Bernanke's Cheat Sheet: SocGen Lays Out The Probability Matrix Of The Fed's Six Options

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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:35 | 1690991 espirit
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Bob, I don't like the prizes behind those six  - can I see what's behind door number seven?

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:46 | 1691025 Strike Back
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Well Jim, we normally don't do this, but since you asked:

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:57 | 1691047 Yes_Questions
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I'll take St. Carlin for all your stuff, Alex.

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:10 | 1691078 FEDbuster
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Do you think they use a Ouija board or a Magic 8 Ball to make decisions?

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:12 | 1691087 Yes_Questions
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Chicken guts and tea leaves?

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:16 | 1691100 FEDbuster
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Giant Wheel of Fortune or plain old Dart Board?

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:23 | 1691115 Ahmeexnal
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A bag lady's advice on economics is far superior than SocGen.

Stupid cowards, won't even let the market short them.

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:41 | 1691154 FEDbuster
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I was just speculating on how the FED makes it's decisions.   SocGen is a dead man walking, so who cares?

The FED board members write their ideas on a small piece of paper, then they are all put in a hat and the Bernank draws the winner out while wearing a blindfold? 

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:52 | 1691178 Yes_Questions
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The decisions are likely intended to ensure WRC status of the USD.  Forcing lesser Central Banks to monetize debt and crash may be the MO.  How is too much to grok tonight.  Magic 8 ball will get back to us. 

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 02:11 | 1691284 Michael
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It has been suggested, for the super spectacular thing the US central bank will do tomorrow, Ben Bernanke will tender his immediate resignation. Others suggest The Bernanke will shoot himself in the head on live TV for maximum effect.

My preference leans toward the latter suggestion. 

This series of videos is for you Big Ben;

Just watch this shit if you want to know everything that is fucking wrong with our country and the rest of the fucking world.

best of walstreetpro2 (greatest fuckin hits) - 1 of 3

best of walstreetpro2 (greatest fuckin hits) - 2 of 3

best of walstreetpro2 (greatest fuckin hits) - 3 of 3

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 07:47 | 1691584 The Limerick King
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What news does the Chair-Satan hold

What lies will the public be told

Will he twist, cut, or print?

He has sent us a hint

Just look what has happened to gold

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 08:50 | 1691858 FEDbuster
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Kevin (walstreetpro2) said he was thinking of making some new videos,but that was over a month ago.  Sure miss his videos,

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 06:44 | 1691572 Kiwi Pete
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I just asked the magic 8 ball if Ben will print. Answer is 'Most Likely'. 

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 08:57 | 1691874 FEDbuster
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Benny asked the Magic 8 ball, "should I print?", and the answer was "Most Likely", too.  Then he spun the Wheel of Fortune, and it stopped on $1 trillion, just missing "bankrupt" again. 

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:11 | 1691082 gmrpeabody
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"Benny and the Inkjets"

Too phukkin funny!!!!

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:16 | 1691098 JoeSexPack
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Laughed out loud at that one!


Needed it since I'm working late in CA.

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:39 | 1691145 HardlyZero
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Getting images of a Bernanke Rorschach Spin Art...its like a moving picture with George Washington stuck in the center of a black hole.


Why, Mr. Anderson, why do you persist !

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:00 | 1691039 Soul Train
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Door Number 7 is the best one yet.

No IRS taxes for two years. Reduce deficit by laying off IRS employees  during this time.

Sure fire way to get the economy on the up and up, and the government off our backs. And the most efficient way to play the QE game and the money back where it belongs. The people.

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 02:04 | 1691325 Absalon
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Door number 7:  LSAP - the Fed buys commercial paper instead of treasuries to drive down loan rates for business.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:36 | 1690995 slewie the pi-rat
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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:36 | 1690996 FlyPaper
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i wonder if SocGen has 6 options pre-determined for how they will wind down their operation and/or nationalization?

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:36 | 1690999 Spirit Of Truth
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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:38 | 1691004 runlevel
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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:41 | 1691009 sushi
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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:41 | 1691011 SumSUN
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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:40 | 1691003 SumSUN
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What is the probability of Bernanke starring at the ceiling for a good minute then turning to the crowd and announcing in a monotone voice "All your money are belong to us", then the world explodes?

