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Here We Go: US Futures Plunge As Milan, Dax Down 5%, Italian Fins Halted, EURUSD Sub 1.41

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It is unclear what just spooked the market, but whatever it is, stocks have had enough fun for the day. After the ECB just announced that it had monetized a whopping E13.3 billion in the past week, nearly double expectations, and a total of E134 billion since the SMP program's inception, the market took one quick look at just how effective this program has been, shuddered, and plunged realizing that neither ECB intervention, nor the shorting halt is doing anything at all. As a result, ES is now down 21, EURUSD just dropped below 1.41 (Chinabot is about to give up), and rolling halt of Italian banks have started, with Intessa, Mediaset and Impreglio all halted. We expect UniCredit to follow suit as usual.


And bond purchases:


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Mon, 09/05/2011 - 09:55 | 1634144 dwdollar
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This is what happens when Benny is taking out of the equation for just ONE day.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 09:57 | 1634156 MillionDollarBonus_
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I was feeling quite depressed about my equity portfolio this morning, when it dawned on me that there is a major problem with our economic system. Why is it that interest rates remain exceptionally low, yet stock prices are plummeting? The answer is simple. The prices of debt instruments are heavily influenced by educated professionals at our Federal Reserve, whereas stock prices are largely determined by the market. This clearly demonstrates that experts and intellectuals are much more competent at setting prices than the general population. The solution is therefore beautifully simple: set up a central body for setting all equity prices. If it so happens that a stock is influenced by an underlying consumer good, then we should set up a body for pricing that good too. The experts that price these goods will be learned professors and intellectuals who are specialists in the relevant field.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:00 | 1634180 cowdiddly
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You Have an equity portfolio? Man, you are brave. Thats so 1999 retro its cool.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:29 | 1634315 spiral_eyes
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I have an equity porfolio...

Junior miners, bitchez.

Very overweight. 

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:42 | 1634341 cowdiddly
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Yea, I tried that back in 1980-82. drill results, infered resources, Reminds me of the Mark Twain quote. Good luck to you. 1 out of 10 hits the Jackpot and can make up for the other 9. Fun stuff though. 

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:58 | 1634445 Ancona
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My equity fund is called Ancona's paid off house and cars fund. It can never be tapped, but I pay no fees other than the local extortion levy each year. You couldn't pay me to be in paper of any kind right now; too much panic and fear on the streets. I have a bad feeling about tomorrow's open. Very bad.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:05 | 1634472 cowdiddly
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I call mine Cowboy's, First Ass National.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 13:05 | 1634868 DeeDeeTwo
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Crisis = opportunity... but ONLY for those with balls, baby. This place is full of people hiding in their basements, financially speaking.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:39 | 1634367 banksterhater
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It's all correlated, you'll lose your ass too.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:55 | 1634426 Oh regional Indian
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Everyone will lose their asses for a while. Then a few metallic asses will begin to shine again. But that too shall be brief. I think we're going to see a bath full of blood (sadly no ukelele floating in it) tomorrow, come Asia open.

No pleasure in seeing this forecast come good. none at all, for anyone here I hope. It's an unfolding tragedy of rather historic proportions.
And of course it si unfolding exactly as per plan


Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:40 | 1634578 Strike Back
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Miners look like they've been decoupling from the general market since the beginning of August. 

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:32 | 1634330 topcallingtroll
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Cmon guys it's satire.

We have a new Hamy, or maybe the old one has returned.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:00 | 1634184 DefiantSurf
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you must be from Princeton?


Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:02 | 1634196 BurningFuld
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Kinda like your morning horoscope.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:04 | 1634204 Hedgetard55
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     That would work pretty well, but why not go the whole enchilada and just nationalize all companies - no need for stocks, or prices! The smart dudes and dudettes from the Ivy League could run things.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:10 | 1634242 cowdiddly
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That be the problem, Ivy League PHDs are running it now. You know, by and hold, diversification,technical charts,mutual funds, efficient markets and all the other theories they have brainwashed the sheep into believing while they backdate the options, dilute the stock, issue bonuses and run HTF and naked shorting scams. Oh but you get a .12 cent dividend LOL

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:13 | 1634255 Red Herring
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Been there, done that, escaped.


