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Gold Celebrates Formal Greek CAC Activation With $40 Intraday Move Higher

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Minutes ago, the Greek cabinet formally announced that it has approved CAC use on Greek debt, which was the final milestone that ISDA was waiting for before making its determination. Most overjoyed by this appears to be gold, which has moved by nearly $40 from this morning's post-NFP (no "inflationary" QE3?) lows and was testing $1715 moments ago. Oh, and silver too. In other news, Zero Hedge is happy to sell CDS insurance on every bar of gold purchased by anyone, anywhere. Under UK, Greek or whatever alien law that will be needed in 2-3 years to bail out the world.


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Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:08 | 2239724 akuacumen
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Very odd. Rally on stronger dollar on NFP and surely a delay in QE from the Fed (based on NFP)?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:14 | 2239760 Everybodys All ...
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Inflation trade

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:25 | 2239816 nope-1004
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Protection trade.  Only thing is you'll have to put up with COMEX lying and naked shorting, along with the 3am London price smashes.

My grand daughter grew out of her 3am feedings...... will the London banksters ever grow up?  Me thinks not.


Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:31 | 2239848 Comay Mierda
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very simple

if credit event ---> then money printing/bailout

if no credit event ---> then bond rates skyrocket because cds now officially useless & fed/ecb print money to buy bonds and suppress the rates


Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:38 | 2239874 CrashisOptimistic
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Gold is irrelevant and subject to the same rules everyone else is, namely that governments can do anything they want, including imposing some 60% tax on all gold transactions.  They don't because gold is irrelevant to society as a whole.  Never ever forget governments can do anything, including murder, if they rationalize that they must.

But far more important, let's look at what just happened.  Greece owed a huge amount of money.  They threatened creditors with a slash of principal to zero.  Then they created a package for creditors that would provide non zero return but far less than they owed.  Then the creditors chose the return that was largest, the package.  Greece then declared that this choice is a voluntary refinancing of the debt and therefore not a credit event.

EVERY COUNTRY CAN DO THIS.  THEY CAN ALL CREATE SUCH A PACKAGE, OFFER IT, and claim acceptance of it is a choice on the part of creditors to refinance the debt.

If this is ruled a non default, swaps will have no value on sovereigns.  If you can't hedge your bond position, then you must sell it.

If it is ruled a default, which I think it will be, then the months that have existed for the governments to kill whoever they had to in order to ensure no significant contagion will be tested.  To avoid massive selling of sovereign bonds, I would think gov'ts have instructed the ISDA to declare default.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:44 | 2239908 Ghordius
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gold has been made irrelevant by law in the US between 1934 and 1974 and in the communist regimes until short ago, yes

but there is a lot of countries where you can truly forget it - it will continue to be the only sort of money people trust. count them up, you'll see they are a majority both in GDP and in headcount. sorry, your's is an American majority view, IMHO

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:52 | 2239959 HoofHearted
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I have noticed that marketwatch, for instance, is not allowing any comments today. People want to shout out that this is a default, get out of the euro or the dollar, but they cannot. It's only propaganda...all the time. Thank God for ZeroHedge. Now if the rest of the sheeple would just read the real information rather than the junk that the MSM print up.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 16:23 | 2241051 zerozulu
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when SHTF and TPTB goes crazy, I see a lot of used cars changing owners with a golden hubcaps.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:50 | 2239948 Floordawg
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Jeez, CiO... way to take a huge shit on our (PM holders) cupcake.


The worst part is, I can't help but agree with you.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:48 | 2240206 Harlequin001
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The last bit is correct but the first bit is crud.

No society can function without a means to transact. To say that gold is irrelevant to a society indicates an ignorance and naivety that is truly staggering...

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 16:56 | 2241253 Floordawg
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Yeah, rules aren't changed on a daily basis with these matters. And try paying with an AGE at your local grocery store to buy your tub of butter and cucumber for your usual Friday night fun. So anyway, I was just trying to lighten things up a bit with a laugh, professor.

Careful with your tone, or people will think your a smug cunt.

Sat, 03/10/2012 - 13:17 | 2243167 Harlequin001
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Thanks for the advice, I'll bear that in mind.

Whilst I wouldn't want to comment on your Friday night activities, which certainly seem to be a rip roaring hoot, likewise you should be careful with your humour especially when you are agreeing with someone who is fundamentally wrong or the rest of the world might think you're a thick cunt.

