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POMO Pump-And-Dump Leaves Stocks In The Red

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Volume is light, as Europe remains on Easter holiday, but the volatility is back. Biotechs opened notably higher, dumped to unch, ripped to new highs, then dumped again... The S&P 500 managed to regain all last week's dump losses - but stalled then as POMO struck (the biggest in April) and AUDJPY took off in its front-running way but left stocks behind. Of course, there's no need to worry though - tomorrow is Tueaday after all.

 

Biotechs couldn't hold gains...

 

As AUDJPY decoupled on POMO and S&P revrted to USDJPY weakness...

 

which sent stocks to last week's highs...

 

before they started to dump...

 

Charts: Bloomberg

 

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Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:44 | 4679429 Unknown Poster
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The arbitrage algos seem baffled the last couple of days. It almost seems like an exercise in herding cats.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:44 | 4679431 Headbanger
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I think it's got a nail in it...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:50 | 4679448 Carl Popper
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Buy e minis about 230 pm.  Sell at close.  

 

You should always follow the advice of anonymous posters on the internet.   We will make you money.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:53 | 4679461 Randy Goodnight
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I'd say the top is here or very near. Blatant "distribution" occurring here.
Retail suckers going to get burned.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:36 | 4679597 slightlyskeptical
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If we can't break above 1872-3, then the technicals say you re correct. If it fails next resistance is at 1815.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:56 | 4679472 Cognitive Dissonance
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"Get in there and turn those machines back on." - Yellen yelling her head off.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:00 | 4679478 SmilinJoeFizzion
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And yet the VIX doesnt budge-  As soon as Bidens wheels touched down in Kiev the VIX should have spiked over 20

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:04 | 4679488 FieldingMellish
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Saw that too. Protection is being sold all around.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:00 | 4679479 SmilinJoeFizzion
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And yet the VIX doesnt budge-  As soon as Bidens wheels touched down in Kiev the VIX should have spiked over 20

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:01 | 4679480 SmilinJoeFizzion
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And yet the VIX doesnt budge-  As soon as Bidens wheels touched down in Kiev the VIX should have spiked over 20

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:05 | 4679496 BeetleBailey
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La Ka Ka...a la Moonday mourning...

MOAR of the same POMO, MOMO, VIX-y Trick-sy...Fuckbama...with a dose of Choo Choo Joey sharting the headlines.....

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:09 | 4679509 valley chick
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How light is the volume?  Dang, looks more like a ghost town.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:13 | 4679519 SheepDog-One
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The rigged casino is even more empty than usual....Europeans still eating ham worshipping an old Bronze Age comic book character.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:18 | 4679535 TheRideNeverEnds
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Just buy the dip, we are going higher. 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:40 | 4679607 Midnight Rider
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All things have their limits. Stocks always reach limits under any given profit/interest rate environment. Markets have already reset higher given the current environment. Just because interest rates are zero doesn't mean stocks can go to infinity. Combine this with profit margins having peaked and tapering QE. I would project a rougher bull ride ahead. You may think the Fed will untaper, but they really do realize QE is no longer productive and is blowing unsustainable bubbles. The only arguement left is at what point to raise interest rates.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:19 | 4679539 unplugged
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who gives a shit

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:21 | 4679548 g'kar
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Sit back, relax, have a beer and end enjoy a nice game of fizbin.

 

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Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:33 | 4679591 GrinandBearit
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Another perfect contrary day trade... damn, ZH is on fire!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:51 | 4679640 StupidEarthlings
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Seems a little early in the day to be callin the death again..

There's always this afternoon.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:24 | 4679741 q99x2
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Are the trannies going down?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:50 | 4679861 hobopants
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There is a joke here somewhere.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:13 | 4679968 SirTaxedAlot
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Zero hedge breaking news. PUMP DUMP PUMP DUMP PUMP DUMP. Tomorrow it will be DUMP PUMP DUMP DUMP PUMP

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:26 | 4680021 Hindenburg...Oh Man
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Skechers a buy on Meb's win at the boston marathon. Who ever heard of a runner wearing skechers? 

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