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(Non) News Of Dexia "Bad Bank" Sends Market Soaring

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If anyone had any doubt this market is broken beyond compare and controlled by complete idiots, this should put all doubts to rest. Anyone wondering why stocks are soaring, the reason is that according to non-news, because this was first reported yesterday by the FT, Dexia will park €180 billion in worthless assets in a bad bank. This is beyond ridiculous as Belgium, even in JV with France, will be unable to ringfence and hence fund this amount of capital for the now nationalized bank. It also means that Belgium is about to be downgraded following a long-overdue warning by S&P and Moodys to cut the country. It also means that Belgian CDS will soon trade points up front. It also means that Belgian funding costs will soar. It also means that French CDS will explode tomorrow and that interbank markets in Europe will collapse (even more) once the market realizes that France has just diluted its "bailout dry capital" by rescuing a Belgian bank. And so on. And so on. But for now the ripfest is here. Fade every uptick as this is sheer desperation out of Belgium which pretends it is Switzerland and can do with Dexia what the Swiss did with UBS. Hint: it is not and no, it can't.

From the WSJ Market Beat blog:

  • Franco-Belgian lender Dexia is set to park assets worth in excess of EUR180 billion into a so-called bad bank, a vehicle backed by guarantees from the French and Belgian governments, in an effort to disentangle itself from gripping liquidity strains, people familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
  • The bad-bank plan is part of a deeper makeover under which Dexia is considering selling all its core units and which may effectively lead to a dismantling of the lender.
  • Under a plan submitted to Dexia’s board on Monday, the bank would ring fence into a special vehicle all the assets it inherited from an aggressive expansion push early in the past decade as well as units that can’t be sold under current market conditions, the people familiar with the matter said.
  • These assets would include a portfolio of bonds worth EUR95 billion and about EUR30 billion in loans deemed non-strategic, they said. Dexia Crediop and Dexia Sabadell, the bank’s municipal lending units in Italy and Spain, respectively, would also be folded into the bad bank, the people familiar with the matter said. The European sovereign debt crisis has cast a cloud on most financial assets in Southern European countries, making it virtually impossible for Dexia to find buyers for the two units.
  • Over the past year, Dexia had succeeded in reducing short-term financing needs stemming from its large portfolio of long-term bonds. Yet, in recent weeks, the bank was increasingly struggling to raise funding at affordable costs. With little hope that liquidity strains would ease in the short term, management came to conclusion that Dexia could no longer carry the oversized bond portfolio alone, one person familiar with the matter said.
  • In a first step, Dexia may continue to carry the bad-bank vehicle on its books, but France and Belgium will give its guarantee to securities the bank must issue to meet refinancing needs, the people familiar with the matter said. Longer term, Dexia may transfer bad bank ownership to France and Belgium, these people said
 


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Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:46 | Link to Comment dwdollar
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Yeah... cause you know... that will solve everything... it's all sunshine and unicorns from now on.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:47 | Link to Comment buck4free
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Wow. Absolutely frigging nuts.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:50 | Link to Comment spiral_eyes
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Some relevant music:

Drexciya, bitchez

Digital Tsunami 

(Chosen in honour of all the algos, and in honour of the massive tsunami of defaults we'll see when Greece goes under)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvHDucE6vhM 

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 18:30 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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pulling from the archive

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/presenting-total-bank-assets-percentage...

  • Belgium - Dexia: 180%of GDP
  • France - BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole, SocGen: 237% of GDP
  • Germany - Deutsche Bank: 84%
  • Italy - Unicredit, Intesa Sanpaolo: 101%
  • Netherlands - Fortis: 155%
  • Spain - Banco Santander: 92%
  • UK - RBS, Barclays, HSBC: 337%
  • Switzerland- UBS and Credit Suisse: 600%

Compare that to the top 5 banks in the US (a list which excludes hedge funds such as Goldman Sachs).

  • US - JP Morgan, Citigroup, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Fannie: just 56% of GDP.

Unfortunately for Europe, there is a dramatic concentration of bank assets precisely in some of the most precarious regions. Which is why Germany may have kicked the can down the road for at least a month, but the issue will come back with a vengeance for the simple reason we have noted from the start of this crisis: only Bernanke has a money printer. Everyone else actually has to produce "stuff", sell it and collect taxes if they want to fill catastrophic budget deficits. And the latter, as we have seen, is something the developed world has been horrible at doing over the past decade, courtesy of the Goldman-facilitated innovation explosion.