Without the stocks or prices, the alpha males in charge of the companies have nothing to measure their manhood by.  The need for competition eventually evolves into competition between two production lines - left shoes vs. right shoes. Pointless exercise.


And Ivy League is best left to what it does best - corrupt the minds of the next generation of Ivy League graduates...

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:07 | 1634225 Coldcall
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nothing wrong with an equity portfolio but it should be overweight large gold miners. My stock portfolio contains 25% gold miners and has outperformed the market since late July.

Sorry but crazy not to anchor your stocks with some sort of major hedge.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:47 | 1634399 Kiss My Iceland...
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"nothing wrong with an equity portfolio but it should be overweight large gold miners."


Hmmm. Is there an ETF for big obese gold miners ?

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:05 | 1634477 HyperLazy
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NUGT and GDX, GDXJ for Juniors. But FSG is an interesting vehicle.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:17 | 1634272 Motley Fool
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Bravo. This level of trolling deserves some respect. :D

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:29 | 1634317 topcallingtroll
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It is Hamy!

I just know it. Funny man!

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:32 | 1634329 glenlloyd
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Ideas like this should be relegated to the dustbin of history.

This has already been tried and failed miserably...every time.

You're not too bright...are you?

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:42 | 1634373 MillionDollarBonus_
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I just gave you an example of it working fantastically well. Interest rates have remained low throughout the past 5 years despite all the economic challenges we have faced. This is a remarkable achievement, and should be admired as such. This can only be the work of true genius, and could never be achieved by market participants of mediocre intelligence.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:51 | 1634413 IronShield
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Oh, I see, something for nothing? Hmmm...

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:46 | 1634599 jerry_theking_lawler
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Yes...a new way to wealth creation...out of thin air... hahahah!

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 12:04 | 1634676 theinebriatedsot
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you sir, are dangerous, and need to be taken out back and shot.......

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 12:19 | 1634691 DosZap
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<theinebriatedsot >@ 12:04,

TO whom are your speaking of?.

After second thought, whoever your speaking about does not deserve that rash, and kind of judgement.

Esp from a keyboard commando.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:36 | 1634354 Thomas
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You are the Samaurai of Sarcasm. 

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:51 | 1634614 Spitzer
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Robotrader is too in a more suttle way.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 14:24 | 1635186 Thomas
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Maybe he is like Calvin Bear, who's genius required years to shine through.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:39 | 1634364 Landrew
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Wow, with the S&P futures down 62 I hope your equity port is short! I am holding the Oct. 7$ puts:) that is the sum of my equity exposure. All cash and short here. S&P is at 1999 levels.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:48 | 1634405 RSloane
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I can only add holy effin shit.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:51 | 1634415 duckhook
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The answer is very simple.Bond prices are predicting at least a bad recession or a depression  for a protracted period of time.In that atmosphere earnings ,which are at their highest in history,will plunge.So your E in P/E is going to decrease dramatically.And your point about the Fed influencing interest rates is not correct.This is  Just governmnet controlled interest rates ,which will eventaully backfire massively.Get out of all stocks.Buy when the Dow hits 5000

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:53 | 1634628 Spitzer
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That is bullshit. The lower stocks go in the US, the more money the tresereve has to print to makeup for the shortfall in tax revenue to service the debt. That is bond negative.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:57 | 1634436 Bicycle Repairman
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MDS, you see it all with such clarity.  I'll dust off my econometrics textbook and head to Washington.  I'm going to change the world, dammit!!

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:48 | 1634604 Spitzer
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 Asset bubbles 101.

Perception is not was ends asset bubbles. Perception only changes after prices start falling. Everyone (except Austrians) thought house prices would never fall in the US until they fell. People in Canada and Australia still think house prices will never fall even though their valuations are worse then the US was.




Mon, 09/05/2011 - 09:57 | 1634161 spiral_eyes
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the west destroyed its productive base and moved to the massage-the-figures-with-benny model. 

chickens coming home to roost, bitchez 

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:02 | 1634182 DormRoom
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Or, this is what happens when the Fed uses the shadow banking apparatus (hedge funds) to pump liquidity into equity markets, using leverage from TARPed banks, with access to the Fed discount window.  It was a blunt move.


