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Disappointing Richmond Fed And New Home Sales Seal The Recessionary Deal

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And so the double dip confirmation resumes, with the Richmond Fed printing at -10, the lowest since June 2009, well below consensus of -5, a collapse from June's -1, and the lowest since June 2009. From the report: "In August, the seasonally adjusted composite index of manufacturing activity — our broadest measure of manufacturing — declined nine points to -10 from July's reading of -1. Among the index's components, shipments lost sixteen points to -17, and new orders dropped six points to finish at -11, while the jobs index inched down three points to 1." And more: "Other indicators also suggested additional softening. The index for capacity utilization declined eight points to -14 and the backlogs of orders fell seven points to end at -25. Additionally, the delivery times index moved down twelve points to end at -4, while our gauges for inventories were virtually unchanged in August. The finished goods inventory index held steady at 17 in August, while the raw materials inventories index added one point to finish at 19." And the final nail in the economic coffin was New Home Sales which came at 298K, down from 312K upward revised prior, and missing the consensus of 310k: the lowest in 5 months. "Housing data over the past three months indicates that there is little appetite in the consumer sector to take on the risk of purchasing a home at a time when prices are likely to decline further,’’ says Bloomberg economist Joseph Brusuelas. As Bank Of America (RIP) said yesterday, one false word out of Beranke on Friday, and we will see what could possibly be the most epic market crash ever. For those wondering why stocks surged on this horrible news: look no further than the central planners in the Marriner Eccles building who are now expected to do "the right thing" for stocks.

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Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:19 | 1590094 Iriestx
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Apparently these numbers are very bulllish for equities.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:21 | 1590107 Dreadker
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I know right... fricking ridiculous... My guess is its 'Priced In'.... bad news... "priced in".... global war "priced in"... 2012 mayan prophecy "priced in"...


Basically "priced in" is the markets "I plead the 5th!" lol

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:24 | 1590129 midtowng
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What is getting priced in is QE3.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:25 | 1590138 Cognitive Dissonance
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There are gonna be some very blue balls if Bernanke doesn't roll out QE 3+ on Friday.

Just sayin'

(Not that I would know anything about that.)

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:32 | 1590176 firstdivision
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Don't worry. If it is not announced on Friday, it will be announced by Asia open on Sunday when markets gap down 10+%.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:13 | 1590348 Problem Is
Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:38 | 1590437 snowball777
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Pantone needs better "Oh my God it hurts, baby, please" Blue.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 12:03 | 1590538 DOT
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The most interesting colors are yet to come.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 13:16 | 1590873 TruthInSunshine
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Economy is in a depression.

Real UE is 20%+

GDP is probably running at -4% to -5% YoY rate (soon to be running at -7%+).

Housing sales are at an ALL TIME LOW with this 'recovery' melting down like Fukushima: 

The banking-financial and equity markets are about to enter a WORSE crisis than what we saw in 2008.

And the developed nations are trying to dig themselves out of a very deep hole by pissing upwardly (with China not knowing what to do in the face of the crises they face).


It's all about jobs, wages and the middle class, and ObaMao, Jeetner, Bernankstain and CONgress can't do anything about J-O-B-S when the multinationals own the globe (because they, with their european counterparts, gave the multinationals the keys to the joint).


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:02 | 1590304 TheJudge2012
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Do they fall on the announcement?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:05 | 1590316 Long-John-Silver
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QE to infinity and beyond Bitchez!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:27 | 1590151 freethinker4now
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and to top it all off, the "priced in" has yet to be priced in, so expect the bulls to be out in force??? :|

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:23 | 1590116 White.Star.Line
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These numbers are very bullish for future monetization.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:23 | 1590119 Doode
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No, they are just sure that QE is coming on Friday.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:31 | 1590171 Sudden Debt
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looks like it for sure.

this bad house news was the best news they could dream of to assure the comming QE launch.

When does Obama come back from his vacation?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:35 | 1590198 BeatTheMarket
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but , if equities keep going up... then is QE3 needed???

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:50 | 1591818 Anonymouse
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It's like the old "Star Trek" sure-fire method for defeating a computer.  "This statement is a lie" will cause an infinite contradictory loop, causing computer circuits to over-heat.

The economy is down  --> QE3  --> anticipatory increase in stocks -->  QE3 not needed --> stocks go down -->  We need QE3 --> anticipatory increase in stocks --> QE 3 not needed --> stocks go down  --> etc.

