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BCA Research Finds "QE Is Good For The Rich, Bad For The Poor"

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We were a little torn as to who should receive today's captain obvious award of the day. For a while Atlanta Fed's Lockhart was in the lead, who in a speech to the Rotary Club of Atlanta came up with this pearl of wisdom: "the stock market may not tell the economy's direction." Does this mean that the efficient market hypothesis is now dead and that the Chicago School of Voodoo should hand out refunds for decades of indoctrinated lies? Nonetheless, the winner was sealed when we read about an actual paper writtedn by BCA Research's Dhaval Joshi, which found that "Quantitative Easing is good for the rich, and bad for the poor." And there you have it: all those scrathcing their heads, confused, wondering how it is possible that QE which was supposed to make everyone richer, did not do so, have an explanation. And nobody could have possibly come up with this conclusion before: it is a true blessing that BCA decided to invest the capital and manpower into cracking this indecipherable quandary (which truth be told apparently stumped the geniuses at the Fed not once, but twice, and will continue to do so them every single time the S&P drops below 1000).

More on this mindblowing conclusion, courtesy of The Guardian:

"The evidence suggests that QE cash ends up overwhelmingly in profits, thereby exacerbating already extreme income inequality and the consequent social tensions that arise from it," Joshi says in a new report.

 

He points out that real wages – adjusted for inflation – have fallen in both the US and UK, where QE has been a key tool for boosting growth. In Germany, meanwhile, where there has been no quantitative easing, real wages have risen.

 

As the Bank waded into the financial markets to spend its £200bn of newly created money, mostly on government bonds, the price of many assets, including shares and commodities such as oil, was driven up.

 

That helped to boost companies' revenues, but Joshi argues that with the labour market remaining weak, employees have had little hope of bidding up their wages. "The shocking thing is, two years into an ostensible recovery, [UK] workers are actually earning less than at the depth of the recession. Real wages and salaries have fallen by £4bn. Profits are up by £11bn. The spoils of the recovery have been shared in the most unequal of ways."

 

Joshi adds that this also helps to explain why sales of high-end luxury goods have continued to soar, while many consumers have been forced to tighten their belts.

 

"High-income earners are more exposed to profits as owners of businesses or shareholders. Low-income earners are dependent on wages," he says.

His conclusion:

Joshi's contribution is the latest salvo in a furious row among economists about the effectiveness of QE. Some, including Danny Gabay of consultancy Fathom, have argued that the electronically created money would have been better invested in housing, instead of disappearing into the crisis-hit banking sector.

There it is: we present you today's winner of the real men of captain obvious genius award.

As for whether this will change the behavior of central planners who know this all too well (and in fact launched QE1, 2 and so forth in its various permutations around the world precisely for this reason), we expect that the San Fran Fed will promptly release a paper confirming the tremendous contribution of QE in preventing foodstamp recipients from being well north of 100 million, and that the Fed should receive a medal of honor for keeping those on food stamps to the far more modest record number of just around 45 million.

 


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Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:45 | Link to Comment fuu
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He fled 2 weeks ago after being "censored".

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:18 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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"censored" = ? 

certainly not people telling him to shut up b/c he was a fuking moron

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:20 | Link to Comment fuu
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I was just going by what he said in his farewell address on his blog.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:01 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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link?  or maybe instructions on how to find it thru zH or google, which has his most recent 8/4 except for the 8/14 which link to an 8/1 thing about prez0.

thanks, tho, if you don't see this or can't figure it out, either

or, maybe your understanding of "what he said in his farewell address on his blog" = censorship

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:37 | Link to Comment EvlTheCat
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Listen, if all you see is doom & gloom all over the world and are seriously contemplating on slicing your wrists because you've been reading the bullshit over at Zero Hedge, then stop reading my comment right away. I parted ways with Zero Hedge and Tyler Durden today after I gave it to him for censoring me and allowing the clowns over there to constantly ridicule and insult me. That blog is becoming a total joke and I am not surprised he banned me because he is the same as all the rest of the zealots who silence any dissenting voices. If you don't toe the line at Zero Hedge and paint everything dark, they will ban you.

