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SocGen Sees $600 Billion QE3 Starting In March 2012 Sending Gold Up Between $1900 And $8500/Oz

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SocGen has released its much anticipated Multi Asset Portfolio Scenario/Strategy guide titled simply enough "Patience: bad news will become good news" where, as the insightful can guess, the French bank makes the simple case that the worse things get, the stronger the response by global central banks will be. Here is the key quote for those worried that : "A major liquidity crisis should not occur this time, as we think we are on the eve of major QE in the UK, US and (a bit) later on in the EZ." We don't disagree and if there is anything that can send BAC higher it will be the announcement of QE3. Of course, BAC will first drop to a $2-3 handle so question is who has the balance sheet to hold on to the falling knife. The next question is "How big will QE3 be"? Well, according to SocGen, the Fed will preannounce it in the January 2012 FOMC statement, the monetization will last from March 2012 until the end of the year, and will buy a total of $600 billion. We believe the actual LSAP total (not to be confused with the "sterilized" QE3 known as Operation Twist) will be well greater, probably in the $1.5 trillion range as the Fed will finally say "enough" to piecemeal solutions. As to what to do, besides going long some financial stock and hoping it is not the one that is allowed to fail, SocGen has some simple advice: "Buy gold ahead of QE3 as money creation has a strong impact on prices" - in other words just as we suggested yesterday courtesy of the Don Coxe correlation chart. Why gold and not BAC? Because, "Gold is highly sensitive to US QE, as every dollar of QE goes into M0, triggering the debasement of the USD. Gold = $ 8500/Oz: to catch up with the increase in the monetary base since 1920 (as it did in the early 80s). Gold = $1900/Oz: to close the gap with the monetary base increase since July 2007(QE1+QE2)." So go long a bank that may well go bankrupt and return nothing before it at best doubles, or go long a real asset, which will always have value and may quadruple in short notice? The answer seems simple to us...

From SocGen:

A combination of weak Q1 2012 GDP and softening inflation could push the Fed to another round of monetary expansion.


SG economists look for a two-step easing process:


1) In January 2012, a major announcement with the Fed promising to keep rates at zero until unemployment falls below 7.5% or inflation moves above 3% on aa sustained basis.


2) In March 2012, the announcement of another round of QE. We expect the next round of QE to be concentrated on MBS purchases and be worth about $600bn over six to eight months. This would increase the Fed’s securities portfolio from currently $2.65trn to $3.25trn by the end of 2012.sustained basis.

The specifics of what to expect from the Fed:

And why gold:

And the full presentation:



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Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:03 | 1922701 BlueStreet
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Thinkin' about hiring a couple of craigslist hookers to help me lick my wounds.  Anyone in Chicago have any recommendations?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:06 | 1922713 Spaceman Spiff
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That will be a nice contribution to Cyber Monday.



As for the post, are we back into rumor floating mode for the market until some bond auction goes bad?   

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:09 | 1922738 WonderDawg
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Are they predicting QE or sending out a public prayer for it?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:15 | 1922769 BaBaBouy
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AND ... Bouy Says Buy The Ole-Yellre ...

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:27 | 1922839 camaro68ss
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between $1900 and 8500 an oz. They get paid to guess with gaps that big. Its like me saying im going to die between the age of 35 and 105 years old. 

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 18:25 | 1923105 The trend is yo...
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yes they get paid to make guesses that big.  makes you wonder how much these "experts" really know

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 18:51 | 1923214 dark pools of soros
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or they are just showing the power of manipulation and conceding that reality can only drag the price slowly

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 21:30 | 1923703 FutureShock
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Exactly - It should be $8500.00 but taking into account manipulation and corruption it could be $1900.00. Which is more than today so I am sure some one will say "Stack Bitchez"!

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 20:34 | 1923505 Al Gorerhythm
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It's just a road map for the non-critical thinkers. (Product of the educational system.) I'm sure that you have a "price" for gold that you have established using your own metric but the masses haven't even discovered it.... yet. 

According to Soc Gen, @ $1900 as base, then gold is on sale. Closing in on $8500, gold looks dear. I'm sure they didn't want to get folk overly excited but James Rickards gives an even broarder range of metrics to mull over. Using one of his metrics raises the price well into the 5 digit zone. Other researchers estimate the 6 digit level. It all depends on your measuring formula and whether or not the powers keep or lose control over monetary perceptions, where if they lose, it all reverts to a grade 7 maths equation.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 21:30 | 1923702 mark mchugh
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"...whether or not the powers keep or lose control over monetary perceptions, where if they lose, it all reverts to a grade 7 math equation."

