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Some Fun With Analogies, Rhyming History And Repeating Futures

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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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Mon, 10/03/2011 - 22:53 | 1735711 tmosley
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Black Thursday, bitchez.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:04 | 1735745 buck4free
Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:14 | 1735785 spiral_eyes
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Oct. 10, 2008: SPX=899.22VIX = 69.95 is to...

Oct. 10, 2011: SPX=36,000

am i right tyler? 

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:31 | 1735852 Placerville
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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%



Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:37 | 1735871 White.Star.Line
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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.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:20 | 1735979 mophead
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Dow Jones Industrial Average

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

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

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:44 | 1736031 RmcAZ
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I shat bricks.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 01:13 | 1736085 Storch
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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!!!

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 01:13 | 1736087 Storch
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Srry. Bdrunk

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 01:13 | 1736089 Storch
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Srry. Bdrunk

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 01:30 | 1736119 FreedomGuy
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But the directions were different.


Tue, 10/04/2011 - 03:10 | 1736182 Michael
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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.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:43 | 1736027 myne
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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!

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:34 | 1735860 AldousHuxley
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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.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:08 | 1735956 spiral_eyes
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VIX = 666? But I thought we eliminated volatility through Keynesian-Stalinist central planning and currency management???

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:44 | 1736030 myne
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Oh, sorry. Honestly didn't see you there, bud,

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:56 | 1735925 Two Towers AU AG
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2012 :) :)

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 04:50 | 1736259 FederalReserveB...
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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?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 07:30 | 1736398 Tyler Durden
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Sorry. There is no hope and change

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:27 | 1735989 mophead
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Oct. 10, 2008: SPX=899.22; VIX = 69.95 is to ...."

Not gonna happen. They never make things this obvious.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:49 | 1736043 CharlieSDT
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It happened in Oct 07 too.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 01:25 | 1736109 rocker
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 What's obvious this week ???

  No Robo this Week !!!

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 03:26 | 1736217 Hook Line and S...
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FYI Transgender BDSM convention SF. You asked.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 04:29 | 1736251 Cliff Claven Cheers
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Where is the original Rusty?

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:05 | 1735758 Captain Benny
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Tyler, can you take this test for me?  Its too difficult.  I'll pay you a thousand bernanke bucks!

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:12 | 1735967 Scritchy
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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.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:10 | 1735762 SMG
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No no, Don't worry, everything is fine.


Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:35 | 1735862 Bananamerican
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put yer DOW 10k hats on ladies....and your DOW assless chaps....we're going in

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 01:01 | 1736064 Triggernometry
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Tue, 10/04/2011 - 08:53 | 1736610 Muddy1
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Nope, October 10 will be a Black Monday.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 22:54 | 1735714 bgilliam83
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my head hurts fuck you tyler I am buying platinum, spam, and bullets.  In that order.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 22:56 | 1735725 tmosley
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Why platinum?  It is money, but is rarely recognized as such.  You are more likely to lose out with falling industrial demand.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:59 | 1735930 Two Towers AU AG
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Platinum like Gold is brought and kept due to TRADITION


Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:10 | 1735961 bgilliam83
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then give me 100 kilos of palladium.  You just gave me a reason to buy more.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:16 | 1735975 traderjoe
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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.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:21 | 1735812 Schmuck Raker
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You can't eat bullets.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:26 | 1735831 Almost Solvent
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Eat, yes

Digest, no

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:51 | 1736046 CharlieSDT
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Chuck Norris can.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:31 | 1735853 Mongrel
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But your enemies can . . .

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:39 | 1735876 TeresaE
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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.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 07:35 | 1736408 j0nx
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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.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 08:56 | 1736621 Muddy1
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I have 3 squirrels who frequent my backyard and wreck havoac on the trees.  I'm going to enjoy the stew, little bitchez.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:45 | 1735891 323
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or spam

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:03 | 1735938 Two Towers AU AG
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Buggers if you cannot eat bullets eat Ipads.. They are tasty too...


Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:48 | 1736037 knukles
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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.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 01:26 | 1736110 zorba THE GREEK
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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.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 04:55 | 1736261 FederalReserveB...
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"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."

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 04:01 | 1736237 bid the soldier...
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You can only eat one bullet. No seconds.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:28 | 1735834 Boston
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You CAN'T even buy platinum.  I'm not able to find ANY dealers who can fill an order.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:44 | 1736029 FeralSerf
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Tulving has some Aussie Platypus platinums.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 03:31 | 1736219 Hook Line and S...
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No kidding. I asked a nearby coin dealer and he looked at me as if I asked for polonium.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 22:54 | 1735715 MayIMommaDogFac...
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That's cool, can I play?

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 22:55 | 1735720 X.inf.capt
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i see...


Mon, 10/03/2011 - 22:57 | 1735729 Tsar Pointless
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S&P 900s by Wednesday, me thinks.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:02 | 1735747 Mike2756
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I'll go with sub-900 in 2 weeks if it plays out the same.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 22:57 | 1735730 Fast Twitch
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LOL!! Priceless....."But this time it's different"...LOL!!

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:00 | 1735740 SpaDe
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And down she goes like a $5 hooker on buy one get one night

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:04 | 1735752 X.inf.capt
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im going to get some mileage out of that one...


Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:13 | 1735781 Mutatto
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$5 dollars?  I don't think so.   I'll get it next year for $3

Deflation, bitch!


Tue, 10/04/2011 - 03:33 | 1736223 Hook Line and S...
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Your handle is a devo inspired?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 08:35 | 1736554 Mutatto
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<Your handle is a devo inspired?>

Excellent guess, but no.

The Great Mutatto is a hideous looking man-beast from the X-files.  The local teenagers coax him out of the bayou by placing a PBJ on the designated cypress stump.  When he shows up at dusk, to collect the PBJ, the teenagers start yelling...




Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:04 | 1735751 Mister Neutron
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Oct. 10, 2011: SPX=899.23; VIX = 70.25

I got 1400 on my SATs.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:50 | 1735906 AldousHuxley
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sorry but Ben Bernank got 1590 on his SATs way back prior to recentering bs. He was also a spelling bee champion before the days of spellcheckers.


of course his father who was a pharmicist gave him some experimental mind-boosting drugs.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 02:16 | 1736170 Arkadaba
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So he is smarter than a 5th grader?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 02:38 | 1736181 AldousHuxley
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I was saying....when 99.9 percentile genius has no clue what to do except to print money, we are truely screwed.


But we do have spellcheckers so at least everyone can spell now.



Tue, 10/04/2011 - 04:18 | 1736246 stacking12321
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if that's the case, why did you write "truely" instead of "truly"?


Tue, 10/04/2011 - 09:28 | 1736722 s2man
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Hmmm, I come up with 70.43.  So I must be close to genius level.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:05 | 1735755 Squishi
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holy crap and holy shit!

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:05 | 1735759 wisefool
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Little Numbers. Meaning the same thinking that got us into this mess is not the same thing that is going to get us out of this. Eienstien said that the definition of insanity is the US tax code, yet the MSM treats Ron Paul and Herman Cain like doddering old fools.

Little Boxes Malvina Reynolds probably knew the bernake in the old perfect SAT days

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:24 | 1735985's picture

Herman Cain says that Ron Paul is a cranky old man. He also says that a Fed audit isn't necessary because there's nothing of interest to be discovered.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:52 | 1736050 wisefool
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And they had a 25 year old trader on bloomberg asia last night who correctly pointed out that if the USA sold the max (fantasy) estimate of spicie in fort knox at (todays) spot it would not cover the vig on the US debt for more than six months.

