Presenting The Biggest Tradeoff Of A Surging Stock Market

Tyler Durden's picture

Something funny happened on the road to Dow Jones 13,000 - the car ran out of gas, and the driver noticed what the latest and (literally) greatest price of unleaded is...

and perhaps in even clearer language...


Despite all the appearance of wealth creation in the US equity markets, the S&P buys 10% fewer gallons of gas for your car than its average since the MAR09 lows (and 20% fewer than its pre-QE1 peak) with the last few weeks of action also removing almost 10% of purchasing power even as stocks soared...


Charts: Bloomberg

(h/t Omid Malekan)

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Black Forest's picture

Tank up AAPL shares

Pladizow's picture

Put one gallon of gas in your car, drive till empty, then push car home - Then you will know the true value of a gallon of gas!

300-500 man hours x $ rate/hr = Thousands of $'s/gallon.

Oil has allowed us to live like gods!

Concept = Chris Martenson's

Azannoth's picture

There's a race on, human Hubris vs. limited amounts of fosil fuels, I am somehow betting on Hubris to win

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Does the race end at a pot of gold?

bdc63's picture

no.  it ends in the abyss.

redpill's picture

Cue CNBC shitheads talking about "demand destruction" in the gasoline markets fixing everything.

Stack Trace's picture

Demand destruction is bullish(it).

Unless they mean consumers can't afford food and rent or to fill-up for a trip to...their jobs and they then demand destruction of the elites prancing around on their PHAT profits.

Born Patriot's picture

I'll tell you what's bullshit. These foreign immigrants crowding out America and depleting our oil! I'm fed up with these god damn immigrants and multiculturalists stealing our jobs, energy and culture. We need to put a stop to this madness! VOTE RON PAUL 2012!!!

HamyWanger's picture

Darn right buddy. These immigrant assholes ruin everything. Ron Paul is our last and only chance.

catacl1sm's picture

You're both idiots, but for different reasons.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

No, we should let Mexicans come and use the services we pay for with an illegal income tax frolic about.  We should then continue to subsidize millions of fat americans while they eat cheeseburgers and watch TV all day instead of working the fields that need jobs so they hire the migrants.  It has worked so well for the last 40 years.  Thank you Johnson/Nixon/Ford/Carter/Reagen/Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama!  The policy that got us here didn't have to use tens of trillions of dollars to bailout the financial system or anything?  It isn't continuously bailed out!  Not here, not in Europe, not in Japan, not even in China!  We have done a ine job!  Everything is fine!

The Bavarian Illuminatti are fine!!!!

Conrad Murray's picture

"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe"($6-$8/gal) - Barry O'Dumbo's Energy Secretary, Steven Chu


Hard1's picture

Yeah right Patriot, those friggin' latin and arab immigrants are depleting "our" oil.  Oh wait, didn't we import it from Mexico, Venezuela, Kuwait and Iraq.

CH1's picture

Well, they need someone to hate, and the Jews are off limits till everyone forgets that holocaust thing. So, immigrants it must be.

boiltherich's picture

Immigrants yeah yeah, we heard it all, but as soon as they are back in their home nation you will be sick of the fags stealing your jobs and fuel and whatever other bullshit you can think of.  I read crap like this from the least common denominator Nazi type here at ZH and then stop to think that it is I the rest of you give red arrows to?  Pretty sad, and what is more sad is that the people who agree with me in spirit will not stand up with me even when all it would take is a green arrow. 

chistletoe's picture

The thing is, those of us who may consider ourselves to be just a bit more tolerant, balanced, and rational, ALSO believe that all the illegal immigrants ought to go home.


Starting with The Jamestown Company and the Mayflower, and working from thereforward ....

all the people who arrived here on ship, because they were rogues, thieves, and misfits; rebels who could not get along with their own people in their own countries ... but instead, committed lie after lie, broken promise after broken treaty after broken agreement to steal the land of the rightful inhabitants and then commit genocide lest they say anything about it ....

nscholten's picture

The cars in year get at least half again as much mpg with 1.5 liter deisels.  Toyota's, bmw's, range rovers, and on and on and on.

Amercian car maker pieces of shit make 8 of the 12 worst green vehicles made.  Bail the fucks out again to gain votes Obama.  Why the fuck not.... it's working.

economics1996's picture

Demand for black market labor INCREASES when the economy tanks.  When money is scare people become even more desperate to save what precious little they have. 

Warren Hardy did two things right and one thing wrong to bring down unemployment from 11.7% to 2.4%.

1.  Enforced immigration laws.

2.  Cut the federal budget 50%.

3.  Bad, passed Fordney-McCumber Tariff Act.

4.  Sat on his ass and played poker.

To all you assholes (nope-1004) who think its funny someone doesn’t have a job, just wait another year and you will see how funny it is.

Temporalist's picture

Mmmm black market cheeseburgers...

