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Stocks Plunge, 10 Year At Record Low, Gold At Record High

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Panic mode is fully back with stock plunging to Friday lows, while both gold and bonds are at records, 10 Year touching a record low 2.03%, the S&P plunging to Friday's lows and gold as is well known, back at all time highs. The catalyst: the same thing Zero Hedge reported yesterday, namely that one bank in Europe has a dire dollar squeeze (note not EUR) to the tune of $500 MM. The real market is thus now pricing in both hyperinflation and hyperdeflation at the same time, while the Fed's policy instrument, stocks, is now pricing in Lehman part deux (but don't nobody mention SocGen or the black choppers will come after you). As for those who followed Doug Kass' advice and bought XLF yesterday, we have four words: iShares Inverse Kass ETF.


10 Year:

Another look at bonds which continue pricing in the end of the world:



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Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:02 | 1572605 BaBaBouy
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GOLD Bitchez ...


KITCO out of 1 Ozs Bars, never seen that before ...

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:02 | 1572620 Pladizow
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Black Hawk drills over Bank of America in Miami???????

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:12 | 1572699 BaBaBouy
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GOLD Now @ New Highs ...


This is nothing folks, 2nd inning only...



Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:02 | 1572627 snowball777
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Sorry. :)

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:15 | 1572713 TruthInSunshine
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The highly educated and extremely intelligent The Bernank has managed to break all markets.

When is someone in a public position going to mention The BubblesBananasBernank problem?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:12 | 1572708 midtowng
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Hope Chavez didn't have his gold at Kitco. ;-)

Over 200 tonnes of gold is leaving the market. How many counter-parties are going to get squeezed?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:23 | 1572804 Smiddywesson
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Maybe they are out, maybe they are bunkering.  That is a canary in the coal mine.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:59 | 1572608 Independent Rep...
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The Fix is breaking bitchez.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:11 | 1572686 midtowng
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But why today? The news out today isn't any worse than it has been for the last week, yet the markets had a HUGE rally over the past several days.

Now they are in full panic mode. It's as if there is more bad news on the way that only the insiders know about.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:28 | 1572828 Smiddywesson
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This market is going to get a HUGE infusion of Benny bucks as soon as volume drops.  The Fed is not even near done with their gold acquistions.  Not at these prices.

Their game is to keep the markets up and buy gold.  Don't fall for the market collapse theory, that's not in the cards until the game is over, and it ain't over.  It is not a market, or it would have collapsed long ago.  Don't trade it like it's a market.

Expect some more 500pt swings back and forth over the next few days.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 13:09 | 1573648 ElvisDog
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What evidence do you have that the Fed is buying gold? Haven't heard that one before.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:01 | 1572610 Boilermaker
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Hold on to your asses....this is going to hurt.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:02 | 1572621 HelluvaEngineer
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BM - Hey - saw the stupidity in IYR this morning and went short.  Insane.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:09 | 1572673 Boilermaker
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Yea, it's ridiculous and has been for quite a long time now.  It's down >4% now.  In my humble opinion, when they really let that go then you know the game is over.

They're trying to stick save and breath life back into it right now.  We'll see.  I wouldn't be surprised to see them try to jerk it way back up again before the close.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:33 | 1572868 Smiddywesson
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My guess is they will try to shore it up in low volume during lunch.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:05 | 1572638 Stoploss
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Ahhhh the irony... 666 is the break point for the RUT, LOL!!!

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:00 | 1572611 Kokulakai
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Bernanke Ka-put?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:02 | 1572613 speconomist
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XLF is a Financial Sector ETF, right?

Did Doug recommend to buy that one, or the inverse?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 12:03 | 1573362 WiZlon
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Kass said we've hit the bottom - the selling is overdone (you can probably find his comments on CNBC).  Looks like he was a tad early with this prediction.


Kass says buy XLF.  Tyler says buy the inverse.  One of them did good today, the other is named Doug.  :)



Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:01 | 1572614 wang (not verified)
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I apologize to Rosie

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:02 | 1572617 machineh
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Dow 11K -- busted to hell!


Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:02 | 1572618 Flakmeister
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Philly Fed just crapped the couch....


Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:05 | 1572641 narapoiddyslexia
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Has anyone ever seen -30 on the Philly Fed before? 

Is this not an indicator that corporate profits are on the express elevator, in the down vector?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:12 | 1572704 Flakmeister
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Last hit this number in March 09

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:03 | 1572619 lolmao500
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That's why I'm going to buy 10 years bond shorts. Once QE3 kicks in, it's gonna skyrocket.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:06 | 1572647 Flakmeister
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There will be no explicit QE3... be careful or you may be inadvertantly committing seppuku...

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:09 | 1572678 lolmao500
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Yeah right. How can US treasury bonds go lower? It just cannot.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:13 | 1572712 Flakmeister
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You clearly missed the Japanese reference....

