Head Of Fed's Plunge Protection Team Withdraws Resignation, Will Stay As Advisor To Goldman's Bill Dudley

Tyler Durden's picture

A week ago we noted that the departure of the Fed's PPT head, Brian Sack, whose tenure was set to end today, which we casually reminded the market about hours earlier:

... and his replacement with an academic, would likely be the greatest undiscussed S&P catalyst as the head of the entire US equity market, not to mention the Fed's POMO and various other known and unknown open market operations, would be none other than a B-Grade UCLA academic. Well, this has now changed, because as Dow Jones reports Brian Sack has withdrawn his resignation from the New York Fed, and will stay on as advisor to Goldman FRBNY plan Bill Dudley.


The status quo must continue at all costs. And for those wondering why Sack must stay on at all costs, we bring your attention to the following post from December 2010: "Why Does Brian Sack Interact With Goldman's "FX Committee"?"

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RacerX's picture

With a name like Dudley, it has to be good.

CIABS's picture

Did we ever get the dope on why Sack quit in the first place?

NotApplicable's picture

"Mission Accomplished"

And for the record, it's Brian P. Sack.

goldfish1's picture

At that level, there's no real choice in the matter.

"Brian, we understand. But you have to see our side. Of course you're free to make whatever decision you need to. However, we do have those hard drives with the unmentionable websites you may have visited in the past. We certainly don't want to play that card. Of course you understand."

Gringo Viejo's picture

Where's Chauncey Gardner when you need him?

RacerX's picture

They need to bring someone on named "B. Powder". To help B.Sack when things get a little stressful.

Alpo for Granny's picture

B. Goldbond. Or for you Europeans.. B. Goldbund.



NotApplicable's picture

Otherwise you end up with Schweddy Balls. (NTTAWWT)

ZippyBananaPants's picture

This is some of the finest window dressing I have seen in years.  Gotta give them credit!

Barry McBear's picture

JPM didn't think the timing was right for him to start his new job given the current attention they're getting.

DeadFred's picture

It was more of an emotional decision for him. Reptilian transplants prefer the company of their own and there is no more nurturing environment on SolIII than the New York Fed.

miker's picture

Things are falling apart.  They need him to stay.

spekulatn's picture

Transitory, dude.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Brain Sack just can't let go of the thrill. "Just a little taste for old times bro" Brian was quoted as saying to his master.

Time for rehab Brian. Just say no.

machineh's picture


As with Elvis, we just can't imagine the world without him.

Now Brian can serve as Dudley's echo and sock puppet.

'Should we do another POMO today, Brian?'

"Why yes, Bill. Yes, I believe we should!'

Burr's 2nd Shot's picture

Maybe they are working on fattening up his fingers?

Cursive's picture

Cue Al Pacino: "I keep trying to leave by they keep pulling me back in!"  If Brian Sack thinks he can walk away from this organized crime syndicate with his life or his family, he's got another thing coming.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

....he's got another thing thug coming after him.

Fixed it for ya bro. :>)

RobotTrader's picture

Anybody who thinks there is going to be any reform or change to the "Infinite Fiat Ponzi Pyramid Scheme" is dreaming.


1. Same Alpha Thugs in power in the U.S.

2. New Alpha Thugs just took control in Brussels and have complete power in Europe

3. Fractional Reserve Banking is getting bigger, not smaller

4. OTC Derivatives is expanding at an ever increasing pace

5. The "Resilient Consumer" is now stronger than ever, as credit is still plentiful

6. Ft. Knox is still wrapped in a shroud of secrecy no audit is ever going to happen

7. Old Fiat Currencies eventually will be replaced by new Fiat Currencies

8. No sign of a gold standard or specie-backed currency anywhere in the world.

9. Fed "Jawboning" over time is becoming even more effective in managing currency and commodity prices

10. Any and all financial catastrophes will be solved.  Repeats of 2008 will never be allowed.

11.  Rents at The Hamptons get more expensive year in, year out.  Every 4th of July weekend is even bigger than the year prior, with more exotic escorts, fancier cars, and even heavier partying.


Any questions?

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

12. Having had a spiritual financial awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other fiat addicts, and to practice these corrupt principles in all our Ponzi affairs.

