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Santelli And Grant Explain The ECB Reality

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While illiquid short-dated Spanish bond yields plunge and short-sale-banned Spanish stocks (IBEX) surge back above their 200DMA the most in 16 months, one could be forgiven for falling into the age-old CNBC-trap of "well the market is up so it must be good" belief. Rick Santelli and Mark Grant, in a brief few minutes attempt to get below the surface of the actual words and perception of today's Draghi statement and explain just how the conditionality and size/roll constraints make this supposed unlimited "we'll fix it all" scenario rather ridiculous in that "The ECB is never going to be allowed to do anything." Perhaps just as IBEX fell 17% in 3 weeks after rallying 5.6% on EUR Summit-day hope, we will see some sense of reality sink back in to the circularity of this support.

We have seen this kind of head-fake move before in the extremely high-beta and financially-exposed IBEX a few times...


Perhaps its worth a pause to reflect... Rick and Mark begin around 4:20 - folowing Simon Hobbs exultation of the awesomeness of Draghi...


and from Mark Grant, author of Out of the Box,

The ECB & Conditionality


The markets may rally today, yields may fall as the ECB pulled out the BIG words, “without limit” and “no cap.” This is the focus of the market and it is a very wrong focus. The entire ECB scheme is dependent on conditionality and this is the key to all of the hype!


Any action by the ECB will be telegraphed well in advance because of it; if anything happens at all. The ECB has now said that it will do nothing, not anything, without a country applying for assistance and without the agreement of the Stabilization Funds which means that the EU and perhaps the IMF will have to agree. To accept any application from a country then that nation will be audited as part of the process. Bear in mind that now when a country submits its numbers to Eurostat or to the Bank for International Settlements that no one, no fiscal oversight commission, audits the books and records of a nation in Europe. This is true for the sovereign and this is true for the banks domiciled in a country. The audits that have been conducted have all been for the troubled nations that have lined-up for aid. In each case, every case, with Greece being the most notable example the numbers have not been as presented. This was true for Greece, Ireland and Portugal.


So the ECB disavows the bond buying for Portugal, Ireland and Greece and the focus is upon who is coming next which is really Spain and Italy. Spain, by their own tacit admission, uses “dynamic provisioning” as part of their economic policy. They stick to this on the basis of manipulating their reserves in good times and bad times and there is quite an academic argument appended to this notion but what cannot be denied is that it all gets down to fiddling with their books. Consequently it is a good assumption based upon sound logic that their books, the balance sheet for the country and their banks, are not as presented or thought. This is one reason, in my view, why Spain does not want a full bailout because it would mean that the sovereign and the Spanish banks would be subject to an audit and that certain discrepancies would have to be accounted for in front of God and their brethren.


Next we have hard evidence that the EU may not approve any such assistance programs. The Prime Minister of the Netherlands has said “No more money for Greece” while the Finance Minister of Austria has stated quite clearly that Austria has had enough and that Austria will not be giving anymore of her citizen’s money to any other country in Europe. I think both statements are clear enough.


Consequently all of the ECB hype, jargon and fluff have no value if the EU won’t approve any of the aid programs. It is all just rhetoric floating around in the air. Even if the EU approved some program for Spain or Italy it would take months and the ECB has specifically said that they will not act, not buy any bonds, without the approval of the Stabilization Funds. The ECB scheme is cleverly designed and it reminds me of the second round of the European bank stress tests where the methodology was really fraudulent and hid the actuality as Dexia, Bankia and several Austrian banks have gone bust since then after we were assured, in the strongest of terms, that they were safe. The ECB has spoken and promised to buy “without limit” but since it is dependent on an European Union where several nations do not wish to fund I find our current rallies dependent upon an assumption that is faulty and perhaps dangerously faulty in its basis.
That is where I stand!