Spirit Of Truth's picture

It's all about collective insanity....a condition well represented by reaching Dow 13000 at the current historical juncture:

Everyone got HIStory wrong and an ultimate upset of irrational collective beliefs and expectations is about to unfold.

God have mercy.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

We're doomed!  Or saved.  Or something....HIStory?  More like shitstory.

Spirit Of Truth's picture

Both IMHO. Truth is indestructible and always triumphs. People may tell lies and believe them....even for centuries....but the truth is always still there.  It's a question of when the truth is revealed, and this is what "Apocalypse" literally means:

An apocalypse is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted. The Apocalypse of John is the Book of Revelation, the last book of the New Testament. By extension, apocalypse can refer to any End Time scenario, or to the end of the world in general.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Close your eyes, Isis, and we'll keep pretending everything is a'ok!

Likstane's picture

Take a break blowhard. You don't have to comment on every article.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

All you do is bitch and it is pathetic.  I don't need some punk telling me how to run my life and you don't need to waste your time telling people like me what to do.

old naughty's picture


And God has mercy alright.

But he has nothing to do with the mess. Our mess.

Someone above said we should give green arrow. I did.

tinsmith's picture

Is Born Patriot some kind of a redneck version of Million Dollar Bonus? That post above HAS to be tongue in cheek. Right?

Flakmeister's picture

If you can't figure it out, you really should not be posting here....

economics1996's picture

MDB is being sarcastic.  Red Neck is frustrated and serious.

quintago's picture

The democratization of money flows in and out of commodities has limited the implied correlation to equities. Therefore, only an ass would rely on such a chart.

newstreet's picture

Paid idiots.  Paid to besmirch President Paul.

silver4me's picture

Paid Schill obviously trying to make Ron Paul supporters look like nut jobs.

TPTB must be really feeling the heat.



boiltherich's picture

We see people of this ilk above, their hate worn on their sleeves and they add that Ron Paul is the only hope we have, and you all wonder why Paul has been ignored by the MSM and marginalized in the party?  The people who posted above are outright fascist turds, they must be disavowed if any alternative candidate is ever to make a dent in graft/politics as usual. 

Lost Wages's picture

Ah yes. Welcome to reality, where many Ron Paul followers (and the man himself) are carefully concealed white supremacists.

fuu's picture

Texas Gunslinger rides again!

Couple of funny anagrams of your handle:

A Robot Print

Point Rat Bro
Tit Bar Porno
Op Brat Intro

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Tit Bar Porno would be an awesome name for a punk band!

slewie the pi-rat's picture

O thou w/ the anagram defense = fuu:  seen, er, heard this? - The Gold and Silver Review

Featured Guests:

Dr. Stephen Leeb & Dr. Ron Paul

fuu's picture

ack was busy making music last night. I'll check it out though.

fuu's picture

I finally got a chance to listen to that right before the debate last night. Good stuff.

Thanks Command Spec 5 Slewie.

bankonzhongguo's picture

Go back to writing for the New York Times.


Max Fischer's picture



The h/t of this ZeroHedge story actually writes for the NYT, which makes your comment a REAL ZINGER!


Max Fischer, Civis Mundi


slewie the pi-rat's picture

how can you be sure it is the same omid malekan?

xela2200's picture

Fucking immigrants --> like your ancestors when they came to these country.

At least don't use that flag, so people don't think that everybody in the south is an inbreed racist hick. I have to live here too. You know.

When the time comes, I want to belong to a cool group. No blacks because I think they will be hunting us down. They need some payback just like native Americans. I do want a Mexican. They can cross a desert and be ready for work the very next day. A Jew, so he can negotiate our food and, let's face it, they are good entertainment. A woman or two. Enough for the essentials, but not too many as to make the nagging unbearable. An Asian because you need somebody to intercede for you with the new overlords. You know the Indian is just going to tag along, and arguing with him is useless so I might as well let him in. An Italian because they can fight and know how to cook well. The Irish can fight too, but only when they are drunk so no Irish. No French that is on principle alone. Fuck them. Also, anybody named Sky, Eagle, Dawn or any other hippie name. I will not be in the mood to be dealing with a full of shit pot head, so that is a negative. Nobody wearing sheets on their heads, burning crosses or flags, carrying a bible the size of a phone book, lawyers or politicians regardless of race or national origin.

We will hunt, and the Mexican will make us tacos. He will get 2 tacos because he participated in the hunt and made the tacos. Anybody who complains about the Mexican getting two tacos will be thrown naked into the socialist pit of hell. We will take all the possessions from everyone thrown into the pit that way everybody in there will be equal. There will be nothing at the bottom except for a sign that says Utopia.


Doc Occ's picture


You are hilarious.  Had me LOL.

That's some funny $hit.  You should quit your day job and become a comedian.

F_ _ _ the French and give the Mexican two tacos?!  Damn you're good.