I am all for private citizens using gold to improve thier lot in life in a free market. But if that market is going to exist, you gotta baby step away from the central planners, which is thier precious tax code. Timmay messes up his taxes. Bernake does not.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 02:00 | 1736158 disabledvet
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you are a wise fool indeed.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 02:22 | 1736174 Temporalist
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James Steel, an analyst at HSBC Securities USA Inc.  I think this is who you are talking about:


And here is a related video about Gold and Silver:

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 03:00 | 1736196 wisefool
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You got it!

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:08 | 1735766 Bill D. Cat
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Shouldn't someone be printing ? To stop this madness ?

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:18 | 1735791 JW n FL
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Tentative Outright Treasury Operation Schedule


The Desk's tentative operation schedules associated with outright purchases and sales of Treasury securities as announced by the FOMC.

see M2


even if you dont understand.. you can understand the FACT that the numbers are getting bigger, not smaller.


Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:08 | 1735768 Old. No. 7
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Oct. 3, 2008:Gold=$825 is to Oct. 3, 2011:Gold=$1650


Oct. 3, 2011:Gold=$1650 is to Oct. 3, 2014:Gold=?


a.   $3300

b.   $6600

c.   $9900

d.   unavailable

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:13 | 1735782 JW n FL
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Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:18 | 1735789 Blorf
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Oct 3 2014:   Gold = now priced in Renmibi

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:20 | 1735804 JW n FL
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The only reason that America Owes Debt off shore is so that Banks on shore can collect fees..

So that the Share Holders of the Federal Reserve Bank can collect 6% on every dollar printed into circulation.

If America owed the Federal Reserve Bank $14 trillion in printed monies America would simply Not! pay the $14 Trillion.. so the debt has to belong to someone else other that ourselves.

The Fact that America has a 120% +++ amount of leverage on every U.S. dollar verse say the Chinese 1,200%+++ Leverage.. means that "We the People" are Transferring over 1,000% of our Wealth to China with every dollar they are allowed to invest into a U.S. Treasury (or other).

This is the biggest scam going and because the Value of the Yaun? is undervalued.. says Cable News in Heavy Rotation / 4 times an hour.. makes it so?

China services its debt or leverage on its Yaun / Renminbi thru production.

7 to 12 Cities a year are built that NO ON LIVES IN! and this is how China services its debt.

and the dumb ass people of America buy the story because it is repeated and repeated over and over again making China's Dollar "Strong like Bull!"

China's dollar is SHIT! and all of these Government Plants and / or STUPID Parrots should be rounded up and shot for Treason.

Stupid is as Stupid does. (Sino) Forrest Gump


Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:51 | 1735914 wisefool
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Can we make the canuks take over for captian kirk with regard to to the new world "reserve" currency baton?

Beats violence on a flat world. And the Chinese are not the gimps Bloomberg thinks they are. empty cities or not.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:17 | 1735972 JW n FL
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China is an empty City.. and Bloomberg isnt quoting a 1,200% (number is from March 2011) +++ Leverage / Debt on every Renminbi Printed into existence.


1,200% +++ leverage / debt on China's Printed Fiat Money.

120% +++ leverage / debt on every U.S. dollar printed into existence..

='s a wealth transfer of? over 1,000% to them.. not us.. and no matter how many TSY's we allow them to buy it doesn't change the fact that the only reason China can service its own debt load is because of the faux / empty cities.. that they build at a rate of 7 - 12 +? a Year.

China has one aircraft carrier that is in sea trials right now.. retro fit / bankruptcy purchase for $20m U.S. dollars?? is going to do what?

the worst thing we could do to China is build them up to fail.

and guess what?

all the property that China has bought in America.. all the Companies that China owns a majority in?

but 2 years ago China changed the law there.. no foreign company / person can own more the 40% of anything, period.

this shit ain't checkers.

and no violence?

the population is to fucking big! and poor people are going to thin the heard! of other poor people! LOL!

you think the Government all of the sudden forgot how to manage the herd?

wait?? because of the internet? LOL!!!

you will do what they want and not even know you are doing it for them! LOL!!


wait for the crack down on all those pretty lil girls getting pepper sprayed! wait till New York's Finest or some other armed group opens fire on the un-armed kids.. then we will have a ball game!

and its coming, quote me!