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Thu, 09/06/2012 - 12:55 | 2768686 diogeneslaertius
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Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:01 | 2768717 boom goes the d...
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Simon Hobbs is a tool.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:07 | 2768740 diogeneslaertius
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clearly simon hobbs is enjoying a mouthful of satan cock

(the chart is very sexy though) sort of hard to keep a con game going when someone is up-ending the three card monty table every single day XD

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 14:25 | 2768990 smlbizman
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you know, i could believe it more if they told me they found the leprechauns gold, or that goose that lays golden eggs, or at least some fucking magic beans....

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 19:13 | 2769808 rocker
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The only problem I have with Santelli is that he was vacant during the Bush Hank Paulson bailout for his bankster buddies.

He was also vacant when we were losing over 500,000 jobs a month.  Why Now.

He is just another paid pimp who hopes his job and CME doesn't look like the NMR's new trading floor.  Gone and empty.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:08 | 2768744 fourchan
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i want to see him shit bricks when this whole joke of a market comes down.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:14 | 2768759 diogeneslaertius
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it will be entertaining to watch the psychological glue dissolve

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:14 | 2768762 American34
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Who is John Galt?

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:39 | 2768840 dmger14
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More applicable today than when written.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:18 | 2768777 diogeneslaertius
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so i guess the chart isnt sextacular :(

perhaps its merely a Sex Knight

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:56 | 2768877 slewie the pi-rat
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hey, diogenes!  great cumment! 

slewienomics has published extensively on this question

my last incomrehensible-to-many "insane diatribe" broke down the decision-making "tree" under muddling through which slewienomics has defined as :>  disjointed incrementalism, which is simply what i was "taught" by a political philosopher of highest degree

at that time i pointed out that the "disjointed" may be coming to an end and why and that the "deciding" may change, one way or another

grant is correct;  it ain't in the bag, but marioECB & the finiMinis do seem to be involved in working out a situ where the ECB can do "central bankstering" more freely, politically

this may involve "sovereignty" issues;  i can't see how it doesn't, and those issues may be most important to germany here, since it has been the "source" for much of the ongoing piigs financing and the "accountingII" for the slush fund is getting enormous on the blunderbank's bal sheet, according to recent zH chart porn re CBs and their turbo-presses

my point has been that the pols' disjointed, one-by-one approach is nearing its end, rationally :>  the pols can no longer ignore the "next one" and therefore disjointedness is now kaput which means, definitionally mind you, that muddling thru is over or very nearly over

this is what marioECB has been trying to engineer a politically-acceptable solution to, btw, since the last goldilockCrisisTM summit, when angela said to go ahead and print a bit more while we germans caucus and get national or international, and her face appeared on the kicked soccer ball in the italian (?) press

the politicians and banksters are calling the shots;  politically, anything can happen here, or so it seems

but no one has shot "cockRobin" yet right?  the EU and EZ membership is stable; how? no one can understand completely;  baffling bullshit everywhere

so now the politicians and their nations will decide whether to proceed with a new "more federal EU/EZ" or just shit-can the whole fuking joke because it is just a banksters' paradise and a debt trap for thePeople and their 'nations'

as a race, we are capable of learning from our mistakes, often while we are still making them

this is "europa's" decision, not mine

in that regard, the german path will be critical :> if the question is put to a popular vote, what will be the EXACT question on that ballot?

and how can the internationalists keep this popular vote from happening?

or :> is it the legal requirement at this point, no matter what anyone does, the german people get to say what the future is for their families and children and whether they want bruxelles running their currency and their bank balance sheet for much longer?

stay tooned!

