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Is This The Chart That Has Small Cap BTFATH-ers Nervous?

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For the last year, every test below the 50DMA for the Russell 2000 has been met with a cavalcade of BTFD-ers (which then transformed into BTFATH-ers). However, we wonder, does the following longer-term chart suggest this time might just be different?



..."coz if you don't, you're a fucking idiot"...


Unless... it is different this time...



Charts: Bloomberg


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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:30 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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It's always different this time.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:53 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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Always a greater fool... until is not.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:06 | Link to Comment Vampyroteuthis ...
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Whatever. Wall Street makes money whether it goes up or down. Just give them your money you damn muppets!!!

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:27 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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They literally "make" money... oh sorry, "increase the money supply" but if we do it they call it counterfeiting.

Guess it's all perspective, but I am guessing that if you can make unlimited amounts of anything with minimal energy input that something eventually becomes worthless or really really cheap.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:07 | Link to Comment SamAdams
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Did someone figure out a way to keep the banks solvent if the FED tapers?  What are our options?  We have that extra cash coming in from ObamaCare tax and we could always raid pensions.  Hmmm, tempting, but not just yet....

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:18 | Link to Comment DeadFred
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I came across a video from a guy the other day with a novel market analysis who makes mention of the future prospects for the Russell. I give his analysis more credibility than the MSM cheerleaders, but is this insider trading?

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 16:30 | Link to Comment Diogenes
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"I give his analysis more credibility than the MSM cheerleaders, but is this insider trading?"

If by insider you mean he gets advice from the voices in his head.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:34 | Link to Comment pragmatic hobo
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machines don't get nervous ...

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:53 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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dividends have been rising in this rising interest rate environment. if your company has cash to "sell" then there is a reason to hold the equity. small caps tend to run on technicals and stall out on fundamentals...we've never had much growth out of this collapse other than in credit (meaning leverage) the growth of which has truly been spectacular. a forty percent correction in these "all levered all the time" names would not surprise me. the mega caps have a lot going for them right now because you have ZIRP (at least until Spring) and the biggest oil and energy boom in US history. we also have a technological upgrade cycle (Teslas, cloud computing, distributed energy boom through solar and wind)...pricing other than in Tesla's have really collapsed in these markets btw. that says to me a "deflation scare" still cannot be ruled out and the high fliers (pure beta, bitcoiners, summation effects from trading on the wrong side of the New Normal) hit an air pocket. doesn't look like an absolute replay of 2008 but if could "rhyme."

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:33 | Link to Comment NIHILIST CIPHER

Newton gave you the answer to this centuries ago.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:58 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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Juice Newton?

"Joker ain't only fool who'll do any thing for you"

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 16:56 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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No.  He obviously means Olivia Newton John.  'Hopelessly Devoted To You'

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:10 | Link to Comment onelight
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so have tens of thousands of loggers across millennia...timberrr...

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:40 | Link to Comment giorgioorwell
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Charts are meaningless in these markets. 

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:42 | Link to Comment semperfi
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Vegas style odds would be much more useful

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:57 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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But, every gambler is like pornoGRAPHy.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:22 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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Yeah... But I told you last week.. NASTY THIRD WAVE DOWN!

And this is a very minor third wave down of a minor first wave down of a less minor first wave down of a medium first wave down of.....

What a bunch of cheerleaders! 

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:24 | Link to Comment ThisIsBob
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Not mine but the chart posted is useless for trading.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:46 | Link to Comment Al Huxley
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They just need to turn from BTFATHers to BTFDers.  Or get on board the social media bandwagon - I know it looks crowded, but honest, there's plenty of room if you just pile in on top...  Lets take these PEs to 4 digits!

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:47 | Link to Comment Al Huxley
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Only sociopathic fuckheads would crash a market right before Christmas - we should be fine into January at least don't you think?

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:49 | Link to Comment jcaz
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Oh yeah, all is well, they'd never puke the market now- back up the truck, buy all you can....

