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Stocks Drop 4% From Their All Time Highs And This Happens....

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One couldn't make this up:


Bloomberg has the details: South Korea Vice Finance Minister Choo Kyung Ho will host an emergency meeting tomorrow at 11 a.m. with counterparts from Bank of Korea and financial regulators to discuss market instabilities in emerging economies including Argentina, ministry says in text message.

So what happens if there is a, gasp, 5% drop from all time S&P500 highs - Janet Yellen shows up on every TV channel and tells broke viewers now is the time to buy stocks and pay for them in 4 easy installments using their favorite EBT card. What about a 10% correction: the army gets mobilized? And should the unthinkable happen and the centrally-planned "market" crash by 20% then nothing short of DefCon 1 and a 24/7 curfew would be acceptable.

We joke, but this is what happens in a time when the "confidence" of the entire world is defined by the daily move straight line higher in the S&P, and the tiniest derivation from this path results in sheer panic.


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Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:33 | 4367261 cossack55
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Deep Kimchee

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:39 | 4367268 Occident Mortal
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The stock market is driven by inflation.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:42 | 4367276 CH1
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A robust system, I say! ROBUST!

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:46 | 4367285 Gankfest
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It was only a matter of time...

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:13 | 4367317 flacon
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This is good news. The elite are pretty scared this time around. BUY PUTS, MAKE PAPER MONEY, SELL PAPER MONEY FOR GOLD. Rinse, repeat. Working a job and earning money that way is so last centry. I am holding puts on TESLA and NASDAQ over the weekend. Ready to convert to call before FOMC and then puts. Watch your VWAP. 

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:19 | 4367338 negative rates
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4 easy installments, panic, who would da known??

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:03 | 4367406 Cult_of_Reason
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KOSPI broke below 200-MA on a daily chart, as well as Hang Seng.

Mexican Index also broke below 200-MA and technically looks like a classic short.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:17 | 4367431 TruthInSunshine
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Chuck "Fuck The Flyover States & Get To Work Printing MOAR" Schumer has bankster & Wall Street bosses who are not happy with the Senator.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:36 | 4367447 Cult_of_Reason
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Goldman is net short; therefore, this time Chuck will not demand for more money printing to help the "unemployed." (The "unemployed" is a code name for "Wall Street bankers".)

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 23:52 | 4367803 Pinto Currency
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South Korea knows what is happening and the building wave of disruption has been visible for a long time.

South Korea never took the blue pill - market mayhem is on us and they are getting real:

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 00:13 | 4367833 wee-weed up
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No doubt, DHS is getting ready for use of all those billions of bullets they recently bought.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 00:54 | 4367887 Flatchestynerdette
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Hey, WWup.

Nah, what's happened is that S. Korea hasn't received the phone call yet from Christine Lagarde like Janet Yellen got on Friday where Lagarde told Yellen to keep printing and forget any ideas Janet had about "tapering".

Once Lagarde gets on speaker phone w/both S. Korea and Argentina & tells them what to do, how high to jump, and when to do it, things will be just fine.

Now, who says the French aren't in charge? Pass the Champaigne!

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:39 | 4368013 Supernova Born
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End of the Rainbow? A pot of gold

End of the baseless fiat parabola? Buckets of blood

South Korea is right to be worried.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 07:59 | 4368084 SAT 800
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Who ever thought a skinny French Bitch with hairy armpits and a bicycle would be telling people what to do; what a world.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 10:15 | 4368194 Vampyroteuthis ...
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This tells me that something is disturbing the markets more than just a correction. It is sign of a severe crisis brewing. Be aware!

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 10:45 | 4368229 thestarl
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I can't stand the sight of that French bitch strutting around the globe no wonder things are so fucked up.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 11:25 | 4368291 Stuck on Zero
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Stockholders Prayer: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for the PPT and the Fed are with me."

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 20:08 | 4367498 nmewn
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There has never been a more contemptible, slithering, in the pocket of Wall Street banker politician than, Chuck least since Barney Fwank and Chris Dodd cashed out anyways.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 20:32 | 4367528 frankthomaswhite59
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here, here...err


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 22:32 | 4367686 HardlyZero
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Janet Yellin' looks like a Tapir !

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 20:43 | 4367543 aVileRat
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Maxine Waters.

