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Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:02 | 1504359 Temporalist
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It's okay the recovery is just gaining steam.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:02 | 1504362 Temporalist
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Err...I mean soft patch.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:03 | 1504366 Temporalist
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No double dip.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:09 | 1504415 Long-John-Silver
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This is just Transitory

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:16 | 1504455 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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This is just tradition.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:10 | 1504419 caerus
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green shoots...new normal...move along...nothing to see here...

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:03 | 1504363 Spitzer
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Find something to short...... ???

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:05 | 1504374 sabra1
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boner and weiner!!!

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:12 | 1504432 fuu
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He said "to short" not "too short".

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:12 | 1504433 Spitzer
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I am shorting Canadian financials. They have a long way to fall compared to the US

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:38 | 1504539 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Short Robo's momos and short the dollar.

Is anyone short gold anymore?  Anyone?  Bueler?  Bueler?

Just a nasty breakout.  Look at the upside go.  New high...followed by a new high...

Blythe don't surf!

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:19 | 1504474 Ahwooga
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How long PA is that bellend Simon Hobbs from CNBC? Anyone catch him almost in tears practically begging Akin to change his tune and vote for the Boehner plan. Who would have thought they actually buy into their own bullshit.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:03 | 1504369 firstdivision
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...and yet we're 10 handles off the low already.  PPT must be jamming the "buy everything" button, but where are they getting the money?  Oh wait, it's basically a black ops operation, so they have no limit. 

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:05 | 1504377 kaiten
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QE3. Stagflation. Collapse.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:06 | 1504381 Mike2756
Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:06 | 1504386 djsmps
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And as every round of bad news hits, the markets gains strength.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:07 | 1504396 EscapeKey
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DJIA now down 89. That's up 30 points since the release of said disappointing data.

But of course, it was priced in already.

The USD/JPY hit an intraday low of 77.011. When will 76 be broken?

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:09 | 1504411 fuu
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DXY under 74. Ben's making it rain.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:17 | 1504457 firstdivision
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actually the rats are looking for better ships. 

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:23 | 1504501 Cdad
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Actually, that is Wall Street trying to do anything and everything possible to ramp equities...and it will fail.  I would not be short US dollars just now.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:07 | 1504397 surfersd
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Why doesn't the FED just sell some of its stocks that it has been buying every afternoon? It can take the money from its E trade account and just wire it over to the Fed. Problem solved!!!

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:08 | 1504407 trentusa
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so, whatever doesn't kill u makes u stronger?

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:09 | 1504412 bigdumbnugly
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well, from recent experience if that data doesn't move the market up i don't know what will

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:09 | 1504413 slaughterer
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Those weekly SPY calls are too good to be true right now.  10 Handles up in 30 minutes.   Cashing out and heating up the popcorn for the DC show ... NOW!

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:13 | 1504435 JasperNewtonDaniel
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Looks like the Fed is once again the buyer of last resort for all asset classes.  Helicopter Ben just grabbed the collective and has pitched this bird into the air!

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:20 | 1504436 trentusa
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Ron Paul had the correct solution. The Fed Reserve owes the US taxpayer $1.6 trillion from when our own central bankers print money and then lend it back to US gov't- at interest.

     So we write off our own debt to ourself, bc it isn't a real debt like to China.

      We can default on ourselves w/ no consequences, pay all our other obligations, and the gov't gets to keep its AAA credit rating meanwhile most taxpayers don't even qualify for a credit card

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:13 | 1504441 JW n FL
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Morning Star

Video: Fear Trumps Greed in June Flows



Christine Benz and Kevin McDevitt comment on trends in U.S. mutual fund flows.


High Yield Bonds are getting crushed! Out Flows are nothing short of Record Breaking!

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 11:42 | 1505043 JW n FL
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One World One Revolution



Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:14 | 1504445 thecoloredsky
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Lady on bloomberg talking about a Yahoo story, says great things and that the stock is up. Before she could finish the stock went red and they sort of moved on quickly to the next story. haha! They can't even pump a stock for 30 seconds.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:15 | 1504447 rubearish10
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What's so disturbing is the chart patterns remain "in place". This only means the bots are still in command backed by TPTB. Still looking for the "emotional" side of things. Not today.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:15 | 1504448 Cole Younger
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The PPT is hard at work right now.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:15 | 1504452 caerus
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go go gadget market manipulator!

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:18 | 1504467 mynhair
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Please!  Attention to your Teleprompter-Repeaters!

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:19 | 1504470 4shzl
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At the same time long-term inflation expectations are getting anchored ever higher, as the 5 year inflation rose from 2.8% to 2.9%

Meanwhile, the yield on the 5-yr. augers down to 1.4%.  I'll bet on the folks who bet with their money, not their mouths.  Deflation, bitchez!

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:21 | 1504488 WW
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Attention Tea Party Anarchists!

We the People want our Flags and history back.

People who live  in what is still the #1 country in the world should expect to pay taxes.

People on the left should expect to pay for their safety nets.

Where is the sanity in the middle?

It's the best country in history. As everyone on this blog knows there are no perfect countries.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:28 | 1504554 Temporalist
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"It's the best country in history" is a bunch of bullshit.  That rah rah peabrain mentality is just used to keep people toiling for scraps while the true masters live anywhere they choose.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:35 | 1504621 WW
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You're right!

We're peons.

I just try and follow the scraps.

There are many advantages to living in the US though.

Many more opportunities.

Most of my visits overseas are like a big USA appreciation tour.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:37 | 1504651 Temporalist
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I was trying to add to my post before you replied.


The U.S. is the best possible attempt at good government, i.e. small government, in the history of the world I would agree with.

Lady: 'Sir, what have you given us?'

Benjamin Franklin: 'A Republic Ma'am, if you can keep it'...

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:32 | 1504597 CrockettAlmanac.com
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As everyone on this blog knows there are no perfect countries.


Of course there are no perfect countries -- their governments are simply gangs of thieves writ large. Sovereignty lies with the individual alone. There are no perfect individuals either but each of us has a far better understanding of ourselves, our talents and our needs than does Obama or Boehner.

"Don't Tread on Me" is in no way a collectivist plea. It's the only flag I truly respect.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:25 | 1504520 WW
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O' Bummer and Boner following the script still!

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:33 | 1504601 espirit
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C'mon, what are the real numbers?

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:45 | 1504718 Caviar Emptor
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Hat Trick!!! GDP, ISM Chicago, U Mich !

And all of it is confirmatory to Biflation theory: 

-GDP: core PCE came way above expected, while growth sagged below a low expectation

-Chicago PMI: PMI weak, employment and new orders disapoint but not prices paid! 


The pattern is set, bitchez

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:52 | 1504766 WW
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The Remocrats are still trying to scare us so we will accept whatever ridiculous "plan" they come up with.

Didn't we do this under Bush1?

Canceled a perfectly good super collider project. Now the world goes to France for Physics expertise.

Having stated my disgust with politics as usual -

I don't think that I would have done as well as I have almost anywhere else. 

There are too many class and financial barriers elsewhere.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:55 | 1504786 WW
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Soft Patch turning into hard patch!

I think I'll go watch Cowboys and Aliens this afternoon.

That makes more sense to me!

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 11:54 | 1505102 JW n FL
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I dont know who the idiot junkers are this week.. but I am sure they are well paid by the Remocrats!! LOVE THAT!! REMOCRATS!! I amy have to share that one! it has legs!

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 21:42 | 1507036 wwwmm
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