Presenting Cramer's "Massive Multiday Short-Covering Rally In Financials"

Tyler Durden's picture

First, myth from Comcast's financial clown channel (the actual source is more than clear): "this is a turning point, Buffett's bailout marks the beginning of a massive multiday short-covering rally in the financials." And here's reality...

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vast-dom's picture

Fuck you Cramer! You make turds look good!

spiral_eyes's picture

Buffett gonna take a MASSIVE haircut on that $5 billion.

TheTmfreak's picture

Maybe he thinks of it as one way of taxing the super rich?

Stumpy's picture

Interesting. On the other hand, maybe he will be able to deduce it as charity?

Fish Gone Bad's picture

Cramer talks a lot of shit.

A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000's picture

Plus that wasn't cool when he used the "N" word in that comedy club a few years ago.

Abitdodgie's picture

Do you really think it was Buffetts money he used, or was it satans i mean Bens (well yours)

Earl of Chiswick's picture

and now Roubini creating a panic rumor:  that Paulson will have to start liquidating to cover his gold positions (which we know is a minor part of his aum)


" What if Paulson (Adv+ -39%) or other long lev gold 25x hit by margin calls? "

eisley79's picture

you cant take a haircut when you own perferred, and OBama has already promised a bail out to you in private.  #crony-winning

True.North's picture

Maybe, maybe not. With preferreds, he obviously will do pretty well in the event of a bankruptcy. This is probably another bet on the US Govt providing a backstop to the banks.

Eagle Keeper's picture

Of course he won't take a haircut. After all, since they are TBTF Buffettttt will be made whole....  by us!

Hephasteus's picture

There is no us. The taxpayer is gone. The pensions are bled dry. Which is why it's taken so long to double dip. Buffet's probably in better shape than blackrock-blackstone-blackops. But a couple more disasters, hail, will do him in. 10 billion in premiums can set him up for 200 300 billion in risk.

It's the whole social security scam. It was really just another tax but it's turning into a huge money counterfeiting operation. Same thing with goverment pensions.

Apple stores can "pretend" to get a shipment of some gadget and sell 200 of them when the doors open but the reality is the stores wharehouse is filled to the rafters. This is an artificial supply demand creation profile similar to walt disney that doesn't print any dvd's for years then prints a bunch at inflated prices.

But the opposite is happening in insurance. The supply is too great and the demand is too broke to afford premiums that would work.

All we need now is a deathlock bracelet. With a threat from it's wearer to axe murder anybody who offers them medical attention or first responder attention. And the system is fucked.

We are auto glutted, construction equipment glutted, computer and computer gadget glutted and insurance starved. When the insurance companies start marking to market on weak ass payouts.....

curbyourrisk's picture

Buffett taking a haircut???


You better do some research on that...  Who is to say he is not massively short from above $10???


Locking in a buy at just over $7......not a bad way to gaurantee yourself some profits.... 

Eagle Keeper's picture

You're probably right....


Buffett just pisses me off because he's twice my age and still has hair....  being bald sucks, well, the hair kind, but at least I still get some. Surely that old fart can't anymore....


eurusdog's picture

What do you mean...he's in the process of fucking you, me and every other tax payer in the US. I would says he's gettin his!

ForWhomTheTollBuilds's picture

A later day depression era JP Morgan if there ever was one, strutting across the stock market floor buying everything in sight for 10% over the asking prices so that the plebs may bask in the light of his radiant confidence.


He will also have the same long term effect.

LongBalls's picture

The Fed. backstopped his investment. Bet your little buns on it! This crap is amazingly evil. Free markets are dead. RE-INSTITUTE GLASS-STEGALL NOW !!!!!!

GubbermintWorker's picture

Nah, I'mn sure Uncle Ben has his back on that one!

FlyPaper's picture

I agree with the sentiment, but you *really* don't think he did this without recognizing that too-big-to-fail would kick in and prevent him from losses, do ya?

Earl of Chiswick's picture

what is Roubini's motivation to call Gold bugs "Freak neo-nazis"

SheepDog-One's picture

Vaginas on his apartment walls?

UGrev's picture

Dealing with ones' own failure at life causes one to project that failure onto others in many ways. One of those ways is to ridicule those of whom you understand to be correct. Even worse is when you're proven wrong by hacks without PhD's. That would cause someone like Bimbini to go bat-shit crazy at the detriment to his own credibility (what's left of it).  In other words.. the last throws of a dying man trying desperately to remain relevant. 

UGrev's picture

Thanks.. but like Fuu said.. it could be the Coke too :) perhaps a combination? or maybe the failures led to Coke binging and the start of the downward spiral. Who knows.  Either way, last nights ZH vs Bimbini twitter fight club match was precious.. :)

RockyRacoon's picture

Fear.   How would you feel if your world views were being trashed day after day?   Wouldn't you find something/someone to beat on to avoid looking at your own shortcomings?   Human nature.


Richard Bove says Bank of America Has ‘No Reason’ to Raise Capital

Bank of America Corp. (BAC), the U.S. lender that lost half its market value this year, has sufficient capital to weather mounting costs tied to souring loans, said Richard Bove, an analyst at Rochdale Securities.

“Bank of America has so much cash on its balance sheet that it could pay back all of its short-term debt and a big chunk of its long-term debt,” Bove said in an interview today on Bloomberg Television’s “InBusiness With Margaret Brennan.” “There’s no reason for the bank to have to go out and raise capital whatsoever.”