 

Asia-> America "capitalism"

America-> Europe "socialism"

Europe->Asia "communism"

Africa...fucked as usual..."colonialism"

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:50 | Link to Comment GenX Investor
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The ALGO must bid it up before it can sell it off.  Must hit targets, must fill gaps, must retrace, must must must.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:53 | Link to Comment Ancona
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The Bank of America in St. Louis is surrounded by cops and barricades refusing to allow customers in to withdraw money. They're telling them that they have to use ATM's or do their banking on-line. Wait for it, it's coming to a neighborhood near you.

Riots, it's what's for dinner.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:01 | Link to Comment Missiondweller
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Is this a joke or for real? Can you cite a source?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:05 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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I wish I'd had my camera yesterday, the parking lot at a local BAC was absolutely packed.  I thought business was booming.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:09 | Link to Comment Missiondweller
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Or maybe acct closings.

 

The website being down for several days looks like an on-line bank run. Something smells rotten. Maybe I'm just paranoid.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:08 | Link to Comment john39
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well its not raining in STL today, and that video has people carrying umbrellas.... something is off.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:54 | Link to Comment Smiddywesson
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It's not rain, it's tears

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:17 | Link to Comment catacl1sm
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Shenanigans. That video is from Aug 12 2011 during a rally in which people were protesting.

 

You can't protest at a bank, duh. <snarf>

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 18:14 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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Putting your deposit into Banksters of America is entrusting your grandfather's trust fund into Goldman Sach's hands.

 

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:17 | Link to Comment catacl1sm
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Shenanigans. That video is from Aug 12 2011 during a rally in which people were protesting.

 

You can't protest at a bank, duh. <snarf>

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:10 | Link to Comment CvlDobd
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source, link, proof?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:52 | Link to Comment crazyjsmith
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Is it 3:30 yet? Yep, right on Q!

Welcome to the Truman Show.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:57 | Link to Comment jdelano
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Loving every minute of this--watching these desperate fucks try sooooo hard to stop the bleeding, only to have the credit markets come along and chop off the other arm.  "It's a bloody flesh wound!  I'll gnash you with my teeth!"  Hahahaha.  

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:12 | Link to Comment SpaDe
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Wait for it because the arms are now gone, next will be the legs so that it can't run while it gets put down.

 

Btw where did you get that coconut shell?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:56 | Link to Comment Smiddywesson
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Run Away!!!!!!!!!

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:58 | Link to Comment Jonas Parker
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And the unicorns shit "Skittles" too...

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 20:30 | Link to Comment Buck Johnson
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Yea, no kidding.  Sunshine and Unicorns here we come.  This is what you call EPIC FAIL!!!!!!!!!!  Now what about the servicing of the debt (180 billion euro's) that must be sent out to all the bond holders including Belgium, who's going to pay that?  If Belgium (I don't know why they are calling this debt backed also by the Belgium govt., because didn't they dissolve their govt. over a year ago?) can't service this debt, then essentially what they did was say we are defaulting.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:45 | Link to Comment qussl3
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Bear Stearns.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:59 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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Tyler is getting picky, picky, picky...

You can't expect markets to look forward 24 hours, er, 8 hours, uh, oh whatever.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:45 | Link to Comment oogs66
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Dexia stock going to zero. France going to be put on ratings watch. Short this rally

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:49 | Link to Comment fuu
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BAC is black.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:52 | Link to Comment Abitdodgie
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The stock market is not rallying because of that supid bank news, it is going up because Kim Kardashian has bought a Ferrari, we should all buy one now we know what to drive.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:58 | Link to Comment Quadlet
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MS ramp to the moon!  Short the EOD BS.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:07 | Link to Comment junkyardjack
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Epic rally is epic

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:11 | Link to Comment fuu
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Epic dollar fall is epic.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:59 | Link to Comment Gene Parmesan
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I assumed it was because investors were optimistic that the Japanese might learn a thing or two about entombing toxic shit from this exercise.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:46 | Link to Comment Christoph830
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Fade this BS

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:46 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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Whew! I was getting worried there for a bit.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:47 | Link to Comment Zeilschip
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A bear rally that lasts 2 or 3 days can kill you though...

