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NFP Big Miss: 120K, Expectations 205K, Unemployment 8.2%, "Not In Labor Force" At New All Time High

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March NFP big miss at just 120K. Unemployment rate declines from 8.3% to 8.2%. Futures slide, for at least a few minutes before the NEW QE TM rumor starts spreading. The household survey actually posted a decline in March from 142,065 to 142,034. Considering Birth Death added 90K to the NSA number, the actual number was almost unchanged. And as always, as we predicted when Goldman hiked its NFP forecast yesterday from 175K to 200K saying "if Goldman's recent predictive track record is any indication, tomorrow's NFP will be a disaster", Goldie once again skewers everyone. Finally, Joe LaVorgna's +250,000 forecast was just 100% off... as usual.

The unemployment rate drops to 8.2% for one simple reason: the number of people not in the labor force is back to all time highs: 87,897,000.

Birth Death:


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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:33 | 2321641 slaughterer
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Time for the sell off.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:35 | 2321648 GetZeeGold
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We Muppets were expecting more.....thx again Goldie.


Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:36 | 2321658 Shocker
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Doesn't really seem to matter, Missed Expections by over about 100k and unemployment still drops.

What a recovery -

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:36 | 2321661 transaccountin
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/es down barely 1% fk you bs

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:38 | 2321673 LuKOsro
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Check out USD/JPY. 

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:41 | 2321688 Eclipse89
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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:47 | 2321692 LuKOsro
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Don`t rush it, friend our you may get fleeced. Btw what the f is keeping AAPL up ?

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:49 | 2321712 jcaz
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Goldman baited people and took the other side with their own money?   

Where's my shocked face?

Doing God's Work Since 1929....

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:59 | 2321751 Oh regional Indian
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Since the NoFuckingPayroll was nailed on the cross today, expect it to rise on the 3rd day.

It's the same story, different actors is all.



Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:03 | 2321769 ratso
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Yes, we know.  All bad numbers are valid and all good numbers are government manipilutions and lies.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:08 | 2321786 SheepDog-One
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I didnt say anything was valid or good....120K report while some assclowns guessed 175K....BIG DEAL!

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:15 | 2321797 fuu
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"Stay tuned for a 240K sort of gain in Private jobs for March." -Robert Brusca

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:19 | 2321825 Sudden Debt
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In the good old days... all you needed to get people back to work was a whip or a bamboo stick...


Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:57 | 2321931 oddjob
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Employment bugs were blowtorched. They are all bagholders with empty bags.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:21 | 2321998 fuu
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If people had put on my NFP/Gas convergence trade when I mentioned it a while back they would have made money.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:56 | 2322137 SilverIsKing
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To you and me, it's Good Friday.

To Goldman, it's Very Good Friday.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 11:52 | 2322298 TruthInSunshine
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The Fed, Congress & the POTUS should all listen to Krugman, if they want to solve our economic woes, because not only is Krugman correct in his latest article inasmuch as he claims that inflation is too low (and that the official data on inflation is a credible gauge), but there should be a concerted effort to dramtically boost inflation, because nothing will sooth what ails an economy with high STRUCTURAL (not cyclical) unemployment, falling real wages and hours worked (in other words, less ability to consume), slumping aggregate demand (for loans, goods, services), and pressures on producers, suppliers, retailers and consumers, at a time of near record government deficit spending and record government debt, like a ramping up of inflation.

Yes, get inflation well beyond its current levels, and all those companies with 'cash' (or, in many cases, debt in the form of fiat piled high as a result of corporate bond sales given record low yields on said bonds) will hire many new workers to produce more of the things that aren't in demand by consumers who can't afford the prices of that which is already being produced.

Also, that ramp in inflation won't at all kill the economy further, because it's irrelevant that Americans are awash in debt as it is, that seniors and savers are engaged in massive deleveraging not out of choice, but necessity (given current rates of inflation and ZIRP), and that such a process won't end up also dramatically ramping bank failures as interest rates ultimately get away from Bernanke slowly at first, and then hasten the pace.

Yes, that Paul Krugman is some kind of genius.



[Krugman is one sick bastard and pathological liar. In past columns, he never explicitly supported quantitative easing, but rather, called for fiscal, rather than monetary, stimulus. Not only does he call for more QE now, but if you read his latest sycophant rantings, he explicitly calls for the government to debase debt obligations via high inflationary policy.]


