The Definitive Chart Collection Of America's Bipolar [Non] Recovery

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Mon, 07/25/2011 - 18:50 | 1492323 cossack55
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Charts Bitchezzzzz

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:18 | 1492372 Taint Boil
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That is some serious chart porn. Now I am really confused

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:46 | 1492466 Long-John-Silver
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Woooooo Chart porn. Send the kids out to the neighbours for a sleep over. Grrrrr!


Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:57 | 1492645 i-dog
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Information overload ... hides the basics. Politics101.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 18:57 | 1492335 slewie the pi-rat
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BiChFlation, BiCheZ

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:17 | 1492345 Shocker
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Excellent Charts, very informative.

Did I miss something here... I heard of recovery, just haven't see it

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:01 | 1492348 whaletail
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Chart porn, but just jpeg's [sigh]

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:01 | 1492349 slewie the pi-rat
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and furthermore, ain't nobody testing the markets w/ their tootsies, tonite

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:02 | 1492350 kito
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Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:48 | 1492474 Long-John-Silver
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You and I both know they enjoy that sort of thing.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:03 | 1492351 Caviar Emptor
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Yup, Biflation as far as the eye can see. 

There's now a "haves" economy and a "haves not" economy, which is parallel to the "Main Street-Wall Street" bifurcation, which in turn mirrors the "Papaer economy-Real economy" paradox.

We've created a whole lot of nuthin'! That much is clear from the data. 

And that makes the economy just as precarious as it was on the day of Lehman's bankruptcy. 

But the political/social situation has decidedly deteriorated and will pick up steam. 

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:20 | 1492382 toady
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'we've created a whole lot of nothin'

The banksters like to call that 'financial innovation'.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:18 | 1492722 FIAT_FixItAgainTony
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Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:04 | 1492352 knukles
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Hamy!  Yoo hoo Hamy?  Where are you, Hamy?

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:19 | 1492378 camaro68ss
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Hamy is in his backyard digging up silver for $5

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:50 | 1492484 Long-John-Silver
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So that's where my Silver went! Now I can tell the IRS what happened to it.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:08 | 1492359 km4
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"Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive but what they conceal is vital.”

- Aaron Levenstein


Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:48 | 1492475 Vic Vinegar
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Did you make this quote up?  If so, did you attribute the quote to this person just to piss off some people here?  In any case, I like it.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:10 | 1492362 dogismyth
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a bunch of useless charts.  Anyone find a trend?????




That's it...I'm done for the day.  The only reason I logged on was to say



Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:38 | 1492450 slewie the pi-rat
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but first, consider my pleas, please, you fab degenerate spawn of pond scum & bilgewater:

  • free zHedge!
  • end The Committee To Keep Total Score!
  • eat shit; lay eggs; and die young
Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:51 | 1492487 Vic Vinegar
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I'm with you on the score thing.  Are we supposed to be worrying about what we write because someone is going to give us bad grades?  I don't want to live in a cyber world where that's the case.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:54 | 1492492 Long-John-Silver
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(Total Score:1) is soooooooo boring. Please let us + or - posts.

Just limit the number of + and - points available in 24 hours.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:31 | 1492582 slewie the pi-rat
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i got this over on   And The Kickers In Reid's Proposed "Deficit Cutting" Plan Are...

slewie the pi-rat (Total Score:2)

but only on one post

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:20 | 1492364 ThisIsBob
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Fuck them.  They are quite happy to get 17% of their budget from the US.  Maybe we would be in better shape if we stopped wasting  money on things like helping the IMF pay the Greeks' interest bill to the bankers.



Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:15 | 1492370 rlouis
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My bs detector was humming from the beginning as I perused the graphs - cutsie colors and all, but finally went off when I came to figure 10 "Core Inflation Remains Subdued" ...  reminds me of the old saying if you can't blind them with brilliance bury them in bs.  California public pensions are shown in the  79-87% funded group. lol - time to start a group against data torture for statistical reporting.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:28 | 1492415 toady
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Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:25 | 1492404 Diatribe
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Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:58 | 1492504 Vic Vinegar
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You are talking about having a real chick vs. just having porno right?  Don't ask me to think of anything else when I see your avatar.

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 03:23 | 1493687 StychoKiller
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Oooh, Cat Fight!

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:36 | 1492437 CombustibleAssets
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Hours of Chart Porn...

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:36 | 1492438 vocational tainee
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The whole that surounds hole ,would fit into the hole,even without the whole..

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:36 | 1492439 tickhound
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Only missing the Therefore Gold's Up Bitchez Chart

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:21 | 1492740 FIAT_FixItAgainTony
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excellent point.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:38 | 1492446 Yes_Questions
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How can the US (2/3s of it consumer spending) Economy be recovering (at any pace) with real UE pegged at 20% or more, wages down, consumer credit (the kind use to buy stuff~not student loans or autos) declining...?

