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Curious What Just Took Down Gold?

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Gold just slid by almost $10 in the span of a few minutes, starting at 2:40 pm.

Curious why? Here is what took it down. From 2:38 pm.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is an idiot market, driven solely by headline scouring algos.

Why, if one really wanted to crash the market, one could just tweet "Bernanke resigns" and the S&P would be down by 50% in the next millisecond...


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Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:00 | 2190225 slow_roast
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no fucking way!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:03 | 2190237 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Ironic, right?  Because if not I would like to be the first to ask Tyler to twat endlessly about margin hikes.  Daddy needs to buy more!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:03 | 2190249 Careless Whisper
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The Careless Whisper Afternoon Diversion & Threadjacking

VIDEO Mashup: Mitt Explains Why He Loves Michigan (The Trees Are The Right Height) With A Scene From Will Ferrell's "Anchorman"





Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:10 | 2190287 Comay Mierda
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tyler - use your new found power and tweet "GREECE DEFAULTS"

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:22 | 2190351 SHEEPFUKKER

The CME just lowered margins a few weeks ago. If they turned around and now starting raising them again then that would just expose them even further for the sham that they if they needed more proof. 

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:28 | 2190371 SilverIsKing
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Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:35 | 2190399 VanillAnalyst
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Anyone with a legal background care to comment on this? If you intentionally manipulate a market, albeit by exploiting a blatant weakness in the socialbots, have you committed a crime?

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:38 | 2190411 SHEEPFUKKER

You mean a crime where you actually get charged with something?  

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:40 | 2190422 trav7777
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Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:55 | 2190515 Comay Mierda
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all ZHers should coordinate a tweet assault on the market to prove how fucking broken this piece of shit sknyet market is.  lets all plan on tweeting "GREECE DEFAULTS" tomorrow at 10:03am EST

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 17:03 | 2190564 Fluffybunny
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Use your newfound powers wisely, young padawan.

In other words: Bring it all down.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 19:46 | 2191157 Hard1
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But it defaulted at 10:01 this morning!!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 21:56 | 2191460 Victorio
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no seriously, is this shit for real!?! someone please chime in with the straight dope. please elucidate tyler...

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 08:27 | 2192211 bernorange
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ZeroHedge Twitter feed has "good kung fu".  The road to neuromancy lies before you Tyler.  Watch your cornhole.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 17:17 | 2190621 AbruptlyKawaii
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i stopped twatting but i would open an account just to do this !


i m down 10:03 am tomorrow


Thu, 02/23/2012 - 18:30 | 2190895 ChrisFromMorningside
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I'm in. 10:03 EST.

I guess I'm clueless ... I had no idea that this market was such a farce that the quants programmed the algos to read Twitter. Any hashtags that would be useful to include?

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 15:39 | 2201341 Silver Bug
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The central banksters strike again!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 18:52 | 2190984 4horse
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ethnic in-click can do what they want --not you


any invite otherwise . . . rsvp is directly to dhs, cheka, nkvd etc

caveat: vewy vewy kwwiet


otherwise mostly goofy motherfuckers have how many now in on the grotesque goof together, fuddhunting dunces, numbskulls --poor dumb muslims-- but soon numbers . . .

anyone. anywhere. any body fed-up fudd-up fullup fema numbers . . . behind schedule and, Timing, low-quota,domestically slow, have to start to pick-up somewhere. someones. somebodies, not theirs, whatever they do in the doing but, however goofy, indeed getting it done






have someone already now doing time --for nothin-- not a nickel not a dime, stolen, but very much in their clutches and on their clock, incarcerated   .   .   .   and taking their own sweet tortuous time enjoying it, over what was otherwise just an insult

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 19:19 | 2191066 Bolweevil
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I'm in.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 02:47 | 2191941 StychoKiller
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Go for the gusto and do "Bernanke resigns!"

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 22:44 | 2191585 SILVERGEDDON


Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:49 | 2190483 VanillAnalyst
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Yeah I mean like the SEC showing up and putting some uncomfortable bracelets on you.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:38 | 2190416 trav7777
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only if you are not an approved market manipulator.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 17:22 | 2190652 VanillAnalyst
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Wasn't trying to imply that profiting from the stupidity of others is wrong. This is America.

