S&P 500 Futures Above 2012 Closing High

Tyler Durden's picture

All those who were patiently waiting for the S&P futures to close at new 2012 highs as the catalyst for Bernanke to announce QE3, can now exhale (if we end here): with S&P 500 2012 year-end earnings estimates the lowest they have been all year; with corporate revenues now negative quarter-over-quarter; and with US economic output sliding and GDP back under 2%; coupled with another step backward in housing; it was only logical that the S&P would close at fresh 2012 highs. And now, it is time for the NEW QE, LTRO 3 and more RRR and Interest Rate cuts from China and all shall be well.

S&P 500 Futures vs 10Y Interest Rates... futures just broke above 2012's closing highs...


Chart: Bloomberg

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vbone's picture

too many bears around town bros! need to be squeezed

Cdad's picture

There are not too many of ANYTHING in this market.  There is literally no participation...which I'm sure, some enterprising criminal syndicate Wall Street banker can claim is...BULLISH!  Yep, that's right...zero capital flows are the mostest uber bullish thing around.  Nothing like not being able to find a bid of any size to send stocks higher...well, save for collapsing earnings...and wildly deteriorating global macro economies...with a pinch of pending debt defaults like never before seen!

The market has arrived at such a sad, sad place that it is painful to watch it top tick itself...with almost zero actual trades.

Way to go Wall Street!  You have officially killed your own industry.  

Dr Benway's picture

Dude of course it is bullish. Lower volume means more easily manipulated markets.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

It’s a sad day for doomer libertarians. As if the S&P 500 close isn’t bad enough for doomer ZH day traders, the VIX is now down at 14.37, indicating that investors are more confident than ever in the global recovery. It begs the question: at what point do doomer libertarians admit that they are DEAD WRONG about the economy? 

0z's picture

I will be DEAD wrong when my account balance reaches Zero. Until then, I am a stubborn son of a bitch, and remain a seller.

From Jesse Livermore:

It never was my thinking that made the big money for me. It always was my sitting. Got that? My sitting tight! It is no trick at all to be right on the market. You always find lots of early bulls in bull markets and early bears in bear markets. I've known many men who were right at exactly the right time, and began buying or selling stocks when prices were at the very level which should show the greatest profit. And their experience invariably matched mine--that is, they made no real money out of it. Men who can both be right and sit tight are uncommon.

Quinvarius's picture

You have totally misapplied that quote to your situation.  To get a selloff you need a banking crisis where banks are forced to sell and go under.  You cannot have a banking crisis in ZIRP and crony loan land.  All you get is a lot of printing.  Livermore had a lot to say about being long during inflation.

Unlike the Dbags on CNBC, I will never try to tell you it has anything to do with the economy being great.  It is pure money creation. 

jcaz's picture

That you're clueless enough to reference the VIX to support your specious view says all we need to know about your market knowledge, Skippy-

What next- quote Cramer?

max2205's picture

Guess why??? It's like parents giving the kids more desert after they spent the day gorging at disney land.

It's fucking disgusting and isn't right

malikai's picture

Good stuff. +1

You kept it small this time. But I do love to read, so maybe a little more next time, eh?

JethroBodien's picture

ROFL.  Global recovery.   I've never laughed so hard.

Glasnost's picture

Meanwhile it seems that Europe is missing out on the 'global recovery' with its contracting GDP.

Stock Tips Investment's picture

Manipulation before the elections will be very evident. The market will likely continue to rise and will benefit those who stay tuned. The market has its own dynamic and no search more explanations. If the market goes up, take long positions and make money. If the market goes down, take short positions and make money.

Yen Cross's picture

I couldn't have said it better myself Cdad!  

Squid Vicious's picture

dont tell me you're that doosh from daneric's site...please

derek_vineyard's picture

lets party like its nineteen ninety nine

MFLTucson's picture

The no growth equity market up on spin and propoganda, not to mention trillions in confetti.

LawsofPhysics's picture

And an interest rate hike in U.S. bonds?  Pretty please?

Calidreaming's picture

Ok , I guess the world is fixed.   Maybe I will go buy a house or something

ZerOhead's picture

Oh it's fixed alright... very very fixed.

Not sure if it's safe to go back into the water however, but then again you look more like the expert on that matter...

0z's picture

Make sure you buy as many house as you can. That's how it's done!

buzzsaw99's picture

His zirp endureth forever. Amen.