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:13 | 1691091 FEDbuster
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I would rather see the Bernak come on TV (flanked by Jim Cramer and Steve Liesman) and have this happen:

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:42 | 1691005 slewie the pi-rat
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here's slewie's entry: send every head of household below the poverty line in the US a check for $1000

hmmm...maybe prez0 doesn't need to play the "justice" card to get re-elected, now that it's being played on his styoooopid ass...

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:51 | 1691035 Al Huxley
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You don't seem to understand the rules of the game. What actually will happen is that for every US citizen below the poverty line a check for $1000 will be sent to a TBTF financial institution who will deposit it risk-free at the fed, generating idiotic bonuses for a bunch of fucking morons whos' big intelligent move in life was to sell their souls to a tbtf instition. Not to worry, though, because the average below-the-poverty-line American is too busy watching monster trucks, NASCAR and American Idol to give a fuck about how the country's being stolen from them. Bread and fucking circuses FTW.

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:04 | 1691066 Yes_Questions
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Pvt. Joe Bowers: Man, I could really go for a Starbucks, y'know?
Frito: I don't really think we have time for a handjob, Joe.

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 01:18 | 1691239 slewie the pi-rat
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hey, shithead al!
fuk you i don't understand, asswipe!

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 12:33 | 1692860 stewie
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I'm affraid he does.

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 01:18 | 1691241 Elmer Fudd
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Only 10 Benjies per household?  C'mon, that helicopter can hold way more than that!

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:39 | 1691006 AndrewJackson
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The fact that doorway # 6 is even getting mentioned is indeed disturbing. We definitely are getting closer to the proverbial wall. Fewer and fewer options available and constantly upped doces of heroin (stimulus). The only thing I can take from it is to load the boat (not literally) with pms and commodities. 

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:41 | 1691012 Raynja
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they didn't even bother including 'we'll watch the situation carefully and be prepared to step in'

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:46 | 1691024 espirit
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they didn't even bother including 'we'll watch the situation carefully and be prepared to step in' ... shit.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:47 | 1691015 Popo
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Option 7: QE3 / Operation twist combo, coordinated with direct Treasury handouts to Main Street (a la Bush taxcuts) - and all cleverly rebranded by the Fed in a vain effort to appear to be trying something new. CNBC and Bloomberg and Krugman all chime-in that the move is "brilliantly original" while the blogosphere instantly sees through the spin.

i.e: a shock and awe combo of everything that has already been tried, spun to sound new.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:49 | 1691031 espirit
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If they print though, most will have to prop the Euro.

Outrage in 3..2..1..

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:10 | 1691077 xtop23
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 Were already propping the Euro

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:45 | 1691021 chump666
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I like SoGen...they called the EZ doomsday trade yr back.  They are on the money now on the FED, esp the rallaying part. Major meltup to meltdown (following day)...hopefully

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:46 | 1691027 Al Huxley
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SocGen lays it out? I thought they were dead.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:48 | 1691029 junkyardjack
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He should set explicit SPX targets.  "With immediate effect, the Fed will no longer tolerate the SPX below the minimum level of 3000. The Fed will enforce this minimum level with the utmost determination and is prepared to buy securities in unlimited quantities."  I think that'd do the trick

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:50 | 1691032 Theta_Burn
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Hell hath no fury like a MU scorned

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:55 | 1691041 bankonzhongguo
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It does not matter.

Their World has decoupled from the "real" for some time. 

Probably since you stopped watching CNBC.

I don't know of one person that is making more money compared to last year, yet trillions are sloshing around the World every 10 seconds.

The price of energy, be it food or oil, is going up and taking a bigger piece of everyone's pie.

Watch what the Fed "does," read all about GS and SG and then take a walk outside.

People are getting poorer by the minute and nobody can (will) stop it.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:56 | 1691043 bgilliam83
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I expect everything but #4.  Don't let me down, Ben.

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:11 | 1691044 Stack Trace
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What if he does all 6? They could call it Operation Tango-ChaCha-Twist with an extra helping of Eating your Peas.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:57 | 1691045 Belarus
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We are sick and tired of speculating what Benny and the Inkjets will decide tomorrow

And, might I add, just sick and tired of being sick and tired of Benny and the Inkjets. Naturally, we are all sick and tired of these cocksuckers. There is nothing free about a market that can and will be moved by a jackasses mouth. 

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:58 | 1691049 bgilliam83
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When is this asshole gonna drop a money bag onto my porch like he promised

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:22 | 1691106 tawdzilla
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"When is this asshole gonna drop a money bag onto my porch like he promised"

You must have misheard him...he said he was going to drop kick you in the crotch.

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