This page has been archived and commenting is disabled.

Hitler Is Long The USD, Gets A Margin Call

Tyler Durden's picture


It's been a while since we had a close encounter with Hitler and specifically his trading prowess. Today we learn just how truly powerless the German is when faced with the terrible trio of Geithner's "strong dollar policy", a CFTC barrage of margin calls, and the fine print of various precious metal ETFs. And of course FX sellside "recommendations" by the TBTFs.

h/t ReboilRoom


- advertisements -

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Thu, 06/07/2012 - 19:53 | 2505727 kengland
kengland's picture

One of the best movies you will ever see. The Downfall

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 19:55 | 2505734 B-rock
B-rock's picture

Bernanke should trim his moustache so...

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:09 | 2505769 Aziz
Aziz's picture

"Don't worry, Goldman would never trade against their clients"

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:15 | 2505787 LeBalance
LeBalance's picture

Goldman trades TO their clients.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:11 | 2505880 XitSam
XitSam's picture

Goldman uses their clients when margin calls happen, not their clients' money, their clients.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 22:09 | 2505990 Surly Bear
Surly Bear's picture

OMG, I laughed our loud.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 23:14 | 2506125 knukles
knukles's picture

The only fucking reason it's funny is that it spears the Imaginary Nash Equilibrium supported by a Widespread Normalcy Bias essentially creating a Theater of the Absurd of Reality.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 04:03 | 2506460 zipfish
zipfish's picture

You are taking the fun out of it

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 04:37 | 2506467 Clashfan
Clashfan's picture

Who needs Hitler when we have I'llbombya?

From the piece:


UPDATE: Whenever this Obama policy is raised, it cannot be emphasized enough that “secondary explosions” — attacking those who rescue victims of an inital explosion — has, according to to official U.S. Government dogma, long been a hallmark of The Terrorists.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 13:09 | 2507795 larynx
larynx's picture

As im understanding The German Words i actually didnt need to ROFL.

I got so scared i wasnt even able to red the english subtitles.

I will not watch it again!

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:20 | 2505801 Long-John-Silver
Long-John-Silver's picture

MF Global would never do that, until they did.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:06 | 2505870 flacon
flacon's picture

Blythe Masters denies silver manipulation: "It's not part of our business model, it would be wrong, and we don't do it!"

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 05:58 | 2506517 ich1baN
ich1baN's picture

I thought it was interesting how she used past tense in that sentence.... Most people would "It is wrong!" not that "it would be wrong". She sounded a bit nervous when she said that part as well, if you go back and listen she hesitates in her voice a bit. Sounds like she is worried about the record keeping part of it as well as Margin Stanley was just fined by the CFTC for 5$ mn for sloppy OTC and IR Swap record-keeping.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:21 | 2505804 Alpha Monkey
Alpha Monkey's picture

My fav line too.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 02:07 | 2506373 YuropeanImbecille
YuropeanImbecille's picture

I find this a bit scary, since all he is shouting are the names of the international Jewish bankers and Jewish finance "advisors" (As he probably did in real life back in the days).


It is like Germany pre-ww2 but on a global scale. Scary stuff.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 03:21 | 2506440 CompassionateFascist
CompassionateFascist's picture

IOTW, Hitler was right. And not only about Jew-banksters: see also Red Empire, Czechslovakia, Yugoslavia, etc. Don't worry, though; before sticking that gun in his mouth, he said, "I'll be back...and next time, no more Mr. Nice!"  

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:06 | 2505759 john_connor
john_connor's picture

Saw it at the theatre in 2005 and couldn't agree more.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:55 | 2505853 LeonardoFibonacci
LeonardoFibonacci's picture

Kengland wrote: "One of the best movies you will ever see. The Downfall"


Sorry dude but it is not the downfall but THE RISE of the Reich!  The world & joos will face another dangerous maniac due to the puppet masters financial destroyers provoking another war against humanity.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:33 | 2505909 Hugh G Rection
Hugh G Rection's picture

Where do I send my resume?

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 22:14 | 2506002 john_connor
john_connor's picture

Movie is called "Downfall"

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:08 | 2505877 Hugh G Rection
Hugh G Rection's picture

Not a bad parody.


Better than this antisemitic garbage...

