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Friday Humor: The New Normal Asset Manager

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Curious why legendary hedge fund managers are shutting down shops left and right in disgust with the mockery that central planning and algorithmic short-termism had made of equity markets? Don't be: his name is Julian Marchese, he runs a "macro fund"... and he is 16. Don't get us wrong: we enjoy the next youth trading prodigy, and here the Schwab baby comes to mind, as much as everyone else. Our concern is when it is the people who have never even seen half of a business cycle that start running your money, and, probably worse, making money, which leads them to believe they know what they are doing, and gets gullible LPs to allocate capital to them based on a 3 month track record, when in reality the entire market is one merely primed for outperformance courtesy of central planner puts and priced to Bernie Madoff ponzi perfection, targeting a specific investor type. And here the Schwab baby comes to mind again.



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Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:20 | 2772796 Zopper
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E-Trade Baby - Annnnnnd its Gone Capital Management, LP

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:24 | 2772817 JPM Hater001
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I believe you meant to attach the classic South Park...And it's gone.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:46 | 2772904 TruthInSunshine
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When you start to see shit like this, especially promoted by the Clown Network that is cnBSc, it's almost guaranteed to be a slam dunk non-technical sign of a blow off top.

Head & Shoulders time. The technicals are quite peaky, a right shoulder looms, the underlying economy sucks far worse than any bleating MSM reading sheeple would ever be made aware of, and the valuations of 50x-500x P/E on companies that are shitty and/or profitless and/or still lobbing "we'll monetize our user base soon" grenades are starting to make circa-1999 look normal.

But I'm sure there's always that Bernank/Draghi "put" to save the day (just like it hasN'T in past times), on the assumption that said put is able to contravene basic laws of economics, arithmetic & consumer psychology permanently.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:50 | 2772933 Pladizow
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I recomend this kid focus on ({}).

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:52 | 2772943 economics9698
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Pussy, tits, ass?

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:55 | 2772957 Pladizow
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You'd prefer ( . )( . )  ?

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:16 | 2773020 Ahmeexnal
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German military occupation of europe begins:  Kosovo falls to the wehrmacht.

German General Volker Halbauer took command of NATO's KFOR troops in Kosovo on Friday as the flaring ethnic tensions in the majority-Serb north remain a challenge for the 5,600-strong force.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:38 | 2773087 JPM Hater001
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Here is my final thought on the kid. 

If he shines shoes and gives stock tips it's time to get out.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:59 | 2773128 dwdollar
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Did he even have hair on his dick in 2008?

Sooo... basically the little shit discovered what stocks were in March of 2009 (by sheer fucking luck) and put all of Mommy and Daddy's money into the casino. CNBC must be getting REAL desperate now.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 17:14 | 2773179 FEDbuster
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Maybe he can partner up with Corzine's new fund?  Then he will learn what the underside of a bus looks like.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 17:44 | 2773243 Joeman34
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He didn't build it, he had help from the central planners...

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 19:15 | 2773470 UP Forester
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Now we know what Max Fischer looks like....

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 19:52 | 2773550 Ahmeexnal
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Max Fischer, Civis Asswipus

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 20:04 | 2773566 GetZeeGold
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Oh crap..undo.


Undo, undo...



Fri, 09/07/2012 - 21:32 | 2773722 Lore
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The kid is sensitive to currency movements, so he'll probably be fine. Anyone with time and patience should be able to make double digits just by playing currency swings.

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 15:40 | 2775029 fourchan
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fucking noob.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:09 | 2779843 Lore
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It's better than holding bonds.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 13:23 | 2776324 TruthInSunshine
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"The kid is sensitive to currency movements, so he'll probably be fine. Anyone with time and patience should be able to make double digits just by playing currency swings."


He'll be a Canadian version of Mrs. Watanabe before he knows it!


'Mrs. Watanabes' Blamed for Yen Surge -
Fri, 09/07/2012 - 22:17 | 2773790 Sylvia Plath
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I don't see the problem with this... the system needs people like this... so someone can lose money while the smart traders (ahem HFT's...) can take!