Personally, I couldn't give a rip roaring shit what people think of my views, they are what they are, and I'm happy to debate them with anyone. Keep well.


Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:52 | 2239961 Ghordius
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"gov'ts have instructed the ISDA to declare default" which gov'ts? the european (exclude the UK) would prefer to just forbid CDSs, regulate banks more, put up a Tobin Tax and so on. And the UK/US would prefer to deregulate further. I really don't see which "gov'ts".

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:56 | 2239984 Ghordius
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another gem: "If you can't hedge your bond position, then you must sell it." sure - public finance was invented the moment sovereign bonds CDSs were created, before there was nothing, nada.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:28 | 2240110 CrashisOptimistic
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You missed the point.  

If you created your hedged position on the basis of the hedge existing, and then the hedge no longer exists, you have to close your position -- or rather, by the time you do it will have been repriced lower by others to closed faster than you could.

Sure, you can buy bonds unhedged.  Without the swap hedge, you better get paid more to do so -- and so rates must rise.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:44 | 2240190 trav7777
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dude, nobody is buying soverein bonds except central banks.  WTF is there to hedge?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:02 | 2240282 CrashisOptimistic
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There is that.  

LTRO was to fund banks to do it as the ECB proxies. and I remain astonished that Germany signed off on it -- though given that Merkel's alternative in Germany is more socialist than she, maybe she/her party had no choice if they wanted to stay in power.

The real issue is anyone can do this.  Any country can construct their little package of bond alternatives that is slightly greater than 0 return but far lower than promised return and offer it up to creditors.  The creditors will always take the non zero return and the countries can say See?  They agreed!

There is no end to this.  Which is I guess where you're going.  Buy no sovereigns, other than the safe haven US Treasuries for another year or so until the vigilantes arrive here.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:25 | 2240376 Ghordius
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I did get your point - did not want to sound flippant - it just reminded me a young trader who brought it up in a very naive way. Germany signed it off because it increases the power of european governments on banks in the eurozone. It's a cultural/historic thing, Continental Governments tend to become authoritative on industries that might give political headaches.

Trav's statement is incomplete: sovereigns are now for CBs, banks stuffed with LTROs, pension funds and MegaBanks that packaged them in SPEs. It's accounting that makes a bank love CDSs - you can park stuff out of sight and out of risk management, with with the Basle accords means also capital, i.e. leverage potential.

The vigilantes? Should they not be already here? I'm starting to believe we'll see no vigilantes until the very end of the dollar...

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:58 | 2239991 crawldaddy
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I have to agree, If indeed the shit does hit the fan, and a Thunderdome sort of event happened, Governments will simply make owning gold illegal for its citizens. Illegal for personal use etc.  Basically   taken to the next level.  


Dont think it can happen, christ the government will break into your home, lock you up, take your shit if you smoke a plant they label as bad, you really think if they do this for a fucking common weed, they wont for gold?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:48 | 2240209 trav7777
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weed seems to be proliferating.

Let's see...local police paid by weed tax, feds want to shut them down.

You're aware, aren't you that the reason for falloff in violence and shit in Peru and Colombia is because those gov'ts SURRENDERED in the drug war and have effectively decriminalized coca production?  This is because all politics is local.  There is NOTHING the national government can do when large swaths of places like California flip them the bird.  The local police in the coca producing areas of Peru are FUNDED by the coca.  They will not obey instructions from Lima to kill their economy.

This is why the fighting is no longer over production and has now gone to fighting over distribution.

States are already ignoring federal laws about guns and drugs.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:07 | 2240296 crawldaddy
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You TOTALLY miss the entire piont.  The point is, if the government will do this for a weed, it can do it for other things.  We have the largest prsion population by far in the whole world. A great deal of it, non violent offenses.  Think about that.