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 15:25 | 2769146 slewie the pi-rat
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and yep!  i realize that whatever they do may simply be a "new inproved" game of muddling through;  it seems to slewie that at BEST they will be in a similar situ to the US and we are on thin ice in many respects fiscally AND macro-economically, BiCheZ!

so we are "begging the question" of whether there MUST be a liquidation, or not;  still;  and if/how/how long the pols&banksters can stave it off

tyler knows this is the bottom line and we all should know it, also, b/c it is the true economic question of today

keeping the checks in the mail may become quite the daunting task v. soon as anyone can tell who no longer sees things as "disjointed"

so there's the "bottom line" aspect to this whole zombie-ponzi jamboreee... well as the little daily "successes and failures" and the day-to-day predictions of the doom we so richly deserve

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 19:17 | 2769821 Buck Johnson
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It's all a shellgame and they know it.  This pop was even talked about on CNBC later on when one of the traders said that many in the market doesn't trust this rally at all.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:06 | 2768697 Cult_of_Reason
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They (Primary Dealers) always mark up markets when eurocrats make any announcements.

Draghi could just say, "I am a bumblebee" and they would still mark up the markets.

These mark-ups coinciding with the announcements are pre-arranged between the eurocrats and PDs (as Rehm said this morning, "to help restore investor confidence") and the actual announcement does not matter (nothing was announced today that changes anything, absolutely nothing).


Thu, 09/06/2012 - 15:34 | 2769184 LawsofPhysics
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doesn't the Fed have some repos to do?

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:02 | 2768702 Cognitive Dissonance
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"The ECB is never going to be allowed to do anything."

As long as Draghi gives the junkie a good aural fix nothing needs to actually be "done". That will not be enough when the fiat DT's finally set in.

But for now go long verbal persuasion.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:04 | 2768722 diogeneslaertius
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who needs an actual market when youve got unadulterated hopium glycol on tap 24/7

I am Jack's Induced Perception of Reality

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:31 | 2768812 El Viejo
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"I reject your reality and insert my own." Mythbusters

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:38 | 2768835 Cognitive Dissonance
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Classic. Gotta fire that one up again this weekend.

Peter Venkman: Well, you can believe Mr. Pecker...
Walter Peck: My name is "Peck."
Venkman: Or you can accept the fact that this city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.
Mayor: What do you mean, "biblical"?
Ray Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath-of-God type stuff!
Venkman: Exactly.
Stanz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the sky! Rivers and seas boiling!
Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes!
Winston Zeddmore: The dead rising from the grave!
Venkman: Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!
Mayor: Enough! I get the point! And what if you're wrong?
Venkman: If we're wrong, then nothing happens. We go to jail, peacefully, quietly. We'll enjoy it. But if we're right, and we can stop this thing... Lenny, you will have saved the lives of millions of registered voters.
Thu, 09/06/2012 - 14:03 | 2768920 Dr. Richard Head
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I want to do a remake called BondBusters.

Stanz: Which way do these rates go?

Venkman: They go up!

"When there's interest rate that sound too good.  Who you gonna call? Bond Busters. An invisible bond with austerity.  AHhhhhh! Who you gonna call? Bond Busters.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 12:58 | 2768703 Xibalba
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I bet ZH gets more clicks on this piece than Cnbs has viewers.  

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:49 | 2768869 Meesohaawnee
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i can only hope. Fuck CNBS and all the msm (yahoo finance) hoes bags who take a dildo up their ass every day to get a pay check. pathetic. these people are dispicable.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:01 | 2768716 WaEver
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So basically these guys were completely wrong but they still can spread their BS. Of course they are not wrong only question of timing.....

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:02 | 2768718 A Man without Q...
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This Simob Hobbs guy looks like he would say absolutely anything if you paid him...

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:24 | 2768794 Temporalist
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For proof of that watch some clips of Hobbs when he first got to CNBS if you can stomach it.  He was coached after his "gaffes" when he thought telling the truth was part of being a CNBS "journalist."

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:02 | 2768719 diogeneslaertius
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in an unrelated story Rick Santelli fell down a flight of stairs and then shot himself in the back of the head 3 times at close range with a suppressed rifle

and one could believe it, if one were so inclined, that this was a freak accident induced by abusing hopium

but that would be like planting a pound of coke on Elliott Ness

in austerity veritas man - I keep waiting for a guy like rick to lose his shit entirely andgo beyond the occasional rant

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:09 | 2768747 Cognitive Dissonance
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No disrespect to Santelli intended but...........consider him controlled opposition. As long as he is "allowed" to speak against the machine many will be convinced there is still a "right" to do so.