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:50 | 2505949 nah
nah's picture

downfall blows


watch elfen lied

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 01:58 | 2506367 Vlad Tepid
Vlad Tepid's picture

As a huge devotee of both of those productions, you're an idiot for including them in the same thought.  Conflating them as you do makes me think you are one of those dumbasses who think both of them are about blood and body count, which true about neither.  Go back to sucking on batteries.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 19:54 | 2505730 CalibratedConfidence
CalibratedConfidence's picture

Speaking of precious metals, Gold inventory that is registered for delivery jumped more than 15%

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:21 | 2505803 Long-John-Silver
Long-John-Silver's picture

Paper or Digital Gold?

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:11 | 2505881 flacon
flacon's picture

In a way you have a point... "delivery" means they move from one vault to the other in the same building on the same basement floor. True delivery is when we see armoured Brinks trucks lining up outside 33 Liberty Street to haul it away. 



Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:15 | 2505887 CalibratedConfidence
CalibratedConfidence's picture

The total chart shows gold inventory is down about 3% YTD. Your right tho, it's just another room in the same building.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 19:54 | 2505731 Lost Wages
Lost Wages's picture

I have never liked a single one of these.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:00 | 2505748 Cognitive Dissonance
Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Too bad. They are hilarious.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:05 | 2505757 The Alarmist
The Alarmist's picture

I'm sure they just make him wistful for what might have been.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:08 | 2505765 Manthong
Manthong's picture

Hitler is a breath a fresh air after following Bernanke’s market all day.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 22:14 | 2505999 Offthebeach
Offthebeach's picture

Wonder if Bernanke has in his office a couch and a .25 automatic ? I don't know if you can douse a corpse in a ditch within NYC limits with diesel and burn it. Maybe in New Jersey at a back office building for The Squid.( Put a little more productivity in the GS plantations staff. ).

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 02:05 | 2506371 Vlad Tepid
Vlad Tepid's picture

I'll loan him a 12 gauge and sell him a slug.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:06 | 2505761 Dr. Engali
Dr. Engali's picture

I'll enjoy it for both of us.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:11 | 2505773 wareco
wareco's picture

Angela, is that you?

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 23:51 | 2506203 otto skorzeny
otto skorzeny's picture

the one where he does a rant about Lou Reed recording w/ Metallica is the best. I think I'll go watch it now-always makes me laugh

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 02:16 | 2506387 prains
prains's picture

I have never liked a single one of these.


is there a chance you might be too stupid to get the joke?

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 19:59 | 2505743 fonzannoon
fonzannoon's picture

Anyone notice every single fast money meathead (aside from finnerman who deals with the safe stuff like JPM) was going long gold and the miners tonight?

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:07 | 2505762 veyron
veyron's picture

That was the signal to GTFO

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:09 | 2505770 fonzannoon
fonzannoon's picture


Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:08 | 2505768 rfaze
rfaze's picture

Yep.....Made me start worrying and thinking about cutting my positions in gld and slv.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:12 | 2505775 LongSoupLine
LongSoupLine's picture

CNBS's "Lost Money" or "Flushed Money"

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 19:59 | 2505744 RacerX
RacerX's picture

I have felt like that on more than one occasion with the crooks known as the CME.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 19:59 | 2505745 billsykes
billsykes's picture

I find it amazing how relevent hitler can be today.  Thanks ZeroHedge!

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:25 | 2505809 Long-John-Silver
Long-John-Silver's picture

and I find it interesting that the National Socialists (known as the Nazi Party in 1930's and 40's Germany) are winning elections all across Europe once again.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:02 | 2505864 Silberadler
Silberadler's picture

Except Germany you might add.

Strange isn't it ?

Just noted that quite a few posters here pull out the swastika each time they feel like the Krauts are doing something wrong.


The clip itself : priceless. Nice dubbing.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:07 | 2505763 The Alarmist
The Alarmist's picture

This is what you get for placing your faith in fiat, even if it is the reserve currency.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:07 | 2505764 krispkritter
krispkritter's picture

Somewhat OT but relevant to the week's news; Hitler on Walker's Recall Election...

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:37 | 2505832 rosiescenario
rosiescenario's picture

Thanx.....from someone living in Kalifornia....

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:14 | 2505782 barroter
barroter's picture

"Dimon couldn't corner a turtle!!!"   LOL!


Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:15 | 2505783 walküre
walküre's picture

How about this story line ...

"Herr Führer, die Merkel did not get enough support in Brussels! We were ambushed by Eurobonds"

Hitler slowly realizing what has happened and starting to rant:

"It was an order! I ordered Merkel to NEVER give in on Eurobonds and what has she done? We CANNOT afford those fucking Eurobonds and she is still meeting with the enemies??? Soon the banker scum will be knocking on our doors in Berlin and ask for the blood of every German man, woman and child! Fuck! They will ask for every first born male from our families just to keep their attacks going! We are under attack men! Time to pull out the big guns and finish this once and for all! I am ordering the total destruction of all banks from Paris to Moscow from Helgoland to Rome!! End this fucking charade and the blood letting for all Europeans!!! It is HIGH TIME for the FINAL SOLUTION!"

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:17 | 2505789 trgfunds
trgfunds's picture

USD 52-Week Range: 73.421 - 83.542

1-Year: +11.24%

Year to date: +2.57%


GOLD 52-week Range: 1439.7 - 1858.5

1-Year: +4.51%

Year to date: +0.83%

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:41 | 2505840 BigJim
BigJim's picture

You're quoting gold in USD... but the USD has appreciated. So Gold, has, in fact, appreciated along with the dollar.

ie, your calculations should be more like: Gold's 1-year equal to 4.51+ 11.24, ie, +15.75%; whereas Year to date would be equal to 0.83+ 2.57, ie, +3.40%, relative to other currencies.

You're better off with gold.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:19 | 2505791 Frankie Carbone
Frankie Carbone's picture

I wonder if Hilter lied to the German people nearly as much as Bernanke does to the American public. 

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:23 | 2505807 newengland
newengland's picture


Hitler-gangsta bankstas been ruling your world since Rothschild funded Marx, and that S$it came to the new world in 1913.

End the Fed.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 01:45 | 2506361 Manthong
Manthong's picture

“Great liars are also great magicians.”
- Adolf Hitler

“deception is the intentional distortion of another’s perceived reality and can be divided into two clear categories: dissimulation (hiding the real), and simulation (showing the false). Within dissimulation, he identifies three modes: masking (hiding the real by making it invisible), repackaging (hiding the real by disguising), and dazzling (hiding the real by confusion). Under simulation, he describes mimicking (showing the false through imitation), inventing (showing the false by displaying a different reality), and decoying (showing the false by diverting attention). Elsewhere, Whaley compared this taxonomy of deception with the strategies used by professional magicians”

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:19 | 2505794 vegas
vegas's picture

LMAO. This is one of the better parodies and worth watching every time these asswipes inside the Fed fuck with the market. Any market.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:18 | 2505795 Seasmoke
Seasmoke's picture

just like Million Dollar Bonus, Hitler seems to be slipping

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:21 | 2505799 newengland
newengland's picture

Ha. Ha. Ha.

Brilliant, Fight Club. Ab fab. Keep calm, and carry on.

Today's fall in gold? Meh :-)

Wish this vid could be seen in dubbed words, as per the Oasis break-up spoof.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:21 | 2505805 Imminent Collapse
Imminent Collapse's picture

Sieg Heil!!

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:38 | 2505835 potlatch
potlatch's picture

epic.  that is all I can say.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:41 | 2505843 orangegeek
orangegeek's picture

USD from an elliott wave perspective remains bullish.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:44 | 2505846 CURWAR2012
CURWAR2012's picture

This was simply hilarious, damn funny, many thanks!

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:50 | 2505849 oddjob
oddjob's picture

Here's another laugh.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:46 | 2505848 monopoly
monopoly's picture

"Goldman would never trade against its clients"....HA. LMAO. lolololol That was great.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:56 | 2505855 The Count
The Count's picture

Brilliant piece of acting by Bruno Gans.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 02:10 | 2506377 Vlad Tepid
Vlad Tepid's picture

Downfall or Nosferatu opposite Klaus Kinski had to have been his best roles.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:07 | 2505871 Bunga Bunga
Bunga Bunga's picture

Looks like that tons of scripts will be produced by the financial markets over the next months for more of such parodies. I see the inflation coming on youtube.



Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:08 | 2505876 FrankIvy
FrankIvy's picture




The Hitler thing.  It never gets old.  It will never get old.  50 years from now, it will still be hilarious.  Unknown person who first came up with this meme - well done young man.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:15 | 2505886 junkyardjack
junkyardjack's picture

Its funny because he's on the right side of the trade, I guess even Hitler wins sometimes...

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:17 | 2505890 MaxMax
MaxMax's picture

You mean the broker would actually put his interest ahead of his client?  I am shocked - just shocked!

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:18 | 2505893 Atomizer
Atomizer's picture



From January of 2011

Hitler finds out that Spain will need bailing out. 

Paging all Hitler video writers. Paging all Hitler video writers.. Promptly report to the submissions conference room NOW!!


Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:26 | 2505899 world_debt_slave
world_debt_slave's picture

ha, ha, how true

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:40 | 2505925 mick_richfield
mick_richfield's picture

You guys are crazy.

Hitler has been dead since 1958.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 23:58 | 2506218 otto skorzeny
otto skorzeny's picture

I'm thinking late 70s death in Argentina  sitting on a pile of gold

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 00:20 | 2506250 potlatch
potlatch's picture

The modern haircare industy largely was born at the hands of the justifiably famous, and artful, Vidal Sassoon.


Vidal Sassoon's parents, Natalia and Egbert Sassoon, were devotees of a rather strange "German Polka Village" cult in South America.  They would visit it every year or so, just like today people go to Dollyland.


Anyway.  They paid a visit to this apparent Shangri-La of bratwurst and plump little busy fingers .... 9 months prior to Vidal's birth.


From Heraclitus Fragment 74:  "The chemicals  were all apparently cosmetic in nature, too."


The entire "Shampoo" "Hairspray" "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" conspiriacy is about to blow.  This "peroxide currency" is debased, sirs.


I'd go deep Aussie Hair Products.  Just sayin

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:44 | 2505939 Arnold Ziffel
Arnold Ziffel's picture


"Blankfein called me a Saavy Investor...."


"Jamie Dimon couldn't corner a turtle."




Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:50 | 2505948 disabledvet
disabledvet's picture

BUT HE COULD CATCH A WHALE! (reeling it in has been real struggle for some reason tho...

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 23:45 | 2506188 lamont cranston
lamont cranston's picture

Arnold- How's that Stanford education doing for you? Ha ve you talked to Eb after he finioshed Middle Indiana Tonsorial (MIT)? Or did he wind up at the University of Crump at Lake Agnes (aka UCLA)? 

Loved that beanie & vest Fred outfitted you with on that episode. 


Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:55 | 2505960 magpie
magpie's picture

In a Russian edition of German WW 2 confessions i read that the Wehrmacht officer responsible for archival ordered the documents of Wehrmacht HQ to be destroyed: "Burn it all, there won't be any objective history around for the next 60 years anyway."

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 23:56 | 2506213 otto skorzeny
otto skorzeny's picture

the victors always write the history books. all we're left with is bullshit like "Saving Private Ryan" and "Band of Brothers" where the Germans are portrayed as keystone cops instead of a single country almost defeating the world

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 02:19 | 2506390 Vlad Tepid
Vlad Tepid's picture

By 1945, the Wehrmacht wasn't much better than Keystone cops, what with their ranks swelled with Volkssturm.  Soliders were so busy babysitting elderly veterans and teenagers they hardly had time to fight.  And meanwhile your namesake was flitting around on mountaintops with a Fieseler Storch looking for Italian dictators to pick up or whatever...maybe he was busy smuggling Hans Kammler out...

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 09:13 | 2506825 narapoiddyslexia
narapoiddyslexia's picture

Dear Otto: No way the Germans were close to defeating the world. The German army was managed in the style of the 19th Century, and constructed along similar lines. That is why when they invaded Russia the Germans took along 700,000 horses, so they could pull their supplies along with them using horse muscle! Very archaic. Their armor was a veneer over an outdated machine. The Russians, on the other hand were nearly entirely mechanized, thanks in large part to the US jeeps and trucks, and to the fact that Stalin was able to move their tank factories west. But it was the Germans' 19th Century command structure that ultimately destroyed them. It was the Hohenzollerns vs the commies, and guess which was newer?

