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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:23 | 1688597 HelluvaEngineer
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and futures explode!

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:31 | 1688628 HoofHearted
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Because here comes QE6. They are setting this up WAY too obviously. Any fool can see what is going to happen here. And look at the bid that gold and silver have caught...

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:35 | 1688643 GeneMarchbanks
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NFLX is flashing a bu-  wait what?

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:38 | 1688660 rubearish10
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Huge unwind of Long NFLX and Short AAPL, hee hee.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 12:22 | 1689129 ffart
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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:40 | 1688670 fuu
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Did Ben start the printers early?

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:52 | 1688718 HoofHearted
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From marketwatch front page (since, er, corrected)

Reviving 'Operation Twist'
Aiming to depress benchmark rates for corporate and consumer loans, the Federal Reserve's expected to revive a 1960s-era practice of managing its portfolio to shitt maturities toward longer-dated debt.

Notice what the Fed is doing on maturities? I thought that this is what Greece was doing on bondholders. And the EFSF seems to think this is what several banks will be doing too. Couldn't resist this one...

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 12:02 | 1689029 Spirit Of Truth
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As long as the Fed is doing SOMETHING, then investors know the water is warm and safe.

You see, this is all about faith in the "visible hand" of central planners/printers.  As long as that faith holds up, the system keeps afloat.

Credit means: Belief or confidence in the truth of something.


So really what this all comes down to is collective belief and confidence in what are increasingly far-fetched lies. TPTB hate places like ZH where the truth is examined day in and day out by little people who are supposed to be mimdless believers.  We are a threat to the lies the world is supposed to believe.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 14:02 | 1689507 myne
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What happens when the fed is the only bank and the only investor left?

Ie, they own ALL debt and ALL stocks.

How bad will the inflation be then?

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 12:21 | 1689125 I am more equal...
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Ben "The Benjamins" Bernaked - printing marathon - mo money, mo money, mo money - circulation, momentum, prosperity.  It would be funny if it were a sitcom with the Waylans...unfortunately the academic has no sense of humor and because he inhaled in college has a distorted sense of history. 

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:19 | 1688869 SilverRhino
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Bought the fucking dip yesterday.   Picked up a lot (well for me) of silver PROOF coins ( silver dollars 1986-2007) for melt + 10% yesterday.   Didnt argue with the guy's price and both walked away thinking we'd sort of taken the other guy.    Good business :-)

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:35 | 1688644 Racer
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Yes on such fantastically bad news of course it will

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:59 | 1688754 Cognitive Dissonance
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Mr. Sulu.

Arm all Photon Torpedoes and prepare to fire on my mark.



Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:08 | 1688805 TheFourthStooge-ing
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It does seem like this is about the time that the war card gets put into play.


Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:16 | 1688845 Cognitive Dissonance
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I've noticed that China is increasingly being portrayed as the next evil empire by the lap dog MSM press.

I even saw an article over the weekend discussing bringing back the draft. Conditioning the public maybe?

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:22 | 1688889 SheepDog-One
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'Conditioning the fuktard sheeple american public'...why even bother wasting the time? May as well just pull the FEMA busses up to the Walmart right now....hell put a 'free food inside' sign up theyll fight each other for a place in the forced labor camps.

'Condition the sheeple'....hell its like putting on a Ghillie suit to go dig for nightcrawlers....talk about overkill.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:38 | 1688663 scatterbrains
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oh that's just Greenspan tweeding his buddies the good news he's hearing from inside.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:48 | 1688679 vast-dom
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.........and......the markets are.........up! WTF!!!!???!!!! This has gone too too too FAR!


FUCK QE HOPIUM TOMORROW -- IT DOES NOTHING TO 1 out of 6 below poverty, poor manufacturing, foodstamps, $kaMs, bankruptcies, foreclosures, Netflix, toxic assets, entire Eurozone, FuckYouShima, zombie banking sector, etc etc etc so I guess it's all BULL(SHIT)ISH indefinitely.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:48 | 1688703 scatterbrains
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Since we all know the market has been rigged since 08 at a minimum I wouldn't be surprised if the Bernank takes advantage of all the front running momo buying and cleaves some greedy little fingers off at the palms so as to set up for when he really needs to print down the road.


Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:53 | 1688719 vast-dom
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scatter we may both be wrong, but i am thinking that Bernank et. al may just goose this skittish motherfucker by abstaining in order to unleash the orgy next time around. "we didn't have a choice" is always better gambit when critics are preemptively crawling up your asses.......shit is gonna get real serious over next few days........

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:10 | 1688814 SheepDog-One
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vast-dom yea I think Bernanke does nothing, way too much teetering on the edge to 'printfest' like everyone believes...its hardly early 2009 anymore! 'Kick the can' for Ben tomorrow will be '3 strikes', and people will start seeing the free money spigot is not going to get turned back on EVER.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:05 | 1688782 spiral galaxy
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Tis true!!! All manipulation all the time.  For the previlaged few at the expense of many.  However, it seems if you play the market the complete, counterintuative opposite what should be logical it could be profitable (think FAS).  Nonetheless, I'm finding that just sitting on cash on the sidelines is both entertaining and $$ prudent. :-)

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:25 | 1688896 Snidley Whipsnae
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"IT DOES NOTHING TO 1 out of 6 below poverty, poor manufacturing, foodstamps, $kaMs, bankruptcies, foreclosures, Netflix, toxic assets, entire Eurozone, FuckYouShima, zombie banking sector"

Vast-Dom... You have enumerated many things that no longer matter to the TPTB...