The first bullet is nonsense.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:43 | 1492460 Everyman
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Well there it is.  We have a "smoking gun" that has been pointed at "US".  NOw it is time to start taking heads off of these banksters, financial criminals, economic academics that support this crap, and the politicians that enable and promote this crap.

What is the effect on the economy with the deaths of the "top 1% of all earners" and "top 1% of the wealthiest"?

I think that would be bullish.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:46 | 1492465 Ye Ye
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Re: Lack of Dynamism in Labor Markets.  The startup I'm at is hiring aggressively overseas.  We'd like to hire in America but cannot find the talent.  Costs savings from hiring overseas are gravy: since everybody hates the coordination issues with a 12 hour time zone difference, we'd move people here if that were easy to do legally.  So due to our retarded visa policies, the US misses out on having some excellent immigrant labor paying serious $$$ income taxes and doing things like buying housing and eating in restaurants.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:47 | 1492625 Everyman
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So you use a business plan with "exploitable labor" (SLAVE LABOR) and expect the United States Taxpayer to pick up the tab for UE, Work Comp?  The US misses out on JOBS for CITIZENS.  The retarded business that requires an "immigrant" is basically flipping off the AMERICAN CITIZEN.  "Can't find the talent???  You really mean "YOU DO NOT WANT TO PAY WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THE TALENT.  You are a putrid piece of filth.


YOU re no businessman sir.  You ilk only "make profit" and is not as asset to a country.

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 01:14 | 1493545 slewie the pi-rat
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that statement seems a little harsh, not knowing what the "job specifications" are;  which he omits, again, below 

maybe he makes a lot of money getting these people into the country

if he is, indeed, a start-up situ, let's cut him some more slack for that too, ok?  that is tough sledding, right now

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:07 | 1492660 dwdollar
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LOL...  Right...

You mean pull those people over here and expect them to live on the wage you pay them now?  You're clueless.

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 00:13 | 1493430 Ye Ye
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The idea is to move them over here and pay them American wages.  For people who have legal clearance already, that's what we do.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:04 | 1492519 JenkinsLane
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I read this comment attributed to Bush Senior
around 10 years ago - it resonated then
and that continues to the present day.
The only objective of the US elite is,
"The continual consolidation of wealth
and power into higher, tighter and righter

Explains everything in one succinct sentence.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:10 | 1492537 InMisesITrust
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Can anyone link for me the Tyler post/article that contained a mountain of trading study material?  Much plot bitchez!

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:01 | 1492659 duncecap rack
Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:19 | 1492734 InMisesITrust
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Much obliged, duncecap rack

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:02 | 1492663 CD
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Dude, you do realize there is a search box in the upper right corner, right?

The last time Tyler posted the link, the site went down (due to excessive spike in traffic), so I think the original post presenting it has been removed from ZH. IT seems to be working now. Just don't everyone pile on at once...

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:22 | 1492748 InMisesITrust
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Sure did...had a mental jeetner on the word "library".


Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:33 | 1492588 Yen Cross
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 The ultimate { HEAT MAP} Yes i looked at the nominal maps as well... Excellent work Tyler! Although, you would accept nothing less of your self.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:35 | 1492589 JMT
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The average person 30 years old makes $60,000 a year, has well over $100,000 in student loan debt, another $20,000 - $50,000 of credit card debt, and of course the $650 a month car payment for the Acura or the BMW X6 (plus insurance).  I was there too --- by the summer of 2008 I was also $75,000 in credit card debt (I did however and still drive cars until they are about 5 years old and stick to regular Hondas or Toyotas -- (I put $10,000 down on a preowned 2009 Accord lwith 18,000 miles ast year and the dealer told me that no one ever puts that much down on any vehicle purchase).

Luckily thru great timing I entered back into the market back in early 2009 and now have gotten that debt down to just over $14,000.. From what I understand this was perfectly normal (the high amount of revolving debt), of course I can admit it and take responsibility -- most of my peers my age (late 20's - mid 30's) constantly blame the economy and older people (whom they hate by default).   

Actually this has been one of the strongest recoveries, interest rates are at a near record low, profits are at record highs, and the market is up over 80% from the 2009 lows. 

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:13 | 1492682 dwdollar
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"The average person 30 years old makes $60,000 a year..."

BS much?  Divide that by 2 and subtract 5k or 10k and you're getting close.


The comments are just full of jokerz this evening.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 22:01 | 1492964 FIAT_FixItAgainTony
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yeah, agreed dwdollar, where i'm at the average 30 yo is garbage picking and scrapping making $45 to $215 FRN per week day, so even at the high end with $215 days constantly, you get around $55K, but more likely is low and high days scrapping, so it averages out at $33.8K, just like you figured dwdollar.  on the low end, $11.7K is much more typical.

now a corporate drone at Walmat may have different results, but by me they only hire the obese 50 somethings who wear heavy make-up or frail 70 somethings who need to suppliment Socialist Security income to keep the homestead.

i guess it IS possible that a 30 yo drug dealer can make in excess of $60K per year.  maybe that is what he was referring too!

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