FYI- states can chose to ignore any law they want, doesnt stop the fed from going in when it wants and enforcing federal laws

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:34 | 2240406 Gazooks
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you have heard of revolt

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 15:10 | 2240578 Temporalist
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That's the new car that Obama is selling right?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:58 | 2239994 ViewfromUnderth...
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"governments can do anything they want"...and that is why everyone should own some gold.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:00 | 2240003 mc_LDN
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You are correct my friend but in a global 24/7 world market my gold can be in many different places and all these governments aren't gonna tax. The US perhaps - Geneva, London and Beijing though? Bahahahahaha. Theres a reason why Geneva and London have been the home place of gold for this long. They're certainly not going to let the opp go missing while the US goes nuts trying to confiscate everything.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:40 | 2239888 DoChenRollingBearing
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I had JUST finished writing up my new blog article on debt, gold's price spike and Molycorp.  I was wondering why the spike in gold.  So, after I finished the piece I came over here to see if there was any news why.

Zero Hedge is really fast in breaking news!

Congratulations, Tyler(s) and the whole Zero Hedge team!  Almost every day SOMETHING really impresses me about Zero Hedge...

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:56 | 2240245 IronShield
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Yeah, everything BUT the constant negative focus on the Euro.  That is a non-event and the real show starts soon, with the USD.  Look at the states and the ridiculous levels of debt.  Much pain to distribute in the US; coming soon.  PMs are a must have with gold at the top of the list.

Sat, 03/10/2012 - 01:08 | 2242554 StychoKiller
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Excerpted from:



Amazing what can be done when 22 million paper gold ounces is dropped on the market on a single day, the Leap Year Day of all days. Witness the leap downward in paper gold price and perceived market integrity. No need for an honest market. The CFTC remains asleep at the wheel, or with eyes firmly fixed on their master clubhouse on Wall Street, the chain tugged hard. The end result, as described by the notorious London Trader on King World News, is that a magnificent amount of physical gold is leaving the COMEX and LBMA. The United States remains transfixed on the paper gold price. The real action lies in the physical London gold market, where Asians are fast draining the London gold supply. Once again, a powerful dichotomy exists. The Boyz can control the paper gold price, but they are therefore gifting the Asian buyers with a hefty discount that results in truckloads of gold bullion rolling out the ramps in delivery. As desperation rises to ambush with naked gold sales devoid of metal, enabled by USGovt and UKGovt watchful eyes, the gold inventory is fast vanishing.


Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:15 | 2239764 Harlequin001
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yeah but they managed to hammer it down by 30 bucks before hand though...

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:35 | 2239801 ViewfromUnderth...
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They hammered it into the London PM Fixing (GMT 1500) but then got pulled up short, the Fixing took quite a while and they had to pay (looked like physical buying in volume at their fake price)...then they had to cover. Fuck 'em.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:00 | 2239963 Floordawg
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"Fuck 'em." EXACTLY. Dead square in the ass... but thanks for all the sales.

Sat, 03/10/2012 - 01:39 | 2242613 StychoKiller
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Yer right, here's yer validation:

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:48 | 2239938 POpatriot
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SO I would assume CDS are triggered.  What happens to Europe's AIG equivalents...the two large insurance companies?  Is this not the bomb they were trying to avoid?  Any idea what the liability will be?  

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:19 | 2239787 akuacumen
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I placed a call to the bank when spot was trading about 1685 and they quoted me 53K/kg appx. 1650/oz ... well below spot. I'm finding this very strange.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:24 | 2239815 Long-John-Silver
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Paper, Digital, 401-K in an allocated account, or Physical for delivery Gold? All have diverging values from the posted spot price.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:27 | 2239826 akuacumen
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Physical gross (fees included) ... quite a divergence.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:36 | 2239867 HoofHearted
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Uh, take it. And don't worry about the CDS that the Tylers are offering. (Sorry to ruin a moneymaker for ZH...)

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:58 | 2240263 IronShield
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Yeah?  What bank?  What form?  What refinery?  Assay cert?  I'll make that call to confirm.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:39 | 2240422 Gazooks
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tungstun, bitchez

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:48 | 2240466 IronShield
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No kidding.  Notice the crickets?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:58 | 2240265 Reptil
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what are you waiting for? everyone makes mistakes, even banks.. ;-P

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:22 | 2239794 SheepDog-One
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All about trade-offs now....what do they want most? They tried another promise of fake 'QE sterile' to rescue equities, soon no one at all will believe that anymore damn talk about 'the boy who cried wolf' being worn out totaly.

What do they want, lower gas prices? Then they have to stiffle QE talk and raise up the dollar....however that will also lower equities too. 