Love it!

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 20:39 | 1923538 hunglow
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396 c.i.?  Getty up!

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 00:02 | 1924006 passwordis
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  Now it's late here and I'm tired but the article ,as I read it, does not predict a range between $1900 and 8500 an oz for gold.  Both figures are derived from the increase in the money supply starting from two different points in history. It's more of a "what if" or "what could happen" than a broad prediction.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:15 | 1922771 nope-1004
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Negligible.  It will happen because the bankster whores have 2 choices:  Give up, or print.

Benocide has just been putting it off to get commods under control and let the Eurozone be in the spotlight.


Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:29 | 1922846 Temporalist
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I agree, he just wanted to let the froth simmer before pumping more gas into the mix.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:39 | 1922915 Sunset chaser
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Printing is very high risk though, because eventually the world populace will wake up and realize that that the entire global financial system is just a paper trading ponzi scheme (with lots of built in inequalities) held up by nothing more than their own willingness to go along.

A lot of people are already waking up, and more printing risks making that awareness snowball, which would be the end of the li(n)e for the banksters. Place your bets, but I bet they know their history and are squeamish as hell right about now.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 18:23 | 1923091 The Big Ching-aso
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 Ya know I totally half-ass agree.

If more printing wakes up people that more printing is getting done, then yes I would say that's progress.   Errrrr, well, I think it is.   Huh? 

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 20:56 | 1923593 Ponzi Unit
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I see you have little faith in the Soma-laden, tranced-out, dumbed-down sheeple's capacity to stay under. The Matrix is powerful; can the Tylers of the world become Neos?

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 04:33 | 1924485 PiranhaEatingGo...
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Just wondering what the weather is like in Imagination Land this time of year.

How I wish you were right, but for the last several decades, few have even begun to exit REM sleep, much less come close to waking up to smell that pot of coffee you are speaking of brewing.

The fact is stated clearly in the beginning of Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story" that, much like in the times of turmoil in Rome when Ceaser distracted the masses with games and entertainment, so long as people have reality TV and the puppet theater of politics, they aren't interested in doing more than bitching & complaining about the way they are fucked daily.

Tell the average person that the banks & politicians are screwing them & they will agree with you all day. Tell them to buy gold & silver and prepare for the coming problems and they will look at you like you are the special kid from the short bus talking about your favorite imaginary friend. They'll smile politiely and then be happy when you left. Yet strangely enough, they will wonder why they can't get ahead.

Einstein said it best: "Insanity is doing the same thing over & over but expecting different results."

By that definition, the majority of humanity is insane!

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 07:30 | 1924486 PiranhaEatingGo...
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Mon, 11/28/2011 - 18:28 | 1923118 Hearst
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History teaches us that they WILL print.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 18:36 | 1923155 delacroix
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history teaches us that they will lie,   they're printing now, to fund their offshore entities.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 19:03 | 1923247 Teamtc321
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Audit The Federal Reserve Reveals 16 Trillion in Secret Bailouts


The list of institutions that received the most money from the Federal Reserve can be found on page 131 of the GAO Audit and are as follows..

Citigroup: $2.5 trillion ($2,500,000,000,000)
Morgan Stanley: $2.04 trillion ($2,040,000,000,000)
Merrill Lynch: $1.949 trillion ($1,949,000,000,000)
Bank of America: $1.344 trillion ($1,344,000,000,000)
Barclays PLC (United Kingdom): $868 billion ($868,000,000,000)
Bear Sterns: $853 billion ($853,000,000,000)
Goldman Sachs: $814 billion ($814,000,000,000)
Royal Bank of Scotland (UK): $541 billion ($541,000,000,000)
JP Morgan Chase: $391 billion ($391,000,000,000)
Deutsche Bank (Germany): $354 billion ($354,000,000,000)
UBS (Switzerland): $287 billion ($287,000,000,000)
Credit Suisse (Switzerland): $262 billion ($262,000,000,000)
Lehman Brothers: $183 billion ($183,000,000,000)
Bank of Scotland (United Kingdom): $181 billion ($181,000,000,000)
BNP Paribas (France): $175 billion ($175,000,000,000)
and many many more including banks in Belgium of all places
View the 266-page GAO audit of the Federal Reserve(July 21st, 2011):

