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And Now Market Tumbles, As News Of Ukraine Deaths Spook Algos

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Despite the best efforts of the straight-line panic buying algos on a Tuesday, it seems flashing red headlines of dreadful escalations in Ukraine (more deaths), from Bloomberg:


...and USDJPY tagging 102 again (of course) were enough to spark the manic idiocy of markets from buy-buy-buy to sell-it-all-Mortimer... So much for yesterday's "see it's all good now" ripfest... The Russell 2000 is back at yesterday's lows and NASDAQ is back under 4000.



Wondering why?



However, there is still hope:  


If by Ukraine authorities he means the CIA, he is out of luck.


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Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:30 | 4660758 the not so migh...
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i nooooo!!! less debt slaves,  ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:32 | 4660766 Looney
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Kevin Henry: How do I sell somepin'? My keyboard has only one button “BUY”…


Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:41 | 4660826 playnstocks
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Hit the ESC button 3 times...

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:51 | 4660891 philipat
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What a Fucking JOKE this all is. Excuse my French....

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:56 | 4660924 El Vaquero
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I didn't know that "JOKE" was French.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:12 | 4661041 samcontrol
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Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:35 | 4661184 hobopants
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Bad news is back to being bad news...huh who would have guessed it?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:56 | 4660922 furgheddubouddit
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"Ukraine Authorities"

There's an oxymoron if I ever saw one! lol

The hapless muppets in Kiev have no authority.

The whole show is being run from the Pentagon.

That's why the warmongering puppetmaster-in-chief, John Brennan, paid a visit to Kiev recently: -to pull some strings.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:34 | 4661204 Smegley Wanxalot
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Ctrl Alt BUY sometimes works

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:32 | 4660768 Alethian
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Ukraine TV is reporting that Ukrainian forces have engaged the Russian 45th Airborne in Sloviansk.


Hold onto dem hats biatchez!

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:57 | 4660928 Savvy
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Do you have a link? I'm skeptical after the 2013 pics of Russian troops the junta put out as last week.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:32 | 4660770 max2205
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Aren't we supposed to buy at the first shots fired....oh well

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:34 | 4660789 y3maxx
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....Putin/Russia will soon unleash its biggest secret weapon...."Eric Snowden and more secret NSA intel."

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:37 | 4660802 Hippocratic Oaf
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So with friday being a holiday, it's not 'actually' Tuesday. Algos may think it's Wednesday?

I'm so confused. 

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:59 | 4660944 El Vaquero
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I'm half way expecting a release of a Brennan phone call with Brennan saying some very candid/stupid things.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:19 | 4661097 TPTB_r_TBTF
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Brennan has an assistant who knows how to operate a secure phone.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:33 | 4660773 Theta_Burn
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Sucks we can't thin out the douch-bags instead.....douch-bag

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:33 | 4660779 McMolotov
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(buy the fucking death)

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:39 | 4660819 Ignatius
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Death, of course, being our number one growth industry.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:44 | 4660847 Cannon Fodder
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The market potential is amazing....

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:30 | 4660761 dow jones 20000
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This is by far the wierdest roller coaster ride I've ever seen.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:37 | 4660804 101 years and c...
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this must be your first "market" crash.  the next few days/weeks will be exciting.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:42 | 4660834 new game
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no skin in the game except i live near a rather large city and have dollars. radiation does scare me...

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:52 | 4660899 The_Ungrateful_Yid
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I actually welcome whatever hasn't been too exciting lately

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:47 | 4660762 Ignatius
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Yeah, who could possibly see this coming?


Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:32 | 4660772 JustObserving
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They knew that deaths were coming.  Hence the preemptive attack on gold earlier today.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:38 | 4660813 Winston Churchill
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I thinking exactly the same earlier.

There are no co-incidences, just conspiracies nowadays.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:46 | 4660863 BurningFuld
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That little hump right there in the chart shows you exactly why I still sniff glue.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:13 | 4661053 what's that smell
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turnaround tuesday: check.

momo ignition algo rigged rally: check.

easy money FED policy: check. 

markets go down? WTF!

i smell a ruskie/iranian/syrian cyber sneak attack...