Really Id hate to be in Bernank's shoes these days.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:26 | 2239824 nope-1004
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He's losing credibility fast.  I, personally, always knew he was full of shit and a public liar.  But now more and more the people are seeing the facade.


Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:59 | 2239996 mayhem_korner
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a public liar


I hear he's pretty good in private, too.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:39 | 2239882 Quinvarius
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Everything the Fed and the Treasury have done has been a short term fix which has caused a larger long term problem.  The only way out is gold at much higher prices to balance out global debt.  That will be the very last thing that happens in this whole mess.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:39 | 2239896 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ $55,000

I am looking for indicators.  I got an email from someone who said the thing to watch for might be BOTH the US$ and gold BOTH going up.  That would be the time to make your last purchases of physical gold before it's all gone.

BOTH gold and the US$ are up today...

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:18 | 2240080 FlyoverCountryS...
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"Everything the Fed and the Treasury have done has been a short term fix"


Nothing matters but keeping perceptions inflated until the U.S. Election has passed, and Obama has been reelected, no matter how much it costs. NOTHING....


Fri, 03/09/2012 - 15:51 | 2240778 John Wilmot
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Obama is not that important. The same fuckers will be running the country regardless of who wins the election in November.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:31 | 2240129 viahj
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higher priced in what?  at this rate all fiat will be dead at that point.  SDRs maybe with adding a commodity basket backed Yuan?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:32 | 2239854 Quinvarius
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Dollar vs Euro tells you nothing about the real world.  It is impossible for people or algos who live within the system to protect themselves from a systemic collapse.  When they push paper gold down based on something the USD does, just take them up on their offer with physical every time.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:47 | 2239931 Ghordius
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hear, hear! ;-) though in one or two years it could change

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:38 | 2239876 Gully Foyle
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I want to know how this affects poor Blacks?

Fucking can't afford the bling and it must cut their self esteem to shreds.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:28 | 2240390 Non Passaran
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What a pathetic loser you are, LOL!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 15:32 | 2240680 Jake88
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Are you running for @$$hole of the year?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:09 | 2239730 Squishi
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All in!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:03 | 2240011 tocointhephrase
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Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:09 | 2239732 BigMike
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Anyone else surprised the GDX and GDXJ aren't reacting more strongly to this advance?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:14 | 2239755 Al Huxley
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Mining stock 'investors' are completely flakey on the margin, so no, not really.  I suspect there's a core group of buyers that have been around long enough to remember previous mining stock booms and is just milking the market right now, exhausting the marginal guys with the endless volatility.  At some point, though, they will take off.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:16 | 2239770 BigMike
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Good points, Mr. Huxley.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:21 | 2239797 Al Huxley
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Further to my point, I was reading a commentary about gold stock valuations by the 'analyst' community, and the standard line from them at the moment seems to be (paraphrasing) 'while profits were up 85% in the last quarter, based on margins of around $1000/oz, we believe that the current conditions won't persist, and therefore are maintaining our STRONG SELL rating on <gold producer's name here>'.  That's what passes for 'analysis' - fuck, they should just admit 'we look at the charts, and recommend stuff that's been going up for a long time'.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:23 | 2239803 Tortuga
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what's to be surprised about. Jobs report was great, china bought some more of our deficit, or it might have been us buying it, or them, or them that ain't us and Gld was negative and dollar was way up about 30 minutes before the announcement. In my opinion it's all decoupled from my little flakey sheeple type world. Just holding on for the ride, making some bets, feeling sad about all the sunk boats around here, I never knew that bitchezs were so nautical. Absolutely amazing

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:04 | 2240019 Non Passaran
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No, I'm waiting for a 15pct drop.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:10 | 2239733 JPM Hater001
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I dont usually vote of the quality of article cause Im lazy but I give this a 5.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:10 | 2239739 Rogier
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Willing to sell CDS on 'paper gold' as well? Didn't think so...

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:10 | 2239741 Commander Cody
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No doubt backed up by S&W.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:18 | 2239784 chdwlch1
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I like that. Smith & Wesson = Credit Default Swap for Gold

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:36 | 2239746 GeneMarchbanks
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'In other news, Zero Hedge is happy to sell CDS insurance on every bar of gold purchases by anyone anywhere.'

