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Friday Dump Complete: Moody's Warns Of Spanish Downgrade, Threatens AAA-Countries In Case Of Grexit

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First we got Spain miraculously announcing late at night local time, but certainly after close of market US time, that the bailout so many algorithms had taken for granted in ramping stocks into the close may not be coming, because, picture this, Germany may have conditions when bailing the broke country's banks out, and Spain is just not cool with that, and now, after the close of FX and futures trading, we get Moody's giving us the warning the after Egan-Jones, S&P, and Fitch, it is now its turn to cut the Spanish A3 rating."As Spain moves closer to the need for direct external support from its European partners, the increased risk to the country's creditors may prompt further rating actions. The official estimates of recapitalising Spain's banking system have risen significantly and the country's indirect reliance on European Central Bank (ECB) funding via its banks has been growing. Moody's is assessing the implications of these increased pressures and will take any rating actions necessary to reflect the risk to Spanish government creditors. Moody's rating on Spain is currently A3 with a negative outlook." Moody's also warns, what everyone has known for about 2 years now, that Italy could be next: "However, Spain's banking problem is largely specific to the country and is not likely to be a major source of contagion to other euro area countries, except for Italy, which likewise has a growing funding reliance on the ECB through its banks." Of course none of this is unexpected. What will be, however, to the market, is when all 3 rating agencies have Spain at BBB+ or below, which as ZH first pointed out at the end of April will result in a 5% increase in repo haircuts on Spanish Government Bonds, resulting in yet another epic collateral squeeze for the country which already is forced to pledge Spiderman towels to the central bank. 

From Moody's

Moody's: Developments in Spain, Greece may prompt euro area sovereign rating downgrades

New York, June 08, 2012 -- Recent developments in Spain and Greece could lead to rating reviews and actions on many of the euro area countries, says Moody's Investors Service in the report "Rating Euro Area Governments Through Extraordinary Times -- Implications of Spain's bank recapitalisation needs and the rising risk of a Greek Exit".

As Spain moves closer to the need for direct external support from its European partners, the increased risk to the country's creditors may prompt further rating actions. The official estimates of recapitalising Spain's banking system have risen significantly and the country's indirect reliance on European Central Bank (ECB) funding via its banks has been growing. Moody's is assessing the implications of these increased pressures and will take any rating actions necessary to reflect the risk to Spanish government creditors. Moody's rating on Spain is currently A3 with a negative outlook.

However, Spain's banking problem is largely specific to the country and is not likely to be a major source of contagion to other euro area countries, except for Italy, which likewise has a growing funding reliance on the ECB through its banks.

In contrast, Moody's says that if the risk of a Greek exit from the euro were to rise further, it could lead to additional rating pressures throughout the region. Greece's exit from the euro would lead to substantial losses for investors in Greek securities, both directly as a result of the redenomination and indirectly as a result of the severe macroeconomic dislocation that would likely follow. It could also pose a threat to the euro's continued existence.

The risk of a Greek exit particularly affects the credit standing of Cyprus (Ba1, Negative), Portugal (Ba3, Negative), Ireland (Ba1, Negative), Italy (A3, Negative) and Spain. However, should Greece leave the euro, posing a threat to the euro's continued existence, Moody's would review all euro area sovereign ratings, including those of the Aaa nations.


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Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:22 | 2508979 fightthepower
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Fuck you Bernanke!

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:29 | 2509011 Manthong
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Good thing there is no risk of default..

anywhere..  at any time.. for any reason..

including no real money left anywhere..

plenty of caca de toro chips to post as collateral.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:37 | 2509041 world_debt_slave
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and the sick charade continues

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 21:46 | 2509444 brooklynlou
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As long as Germany keeps paying the band the dance continues ...

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 23:13 | 2509548 markmotive
Fri, 06/08/2012 - 23:42 | 2509569 The Big Ching-aso
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Moody's sure getting real PMessy here lately. 

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 02:38 | 2509717 Michael
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Spain is a perfect example of a Euro currency model that doesn't work for them, as was predicted.

Just look at them now.

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 08:29 | 2509958 Chief KnocAHoma
Sat, 06/09/2012 - 08:03 | 2509933 disabledvet
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"M&M alert from the M&M guy's":
Alert me when Eric Sprott say's "buy a house in the Tortugas."