The firm fell as much as 6.4 percent in New York trading today and the cost to protect its debt from default surged to a record before retreating. Henry Blodget, the former Internet stock analyst turned blogger, wrote today on Business Insider that charges and loan costs may force the bank to raise as much as $200 billion.

“Mr. Blodget is making ‘exaggerated and unwarranted claims,’ which is what the Securities and Exchange Commission stated publicly when he was permanently banned from the securities industry in 2003,” the Charlotte, North Carolina- based bank said today in an e-mailed statement.

Blodget, a former Merrill Lynch & Co. analyst, was banned for life from the securities industry after regulatory inquiries into how analysts touted stocks during the Internet boom. He was hit with $4 million in fines and repayments after watchdogs including the SEC faulted his reports on companies including Merrill was acquired by Bank of America in 2009.

Bove's other calls:

Hello Richard Bove, Repeating Nonsense Does Not Make It True; Bank of America Will Not Survive in One Piece

TruthInSunshine's picture



Roubini has been in, even for him, a pissy mood lately.

I think people indicting the absolute perfection of Keynesianism set him off.

In reality, Keynes was brilliant, but economics is the most dismal science, after all, and even Keynes' theories were short on mathematics and had some serious gaps.

There was a time when one could aggressively question Keynes, such as when stagflation was raging in the late 70s and early 80s, as Friedman did, and few would defend Keynes so dogmatically.

I believe that Keynesianism was the closest thing to a good paradigm available for a long period of human and economic history, but as recent events show, much of what Keynes espoused is really poorly suited to explain cause and effect relationships that we are and are not seeing today.

We need a far better paradigm to explain the radically different economic structure that exists today than did in Keynes' lifetime.

One final point, few economists (certainly not Krugman or those openly endorsing inflationary policies) talk about the fact that Keynes became highly sensitive to the absolutely destructive force of inflation, and that KEYNES HIMSELF WARNED AGAINST GOVERNMENT DEBASING OF CURRENCY IN THE STRONGEST WORDS POSSIBLE:


J.M. Keynes on inflation in The Economic Consequences of the Peace (p. 235-6):

“Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The sight of this arbitrary rearrangement of riches strikes not only at security, but at confidence in the equity of the existing distribution of wealth. Those to whom the system brings windfalls, beyond their deserts and even beyond their expectations or desires, become ‘profiteers,’ who are the object of the hatred of the bourgeoisie, whom the inflationism has impoverished, not less than of the proletariat. As the inflation proceeds and the real value of the currency fluctuates wildly from month to month, all permanent relations between debtors and creditors, which form the ultimate foundation of capitalism, become so utterly disordered as to be almost meaningless; and the process of wealth-getting degenerates into a gamble and a lottery.


Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.

fonestar's picture

"In reality, Keynes was brilliant, but economics is the most dismal science, after all, and even Keynes' theories were short on mathematics and had some serious gaps."

Or just a paedophile kook.

curbyourrisk's picture

The problem with the most dismal ECONOMICS IS NOT A SCIENCE.  If it were a science, you get the same response everytime to an action.  It is a theory at bet, more apporpiately labled a philosophy.

fonestar's picture

Because gold bugs are anti government and don't accept paper as money.  And the government is socialist, fascist, capitalist, communist, er... whatever those things mean in the year 2011 I guess.

Eagle Keeper's picture

He's French and can't do anything about it. If I was french I would be pissed off about it too....

TruthInSunshine's picture



Not that it matters (it doesn't in the least to me), but Roubini is an Iranian Jew (yes, Jews live in Iran, in relative peace).

It's probably more factual to state that Roubini is an American of Jewish & Iranian ancestry (but the latter part is complicated, given the demarcartion between Jewish'ness' as a religion and Jewish'ness' as a race).

Maybe Spaceballs had it right, after all. Roubini is a Druish Prince.


***Disregard the above, Eagle Keeper, if you were referring to Sarkozy.

101 years and counting's picture

today marked the end of the multi day short squeeze.

Templeton's picture

I think you failed to decode the hidden message in the honking horns, BUY BUY BUY button, and other wonderful noises in his clown board.  /sarc

the mad hatter's picture

we gotta fill the gap first.

DefiantSurf's picture

We must be getting to the end of today's news cycle if Cramer is the headline....



defn8Dog's picture

With such low volume currently, Cramer can move the marginal investor.  Of course, he's doing a lot to rid the market of those folks, too.

NEOSERF's picture

Crazy like a fox  that Cramer...he knows his calls always go wrong so he declared this "Opposite Day" when he was putting on his garters this morning and look at how well things are starting for the QE3 screamers

gulf breeze's picture

His butt buddy Dougie Kass  has gotten smoked on Goldman @140 and his great xlf call that went 10% under fast

RockyRacoon's picture

Makes ya wonder how WRONG somebody has to be to get banned from further spouting of misinformation.


You mean his conman ass-pals short position. All you would have to do is the opposite of anything doug kasswipe "recommends(LOL!)" to make money.

Id fight Gandhi's picture

He has the best call screens in the world. Never does an angry person get on and bitch him out over his shitty calls.

OpenEyes's picture

"short rally in financials"

see, remove a few words and the truth comes out.  That's Cramer's problem, too many words.  He talks too much.