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"It's The Weather's Fault"

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...but the second half of the year is going to be great... (or 3rd or 4th)

 

h/t @Not_Jim_Cramer

 

Of course, even if one believes that the weather is responsible for this - how worried should we be when cold weather in winter removes over 30% of the growth in US GDP!! Sustainable recovery or fragile and painful truth?

 

Oh and for some context on this collapse in the US, here is Russia - and everyone is up in arms how bad this has been...

 

Charts: Bloomberg

 

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Thu, 03/13/2014 - 20:18 | 4545826 blindman
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Tom Waits - Strange Weather (Acoustic Demo)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02oKHUCvqVs

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 21:19 | 4546037 johngaltfla
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Or worse. But hey, a good bloody populatoin reducing conflict is BULLISH! Don't believe me, ask Soros.

World War Panic Grips Financial Markets
Thu, 03/13/2014 - 22:03 | 4546190 National Blessing
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It is the weather's fault.  I'm sitting here freezing my yarbles off.  Who else should I blame it on?  Bitches.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 20:20 | 4545831 Sardonicus
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cold war reignition over Ukraine should fix both charts

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 20:21 | 4545833 cossack55
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Yes, but US GDP is based on bullshit.  

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 20:25 | 4545844 prains
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i thought it was based on burgers, beers and boob jobs but if you say it's bullshit then i'll go with that

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 03:40 | 4546840 -NaN-
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you forgot botox

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 20:27 | 4545850 NoDebt
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Can this affect the price of my stocks?

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 20:34 | 4545869 kaiserhoff
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No, only the living god Mr. Yellen has anything meaningful to say about stock prices.

Holy Shit.  That doesn't even need an  /sarc marker.  We are well and truly fucked.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 20:32 | 4545866 ChargingHandle
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Such nonsense. When it is cold I spend more by stocking up on food,  supplies, chains,  studs, rent movies,  shop for shit online,  Etc. 

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 20:46 | 4545914 Ban KKiller
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Many times stated... a race to the bottom. Why? Corruption, as simple as that. FED, ECB, KGB...

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 20:51 | 4545932 Curtis LeMay
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"It's The Weather's Fault"

Maybe so. Killington in VT just got two fecking feet of snow today.

Blow off Friday guys. Go north :)

I am, and I'm in the Caribbean for Pete's sake.

http://www.killington.com/winter/mountain/conditions

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 21:02 | 4545966 bdub2
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To Help Crash Gold, as zh inadvertently (or perhaps vertently!) does when they mention gold's moves I'd like to stop this move in gold and the miners with the following positive observation:

Has anyone noticed the slightest of formations of a head and shoulders pattern with miners?  

   http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=GDXJ+Interactive#symbol=gdxj;range=1y...

perhaps even a cup and handle as well...

And now back to crashing, and BTFWWWIIIATHD

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 21:15 | 4546022 hairball48
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No worries about winter slowdowns. In the future Global Warming will create a year 'round boom!

/sarc

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 21:27 | 4546066 SpaceEcho
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July 14, 2014 - NEW YORK - Analysts blame disappointing Q2 retail numbers on unusually mild weather. As a result of the unexpectedly beautiful temperatures, which climate scientists are referring to as a "balmy vortex" that has gripped much of the U.S., consumers are frolicking and gallivanting in the sunshine and eschewing shopping malls and big box stores....

 

October 8, 2014 - NEW YORK - Analysts are blaming disappointing retail numbers on what climate scientists are referring to as the "frondescent vortex" that has gripped much of the Northeast, in which leaves are falling off trees causing harsh travel conditions....

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 22:46 | 4546314 SDShack
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2013/2014 Winter snow & Ice freezes GDP. Followed by Spring Rain and Snow Melt causes massive flooding and swamps GDP. Followed by Spring Tornados and Thunderstorms devestate crops and communities, destroying GDP. Followed by Summer Drought devestates crops and communities, drying up GDP. Followed by Fall Hurricanes blow away GDP recovery and threaten to cause double dip recession. Followed by 2014/2015 Winter Snow & Ice.... repeat as above. 

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