Stocks Levitate To New Record Highs As GDP Expectations Slide

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Bad news is absolutely great news this morning it would seem. Just as we noted (ironically) this morning, equity algos appeared set for new highs no matter how terrible (or good) data was... and sure enough, the S&P 500 is testing its record highs once again... With Q1 GDP expectations plunging and even the hopeful hockey-stick of Q2's resurgence are now being chipped away as one sell-side economist after another folds...


Record highs for the S&P...


As JPY started the momo...


But someone is bidding aggressively for protection...


And GDP expectations tumbles...

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Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:11 | 4823234 john39
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fuller retard.

(edit) buy now, just imagine the new highs once it becomes official that the U.S. is in a recession, then depression... happy days are here again.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:20 | 4823280 FL_Conservative
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BUY!!!!!!!!   We don't need no stinkin' data!!!!!!!!!

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:43 | 4823370 PartysOver
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For all those waiting for stocks to get Monkey Hammered be advised that the Monkey is flinging it's crap at YOU!

Full Retard:  Trying to Short a rigged Market.

Speculator:  One who sees gubberment stupidity and profits from it.  Gubberment stupidity in this case is Stock Market Manipulation to greatly increase the wealth of those that have to the detriment of those that do not.

When it does end it ain't going to be purdy.   But until then just BUY, BUY, BUY.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:39 | 4823345 Bryan
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*yawn* -- oh, is the stawk 'market' up again today?  That's nice.  What's on TV?

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:11 | 4823239 Aknownymouse
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I wanna break that hockey stick on somebody's head

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:29 | 4823308 Winston Churchill
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Terninal meltup.

How are stock prices in Zim dollars again ?

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:11 | 4823241 The Endless Pump
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Record new highs on GDP revisions up after a disaster Q1 and now new highs on GDP Q2 revisons down.  Just new highs....period.  Information is irrelevant.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:11 | 4823243 BeetleBailey
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all on teensy volume.....


Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:12 | 4823244 TheRideNeverEnds
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Its really quite simply, just buy it before the FED does; its free money with almost zero risk.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:36 | 4823331 lordylord
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Good for you.  Keep playing their game and feeding the monster.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 21:40 | 4825389 blackbeardz
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feeding? no way. my way off killing it.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:11 | 4823245 CPL
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No one is buying anything because they are broke with money that shouldn't buy pocket lint, therefore markets are awesome. as usual.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:13 | 4823251 PlusTic
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financial markets have become totally not's all just a farce run by hard core criminals

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:15 | 4823259 HUGE_Gamma
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can't wait for the next deer in the headlights meme day

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:18 | 4823274 gjp
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That deer would be us bears.  For five years running now, looks like it will never stop

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:20 | 4823278 SheepDog-One
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Me too but I'm not holding my breath for it.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:37 | 4823334 viahj
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what we need is a fat fingered sell side terr'st

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:16 | 4823266 Rainman
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They better start cooking up a whole shitload of seasonally adjusted intellectual property.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:44 | 4823373 pods
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Another row of icons on the iPhone should do it!


Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:18 | 4823271 SloMoe
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Let them eat iPad...

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:22 | 4823285 El Hosel
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Billy Idol Recovery cries....Moar Moar moar

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:19 | 4823277 Hindenburg...Oh Man
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um, wasn't the adp a miss too? I was out all morning, just checked the markets, gold prices---shaking head again for 1000th day..

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:24 | 4823288 valley chick
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You haven't missed a damn thing. Bad news is good news and it is POMO day. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:31 | 4823312 disabledvet
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I really don't understand the price collapse in gold. (And copper just last week.)

I do understand that QE created an absolutely staggering amount of leverage...the question becomes "what was the collateral" (all of China's gold, silver, copper, etc?)

This still looks like a truly massive default "of something"...the only thing big enough to explain such a sudden collapse (last fall) in prices followed by a wicked increase because of the brutal winter and now a Russian invasion of Ukraine would be either New York City or London.

Gambling is perfectly legal in London...

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:17 | 4823509 holgerdanske
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I agree. But come to think about it, who in a herd of stampeding wildebeest stop to think??

If you stop, you get run over, literally!