Now the shadow banking apparatus is deleveraging, collapsing  global equity markets.


Das Kapital, bitchez.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 12:48 | 1634818 johnnynaps
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Ah, a day of Reality! Don't fret, Benny will be hard at work tomorrow and rainbows will lighten the sky as skittles fall from the heavens into rich bankers' pockets.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 09:56 | 1634152 Mineshaft
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Green Shoots!

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 09:57 | 1634160 Don Birnam
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Marone !

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 12:11 | 1634693 Bam_Man
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It is actually spelled "Madonna!".

Yep, same as the pop singer, but pronounced the way you wrote it.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 09:58 | 1634167 oogs66
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they monetized and couldn't hold yields down...the market has spoken and once again govt intervention in markets has a half life of less than a month!

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:29 | 1634321 11b40
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Yep.  The only boards green today are the ones showing interest rates in the PIIGS.  Up, up, and away!

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 09:58 | 1634168 bania
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Bullish dip

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:08 | 1634230 infinity8
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perfect with rocky mountain oysters. grab a good red and i'll bring the whiskey.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 09:58 | 1634169 BurningFuld
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You will all have to excuse gold if it goes down a bit this week, but people are going to be needing the cash me thinks.  It's about to get UGLY!

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:03 | 1634197 LoneStarHog
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Who really cares where PAPER gold/silver go ... Holding PHYSICAL in large quantities adds a sense of calm while entering The Perfect Storm ... I hope America survives and enters a New Golden Age on the other side.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:08 | 1634232 unky
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You are right. If you hold physical PMs and read the horrible news everyday (offical news as well as blogs such as zerohedge) you have a sense of calm. However there is another way. Not read/watch any news and hold no PMs at all. I think that also gives you sense of calm ^^

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:11 | 1634245 DosZap
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Yes the latter, it's like stepping off a curb, and getting HIT BY A BUS.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:44 | 1634381 DeadFred
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Still you are quite calm and collected, until the bus hits.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:16 | 1634271 LoneStarHog
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Yup! Like jumping off a huge (hugh for you Yahoo! readers) cliff and plummeting face up, enjoying the beautiful blue sky with the occasional puffy cloud, the soaring eagle, the transitory contrail...Ahhhhhhh...I even get a really neat feeling in my groin ... Ahhhhhh ... serenity

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 12:56 | 1634844 johnnynaps
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AH, having a family full of contractors, marksmen, and cooks gives me the sense of calm......beings that I am the farmer hedged accordingly with alcohol!

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 09:59 | 1634173 monopoly
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And have a nice day. i think we have just started the 6th inning of this double header. What amazes me is that so little of this is a surprise to me and many here and am positioned for it as we have been discussing all of this for months, at least. Tomorrow going to be very interesting.

Happy Libor, I mean, labor day.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 09:59 | 1634174 vast-dom
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//conspiracy theory on/


pre-Sept20-21 mini crash for QE3.


........"we have no choice" time approaching.............


Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:05 | 1634218 WonderDawg
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Your position assumes that TPTB are controlling this. I would disagree. I think they've lost control and are now searching for a clean pair of shorts.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:37 | 1634357 Howard_Beale
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But this time QE won't make a difference. Everyone saw the show and got the T-Shirt for QE2--didn't work out so well. Shifting maturities out the curve on a bloated balance sheet isn't going to achieve much.

Game over.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:00 | 1634181 PontifexMaximus
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van rompuy is spooking the markets with his blabla and the 10y italian @ 5.52

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 12:14 | 1634704 Bam_Man
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Maybe van Rompuy should recite one of his poems in front of the EU parliament. Might have a calming effect.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:01 | 1634188 Gandalf6900
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for how many years can they keep the sham going?

A) 1 year

B) 2 years

C) The end is closer than I can even imagine

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:04 | 1634210 unky
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2 years. They can go all in and buy all equities with printed money. The comex can short sell trillion dollars worth of PMs and other commodities with future contracts due in 2014 or something. Just my idea what the EE could do ;- )

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:39 | 1634573 sun tzu
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They will simply ban private trade of gold and silver. 

