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Dexia Suspended

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After the stock tumbled 20% on the day, and 45% in the past week, the life support plug appears to have been mercifully pulled. Next up: Dexia's website experiences a "bank of america" moment?

But fear not: here is what the head of the Belgian government would say... if, of course, Belgium had a government.

Or not:


And the Belgian yield curve starts to bear flatten...


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Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:23 | 1745381 wang (not verified)
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where's Sudden Debt?

excuse me



Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:25 | 1745409 spartan117
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Hoarding Stella.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:27 | 1745422 redpill
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And mayo for the French Fries *shudder*

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:29 | 1745430 hedgeless_horseman
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Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:35 | 1745471 GeneMarchbanks
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"At least I got my chicken" -Jenkins

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:48 | 1745548 hedgeless_horseman
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"It's not my fault," said Jenkins.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:56 | 1745612 Schmuck Raker
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Belgium Pancakes

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 20:46 | 1748101 chipshot
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youve of the eurozone...welcome to the ZERO --zone

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:25 | 1745411 Fips_OnTheSpot
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Hopefully picking up the next delivery PM ..

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:30 | 1745436 Hulk
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He's in line...

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:34 | 1745464 achmachat
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"my" dexia is the luxembourg dexia-BIL unit. This morning it was decided to split off Dexia because the Luxembourg unit is actually a profitable bank.
So no bank run here in tiny Luxembourg. Yet.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:37 | 1745484 disabledvet
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word is CNBC has him under contract. Should be appearing shortly on the bottom right hand side of your TV screen anytime someone tries to make a point about "you wanna buy this" or "you need to be in that." He's been "advanced a little"--allowing him to turn upward and to the right with a "face of incredulity" added.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 12:59 | 1746326 slewie the pi-rat
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red warrant from the int'l criminal court?  L0L!!!

i've been wondering the same about our old vunderkind Frank_N_Stein? 

maybe they have been rendered, tortured, and martyred?  or maybe they should pay their damned bills and re-connect? 

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:21 | 1745383 rambler6421
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Bank Run Bitchez!

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 11:54 | 1745885 cbxer55
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And according to Mish, that is what is happening at BAC. Yet there stock is back up to $6.15, so it must be working out good for them loosing all of them customers.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:22 | 1745386 toronto1
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why stock market up?

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:28 | 1745427 Chump
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Because at this point the only thing fundamental to stock markets is 'hope.'  That's why they go up on bad news ("I really, really hope this shit doesn't crash!") and also go up on good news.  More hope!  The only thing that will crash the markets is when liquidity is gone gone gone, but I'm getting over my head here.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 13:05 | 1746346 Smiddywesson
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Exactly.  Retail loves results, but they also love bullshit, because it gives them hope.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 12:07 | 1746052 cbxer55
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Market rallies during Bear markets are normal. But eventually reality wins, and down the toilet they will go.

Breaking out the popcorn.  ;-)

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:22 | 1745387 misterc
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Was it possible to short Dexia or were they on the "wildlife conservation list" (shorting ban) already? 

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:28 | 1745428 schadenfreude
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I wanted to short them previos week and couldn't find any derivatives to buy.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:33 | 1745458 Scisco
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Don't know about Dexia but I don't think it is too late to short Belgium bonds.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:22 | 1745389 Frog-And-Toad
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Wasn't this the bank that "caused" the rumor that brought about the huge rally on Tuesday?

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:29 | 1745433 Sgt. Oddball
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Yes indeed it was, but we have to wait for the next ridiculous end of the day rumor indicating this problem bank being is fixed for the last 30 minute daily rally.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:22 | 1745390 Ashland_Avenue
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Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:23 | 1745392 LawsofPhysics
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Expected, SocGen next, then BofA.  Got physical?

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:56 | 1745614 johnQpublic
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lets get physical...physical

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:24 | 1745400 NEOSERF
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We very well may look at this moment as the first tangible (finally) thing that started the house of cards in Europe with Lehman, it is likely this is really going to hurt Belgium and the messes they uncover will likely be 2-3x what has been advertised so far...

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:36 | 1745475 Ruffcut
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I thinkin' it's time to stop comparing lehman, a bag of shit bundlers of bad bets, to actual COUNTRIES of the civilized world. 