But I was just curious what the implications of someone, who probably does have gold holdings, saying they think their comments may have given them a momentarily more attractive entry point, are. I mean, is that not sort of the definition of short and distort securities fraud? Right or wrong, I was just curious lol.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 19:36 | 2191120 rosiescenario
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It would be considered a 'virtual' crime and therefore would require a 'virtual' punishment....moreorless like those doeld out by the SEC to any large WS bank.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:49 | 2190487 Floordawg
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Just let us know beforehand so we can position ourselves accordingly, wink-wink. ;-)

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 18:42 | 2190943 viahj
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you're not Warren Buffett.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:52 | 2190505 njrod
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I have some tweets and facebook posts to make...

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 19:58 | 2191182 widget
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I'll RT

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 20:39 | 2191285 WmMcK
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Prime Minster Venizelos defaults on Greece's sovereign debt.

Dateline 1932 - We have been here before.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:10 | 2190288 redpill
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Ok, I'll hop in UGL, and then please tweet a margin relaxation Tylers

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:12 | 2190297 lineskis
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I just hope for you, you shorted that move with an infinite leverage! xD

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:31 | 2190380 AbruptlyKawaii
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can you please tweet "famed investor the oracle of omaha warren buffet dead at 89" or "contrarian investor barton biggs dead at 103" they're both in my  dead pool.  wait how does this work again...?

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:50 | 2190477 redpill
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I'm totally tweeting RIP Warren Buffet!/__redpill__/status/172785096389169152

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:04 | 2190262 SGS
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They just lowered it a week ago. 



Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:10 | 2190279 bdc63
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3:00pm ... RIGHT on time

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 18:16 | 2190852 mr_T
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Drop u just heard is only a test of the ZH emergency broadcast system. In an actual event the $ of .... Blah blah you get the point.. u feeling lucky punks...

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 18:57 | 2190996 dumpster
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Immediately Zero Hedge posted the below story, once again showing they may be "warm," but will never be "hot." Once again, the supposedly smartest website on Earth COMPLETELY and UTTERLY missed the point as to both why it spiked higher (or lower)and when. This bull market won't slow down until the DUMB people figure it out, and given that the SMARTEST ones have no clue, gauge for yourself how much longer we have to go.

ranting andy

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:22 | 2190349 vast-dom
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yes fucking way! SO LET'S JUST FUCKING "tweet "Bernanke resigns" via AnoNyMouS hack and let's get this infinite zero fictional fractional market party $taRteD!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:25 | 2190358 BLOTTO
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Expect us?


Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:49 | 2190486 Xibalba
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Merkel/Sarkunt too

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 02:47 | 2191940 merizobeach
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The possiblities are nearly endless...




Thu, 02/23/2012 - 17:04 | 2190565 redpill
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the various anon accounts have huge number sof followers too...they could really screw with the HFT bots if they wanted

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:42 | 2190430 Scottj88
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I think you are being a bit egotistical...

It's simpler than that... the algos had to retest support because the only direction gold is ultimately going is up. Just the pattern will be bumpy..

Percpetion is the name of the game?

And price drives that...

I enjoyed the humor however


Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:01 | 2190226 YesWeKahn
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Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:01 | 2190227 Roy Bush
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At least Tyler is getting the respect he deserves!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 18:46 | 2190960 dumpster
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to think that headline on zero hedge, about margin increase had a mimisecond to do with the crash of gold . is hubris at best and stupid. 

these shake downs happen with frequency .. like about a thousand times at 3.00 am

those that think other wise have not been following gold .. and are neebees of the first order .

even tyler does not get it. he hims and haus .. making a rasping sound as he tweets is lips with the forefinger . 

the powers can not allow gold to break out . so they cap it at regular intervals .


Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:01 | 2190228 DavidC
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Can't somebody do the same for the stocks please?


Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:01 | 2190230 sdmjake
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Thanks for the buying op...

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 18:53 | 2190987 ChrisFromMorningside
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I only green arrow'ed cause of your avatar.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 19:40 | 2191137 rosiescenario
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...a better reason than most...

