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Wed, 11/09/2011 - 10:53 | 1860702 SGS
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BlackCock down.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:01 | 1860734 Robot Traders Mom
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Or what Bob Doll probably has in his mouth right now...

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:01 | 1860736 Unprepared
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How the fuck can you have $3.6T in assets to manage?

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:04 | 1860741 fuu
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Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:48 | 1860766 Hephasteus
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Jewish accounting rules.

Haha 7 junks that's all you got. Blackstone blackrock blackstone blackrock.


Wed, 11/09/2011 - 13:58 | 1861510 JW n FL
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The Archdiocese of New York runs the event which raises millions for needy children. (that is the purpose of the Dinner, Thank God the Big Name Jews showed up to support the Catholics)

Black Rock is not the same as Blackstone and Steven sold out of Blackstone / cashed out.. years ago. not to say he doesn't play banker in some of the sweeter deals that are beyond the reach of mere mortals.

it is amazing to me (and many others) how the children and grand children of the accounts to the very wealthy.. have far more money that the children and grand children of their former employers. It is almost as if they switched rungs on the economic ladder.

"O" Well! who said hard work or marriage were the quickest ways into money.. I am a firm believer that an accountant and esquire could reach well beyond what even a gold digger without a pre-nuptial agreement could muster.

Consider this a peak into how and why.. as a Country we went from profitable Titans.. to over leveraged trash in the span of 2 Generations.


Wed, 11/09/2011 - 14:54 | 1862050 Hephasteus
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Hmmm. You think blackstone and blackrock still aren't joined at the hip. Took a lot of work trying to "spinoff"


Blackrock is tied to apple and even uses apple names ishares. LOL

Credit Suisse has a guy on the board of Linux.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:17 | 1860781 css1971
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Well you write the number down on a bit of paper, then when you put it into a computer that makes it official.



Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:19 | 1860790 Crash N. Burn
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Limited liabilty and (almost) free money? It helped governments create too big to fail.


Wed, 11/09/2011 - 15:59 | 1862609 I did it by Occident
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you don't "manage" $3.6T, it manages you.  :)


Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:06 | 1860748 redpill
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Dick Handler's next employment opportunity?

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 10:53 | 1860703 AngryGerman
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Blackrock or Blackhole? Well they have enough client money to cover this temporary imbalance...

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 10:53 | 1860705 GeneMarchbanks
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Don't they manage pension funds?

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 10:55 | 1860719 PolishHammer
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Pension funds are the next target to shake down.  Did you see TIAA CREF share of MF Global?


Not a coincidence.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 13:07 | 1861286 defn8Dog
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You think they make bets with their own money???   They run a little etf thingy called ishares.  Take a look at the holdings of IGOV for example.  http://us.ishares.com/product_info/fund/overview/IGOV.htm   Brimming with Greek, Italian, Belgian, Spanish, Portuguese debt.  Chart of the fund looks pretty good, trading around $103.  But take a look at the BTPs of '20 in there... market price, effective yield.    My guess is Blackrock may be averaging down. 

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 10:54 | 1860709 Dr. Engali
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If they liked them at par they will love them at 50% off.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:21 | 1860710 TruthInSunshine
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Maybe we now get to see who's too big to fail, but as The Bernank (with an assist from Hank 'Tanks in the Streets' Paulson & Timmay 'I Want to Sit @ The Adults Table' Geithner) prematurely shot the big taxpayer funded wad - to save the VIPs & Friends of the New York Branch of the Federal Reserve 'Bank' - we finally see who might be too costly to save (lest the term 'haircuts' be applicable towards central bankers and definitely below the neckline).

Long live Fractional Reserve Fraud, Kleptocraticism & Crony Capitalism! It's all good.

But not to worry, see, because The Bernank & The Trichet will just conjure some more fiat (I would have said toilet paper, but tp has practical and inherent value - fiat is too rough to wipe one's ass with) from thin air, loan it out with high levels of leverage and encourage risk on bets, and all will be well again. /s

In somewhat related news, the devil's goin' down to Texas:

Bernanke shows Fed's independence with Texas trip
Wed, 11/09/2011 - 10:55 | 1860713 Zola
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Blackrock= puppetmaster. Since when does the puppetmster answer the puppets ?

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:19 | 1860789 Dr Hackenbush
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as we are seeing, the 'puppet masters' are over-leveraged and their shadow system is unsustainable

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:21 | 1860797 Cdad
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VERY telling...dead cat bounce in the ETFs...but financials do not respond at all.