They (the PTB) hate our freedom(s) folks. And they are taking them away on a daily basis, then convincing you and I that we still posses them.

Go long physical (freedom) folks.'re gonna have to want it first.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:11 | 2768750 diogeneslaertius
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controlled opposition, absolutely

he is a like a pet or something, hence my "a dude like this"

at some point he will lose his shit and go otally off script, as the stockholm syndrom crescendo kicks in :) ?



(even if they can keep the congame going indefinitely with infinimoney) the procedural impacts are real and its possible to get out of the game

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:13 | 2768753 diogeneslaertius
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CNBC i thought it was implict these are kept stooges:)

but it all shows the tenuousness of it...


Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:16 | 2768768 diogeneslaertius
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i dont see any problem in direspecting Santell, max keiser he aint

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:25 | 2768796 Cognitive Dissonance
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I was referring to his genuine sincerity. Just because someone really truly is sincere doesn't make them any more effective. However it does often make them blind to being a patsy or tool.

The absolute best controlled opposition is one that doesn't know they are controlled. The way I see it Santelli's problem (shared by the vast majority in the financial field of which I am a part) is that he honestly believes in the system itself and feels that it has been hijacked and corrupted. In other words, just remove the cancerous tissue and the body will be fine.

Sorry Rick........but the system can never be cancer free. The system IS the cancer.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:36 | 2768827 Dr. Engali
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You sound as disillusioned as I have become. There was a time when I enjoyed this industry until I began to see it for what it is. Now I half want to see it burned to the ground,but at the same time I don't want to see good people get hurt.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:42 | 2768847 Cognitive Dissonance
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Just resigned to the fact that the only thing I can change is me. Everyone else is on their own.

The toughest part about change is giving up on changing the past and moving on to the here and now.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 15:03 | 2769098 ThunderingTurd
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+25 For the second half of your post.  Well put indeed.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 14:03 | 2768918 BeetleBailey
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well said Dr....and Cog as well,,,,,excellent thoughts that mirror my own. Couldn't have stated it better.

Santelli is exactly what you say Cog....and his angst shows through...the most passionate man that tries to tell the truth, and it is my belief CNBULLSHITC keeps him as he's jumped the shark, and too many would tune out if he got the boot....

They'd have to go Mandy Drury topless all morning to keep the (smart) viewers if they lost Santelli....because then they would be left with guest spots of Hugh Hendry and other truth tellers that don't have Santellis' wide arm posing, genuinely enthusatic contrarian (and correct) view...

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 14:12 | 2768937 Cognitive Dissonance
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From the CIA field agent manual.

First you ignore the truth, then you deride the truth, then you co-opt the truth, then you create the truth. Repeat as often as needed until End of Empire. Switch uniforms and start again.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 14:45 | 2769058 new game
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excellent excellent; responsible for the effort, but not the outcome.

and, i having been kicked out on the street as a RE broker, still lament over the whole travesty.

thanks, time to move on...

PM"s is all i do anymore.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 16:44 | 2769383 BlackholeDivestment
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...bruising your heel upon your own ass is a symptom called MAS, ''mark accepted syndrome''.

It is a symptom of a grave and deadly virus called GIT, ''given into temptation''.

The symptoms can be treated with a constant (motion) reaction to one dose of medicine, confirmed by RIM ''Revelation In Mercy'' manifestation.

RIM is the cost prohibited drug based derivative. Major side affect, (Warning) known as PSPRPV ''perfect sustaining principle return perception vision'', which leads to comfirmation in and among the (global) general public (population) captured in the Crossheir by ''MAS GIT RIM''.

PSPRPV confirmation symptom is known as MASPD ''mark accepted public distress''.

