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Jose Canseco Has An Opinion On Negative Rates

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You know the world is turning to shit when a retired baseball star can (relatively eloquently) explain the sheer folly of negative interest rates.


In a torrent of tweets, the Cuban-American "Bash Brother" started to rage after BoJ's NIRP decision...

Then questioned their sanity...

Nothing indeed...

And always interested in sensationalism, Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal had "value" explained to him by the former baseball star...


Ironic that his tell-all book was called "Juiced" in an age of "Wild Times" in geopolitcs, monetary policy on "'Roids," and "How Central Bankers Got Big."

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Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:36 | 7140484 Central Bankster
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Jose for Federal Reserve President.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:45 | 7140509 sgorem
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< Jose Cuervo for Federal Reserve President

< George Dickell for Federal Reserve President

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:48 | 7140536 robertsgt40
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Canseco, now there's a deep thinker.  I wanna see his Atlas pose.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:54 | 7140556 El Oregonian
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Negative interest rate = Govt-sanctioned theft.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:59 | 7140571 Kayman
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El Oregonian

Theft from the powerless to the politically connected.  A free market set interest rate, set by willing lenders to willing borrowers would NEVER be ZIRP or NIRP.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:01 | 7140582 semperfidelis
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President camacho... can`t you guys see we are already in IDIOCRACY?! Shit is fucked up.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:17 | 7140650 Pairadimes
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Maybe if Jose could be talked into throwing the old hotdog down Janet's hallway, we could catch a break.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:31 | 7140719 idea_hamster
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JFed balance sheet gonna get SWOLE baby!

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:58 | 7140807 Killer the Buzzard
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Vote for Pedro.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:09 | 7140850 AldousHuxley
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What blow my mind is how this guy can earn $50M playing game of baseball and end up with networth of $500k. I guess it was all that juicing

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:29 | 7140956 Implied Violins
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He excels at creating personal negative interest.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:58 | 7141169 DownWithYogaPants
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I'll take another big glass of George Dickface and coke if you please!

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 19:14 | 7142014 SickDollar
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This is honestly a scary story, a moron knows NIRP

this reminds me of the story of the shoe shiner

time to pack an leave


Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:41 | 7140759 pndr4495
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H igh F requency T hievery fills that bill also.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:54 | 7140558 TahoeBilly2012
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Whatever, used to watch him and Big Mac crank um out of the Coliseum all the time. Those guys saved baseball....fucking owners bunch of pussies.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 17:48 | 7141480 Vincent.Vega
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Yep. "All your base are belong to us"...

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:54 | 7140561 NoDebt
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No, no, no.  Lenny Dykstra.  There's your 'deep thinker' in the investment world.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:59 | 7140573 Soul Glow
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Curt Shilling.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:02 | 7140584 SillySalesmanQu...
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The Phillie Fanatic.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:16 | 7140635 NoDebt
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Neither of them had Jim Cramer call them an investment genius.  Lenny Dykstra did.  Just before Lenny lost all his clients' money for them and got sued into oblivion.


Good times.  GOOD times.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:56 | 7140802 bamawatson
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i realize my man reperesents gridiron, but can we have a shout out for the investment wizardry of art schlichter

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:55 | 7140563 BlindMonkey
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I'm sure someone will whip up Mr. Yellen doing an Atlas pose if you hang around.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:57 | 7140566 jcaz
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I'm not trading until his Chief Financial Officer Flav-O-Flav pipes in........

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:07 | 7140601 JRobby
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Is blowing what?

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:08 | 7140608 Agent P
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And to think, this is how Jose Canseco used to use his head. 



Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:45 | 7140773 Sanity Bear
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the less-popular follow-up tweet: "It's bad financial policy... on steroids!"

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:13 | 7140874 Yung Saver
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This guy clearly knows how to make HUGE GAINS

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:31 | 7140965 orez65
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You don't need to be a "big thinker" to recognize theft!

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:49 | 7140542 EscapeKey
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Weaselthal works at Bloomberg? WTF, Bloomberg hires real, actual trolls?

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:16 | 7140894 Early Retirement
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What do you think Bloomberg is besides Jewish trolls?

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:54 | 7140560 wallstreetapost...
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I wonder what Jose's zerohedge handle is.....  I hope its not fonestar.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:07 | 7140602 RadioFlyer
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Kaiser Soze

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:13 | 7140633 jakesdad
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millondollarbonus?  ;-)

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:41 | 7140755 Jethro
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He's overqualified because he can speak a sentence in common language and get his point across

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:38 | 7140489 Father Thyme
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And it's gone.

Just in slo-mo.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:38 | 7140490 aliki
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jose canseco is no dummie - remember, this is the same guy who kept detailed logs on ALL baseball players he "helped" get the juice so that when they all ran like rats to flip on him, he had the GOODS (extensive proof) on all of them.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:45 | 7140520 Father Thyme
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Full Natty, brah!

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:11 | 7140622 stacking12321
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snitches get stitches, bitchez!

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:39 | 7140493 Bill of Rights
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Rate cut prospects grow as big central banks adopt a dovish tone




Clueless pricks...

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:39 | 7140495 Bangin7GramRocks
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New found respect for that lunkhead!

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:40 | 7140496 OregonGrown
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Very reminiscent of the old story regarding JP Morgan getting a stock tip from a shoeshine boy, right before the big crash!

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:56 | 7140565 NoDebt
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See also:  Jim Kramer regarding Lenny Dykstra.  Google it if you don't remember it.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:15 | 7140643 swmnguy
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Oh, ick.  I'm not sure why I think less of Cramer for pimping Dykstra; 5 minutes ago I wouldn't have thought it possible to think less of Cramer.

There's always room for a sub-basement.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:59 | 7140574 lasvegaspersona
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The was Joe Kennedy but we get the point

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:16 | 7140647 NotApplicable
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Yeah, I think being dead for 15 years kinda disqualifies him from the running.

Then again, stranger things have happened in banking...

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:39 | 7140497 FrankieGoesToHo...
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He is overthinking it, which I know seems strange statement, but negative rates just mean the BOJ is buying (demand) more gv debt than there is issued (supply).  Its not magic or ment to be some strange anti-logical condition.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:44 | 7140506 OregonGrown
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A government should NEVER be able to buy back it's own issued debt!   PERIOD!  

For it SKEWS interest rates.... WASTEFUL IDIOTS... the whole lot!


....and are using tax dollars to do so..... and in a sense, making the taxpayers CO-SIGN the wasteful spending EVERY GOVERNMENT likes to participate in!

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:44 | 7140517 FrankieGoesToHo...
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You are correct on all counts.  But then they do what they want, like they always have.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:41 | 7140501 dearth vader
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No way, Jose.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:25 | 7140691 tdogg
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You said is Jose.

Hey!  Nobody fu#%Ks with the Jose.



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