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 19:53 | 2773552 smlbizman
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he sounds more like a parrot who sits in front of the clown channel alllll dayyyy looonnnggg....

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:44 | 2773107 quintago
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Pretty sure his breath stills smells like breast milk.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:02 | 2772987 Dr. Richard Head
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Looks like a goatse to me. The 16 year-old trade that is.  Not sure what emoticon that was. .AHAHAH

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:58 | 2772973 Agent P
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Once he discovers that, his intelligence will begin to least that's what happened to me...still beats a 30% return any day of the week!

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:59 | 2772979 resurger
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Tell him to remove the tampon first

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:05 | 2772992 economics9698
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Thank god a mans nose is on his face and not on his dick.  


Fri, 09/07/2012 - 18:07 | 2773301 stocktivity
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This pretty much confirms the end of this bubble is near.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:50 | 2772934 Ahmeexnal
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the next bruno iksil?

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:52 | 2772941 economics9698
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Wal-Mart, Coke, and McDonalds.  I think I could have made that call.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:56 | 2772965 veyron
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It's not the kid's fault that others are telling him he is a great trader ...

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:06 | 2772998 Ahmeexnal
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But it's his fault in believing those lies they say about him.

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 02:56 | 2774050 Zero Debt
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In the later part of the interview he said he was short Euros.

This was on Wed 5 sept. EUR/USD touched a low at 1.25 and then rallied to over 1.28.


Sat, 09/08/2012 - 03:56 | 2774108 joe6px
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I think your double speak is bordering on thought-crime.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:44 | 2773102 JuliaS
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Hey, don't make fun of him! He read a book!

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:55 | 2773139 Ahmeexnal
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by Dr. Seuss?

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 04:19 | 2774113 joe6px
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Young genius as he may or may not be. he has had success on his side up to this point.  What the young lad may be lacking is the experience in the real world.  A lot of old timers bring this up.  Simply because they have seen what the 'new and improved' world and what it brought.   Those farmers had to work to overcome all the difficulties it brought..  Small, local farmers feed the world and that is worth working the land and a sense of pride it brings.  Gangsters, Motorcycle Gangs, and Wall Street all starve a much deserved death without them.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 20:41 | 2773629 The trend is yo...
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The writing is always on the wall in plain site at the top.  In 1999, the peak of CNBS, they had a show called Buy, Sell or Hold where sheep would call in for an opinion on thier favorite pony.  I will never forget the number of 10-11 year old's calling in about their internet stocks because their parents gave them 10k to "invest" in the stock market.  Here we are in 2012 where sheep is handing over millions to a 16 year old cuz he's some sort of whiz kid....or somthin

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 17:31 | 2776798 TruthInSunshine
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I still remember when Leonard the Monkey, who basically was a chimp that they gave a ball ping hammer to so he could smash the "buy," "sell," or "hold" buttons, would routinely beat Jimmy Jam Cramer ('Crames' as I used to call him) for months on end in a stock picking duel.

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 03:44 | 2774104 joe6px
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Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated.  TPTB are indoctrinating a new generation.  What other explanation could there be given the current situation?

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 08:25 | 2774236 GeezerGeek
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Of course we will be assimilated. After being Corzined, what else is left? After all, the DNC just announced that we all belong to the government now, didn't it? (Beats being left to fend for myself if those racist, dastardly Repubs win in November!)

When I'm borgified I want to be 6 of 9, right next to 7 of 9.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:44 | 2772905 economics9698
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When the Red Army was circling around Berlin the only chance the German civilians, women, had was 16 year old boys that defend the city from the barbarian hordes.

Is history repeating itself?

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 17:10 | 2773170 JuliaS
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We also had 16 year old Jewish boys enforcing Nazi imposed curfew in Warsaw in 1940's.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 19:47 | 2773538 economics9698
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George Soros.  Pamella Geller doesn't call it Jewicide for nothing.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 21:23 | 2773706 The Shootist
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The Buffett jeuden?

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 13:25 | 2776329 TruthInSunshine
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What Soros wouldn't do for a buck...


No seriously (equivalent of "take my wife, for instance" joke)....


