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The problem with carrot and stick rumor based economic/world financial model is when the horse finally catches the carrot, theres nothing left to chase after!
So here we are....whats next to drive futures up tomorrow? I guess theyll have to announce this plan wont work and DOA, so more Hopium can be thrown around. Only bad news can drive markets higher.
insiders using the rumour based rallies to sell into! they take out real cash, while HFT's pump in air cash! money laundering at its finest!
Oh yea obviously pump while we dump!
Again, the "double firewall" is nothing but a double barreled squirt gun
Since all they do is kick the can, I just went in 100% long on cans. I think the symbol is CNS, but I'll have to look again to be sure.
Pfizer makes Viagra and Disney creates Fairy Tales, so I’m long PFE and DIS as an extend and pretend play.
I posted this elsewhere:
Key US Senators, all from the Banking Committee will meet tomorrow with IMF's Christine Lagarde to discuss Euro crisis and what can be done. Translated: expect Uncle Sugar (and you) to cover another backdoor bailout (probably already underway). In their discussion today, they mentioned that they will have to "thread the needle" between drastic budget cuts and backstops
Translated: save the banks and banksters, fund them so they can save the sovereign debt. And cut the real economy to shreds. But the disconnect is now complete: in western capitalism you no longer need a real economy, consumers or growth for the banks to prosper and the paper to bloat. It is a total self-funding mechanism as the Fed prints and prints and keeps banks and governments fat and happy. Oh, the only thing missing is you'll need paramilitary police departments with APCs and tanks to keep the sheeple quiet (uhhh already happening)
So sick of these games and this con job of a financial system.
The bubble pop tell is in full bloom (again). Recent bursts typically preceded by a convergence of the VIX/VXO and 21 HV. When they spend a week or more dancing within a penny of each other, and then repeat - a pop follows.
Don't know what to make of the VIX/HV correspondence .. but .. it seems to these simple eyes that equities are trading more like a derivative of their options (rather than the other way round we were taught in school). A few short duration VIX/HV minuets since summer's "baby" pop and it looks like they be dusting off their best patent leather taps for another "meaningful downside" tango real soon.
Any stats anywhere regarding VIX/HV relation?
If she thinks Congress is going to pony up some money she is crazy.
Maybe she wants to stress to them a category 5 hurricane is headed our way.
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Keep it coming! I need reading material while the other speakers give their presentations.
what kinda rocket has been under palladiums ass the past few weeks!!
It should be correlated well with energy, as refinement is very energy intensive. 220 tons is a years supply WW. I believe a significant % of supply comes from Russia, so geopolitical tension is supply tension.
long PAL & SWC.
Citigroup Starts Laying Off 4,500 — More Than the 3,000 Previously Expected (Click for after-hours quote)
I"m sure this could be old news by now but it certainly provides a stark context for talks of the ESM and so on:
From the Telegraph and the UK:
When the Myanmar-North Korea-Haiti-Sudan stability fund falls through, then we have to start worrying about this whole foundation the fractional reserve banking geniuses have set up for us.
But not until then!
Rangy markets for end yr seasonal strength? Thats bearish. It is all Asia again especially China, more USD buying and outflows (Yuan, HKD) leaving Asia. There wont be a commodity rally, sans oil (hedge on the soon-to-be-worthless EUR) and Gold. Silver will sell and Copper is going nowhere fast.
This market looks frightening.
I took some profits off the table when we failed to hold above 1264, but I remain bullish. It seems we cannot break through resistance here without real progress in the EZ. Same range. So far the Santa Rally was basically a recoup of the thanksgiving massacre. Still B'nTFD in quality.
I hear ya...there is a bullish sentiment, but it is barely holding. I always look at Asia prior to EZ/US open. The bear signal is coming out of that region. IMO it's holding down the rally. I think we will sell into end yr. then meltup up early 2012. From there the massacre will start.
On China: Hard Landing yes, but look closer at how the relationship with the US works. A slowdown in China does not neccesarily mean slowdown in US IMO. The inverse is quite another story. Lower commodity prices seems a reasonable expectation. I am a believer on the decoupling thesis.
I think the markets are a better read on China than anything the ministry of propaganda. Obviously the markets aren't buying it.
Oh dear oh dear oh dear...
9:00PM GMT 06 Dec 2011
Bank of France debts jump tenfold on capital flight
French lenders lost €100bn (£86bn) in short-term deposits in September alone, mostly due to precautionary moves by US money market funds and Asian investors afraid of France's exposure to Italy. "There were huge net capital outflows".
That was in September - an eternity ago. Current conditions may be ten times worse. Sarko better get the war with Iran started before people ask too many questions.
+1 and this "Summit" it's all about letting Greece go...and recap German banks and backstoping France.
The EU leaders are a f*cking insane bunch. Oil is heading towards 110. should 100% take Italy out, Spain, Ireland all of them on stagflation. Not much else to say anymore except Europe will be in a world of pain thanks to their can kicking mania.
Attention on China/Asia/Japan. That's the ice on the cake endgame. Tight.
...and watch for German repatriation flows in. The zombie EU is nearly dead. Once France goes and Germany shuts down ala China crash.
So rumors now have a life of about 1 hour in the markets. Europe better higher some science fiction writers to come up with ideas, they are going to need to start thinking outside the box if they want a rally to last more than a day
That was a great piece Tyler. Might I add, the dxy and eur/xau are diverging. I'm still long the $. Look @ the real money buying the (aud) @ the 1.018 handle. The Point being!
Commodities and commodity based currencies, are running from that European ( BLACK HOLE) , ~ debt!
Soon we'll all be pay paying 8 dollars for a gallon of gas.
I'll have to start stocking up on Pork and Beans.
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