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Stocks Plunge On Russia Invasion Threat - Give Up All Post-Payrolls Gains

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Yesterday, the S&P and Nasdaq bounced hard off the pre-payrolls level from Aug 1st. From the moment US cash equity markets closed yesterday, stocks have been dropping back. But now, thanks to this:


The Dow, S&P and now Nasdaq have tumbled below yesterday's lows, eradicating all the post-payrolls gains in stocks. Treasury yields are tumbling (5bps off highs) and gold and silver and rising.

All payrolls gains gone...


This is what it looked like close-up... as just 7k S&P e-minis crushed lqiuidity

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Of course, as anyone but the machines knows, Poland has been desperate to get a NATO response from the start, and has been hinting at an "imminent" Russian invasion for at least 4 months


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Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:42 | 5049803 whats_that_flashing
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Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:50 | 5049876 TideFighter
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Must be nappy naptime at the PPT Kindergarten.


Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:57 | 5049939 Say What Again
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I wish I could post a chart.  There were a few VERY LARGE orders in certain Bear-ETFs a few minutes prior to the big move in the futures.  I can't post all of them, but the easiest to see is SDS that had single trades of 25K+ at 13:04:30 & 13:29:00.  The average trade size is usually between 1,000 & 2,000. The selloff started at 13:39:00.

So, someone made a few big bets about 10 minutes prior to market moving on this news.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:59 | 5049968 PlusTic
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Are you implying some front-running in this fair and efficient marketplace   :0

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:00 | 5049978 Say What Again
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Can't happen here.  Not in Amerika

Note: The average trade size is actually between 500 & 1,000

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:14 | 5050073 eclectic syncretist
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Whoever it was, I front-ran them back when SDS was at $25.  S&P very near critical support levels already, but I'm not selling SDS yet.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:18 | 5050095 IANAE
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...waiting for the words from US State Dept during their daily press briefing... they seem to be running a bit late getting started today...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:53 | 5050715 Bunghole
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I guess my S&P 2,000 hat will have to stay in the closet another week.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:05 | 5050006 Bloody Muppet
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Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:22 | 5050131 power steering
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This news was out overnight. Even Cramer refered to it premarket

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:47 | 5050257 Say What Again
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The news may or may not have been posted overnight, but there was a significant and fast moving mini-selloff starting at 13:39:00, which coincided with the Bloomberg news feed.  I was watching my screens, and things moved rather quickly for about 10 minutes.

Of course, I didn't know what the "cause" was until I peaked at ZH.

Everything is back to normal now, that is, whatever normal is.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:00 | 5049962 Latina Lover
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Sikorski is trying to rescue his mercenaries trapped by the Ukrainian Rebels against the Russian border. Without NATO aka USSA, Poland can nothing except whine like a spoiled girl.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:04 | 5050010 Jack Burton
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Latina Lover, Indeed. The rebels believe they have trapped a Polish unit inside the pocket of Ukrainian battalions surrounded in the South East Pocket. I read Rebel Social media. Yesterday they were talking that they MAY have surrounded Polish mercinaries in this pocket, thus some units will not surrender and are fighting on. These Poles would not surrender as their fate as foreigners would be very bad. Plus, Poland would be desperate for a diversion to take notice off this potential bombshell. THUS, the Polish minister claims a Russian invasion. You may have hit on why the Poles are now screaming!!!

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:24 | 5050061 kowalli
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It's all depends on how many people poland army kill in Ukraine... I think freedom fighters will not accept surrenders from Poland's murderers...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:26 | 5050169 Winston Churchill
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They will keep a couple for show.

The rest will be Katyned.

This is what mercenaries get the big bucks for. Lose and you get a lead pension.

Same as it ever was.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 19:13 | 5051525 JohninMK
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It seems to be a shock to those 'normal' Ukie's passed on to the Russians how well they were treated.

The mercenaries will not expect that so I suspect they will fight to the death, in the expectation that they will be shown no mercy. They will also make sure that few of the others round them survive either. The Militia has no interest in show captives, a slow and nasty death awaits any who survive.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:13 | 5050066 First There Is ...
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Yes, I read Rebel Social Media as well. I really like the special interest segments. Rebel social media is fucking bankable. Everyone knows this. Ukrainian or Polish social media? Not so much. 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:09 | 5050040 magnetosphere
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remember poland invaded czechoslovakia in the fall of 1938

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:28 | 5050183 power steering
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I remember Japan inveaded Russia 1904

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:24 | 5050157 SAT 800
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I put in a 1900 even price order today on my Dec. S&P500 contracts and it was exercised; so I took the 13,200$ for the account. I'll short it again if it rallies enough.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:52 | 5050349 hobopants
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If putin is as clever as everyone seems to think he is, then why would he invade Ukraine and give the West the scape goat it needs? I call Bullshit.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 19:25 | 5051572 JohninMK
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He won't invade.