Not Enough Inflation


Published: April 5, 2012

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 12:29 | 2322370 iDealMeat
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The Nobel Foundation has become an embarrassment. and Ivy League .edu's are just producing pink slime..

carry on..

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 14:12 | 2322731 Stax Edwards
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One important thing to remember, and I am not being sarcastic here, is that PK is a commie at heart.  Anybody free of their liberal/conservative bias knows this to be the case.  So as he advocates his so called 'solutions' to our woes, keep in mind that if and when it all truly falls apart, the replacement system of government control over everything would not disappoint this moron.  If we achieved the hyperinflation that he advocates, he wins. 

He does not like capitalism at all.  He is fairly certain he and his lackeys know better.  He despises free market solutions.  Read a few of his columns if you don't believe me.  He is the hig priestess as it were of government control solutions.  He is absolutely certain he has a model that knows better than people deciding for themselves.  Unfortunately for the sane among us he maintains far too much control over the mainstream thought via his Ivory Tower at the NYT and as it turns out the curriculum taught to economists.  So keep this in mind when you consider what he advocates.  He would be smitten with the alternative.  And personally I think he is more suited for a column in a newspaper in Moscow and a place in Putin's cabinet than he has here in the states advocating his garbage view of economics.  NYT op-ed pages fall further into obscurity with him headlining the group.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:18 | 2321986 JPM Hater001
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So down 15 is the best we can do with a miss like this?  Imagine what it would look like without the all manipulative Bernank.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:26 | 2322024 Au_Ag_CuPbCu
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You're missing the point...the print is probably higher than reality...just sayin.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:25 | 2321851 pazmaker
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Pimping your blog again ORI?   you dissappeared for awhile......I guess your needing more readership.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:48 | 2321906 Oh regional Indian
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Well paz, definitely not looking for lower intellect types like you. Thanks for not visiting.

It's you're, a combination of you and are with the correct placement of the apostrophe, okay?

Now go back to school, or if you are one of the bitter old men here....well, I have nothing to say to you.


Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:14 | 2321956 pazmaker
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OUch! Hit a nerve did I??? It appears you are you're your which ever way you prefer..... the bitter one my fri-end.   Happy pimping to you.  I wouldn't waste my time visiting your non-intel-ligent blog

Oh and thanks for showing your true colors in your reply! Hopefully you're your you are donating some money to ZH for your pimping.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:00 | 2321750 peekcrackers
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you ment  "By"

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:35 | 2322057 withnmeans
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Joe Laugh-vornia, what a peice of work.... How can he ever justify his pay. Oh well, just like all of the other Banksters..

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:04 | 2321948 He_Who Carried ...
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None would have been surprised, had they listened to the Bernank during the last two weeks. Funny sheeple.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:38 | 2321675 Shocker
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Goodmorning :)

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:45 | 2321702 Schmuck Raker
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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:20 | 2321996 JPM Hater001
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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:40 | 2321680 Stax Edwards
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Alas! The correction has arrived and the FED is going to let the market run on its own for awhile.  Rejoice!

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:18 | 2321991 Straying from t...
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The recovery is a figment of the media's imagination.  All debts come due.  Our economy is on the edge of the cliff.  I have no doubts that the banks and the Federal Reserve has planned this result from the onset.  It has, after all, only been 99 years since the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.  Good work in a short time period.

Here is what I am telling those I care about:

This is what I am doing,  What are you doing to prepare your family?

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 12:45 | 2322413 FlyoverCountryS...
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NOTHING matters but boosting the numbers by any means possible until COMRADE CHAIRMAN OBAMAKOV is reelected.

Then, it can all be allowed to crash, bringing us the Glorious Socialist World of NEXT TUESDAY!(tm) that Chomsky,Zinn, Alinsky, George Wiley, Bill Ayres, etc., have dreamed of. Remember who the folks we now have in charge were protoges of, folks....

They have been telling us FOR DECADES what the plan is.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 12:27 | 2322366 FlyoverCountryS...
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Unicorn Math...

Only Obamunists study it, and understand how it works.


Even Bernanke addressed the difference between Obama's BLS numbers and "Reality" last week.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:35 | 2321652 Dr. Engali
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Are you kidding? This is bullish, Ben has cover fo QE.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:39 | 2321676 Irish66
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I'm seasonally adjusted, aren't you?

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:02 | 2321767 BeetleBailey
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Why....yes....yes I am. Lightly salted, a freshhhhhh chutney rub, and flavored with garden herbs.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:21 | 2321997 JPM Hater001
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I had a seasonal adjustment last night.

