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Group On -> Group Off: The Infamous 'Matterhorn' Formation

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Group-On, Group-Off is not the title of the new Karate Kid movie but we couldn't resist but highlight the sheer lunacy of this market...


Spot The Difference; between this...


and this...


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Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:26 | 2663156 LawsofPhysics
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Now that's some funny shit right there.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:42 | 2663226 101 years and c...
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Just running the stops before the drop to $1.  Perfectly normal when you know exactly where all stops are and where it will be within a month.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 17:06 | 2663484 veyron
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Would the google $6B deal have been better or worse than the IPO?

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 17:35 | 2663564 Overflow-admin
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I'd say "Eat that powder, bitch!"

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 17:42 | 2663587 Stoploss
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The top one has the illusion of support. ;)

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:28 | 2663160 bania
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Benanke-son! Show me "paint the tape"!

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:35 | 2663199 FurZo
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GRPN is HTB and since mid-Feb has been in a decline that has wiped out 75% of its stock price. The price surge was more likely a short squeeze, not central planning.

Keep the Bernanke comments coming and you'll fit in with the cool kids soon enough!

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:38 | 2663211 Michael
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What about the pro-forma earnings, the pro-forma earnings?

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:59 | 2663260 HungrySeagull
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Bernanke-san! "Paint Tape Hai!


I think this picture with the buy sell cartoon is the best of the year here.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:31 | 2663164 Mercury
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There was a Groupon coupon on GRPN but it expired.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:58 | 2663259 Haddock
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That 'joke' is as old as this 'news'

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:28 | 2663166 youngman
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I think they are down to just two computers now...

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:29 | 2663169 RhoneGSM
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The second one has a bottom?

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:46 | 2663238 ihedgemyhedges
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So does my wife, but that doesn't mean I get to climb it either...........

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:18 | 2663325 Grinder74
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I did!

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:35 | 2663381 sessinpo
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KY instead of k2, huh?

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:28 | 2663170 Occams Aftershave
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At least it's better than the Half Dome formation.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:29 | 2663175 MillionDollarBogus_
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that's called trader's wet dream.........

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:08 | 2663291 HungrySeagull
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And tomorrows groggy margin call.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:29 | 2663176 Zen Bernanke
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Party on Wayne!  Party on Garth!

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:31 | 2663183 azzhatter
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I'm not a smart man as Forrest Gump says, but I knew this one was a turd from day one

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:32 | 2663188 Dr. Engali
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The second one is precious metals.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:32 | 2663189 Row Well Number 41
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One of these things is going to collapse horribly, and nobody will see it coming




Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:33 | 2663194 EscapeKey
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Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:33 | 2663196 Squid Vicious
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looks like the last two TZOO squeezes... (robo is in for the long haul though)

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:39 | 2663212 Ineverslice
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The ponzi is sputtering out...needs a cough drop.  Riii-Colaaa....

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:43 | 2663221 Cognitive Dissonance
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One took 2 days to create, the other 60 million years.

What did I win Tyler? :>)

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:42 | 2663223 scatterbrains
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This is exactly the kind of thing that occurs at major tops.. ramps, blowoffs, individual stock crashes.. everything is coming unglued.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:43 | 2663228 PontifexMaximus
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I prefer a nice dinner or lunch in Zermatt, looking at the Matterhorn, more fun. Unfortunately too many Brits up there...

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 17:26 | 2663534 ElvisDog
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For those who haven't been there in person, the Matterhorn is one bad-ass spike of rock.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:44 | 2663231 Frank N. Beans
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no difference.

avalanches occur on both

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:46 | 2663235 Downtoolong
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I wonder if you can get a coupon on Groupon for the next Group-on.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:49 | 2663245 NoTTD
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I'd say it's more of a tinfoil hat formation.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:55 | 2663251 BlueStreet
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Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:58 | 2663262 Grinder74
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Groupon, Groupon, where I have heard that term before?  Oh yeah, it's what the "bathers" kept yelling at the new guys when I visited King Barry's "bath house" in Chi-town.  Fun times!