He doesn't want a bankrupt Ukraine.

It is working kinda OK for him atm. He is getting a large influx of Russian speaking people, which he needs, some of them highly skilled factory workers and designers. He is showing the rest of the world how trustworthy the US and NATO is. He will expose the lies over MH17 if he needs to. He is showing his weapons work and, even if it covert, he is a person to be trusted if he is on your side. He is holding the moral high ground, ironically supporting democratic government, now deposed.

The opposite of what Obama is getting.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:30 | 5050197 Bossman1967
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Ladi da bullshit where is all the peoples money going? There arnt that many on welfare? Russia dosnt have the balls or the money to go to war with Europe. So lets all go back to our daily grind and by tomorrow all will be at record highs again minus gold and silver of course

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:15 | 5050514 what's that smell
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please refrain from using the deer-in-headlights thumbnail....i just bought some puts.

maybe replace with the good-ole "these aren't dead babies they're human shields" ziotroll pict.

thanks much.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:33 | 5050212 Bloppy
Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:56 | 5050375 Berspankme
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I figure Vlad is going to do something while Obammy is in maatha's vineyard to try and fuck up his vacation. Or maybe just embarrass him a little.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:44 | 5049815 SilverIsMoney
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Good luck stopping gravity Mr. Fellen...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:44 | 5049822 101 years and c...
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that was a big dump.  did W&R just sell 3 ES contracts at once, wiping out the bid book?  they need to be banned.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:46 | 5049837 Bloppy
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100 point Dow drop in mere moments, where are the algos when you need them? On strike for better pay?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:05 | 5050015 youngman
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Just adding liquidity..that is all

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:44 | 5049824 passenger_pidgin
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I don't see why all the fuss, it's not even 3:30 yet...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:45 | 5049826 NoDebt
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The market's getting very vocal about their desire for an untaper.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:55 | 5049919 Dr. Engali
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"Market".... Lol... there you go using that word again. Hmmmm an untaper.... that would ensure another sandwich for me.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:48 | 5049833 NOTaREALmerican
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All the dry-powder sitting-on-the-sidelines will make for a strong-rebound for those-willing-to-be-patient.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:46 | 5049838 Cheater5
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WTF just happened?  Vol was huge...

Is there anything on the wires that I'm missing?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:50 | 5049883 NOTaREALmerican
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Just investors-locking-in-profits.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:00 | 5049976 Gringo Viejo
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Sorry I can't make proper attribution but someone made the comment last week that: "If the United States ever went toe to toe with the Russians, in one day there would be a million young Russian men signing up, willing to die for Mother Russia. How many young American men would be willing to do the same? My guess? Not many."

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:29 | 5050090 10mm
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Gringo. You see those youngters coming over the boarder. They will as it will be contingant on citizinship payoff. Serve, become citizin.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:05 | 5050350 Gringo Viejo
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@10mm: Actually, you're quite right. This is exactly the promise given to non-Romans when developing their primarily, mercenary Legions. Having no real loyalty to Rome, the Empire fractured shortly therafter and remained "Rome" in name only.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:35 | 5050629 rbg81
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Yeah, I'm sure they'll do great [/s].  A warm body in a uniform might as well be a corpse.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:52 | 5050707 mpadpy
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And the best thing is they dont count in the KIA and neither does the mercs from blackwater. I wonder if they get pension or benefits like citizens. The Gurkha's cant even get K citizenship and their pension is like $20 a month compared to the regular soldier of $2000.. Those same gurkhas get a bigger pension and salary in the indian army.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:18 | 5050104 Spastica Rex
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If Russian proxies had taken over the Mexican government and were in the process of shelling the state of Sonora, I bet a few would.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:51 | 5049885 Cheater5
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OK, so if the headline had just said "pressure Ukraine" all of the bots would have ignored it.  But since it said "preasure or invade Ukraine"  the bots freak the fuck out.  I think that someone is gaming the bots.  Wouldn't that be interesting if someone did an investigation of the reporters and figured out that they were being paid under the table to put in keywords into their reporting (or better yet they were just doing it for shits and giggles to fuck with the tape).

