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

Tyler Durden's picture

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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the not so mighty maximiza's picture

i nooooo!!! less debt slaves,  ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Looney's picture

Kevin Henry: How do I sell somepin'? My keyboard has only one button “BUY”…


playnstocks's picture

Hit the ESC button 3 times...

philipat's picture

What a Fucking JOKE this all is. Excuse my French....

El Vaquero's picture

I didn't know that "JOKE" was French.

hobopants's picture

Bad news is back to being bad news...huh who would have guessed it?

furgheddubouddit's picture

"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.

Smegley Wanxalot's picture

Ctrl Alt BUY sometimes works

Alethian's picture

Ukraine TV is reporting that Ukrainian forces have engaged the Russian 45th Airborne in Sloviansk.


Hold onto dem hats biatchez!

Savvy's picture

Do you have a link? I'm skeptical after the 2013 pics of Russian troops the junta put out as last week.

max2205's picture

Aren't we supposed to buy at the first shots fired....oh well

y3maxx's picture

....Putin/Russia will soon unleash its biggest secret weapon...."Eric Snowden and more secret NSA intel."

Hippocratic Oaf's picture

So with friday being a holiday, it's not 'actually' Tuesday. Algos may think it's Wednesday?

I'm so confused. 

El Vaquero's picture

I'm half way expecting a release of a Brennan phone call with Brennan saying some very candid/stupid things.

TPTB_r_TBTF's picture

Brennan has an assistant who knows how to operate a secure phone.

Theta_Burn's picture

Sucks we can't thin out the douch-bags instead.....douch-bag

Ignatius's picture

Death, of course, being our number one growth industry.

Cannon Fodder's picture

The market potential is amazing....

dow jones 20000's picture

This is by far the wierdest roller coaster ride I've ever seen.

101 years and counting's picture

this must be your first "market" crash.  the next few days/weeks will be exciting.

new game's picture

no skin in the game except i live near a rather large city and have dollars. radiation does scare me...

The_Ungrateful_Yid's picture

I actually welcome whatever hasn't been too exciting lately

Ignatius's picture

Yeah, who could possibly see this coming?


JustObserving's picture

They knew that deaths were coming.  Hence the preemptive attack on gold earlier today.

Winston Churchill's picture

I thinking exactly the same earlier.

There are no co-incidences, just conspiracies nowadays.

BurningFuld's picture

That little hump right there in the chart shows you exactly why I still sniff glue.

what's that smell's picture

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...

Seasmoke's picture

Glad to see others are thinking same as me. Unfortunately we have been proved correct.

stant's picture

Blood moon market

Cannon Fodder's picture

Coincidence that this incident is kicking off the day after the first Blood Moon?

Quinvarius's picture

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. 

Snidley Whipsnae's picture

Gold slammed lower before civil war started and is now climbing as civil war commences... sounds about like what they would do.

JustObserving's picture

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:

Shizzmoney's picture

The DOW losing 777 in a day is the purest form of irony I have ever seen

JR's picture

14:10 GMT:

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

optimator's picture

Su-25 Frogfoot, the poor man's A-10.

Cannon Fodder's picture

A-10 - best close air support aircraft ever.... the grunts friend...

El Vaquero's picture

Except for instances of friendly fire.

angel_of_joy's picture

No more A-10s. Therefore, a good ground attack plane.

El Vaquero's picture

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!" 

orangedrinkandchips's picture

I know for a fact Denial, USA is wonderful this time of year!!!


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

GeorgeHayduke's picture

I think the city limits of Denial encompass most of the country.

TruthTalker's picture

In the real world Gold should be rising faster than McCains erection on news of war starting

sumo's picture

Instead, Gold is behaving like a jet that has McCain at the controls.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Can someone please release the real dogs of war now?

This foreplay is no longer stimulating.