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:00 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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You are think bankster who is worship at alter of satan is caring for Christmas?! No, only question is crash week before or day before. Crash week early, maybe is less present under tree, crash day early, maybe father or retirement candidate is contemplate self-termination. Please check Advent Calendar.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:23 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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Al... "sociopathic fuckheads" is exactly what we have in the White House now!


Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:55 | Link to Comment BandGap
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It might be the bst time for them to do this, Al. And besides, you said it - they're fuckheads.

Just settled down for a long winter's nap. 

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:01 | Link to Comment TrustWho
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I do not know when the facade of earnings and MDA trends will fail, but a December crash would be a perfect month for a major unwind. Selling the Santa Claus rally that killed the bull market brought to us by the Wizard of Oz...DADDY Bernanke!!!

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:55 | Link to Comment whateverittakes
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It is taking trillions of $ in Government deficit spending and FED money printing to keep that chart going. It is pure suicide by the elites if this farce does not end soon....

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:08 | Link to Comment astoriajoe
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and by 'suicide for the elites' you mean bail-ins and confiscations for the non-elites?

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:12 | Link to Comment Antifederalist
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i am an old guy.

Educate me.

BTFD.  I get it.

BTFATH-ers?  Not so much.








Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:20 | Link to Comment fooshorter
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Buy The Fucking All Time High



Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:04 | Link to Comment Ham-bone
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f'ing A - Buy the f'ing all time high - mf'er lifting off to the f'ing moon as I type this ridicu-f'ing-lus message!!

Follow EUR-JPY is lifting off and markets will follow...up, up, and away for rest of day...copper up while silver smashed...again.  just buy what they want you to buy.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:34 | Link to Comment max2205
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If BenYellin is alive. ...btfd bitchezzz

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:15 | Link to Comment frankTHE COIN
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I think even though the Fed has unlimited money to Buy and stabilize a crash, ( and they have circuit breakers to stop the declines speed in equities ),
This thing could crash but you have to be fast to profit.
The Spot month of the S& P and other Futures has no Limit Down or Circuit Breaker.
So if a 1987 ish crash happens and for ex. The Spot month is 6000 points lower in a half hour, but the back months and Circuit Breaker levels are higher, there's a good chance that Puts will price in the Spot month. A fortune will be there briefly. In that case you must take profits quick and look for other quick opportunities to Short again.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:24 | Link to Comment Ham-bone
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Frank said "short"...haven't heard that word since '09.  you forgot your sarc tags around going "short"...good one.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:33 | Link to Comment frankTHE COIN
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An example Similar to this, but obviously not the same thing, was when NetFlix fell $100 in one day weeks ago.
I looked at the options that were $ 90.00 away from yesterday's closing price and they had increased in value from$ 2.00 to an astronomical amount. I calculated at that time that if someone had 1000 of those puts from the day before they, at that , moment was up $ 1.3 million with expiration 2 days to go.
Not an exact apples to apples comparison but this happens somewhere in all crashes. Be ready.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:22 | Link to Comment joego1
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Trust us! Really! the water is fine!

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:28 | Link to Comment Fuh Querada
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Friggin' moving averages again - just commented on another thread - complete bullshit.

Which one? simple moving average, geometric moving average, exponential moving average or linearly weighted moving average? 

An why 50 days? Why not 46 days, 5 hours and 3 minutes?

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:38 | Link to Comment Diogenes
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You can have faith in the Russell 2000 because 90% of the stocks are above average. Just look at the chart.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 16:54 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Just like everyone's children.  They're all above average.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:44 | Link to Comment Yukajub
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I always wondered - Is it valid to put a linear line on a logrithmic scale?


Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:07 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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S&P500 hourly has broken channel support - not that significant


What is significant is that yesterday's down move include a rise in volume - validating the sell off.


Not much follow through to the downside today, but no boomerang move up either.


Q4 results are coming soon - expect all results to be adjusted - and all central banks to be buying anything that moves - much like the last five years.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 16:07 | Link to Comment lasvegaspersona
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Buy gold bullion and Chill.

This 'market' is insane and those trying to explain it only sound sillier by the day.

Soon it will be over. When we look back we'll laugh at all the silliness, except for the part about death, destruction and catastrophe.

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