FULL PDF on GAO server:
Senator Sander’s Article:

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 20:44 | 1923544 living on the edge
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In the spirit of full disclosure any amounts dispersed to the wives of certain unnamed bankers have purposely been omitted from the above list.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 20:13 | 1923461 FL_Conservative
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If and ONLY if the eURo "blowed" up first and the US markets tank.  Right now there's no basis for Bennie to to anything more that twist in the wind.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 00:37 | 1924079 The Monkey
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Prayer (=

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:18 | 1922766 Pladizow
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To: BlueStreet

RoboTrader may be in need of cash?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:36 | 1922891 Black Forest
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He is searching his two ounces of Gold to make cash.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:08 | 1922728 Grinder74
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I hear the SEC Chicago office is running out of midgets; so they're trolling on Craiglist for "a good time."

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:09 | 1922737 ziggy59
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Did u contact the mayors office?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:12 | 1922752 Chief KnocAHoma
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I hear Reggie Love is lookin' for work.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:31 | 1922858 SteveNYC
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The Bernank is going to do his best to replicate a sick, morbid hybrid creature of Fannie, Freddie, Countrywide, BAC, Citi by the time he finishes buying up all the slop in the next round of QE(special Real Estate edition).

Better get him his own reality show "Bennie Homes and Gardens" or "Renovations with Ben".

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:05 | 1922707 GeneMarchbanks
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Great headline.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 19:06 | 1923258 Schmuck Raker
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HOLY CRAaa...oh, huh?

For a second I thought you said 'Pershing' missiles, now THAT would have been scary.

What are 'Persian' missiles, rock and sticks 'n stuff? Sandals?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 19:55 | 1923399 JohnG
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Sand of course......

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 22:13 | 1923788 Rakshas
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hmmm, sand??

I reckon all the sand on the surface will be glass by the time the persians get the 10th missle away, OK then the pershing and Pershing II's will be flying whilst the persians and the rest of us are frying; I've never been one to hope for a solar flare but..... Just hot enough to turn all this bullshit into a one big deep fried cowpie.... Cock-a-doodle-Fuck!! 


Mon, 11/28/2011 - 22:41 | 1923857 DosZap
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Schmuck Raker

What are 'Persian' missiles, rock and sticks 'n stuff? Sandals?


Yep, with an unwilling martyr strapped on the side,sceaming Allah AkBarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:06 | 1922710 Hook Line and S...
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My foretuneteller says between $1.00 and $50,000

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:08 | 1922727 Godisanhftbot
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probably right, but you never know

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:07 | 1922717 Godisanhftbot
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 Really cool that a major bank is predicted 8500 an ounce. Thanks!

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:19 | 1922787 kito
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Which sadly means it will not only not happen, but go the opposite direction.......

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 19:06 | 1923244 akak
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Yes, Jon Nadler's incessant calls over the last three years for gold to fall to a "fair price" of $600-$800 an ounce are MUCH more believable!

Oh, but wait, wasn't his "fair price" of gold only $500 an ounce back in 2008, when gold was between $700 and $1000?  And wasn't Nadler calling for $400 as the "fair price" back in 2007, when gold was in the range of $600-$850?  Hmmm, it almost seems like there is a pattern here ....

Anyway, "fair" for whom, Jonny --- the banksters who keep manipulating and suppressing the price of gold themselves?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 22:21 | 1923805 Rakshas
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Kitco, WTF is wrong with those guys, they must keep Nadler around for fly bait or something; contrarians are ok but this guy is hoplessly devoted to being a ball bag.... no apparent use at all.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 23:11 | 1923893 akak
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"Kitco, WTF is wrong with those guys, they must keep Nadler around for fly bait or something"

Yes, that is the $64,000 (an ounce) question, isn't it?

Whatever the reason(s) for Kitco's continued employment of the disingenuous, bankster-loving, gold-loathing Jon Nadler as their official spokesman, it is not for any good or honest purposes, I can promise you that.  It would be analogous to, and as seemingly nonsensical as, the Beef Council hiring the president of PETA as their official spokesperson.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:21 | 1922805 Troll Magnet
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I don't think it's cool at all.  I prefer it when they denounce gold as something you can't eat...or barbarous.  Keep the weak hands away.  