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:58 | 5049938 viahj
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what a fine transparent system we've allowed to be erected in our names...

maybe a unified twitterflashmob could trip those circuit breakers.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:57 | 5049945 NotApplicable
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You mean "editors." Much closer to the bosses office.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:03 | 5049967 ebworthen
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And this Sikorski is from Poland from what I can find, NATO type.

Interesting history here:

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:47 | 5049844 the not so migh...
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its nazi season

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:49 | 5049858 max2205
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No flash crash yet?

Good job Janet

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:50 | 5049868 Randy Goodnight
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TSLA down .50 cents WTF???


Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:54 | 5049871 TabakLover
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Told ya.  Putin knows Dow 12K or lower is a real problem for the US.  Why roll tanks when just talking about rolling tanks gets the job done. 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:50 | 5049877 PlusTic
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Vlad the Impaler...of the West

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:16 | 5049882 Dr. Engali
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Meh...... BTFD, this will be forgotten when the "news" cycle turns. Nice little fake shake out though. you would think the central planners would get oil right in a "war" scenerio. I've never seen oil get cheaper when "war" is about to break out.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:22 | 5050126 Spastica Rex
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Oil better get expensive, or who's going to frack for it?

Tesla means "HAPPY MOTORING!"

For the elect, anyway.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 19:30 | 5051597 max2205
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Low oil hurts Russia more than it helps the US

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 16:08 | 5051410 TheSecondLaw
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Possibly because a war may be the catalyst that finally pushes the bubble-cart over the cliff, after which much less oil will be needed to grease the wheels of a severely diminished world economy. Maybe?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:51 | 5049886 PontifexMaximus
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Are the russians teaching wall street a lesson?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:52 | 5049889 kevinearick
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Christ’s Empire:   Placement, Discernment, & Perspective

An individual turns the consumer moneylending trade on its head, back when real risks existed, and the Eunuchs for Christ try to build an empire in his name, to eliminate their own risk. Global communication was built to jump those artificial empire borders, and the Bay Area Rockstars are employing it to build more concentration camps within concentration camps, to print more money.

And the biggest complainers are the beneficiaries, carrying around SMART technology to spy on each other, complaining about the resulting income inequality. So, Japan is the latest failure, to save America from itself, but here comes the big bad bear from the north, in yet another currency war, after yet another demographic collapse, leading to another war, which changes what?

Of course the emerging markets, copying the demographic boom/bust financing of the more mature scale economies are being crushed, with best business practice of FILO feudalism. Depleting long-term natural resources for short-term material gain, employing the planet as an ATM, is the whole point; employ the critters like bulldozers and discard them when the job is done.

“Procyclicality and Structural Trends in Investment Allocation in Insurance and Pension Funds…accountancy and regulations have been introduced that accentuate these human foibles…they have bought bucketfuls of bonds in the teeth of what might be the biggest fixed income bubble…short-termism is slowly but surely being hard-wired into the financial system.”

“[L]ongevity is the defining challenge of our age…having a seismic effect on the way we live…straining budgets and skewing markets.” “Lord Livingston, the Trade Minister, has also warned that the City should expect some pain from the ban on certain Russian companies tapping international markets.”

On one end of the feudalist spectrum, you have monopolies paying themselves to print money, living on the other end, individuals competing with billions of other individuals on a credit gradient up to 25%, and the only growth is coming from those not complying, denied access to established credit channels. Where do you suppose organic growth really comes from, and what do you suppose is going to happen in the middle?

From the perspective of labor, leadership is about taking individual initiative, ownership, and the consensus, the status quo buffer of feudalism, is always in your path, installing yet another toll booth. Engaging the consensus to get anything done is like messing with someone else’s horse, expecting it to consider your interests, given that it cannot consider its own interest, while in captivity.

Consensus at the top is not dissimilar to what you see in public education, children grouping up out of insecurity, and bullying the remainder to step in line, a copy of their parents. University simply concentrates the stupidity into specialties. The last critters you want in charge of your children’s education is the committee consensus, using each other like disposable rungs, on a ladder to nowhere.

“We tend to get so focused on size in this world. How many Facebook friends we have, how many people come to our party, how many contributed to our cause…Because whenever we label something as “big” or “small” it’s always a comparison to something else. Comparison is dangerous because it’s about more or less. It pushes us either toward pride or insecurity…Be certain that your work is beyond measure.”