Nancy Pelosi.

Both of them make Harvy parties seem like physics exams.

The panic is not about the 1 day dip, it's about Margin Monday and the really big fun which may result in Singapore/S.Korean RNB/EU currency swap exposure. For a while now big fish have openly speculated and warned that the swings are going to force some serious deflationary problems if they go zero-currency reserve and need swap-lines in March.

Or whatever. Maybe Samsung wanted them to target the exchange rate to boost the 2014 buyback.


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:17 | 4367433 MarsInScorpio
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Just remember folks: You read it first - years ago - on ZH!!


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:50 | 4367475 Spitzer
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Mar Ket Fukt

We Tu Lo


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 22:26 | 4367677 HardlyZero
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Janet Yellin' loves inserting Tapir long long time.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 07:59 | 4368085 SAT 800
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Really. The broken clock that's going to be right some day.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 10:15 | 4368195 Wahooo
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I'll tell you what that Ho is going to say: US has declared war on all currencies, so it's time to buy as much gold as possible.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:21 | 4367345 CoonT
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I like what I'm hearing, and I don't have a clue what the $%#@ you're saying..The "gist" I'm getting is:It's ok to hate the system, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't use it to your advantage (ala "don't hate the player, hate the game).

Time for this old coondog to learn some new tricks

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:41 | 4367378 EscapingProgress
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I'm all cash baby. BTFD. Once this party gets started I'll be offering 2 pennies for your homes, 1 penny for your dogs, and 1/2 penny for your wives. Act now because after this is all over it will only be 1 penny for the bundle.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:19 | 4367434 new game
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100 percent cash. looking for deals on craigs list. honda and toyota, mis priced home.

otherwise anything paper investment is just that, but good luck to ya, and i'm not the least bit envious of your gains-you did your d.d. and took the risk. good luck sincerely...

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:53 | 4367481 Spitzer
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You are taking the risk of not being able to get any physical gold.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 00:08 | 4367825 silverserfer
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spitzer, its tool late for them let them have their cash. they dont deserve any gold. 

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 20:32 | 4367533 Spumoni
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So sorry EP, but the wife is gonna cost you a pound - of platinum.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 09:30 | 4368148 Bangin7GramRocks
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Once this "party" gets started, your cash and wife will be taken by roving bands of marauders. And they will kill and eat your dog before slicing your throat. The reset is coming, but it's nothing to be excited about.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:47 | 4367286 The Shootist
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Why do people think it's normal that the Fed 'IS' the market and cling to every utterance of those criminal clowns.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:48 | 4367298 Bangin7GramRocks
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Because the dirty secret of Wall Street is that it is littered with dummies. The degenerate gambling gene is much more important than intelligence and math accumen. 

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:17 | 4367430 Matt
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It seems with the win/loss ratio, that wall street is more like the house than the gambler.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 20:52 | 4367565 bigkahuna
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They are the house until the senior partner (the fed) calls the note. Thats when it starts raining these fools in NY.

There appears to be a dress rehearsal coming up. The real deal will show up when all of the senior partnes" disappear.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 20:02 | 4367493 Cognitive Dissonance
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Actually they consider it a rigged game and feeding time for the Wall Street herd. Just don't be in front when the herd moves.

<And just like all addicted gamblers they believe they can beat the system and get out before everyone else.>

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 21:24 | 4367607 nmewn
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I liken it to cocaine cartels...any syndicate would work, but this works better for the analogy.

You got your "producers" (the Fed & .gov) juicing the street with "free samples" until everyones hooked on the "product". Then, when a threat is introduced to the cartels, like the proposition that the product is actually bankrupting & killing people in mass, the cartels in unison step forward and say without their activities & commensurate taxation gained from the product, the people hooked on it would suffer horribly, so it must continue!

I mean, this is "high finance" we're talkin about here ;-)

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 00:56 | 4367890 Oh regional Indian
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Nm, no linken-ing needed.

The banks ARE cocaine cartels pretending to be financial service providers...literally...


Sun, 01/26/2014 - 08:23 | 4368101 nmewn
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Money laundering between cartels, whowouldathunkit eh? And the same ones who manipulate our precious in fiat price no less.