This is an easy virus for trained Doctors to spot, if they have accepted the new (fulfilled) prescription testimony and been given (prophetic/retroactive) immunity.

The bitter pill, (known as ''Doctors Office'' ) OFIC ''Our Father in Christ'', must be given (cost prohibited) free of charge, and accepted in agreement, before public divesting (taking the Red Pill) from the black hole. 

WARNING: OFIC is the RED PILL. Do not be confused. 

2012 Update: A new warning label is out:  

Doctor's Office can only be given to POWs subject to death.

Under Rosemary's Baby, the Red Pill (OFIC) will result in consentration camps for all Doctors and Executive Execution for all flesh, without cause. Doctors are hereby advised to divest from the black hole, stand fast, and do no harm.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:05 | 2768729 ekm
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The more I read the more I am convinced that this is a HUGE VICTORY for Germany.

ECB voting for it and Weidmann voting against is absolutely huge for Merkel. No blame.

Whether they approve the bond buying or not is basically not very important, if anyone knows how europeans operate. What matters is the ECB will take the blame, period.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:09 | 2768748 diogeneslaertius
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What matters is the ECB will take the blame, period.


chain of custody two-step

no real news of course but we can always pulse trade the dynamics

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:48 | 2768863 piceridu
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17 overweight guests at the buffet table voting on who gets the bill...isn't democracy grand?

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:59 | 2768901 ekm
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The one who voted against is not forced to pay. The whole point of it is:

The ones who voted for it, let them pay for it. There are many, many ways NOT to pay, for Germany.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:06 | 2768731 geewhiz190
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if this analysis is correct, the dollar is a great buy right here.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:05 | 2768732 timbo_em
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That CNBC guy at the beginning surely got some of that EURphoria. I wonder how many sticky pictures of the Bernank and the Draghi he has at home under his bed.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:06 | 2768733 diogeneslaertius
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Zero Jargon

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:06 | 2768735 kaiten
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Mark Grant? The europhobe? That´s going to be unbiased, for sure.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:07 | 2768741 Dr. Richard Head
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Something else besides comments will also start at 420.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 15:23 | 2769152 machineh
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Head games?

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:08 | 2768745 BORT
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How about an uupdate on how your most hated, or most shorted stocks from yesterday.  Any shorts left alive

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:11 | 2768749 aka Gil
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Mark is saying what we've been reading here at ZH. However I could have done without listening to Simon Hobbs for 5 minutes, what a fucking tool.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:14 | 2768763 CharlesH
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I like the scrolling flags and the 3 star at the top. Great entertainment from CNBC :) Tnx Tyler.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:14 | 2768765 G. Marx
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Ahhh, the paper breathing Draghi.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:20 | 2768774 bdc63
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Do yourself a favor ... skip the Brit's dribbe and start listening to Santelli at 4:20


Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:46 | 2768858 Shizzmoney
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Santelli making sense at the 4:20 mark

Irony is awesome

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:59 | 2768903 knukles
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Like uh.... its uh... after 420 somewhere.



Thu, 09/06/2012 - 15:26 | 2769161 machineh
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Mark Grant's fluffed attempt to explain sterilization sounded pretty spaced-out.

No wonder he was coughing up a storm!

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:29 | 2768802 Dr. Engali
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Hobbs needs some pom poms and a skirt.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 14:03 | 2768913 Yen Cross
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LMAO :-}  I can't stand that little barking "woodchuck" either!

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:30 | 2768809 Joebloinvestor
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Where is the "water princess" in all of this?

The IMF is watching from the sidelines or stocking the survival shelters.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:31 | 2768813 AbbeBrel
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At this short moment in time the world belongs, not to HFT, but to the BOT : 

The Blow Off Top.

