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Market Volume Snapshot During The Quake

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Who knew: all it takes to get some semblance of volume in the market is for a quake shaking the entire Eastern seaboard and pervasive evacuations of New York skyscrapers (incidentally, the NYMEX was evacuated).


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Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:19 | 1591320 vast-dom
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must have been a skynet algorithm gone awry. or not. manipulate on.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:23 | 1591336 BaBaBouy
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GOLD Rocket Will Shake The World ...

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:37 | 1591446 bankrupt JPM bu...
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actually mr earthquake just sent PM's to the shitter...makes sense to sell your gold and silver and buy NFLX....this world needs to burn in a big ball of piss and shit in order to kill all the parasites in it.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:40 | 1591464 Cdad
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That sounds rather unpleasant.  How about just 200k pink slips in the financial services industry?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:35 | 1591744 AldousHuxley
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How about let them get paid 100% in bank stocks with 4 year vesting period to make them work insane hours living in squalor in Jew York shitty, then in 2-3 years let the banks go bankrupted. Start with the top execs.


Worse than ending their misery with a pink slip is to continue it.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 16:11 | 1591763 mophead
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Haarpflation lil bitchez.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:30 | 1591394 Transitory Disi...
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Here is the prediction ROFL....

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:06 | 1591610 vast-dom
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get ready for some local FuckYouShima:


Virginia Power Plant Loses Power After Quake

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:19 | 1591321 New_Meat
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They left the servers UNATTENDED?

- Ned

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:50 | 1591532 Mugatu
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I Wonder wonder who is watching the nuclear reactor under the White House if the evacuated? 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:53 | 1591551 KCMLO
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Some poor, TS-cleared building custodian with a wife and 2 kids.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 16:01 | 1591887 parch702
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Just long enough for Blythe & Co. to send gold by 4%. You gotta hand it to the woman to man the bridge while every one else abandoned ship.


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:19 | 1591322 Cognitive Dissonance
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That was just Skynet awakening.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:21 | 1591333 Cdad
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The dead rising yet there?  Come on zombie apocalypse!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:25 | 1591363 Cognitive Dissonance
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Sadly the walking dead already populate DC. Or at least the halls of power. I was hoping the earthquake would get that liquefaction thingy going and the entire stinking mess would be swallowed by the swamp it was built on.

<sigh> Dream on CD.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:33 | 1591415 Cdad
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Yeah, but minus the actual craving for human flesh, the walking dead there are boring.

I was really hoping for flesh eaters on the streets of NY, NY.  Talk about great TV!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:41 | 1591471 Cdad
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Oops...upping the ante...nuke plants shutting down...and we all know that radiation quite possibly animates the walking dead.  Come on zombie apocalypse!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:42 | 1591478 Cognitive Dissonance
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The DC lobbyist's eat human flesh. Since there is......what...... around 20,000 of them, what more do you want?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:44 | 1591489 Cdad
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what more do you want?

Criminal syndicate Wall Street bankers being eaten alive in the streets.  I'm not really asking for all that much.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:48 | 1591525 Cognitive Dissonance
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Your request seems totally reasonable to me.

Margin Call - The Movie coming fall of 2011. That's just around the earthquake shattered corner.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:53 | 1591548 HelluvaEngineer
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Cdad, did you hit the bourbon a bit early today?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:59 | 1591578 Cdad
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Brother engineer,

Nope...this is Cdad in normal mode...and I drink martinis, thank you.

You'll know it is happy hour here when I start cussing out all the new Hong Kong based ZH clutter monkeys.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 18:04 | 1592394 Ned Zeppelin
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Ah, a fellow martini drinker.  Given the times, I salute you for upholding one of the last bastions of civilization.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:00 | 1591544 NotApplicable
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Oooh, I'd forgotten all about that combination, given the lack of seismic activity there. The dandelions may have some help overtaking the place after all.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:20 | 1591324 malikai
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Looks like an earthquake to me, only on a fancy bloomberg terminal.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:20 | 1591326 slaughterer
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The algos are programmed to dump on seismic disturbances. 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:20 | 1591327 HUGE_Gamma
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its in the HFT manual page 666

feel ground shaking? - sell ES


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:21 | 1591328 junkacc
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pissy little americans getting all worked up over a little 5.8 EQ. It's because they hate our freedoms. I wonder who you'll invade for this one?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:24 | 1591350 SheepDog-One
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WTF are you muttering about? How did a rejected Yahoo! Finance poster get in here?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:32 | 1591403 malikai
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Isn't this where they all come to troll?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:27 | 1591371 InconvenientCou...
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"pissy little americans"

get out much? If not, I recommend an American football game. You should wear that little gem on your chest. It will be life changing.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:33 | 1591413 junkacc
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No seriously, check out every fucking blogsite to see pages upon pages of earthquake discussion and hysteria. It's as if a 9.0 hit and the survivors are in a group hug... cue MSM interviews of people sobbing on TV wailing how terrified they were. Typical overreacting americans playing the victim.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:43 | 1591486 HelluvaEngineer
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Careful or we will invade you.  Have any oil?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:45 | 1591504 macholatte
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Typical Typical overreacting americans playing the victim.

