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Santelli Slams Central Bank Policies: "The Market Is Rapidly Realizing That They Can't Go On Forever"

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While the world's talking heads are desperately opening their global financial crisis fire-extinguishing mouths that this time is different, Rick Santelli takes 4 minutes to highlight the problems associated with liquidity that is always leveraged to the max and the problems that now await us. "For a while," Santelli calmly explains, the fairy-dust commercial planners (Central banks) "at least for a while, made everything seem like it could work." However, with "no excess margin in the system," emerging-market-cannonball-driven ripples in the global pool of liquidity are a major problem. Slamming those who argue 'taper is small' or 'Argentina doesn't matter'; the ever-increasing central-bank-inspired interconnectedness means "the market is realizing in a hurry," as we have warned numerous times, "these [central bank] programs can't go on forever,"

Add to this, Santelli notes, that even the central bank architects of the (faux market) buildings (e.g. BoE's Carney) no longer want to live in these buildings... and problems lie ahead...


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Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:03 | Link to Comment DrunkMath
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:13 | Link to Comment Occident Mortal
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A market crash is preferable to currency oblivion.

Everyone involved knows this.

Anyway, good news for me today as my short on the DJIA is back in the money.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:29 | Link to Comment madcows
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Shorting takes balls.  The FED could destroy you at any second, and only the insiders get the memo's beforehand.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:51 | Link to Comment boogerbently
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Can Rick come up with a "solution" far enough ahead of the next election to be the GOP candidate?

I'm not encouraged with any other hopefuls, so far.

Chris Christie......really???

I think he is the Dem choice for the GOP.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:55 | Link to Comment Stackers
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un-taper in 3, 2, ......

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:58 | Link to Comment madcows
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nice moobs.  are they real?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:24 | Link to Comment Havok
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Is it a bro or a manzier?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 18:21 | Link to Comment CheapBastard
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Sam's Club laying off 2,300 workers, about 2% of its workforce


That's the Headline Breaking news on Yahoo.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 18:56 | Link to Comment Shocker
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Its happening quite often. Sucks...

Layoff / Closing List:


Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:00 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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Does this mean you're going to need earnings and stuff to support your stock value?

Don't tell Jeff Bezos.  His hair might fall out.

Oh, wait...

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:23 | Link to Comment Arius
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this guy is a lunatic - where would these people realize that there are no free markets? dahhhh

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:03 | Link to Comment J S Bach
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Some good points made.  But the "Fairy Dust" analogy is a bunch of hokum.  The son-of-a-god-damned-bitch central bankers KNOW what they're doing.  They've been doing it for centuries... it's part of their religious creed.


To me, the only concern is whether or not "we the sheeple" will learn - after this upcoming and unprecendented bout of collapse and suffering - exactly who it is that is responsible for these "boom & bust" cycles?!  Will we learn that it is all based on dishonest money (debt-based fiat)?!  Will we bring to justice those persons and entities who knowingly foisted this villainous system upon us?!


Educating the masses as to the guilty parties and their nefarious machinations is crucial to finding any true light at the end of the monetary tunnel.  Otherwise, we will re-live this again and again until our grandchildren - in their hopeless servitude - spit on our graves for having allowed it to continue.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:07 | Link to Comment economics9698
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Anytime you try a decent crime there is 50 ways to fuck up. If you think of twenty-five of them, you’re a genius. And you’re no genius.
~Teddy Laursen (Mickey Rourke) in Body Heat, 1982.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 22:15 | Link to Comment 0b1knob
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That's  another problem for future America.   Man am I glad I don't live there....

Be happy like Homer SImpson.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 22:42 | Link to Comment Manthong
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Aw Geez..

You’d think that the PTB  were Ominptent  or that they like really controlled everything like Hitler or Mao or somebody..

guess what  MF's...  the tide will be turned,

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:31 | Link to Comment NOTW777
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at some point the slowing of all this government bribe/welfare/food stamp money flowing to WMT SBUX MCD and many others has to have an impact

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:51 | Link to Comment zaphod
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But they haven't even started to taper yet, just talk only, that is how bad it is.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 22:01 | Link to Comment Silveramada
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Easy, Easy folks! the emergency exit is over there please all of you get out with calm....and do not pay attention to the alarm sound and the smoke...