That's not funny cause you know there's people thinking about it.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:12 | 2239749 EHM
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Gold Bitchez! You know for traditions sake.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:47 | 2239930 doggings
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actually, this should really have been "CAC bitchez" but yea, traditions are traditions.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:13 | 2239753 xela2200
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Gold is not buying the rhetoric from the FED. Gold requires that they walk the talk.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:14 | 2239759 Flakmeister
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It's about fuckin' time....

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:14 | 2239761 Sweet Chicken
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All your turtles are belong to us.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:16 | 2239772 ch25061
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Or rather was this a reaction to the lowering
of GDP estimate for US based on worse
trade deficit numbers indicating more
monetary stimulus calls impending.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:17 | 2239774 THECOMINGDEPRESSION

Check out Celentes WORLD death date:


Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:19 | 2239791 Yardfarmer
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equities, USD, Au, Ag all surge. a rising tide lifts all boats.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:21 | 2239793 Bam_Man
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Anyone who thinks they can make money trading in that kind of a "market" is totally nuts.

Mine just sits at home in its secure hiding place.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:21 | 2239796 mraptor
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What is CAC and ISDA ?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:23 | 2239805 Bam_Man
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Just technicalities. Go back to sleep.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:16 | 2240348 Temporalist
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ISDA may or may not be the CAC blocker.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:23 | 2239809 akuacumen
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Didn't know Fox News linked to ZH.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:30 | 2239839 SMG
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Use of which should trigger a formal default and activation of CDS

 which is default insurance taken out on bonds.

But, those CDS's don't activate unless ISDA

says so.  And ISDA is run by the same corrupt bankers and Oligarchs running everything else.  So basically anybody who bought greek debt or insurance is about to get royally screwed by the Oligarchs, who happen to be in the process of making all of us their complete slaves.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:43 | 2239902 ViewfromUnderth...
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my gut tells me ISDA runs dead on GGB Credit Event in return for LTROs 

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:29 | 2239841 Arcturus
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CAC is short for Ipecac- it makes you vomit

ISDA is short for- Is da greek bonds soft enough to use as toilet paper

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:42 | 2239894 zapdude
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+1, very nice, logged in just to upvote you.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:45 | 2239911 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1 to you for upticking the comment by Arcturus.  Very good indeed.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:56 | 2239978 doggings
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"Isda CAC on me bonds?" 

"Yes mate"

"Can I wipe it off wiv me CDs?" 

"No mate, CAC is not a default"




Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:23 | 2239807 Downtoolong
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Zero Hedge is happy to sell CDS insurance on every bar of gold purchased by anyone, anywhere

The saddest fact about our financial system is, you could do this in unlimited amounts regardless of whether you or your counterparties own any gold at all.


Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:33 | 2239857 Al Huxley
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Yes, but only if your a TBTF, somebody on the inside.  But then, sure, it's a license to print money, as long as you can find a counterparty dumb enough to trust you and buy from you.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:24 | 2239810 Hansel
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Does aqua regia count as a default event for gold CDS?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 15:56 | 2240820 John Wilmot
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conservation of matter bitchez

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:25 | 2239817 JohnKozac
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Barbaric! Don't let Old Man Warren hear about this.....

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:27 | 2239825 Wakanda
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"...whatever alien law..."

Scottie, beam me up now.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:28 | 2239833 xela2200
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We live in interesting times.

Wait let me put my tin hat on.

A few days ago there was a story about a new silver exchange planned to be open around July. If I was to do that and knowing full well the arbitrage repercussions of that move, I would make a huge purchase at the COMEX. I would take delivery and stamp a number on the nice bars and start selling fully backed futures (true spot value) and no hypothication bs. That would not only provide me with cheap silver, it would also empty my competitors vaults who have huge leveraged short positions in a small market. Somebody's balls are on the vise right now. No wonder there are such strong hands in the market right now. They can smell the blood or maybe they are in on the secret.$33.html


Tin hat off. Why are you all looking at me that way?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:47 | 2239929 DoChenRollingBearing
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Since June 2011, I have not taken my Tinfoil Hat off...