Thanks for tying the bow on it ORI ;-)

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:30 | 4367367 Jack Burton
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Makes one wonder what real returns have been in the Bull Market if a real inflation figure was factored in and not government's fake inflatoin numbers..

It is interesting how governments panic at any market downturn or correction, when for several years markets have gone up in leaps and bounds, even a minimal down day or tow sets of panic meetings. Thus one wonders, would a real market downturn for a few months running cause an explosion in financial instruments on all the banke'rs books. Every thing has collateral behind it that is dubious at best, and unreal at worst.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:32 | 4367455 CrazyCooter
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The answer, at least to me, is surprisingly simple; governments can't tax deflation. So, by logical extension, governments HATE deflation.

When I die and reincarnate, I want to come back as deflation just so I can violate one of the two guarantees in life!



Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:10 | 4367423 caShOnlY
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BTFD graduated to BTFATH? right? so wouldn't the normal path of regression be to fall back to BTFD???   What is right below BTFD?  BMB? (bail, mofo's, bail).  

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:12 | 4367330 stocktivity
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Perhaps we are underestimating what's all coming together.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:22 | 4367347 Missiondweller
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My thoughts too. Though I'm amused as anyone by ZH sarcasm, one wonders what's going on behind the scenes that they are so worried about.

Usually emergency meetings like this are to address an impending market failure rather than just a downturn.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:06 | 4367417 viahj
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is S Korea the first to panic, thus the best panic? 

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 04:35 | 4367984 FreedomGuy
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I get your point but there is no such thing as a market failure. Markets are always adapting.

However, the real point is that any drop, any sustained drop in any market from what central planners want reveals their imperfection and limited power. That cannot be allowed.

Let's make it easy. Central planners assert stock markets only go up, government bonds are always expensive (low yields), commodities should always be cheap, especially PM's.

Any deviation from those things shows the central planners and government in general are not gods and have feet of clay. These guys look at a rain forest and assert they are botanists who could run it better. I think they actually believe their own BS and even if they don't they have to act like they do.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:18 | 4367432 BandGap
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My thoughts exactly. When even the simplest or slightest moves take on monumental proportions, there is a monster disruption in The Force.

Who will be the first to yell "fire!" in the crowded theatre? I find it interesting that some hacker also broke into CNN's web page and announced China was dumping all it's bonds. Little tests to judge which way the sytem is leaning, or if it is teetering.

Gonna be an interesting week.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 10:01 | 4368180 Oldwood
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This is a test of the International Reality Avoidance Program Endeavor, or I-RAPE. They have been doing what they can to rape everyone financially through manipulation of all markets under the auspice of preserving the American Dream.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 00:23 | 4367850 mt paul
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will trade KimChee

for gold ...

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 08:51 | 4368121 Cattender
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This entire JOKE has been going on for FAR TOO LONG. the market is FAKE and so is the RECOVERY!!!!!! (How HIGH is Unemployment for petes sake!)

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:34 | 4367262 VD
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not a joke really.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:37 | 4367265 slotmouth
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Everyone is now talking about being greedy when others are fearful.  I think people need a reminder of what fear really is.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:38 | 4367269 holdbuysell
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The hyper rehypothecation of stocks as the collateral in the chain is going to cause this thing to go super nova at some point.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:44 | 4367280 Winston Churchill
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I think the Korean panic over -3% says it is.

Add in the 30:1 leverage of some players ,and -3% just wiped them out.

50/50 chance Monday could be a bloodbath when the margin calls are made.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:53 | 4367307 Renewable Life
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Once you add in the derivatives and other shadow bank goodies and the number jumps to 150:1, that's where all the darkness lives!!!!

That's the corner I want the light put on, and lets see what these fools think is real and "not real" then!!

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 21:57 | 4367648 HardlyZero
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FED ZIRP inflated the carry trade in foreign markets, and the US stock market.

1/0 = infinite credit expansion.

Biggest bubble ever.

Yellin' Taper pops the bubble.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:40 | 4367270 Bokkenrijder
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Wasn't there some kind of default in China 'scheduled' on the 31st?

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 00:33 | 4367827 Tall Tom
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I wonder what exposure South Korea has? That is exactly what I was thinking.