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 06:42 | Link to Comment Notarocketscientist
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Are you fucking RETARDED?  

I am not kidding - I mean how fucking slow are you - can you read?  Can you do basic math?




In fact they want to take money from your pocket to line the pockets of themselves and their masters.




Incredible that people on the web site still play partisan politics - HOPELESS BASTARDS.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:41 | Link to Comment Silver Bully
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'The FED could destroy you at any second, and only the insiders get the memo's beforehand.'

EXACTLY. At least back in 1929, the retail investors and traders had a real market to deal with. You were gambling with other gamblers. This time, there are no other gamblers . . . there is only the HOUSE (aka, the Central Banks) makiing the decisions. As told many times before, the House is a big club, and you ain't in it.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 18:55 | Link to Comment eclectic syncretist
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Look, anyone here who thinks the big banks on wall street that are best connected with the Fed haven't been selling equities over the past several months doesn't know what a distribution phase looks like.  They are going to make a lot of money on a drop, although they will never openly admit that they fade their client reccomendations. 

The Fed has started a tightening cycle, even though it is "only" a (frankly massive) $10,000,000,000 per meeting decrease in money printing, it was also the starting gun for anyone with their ears to the ground and not in denial about it's portent. 

Additionally, given that this bull market has had three up phases, with only two real corrections in five years, and completes a diverging or megaphone pattern on a chart going back to the complete denial of gold and silve as money in the 1970s-80s, means the bet here is down, and in a BIG way.

Lastly, and by far not least importantly, the high levels of growth seen in electronic technology and innovation over the past couple of decades are at an apex.  What are they going to do next, put smart-tablets on wheelchairs for invalids or in cars?  What a joke, when the phone companies could be disbanded and replaced for operations that function for pennies on the current dollar.  Internet communication is almost free, but if you want to use a hand-held device it's $50-100 per month.  Puhlease.

And if you want to go even further, consider that energy production has hit a sticking point from which it may very well fall if the politicoes and central banks don't make huge changes in policy pronto, against the will of their current crop of corporate masters.  I shouldn't need to say any more, as the outcome is obvious to anyone who care to stop and think about it.  Big changes are coming.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 09:32 | Link to Comment Comte d'herblay
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I'd be the first to accept this line of thought, but the fact that 53 agree with you and only 8 don't, sets an alarm bell off in my befuddled brain. 


But u r absolutely right about that memo, which likely went out on Monday last week to Jamie, Lloyd, and the rest of the Mafia. 

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 10:52 | Link to Comment Keloid
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Shorting could be considered part of a prudent risk management  approach, provided your counterparties are solvent. Writing covered calls would be a way to play similar sentiment.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:02 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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1) There is no market.

2) It damn sure CAN GO ON FOREVER.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:09 | Link to Comment madcows
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they will all print until the currencies are destroyed.

Remember, there are trillions of CDS' to inflate away.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:11 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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Rick talks like the fed is under some kind of constraint. LMAO! Those maggots will steal the fillings right out of your teeth. This selloff is a ruse. Better get a grip on the real reality Mr. Santelli. There is no limit to what those maggots can and will do.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:23 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Agree.  I think what markets are realizing now is some of what we talk about on here daily.  This MUST go on forever or the pain will be exquisite.  Janet will un-taper when things get ugly or she'll find herself replaced faster than a southern European politician.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:50 | Link to Comment Johnny Cocknballs
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Janet will do what Stan tells her to do, I reckon.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:26 | Link to Comment CrashisOptimistic
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Oh no!  Not a 3% correction!

Let's see S&P 600 and then you have a correction.  Of course, before that happens Obama would be issuing orders restoring price to 1800, and who would challenge him doing that?  Some guys who were short?  Do you really think they are going to carry the day against every pension fund in the world?  They would stop bullets long before it gets to court.

