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Watch Trichet's Last ECB Press Conference Live

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Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:35 | 1744803 wang (not verified)
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Did they ever try to seduce you with a chambermaid?


(here is a link to a free standing player of the above broadcast)


Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:11 | 1744989 MillionDollarBonus_
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Trichet will be remembered as one of the stingiest ECB chairmen ever. I will never forget the time when Trichet raised the ECB benchmark lending rate, sending euro bonds plummeting and hammering the balance sheets of many of my financial stocks with exposure to European debt. Trichet is a selfish pig, with no regard for those of us with buy-and-hold equity portfolios. My heart goes out to those patriotic European investors who suffered the same consequences with their Euro-stock and bond portfolios.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:24 | 1745052 strannick
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So, the ECB repos Euros for used banana peels and condoms (European Bank toxic assets, Greek bonds, ect.) and the US -as confirmed two days ago by Bernanke on TV- repos unlimited dollars for Euros? We should just skip all the repos and make used banana peels and condoms the currency.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:34 | 1745092 covert
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always more lies, never the truth.



Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:28 | 1744804 knight99
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Lower Euro i need it man.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:34 | 1745090 Ratscam
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why does trichet call it LTRO?
Let,s call it for what it is: TROL!

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:29 | 1744808 misterc
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I hate this priggish, complacent French bastard. 

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:51 | 1744903 LibertyIn2010
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I hate this priggish, complacent French bastard.

- From the Department of Redundancy Dept.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:29 | 1744809 vast-dom
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Mumbling is preferable at this stage in the game. 

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:01 | 1744815 GeneMarchbanks
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"price stabeeleetee"

It hasn't even started and I'm already tipsy from the smell...

Let me add quickly before I black-out, there was some weird tension going on here. Europe is heading back to tribalism while Trichet retires in Monte Carlo.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:30 | 1744817 Global Hunter
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He brought us all market stability what more needs to be said?

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:31 | 1744823 Fips_OnTheSpot
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Obummer-Style of being late!

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:32 | 1744827 Wakanda
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Jager ready!

Let's get this party rollin'.

11 days until Black Monday II

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:32 | 1744828 PulauHantu29
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Bank of England Surprises Market With Large Expansion to Asset Purchase Plan; Pound Collapses

International Jonathan Granby, On Thursday October 6, 2011, 7:24 am EDT The decision to expand asset purchases made by the MPC was certainly expected but the timing and size of the action has caught many by surprise which has led to a sizeable Sterling sell-off intraday….


The Bank of England has moved to expand its asset purchase plan by 75 billion pounds to 275 billion pounds. An action which has defied expectations of a move of 50 billion pounds in coming months, few had suggested the central bank would act in October. The MPC voted to keep its interest rates on hold at 0.50%. While the action itself is not all that shocking since the market was broadly expecting the Bank of England to expand its asset purchase plan in coming months to support the floundering economy the size and timing of the action was certainly surprising. The shock factor of the size...cont



Glad you can't eaty gold or I'd be buying it by the mouthfull.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:33 | 1744831 alien-IQ
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must it be shots of Jager? really?

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:33 | 1744832 Curtis LeMay
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Yah...but..will he tell the truth - finally...

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:34 | 1744838 Kina
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Authorities are trying to determine if this was Timah, the Bernanke or Trichit or Blythe Masters doing her thing at work.

Or are they all the same person.


They deliver, and the MSM spend all their time polishing every turd.


Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:36 | 1744846 Zgangsta
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"sexual prophylactics"?  I didn't realize there was any other kind.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:06 | 1744974 Pangasius
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prophylacticsplural of pro·phy·lac·tic (Noun)

  1. A medicine or course of action used to prevent disease.
  2. A condom
Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:38 | 1744850 The Piker
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Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:39 | 1744854 Curtis LeMay
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Fix your fucking ECB link, twats

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:39 | 1744856 DaBernank
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Vee haf ze prrrrice stabiliteeeeeeee!!!!

will turn into

Weee-ah need-ah more-ah Euros!

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:41 | 1744859 Fips_OnTheSpot
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Wow, already in the introduction a 'ze price stabeleteee'

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:44 | 1744868 Fips_OnTheSpot
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*13* months LTRO fixed-interest tender. Huh?