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:41 | 1745509 LawsofPhysics
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Depends on whether or not you consider the current form of "civilization" a good or bad bet or any different from your comment about the composition of lehman.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:57 | 1745615 trav7777
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I think you just described countries when you described Lehman

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:24 | 1745403 Fips_OnTheSpot
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There. Is. No. Problem.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:24 | 1745405 RobotTrader
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Why is it that when ES and EUR start running, gold is left behind?

And why is it that when ES and EUR start tanking, gold goes down 3x faster?

Very frustrating.

Eric Sprott must be pulling his hair out.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:32 | 1745450 Hulk
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Why is it, when Gold runs and Robo's formula is thrown on the trash heap, that Robo is nowhere to be found?

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:37 | 1745477 Motley Fool
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Cause it's a barbarous relic. It's not as hip and happening as ES and the EUR. :P

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:38 | 1745492 LongSoupLine
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Please do not feed the full re-troll-ard

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 11:53 | 1745985 richard in norway
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because pm is being sold to buy the market or did you think these dumbarse rallys happen by themselves

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 13:10 | 1746368 Smiddywesson
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Because it's just paper?

Because it's not a market?

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:24 | 1745407 ZeroPoint
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I am tired of all these circuit breakers. Let the mofo go to 0.


Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:35 | 1745472 Fips_OnTheSpot
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Stockvalue 0 is not as important as empty cash drawers..

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:24 | 1745408 LongSoupLine
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Cue Donkey Kong picture...

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:25 | 1745412 buzzsaw99
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Reverse split? :snark:

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:25 | 1745415 RemiG2010
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...move along....

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:36 | 1745425 Mercury
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Cap-e-taine!....fix--->fail half-life decreasing!

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:28 | 1745426 winter is coming
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Winter is Coming

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:31 | 1745440 GeneMarchbanks
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You know you could have just posted nothing at all. Same effect.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:32 | 1745448 Sgt. Oddball
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Let's just hope it's not a nuclear winter, because once these dominos start falling it could get ugly.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:30 | 1745435 spongeBOB
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When the market goes up on bad news it is over for the shorts. Trade accordingly !

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:35 | 1745465 alien-IQ
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yes because nothing screams "things are getting better" like a non stop bombardment of bad news.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:37 | 1745478 spongeBOB
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Just play the game.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:39 | 1745502 fuu
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No thank you.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:31 | 1745442 Sophist Economicus
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Wonder if SuddenDebt is standing at the ATM right about now....

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:31 | 1745443 alien-IQ
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clearly this is bullish....because because ok?

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:33 | 1745454 hedgeless_horseman
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All other European banks gaining market share!

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:31 | 1745444 mess nonster
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Global deflationary depression, bitchez! Cash is as good as gold now! Put some in a mason jar and bury it under the apple tree.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:32 | 1745452 Caviar Emptor
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And Wall Street cheers bank nationalizations: They want communism for themselves with guaranteed jobs and pensions! Ha! The irony!

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 11:21 | 1745794 Ricky Bobby
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You nailed -- The fight is between the National Socialist and the International Socialist. I just want to puke when the usual red pill attack on capitalism is invoked.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:32 | 1745453 oogs66
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We rallied tueday on hope dexia would be saved. Now we are rallying because a dexia failure will force Europe to act :D

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:36 | 1745473 Caviar Emptor
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We rally because Wall Street would love to be nationalized at this point: since nearly every interconnected firm would go under if we had true price discovery, no Fed and government intervention and mark to reality, they would prefer a communist style takeover so that they get to keep their jobs, benefits and pensions despite the screw up that tanked the global economy!

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:55 | 1745607 daily bread
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Hope is what makes the market go up.  In the inverted perversion of a market we have, the only way to increase the supply of hope is to kill off a bank or two.  Now that the traders/gamblers have the right psychology, all we need to reach DOW 20K by year end is about 2-3 dead banks a day.  Between Europe and US, I think the PTB can come up with a hundred or so banks.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:35 | 1745468 Alvaro de Esteban
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EURUSD +200 bps in an hour


Astonished... Any toughts???? Please!!!!!