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:02 | 2190240 Bam_Man
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Where are the margin hike rumours for WTI crude and wholesale gasoline and home heating oil?

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:12 | 2190281 bdc63
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don't you fret ... they are coming ... Nancy P. has to unload all her Exxon shares and go short first ...

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:02 | 2190241 mayhem_korner
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The bill is in the mail.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:03 | 2190244 Manthong
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The ECB must be flooding the market with all that junk Greek gold.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:02 | 2190245 francis_sawyer
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well at least it wasn't a DEBKA headline...

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:15 | 2190246 GeneMarchbanks
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So the algos have made you one of the market makers eh?

Nice trick, now talk it back up and I'll be really impressed/depressed/strangely amused.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:03 | 2190247 Lost Wages
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How long does it take the algorithms to figure out you were being faceitious?

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:26 | 2190359 LULZBank
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Not too long. Apple is designing a new app for HFTs called iJoke.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 02:32 | 2191929 merizobeach
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Yeah, but there was a development glitch where after you introduce to the algo the concept that a headline might not be true, then they're prone to never believe another headline again, as well as bouts of depression, existential doubt, and finally, terrorist motives.  Animatrix, bitchez!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 19:44 | 2191150 rosiescenario
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They have a real problem detecting cynicism and over the top remarks....for example they actually believe the BLS numbers as well as those from NAR. These are very infantile algos we are dealing with....more akin to the first stone wheel....

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 20:32 | 2191268 WmMcK
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fa·ce·tious : remember all the vowels in alphabetical order, sorry could resist  -- it's my grade school teacher's fault.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:03 | 2190248 Eclipse89
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2012 insider trading and guess what? It's legal! LOL

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:03 | 2190250 GenX Investor
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Touché Zero Hedge.  You win this battle... 

Keep this up, how many rumors can you circulate in one day???

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:03 | 2190252 LULZBank
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Its like a kid who was stealing cookies from the jar and just thought he heard someone open the door ..... and dropped the cookies!


P.S. Can we has real margin hike please.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:03 | 2190254 qussl3
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Just putting this out here.

After such a long and strong bull run, arent the longs the strong hands with large profits?

Wouldnt they be the ones best placed to absord any hikes and the shorts instead be put under pressure?


However, if this blip was instead because of a large seller getting in ahead of the hike then this would make some sense.

Or am i completely deluded?

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:34 | 2190393 Village Smithy
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It doesn't really matter how much you are up, you want to book it best. Therefore any downside rumours and its sell first ask questions later. IMO, these markets (PMs, equities, commodities) are stuffed with more fast money than they have ever been in recorded history. When things start to turn south it could be epic. Look how fast things fell in 2008 and the markets then had lots of 401k and lifer money, you know the kind that listened to their brokers day after losing day saying "don't panic it'll turn around tomorrow". There are going to be a lot of Phd. theses on "the unintended consequences of ultra loose monetary policy".

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 02:57 | 2190463 GoinFawr
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"After such a long and strong bull run, arent the longs the strong hands with large profits?

Wouldnt they be the ones best placed to absord any hikes and the shorts instead be put under pressure?"

Good question. Short Ans. is it depends on who is long and who is short, and which of those group(s) haz access to ZIRP and which doesn't. In the short term it's patently difficult to catch on the wrong side of a margin hike anyone with their very own printing press who can overview everyone else's position, and, if recent events are any indicator, may simply appropriate the assets of the other side of the trade should that be deemed necessary.


Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:03 | 2190255 AC_Doctor
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Start tweeting COMEX default and watch silver and gold spike 50% in two days.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:13 | 2190305 bdc63
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love it!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:41 | 2190433 trav7777
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bbbut...bbbut...cliff mosely-yun-lareah-claven told me the Comex already defaulted!!!!!!1111

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 17:04 | 2190568 tmosley
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"Failure to deliver is not a default."

So sayth the mighty Trav.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 17:18 | 2190628 trav7777
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yeah, it's not.  Read the prospectus, you fucking idiot.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 17:30 | 2190686 tmosley
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"It's ok because they said it was ok."

So sayth the mighty Trav.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 18:01 | 2190789 Flakmeister
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Funny that I would find you two would be sparring here...