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:08 | Link to Comment junkyardjack
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I'm so glad I covered my shorts this morning.  I'll keep an eye on my candidates and put it back on once they show weakness again

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:48 | Link to Comment Racer
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These vacuum tubes are as clever as the chairSATAN

 

they have to keep squeezing shorts to keep the 'markets' from collapsing.. yeah, healthy that is

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:47 | Link to Comment EscapeKey
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Another press release to the rescue.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:10 | Link to Comment fuu
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Big dollar dump there in the last 40 minutes.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:13 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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yep...and the front of Bob Pisani's pants just exploded.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:03 | Link to Comment Arkadaba
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What the hell ???? Ha ha just noticed S&P and Dow charts looks like this W

Edit: That lasted for about a minute - can't believe this crap!

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:48 | Link to Comment spartan117
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must.... close.... green....

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:48 | Link to Comment lizzy36
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Nah it is the weak story by the FT about some coordinated EU plan to recap the banks.

Amusingly the Spanish Finance Minister came out this morning after the meeting and specifically said the the EU ministers DID NOT talk about a recap plan.

There is an increasingly shared view that we need a concerted, co-ordinated approach in Europe while many of the elements are done in the member states,” Olli Rehn, European commissioner for economic affairs, told the Financial Times. “

So there you have it the mouth piece of the EU versus an actual Finance Minster.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:54 | Link to Comment socratesplus
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Amusingly the Spanish Finance Minister came out this morning after the meeting and specifically said the the EU ministers DID NOT talk about a recap plan

 

I guess they discussed it in the afternoon session...

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:55 | Link to Comment socratesplus
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"Amusingly the Spanish Finance Minister came out this morning after the meeting and specifically said the the EU ministers DID NOT talk about a recap plan"

 

I guess they discussed it in the afternoon session...

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:49 | Link to Comment hungarianboy
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Well Tyler, you've sum it up as it is! And the thing is the markets will hopefully realize tomorrow that things are indeed as you wrote and then turn south.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:49 | Link to Comment RSloane
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And the DOW moves to positive territory.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:49 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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Manic-depressive psycho clownfest.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:49 | Link to Comment Thought criminal
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All day trading profits erased in 30 minutes on this idiocy... gotta love this market.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:06 | Link to Comment Variance Doc
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You day-trade in this?

 

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:50 | Link to Comment Cult_of_Reason
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ADP leaked rally

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:52 | Link to Comment Iriestx
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Exactly.  +300 up tomorrow on fabricated stats.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:50 | Link to Comment Racer
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Banksters breathe a sigh of relief as more junk offloaded to the poor and sick

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:50 | Link to Comment Kristian
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I thought BB farted.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:50 | Link to Comment Cone of Uncertainty
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Once these back office monkey wanna-be fake ass Timmy Sikes day trading douchtards cover their shorts and go crying home to mommy, the market will snap back to reality and realize it is game-fucking-over-bitches.

 

 

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:53 | Link to Comment mogul rider
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yippee ky yeah

The bottom is in!!!!!!

The bottom is in!!!!!

 

Oh wait there's tomorrow yet. OK after that I"m sure the bottom is in.

Oh wait there's the day after....................................

 

In machine world - everythang is possible.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:51 | Link to Comment Jonas Parker
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Thde Belgians are suffering from acute dis-Drexciya...

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:51 | Link to Comment ArkansasAngie
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Jetison the trash.  Sure. 

So ... there shan't be any bonus?  Right?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:56 | Link to Comment DormRoom
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lol.. the markets are so fucking broken..  Daytraders must being having nervous breakdowns with all the volatility.  trading algos never sleep. 

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:51 | Link to Comment stormsailor
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short 20 more /es from 1104.50

 

bring it

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:18 | Link to Comment prophet
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Ouch that was painful to watch.  Next time consider checking your shields before asking for the most sinister and powerful force in the universe to open a can of whoop-ass.  

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:51 | Link to Comment Jayda1850
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still 10mins left, triple digit gain anyone?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:53 | Link to Comment RSloane
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We just might....

