From A Trader's Diary...

Tyler Durden's picture

Your rating: None

- advertisements -

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:19 | 1663232 malikai
malikai's picture

Lol! Welcome to the rubicon!

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:21 | 1663234 DefiantSurf
DefiantSurf's picture

Rubicon? this is a minefield !

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:26 | 1663254 Long-John-Silver
Long-John-Silver's picture

More like a semi-controlled Jungle landing without a clearing in sight.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:40 | 1663296 malikai
malikai's picture

"Is that anti-air-artillery down there alongside that strip? Are you sure we should land there? Those guys look pretty mean and what are those flashes? Um, it looks like they're throwing baseballs at us.. Wait, what was that?!"

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:03 | 1663667 Triggernometry
Triggernometry's picture

There's nothing like tea-bagging a hot LZ

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:19 | 1663725 malikai
malikai's picture

To me, a hot LZ is 36-24-26. :)

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:30 | 1663260 prophet
prophet's picture

$300 million cable to speed London-New York trades


September 13, 2011, 9:10 AM

A $300 million underwater cable is being laid between London and New York to speed up financial transactions by 6 milliseconds, or about 10%, the Telegraph reports.

It’s the first such cable since the dot-com boom.

Privately-held Hibernia Atlantic expects to sell high-speed bandwidth on the cable to hedge funds, foreign exchange traders and other trading firms once it’s completed in 2013.

By some estimates, each millisecond saved can boost hedge fund’s annual bottom line by $100 million.

The 3,741 mile cable attempts to follow the great circle route between the two cities as closely as possible.

-Tom Bemis

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:31 | 1663277 MillionDollarBonus_
MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

$300 million may be a lot of money to average day traders, but trust me its nothing to the pros. The reason some people are such successful traders is that they aren't afraid to think big.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:50 | 1663319 SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

Theyll be thinking 'big losses' real soon, and this time they wont be saved when they cry and throw their tantrums to be rescued again...not this time!

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:57 | 1663332 dizzyfingers
dizzyfingers's picture

Quote: this time they wont be saved Unquote

I'll bet you're wrong....

No one has to be responsible and take their consequences anymore. Everyone gets rescued...especiall those who screw everyone else.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:00 | 1663345 Idiot Savant
Idiot Savant's picture

That's funny sheepdog; put the bottle down and get some sleep.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:41 | 1663840 Uncle Remus
Uncle Remus's picture

Idiot Savant - that's like a Bubba Savant except with most of their own teeth.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:05 | 1663365 He_Who Carried ...
He_Who Carried The Sun's picture

Its just daily noise now, the new 'normal'.

Hello Traders, goodbye  Investors.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:30 | 1663273 WALLST8MY8BALL
WALLST8MY8BALL's picture

Welcome to the Con - Rube!

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:35 | 1663285 Gully Foyle
Gully Foyle's picture

Patrick Bateman: I live in the American Gardens Building on W. 81st Street on the 11th floor. My name is Patrick Bateman. I'm 27 years old. I believe in taking care of myself and a balanced diet and rigorous exercise routine. In the morning if my face is a little puffy I'll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do 1000 now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial mask which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:08 | 1663377 WALLST8MY8BALL
WALLST8MY8BALL's picture

 Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:17 | 1663411 gangland
gangland's picture

order me a j&b and a bellini be right back im going to the men's room.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:19 | 1663456 TGR
TGR's picture

WALLST - I'm sure glad you are being sarcastic there. I thought for one disturbing moment you were actually being serious.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:47 | 1664402 WALLST8MY8BALL
WALLST8MY8BALL's picture


Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:35 | 1663811 Thisson
Thisson's picture

"I have to return some videotapes."

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:19 | 1663454 blueRidgeBoy
blueRidgeBoy's picture

I must be the only one who doesn't get the joke. Why does this link to Christian Bale's IMDB page?  Must be an inside joke among the conspiracy theorists...

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:47 | 1663597 gangland
gangland's picture

brad easton ellis american psycho book better than movie, yeah we  conspiracy theorists like to read, idiot.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 15:09 | 1664772 blueRidgeBoy
blueRidgeBoy's picture

Oh, NOW I get it.  A pop culture reference to some piece of pulp-fiction "literature" and its Hollywood adaptation.  So you're demonstrating your superiority by recognizing a quote from the movie.  Got it.  Jackass.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 23:22 | 1666251 StychoKiller
StychoKiller's picture

"Call me Ishmael."  (or Wooden Bender!)

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:35 | 1663546 caerus
caerus's picture

i have to return some videotapes.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:53 | 1663638 gangland
gangland's picture

“I'm resourceful,” Price is saying. “I'm creative, I'm young, unscrupulous, highly motivated, highly skilled. In essence what I'm saying is that society cannot afford to lose me. I'm an asset.” Price calms down, continues to stare out the cab's dirty window, probably at the word FEAR sprayed in red graffiti on the side of a McDonald's on Fourth and Seventh. “I mean the fact remains that no one gives a shit about their work, everybody hates their job, I hate my job, you've told me you hate yours. What do I do? Go back to Los Angeles? Not an alternative. I didn't transfer from UCLA to Stanford to put up with this. I mean am I alone in thinking we're not making enough money?”