Exposure to HSBC ? (added)

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 01:11 | 4367909 Flatchestynerdette
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Yes, the default in China's equivalent of of a hedgefund was "scheduled" as in everyone knew about it but then last I heard, it had been "fixed" - I figured the counterparties now knew and had prepared.

Oh snap! This 4% drop IS the reset of the counterparties prior to the default so there won't be any tsunami waves on the 31st.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:41 | 4367271 One And Only
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Fuck South Korea. Fuck Argentina. Fuck globalization.

Fuckin cunts pushing this global equality interconnectedness bullshit.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:44 | 4367284 El Vaquero
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Sure, sure, sure, but tell us how you really feel.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:22 | 4367344 negative rates
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Yea, he could have just gone off grid and been alot happier.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:40 | 4367273 Jlasoon
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"Shit. I know shit's bad right now with all that starvin' bullshit. And the dust storms. And we runnin' out of French Fries and burrito coverings. But I got a solution". -President Comacho


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:58 | 4367312 Midas
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Well said, scro'

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 21:42 | 4367626 Ranger_Will
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"That's what you said last time, dipshit! Yeah, I got a solution: You're a dick! South Carolina, what's up!"

-South Carolina Delegation

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 06:24 | 4368036 edotabin
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In the House of Representin' !!!!

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 10:31 | 4368215 TBT or not TBT
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Comacho would recommend the markets be more heavily watered with Fed. It's got liquidity.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:41 | 4367274 hugovanderbubble
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Game Over


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 21:59 | 4367652 HardlyZero
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What is an End Game with No Exit ?   Hmm.   DEAD END.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 08:07 | 4368090 SAT 800
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If you wish to play again; please insert a real silver quarter. thank you; have a nice day.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:44 | 4367279 Thorny Xi
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4% drop when your margin is 50:1 not so small problem

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:43 | 4367283 j-dub
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When the stock market replaces the actual economy, these occurances become more commonplace.  Expect to see stupidity like this coming out of whoritohill soon.

The meeting agenda  1)Is the jig up?

                               2)How can we keep the bullshit going

                               3)Ms. chairwoman,get to work!


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 22:01 | 4367653 HardlyZero
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she is Yellin' Taper!! and pops the bubble.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:53 | 4367291 americanspirit
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Why doesn't somebody help that poor Choo Kyung Ho by giving her a Heimlich? Just because she's a Ho doesn't mean she should be left to choke to death. Have a little compassion people!

But seriously, the reason that SK is holding this emergency session is because financal collapse in even one or two of their main overseas resource supplier nations would endanger the entire SK manufacturing sector, and then it will be domino time among the Chaebols.

SK has almost zero natural resources and relies heavily on imported raw materials.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 20:36 | 4367538 cossack55
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They do have lots of rocks.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 21:09 | 4367586 GooseShtepping Moron
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I see what you did there.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 08:12 | 4368092 SAT 800
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Plenty of snow and ice too; and plenty of imported oil; and plenty of really nice neighbors to the north who want to make life better for them if they have a moment of weakness. You gotta be tough to be a Korean.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:48 | 4367297 backasswards
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Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:49 | 4367300 ptoemmes
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Geez...10% "in the good ole days" was a normal and healthy correction.


20% OK maybe you're in a bear market.


4%-5% panic - just more proof that Central Bankers have broken markets.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:08 | 4367418 Groundhog Day
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so much leverage and margin in the system that 5% is enough to set off margin calls....which beset margin calls and before you know it we have a failure or 2 and the vultures like GS then drive prices even lower on the liquidation sale (as long as it's not them...if it is they can just cancel the trades and do a do-over)

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 01:06 | 4367904 Flatchestynerdette
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Groundhog Day: Doesn't matter if GS drives the prices lower on the liquidation sale - they'll front run the options side of the deal. AI software will handle it all unless some loon pushes a wrong key on their keyboard.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:50 | 4367301 hugovanderbubble
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HSBC is in technical default,


So if this bank colllapses this week, ASIAN Markets will be destroyed.- But not only equities,


Bonds will crash

Fx will crash

Mega Credit Event

PM will soar.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:40 | 4367381 SilverDOG
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Die HSBC,  DIE !

