Brian Sack Is Out

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The New York Fed's Brian Sack, better known by everyone as the head of the Plunge Protection Team, is gone.

NEW YORK—The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today announced that Brian Sack, executive vice president and head of the Markets Group, is resigning from the Bank effective September 14, 2012.


Mr. Sack will remain in his current position as head of the Markets Group and Manager of the System Open Market Account (SOMA) until June 29, 2012, to help ensure a smooth transition. The New York Fed has started the search process for Mr. Sack's replacement.


"Brian's service to the Bank over the past three years has been critical to our response to the financial crisis and the country's economic recovery," said William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the New York Fed. "I accepted his resignation with great regret and wish him well."


Mr. Sack will step down as head of the Markets Group and SOMA Manager on June 29, 2012. He will then be placed on leave until September 14, 2012, during which he will have limited contact with the Bank and no access to Bank information, including FOMC and supervisory materials.


Mr. Sack joined the New York Fed as head of the Markets Group in June of 2009.

And to think we were only kidding two days ago when we tweeted the following...

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Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:14 | 2319681 RacerX
Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:21 | 2319724 comrade pravda
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...NY Fed has started a search process for Mr Sack...


The NY Fed has purchased a monkey that is trained to press the "Buy Button" whenever stock indices turn red.  This monkey is not considered a suitable replacement for Sack because the monkey flings feces at B. S. Bernanke whenever B. S. enters the room.  The NY Fed is now seeking a monkey that is less aware of its function to replace Sacks.


Ben Shitter Bernanke: A tool who shits Benjamins in a vain attempt to imply that the status quo works.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:25 | 2319734 hedgeless_horseman
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I will hire Brian to run my portfolio no matter how much he is asking...






Fri, 09/03/2010 - 11:41 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman

Fundamental analysis? Earnings? Technical analysis? Charts? We don't have a prayer when Ben has his finger on the button under the table.

You can take the ghosts of Graham, Dodd, Edwards, and McGee, as well as every CFA on the planet to manage a portfolio. I'll take one insider at 33 Liberty and my performance will wipe the men's room floor with your's.

Love your spirit, kid. Now get back to class.


Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:47 | 2319806 Arius
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be careful what you wish for ... now we (and the rest of the world) are at the mercy of the interns ...

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:50 | 2319817 12ToothAssassin
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I thought it was Richard Sack?

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 13:27 | 2319908 TruthInSunshine
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Sack to be replaced by Charles Kadlec. Dow 100000
  • By: Charles Kadlec
  • September 1, 1999
  • Foreword by: Ralph Acampora


So how does Kadlec actually get to 100,000? First, he shoots down comparisons to previous periods of boom and bust. The cold war is over, he notes, which represents a new political paradigm. Then there's the oft-discussed drive of the baby boomers to retire in style. And, of course, there's technology, presenting new ways for workers to be more productive and resourceful. Kadlec also sees the worldwide trend toward freedom and democracy as a powerful economic force, as is the need for governments to compete with each other for economic activity. But he cautions that the prosperity he predicts isn't guaranteed: wars (either with bombs or tariffs) could end it pretty quickly. So could terrorism or higher taxes. (He includes some nifty illustrations showing how tax increases on rich people inevitably sock middle-income and poor people harder.) And a currency shock could cause untold economic mayhem. Kadlec notes that even he was surprised by his conclusion that the Dow should travel to this nosebleed height. But if he's right--well, let's just say a lot of investors are going to have very comfortable retirements. --Lou Schuler
Thu, 04/05/2012 - 13:44 | 2319950 The Big Ching-aso
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I guess he wasn't too good at plunging.  I suppose a janitorial restroom specialist position is out of the question too. 

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 13:58 | 2319978 Havana White
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A whisper from his conscience slipped from his lips.  FIRED.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 16:15 | 2320339 12ToothAssassin
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Dunno, but it rhymes with "lyin' sack"

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 20:59 | 2320993 Stax Edwards
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"The Golden Boy" will be missed.  I guess maiden lane will be all wrapped up by September.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 15:23 | 2320182 Karl von Bahnhof
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He was completely Sacketed...

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 14:30 | 2320042 prains
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I thought it was Richard Sack?


i thought it was Brain Sack

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 01:02 | 2321338 chipshot
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dick sac is out and in full chub mode...

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:49 | 2319814 ihedgemyhedges
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Why hire him?  Hades, you can put out bids on garbage yourself if you have an unlimited amount of fiat to do so............that's all Sack did.............

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:38 | 2319781 FlyoverCountryS...
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NOTHING MATTERS but boosting the economic numbers by whatever means possible until Chairman Obamakov's re-election.

After that, it won't matter anymore, and everything can be allowed to crash, bringing us the Gloriuos Chomskiite Socialist World Of NEXT TUESDAY! (tm)

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:51 | 2319820 Arius
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you think thats why the rats are abandoning ship ? whats next Timmay?  i know bernanke is the good captain ... will go down with it  ...

