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    The US, in its own decline, is showing this same self-destructive tendency. The worse things get, the greater the inclination of the citizenry to say, “Carry on, everything’s fine.”

Goldman's Sigma X Spot On Once Again: Predicts Imminent UK Contagion

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Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:16 | 1926345 SHEEPFUKKER

Is that a Snickers bar floating around in Goldman's dark pool?

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:17 | 1926357 CPL
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nope...it's shit

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:31 | 1926431 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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This is why not to cheat on your other, then get drunk and ask for a tatoo.

Tatt-poo for cheater:


Tue, 11/29/2011 - 15:05 | 1926662 sqz
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Knew it had to happen eventually.

Also, interesting is that S&P would pick on the US and do nothing about the UK whose total debt in GDP terms makes the US look positively Swiss!

That said, trust a French credit agency (Fitch) to pick on the UK before it addresses its own problems! At least the UK has its own currency. There I said it :)

Maybe this will at least take the shine off that Gilt-Bund redenomination risk inversion, but I doubt it.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 15:06 | 1926668 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I just want to know what tattoo Germany will give Greece.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 20:19 | 1928043 Buck Johnson
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The UK is so silent because they know that they are in worst shape than Italy and alot of the EU.  Many countries that where quiet when Greece was imploding are having trouble now, the UK will be having it's issues shortly.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:33 | 1926443 redpill
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The UK's financial sector exposure is simply too high for this not to eventually crush them.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:40 | 1926500 jwl2020
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Is this Sigma X Europe?

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:22 | 1926362 BaBaBouy
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Dark Pools R' Us ...

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:40 | 1926498 Quinvarius
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Pay a US congressman to take a bite.  They will eat anything...for a dollar.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:52 | 1926579 Tree of Liberty
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Nope it's a Baby Ruth

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:16 | 1926348 ZippyBananaPants
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Today I gave $25 to the Tim Tebow foundation.

Last week, on Thanksgiving Day, I sent $50 to ZERO HEDGE.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:20 | 1926371 redpill
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Norv Turner's retirement fund could use some help right now while you're at it.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:26 | 1926401 SHEEPFUKKER

Dude has been a disaster everywhere he has gone yet he still has a job. Perhaps he should go the way of the squid. 

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:45 | 1926535 redpill
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If he had taken a job with Goldman in 2007 he'd be in line for the head spot at the NY Fed by now.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:16 | 1926350 Dick Darlington
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Wooot, printing ridiculous amounts of fiat doesn't result in prospeeretee?

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:19 | 1926364 CPL
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Sure it does.  $2 waffle irons and $1.98 towels complete with riots at no extra charge.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:21 | 1926377 Dick Darlington
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Can i have my waffle iron with pepper spray and yelling straight to my face please.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 23:38 | 1928498 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Pepper waffles! Sounds southern, let's sell them in Arizona, as long as the maker is a US citizen, tax donkey

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:30 | 1926429 GeneMarchbanks
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I believe it was $1.28 for them towels, not to nitpick because towels at any price are magic.


Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:44 | 1926528 Spastica Rex
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Don't forget to bring a towel!

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 17:48 | 1927576 Zero Govt
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bring a truckload of towels ..this Tory Govt is so dripping wet they make 'pathetic' look like Iron Man

...and these pussies talk tough but just deliver zero cuts while spending more and taxing more

Eaton Socialists ...put em up against a wall and 'Fire'

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:19 | 1926352 Manthong
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Greatest AAA credit..  isn't that like brownest turd in the punchbowl anymore?

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:21 | 1926372 Carlyle Groupie
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Goldman's product Sigma X is a mother fucking money making machine!

Fuck the ties, get daddy a Sigma X this year!


Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:45 | 1926539 Sunset chaser
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Well BAC reported $2,036,661,000,000 (2T) of liabilities against $134,194,000,000 (134B) in revenues last year, for an analogous debt to GDP ration of slightly over 1500%. That's a good investment, right?

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:54 | 1926594 redpill
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They are flirting with dipping below $5 today.  

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:57 | 1926614 Carlyle Groupie
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It was a slight exaggeration on my part designed to draw out the Goldmanites in the crowd.