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:52 | Link to Comment Kristian
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but actually, this is a rally to get as much shorts out as possible, the news is just an excuse.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:52 | Link to Comment Zola
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The key is the bonds... IS THE TOP IN ?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:56 | Link to Comment Threeggg
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That was one hellofa market ramp up +300 points in 40 minutes. That may be one of the top ten market ramps in history !

Was that a POMO injection or what ?  WOW !

This market is so fucked up ! How anyone has the balls to joust against these HTF computers is amazing to me. I have a question: Who are the ones losing all the money ? It's coming (being extracted) from somewhere ?

anybody know ?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:00 | Link to Comment Quadlet
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QE3 after close?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:52 | Link to Comment Edward Fiatski
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I remember the bad bank piece from Monday. This is pure HFT action. On the other hand, not only do you have hundreds of billions of Greek toxic bonds, you now have toxic French paper lifting its vapours through the boulevards.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:52 | Link to Comment fastishplastic
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Royal Flush Crush

This is insane

Fast Dash

Fat Trigger Finger Blast

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:53 | Link to Comment orangedrinkandchips
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yeah, that fixes JACK SHIT.

 

fucking cocksukers.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:53 | Link to Comment Gubbmint Cheese
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Wow... just fucking wow.

 

 

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:03 | Link to Comment fuu
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Talk about some shock and awe.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:54 | Link to Comment Cdad
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Must be near to Wall Street bonus time.  The bounce most pronounced in crappy bank shares.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:54 | Link to Comment TradingJoe
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I have benn trading since 1983 but what I saw fro 3 years in a row now is utterly sick and for sure won't end well, no matter how long it might still take but thelonger it goes this way the more catastrophic the outcome!

I closed shorts this morning but put on new ones just a little while ago! I won't miss this opportunity to be IN when this shit goes to 1000SP points in short order!

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:54 | Link to Comment ReallySparky
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I love this place.  Thanks Tyler, was watching the tape and thought WTF.  Hold those shorts kids.  My plan is to dump them later in the week, then wait out the fake rally, and then enter again.  Evidently the hedge funds need some cover to dump.  Shocktober, here we come....

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:54 | Link to Comment pods
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Why don't they just announce what the DOW is?  

A 250 point vertical climb in about 20 minutes sounds plausible to me.

pods

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:54 | Link to Comment Christoph830
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Stay vigilant my fellow shorts

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:54 | Link to Comment orangedrinkandchips
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Making a complete mockery of the entire system....classic

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:55 | Link to Comment lapedochild
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It's ok to close up one some rumors, I am selling this top.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:55 | Link to Comment BandGap
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Who will finally eat this turd when the day of reckoning arrives?  WTF is going on?  This is like a 27 inning baseball game and when it is over someone has to lose.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:18 | Link to Comment CharlieSDT
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This is only the 3rd inning too, get some peanuts.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:56 | Link to Comment Piranhanoia
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Aah,  You can see the green shoots rising all over!  Only in this case you have a bank in the country that shall not be named, so Green Sprouts. Inedible cabbage foisted off as food for centuries. On this and gunmaking they base an economy?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:57 | Link to Comment Spaceman Spiff
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Wow.   I'm calling this the Agita Market.  I don't think the bots heard the occupy protests.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:59 | Link to Comment GovernmentMule
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Twilight zone

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:59 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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/ES up 45 points in 45 minutes. What can possibly go wrong?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:59 | Link to Comment GovernmentMule
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Twilight zone

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:59 | Link to Comment prophet
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Rip meet face

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 15:59 | Link to Comment Threeggg
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Up +170 points now ??????????????????????????????????????//

400 point swing in 50 minutes ??????????????????????????

WTF !

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:02 | Link to Comment surf0766
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desperation...  anything to peek it alive. Turds fall from the sky + 500

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:09 | Link to Comment junkyardjack
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As Joe Rogan would say, "God damn son"

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:00 | Link to Comment 1835jackson
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What a joke.....the people familiar with the matter said

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:00 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/quote?ticker=TNA:US

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:00 | Link to Comment Jayda1850
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WTF?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:05 | Link to Comment Missiondweller
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My thoughts too. What just happened?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:00 | Link to Comment Belarus
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As Peter said, traders are now saying 1120 was resistence. Well, it blew past that. Expect to see 1200 by month end. Sigh. Next time I know the world is going to end any second, I'm gonna go long for a spell. You know the algo's will just pick up some bullshit news, any fucking news and spin this thing far higher and fry all the shorts who keep feeding the wall stree machine.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:04 | Link to Comment Belarus
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No need to junk me, I was being sarcastic. I won't play this market. Period. It's a stupid fucking game from any angle at all....