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:49 | 1634609 DosZap
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sun tzu,

Then they can pay us the going rate when and if that time comes, or I will have a boatload of new Jewelry.Or, better yet, get the hell outa dodge.

When they do that, they will cost us another few million jobs.......................

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:50 | 1634610 theinebriatedsot
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all that would do is sweeten the price even higher. For then gold + silver would become like drugs: illegal so ya gotta pay thru the nose to get 'em!. Do you really think that's gonna solve any problems?

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 12:26 | 1634744 DosZap
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 theinebriatedsot @11:50,

Since I am just a peon, serf slave in the elites world, all I can do is try and look out for my family first, help others that deserve it, and  do my best to retain a lifes worth of labor.I am in no position, as are you, to SOLVE any problem/s.

If you think we are, your delusional.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:07 | 1634229 Red Herring
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They can keep it going foreva! The question is, how long will enough people believe in the sham?


emancipate yourself... good song

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:02 | 1634193 unky
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Doesnt look good at all for the DAX. (Can you include a chart) Luckily I dont have any equities ;- )

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:02 | 1634194 GeneMarchbanks
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Spooked by its own deranged headlines, the bots now make up news and then promptly react to it(their own headlines) so that we have the illusion that there is a market out there.

It's all just tradition.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:03 | 1634200's picture

On the bright side I hear the Vacationer in Chief is working a Union Rally today......

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:06 | 1634220 monopoly
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LMAO, good one.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:11 | 1634202 alien-IQ
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...and DOW futures down 220. nice.

edit: three minutes later...and it's down 245.

looks like a fun week shaping up here.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:44 | 1634595 boiltherich
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DJIA futures down mostly because fair value is -230 after Friday's tumble.  But, how many times have I watch with anticipatory glee for the opening bell with major red ink in the futures only to see a triple digit rally?  Any serious selling pressure will only trigger the PPT to staunch losses.  Unless they are setting a trap that is, there are days they need to set either bear traps or to force liquidity into the open by getting long suckers to BTFD.  Either way I am as suspicious of the free market pricing theory of equities as I am of debt.  No matter what you believe in the truth is that the cost of living is rising faster than any investment scheme except PM's and even that is subject to manipulations if TPTB decide against you, so in nominal terms alpha is out there, in real terms you had better get some physical and keep quiet about it.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:04 | 1634206 Byte Me
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I thought your 'leaders' in the States were a bunch of self-serving foreskinless shitbags -- but over here in Europe we don't have leaders. Period. You could homogenise the entire Establishment, feed it to a planar worm, and employ Fukushima-mutated amoeba with more intelligence than exists in


Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:09 | 1634239 monopoly
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Byte me, thank you for the thought. But we do not have leaders here either. They just do whatever it takes to keep their job, salary, expense accounts, perks, health care and retirement intact. That alone is job 1. We are next in line and still waiting.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:46 | 1634393 Byte Me
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As in the first task that a pol has... get re-elected.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:40 | 1634576 theinebriatedsot
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so has Nigel ripped Van Rompuy's ass lately?....... :-p

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:04 | 1634207 ska11153
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does anyone know what limit down is on es?

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:10 | 1634226 Global Hunter
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No but I suspect I'm going to find out soonish. 

edit: I think 5% before the open at 9:30 am on Tuesday.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:28 | 1634544 New_Meat
Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:04 | 1634209 Red Herring
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There is a word missing somewhere in the title.... "unexpectedly"....


As in "US Futures plunge unexpectedly".  Now it is like reading major news outlets.  I feel a lot better somehow.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:30 | 1634324 RSloane
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LOL! Its just like watching CNBC!

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:57 | 1634643 boiltherich
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Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:04 | 1634214 monopoly
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Dow futures under 11,000 now. Geesh. Is it finally starting? Bernank going to move the meeting forward? 21st way too late.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:06 | 1634223 Cdad
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The DOW is where you want to concentrate your short positions starting tomorrow.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:19 | 1634278 Cursive
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The DOW is where you want to concentrate your short positions starting tomorrow.