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:21 | 1572781 lolmao500
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Ya well Bernanke cannot go japanese, he's too impolite.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 12:07 | 1573387 TruthInSunshine
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The Bernank can not only go Japanese, he can do a fantastic bukkake & kabuki on the taxpayers while doing so.

I call The Bernank's new breed of economic theory 'Fugunomics.'

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:03 | 1572629 FoieGras
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No instrument in the market .. NONE... is pricing in hyperinflation. It's delfation all the way.

Stocks, Gold, Bonds, Oil etc. etc.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:06 | 1572649 Thorlyx
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unfortunately not at the pump and not at the grocery store.......

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:38 | 1572912 Smiddywesson
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Gold is going down FoieGras?   Have you been eating Prechter pate?  Gold goes up during deflation and up during inflation, esp hyperinflation.  That's because gold is a currency.  That's because gold is the measuring stick by which all value is measured.  In short, gold is going up because central banks know all of the above, are buying it like crazy, and know what's coming next because they are in contol of a top down system.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 13:07 | 1573635 Bay of Pigs
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Most deflationists have their head up their ass on gold. They don't get it and never will. 

QE3 will only make things worse and that's where we're heading.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 13:13 | 1573664 ElvisDog
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I agree that QE3 makes it all worse, but I disagree that it's coming. It is the last bullet in the Fed's revolver, and if they launch QE3 and it fails then the Fed has nothing. Not only do they have nothing but the last shread of their credibility is gone. In my opinion, the Fed won't launch QE3 because they know it will fail and when it does the whole ball wax comes apart.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 13:17 | 1573681 Flakmeister
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Thu, 08/18/2011 - 13:46 | 1573791 Temporalist
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Yes gold is the numeraire...what all other wannabe currencies are measured against.

I forgot the term for something that is purchased more as the price rises demand is that too.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:03 | 1572630 ZeroPower
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Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:04 | 1572632 Debtless
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It's nice to see the human volume back kicking some robot ass this morning.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:08 | 1572663 DaveyJones
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1st some robot ass, then some representative 

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:04 | 1572633 Troy Ounce
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Fuck, where is the party if stocks plunge to zero?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 11:19 | 1573128 sleepingbeauty
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My place, BYOWFAG (Water Food Alcohol and gas)

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:04 | 1572634 vast-dom
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Time to BUY TBT


Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:05 | 1572640 swissaustrian
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Volume wasn´t that high - interesting...

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 11:42 | 1573253 Cruel Aid
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Down 500 points without the panic volume.

Walk in the park?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:06 | 1572643 DaveyJones
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Ah Panic mode, it's getting so familiar it's sort of...comforting

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:07 | 1572655 fiftybagger
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Gold up 40 bucks and dow down 400

"It's a beautiful day in the (Zerohedge) neighborhood"

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:13 | 1572707 DaveyJones
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unfortunately, most neighborhoods are gonna end up like this

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:07 | 1572660 mist929292
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Man, I never knew investing in gold would be so much fun.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:15 | 1572731 midtowng
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Give me my annual 20-30% ROI and I'm happy.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:09 | 1572675 mfoste1
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Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:09 | 1572676 Tense INDIAN
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today is looking even more ferocious

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:12 | 1572687 slewie the pi-rat
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R2K finding support @ 666?

coffee was perky, back into downtrend.  decaf? 

warning: possible "risk off" today!   slight chance of zeroHedge staying up; cutesie pictures on boards will do it!

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:11 | 1572689 bullionbaron
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Gold at record high, yet Gold stocks not following:

Time to be heavier the physical metal.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:14 | 1572722 lieutenantjohnchard
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as mentioned a couple of times here at zh i would not be surprised in the least if tptb step aside and allow gold and silver to rocket higher. maybe tptb have gotten that old time religion, and see the light in regards the shiny.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:44 | 1572943 Smiddywesson
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If they are still buying, why would TPTB step aside and let PM prices soar?  That would signal the end for kick the can and make them press the reset button.  They are more likely to wait for the retracement day when they push the DOW up 500 points on low volume and then use another two of their priceless margin increases against gold.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:21 | 1572782 Cursive
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Don't worry, our central planning fathers will make everything all right.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:21 | 1572789 RockyRacoon
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I'll admit to a certain degree of schadenfreude.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:27 | 1572816 Flakmeister
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I knew you had it in you....

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:52 | 1572973 Johnny Lawrence
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How's Bill Gross' short position in Treasuries?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 14:35 | 1573967 goldfish1
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Silver seems to be holding her own. They can't keep her down?


Gold: Monday 1732   Thursday 1826 +5.1%


Silver Monday 38.82  Thursday 40.85 +4.96%



Thu, 08/18/2011 - 15:35 | 1574191 FluffyCone
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Anyone know where I can by stacks of Zimbabwe dollars? All the sellers on eBay want too much just for one or two un-circulated notes. I want to get a stacks of the notes in various domination and create my own personal bank. LOL!!! Anyway, I am seriously looking for the notes though. Thanks,

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