As Mr. Grant has explained numerous times, the ECB won't be allowed to do anything more than extend and pretend.  Therefore the sovereigns can do no more than print Euros via the ELA to cover for money that is fleeing to Gemzorgland (this is not the United States of Argentina that couldn't print Dollars during their crisis).  How this will all *delever*, no clue, except that it is for sure that many taxpayers will be *delivered* to their Cells Of Austerity to serve out years of hard labor.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:34 | 2768818 mewenz
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so if or when the ECB (or the Fed) decides they don't agree with prices for other assets (equities, commodities etc.), does Draghi / Bern. at some point formally propose unlimited price intervention to get those to levels they deem more "appropriate" this point where does it stop?

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:34 | 2768824 q99x2
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Katherin Austin Fitts thinks the defense contractors may soon take over running the big banks. Good interview with her on Max Keiser #337.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:39 | 2768841 blunderdog
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I think today we have to officially start the timer on Euro breakup. 

Everyone always knew it was coming, but once several participants have actively come out and said they're done with the rulers, I think even the die-hard EuroZealots will have to start planning contingincies.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:44 | 2768850 Bob Sacamano
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Until the markets force the ECB's hand, jawboning by the ECB will have some positive impact on the markets.  We will find out that the Empreror ECB has no clothes when the market pushes rates to levels that the ECB must act and what funds the ECB actually has to carry out its market-bending plans. 

The ball is now in the markets court.  Put up or let the ECB appear to be in control. 

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:46 | 2768851 Shizzmoney
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Ask the unemployed youth in Spain, Greece on how today's missives from Draghi impacted their balance sheet. 

Does it even fucking matter at this point?

Although I do hope we get more hot European girls looking for work to come to the USA.  That's the good kind of immigration right there.

Katherin Austin Fitts thinks the defense contractors may soon take over running the big banks.

Then Full-Blown Fascism begins. 

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:53 | 2768882 Meesohaawnee
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agreed. Comodity inflation just assured another how many million will be jobless and without hope.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:45 | 2768854 Yen Cross
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 Santelli,Grant & Tyler are 100% accurate! Simon Hobbs is a "Mental Midget"!

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:48 | 2768865 youngandhealthy
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OK. This is it. This absolutely insane machine of stupidity that is the ZH is over. I've had it. This site is full of wankers that just love to dance with themselves. WTF are you thinking about, with and why? This non-stop nonsens comming out here is astonishing. All U US wankers....Your currency is next in line. ECB just bought the FED some time over the election (regardles of who wins) the QE squared will happend for sure. This is my last post here. I will not be back, i've been a member for a couple of years and in the begining it was allright. Now it is just a machine for stupidty. Bye, we will not meet again.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:54 | 2768886 jomama
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see you the on Y! finance boards.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:57 | 2768895 blunderdog
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I guess that right there is why WE had to be called in to win the Big One.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 14:00 | 2768905 Yen Cross
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 Your baseless comment, " ECB just bought the FED some time over the election" , is farcical at best. That's a bit like the "tail wagging the dog"in my opinion. Based on your verbage you're probably British, so I won't even go into (debt/GDP) with you.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 14:00 | 2768910 Diplodicus Rex
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Bye...missing you already

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:54 | 2768888 Meesohaawnee
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oh gosh please young. .i hope so.  bye .. dont let the door hit your ass on the out. Want stupidity . you got the blowhorn,wsj, yahoo finance. hope you have fun with the handjobs they give you there.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:59 | 2768904 Big Ben
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Draghi has given the can a good strong kick. You have got to hand it to TPTB. They really have a knack for delaying the inevitable.

Of course, an adverse ruling from the German high court could quickly bring things back down to earth. But I can't see a German court taking it upon itself to unravel the euro. They can always find a loophole if they look hard enough.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 14:05 | 2768923 Random_Robert
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Siman Hobbs is gaining on Steve Liesman in CNBC's  "pick the biggest douchebag" contest. 