Tue, 10/04/2011 - 06:03 | 1736298 traderjoe
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Why does a sovereign country have debt at all?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 04:02 | 1736230 bid the soldier...
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Dollar at parity with the Pengo :o )

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:22 | 1735814 AustriAnnie
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e. having it already buried in your backyard.......Priceless



Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:12 | 1735778 monopoly
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Now those are scary numbers. Sitting here with confetti and physical. Just did not get into shorting this time around. Guess we need to wait to either add or get back in to the miners if Tyler's math is correct.

Good Night

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:13 | 1735780 JW n FL
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the sheep are all lined up ready to be fleeced!


Pomo, the gift that keeps paying transaction fees!

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:23 | 1735815 JW n FL
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I welcome yall to my show!

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 01:30 | 1736121 Careless Whisper
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+1   best link of the day

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:26 | 1735786 Seasmoke
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this is easier than any Captcha i ever had to answer at zerohedge

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:16 | 1735787 Do You Speak Greek
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Tyler Durden, will you marry me?


Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:18 | 1735793 Do You Speak Greek
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As soon as my hard-on recedes I shall promptly raise my limit order sell prices on FAZ, TZA, DPK, and EEV. 

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:30 | 1735843 AustriAnnie
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Think you just helped Tyler make his decision re: marrying you.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:37 | 1735868 Arkadaba
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Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:20 | 1735803 Osmium
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It's a trick question.  We all know that there were "green shoots" as early as March 2009.  Ben Told us so and he wouldn't lie would he?


The "green shoots" of economic revival are already evident, Bernanke told CBS program "60 Minutes" in the interview broadcast late Sunday, which the network said was the first by any sitting Fed chairman in 20 years.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:38 | 1735873 Arkadaba
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Oh I forgot about those green shoots (not really) but everyone else did - sigh.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:03 | 1735939 MisterMousePotato
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I keep seeing references here at ZH to "green shoots." I've always thought it was some kind of inside joke, but I have to ask: Did somebody *important* (Bernake, Obama, Giethner, Dimon, Cramer?) actually use the expression seriously at some point? Seriously? What's next? Chauncey Gardner for president? Oh, wait. That just happened, didn't it?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 01:24 | 1736108 zhandax
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Of course, he never bothered to clarify that those 'green shoots' turned out to be mold.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 02:12 | 1736167 ItsEvolutionBaby
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pandas eat green shoots, not eagles

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:40 | 1736022 AustriAnnie
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"And I think as those green shoots begin to appear in different markets, and as some confidence begins to come back, that will begin the positive dynamic that brings our economy back,"

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 07:34 | 1736406 MisterMousePotato
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Oh, dear. And I thought I'd seen everything.

Actually, that's delusional ... I don't have a television and haven't had one for nigh on 30 years, so I've probably seen nothing. Is this what goes on on television? The news and financial shows? Still? Today? This very hour?

People are going to wake up this morning, turn on the television and hear about green shoots, and then go to Starbucks?

I think I envy them.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:20 | 1735806 Blorf
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Imagine where the market would be if we had some legitimate gut-check bad headline news like a major bank failure, rather than slow hemorrhage from papercuts.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:21 | 1735811 fenner
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Such Deja Vu. QE^N will come.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:23 | 1735817 tickhound
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I went over it and over it and although I know its suppose to be easy, I'm just not seeing it.  I'm sure its right in front of my face.  Is this code?  Math is hard. 

I've had so much trouble focusing since the vaccination.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:57 | 1736060 CharlieSDT
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Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:56 | 1735818 sitenine
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I heard that the CME was going to raise the margin on the VIX by 50% to guard against volatility ;)

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:23 | 1735819 Misean
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Oct. 10, 2008: SPX=899.22; VIX = 69.95 is to ....Oct.10, 2011: SPX #REF!; VIX=#REF!