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:05 | 2663274 TruthInSunshine
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I am not claiming the following as true or not (though I have my strong opinion), but many very credible analysts have all but declared Group On a literal fraud represented going concern based on alleged mistatements of material facts pertaining to their revenue, earnings, etc. If anyone doubts me, just do a simple search for a plethora of articles and analyses stating this case.


We're going to witness Jim Cramer's Winners of the New World v2.0 pretty soon, so get hedged and comfy. There's a long list of equities that have valuations that are not only batshit lunacy by today's standards, but would have been deemed so by the standards of 1999.

This is what happens when Bernanke and his fellow fractional reserve banksters completely break all markets, and everything consequently gets priced to beyond asinine and entitely unsustainable levels.

Bernanke is going to go down as the worst central banker of all time when the final chapter of history is written.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:22 | 2663345 HD
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Oh that Cramer - he so crazy. He's long bullshit and short reality but that's enough to get you a spot on CNBCs SOTS and a syndicated show...

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:53 | 2663398 Arnold Ziffel
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Stay away from these 'fad' stocks, TIS. Get into something solid like Zynga or FB. Any extra change place with the 'experts' of MFG or PFG.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:45 | 2663414 Strider52
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"Pardon me, but would you happen to have any Grey Poupon?"

"But of course".

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 06:14 | 2664351 Disenchanted
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Would you settle for some of Cramer's Gay Poop-on?

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:03 | 2663275 walküre
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If you had 100 million Dollars.

Would you allow your fund managers to buy stocks?

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:46 | 2663413 sessinpo
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If I had 100 million dollars, I wouldn't have had fund managers to begin with, but probably a few good tax/asset protection attorneys and accountants.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:05 | 2663279 Bam_Man
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A hedge fund and HFT-algo plaything.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:06 | 2663286 Manthong
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Group On -> Group Off: The Infamous 'Matterhorn' Formation..

Thought that was a new adult video, for a second there.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:11 | 2663299 Squid Vicious
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Robo should be placed on top with his choice of Uggs, Underarmor, and/or Lulu-Lemon apparel... see if he can make it down alive

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:12 | 2663305 roadsnbridges
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One more day, and the S&P will resemble that.


(I didn't post this.)

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:45 | 2663415 HungrySeagull
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And retarded children will be able to doodle on a wall built to replaced the failed electronic tape.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:21 | 2663337 adr
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I like how it went to exactly $8 and then plummeted. Somebody had a fat finger.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:42 | 2663407 sessinpo
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Inttroducing Groupon's latest deal:

Groupon toilet paper otherwise know as GRPN. Contact your local stockbroker for your supply.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:59 | 2663462 Meesohaawnee
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Chi Tribune. should be held accountable how much they pumped that dog here. .. it was disgusting

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 17:03 | 2663470 WTF_247
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The issue with a lot of these types of plays is investors are refusing to see the company for what it is - a fad.  There is nothing wrong with a fad - they can generate enormous profits but are not sustainable.

ZNGA is another one - basing your whole companies billion dollar + valuation on a single game on Facebook is just stupid.  Did they make a lot of money? Sure - but the valuation should have been discounted to begin with.  

Wall St is pretty smart though - keep it private as the fad builds momentum, when right at the peak bring the company public.

They should bring these out in the middle innings of the fad phase so that the valuation rockets AFTER it comes public rather than start out high and crash down to reality.  That is what you are supposed to do coming public - the best is supposed to be in the future, not the past.  They are cherry picking these things to maximize revenue for selling shareholders vs doing it the right way.

Short term this is a windfall for them - long term they shoot themselves in the ass doing that because they lose any trust they might have left and ruin the market for future ventures.

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 07:22 | 2664414 icanhasbailout
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just FYI, the purpose of the financial industry is to part fools and money

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 17:06 | 2663480 FieldingMellish
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The Matterhorn is real, share valuations are imaginary.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 17:19 | 2663521 BeetleBailey
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Tyler...that cartoon was on my  rookie cublicle wall when I first started in the business, back in the wee 90's.....thanks for the memories....

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 17:44 | 2663590 Apeman
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The difference is that the Matterhorn will still be there in the future.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 17:53 | 2663604 Cheshire
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One will still be there after Thursday.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 18:45 | 2663672 Yohimbo
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Can I groupon for strip club?  I suppose I should go to the lesser known

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