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:42 | 1922930 Godisanhftbot
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 oh yeah, gonna sell mine at 8000, beat the rush

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:43 | 1922931 Godisanhftbot
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Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:09 | 1922718 Grinder74
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<moved to reply thread>

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:07 | 1922719 johngaltfla
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If Sock Puppet is correct, I fear that the morons in CONgress and the Regime will f up the plans and cause the neutralization of any stimulus the monkey pumpers attempt to produce.

I'm just sayin'......

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:10 | 1922723 LawsofPhysics
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Still don't see how QE goes anywhere with Oil at or over $100 a barrel.  Get physical indeed, not just gold, lot of options here.


Perhaps everyone with a job is getting a raise?  Sweet we are all going to be billionaires!

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:12 | 1922750 Quinvarius
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Because if we don't do QE the government can't pay for anything.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:25 | 1922829 kito
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Bullshit. Right now the entire investment world has been in treasuries. No way ben prints. Oil will be 200.....

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:38 | 1922904 SteveNYC
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I tend to agree with you and LOP above, in all reality Ben should be cornered by oil(gas) and food price inflation. The guy is stupid enough to believe the manipulated data he helps contrive if you ask me:

"Wage growth"

"Falling unemployment"

"Increased productivity"


Never underestimate a lunatic.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 18:07 | 1923029 LawsofPhysics
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"Because if we don't do QE the government can't pay for anything."


Ah, have you been paying attention at all to the U.S. treasury/bond market?  So long as there is buying, the government is fine.  Now, when U.S. treasuries go bidless, then you might have something.  Don't know what will happen first, loss of reserve currency of bidless auctions.  Either way, the might of the U.S. military might have something to do with it.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 19:06 | 1923254 Blank Reg
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Right. As long as Europe continues falling down the stairs in slow motion, Euro-peons will keep US paper yields low. When the poop hits the propeller over there, look out!

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 22:20 | 1923803 cynicalskeptic
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Uh... have you noticed just WHO is buying all those T Bills?    The Fed is now the largest holder of T Bills - holding more than China or Japan or anyone else....

This is like you or I using MasterCad to pay Visa and Discover to pay Visa.... just wait until the music stops.   Sadlty you're probably right about the military having something to do with the'solution'....   economic collapse - cue WWIII (neverending war agains Islam - and attempts to grab oil - like that worked out so well in Iraq...)    


The problem is this isn't 1939 and the US doesn't have an industrial base left to 'revive'.   Nevermind - if we're broke, how do we pay for bigger and better wars?  Besides, Russia and China are both getting fed up with the US playing bully.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:49 | 1922974 trav7777
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we'll make a hedonic adjustment to walking, presto, no inflation

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 18:08 | 1923036 LawsofPhysics
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LOL! No shit, until of course people realize there isn't enough food withing walking distance.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 21:18 | 1923664 hoos bin pharteen
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Hedonics = Nike Air, Bitchez!

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 18:25 | 1923106 DosZap
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Get physical indeed, not just gold, lot of options here.

Pls elaborate on theLOT OF OPTIONS,Outside of food, and weapons, and ammunition, I cannot see any where to PLACE my fiat.

Any recommmendations would likely be appreciaated by  all.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 18:45 | 1923182 KIPPY KAPPSLOCK

i don't know about a lot of options but I do know that I have an art collection which has appreciated considerably since 2007.  Blue Chip artists works have always done well in times of crisis.  Big money fucks are bidding up art as if money is no object.   I just received 3 pieces back from a museum which they were on loan to and I am very happy to have them back.  They are money.  

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 19:20 | 1923297 HellFish
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LOL.  Yeah let's all buy museum grade art.  How much can I get for $20K?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 20:18 | 1923476 smiler03
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I can add $500 to yours, will that help?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 20:56 | 1923590 HellFish
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Actually that $20K is a stretch.  LOL

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 22:34 | 1923840 DosZap
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Entry into an Art auction of note

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 00:34 | 1924005 New World Chaos
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I'm Jaime Demon and since you're on a serf budget, I will honor you with a can of my shit for only $20,000.  That's a bargain, considering Sotheby's has sold shit-cans for 124k Euros and 97k Pounds.  The cans were originally valued at their weight in gold ($37 in 1961) but have since outperformed the barbarous relic.  I will put your couch change towards another gold toilet.  Buy now, and to protect your investment in my resplendent feces, I will include a free put option to sell me back my crap for $20,000 in 2020.  How could you possibly lose?'s_shit

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 20:43 | 1923548 Al Gorerhythm
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I'd like to offer you an ounce of gold for the middle square inch of any one of your paintings and we'll see if they are money then. One of the properties of money (fungibility) is that it is divisible without detriment to the value of the remaining portion. 

