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Crude Over $100

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Crude futures soaring by nearly 2% overnight to over $100 is what all those evil, evil speculators at work looks like. That, or the Federal Reserve's "all in" bubble reflation policy perhaps. No, it has to be the speculators: the margin hiker-in-chief said so. And for those who are surprised by Crude's move into triple digit territory, which in turn will send gas prices to the highest they have ever been for this time of year just in time for the election, wait until the reality of $150 oil is priced in, which as we explained yesterday, is the matched price for a $4 trillion Fed balance sheet.

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Fri, 09/14/2012 - 06:50 | 2793799 Alpo for Granny
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Oil that is...Black Gold....Texas Tea....Bitchez!

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 06:56 | 2793812 I think I need ...
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everything will be fine until the elections.....SPR ;)

After that all god

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:27 | 2793865 malikai
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For extra lulz, line up a WTI and 10 year chart.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:46 | 2793899 GetZeeGold
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Totally didn't see it coming.......who knew?

 

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:50 | 2793908 ITrustMyGut
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say what ya will.. but Lindsay Williams has told us for a year.. $150 oil was coming... collapse of bonds... 

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 08:36 | 2794024 yudd
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He has been saying all sort of nonsense for the last four years j yay to sell his DVDs, remember all the stuff about silver and real money, all BS

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 10:41 | 2794734 greyghost
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come on now....oil over $100 is all about peak oil. you were all told that this weekend.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:47 | 2793902 Popo
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For even better lulz, consider that the middle-east is about to blow sky high,  Israel is going to hit Iran right after the election (as planned) and Russia is getting ready to bend Europe over the table and hike gas prices to the roof.

If anyone thinks *any* of this shit is priced in, they need to put the bong back on the shelf and open a window.

 

 

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 06:50 | 2793800 The Axe
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The ChairSatan is committed  to this nightmare, why not 200 a barrel ?  Its My nightmare?   

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:16 | 2793843 LongSoupLine
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It's all one big evil plan to get the entire population into a bailed-out Chevy Volt.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:57 | 2793917 GetZeeGold
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Good plan....you don't even need a match.

 

Just turn the key.

 

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:19 | 2793854 DormRoom
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poor ppl disproportionately spend more of their disposable income on food & energy.  Bernanke's reflation move will spill over into China/India & North Africa in a huge way in 2013 as inflation soars.

 

Triffin dilemma.  Save the US. destroy the world.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 08:29 | 2793994 Whoa Dammit
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Bernanke is destroying the US as well, and all for a short term stick save of the insolvent TBTF banks.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 06:51 | 2793802 BBullionaire
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Aint seen nuffin yet. This is just the warm up. price stabiliteee bitchez

http://bulletsbeansandbullion.blogspot.co.uk/

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:19 | 2793848 JPM Hater001
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My dad is visiting...He says it's the speculator.

I practically did a spit take.

I am apparently running a farm for the weekend.  Sheep mostly.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 06:52 | 2793804 spinone
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Oil, gold, et al aren't going up.  The dollar is going down.  This is not an unintended consequence, but a deliberate plan.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:59 | 2793925 CPL
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But...but...but...I was told iPads, Lollypops and Unicorns!

 

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 08:02 | 2793927 GetZeeGold
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The dollar is going down.

 

Compared to what again?

 

 

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 08:49 | 2794117 Law97
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Anything of value.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 06:53 | 2793805 koaj
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Everytime any of you hear someone bitch about the price of gas educate them. I dont know of any other weapon other than to teach truth

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 06:52 | 2793806 Headbanger
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Oh c'mon get with the program.  This mess is all a conspiracy to sell lots more

Chevy Volts and save GM again.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:18 | 2793850 reading
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That would be about right for washington-math since GM loses 49k on every Volt they sell.  Definitely sell more, volume will make up for it.  

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:41 | 2793881 Flakmeister
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I don;t really like GM, but I abhor bullshit and your $49,000 number is bullshit....

