Visualizing The Saturation Of Hopium

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As the S&P 500 oscillates in a 20pt range this week between its 50DMA and the 4/23-4 Bernanke Hope lows, it is becoming increasingly clear that the breadth of the hopium-infused float-all-boats new-normal reality is seriously fading.

NYSE net new highs is fading fast as the S&P clings to hope...


in a tight band between 50DMA and Bernanke's Hope Low...

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Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:19 | 2414221 bdc63
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This round is on me -- 'hopium on the rocks' for everyone!

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:39 | 2414362 resurger
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Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:56 | 2414407 HarryM
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The weak showing today speaks volumes

This is all they got left ? Holy Crap. I was expecting +100 finish.

Cracks ARE starting to appear

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 16:11 | 2414447 bdc63
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DOW closes up 19 ... well I guess they nipped that '7 down days in a row' boogeyman in the bud ... hopium abounds ...



Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:03 | 2414226 YesWeKahn
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Bernanke is our only hope. Bernanke, don't get crashed by a car!

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:08 | 2414242 Seorse Gorog fr...
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"Help me, Ol' Bernanke. You're my only hope."

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:41 | 2414363 Goldilocks
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He will take care of you (3:59)

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 16:23 | 2414492 Vince Clortho
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Obi wan Bernanke?

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 16:36 | 2414546 derek_vineyard
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there are plenty of bernankes-in-waiting to replace him

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:05 | 2414237 Cdad
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Just pull up a short term chart of any S&P company that has already reported.  With few exceptions, all of them have tanked post earnings release.  

You would think that, at some point, the S&P would actually notice that its components have fallen apart.  As such, the SPY is currently priced for stupid.

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:09 | 2414255 ebworthen
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QE3 Page for the Bernank.


End of twist and a drop in markets will send out the signal, Ben probably has it on "vibrate".

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:44 | 2414371 Chuck Walla
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QE3 Page for the Bernank.


End of twist and a drop in markets will send out the signal, Ben probably has it on "vibrate".



And its in his front pocket cuz it gives him a hell of a stiffy when he sells out the little peons.

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:11 | 2414261 nobusiness
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But, But What about the June meeting and QE3.  Hopium lives!  Do not panic.  Crony capitalism will continue.

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:15 | 2414268 tahoebumsmith
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You can only play patty cake with yourself in the mirror for so long before you start hitting yourself in the face...

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:17 | 2414285 MountainMan
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God bless the Bernake,

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:20 | 2414290 Piranha
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there goes the euro

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:20 | 2414291 Goldilocks
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Clarke & Dawe

Clarke and Dawe - General Knowledge (2:35)

Clarke and Dawe - A Great Man in a Crisis. (2:40)

Clarke and Dawe - The Public Life of Australia (It's going nicely) (2:38)

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:22 | 2414295 michaelsmith_9
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A big warning sign for the markets should be the USD as it continues to set up a big push higher, which will likely result in a move lower for the stock markets and commodities.  I like the bullish side of the buck right now.

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:34 | 2414343 EscapeKey
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Well, earlier today we were treated to the good old "markets are oversold" bullshit, on the basis of the DJIA having lost a successive 6 times (or so) - yet, the Dollar index has been up 9 days in a row, and no calls have been made that it's "overbought".


NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. dollar turned higher versus the euro on Thursday, pushing up an index of the greenback's performance against six major currencies for a ninth straight daily gain, its longest since August 2008, as the U.S. credit crisis deepened and an 11-day gain came as the U.S. tried to save Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The dollar index DXY +0.01% turned up to 80.113, from 80.083 late Wednesday. The euro EURUSD +0.1003% bought $1.2951, erasing a gain and from $1.2954 in late North American trading Wednesday

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:24 | 2414300 orangegeek
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Elliott wave count for the SP500 looks bearish.

And Apple is part of the SP500.


Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:25 | 2414303 bobola
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Thanks again for the side-bar T-shirt ads.

This is so much better than Beck shilling overpriced silver.

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:27 | 2414314 newworldorder
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Hopium is a very powerful drug for the professional money managers, traders and all those in the know. Since most individual investors invest through proxies in the form of mutual funds, ETF's and not through individual stocks, the indexes are all that matter.

As long as Bennie and the Jets can protect the indexes all is well as most of the population is clueless as to the true nature of our financial health.

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:33 | 2414336 Piranhanoia
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But they're all giving out dividends? 

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:34 | 2414340 NotApplicable
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But Hopium is all we've got left!

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:55 | 2414403 Aductor
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Horrible price action today. Bulls had every opportunity to rally, and it just petered out.

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 16:00 | 2414416 Nobody For President
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Bull rally pooped out at 1300ish, at close PPT desperate to keep the DOW green, gonna be real, real close...

Art's last 15 minute volume surge in very full force - what a manipulated farce this so-called market has become.


Thu, 05/10/2012 - 16:07 | 2414440 trampstamp
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I've been making a ton of money buying the dips. Keep it up Bernanke! You're my hero... until your not

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 16:31 | 2414520 pissing_excellence
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