What Happens When This Chart Hits Zero?

Tyler Durden's picture

The pool of potential capitulators is practically peopleless...



h/t @Not_Jim_Cramer

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SafelyGraze's picture

"What Happens When This Chart Hits Zero?"

uhh ... I give up!

Fredo Corleone's picture

Examples of oxymorons:

- random order
- cruel kindness
- Investors Intelligence

nmewn's picture

His name was John Conner.

NoDebt's picture

Everyone shut up for a minute.  I need to concentrate.

"This time it will work.  This time it will work.  Big money, no whammys!  Big money, no whammys!"


asteroids's picture

Don't Play! The FED has capitalized the "boyz" and they are firmly in control. Starve them and volatility will return, the greedy bastards can't help themselves.

flacon's picture

"Gazprom for gold!"

Hey Europe, you want gas? Give me your gold!

Soul Glow's picture

Japan opened their afternoon limit up!  

What happened?!  Did they early release their QE again?

old naughty's picture

Examples of oxymorons: 

Investors have no Intelligence...

you're so cruel, yet so kind.

BigJim's picture

Would anyone want to be a stock market bear in Zimbabwe when they started printing?

Given that our overlords won't let the S&P tank, maybe when the bear chart goes to zero you want to start shorting the currency...

But against what? Not other currencies, obviously, as they'll all be doing it.

That leaves hard assets.

You can't hide productive land - the ultimate inflation hedge - from the taxers. That leaves a few things, but the governments' price capping of PMs suggest to me that when the suppression fails, they have the bigest potential upside of any non-counterpartied asset.

tip e. canoe's picture

You can't hide productive land - the ultimate inflation hedge - from the taxers.

very true, but maybe it's possible to hide what is considered productive by altering the perception of it.

Pool Shark's picture





That was one of the most succinct, well-reasoned posts I have read recently.

It does make you wonder what "assets" will perform well during the next (inevitable) crisis. I have long feared holding real property, as that is simply too tempting a target for bankrupt governments.

Perhaps it was said best by Charles Dickens' character Wemmick from Great Expectations:

"It don't signify to you with your brilliant look-out, but as to myself, my guiding-star always is, 'Get hold of portable property.'"

zaphod's picture

So at the height of the financial crisis in 2008/9 the percent of the market who were bears was always less than 50%, I call BS on this data.

teslaberry's picture

dude there is a GREAT vidoe about the guy who figured out the whammy pattern by videotaping episodes and replaying in slow mo. 


he went on the show and scored bigtime by correct timing. guess what , the show sued him after. he got to keep the money!


LawsofPhysics's picture

my favorite "military intelligence".

Pool Shark's picture



"Sustainable Growth"



Gief Gold Plox's picture

...on a finite planet. Good one :)

ebworthen's picture

Pubic education.

Shave 'em and everything will be fine.

Shick and Gillete profits up along with birth control, abortions, and STD's, which need big pharma and corporate sick-care.  Win/Win for the kleptoligarchy.

kaiserhoff's picture

Everyone runs for the exit at once.  Yeah, that will work.

The issue of scale is important.  The boyz have been so successful manipulating the market on almost no volume, at or near the close.  What is the Omega Plan?  What happens when they get hit with selling in volume at these nose bleed levels?  Anyone want to stand in front of that freight train and yell stop?

Bonapartist's picture

This BS continues through the fall elections. Typically TSHF toward the end of presidential terms so we may have another year or 2 of market levitation.

kaiserhoff's picture

Could be, but I bailed on local real estate when it was going up 25% per year, gotsidank, and the market just did 30.

Speaking of which, I got a six dollar hair cut today (special promo) from a 23 year old goth chick, who would have performed a few other services for six bucks of happy hour drinks at Sharky's .  Hell'sthematterwithdeflation?

Carl Popper's picture

Lol.   I used to play a game on craigslist I call "sugarbabes".   It allows amateurs to keep their delusions that I am not offering $500 bucks for a sex date, nice dinner, wine, etc. I am a classy old perv lol.  It helps to look and play the part well. Obviously a creep couldnt pull it off, and one has to be careful. 


That was back when I had tons of money to burn.  I prefer to be a girl's first customer.  

You would not believe the response to some well worded ads.  


18 to 30 and good looking.   I got the long slow foreplay too and bareback, not like a professional girl at all.   The new normal is gonna be awesome for older guys with money to burn. 

Deflation and underemployment rocks. 

Grande Tetons's picture

The new normal is gonna be awesome for older guys with money to burn.

Older guys with money to burn have had the short end of the stick for too damn long. 

Carl Popper's picture

Lol. Damn right.  


Rich old white men are being treated like Jews at the holocaust nowadays.   They never get any breaks ;)

To add to the awesome perversity of the whole thing one chic was a senior in high school. She said she was 18. I had no reason not to believe her but she did look awfully young.

Soul Glow's picture

Haha.  Rich old white men have it bad?  Maybe because they are easy to laugh at.

kareninca's picture

And they smell gross, too.  Wrinkles and bad smelling, and impotent and skin tags and liver spots and wierd body angles and sagged in chests with empty-skin bellies and oddly skinny legs.  Poor broke girls, they will need brain bleach.  Well, things will be great for Gross Old Dudes for a brief period. But when things genuinely fall apart, these young ladies will be pointing their young, healthy boyfriends in the direction of Gross Old Dudes whose skulls need splitting for their gold.

Headbanger's picture

And us gross old dudes will gladly put a few hot rounds in your face then fuck your bitch.

And from what I've seen you "healthy boyfriends" are all skanky infected heroin addicts who are better off dead anyway.

So I take back fucking your bitch cause she's infected too so another round goes for a good cause.

BigJim's picture

Gee, what an edifying thread this has turned out to be.

Wait What's picture

it ain't so bad for younger guys with money to burn, either. been saying that for months. wage deflation in the 'services' sector is like a 21 yr old single malt on sale. it's hard to pass on 21 yr olds.

kaiserhoff's picture

Sometimes the chicks are tired and pissed and their feet hurt.  They just wanna get drunk and screw.  If I knew at 25 what I know now, I'd have left a good looking corpse a long time ago;)

Carl Popper's picture

That is so true. A confident respectful guy who takes them on an awesome date and knows what he wants. ........yeah I wish I had been smart at 25.

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

Gawd I find it amusing that despite all thinking we are just a little smarter than everyone else, when all the bullshit is peeled away, we are just a bunch of dogs looking for a leg to hump.

And that my friends sums up humanity.

garypaul's picture

You da man Carl Popper!!

PS. it isn't just white men...

JeffB's picture

"The new normal is gonna be awesome for older guys with money to burn."

There was a time when I would have had a similar mindset.

But that changed when I changed my mental paradigm. The answer to "What is the meaning of life?" is an all important one and I've come to the conclusion that the answer is neither "42" nor "He who dies with the most toys wins." Nor even "He who nails the most beautiful babes wins."

But I fully realize I'm in the minority here. Probably by a very long shot.


Zadok's picture

Perhaps but not alone in the line of thinking. Keep it up, the thoughts that is.