Russian Stocks, Ruble Respond To Obama's Sanctions By Extending Gains

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Despite no move in gold, silver, or US Treasuries, US equities (and JPY crosses) remain bid. But perhaps the most intriguing reaction to Obama's escalation is the surge higher in Russian stocks and rally in the Ruble... Putin and his oligarch friends must be pleased...


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Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:26 | 4558325 LawsofPhysics
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It's long been a "debt as money" system folks, and trillion upon trillion of debt is held in different fiat around the world.

Will this matter if the majority of debt and assets are not in dollars or in countries that already trade outside of the dollar?

Go ahead piss of the BRIICs (that is a lot of natural resources that won't be availanble to your "markets")

Just imagine if the "evaporation" of all debt held in dollars could inadvertantly be blamed on Putin...

how convenient would that be...

tick tock motherfuckers...

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:52 | 4558502 lordylord
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In other news, gold is down $10 from today's high.  Nothing says sell gold like the possibility of a financial war with Russia and WWIII.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:58 | 4558539 SilverIsKing
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If I were Putin, I would place a one time tax/assessment on the oil and gas sold to the EU by an amount equal to the amounts that have been frozen.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:12 | 4558610 gold-is-not-dead
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Too much vodka for russian cb governor.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 13:14 | 4559319 Jurassic
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In Putin's Russia, bear markets ride bulls.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:26 | 4558337 hugovanderbubble
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Oh man, Another Venezuela Stock Index xd:)

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:26 | 4558683 NoDebt
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Nah, nah, nah.  This is a rise in their stock market while their currency is going UP (appreciating, not depreciating).  I know the line is going down, but it's UP for the Ruble relative to the dollar.  I.e. it takes fewer Rubles to buy one US doallar.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:26 | 4558340 SWCroaker
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This is apparently really good for the markets.   Everybody's markets.    Can we arrange to have a country defect to Russia on a monthly basis going forward?   Economic problems solved!

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:38 | 4558421 Spastica Rex
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Creative Distraction

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:47 | 4558470 Kirk2NCC1701
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And a plane-a-month going AWOL?

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:28 | 4558342 1stepcloser
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Obummer to imposed ACA sanctions on every wonder the stock markets are unstopable..

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:27 | 4558348 LeisureSmith
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The Russian kid says screw you guys, takes the ball and goes home.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:28 | 4558354 PlusTic
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Russians, check.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:29 | 4558363 insanelysane
Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:31 | 4558383 NDXTrader
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This is what happens when the markets are nothing but computerized carry traders. There is no thought here, only yen crosses. Any sentient being would say - hey, if the US is going to freeze assets every time they have a problem in a country...maybe I want fewer assets in the US. Rich Chinese and Middle Easterners might decide to take everything home before the next showdown. This computerized trading will lead to the mother of all meltdowns and prob an end to the stock market

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:33 | 4558389 Johnny Cocknballs
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just wait until the EU gets their sanctions regime up and running...

those fuckin' idiots....

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:35 | 4558403 kashey
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Money stolen from Russia by Jewish oligarkhs are coming backto Russia, where they belong to.
Thank you, Obama, could you sanction all Russian capitals abroad? Sincerely yours....

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:43 | 4558448 youngman
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That is actually hitting the nail on the head...most of the monies the oligarkhs made..they took out of Russia and the Ukraine and never invested anything neither country had very good growth...maybe this will start a new reinvestment trend in Russia and the Ukraine

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:03 | 4558563 LawsofPhysics
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Indeed, either way, I see inflation potential for anyone who depends on rubles or dollars.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:36 | 4558407 BeetleBailey
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Good News: BULLISH


Rising Unemployment: BULLISH

Global Governmental Mis-management: BULLISH








Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:42 | 4558442 SoilMyselfRotten
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Missed one:


Increasing safe haven demand: BULLISH

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:44 | 4558451 TheRideNeverEnds
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Maybe the shorts as this market continues going up at a 45 degree angle? 

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:02 | 4558559 SheepDog-One
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You'd sure think somethins gotta give....but the farce is strong, these people will fight to the death for their phoney-baloney posions of uber control.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:21 | 4558662 El Hosel
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... Don't forget - Earthquake: BULLISH, SANCTIONS: BULLISH, Green Beer: Bullish.

Go Bears

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:36 | 4558411 ...out of space
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looks like Russian sell US bonds 

wonder what TIC will show

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:41 | 4558440 disabledvet
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Those look like REALLY pissed of Syrians to me.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:00 | 4558547 SheepDog-One
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All markets are now double secret full retard, but have not yet quite gone full triple stamp no-takies retard.....never go full triple stamp no takies retard!

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:01 | 4558552 SteveNYC
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Makes sense: Russian billionaires and companies pull money from abroad, transfer to Rubles, park in bonds/cash/stock market. No mystery there.

Anybody who thinks Putin did not anticipate "sanctions" before this whole thing got underway, well, there's a bridge in Brooklyn for sale......

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:04 | 4558921 Rising Sun
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Hey Barry, it's Putin, you know, the guy you gave a handjob to at the last G8 meetings????


We have the staged Ukraine/Crimea bullshit ready to go - let me know when you are bought into the markets here and then I will push the button for the invasion.


This will be the easiest $50M in offshore money you will ever make.


Next time you are in Moscow Barry, the vodka and handjob is on me.


Love, Putin

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:33 | 4559077 insanelysane
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The latest way to keep people from selling Treasuries, sanction them.

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