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 14:26 | 2768993 Peter K
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That's why the ComedyNBC mgt brought the muppet over from London. Battle of the femanin napkins. :)

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 14:23 | 2768983 Peter K
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One also needs to add that the SMP is no more after today. This means that the ECB does not have a program that can stabilize the EZ in the interim. Secondly, the ESFS has already issued 180bEuros of debt. And since Germany maximum contributin is set at 211bEuro, the ESFS has already started hitting the wall at last weeks debt auction. Therefore, there is no money for the ESM once/if ever it is launched. Unless it gets a bank license and can borrow from the ECB. And at that point, the circular nature of the Euroland will be complete. :)

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 14:34 | 2769026 RalphJolly
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Simon Hobbs is wasted on cnbc. Panto is crying out for an old dame like him.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 14:53 | 2769074 LawsofPhysics
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Hey Rick, in order to actually do anything real you need energy.  Human population has been growing exponentially, has energy production?

In lieu of the fusion reactors coming online, all I see is 7 billion unfunded liabilities walking around.  Be happy you have some pie to eat bitchez.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 14:53 | 2769076 steve from virginia
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Emergent from the background noise ...


"No New Money"

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 15:01 | 2769093 Gamma735
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Bullish on desperate Eurotrash girls.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 15:04 | 2769104 de Cosmos
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Simon Hobbs sounded like he had suddenly become incontinent due to delirious excitement.  What a load it was too.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 15:34 | 2769136 Jake88
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Hobbs is a moron. "An historic day" Even Liesman looks smart beside Hobbs. Maybe that's why they keep him. 

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 17:15 | 2769513 Catflappo
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I am surprised we can hear Hobbs talking so clearly given that his mouth is stuffed full of Draghi's cock

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 17:34 | 2769577 Euro Monster
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This... is... unbelievable...

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 17:45 | 2769597 CDSMonkey
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Not sure any CNBC segment has ever been this liked before

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 18:53 | 2769761 Dareconomics
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Actual Spanish Financing Needs

Spain Bond Yields Fall but Demand Is Sluggish –

Grant is right. Spain is in much worse shape than it admits. The mainstream media keeps reporting much rosier figures for Spain than is warranted by the facts. I was reading the article above, and I came across a very interesting sentence:

The auctions mean that Spain has now completed almost 77% of its borrowing needs for this year.

Like a lot of you, I have been following this Eurocrisis for quite some time, and I wondered if the various numbers being thrown around were accurate. In the Spanish case in particular, the mainstream media has been counting down remaining Spanish financing needs.

What piqued my interest in the 77% figure is that it has been consistently rising as Spain auctions debt, but Spain’s budget deficit has worsened from 5.3% of GDP to 6.3% officially to 8.08% unofficially based on projections from the first half. I decided to add up all Spanish debt sales year-to-date and see how they compared to the budget deficit plus the amount of old debt that needed to be rolled over.

Allow me to work through the math. (All figures rounded. Check out the chart for the exact numbers) I added up all of the bond sales including the September 6 auction. Next, I subtracted the short-term bill sales that would mature by the end of the year, because those sales do not reduce the financing needs for 2012. I obtained €102bn.

This number is supposedly 77% of Spain’s financing needs for the year based on the sentence from the WSJ above. Dividing €102bn by 77% yields an implied figure of €133bn for the rest of the year meaning that Spain has to sell about €31bn in bonds for the rest of 2012.

My calculations show that this number is way off. Spain has €98bn in debt coming due in 2012. Adding the projected budget deficit of 6.3% of GDP, €74bn, gives us financing needs of €172bn. That means remaining financing needs from now until the end of the year are €70bn, and Spain is only 60% of the way there, not 77%.

The situation is actually much worse than this...

Read more here:

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 19:59 | 2769932 chump666
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 the buttnut is way ahead of himself re: Hobbs.

But Santelli and Grant nail the ECB bullsh*t:  "A continuance rolling of debt"

and...GERMANY WILL NOT FUND THAT PONZI!  Hence the Crt ruling on the 12th. The ESM could get canned. 

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