There is no market.  Do not play in this game.  The referees will take all your money, not that they need to because they can print whatever they want.  It's just that . . . you see . . . they have nothing to gain by letting you keep yours.




Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:28 | Link to Comment madcows
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check out argentina's stock market.  Up UP and Away.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 18:21 | Link to Comment ATM
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Probably going to be the best stock market in nominal returns for a while. I'm ready for triple and quadruple percentage returns that you go broke owning.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:32 | Link to Comment logicalman
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what you make in the market, you lose in the currency devaluation

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 10:20 | Link to Comment Comte d'herblay
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I've been watching this and I don't see it in the last 25 yrs.  

After hitting a 120 high, it is where is was 25 yrs ago.

This disconnect is likely not puzzling to those who have the Deep Inside Information.  But it sure is to those of us who have watched the $ historically.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:34 | Link to Comment frankthomaswhite59
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they have nothing to gain by letting you keep yours.

indeed .

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:30 | Link to Comment Tasty Sandwich
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At some point it threatens them though.

Currency collapse = end of the Federal Reserve System and end of the status quo

At some point, they will have to choose between destroying themselves through more printing or collapsing the economy completely by rendering the US government insolvent.

The interesting thing is that currency collapse and rendering the US government insolvent both threaten the status quo fairly equally.

Paul Volcker had room to maneuver.  The underlying, real economy didn't like it - but it was able to handle it.  Also, the US government wasn't carrying an incredible amount of debt.  Nowadays, it couldn't and it is.

Volcker's Federal Reserve board elicited the strongest political attacks and most widespread protests in the history of the Federal Reserve (unlike any protests experienced since 1922), due to the effects of the high interest rates on the construction and farming sectors, culminating in indebted farmers driving their tractors onto C Street NW in Washington, D.C. and blockading the Eccles Building.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:48 | Link to Comment SDShack
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When a sociopath feels threatened, they will simply do what it was that they did to get them as far as it did. They never change because they can't change. It's the frog and the scorpion syndrome. Not only will they just repeat their mistake, they will double down, or even go all in on their same bet. Forget that they think they have any choice in what they do. They don't. For a sociopath, there is only one option... to obtain more at any and all costs. The option that results in their own destruction never materializes in their mind. The fact that so many sociopaths actually end up destroying themself because they never stopped their own destructive practices proves it. There is no choice here for them.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:03 | Link to Comment SDShack
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Actually, I think the scene in Tombstone is the best analogy. The one that has Kurt Russel (Wyatt Earp) asking Val Kilmer (Doc Holiday) why a killer like Johnny Ringo does what he does. Doc says something like "People like Johnny Ringo have a great big hole in their soul. They can't steal enough or kill enough to ever fill it. They just want revenge." Wyatt asks "Revenge for what?". Doc says "For being born." Sociopath 101.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:20 | Link to Comment ajax
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Jesus Christ already: spare us your all-encompassing USA movie analogies...


Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:38 | Link to Comment Zigs
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Sociopathic societies are filled with psychopaths and we wouldn't even kill a fly.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:45 | Link to Comment dirtscratcher
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I don't agree with your analogy but I up arrowed you anyways just cuz that's a great scene from a great movie.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:58 | Link to Comment Tasty Sandwich
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Maybe I'm a sociopath, but I would just keep printing, while pretending that I'm not going to, because in my view we are beyond the point-of-no-return anyway.

Collapse now or collapse later.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:06 | Link to Comment SDShack
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I seriously doubt you are a sociopath. But a lot of TPTB are. So in order to understand how the world works, you have to look at it from THEIR perspective because only then does all this mindless stuff make any sense. I do agree that we are past the point of no return. It just gets worse from here. Much worse. Everyone needs to plan accordingly.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:15 | Link to Comment Ned Zeppelin
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I think that IS the plan, sir. 