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:37 | 2240161 viahj
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i've added a matching cod piece

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:42 | 2240183 DoChenRollingBearing
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Wow, you must be one of my superiors here in the Tinfoil Hat Brigade.  Would you also be in the Lunatic Fringe Batallion?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:24 | 2240373 Temporalist
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Do I get matching pauldrons with that for the hat and cod piece?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 15:56 | 2240824 DoChenRollingBearing
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Sir, yes sir!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 18:40 | 2241648 xela2200
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You are number 5. I am number 2. You will tell us what we want to know. Do not try to escape or we will send a giant plastic bubble after you.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 21:03 | 2242018 Temporalist
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Then count me in!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:28 | 2239834 Dr. Engali
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That's quite a chart. Is that a bullion bar you have in your pants or are you just happy to see me?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:29 | 2239840 SmoothCoolSmoke
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If Greece is saved I just do not get the EURO's behavior.  It's getting ready to break 1.31. (completely disconnected from SPY to boot!)

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:29 | 2239842 GrinandBearit
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I hate when Au goes up.  I still have way too many green rectangles I need to trade in.  $1600 is my next buy point.  Patience is a virtue.  

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:31 | 2239849 digalert
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Thanks ZH for the CDS offer, I don't need it. CDS are another form of financial weapons of mass destruction. Get physical, it's the real thing baby.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:37 | 2239870 nope-1004
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Bart Chilton is a spineless asshole.  He wouldn't have a job at the corrupt CFTC if he wasn't also a ponzi pushing whore.  Where is the investigation into silver manipulation at Bart?  Or are you and Gens out spooning at the Flash?


Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:48 | 2239937 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1 for nice (and true) insult!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:41 | 2240435 Silver Pullet
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Yeah, I get the feeling now that he's just set up to play "good cop".

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:39 | 2239883 marcusfenix
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brent up to $126 and climbing...

ppg just went over $4 where I live this morning, roads are emptying and a hell of a lot more cars are sitting in driveways, while the pt park and rides are becoming much more popular. I have a friend who owns a used car lot and he hasn't sold a car in a month, when even in the worst of the crises he was still selling at least one a week.

guns, gold and oil, shattering the illusion of the NFP part time recovery.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:46 | 2239918 flyingpigg
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Oh, no, we can afford a credit event!

All the evil speculators were short selling our wonderfull Mediterranian country by bidding up CDS premiums. We have to stop this unfair use of derivatives. ISDA, please help! Kill the vigilantes! Be a patriot, buy BTP. Super Mario will pay you cash for it with LTRO3!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:48 | 2239941 KickIce
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Food commodities are up as well.   Gotta think after the ass kicking Greece bondholders got yesterday, Europeon bond holders are trying to find a better investment.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:57 | 2239987 slewie the pi-rat
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and scene

this is why the markets have been screwed down so tight;  even this is just a "walk" in the price of gold, in some ways

this is gonna clear, now, or begin to

it is all screwed down tight by the numbers

ISDA shot party at tyler's, BiCheZ!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:01 | 2240006 mayhem_korner
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Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:37 | 2240159 FlyoverCountryS...
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I'm 100% SURE that Nbc Evening News/MSNBC will be reporting LIVE tonight from the highest-priced gas stations in the nation, just like they did in 2008. Right?




That might make Obama look bad.

Never mind....

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:05 | 2240025 valley chick
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and when would the credit event be?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:09 | 2240041 pong
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Tyler, perhaps you are willing to sell CDS on physical bars.  I'm willing to buy deep out-of-money puts on GLD.  There was a while where the cost of options (assuming a 10% recovery) was cheaper than CDS on AAA corporates.  I'm curious to check it out again.  With more entities looking at repatriation, any fractional-reserve action in GLD could get pretty interesting.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:15 | 2240071 flyingpigg
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This is a PSI rep speaking. There won't be a credit event. We'll take care of that.

Step one was to vaporize 100 billion with the advise of JC, an expert in this field who used to work for MF Global.

Step two is to ensure ISDA understands that the debt swap was completely voluntary.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:46 | 2240201 hungarianboy
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right, who cares after a $140 drop just few days back?

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:07 | 2240302 LookingWithAmazement
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Approved CACs. Finally, Armageddon.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 14:19 | 2240362 Silveramada
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got silver this morning at 33.25 ...

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 15:00 | 2240525 Wave-Tech
Fri, 03/09/2012 - 16:06 | 2240922 Stanwick
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Gold's up $14 not $40. Expecting a killjoy 1-2-3 reversal in coming days

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