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:44 | 1744870 Josh Randall
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There is only one CB and that is the FED --- these other entities/Central Banks will become obsolete.  this guy has his Golden Parachute packed and is hitting the road

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:45 | 1744875 SheepDog-One
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And the BBC and world media were 'SHOCKED' when Allesio said in the interview 'Goldman Sachs rules the world'?

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:46 | 1744880 PaperBear
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Did he just say that 12 month QE was to start October and 13 month QE was to start December ?

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:46 | 1744883 PaperBear
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"Covered bond" ?

Other phrase for QE ?

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:48 | 1744889 buzzsaw99
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good riddance to just another maggot banker

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:52 | 1744905 dermus
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I just shorted Deutsche Bank. I hope this fucker doesn't screw me up.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:52 | 1744910 the not so migh...
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Euro Zone Inflation low, growth rate high, future is bright.  I did a great job.   Well thats it for me , retirement, see ya suckers on the golf course.  hahahahahaha

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:55 | 1744918 hourglass86
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Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:58 | 1744928 equity_momo
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I'd rather go down on Lagarde after she'd done a spin class than listen to this idiot for 45 minutes.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:22 | 1745042 pods
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Note to self:

Read comment, THEN sip coffee.  


Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:59 | 1744933 Fips_OnTheSpot
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German commentary: Draghi is a hawk for ZE PRICE STABELETEEE --- o'rly? wahahahah.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:59 | 1744937 LongSoupLine
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Holy Crap!!...I don't have nearly enough Jager in my bar freezer.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:00 | 1744941 Miss Expectations
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"More importantly, today's "shot rules" are a shot of Jager every time the words "price stabeeleetee" are uttered."

This challenge scares me.  Oh, what the hell, why should we even bother pacing ourselves?  At 5 syllables, could probably do 3 shots per utterance.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:00 | 1744947 YuropeanImbecille
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These are the kind of rotten psychopats we tried to rid ourselves during the WW2... well the war was lost and now we, and our children and their children will pay the price.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:03 | 1744959 Michelle
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Shorts better cover, no recession happening, earnings season starting and I expect more upside from here.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:17 | 1745030 LongSoupLine
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Obviously not a troll...

Love to see the IP trace on this one.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 11:48 | 1745950 Michelle
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See, I told ya! Green Green Green!

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:03 | 1744962 Volaille de Bresse
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"I hate this priggish, complacent French bastard"


Fyi he shouldn't be here right now. He was put in that position after a diktat by Chirac. Everyone in Europe knew he was a tool but they relinquished and  "agreed" on Trichet provided he wouldn't be around for long (3 4 years). After that a competent person would replace Trichet. That guy was to be Wim Duisenberg alas he died prematurely in 2005. So Trichet glued his ass to his barstool... and in 2011 he's still here... prancing like a twin of Bernanke.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:11 | 1744998 GeneMarchbanks
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'Everyone in Europe knew he was a tool but they relinquished and  "agreed" on Trichet provided he wouldn't be around for long (3 4 years).'

Being a tool is the job itself, the very essence. It doesn't matter whether it's Trichet, Draghi or Twiddy bird.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:04 | 1744963 PaperBear
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He has "price stability" again, how many times has he said these words during his speech ?

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:06 | 1744970 dermus
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I had to quit the drinking game after he said price stability 5 times in a row in one minute. I was at 4 shots of vodka.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:13 | 1744988 LMAO
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Interesting to see if we are selling this "news".

BOE expaaaanding QE + ECB donkaments = flushing crispy fiatscos down the shitter at record pace.

And there we have the leaked reason for the market ramp we have witnessed; the mere promise to ignore the problems and continue the print-fest.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:17 | 1745021 Pangasius
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Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:20 | 1745037 Wolferl
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Trichet is a criminal, who should be in prison for the short rest of his life.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:24 | 1745056 catacl1sm
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Is this bullish?

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 09:25 | 1745058 Atomizer
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Trichet has been regurgitating his krisis prevention model for years.


2007 - Brussels Minute

Good riddence.

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