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:38 | 1745493 Motley Fool
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Europe isn't printing. Didn't you get Trichet's memo? :P

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:42 | 1745522 Alvaro de Esteban
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Well, buying EUR 40.000MM of MBSs & Bank ABSs and offering unlimited liquidity for 12 & 13 months sounds pretty close to printing,


Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:46 | 1745542 Motley Fool
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It's all relative. Compared to the Fed the ECB is a saint.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:50 | 1745585 Alvaro de Esteban
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I agree with you about it, but wait for GS scammer Draghi... There will be not enough paper in the world for him and Bernie acting toghether

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:50 | 1745579 Alea Iactaest
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posted to wrong thread

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:38 | 1745490 adr
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Ahh yes, but nations imploding is somehow bullish for oil.

Waterworld was a terrible movie but I expect that scene very soon. Giant supertankers with names like Morgan Stanley wandering the open seas trading a barrel of oil for healthy first born children.

I'm pretty sure global oil consuption changes by 10% on a weekly basis. I know that every time the stock market jumps 300 points I feel like running through a tank of gas in celebration. 

It's not that I want a total collapse of society. I just want a return to some level of economic sanity. No more debt fueled exponential equity growth followed by exponential blowups.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:39 | 1745499 Caviar Emptor
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Nationalized banks is just the logical conclusion, the next step after bailouts and QE. It's just the difference between surgery and radical surgery. Sometimes radical is what's needed (and in this case desired). It's the ultimate expression of socialization of private losses and risk

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:42 | 1745521 dasein211
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Neither the french or the belgian snakes can swallow that pig.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:48 | 1745554 Caviar Emptor
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Once it becomes a matter of state, there's no limits and all bets are off. Just look back through history, friend

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:40 | 1745506 dasein211
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The worse it gets the more the traders know sombody is gonna try something desperate... Very desperate. Ive said this whole time its a game of chicken between BB and the eurozone. Ben wont lay his hand down until he see's what they raise it on the river. The ezone wont move until the get an idea of what kind of rescue BB will try. We all know what happens when ego overcomes the will to survive >:)

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:41 | 1745515 KlausK
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This video with this chart ... To say it while you are still living: Thank you, zerohedge. I love you.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:44 | 1745535 Dick Darlington
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Belgian markets regulator says Dexia (DEXB BB) share suspension is caused by need for more details on sale of Dexia's Luxembourg unit


Hahahahaa! And insolvency has nothing to do with this.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:45 | 1745539 Caviar Emptor
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I don't think many see what's coming: now that the precedent is set and Wall Street cheered nationalization of a TBTF bank, it makes the next ones easier and the ones after that easy. But that will simlpy push the trend away from private banks and free-wheeling markets for a very, very long time. And given the growing political climate against Wall Street, you can expect spillover into other areas.

Nationalization spells "You Failed" loud and clear. And it spells in the minds of many "The System Failed". 

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 11:11 | 1745714 the not so migh...
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they should have listened to Sheila Baer.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 14:31 | 1746738 AldousHuxley
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System failed long time ago in the 1980s. But then US started to use good will interest rates and reserve currency status to hide the fact with easy credit. No we are down to 0, so game is almost over. Pie stopped growing. What's next? Rich elites will now devour the middle class pie pieces to get fatter....Then when majority have nothing to lose, we will see mass chaos.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:48 | 1745561 jez
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Good job Dexia passed that stress test back in July, or I'd be worried that this was quite serious.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 11:00 | 1745629 mccoyspace
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From the Belgian papers:

1 billion pulled from Dexia

Dexia Belgium in the process of being nationalized (definitive statement coming Saturday)

Government guarantee of 'several dozen billion'

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 11:06 | 1745657 virgilcaine
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This is eerily reminiscent of 1931 and Creditanstalt, the Austrian bank fail. which unleashed   GD 1.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 11:13 | 1745732 Archduke
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FYI: which is now UniCredit, Italy's worse-off bad bank...

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 11:15 | 1745751 azusgm
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If Dexia's website has a "bank of america moment", fine. It is past time for Bank of America to have its "Dexia moment". Adios and Ka-boom.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 11:16 | 1745755 wombats
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Does this mean its too late to buy their stock?  Oh No!

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 11:56 | 1745841 virgilcaine
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Obama preaching now.. lecturing us all.  uhh, blah.. then. whistling sound.  With an appearence of feigned  seriousness.



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