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Caption Contest: Nutcracker On The NYSE

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We are not exactly sure why the ballerinas of the Nutcracker can be found on the floor of the TV studio formerly known as the New York Stock Exchange (now owned by the Atlanta-based ICE) but we are sure there is a good reason.


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Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:21 | Link to Comment Indian_Goldsmith
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Going crazy everywhere

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:31 | Link to Comment Goldilocks
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Look in the mirror; if you’re not seeing hypocrite, you weren’t looking right.

Oh &, Happy new year!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:36 | Link to Comment Indian_Goldsmith
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Stop haunting me you bitch!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:38 | Link to Comment mjcOH1
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The Rat King was missing, so they went searching in the logical places.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:59 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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Seen on a redneck truck bumper.


Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:23 | Link to Comment Atlas_shrugging
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Keep your eyes on these legs...long enough for us to restock our bullion down below...thank you for selling!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 18:26 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Please schlepp thru.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 00:23 | Link to Comment wintermute
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Ballerinas? Not sure why there is a trading floor in the NYSE, except for specialists/brokers to dance away with commissions.

Open-outcry = best prices for insiders, worst prices for joe public. 

Get rid of this 19th Century anarchronism!

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 01:38 | Link to Comment Deo vindice
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You mean those aren't the bankers in the picture?

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:44 | Link to Comment Goldilocks
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Carly Simon - You're So Vain (with lyrics) (4:17)

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:19 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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Is not so well known, but song is about Boris.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:02 | Link to Comment aVileRat
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Nobody trades on the floor anymore. It could become a disco for all the heating costs these days.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:40 | Link to Comment texas sandman
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Read the headline.....saw "nutcracker"...figured it was another Hillary Clinton article...

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:24 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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You are confuse! Hillary is "nut shrinker". When detection of Hillary presence, all genitalia is shrivel and quiver. Just thought of Hillary and Boris is one testicle retreat to pelvic cavity.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 01:20 | Link to Comment BidnessMan
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Shrinkage .....

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 16:25 | Link to Comment headhunt
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Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:29 | Link to Comment VD
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cracked all short nutz in 2013 come on Mr Yellen lets do this!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:48 | Link to Comment BandGap
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Theatre of the absurd.

Lion fighting cougars at the Coliseum soon.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:22 | Link to Comment caShOnlY
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"my 401(k) us going to make me rich, I am so happy I came here to dance for Chairman Bernanke!"

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:29 | Link to Comment alphamentalist
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Having finished up at Anderson Cooper's mom's place, Nijinisky decides to crack his nuts on a bigger stage.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:43 | Link to Comment MayIMommaDogFac...
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Sug-ar Plum Fair-y.  Sug-ar Plum Fair-y.  Sug-ar Plum Fair-y.

Repeat over and over in slow menancing Jack Nicholson/The Shining voice until you induce yourself into a trance.  Then drink and BTFATH! 

You may end up getting a hit song out of the whole deal, or just another Day in the Life.

Happy New Year everyone.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 06:08 | Link to Comment ugmug
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WOW....the SEC has finally decided to reveal the inner workings of the agency.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:26 | Link to Comment slotmouth
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Quit bustin' balls.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:49 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Why not? The Wallstreet rats and the fed have had America's nuts in a vice for 100 years now. It seems appropriate.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:24 | Link to Comment remain calm
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Guess which one is Pasoni?

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:31 | Link to Comment Stoploss
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How much for the red head?

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:32 | Link to Comment Goldilocks
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How much for the little girl? (0:17)

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:27 | Link to Comment dwayne elizando
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Jim Cramer and friends grace the NYSE

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:28 | Link to Comment JustObserving
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NYSE is the world's biggest fairy tale.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:58 | Link to Comment PontifexMaximus
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But a real one

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:12 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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Once again, we have tip toe around the Russians


Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:26 | Link to Comment thetruthseeker
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The NYSE, where fantasy meets fantasy.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:29 | Link to Comment ChaosEquilibrium
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Blo's & Ho's!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:30 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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I'll be dancing when that kid in front is holding Bernanke's, Dimon's, or Obama's head...better yet, all three.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:36 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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And featuring special guest star Timothy Geithner as The Nutcracker.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:37 | Link to Comment Cpl Hicks
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Yeah, that sounds like a great role for Timmy- small, wooden and irrelevant!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:35 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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Looks like a Flat Day.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:37 | Link to Comment Agent P
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Ow My Balls! 