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 18:25 | Link to Comment ATM
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Of course it's the plan. They will print and destroy the Western world. Liberty, self government, capitalism must all be smashed once and for all. They plan is clear if anyone wishes to simply see and listen. The authoritarian fuckers who wish to tell you how to live, where to live, what to do, what not to do are well placed across the globe and have an infrastructure in place for when the chaos begins.

They can't control precisely when it will occur but they sure as hell are trying to get it going. and every day they pour more fake money gasoline into our basement witht he hopes that a spark will come. They are ready, we are not.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:13 | Link to Comment Ned Zeppelin
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Let's keep in mind that the problems Volcker had to fight were problems that the Federal Reserve themselves created.  Kind of like praising the arsonist for putting out the fire he started in his own house.  No hero status for Volcker in my book.  Rather, he demonstrates the utter contempt bankers have for everyone else, since they will carry out any policy, no matter how painful or destructive, to protect their wealth. 

His status as the wise elder statesman of banking is complete tripe. 

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:42 | Link to Comment SDShack
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Exactly right buzz. Rick needs to understand what a sociopath is and does.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:23 | Link to Comment centerline
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They will print - as will every other CB.

The governments will grab - all of them.

We are caught right in the middle... getting it from both ends.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:09 | Link to Comment j0nx
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Both of those responses are correct. How to choose?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:11 | Link to Comment stocktivity
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But....but...but...the January affect was bullish before the last couple days...

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:44 | Link to Comment Silver Bully
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You forgot  bullet point 3:


1) There is no market.

2) It damn sure CAN GO ON FOREVER.

3) Eventually there's no one left with confidence in the market, and everyone walks away.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:06 | Link to Comment wisehiney
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Never would pay for overpriced assets. The sad thing is that when they get to the REAL cheap level, they are going to continue crashing from there.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 23:14 | Link to Comment DanDaley
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That's because people will find out that, as Billy Clinton so eloquently stated, "There's no there...there."

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:06 | Link to Comment carbonmutant
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Trust is evaporating like snow on a hotplate...

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:13 | Link to Comment Winston of Oceania
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That's what happens when you shoot hopium.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:07 | Link to Comment ejmoosa
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...and when the governments no longer trust each other, that's when the game ends.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:08 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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Take a look at TWTR Rick, if you want to see fairy dust in action.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:11 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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     That's funny Santelli mentioned Carney. The Cable is taking a beating today. That's what happens when traders start to lose faith in central banksters because they change the rules when ever it pleases them.

     Santelli is spot on by the way, and he didn't say anything we at Z/H didn't already know.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:11 | Link to Comment El Oregonian
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If it wasn't for Santelli CNBS would get no viewership at all. Nice work Rick.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:13 | Link to Comment eatthebanksters
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Sounds like a lemming migration...

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:13 | Link to Comment verbot
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Verbot.exe...load ghost of Mark Haines......

Where is my fucking cheetos and that lazy girl i am training to be a reporter?... oh, sorry.

Being dead has made me testy but when rick santelli rants i just have to come down for a look at an old shill in rare forml... A good man would have left years ago but rick stays... 

I would have reported the truth but i died just right before this all went bad...any idea they may be connected?

The verbot cant hold my spirit very long so i will give you the secret of the universe in one sentence....

 Firstttttt.....poll mem.....all sectors temp load os........load recovery........

Rec fail

Load fail

Verbot offline...powering down to save system resources...

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:18 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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"Fairy dust!  More fairy dust!

Does Yellen have her wings yet?!?!

My God!  They have to do something!  Summon the Unicorns!"

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:19 | Link to Comment Wait What
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i like this santelli guy. too bad he works for something called CNBC. never heard of it.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:20 | Link to Comment stocktivity
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Oh Oh ...Low of day

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:19 | Link to Comment papaswamp
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:21 | Link to Comment MathWins
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Printing tons of money doesn't matter, having a bunch of worthless deriviatives hid on your books doesn't matter, the debt of the U.S., Greece, Italy, France, Spain, and Ireland (just to name a few), doesn't matter.  Nope, not at all.