Find a rock, sit down and think it over. It is all bullshit,and paper, rather get some gold now, while it is still available. Wait until that stampede starts, then you can take your paper Dollars and light your cigars, or plaster it on the wall in stead of wall paper.


It is one big stinking fraud.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:47 | 4823801 SheepDog-One
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The 'brutal winter' LOL yea sure.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:20 | 4823279 nakki
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Maybe 1929 will be the all time high for S&P. Probably not but it would be appropriate.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:40 | 4823350 gatorengineer
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more along the lines of 2666 At this pace, next fall....

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:40 | 4823589 CHX
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That be very close to 4 times 666... Maybe as a blow-off top, and then the plunge into the abyss? We'll find out soon enough.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:00 | 4823645 gatorengineer
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Sounds about right as we are in about 4x as much shit as we were when we hit 666.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:23 | 4823284 q99x2
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FEDs software is going to keep the bribes going to Congress up untill the election.


Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:52 | 4823824 SheepDog-One
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'Just until the election' LMAO yea sure been hearing that bullshit for years too.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:25 | 4823290 MFL8240
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This shit is absolutely disgusting.  We have an equity levitation never seen before in history built entirely on fake news and printed money.  Just disgraceful!

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:27 | 4823295 GFORCE
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The European GDP, coupled with the inflation figures yesterday have raised many traders expectation of strong action from Draghi.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:28 | 4823300 BeerMe
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If an economy collapses with decreasing purchasing power...Is an inflated stock market worth anything?

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:29 | 4823302 khakuda
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Why not.  Hilsenrath said on page 1 that the Fed is worried about bubbles, but not going to do anything about it.  Party on!!!

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:29 | 4823307 TheRideNeverEnds
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seriously, look at this market, its fucking exploding higher, there are no sellers. 


this is insanity.  

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:44 | 4823375 NOTaREALmerican
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Only a pessimist would sell.    And pessimists aren't normal.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:58 | 4823860 SheepDog-One
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Yep, no matter the price there's a long line of people fighting to pay whatever!

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:30 | 4823309 carbonmutant
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FSLR looking good this morning...


Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:31 | 4823313 pound the vix
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Europe leaderhip does not make a move without telling Goldman and JPM first.  obviously Dragi plans something very favorable for the banks.  New highs in S&P

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:33 | 4823317 Cheater5
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Really weird day.  The $ADD hasn't been positive all day and the spy seems to levitating on relatively week $Tick data.  Maybe its all those stock buyback programs sitting at the bid and absorbing the sellers.  Dunno....

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:43 | 4824027 Sandy15
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Uh, no.  You should look at the options in the futures market.  Many being bought way out of the money.......  Fed anyone?  Maiden Lane I, II or III is making money while the other is losing money.  But who cares because the Fed can have the other account make money tomorrow.  Boy if I could put zeros in my account each day, I could trade my little hearts desires and never fear losing money........

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:34 | 4823318 Cheater5
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Double post.  oopps

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:35 | 4823327 holgerdanske
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They can buy the whole world as long as people will accept the monopoly money, there is nothing to stop them but a panic.

And this can continue for a while, even though f 5 year old can tell you it can`t continue for ever.


Something is going to give, --- when, is the question!

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:43 | 4823368 NOTaREALmerican
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Record car sales,   increasing housing sizes,  increasing debt...    signs of increasing prosperity everywhere.  

Buy now, or be priced out forever!

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:44 | 4823374 tempo
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IWM/QQQ are not reaching new highs, SPX new highs everyday by one point on low volume to mask the terrible economic and world political situations. Obama positive headlines control the masses.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:48 | 4823389 replaceme
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I feel like I'm at a craps table, and someone keeps throwing points - how do you not push money onto the table? 

Who's the house, btw?  I assume they'll want my credit card at some point.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:52 | 4823401 dontgoforit
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The Chinese and Russians - via front companies - could be buying the US stock market in order to crash it?  Enter Bond, James Bond.

Hey, if 'Belgium' can be buying T-Bills in amounts greater than their GDP, why not?

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:52 | 4823412 CHX
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After 1929 it was pretty much downhill for quite a while. Will history rhyme this time around too? 1929 top after the devilish 666 bottom? Time will tell.

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