment nmewn
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I already have, for what it is, not for what it is not.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 21:43 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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If I do will you shut the fuck up?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:31 | Link to Comment Rock On Roger
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Bitcoin is exactly that, 'a speculative trade'.

 

But what does any of this bitcoin shit have to do with the VIX erection?

 

Over run by trolls again. (I'm not referring to Keyser)

 

Stack On

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:34 | Link to Comment fonestar
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Did all this talk about Bitcoin put a damper on your wee-wee?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 20:23 | Link to Comment Rock On Roger
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What is a wee-wee?

 

I have a damper on my wood stove. Is there a similar mechanism on a wee-wee?

 

Stack On

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 20:29 | Link to Comment Western
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I love how Bitcoin is a speculative trade, but the USD is not.

 

Oh and bitcoin is not exactly manipulated, while the VIX clearly was today and most every day. You learn what things are by comparing with things that are not.

 

Or are you just too stupid?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 21:01 | Link to Comment fonestar
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Good points!  Keeping money in dollars is a sure-fire loser.  Too bad for mind control victims stuck "inside the box".

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 21:59 | Link to Comment Rock On Roger
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Was that a x box, or maybe PS3? Which one did you use for your mind control Fonestar?

Or maybe it was the box that the bene gesserit bitch used with her gom jabbar?

 

Me, I use the green weed, I grew up before the box addiction started.

 

Stack On

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:19 | Link to Comment negative rates
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Electrical smoke out the ears was the culpret of your imagination of money.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:21 | Link to Comment akak
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One could go out and buy an English-to-Fonestar dictionary, but there is really no need, as it only contains two words in it anyway: "bitcoin" and "Satoshi".

Alas, alas, three times alas, just have to bear with it.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:00 | Link to Comment Unprepared
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Spot the VIX

In roman it means 5 (V) minus 9 (IX) = -14%

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:31 | Link to Comment booboo
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Adam Smiths Invisible Hand...........job

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:33 | Link to Comment liberaservitia
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The Norm.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:41 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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WTF?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:32 | Link to Comment Kreditanstalt
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Someone has been tipped off in advance about Dec. 17ths FOMC meeting taper-talk...

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:32 | Link to Comment Rainman
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Tomorrow's scary ass Volcker ruling built that...get out yer crash helmets.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:05 | Link to Comment Al Huxley
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Yes, the Volcker rule that the fucking banks have been polishing up for 2 years.  Here's a prediction on the final version - 'Large financial institutions will be given special 'hero medals' and compensation directly tied to the size of their derivatives book.  Those with the largest exposures will be given a special ticker-tape parade through wallstreet, and then be toured through mainstreet, where they'll be given a gas can and allowed to burn down any 10 residential or operating commercial enterprises of their choosing'.  Volcker rule... ha ha ha, good one.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:46 | Link to Comment AL_SWEARENGEN
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"Gold is the enemy." - Paul Volcker May 12, 2010

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:33 | Link to Comment TheRideNeverEnds
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The VIX is finished, going to zero.   They may as well de-list it already because volatility is a thing of the past.  

 

 

 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:33 | Link to Comment robilla
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That... oh that's just an efficient market at work

Move on now

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:35 | Link to Comment Xibalba
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VIX = Silver

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:58 | Link to Comment samcontrol
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@shibalba..

really . vix= silver ?..
Maybe you want to pull a uvxy chart against uslv.

the manipulation in the vix is greater.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:36 | Link to Comment Its Only Rock N Roll
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Can not wait until some former NY Fed desk trader squeals how much VOL they shorted during this "emergency policy period"

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:38 | Link to Comment whidbey-2
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An error, or mistake, possibly a blunder, or someone kicked the printer??  I don't do technical work, but it is going down and that means someone is feeling better.  Cheers

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:48 | Link to Comment Al Huxley
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VIX is an antiquated concept in the modern world, like buggy whips.  If there's no volatility thanks to the benevolence of our FED masters, then there's clearly no need for an index to track it.  I'm surprised it's not at 0.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:51 | Link to Comment centerline
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It's just measuring background noise now.  Nice... sleep inducing... white noise.  Yawn... ZZZZZZZZ

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:00 | Link to Comment Al Huxley
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Probably they need it so they can rip suckers off with bogus funds like VXX.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:29 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Just backround radiation left over from the Big Bang in 2008/9.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:54 | Link to Comment akak
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As useless and meaningless as the so-called "US Dollar Index", which has utterly no relevance outside of pro-Establishment, pro-fiat propaganda value at this point.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:53 | Link to Comment CounterPartyVice
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Pummeling is illegal if it's going against the TPTB interest only, otherwise it's being rewarded with a very nice bonus at the end of the year. Ho, you've been a good boy this year, here's more paper for you.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:57 | Link to Comment centerline
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I suppose the real question is what was the change on whatever was just bought on the CBOE?  Presumably a large position...  guessing close in and ITM.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:56 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Fat finger.

Is tomorrow a POMO day?

Getting the ramp started early; maybe help out the Asian markets or something.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:16 | Link to Comment Colonel Klink
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The only fat finger around here is the one of corrupt government jammed up our ass.  And by finger, I mean fist!

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:59 | Link to Comment OneTinSoldier66
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Isn't the VIX a derivative of the Stock Market? Hmmm. I wonder who might be sensitive to derivatives?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:17 | Link to Comment blindman
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Dr. Gabor Maté ~ Who We Are When We Are Not Addicted: The Pos...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLki68uLfjw

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:27 | Link to Comment yogibear
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No fear. No worry.

The Fed controls the market, so there is no worry. 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:47 | Link to Comment Sandy15
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And they have been since March 2009 or earlier.  But it was March 2009 they didn't care if others knew about it.  Obummer gave a speech in March 2009 saying that 'investors wouldn't be able to determine the real economy based on the stock market'.  This caught my attention big time since I WAS trading the market at the time.  .....Notice the wording 'WAS".  I don't trust it because they will push it up or slam it down as they want or need to take your money.........  Their manipulation is the hidden Cyprus confiscation!!!!

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:28 | Link to Comment timehill
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What, they couldn't getit under the 20 Day Moving Average at 13.25.  Shame, shame on them!!!  Better try harder next time!

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:34 | Link to Comment muleskinner
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VI(agra)X

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:57 | Link to Comment Callz d Ballz
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My bitcoin moment was years ago in MFNX.  Luckily they've come a long way in face transplants.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:11 | Link to Comment The Invisible Foot
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Gotta afford those Christmas presents somehow.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:16 | Link to Comment Trucker Glock
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We need a BIX for BTC volatility and 5x leveraged ETF's.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:43 | Link to Comment Obama_4_Dictator
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Just like the rules of Monoploy - the bank always wins.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:57 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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Call Blackrock, they will gladly add the ETF

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 20:07 | Link to Comment Pee Wee
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Some might call it first gear (albeit not many).

Tis' as if to say 100k debt-free mortgage-holders took out HELOC's and bought gold to walk away from a roof made of sticks towards the new rentiers world...  wealth preservation and all.

Shhhhhh...

 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:54 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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If you like your VIX Keep it

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