What Soros wouldn't do for a buck.

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 05:05 | 2774129 joe6px
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could modern 16 yr olds have the dicipline or attention span to even stand guard?

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 08:37 | 2774250 mjcOH1
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Depends on whether the ritalin ration gets distributed.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:50 | 2772930 Pladizow
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Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:24 | 2772819 Silver Bug
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Wow what a joke, who is this kid??

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:43 | 2772900 kito
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any more of a joke than any of the professional lemming investment bank analysts often cited by tyler??????????

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:52 | 2772937 EvlTheCat
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Are you still calling no more QE this year?

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:24 | 2773034 TruthInSunshine
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- Kito: "any more of a joke than any of the professional lemming investment bank analysts often cited by tyler??????????"


He's not any more of a joke; less so, actually.

The joke is that a virgin like this is brought on in a lame-ass attempt to project the notion that the "markets" are anything other than a chum tank for Goldman/JPM/SAC next-to-or-underneath-the-"exchanges" co-located servers.

Look at the actually credible names that returned partner money, permanently closed shop, and retired in the last 2 years.  It's an epic list who had dozens of billions AUM each, and they essentially went Galt.

This kid will always have an interesting story to tell (with video to back him up) about how Melissa Lee, or whatever the fuck her name is, interviewed him for several minutes on the Clown Network in the years ahead, after he and his "investors" are made painfully aware that it was just that his cherry hadn't been popped yet.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:30 | 2773061 Manthong
Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:50 | 2773117 Bay of Pigs
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"short the Euro"?

He got fucking killed today. Nice try KID.

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 08:27 | 2774240 GeezerGeek
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Probably had to change his diaper after seeing that happen.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 20:07 | 2773570 Whoa Dammit
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Just before the bubble burst they had all of the grannies who were in stock clubs on TV who had made sooo much money with their investments. This round they are using kids.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 20:56 | 2773668 Freddie
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It is all typical TV brainwashing psy/ops to F the public.  CNBC is like watching a casino with lights and noise. This kid is only 16 and he is cleaning up in the market so you (suckers) should join him. Even a kid can do this.   Total brainwashing and propaganda.  It goes on in WSJ, Money, Smart Money et al.

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 09:23 | 2774324 Bogdog
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OMG, every time my Smart Money issue arrives I have a gag/nausea response. Thank gawd it was a gift subscription and I didn't pay for it.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 17:22 | 2773185 kito
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Fri, 09/07/2012 - 17:08 | 2773166 Bay of Pigs
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Yeah, and your "strong doelarr" call got smoked today didn't it? DXY breaks 80 and it's going way down the elevator shaft.

Oh, and look at GOLD & SILVER...


Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:52 | 2772928 Yen Cross
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 Let's talk about " , parents "living vicariously" through their offspring!...

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:02 | 2772989 Son of Loki
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"We regret to inform you, your money has been 'Corzined.'"

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:17 | 2773024 ziggy59
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Thats one baby Boomer ...boom goes your portfolio..

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:22 | 2772799 Yen Cross
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Fisher Price/Goldmans has a new "Finger Puppet(muppet)"?

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:21 | 2772801 Gene Parmesan
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What a joke.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:22 | 2772802 Jason T
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i think this kid has a deeper voice than me!  

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:23 | 2772807 dolph9
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CNBC is desperate.

Keep up the good work everyone.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:23 | 2772809 AldoHux_IV
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Here's a tip for the kid-- stay long and true to central planners (soul and capacity for individual thought be damned) and you'll continue reaching the higher echelons of finance... if that's what you really want.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:30 | 2772810 e-man
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Like Ann Barnhardt said: "GET THE HELL OUT NOW!!!!!"

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:56 | 2772966 francis_sawyer
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Comment of the day! :-)

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:23 | 2773037 ziggy59
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I thought 18 was mininum age for a series 7 license?

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:23 | 2772812 The Axe
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Did the   E-Trade baby do a takeover???

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:23 | 2772813 SeverinSlade
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He invested in RIMM because it was "patriotic."

