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Subprime Is To Lehman As Prime Is To Lehman-Buyer Barclays?

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Sun, 10/16/2011 - 12:37 | 1778841 GeneMarchbanks
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Barclays wants you to BTFD in PrimeX? You don't say.

A great way to measure deterioration in PrimeX will be the CNBC coverage. If they get all over it, it'll probably rally...

Don't US tbtf have massive inter-connectedness to Barclays?

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 13:20 | 1778927 SGS
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Depends, I have to call Mozillo to see if this is a buy or not.


Sun, 10/16/2011 - 12:21 | 1778845 JlM CRAMER
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I would put my career on the line for this one. A++++ Would buy again!

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 12:23 | 1778852 Global Hunter
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I just googled "PrimeX"...mortgage problem never went away I take it

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 12:31 | 1778858 Market Efficien...
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SubPrime Is To Lehman As Prime Is To Lehman-Buyer Barclays? logic chain found in job interviews for Ibanking?


Sun, 10/16/2011 - 12:31 | 1778862 Going Loco
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From FT:


'So what is the Markit PrimeX exactly? [And why on earth does it exist?] To discuss, let’s take a look at the family which the index belongs to..... The Synthetic RMBS Family...  And in case you are wondering who traded this errr.. stuff, here’s a handy table from the marketing presentation...  An important distinction between how these indices operate versus credit indices like the Markit iTraxx and CDX, is that these are “pay-as-you-go”. Under that model, which ISDA had the courtesy to standardise in order to [allow an incredible amount of leveraged subprime exposure to build-up in the system] alleviate otherwise overly burdensome operational constraints....'

I truly believe that when the history of the last few years is written most people who read it will think that the story was made up, that nobody, NOBODY, with a single functioning synapse could possibly think any of it was a good idea.


Sun, 10/16/2011 - 12:34 | 1778868 GeneMarchbanks
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Presently few people have 'functioning synapses' so what makes you think the future will have (somewhat) intelligent beings?

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 12:40 | 1778877 Rainman
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The humans who remember the old bucket shops are nearly all dead.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 12:33 | 1778867 Miss Expectations
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Zero Hedge is to Matter as Barclays is to Anti Matter.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 16:13 | 1779264 L G Butz PhD
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Damn You!

My head hurts . . .

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 12:38 | 1778872 bob_dabolina
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The headline of this article brought me back to the analogy section of the SATs

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 16:41 | 1779318 knukles
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My penis is to large as Jim O'Neill's forecasts are to reality.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 13:08 | 1778912 Atomizer
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On a side note, does anyone see how transparent the DHS is regarding OWS?


A new Fact Sheet we are releasing today outlines our three main objectives:

  1. Support and coordinate efforts to better understand the phenomenon of violent extremism, including assessing the threat it poses to the Nation as a whole and within specific communities;
  2. Bolster efforts to catalyze and support non-governmental, community-based programs, and strengthen relationships with communities that may be targeted for recruitment by violent extremists; and
  3. Disrupt and deter recruitment or individual mobilization through support for local law enforcement programs, including information-driven, community-oriented policing efforts that for decades have proven effective in preventing violent crime.

To implement this approach, DHS is working closely with our federal and international partners, as well as our many partners at the community, state, local, and tribal level across the country. We are an important partner in supporting the National Strategy on Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism, which President Obama released last week.



Back in 2009, this advisory was released


Statement by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on the Threat of Right-Wing Extremism

Release Date: April 15, 2009

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010


We are filled with daily comedy on threatened central planning stages. LOL

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 16:37 | 1779310 L G Butz PhD
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Statement by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on the Threat of Right-Wing Extremism

but wasn't that a recipe for making Tea Party Kool Aid?

aren't they dealing with different ingredients now?

they best watch out or they'll bring back the ole bread & gravy song

On Monday we had bread with some gravy.
On Tuesday was gravy and bread.

On Wed. and Thur. was gravy and toast,
which is nothing but gravy and bread.

So Friday I went to the landlord and asked for us something instead.

And on Staurday morning by way of a change
we had gravy w/o any bread.


Sun, 10/16/2011 - 15:25 | 1779156 Gohn Galt
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Link no longer available?  Is it somewhere else?

I guess it was down, the link is working now.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 13:10 | 1778919 Seasmoke
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Never for money, home is for love.......we are getting closer

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 13:21 | 1778928 Oh regional Indian
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Everybody ready for next week? 

Will it be Moanday or Tooeasyday? Sure feels like somethign has to give. Barclays is worse than it's Bitelays.

It's never the obvious thing, always from left field.



Sun, 10/16/2011 - 13:27 | 1778936 abugarance
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hey Jim, thatks for that link...Alessio is a fucking legend..."there is no democracy...at the end of the day, the government is a slave to GS and MS"...crucify the bitchez...

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 19:10 | 1779612 disabledvet
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surprised there aren't more comments on this subject. "they only dream of one thing, sir." "What's that?" "Revenge." And for that we are all to be scarred for life. Forget TBTF people and just think "too phuckin' big" cuz what's happening sure doesn't look like it has commerce as a goal but anger and rage...effected of course.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 19:34 | 1779661 Coldfire
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Mon, 10/17/2011 - 06:28 | 1780646 merizobeach
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"And where the vultures are, the squid can't be far behind."


Nice.  I come here for the laughs as much as for the news.

I'm told this one was published about a year before the Fed: http://i.imgur.com/uyF5l.jpg

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