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 08:30 | 2509959 RiverRoad
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All the "real money" has been, and continues to be, stuffed into tax havens.

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 09:17 | 2509987 GMadScientist
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But "real money" is an oxymoron.

No amount of zeroes in the Caymans will save the likes of Mittens in the collapse.

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 09:34 | 2510006 RiverRoad
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All of the "so called" "real money".  There fixed it.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:36 | 2509327 The Monkey
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Those are strong words.  You must have been lined up short.

Anyway, your sentiment itself is bearish, so stay put and see what happens.


Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:49 | 2509357 Buck Johnson
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Spain doesn't want to be humiliated, but yet over the course of the economic contagion they kept saying everything is fine nothing to worry about.  They need to eat some humble pie.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 21:48 | 2509447 brooklynlou
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Spain, just suck it up and strap the red gag ball on. Trust me, Greece didn't spit on it much ...

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 23:33 | 2509572 The Big Ching-aso
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It looks like a race 2 the bottom between Greece & Spain.  I'll have 2 give it 2 Greece as they're used 2 coming from behind.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 21:26 | 2509411 Al Gorerhythm
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Fuck you, Rand.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 22:26 | 2509486 lewy14
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Fuck you, rand()


Fri, 06/08/2012 - 23:46 | 2509592 Freddie
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Moodys is owned by Warner Buffert and Charlie Mung-man.   They are fe***hing each other in the bath.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:25 | 2508988 SolidSnake961
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its all coordinated to keep markets up, don't fight the central planning......stay long or get squeezed

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:28 | 2509010 stocktivity
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It's all Bullshit!

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 19:41 | 2509203 BlandJoe24
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i think the Moody's warning is to put extra pressure on all parties of this weekend's Euro summit so they come up with something "positive" buy more time...put off the pain....Which would be bullish for Monday...

but i'm just guessing

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:17 | 2509292 valley chick
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good guess!!  :)  I wouldn't prepare the popcorn for Monday ...I would get ready with the skittles...

My question is why didn't Moody's just go ahead and downgrade Spain...heck they are already late for the party...unless of course it is merely smoke and mirrors.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:25 | 2509308 BlandJoe24
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actual downgrade = done deal, margin/collateral hikes from ECB (see Tyler's explanation of what happens when all the ratings agencies drop below BBB) -> high percentage quick Spain collapse


warning of downgrade = "come up with something this weekend!!!.... or else..."

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:36 | 2509324 valley chick
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thats right! IMO Moody's at this point is merely drama or else they would have been in there earlier to downgrade.  Extend and Pretend a little longer with meetings, plans of more meetings, summits...kick...kick...kick...a little further.  Throw out non definative action phrases to pump...pump...pump the "market".


Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:47 | 2509351 The Monkey
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(or at least, better time your shorts...)

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 08:08 | 2509935 duo
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I hear stories hourly on the radio and TV about how American jobs depend on Europe not crashing.  The sheeple are being conditioned for the massive printing that is a few weeks away, because if we don't we will all lose our jobs.  $6 gas, $5 bread?  That's the price we Americans willhave to pay so that we can keep our jobs (like we export so much stuff to Europe).

Ben pretty much said it on Thursday.  QE is off the table, but if Europe explodes, "we have the tools".

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:24 | 2508989 HelluvaEngineer
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* Rand Paul to visit EU, fix everything

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:25 | 2508991 slewie the pi-rat
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the dump pump and hump

gloom & doom from loonieToonz

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:36 | 2509038 francis_sawyer
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 "This is a fucking shithole

The assholes I hang out with.

I can't believe them sometimes.

Everybody has to dump on somebody!

Nobody can do it straight, right?

My pa gets dumped on at work,

so he dumps on my mother.                  

The spics dump on us,

so we have to dump on them.                  

Everybody's dumping on everybody.

Even the humping is dumping"


Fri, 06/08/2012 - 19:06 | 2509125 financial apoca...
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one of my all time fav quotes

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 23:49 | 2509597 Freddie
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Now people are dumping on Travolta, his toupes and his gayness.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:25 | 2508992 Muppet Pimp
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I can't believe they are pledging the towels.  I had planned on opening an account on Monday to get one, now the ECB gets them all.  Life is not fair.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 19:05 | 2509121 tbd108
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I want one of those towels! How about an ambitious Zero Hedger cornering the market on them. I pledge in advance to pay $50.00 for a genuine Spanish Spiderman towel (hopefully big enough to take to the beach this summer).