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 08:15 | 4368096 SAT 800
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We can only pray. Oh, dear Lord please let HSBC die; publicly, totally, and completely; beyond the possibility of repair or redemption; this we ask in the name of your son Jesus Christ. Thank You, Oh Lord. there, I've done my part.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 10:01 | 4368181 BoNeSxxx
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... and take Goldman and JPM with you.


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:48 | 4367473 tip e. canoe
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HSBC is in technical default

in what way exactly (more than anyone else that is)?

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 21:22 | 4367606 WillyGroper
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Gotta link?

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 00:21 | 4367844 Tall Tom
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Yeah. You should read Zerohedge once in awhile. They got some cutting edge know?

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 00:32 | 4367862 WillyGroper
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I did happen to read that before it was posted on ZH. Jesse's maybe, I don't remember. 

How about an additional link with more info, Shorty?

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:52 | 4367305 Bangin7GramRocks
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Is next week when we get treated to the sight of "free market capitalists" screaming for the gubmint to save them? It is a funny sight indeed. 3 Months after they are saved, it will be back to "free markets solve all problems" and the government will be evil again.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:54 | 4367487 BeanusCountus
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"I Demand An Investigation!" will be the next mantra from leaders around the world if markets go down again next week. Yeeesh. We have come so far that "markets" are not allowed to do what they are supposed to do. Reset, reprice and reinforce the simple principle that return is a function of risk. Damn, i long for those days.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 20:23 | 4367517 BeanusCountus
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"I Demand An Investigation!" will be the next mantra from leaders around the world if markets go down again next week. Yeeesh. We have come so far that "markets" are not allowed to do what they are supposed to do. Reset, reprice and reinforce the simple principle that return is a function of risk. Damn, i long for those days.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 08:15 | 4368097 SAT 800
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"Welfare for the rich"; I must have lived too long.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:00 | 4367306 debtor of last ...
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That's what it feels like. Hung up on a rope and getting beated by a stick every now and then, to see if you're dead. To make the flesh taste better, let the blood pump through your vains. Just like you do to dogs in Korea, for dinner.

Feels good hey?

Guess what: Fuk Yu Toe.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:54 | 4367308 americanspirit
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To quote Slim Pickins as he rode the bomb down - Yaaaaahhhhhoooooo!

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:59 | 4367313 Miffed Microbio...
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Bernanke must be laughing his ass off now that he's handed this shitbag situation over to Yellen. I'm sure his practicing his "dumb innocent look" for the cameras in the mirror right now. All we need is Hitlery at the helm and it's a fait accompli.


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:28 | 4367363 Waterfallsparkles
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Most Men leave their mess for Women to clean up.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:51 | 4367478 Hulk
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HEY !!!

you're right...

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 20:15 | 4367504 Miffed Microbio...
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The trick is to never clean up their mess no matter how many maggots are wriggling in it or how much it stinks. Just hold your nose and walk by. After a while my man gave up and no longer crapped in our nest. Women tend to be people pleasers and enablers and then complain they are being used and are unappreciated. Unfortunately if you act like a door mat in this world people just wipe their feet on you.


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 20:22 | 4367518 Hulk
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Ever thought of weaponizing Mr Miffed's underwear stains ??? It may be the only thing that can save us !!!

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 20:39 | 4367547 Miffed Microbio...
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That was my plan exactly! Plus I was going to throw in a sprinkling of Bacillus anthracis, Coccidioides immitis and Yersinia pestis just for jollies. But a good bioterrorist always runs into the same old problem. Dissemination of your agent. I can't come up with a way to get TPTB to sniff his Jockeys!


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 20:46 | 4367554 Hulk
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A meal at a good Mexican Restaurant ought to be the perfect dissemination agent !!!

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 04:28 | 4367982 Bearwagon
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Get some Polonium for best effects. ;-) (A warning seems appropriate: Don't try to produce Polonium at home!)

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 20:32 | 4367531 americanspirit
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Old Yellen was a good old dog. Couldn't stay away from skunks though.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 20:41 | 4367544 americanspirit
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I'm not as up on symptoms of metal illness as I should be hanging out here on ZH, but isn't one of the main symptoms of a psychopath that they believe that they are smarter than everyone and that they are in complete control?