This is where the broader market starts to get truly ugly.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:37 | 1860843 TruthInSunshine
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Blackrock manages a massive amount of assets (via its Crony Capital Contracts).

But we don't really know if even it is a member of the Big Club.

The Big Club is actually really quite small, as former popularly perceived members can attest to (see Lehman & Bear, circa 2008-2009).

For there is absolutely not a shred of honor amongst thieves.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 12:00 | 1860975 Cdad
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The upticks in the Russell [IWM] have officially hit PATHETIC.  There is nowhere to go but down today.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 12:25 | 1861111 Bartanist
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In 2009 when Goldman was taking all of the "squid" heat, I mentioned that it seemed likely that the flag would be transferred to Blackrock where it could manipulate the world without attracting so much attention.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 10:56 | 1860722 r101958
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"when will the market ask what Blackrock's gross or net Italian exposure is?"

-AFTER they get downgraded.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 10:58 | 1860725 knight99
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When they file for bk?? juust like MF

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:05 | 1860746 r101958
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"When they file for bk??"

-AFTER they plunder their clients money.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:01 | 1860735 GeneMarchbanks
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Fink & Kapito need to load up on new shares to let us know: "We care"

Get the confidence going again...

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 10:58 | 1860727 I am a Man I am...
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i thought BlackRock just managed other people's assets, that's what Fink said on TV anyway

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:00 | 1860730 AngryGerman
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and how do you think managing other assets works like?

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:00 | 1860732 Bob the Horse
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Zerohedge have had some great scoops but whoever wrote this piece needs to get a new job.  This is so ludicrously misinformed, it's embarrassing.  Blackrock are buying these bonds with OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY you idiots.  The company itself has zero exposure.  If you need to be told the difference between a money manager and a bank, you are in big trouble.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:03 | 1860740 achmachat
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we might need full disclosure... do you work at blackrock?

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:43 | 1860909 Hephasteus
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Does he know what blackstone means to blackrock.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:10 | 1860743 Global Hunter
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does the term leverage mean any thing to you?


Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:06 | 1860749 jdelano
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and just how, exactly do you think Blackrock stays in business?  


We have a weiner! All time dumbest comment on ZH.  

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:08 | 1860757 CrashisOptimistic
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You do realize they can buy on margin with other people's money?

And they can buy swaps they write themselves with other people's money?


Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:09 | 1860759 Raynja
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And how long can they lose money before people transfer their significantly diminished accounts elsewhere.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:18 | 1860784 AngryGerman
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but...but..but.. they are money managers. they don't trade..."OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY"??? MF Global also was a "BROKER/DEALER", you f**k! d**ba*s b**ch m****rf***er!!

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:31 | 1860852 Black Forest
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Hi Angie!

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:34 | 1860865 AngryGerman
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Hello my darling? you want me? i'll give you my gold!!

(i hope you that cutie draghi. or lagarde, the little cunt)

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 13:59 | 1861534 Grinder74
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Was that a Cain-style job offer?

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 12:52 | 1861227 hkfundie
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AngryGerman, you're a f***ing idiot. MF Global may be a broker/dealer but they traded principal positions alongside client positions. BLK does not trade as principal, only as an agent. This is one of the many differences you'll find between a broker/dealer & an asset manager in your finance textbook 101... when you read it

and no I do not work at BLK

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:23 | 1860810 tmosley
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If you had said the same of MF Global, you would be quite red in the face now.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:29 | 1860840 Manthong
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Louis XVI had zero exposure, until he didn't.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:33 | 1860860 knight99
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MF Global was just making money on comissions asshole. It comes down to using your clients money to bet on the koolaid you been drinking

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:04 | 1860742 1000pips
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Soon we will see that no one, no corporation, no country is To Big To Fail. When any organism lowers their standards low enough--that organism will FAIL. Thus is the global financial system, built on a Fiat Fantasy. Yet, like all Volcanic eruptions, the Earth will be well fertilized from this cataclysmic event, and, 10,000 years from now, none of this ponzi economics will have mattered. Blackrock, Itally, Russia, USA- all just experiments in cheating a system governed by the universal law of physics- a futile attempt to cheat the universe-which never works. Prepare for chaos, poverty and war. Back to the dark ages, where Man really functions best anyway.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:06 | 1860752 Paul Thomason
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Good, I will carry club and wear a condom (so I don't get extradited to the US and exterminated).

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:18 | 1860786 Socratic Dog
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Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:38 | 1860808 Monedas
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