All empires are clocks, operated by civil marriage, feudalism of, by and for feudalism. Relationships only follow behavior, which only follows the law, to leverage the gravity of History. The critters are always marching into History, but that’s no reason to join the crowd. How much gravity you want, of which there is never a scarcity, depends upon your development.

Have you ever poured slow-cooking oats into boiling water? That’s gravity and that’s technology. All empires are cheap imitations of life in a mirror, competing to avoid parenting themselves. Of course they are coming for your children. Prepare your children accordingly, to walk right through the war, with the necessary spirit to jump the intellectuals, trapped in their own false assumptions.

The problemsolution of technology is that the individual serves the machine, instead of the other way around, in a bait and swap, which makes those who print the money, those who establish the law, and those who follow the law irrelevant, other than as an extension of gravity. Look at the patient charts and outcomes, not the data collected for the purpose of extending fiat. The critters use each other as lab rats, assuming that the behavior is normal.

You are not going to replace the integral with a cheap derivative simulating it. No matter how many timers you try, you learn nothing, but the convention of comical constants, false assumptions embedded in public education by doctors for the purpose. Look at the history; healthcare has always been a scam, perpetrated upon those who turn to superstition, the short cut, by those taking the short cut before them.

Begin at the beginning, your own perspective, or be paid in debt to become derivatively irrelevant. Don’t attempt to impose feudalism upon labor and expect anything other than death as ROI, slow or quick, pick your poison. Silicon Valley is welcome to all the dead inventory it can carry. Build just as many “state of the art” hospitals as you like, in the face of demographic collapse.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:59 | 5049966 NotApplicable
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Cliff Notes, please.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:19 | 5050111 eclectic syncretist
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I usually just microwave my oats.  Boiling water on the stove takes too long.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:54 | 5049920 NEOSERF
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Only real question is whether they will do it with Germany's blessing?  My guess is regardless, it will be a cold winter in Europe everywhere EXCEPT Berlin...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:55 | 5049925 Ness.
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Less than 1 minute b/t post and LOTD.   *golf clap*

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:56 | 5049927 Squid Viscous
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Need more Sikorski choppers, stat!

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:56 | 5049932 ekm1
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That is a pile of excrement.


Stocks plunged because central command desires so.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:58 | 5049950 fonzannoon
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I think you are splitting hairs at this point. Stocks are down because central command says so because scary headlines say they should be we just have to be patriotic and btfd

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:02 | 5049982 ekm1
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Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:06 | 5050024 Squid Viscous
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BTFD in RSX....

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:11 | 5050052 oddjob
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Excrement knows and can identify with other excrement.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:24 | 5050153 ekm1
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You have better things to look after in life rather than reading my useless comments

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:53 | 5050353 oddjob
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not only useless, but false with nefarious purposes.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:57 | 5050365 ekm1
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You actually take me seriously?


Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:58 | 5049948 DeliciousSteak
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Poles are a hotheaded bunch, always looking to fight first and talk after. Which usually just results in them getting steamrolled. Good luck America, I wouldn't dare fight with the Poles on my side.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:04 | 5050439 KCMLO
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Agreed, Poland's nice flat plain has been a great invasion route for centuries, even moreso in the advent of mechanized warfare.  Steamrolled is about the most accurate way to describe what will happen if they were fully engaged (and they know this).  This is why they've been screaming for NATO from the day they exited the Warsaw Pact.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:04 | 5049979 Tracerfan
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Poland is "warning" Russia not to protect Russians living in a Nazi Ukrainian state from ethnic cleansing and oppression, while Poland sends mercenaries to "cleanse" the Russians?  That's rich. 

I think it's Poland that needs to come to grips with what they are supporting and understand that Russia is not going to watch Russians be cleansed or genocided.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:05 | 5050444 agent default
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I think Poland is still feeling a bit butt hurt over that little incident in the forest outside Smolensk in 1940.  They are afraid that if the Russians get their hands on any Polish mercenaries, they will do exactly the same, just to spite them.  Hell, the Russians will probably put on NKVD uniforms just to hammer the point home harder and get extra lulz out of the whole affair.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:02 | 5049989 jmcadg
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So this is fear of Russian invasion? ..... Gold kicks a bit up $8 off lows, Silver .... fuck all. Bullshit.

Silver is their achilles heel.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:18 | 5050532 agent default
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As long as the Fed can print and futures can be settled in cash, the sell side pressure and take downs will continue.  The only thing that can stop this is the abandonment of the dollar.  Tick tock BITCHEZ.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:05 | 5050012 John McCloy
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Interesting how this whole Ebola escalation and headline splash comes right in time to wipe MH-17 out of the headlines..somebody wants those questions to all go away.
Where is the U.S. proof this was done by separatists?
Where is the ATC tapes of what happened in the cockpit?

