Fed's Lockhart Kills Hopes Of Further QEasing

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As the S&P 500 makes new multi-year highs, the USD dumps, commodities surge, and AAPL just does what it does best; The Fed's Dennis Lockhart has just 'subtly' announced the walking-back of expectations of QE3 happening anytime soon, via Bloomberg:


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Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:17 | 2723598 holdbuysell
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Apparently, the algos didn't get the memo.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:24 | 2723643 Phroneo
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It sure is strange. The SP500 just keeps on rallying like there's no crisis at all! How high will it go based on hope for printing? Is it starting to price in QE4 for when QE3 fails to work?

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:27 | 2723667 Cursive
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Crazy isn't it?  Like convicted criminals having one last party before reporting to the pen for a lifetime sentence.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:30 | 2723688 GetZeeGold
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Sorry Lockhart.....we know you're lying.


We don't print money....grandma doesn't get her SS check.


Tue, 08/21/2012 - 12:08 | 2724047 economics9698
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If he announced it all the insiders have sold their paper. 

The Fed did the same shit in 29, warned the insiders to sell, jacked the interest rates up, the market fucked around a few months and then November 24, 1929 rolled around and the bodies started falling out of the skyscrapers.

You’re looking at a few months for the bond market to die.  If 29 is the pattern look for, at best 6 months, just past the November USA election.  



Tue, 08/21/2012 - 12:09 | 2724062 nope-1004
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The issue is Gold and Silver, along with surging food prices.  Confidence in the USD is falling, and check it out:  This type of 'control' is all they have left.  LOL.  As others have said, "The fed is out of bullets".


Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:39 | 2723719 Cognitive Dissonance
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On a daily basis I marvel at how many times I see the word "Hope" in CNBC, Bloomberg and WSJ article titles or teasers. This morning there was one talking about how markets continue to rise on "hope" that the ECB will come to the rescue "despite" the ECB saying they will not.

We have moved from the sublime to the truly stupid.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:44 | 2723746 AlphaDawg
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They will print, just not yet.

Wait till the Tax revenue comes in early next year, they have to print or default.....simple. They will do the former.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:59 | 2723812 SWRichmond
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Lockhart doesn't like what gold is saying.  Jawboning, bitches!

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 11:42 | 2723964 dracos_ghost
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Because these guys know the headline scraping algos are stupid and they put the buzz word in all these headlines to keep the algos on the upslope.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:38 | 2723720 Stoploss
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Is this why the inflation needle WONT MOVE after seven trillion in monetization??



Or, is it this??

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:44 | 2723758 fuu
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I wonder what now are the concerns: Bi-flation, stagflation, inflation, hyper-retardation?

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:35 | 2723682 ACP
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All the more reason for a classic blow-off top. Enjoy it while it while lasts...because it never does...

Edit: Expect this to get EXTREMELY overbought before failing.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 11:06 | 2723842 5880
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Maybe this is like OCT/SEP of 1979

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:36 | 2723710 slaughterer
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Algos will not take note of Lockhardt until they push SPY to 144.40.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:41 | 2723737 ziggy59
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Fed's Lockhart says asset purchases remain an option; weighing all considerations regarding easing


Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:17 | 2723601 GMan_
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Yes, gold is still above 1640. Looking forward to more expensive grocery bills this Fall. Fuck you Bernanke.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:18 | 2723612 madcows
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Blame the drought for hight food prices.

Blame Bernanke for preserving the status quo.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:18 | 2723604 Racer
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Since when was any FED idiot right?

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:38 | 2723722 Al Gorerhythm
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Politics trumps reason.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:18 | 2723605 Robot Traders Mom
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The only guy I like frontrunning the Fed is Bob Janjuah...


Good call Bob.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:54 | 2723792 Alea Iactaest
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Being right but getting the timing wrong makes you... wrong.

Edit: not my red arrow for you.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:18 | 2723607 ShortTheUS
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Traders are understandably feeling QEasy over this news.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:19 | 2723611 Stackers
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They will not do QEx until interest rates try to rise or the system comes close to imploding. Bernak knows he is pushing on a string at this point. He will sit on his hands until the fire is at his feet.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:21 | 2723619 Jim in MN
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OK, so US real per capita disposable income will rise...uh, WHEN exactly sir?