That was last Thursday closing bell.  Of course, any one trading/shorting should be very concerned about counterparty risk at this juncture.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:48 | 1634402 Landrew
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You must be nuts! The puts are so rich now, last week at anytime was the buy! I bought BAC and GE puts for pennies.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 13:14 | 1634898 Hot Apple Pie
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I have to admit I almost felt guilty buying BAC puts after Buffet goosed up the price.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:12 | 1634250 jekyll island
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No, it's not supposed to start until Dow 9,000.  That's the way we planned it. 


The Bernank

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:05 | 1634215 Zero Debt
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Is it just me or doesn't that chart look like Fed balance sheet around 2008? Flat, then spiking..

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:58 | 1634443 TaxSlave
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Hockey sticks! (You curs!)

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:06 | 1634224 DosZap
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Isn't WAY past time real Men and Women took control of their markets, and countries again, the chiddddren, have screwed up the compooter, yet again.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:09 | 1634235 lapedochild
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Why do they have to halt trading on certains stocks? I don't get that... it limits earning potential of people with put options (since short selling was not allowed anymore)

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:57 | 1634442 DeadFred
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They are not interested in the earning potential of put holders, they want to control the carnage. The theory is by stopping trading on individual stocks that are dropping too fast they give a chance for reason to return and buyers decide to step in. Sometimes it even works, but mostly the carnage starts again as soon as trading resumes.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:13 | 1634257 Version 7
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The Bloomberg screen is getting better by the minute..

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:13 | 1634262 RobotTrader
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Many indexes in Europe now at new lows.


Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:20 | 1634275 oddjob
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And there you are with a boatload of netflix, if it was'nt so funny it would be sad.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:23 | 1634297 LoneStarHog
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Yeah, but he can get disaster flicks really cheap ... then again ... he can just watch his portfolio, I guess.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:43 | 1634380 topcallingtroll
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I doubt robo is stupid with spec money.

I learned the hard way a long time ago to recognize losses quick. I lost about 7 percent in EWZ but it could have been 20 percent if I hadnt gone ahead and admitted I was a fucking idiot.

Cash may not always be king, but right now I don't want to bet on the competence of central planners to keep inflation alive. That is an awfully big assumption right now for you gold buggers.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:56 | 1634431 Landrew
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The other lesson the old double down ha! Won't ever do the again ha! When to sell a buy or a short is really one of the hardest lessons I think we all have had. Early on, I made a number of mistakes not taking my losses and preserving my capital for the next trades. Now I can afford to be a bit more patient at only trigger at a 20% loss. This year is my first year of no losses (pat on the back here) put options only on Dow with a few calls on the dead cat bounces. This will work until everyone is on it ha!

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 13:37 | 1634551 oddjob
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Cash is a whore.

ZIRP, greedy boomers, bankers and government employees have ensured the destruction of fiat into worthlessness.

Gold and Silver are King, and always have been.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:43 | 1634592 sun tzu
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Two reasons gold is going up

1. inflation

2. instability


Mon, 09/05/2011 - 12:08 | 1634659 DosZap
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Cash may not always be king, but right now I don't want to bet on the competence of central planners to keep inflation alive. That is an awfully big assumption right now for you gold buggers.

Matters not, Gold and PM's will decouple completely from the USD.(if they haven't already).

This is not 2008.

Globally people know we are in the same shitter as the rest of them.Safe haven status my ass.

Inflation, deflation, stagflation, etc,etc, PM's are going to beat cash, simply because folks with half a brain have figured out that their dollars are basically worthless.

Any IDIOT that dumps their assets into UST's, and the USD, is as crazy as a Loon.

I HOPE they do, so that I can dump the rest of my cache,at 80, instead of 55.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:21 | 1634286 GoldBricker
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Plus, gold is at a new high in euros (currently 1347). A local dealer had a half-ounce Belgian bullion coin at 602 on August 25th, now it's a 687. The gold rise plus the euro fall is a wicked combo.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:42 | 1634372 TradingJoe
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So Robo, how do you think my puts are doing, eh?