All that matters now are bank balance sheets, bank bonuses, and the ability of banks to hide off balance sheet much of their rot.

Main St biz, US Citizens and their jobs, bk, underwater mortgages, and anything that does not directly impact the fund raising efforts of politicians no longer matter.

This is not a government for the people and by the people...

This is a government for the bankers by the bankers...

The only possibility for change is complete financial melt down of the current system or real hunger among the former middle class.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:43 | 1688685 John Law Lives
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Queue the crack pellets...

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:20 | 1688871 Belarus
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Of course futures exploded for the ponzi makers. The real trade: buy physical silver. Why? Well....we have the "urgent" warning that ctrl + p will need to stand ready to save BNP, SocGen, etc....then we have the Berank today and tomorrow (I've said it ad nasuea and will say it again: he always will lose just never on the week all eyes are on him) and we have his own self mandated wealth effect of stocks in jeoporday for the year with the real ecoomy sucking eggs and soon to be more so with QE3.....and if there is no QE3? Watch all this get unwound.

Silver has been leaking lower for over a week....if everything, queing Tepper, has been getting ramped because another LSAP, expect Silver to come from behind to take a signficant lead over paper stocks. MBI is also looking good for those wanting to play the ponzi game for quick turnaround into metals.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:24 | 1688600 Smiley
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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:29 | 1688620 hognutz
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Git yer Beans and Bullets reddy!!!

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:34 | 1688637 Loose-Tools
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But, beans give me gas.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:35 | 1688646 GeneMarchbanks
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peas, he meant peas

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:17 | 1688855 criticaster
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Print Beans Bitchez...

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:52 | 1688723 TheFourthStooge-ing
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But, beans give me gas.

No, beans give you a valuable energy commodity, which happens to be the business model of a company that the DOE has formed a new investment partnership with: Methyndra. (The Meth in Methyndra stands for methane, not methamphetamine, at least not yet.)


Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:19 | 1688868 SheepDog-One
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Who run Bartertown? ME run Bartertown, control methane...control Bartertown....Embargo ON!

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:40 | 1688673 Falcon15
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Beans, bullets, and band-aids, with a side stack of phyzz.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:30 | 1688627 stoneman sacked
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Nothing to worry !

There is no problem that cannot be solved through fiscal stimulus and monetary easing

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:32 | 1688631 Spitzer
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Dollars will be printed, not Euros but dollars.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:32 | 1688633 GeneMarchbanks
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Chimerica wins!

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:25 | 1688894 disabledvet
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Chimerical indeed. And would you like some hocus-pocus with that? Throw in a little eye of newt?

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:35 | 1688641 Dr. Engali
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Ben is going to have to print eleventy trillion dollars to get us out of this one. Can't wait to see the gold chart when that happens.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:54 | 1688731 Dr. Richard Head
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I was thinking forty-teen gazillion. 

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:07 | 1688794 SheepDog-One
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Or the stock charts when Ben falls far short of pleasing the free money Gods on Wall St.

I'd laugh if he did announce some huge multi-trillion BS, lets see gas spike to $5 quick...hell go for it Ben! At least make this stupid show INTERESTING for once! This is like watching retards play in a mud puddle for 2 years!

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:27 | 1688906 disabledvet
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Or the debt charts. High yield has already imploded. It would be logical to assume government is next.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:36 | 1688648 TradingJoe
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Ben is going to print shit until he is allowed to! If he prints now, it's ALL TOAST from here!

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:46 | 1688697 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Ben is going to print shit until he is allowed to! If he prints now, it's ALL TOAST from here!

The Bernank will fire up the manure spreaders (printers), and, yes, indeed, it's all toast from here. Expect Timmy Jeethner to explain why shit on toast is good for the economy and Michelle Obama to proclaim the nutritional benefits of grilled shit sandwiches.


Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:51 | 1688715 Dr. Richard Head
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Looks like the first acre of farm land to feel this manure is in Houston - http://www.businessinsider.com/food-inflation-reaches-quite-concerning-levels-in-houston-2011-9

Wonder why it is hitting here the hardest first?

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:17 | 1688849 SheepDog-One
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'Isn't' I think he meant to put in there.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:36 | 1688654 equity_momo
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Fuck it time for a drink. Cocktail hour somewhere. You cant print cocktails.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:12 | 1688826 Dr. Richard Head
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Print me another one Bernanke - sounds like a good Buffet tune...Jimmy that is, not Warren.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:40 | 1688672 Tense INDIAN
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can someone share some thought.....its increasingly looking like trading is done by just ONE ENTITY with ALGOS(machines).....how can all the markets of the world ...futures , Global indices, Oil......all rise at the same time ....almost at the very same second......what the FUCK...?

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:42 | 1688681 dasein211
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Its easy to see the wall... No Tsunami of money coming here from europe and asia. Nobody wants to be in europe and asia is looking mighty shaky. I think short to intermediate term this works for the US. Fundamentally the US sucks ass and will be crushed by its own debt weight but not before europe and asia. This allows benny to print and not have to worry about treasury rates spiking in the intermediate future. Reggie was right on the money. The only question is how orderly will the greek default be? And how much more inflation can the system handle? The higher we push it the worse the rest of the world will be. And my best guess is this migjt be bens last stand. If this QE doesnt work the the system comes down just in time for 2012! And now ben HAS to do it before greece officially defaults which means that no matter the amount it could be run over by the deleveraging train anyway!!!

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:04 | 1688773 SheepDog-One
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Asia will never be crushed because they have an unarmed people that the govt doesnt mind at all to kill or starve. There are no EBT cards in China.

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