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:28 | 1735836 zen0
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Stay Calm, Be Brave, Wait for the Signs. ...

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:30 | 1735841 sitenine
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If you're still waiting, your late.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:28 | 1735838 Cursive
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It's only two years two late, but we're finally getting the global reset I thought was coming then.  To anyone who would ask the question, yes, I'd rather be early than clueless.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:32 | 1735854 Arkadaba
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"Your Browser" has crashed.Please hit send ......

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:43 | 1735885 mist929292
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What are the odds here? I hope the analogy is true. 

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:47 | 1735896 Caviar Emptor
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Oct 2008: Nobody could believe we'd see SPX 666

Oct 2011: Nobody would be surprised 



Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:48 | 1735898 HD
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This post should make you soil your pants. Of course the reason you soiled your pants would be different depending on if your long S&P or long gold.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:48 | 1735900 you enjoy myself
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Oct. 10, 2008: SPX=899.22; VIX = 69.95 is to ....

Oct 10, 2011: Goldman Bonuses=0; MS CDS = 528 ?

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:50 | 1735907 beastie
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42 is the answer.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:50 | 1735909 Steel_Preacher
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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 Oct. 10, 2011: SPX=799.25; VIX = 70.95 



don't ask...

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 03:06 | 1736204 Alpha Monkey
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Oct 10th is the Anon day of NYSE destruction.... 

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:55 | 1735920 Agent P
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And at this point a 2008 Philly / Tampa World Series repeat is still possible...WTF??? 

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:00 | 1735932 HedgeAccordingly
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what is  .. cat. 

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:00 | 1735933 Executioner
Executioner's picture I find this math more amusing. 
Is someone sorry for him? Why media still bow to the "Oracle" is beyond me.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 03:05 | 1736203 Alpha Monkey
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Because the media sucks the dicks of rich people to make us all think they know what's going on and to let them retain power a little while longer.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:02 | 1735935 SilverCoinLover
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Wait a minute, I've seen this question before, let me think...Yes! This is the exact same question that Prof. Bernanke gave us on our final exams at Princeton about ten years ago! The answer was QE100, and I got an A!

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:05 | 1735946 prophet
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1280 and 22

Some site/blog/chat room/board called over-the-edge or some such name started talking about the fed twst program back in the spring and while many comment on the pitfalls of 3X ETFs, buying some (4p of your portfolio) TMF back then delivered a nice double

but seriously between 960 and 1280 with 20 percent overshoots in each direction for 18 years from 1998 to 2016 seems about inline with previous cycles (1120 about midrange)

buy on the way down, sell on the way up


Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:06 | 1735953 lemosbrasil
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hahahahah.......There is an expression in Brazil that is : "TOMA , TOMA ,TOMA !!" one " TAKE IT ! TAKE IT  TAKE IT !!!".......

The movement is the same ! 2 months until free fall from first fall......"GAME OVER"

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:10 | 1735962 ParaZite
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That's normally what I scream when I'm f**king someone... somehow, that seems appropriate in this context as well.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:26 | 1735988 lemosbrasil
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Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:07 | 1735954 LeonardoFibonacci
Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:07 | 1735955 ParaZite
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2 years, and 2 QE's ago... 

Now we are in the same f**king place, unemployed with 2 trillion in additional debt. Wow, that worked out well...for the Banks and Wall Street.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:11 | 1735964 lemosbrasil
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HOUSTON.....we have a problem !!!.......we have sp500 and vix at the same place oct,2008.......we have a problem HOUSTON !!

Did you understand me ? Can you hear me Houston ? ZZZZZZZZZZZ

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:29 | 1735998 Dr. Hannibal Lecter
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To read this message in English, Press 1.  To read this message in broken Hindu-English, do nothing.  