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:14 | 1634266 Solid
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Let's see what happens with the miners. Could be a good time to get in if you don't have any.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:36 | 1634355 IronShield
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Ah the paper playas...  My condolences.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:47 | 1634396 topcallingtroll
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Especially the juniors right now. Even if gold just consolidates here for a while the miners look enticing.

GDXJ is worth a look.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:52 | 1634417 snowball777
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Fuck paper.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:24 | 1634537 Byte Me
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IF THAT's your thing go for it..

I prefer the opposite sex personally. But then, I'm old fashioned..

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:15 | 1634270 Cursive
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It is unclear what just spooked the market, but whatever it is

Cash shortages, margin calls and more cash shortages.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:20 | 1634282 alien-IQ
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or just good old fashioned sobriety.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:07 | 1634488 nodhannum
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Can't the europeans just ban short sales "again" or maybe just ban selling any equities...only buying permitted? sarc off.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:18 | 1634274 monopoly
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Looks like September will live up to its reputation for being one of the most difficult months for equities. The shorts are really raking it in lately. Europe a disaster. Glad that cannot happen here. This is America.

cough, cough.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:21 | 1634288 Coldcall
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I think what spooked the market was ECB having spend almost 15billion euros trying to keep Italian 10 year yields at 5% - and obviously failing.

That means all their ammo is used up and to no avail. Bye bye eurozone as we know it.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:21 | 1634290 monopoly
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Yeah, agree. They may take a good hit tomorrow as those "brilliant ones" who buy NFLX on margin have to find cash somewhere and what is up? Our miners, of course. Might add some at end of day if they take a real hit. Always like getting rid of the weak holders as it makes the next leg up, if I am correct, more sustainable.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:58 | 1634440 Crisismode
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Somehow I don't think that the people who loaded up on NFLX are the same people that have any PM miners in their portfolio whatsoever.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:21 | 1634291 The Shootist
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DAX down 5.5%. Crazy, bitches.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:21 | 1634293 LoneStarHog
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Okay ... so are the Futures plunging or plummeting or imploding or in a downtrend or brown shoots? ... I am soooooo confused.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:29 | 1634314 nmewn
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The janitor accidently kicked the cord out. They seem to be spending a lot of time looking for the guilty janitor instead of just plugging it back in.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:10 | 1634498 RSloane
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They have the flight path of a punctured balloon.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:23 | 1634295 Blorf
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Gold, silver up off the lows and rising.... with the USD. Hilarious, silver has gone from wild speculation play to safe haven in a few short months. I guess is if was European I'd want to park my money far away from banks as possible too.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:41 | 1634371 IronShield
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Yeah, please allow a minor modification...  "I guess if I was a sane rational Human I'd want to park my money..."

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:24 | 1634299 gwar5
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Going to be an Interesting week.


President of Iceland says the EU and IMF tried to bully Iceland to make taxpayers pay for the Landesbanki collapse and losses.  As we all know, they gave them the middle finger. Message for continental Europeans?


Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:33 | 1634332 tom a taxpayer
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Iceland and Greece could form the FU, a counter to the EU.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:25 | 1634301 Belarus
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If this keeps up LSAP and duration extension will soon come Sept. 21. Long term deflation is the problem and that just can't happen. 

Which means Belarus bitchez. Or something else. Maybe total revolution agains't the despotic madmen ruining the worlds we all live in....and complete debt forgiveness. Nah. That wold cause civil war amongst the people. All roads lead to Belarus.

ZH is  being too kind, of course they know what is spooking this market. TCE ratios at the banks naturally; unemployment, no robotic algo HFT's today, etc. I'm just surprised circuit breakers aren't going to be hit all over the world and our futures are only down +200 or so on the DOW.

At any rate, at lease Benny is getting the crises so he can do anything and blame anyone he wants when he announces a $2.5 trillion debt monetization. 

Did I say Belarus bitchez yet?

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:34 | 1634342 DefiantSurf
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so if M2 is $10T and we inject another $2.5T that is a 25% devaluation? Problem is I can't find a current realistic M2 number....


Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:33 | 1634556 New_Meat
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"... that is a 25% devaluation?"

It would be if it were in circulation.  But it has been parked on the banks' balance sheets to fill the void left when all of them CDSs vanished.