I'm confused. Does that overreacting and playing the victim still count if the folks are illegal immigrants? 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:55 | 1591557 NotApplicable
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No, it's not as if a 9.0 hit. I'd say you're the one overreacting here.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:24 | 1591329 junkacc
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At least now the enonomists can blame the great Virginia Earthquake of 2011 for bad economic data.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:23 | 1591345 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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At least no one innocent will perish.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:25 | 1591358 SheepDog-One
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I hope the whole f'n easter seaboard plunges suddenly into the Atlantic.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:40 | 1591453 Sudden Debt
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Every has dream like that.

Me for example: I hope global warming happens real fast. If the sea level risses 3 to 4 meters, my house will very close to the sea, meaning my real estate value would go up BIG TIME. And also the Holland people would try to relocate so that should also make my real estate rise in price.

Yeah... still dreams....

I'd better burn a bit more platic in my back yard and let my car run stationairy this evening to support the rising water levels...


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:42 | 1591473 magpie
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SD: The man who saw the future

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:44 | 1591497 wandstrasse
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I will support you by switching on all of the remaining decandescent lightbulbs in my house - since Germany switched off most nuclear powerplants, it comes from yummie co2 producing ones.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:29 | 1591717 Sudden Debt
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Thank you.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:23 | 1591346 Yogibear101
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I'm in VA south of Richmond, that was a big quake.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:28 | 1591375 tickhound
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Alexandria, Virginia here... Rubberbanded our building.

Ready to hear how the libertarians were to blame and the ass kissers to praise them for their "honesty"

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:40 | 1591465 SheepDog-One
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Tea Party caused it.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:46 | 1591512 Cdad
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Good for them!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:37 | 1591440 citta vritti
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now you know why they call it jellystone park. hope you pic-a-nic baskets are safe 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:25 | 1591361 Vinny
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This site rocks! No place else has such up to date information. I tried Googling first and only got some clerk's personal experience on the screen. Nada from the MSM. I guess they're busy evacuating all the buildings. Zerohedge has the most acurate and most up to date info anywhere.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:28 | 1591379 JSD
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Early happy hour for highrise was shaking. Layta bitchez!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:29 | 1591384 Marcuz Aurelius
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Ok let me do a shot, i bet it's the BoFa balance sheet being offloaded into the bedrock amirite thusfar ? How goes their Balance sheet equasion again ?

Rightside: Nothing Left ?! and Left side: Nothing Right.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:29 | 1591387 Boilermaker
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We now return you to your normally scheduled ramp job.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:30 | 1591390 TradingJoe
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And we resume the "rally" :))))! Can't help it but smile while I keep shorting! :)))

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:32 | 1591410 slaughterer
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Markets are always bullish after they "survive" an earthquake. 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:41 | 1591470 SheepDog-One
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And always bullish leading up to earthquakes too. But not so bullish after the Jackson Hole quake Friday.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:31 | 1591397 Ruffcut
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Solar winds predicted for Aug 22-24th.

The MSM says tremors where the prez is vacationing. I hope he is alright. God forbid something happened to someone so irreplacable.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:32 | 1591404 Shirley Wilfahrt
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I'm sorry yall....I had stuffed green peppers last night and Lordy Lord....this grrl's been dropping bombs all morning....

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:39 | 1591463 citta vritti
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from Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle:

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:32 | 1591405 Waterfallsparkles
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Looks like a buying opportunity the way stocks are trading.  Maybe eliminating 1/2 of the popuilation in the Eastern Us is a good thing.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:40 | 1591467 Shirley Wilfahrt
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Irene Cain first meets Dirk Quake in a softly lit bar in Georgetown...followed by a 24 hour shreaking orgasm of violence and destruction....until the spent lovers toss the cum and oil soaked sheets on Wall burn the rest down to the granite.

A grrl can dream....

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 16:07 | 1591928 Waterfallsparkles
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You are vile.  Maybe you should post on an X rated site.  Not here.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 17:29 | 1592288 Shirley Wilfahrt
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Rick Santorum??

Is that you honey buns??

You sure do know how to make a grrl's starfish tingle....

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:32 | 1591409 abuyamis
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the nymex was NOT evacuated. they didn't even say anyhting on the loudspeaker.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:43 | 1591484 Shirley Wilfahrt
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You would have heard it if that dick wasn't in your mouth.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:34 | 1591420 1fortheroad
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PPT to the rescue. 


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:35 | 1591423 Aguadulce
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Aftershocks from Marcellus Shale fracking?...same thing has been happening in AR this yr.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:36 | 1591432 mynhair
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Sure shook out gold.  Geez, make the bleeding stop!