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:45 | 4660855 Seasmoke
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Glad to see others are thinking same as me. Unfortunately we have been proved correct.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:33 | 4660774 stant
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Blood moon market

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:46 | 4660859 Cannon Fodder
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Coincidence that this incident is kicking off the day after the first Blood Moon?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:34 | 4660777 Quinvarius
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Reminds of 2009 when the DOW would open up 500 and close down 700 on the same day.  Then it would repeat variations of that every day for a week. 

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:38 | 4660810 Snidley Whipsnae
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Gold slammed lower before civil war started and is now climbing as civil war commences... sounds about like what they would do.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:43 | 4660833 JustObserving
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Since 2009, HFT technology has advanced rapidly.  So the Fed is able to levitate markets far more effectively than in 2009. And slam gold down when needed in a microsecond.  No buoyant stock market in the US means not enough money to sustain the empire of 900 US military bases in 130 countries:

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:43 | 4660835 Shizzmoney
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The DOW losing 777 in a day is the purest form of irony I have ever seen

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:34 | 4660781 JR
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14:10 GMT:

A fighter jet has been spotted near the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk:

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:43 | 4660844 optimator
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Su-25 Frogfoot, the poor man's A-10.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:47 | 4660867 Cannon Fodder
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A-10 - best close air support aircraft ever.... the grunts friend...

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:54 | 4660912 Cursive
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@Cannon Fodder


Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:02 | 4660972 El Vaquero
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Except for instances of friendly fire.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:50 | 4660886 angel_of_joy
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No more A-10s. Therefore, a good ground attack plane.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:05 | 4660999 El Vaquero
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The A-10 was a comparatively simple aircraft.  When they started designing it, they said, "Hmmm, we have this big-ass gun, and we want an aircraft that can take a beating and still get the pilot back home alive.  Get to it!" 

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:46 | 4660860 vitoox
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Dont watch RT, watch this:

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:34 | 4660782 orangedrinkandchips
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I know for a fact Denial, USA is wonderful this time of year!!!


That is where the Fed is located, after all.....

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:46 | 4660857 GeorgeHayduke
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I think the city limits of Denial encompass most of the country.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:34 | 4660783 TruthTalker
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In the real world Gold should be rising faster than McCains erection on news of war starting

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:43 | 4660843 sumo
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Instead, Gold is behaving like a jet that has McCain at the controls.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:34 | 4660784 LawsofPhysics
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Can someone please release the real dogs of war now?

This foreplay is no longer stimulating.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:41 | 4660832 Winston Churchill
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Be careful what you wish for.TPTB look determined on WWIII this year, we just

don't know which of the many sparks will start it.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:04 | 4660995 disabledvet
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yeah I agree. this so not something you want to see "ramped up." does "no comment" mean we're just doing nothing...or does "no comment" mean we're going to war with Russia? I found the general consensus that "Putin needs to find an off ramp" dispositive.

Who needs a red line when you're just gonna start plinking Russians?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:13 | 4661057 El Vaquero
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If we're not careful, it'll be a civil war.  IMO, kicking a hot war off between the US and Russia would be cause for a civil war.    A war with Russia would be based on lies, and it's better to take back our military instillations with our own blood than to let the Russians nuke the shit out of them.  I'm not a fan of fallout.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:34 | 4660786 Dr. Engali
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Give that man another peace prize.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:34 | 4660788 PlusTic
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the algos aren't spooked, they just moved into the energy markets...they are alive and well rigging in CL, RB & HO

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:35 | 4660792 Ralph Spoilsport
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Time for another colorful metaphor from Obama.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:37 | 4660806 q99x2
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Imagine things will get kind of rough when the Globalists come to steal everyone's money so they can fight their wars.

Good time to buy gold.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:48 | 4660876 GeorgeHayduke
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Good point. TPTB steal the money blame it on those guys over there, while doing the same to those guys over there. The sheep buy it and start killing each other over stupid shit as the TPTB sit back, place bets and watch the show. Works like a charm for them.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:15 | 4661065 El Vaquero
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Note to TBTB:  Fallout is a bitch, BITCHEZ!