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 21:22 | 1923674 KIPPY KAPPSLOCK

Of course you are correct.  I thank you for the refresher.   

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 18:47 | 1923197 Bananamerican
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working pre-1980 appliances

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 01:38 | 1924246 domains-are-har...
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@Laws - I have been advocating domain names as alternative asset class.   At the risk of being repetitive, I will share a few examples as I believe it is illustrative of why I think domain names are interesting.  

Every day ~80,000 domains are abandoned by their prior owners, e.g. due to oversight, change of strategy, or financial distress.  Here are a few picks from earlier TODAY:







All of these were acquired today.  The cost to acquire these domains: $7.84 a piece. The fair market value is 100+ times of that cost basis on an undeveloped basis, and quite possibly more once developed whether through organic development or M&A of operating businesses that fit with the respective domains.  I have been doing this for years now and have amassed a portfolio of ~20,000 of such properties.  Others have been doing it for much longer.

Oh and incidentially, for any Ayn Rand fans, will be available tomorrow at around 11 am PST. 

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:10 | 1922742 SheepleLOVEched...
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1900-8500?......ohh ok thanks for the clarification i wasnt sure


.......these idiots get paid for this shit?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:12 | 1922754 GeneMarchbanks
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'.......these idiots get paid for this shit?'

They'll go away soon I promise. Along with BNP, they will be missed. Not really though.


Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:18 | 1922781 SHEEPFUKKER

Nice range.  I think it will either be either a nuclear winter or global warming. 

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:23 | 1922815 Troll Magnet
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god i hope you're right, genemarchbanks.  

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 19:13 | 1923278 Blank Reg
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.......these idiots get paid for this shit?

Yur missin the point. The banks are SAYIN $8500. That in itself is a land mark event.  It legitamizes the metals to those zipperheads who see PM only as a BR.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 22:39 | 1923851 Cathartes Aura
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given that we've already ascertained "the banks" lie, continously, I'm left pondering how many here are impressed with what they hear. . .

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:10 | 1922743 catacl1sm
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So, now we're taking advice from SocGen?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:24 | 1922824 Troll Magnet
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yeah, fuck these banksters.  just take physical delivery and act like you don't know shit.  kick back, smoke some weed and watch the impending fireworks.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:11 | 1922745 Josh Randall
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I like the cut of these bankrupt SocGen'ers jib...lets see Gold will increase in value huh? But it could be anyhwere between 1900 and infinity -- thanks Jimmy the Greek for the insight

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:11 | 1922746 tekhneek
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"Buy gold ahead QE3 as money creation has a strong impact on prices."

Shut the front door! It's almost like printing money causes inflation.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:14 | 1922763 Quinvarius
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And now you know why the COT report and the COMEX inventories show massive accumulation by the commercials/hedgers/bankers.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:20 | 1922790 GeneMarchbanks
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Game over.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:26 | 1922835 Saro
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Printing money is inflation.  Rising prices are the effects of inflation. /Mises


Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:45 | 1922951 Godisanhftbot
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 mises is dead. what do the living say?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:53 | 1922990 XitSam
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Printing money is inflation.  Rising prices are the effects of inflation. /me

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:58 | 1923006 NotApplicable
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Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:46 | 1922959 SheepDog-One
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This sudden QE mania is all a bunch of BS.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 18:06 | 1923033 NotApplicable
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It's not sudden, it's the beat of the QE3 drum that started the instant that the known-to-fail QE2 launched. The more pain inflicted, the louder the drum beat gets, until eventually the masses cry out for relief.

In other words, it's the same ole play they've been using since the days of coin-clipping. Break enough shit via incremental debasement, then solve the resulting problem periodically with massive debasement, then resume incremental debasement...

Believe it or not, they will print again, as it is their only choice. Anything less only hastens their demise.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 18:29 | 1923124 kito
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Right on dawg...te qe chorus has suddenly started to sing..

