China National Development And Reform Commission Joins The Party, Says QE3 Likelihood Appears High

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Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:11 | 1542287 Sudden Debt
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To be honest, I don't see the problem. China's inflation is only at 6.7%, Bernanke would be drewling for figures like that...


Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:13 | 1542316 fuu
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Isn't it great when a plan comes together.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:15 | 1542322 66Sexy
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QE? None of this shit works though.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:19 | 1542344 Sudden Debt
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who knows.... maybe the third time will be the charm?

and even when it won't work, which nobody expects anyway, WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE QE4 TO LOOK AT!!



Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:23 | 1542358 Motley Fool
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And hell if QE4 doesn't work, QE5 will be the charm. :)

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:45 | 1542438 darkhorse007
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And when QE5 doesn't complete it's intended fix , they will combine QE6 and QE7 and rent helicopters to drop dollars from the sky.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:40 | 1542416 Iam_Silverman
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"QE? None of this shit works though."

Might not work for you (or anyone else on Main Street), but those record bankster bonuses sure do rely on some form of QE.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 11:18 | 1542600 theMAXILOPEZpsycho
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of course it works! free money!

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:18 | 1542342 Sudden Debt
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There was a plan?!

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:08 | 1542289 US Uncut
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Well I am pissed. Lost $700 yesterday. Got out completely. Done with the markets I don't get. And now we have a 200 point rebound? it's fucked. 

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:16 | 1542313 Sudden Debt
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Markets are down a record 11 days in a row man. A little pauze is very normal here.


But Germany just announced that the EFSF emergency fund of 440 billion will stay unchanged and WILL NOT INCREASE!!!




Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:14 | 1542318 Robot Traders Mom
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If you are 'investing' anything other than play money, you are playing fiscal Russian Roulette. Buy physical metals, store them, and don't worry about them until there is a great reset.

The stock market is for suckers.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:17 | 1542341 US Uncut
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It is money that the IRS would have taken or I put i in pre-tax into a 403(b) since I don't have enough deductions. Either way, they got the money. The only non market option is just a savings retirement that gets what .001%?!   Have silver.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:22 | 1542350 WonderDawg
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In this kind of environment, it's about keeping what you have. I didn't coin this phrase, but I'll use it: Right now, it's not about return ON your capital, it's about return OF your capital.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:29 | 1542373 US Uncut
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I agree now. I had that approach and then I got to thinking I was missing something so moved some back in late last year. My bad. So my new philosophy is just save, keep it from the IRS and hope inflation doesn't make the money more useless in the future since it's pretty hard to get it to grow. Seems to me that only day traders can make any money at this. the idea of holding nice stock in a nice, honest growing company long term is an old-fashioned idea these days. It's not the days of my grandfather who was a broker. 

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:38 | 1542404 g speed
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don't feel bad--you're up a bit the last 10 days

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:41 | 1542419 Robot Traders Mom
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I understand if you have money "tied" up. It is too much work for me to liquidate my 401k, and pay the IRS a penalty for early withdrawl.

That being said, i am 99.9% in junior miners. I figure this money will be meaningless anyways, and it is the most bang for my buck if they explode. If not, that is cool too. I have physical.

Good luck.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:43 | 1542432 Iam_Silverman
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" The only non market option is just a savings retirement that gets what .001%?!"

So, you'd rather piss away your money instead of it remaining essentially flat?

How about a trip to Vegas?  Odds might be better.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 23:09 | 1545095 Alpha Monkey
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"So you'd rather you piss away your money instead of letting it be eaten by inflation?"

Fixed it. 

Maybe a trip to vegas would be better.  When you play poker you at least get to look at your opponents, and the computers can't dictate your cards (as long as you don't play video poker, otherwise just stay home and continue depleting your e-trade acount).  Vegas it is!


Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:08 | 1542290 the not so migh...
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Downgrades comith with QEIII

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:31 | 1542384 Bob
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Still waiting on those promised CORPORATE downgrades by S&P.  If I didn't know better, I might suspect that this is where the corporate war lords bite off the government hand that has fed them so well.   

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:08 | 1542291 wombats
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Print baby print...and watch it all spiral right down the drain into the abyss.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:09 | 1542292 slaughterer
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To think of China during the Nixon years... and compare with now.  I am starting to feel my age.  

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:26 | 1542362 Sudden Debt
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I never really knew what he meanth by that, but later on I learned that he wasn't talking about downpaying grandma's gambling addiction but that he was talking about ..."s"...."e"...."x"....



Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:36 | 1542395 slaughterer
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...when you are old:

1.) Woman does a head stand

2.)  Man dangles it in.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:56 | 1542495 Sudden Debt
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I think these guys are talking about the procedure before the guy can dangle it in:

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 11:18 | 1542598 slaughterer
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Always wondered what the solution to opening the bag was.  

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:25 | 1542363 falak pema
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Think of the USa under Reagan and today and it'll make you feel older! Stick to Nixon; at least there was Watergate then to feel better about in today's USA. 

Sorry, slim consolation I know.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:09 | 1542295 slaughterer
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Have to go over to TF Metals Report to find out why silver is sucking so bad.  

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:12 | 1542307 wombats
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sucking?  Seems more like a buying opportunity.  At least one of the PMs is on SALE!

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:10 | 1542299 Number 156
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Its like two guys who've jumped out of an airplane fighting over the only parachute on the way down.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:12 | 1542308 unky
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Yes, like in that James Bond movie with the strong guy with the iron tooth ;- )

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 11:36 | 1542683 unky
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hehe yes, i exaclty meant that one.

As in the years 1960-1990 always the soviets were the bad ones they could actually come up with a new James Bond who needs to find out about some mysterious things that happened during the financial crisis.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:11 | 1542304 goldfish1
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Riots force shop closures all over London

3.06pm: Adrian Gatton, a freelance TV producer and journalist, has emailed a few stories from south London that seem to have gone unreported today. In Norbury, two dozen shops were looted or damaged along London: jewellers, a petrol station, cash converter shops, takeaways, tool shops, tile shops, a bike shop and a pizza takeaway shop. In West Croydon, kids hijacked cars and drove them at police, and shops were attacked. In Purley Way there was repeated and massive looting of big stores in a retail park. Walworth Road was also quite badly hit.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:13 | 1542317 Caviar Emptor
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Worse than 1981, 1985 riots. This is heavy.

But they did announe this morning that this would not affect the 2012 Olympics

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:22 | 1542354 goldfish1
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...since they plan on having 16,000 police in force tonight, I'd think the rioters stay at home for a few nights and they when everyone's back on holiday...bam.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:45 | 1542437 the not so migh...
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think of the overtime!!!

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 11:05 | 1542532 Iam_Silverman
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"Worse than 1981, 1985 riots."

But, are you basing this on inflation adjusted* numbers?


* subject to revision.....

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:15 | 1542320 goldfish1
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Cameron had to come back from from vacay in Tuscany. And Parliament was called back from their holiday too...well that's just bloody wrong. These forkin commoners.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:16 | 1542332 goldfish1
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""" Theresa May, the home secretary, is speaking to people in Clapham Junction. She called the level of looting and violence "appalling". Police will be arresting people now because people need to know their actions have consequences, she says."""


Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:17 | 1542338 66Sexy
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There is certainly a media blackout.. even internet connections are effected i.e. slower. A coverup; TS is hitting the fan.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:20 | 1542346 US Uncut
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Wait until our black flash mobs start ratcheting it up.....

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:22 | 1542353 LFMayor
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It's not nice to tease.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 11:09 | 1542547 Iam_Silverman
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"Wait until our black flash mobs start ratcheting it up.."

Thank goodness we have essentially been disarmed here in the U.S.  Ownership of firearms could only exacerbate the situation.

Oh, wait.  Did I get that wrong?  I've got some really interesting hand loads I need to try out.  Ballistic gelatin being so expensive and all that.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:11 | 1542305 DormRoom
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Buy up mining companies, because the Chinese will go on a buying binge in Sept/October to diversify out of Treasuries, into hard assets.


They'll buy up everything in Africa, and South America.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:13 | 1542314 JJSF
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For a qe3 announcement there needs to be much more pain in the markets.  This is nothing. Remember Cramer begging for the fed the discount window? Today's china inflation numbers?  It's not ready yet. Jackson Hole me thinks.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:26 | 1542369 WonderDawg
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I'm no economist, but I read it as a tell of exactly how panicked TPTB are. If other's read it the same way I do, announcing QEIII will have a very short term impact, after which all confidence is lost and the markets tank LLD for days in a row.

But I could be wrong. In which case, you can call me an economist.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:37 | 1542402 SheepDog-One
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WAY to early to wheel out more monetizing, this isnt really even a drop, its still a bubble everywhere and the 100 P/E wonders werent even nicked. 

I casually talked to 5 people so far today and asked them about the markets, they all said 'Oh thats ok it always goes back up anyway even if it did drop a little bit'....calm as Hindu cows, theres no fear and panic anywhere. In the USAA+ at least.

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