Never....seems like a long time....how about 20 years while the stench of corruption rots out the core of the Republic.  Funny how they never mention that, or mark-to-market, or zombification/Japanification.


All lies, smoke and mirrors.  Does nothing for the real economy.


Are all these banks, insurance companies and pension funds solvent on a market basis?  HELL NO.  The bailout continues and we all pay in numerous ways.  At least be honest about it, Overlord.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:20 | 2723625 kito
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Where is doc engali? I'm hungry......too easy of a bet......

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:25 | 2723649 Dr. Engali
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 Right here Kito...It's not looking good, but I'm keeping the faith.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:30 | 2723693 fonzannoon
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I am hanging in suspense of this turkey sandwich.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:34 | 2723703 Dr. Engali
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   ;-> LMAO Yeah me too.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:57 | 2723801 IndicaTive
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Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:26 | 2723664 fonzannoon
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Kito unemployment even by the garbage figures is climbing. Ben said he was there for us. He Promised!

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:52 | 2723787 CrockettAlmanac.com
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ELAINE:  Oh!  I've got it! I've got it! We're calling just to say, "I'm there for you."

JERRY: "I'm there for you."

ELAINE: Then, after a period of being "there for you", we slowly remove the two words "for you", and we're just "there".

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 11:07 | 2723852 kito
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Should I go with mayo or honey mustard......hmmm......

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:22 | 2723635 Hype Alert
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At least this won't affect the stock market.  [/sarc] Onward and upward.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:24 | 2723642 alien-IQ
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The market just keeps ripping higher...yet all I can do is watch and giggle because there is NO FUCKING WAY IN HELL I'm jumping into this clusterfuck right now.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:26 | 2723644 Dr. Engali
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"Economic data has been firm in the last month".


Damn I was worried there, I thought we were continuing our slide downward.I'm glad we broke the trend. I think I'll run out to Best Buy and purchase some cheap Chinese crap that I don't need.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:39 | 2723730 bdc63
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After their recent earnings announcement, I think Best Buy would be eternally greatful if you did ....

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:43 | 2723749 Cognitive Dissonance
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Dr Engali,

You have repeatedly ignored our warning to play nice with the others. Please report to your local FEMA retraining camp for processing.

Have a nice day. :)



Your local FEMA camp administrator.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:55 | 2723796 Dr. Engali
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I'll be there on the second thursday of next week.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:24 | 2723645 Lost Wages
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Maybe they are trying to tamp the gold price back down. Another Fed authority will come out and say the opposite tomorrow, if not later this afternoon, or whenever it suits their purposes. MOPE: Management Of Perception Economics.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:25 | 2723650 Abraxas
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Bloody Criminals!!! These people are liars and murderers, no exaggeration.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:26 | 2723653 Dr. No
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He didnt get the memo.  The Adjusted monetary base is up $100B in the last 4 weeks.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:26 | 2723659 booboo
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No QE? Well they must know something else that will stimulate a failing economy.  Think, think, think?

War bitchez!! Eureka!! Fire up the bombers, we gots some rubble we need to bounce.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:41 | 2723661 LongSoupLine
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lockhart??  Phhhttt...what does the real Fed, Hilsenrath, say? /sarc/

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:28 | 2723671 bnbdnb
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Vote democrat, buy gold.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:32 | 2723698 Gavrikon
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Makes sense, but what makes you think the Republicans would do anything different?  

I'm buying gold no matter who wins.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:44 | 2723755 bnbdnb
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Chuck Schumer - "Get to work, Ben Bernanke".

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:28 | 2723672 Scalaris
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QE was never on the table, despite the ramped up yet volume-less markets that reached multi-year highs due to rumour-buying, and that will subsequently capitulate post-Jackson Hole speech indicating that there is indeed no point for the aforementioned QE, which incidentally was never on the table, but which ironically become an issue after every asset class and equity indice return to base, due to the coordinated, yet volume-less effort, by the remainder participants who manipulate the market, using the Fed's special-rate money.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:28 | 2723673 Boilermaker
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Johnny 401k needs his dope!!

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:28 | 2723676 max2205
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That's where Iran comes in ...no prob!

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