Stocks Close At New Record High On Russian Invasion, GDP Decline And Pending Home Sales Miss

Tyler Durden's picture

With the Ukraine now openly appealing to the world to halt what in its own words is a Russian invasion, it only made sense that after the bigger than expected downward revision to Q4 GDP, and the miss in Pending Home Sales, that the S&P would close at a new all time high. Oh, there was that surge in the Chicago PMI which confirmed that the February weakness across all other data was not due to the weather, and which is all that the market decided to focus on.

And so once again, the fact that it was 3:30 pm at the end of the day - easily the most "fundamental" driver of stock valuation in the past five 5 years - overruled all bad news, or is it good news? The VIX was, as usual, slammed into the close in a mirror image of the last hour ramp"

It is confusing what the catalyst for stock surges any more is - is bad good news great, or is good news greater - aside from the Fed's relentless growing balance sheet of course.

We are at a loss what else to highlight here: maybe the fact that despite the sheer euphoric idiocy the Nasdaq did finally closer lower.

All one can do at this point is sit back and laugh at the complete abortion that Ben Bernanke's, and now Janet Yellen's centrally-planned "market" has become.

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alien-IQ's picture

That looks like a headline right out of The Onion.

krispkritter's picture

'Cri-Mea Toooo the Mooooon!' What a joke the markets are...

flacon's picture

Chuck Schumer ejaculated all over the place at 3:30pm while looking at nude photos of Janet - oh, I mean Ben. 

Obchelli's picture

Walmart website is down too - never seen this before

adr's picture

Whol-E-Fuck it is down. That's crazy.

GetZeeGold's picture




James_Cole's picture

Stocks Close At New Record High On Russian Invasion, GDP Decline And Pending Home Sales Miss

If only CNN could come up with such great headlines, throw the audience through a loop though. 

Manthong's picture

I can hardly wait until the Chinese dump a highly discounted .5T in dollar reserves all at once and announce that they have 7000 tons of gold.

The Dow should break 20,000 then.

It’s getting to be a lot like the Weimar shares market.

Cattender's picture

These are the strangest days i've ever seen....... where will it end?

toady's picture

It only makes sense, moral destruction, national destruction, hell, any destruction...

It's all creative destruction!

Bullish bitches!

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Why is anyone surprised? After all, it's an old Wall Street saying: "when Russian troops cross borders, BUY STAWKS!"

flacon's picture

"Uncertainty" elicits "CONfidence" - apparently. 

spastic_colon's picture

wait till monday when the con game continues....all that nasty war angst will be forgotten and on to recorder highs!

ncdirtdigger's picture

War is good for bidnez bitchez.

mt paul's picture

read the head line

and started to laugh 


what is a mouse

when it spins....

the higher the few.. 

ForWhomTheTollBuilds's picture

Sometimes when I look at that 3:00 pm ramp, I wonder to myself if there might be some negative blowback coming in the future.

Ham-bone's picture

that was exciting...up, then down, then up.  And completely lacking any significance.

At this pace, I really worry we'll run out of sellers.

alien-IQ's picture

It is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing

Thought Processor's picture



I don't think the real fun starts until futures are closed.


Like Locking everyone in the room before you start the fire.



prains's picture

signifying nothing....but a fart in our general direction

mt paul's picture

say what


was just thinking the same

out out brief candle ...

HaroldWang's picture

And to think we were oh so close to getting the deer. Damn! Would have made my weekend.

Seize Mars's picture

Jesus. What a fuckin joke.

Martial's picture

Wait until you see next Friday's headline: Nukes Fly As WW3 Starts, S&P Doubles

ParkAveFlasher's picture

WW3 will never start.  The installation of Obama was a gift to Russia.

Tsar Pointless's picture

When you go to sleep at night, are you worried that Barack may be under your bed, ready to come out and tickle you until you piss yourself?

I mean, I hated Bush and am not a huge fan of Obama, but you people take things to another level with the colored man.

bentaxle's picture

You people, you don't know what you're doing, so it needs some rich guy, (preferably rich banker guy) to do the decent thing and sort it all out for ya! (With an army.)



ArrestBobRubin's picture

You forgot the last bit Ron:

Nukes Fly As WW3 Starts, S&P Doubles, Gold crashes to $5 p/oz

gtb's picture

Why not, isn't that what it costs to dig it out of the ground?

SteveNYC's picture

Why the surprise?

funthea's picture

And most people are still oblivious to what is going on...

magne13's picture

Thank God, thought my 1850 Puts were going to never get hedged...Who ever is the ONLY real player in the eminis, thank you, I am now net long and waiting to sell MOC


HaroldWang's picture

BS close but internally biotech bubble seems to be letting some air out and social turning over a bit as well. If they go, the momo goes and the mkt dumps. But that's a BIG if.

Thought Processor's picture

Noticed that too.  Looks like we're beginning to roll over here.


(edit) what am I saying, the algos would never let this roll over.


Unless er.....  it's planned. 

Aknownymouse's picture

I wish I had access to Schumer's nephew account.

prains's picture

don't forget the polar vortex wangwang

Ham-bone's picture

shock!?!   Gold and S&P 500 1:1 inverse relationship today???  Funny how that works.

mt paul's picture

36 above zero  today, hard sunshine

up in here in polar vortex land


north of the alaskan range 

RafterManFMJ's picture

Stocks Close At New Record High On Russian Invasion, GDP Decline And Pending Home Sales Miss

Seems legit.

jubber's picture

well I guess even if the Chinese PMI is the worst on record we will be at new ATH Monday at close