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:25 | 2508993 midgetrannyporn
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Moody's, lulz

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:26 | 2508995 Tao 4 the Show
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Obama and Monti both mouthing warnings today. Probably not a coincidence.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:29 | 2509016 HaroldWang
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Obama didn't mouth a warning, he told you Spain will get a bank bailout. Market understood this and rallied. It was pretty clear. I can't understand why people weren't getting this earlier.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:32 | 2509024 slewie the pi-rat
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they just don't have your experience on zH?

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:46 | 2509076 Tao 4 the Show
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I think Harold is looking to play the markets. Personally, I am more interested in how "they" are playing us.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 19:07 | 2509124 slewie the pi-rat
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he may learn to turn, but he seems to be just trying to out-robo robo with the trollery and certainty 

just anther troll;  maybe created by zH itself, as many must be, at this point...

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 19:25 | 2509170 ThirdWorldDude
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You think Harold & The Trolls is a product courtesy of ZH's Auto Immune Deficiency? 

Why, that explains a lot!  :)

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:38 | 2509043 Tao 4 the Show
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Key here is that markets no longer serve as the signals they once did. Nearly all is manipulated to the extent possible. So value shifts to watching the tactics of the manipulators. Why a change in approach?

As we are now moved more by some deliberate purpose, one can also watch for intent, etc. Those mirror neurons come in handy.

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 10:14 | 2510036 DeadFred
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We can hope this is true. Since the mirroring neural system is largely absent in sociopaths the majority of wall street traders will be unable to use that technique. It fact that may explain why there are so many momos out there, they are unable to get inside the minds of the manipulators so momo is all they have left.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:43 | 2509339 Nid
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Btw, "mouthing" would imply a level of insincerity.

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 12:00 | 2510216 BeetleBailey
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Lot of us did get it......but akin to 2000 1st and 2nd quarter....lots also are not getting sucked into this Polyanna rally....

short term wrong...longer term..,..down.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:29 | 2509017 slewie the pi-rat
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only the tao itself is truly coincidental...

you look like you're in the mood...

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:27 | 2508999 Tsar Pointless
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So S&P 1400 by - what, the 20th, then?

Is this bullish, or is it just me? And, by "me", I mean pointless?

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:59 | 2509375 max2205
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Pssss, take the money and shut up.


Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:27 | 2509001 HaroldWang
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Key sentence here (not in bold in your post, oddly): However, Spain's banking problem is largely specific to the country and is not likely to be a major source of contagion to other euro area countries, except for Italy, which likewise has a growing funding reliance on the ECB through its banks.

Market will like that sentence and is fully expecting another downgrade. Market is also expecting really poor data from China. So when Chinese data is bad, Spain gets a mention of a possible bailout on Saturday and come Monday, market rallies big at the open. 

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:34 | 2509027 GernB
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You're missing the bigger picture. This is clearly bad news, which should send the market lower. Since that would surely trigger more QE it's good news. So in the new reality bad news is good news making the market go up, and being contrarian is a contrarian indicator.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:38 | 2509045 HaroldWang
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No, I'm not missing the bigger picture. That's exactly what I'm seeing and why the market will like all of this "bad" news come Monday morning. We all know the market loves some QE and this puts more of it on the table. Look at SPY AH, it's up. Sure it's Friday AH in a really thin market but it does give you some indication of what the market thinks of all of this "bad" news - Spain, China, Greece, downgrades, etc.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:41 | 2509066 GernB
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Hey, I was joking, but it's only funny because it's true. Only in the current environment can bad news cause equities to rally and the stock market plunging make it go up.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:45 | 2509072 Nid
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".....sure, it was the second lowest volume day of the year, and the lowest volume week of the year, but SPY  is up AH...and as we all know, it's perfectly logical and fundamentally sound for the equity market to price in the utmost, best case scenario (even when Gold and Oil are down)...what's wrong with you rubes? Don't you get the game? Buy everything..."