Helped my disposition a-lot

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 22:42 | 2323975 zanez
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What was his name?


Sat, 04/07/2012 - 10:36 | 2324387 rosiescenario
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I'm not, but my wife is.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:42 | 2321691 the not so migh...
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Unemployment QE

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:45 | 2321699 Dr. Engali
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Unemployment is down because people stopped looking for work. Look past the headline and look deeper into the numbers.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:48 | 2321907 GetZeeGold
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Headline on Drudge linked to this page.


Number of people not in labor force rises to record 88M...




Fri, 04/06/2012 - 13:35 | 2322555 max2205
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Drudge link is a first I think...time to find another cutting edge blog I guess...LOL

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 19:30 | 2323619 Mentaliusanything
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Time for some Maths

The population of the USA = 311 Million

Remove those not in the labour force - 88million

Remove those in Jail- 5 million

Remove the over 65 retiree's - 77million 

Remove the Children under working age 75 million.

Remove those in active service -1.5 Million

Remove illegals -11.5 million

Remove those who "work" for the Government - 16.2 million

remove the parasitic Wall Streeters and Bankers - 4 million

Remove those Who are "between jobs" and not working 4.2 million

Remove those who are drug addicts - 12.5 million

Remove the Alcoholics - 12million

Remove the Politicians/ mayors/councilors and hangers on the the US purse strings - 2.8 Million

Remove those who are "consultants" to the above - 1.3Million

Guess Fucking what !!!!!!

That leaves Just you and me being productive tax paying Workers. And Im sick of you blogging on Zero hedge all Day. Get back to work you Fucking Goldbrick.



Sat, 04/07/2012 - 04:10 | 2324170 The Alarmist
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You set up the problem, but you didn't do the arithmetic ... For a minute I thought that left about 6 of us to carry the rest ... sure seems like it sometimes. But it still leaves more than 80 million to do the heavy lifting. Why is that not enough? Or are you one of those greedy types who thinks you should enjoy the fruits of your own labor?


Fri, 04/06/2012 - 11:18 | 2322202 RallyRoundTheFamily
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Johnny Sokko ruled my pre-teen years.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:50 | 2321717 spastic_colon
spastic_colon's picture long as the rate is below 8 by election time, no one cares about these prints.  Even reagan had a rate above 7 during re-election, but no one has had one above 8

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 11:00 | 2322149 SilverIsKing
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" long as the rate is below 8 by election time, no one cares about these prints."


I would imagine that the 88 million care.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 11:51 | 2322296 Saro
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Nah, they just have to inform those 88 million people that while they may think that they are hungry and homeless, they actually have full bellies and live in mansions, according to the seasonal adjustments.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 12:58 | 2322451 Don Levit
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Of the 88 million, how many are aged 18-64, if not in college, and say, 25-64, if in college?

Also, how many of these people are disabled?

Don Levit

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 13:53 | 2322639 SilverIsKing
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Aged 18-64: 82 million (1)

Aged 25-64: 64 million (2)

Disabled: 88 million (due to government fuckery)


(1) Pulled from thin air

(2) Pulled from my ass

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 14:01 | 2322684 CrashisOptimistic
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Bingo.  How quickly we forget.

Disability payments from SSI are exploding because the long term unemployed dropping off the end of benefits ARE APPLYING FOR DISABILITY.  They are getting it, too.

The statistics are powerful.  80% of applications fail, then 80% of appeals with a lawyer succeed.  And 90% of failed applications do seek an appeal.

This is the new cash cow for lawfirms, since title transfer for houses fees dried up.  It's real.  It's why job participation is cratering.  They are not only no longer paying taxes; they are drawing benefits.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 19:23 | 2323609 Mugabe
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yes that is right I DO NOT GIVE A RATS AZZ ANYMORE ....I am not a useles obowmao lackey...I am not going to let ghetto blacks and illegals steal my  SS bennies weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee,strike while the iron is hooooooooooooot...weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 16:31 | 2323225 Withdrawn Sanction
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as long as the rate is below 8 by election time, no one cares about these prints. Even reagan had a rate above 7 during re-election

This is a meme that seems to be gaining traction among the political aristocracy, and it's likely mistaken.  It is incorrect to compare the unemployment rate of 30 years ago w/today's rate b/c they are computed differently.  Namely, who qualifies and under what conditions as "unemployed" is much tighter today than it was then; meaning, today's unemployment rate is understated on a comparative basis.  