Cliff just outdid himself over on the Brent thread...

Injecting Ionic liquids into dead oil wells to "dissolve the oil"....

Jiminy fuckin' Cricket to the rescue....


Thu, 02/23/2012 - 18:08 | 2190817 tmosley
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Wow, look, twinsies!

Also, I didn't say ionic liquids dissolve the oil.  They float them off the rock.  There is a little organic solvent used as well.

And of course, this is theoretical, but your out of hand dismissal of any and all possible new techniques, technological advance, and science in general identifies you for what you are.

I love how you have allied yourself with Mr. "Sterilize 97% of the Population" over there.  Really gives me the moral high ground.  Thank you for that.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 18:35 | 2190915 Flakmeister
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"Float them off the rock"....

Beautiful... absolutely beautiful...

Just where do they float them off to??

You really should get a grasp of reservoir dynamics before you make a bigger fool of yourself (you may be hitting the asymptote though...)


No Trav and I have our differences on a number of issues but we are pretty much in agreement about Peak Oil and you being an absolute clown.... Mr Lennon Hendrix is also of like mind....

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 19:04 | 2191018 tmosley
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Oh, next you are going to tell me that three Westboro Baptists think I'm an idiot because I'm an athiest.

lol, keep up the zealotry.  I'm sure you won't look like an idiot when peak oil doesn't happen, just like all the other times it never happened, and when a new technology overtakes internal combustion for transportation, well, I'm sure no-one will remember your ramblings.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 17:35 | 2190705 Likstane
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It was open this morning when I checked.  Did it shut down this afternoon? Did it default on its promise to deliver to you? Why do you sayeth Trav is mighty? 

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 17:37 | 2190718 tmosley
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Every failure to deliver is a default.  They have failed to deliver contracts every month since December 2010.

Trav is mighty because he says so.  He also says he has a big dick, is wealthy, handsome, and can walk on water when no-one is looking.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 21:17 | 2191367 Likstane
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Default- failure to act, esp. a failure to meet a financial obligation...  There are more definitions, but this one seems to be the best in this situation.  Comex hasn't failed to meet financial obligations.  They may have satisfied these obligations in other than your expected way, that is, with a cash settlement instead of hard metal. If this is a contractual solution to said "default", then it really isn't yet a default.  As for Trav's dick, I'll let you talk more about it, seeing as I am unfamiliar.  As for your statement regarding your atheistic profession, it is an indication of a deluded person.  No person is an atheist, they only hate and try to replace God with a figure of their own self and/or humanity in general.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 16:57 | 2192757 GoinFawr
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Westboro Baptist no.1 says,

"No person is an atheist, they only hate and try to replace God with a figure of their own self and/or humanity in general."

<rolls eyes> Yeah, in ghod's name the three Abrahamics have been on a never ending total love-fest of tolerance and understanding with each other and every other 'heretical' religion for all of recorded history (sarc) So, where the hell have you been all your life?

If it wasn't for the comforting delusions and gullibility of simpletons,  their fearful/hateful dogma based in magical superstition would have been discarded for reality and reason centuries ago.

Ever consider that you might be the one that has been holding a belief   "with absolute conviction despite superior evidence."?  Of course you haven't... consideration is forbidden.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 01:21 | 2191871 Knobbius
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OK, so this scenario is one I've wondered about for a while.  Let's say the COMEX fails to deliver on a gold contract, and outright defaults.  The morning after, the following things might happen:


A.  Spot Gold goes non-linear to the upside, blows through the nominal high, and keeps going.

B.  GLD crashes, as people wake up from the delusion that GLD = access to physical gold

C.  GLD skyrockets along with spot gold.

D.  Spot Gold also crashes as people flee the entire gold space in a panic

E.  None of the above.

E.  B & D

F.  A & B


If one is interested in having some gold exposure through such an event, how does one play it?  Buy physical and ignore GLD?  Buy physical and paper hedges with GLD?  Long spot gold and short GLD?




Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:04 | 2190259 Fortunes Favor
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1st notice day is Wed. next for futures so a lot of volatitlty coming between now and then to force a roll instead of big calls for physical that can't be filled casue Gold is not there. 