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:46 | 2509075 Rainman
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Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:50 | 2509088 slewie the pi-rat
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dude!  you've been here less that a month and you have less than 1 page of posts! 

robo_t you ain't

i agree the close today was bullish and positive

but today is over; and:  the market isn't real;  and it certainly isn't trading on news or even rumors of what you call QE; or even news about downgrades

it is trading (?) on fiat banksterism and it is

  • screwed
  • down
  • tight

that is all...  buh-bye, now!

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 19:04 | 2509118 GernB
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My theory is that right now, with the printing presses taking a break, it's trading on technicals. It's all 200 day moving averages, fibonacci retracements, MACDs, TRINs, oversold and over bought indications, correlations, trends and countertrends. It's algos trying to play other traders. Most importantly it is reacting to every little statement and headline as in indicator of what other traders will do. It's not about the news any more, it's about what other traders will read into the news.

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 10:12 | 2510032 BlandJoe24
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"It's not about the news any more, it's about what other traders will read into the news."

Clarifying - thanks.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:29 | 2509012 aleph0
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These RAs are so transparent it's almost funny .... the Modern Eco-Hit-Men .

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:35 | 2509029 fonzannoon
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The important thing is that the US extend the Bush tax cuts repeal the automatic spending cuts and increase borrowing and spending so we can grow our way out. Otherwise they may downgrade us. Unfuckingreal.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:36 | 2509035 HD
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"Germany may have conditions when bailing the broke country's banks out, and Spain is just not cool with that"

Sure, I come to Zero Hedge for the accurate information hard to get anywhere else - but I stay for "can you believe this shit?" attitude.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:44 | 2509342 Yen Cross
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  A woman contacted me Re ; Your wife HD.  Would you like me to forward the email?  I can be reached via

  This was almost 2 weeks ago, but I have been in Singapore. I'll forward her post if you would like. I'm not interested in the forum.

 Let me know so I can give her a follow-up. Thanks Yen.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 22:05 | 2509465 HD
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Hi Yen

  It's very, very thoughtful of you to think of the Mrs.

She had another surgery a week ago and they got clean margins (no cancer in healthy tissue). She's healing well - but the itching is driving her nuts. She's still deciding on whether or not to do radiation again.  always another hoop to jump through.

Thank you for your kind offer - but please don't go to any bother. My wife is very involved with a couple on-line forums and a local support group that has been great for her.

Have a great weekend - thanks again.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 23:46 | 2509576 Yen Cross
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  Thanks for taking the time (HD) . ( much appreciated) I'll forward your thoughts.  My best to your Wife and Family.

   Don't be a stranger!

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 00:30 | 2509645 Freddie
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Get well.

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 02:41 | 2509743 HD
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Thanks everyone

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:36 | 2509037 junkyardjack
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Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:39 | 2509054 HD
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Agreed. Long insanity.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:37 | 2509042 lolmao500
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When will they man the fuck up and downgrade the UK, the US and Japan???

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:39 | 2509055 magpie
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Perhaps after they have to hike rates ?

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:55 | 2509052 no life
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Now more towels?? Shit, man.. I could of used as a clean-up rag.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:40 | 2509057 GernB
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Rating agencies serve a very important purpose in the new reality. They confirm what we already know, but is in stark contradiction to the fantasy picture being peddled in the mainstream financial news. Thus they make it hard for markets to live in complete denial (at least for a day or two until the next politician or technocrat speaks).

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:41 | 2509060 fonzannoon
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Long inflationary depression

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:40 | 2509061 newengland
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Maybe it's the time of the month to get moody; hormonal surge or somethin.

Or some good old fashioned kick ass about to be delivered to the fakers.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 19:10 | 2509132 ThirdWorldDude
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Don't expect anything hormonal out of Warren, he only gets moody when the brown envelope doesn't arrive in time.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:47 | 2509080 lolmao500
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In other news (good ones for once)

May sees 20.6% increase in firearms sales checks over same month last year; 24th straight month over month increase

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 02:25 | 2509728 Lord Koos
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Not sure how increased ownership of weapons of personal destruction is good news... it's not a positive portent.

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 09:54 | 2510019 knightowl77
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It means the sheep are trading in their pitchforks for something more robust....To me that is a positive.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:53 | 2509096 edzorino
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Must be something big going down as Cameron and his band of clowns are in a 'secret' meeting that has been going on for a few hours. I rather suspect that Spain's capital requirements are in excess of even the largest estimates. I've got the figure pegged somewhere between 500-700 billion euros.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:59 | 2509104 jmcadg
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When I were a lad at school if I got a B-, I'd be jumping for joy!