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:40 | 1663833 lincolnsteffens
lincolnsteffens's picture

I love my job. I used to make a modest living at it. Now the only way to keep from going under is to figure out what is true vs. utter bullshit in the financial and political arenas.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 12:04 | 1663944 gangland
gangland's picture

but isnt that interesting in itself and how are you dealing with that technically? it seems like sort of a progression if not evolution in sociodynamics. what i'm saying is thati think youre experiencing the rebalancing of the quantitative with the qualitative. what do you think?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 12:17 | 1664000 bid the soldier...
bid the soldiers shoot's picture

This ain't the Rubicon. This is the Styx.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:20 | 1663233 ZeroPower
ZeroPower's picture


Trading decisions solely based on.... rumors :)


Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:21 | 1663236 malikai
malikai's picture

Buy the rumor? Sell the rumor. Fuck it, just sell.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:26 | 1663256 Cognitive Dissonance
Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Welcome to the world of machines, for machines and by machines. We messy humans will soon be reduced to technicians and street sweepers. You know..........the (machine) service culture.

Opps, looks like we already are.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:30 | 1663272 malikai
malikai's picture

As a machine fixing slave all of my working life, I resemble that statement! Sadly, though, the machines do not show me any love in return. I would go on strike to protest, but I don't want them to begin to view me as fuel.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:43 | 1663290 Cognitive Dissonance
Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Machine # 1: malikai seems to be malfunctioning again.

Machine # 2: Third time this month and only half way through.

Machine # 1: Shall we grind his bones to make our bread?

Machine # 2: Too much gristle. Feed him to the lions instead.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:49 | 1663317 Jim in MN
Jim in MN's picture
Ray Bradbury. The Veldt "George, I wish you'd look at the nursery."
"What's wrong with it?"
"I don't know."
"Well, then."
"I just want you to look at it, is all, or call a psychologist in to
look at it."
"What would a psychologist want with a nursery?"
"You know very well what he'd want." His wife paused in the middle of
the kitchen and watched the stove busy humming to itself, making supper for
"It's just that the nursery is different now than it was."
"All right, let's have a look."
Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:21 | 1663235 Careless Whisper
Careless Whisper's picture

The Careless Whisper Morning Report


Zambia Uses Chinese Renminbi In Day To Day Transactions

German Minister Says Facebook Threatens Data Privacy; Urges Avoidance,1518,785712,00.html

Chase Official On "Chase Burning" Painting; "It's Scary",0,686...

Manny Ramirez Arrested For Bitch Slapping Wife; He Says It Was A Swing And A Miss

Last Nites Debate In 100 Seconds

9/11 Conspiracy In 4 Minutes




Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:24 | 1663250 SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

Banksters not too keen on paintings of banks burning? Well, they should be worried, people are beating the elites guards in the streets as we speak!

Chile - Rioting Injures 50 - Mostly Police Injured - YouTube

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:56 | 1663329 ramirez
ramirez's picture


This video made my day! Hope to see some similar activity all over Europe too.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:29 | 1663270 caerus
caerus's picture

that's just manny being manny

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:38 | 1663291 Gully Foyle
Gully Foyle's picture

Careless Whisper

Hasn't China pumped a lot of money into Africa? And where that money is aren't there very large communities of Chinese who seem to be very insular. It comes as no surprise that Zambia has adopted the currency of a principle investor who also just happens to be colonizing, to some extent, wherever they invest.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:57 | 1663338 snowball777
snowball777's picture

Alex Shaefer should work on some personal portraiture. I'd bid.

The Burning Moynihan.

Lloyd on Fire.

Jamie Flame-on.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 23:31 | 1666273 StychoKiller
StychoKiller's picture

How about something surreal, like "The Bernank's Melting Printing Press?"  :>D

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:05 | 1663368 island
island's picture

"9/11 Conspiracy In 4 Minutes" is excellent. 

Thanks for the link.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:21 | 1663462 Real Estate Geek
Real Estate Geek's picture

"Chase Burning" is nice, but the artist made a mistake choosing oil as his medium.  His vision would be conveyed much better as performance art.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:24 | 1663237 LoneStarHog
LoneStarHog's picture

Sheesh! Just post a list of the times and headlines on ZeroHedge if you want a roadmap of market Schizophrenia. 

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:24 | 1663238 MFL8240
MFL8240's picture

The markets were not designed to be a Casino, they were designed for INVESTMENTS.  Of course, Investments with the help of the computer are now limited to 5 seconds in and out.  I would prefer all traders get the hell out, along with this corrupt government (GovtSacks) and let the markets seek their own level on P/E earnings and real, not artificial government induced growth and manipulation.


Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:00 | 1663342 LongBallsShortBrains
LongBallsShortBrains's picture

What are you talking about?

Casinos are Investments Sheeeesh!

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:22 | 1663240 SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

He left out the stock slide on Zerodamus speech?

Heres what the banksters see, their guards getting their asses beat in street riots. This time in Chile.

Chile - Rioting Injures 50 - Mostly Police Injured - YouTube

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:22 | 1663241 ZDRuX
ZDRuX's picture

Nothing to do with product pricing.. this is just a big zoo.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!