I think Putin knows they were trying to false flag him.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:07 | 5050023 malek
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Let's wait what the Albanian foreign minister states on this...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:13 | 5050050 tommylicious
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Albanian foreign minister:  "Een Russia, Ukraine invades YOU!"

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:19 | 5050113 ekm1
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Albanian Volunteers Fight in Ukraine Against Pro-Russian Forces - 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:11 | 5050030 Yen Cross
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  The Dow is @ the 200 day avg. so this should be interesting to watch over the next couple of hours.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:23 | 5050143 eclectic syncretist
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A very adequate analogy of the DOW at the moment.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:13 | 5050065 Youri Carma
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Invasion of Russia should actually be positive for stocks since it makes an end to the hostilities.

Of course the US will make sure with it's propganda machine that the MSM reports the opposite.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:18 | 5050102 hoist the bs flag
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wait a damn is Tuesday.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:46 | 5050289 FieldingMellish
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Friday is the new Tuesday. Didn't you get the memo?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 16:11 | 5050797 hoist the bs flag
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silly me... i forgot with all the Ebola stuff in das newz

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:19 | 5050112 JohninMK
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It will NOT repeat NOT be an invasion.

The troops will be there to protect the humanitarian mission.

This has just come out from Moscow, they don't stop working in the evenings!

Russia will persistently promote the initiative on setting up a humanitarian mission in violence-torn eastern Ukraine, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

The ministry sharply criticized the Kiev regime for ignoring the obvious humanitarian crisis in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics, where the civilian population has been caught in the midst of fighting between Kiev-led forces and pro-independence militia.

"We consider Kiev’s refusal to cooperate in satisfying the humanitarian needs of the population as an absolutely irresponsible attitude," the ministry said in a statement.

"Russia believes it is absolutely necessary to mobilize the international community for providing emergency assistance to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions where the residents are facing an imminent humanitarian catastrophe," the statement said.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:25 | 5050167 ObamaDepression
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Just like the "humanitarian crisis" in Crimea, right?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:25 | 5050163 ObamaDepression
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Poland has been desperate to get a NATO response from the start, and has been hinting at an "imminent" Russian invasion for at least 4 months

Maybe this has something to do with it?

A new buildup of Russian troops along the Ukraine border raised concerns Tuesday that Moscow might be contemplating another intervention like the one that annexed Crimea earlier this year.

According to a NATO official, Russia now has about 20,000 troops stationed "in an area along the entire border with eastern Ukraine." The buildup nearly doubled the troop deployment in the last week by adding 8,000 more forces to 12,000 already there, the official said

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:31 | 5050204 JohninMK
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A NATO quote, no PR dog in the fight then!

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:31 | 5050208 Rosie-Redknapp
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UK gold prices all over the place last 15 minutes

No live price here ....

haven't seen that before !

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:40 | 5050243 Conax
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The yahoo ticker page for the DOW was messed up for a minute, and it showed a big drop (percentagewise) for the day, then it locked up.

Refreshed a minute later there were just dashes where the numbers go.  Refreshed again, and it was all normal; down 1.4 or something. Something happened very quickly then got as quickly 'adjusted'.

This mf going down.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:44 | 5050279 I Write Code
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Dow needs to fall another 90 points to hit the 200ma.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:47 | 5050294 Thought criminal
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Very strange reaction in the PM sector - gold took off, but silver is completely non-concerened, never seen this happen before.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:52 | 5050321 Jorgen
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Poland has been desperate to get a NATO response from the start, and has been hinting at an "imminent" Russian invasion for at least 4 months

In this article, there is a notion of encircled Polish mercenaries refusing to surrender:

There is also information that among those who did not surrender there are Polish mercenaries, which essentially explains the stubbornness of the resistance (a serious international scandal is possible). 

Sikorski once said he did not have any knowledge of Polish troops fighting for Kiev Junta in Donbas.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:51 | 5050327 ghostzapper
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But, but, but . . . .


I'll label myself an idiot before everyone else does but I'm ready to be crucified.  My fucked up "not tainted by Joe Lavorgna" brain tells me the following as more than likely:

- ES bottoms intermediate term in the 1890-1905 range and then rockets up to new all time highs perhaps around 2100 through the second half of August and through September.  I know, I know it's crazy but I see one more momo monkey bonanza.  After that maybe THE crash to the bottom of the megaphone but will analyze if/when there.