SilverTree's picture

Thanks for grounding us Robo, are heads up in the clouds.

Cursive's picture


Yes, one question.  How are these "Alpha Thugs" going to stimulate real demand, without which the Ponzi is doomed to collapse?

LawsofPhysics's picture

Don't feed the trolls, Robo fails to appreciate the difference between all things physical and all things paper.  In essence robo's post could be summarized as "paper is still being accepted and it is the end of the quarter for Wall Street".  He is correct, otherwise see my post below.

Cursive's picture


I hear you about the trolling, but I've corresponded with Robo since the early blogspot days of ZH.  He said he used to laugh at the cynical predictions of "Rasputin," but that he had come to see the light.  His posts morphed into an MDB-type sarcastic rant and he began to lose respect here.  I will still correspond with him on serious topics.

ITrustMyGut's picture

ya know.. as a Consiracy follower for 25+ years ( first read Secrets of the Federal Reserve in late 80's ) I kind of have to understand.


its pretty hard to have any real hopium any more. the ability to kick cans... seems absolutely infinte.


friends send me the Drakes, Bix's, Fulfords, Wilcock's.. the Okie_Oil_Man's, they get hope from that... but personally.. all sounds like a bunch of BS anymore.... I mean...really..


what or who..has suffcient leverage.. to make a play against the central planning cabal?


I dont think anything short of rainbow riding unicorns, or the "greys" *cough*


so.. ya... same as it ever was...

Stoploss's picture

Are your property taxes up to date?

lieutenantjohnchard's picture

you've posted similar statements over the years. kind of a normalcy bias. your item number 7 undermines items 2, 5, 8, 9 and 10. item 2 assumes people cannot move freely in europe or have the freedom to leave. i think you're projecting yet again.

francis_sawyer's picture

Thanks Gatsby... Now go back to your mom's basement...

goldfish1's picture

The "Resilient Consumer" is now stronger than ever, as credit is still plentiful

Just not in great enough numbers.

Miss Expectations's picture

Simon Potter objected to killing muppels.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

First real out loud laugh of the day.

Thanks. :>)

NotApplicable's picture

We're so sorry, Simon Potter,
We're so sorry if we caused you any pain.
We're so sorry, Simon Potter,
But there's no one left at home
And I believe I'm gonna reign.

Kaiser Sousa's picture

"reunited and it feels so good..."
Peaches & Herb....


LawsofPhysics's picture

In reality folks there are many many dark pools of money and alliances that are or have already been established.  Sack is just another tool.So long as venders keep accepting fiat, nothing changes.  Damn I hate it when it looks like I agree with robo.  Oh well, time to go sell some more commodities, I do have a July 4th party to get to as well.  The family is already at the vacation house.  The corn, soybeans, and other crops are all coming in fine too (these are my physical commodites)  One thing robo fails to appreciate is the difference between paper and physical.  Today I am selling paper.

BandGap's picture

So, why did he resign in the first place? Is his not resigning a sign that something is about to turn in the FX markets?

Death of paper? China taking control? EU finally hitting the bottom of the canyon?

This had to happen for a reason.


pods's picture

We can tell he is still at work!

Isn't today the end of quarter or some such thing for funds?


midgetrannyporn's picture

Sack took the rite of initiation he can never quit.

Morrotzo's picture

He woke up with a goat's head under the comforter.

Fed til Dead!



asteroids's picture

The Alpha Thugs want to see the Boomer generation retire intp poverty eating Mac and Cheese with them taking all their money.

ebworthen's picture

The FED, being a non-legal cabal of bankers, must of course consult with the vampire squid from whence it's minions spawn.

slewie the pi-rat's picture

this was arranged before the last press release, but they didn't want to tip their hand and still don't apparently

organizationally, brianS is coming in at a LINE position under the bigDudDude and will supervise his prev desk and probably at least 4 more

those other desks could be anywhere on the planet i would think, at this point

they have worked it out and let the games begin!

Seasmoke's picture

You can check in anytime you like, but you can never leave.

atomicwasted's picture

I wonder if he got offered something, or threatened with something, or both.

Mrmojorisin515's picture

Guess he couldn't find a job in the private sector, such a tough job market.