Hmmm, perhaps we have found a way to defeat HFTs.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:19 | 1590095 John Law Lives
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Terrible data.  That must be the reason for the 100+ spike in the DJIA.  The mindless bots are anticipating QE3 to the rescue.

100% FUBAR!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:54 | 1590271 SheepDog-One
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Markets have priced in QE3 at least 10 times over since January on every piece of horrible news....this is just ridiculous.

JH QE event will fall FAR short of these pie in the sky expectations of these insane market bakers.

But GO AHEAD Ben! Throw QE3 in! LOVE to see the dollar totaly collapse and gold get a 20% add-on! 

Everyone forget we just got downgraded over insane debt and insane fiscal policy? 

Rock on, lunatics....rock on!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 12:25 | 1590626 RSloane
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Yup they are. And Bernanke will deliver.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:20 | 1590097 Quintus
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Somebody needs to tell the stock market, which seems to be pricing in a wonderful recovery.  Or more printing.


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:22 | 1590112 midtowng
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The economy in general no longer matters to Wall Street. Only more printing.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:27 | 1590153 Central Wanker
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Weird reaction in the market, indeed...

Stock market may be pricing in more printing, but gold is not acting similarly right now. Did gold price QE3 in already earlier or is FED bying stocks?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:21 | 1590102 TruthInSunshine
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The Repression of The Bernank, bitchez!

Ben Bernank & Timmmmay Geeeeithner gave trillions to the Wall Street Elite and all we got was a looming Economic Depression.

Give them trillions more, The Bernank! Central planning FTMFL!!!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:21 | 1590105 alexwest
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actually  will say : GUYS, YOU'RE  ON YOU OWN..





Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:58 | 1590290 SheepDog-One
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YEP! I think everyone that has QE3 trillions safely baked in and ready for equity liftoff are about as silly as Robotrader with his calls to get all in at DOW 12,700 for debt ceiling passage market euphoria!

Ben of Friday...'Boys...Yer on yer own'.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:21 | 1590106 Iriestx
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And yet the headlines read, "Wall Street Surges On Positive Economic Data"

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:54 | 1590508 carbonmutant
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“Both consumers and professionals are vaccinated against bad housing news,” said Sandy Lincoln, chief market strategist at BMO Asset Management U.S"

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:22 | 1590111 slaughterer
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QE3 got upped to 800billion in today's morning session at Jackson Hole.  The mood was somber. 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:59 | 1590296 SheepDog-One
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800 billion? Huge dissapointment. QE3 would have to top at least $2 trillion to impress anyone at all. 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:22 | 1590113 Doode
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Treasonous if they do another QE - let the markets work!!!!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:27 | 1590157 slaughterer
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Perry, Bachmann, and all the rest do not matter--the Fed needs to stabilize markets and fulfil its dual mandate.  QE3.  Hold on to your gold. 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:01 | 1590300 SheepDog-One
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QE3 of what though? Since 'QE3' has been priced in on every bit of bad news since January and sub-DOW 10K, I'd say QE3 has to be at least around $2.5 trillion to impress anyone at all.

I bet there is no QE, buy buying a bunch more silver today.


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:22 | 1590114 oogs66
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seems like stupidity to me

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:23 | 1590117 cowdiddly
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You guys beat me to it. These markets are laughable at this point. Open 200 points higher, throw out a few news bait pieces before the market opens to try to get a few suckers in. Does not work,(No one trusts the MMM anymore) then everyone storms to the exits. LOL

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:23 | 1590125 buzzsaw99
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the bernank hasn't missed a shipment yet.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:24 | 1590127 vast-dom
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<--- QE3 Friday

<--- MArket CRASH Friday


Come on peeps lets all say on Friday my vote right here on Tues predicted this shit!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:34 | 1590188 slaughterer
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Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:41 | 1590282 vast-dom
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TD let's get a track record going of 0hedge member's ability to predict heinous market events ;)


PS the split on our little mini-poll is interesting, to say the least. 3 to 1 says market crash Friday Jesus!


Oh well.......

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:50 | 1590483 slaughterer
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Buy to open the Aug 26th SPY 110 and 108 puts if you want.  Turn on your Bloomie: the volume is surging right now.  Today is obviously discount day for leveraged shorts who do not think QE3 comes on Friday.  I am buying as well, for hedge purposes. 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:24 | 1590128 shazbotz
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Living in the collapse - Rage and Riots


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:35 | 1590197 Sandy15
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What a POS video.  So sharia law isn't killing innocent women and children?  What stupid propoganda you posted.  Learn history and realize these are the people wanting to destroy America and Isreal.

