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if they dont come up with something by Wednesday EVEN the market will stop believing the BS they keep saying.
The market doesn´t believe squat, they just follow the heard and waits for the bigger fool. I doubt any serious traders believe this will be fixed...
follow "the heard." Nice pun in this rumor driven insane mrkt.
uhh this is called a pump and dump.....exactly why the market is rallying on vapor volume, no one is buying, theyre just selling. just wait till the fat lady sings and everyone tries to head for the exits at the same time. wheeeeeee! it aint time yet, but it IS coming soon.
Exactly. Its about predicting the direction the herd move in, not your own belief of what way it should (even when you are correct on the fundamentals).
As much as I despise Keynes, he was spot on in using this allegory to explain it.
Which is why technical analysis works and fundamental analysis doesn't.
And why I won't be renewing my eurusd short until I hear the screams.
You shouldn't mention T/A on ZH. Dont you know the market is being driven by algos gone mad and no one actually makes consistent money here
situation no worse than last week. if the market can rally last Friday on the bullshit from EU, it can do the same Monday. The reality is people already knew no magic solution from EU. It doesn't matter - as long as the money being printed and rescue is being made, the market could go up straight.
Plus data released from Japan just now is not too bad.
I'll take diseased scrotums for $100, Alex.
MUST...HOLD IT....TOGETHER....TILL WEDSDAY....
UNTIL OUR CHECKS CLEAR.....
p.s. are these trolls, for the last couple days, trying to destory these threads...with just printing the same thing over and over.....
i think we called it jamming....
i'm surprised it is opening this strongly
Noone trading it yet besides some programs, when the sales force steps in for the day, most of the big volume is moved there anyway
The TD's know shit that I can't even dream of. I get that. And yet my expectation based on what I have been observing for the last several months is that USD is going to make a hard dive. The short squeeze play in EUR & JPY VS. USD is just to juicy a target. Obviously anything is possible but I expect that USD/JPY may drop to 70 or below and EUR/USD might for real hit 1.50 before the reverse. The pigmen who run this show would make a killing off of it.
And those of us who short at 1.50 will do even better.
I wouldn't bet against the USD except in the short term. I think it will be (or they intend it to be) Last Fiat Standing when the dust clears. the Euro seems much shakier, if only because it does not have a single lock step government CB and Treasury behind it.
Latest coming out..
"“…Jan Kees de Jager, the Dutch finance minister, told colleagues: “We’ve got to get real. People are talking about new defences but with one gulp the whole €440 billion could be gone, leaving the eurozone with no protection at all.”"
"Also of note: The article goes on to say that the IMF refuses to fund their part of the bailout unless the banks take 50% haircuts on their Greek debt. All voluntarily, of course."
French banks aren't doing all that well these days. It can't be too long before they run out of money to repatriate.
Still trying to polish turds.
This will look great @ < 1.000
Another agreement will be reached....which won't do squat. The underlying problem, which is the collapse in domestic economy in Greece et al, cannot be repaired until default and complete clearing of all debt. This is the problem that no one will address.
Its the problem that all serious players ignore because it means squat. Cheaper to float Greece than meet reality.
Greece is a small can toy in EUR.
We are talking GLOBAL young man! ONE PISSANT NATION IS A JOKE TO US.
yeah yeah greece is small..what greece stands for my friend, that is where you miss the point..I wanna hear you saying the same thing about France first and then others...dont hold yor breath waiting for that 1.5 btw;;))
So Xle xlb xhb xlf IWM up 30% in 3 weeks. Let's make it 60% before the SHTF
Well, the market already needs to fall 17% just to reach Oct. 4 levels. Meanwhile, during this whole run-up, there hasn't been a SINGLE ounche of credible news in Europe or anywhere else for that matter.
Said otherwise, long uncertainty/short reality. Reality doesn't set in until France or Italy or Spain yields truly start going parabolic or banks truly begin to dominio (but they won't anytime soon as the DO begin getting recaps) or the economy clearly starts to deteriote.
Until then, the rest is ALL NOISE. Trust me, my time spent studying the EU fiasco has been a huge waste of time. The only thing that matters is the plebls perception, which is fed my MSM, which won't be affected until one of the scenarios listed avove begin to transpire.
Well, the market already needs to fall 17% just to reach Oct. 4 levels...
I take it math is not your strong suit.