Try selling that in a letter to future clients.

"We are investing in GM because it is patriotic!"

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:48 | 2772924 NotApplicable
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A RIMM job in every pot?

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:23 | 2772814 Meesohaawnee
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i always thought it was Etrade. .my bad. managers leaving? great i hope this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the collateral damage on "markets" that ben has created

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:24 | 2772818 ebworthen
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Hey, put him in the cockpit of the next L.A. to New York flight or behind the knife of the next cardiac bypass at the Mayo Clinic.

Why not?

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:39 | 2772888 I did it by Occident
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hye, that  reminds me of that show "the Pretender" which was in the late 90s.  Anyways, the main guy was a quick study who was able to become anybody.  Anyways,...

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:25 | 2772822 FoxMulder
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When I was 16 I spent most of my day masturbating...actually I still do.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:27 | 2772832 Meesohaawnee
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isnt that what markets are today? They dont call it "stimulus" for nothin........

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:50 | 2772932 NotApplicable
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No, you're referring to the "regulators."

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:34 | 2772871 debtor of last ...
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It's called 'easing' nowadays.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:37 | 2772882 sodbuster
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Well, the financial markets ARE one big circle jerk- same as fraud street.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:55 | 2772960 resurger
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Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:41 | 2773093 Temporalist
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Quick send your resume to the SEC they are sure to hire you for your "skillz."

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:25 | 2772823 mckee
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Puberty bitchez

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:01 | 2772983 slewie the pi-rat
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the first time i told my kid (separately;  diff ages) the truth about "it" they thought i was nuts

then they got older and i got smarter;  just like my mom said!  L0L

here's what i told the little bilge rats :>

  • the woman chooses the man b/c she wants him to be the father of her children
  • the man chooses the woman b/c he likes the way she smells
Fri, 09/07/2012 - 19:24 | 2773493 Bastiat
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As a guy once said:  I'll stop looking at your ass when you stop looking at my car.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:25 | 2772824 AllThatGlitters
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For anybody that listened, the kid called for a Euro Short 2 days ago, LOL.  So much for his 2 years of "20-30% per year" since 2009.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:27 | 2772836 Seorse Gorog fr...
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Better than the anti-Stolper trade then.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:37 | 2772883 Dapper Dan
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He only executes trades based on technicals,  I heard that!

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:26 | 2772830 azzhatter
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Is that fucking worthless dicksucking little fucktard Timmay 16 yet?

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:28 | 2772840 Vincent Vega
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Strange game... the only way to win is not to play.   ~Joshua

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:29 | 2772846 Schmuck Raker
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"A regular contributor to Seeking Alpha" LOL

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:29 | 2772848 youngman
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I think they get $200 for being on he has that going for him...but I bet hes heavy in Apple, Facebook, Green Mountain..what other trendy stocks are there.....he would never buy CAT

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:33 | 2772863 HelluvaEngineer
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Sooo...pretty much everything a 16 year old buys or uses each day.  Hey - that could be an ETF.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 19:42 | 2773527 lotsoffun
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until daddy and mommy get evicted and have to pay rent - and the 3,000 a month they don't pay on the mortgage dries up and so does the cable and the i-toy and the endless poppa johns pizzas.


Fri, 09/07/2012 - 18:01 | 2773281 TruthInSunshine
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Jones Soda.

A favorite of all 16 year old hedge fund managers.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:32 | 2772856 sdmjake
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LMAO....How's that EUR/USD short working out since Wednesday?

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:33 | 2772860 Xibalba
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he must have a line to Potter

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:34 | 2772868 HelluvaEngineer
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I'm sure they're "friends" on FB.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:33 | 2772864 Racer
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He said he looked at fundamentals and econmics... hmmm, and he goes long.....

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:48 | 2772925 azzhatter
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He got Obama confused with Jeff Spiccoli "I can fix it"

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:35 | 2772867 Larry Dallas
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Now I've seen everything:

Couple this article here with this one from Bloomberg discussing how Fund Managers can advertise for investors on billboards and milk cartons and this may prove to be as efficient of a retirement savings-cash burning furnace machine than the Knight algos.... Only not as fast.