I am tired of arrogant, narcissistic fools and wish Tyler Durden and the clowns at Zero Hedge all the best. I have no agenda, nothing to peddle, and will speak the truth. If Tyler Durden wants to silence me, then that speaks volumes about his credibility.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?

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Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:57 | Link to Comment Kayman
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I am tired of arrogant, narcissistic fools

It's a sad day when you are tired of yourself.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:47 | Link to Comment spiral_eyes
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QE helps the rich and hurts the funny?

Funny, just found the same thing myself...

http://azizonomics.com/2011/08/15/understanding-biflation/ 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:17 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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hey, thz, evl_cat!  leo as Big Nurse? 

i'm not sure what happened between him & t.d., nor is it any of my business, really, or even a concern, since who can understand either one of them half the time?  so, i hope there was just the usual total misunderstanding type of things between two idiots w/ diff ideas.  and i also hope it was the right choice for leo, since he sounds pretty frustrated.  but a also get that leo might have cared for the site. like anyone might, after a while, and it was tough for him to say goodbye

hey, if i don't like something, well, you've heard me scream my head off, here. 

but i don't know if the "posting privileged few" have the same rules of conduct as the zeros; i represent slewie; t.d. & leo represent zH as well as t.d. & leo,  also, that was his real name wasn't it?  so, maybe there were legal ramifications b/c he made no effort to be anon-y-mouse.  so maybe leo will become some mythic keynesian superhero and return with a nicely exposed rack to lead us to truth and kick ass

after a few dances with leo, i threw a nuke and left him alone unless he just had a fascinating topic and then i mostly soft-pedaled, cause i'd already smacked as hard as i could, and he was just being leo.  fine.  i don't hafta read him or talk to him, or respond if he comes after me, same as we all know.    my impression of leo (mine, and i'm not trying to defend or promote it) is that he didn't know when he was beat. 

just before he left, leo was hanging out on the strings, more, or so it seemed to me.  which is where the people who were ignoring him were zero-ing about.  maybe that didn't work out. 

what if michelle b logged on and it was really her? oops!  gotta go clean up after that one!  se ya!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 20:00 | Link to Comment EvlTheCat
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anytime slewie!

Personally, I just could not understand why he choose ZH as a place to contribute.  I am all for differing opinions, and at times he did make his point, but his is a world built on nanny state entitlement, central planning, and the status quo.

My biggest beefs was his incessant need for self-indulgent pity, and using it to panhandle here on ZH.  Like you, I lobbed my nuke and stopped commenting because it made little difference, and seemed to galvanize his few followers to his cause.

Keep up the great posting Mr. pi-rat!  Love reading them!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:46 | Link to Comment falak pema
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well omelettes and broken eggs...the fight for innovation goes on.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:13 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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Reminds me of the old "Dennis Moore" Monty Python skit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp-R1o753pM

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:57 | Link to Comment adr
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Bwaaahahahaha. $111 to 16 cents, priceless. I remember right before the bust how everyone was saying Evergreen would be going to $200 a share and beyond.

Of course this is very bullish news for Evergreen. I mean look at some of the other bankrupt companies trading for pennies that have shot back up to $5 a share or more. Firtunes could be made.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:44 | Link to Comment falak pema
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There are people PAID to say these solemn things like the Oracle of Delphi in ancient Greece???

Lol...what a world!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:50 | Link to Comment JohnG
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The Oracle of Delphi was high on ethylene, the mumblings were "interpreted" to the seekers......

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:02 | Link to Comment falak pema
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You mean Tyler Durden reigned surpreme even then?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:18 | Link to Comment Fukushima Sam
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Lol, and yet you hang around despite yourself so you can make these comments!

