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Perfectly Irrational Market Slides On News Spain Actually Not On Verge Of Default

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Within seconds of the non-news headline (via Bloomberg) hitting:

*EU SAYS IT'S NOT EXPECTING SPAIN AID REQUEST 'ANY TIME SOON'

The S&P 500 is crumbling, Oil is plunging, and EUR is selling off

 

which just as we tweeted:

 

 


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Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:23 | Link to Comment JeremyWS
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Makes sense!

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:35 | Link to Comment onelight
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Actually, Merkel just said that they would have to get the Troika visit report before they make ANY decision on Greece, and the Hollande remarked that he hoped Greece would stay in the union. 

Maybe it was just the Spain news, or perhaps the markets got a dose of Merkel ice water and suddenly recalled the feeling they had forgotten about while on vacation lo these many weeks..

In any case, the Euro can go higher, but for the moment it is decently extended intraday on the 4hr chart, and since gasoline and copper have been rolling back, and the DX finding footing, not a bad place to trim some, for the position adjusters out there.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:29 | Link to Comment vast-dom
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makes perfect sense: less prob of QE....heh....flip a 2-headed coin biyatchez!

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:43 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Good news sucks!

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:45 | Link to Comment CClarity
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And the S&P is on the verge of dipping below 1400 for the 30th time since first reaching 1400 on the way up back in July 1999!!!

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:51 | Link to Comment vast-dom
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yes but to say SP is crumbling when it is anything above 800 is silly. SP has a 600 pt QE FUCK YOU BUFFER built in. Please people let's keep it all in perspective. 

And oil below $120 is yet another perfect example of central planning. 

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:56 | Link to Comment CClarity
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Couldn't agree more.  They're going to have a more difficult time controlling food prices.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 14:02 | Link to Comment CrashisOptimistic
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Actually the rationale would be that Rajoy is more a badass than anyone in Greece and will refuse any aid that has austerity requirements.

One must presume he knows his debt credit default swap profile is far more terrifying than Greece's ever was.  He can threaten default and knows they will flock to give him money, and will turn a blind eye to his refusal to adopt austerity.

Never, ever forget there are credit default swaps on all this shit.

In fact, if you're a peripheral country leech, you want your leadership to encourage swap creation to huge amounts, to enable you to play this terror card.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:42 | Link to Comment Itch
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oh, it all makes perfect sense, to market makers.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:53 | Link to Comment Element
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Just wondering, has the EU ever been right about such things?

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:59 | Link to Comment Itch
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I dont even pay attention to it anymore mate, its an ongoing joke. Whether right or wrong, they are doing one hell of a job of frustrating the market...call me a cynic, but thats got to be in the plans somewhere.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 19:49 | Link to Comment Offthebeach
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What market? They are the market. It is us, the stupid primitive "money clinging " muppets that are frustrating them. Pretty soon the BIS, The Fed, ECB and henchlings will of had enough of our herding and call in the 440v direct current prods.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:25 | Link to Comment Boilermaker
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Not REITS or the IYR. That shit is positive.  TA DA!

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:29 | Link to Comment Cult_of_Reason
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There was another headline hitting at the same time.

 

*Romney: QE3 Wrong Way to Go - Fox Business

*Romney: Would Want to Have a New Fed Chairman - Fox Business

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:31 | Link to Comment Haager
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So markets disagree with Romney? Do they call the funds back?

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:35 | Link to Comment Cult_of_Reason
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Oil and copper have violently reversed down when this headline hit the wires -- without Helicopter Ben as a chairman the entire commodities complex is extremely overvalued.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:38 | Link to Comment Dr. Richard Head
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Increased volilitility due to increased credit creation at the hands of the Fed and all.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:44 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Looks like the stern is finally breaking off the Titanic.

I know two commodities that survive the collapse of credit and consumption, and the rise in interest rates.

 

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:53 | Link to Comment Cult_of_Reason
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Paul Ryan and John Taylor on QE2 and the Dual Mandate http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/254266/paul-ryan-and-john-taylor-qe2-and-dual-mandate-daniel-foster

Refocus The Fed On Price Stability Instead Of Bailing Out Fiscal Policy

http://news.investors.com/article/555234/201011301909/refocus-the-fed-on-price-stability-instead-of-bailing-out-fiscal-policy.htm?p=3

What do you think John Taylor as FOMC chairman means for commodities ("owning stuff") bubble?

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:56 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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The question is what do you think John Taylor as FOMC chairman means for interest rates for the credit ("owing stuff") bubble.