More Fairy Dust needed!!!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:24 | Link to Comment Johnny Cocknballs
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Corps and banks are sitting on shitloads of cash.  Shitloads.  So on the one hand traders are picking up CDS because of "fairy dust" - but why is there no excess margin in the system when there's a shitload of cash sitting in banks.

Something isn't computing for me here.  I like Santelli, usually, but this was perplexing....  I am on almost no sleep and have been reading comments to Krugman today  (my god, my god, why hast thou forsaken us?) so maybe I'm experiencing brain flatulence.


WTF is Santelli talking about here?  Can someone e'splainame?


BTW, funny how Krugman wrote in one of his 'confidence fairy debunked' articles that Keynesian macro/stim over the past, at the time, 5 years has worked splendidly, but most of the money is sitting idle {and otherwise spent as wisely as you'd expect} which doesn't stop him from either claiming a] the stimulus worked pretty well but b] we just need more of it.

Sorry to belabor my Krugman hate today.  I just hate that the guy has legions of fanboys and girls who keep regurgiating the same handful of false premises over and over, punctuated by making some inane complaint about "teabaggers".



Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:31 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Central bank liquidity has allowed banks to lever up again using derivatives and swaps.

Sure, they have cash, but it's levered 30 to 1 (or more) again.

No fiduciary responsibility or rule-of-law.

2008 Redux, except worse.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:46 | Link to Comment Johnny Cocknballs
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Thanks.  In hindsight this now seems like it was actually pretty obvious but I somehow just missed that point amongst the analogies.  He was talking cannon balls which made me think of this annual pool party I used to go to as a kid where one of my dad's especially fat, especially alcoholic, but especially hilarious buddies would, at some point, endanger the lives of a plethora {verily, a plethora} of small children in order to wow all of us with the large splash... 

it also made me think of this girl, a few years older than me, who went from having a plank-of-wood-like body to something more like Jessica Rabbit in about a two year period. 


Ah, those were the days, when you could get a cast iron chubb merely from glancing at a 15 year old girl in a bathing suit without fear of arrest.  I had a Cal Ripken-like streak of swimming pool boners in the late 80s/early 90s...

But you can never look, no you can never look back...

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:02 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Thanks, had the Don Henley album "Building the Perfect Beast" back in the day - bought the CD when it came out - a classic.

"I can see you...Your brown skin shinin' in the sun...You got that hair slicked back and those Wayfarers on, baby."

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:34 | Link to Comment papaswamp
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Corps may be sitting on a bunch o cash...but they are sitting on far more debt...... There in be the probz

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:45 | Link to Comment Dingleberry
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correct....shitload of cash that is offest by even bigger shitload of debt and margin, plus the pucker factor of possibly needing cash in a run (see China).

Plus is the BofE stopping swaps with the fed?

Which is why this shit won't work.

The what is not in doubt.

The when is.

Looks like gold knew something was amiss (again).....

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:41 | Link to Comment Carpenter1
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Corps sitting on more debt than cash. 

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:19 | Link to Comment Johnny Cocknballs
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As to the banks, it's still very hard to process that, we all lived through 2007/8, and the same fucking banks are over leveraged...again... having used free money from the same Fed that was vital to the sheer extent of the housing bubble/subprime crisis.  It's beyond corruption, beyond stupidity...  it's the same fucking robbers walking into your house the following week as the same cops aid and abet them.


There will be repudiation...oh yes...there will be repudiation.


Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:09 | Link to Comment ejmoosa
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And along with shitloads of cash, those corporations have taken on even more shitloads of debt....

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:24 | Link to Comment alangreedspank
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Lots of cash sitting in banks (actually, at the Fed) but the bond market cashflow is thinning. Replacing old (cheaper, more yeilding) bonds with newer (costlier, smaller yields) is taking it its toll after 6 years of this shit.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:04 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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and it's as simple as that. "Make country A pay more so that Country USA pays less."

This isn't a question of "going on" but of the will to execute on your own people the denial of even there own earnings.

Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, Zaire, Zimbabwe, Egypt. India, Indonesia, Japan. "Now even Canada, Australia, Europe and Great Britain itself."

Once China blows sky high there are simply no more dollars left in the world.

Thise folks in Davos might think they're in the right place (and maybe for themselves they are)...but I would be aboard an Aircraft Carrier or checking in at the Cafetaria at NATO HQ right now myself.

Yet again "rates have been persistently low for a persistently long time."

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:26 | Link to Comment f16hoser
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Thanx Rick. You're very astute. We never would have figured this out on our own!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:27 | Link to Comment kahunabear
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I've got one word for ya. QE4. 

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:32 | Link to Comment Australian Economist
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Isn't this exactly what Peter Schiff said would happen?


$120b QE soon?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:35 | Link to Comment Spungo
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Solution: let's print 75 billion then leverage it so we can pump 750 billion into the stock market each month. Everybody wins!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:40 | Link to Comment Australian Economist
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What happens when the Fed gets a margin call?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:41 | Link to Comment Johnny Cocknballs
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We invade someone for some ex post facto, contrived "reason" that the sheeple will by and large believe.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:37 | Link to Comment Keyser
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Don't think the sheeple will buy it this time. Too many people have taken the red pill. 


Fri, 01/24/2014 - 18:04 | Link to Comment vxpatel
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who has the power to call their margin?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 18:45 | Link to Comment whoopsing
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Mother Nature ?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:29 | Link to Comment RaceToTheBottom
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When the FED gets a margin call, they pay off the call using printed money. It is all they know how to do.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:36 | Link to Comment Keyser
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The same thing they do when they naked short the PM markets, they write a check on an account with a zero balance and the treasury cashes it. 


Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:44 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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People are starting to realize that a lot of stuff can't go own forever...

The thing about Santelli is that he thinks that the "free hand" is all that is needed to restore the good ol'days...

He is as deluded as those that he decries.... 

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 18:54 | Link to Comment tickhound
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"The thing about Santelli is that he thinks that the "free hand" is all that is needed to restore the good ol'days...

He is as deluded as those that he decries.... "

Welcome back to detox.


Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:50 | Link to Comment TheSkipper1967
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Come on 300 points down.  Go Go Go

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:06 | Link to Comment rbblum
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Santelli had best be careful . . . very careful. . . . because the day may come when the vast majority of his audience may actually believe what he says as being what it is: accurate and truthful. 

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 18:24 | Link to Comment BadLibertarian
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I wonder when the public at large is going to realize that the only difference between Madoff and the rest of the financial industry is that he just ran out of runway sooner.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:02 | Link to Comment Oldwood
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Nah, Madoff was simply greedy. many of the fucks running the economy are true believers. They will be willing to burn the whole house to the ground to prove a point.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 18:32 | Link to Comment yogibear
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Yellen, Evans and Dudley are out to prove him wrong. They will crash the US dollar.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 18:47 | Link to Comment More_sellers_th...
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I love Rick and I think I agree.... But dafuq? de he just say???????

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 18:55 | Link to Comment Atomizer
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Nice job Rick Santelli. Always enjoy your insightful commentary.  Margins are no different than a person depositing money into the bank. You’re just scratching the surface on the root problem, please continue to expose. Thanks.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:00 | Link to Comment Winston Smith 2009
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Every time we have one of these dips, the mainstream financial media begins to recognize that the emperor has no clothes, but then central banks take measures to extend and sustain the illusion.  When I hear someone on CNBC saying what Santelli just said, I suspect that we are getting much closer to the end of their ability to "extend and pretend." Good.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:17 | Link to Comment gravedestruction
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Did he say something about fairy ducks?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:46 | Link to Comment pFXTim
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boy, refigerators, cannonballs, fairy dust...I'm sure glad Santelli cleared this all up...

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:50 | Link to Comment batterycharged
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Santelli is a monkey puppet of the uber rich.

