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Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:18 | 1818297 wang (not verified)
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look to Japan the next disaster

Weinberg Says Japan Headed for Economic Meltdown (Audio)


Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:29 | 1818362 azusgm
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Absolutely watch the yen. Kyle Bass says the chart is trying for a blowoff top.

That one will be big.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 16:08 | 1818407 DormRoom
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agreed.  US & Europe printing, pushes down USD-JPY, causing BOJ to intervene, and conduct its own QE.  This pushes agents into commodities, stoking global inflation, or into current account surplus currencies/assets. 


Now that the big 3 Central Banks (US-EU-JPY) are at risk of a liquidity trap, effective world interest rates >> 0, so agents will scour for hard assets to anchor purchasing power.


The results being higher input costs for developed countries, and currency inflows into China, coupled with high inflation, raises the likelihood of a hard landing, as Chinese policies to course correct, are overwhelmed by foreign macro-conditions seeking refuge in the Middle Kingdom.


In developed countries, high input cost, causes firm to stall on hiring.   While higher CPI causes consumer to consume less, since it's effectively shifts thier Income constraint line down, so they will buy fewer goods--likely cuasing a spike in jobless claims.  This causes a negative feedback loop in the economy, forcing governments to intervene with monetary stimulus, which pushes more agents out of fiat currencies, and into hard assets, or current account surplus currency/assets.

Then we head into hyper-stagflation & hyper-inflation.

Then guess what? The great reset. The global economy has adjusted.. All the misallocation of capital, and debt from the bubble years are reconciled.  .  There is no free lunch.  The longer government distort, or kick the can down the road, the more extreme the adjustment.


As economies collapse, there are no faith in any institutions, or party politics, and the people rise up.  Societies will collapse, and hard liners will move to take control, and provide a Hobbesian remedy to the anarchy.  But this will be in the context of a world littered with unguarded nuclear weapons.


The economic consequences of maintaining the debt peace!

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 16:03 | 1818501 rumblefish
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do you have a reference for Mr. Basses comment?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:15 | 1818298 eureka
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Yeah, it's bad - US might take a lesson from EU - give US banks a 50% haircut...

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:16 | 1818301 wandstrasse
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Yes to bailouts, yes to EFSF, yes to leverage. Because if you restrain the ponzi it will just take longer.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:17 | 1818306 SheepDog-One
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Oh dont spoil the bulltard party, all anyone cares about today bottom line is worthless stock indexes are up. Silver, oil, dollar, none of that matters.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:17 | 1818310 GeneMarchbanks
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Attention shifts away from Eurozone for only a short period. US & China will continue same policies, OWS will probably be the next (short term) focus.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:20 | 1818320 LFMayor
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OWS?  Yeah, probably, since I see that the attempts to generate an outrage about that lard assed snail fighter getting kicked off of Dancing with the Stars isn't getting much traction.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:18 | 1818311 The Big Ching-aso
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'Fundamentals' don't matter anymore.    Speculation has replaced it.   This is otherwise known as betting on either red or black, or to hedge, both.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:18 | 1818312 SeverinSlade
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So to sum things up:

The rumor mill is dead (for now).  Now it's time for the market to focus on fundamentals: corporate earnings (darlings AMZN, NFLX, etc. have all disappointed), economic growth, etc. 

Is the DOW really going to shoot straight up to 14,000?  I think not.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:21 | 1818326 IrritableBowels
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Well now that Greece is "fixed," isn't there ONLY bad news in the future?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:39 | 1818392 SeverinSlade
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It really is disgusting when you think about it.  Bankers love this crazy volatility.  Right when the market seemed destined to slide off a cliff and EVERYONE was going short, the bankers quickly covered and went long.  Now that the shorts are beginning to capitulate and are panicking, I think it's safe to say that the bankers are going to start (if they haven't already) selling into strength all while piling on more shorts.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:19 | 1818316 HellZero
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Just waiting for the end of day market ramp up

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:21 | 1818327 jcaz
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50% haircut to China, via a stronger Dollar-  you want your money back?   No prob....

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:21 | 1818332 sabra1
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my gut tells me this ramp up is followed by huge downgrades coming after the bell! insiders will all short seconds before the bell, leaving longs calling for their mommas!

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:25 | 1818339 SheepDog-One
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I love the line 'The rumor mill is now over'....LOL until when tomorrow morning? After the bell today? All they have is rumors. 

Load up the bulls and drop it next.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:41 | 1818401 SeverinSlade
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I suppose they could begin floating rumors about a massive economic boom currently underway in Europe and the US...but I don't think anyone is stupid enough to believe those rumors...

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:26 | 1818341 SmoothCoolSmoke
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Hope you are right....but can't say I am going to bet on that.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:32 | 1818370 HellBoy6
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I would expect to see futures trade off after the close.  Who know what will happen tomorrow morning but this rally shouldn't be bought with vigor, expect some kind of test of what looks like now was prior resistance...


Don't fight the tape.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:32 | 1818374 iDealMeat
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Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:23 | 1818335 Reese Bobby
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And Goldman always means what it says...