ERGO, STACK THEM SHINIES

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:35 | Link to Comment Dr. Richard Head
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Here is some insight on Rombama's Bain http://gawker.com/5933641

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:33 | Link to Comment HelluvaEngineer
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If I didn't know that he is lying, that might convince me to vote for him.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:38 | Link to Comment Boilermaker
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You mean like this from yesteday:

Reuters:  Consider keeping Bernanke, top Romney adviser says

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:45 | Link to Comment Dr. Richard Head
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The high-fructose corn syrup population surely can't recal back to news of yesterday.  News cycles now chrun like HFT traded stocks.  Though putting some Prince Harry balls or Kim K-Cups in that news story and you may have a week's worth of sheep retention.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 14:01 | Link to Comment OldE_Ant
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Can I have cock and tits with my rewashed news story??

 I mean come on us slaves need something to wack off to to work our sugar highs off before we go back to our slavery.

I mean this shit is like an old used hooker that now does blowjobs for pocket change.  Not long enough, not good enough, and completely frustrating no matter how experienced she is.

End of Line

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 14:04 | Link to Comment optimator
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"Fire the boss"  thats a good one!

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 14:52 | Link to Comment John_Coltrane
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Now just before Nov and to guarantee a crash in equities and commodities, Romney should make it clear the Bernake will be replaced with Paul Volker.  You know the guy that got interest rates to an all time high in the early 1980s and is a well know fiscal hawk!

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:25 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Bullish... oh wait I'm confused.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:26 | Link to Comment Big Corked Boots
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Bullshitish.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:30 | Link to Comment Hype Alert
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What's a market without a money pump?

 

So Europe having run out of anything actionable, gets some media outfit to repackage old stuff in ALL CAPS and flash it as breaking stuff

Maybe somebody just headfaked the algo's.

 

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:36 | Link to Comment onelight
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...especially if you are also the ones that WRITE the algos...

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:28 | Link to Comment The worst trader
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Tell me sweet little lies..... Romney crash just warming up for take off?

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:28 | Link to Comment Flaming Ferrari
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It's a dip! Gear up! Draghi's got your back.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:29 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Must...hold...1400..

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:39 | Link to Comment Boilermaker
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That's some psy-ops shit, right there!

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:30 | Link to Comment malikai
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The whole thing makes perfect sense to me, as messed up as it is. All my models have been screaming this stuff the whole week.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:31 | Link to Comment Howdan
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Eh?? Nothing makes any sense anymore - the "market" (cough ,cough....FED) moves up on bad news in hope of QEx then drops on good news i.e Spain not requesting a bailout.

All correlations seem to have completely broken down, HFT's and Algo's are whipsawing the market around in bizarre directions and Central Banks are artificially maniplating bond prices, currencies, rates you name it.

It's actually sickening how dislocated markets are nowadays and how tough it is to trade properly or take a view

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:39 | Link to Comment Hype Alert
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The only way this Frankenstein of a market keeps standing is with jolts of electricity from the CB's.  If they continue the jolts, it will die and if they stop, it will cease to wiggle about.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 14:27 | Link to Comment Father Lucifer
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Obviously we have passed through the looking glass.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:31 | Link to Comment NEOSERF
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Translation: Rajoy is not accepting the terms of the first $100b...hard to imagine the terms of the next $500b

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:32 | Link to Comment falak pema
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this reminds me of the mIC syndrome blues when the CIA realised it had nobody to play hardball with, once the KGB and USSR had collapsed. 

"QUick find me a new enemy; anybody, everybody, rogue states! renegade saudi, any cockroach under the crack!" 

You can practically hear Draghi screaming over the phone : "I need a new crisis to pump to infinity. I need a sovereign saying ...help or I die!"

Irrational but so true! 

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 14:28 | Link to Comment Juan Wild
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we are the enemy. we always have been. when people ponder this it will all become so painfully clear. everything will finally make sense. that's the threshold moment, when you must choose between light (very painful) and dark (comfortably numb).But you know that already ;)

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:34 | Link to Comment diogeneslaertius
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raw inputs

and ignore holograms or SPIN

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:36 | Link to Comment Mcwop
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In Europe, you can always find bailout promise. In Soviet Russia, bailout promise finds YOU!