He should call this Anthracite Capital LP. Ha! (or maybe I only think that name is funny).

Bullish prime brokers.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:34 | 2772872 Xibalba
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SpongeBob coins among assets seized by FBI from Peregrine HQ

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:53 | 2772945 NotApplicable
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What's funny is that this is most valuable asset PFG had.

"Whar's me money?"

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:39 | 2772886 EvlTheCat
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It's nice to see ZH is showcasing account holders in a few articles.  You could have renamed this article,

"A Salute To RobotTrader".

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:59 | 2772963 EvlTheCat
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I have that one bookmarked!  I play it when I am feel like tearing my hair out! :)

"sell gold buy momo"... <laughs with tears in his eyes>

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:10 | 2773003 fuu
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Sell gold buy Lulu.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:12 | 2773009 EvlTheCat
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sorry! duh :)

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:41 | 2772894 Vincent Vega
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It's the new strategy: the only way to keep the ponzi alive is to involve every man, woman, and child on the planet.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:42 | 2772899 machinegear
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Where the hell else is he going to get a job? He knows all too well that if you don't know chit you buy a tie then go work in the financial sector.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:43 | 2772901 Bastiat
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Future Roadkill.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:43 | 2772903 hettygreen
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I'm waiting for a more 'mature' chimp or gorilla with good dart throwing skills to set up shop before I get back in.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:44 | 2772906 Yen Cross
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  Uhh, we invested in RIM? /Uh we like U.S. equities, because uh Europe and Asia just don't look as good.

   Uh I'm the CEO, of " Home Skooled" basement babies, and we are now long "healthcare". P&G & Kimberly Clark( diapers & sippy cups)!

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:31 | 2773038 slewie the pi-rat
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it IS easy tho, Y/C

even you or i could do it...

a few years ago my gf decided to "open a trading account";  i told her don't

so she told her financial adviser and asked him how much money they could "spare" at that point after the cars, vacations, and of course, shoes,  buying dinner in a 4-star for the entire peace movement, and $1500 for someone to advise her on "publishing her book"

so she gets a $$ number and goes "online" to see about an account

she calls me :> slewie (i loved her for that)!  i'm gonna open an account with charlesS! 

moi :> don't open it till you send for the prospectus and read it

msZ :> they're already sending it!  i'm so ...  excited!  can't i just use my credit card to open this?

:> call me when you finish reading it, ok?

well, she "got it" (somehow) and didn't send charlesS the check!  she did ask me how the hell anybody could understand THAT?  and i told her hardly anyone could or did, including her "advisor",  apparently...'s the boilerplate, BiCheZ  L0L

how was this for you?  :> Chart for U.S $

did you cash, get whiplash, or were you out getting gas? or a little gash?  i saw yer stuff to the "6-man" the other nite;  now!   do you have my pumpkin, or not?  L0L!!!

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 17:02 | 2773155 Yen Cross
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 I went long aud/usd, as the 200day sma was in the 1.03223 area, and there was a huge bull candle. I T/P @ 1.03500 (trailing stop)

  Went flat and waiting to play the Sunday gap. (other than)Yes I have a small GBP/AUD in the money short open. The pretext of my trade originated with a short (aud/jpy) entry point!

   If usd/jpy bounces, then aud/usd will be a under performer. It will pressure aud/jpy.  The "gbp" trade looks most vulnerable to me.

        Heavily overbought, and used by (Eastern Europe/Middle Eastern) sovereigns to rinse flows. The best to you and your family Slewie! :-)

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:45 | 2772912 NotAMathWhiz
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Abandon all hope.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:02 | 2772988 resurger
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We are so FUCKED!


Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:45 | 2772914 Milton Waddams
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This is one step removed from some fifth grade teacher starting a stock picking contest for his students... which almost always happens before the market is ready to put in a cyclical top.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:53 | 2772929 oldfruit1
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come on guys give him break! just a kid!

when i started trading albeit a bit later at 18/19 i thought i knew everything too :) ..when you make A bit of money you fool yourself into thinkig you " get it"...soon enough the market will give you a good kicking ..makes you learn (or give up trading) which is why its best to get these lessons early on.

a little surprised that cnbc is calling this guy on air .. have all the "veterens" left the market after losing their shirts? is this kid the metaphorial shoe shine boy who gave jp morgan a stock tip? GET SHORT US EQUITIES GUYS HEHEHE OOOPS JUST BOUGHT  TRUCKLOAD OF SMITH & WESSON STOCK INTO THE CLOSE FEELING A BIT NERVOUS NOW :( 

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:57 | 2772967 Yen Cross
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Old Fruit, respectfully... Money mismanagement is no joking matter. You were 18/19 not a undeveloped 16! You sure as hell weren't on CNBS talking your daddys book!

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:49 | 2773115 oldfruit1
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well not sure who's money he's managing, if it's his own family's then who cares, if its hardworking people's investments  then i of course i would be concerned.

im sure in the old days they had half decent strategists & analysts on there, seems to be a lot of airhead bimbos interviewing various loud mouth spivs who dont look like they could trade their way out of a paper bag .. guess anyone with any self respect wouldnt be seen dead on here these days. 

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 17:50 | 2773259 Yen Cross
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It seems that we are in general agreement oldfruit1 , (sans the ancillaries).

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 19:08 | 2773453 Freebird
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Good luck to the boy. In the meantime I'm making a about 40K a month, working from home simply on my laptop. Yes I responded to one of the spammers figuring that why should that bitch of a friend of my one eyed grandmother's lesbian next door neighbours aunt make all the dosh. Sweet.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:52 | 2772942 Margin Call
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Public markets have been lost to computers, more and more smart money is realizing this and moving into long-term private infrastructure and energy deals. 

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:54 | 2772949 resurger
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You are gagging for it?

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:55 | 2772958 monad
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First bailout before he's 18... first virgin bailout. They're going to love him in prison, somebody has to take the fall.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:58 | 2772972 Johnny Yuma
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Well, it's 2000 all over again. CNBS will be interviewing waiters and cab drivers next that are running "long/short funds with an emphasis in the emerging markets". We'll then be hearing from housewives that took an online course and are making $5k/day trading tech stocks. Something tells me this won't end well but I would imagine we will gun for the all time highs first... 

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 19:37 | 2773518 lotsoffun
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i'm getting crusty - but i think it was porn star jenna jameson quoted in nyc papers as 'disney sucks right now'.  2000 - 2001.  wonder how casey jordan does on her investments.  advice from charlie sheen?

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:03 | 2772991 Father Lucifer
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Q: What did one HFT say to the other?

A: Algo first.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:24 | 2773004 knukles
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Here's how the Olde Man Knukie sees it.

Most of the toddlers running OPM (Other People's Money) these days are products of a unique environment.
That being first, they are or are the progeny of the Me Generation, the post war baby boom children who grew up spoiled rotten, narcissistic, ego centric, anal, seriously challenged with respect to any sense of a broad based classical education view of the world.
Indeed they're the very products of the rottenness of society as can be imagined.  They are in part along with their parents, by and large responsible for the actual horseshit state of the world; bankrupt or barren in the truest of mental, intellectual, and spiritual senses, they should not by any stretch of the imagination be considered mature, responsible adults and cannot be considered as good civil human ladies and gentlemen.
In short, they display the very ethical and moral failings observed within the mirror of themselves, society as a whole.

Great folks to have run OPM.

Second, they have not been even close to experiencing a full market cycle.  Stop.  Their education, experience set is sorely lacking.  They know naught of inflation (real, as in pre-Volcker) serious capital market pricing (unrigged, real alpha generation, free of insider trading and information).  In fact much of thier successes have been based solely upon upward sloping yield curves in concert with negligible real costs of funds affording spectacular carry generated profits... and many yet fail, spectacularly and miserably with such gifts.

Moreover, there are not 14,000 or so fucking geniuses in the whole world that are smart enough to produce persistent, quality risk adjusted after fee rates of return from demonstrated proven intellectually solid investment processes; definable, repeatable, reproducible, understandable, simple.
In fact, most cannot even elucidate an investment process let alone define what one entails. (You all know, the "I can't tell you it's proprietary" horseshit.)

