S&P 500 Jumps To Best 4-Day Run In 13 Months

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Yellen proving she is as dovish as Bernanke (and a 200 pip rally in USDJPY) has supported the S&P 500 to its best 4-day swing since January 2013 (+4.4%)... make sense? Interestingly, emerging market FX has worsened notably in the last 3 days.


EM FX remains a problem...


But don't worry about that - BTFD!


and buy the crappiest companies!! "Most shorted" stocks are up a stunning 8% off last week's lows...


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Tue, 02/11/2014 - 13:58 | 4424310 The_Ungrateful_Yid
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I have My Old Yeller Express Card......never leave home without it.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:01 | 4424320 InjectTheVenom
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:04 | 4424335 john39
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what I find interesting is that so many Americans continue to believe that the S&P or Dow have anything to do with economic reality...    when what the bankers are doing is stealing from the masses to keep stocks inflated.   freedom is slavery?

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:08 | 4424351 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  when what the bankers

Well, the bankers AND the top 10%.   Don't forget, 30 million people are doing quite well owning 90% of the nations wealth.  

Survival of the fittest, bitchez!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:11 | 4424366 Say What Again
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BTFD is still alive and well.

God help us!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:22 | 4424378 ACP
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$65 billion is still enough to keep this market extremely overbought for days at a time. Which it has been since last Friday.

Lotta shorts around 1850, wouldn't be surprised to see the s&p up 40 handles tomorrow.


Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:35 | 4424457 Doña K
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They are running a program called "kill the shorts" algo.

Counter play: Long the high flyers, short the index.

Trying to inflate the market with helium and holding the PM's steady.


Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:20 | 4424391 Divided States ...
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Nothing amazes me anymore. If you are amazed now, you will be even more amazed when SHTF and the leaders you think will be there to help us out of this mess are actually trying to take you down.

Damn Olympics right now is a distraction to the grand theft fraudo going on right now on Wall Street.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:34 | 4424448 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  Damn Olympics right now is a distraction to the grand theft fraudo going on right now on Wall Street.

The Olymipics is another example of a wonderful scam run by a group of VERY smart-n-savvy sociopaths.

It allows money to be funneled from "da people's government" to cronies with the Olympic Committee taking a "cut".  Doesn't matter if it's LA, Salt Lake City, Vancouver BC, where-ever.   The connected cronies get the dumbasses loot.

Life is about running scams on dumbasses.     Sports stadiums, cool war toy,   freeways for developers,  Big-AG for the "poor" farmers are all fun ways the smart-n-savvy people screw the dumbasses.    The stock market is just another scam.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:21 | 4425708 LooseLee
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Fittest, my ass! Most connected? Yea. Fit? Obviously only fit at ignoring nature of SELF. Candy-Asses protected by BIGGER Candy-Asses and ASS-KISSERS! What a DISGRACE our corp. leaders are...

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:10 | 4424352 max2205
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Settle in for the scheduled melt up for the next few months....this bitch ain't going down

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:19 | 4424382 Beam Me Up Scotty
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"what I find interesting is that so many Americans continue to believe that the S&P or Dow have anything to do with economic reality...    when what the bankers are doing is stealing from the masses to keep stocks inflated.   freedom is slavery?"

When you take full control of the printing press, you can make the market do anything you want.  You have basically taken over, because you can direct an unlimited flow of money to send anything you want up or down.   The masses don't "get that".

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:22 | 4424410 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  The masses don't "get that".

Why would "the masses" care?    The bottom 70% of the country owns nothing and lives hand-to-mouth and has for generations.

The country is owned and operated for the 10%.   The 10 - 20% are the people managing the assets of the top 10%, and the 20 - 30% group is just hanging one.

That means 90 million people (roughly) have some stake in the system.   The bottom 70% (210 million) are just worthless losers.  

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 13:59 | 4424315 Bosch
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Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:15 | 4424377 balanced
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+1 for eloquence.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 16:10 | 4424875 it aint easy
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A succinct summary, sir.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:01 | 4424316 lordylord
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It's Obama's recovery!  I should be richer now.  Right?  Let me go check my bank statement.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:03 | 4424327 NOTaREALmerican
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As the saying about the lottery goes:   If you don't play you can't win.

The "risk takers" and "job creators" have been winning for 5+ years now.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:06 | 4424339 lordylord
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Risk and job creation?  I hope those quotation marks mean what I think they mean.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:01 | 4424318 Obama_4_Dictator
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Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:06 | 4424333 TaperProof
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Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:08 | 4424336 Kaiser Sousa
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everythings FIXED now...

no i really mean it.....now im goin drinkin...for ur viewing pleasure...


Tue, 02/11/2014 - 15:44 | 4424769 DetectiveStern
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That is brilliant. I hope you get a job at Bloomberg TV.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:08 | 4424343 Frank N. Beans
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where's my nail gun?

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:08 | 4424349 Hindenburg...Oh Man
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the risk free market. Just insert money and make money. I've followed the NASDAQ e mini 100 since Fri...up 2.15 percent on Fri, up about .55 percent on Mon, now up almost 1.00 percent on Tues. How in any sense is this normal? 

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:13 | 4424370 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  How in any sense is this normal?

Normal IS sociopaths screwing dumbasses.

We've spent the last 50+ years perfecting a society that rewards the behavior.  That's why 90% of the nation's wealth is owned by 10% of the population.  

Survival of the fittest.  So, now what?

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:16 | 4424375 Beam Me Up Scotty
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" So, now what?"

Drink and watch porn.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:31 | 4425748 LooseLee
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I keep telling you, FOOL, that there is nothing 'FIT' about the people you describe. They are COWARDS who hide behind COMMUNISM, the MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, FASCISM, and other ideological illusions. You describe, and appear to worship the DREGS of society (e.g. the 10%). If you are one of them take heed. If you are not, prepare yourself for REBELLION against them...