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:05 | 2190264 CClarity
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Only until the Greek creditors confiscate the Greek National Bank Reserves of Gold and everyone "gets" it that this will be come the norm and individuals will be informed that they must bring their PM holdings to central places too.  Another form of capital controls - - - it has happened before in the US and everywhere else.  The "State" and TPTB rule.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:05 | 2190265 War44
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The tail wags the dog right?

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:05 | 2190266 kralizec
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Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:05 | 2190267 AmazingLarry
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Jesus Christ on a biscut.

I haven't been fucked this hard since gradeschool.


Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:55 | 2190492 tickhound
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Lube up for Sunday night when we kill bin laden again.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:06 | 2190270 Eclipse89
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Tyler, could you please say "ECB balance sheet surges to 3,2tn EUR" ?

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:06 | 2190272 Gene Parmesan
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Careful - wouldn't want the SEC cracking down on manipulative behavior!



Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:12 | 2190300 justanothernerd
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To be prosecuted for manipulating the market, you have to prove intent. It's the same for insider trading, which is why it's so difficult to prosecute. But since Tyler (or one of the Tylers) got in trouble for insider trading, I think he's permanently barred from trading anyway. 

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:06 | 2190277 Mercury
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Why, if you hacked Twitter you could....

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:07 | 2190280 Gief Gold Plox
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Thanks Tyler. Could you do it a few more times please? I could do with some discount. <3

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:10 | 2190286 metastar
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Same Here Tyler. Perhaps we can start start some market counter-manipulations.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:09 | 2190283 slaughterer
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Tyler Tweets are being scanned every millisecond by hundred of algos

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:09 | 2190284 lolmao500
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CME... those fuckers.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:15 | 2190285 tickhound
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Nail those evil speculators... Patriotic investors buy NFLX @ $290 based on fundamentals like good little bitchez.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:11 | 2190291 ziggy59
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Can you put out a article title to make it go up?


Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:11 | 2190292 lolmao500
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Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:11 | 2190293 LULZBank
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Jokes apart Gold and Silver are in for a major correction. The shorts are building up ...

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:15 | 2190315 bdc63
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it certainly wouldn't be the first time ... everybody get your stops in place ...

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:53 | 2190507 Troll Magnet
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i can definitely use a "major" correction in PMs.  i have some paper with dead presidents lying around.  

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:17 | 2190332 mayhem_korner
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Dat you, Joe Kernen?

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:23 | 2190353 slaughterer
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Correct on the correction.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:11 | 2190294 monopoly
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Man, Tyler and Zero Hedge do not miss a beat. Way ahead of me, as usual. TY>

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:11 | 2190296 New American Re...
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Markets have to breath, looks like a buying opportunity.   Knee-jerkitis.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:54 | 2190511 Troll Magnet
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not quite yet unless you're a day trader.  to get physical, i'm personally going to wait and see.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:12 | 2190301 oc
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JPM thanks you!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:12 | 2190303 SillySalesmanQu...
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LMFAO!!!! Too Much...Kudos ZH and Tylers!


Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:13 | 2190307 youngman
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Maybe they found the MF Global

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:17 | 2190329 bdc63
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anybody else notice that Corzine has gotten real camera shy of late?

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 17:28 | 2190681 Mesquite
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Might be thinking about some plastic surgery...??


Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:13 | 2190308 pazmaker
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same reason why EUR spiked?


Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:14 | 2190311 ziggy59
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SEC May Ticket Speeding Traders
High-Frequency Firms Face Fees on Canceled Transactions

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 17:08 | 2190583 NotApplicable
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More likely they'll go after Nanex for embarrassing them.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:14 | 2190312 Bam_Man
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Apparently just a small "bear raid" which appears to already be over.

A very small bear raid - more like a "gummi bear" raid.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:15 | 2190313 PicassoInActions
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what took euro up? that's what i am curios

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:20 | 2190337 Dr. Kananga
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Probably another tweet: "FinMin Commander Yorg from Alpha Centari arrives in Brussels today bearing bags of Upsidaisium. Europe saved."

