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Berlusconi To Resign After Passage Of 2012 Budget... Some Time In The Future

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Tue, 11/08/2011 - 14:49 | 1857450 transaccountin
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and this does what?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 14:51 | 1857476 rosex229
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Yay! italian bond yields will fall to where they were a week ago to levels that were at the time records.

clearly the world is saved.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 14:55 | 1857510 Jay Gould Esq.
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How many "governments" does this make for the Repubblica Italiana since 1945 ? 

66 ? 

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 14:59 | 1857540 TruthInSunshine
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One might be led to question whether the scientists acted wisely in presenting the statesmen of the world with this appalling problem. Actually there was no choice. Once basic knowledge is acquired, any attempt at preventing its fruition would be as futile as hoping to stop the earth from revolving around the sun.

— Enrico Fermi

'Atomic Energy for Power', Collected Papers (Note e Memorie) (1939-1945), Vol. 2, 556

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:02 | 1857567 Ahmeexnal
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Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:06 | 1857593 Mugatu
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ciao bitchez!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:21 | 1857647 Manthong
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Bullish .. it.


"U.S. stocks rose for a second day and the euro strengthened as Italy’s president said Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has agreed to resign,"



Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:22 | 1857656 redpill
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I still don't see why this is a positive sign for the markets.  The Italian Parliament is unlikely to be able to form a majority government and who knows what would result from elections in January.  I guess the short-term austerity package is all the market cares about, but it seems like stupid myopic enthusiasm to me.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:26 | 1857676 Raskolnikoff
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all signs are bullish and all the real players are gone, the stock market is simply a sponge used by government to fund its mad scientist like dreams of political utopia

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:49 | 1857789 moneyline
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As long as it causes more delays, it is positive. I have come to find out through being bearish and losing my ass in the market that the actual news matters very little since it is usually all rumor, empty promises and innuendo. It is all a matter of how the news is spun and liberal amounts of printed/computer generated fiat currency pumped into the markets. Throw in some algobots with a positive bias and presto! You have a year-end melt up rally! Hooray beer!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 16:50 | 1858130 redpill
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I appreciate the Red Stripe shout out at the least!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:00 | 1857546 Hard1
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G Pap told him about the island he is retiring and the ammenities.  Berlusconi can't wait to quit.  Zapatero joining soon.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:11 | 1857621 wisefool
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It will be interesting to see the point were a product of bunga bunga tries to reclaim his maybe fathers throne.


Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:57 | 1857862 NotApplicable
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But the island isn't finished yet!


Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:03 | 1857553 hambone
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But "this time it's different"...all those hard choices Italy (and US) always put off, all those structural reforms that were politically untouchable, all those unneccessary gov workers...well there gone - it's all taken care of now and we'll grow our GDP at 5X's the average to boot.  Of course it's rally time.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 14:57 | 1857530 kaa1016
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I agree. Each day I become more and more amazed at how stupid people really are. What exactly does this do? They still, never mind. This is not a rational thinking market with rational thinking people. This is going to end very badly....

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:00 | 1857533 ZerOhead
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No no no... a terrible mistake has been made.

Berlusconi meant to say re-sign not resign.

Apparently he meant to say he is going to be re-signing himself up one more five year term as Prime Minister.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:18 | 1857634 oogs66
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he was the reason people were selling italian bonds?  yeah, right :D

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:26 | 1857675 Unprepared
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Keyword here is "after": an open-ended preposition.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 14:52 | 1857481 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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It means that soon Silvio will be free to pay for underage prostitutes without public scrutiny.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:05 | 1857585 Ahmeexnal
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Are you saying he's going to become a catholic priest?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:29 | 1857685 alien-IQ
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No...he likes girls.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:31 | 1857708 Idiocracy
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and priests NEVER pay for it

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:35 | 1857734 Raskolnikoff
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You must not be Catholic, as you must have been asleep these past few decades...priests or ministers or any religious leader getting a pass, like any Republican or conservative remotely connected to anything gets a pass...LOL, either you're Rip Van Winkle or simply plain stupid. In regards to anything sexual, this whole country and culture has become stuck in adolescence which mirrors our governments and central banks ideas about the stock market perfectly

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:07 | 1857601 i root for that...
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it is a shame that his "hot" cabinet members might leave with him. dude, some of them are really nice looking chicks.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 14:52 | 1857484 NotApplicable
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Condemns the average Italian to poverty, while Bunga-Bunga heads for the exits, quick!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:26 | 1857672 Ethics Gradient
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Nearly. Bunga bunga has a week to plan which exit to take from parliament to ensure he's not arrested then how to get to the plane and to ensure he has a stack of shiny yellow metal prepositioned at his favoured destination.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 14:52 | 1857485 HelluvaEngineer
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Guns the market into the close...

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 14:53 | 1857495 Chuck Bone
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Hide your daughters, hide your wife...

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 14:55 | 1857508 fuu
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...they rapin' everybody out here!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:07 | 1857600 Odin
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Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:10 | 1857615 Odin
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Tue, 11/08/2011 - 14:59 | 1857542 MsCreant
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Lock up your back door, run for your life...



Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:21 | 1857562 blu
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John Fogerty: "You better hide-y hide-y hide -- the old man is down the road."



Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:28 | 1857683 Unprepared
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And hide your ass as well.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 14:57 | 1857528 gorillaonyourback
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means the austerity laws won't be passed

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:02 | 1857565 CrashisOptimistic
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Now THAT would be interesting.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:40 | 1857771 The Deleuzian
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Interesting analysis....

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:02 | 1857561 jdelano
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Open the window.  I've had enough.  Addio Mondo Crudele.  Time to bow out.  

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:21 | 1857650 Schmuck Raker
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Can I have your gold?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:02 | 1857564 gorillaonyourback
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means the austerity laws won't be passed

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:20 | 1857644 Deadpool
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First Joe Paterno and now this! where will adolescents go now to become adults?!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:21 | 1857648 onelight
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indeed....what if this is the top for the euro? not guessing just wondering when..

Like a Fellini movie over there...bizarre characters, weird plot twists..too many what the hell is that moments to count..

Here is some insight


Tue, 11/08/2011 - 14:49 | 1857451 Belarus
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Ah....good for another 1,000 pts on the DOW. 

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 14:51 | 1857467 ZeroPower
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Yes. Action is like yesterday's intraday moves... exactly.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 14:52 | 1857489 i root for that...
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rally monkey is on!!!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 14:53 | 1857491 i root for that...
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rally monkey is on!!!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:05 | 1857577 kengland
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Gold and silver getting freaking hammered. Equities rolling. Shorts frying. Other than gold and silver tanking, pretty straight forward. Market is pricing in some gnarly inflation coming out of this

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 15:27 | 1857679 Deadpool
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"hammered"? your thesaurus must be broken. gold over $1800 +25% on the year is a hammering?

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