Sorry, but Houston has been shut down do to a lack of funding.  Please address all your questions to Overland Park Kansas during the hours of 9AM to 5PM EST, and to Calcutta during the off hours.  And if Overland Park Kansas doens't straighten up and stop demanding such things as a livable wage, you may soon be addressing all questions to Calcutta.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:14 | 1735970 i love cholas
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Whever I took standardized test my answers were always 1.) A 2.) C 3.) D 4.) C and repeat. ROCK n'ROLL!

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:14 | 1735971 bill1102inf
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Just remember,  1000 bernanke bucks is worth more TODAY, than two months ago compared to GOLD, SILVER, HOUSES, DIESEL, GASOLINE, HOME HEATING OIL, NAT GAS, COAL, and Food.  Except for McDoubles, they were $1.00 and still are today.



Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:33 | 1736010 Captain Benny
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Long the McRib?

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:16 | 1735974 LasVegasDave
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Yes, a world run by marxist, mysogonist, lawbreaking gangstas is a suitable replacement for capitalism.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:31 | 1736004 Your Creator
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Monopoly money should buy some pretty good assets in the near future.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:35 | 1736016 Race Car Driver
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Bailout is law

President Bush signs historic $700 billion plan aimed at stemming credit crisis.

By Jeanne Sahadi, senior writer

Last Updated: October 4, 2008: 12:00 PM ET


NEW YORK ( -- After two weeks of contentious and often emotional debate, the federal government's far-reaching and historic plan to bail out the nation's financial system was signed into law by President Bush on Friday afternoon.


"By coming together on this legislation, we have acted boldly to prevent the crisis on Wall Street from becoming a crisis in communities across our country," Bush said less than an hour after the House voted 263 to 171 to pass the bill.



"We did today what we had to do because past mistakes made it necessary," said Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., one of the lead negotiators on the bill.


Republicans who switched their votes from "no" to "yes" included Rep. Howard Coble, R-N.C., and Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C. In a statement before the vote, Myrick said, "We're on the cusp of a complete catastrophic credit meltdown. There is no liquidity in the market. We are out of time. Either you believe that fact, or you don't. I do."


(full article here)


Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:40 | 1736021 chump666
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3Days worth of selling left (some end week meltups), but Asia sells all week.  Then markets really slide for the rest of the year.  Copper price starts to capitulate as indexes begin to crumble into new lows for 2011.  Three major fronts in trouble EZ (crumbling) /US (recession/depression + trade war with China) + China (huge chunks of the Chinese economy crash within the October = extreme FUBAR

It's going to feel like the end of the world...for some.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:48 | 1736038 caerus
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asia rolling over again...october is the cruelest month

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:49 | 1736041 green888
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The math is too difficult - lets go shopping

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:51 | 1736047 JW n FL
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That was good shit right there buddy!

have a song!


Tue, 10/04/2011 - 00:57 | 1736058 fuu
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I may not agree with you on a lot of things, but I gotta say you like good music.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 09:50 | 1736831 JW n FL
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you refuse to see my sarcasm.. if it doesnt make sense.. add "sarcsm /" to it and see if it doesnt pencil out for you.

I am for the people!

I am against the LOOBY! FED!! BANKERS (Investment)!!!

so.. if I am off message.. once again, think of my using sarcasm.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 01:08 | 1736074 chump666
Tue, 10/04/2011 - 08:12 | 1736493 snowball777
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You know I'd never considered how much Wendy resembles Rachal Maddow (or maybe the other way around) until now.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 09:51 | 1736832 JW n FL
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come on man dont do that to home team! LOL!!

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 01:09 | 1736078 Setarcos
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Think I'll settle for Tom Lehrer, an actual mathematician-turned satirist:

Or on a more positive note, that's rather apt considering the meltdowns at Fuckyoushima and in "the markets".

Oh and enjoy other offerings available in YouTube from Tom.

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 01:48 | 1736142 zhandax
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You mean such as his explanation of Ivy league economists?

BTW, re-arrange the letters of 'Ivy league economist' and you get 'A selective guy I moon'

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