Tyler has a pretty obvious agenda, it is only some of the finer points that get mumbled for interpretation.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:22 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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why doncha take 3 minutes and tell us what tyler's agenda is;  or at least the "obvious" parts of it

too busy, sam?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:55 | Link to Comment Fukushima Sam
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Tyler's "obvious" agenda:  People need to grow some balls and fight back against that which oppresses them.

Because this is a financial site, this comes out mostly in writings about the Fed and manipulation of supposedly free markets.

You didn't get that impression?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:20 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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thx, F_Sam

ok, yes, i also get that impression, but i just didn't know what you were thinking was obvious

tyler has written about "agenda's" here and one thing he said is the "everybody has an agenda"

but many agendas are not stated, so ya hafta guess.  consider madoff, for example, or the "justice" dept"  or "investigations of police misconduct"
we know what madoff's agenda was.  now. 

even tho i could prob rattle off abt 10 more obvious agendae that tyler/zH might have, that would certainly not mean that i thought i understood tyler's real agenda unless he published it before i was paying close attention

on a string about "captain obvious" this is great, tho

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:34 | Link to Comment Fukushima Sam
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I figured we were on the same page, slewie.  ;-)

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:15 | Link to Comment Fukushima Sam
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Slewie, are you too busy to read Fight Club?  How else can we fight back other than rabble-rousing and anarchy?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:40 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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LOL!  sorry F_u_sam!  i was trying to figure out what happened w/ leo's "censored!"

no i like the story.  just b/c a church says it follows the bible, doesn't mean God agrees, tho.  and the agenda of tyler the site owner and tyler the literary character may not be =.  for example, our tyler might be concerned about keeping a website up and making some fiat to pay the bills.

i see what you're saying, but wasn't the orig concerned about people's understanding of things, too?  themselves?  and, i think zH also shares these values.  and also has an agenda, i hope, of free speech to enable us to kick the ideas and each other around.  not the usual "social intercouse" rules, at all.  if we can be honest w/ each other, freely, we can learn what we missed, or what another perspective might offer.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:15 | Link to Comment trav7777
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"social tensions" from income inequality?  Did they just go blame poverty for crime again?

Where the hell are the massive crime sprees and riots in Dakka?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:47 | Link to Comment Jack Sheet
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Economics, that disgusting abortion of an "academic discipline" that makes me ashamed to have a university degree.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:05 | Link to Comment oogs66
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Nobel prizes for guesswork

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:35 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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Nobel prizes for guesswork

It's not even what many would call a real Nobel Prize. Unlike the other Nobel Prizes, it wasn't established by the will of Alfred Nobel. It's actually the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Memorial_Prize_in_Economic_Sciences

 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:48 | Link to Comment Transitory Disi...
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Of course it is,  QE="Quids'in for the Elites"

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:48 | Link to Comment centerline
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I guess the concept of "proximity to the money/debt creation" got lost somewhere earlier on.  Oh well.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:49 | Link to Comment marcusfenix
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"the stock market may not tell the economies direction" AND "QE is good for the rich, bad for the poor" both in one day? things are getting a little lax over at the ministry of truth...

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:49 | Link to Comment papaswamp
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Captain Obvious bitchez!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:46 | Link to Comment Au_Ag_CuPbCu
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Captain Oblivious bitchez!  Fixed it.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:49 | Link to Comment monopoly
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Nothing we do not all know by now. And maybe just for one day, but, it is our day in the sun. :) Miners on a roll, for a change.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:50 | Link to Comment adr
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The true barometer of the economy is how well the average 35 year old white man in the middle of the country with a wife and two kids is doing.

For the most part he is always one day away from blowing his or someone else's head off, so the economy isn't doing very well at all.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:51 | Link to Comment Smiddywesson
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Leo would say that stimulus would have worked if we had stimulated to the necessary amount and necessary duration.  They always use the "too little, too short in duration" argument to defend that buffoon FDR, or in trying to explain whay it didn't work in Japan.

