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Goldman Fires Another Warning Shot Across Bernanke's Bow

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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 22:57 | 1690896 CrashisOptimistic
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Will you look at this monumental bullshit?

Public impulse this and private impulse that.  What crap.  Brent tacks on $10 or loses $10 and all this sillness is rendered trashable.

Hell, it's trashable now.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:14 | 1690931 macholatte
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Fight Club Wall St.


1st RULE: You always talk to the media about FIGHT CLUB.
2nd RULE: You ALWAYS talk to politicians about FIGHT CLUB.
3rd RULE: If someone says "stop" or goes limp, taps out, the fight is just getting started.
4th RULE: Only two guys to start a fight. Then it's gang warfare.
5th RULE: One fight at a time.
6th RULE: You must wear a white shirt, dark leather shoes, a dark suit and carry a cool brief case. Never sweat. 
7th RULE: Fights will go on as long as they have to.
8th RULE: If this is your first night at FIGHT CLUB, you have already lost.
Wed, 09/21/2011 - 07:33 | 1691616 Smiddywesson
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The methodology makes sense but to think such massive forces can be measured to within a percentage point of accuracy?  Yes, it's bullshit.  It's another example of hocus pocus from Economists who want to show they are scientists too.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:02 | 1690902 espirit
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Squid is losing control of the markets without freebies from the Fed.

Anarchy, Bitchez.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:12 | 1690929 DeadFred
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The squid lost control when the tsunami hit and they haven't regained it yet. Try as hard as they can the short interest is still out there, Europe is FUBAR and what will the Chinese do? Not a good time at Goldman.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:47 | 1691017 Spirit Of Truth
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Guess God isn't backing Blankfein's work anymore. Typically that's bad for business.

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 07:10 | 1691591 XRAYD
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Here is an appropriate story of squids and "same sex sex" -


Amorous Squid Seeks Partner: Any Sex Will Do



Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:02 | 1690904 Id fight Gandhi
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It's scary that BS bernake holds so much power. Hope they do nothing tomorrow. We can't afford the asset inflation.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:26 | 1690959 DeadFred
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I may be showing my ignorance but what are the chances that what just <didn't> happen with the yen is a shot across Bernanke's bow from another corner of the world. The yen was approaching all time highs when what looked like an ordinary BOJ intervention started, but it failed. While the yen was being devalued there was something was quickly moving it back. My first thought was China flexing some muscle to tell Bernanke not to screw around with the dollar. Forex is above my pay grade though.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:37 | 1691000 xtop23
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 Japan has its own problems. Rising Yen = diminished exports which they can ill afford right now.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:03 | 1690905 zorba THE GREEK
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ROCK          Bernanke        HARD PLACE

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:44 | 1691019 rocker
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I like that. Let's find a boulder to bury the Bernanke under.

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 01:37 | 1691268 Zero Govt
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No need, Bernank has a shovel and has been digging his own grave ...putz learnt all the wrong lessons from his 'study' of the 1929 Depression ...you can bank on peanut brained academic and political brains getting it wrong ...only commercial brains work

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:05 | 1690906 Eireann go Brach
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Satan aka Goldman always gets to fire the last bullet at Bernanke!

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:31 | 1690980 Mactheknife
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Doing God's work is never done... so long as there is at least a few smart-asses out there running around without debt up to their eyeballs. Heaven forbid.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:08 | 1690911 Syrin
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I assume everyone here understands how truly fraudluent the GDP number is?


chrismartenson.com for those who want more detail and shadowstats.com for a more honest number

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:19 | 1690950 espirit
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GDP is a fraud?  Wha?  Oh No. Can't be. Well maybe. Ok.  So what?  Rotflmao.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:09 | 1690918 CapitalistRock
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I still have some fiat dollars that need to be sold for gold. Bernanke better sit on his hands tomorrow and not trash my dollars more than they already are.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:09 | 1690919 Belarus
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I think Hunter S. Thompson might have been wrong, re: The Death of the American Dream. According to Thompson, the day Nixon entered office (which roughly coincided with the end Bretton Woods agreement) was the day America died. Thinking this over, I think the Death of the American Dream might have been the day Goldman went public. While the history books will ultimately decide that fate, we have indeed become a nation of off the worst kind of junkies: greedy smack addicts. 