If unemployment rates were measured the same way, then you have some mild predictive power.  The fact that today's is very different from 3 decades ago eliminates the predictive power.  One is comparing apples and oranges.

If you want to compare then and now use the Labor Force Participation Rate for  reasons I indicated in my comment on Brusca's piece yesterday.  If you do, you'll see the incumbent is at or near levels of the Jimmy Carter White House.  However, if the Republicans self-destruct, as they so often do, then all bets are off.

In the final analysis it really doesnt matter who's in the WH, just as it didn't matter who was at the helm of the Titanic a hundred years ago when they stopped for some ice.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:48 | 2321714 SheepDog-One
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Markets are now so retarded that Ben cant get any market cover to print, 'bad news' is causing futures to sky due to 'knee jerk pricing in QE' so Ben doesnt actually have to QE at all markets rise anyway. HA HA got to love these sillyass market thingies.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:54 | 2321736 Cdad
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That will be the worst part of the next 60 days...QE begging.  But it will fall on deaf ears in the near term, as oil is strangling the consumer economy right now...and putting a lot of people at political risk.

So as the QE beggars hit the airwaves, they need to be mocked the QE regime IS THE ECONOMIC PROBLEM!  End that regime, and this  nation can finally begin the healing process...and yes, at the criminal syndicate's expense.

Capital formation will not return to markets until such time as all these TBTF banks are broken up and disposed of.  It really is that simple.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:00 | 2321754 fonzannoon
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Or until you are bringing sacks filled with dollars to the grocery store. Or while you are waiting on bread lines right before you fill up your gas tank on every other thursday. One or the other.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:44 | 2321898 MachoMan
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that will not cause capital formation lol

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:56 | 2322135 BobPaulson
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The beauty of the non-cash credit/bank card system is they can add zeros more quickly than printing notes. Scientific notation or SI prefixes will come in handy. Megabucks? Gigabucks? Terabucks?

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:21 | 2321831 SheepDog-One
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QE beggars saying UE rate dropping and +125K jobs means CRISIS has hit. Ben is just going to coast this Shitmobile as far as he can before the wheels fall off. 

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:53 | 2322122 Cdad
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The "shitmobile" wheels fell off three years ago, and the thing has remained up on blocks since then.  The criminal syndicate known as Wall Street [Fed Reserve] simply set up a scrolling back drop.  Only the scenery has been moving since 2008...not the vehicle itself.  

As for more QE rumoring...well, Ben Bernanke has already confessed that there is little he can do to improve his second mandate, that of [un] the criminal syndicate can rumor away to its heart's content.

I say again, as many have before me, the QE regime IS THE ECONOMIC PROBLEM...and certainly not any kind of real solution.  Really...who in the financial services industry actually believes that money printing will fix us?  Step right up here and sign up to that stupidity...I dare you.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:10 | 2321792 SheepDog-One
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Cover for QE how? Markets not even dinged by this. We're now full retard, markets dont fall for any reason, so why do they think theyre justified more free trillions?

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:14 | 2321796 Dr. Engali
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I agree the markets are full retard and he needs more cover. My guess is June will be weaker then July will set the trend fo Ben to QE in August. It's the same old crap as the last two years.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 13:14 | 2322495 Rip van Wrinkle
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Will that be before or after the debt 'limit' is 'expanded'?

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:14 | 2321804 fonzannoon
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First off futures are down close to 200. Thats not nothing, and it could be the start of something. Secondly my assertion is that he is printing, cover or no cover. Probably within 6-12 months. I will buy a straw hat though just in case I am wrong...which is very possible

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:22 | 2321834 Dr. Engali
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They have no choice. They have to print. There is no other option , other than steal everybody's 401k. Which they will do eventually.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:29 | 2321860 scatterbrains
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Our masters could always take the markets down into the election season so as to make budgets the one and only issue of the election. Sure they would still stealth print enough to keep everything from collapsing to zero but if they can control a decline to the 900ish area on the S&P that would pretty much make the only discussion in this election season what to do about spending... or so I'm thinking.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:30 | 2321864 Osmium
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Seems to me they are stealing from our 401k everytime they print more worthless dollars. 

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:45 | 2321897 SheepDog-One
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Well maybe thats what they have planned to do next, right when everyone is pricing in their certain QE3 of trillions.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:54 | 2322123 BobPaulson
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Bingo. Everything bad is sure to swing back as bullish.