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:10 | 4424353 Spastica Rex
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I wonder if the next five times will be like the last five times?

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:09 | 4424355 balanced
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So Yellen announces less [essentially] free money to go into the stock market... resulting in a market... rally? Sigh.

Up is down. Black is white. Meaningful is meaningless. Wake me when it's over.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:58 | 4424532 BandGap
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I don't get it.

Why would anyone here think they could see anything coming? If there is one thing to be learned is that when the big whammy hits no one will see it coming. We are just now being conditioned to ignore signals, but that doesn't mean they're going away. People "killing themslves", people resigning, Puerto Rico's bonds getting blown up, the market over priced, emerging markets getting banged, China's "accounting", etc., etc......all this shit is real.

I sold my ENTIRE retirement portfolio getting me and my family ready, I am never going to retire. This shit is going to break apart and collapse. But I don't fool myself into thinking I know when, or that anyone can reliably predict when. This is the fucking US economy. Something this big, this pervasive isn't going to die easily.

The curtains are being peeled back. Relax and watch the show.



Tue, 02/11/2014 - 15:27 | 4424688 The_Ungrateful_Yid
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When the Shit Show appears you will not be just watching. If you play your cards right, you might want to take your family out of harms way.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 15:31 | 4424709 css1971
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No, it's still more. It's just more at a lower rate. i.e. the 2nd order derivative is negative, but the first is still positive.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:11 | 4424357 mcgoverntm
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Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:12 | 4424371 Spastica Rex
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Small seed of a fruit, such as an orange?

What would the world be without jargon?

Those were rhetorical questions.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:24 | 4424413 I Am Not a Copp...
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Please unjam your Caps Lock key.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:57 | 4424537 villainvomit
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I don't trade FX, but I would guess the  minimum price change for that particular currency= 1 pip.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:12 | 4424359 i_call_you_my_base
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Even the people who are paid to take the market seriously must be scratching their heads.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:19 | 4424384 NOTaREALmerican
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Why?   The people who are paid to take the market seriously are part of the top 10%.  

The top 30% own everything     If the bottom 70% of the country (let's call them - the trash class) were to disappear, who would notice?

There are two completely separate economies in the US:  The top 20 or 30%, and everybody else.    The bottom hasn't mattered for generations, they are despised, worthless eaters living off the nobility that made this country great.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:25 | 4424419 i_call_you_my_base
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Every time "bad" news comes out the market rips. The "market" is nonsense and it becomes more obvious every day. Point is, even a moron should be able to spot it.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:27 | 4424430 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  Every time "bad" news comes out the market rips.

You are confusing bad news vs "news that is about worthless people".

Look,  there is two completely separate nations IN the US.   The bottom 70% are completely worthless and don't matter.  "Bad news" for the trash-class has absolutly NO effect on the OTHER nation - and economy - comprised of the top 30%.

Stop confusing the US as one nation.   There the winners - the most fit of society - the trash.   

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:32 | 4424442 i_call_you_my_base
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I don't disagree, but no hint at tapering the taper and continuing on as scheduled is "bad" news for the top 30%. Just like when the taper announcement pushed the market higher, just like the second round of taper announcement did the same.

So I guess your argument is that the market is legitimate, unmanipulated, except only so for the top 30%?

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:38 | 4424465 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  So I guess your argument is that the market is legitimate, unmanipulated, except only so for the top 30%?

You can't have a "free market" when sociopaths are involved.

To the best of my knowledge, there are sociopaths everywhere in great numbers.  

The winners are always the smartest-n-savviest sociopaths.   Who else would win, the nice people.    So, IF somehow there was a free market someplace somewhere, the sociopaths would immediately be attracted to it SO they could manipulate it and screw some dumbasses.   

There's no such thing as a free market.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:47 | 4424499 Doña K
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<<<< If the bottom 70% of the country (let's call them - the trash class) were to disappear, who would notice?>>>>

You would. Because you going to smell and no one would pick up your garbage, drive the busses and trains and fix your car and serve you junk food and on and on.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 15:11 | 4424611 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  You would. Because you going to smell and no one would pick up your garbage, drive the busses and trains and fix your car and serve you junk food and on and on.

I thought that's what illegal immigrants were for:  slave labor?  

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:15 | 4424373 SillySalesmanQu...
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It is amazing...another face ripping for the shorts. Thank God I listened to my head instead of my heart last week.


Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:36 | 4424455 disabledvet
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ummm...shorts create a market too.

if all of them get "stolpered out" then the very real risk of what risk even is becomes lost.

the 90's "tulip mania" was driven by massive volumes and a certainty of "incredulity." (no earnings...no even expectations of earnings. a "burn rate.") that is clearly not true this time.

in my opinion we're perfectly set up for a "two bulls colliding" moment where either treasuries are right (biggest bull market in history...heavily shorted) or equities are right (one of the biggest market runs in history but based on very little if not ZERO economic fundamentals.)

if you're having a had time talking the dollar down vis a vis the yen then I do agree...certainly something is heading for more than just an air pocket in the equity space.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:17 | 4424376 Gamma735
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BUY THE DIP, YOU IDIOTS!  It will work and until it doesn't, then all hell will break loose and hopefully all this central planning, freedom stealing system will fail.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:17 | 4424380 FieldingMellish
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Of course, EVERYONE was expecting a massive crash so naturally the market went up. EVERYONE can relax now and EXPECT the market to continue higher.... natch'.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:19 | 4424395 GrinandBearit
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Yes, ZH did too, that's why it went straight up today -lol

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