If a patient is sick, and you give him medicine, and then he gets sicker, what hope is there that the same medicine is going to help when the patient is weaker?  Sheer insanity.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:51 | Link to Comment pods
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So you can actually get paid to come to these earth shattering conclusions?

pods

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:52 | Link to Comment monopoly
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Yup, this is working out very well for the Bernank, no inflation, hmmm. Miners, coal, oil, ags, ferts all on a tear. That goodness it is "transitory". I say $5.00 gas at the pump before too long, sometime in 2012.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:52 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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GEE really! Free money billions to the rich who sit on it for 2% interest is not good for the Avg Joe? Amazing!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:02 | Link to Comment treemagnet
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Well, they say the first step is admitting you have a problem....so I guess this is sorta, um, uh, no its just retarded. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:04 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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I know! Where do they get these far out ideas? It all trickles down, doesn't it? Down, down down to the filthy rest of us who just sit there waiting to be trickled, lazy welfare slobs expecting the rich to do it all. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:46 | Link to Comment The Limerick King
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So QE is good for the rich

While the middle-class heads for the ditch

So let's all applaud

Their "trickle-down" fraud

The Bernank's a son of a bitch! 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:05 | Link to Comment Kayman
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No self-respecting bitch would have birthed a fraudulent puppet like Bernanke. Even a female dog has some standards.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:50 | Link to Comment EvlTheCat
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Sorry, I can't believe this.. After all there is an add, to the left, telling me I can qualify for a free cell phone and minutes. All I need is to have qualified for SNAP and/or Medicaid.. This is all very bullish and must be attributed to trickle down QE.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:53 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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OT: why does it feel as if Shell is getting a free pass as opposed to BP? http://www.businessinsider.com/north-sea-oil-spill-2011-8

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:56 | Link to Comment Everybodys All ...
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I think the market today is predicting QE3 is coming out of J Hole and this will complete the operation twist from the Bernanke.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:59 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Well the market has been pricing in QE3 for months now, the biggest non event ever. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:57 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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Catain Obvious strikes again. But you would be surprised how many of my clients 'want' the believe QE is benefiting them somehow. Because to believe otherwise means they must face the devil sleeping next to them.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:03 | Link to Comment falak pema
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Not if she loves corn dogs!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:08 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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For the life of me I don't understand why she didn't realize how that picture would look before she put that 'dog' to her mouth. It doesn't speak well of her intelligence.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:14 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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I take it she's never been to SFWporn.com.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 03:27 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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Perhaps "good Christian" girlz, such as Michelle, really don't know anything about fellatio -- anything's possible in an infinite universe!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:59 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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poeple actually get paid for "research" like that? really?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:05 | Link to Comment Cdad
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Yep...there's your return on the tax payer bailout money that saved the banks.  

It shouldn't surprise you.  These ass clown bankers that show up on the BlowHorn [CNBC], after being wrong about every opinion they offer, still show up the following week.  The criminal syndicate Wall Street group is not results oriented anymore...thanks to Ben Bernanke.  They are a lowest common denominator lemming crowd.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:01 | Link to Comment Archimedes
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Wait...

So the Empire Manufacturing index was negative for the third consecutive month which typically means recession and ALL of the pundits, eCONomists and White house say recession is unlikely so we rally 180 points?

Ok..makes sense.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:07 | Link to Comment papaswamp
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Market is rising because the dollar is declining...think Zimbabwe.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:01 | Link to Comment Hugh_Jorgan
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Inflation hurts the average American? Shocking...

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:32 | Link to Comment wandstrasse
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yeah, shocking. I always thought that when money is printed,the value of each unit of money rises. and jobs do not come from domestic production but raining from the sky as long as the clouds are filled with enough money.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:03 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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QE good for rich and bad for the poor....