The quality of Agency ratings these days aren't what they used to be ;)

I think they're in a race to the bottom just like the currencies.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 19:02 | 2509109 Snakeeyes
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The PIIGS are already "the killer b's" and Geithner thinks that TARP for Europe will work (when LTRO didn't)?

Obama and Geithner are frantic. Besides, the US mess is our own fault, not Europe's.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 19:17 | 2509150 jerry685
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Could be the bank jog has been underestimated....and under reported


They may have to give them some cash / credit or they go belly up next week...


Which is better ....give them money and keep the ponzi going ...

or let them go down ..dragging anyone they can grasp on to down with them....

The accountants will let us know next week...

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:37 | 2509328 John_Coltrane
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Fear is more powerful than greed.  Thus, the ongoing bank runs/capital flight is likely quite acute.  Thus, any dithering (and you can also count on Eurocrats to dither until after the Greek elections) will make the problem irreversible.   Look for capital controls-or failing that-a banking system collapse.  In a 20:1 levered system just 5% capital flight means insolvency.  Ain't leverage great!

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 19:25 | 2509169 Frank N. Beans
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spider-man towels


Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:10 | 2509270 skepticCarl
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Spain's banks will get what they need.  It won't be fair, it won't be transparent, and it won't be a permanent solution, but pigmen always get their way.  You can take that to the bank.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:25 | 2509304 magpie
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That sounds straitforward, but TARP led to a crash and remember not all banks and bankers are created equal.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:57 | 2509366 Caviar Emptor
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@skeptic: you got that right buddy. Banks and sovereigns will get bailed. But notice the growing side-effect: nobody beleives in the laws of supply-demand and comeptition anymore. Bailouts and rescues and easing are the new normal. Nobody thinks that money is created through labor. It's become a political tool where he who owns the printing press decides who's "labor" is worth anything. Confidence in money itself is dropping. we're only different from Zimbabwe by degree 

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 08:25 | 2509953 Ricky Bobby
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Well said Caviar! 

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 08:43 | 2509964 disabledvet
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What if it fails? Then what?
4.2 billion dollar debt for a "redevelopment Agency" sounds like a lot of money for San Jose. How big of City are we talking here?,_California
doesn't seem small. doesn't seem poor either. "one of the richest cities in the world" actually.
what's going on with the political stuff?
oops! they appear to be going bankrupt!
what was the name of the great California band again?

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:52 | 2509298 Yen Cross
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 The [ obscure: Fitch/ Egan-Jones , ratings agencies are dropping TAPE BOMBS in London these days? Ahh that Jubilee!


     This crap has been telegraphed for EVER! First the banks , then the sovereigns.   VISA/VerSA in Europe!

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:54 | 2509364 Billy Shears
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I think Greece benefits more from being a "member" of the Euro than Italy does and think Italy would be more likely to go-it-alone, so to speak, and leave the zone more readily and willingly than Greece.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 21:31 | 2509419 Caviar Emptor
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I love how MSM tell the public that the world is divided between "bulls and bears". Two blind and mindless "teams" that are willing to throw their money at a cause, not on the basis of profitability or valuation. It's like being a sports fan, not an investor

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 22:28 | 2509491 HD
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Indeed. Of course, no different in politics, religion, race, gender, geography, you name it  - it's always an "us" vs "them" mentality. Seems to be hardwired into most people.


Fri, 06/08/2012 - 22:26 | 2509487 Yen Cross
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 If? I'm just saying if!

   I would have hedged (aud/jpy) and (aud/usd) with a 40 pip spread, 120 seconds before the market closed.

 Turd, I apologize. I did (NOT) think aud/usd would squeeze 400 pips! The trend is still intact, and I still think we could explore (93). I did well on the short lived / China rate cut though.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 23:17 | 2509552 JackT
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How does it even matter anymore. It is no longer "if"'but "When". Exponential this exponential that, not since 2008 this...not since 2009 that's. We have not made any progress, it's as if 4 years of our lives have not occurred, yet we cannot correct our wrongs nor solidify our rights.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 23:35 | 2509575 Yen Cross
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    You certainly make sense.   Ask me Sunday after the Carnival.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 23:46 | 2509591 EB1
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I don't think a deal gets done just yet.  The idiots will squabble for every Euro.  Downside and retest of recent lows next week. 