Res ipsa loquitar.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:15 | 1690938 Id fight Gandhi
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Those movies are so hard to follow. Just saw where the buffalo roam a few months back, saw fear and loathing in the movies.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:45 | 1691023 Belarus
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Thompson was completely underated for his political views:

It would be easy to say that we owe it all to the Bush family from Texas, but that would be too simplistic. Trhey are only errand boys for the vengeful, bloodthirsty cartel of raving Jesus-freaks and super-rich money mongers who have ruled this country for at least the last 20 years, and arguably for teh past 200. They take orders well, and they don't ask too many questions (obama?).

The real power in America is held by a fast-emerging new Oligarchy of pimps and preachers who see no need for Democracy or fairness or even trees, except maybe the ones in their own yards, and they don't mind admitting it. They worship money and power and death. Their ideal solution to all the nation's problems would be another 100 Year War.

Coming of age in a fascist police state will not be a barrel of fun for anybody, much less for people like me, who are not inclined to suffer Nazis gladly and feel only contempt for teh cowardly flag-suckers who would gladly give up their outdated freedom to live for the mess of pottage tey have conned into believing will be freedom from fear.

Ho ho ho. Let's not get carried away here. Freedom was yesterday in this country. Its value has been discounted. The only freedom we truly crave today is freedom from Dumbness. Nothing else matters.



Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:10 | 1690921 legal eagle
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Changing the subject, sorry. I just want to say I have been meeting with the IRS for ten days now, in 3 different cases. Our government really has become the Gestapo, and does whatever it wNts ignoring the rule of law, I am sickened by what I see and cannot wait to move out if this fucking dictatorship in 3 months. Fuck America and what it gas become.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:12 | 1690928 Belarus
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If you land a job at Goldman, the IRS will soon forget all about you.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:29 | 1690977 runlevel
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hmm so you quit America?

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:41 | 1691010 xtop23
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America quit the masses friend. I too, have been considering moving to a much less intrusive locale.

Perhaps Costa Rica

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:11 | 1690925 Kali
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I am watching all markets like a hawk tonight.  You know there is gonna be leakage somewhere. BB, what a schmuck.  It's obviously getting scary to do his master's bidding.   I wonder who he is more scared of?  His master or the growing political and public anger.  Did they promise him plastic surgery and a nice hidey hole somewhere?   


Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:21 | 1690955 junkyardjack
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The fact that commodities have been so quiet tells me that its not going to happen.  Someone would have gotten the nod in oil to start buying, most of the commodities are slightly down. I think they are going to push it off for yet another month, they'd rather Europe to be at least somewhat fixed before pulling out their only gun.  Once QE is announced, if markets go back down we'll be sacraficing first borns to stop the fall.  

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:48 | 1691030 rocker
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 Geezzzzz, Extend and Pretend live on.  Hmmmm.   What If.........

 There is one entity that can screw this all up because they do not play with the same rules as our banking cartel.

   "Europe and Germany", they actually care about inflation.   We do not.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:16 | 1690942 Caviar Emptor
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Creative ways to say nothing while trying to sound brilliant 

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:35 | 1690992 twotraps
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Very true.  And we thought it was stupid in the 80's to see who was standing next to whom at the parades in front of the Kremlin.  Now we decipher crafted phrases from the Fed.....transitory my ass.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:19 | 1690948 onlooker
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Reading this tells me not to do business with these people. bogus guys

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:27 | 1690966 sasebo
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So why isn't the real economy growing & unemployment going down? Because the dumb ass federal guvmunt has given the RIGHT to print paper money to a bunch of pompous, obnoxious, greedy assholes instead of letting the "free market" (such as it is) print the money. Easy as that.