Really, whocoodanode?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:03 | Link to Comment carbonmutant
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Remember, "It's the little people who pay taxes"

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:03 | Link to Comment RiskAverseAlertBlog
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Trouble is, any more QE and the 2nd edition of this report will require changing the verb to "was."

Actually, the report's conclusion is not really true at all. Everyone loses in shutdown of phsyical economy resulting from hyperinflationary attack on "excess capacity." Nothing and no one, in fact, is safe.

Sure, consolidation of vital physical assets leaves the appearance some are disproportionally benefiting from a flood of funny money, yet only an extraordinarily razor thin minority of wealthy players are likely to remain so once the music stops. Most will lose and be worse off than appearances right now might otherwise suggest is their presently "wealthier" state.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:03 | Link to Comment MountainMan
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It actually took a research firm to figure this out. What a waste of fucking time.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:10 | Link to Comment plocequ1
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Who gives a fuck? Barclays is always more than happy to help me with my Apple purchaces. Interest free for 12 months. I feel special. God bless my british chaps at Barclays. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:10 | Link to Comment Kestrel_1
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And Wal-Mart with GE gives you 18 months interest free on a laptop. Great if you have regular income.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:05 | Link to Comment TradingJoe
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This is why i did not want to become and "anal-yst":))))))), today's "action" is no more then a real dead(cat)bounce! As the week progresses there will be more "bad" news, Europe and etc etc I trully see a print below 1000 in the S&P, by Friday, IMHO, of course! Could be next wee also:))))!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:05 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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If the market keeps bouncing this way, are we gonna get our QE3? If Bernank has too much confidence in 'moderation', we might not get it. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 20:18 | Link to Comment bid the soldier...
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We're getting QE3 right now.

Show me where it says that the Fed has to tell the world every time they do a Quantative Easing.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:17 | Link to Comment JW n FL
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BCA Research Finds "QE Is Good For The Rich, Bad For The Poor"

 

Fuck You Lefty Liberal Tyler!!

 

The Job Creator(s) NEED those monies for Bonuses! it is hard to show a profit after you

1. drain cash on hand

2. implement lay offs

3. use all of QE - 1 up!

4. use all of QE - 2 up!

5. Bribe Congress and the Senate to leave Tax LoopHoles in place!

 

QE -3 is needed! for Bonuses!

NO! bonuses equals companies not making money..

Which equals poor stock performance..

Which equals poor stock market performance..

and we cant have that shit now can we!

live the lie!

Print More Money!!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:12 | Link to Comment janus
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best friday humor in eight mondays, mr. durden.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:13 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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No Shit

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:12 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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Look what's good for the so called rich is always good for the country. It builds morale because we are an aspirational society: those who will never get rich can pretend to be. And that means plenty of buying of Italian shoes, German cars, Chinese electronics, French wines and sneakers from Malaysia. It's pro-growth. Also it creates quality jobs: butler, pantry maid, lackey, valet, page boy, game warden parlor maid, chauffeur, knave, governess, lady in waiting, stable boy, wet nurse...and we need the glamour of watching the rich enjoying their wealth. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:15 | Link to Comment Ponzi Unit
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Well done, Caveat!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:24 | Link to Comment topcallingtroll
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Finally!

A man who understands.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:21 | Link to Comment gwar5
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Good one to listen to:

Liquidate the banks or endure years of slavery, Rickards tells CNBC | Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee

 

Jim Rickards says insolvent banks should be nationalized, their bondholders and stockholders wiped out, their bad loans liquidated, and then the banks reprivatized, Rickards said. Otherwise, he added, society will spend many years working just to make the banks whole.

Rickards added that currencies again will have to be backed by gold and that the United States and the Euro zone will do well in this regard, having large gold reserves.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:22 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Two words.....NO SHIT.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:28 | Link to Comment Inspector Bird
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The market IS rational, so the Chicago boys aren't "wrong".  Just because it isn't signaling anything isn't the fault of the market - it's the fault of the manipulation.