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:01 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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I TOLD YOU IT WAS BONUS TIME AT DEXIA!!!

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:01 | Link to Comment Catullus
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That was incredible. Hahaha. That was just another opportunity to short.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:02 | Link to Comment prophet
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mentioned earlier about ricochet off 200 month MA

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:01 | Link to Comment Christoph830
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I'm not fazed.  Will just average down from here.  I REFUSE TO GIVE IN

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:02 | Link to Comment qussl3
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Wow that lit a fire under Silver.

Bonkers.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:02 | Link to Comment The Deleuzian
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I've seen melt-ups before but the last hour was truly bizarre...I think we can 100% say that QE III is the Fed purchasing equities and slamming the metals every chance they get... This may be a daily action going forward...PM's will diverge from the paper price now I believe

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:03 | Link to Comment fastishplastic
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so roughly a 400 pt dow move in 30 minutes, sounds about right, i'm surprised rule 48 wasn't invoked

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:03 | Link to Comment Hman
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Any excuse to kill the shorts ...

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:04 | Link to Comment stormsailor
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oh my poor sore shorthole.  or, how to lose 45k in 10 minutes.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:27 | Link to Comment CharlieSDT
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That's 28 ounces of gold and a ticket to Mexico right there.

 

http://www.singledudetravel.com/2011/01/te-amo-mexico/

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:04 | Link to Comment Quadlet
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Tyler's...  Waiting again for the ES to context ramp chart...

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:06 | Link to Comment Threeggg
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and the Vixx was way down ? "Volatility Index" LOL

Good old CME doing 'some of" God's work !

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:05 | Link to Comment Abitdodgie
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DJ 30 up just shy of 400 points in 45 min, well strip me naked and call me susan.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:05 | Link to Comment walküre
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That was insane. Lost all gains from this morning in a quick turn around and now jumped to the other side and going long gold miners.

Did BB say he was going to avoid recession? That means he's going to print. Fighting that is deadly.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:06 | Link to Comment Christoph830
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Dude, going long is what the Bots want you to do.  You are going to get screwed again.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:35 | Link to Comment walküre
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I got screwed for weeks in 2009 trying to average down and shorting against the Fed.

Tomorrow is another day. POMO is on deck.

Today was the fiercest and quickest turn on the dime yet. VXX dropped hard. Top in bonds? Maybe.

This wasn't bots buying. There was heavy selling pressure across the board. Some big inflows of cash into equities happened today.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:08 | Link to Comment Iam Rich
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Unbelievable.  RUT up, what, 8% from the lows today.  On this news.  In about 30 minutes.  I guess we were just oversold, everywhere, in all markets, across all sectors.  Well except for gold/silver and the miners, blood red all around there.

Edit...BTW, gonna fade this just out of spite!  Now there's some investing rationale!

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:07 | Link to Comment Racer
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How very convenient, market threatening to collapse and oh whisper whisper idiotic rumour not long before close... HFT gun shorts

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:07 | Link to Comment Motorhead
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Man, just imagine how smooth this would all go down if Belgium had a government.

Perhaps Monty Python can now add another "derogatory term for the Belgians".

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:08 | Link to Comment PulauHantu29
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"Do I still get my Bonus?" is all bankers want to know.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:08 | Link to Comment St. Deluise
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if you think this price action is based on a rumour about dexia doing ANYTHING, you are a clown.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:11 | Link to Comment warchopper
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Buy on the close. With that out of the way, we can begin moving back down again.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:09 | Link to Comment adr
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375 points on the Dow in 45 minutes. WTF infinity. 45 S&P and 104 points on the Nasdaq??????

There is no way in hell that was humans buying. PPT Fed all the way. Oil jumped $1.50 at the same time as well.

Shut this fucking market down. I don't care if it goes up 1000 points or down 1000 points, it has become completely irrelevant. What the hell is cramer going to say today.