"The Nutcracker - presented by Travelers (Twitter, Oracle, Hilton, and of course Carl's Jr.)"

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:37 | Link to Comment Atomizer
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Down Jones NutWacker

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:42 | Link to Comment wisehiney
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These assholes have a sense of humour. Whether the Rat King or The Nutcrackers win, we still lose.

And the Sugar Plum Fairy goes to Hawaii. 

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:43 | Link to Comment Agent P
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Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:42 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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   Where's the fake snow falling from the rafters? OOps I forgot it's the NYSE.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:53 | Link to Comment konputa
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NYSEcam sounds a bit like NiceScam. Was that intentional?  

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:50 | Link to Comment QQQBall
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Where is the biggest ball buster of all? Mr. Yellen...

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:57 | Link to Comment realWhiteNight123129
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1st Ballerine, asking the 1st Dancer

 -- When do they turn on the lights and when does the fairy tale show stop in this place? At least at the Met after 22h30 we go back home and reality.

1st Dancer answering the Ballarine

-- I saw a man with Silver slippers, his name is Ron he told me, he said that there are another 18 months going of that show maximum...



Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:07 | Link to Comment TheRideNeverEnds
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Because there is nothing else to do when the ES does less than half a million contracts in an entire day and the markets going up ten points a day is a given.


Just go all in on the S&P, make sure to use plenty of margin, then come back in a few weeks; cash out, buy a new boat or two and wait for the next dip of a couple points to reload.  





Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:57 | Link to Comment debtor of last ...
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Pomo sapiens is a bitch. Bitchez.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:05 | Link to Comment chdwlch1
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...and CNBC's very own Barney Frank was there, on the floor of the exchange, to welcome the ensemble cast of "The Cocksucker", excuse the Freudian slip, I meant "The Nutcracker"...

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:10 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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how many foodstamps does it cost to buy a pair of tickets to see the show????

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:13 | Link to Comment Dr. Destructo
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Needs more fire in the background, then you'd have a perfect representation of what the NYSE does to the economy on a daily basis.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:28 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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Twitter + Nutcracker = the future pain


Sell high...

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:30 | Link to Comment CaptainSpaulding
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This is tchaikovsky speaking from the grave. Wish you was here. Please dont fuck with my shit.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:31 | Link to Comment Yenbot
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All your kapital are belong to Putin...

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:34 | Link to Comment Dan The Man
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Sunshine...Lollipops and Rainbows !!!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:40 | Link to Comment KickIce
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symbolic for what the bankers are going to do to the muppets.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:52 | Link to Comment Nostradumbass
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Cover your groin Americans - you are about to get kicked in the balls. Again.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 18:07 | Link to Comment stinkhammer
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hey! merica!  go fuck yourself!  love ben

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 18:23 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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That dance troupe's got nothing on the dancing around the law they practice on Wall Street.

Maybe "swing" will come back in style.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 11:38 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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"Last Dance" would have been far more appropriate. Who's trading this thing again?

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 18:31 | Link to Comment GeorgeHayduke
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I'm waiting for the Neck Cracker (rope and a lamp post) on Wall Street headline. That's when we'll know the zombies have awoken and decided to fight back against their owners. Question is, can zombies awaken or are they truly brain dead? Time will tell.......

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 18:55 | Link to Comment XenOrbitalEnginE
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Why do I sense anti-ballet sentiment in commentary?  It's just one of the European forms of dance. Irrelevant.   Unmix your cultural feelings with the envy for NYSE participants.  You're saying "Shucks they greedily get all the money", and "Oh what a circus".  You could just participate by buying shares of...

I see they took down NYSE and it's a part of some thing called ICE.

Well, I'll bet that's like the International Bank movie with Clive Owen and stuff, funding South Sudan's arms and ... I'll say no more!


Merry Anonymous Handle Year!


Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:30 | Link to Comment robertsgt40
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Nutcracker rings of Ball Buster

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 16:43 | Link to Comment headhunt
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Audition day at the original Nut Cracker theater

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