Trichy's picture

Corzine is getting some great buying oppurtunities, to Corzine his clients in the new fund, right from the start.

HaroldWang's picture

Equities cannot pull back in any meaningful fashion. It's pretty simple really. There is no connection with the economy or corporate earnings for that matter. If they push stocks higher, they go higher regardless. So just go along for the ride. We could easily be in low to mid 1500's SPX by election day. 

Manthong's picture

Equities, gold, oil

Maipulate gold and oil down and equities up..  The Grand Illuision that allows interest rates to be low and the economic condition to appear sound..

until reality at street level collapses the whole scam and whatever real money left scatters into hard assets.

JethroBodien's picture

I get the impression stocks are going up "out of spite" at this point.


falak pema's picture

when you have nothing to say drown them in numbers !

Here is a presentation about the future by none other than GS, Abby Jospeh Cohen! The lady who got the 2008 crisis upside down!

Abby Joseph Cohen Themes And Risks - Business Insider

Incredible squid ink! 

This is the end's picture

Whatever, we have a looooooooooooooooooooong time to go on this. We still have a whole continent (Europe) who hasn't realized the consequence free joys of printing money. The simple act of printing money builds houses, creates jobs, perfectly allocates capital, makes people work harder and smarter and really makes all happier. The only question I have is why did they wait so long to show us all the magnificent alchemy of printing money? Why were they so short-sighted and stingy to not share this gift with the world 1000s of years ago? 

Once Germany allows the full money printing operation to begin in Europe (it might have started already) all of their problems will go away. The only reason Europe is having problems is because certain countries can't keep borrowing like we and the Japanese are. Once you get rid of that the printing and buying of up to 70% of new debt issuance will take this party much much higher. The hangover will be the end of the system. We just aren't there yet.

khakuda's picture

"The hangover will be the end of the system. We just aren't there yet."

Amazing that few outside of the readers of ZH get this minor point.

Jason T's picture

There is a physical economy outside of that money printing one.  

Germany had a 1% unemployment rate in the summer of 1922  .. 15 months later, graineries sat full because the farmers would't accept that confetti money from berlin.

Piranhanoia's picture

All the leopard tanks will be upgraded to mountain lion.  All the U-boot sales will vanish and the European arms race will begin again.   Guess we will find out how many nukes Germany has purchased.   They know what happens if they weimar it.

petolo's picture

I think Home Despot is having a special on wheelbarrows . The Weimar Special.

DavidC's picture

If someone can explain this to me I'll be grateful...


Hype Alert's picture

If retail is selling out of the market, who is buying it higher?  Algo's just selling it circle jerk fashion to each other?  And when does one of them figure out the first out the door wins?

The Axe's picture

No market No volume No reality No Shit!!!!

scatterbrains's picture

This smells like a double top to me. Watch this pig roll over just as 10yr treas. futs are working off the last ticks of an RSI sell signal and from here can resume it's rally.  If a double top it's calling for 1100 bitchazzes

Thought criminal's picture

Come on algos, you can do better than that... how about some new all times highs?

buzzsaw99's picture

The LLOYD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to believe in green markets: He leadeth me beside the low volatility. He restoreth my 401K He leadeth me in the paths of bullishness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of underemployment I will fear no evil: for He is with me; His HF prop trading and leveraged bid they comfort me. He preparest a 3% gain for me in the presence of short selling perma-bears Thou anointest my head with expensive imported oil; my SUV runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the bernank forever. Amen.

akak's picture




May I add:

"Fail Gary, full of shit, the Blythe is with thee.  Blessed art thou amongst CFTC regulators (sic), and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, manipulated silver.  Holy Gary, father of lies, pray for us investors, now and at the hour of the death of the dollar, Amen."

buzzsaw99's picture

Ms Master told the bankers to join in a conference call. Then she took the seven silver contracts and four gold contracts, and when she had given thanks, she broke them and gave them to the traders, and they in turn to the people. They all sold and were satisfied.

akak's picture

"As often as ye shall do these corrupt things, do them in remembrance of me."

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

I have the strangest feeling we are rapidly approaching the "deer in the headlights" moment...

ptoemmes's picture

I know this stock market does not exist.  I know that when I look at the ticker, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is....



Racer's picture

Ah I gettit, witching tomorrow........

Father Lucifer's picture

Blowoff top? for all the blow me hard MSM.