Apple, Green Mountain, Netflix, and Priceline all had major swings up at the end of the day. Momo stock Fed bought bullshit

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:09 | Link to Comment Comay Mierda
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parabolic rise to be followed with selloff tomorrow morning

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:26 | Link to Comment Mercury
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Under a plan submitted to Dexia’s board on Monday, the bank would ring fence into a special vehicle all the assets it inherited from an aggressive expansion push early in the past decade

Can you innocently "inherit" something from your earlier bad self?

How many women out there are buying that line of reasoning...and what are your phone numbers?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:33 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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i plan on ringfencing all my mortgages, credit cards, home equity and car loans that i inherited from my younger stupider self in the past decade

 

i only wish i was MORE aggresive in the past, before i "bequeathed" these bad loans to myself

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:11 | Link to Comment Bastiat009
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There is no such thing as a Belgian government. How can a bank be seized by a government that doesn't exist and saved with money that doesn't exist? The Matrix was a documentary and deserved an Oscar.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:38 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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I'm sure Poirot would disagree Mon Ami.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:11 | Link to Comment BetTheHouse
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Fuck you Robots! Fuck you!  I'm gonna dance on your fuckling grave you crooked motherfuckers.  Tick-tock motherfucker.  Tick tock.  Time is on my side. 

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:12 | Link to Comment tempo
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Other reasons market soared...Squak reported EU finance ministers want to expand EFSP, ECB reduced rates on Thurs, Uncle Ben was semi positive (rumor is QE3 in Nov), NFP will be slightly positive (70k), mkt oversold. Back to 1120 resistence in a flash. Could go back to 50 day ma imho about 1180.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:12 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Robots Hal 9000, Terminator, and Watson to pension funds and day traders:

 

Hal 9000:  "Excuse me, but my calculations tell me this is an ideal moment to deploy capital into equities."

Terminator: "Asta la vista bhear mahket, tihme to buy ze equities like Craahmah tells you."

Watson:  "Alex, what is 'BTFD'?"

 

The Bernank and Merkel concur.

 

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:13 | Link to Comment Lord Welligton
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Any chance of a thread on Trichet's statement that Europe is dealing with the greatest crisis since WWII?

I hate to say it.

But even Yahoo have a headline.

What has happened to ZH?

Trichet raises the worst of all prospects and ZH has not one headline?

http://news.yahoo.com/trichet-sees-markets-worst-crisis-since-wwii-08412...

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 19:37 | Link to Comment fuu
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AP – Tue, Aug 9, 2011

 

Even the comments are old.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:13 | Link to Comment The4thStooge
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i feel bad for pete

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:13 | Link to Comment fastishplastic
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Kweku Adoboli: "did you say sell? i heard buy."

Sergio Ermotti: "faccia, this will be a tough one to explain when the market drops 800 tomorrow"


Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:15 | Link to Comment HD
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Grade "A" Bullshit.  Above 1120, really? I mean really?  It's fine. I can and will wait...

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:19 | Link to Comment ivars
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Gold movements were a little unexpected ( but on other hand, when Bernanke talk about deflation, and stocks tank at the same time, and USD index stays high) perhaps not so unexpected for one day oscillation- still within the range of my already "old" graphs. On other hand, inflation fear will return as soon as Ben shuts up, as inflation is the natural expectation from easing policies - even if its wrong, it will continue to impact markets. And long term, its also true expectation ( for EUR- short term-perhaps buyin silver/gold in EUR is faster way to paper profit ( in EUR, of course).

I looked at the patterns behind the gold graph- After coming up from 1550, Gold can oscillate in 1600-1650 region for about 20 days, so till October 13th-15th before moving further up to 1800+-50  in November. Now this is extremely short term for me, the upside can be also delayed by another 2 weeks as I tend to predict things to early, and I may be very wrong with timing.

On silver, nothing new, so last weeks prediction hold in general for both metals:

http://saposjoint.net/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2626&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=560#p34264

1) Silver may fluctuate around 30 USD (+- 3?) for 1 month or so (except very short sharp peaks, perhaps) , then move up sharply about 5 USD to 35-40 and drop again, now to little higher level of 33-35 +-5, and not change much anymore this year. So the bottom will be kind of close from time to time during October.