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 20:25 | 2191252 WmMcK
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Upsidaisium? That trick never works!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:29 | 2190376 Gief Gold Plox
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Greece's gold and silver were confiscated, sold all at once and used to buy Euros?

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:15 | 2190316 paint it red ca...
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Appears the 2 hour chart has been compromised. Now lets see if the algorithms kick in to test the 1750 level.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:16 | 2190321 Dr. Kananga
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Beyond cool. It's like the cartoon of a brain surgeon poking the patient's brain with his finger and watching the leg jump. "Hmm... I wonder what happens if I do THIS..."

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:16 | 2190322 eurusdog
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Tyler is Xsub1 in the XsubInfinity algo!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:16 | 2190324 Jim in MN
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Tweet SEC RAIDS AAPL HQ for some real lulz

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:16 | 2190326 the not so migh...
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the odds of coincidence are really slim

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:19 | 2190330 FubarNation
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Ze Germans are selling forward Ze Greek Gold.

Heil Frau Merkel!!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:57 | 2190523 DosZap
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If the CB's start dumping Au, it will be snapped up sp fast your head will do 360's.

China wants ALL the Au it can get, it avbsorbed all the output from Hong Kongs Mones, and still is loking for ANY pysical it can get.

They are approaching the MINERS to try and buy cheaper...............

They are most likely Pissed at themselves for not taking the tonnage that the Indians did at $1,050.00......................LOL

I say good for the Indians.LIke we read, the West has the gold, but no  money, and the East has the Money, but no Gold.

Wanna buy Au??..............then fork it over commie bitchezzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:18 | 2190334 Cone of Uncertainty
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Corzine just converted all that client gold into paper.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:18 | 2190336 Moneyswirth
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Tyler, if you would be so kind as to tweet the following:


K? Thx.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:20 | 2190338 eurusdog
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Just realized that if this is actually the case, the headline readers are "more stupider" than ever imagined. To pull only "margin hike" from "better get those margin hike rumors percolating" shows just how insane they have become in the race to be the first to get the news.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:20 | 2190339 Hoody Who
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And the EUR/USD just made a big jump in the last few moments.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:38 | 2190413 walidsassia
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any idea why ??


Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:22 | 2190345 Schmuck Raker
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" could just tweet "Bernanke resigns"..."

C'mon Tyler, no way. I dare you.

I double-dog-dare ya!

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 02:16 | 2191914 nathan1234
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should read as

Bernanke resigns ...  himself to a life time sentence behind bars

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:21 | 2190346 TradingJoe
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Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:23 | 2190352 ziggy59
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Intel Exclusive: Trillion Dollar Terror Exposed

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:26 | 2190361 Jim in MN
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Something is really going on with the DXY.  Maybe gold needed a fast whack to keep it from moonshotting.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:26 | 2190362 ekm
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Crude oi margins are next.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:28 | 2190368 NFisher
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Yeah, didnt quite work on that second try, did it?!/zerohedge/status/172777242278109184

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:30 | 2190377 zerotohero
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Fast and Furious - not a movie title but markets ups and downs based on tweets - txts - rumours and musings.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:31 | 2190381 Scalaris
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Holy shit - you found their weakness.

The war is ours.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:35 | 2190398 resurger
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Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:40 | 2190426 Kaiser Sousa
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La, la, la, la....
Just bought some mo' Silver.....BITCHEZ.........

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:40 | 2190428 Bastiat009
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And that's why the euro (and stocks) shot up at the exact same time?

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:40 | 2190429 JohnnyBriefcase
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They're gonna shut this place down if you keep up this terroristic behavior!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:40 | 2190431 Village Smithy
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Ben just realized that it was 3:00 on the second day after the ES had peaked and it still hadn't broke above on its own. "Better ramp it up closer so we can blow through during the overnight session".

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:43 | 2190444 SmoothCoolSmoke
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Iphone found to cause brain cancer.

Get tweet'n.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 17:40 | 2190727 Mesquite
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Pong Research (for iPhone covers..)

Check it out..!!!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:46 | 2190460 Zymurguy
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Tylers, can you do the same with ammo?  Need to stock up on some more :)


Keep dropping that Phyzzz so I can buy more, and more, and more!

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