And his opinions are moronic.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:51 | Link to Comment jomama
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i love the smell of controlled opposition in the morning.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:52 | Link to Comment fijisailor
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Bulldike bucks in 3...2...1...

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:05 | Link to Comment pot_and_kettle
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drudge linked to this through zh

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:31 | Link to Comment jomama
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that website sucks.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 22:09 | Link to Comment pot_and_kettle
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that website sucks the least.


Fixed it for you

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:16 | Link to Comment Pumpkin
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LoL!  Rick knows a little more about the markets than the average Joe.  It is more simple to say, there is a HUGE bubble being blown.  Dancing around that huge bubble is exciting and fun (and makes you money).  But after a long while, the bubble is so big and so fun, it begins to look like a danger.  And after it gets to be so huge, people start to worry, what if it popped.  It might just blow shit down for miles and miles. 

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:29 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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When are the drive by down voters going to say something refuting Santelli's clear argument that the markets are nothing but a FED cotton candy fluffed Ponzi scheme?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:28 | Link to Comment arby63
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Fed trolls are out in full force tonite!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:14 | Link to Comment fuu
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Just common Drudgites.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:02 | Link to Comment “Rebellion to t...
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Rick is a very bright guy.......... but he's way off on this one!

This market is going to go much higher before the massive correction.

Keep the powder dry and don't go all in on the market meltdown drama.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:40 | Link to Comment Atomizer
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Since your such a fucking genius. Kindly explain to the world, why other countries are getting looted by their banking accounts to repay CB’s? Then expand on why this will never happen the United States of America. Let me guess your answer, FDIC.

Money Confiscation Legal?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 23:04 | Link to Comment “Rebellion to t...
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You're, not your, very emotional.

All I said was Rick is a very bright guy.


The market goes up.  The market goes down.

Just because Rick Santelli said what he did, does not mean the world is coming to an end just yet...... Unless you put a bullet in your bird brain, you fucking asshole.

The market is full of liquididity, and has a lot of room to run higher.  Not forever, Atomizer, you f'tard.

When the correction comes....  The correction that Rick Santelli alludes to, beware!  Just don't bet on the end of the world next week.

The greatest country in the history of the world, the USA, may have a stock market bull run for years to come, with the money in the system.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 00:14 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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The greatest country in the history of the world has been sold out.

That's why some of us get so angry; a once great thing full of promise was looted, windows broken, then torched.

Tell me what is so great about the U.S.A. today?

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 00:31 | Link to Comment Atomizer
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Thank you

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 12:03 | Link to Comment jerry_theking_lawler
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Hey Jackass...while you are being the grammar police you forgot to proof your own comments...what is 'liquididty'? Is it akin to stupididty?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:15 | Link to Comment Meremortal
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You gotta love this place. Multiple claims as to what is happening, all accepted and touted as correct, even though most of the takes conflict which each other.

And serious offerings and discussions of charts put up by Tyler Durden, which seems odd given that charts derived from a manipulated fake market are useless by definition.

On the plus side, it was a damn good day to be short the S+P.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:28 | Link to Comment grunk
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Marijuana cash is going to save the banking system just like heroin cash has.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 22:02 | Link to Comment Atomizer
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 23:34 | Link to Comment Duude
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Everyone should have known the transition from QE to taper would not be smooth. The market didn't rise as far as it did on earnings.  QE has provided the octane for this ride. Earnings have improved for the vast majority of companies on the back of less labor producing more revenue per employee. That means more long term unemployment.  Since the world economy is still in a funk after 5 years, there's no way to even maintain what we have. Now we're going to taper QE which means interest rates must rise. Higher interest rates mean more government spending to service $17T in debt. It also means higher mortgage rates in a real estate market that can only be described as a being in 5 year depression. Now lets throw Obamacare into the mix and see middle America cut out other things to manage higher healthcare expenses.  Face it, we're stuffed! 

