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Permabull Down: Bill Miller Is Out After "Falling Behind Peers"

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Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:40 | 1886402 GeneMarchbanks
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Legg Mason fail.

'But, but, who will CNBC invite to make the bullish case?'

Depends on how much they're paying. Seriously though... Bove seems to be the go-to fluffer these days.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:48 | 1886433 Pladizow
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As always they will call one of the three stooges they have on speed dial:

1.  Dick Bove - "Mr. Buy the Banks",

2.  Doug Kass - "Mr. Gold will be Slaughtered" or

3. Dennis Gartman - "Mr. buy my newsletter".

Or stick with one of the in house puppets, Cramer, Liesman, Ensana or Pisani!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:57 | 1887005 oh_bama
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Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:47 | 1886415 lolmao500
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Call Bullard. I mean, he's full of it and his name already rhymes with bulltard.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:48 | 1886445 qussl3
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Bullard the bulltard.


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:43 | 1886424 been there done that
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I hope by the end of this that these people will be so completely discredited that no one will even be watching. I think that soon people will vomit at the mention of stocks. 


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:55 | 1886488 prodigious_idea
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Notwithstanding the financial losses suffered by stock investors from share price drops, there is some real coin to be made on market volatility.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:44 | 1886431 equity_momo
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A 30 years bull cycle made many a fuckwit look smart.  When the markets get tough , the fuckwits get going.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:47 | 1886442 Pladizow
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During a hurricane even turkeys can fly!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:49 | 1886458 equity_momo
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Well Turkeys are done flying for another 10 years. Only thing thats happening to a turkey until next decade is it gets eaten.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:27 | 1886608 jdelano
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The problem with that joke is that Turkeys can, in fact, fly.  Short distances, but when you see a turkey perched in a tree sixty feet off the ground...it didn't climb there.  



Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:31 | 1886641 GeezerGeek
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What about when you see a turtle on the top of a fence post?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:49 | 1886455 scatterbrains
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just wait till all the baby boomer pensions blow up and they're forced to charge the kids in the basement rent.  OWS will explode in size.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:33 | 1886650 GeezerGeek
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For those of us in southern Florida that will never happen. Basements here are called indoor pools. I do have a nice lawn upon which one can pitch a tent, however.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:47 | 1886436 dwdollar
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Why bother... just interview Liesman. He makes every idiot permabull argument currently circulating.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:47 | 1886447 CORNGUY
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Erin Bernett was the best thing CNBC had going for it.....now its worthless.    Oh, to go back to those days......

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:48 | 1886453 TooBearish
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Mr. Ken Fisher - always introduced as "billiionaire money manager...."

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:48 | 1886454 pepperspray
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Bill when you stop by here later today and read what we think of you remember we are your clients' collective id.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:49 | 1886456 greased up deaf guy
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dick bove? oh, wait. i thought you said bullsh*t case. my bad.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:49 | 1886459 jcaz
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Robo Trader is looking for a job.......

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:50 | 1886462 Cdad
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But, but, who will CNBC invite to make the bullish case?

Doug Kass?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:50 | 1886464 Astute Investor
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This must be some kind of terrible mistake.  Such an action would imply that there is direct linkage between a fund manager's investment performance with his compensation and ongoing employment status.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:50 | 1886465 prodigious_idea
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Speaking of Bill Miller . . . a new shorting indicator?


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:53 | 1886474 SheepDog-One
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Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:04 | 1886481 Mercury
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Shake a LEG.

Bill Miller is supposed to be a value investor but his "hybrid" style has been off the reservation quite a bit in the last few years (riding Bear Stearns down to Davy Jones locker).  I guess if you run that much (long only) dough you have to be GARPy and an index hugger - which these days means hopelessly tied to beta too.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:06 | 1886525 azzhatter
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They can probably get Madoff or Allen Stanford to make the case- friends of CNBC

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:09 | 1886533 FubarNation
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Just another reason why I'd rather follow Barney Miller for financial advice than Barry Miller.



Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:12 | 1886548 HD
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Well, Barney has the better theme song...


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:15 | 1886560 Scalaris
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But, but, who will CNBC invite to make the bullish case?



Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:19 | 1886574 I am a Man I am...
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But Bill Miller was a such a great investor when the market went up!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:23 | 1886598 Enceladus
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I used to work at Legg Mason.

I was at a Q&A with Bill and asked him "What does a fund manager do?" His reply was,

"That's a ridiculous question, I'll answer the same way (insert famous investor name here) did, 'I come in, I get some coffee read a few things and go to lunch' next question." Bill Miller 2000.

No doubt another Hedge Fund Star is born: 2/20 to the moon!


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:32 | 1886644 lieutenantjohnchard
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reversion to mean.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:44 | 1886968 PulauHantu29
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Miller's recent Big Bets have failed so he has to go.

Just shows "past performance is no indication of future performance."

Do you own DD....read...learn...educate yourself.

I will say Miller is one of the most honorable men on The Streeet. Sorry to see him go.

GL to ya Bill!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:48 | 1886984 prodigious_idea
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From the looks of his new yacht, he'll go in style.

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