So: not yet.

- Ned

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 12:26 | 1634747 Belarus
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It would be if it were in circulation. 

I've heard this argument many times before. It's just sitting at the banks by god--look at the velociity of money, right? Sure. But ya ever hear of backdoor beauty? You see, the credit in waiting is mostly just sitting idle at banks. However, the $2 trillion in unfunded deficit is making its way into the economy via corporate welfare, social welfare, and transfer payments....

That's how you get rising oil and food prices--rising demand from "speculators" and the real economy--while the economy is a nightmare. The money does enter the system: through the backdoor. 

Backdoor beauty, bitchez.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:29 | 1634313 ramirez
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Bloodbaths are becoming a déjà-vu. T3h end is near.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:30 | 1634323 dwdollar
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They'll be a QE3 rumor tomorrow and we'll close even on the day.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:33 | 1634334 DogSlime
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"Barroso says Europe will avoid return to recession"  -

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:47 | 1634397 Instant Wealth
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Could William Banzai please make a picture of Barroso as Sancho Pansa and Trichet as Don Quixote ?

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:55 | 1634427 snowball777
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Jose Baboso.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:20 | 1634522 DosZap
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Who's, payroll is JOSE on?.3 guesses and fisrt 2 no countee.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:33 | 1634339's picture

Awaiting Roubini statement claiming Gold is crap and just crashed as it hit $1,899.90

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:34 | 1634345 navy62802
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It's shaping up to be a Rule 48 Tuesday morning.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:25 | 1634514 HyperLazy
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I can see it now, the market opens and immediately closes, forever. HA

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:35 | 1634348 Mister Ponzi
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Greek 2YR Yield north of 50%, 1YR Yield above 82(!)%.

Travelling to Greece tomorrow (not kidding), it will be interesting to see whether I will get new Drachmas during the next two weeks...

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:36 | 1634353 PAPA ROACH
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London Bridge is falling down.........falling down..............falling down.......................


Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:38 | 1634362 DefiantSurf
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sorry didn't know you already had that avatar, I will look for a new one.


Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:43 | 1634366 MoneyWise
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"US Futures Plunge" I wouldn't call it so dramatic, currently down 235 points.

Gold up about 11.70, also cannot call it  "surge" :) Relax, don't panic, there is always Welfare :)))

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:46 | 1634390 The Shootist
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Ha! Down 200, but lately people have been saying that those numbers are more accurate the following day when multiplied by 5-10... Hmmm.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:42 | 1634376 SmoothCoolSmoke
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Labor Day may save the US makets.  Give Ber-shankie and Timmay 24 hours to cook something up beforethe open on Tuesday.  That's if they want to.  A crash may in fact serve thweir evil plans to a "t".   We'll see.

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:45 | 1634385's picture

So what does this have to do with the price of tea in China, the price of weed in the US, the price of opium in Afghanistan, the price of guns in Mexico, the price of peace in the Middle East, the price of ETC ETC........

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:49 | 1634403 MoneyWise
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Exactly, why would Americans care about f*cking Greece or Italy, we are not one of their states, f*k'em.. US Markets should go up 500 points instead while those rats are moving their funds into Dollar assets. Why would Harley Davidson or Hershey should give a f*k about Greece?

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:02 | 1634464 IronShield
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Well is it because the Fed, I mean the IMF, is backstopping them?  Is that why 'we' care? 

Ultimately, I, as an American, really don't care; but that's not the point.  It appears we be attached at the hip until the dullard is no more.  As it was stated, "it may be our currency, but it's your problem..."  FOFOA charts the way...  Without blood...

But, 'we' Americans, will exhaust every other possibility before doing the 'right' thing...  (thanks Winston)

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:23 | 1634535 theinebriatedsot
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because the Fed is just as leveraged with their debt crap as the European banks are....if the Eurozone blows up, it'll take the Fed with it......this is why one should own gold + silver. And I hope the Eurozone does collapse.......and takes the NWO with it....... :-)

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 12:15 | 1634716 IronShield
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"and takes the NWO with it..."

Amen bro...  Can I get a witness up in heeyah!?

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