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 16:14 | 2320337 Kali
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A lot of rats jumping ship lately.  Not a good sign.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:51 | 2319823 Common_Cents22
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Who does the Fed want?  obama or romney?   That is the question.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 13:17 | 2319888 Spastica Rex
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Any stooge will do.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 15:26 | 2320191 viahj
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one is already fully paid for, the other will require additional leverage

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:40 | 2319784 DormRoom
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lmao.. The Fed can hire anyone to buy AAPL to juice the markets.  The only interview question would be, "If AAPL goes down, you _____"

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:53 | 2319829 NotApplicable
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take a shot!

Oh, wait... wrong game.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:49 | 2319812 Marginal Call
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They should just get right to it and replace him with Larry Kudlow and pay him in 8 balls.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:53 | 2319826 Arius
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larry is too smart to fall for it ... and not too ambitious to want his name in hollywood boulevard... he wants to see the money first ...

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 15:32 | 2320201 Fedaykinx
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larry is too smart to fall for it ... and not too ambitious to want his name in hollywood boulevard... he wants to see the coke first ...


Thu, 04/05/2012 - 15:01 | 2320099 krispkritter
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Ooh ooohh oh me me me! I'm available! Pick me! I'll even shave my back and palms too! I need a cushy job to tide me over this rough patch and open up the doors for high paid, speaking gigs after...

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:24 | 2319739 slaughterer
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OT, but what is this banner ad for "Kisses of Africa" now doing next to the "Thai Love" and "Russian Cupid" ads on my ZH?  It is as if ZH were the magnetic hub for every on-line prostitution scam on the Internet.   

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:30 | 2319754 sdmjake
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The Ads are generated based on cookies in your machine left from your web travels. Search for a new tennis shoe and adidas will pop up, look at porn and you get porn....

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:36 | 2319778 HD
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If you search for both do you get foot fetish ads?

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:39 | 2319789 FlyoverCountryS...
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Your computer gets the "Athlete's Foot" STD

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:43 | 2319801 Marginal Call
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AKA:  "the Rex Ryan".

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:40 | 2319791 GeneMarchbanks
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Slaughterer is showing his support for the 99%


ZeroHedge: The #1 destination after watching a Japanese teen double fist a black cock.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:43 | 2319798 Marginal Call
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Some ads on some sites are generated by what's on your computer, and some are targeted at a sites audience based on content.  I do believe we all see the same ads here, because I see the same ones here others complain about and I've never seen them on other sites.  And I've never searched for porn on this computer.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:47 | 2319807 j0nx
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Uh huh, sure you haven't. And Bill Clinton never inhaled.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:51 | 2319822 Marginal Call
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I said searched, not viewed.  I know those addresses by heart.


For cookie free private/no script/ad block browsing.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:47 | 2319809 cossack55
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What about your "other" computer?

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:56 | 2319833 NotApplicable
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Wait, up see ads for my local bank?

You don't have to search, btw, just visit sites that clue in the Google that yer feeling randy.

Google Knows All

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 17:39 | 2320596 msamour
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I see ads for cars and gold on mine. It doesn't matter if you use google or not they tailor the ads for your searches. I have not used google since I got this new computer, ever. I started using Bing for all my searched when i got this computer. They still monitor everything you check regardless of which steps you take to do private browsing.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 13:00 | 2319841 Jacque Itch
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"And I've never searched for porn on this computer"



Thu, 04/05/2012 - 17:35 | 2320586 mick_richfield
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Hey, how come all my ZH ads are for S&M paraphernalia, illicit designer drugs, and books about Hannibal Lector?

Man, ZH is so creepy!

Sat, 04/07/2012 - 23:12 | 2325473 ihedgemyhedges
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I searched for your icon.  Ended up on a date with a nice Latvian girl last night...........

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 13:03 | 2319846 DeadFred
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Be nice. Every pimp knows even dirty old men need love. On the other hand I've wondered if this is some sort of conspiracy to marginalize that "fringe blog" by making it into that "nasty-ass fringe blog". It would be a very cost effective way to do it. You pay skanky sites the extra 0.001 cents per click-through they need to pay so they dominate the ads on sites you don't like. For a few thousand bucks you change the character of the site and drive readers away. It would be cheaper than paying trolls (who seem to be rather scarce now days). Of course I can come up with a good conspiracy theory behind almost anything. :)

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 13:56 | 2319974 LowProfile
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Yeah, where did all the trolls go?  It's been 48 hours since I posted



Thu, 04/05/2012 - 16:15 | 2320338 Bansters-in-my-...
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...@ slaughterer pervert you.


Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:37 | 2319777 HelluvaEngineer
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Brian, did you get tired of being the bankers' bitch, Bitch?

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:37 | 2319783 Popo
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No, it was time to rotate into Goldman.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:37 | 2319785 ACP
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Is Sack on Linkdin? I need someone to do some manipulation for me, on a contract basis.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 21:26 | 2321056 Buck Johnson
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I guess that red day at close did it in for him.  The US markets must not build up momentum to the red or down side.  Because the markets around the planet are wanting a flushout and many of the economies can't take it.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:14 | 2319683 GeneMarchbanks
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What/who will keep the Testes/Dow from collapsing?

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