Egypt and Lybia is being taken over my muslim terrorist and sharia law.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:56 | 1590278 W T Effington
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You sure do believe a lot of propaganda. Have you ever wondered why it is a relatively recent development in history where muslims want to kill us? How many people have we killed in the name of democracy? How many muslim countries are we occupying?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:44 | 1590461 snowball777
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Gee, why might they want to destroy Israel? I mean, isn't Israel a peaceful country that gets along with its neighbors? Have they committed war crimes that might inspire this kind of hatred among Muslims or something?

Reap what you've sown.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:24 | 1590130 Ancona
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Apparently, this is bullish. I think I'll run and buy up 10,000 shares of BAC.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:25 | 1590140 Iriestx
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The teleprompter says it's your patriotic duty.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 12:03 | 1590545 Crisismode
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Wait until Friday.


You will be able to pick up all you want from the pink sheets.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:25 | 1590133 John Law Lives
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Derek Kravitz, AP Real Estate Writer, On Tuesday August 23, 2011, 10:14 am

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people who bought new homes fell for the fourth straight month in July, putting sales on track to finish this year as the worst on records dating back half a century.



How big will QE3 be???


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:33 | 1590182 Ancona
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That depends of your definition of big.

Beelzebernanke's idea of big is in the trillions.....

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:03 | 1590309 SheepDog-One
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QE3 wont happen....ZIRP for extended period, and bond maintenance program. No free gift of Hefty bags filled with crack rocks for Wall St. Sorry bulls.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:25 | 1590134 Dr. Engali
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They are certainly trying to push it above 11,000.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:25 | 1590137 Charlie
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I don't see how the dollar won't crash if QE3 is announced.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:05 | 1590315 SheepDog-One
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Dollar would crash totaly. TARP and QE1 had plenty of wiggle room, USD 90...another QE and USD is going into the mid 60's.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:25 | 1590139 High Plains Drifter
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while in the gulag we call amerika, at times it is necessary to consult those who have come and gone before. I wonder what Rudyard would think of this financial fiasco......


by Rudyard Kipling

The Stranger within my gate,
He may be true or kind,
But he does not talk my talk--
I cannot feel his mind.
I see the face and the eyes and the mouth,
But not the soul behind.

The men of my own stock,
They may do ill or well,
But they tell the lies I am wanted to,
They are used to the lies I tell;
And we do not need interpreters
When we go to buy or sell.

The Stranger within my gates,
He may be evil or good,
But I cannot tell what powers control--
What reasons sway his mood;
Nor when the Gods of his far-off land
Shall repossess his blood.

The men of my own stock,
Bitter bad they may be,
But, at least, they hear the things I hear,
And see the things I see;
And whatever I think of them and their likes
They think of the likes of me.

This was my father's belief
And this is also mine:
Let the corn be all one sheaf--
And the grapes be all one vine,
Ere our children's teeth are set on edge
By bitter bread and wine.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:19 | 1590376 GFKjunior
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Your posts are the worst

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:26 | 1590142 Henry Chinaski
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Irene will dominate the news until Labor Day weekend.  Pay no attention to the economy or geopolitics. 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:55 | 1590272 pods
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I know.  What is going on with that?  Here in NC it has just become the news.  Half hour blocks discussing the possibility of it hitting on Saturday on the radio.  

Seemed a bit too hyped for me, especially this early.  


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:26 | 1590146 Iriestx
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I'm sure giving a few trillion $ more to insolvent mega-banks will right the economy.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:26 | 1590148 goldinpenguin
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Think BAC is trying to pressure Ben Shalom into carrying their water?

As Bank Of America (RIP) said yesterday, one false word out of Beranke on Friday, and we will see what could possibly be the most epic market crash ever.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:06 | 1590322 SheepDog-One
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Right, and remember Bernanks FOMC words from a couple weeks ago, VERY non-QE'ish!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:28 | 1590152 mynhair
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Now I know how the spoof E-Trade baby feels.

For the love of God, push SPY down to the mid bol by 11!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:33 | 1590183 slaughterer
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So which SPY w put did you buy at open? 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:37 | 1590201 mynhair
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1090, but at 10:01, not the open

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:46 | 1590234 slaughterer
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Oh, well, good luck with that. 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:27 | 1590158 Boilermaker
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Someone forgot to tell the algos.