Why do people confuse manipulated markets with markets that are open?  Of course, true and completely open markets are rare....but we've had them.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:10 | Link to Comment gwar5
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Exactly, the Chicago School was Friedman and Sowell, et. al., and are not in disrepute.  Chicago School: Less government, more free markets. 

The Keynesian cancer is the one in disrepute. The Federal Reserve is a Keynesian monster that straddles government and markets, and does so in order for it's members to acheive bigger government and more control of markets.

The notion that is even possible to operate free markets while the major players are also co-owners of the currency monopoly is anathema to real free markets and the rest of us. QE is by them and for them -- the Fed could buy directly from the Treasury to save the taxpayers money, but does not. The Fed uses the squids as intermediaries so they can get a cut of free taxpaper money. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:10 | Link to Comment Kayman
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Inspector Bird

Humor me.  Cite a couple of free markets in the real world.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:34 | Link to Comment lizzy36
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This is how you monetize going to the bathroom and then describing it. Just saying.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:35 | Link to Comment DarkStarDog
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NO SHIT SHERLOCK !!!  DUH

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:40 | Link to Comment Cdad
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I wish I knew who these current assclown bankers are, shilling for a weaker dollar on the BlowHorn like it is a sweet thing.  Unfortunately, my TV recently became a radio and, alas, I don't know who to write my next hate letter to.  

These fucking bankers destroying the currency and telling everyone it's great.  Clap the bastards in irons already!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:45 | Link to Comment topcallingtroll
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Makes sense.

As a doctor I am the beneficiary of huge amounts of government largesse, directly and indirectly. Without huge budget deficits I might have had to forego relining my pool and buying a nice sportscar, but I am only obamarich. Imagine how the truly rich are doing with qe.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:46 | Link to Comment PaperBear
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Buy silver (the poor man's gold).

It is nearly hitting $40/oz today.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:49 | Link to Comment Ponzi Unit
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Hey, can anyone please supply the link to the ENGDAHL piece on Rockefeller, oil, empire, and global finance?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:43 | Link to Comment pasttense
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But whatever happened to the idea of trickle-down economics? For example a guy makes an extra $100,000 this year--so gives his maid an extra $20 Christmas bonus.

Doesn't this happen?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:57 | Link to Comment Gold Man-Sacks
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Genius, monsieur, genius!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:57 | Link to Comment PaperBear
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QE is good for people with disposal income to exchange their fiat toilet paper for proper money - gold and especially silver.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 22:17 | Link to Comment Element
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What the poor want/need:

1. Price-Deflation to match decline in wages hours and buying power.

2. Severe sudden Debt-Deflation due to massive bank failure and BK that leads to rapid broad-based investment opportunities and real jobs.

3. Govt support until this comes about - and yes, this will actually be necessary, unless you prefer WWIII and mass-extermination, because no matter what, REAL-GDP is going to gradually (if not faster) collapse, and investment capital is going to become much lower than in the past, thus few productive wealth-making prospects and jobs for a time ... or longer. 99 weeks SS = not enough for this, so rations etc., will grow as post 99-ers endlessly grow. (Some of which may remain unemployable filthy peasents ... at best)

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What will the poor get?

Not much of the above.

So things are going to get much worse, for a long time.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 22:46 | Link to Comment choorles
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 “This is a form of financial oppression, and I would go so far as to call it financial apartheid. If you are part of the elite you get to borrow money at -2%, if you are borrowing money on a credit card you are borrowing money at 35% or 40% or higher, guaranteed to impoverish you … They are creating, through financial apartheid, a financial underclass. Keeping interest rates at 0% is the key. They are getting away with incredible fraud and confiscation of wealth and plunder." Max Keiser

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Tue, 08/16/2011 - 00:18 | Link to Comment PulauHantu29
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What a shocker! BAC desrves to go work for the BLS coming up with conclusions as perceptive as this.

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