Some Fun With Analogies, Rhyming History And Repeating Futures

Tyler Durden's picture

We round out the evening with this simple SAT-type exercise:

Oct 3, 2008: SPX=1099.23; VIX=45.14 is to Oct 3, 2011: SPX=1099.23; VIX=45.45


Oct. 10, 2008: SPX=899.22; VIX = 69.95 is to ....

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tmosley's picture

Black Thursday, bitchez.

spiral_eyes's picture

Oct. 10, 2008: SPX=899.22VIX = 69.95 is to...

Oct. 10, 2011: SPX=36,000

am i right tyler? 

Placerville's picture

OCT. 3, 2008: DJIA= 10,325.38

OCT. 3, 2011: DJIA= 10,655.30


OCT. 10, 2008: DJIA= 8,451.19  = -18%

OCT. 10, 2011: DJIA= 8,721.29? = -18%



White.Star.Line's picture

Tyler, Fuck the SAT test.

The only formula anyone needs to memorize is:

Market data + Asset Prices + Fed Purchases + European Debt Crisis + Political and Financial theater = Bullshit.

Simple equation = simple theft.

mophead's picture

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Closing Price: 9,605.51

Friday, September 11, 2009
Closing Price: 9,605.41

Storch's picture

Enjoy October. All stops will be pulled out to boost equities, starting twelve months pre-election. This is just a downturn so we have someyhing we can be "saved" from. Hedge your hedges. Hedge your hedges of hedges. Ad infinitum.

I have literal hedges in the front yard of my house. They protect me from hooligans and rapscallions. Also 30 yr fixed no recourse at 4.125% bitchez!!!

FreedomGuy's picture

But the directions were different.


Michael's picture

Oct. 10, 2011: SPX=799.22; VIX = 79.92, forever to be known as the Columbus Day Massacre, as I am on record of predicting months ago.

I'm also predicting The Bernank will announce QE3 the following day in order to stem the continued stock market loses.

In other words, if you're going to panic, panic first.

myne's picture

OCT. 3, 2008: DJIA= 10,325.38

OCT. 3, 2011: DJIA= 10,655.30


OCT. 10, 2008: DJIA= 8,451.19  = -18%

OCT. 10, 2011: NYSE removed from the internet by a massive DDoS

I win!

AldousHuxley's picture



Oct. 10, 2008: SPX=899.22VIX = 69.95 :: Oct. 10, 2011: SPX=666; VIX = 666


If anonymous successfully hacks NYSE and spreads Stuxnet into high frequency colos into clusterfuckups.

spiral_eyes's picture

VIX = 666? But I thought we eliminated volatility through Keynesian-Stalinist central planning and currency management???

myne's picture

Oh, sorry. Honestly didn't see you there, bud,

Two Towers AU AG's picture


2012 :) :)

FederalReserveBankofTerror's picture

I would LOVE to see the "fictional" Tyler Durden Campaign Platform! How would Tyler manage the coming wipeout and recovery as President if he had a cooperative Congress. How would the US weather the storm in his administration? Tyler please consider writing this. I know you shy from politics and stick with uncovering lies, cronyism, deceipt etc...but let's just say you were going to deliver some hope and some change we could believe in...what would it be?

mophead's picture


Oct. 10, 2008: SPX=899.22; VIX = 69.95 is to ...."

Not gonna happen. They never make things this obvious.

CharlieSDT's picture

It happened in Oct 07 too.

rocker's picture

 What's obvious this week ???

  No Robo this Week !!!

Hook Line and Sphincter's picture

FYI Transgender BDSM convention SF. You asked.

Captain Benny's picture

Tyler, can you take this test for me?  Its too difficult.  I'll pay you a thousand bernanke bucks!

Scritchy's picture

Math is my strong point. For 500 bernankes I'll get back to you in 7 days with the exact answer. Lots of equations to analyze.

SMG's picture

No no, Don't worry, everything is fine.


Bananamerican's picture

put yer DOW 10k hats on ladies....and your DOW assless chaps....we're going in

Muddy1's picture

Nope, October 10 will be a Black Monday.

bgilliam83's picture

my head hurts fuck you tyler I am buying platinum, spam, and bullets.  In that order.

tmosley's picture

Why platinum?  It is money, but is rarely recognized as such.  You are more likely to lose out with falling industrial demand.

Two Towers AU AG's picture

Platinum like Gold is brought and kept due to TRADITION


bgilliam83's picture

then give me 100 kilos of palladium.  You just gave me a reason to buy more.

traderjoe's picture

Imho - it will never drop too far from gold, so gold will pull it along. And you have greater upside if it returns to a more 'normal' spread.

Mongrel's picture

But your enemies can . . .

TeresaE's picture

No I can't.

But I can eat the tasty little creatures the bullets drop for me.

I can also eat the food that others will trade me for a few of my precious, really precious, little metals

If cracks me up how many people believe that even if things turn to shit, they will still be marching down to Wally World to buy some Chinese processed Mott's Apple Juice.

Good luck with that.

j0nx's picture

Agreed been saying this for years. 22LR will be the new currency if things get as bad as what we fear. Hope you got a squirrel gun in your arsenal with plenty of ammo because something tells me you will need it soon.

Muddy1's picture

I have 3 squirrels who frequent my backyard and wreck havoac on the trees.  I'm going to enjoy the stew, little bitchez.

Two Towers AU AG's picture

Buggers if you cannot eat bullets eat Ipads.. They are tasty too...


knukles's picture

Are you sayin' John Wayne was wrong, pilgrim?
Ya better not be sayin' John Wayne was wrong 'cause it'll getcha thrown off ah the wagon train out here in the middle hf injun country and I'll betcha woodn't like that too much.

But if worst comes to worst and ya' had a choice betewwn John Wayne's bullets and Hilary's cooch, leas ya' can eat the bullets.

zorba THE GREEK's picture

Knukles.. I gave you an up vote to say you are welcome and because a young John Wayne was my hero in my youth.

Since we both appreciate humor, you may find this to your liking: What does tight-rope walking and receiving oral sex

from Whoopi Goldberg have in common?  Answer: Either way you don't want to look down.

FederalReserveBankofTerror's picture

"John Wayne's a fag!... That's right you boys. I installed two-way mirrors at his pad in Brentwood and he came to the door in a dress."

bid the soldiers shoot's picture

You can only eat one bullet. No seconds.

Boston's picture

You CAN'T even buy platinum.  I'm not able to find ANY dealers who can fill an order.