And of course everything bullish is simply...bullish. It certainly simplifies life.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 12:59 | 2322456 Sisyphus
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Of course, it is bullish. Please read the blog Miscalculated Safety, it covers everything in great detail.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:40 | 2321682 Lord Maximus
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I't Campaign Season


Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:40 | 2321683 Cursive
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It's been a long time coming, but it looks like 2012/13 will be a 2008/9 redux.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:44 | 2321698 slaughterer
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officially short AAPL @ $634.37.  Looking forward to Monday.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:41 | 2321689 jus_lite_reading
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Blame the miss on the beautiful weather... 



Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:07 | 2321783 slaughterer
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Where the f*ck is Brian Sack to keep the market up?  Oh yeah, he quit.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:08 | 2321785 davey
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Gold up 100 dollars Monday

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 11:01 | 2322151 BobPaulson
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If you can call a 100 jump in gold on the CRIMEX random number generator then go for it. You should be able to retire on Tuesday with the dump trucks full of money you make at the futures casino. Hookers and blow all around.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:26 | 2321855 battle axe
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Do not look behind the curtain you bastards, it is forbidden!!!

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:50 | 2321914 Eireann go Brach
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Obamanomics, shit unemployment numbers yet the drop in unemployment to 8.2% is all that will be mentioned!

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:34 | 2321642 Dr. Engali
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I was looking for a bad number since all the robots are slumbering.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:35 | 2321643 Sutton
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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:34 | 2321644 Commander Cody
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Oh goody, more QE!

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:34 | 2321645 transaccountin
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Hope and Change!

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:36 | 2321654 Sudden Debt
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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:16 | 2321656 GetZeeGold
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Crap....NO WE CAN'T.


Fri, 04/06/2012 - 11:07 | 2322167 BobPaulson
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Right now it's the suckers who are just HOPING for some spare CHANGE who could be the catalysts.

Remember Dimitris Christoulas.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:35 | 2321646 Auburn
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And those taking the anti-muppet position win once again :o)  #winning !!!!

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:34 | 2321647 Stoploss
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Xna on the oldmanga. This is working beautifully.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:35 | 2321649 Shocker
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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:35 | 2321650 Sudden Debt
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what happened?....

so sad now....

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:35 | 2321651 Schmuck Raker
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Jeeeuuuuuuust a bit outside.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:36 | 2321660 GetZeeGold
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Replay shows a tad low also.


Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:39 | 2321677 GMadScientist
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And that the baseball was, in fact, a live grenade.


Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:56 | 2321924 Kaiser Sousa
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This is like a 10 foot give me...
"go ahead, that's good with us...."

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:35 | 2321653 the not so migh...
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The economy is spectaculer!!

No QE 4evr

Obama/Rommney/Goldman Sacks 2012

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:35 | 2321655 lizzy36
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Well now back to reading the Bernanke tea leaves.


Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:36 | 2321657 The Alarmist
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Dammit!  I said 220k, not 120k!


Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:38 | 2321667 GetZeeGold
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Dammit Jim....I'm a community organizer, not an economist.


Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:35 | 2321875 XitSam
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The economy's nearly dead Jim. If I inject more QE, it could kill him!

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:31 | 2322041 GetZeeGold
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Sure as hell gonna die if you don't Bones.....just saying.


Fri, 04/06/2012 - 20:49 | 2323807 bluebare
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(Off camera)

"I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain! If I push it any harder the whole thing will blow!"

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:52 | 2321721 cossack55
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Fat finger at the BLS

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:36 | 2321659 I think I need ...
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according to liesman it was due to part time weather related, probably just a little bump guys in the hill......

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:39 | 2321678 azzhatter
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LIESman and that puke Zandi are laughable trying to spin

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:39 | 2321679 Dr. Engali
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According to Steve Liarman Obummer is the most amazing man that ever walked the earth and we should all bow down and bask in his glory.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:40 | 2321681 GetZeeGold
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The sun was in our eyes. There was a definate crosswind. Only so much we could do given the conditions.


It was Bush!!!!

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:15 | 2321799 Sudden Debt
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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:37 | 2321662 Cursive
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This temple (the U.S. economy) has been destroyed and it won't be rebuilt in three days.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:00 | 2321761 Clay Hill
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It cannot be rebuilt until the current pantheon of "gods" have been removed.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:37 | 2321663 Watts_D_Matter
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To quote Gomer Pyle....



Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:38 | 2321664 Atlas Shrugs
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Keep up the great work Tyler and Zero Hedge. Keep up the bad work Goldman! Finally some sanity in the news and data.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:39 | 2321670 Rock the Casbah
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wow, everyone has stopped looking for work.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:53 | 2321722 Sudden Debt
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And I thought I was happy because it's


Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:52 | 2321724 WonderDawg
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Which means, of course, that unemployment should soon be healthy again with a sub 5% reading.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:38 | 2321671 Atlas Shrugs
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Will the Fed Easter Bunny lay a golden egg this spring?

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:41 | 2321684 GMadScientist
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For some definition of "lay"; think "Cleveland Steamer".

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:16 | 2321807 Sudden Debt
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A Golden Egg that MELTS IN YOUR HANDS!


ps: rabbits don't lay eggs... just to inform you.... chickens... chickens lay eggs....


Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:22 | 2321833 Sudden Debt
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and aligators...

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:21 | 2321836 Sudden Debt
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pinguins to...

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:38 | 2321672 praps
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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:41 | 2321687 GMadScientist
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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:53 | 2321731 Sudden Debt
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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:00 | 2321752 gaoptimize
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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:03 | 2321771 WonderDawg
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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:07 | 2321779 peekcrackers
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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:19 | 2321826 DOT
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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:33 | 2321872 Karl von Bahnhof
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Adjusted, seasonally

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:57 | 2322139 _ConanTheLibert...
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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 11:31 | 2322229 The Alarmist
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Get me some Tiger Blood!

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 13:01 | 2322464 Sisyphus
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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:41 | 2321685 Schmuck Raker
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Job growth and economic improvement are for REAL

by Robert Brusca, PhD., "Chief" Economist


Bobby was right again -

"No time like just before the report to issue some thoughts so that the next day you can be shown to be horribly wrong..."

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:26 | 2322025 Hulk
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My thoughts on Brusca are the same as my thoughts were on Kudlow in 2007.

They are both dangerous men and believing in there bullshit is the road to ruin...

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:41 | 2321686 fonzannoon
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Can it be that Bernanke knew this was coming? Thats why he said no QE unless things slowed down? Noooo....

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:15 | 2321798 SheepDog-One
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Well Bernanke said no QE, unless a 'crisis' this really a crisis? 120K jobs number when a few guessed 175K? Its still 120K jobs added, supposedly.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:42 | 2321690 trillion_dollar...
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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:43 | 2321695 fonzannoon
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What is gold doing? Or going to do? Rise on QE hopes?

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:51 | 2321718 Schmuck Raker
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"Gold nature is eternal."

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:02 | 2321763 tallen
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Gold is trading @ 1640 at bullionvault and the dollar is getting hit quite hard, so should probably open on monday +1% or so.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:07 | 2321782 fonzannoon
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Thanks Tallen

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:43 | 2321696 razorthin
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I find it hilarious that they have no problem releasing such a dismal number into a long weekend - plenty of time to let the shock wear off and pump the markets back up by Monday's open.

Incredible.  Not.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:45 | 2321701 slaughterer
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VERY bad news always comes out on Fridays.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:47 | 2321709 tallen
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Enough time for the traders to have a cocain filled weekend to forget about it all.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:16 | 2321810 LawsofPhysics
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You got that right. Besides, many are already at the Masters. Speaking of which, gotta run.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:54 | 2321734 Cursive
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I would have shorted yesterday, but I don't trade /ES and I didn't want exposure to the long weekend for just the reason you state.  But I welcome any Monday/Tuesday retrace for the easy selling.  Of course, it goes without saying that I should be in a gambler's anonymous group for still trading in this rigged casino.  FRN's are kind of play money, though.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 09:59 | 2321917 razorthin
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Yeah it's rigged, but what choice do you have if you want to maintain "purchasing power".  I am glad I heeded my trusty McGinley Dynamic and switched to MM funds in my retirement account 2 days ago.  As for the trade, my short-term models still have me out too.  Monday may very well be a different story.

I rarely bother going short anymore.  Not keen on getting my face ripped off.  I'd rather keep the powder dry for the next inevitable ramp.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 23:44 | 2323830 bluebare
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Yup, "jobs miss" right next to the more deeply buried "US credit rating gets downgraded" article.  However, I don't think it will all be priced in green until the close.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:45 | 2321700 apberusdisvet
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Jobseekers have been "vaporized"; really no different then what's going to happen to the green pieces of paper in your wallet.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 08:45 | 2321703 WoodMizer
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This is how ABC news reported the NFP,

March Unemployment Falls to 8.2 Percent as 120,000 Jobs Added

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