Market is ROCKIN' BABY!  Just every f'ing day some ridiculous and temporary upward pressure under all conditions!!!

It's Ben-tastic!!!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:06 | 1590321 Sandy15
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The algos are in the FED building.  Haven't zero hedge people figured this out yet?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:07 | 1590326 SheepDog-One
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Enjoy while it lasts it wont be long.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:10 | 1590341 WonderDawg
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Relax. The market is in a large downward trend, but there will be fervent rallies, as hope doesn't die easily. As has been said a trillion times, QE3 is being priced in on HOPE. But reality will once again replace hope and we'll have some more 5% down days.

Relax, be in a position to ride it down, and enjoy the show.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:30 | 1590164 newark18
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I am firmly in the End the Fed spectrum.  But when I was first learning about it and reading these articles, I often looked to people here who I believed to have superior knowledge of the situation.  And that helped me sort through the crap at times.  But the "bitchez" routine that comes from even the most knowledgeable people cloud the issues (and quite frankly is getting old).  

These articles are a great way to open some people's eyes.  But they also need coherent confirmations and intelligent additions from the knowedgeable ones here.  

Just my humble opinion...sorry to go off track.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:31 | 1590175 slaughterer
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You are entirely correct: we are letting you down.  We will try harder in the future. 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:40 | 1590213 newark18
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Only 110% will do...

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:32 | 1590178 Dr. Engali
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Read the Creature from Jekyll Island. That will give you some great insight int the fed.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:21 | 1590379 ZippyDooDah
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Your post would have been perfect if you had just ended it with "bitchez!"

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:30 | 1590168 bill1102inf
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I wonder how muchh $ the fed has made from importing cocaine this year

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:30 | 1590170 digalert
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"one false word out of Beranke on Friday, and we will see what could possibly be the most epic market crash ever"

Precisely why the Bernank re-uses the same verbiage.

Low interest to eternity...

Funnel newly printed loot to the JPM...

Focus on the Barama re-election...


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:32 | 1590177 adr
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Bad news is bullish because the worse things get the bigger the expectation of free crack.

Good news is bullish as long as it means that there will still be free crack.

Any talk of not getting free crack is nonsense because why wouldn't there be free crack.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:09 | 1590335 SheepDog-One
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ADR imagine the tantrum when Ben does not back up a semi truck full of pallets of free crack rocks, but instead hands out rehab center check in cards on Friday!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:34 | 1590179 TradingJoe
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One more time for the slow ones :)))




Have the balls for once and go short MASSIVELY!

Odumba is going to "announce somenting" after labour day! plenty of time to close shorts at epic gains and re route to longs at again epic lows :))!

This is the last time we can do this, when it's all over there won't be any more of these sweet Opportunities to turn even more fiat into Physical!

Gees get a grip already!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:36 | 1590199 Gibu The Great
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No way in hell would I short this market ahead of Friday.  Even if all signs point to no QE3 there is still a chance The Bernank could announce $100 Trillion QE3 Xtreme ripping my face off so hard it would hurt all the way up to DOW 1,000,000. 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:43 | 1590224 TradingJoe
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Suit yourself!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:00 | 1590294 MachoMan
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Or not announce or possibly even deny it, while at the same time dumping helicopter loads into the market...  I'm not sure why there needs to be some type of official announcement... 


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:03 | 1590311 slaughterer
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The "short Friday into no QE3 announcement trade" is very crowded.  Look at the short interest via P/C ratio on SPY w options and other short vehicles.  You really want us all to crawl into that bear motel?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:03 | 1590307 Ese Pinche
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Your feelings are exactly why I will be all in short by friday.  If I am wrong I will take a solid hit in the crotch.  If I am right however there will be a small fortune ahead.  QE3 news has a much better r/r on the short side.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:10 | 1590340 SheepDog-One
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TradingJoe I agree totaly! Ben is NOT going to drops Hefty bags full of free rocks for this crackhead market! Its going to be an epic cornholing!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:33 | 1590180 pazmaker
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I'm confused??....   CNBC headlines said no recession ahead?    what a joke they are!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:33 | 1590181 Frozen IcQb
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This market has only three sectors:

Economy Sensitive, Interest Sensitive and Inflation Sensitive.

Why even bother with the first two.