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 00:56 | Link to Comment Spankrupt
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When the GDP prints negative and the true unemployment story is told then we will see real prolonged downturns in the capital markets, until then most won't understand the prolific negative nature of money printing, even the Central Banks.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 01:23 | Link to Comment KingTut
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I mean, I love Santelli.  But WTF is he talking about?

I did get something from it: the CB's don't belive in the recovery they've engineered.  They reveal their doubts in their actions, which is pretty profound.  The markets will eventually pick up on their lack of confidence.  

It is obvious that the CB's are doing things that absolutely must stop in the future.  But what if the symptoms of recovery they are waiting for, never appear?  Will they stop and face the music (or lack of it), or will they just print until someone throws them out of office?


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 06:56 | Link to Comment GFORCE
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The biggest short squeeze is about to build. Long equities 2014. 

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 09:25 | Link to Comment kenezen
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It's wise to recall that America has very little to do with global "Production"   We are however investors and currency participators. We are also primarily "Consumers" which make up the other side of the market. Production and Consumption! Our currency is at risk globally as the Chinese press and the BRIC markets have trunpeted. We have vitually no Industrial production and export of MFG. Goods other than agriculture and Fuels. We're in deep DO-Do! Our international companies are doing good although they are ready for a correction in stock prices of perhaps 20% because of weakening Global Consumption. Except for our energy and agricultural goods we suck in MFG. 1600 area initially on the S&P perhaps first Quarter.   

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 10:26 | Link to Comment blindman
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why is mr. market realising this just now?
i thought mr. market was supposed to be smart,
and just now in this short time frame he is
realising what has been yelled from the
roof tops for the last 5 years?
seems to me mr. market is a very slow learner
and cannot be trusted ever.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 10:40 | Link to Comment Smiley
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And in breaking news The Federal Reserve has instructed all banks and brokerage houses to have their portfolio managers place their fingers in their ears and chant "La La, I can't hear you!"

Problem solved. 

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 13:00 | Link to Comment falak pema
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when a Nobel for Economics disagrees with this post : Rogoff Davos - Business Insider

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 14:26 | Link to Comment blindman
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@."Obviously, it's not a great thing that your debt is going up, but there's not a lot you can do about it when unemployment is really high, when the financial system is weak, when private banks are failing. That remains true: It's a concern, but it's something that has to be addressed over a very long period."
a long period, long enough for the creditors and
debtors to all kick the bucket, that kind of
long period.
the elite are steadily accumulating the recovery
and see no advantage to employing, investing or
speculating any further. why take the risk when
the central banks just empty the treasury into
their accounts.
i don't see it as a taper or a change so much
as a recognition that there is nothing left to
steal, then they will move on, somewhere?
why he never discusses the logic
and fundamental significance of fractional reserve,
debt based federal reserve notes/system as a systemic
financial crime scene?

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:47 | Link to Comment falak pema
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'Cos economists DON'T debate the POLITICAL givens; aka the Banker's rule of compound interest as time variable return on disseminating debt, and their role as debt multipliers of FREE money dissemination.

Lets face it, its the LEGISLATORS that allow capital to be disseminated on those terms since it was invented in Venice. 

Apparently our nation state governments consider this exorbitant privilege KOSHER! 

Don't blame the economist for that they have to live with it as its cast in STONE. 

Keynes tried to get around that loop by making Government active as OTHER source of investment other than the Private sector loop, the one that brought the economy down in 1929 hubris.


Now post Keynes, government has stepped in more and more since WW2, and I'm not saying its better but there were two voices of capitalism; until Reaganomics fusioned them back into ONE monopoly via G-St revoke and the Squid's takeover as monopoly player.

Now Congress is crony and on bended knee to the moneybags of 85 people et al. who are richer than the 3.5 billion sheeple. 

These policy shifts don't occur by chance. All this is planned in advance to turn back wealth creation to an elitist exercise with minimal obligatory sharing via wealth spreading thru social and tax programs; something that FDR/Keynes encouraged. Something that democracy requires, but its a question of living within your means.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:52 | Link to Comment blindman
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[KR554] Keiser Report: Endless Fiat money supply
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