Strange, but I can't find SHTF anywhere as a stock or ETF symbol. You would think it would be in use by now.
Yup, the big YAWN. With no major agreement, just talks of said agrreements due out the 26th, expect little action in the EUR/USD. Yet by the end of the week, expect another run-up in stocks as the markets REJOICE over some band-aid plan that will surely come out.
Don't short until the market slowys wakes up to reality. Rembmer, ZH is far ahead of percpetion here. Most American's don't think more than two seconds a year about this shit.
You know that the USD is complete worthless junk when it can't even get a hard-on against the dead as a dodo EUR.
More and more likely, flight to quality may be gone forever.
EUR vs Dollar... Death by firing squad vs. lethal injection...
The darkest hour is just before everything goes black forever....
Watch the gold takedown or at least $100; since in her extreme PMS moment, Blythe will figure this is great for the USD; contagion be damned.
EUR/USD opens lower...yet Merrill has just announced it expects a 2nd downgrade of US debt by early December.
Fleeing the disintigrating euro for the perceived safety of the dollar is like jumping from the oven into the fireplace. The only safe haven currencies remaining are gold and silver.
Stop pimping your blog on someone else's traffic.
What the fuck is an oven doing near a fireplace?! That seems incredibly dangerous... and stupid.
It's normal when there is fire everywhere. That's a place called hell.
this non-hyperbolic sunday ZH post about a lower eur/usd would have me extremely worried if i was long.
great comment "long uncertainty and short reality'. I have tried to make sense of it and come up with scenarios and I keep returning to the idea that again and again we come up with outcomes and consider taking action based off the facts we know, and normal associated consequences of those facts/situations. However, governments continue to surprise with new rules and huge cash to cover the problems. So, what else can there be other than huge rule changes and big tax money once again stupidly allocated. Otherwise its total insolvency....am I missing something here?
One thing, wouldn't it be possible for TPTB to actually capitalize on a sharp correction in the mkts? They might feel a renewed sense of purpose and use the correction to lay on the regulations etc. They would also be able to say '...see, we don't control the mkts, prices are free to move bla bla bla...' Just a thought.
You will see: the makets have already priced in the Wednesday nothing will be decided. No collapse. You know.
I think more importantly is the fact that there seems to be a willingness to expand current treaties. If europe ends up becoming a fiscal union along with a monetary union, a lot of the problems would be fixed.
A more centralized union would reveal many redundancies in the governing system. That is, many politicians and bureaucrats would become obsolete. Good luck convincing politicians to vote for their own job destruction. I'd like to think it's a sovereignty issue, but if Europeans (citizens or politicians alike) cared about sovereignty they wouldn't have allowed the union to begin with.
Well, as long as the HFT keep pushing the S&P up, the Euro will be squeezed higher. Risk on !!
Lunch today with friends, they do not care about this euro debase, insolvent banks, bankrupt sovereigns and the onslaught of anti democratic beaurocracy. This is a bunch of fairly successful, business owning 1 per enters- some with wealthy wives, but all self made. Not a banker or lawyer among them, they seemed (to me) unbelievably I'll informed and overconfident that this is "no big deal"
What's their age? Idiot Boomers who lived through the Carter years think they've seen it all. It could never possible be worse than that. Reality is going to be a bitch for them.
Average age probably sub 45ish.
All decently educated - but not Oxford/Cambridge types. None have really used much leverage in the building of their businesses (all are debt free - including main residence) but they have all used leverage to play the property `game` and perhaps to a lesser extent with other investments. Most have some rental property in holiday resorts - france - the Alps -spain etc which may carry some debt.
I would say they are all natural optimists, as most who manage to build a durable business are. They concentrate on worrying about stuff they have some control over.
Being in horticulture I worry a lot about the weather - which I have no control over! But I also worry about the out of control banker/political class, and today I was in a minority of one on that.
The only ones worried about the banks are the bankers themselves, and rightfully so. I agree with your friends.
me too....nothing to worry about...we always make it...
it reminds me of Poles attending the Warsaw opera dismissing the news Hitler just crossed the border as nonsense...yeah well...thats people .... cant blame them really...
A farmer is frequently devastated by weather, but without him, the world wouldn't exist. No offense, but your friends sound like typical jackasses. They play it safe in real estate while the real heroes sacrifice everything in productive businesses like agricultural. Guess who they'll come to when the system breaks, begging for a handout. I had friends like that once and I ditched them.
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