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:24 | 1818337 SmoothCoolSmoke
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I'm afraid that.................."Despite all our rage we are still just rats in a cage".   I'll say that's how I feel today.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:25 | 1818340 unionbroker
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its official all the shorts are k####ed

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:27 | 1818347 SheepDog-One
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OK well if thats true, then next we head down.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:26 | 1818343 FinalCollapse
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There is something weird and unreal to this crazy rally. VIX doesn't want to go below 25 - should be closer to 20 now. I feel like watching a surrealistic movie on my computer screen.

Something is up in the air, and it is not fart. I get a feeling that a major event is coming.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:28 | 1818355 SheepDog-One
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Yep. Anyone who thinks all this is to just 'keep the Ponzi rolling' are nuts. We'll wake up to the next 9-11 one morning real soon.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:27 | 1818346 firstdivision
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Who cares that the SHTF next week.  We're up 4% today on nothing!! Yay!!  Efficient markets! Efficient markets! Gooooo Efficient markets!!

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:28 | 1818351 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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No way this is just a corrolation to the EUR/USD...

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:28 | 1818357 gwar5
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Immediate crises averted in EU and it's back to the new normal, where things still suck.


BTW, the consumer spending spike vs poor consumer sentiment might also be telling us people are dumping their USD, not on trinkets, but on survival goods such as food storage, guns, and ammo. I know a lot of people who are.  Don't fight the FED... unless you really really mean it.






Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:31 | 1818368 SheepDog-One
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Yep that was my conclusion as well....just because people are spending doesnt mean its on IGear trinkets.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:54 | 1818454 SeverinSlade
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Perfectly logical conclusion considering that both AAPL and AMZN just missed earnings expectations.  When was the last time AAPL sold fewer iphones than it projected?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:48 | 1818441 SeverinSlade
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You could be right.  I mean after all, gun ownership has surged to 47%...And I don't think people were buying their guns with gold and silver...

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 20:51 | 1818587 citrine
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Actually, consumer spending on seasonally unadjusted basis was down in September by 4.96%

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:28 | 1818358 Lady Heather...UNCLE
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repeat after me...I will NEVER short the equity market again, I will NEVER short the equity market again etc etc etc. I DO own gold (Swiss PAMPs). I DO own 10 acres of land in New Zealand. But I will NEVER short equities EVER again

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:29 | 1818359 oceanview76
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410 points.  Un-f'king - believable.  GS and C up 10.5% on the day.  Did those individual stock circuit breakers trip today?  Or do they automatically turn them off for rally mode?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:31 | 1818365 mynhair
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Wonder why the Eurotard banks didn't recap immediately, knowing this rampage would happen?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:32 | 1818369 Archimedes
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Blah, blah blah..the market is up 400 points. Bears need to lick their wounds and admit Temporary defeat. This market is going to drift higher now that Europe has kicked the can for a few months. There is nothing to stop the melt up until the debt commitee fails to reach and agreement / Downgrades of France or the US again / 4th Qtr GDP comes in negative.

I have been a bear since 2007. There is no way America or Wurope can grow their way out of this. But I am also smart enough to know when I can't fight coordinated fraud.

I am frustrated and NOT long as I would rather sit on the sidelines but in a few weeks or so I will think about re-entering some shorts.

No one likes a sore loser. Take your lumps and move on.... The Fraudsters are still winning the future....for now.


Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:40 | 1818397 oceanview76
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Just to clarify Archimedes, I'm not a sore loser.  I'm short, but I'm hedged appropriately for this type of b.s. (put ratio back spreads w/short horizontals offsetting my long legs) and as such I had a very nice day, although if we were down 400 points I would have had a spectacular day.  I'm just expressing disbelief in the fact that this b.s. "solution" out of Europe can trigger a historic move in the equity markets and that the markets appear to be this unhealthy as a whole.    

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:44 | 1818410 Archimedes
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Hey sorry,

My rant is not directed at your post or any one post. Just the collection of posts for the day.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:48 | 1818437 oceanview76
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Understood, no prob.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:36 | 1818382 lizzy36
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20% down, then 20% up.

The music is blasting so we all must dance.


Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:44 | 1818419 slewie the pi-rat
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thxz!  i needed that!

it was a graveyard smash
they caught on in a flash

more popcorn?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:40 | 1818396 falak pema
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now the markets are getting irrelevant more and more as they need to be totally revamped.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:41 | 1818402 slewie the pi-rat
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who wrote this?

dom. wilson = Robo_T?


Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:49 | 1818442 MiningJunkie
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"and those fundamentals are not a rosy as many would have us believe..."

Typed by another BBQ's shorty that missed the rally and got carried out on a stretcher...


Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:49 | 1818443 Lady Heather...UNCLE
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Yes, Archimedes is right. Lets move on.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:55 | 1818459 unionbroker
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the whole market is a penny stock, pump and dump, promote and distribute did you think it was anything else?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 16:00 | 1818484 mynhair
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Nice dip there, am now on the sidelines, too.

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