- Gold drips down to 1150ish into the mid to late fall and from there resumes the long term bull.  Even I am considering getting long at this point if/when this happens. 


If ES plunges hard with volume through 1880-1890 then I see it differently.  if not then as absurd as it seems I see one more hopium thrust.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:56 | 5050371 The Phallic Crusader
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invasion threat?  Unlikely.

Very unlikely.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:02 | 5050408 SmittyinLA
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Bullshit stocks plunge on obvious, this is a reality adjustment. 


How is Russia with their 15% tax a threat to any equities? 


If anybody is a threat to stocks its the broke Socialist EU, Russia is a threat to US Big Government, they can say no, FUCK YOU, YOU PAY US, cut your bloated welfare state and pay bills America or get the power turned off. 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:19 | 5050548 Obamanism
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When People Invade Russia (East and North) they need to keep a weathered eye out, AKA Mr Napoleon and Mr Hitler. Mr Putin invades now heading west and south  just at the start of the Holiday season the Russian army is going to be held up with the Dutchies and their caravans.

Will the Russian Soldiers be thinking "Munich by Octoberfest" (BTW Octoberfest is in September)

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:21 | 5050558 Bankster Kibble
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Sikorski loves to wave the red flag of Russian "aggression" to get NATO excited.  His idea of dangerous Russians is anybody driving within 50km of the border.

Poland really wanted the launch codes when Bush Jr. put missiles in Poland back in 2007/2008.  They were furious when we would not give them the codes, considered the missiles useless otherwise.  And of course they were not aimed at Iran but Moscow.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:33 | 5050617 bid the soldier...
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Hey, bubalas


It's practically the 202nd anniversary of the battles of Smolensk and Borodino, which preceded Napoleon's occupation of Moscow and his eventual defeat.

Kutuzov let the French believe they were winning, but they really weren't.

Now President Bumblefuck in Kiev thinks he's winning, but he's not either.

Napoleon was done in by Generals January and February.  Poroshenko will soon meet up with Generals Iskander and S400.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:39 | 5050645 vyeung
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more horse shit. If Russia wanted Ukraine's arse they would have had it along time ago.

The only reason they would go in full board is that FSB got whiff that they had some pretty serious shit about to be sent to Russia. Only then would they go in to defend (pre-emptively). Otherwise, Ukraine isn't worth it. Waste land anyway with the illegal criminals in-charge. Russia just needs to watch them whither away with the so called Western support. The Anglo/US won't give a rats arse about them and will leave them to die. Eastern EU nations are waking up now to the so called Western fight for freedom, which is really no fight, just a gimmick to destroy your own country so that it can get into more debt and they can get resource more or less free. Plain and simple.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 16:48 | 5050952 q99x2
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Time to elect a President of the United States of America and support the military coup against the NWO in the meantime.

Oops wrong universe.


Tue, 08/05/2014 - 19:14 | 5051527 Herdee
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I remember the situation in the the Serbia area years ago.The EU sat back for a long time and did nothing.Too many bad wet dreams for Germans from two world wars that went very badly.Not much different for Ukraine.The corrupt bunch at the top of the EU will just be feasting,drinking and chasing broads while another civil war rages in their own back yard.That whole country is going to look like Detroit's industrial wastelands.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 19:31 | 5051606 JohninMK
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The EU is on holiday. This was never planned to last this long.

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:31 | 5052722 hedgiex
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Superimpose on all these US/EC Stocks/Bond charts, the intra trade and investment flows of BRICS & Others as well as the estimates of the underground economy ttrade/investment flows of these countries and you get a different pix (not talking here about flows from drugs, arms, mondeylaudering, etc but basics).

From the perspective of some global investors, US is a family bankster biz. There are still large strips of land left not yet reverted to third world patches. There are still juices in the pension funds and mutual funds of the savings of the little people to be raided by the family. So put some bets on big pharmas, defense contractors and Goldman (no one else) that are subsidized and hedge the $ exposure. For niches, buy real estates trusts holding more gated compounds of the top 1%.

Sit back then and enjoy the daily entertainments from CNN & Bloomberg and you review your portfolios after the tail (financial sector) that wags the dog gets exhausted and fall.

These charts and the spins around them are not the microcosm of the global economy just porns for feeding self delusions that btw the banksters encourage as they concoct their next potions.

Not even talking about Europe and of course the EM markets are also dirts but not accumulating at the pace of US/EC markets.

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