Bush did it.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:44 | 1591779 dogbreath
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Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:37 | 1591439 hungarianboy
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Gold got a nice kneejerk reaction.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:40 | 1591466 rgd
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Gold got hit by an aftershock.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:43 | 1591483 shushup
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only in america would an earthquake cause the markets to go up even more.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:58 | 1591576 NotApplicable
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Well, it's been bullish for Japan. Or was that from the Tsunami? Or the triple melt-down?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:47 | 1591519 gatorontheloose
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the HFTs hard drives seized up from the vibrations.


let the melt up resume now.


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:49 | 1591530 Reptil
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Experienced a small but fierce jolt here too yesterday. Mentioned it to the locals over a red stripe beer. Fairly normal here (non descipt caribbean island)
Eastern seaboard moving is out of the ordinairy though.
Got those nuke plants secured up yet? Perhaps the President could find some time to adress that issue inbetween the 6th and 7th hole?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:53 | 1591549 Dick Darlington
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No biggie, equity Shangri La back at day high. Earth quakes are bullish, remember. Good ol' Jimbo himself told us so few months back.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:54 | 1591555 stant
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god says more from where that came from.huh huh. mark twain has moved to ky.look up his quote

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:57 | 1591568 adr
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F this Netflix up $13 really??? and people don't believe there is direct Fed buyijg of stocks.

It is pretty incredible that a select list of stocks like Priceline, Netflix, Hansen all go up by just them same percentage and down by the same on every rally and every selloff.

What correlation can there be between selling travel and some crappy canned soda. Without any real news about a business can its stock go up 10% in one day like LULU.

Oh yeah 10% moe people need yoga pants after shitting them during the Earthquake.

Whatever program gets turned on to buy during bad news days really works out well if you are a day trader catching the wave.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:00 | 1591589 SheepDog-One
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Yoga pants, the new 'lycra spandex' wear for lazy fat chicks.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:14 | 1591643 laomei
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america has no shortage of fat people with bad taste

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:52 | 1591835 AldousHuxley
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That's why Chinese restaurants do so well in America. Oily fried junk served cheap.


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 16:22 | 1592013 Waterfallsparkles
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There does seem to be a correlation between the FED buying and Nflx, cmg, crm, lulu, amzn, aapl, etc., going up.  But, especially Nflx. Does Bernakde have these stocks in his portfolio?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:00 | 1591586 defn8Dog
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North Anna nuclear power station in central Virginia did an auto shut-down and is now relying on 4 diesel backup generators for cooling its reactor, so that means...  time to buy more NFLX. 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:06 | 1591611 gunsmoke011
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Machines have a Big Time trading 10 share blocks of stock back and forth with one another to ramp the market now that everyone has taken this opportunity to go home.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:10 | 1591628 Racer
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The market soars on all this and after all the economic stuff today? It shows how truly and utterly broken this is

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:23 | 1591679 caerus
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take advantage of the short opportunity

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:13 | 1591641 Aductor
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It is f**** lala-land. We did not have a disaster, therefore we rally.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:17 | 1591660 PulauHantu29
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Who cares? I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:18 | 1591663 gatorontheloose
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gunsmoke is right, everyone's gone home for the day

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:21 | 1591676 TheJudge2012
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Will a bigger earthquake causing damage to a nuke built on a fault line be blamed for destroying the "fragile recovery" and be used as the excuse we must have QE3+++ plus size?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:23 | 1591686 1fortheroad
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Earthquakes and nukes shutting down are bullish, Right, I get confused sometimes.


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:26 | 1591699 Racer
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Get rid of people with earthquake = no human life forms = HFT meltup on miniscule volume


Solution to the ChairSatan's problem with any need for QEasy money = ban people from trading = RUT to infinity and beyond

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:36 | 1591747 Aductor
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Yes, why not a Matrix-like world where machines make all the calls? The Chair would be thrilled.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:36 | 1591748 Aductor
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double post

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:31 | 1591727 Johnny Lawrence
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This has to be the most obvious example of 'buy the rumor, sell the news' in recent memory.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:42 | 1591767 gatorontheloose
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This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You buy the dip - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You sell the rally - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 16:10 | 1591954 Bastiat
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HEheh. Well done!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 16:16 | 1591975 Waterfallsparkles
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Has Bernanke's name all over the Rally.  Only Bernanke would ramp the Market on a Major Earth Quake on the East Coast.  With Major Nuclear Plants shutting down or going to back up.  Everyone evacuating tall buildings.  Air Ports closed.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 18:08 | 1592408 Ned Zeppelin
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Thankfully, none of the wine or spirits here were damaged in the Great Quake of 2011 and I have called for a happy hour  devoted to thanking our Maker for sparing us the troubles suffered by so many in the wake of this precipitous and "unexpected" displacement movement of continental shelves, such as momentarily delayed access to cell service.  The horror, the horror. . . . .

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