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:37 | 1590204 TeamDepends
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Any biped with a few brain cells that are firing who is walking around these days without a diaper on is playing a dangerous game, and is clearly delusional.  We at Team Depends realized long ago, on a road-trip the details of which can not be legally discussed here, that it is sometimes necessary to have protection even though you are an adult.  Well, those sometimes are alltimes now.  So we decided to go all in with shares of Kimberly-Clark, the manufacturer of Depends.  They also make toilet paper.  I/we mean, you can't wipe your bunghole with gold, can you?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:49 | 1590246 slaughterer
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Team Depends, best laugh I got all morning.  Now you owe me a new pair of khakis.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 13:14 | 1590872 TeamDepends
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Thanks, friend.  We sincerely hope your catastrophe has opened your eyes, and served as a wake up call for others.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:41 | 1590216 Yardstick of Ci...
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This is depressing.  Am I in an asylum?  Is this real?  Bad news = markets up? . . . I forgot how the world works.  Bad news is good because it means a handout is coming.

I reiterate, "depressing" in every sense of the word.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:52 | 1590257 FMR Bankster
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Small piece of unsolicited advice. Don't try and equate market moves with daily news flow. It won't work. That's just what the morons on CNBC do because they need to fill hours of dead time daily. Don't be manipulated. Honest, there really are not more shark bites every August. (or dead white girls for that matter) And all presidents take vacations every summer.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:11 | 1590344 SheepDog-One
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Exactly, bad news is good because Pavlovs crackhead market expects to be handed more free crack. I say a VERY rude awakening is coming Friday!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:44 | 1590218 PulauHantu29
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RE is not an investment for years to come. No one want so tbe naiuled down with a depreciating asset tied to their ankle....need to be to move to new life....and a mortgage holding you down does not help.


Bankers created this mess now they need to clean it up but it will take years.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:45 | 1590229 El Hosel
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Market bouncing on the Other great News... Strauss CON about to go free.  Bankers Rule Bitchez

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:47 | 1590239 mfoste1
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Fuck these markets

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:52 | 1590260 Boilermaker
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...these "markets"....

there, better now.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:50 | 1590240 Downtoolong
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one false word out of Bernanke on Friday, and we will see what could possibly be the most epic market crash ever.

What these guys don’t seem to get, or more likely just don’t want to admit, is that if this statement is true, it’s already over. This teetering existence on the few words of one person is proof that the centrally planned financial system has already failed.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:55 | 1590244 Village Smithy
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I am pretty sure that if Europe were not in such bad shape we would be in the middle of a $US currency run. Was BB smart enough to realize that this would be the case, or is he just lucky? Even if QE3 happens it is hard to imagine that it will hold stock prices up in the face of the epic diaster that is coming. The QE is on trade is just going to end in a massive profit for the big money that is as we speak accumulating large short positions.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:57 | 1590284 El Hosel
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  BB just lucky?....  The Bankers own the currency markets too, how  else can the Dollar, Yen and Euro go sideways for months on end  given all the debt problems, earthqauke in Japan ,sell off in world markets?  They have done a frontal lobotomy on the "markets" around the world.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:50 | 1590249 Fox-Scully
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What if Ben confesses that he has been lying?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:53 | 1590267 Problem Is
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Then the Bernank can give a <sigh> of relief and the beads of sweat on his baldy noggin and lip quivering will disappear at the Jackson Hole press conference...

The Bernank will have had his Madoff moment...

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:50 | 1590250 Problem Is
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On The Upside...
The Wall Street TBTF's have clouded sooooo many existing home titles with their securitization frauds... That new home sales with a clear title may some day see a renaissance...

That being if the sheeple ever have jobs and real (not Bernanke Buck devaluated nominal) income growth again...

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:05 | 1590251 poor fella
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Bernanke is the market's Tinkerbell - flitting to and fro with his little wand (and tutu) -

"We can fly if we only BELIEVE!"


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:51 | 1590252 slaughterer
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GS already green,

BAC almost green,

S&P 500 above 1140, going to 1172.

Mission will be accomplished. 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:57 | 1590280 Robslob
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Mission accomplished...more shares handed out to bagholders...this week is distribution week my friends...

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:13 | 1590351 SheepDog-One
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Pump and distribute to the last of the idiots, before Friday where Ben says 'We're keeping ZIRP for a while, and standing by with our tool bag...goodbye'.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:52 | 1590261 Racer
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The 'market' has truly dislocated from any fundamentals whatsoever

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:53 | 1590268 Silverhog
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How many times can you flash the lights telling folks the party's over? Guess if Ben closes the bar then everybody will go home.  