The "free market", even with all the guvmunt intervention, does a great job of producing everything else that we need. Why not the money needed to exchange all the stuff they produce?

GS is full of esoteric crap. That's why the real economy isn't growing.   

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:27 | 1690971 Trimmed Hedge
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Time to fire some shots at Goldman

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:27 | 1690972 johngaltfla
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Goldman IS the FED. They are the 2nd largest shareholder behind JPM. But I think GS is telegraphing the action and results from the FOMC meeting as they have all year long.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:31 | 1690982 caerus
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who owns fed?

have at it

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:38 | 1691002 Mactheknife
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The same people who own the Bank of England, the ECB and every other central bank on the planet. Only five central banks in the world are not owned by them.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:27 | 1690973 espirit
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Goldman may have just fired a warning shot at Bernanke, but two guided torpedos have already locked on to the squid. In 3..2..1..

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:30 | 1690978 LongSoupLine
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here's how this reads:

blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, the drop in equity prices, appreciation of the dollar, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, more QE bonus pool crack or we'll hang you by your balls.

FU goldman!

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:33 | 1690986 LeonardoFibonacci
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Our chairman who art at Goldman
Blankfein be thy name
Thy rally’s come, God’s work be done
In the Dow as it is in the Nasdaq
Give us this day our daily gain
And forgive us our frontruning, as we punish those who frontrun against us
And bring us not under indictment
But deliver us from regulators
For thine is the cashflow, and the power, and the bonuses, forever and ever. Amen

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:40 | 1691007 Mactheknife
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Nailed it.

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:13 | 1691090 Quin
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WOW! That was awesome!

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:41 | 1691008 chump666
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Goldman are losers, rich losers, but losers...

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 23:42 | 1691013 twotraps
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Can he get away with no news at this point?  Is an 'extended period of low rates' no news because he already said that, so no news is bad news meaning stocks break? Sad we are still trying to use reason, rules an dhistorical precedent  to come up with scenarios....being reasonable is getting expensive.   Pathetic.

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:03 | 1691064 EB
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Finally, MMT goes full quant/PhD.  Linear regression, meet misleading and meaningless economic definitions.  Guess what?  Tautologies are always true (including this one).


Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:18 | 1691105 TraderMark
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I prefer when the Fed and GS communicate in secret, rather than out in the open like this.   Cmon Squid...

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 05:41 | 1691527 Sambo
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You think they don't communicate in secret? what gets communicated to the public is carefully crafted sheeple-feed meant to keep them occupied in the wrong place.

Have you seen how african lions hunt?

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 00:50 | 1691177 Robslob
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I played with my PMs tonight...I do not give a shit what that maniac asshole does anymore.


Print, my PMs up.

Don't print my short positions look ok

Do nothing then print..btfd in PMs


Wed, 09/21/2011 - 01:12 | 1691227 monopoly
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Like I said earlier, going to be interesting.


Good Night all.

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 02:50 | 1691355 Miles Kendig
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If all sectors taken together try to reduce their financial balance—i.e. increase spending more than income and finance the difference by borrowing more or running down their cash balances—the economy will tend to grow above potential - Jan Hatzius

Provided the cost of carry that additional borrowing does not itself create too powerful a drag to growth.  As the folks here off South Main Street USA know all too well with the Money Tree centered economy this drag is consequential and soon overcomes the ability of that particular segment to derive anything but retrenchment.  This retrenchment is NEVER counter cyclical on a micro level and this phenomenon now appears to be the operative condition at the macro level.

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 02:29 | 1691362 Thunder_Downunder
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Another great model by GS.


Love how it's got nearly as much historical data (2 years) as it does... future data? 


If anyone reading this is a disallusioned GS client, I can sell you my own proprietary 'future' datafeed. It's garuanteed to be 110% more accurate than that used by GS.....

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