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:41 | Link to Comment Juan Wild
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They make up news as they go along. Then wait for the dupes to place their bets...and then predatory algo time kiddies!!!
rinse, repeat. MM's gone WILD. Not just Knight,mind you. All of them. PREDATORY. No wonder buy and hold has gone extinct. Hello SEC, gonna do anything about it????? Don't you think we all know whats going on??? sheeeeeesh.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:42 | Link to Comment scatterbrains
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plunge?  maybe at 1100 /es which I think is on deck.

 

edit: my bad "crumbling"  for sure. The plunge is coming.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:41 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:41 | Link to Comment Dr. No
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Spain is even late to their own default!!

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:52 | Link to Comment markar
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manana

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:44 | Link to Comment Abraxas
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Can we replace the colorful charts with pictures of run-ups to Miss Venezuela? Please?

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:46 | Link to Comment Juan Wild
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i second that!

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:48 | Link to Comment Dad Was Right
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I feel like we may be at an inflection point. I was short term bullish yesterday after the FOMC minutes (even stale as they may have been) and I expected the algos to produce a strong bounce yesterday and today. After the terrible China MFR PMI last night I was conflicted. Combine that with Romney's comments today (not a supporter of new QE), and the ES futures sliding below 1400 at the moment, and It sounds bearish. I thought the bad US employment this morning would get everybody on the QE rally again. (is that intuitive or counter-intuitive? I lost track). If we don't see a strong last hour rally today, based on the bad news is good news rally conditioning, I feel like we are going down. At least until Bernanke talks it up again at Jackson Hole Aug 30. If we don't get that, and/or the German court rules negatively in the ESM in Sept. then I will position for a mid to long term bear in equities and the Euro.

Any thoughts?

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 21:20 | Link to Comment ZeroAvatar
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Just one:  Don't be long over the weekend!

 

No, seriously.  All last week, the Dow kinda just hung around at 'even'.  It felt like the roller coaster had just hit the top, and was moments away from the big plunge.

 

This may simply be a 'technical-induced' algo pullback.  It seems like MUCH, MUCH, more, though.  The SUDDEN about- face, the gold/silver moonshot:  something BIG is in the works, War, JPM scandal, QE3 announcement, something.  The big boys have got the word, and are putting their fiatskis on the appropriate chessboard squares.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:48 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Booboo rumor. Market all fall down. Sleep now.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:51 | Link to Comment Piranhanoia
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The bendovers have demanded QE, they have paid for it with their belief in the great ben.   Therefore it shall be, for they are all that is left of the wandering ass in the desert, or something.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:56 | Link to Comment Curtis LeMay
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EU SAYS IT'S NOT EXPECTING SPAIN AID REQUEST 'ANY TIME SOON

 

Is that right??

"The favoured option being discussed is that the existing European rescue fund, the EFSF, would purchase Spanish government bonds at primary auctions while the European Central Bank would intervene in the secondary market to lower yields, the sources said.

No specific figure for aid has been discussed in the talks, which started several weeks ago, sources told Reuters" - 8/23/12

http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/exclusive-spain-in-talkseuro-zone-over-sovereign-aidsources/183944/on

Every single apparatchick in Brussels is a liar.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 14:07 | Link to Comment Dr. No
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Considering the ECB chooses their words carefully, we should read the headline for what it is:

 

The ECN is not expecting....

 

Since CB are famous for not anticipating events, the statement means nothing in regards to the timing.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 14:21 | Link to Comment Curtis LeMay
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I see. So the Brussels Politburo and Spain were all discussing who has the best Sangria, all these weeks?

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:58 | Link to Comment Mountainview
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In Spain banks need help!!! The bad bank needs help!!! The regions need help!!! The Gov. as such is in a better debt position than France...but the needy ones are looking to the Gov. to help them out...what a mess!!!

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:58 | Link to Comment The worst trader
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1:30 PPT? couldn't wait till 3? No 1% corrections allowed! BTFD again.......

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 14:09 | Link to Comment Bastiat009
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"Spain not on verge of default" ... you mean Spain has already defaulted?

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 14:29 | Link to Comment rsnoble
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Does anyone around here know how to read a chart? There were only 5 million significant trendlines and resistance levels marking the top just a couple days ago.

If it weren't for the looming fed bs this market would be dropping like a rock and still might. There's a ton of overhead resistance right here technically it would be very difficult to break thru. However with all thats happend I won't be an idiot and say it's not possible. 80/20.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 14:44 | Link to Comment pragmatic hobo
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BTFD

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 14:48 | Link to Comment The Count
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Stupid question:

Aren't CDS just yet another ponzi game? So what I you 'insured' yourself against a Spanish default. Who is gonna cough up the billions and billions of CDS claims?

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