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:48 | 2793904 Dr. Richard Head
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You at least google it to see if it is bullshit. Dollars to donuts you are the wrong one here.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:58 | 2793920 Hedgetard55
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He is correct, the real number is $75,ooo loss per vehicle.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 08:11 | 2793943 GetZeeGold
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Tell him what he's won Don Pardo.

 

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 08:30 | 2793995 Flakmeister
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By your same logic, the first 200 days you live in your new $200,000 house cost $1,000 a night...

The 1.2 billion spent on R&D for the Volt is not limited to the Volt only....

Nonsense like the figure for the Volt is a classic case of an article pandering to Confirmation Bias....

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 06:55 | 2793807 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Uh, perhaps it is the case the ME is about to blow a gasket?

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for providing this free gasoline to help light our fire ... if we had to buy it ourselves at these prices it would be a whole lot more difficult to burn the place down.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 06:54 | 2793808 IMA5U
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play the cards on the table

 

don't be a martyr in this market

 

and there are more ways to make $ than be long gold 

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:00 | 2793819 Mark Wilson
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That's the way I look at it as well, since there isn't a damned thing I can do about it.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 08:13 | 2793951 GetZeeGold
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there are more ways to make $ than be long gold

 

I've got a stunt trader to do that for me....but I've been long gold for a decade and I can afford it.

 

Don't try this at home.

 

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 06:54 | 2793809 Esso
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Crude heading for $150? A sure sign that Government Motors is about to roll out the biggest, gas-gulpiest SUV ever.

Bullish!

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:02 | 2793823 HD
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The Chevy Gulp?

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:07 | 2793829 Esso
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The Cadillac EscaGulp. MSRP $16 trillion [nicely equipped].

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:41 | 2793883 Dapper Dan
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See the new Ford line up.

 

The Ford Exhibition, 

The Ford Expenditure,  

The Ford Enormous,

And the Ford Gargantuan,   coming this Fall.

**Note: Some bridges in your town may have weight limitation that will not support the New Ford Gargantuan, check with your local Authorized Ford Dealer first.**

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:08 | 2793831 ghengis86
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The Chevy Big-Gulp, soon to be illegal in Nazi York City, but not before GM has fully stuffed the channel for Obama.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:16 | 2793839 ParkAveFlasher
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They'll ban the Super Gulp here in Bartertown, but they will incentivize the financed purchase of a higher-priced mini Gulp loaded with "performance options."  Fixed!

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 08:01 | 2793929 ZeroAvatar
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Those are illegal in New Yawk now, aren't they?

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 08:14 | 2793953 GetZeeGold
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Put down the soda......and walk away.

 

 

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 06:55 | 2793810 lolmao500
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And by evil speculators, you mean Bernanke and his minions?

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:04 | 2793814 buzzsaw99
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the day the real economy finally dies stocks and commodities will never have looked better

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 08:10 | 2793944 lolmao500
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You can't eat gold nor stocks. Those will only be good if Bernanke PRINTS.

When the real economy finally dies, I hope you got food, water, guns and bullets. (and silver and gold of course)

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 08:30 | 2793998 Pumpkin
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Today's history lesson.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:01 | 2793821 HD
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I have one and only one remaining question.

As Europe slowly implodes, commodities explode and congress waits until the last second on the fiscal cliff - can the Fed hold the market up?

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:08 | 2793832 Headbanger
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As Tyler posted, I would think the huge Federal Reserve balance sheet will more and more be seen as a massive

weight looming over the markets that will crush them someday.  How will the Fed ever ne able to unwind its

obscene bloated balance sheet?

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:14 | 2793842 HD
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They wont. Fed will hold T-bills until they mature and unwinding MBS will take decades. Fed is going to make Japan look responsible in comparison.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 09:17 | 2794266 Spastica Rex
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Decades of miserable decline - whimpering, not banging.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:22 | 2793856 buzzsaw99
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On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

 

That includes "the markets", that includes the fed.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:01 | 2793822 q99x2
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Won't be able to cook my seagull eggs if I can't keep the engine running.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 08:09 | 2793940 Alpo for Granny
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Fucking seagull eggs. lol Jesus Christ thanks for the laugh q99. I needed that after the headlines this morning.

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