2) Gold, on the contrary, seems to be posed for relatively steady growth till 1800 in November, around which level it should fluctuate for few months (+- 50 ?) .

Kind of suggests may be more commodities will have relatively flat period from Oct-Nov till the end of the Year.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:55 | Link to Comment Arkadaba
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What do you think about the recent dizzying fall of the CDN? I just don't see the rise in the USD as accounting for its rapid decline. Of course oil prices play a role as well but the decline has been fast and steady and I'm not sure why.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:25 | Link to Comment tekhneek
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What's this shit called again? mark-to-myth accounting? market-to-myth accounting? (sp?)

These assets would include a portfolio of bonds worth EUR95 billion and about EUR30 billion in loans deemed non-strategic, they said. Dexia Crediop and Dexia Sabadell, the bank’s municipal lending units in Italy and Spain, respectively, would also be folded into the bad bank, the people familiar with the matter said. The European sovereign debt crisis has cast a cloud on most financial assets in Southern European countries, making it virtually impossible for Dexia to find buyers for the two units.

I find it funny that they're wrapping up Italy and Spain into a "bad bank" and bonds worth 95 billion? Keyword "worth" should probably be defined a little bit if they're spinning it off into a "bad" bank. 30 billion in loans that are "non-strategic"? Really? Is that kind of like bungee jumping without a bungee cord... "strategically" speaking as in, stupid ass decision?

At first glance I read "Dexia Creditflop" and laughed my ass off. THought they actually named the bank the unavoidable outcome of the Eurozone. Weird too how the 3 letters missing could be an acronym for "Too Fucking Late"

Poor can...

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:22 | Link to Comment JDFX
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Don't Just Stare At Intraday Volatility........ Eat it ! 

 

Some mugs buying the 20%  ' bear ' market fulcrum , I imagine the big boys will be selling into these rallies soon enough.

 

 

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:33 | Link to Comment BlackholeDivestment
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...close reminds me of this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luaRtGn2tsI&NR=1

 

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:37 | Link to Comment vast-dom
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No Tyler not complete idiots but MASSIVE INSIDE JOB profit-taking $kaM!

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:46 | Link to Comment Spanish Lizard
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Question is will it fully correct it's self tomorrow or will it end day tomorrow up because of the rumor??

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 17:05 | Link to Comment Scalaris
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  1. Cover vomit with old newspapers.
  2. Enjoy your waffles.
  3. All good.
Tue, 10/04/2011 - 17:11 | Link to Comment plantigrade
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Ben day'd ?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 18:58 | Link to Comment cgbspender
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For Halloween this year, I'm dressing as "the death of the Euro". I've got more ideas than I know what to do with.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 19:17 | Link to Comment jaydee
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Belgium leading economic newspaper De Standaard mentions Zerohedge.com role in Dexia debacle

 

In their analysis of theunfolding  Dexia catastrophy, which is a perfect remake of "Fortis, the rise and downfall of a greedy bank", De Standaard mentions Zerohedge.com

Translation of the last paragraph in their article:

Already now jokes are being made on Twitter about the saving of Dexia by a non existing government. The Biased, but nevertheless influential financials blogs such as Zerohedge wil try to put the nail on the coffin in the coming days again, stating that Belgium is a high risk country, is huge indebted and also lacks a government who should have started the necesssary savings programs. Interesting to see what answer De Wedstraat (government) can put up against this

 

[Nu al worden op Twitter grapjes gemaakt over het feit dat Dexia gered moest worden door een Belgische regering die niet eens bestaat. Bevooroordeelde maar desalniettemin invloedrijke financiële blogs zoals Zerohedge gaan de komende dagen nog maar eens op dezelfde nagel kloppen, dat België een risicovol land is dat diep in de schulden zit en nog niet eens een regering heeft die een begin heeft gemaakt van de nodige besparingen. Benieuwd welk antwoord men daar in de Wetstraat nog tegenover kan zetten.]

 

http://www.standaard.be/artikel/detail.aspx?artikelid=DMF20111004_222

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 04:07 | Link to Comment Volaille de Bresse
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The walking dead Natixis (which owns most of Dexia) is up 6,6% this morning... Disgusting!

And 90 Bil of OUR money ***taken from us*** to create a bad bank to save Dexia's ass!

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