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Relentless Equity Outflows Continue: YTD Mutual Funds Redemptions Surpass 2010 Total, Despite Broad Market Squeeze

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Wed, 10/26/2011 - 16:58 | 1814202 midgetrannyporn
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there is no retail, there is only the bernank.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:04 | 1814215 depression
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I miss the old days of "buy and hold" and "dollar cost averaging"

Still works pretty well in the Gold market, but the average retail with an IRA or 401-K cannot access these markets easily (other than paper GLD iou's.)

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:05 | 1814230 deez nutz
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who needs retail investors with bernanke and sack in da house?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:08 | 1814234 I think I need ...
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everyones account has to go to zero before the event

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:12 | 1814244 MillionDollarBonus_
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Thankfully I own US treasuries as hedge against this type of event.  These outflows have no where else to go but safe-haven US treasuries. I just feel sorry for those who aren't part of the game, and haven't yet bought into the treasury bull market.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:49 | 1814327 Pure Evil
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Hurray for you!!!

Nothin like going FULL RETARD by trading worthless FRN's for worthless Treasuries.

With this latest post, you've fully morphed into Bernanks offical brown noser and kiss up.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:56 | 1814343 NotApplicable
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Please allow me to introduce you to Satire.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:59 | 1814349 Pure Evil
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Allow me to introduce you to knuckles sandwich.

If you think that guy is being satirical, then you've climbed Mount Full Retard.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:59 | 1814350 css1971
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So which one of you two guys is Laurel, and which Hardy?


Wed, 10/26/2011 - 18:15 | 1814411 Pure Evil
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Now, that's satire.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 20:18 | 1814944 mophead
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So now we know where the market is going: higher.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:18 | 1814255 GenX Investor
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Why put into a 401k when you can pay off debt?  That is the best return on money for most people.  Joe-Sixpack would earn over 17% on repay credit cards, over 7% paying off that car, over 7% paying off that second mortgage...  Don't give it to the 1%'ers on Wall Street, pay it to yourself...

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:33 | 1814299 spongeBOB
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Unless you don't pay back your debt.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 16:58 | 1814204 Irish66
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Now people are getting it right

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:18 | 1814256 tankster
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"Mutual fund death spiral" to add to the equity death spiral to add to the treasury death spiral to add to the euro death spiral? Why am I thinking of economists? Maybe your just early (wrong). Junk away.....

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 16:59 | 1814206 LawsofPhysics
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Ben will have the capital to fill the hole, click, there, problem solved.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:02 | 1814217 spiral galaxy
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Ben's money. Ben's market.  Do as you will.  For the rest of us, just stay the &*%# OUT!

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:02 | 1814218 Christoph830
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Note to the SEC and Fed:

While you may like the fact that HFT bots can prop up your joke of a "market," the wild daily swings we have seen over the past year are scaring away retail investors permanently. Bots are the problem, not the solution. You can't have it both ways!

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 18:01 | 1814357 NotApplicable
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Whatever makes you think the Fed and the SEC want retail investors? Don't you understand that they aren't trying to save the market, but rather engineer it to their liking, replacing it with a well-oiled facade?

The more retail flees, the easier their job becomes, as it removes downward pressure (assuming the facade is functional, of course).

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:03 | 1814219 apberusdisvet
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PPT to the rescue; the PONZI MUST NOT FAIL;  all the Ukranian hookers and coke dealers would be unemployed (not to mention the owners of all the kiddie porn sites).

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:03 | 1814221 mick
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Stopped clock - meet my friends ZH and chicken licken.  I know you guys are gonna get along.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:03 | 1814222 Manthong
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Most folks probably need the dough just to pay bills, local taxes and fees in the Obama Economy.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:08 | 1814235 depression
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Hopefully folks are paying down short term debt.

$100 Oil = $4 gas at the pump doesn't help much either.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:03 | 1814223 Caviar Emptor
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Oh don't ya worry: all that cash is just "sittin' on the sidelines!" 

And stocks just keep getting cheaper by the minute whether they go up or down!

They should change the name "Risk Assets" I think, to make it absolutely clear that you can get something for nothing and hard work is for chumps. Booya!!

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:05 | 1814226 Unprepared
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Cross-HFT trading will make sure the "market" is quantum locked at target prices.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:17 | 1814238 LouisDega
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And the man gets a cigar. You just solved the whos on first whats on second I dont know whos on third mystery. The machines rule the market.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:05 | 1814228 bob_dabolina
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Sqeeze this

(my balls)

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:48 | 1814323 Libertarians fo...
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Give me some tweezers and I'll give it a shot. 

Promise me though, if we can't find them, I can squeeze your wife's.


Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:51 | 1814330 tmosley
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Hey, look everyone, it's Red Neck Republicant.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:05 | 1814229 spongeBOB
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Who the hell invests in Mutual Funds anyway?  I mean other than people with 401Ks who have no other choice. With all those damn fees you better off manage your portfolio by buying a few index funds ( ETFs).


Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:15 | 1814251 s2man
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I was forunate enough to get a brokerage account in my 401k, so I'm not stuck with those lousy MF's which my company decided are sufficient for my investing needs.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:36 | 1814305 spongeBOB
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That why I rolled my 401K into a brokerage IRA after leaving my job. I was lucky enough to have moved everything into a MM fund while I was deciding what to do, just before the 2008 crash .

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:08 | 1814232 Sequitur
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Fair comment about dividend payers being in a bubble. I love investing in dividend payers, I'm a horrible short-term trader and in the long run, companies like utilities, energy and healthcare will make money. But companies making money and returning some to shareholders -- they sure have gotten expensive, I've never seen boring utility stocks so expensive. If interest rates rise, look out.

And though I may be a "conservative investor" who likes dividends (maybe that makes me a sucker in this bullshit HFT market), it hasn't stopped me from shorting the fuck out of LNKD and CRM with some big put positions. Gonna short Groupon the day that worthless bitch is unleashed on the market too.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:08 | 1814236 slackrabbit
Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:14 | 1814249 Mark123
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Gotta love Cartman

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:10 | 1814240 Lady Heather...UNCLE
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April 2010 introduced a strong sell-off to about July-Aug 2010. Then it rallied strongly up to May 2011. Well we have an identical looking scenario now. From May 2011 we saw a sell off down to 1075 in October. Now a rally...does this go to new 2 year highs?. BTFD...its the only game in town. The old adage goes "buy the rumours and sell the fact". The fact that there are no facts ensures a permanently bid market. A perpetual motion machine has been devised. And those outflows?. Ne thinks they will be reversed aroud S&P 1450 (just in time for the impending next sell-off) Wash, rinse, repeat (in perpetual motion)

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:12 | 1814245 Mark123
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Could  you please clarify the bullish take-away from this statistic?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:19 | 1814260 Sigma X
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The only bullish take is a sarcastic one. It used to work where redemptions required the mutual funds to liquidate positions to maintain cash levels considering said redemptions. Perhaps I need to refresh my math skills, but it still seems like it should work that way lol.. As far as larger, hedge fund/SWF and algo's driving the market, I have to say it does seem to work that way doesn't it?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:13 | 1814246 danger close here
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if retail is running away then do tell who these record shorters are responsible for said super short squeeze this site pimped?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:27 | 1814286 topcallingtroll
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IT looks like 90 percent of zero hedge was short.

We need a bull bear poll and capital allocation averages for zero hedgies. This site could develop its own economic indicators and stock forecasting data.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:58 | 1814347 jcaz
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Wed, 10/26/2011 - 21:09 | 1815121 topcallingtroll
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Some still is!

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:46 | 1814321 Withdrawn Sanction
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"...do tell who these record shorters are responsible for said super short squeeze this site pimped?"

People exiting double and triple inverse index ETFs...?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 18:01 | 1814353 jcaz
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Nah, that CNBC myth died last week, when someone did some actual MATH, and realized that the actual capitalization of the trick ETF's is a minor percentage of the market.....  Funny, you don't hear the talking heads ranting about leveraged ETF's now....

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:20 | 1814262 pitz
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Since 'retail' rarely makes money on the stock market, the market will probably only go up once these retail folks start piling back in.  This is a very bullish sign for the markets.  Screw retail, buybacks put more cash in than the retail ppl can.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:21 | 1814264 kito
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everyone is happy!!!-- welfare and SNAP recipients, pm holders, 401k-ers with stock exposure AND treasury exposure, pension funds, farmers, etc......ITS ONE GIANT FRIGGIN PARTY!!! EVERYTHING IS UP UP UP UP!!!! bernanke/obama has figured out a way to keep everybody happy!!!!

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:21 | 1814267 Odin
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All of this outflow and yet markets are rallying... Wait, somebody pinch me...

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 18:06 | 1814373 NotApplicable
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You expected something different?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:23 | 1814275 topcallingtroll
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I found a great income producing annuity product with an inflation adjustment added on as income every few years or so



Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:50 | 1814329 Withdrawn Sanction
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In this interest rate market? No where, without taking an s-load of risk....which is exactly what the Bernank wants. His ZIRP is driving normally conservative investors into increasingly risky gambles. So the question is, where's the risk hiding in EWZ (Brazil)? Good luck with it though.

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