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 20:44 | 4367552 Miffed Microbio...
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"Metal illness" cute. I think I'm infected but in a good way. ;-)


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 22:03 | 4367656 americanspirit
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Dear Miffed  - oops - sticky keys and careless editor. Although I do like 'metal illness'. I have it too.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 22:30 | 4367693 Miffed Microbio...
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Guilty confession. I replied to you so you couldn't fix it. But only because it was a Freudian gem. ;-)


Sun, 01/26/2014 - 08:17 | 4368099 SAT 800
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Yes, and Yes. and LOL, for your comment.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:37 | 4367316 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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The stock market has officially jumped the shark into Airplane 2 territory.

This is the part where Elaine tells the passengers that are they are out of coffee and all hell breaks loose but the fact they are hurtling towards the sun for imminent destruction doesn't bother anyone.


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:07 | 4367319 Son of Captain Nemo
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So it all ends with a "human bridge" from North to South with troops engaged on it from both sides?... Smells like December 1950 all over again with the Battle of Chosin Resevoir only this time with better weapons!

Hope the Western Central Planners know what they're in for if they should choose to "role the dice" on Monday morning to start the week with an accident!

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:34 | 4367372 Deo vindice
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You "roll the dice", whether it's on a Monday or any other day ending in 'y'.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:38 | 4367377 Son of Captain Nemo
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Yes.  But it has such a special meaning when you're Janet Yellen and Ben "Shalom" Bernanke and the responsibility that comes with throwing those dice and managing the Casino at the same time!

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:45 | 4367469 BandGap
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North Korea kicks ass. Look what they have just accomplished. Rumor has it Dennis Rodman helped with the design of the Mother Ship, with an assist fom George Clinton.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:09 | 4367323 Jlasoon
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Maybe the NFL should schedule an emergency meeting to discuss Super Bowl ticket prices collapsing on the secondary/resale market. Seems few are willing to mortgage the house to sit in sub-freezing temperatures to watch some pointy ball. 

This coming "shitshow" should be fun,

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:20 | 4367340 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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The security is going to be all sitting in the seats at this rate. I hope the thing shows up just how out of touch with reality the NFL is concerning their paying customers at the stadiums.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:24 | 4367351 Jlasoon
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Maybe the game will be blacked out in NY, lol


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:35 | 4367375 TeamDepends
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Hey now, the NFL is a not-for-profit rainbow unicorn organization, with hugs and philanthropy for all.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 10:44 | 4368226 TBT or not TBT
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We may not have a constitution anymore, but by God we still have the NFL providing the good life to maybe a thousand bulky jackasses.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 11:49 | 4368325 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Just like hockey in the old USSR.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:26 | 4367355 Critical Path
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Indeed, "collapsed" to $1800.  And for shit seats I assume too? 

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:42 | 4367384 Son of Captain Nemo
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Seems few are willing to mortgage the house to sit in sub-freezing temperatures to watch some pointy ball.

At the rate we're going this article only proves how bad and desperate the "powers that be" running it are getting these days.  I think mortgaging the house on a set of Superbowl tickets is so "2013" at this stage if this article is true.

My advice?  Cut back on the visits to McDonalds and KFC and keep that membership to the gym as an insurance policy at this point!...

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:09 | 4367325 ZeroBoBo
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I got this!
- Janet

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:14 | 4367333 css1971
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Maybe someone big has just been wiped out.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:23 | 4367349 negative rates
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I don't see any smoke signals yet.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:17 | 4367335 booboo
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Zero has the State of the (soviet) Union addy coming up, may be a good time to distract the proles from the actual state of the union.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 08:24 | 4368100 SAT 800
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Oh, that's right, it's about time for Oblammer to start 'splainin how it's all Bush's fault, again.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:20 | 4367341 jonjon831983
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It's all about confidence Panic of 1907



Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:15 | 4367428 Carl Popper
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I read somewhere the 1907  "rich man's depression" also resulted in the army having to be deployed in New York City to stop the mobs from hanging bankers. 

I would like to believe they got a few before the army arrived lol. 

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:24 | 4367346 Smegley Wanxalot
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If I lost confidence every time I failed to get pu.... oh shit, we are truly screwed!

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:24 | 4367352 ebworthen
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Emerging economies are getting fucked over a barrel due to all the developed economies central banks money printing race-to-debase shenanigans.

Working individuals/families and retirees being pummeled with ZIRP and NIRP.