Shouldn't be.... we're surrounded with idiots parroting bundled rubbish polished to high patinas and sheens by the slickest of sales and marketing kinds (Who have ruined the investment business, BTW as it has become an asset accumulation effort as opposed to quality return generation) embraced by all participants to the "game" as reasonable when in fact, its nothing more than a cluster fuck of sociopaths.

That have begun to start feeding upon themselves.


Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:43 | 2773100 slewie the pi-rat
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so? [nobody's perfect...]

this gets slewie's "rant of the week" award, k_nuk [you get 2nd] :>

No CB Solutions: Liquidity vs Insolvency
By: Jim Willie CB


Fri, 09/07/2012 - 19:33 | 2773515 lotsoffun
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i posted this before - but an adult i knew seriously told me once 'this stuff cures cancer and aids'.  55 years old.  at one time he had been one of the most successful cocaine dealers in nyc.  he died homeless on the streets.  for some time - he did very well.  it's all cyclical.  things go up, things go down.  my response was 'i don't have either thanks, so , i think i'm ok for the time being'.  but - somebody was buying his story, at least for a while.

bennie - you reading this??



Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:12 | 2773007 TWSceptic
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That kid is going to get fleeced.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:14 | 2773013 EvlTheCat
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Correction.. This kids parents are going to get fleeced..

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:14 | 2773014 ziggy59
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the new broker ...Doogie Hoser

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:23 | 2773033 blindman
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Tom Waits: Jockey Full of Bourbon (live in Warsaw 2000)
he said ..
" hey little bird, fly away home
cause your house is on fire ". t.w.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
Ian F. Fergusson
Specialist in International Trade and Finance
burning down the house and remember,
"the constitution is just a piece of paper."
george b.
Talking Heads "Burning Down the House"


Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:29 | 2773053 Dreadker
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This is the same kid that was on Dragons Den in Canada i think - he got bank rolled to start a hedgefund from them all when he was 14 years old based on some charts he put in front of them claiming he made 25% returns with a computer program he made, trading the last hour of the trading day, in one year....


His strategy was sell when everyones buying and buy when everyones selling - which he clearly stole from Goldman Sachs LOL

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:28 | 2773055 mohadiep
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“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former”

Albert Einstein, Physicist


Without comment....

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:28 | 2773056 mberry8870
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I am simply stunned.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:39 | 2773069 Yen Cross
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 Ponder this! Why does time speed up as you age?

   Edit; that worthless asshat(limey) on CNBC is in Full , " self preservation" mode!  I think Michelle Caruso-Cabrera    just grew a set of balls!

   Nice work Michelle! ;-)

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:48 | 2773122 slewie the pi-rat
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b/c santa gets a bit less important every year?

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 17:46 | 2773237 Yen Cross
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  No more " Red Rider Wagons"? Nice one(comment), Slewie!

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 17:50 | 2773258 blunderdog
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Because your sense of time is based on the amount of time that has passed while you've been conscious. 

A year at age 9 is 10% of your entire life. 

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:33 | 2773071 icanhasbailout
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he has sounder advice than many who are multiples of his age

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:38 | 2773088 Schmuck Raker
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Come January, he'll be Treasury Secretary.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:43 | 2773097 alien-IQ
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I think it's ridiculous that CNBC would have him on...That said...

Is this any worse than him sitting at home play world of war or whatever they fuck these video games are?

If he can make money at it, good for him. If he loses money, it'll be an education.

I can think of many worse things he could be doing.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:50 | 2773120 Temporalist
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Just so you know:

SC2 (StarCraft2) Players Prize Money Ranking 2010-2011

Here is the prize money ranking for SC2 players from year 2010 to 2011 (Up till Jan 31st)

1- IMNesTea - $100,000

2- TSL_FruitDealer - $94,465


The average salary for a pro-gamer is $48,000

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:43 | 2773101 TrustWho
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Thankyou Daddy Bernanke!

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