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 18:51 | 1923216 Freddie
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The muslim wants to get reelected.  They will be dropping fiat paper out of B-52s in early 2012.  If the economy does not turn around by early summer then he will be replaced with a new puppet.  Not that the economy will turn around.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 19:25 | 1923308 john39
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satanist banker tool is not a muslim.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:11 | 1922748 Ag1761
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It's going to be chaos next year, everywhere.


Babylons Burning Bitchez


Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:40 | 1922916 s2man
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Go long YouTube.  Everyone will want to watch...

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:12 | 1922753 New World Chaos
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Hmm. Bet they will hold off the QE3 announcement until after Super Tuesday in March, in hopes that they can thoroughly marginalize Ron Paul before then. But a massive European bank run could force their hand in secret. Is three months enough time for the printed money get out into circulation and noticeably boost world prices?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:28 | 1922842 Troll Magnet
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yeah, isn't it funny how the democrats and republicans are both doing ALL THEY CAN to marginalize ron paul and pretend he doesn't exist?  obama's attacking romney as if he's running against him is a foregone conclusion and now we have bill clinton praising newt gingrich?  fucking assholes colluding to keep america fucked for generations i tell ya.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:33 | 1922868 Temporalist
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America's not fucked for them though...that's the whole point.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 21:16 | 1923656 Ponzi Unit
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Bill knows Newt is beatable.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:35 | 1922870 Manthong
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They can't wait that long to act, though.

France, Italy and Spain ALONE have to roll € .25 Trillion before the end of February,

The printing starts at the beginning of the year, announced or not.


Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:18 | 1922756 SwingForce
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AKA Obie's Re-election ramp, how freakin' obvious.

BTW what are they gonna buy? TSY? MBS? XLF?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:12 | 1922757 Missiondweller
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I'm stacking gold but I nolonger believe BAC will go away even if its technically insolvent. If the Fed was willing to spend $7.7 Trillion a few years ago to keep them afloat,then they are "all in" and will not allow it.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:36 | 1922882 Temporalist
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The Fed moved all in, along with a lot of other CBs, a while back when they backstopped sub-primes and MBS and other mortgage products and now own 90% of all US mortgages (all priced to market I'm sure).

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 20:36 | 1923530 Diogenes
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They are not all in as long as they can print. The end comes when the dollar goes to 0.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:42 | 1922932 earleflorida
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they don't belong, as simple as that.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:23 | 1922758 mynhair
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Funny, I see Au being between 0.01 and 50K by March.

Assuming the $ still exists, of course.


Crap, was beat to it.  AH screwed me up even here.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:13 | 1922759 Hedgetard55
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8500/oz. = $15-20 $/gaL gas, and no middle class, no pensions worth a damn, no savings, and Bernanke hanging from a lamppost.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:16 | 1922775 Quinvarius
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Does it mean that any more than AAPL at $400 did?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:17 | 1922778 Pladizow
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Bring it!

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 18:50 | 1923210 Blano
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Not 'til you bring back those titties dammit.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:23 | 1922820 sdavis
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The price of gold is not really correlated all that well with inflation. There is no reason why we could not have $8500 gold and $5 dollar gas. We had $4+ gas a few years ago when gold was half its current price. Stop trampling on my dreams!


Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:38 | 1922905 Captain Kink
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Negative real interest rates are the driver behind gold.  As long as this persists, gold rally continues.  Neg real rates means that you get paid to borrow...they are not just giving money away, they will pay you to create it for them-by borrowing.  This condition ultimately leads to inflation.  

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:23 | 1922821 Chief KnocAHoma
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That seems like a harsh way to treat a lamppost. Why not just make Ben eat all the excess dollars he created and send his crap to GS as payment to free the World.

That or we could drag him behind a Chevy Volt to demonstrate that piece of shit car actually is usefull.


Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:44 | 1922903 SheepDog-One
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Thats right, what people never factor into this 'gold=$8,500' is matching Mad Max landscape...enjoy the $1,000 barrels of oil along with that gold price.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 21:36 | 1923714 FutureShock
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Yup I don't care how many ounces you have, Gold at 3k means very bad times. So if you are a Gold dealer like Apmex or Goldline and all these companies that want to sell physical, what do they do with their cash???