This is my "I'm interested" look.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:21 | 1926374 EZT
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can I get access to SigmaX..!?

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:23 | 1926388 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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You don't want that.  It will give you AIDS.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:25 | 1926399 Carlyle Groupie
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And free training on The Hedge.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:22 | 1926383 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Finance is not going to catch a break.  For example, Japan just dumped their Italian holdings and went into British holdings.  So now what, Japan?  Go into USTs at their most expensive point?  Buy (more) equities?

The end result is when finance flees the bond market, and the FX market, and pile into....wait for it.....


Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:46 | 1926547 Piranhanoia
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There are some really good synonyms for finance today that don't match the definition in Webster's.  It is about investing with the mob.  You really think you will get your money back?     Chaos,  3 blocks up and turn right.  Wait for it, it will be like a parade.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:54 | 1926593 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ $55,000 Mr Lennon

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 15:49 | 1926927 Ag1761
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Well, I am astonished. For once I'm ahead of the Market.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:23 | 1926387 yogibear
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Quick, some handwaving diversion to distract the attention! So far the diversions and lies have worked.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:25 | 1926396 schismjism
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no chance of uk bonds yeidls going up... read some MMT boys and girls.... next please!

have a new blog on new forms direct democracy - check it out:


Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:25 | 1926398 youngman
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So Britain is slowing down....so is the EU area...Japan too....the USA..I don´t know...the stats don´t make sense....China slowing down...but interest rates going up...commodities going up....and tensions rising inbetween teh Muslim world and the other Infidels....life is good...the consumer confidence survery just said so...

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:25 | 1926400 RobotTrader
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Goldman Sachs?

The most reviled and despised firm on the planet?

Is suddenly the "expert" on where the markets will trade next?

Handing out free advice to Zero Hedge readers on a silver platter?

So everybody can get rich betting on a UK collapse?

Sounds fishy to me.

Maybe I should bet on the opposite outcome.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:27 | 1926411 slaughterer
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Buy a bull leveraged FTSE index product then.  Goldman's Sigma X is a pretty good leading indicator, though.   

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 15:24 | 1926755 monkeyfaction
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Perversely, buying a bull leveraged FTSE index product would not be the worst thing to do if you think the UK is going to have a debt crisis. The UK will never hard-default on its debts it will just print its way to massive inflation and currency devaluation.

A very big chunk of FTSE 100 is made up of large international companies that do most of their business outside of the UK. As the value of the pound goes down, the value of these companies measured in pounds will go up and so will the FTSE.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 15:51 | 1926955 Ag1761
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Tue, 11/29/2011 - 17:35 | 1927501 Ghordius
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Goldman's Sigma X is a good way for the Squid (bless it's work) to coordinate It's Tentacles, i.e. The Shorting Squad. Works like a cartel, is legally not. Only pity you'll have to guess when to stop...

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:33 | 1926445 fuu
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Better than your free advice.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:37 | 1926474 Carlyle Groupie
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Canadian "dark pool". Sounds like a Muzzie terror guy. Man your battle stations.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:47 | 1926543 Spastica Rex
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The most reviled and despised troll on ZH?

Is suddenly the "expert" on where the markets will trade next?

Handing out free advice to Zero Hedge readers on a silver platter?

So everybody can get rich betting on retail?

Sounds fishy to me.

Maybe I should bet on the opposite outcome.


Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:57 | 1926610 DoChenRollingBearing
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@ Robot

Normally I too would bet against the Squid's advice.  MCP is a great example, they sold their stake on the IPO and it went up, up and away.  Yes, it has dropped a lot off its high, but it IPO'd at 14...

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:27 | 1926406 Caviar Emptor
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Tick Tick Tick Tick..........

The world as it was circa late 2011

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:27 | 1926408 TheAkashicRecord
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The Good Judge laying the smack down.


Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:28 | 1926414 Caviar Emptor
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Hungary tightened today in desperation to slow capital flight and currency collapse despite bad economy. 

Good sign

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:34 | 1926453 Bam_Man
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Coming eventually to a country near you!

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