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:01 | 1590297 virgilcaine
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We will see Red by  2pm..qe  isn't coming and there is no santa clause.QE is not politically viable at the present treasonous or treacherous.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:16 | 1590364 SheepDog-One
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And no way in hell will they do a spectacular event QE as everyone is expecting. Anything short of $2.5 trillion and Mr Crackhead market throws a massive tantrum....and no way in hell is Bernank going to speak trillions. Impossible.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:03 | 1590308 MacGruber
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STFP - Short the f*cking peak...

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:07 | 1590329 What a mess_man
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Let's see: financial and economic systems crumbling, largest bank in US by deposits imploding, more bad economic data, and ....Rally on! Business as usual. Sure hope those helicopters are dropping very large bags of fiat on Friday! Or, it's roast bull for dinner.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:09 | 1590337 carbonmutant
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Damn they're out of toilet paper in FED restrooms... again

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:14 | 1590357 SheepDog-One
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I cant wait to see the looks on people faces Friday when Ben says as he said a couple weeks ago 'We're keeping ZIRP, and standing by with tools, enjoy your weekend and markets crash bagholders we just distributed to'.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:17 | 1590368 Iriestx
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$2.5t in QE3 coming. O'bama can't and won't let the market crash.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:41 | 1590451 Bob Paulson
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Obama doesn't get a say.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:42 | 1590456 Iriestx
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Nigger please.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:22 | 1590381 monopoly
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It will not stop until the markets make it stop and the "funding crisis" is in full swing. Taking time but the mold is set and cast in stone.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:24 | 1590393 zebra
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until the day people understand "stimulus" means nothing more than just a word.


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:31 | 1590415 youngman
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Obama will announce QE III with all of his "JOBS" programs....they will be trillions worth...all union of course...Bernanke doesn´t have to say a word.....just watch the Cha Ching bells as Obama speaks....or I mean reads....that my friends is QE III...oh and don´t forget the debt ceiling...we are getting close already

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:43 | 1590457 Iriestx
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This is exactly what will happen.  This round of QE will be wrapped in a "jobs" package.  

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:48 | 1590475 CrashisOptimistic
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None of this matters, of course.  

QE2 got Bernanke 0.4% GDP in Q1 and 9.1% unemployment AND



6% annualized CPI inflation in last week's report.

HE CAN'T QE3.  His dual mandate is very clear and it's also very clear QE2 was counterproductive.

There will be maneuvers announced Friday.  They will not involve bond buying.


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 12:22 | 1590615 DOT
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One thing is certain about the Chairman's remarks on Friday:


He will look straight at the camera



And lie his ass off.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 12:33 | 1590656 Crumbles
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Perfect Storm coming Friday - you betcha !

What? No one watching the weather ???  Irene may well turn into a Grey Swan, an unpredictible bitch brewing just SE of Florida with a weekend landfall - probably Saturday night.  Will be a Cat. 3 later today, has just aquired a large eye and can intensify quickly gulping 30 degree plus (C) water vapor.  If it goes Katrina over the Gulf Stream we can all watch the middle East Coast potentially disintegrate under 160mph winds on live TV - worst case a Cat. 5 swinging inland at Wilmington and headed through DC.  Just the forcast alone will put fear and loathing of risk over the weekend, so a selling session ahead of perceived disaster may just blow Wall Street down.

But, no worries - all transitory.  Like a bankster plunging from the roof - the fall is a brief transition into another dead bounce.

Live (almost) Images of Irene ...

Headlines on Drudgery will be key to the coming wall st. panic.  Goodnight, Irene, see you in my dreams.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 12:57 | 1590803 Towgunner
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Lovely news and the markets are up. Could be bottomfeeders? Who can't wait until the Fall eh? Of course, Jackson Hole is this week, correct me if I'm wrong. Hello QE3.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 13:36 | 1590971 Ramboy
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the only bubble is gold.  when that pops, it strangely bids equities.  this is all choroegraphed.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 13:37 | 1590982 Ramboy
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there are no positively correlated instruments to s&p that is in bubble land.  

there are inversely correlated instruments to s&p that is in bubble land.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 13:56 | 1591099 kahunabear
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Bernanke is just one guy. One guy expediting the failure of confidence in paper money by producing it by the truckload. He is too educated to recognize the obvious and too stubborn to change.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:35 | 1591424 tbone654
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Earthquake near richmond...  Rumors central planners are demanding Richmond Fed revise numbers immediately or the next one will not be just fired over their head...  Citing recent action at Standard & Poors as evidence you don't want to "flock" with them...

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