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 18:23 | 1923096 Rip van Wrinkle
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It won't just be Bernanke. Go long lamposts, the new export industry to the west.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:16 | 1922773 falak pema
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how much will a tart cost in 2015 paid in bancors? If you can answer that you will get first prize in the world lottery contest to spend prima notte with Miss Universe 2106, when the sun will rise again.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:19 | 1922780 mynhair
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1 chicken, what'd I win again?  A date with a J-Lo?  Nevermind.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:16 | 1922774 Undecided
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ha ha which will it be around and around we go bailout, or collapse enough to make a man go insaine haha.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:19 | 1922788 RobotTrader
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$2,000 gold is assured

If the Dow ramps 2,000 points into year end

And makes new 3-year highs.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:21 | 1922800 GeneMarchbanks
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Fantastic analysis. Bove is sitting proud somewhere.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:24 | 1922825 mynhair
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Get serious for once, Robo.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:30 | 1922852 Dr. Engali
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You know if everybody would stop responding to him and junking him ,he would go away. He feeds off of it. Ignore him and he will go troll elsewhere.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:46 | 1922956 earleflorida
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a chuckle a day is good fer ya

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:20 | 1922791 monopoly
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That was an amazing post. Got quite the range there for our warm and fuzzy metal.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:21 | 1922799 chaartist
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why so conservative on the upper band?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:21 | 1922803 Normalcy Bias
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Bammy's got to keep his minstrel show going long enough to get him past the 2012 elections...

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:35 | 1922885 SheepDog-One
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Right, using the action that most enrages nearly all americans, 'QE', which most identify as handing free money to the rich?

Also causing $150 oil? I dont buy it not a bit.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 20:46 | 1923554 mkkby
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Exactly.  If they QE, oil goes to $150 by the summer and the economy stops.  Voters will send the Kenyan in chief back to Chicago.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 21:20 | 1923669 Ponzi Unit
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No, ME war will take care of that.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:22 | 1922808 ghostzapper
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here we go all the junkies starting to beg for more heroin and coke.  what a shocker!

Obama and the criminals in Congress facing re-election are just gonna sit there and let Bernanke jack up prices at the pump to $6.50 a gallon?  in exchange for what - bigger wall street bonuses next year?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:23 | 1922816 KingdomKum
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we few, we happy few, we band of silver holders  .  .  . 

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:26 | 1922833 mynhair
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...get pissed when our ZSL hedges miss.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:27 | 1922826 Reptil
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my prediction 2200 USD come march. (if the thing holds together)


Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:28 | 1922841 mynhair
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I predict March will never arrive.  The 0 can't allow it, so the calendar will be redone.

Sundays will also be eliminated.


Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:31 | 1922860 Troll Magnet
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but..but..will we still have a black friday?  

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 00:31 | 1922918 Temporalist
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Every friday is black friday when you're black.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:35 | 1922874 Dr. Engali
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I predict taking a dump in the near future.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:36 | 1922887 Dr. Engali
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What do you know? I was right. Now for my gold prediction.....

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 18:14 | 1923058's picture

A physic can predict future bowel movements.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:32 | 1922862 ZDRuX
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And remember boys and girls.. please keep your arms and legs inside the cart at all times when going on this ride.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:33 | 1922871 SheepDog-One
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Bunch of BS, banks all directing the FED to hand them more free money doesnt make it a done deal. 

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:37 | 1922897 sabra1
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the inflation would really set china off!

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:55 | 1922994 Ag1761
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yep, but fuck China.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:33 | 1922873 johny2
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It may go down, sideway or up. Anyone wants to subscribe for my amazing 100 % correct trend predictions?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:35 | 1922875 sabra1
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just curious, how many of you ZHers will be casting a vote in 2012?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:48 | 1922970 Carlyle Groupie
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This blog is about finance and killing Muslims, not voting.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 20:22 | 1923489 tekhneek
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Voting? Are you serious?

Pipe dream my friend.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 20:50 | 1923569 mkkby
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The bankers will decide who they want, then tell us that's who we voted for.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:36 | 1922886 walcott
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2 trillion so far and gold went up $500 from $1200 range to $1700 range.

And silver just keeps getting whacked. $32 today 55:1 ratio.

Only 10x more sliver mined. Nobody is buying gold.

Throw whatever lie pout there you can to get them

to fork over $2k an ounce!

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