Rejected: A Europe-Wide Short Selling Ban "Does Not Look Likely"

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Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:22 | 1550981 Cognitive Dissonance
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I seem to remember similar disclaimers in 2008 shortly before they enacted the ban.

Plausible deniability must be in short supply again. Fire up the assembly line boys.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:27 | 1551011 fuu
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The desperation will continue until morale improves.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:34 | 1551051 bigdumbnugly
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"the manager has our full confidence despite the team's woes and we do not have any immediate plans to replace him."

quote: almost any baseball GM at one time or another days before whacking the manager..

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:41 | 1551088 Fazzie
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 "Bankruptcy is not an option" GM press release shortly before seeking bankruptcy protection.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:36 | 1551057 DormRoom
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Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:41 | 1551086 Cleanclog
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I still expect the manipulators to simply ban selling at all!

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:22 | 1550982 Racer
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And now they have achieved the short covering bounce anyway... did they do that to offload at higher prices to forced buyers cos they got scared??

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:22 | 1550984 Hansel
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Great way to break a market.  F this.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:22 | 1550986 jus_lite_reading
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Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:23 | 1550989 Ancona
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This is spooky man. It's like 2008 all over again. Same headlines, same talking heads, same assurances by TPTF banks that unicorns will appear on the front lawn and gold coins will drop from the sky.

I say gear up, get gold, guns, butter and beans.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:28 | 1551024 Doubleguns
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That is not a unicorn, its an Incubus.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:43 | 1551095 SheepDog-One
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Exactly, theyre trying to replay another 2008 pullout of the nosedive using the same tactics as before, problem is theres now -0- belief in printing your way out of economic collapse. 

Gold, gear, guns, lots of canned food and get out of the big cities before the riots hit which will be hundreds of times worse than Europe or mid east variety.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:23 | 1550990 slow_roast
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Meh...I feel it is my patriotic duty to be short ES right now.  Only Crammer and Liesman are buying this shit.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:26 | 1551004 slaughterer
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The technicals on the ES right now are fairly bullish for a change. 

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:28 | 1551021 fuu
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Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:36 | 1551060 SheepDog-One
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What technicals, based upon a planted fake rumor with underlying total desperation?

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:41 | 1551087 WineSorbet
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The trolls have been out in force these past few weeks.  I miss the pre QE2 days at ZH.   Eh, nostalgia ain't what it used to be.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 12:02 | 1551169 Chip
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The technicals on the ES right now are fairly bullish for a change. 



I trust this sarcasm. All supports were broken days ago, and the SP 5 DMA is butting right up resistance. 

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:24 | 1550994 the not so migh...
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total failure and desperation

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:24 | 1550999 Doubleguns
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Chickens with thier heads cut off comes to mind.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:29 | 1551029 Hansel
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Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:25 | 1551003 max2205
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Headline trading not for me....

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:26 | 1551009 lizzy36
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But ARS broke that story this morning. It has to be true. After all it was on CNBC and in the NYT's.

Btw, if the euro's can't even get together on a short ban, no way are they going to be able to come up with some sort of cohesive rescue plan.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:30 | 1551032 Cognitive Dissonance
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When the rescuer is standing in the same quick sand the rescuee is, maybe it's time to reexamine the situation.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:48 | 1551109 snowball777
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"Dang that was lucky...doggone near lost a $400 hand-car."

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:27 | 1551013 Kina
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Bizarre these wild swings in the market. Fear, pump, fear, pump.


The market can't survive without constant manipulation. The economy couldn't survive, with, constant manipulation.


This bus has lost its steering wheel and headed for the wall. Pump it faster Benny, you might bash through it, sorry to say there is a cliff behind the wall too.



Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:38 | 1551076 SheepDog-One
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LOL yea really...only hope is someone at the factory secretly outfitted the bus with a giant parachute, but Im not banking on it.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:27 | 1551015 snowball777
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We will implement a randomized ban of short selling on individual stocks for indeterminate periods with 15 minute notice of changes throughout each trading day.

Codename: Operation Curveball.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:34 | 1551048 SheepDog-One
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All they have left is spreading wild rumors daily to move markets? Wow how ultra pathetic.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:27 | 1551019 Timmay
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Ah yes, reverting to "tricks" to get the market up. Holy Shit.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:42 | 1551091 snowball777
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Silly CD, tricks are for hookers.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:43 | 1551100 Cognitive Dissonance
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Looks like you are correct.


Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:57 | 1551153 Stumpy
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You know what they say: bitchez ain't shit but hoes and trix.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 12:30 | 1551258 slewie the pi-rat
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The End

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:43 | 1551096 Dr. Engali
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Just another shorting opportunity.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:29 | 1551028 Spitzer
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So Europe has more liberated capital markets then the US.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 13:16 | 1551395 DosZap
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1-Yr Return -55.207%
Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:33 | 1551044 SheepDog-One
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So resume dumping by afternoon I guess...gee anything to pump markets for even a couple hours, as long as theyre not too desperate or anything.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:35 | 1551054 Mongrel
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Desparate men . . . desparate measures.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:35 | 1551055 FranSix
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5-year TIPS yields now -1%. 10-year TIPS yields are now negative as well.  This is one that I really thought would reverse with the onset of deflation and see very high interest rates.  

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:36 | 1551064 Irish66
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Is it who or what's on first?

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:39 | 1551080 buzzsaw99
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The NY Slimes reputation is getting worse daily, and that from a very low level to begin with. I quit clicking any links to them last year. They should be delisted from the exchange along with news corpse.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:41 | 1551089 slyhill
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"<insert TBTF here>'s balance sheet, liquidity, and capital remain strong...

Our liquidity position has not changed at all, our balance sheet has not changed at all..."

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:43 | 1551093 snowball777
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"These are not the droids you're looking for..."

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 17:57 | 1552302 snowball777
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"We don't need to mark his holdings to market..."

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:43 | 1551094 John McCloy
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I love it..This is more entertaining than anything on Television right now. The continual "leaks" and lies to gauge reaction or provide temporary lifts to stave off collapse is incredibly foolish. You cannot lie to the markets continually and expect the problems not to become compounded. All of these politicians and central bankers are like fucking children.

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 22:00 | 1552939 StychoKiller
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Progressive/Socialists STILL think in Kindergarten terms, such as "fair", and "socially just" -- are you surprised?

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