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 04:37 | 2506468 PoorByChoice
PoorByChoice's picture

Damn Magpie

Voted you down when I meant to vote you up!


Absolutely correct as well, history favours the victors

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 22:00 | 2505973 BlackholeDivestment
BlackholeDivestment's picture

...brilliant. lol

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 22:10 | 2505991 q99x2
q99x2's picture

Goldman and JPM are shorting their own compainies as they trade against their clients. Its all coming down.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 22:56 | 2506083 lamont cranston
lamont cranston's picture

Loved how he worked "Stalin" into it when his name was uttered. 

Whethere it is shitting on South Carolina football, UT Austin Basketball or any other underchieving team, that rant is always relevant and funny when the voiceover is sooooo succulent. 

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 23:47 | 2506190 hedgehog9999
hedgehog9999's picture

On a related matter, funny how Spain beat Germany Today at soccer. They got the cup, the Germans have the checkbook,


and Merkel was there congratulating them all.....

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 23:53 | 2506207 otto skorzeny
otto skorzeny's picture

Hitler had the stones to nationalize the banks AND destroy the unions(plus that other stuff he did was alright also)

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 00:10 | 2506238 robertocarlos
robertocarlos's picture

"Likes crepes" LMAO

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 00:12 | 2506240 potlatch
potlatch's picture

Everything is getting too theatrical.  Because meanwhile, all of Greece is aking itself, is Ilias Kasidiaris gonna have to choke a bitch?



silly, silly days.  I feel like that kid in the dentist trip video.  "I this real?"



Fri, 06/08/2012 - 03:21 | 2506441 Peter K
Peter K's picture

Dump the USD? But didn't the US just surpass Russia as the leading natgas producer last month? Everyone all at one: "Energy independance in 5 years". Bitchzzzz :)

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 03:21 | 2506442 vh070
vh070's picture

They always have me by "My Fuhrer".

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 03:41 | 2506453 shuckster
shuckster's picture

Wow - the gold bugs are already doing a little victory dance. Odd, considering gold hasn't move $10 in the last 6 months, but who would've known. I guess it's Munger's fault. Or Buffets... who knows

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 11:53 | 2507547 prole
prole's picture

BTW I'm still waiting for someone to put a little comb-moustache on Munger and guess who he is a clone of? Did you see his swoop-hair thing going?

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 06:02 | 2506519 MarcusLCrassus
MarcusLCrassus's picture

"Fucking Lloyd..." lol this clip is hilarious

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 06:53 | 2506555 kylebassfan
kylebassfan's picture

Thanks for this - it cheered up my day! Funny yet so true.....

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 07:57 | 2506638 The Wolf
The Wolf's picture

One of the best reworkings of that clip I have seen... gold...

A little known Australian band, TISM (This Is Serious Mum)... known for taking the p!ss out of everything… one of their older songs...

Defecate on my Face

Come home tired, what a day I've had;
News ain't good from Stalingrad -
I been busy protecting the German race,
So come on baby, defecate on my face.

C'mon baby, send it on down;
Bend over Braunn and give me your brown.
There's trouble brewing in the Warsaw Pact,
So hurry up Eva and move your digestive tract.

Get to the bunker, looks like a sty;
Turn on the T.V. and it's all one Big Lie -
Here Eva, have these prunes to chew:
We have ways of making you poo.

Here come the Russians! It's near the end!
Proud to say that my girl never used an "S-bend".
What's that Eva? Your bowel's on strike?
Then it's all over for my Third Reich.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 09:06 | 2506809 localpacific
localpacific's picture
When you look at the USD/JPY and EUR/USD its important to remember other things besides hitler... Daily Forex Market

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 11:21 | 2507417 AldoHux_IV
AldoHux_IV's picture

I don't know for some reason I think it'd be more appropriate for Hitler to be upset about any doubt about the euro breaking up or it not being a strong enough union or maybe how upset or jealous he is that he didn't come up with something like the euro.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 13:07 | 2507785 janus
janus's picture

oh shit, tyler!

janus was convulsing...funniest in the series so far.


it's funny cause it's true,


Fri, 06/08/2012 - 13:18 | 2507834 Monk
Monk's picture

Don't forget around a quadrillion dollars in "shadow" derivatives that's part of a global capitalist system controlled by powerful private corporations, especially commercial banks.


Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!