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 23:53 | 2509600 blueskies123
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Does anyone care to answer why futures closed super green tonight with all the latest bad news. or is the bad news (I consider this really bad news) simply considered good news ?

(because it means it's so bad that QE3 will be announced at the next FOMC meeting on June 19th)

DOW (mini) Futures:

12554.2 12503.0 97.00

S&P 500 (mini) Futures:

1325.66 1322.0 12.00

NASDAQ (mini) Futures:

2559.21 2557.0 26.50
Sat, 06/09/2012 - 00:22 | 2509639 Yen Cross
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Does anyone care to answer why futures closed super green tonight with all the latest bad newsblueskies123


  Not Really .  Perhaps  it's time  to read a chart?  What are the (q) / (y) levels in {nq/vx}?  What is alpha?


  What is DELTA?

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 08:49 | 2509968 disabledvet
Sat, 06/09/2012 - 00:48 | 2509665 Sandmann
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Spain's banking problem is largely specific to the country and is not likely to be a major source of contagion to other euro area countries,

How does Spain having lots of real-estate loans have no impact outside Spain when RBS has £18 billion exposure and that is regarded as small compared to France and Germany ?

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 00:50 | 2509669 Sandmann
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So they shovel in some money from another country where it is called LIabilities and move it across the table where it becomes Assets as they wait for Deus Ex Machina to turn up

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 02:22 | 2509725 Lord Koos
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Fuck Moody's.

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 02:57 | 2509766 luckylongshot
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Why is it that as the inevitable and predictable systemic collapse of the fractional reserve banking system unfolds before our eyes we have to read a whole pile of BS about bailouts and ratings frrom supposedly informed experts?

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 04:35 | 2509821 John Ford Kennedy
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How abt the DBRS ratings? Spain wont get margin hike unless DBRS lowered spain to step 3 ratings


Sat, 06/09/2012 - 06:00 | 2509847 todayone
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Sat, 06/09/2012 - 06:11 | 2509853 falak pema
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Bond Vigilantes rampant in Euro land; a bit after the event as the financialised Rage is already spread world wide. 

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 06:40 | 2509872 IMA5U
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A nuke could go off and the market wouldn't care


The timing of bad news is everything

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 07:00 | 2509878 goldinpenguin
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Spain's RE bubble has burst with bad marking of bank assets to boot. In addition to that the regional govs are BK too, the perfect financial storm!

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 08:25 | 2509954 RiverRoad
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Sure...sure...just keep pouring money into the (bottomless pit) banks over there so the "smart money" can keep grabbing it and stuffing it into tax havens. 

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 09:03 | 2509979 DutchR
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Europe's Web of Debt (2010) :

And they fixed what in the last 2 years?




I think i'll open a nice bottle of single malt and get silly drunk....

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 09:13 | 2509984 AbbeBrel
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In thinking about the so-called "Chinese wall" between the corp-geeks and the BSD types (see Liar's Poker for the acronym) in investment banks, it seems to me that:

The bigger peril to worldwide finance is the collusion between the guvmint and the banksters in regions, for example, in Spain.   No doubt this is happening big time in China too.   And now the whole country of Spain for now and China for later is in a death stall from a mismanaged money flame-out.

Seems like a "Chinese wall" between guvmint and banksters might be better in the public space - regulatory-wise - than in the private regulatory space.   After all this investment banker's Chinese wall was erected (gotta love that term with respect to BSD) to prevent illicit profits from front-running.   But what is to protect global finance from tumbling into a bottomless pit of "delay and pray" tactics while free-falling in a Mark To Meaningless death spiral after the collusion has magnificently imploded in a Keyne's style "conventional failure" where no one can be blamed.

Be seeing you on the other side of the financial wormhole; em, what is left of you, that is.   Cheers, -AB

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 10:22 | 2510049 DutchR
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Spain: Financial Stability Assessment 

Press release:


Full report ( pdf alert)


"Under the adverse scenario, the largest banks would be sufficiently capitalized to withstand further deterioration, while several banks would need to increase capital buffers by about EUR 40 billion in aggregate to comply with the Basel III transition schedule (core tier 1 capital of 7 percent)."

So the real number is times 10 or am i to conservative.

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