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:39 | 4660808 Cursive
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Nothing spooked the algos.  This is all opex witchcraft; the bucket shops are creating volatility to goose profits.  Problem is, you can only "play" with dynamite for so long. 

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:39 | 4660817 Quinvarius
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How long until Obama sends in the US 82nd Airborne?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:39 | 4660825 cocoablini
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No good volatility will go ungamed. Watch the ramp ups and downs today by the bots

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:41 | 4660830 Quinvarius
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Goldman Sachs was definately wrong about Ukraine being "transient".

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:43 | 4660841 Notsobadwlad
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Wait, isn't it Tuesday? My "Buy" calendar must be faulty.

But seriously, when pricing, surveillance, media and war are all handled by computer ... pretty much anyone can with access to the computers can tell them what to do. There dos not have to be a human being (homo sapien) between the direction and the outcome. The middle-personal is no longer needed and therefore the process is much more reliably carried out. Humans have a conscience and go against the wishes of the master. Machines do not and cannot.

Want to crash the markets? Press a button.

Want to smear your competition? Press a button.

Want to murder someone with a drone? Press a button.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:43 | 4660842 Kreditanstalt
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The teeny-tiny volume of actual traders (people) in these markets must be SO thin, so volatile and so nervous that there is certain to be more volatility, crashes, spikes, flash crashes and stuff coming...

"Potemkin markets" was right..."The Truman Market"

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:04 | 4660993 Notsobadwlad
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The copmputers can squash all real trading volume if they want. Price is controlled by the Specialist and Market Maker computer programs. Whatever is done, is done for a purpose (not ours). There is no free market and no free market dynamics.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:44 | 4660850 Invinciblehandaxe
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i bet maidan nazis are running them tanks on russian oil

Mr Putin just cut the oil and gas already

Frau hitler will piss her dirty panties

zee german business owners will crucify that nazi bitch

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:45 | 4660851 Youri Carma
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:45 | 4660853 SheepDog-One
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Pump it and dump it, that's the name of the game step rite up and place ya bets!

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:51 | 4660893 John McCloy
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   This is the BALLGAME for the market. I for the life of me could not understand how the markets could trade in terror of a Syria bombardment which is a fly compared to this Pegasus in Ukraine for the past few weeks. How they are not seeing the long term implications of this along with Russia and China commiting to end the USD Reserve Status along with a hot war along with unprecedented funny money printing lies and cheats by the Fed at every turn to not see 2014 was the year the fraud market came to end. 

       Do not get me wrong they are probably gonna try to fake it for another few weeks or maybe even 2 months but everything changed when the U.S. stuck it's nose in the Ukraine. OH and oil is above 103 right?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:52 | 4660900 savedeposit
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11 idiots, braindead sheeple who gave their lives for the geopolitical games of there masters.

There family can be "proud" that there sons gave there live for their country and for their "freedom"

Idiots !


Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:59 | 4660934 TPTB_r_TBTF
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sheeple will fight over anything.


Did you see the video footage over the weekend?

Some sheeple were willing to put their lives on the line over somebody else's grazing rights.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:03 | 4660974 savedeposit
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Its honorable for them to get shot to death in name of so called "freedom" alias get the shit taxed out of you and get pinned down to the ground and sucked empty, and there so called "country" which they dont own anyway.

Idiots !

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:03 | 4660975 Savvy
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Much safer better to do nothing but tap on your keyboard.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:04 | 4660983 savedeposit
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Your are bloody well right, good comment !

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:58 | 4660933 starman
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One of my Friend told me hes not worried cause he's in this for long term and it doesn't effects him at all. 

No he's sane I think.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:10 | 4661026 HRamos_3
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Ramper time

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:24 | 4661132 Caracalla
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Markets are off the lows now.  You won't get a better opportunity this month to BTFD than now.  Better take advantage and buy into the rally we will see for the rest of April.  TSLA looks like a great dip to buy, great company but down from 265 to 190 over the past month, but God does that chart look ugly!

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:30 | 4661170 Son of Captain Nemo
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Obviously the economy is tanking and can't be the blame for starting it... God forbid!  We need a World War before we ever lose face with that prospect!!!
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:58 | 4661975 GrinandBearit
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