But hey, look at those equity markets!  Whoopee!

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 04:57 | 4367995 enloe creek
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MMMM,,, fucking over a barrel  good times if your the one NoT over the barrel

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 08:26 | 4368102 SAT 800
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Boy you got that one right; you're reminding me of some experiments I did with a really cute girlfriend in 1973; it was an old wooden water barrel, but she didn't mind a bit.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:26 | 4367357 shermacman
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Neither the Dow nor the KRX have suffered a 3% drop. Close, yes, but not even 3%. A move like that used to happen over the course of a week and people would look for buying opportunities. I don't recall an "Emergency Meeting" over a 2.94% drop over a couple of days before. The markets are completely disconnected from reality, people have bought the 'greater fool theory' sight unseen. Reminds me of how Present Øbama got elected.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 21:32 | 4367615 gearbaby
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He got elected because the people had had enough of Republican/Bush/Cheney fascist-corporatist-MIC bullshit. Period.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 21:52 | 4367646 Savyindallas
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And now we get Democrat Obama/Pelosi? fascist-corporatist-MIC bullshit.

Republican Fascists turn again  -rinse and repeat. 

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:27 | 4367359 Waterfallsparkles
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Did they "invest" in the Market to take some of that QE debt that the FED has been producing?  Must have a lot at risk.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:29 | 4367362 debtor of last ...
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Don't make me angry, mr. Choo Kyung Ho, you wouldn't like me when i'm angry.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:31 | 4367366 BanksterSlayer
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What? Nobody here has yet mentioned Christine Lagarde's stunning comments from Davos today? They aren't just hinting at a global currency reset any longer. They are ANNOUNCING IT. All: do yourself a favor and listen to the first 10 minutes of this roundtable. Christine says she has two "R" words: RISK and RESET. And her RESET is broken down three ways, one of which is this:

"Reset, in the sense that once it is well anchored, then those accommodating monetary policies have to be reformulated; have to move either back into their old territories or be more traditional, or be, maybe of a different kind and I am sure central bankers around here will be able to comment on that."

Sooo, Chrissy: exactly what "different kind" are we talking about here, hmmmmm?



Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:57 | 4367398 Encroaching Darkness
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The sad and pathetic thing is that the central bankers think they can design, perform and control  such a "reset".

Reminds me of the various parties in the "Alien" movies who try to bring one back, thinking they can control it.

They get eaten, basically.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:58 | 4368029 kurt
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Here's a scenario for you:

Satoshi is no savior, he's a huge black op to create perceived value in the magic of a "digital currency." It was trotted out when the men behind the curtain knew the movement of gold can't be sustained or tolerated or normalized vis a vis the dollar.  The dollar's status as the reserve is breaking down and a replacement is needed and neither another country's currency nor gold will be allowed to replace it.  Since bit-coin is a controlled model running safely inside a supercomputer in Colorado and Utah it can "appear" to take over the role of reserve currency, with the illusion of democratic equanimity.  It will then be easy to implode all the world currency, liquidate derivatives, and all savings.  The central bank of the world will be operating completely in the black in both meanings or the word.  Everybody who is ultra rich now will be kept whole through the process. The police, surveillance, media monopolies will contain the hordes.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 00:50 | 4367883 HulkHogan
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thank you for the link. very interesting

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 01:26 | 4367917 Flatchestynerdette
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Hulk - what link are you ref'ing? The Alien youtube or the Christine Davos one? LOL.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 11:03 | 4368256 tunnelvizn
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From the looks of both - there is indeed a family resemblance . 

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:34 | 4367371 Hindenburg...Oh Man
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No shit. The CNBC talking head-hosts were acting like it were the end of the world on Friday when we had 1.5 percent off on the NASDAQ, but during the past two weeks no one blinked an eye when the same index made daily climbs of .3 to 1.5 percent. As if this upward climb were some normal,everyday, expected return---sure, let's have 90-150 percent return on the year then.

"A correction?  You can't handle a correction!!" (in the voice of Jack Nicholson, in his role in "A Few Good Men")

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:34 | 4367373 starman
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HSBC i thougt things were bloody marveleous in the Britsh Empire?

China we just built 20 gost cities , if you build it they will run!

game over 

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