"We Are Off The 2012 Lows" By About 10 Points

Tyler Durden's picture

While the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed into negative territory for the year on Friday, E-Mini and the S&P are still "off the lows" of the year (low print was 1259.75 on January 5th). However, if the rapid sell off in the premarket session accelerates, it is possible that we will wipe out all of the 2012 gains in hours if not minutes: December 30, 2011 close was 1252.50. We are now 10 just points higher and closing fast.

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CvlDobd's picture

Tyler! SHHHH! The PPT will be in there soon to buy up the weakness to discredit ZH, much like they slammed Silver during Dr. Paul v. Bernanke earlier this year.

Also that one dude should be happy because there are no bubbles on the right side of the chart. I wanna see us under 2009 lows!

LawsofPhysics's picture

Maybe, but with current physical demand around the world being what it is, it will be difficult to keep the commodity complex from blowing up if they do so.  Just remember, if commodites for delivery stop crossing boarders, troops will, then this deflationary period will end in a hurry.  Same as it ever was.

Colombian Gringo's picture

Unless the Central Banksters start printing in a big hurry, the market will go down very hard this coming week.

theTribster's picture

All they have to do is hint at it, that's generally enough for a few days...

CrashisOptimistic's picture

Merkel was quoted today saying a really ominous thing.

"UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES will I agree to Eurobonds."

That left zero room for rumors to nibble away.  Pretty damn hard core.

DeadFred's picture

Of course politicians have been known to lie.

azzhatter's picture

Frau Merkel should avoid hot tubs. TPTB can be very persuasive

hedgehog9999's picture

This means Eurobonds is a done deal!!!!

Reminds me of an infamous Mexican President many years ago who one day said  " como Perro por mi Peso" indicating he likes to protect his Peso the way a dog protects his bone, the next morning he devalued the currency 100%. They always say the opposite of what they do...................

He sucked the life out of the country, that's what he did, but that's another issue.....

fourchan's picture

yes we can?



more like what me worry?  

jeff montanye's picture

he devalued the peso 100%?  you know that means to zero, right?  link?

Soul Train's picture

... but wait, there's more.


Obama has just dispatched Ms. Lael Brainard to lead the US Treasury Dept Washington DC effort,  into the EEC for high level meetings early this week. She is on an extensive tour beginning in Brussels to make it happen. Ms Brainard is flying Business Class right now out of Dulles Airport to Brussels as I type !

Ms Brainard is said to have the complete confidence of Mr Timmy Geithner to assess the situation and take action to review and report.

Longs have yet another excuse to mortgage the farm, and load up at the 200sma level! </sarc>

In all her radiant brilliance, here's a recent scripted quote from her majesty the Undersecretary of Treasury, International Affairs:

CompassionateFascist's picture

Shoulda sent Blythe. She'd master the situation.

sunaJ's picture

Assignment this week:


Get into an argument/fight with a bank teller as you try to cash a check to yourself on a closed account that does not belong to that bank.  Insist that you just want equal treatment under the constitution.  The call will go out to the police as a "fraud in-progress." 

Michael's picture


German police officers escort an anti-crony capitalism protest march with some 20,000 people in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, May 19, 2012. Protesters peacefully filled the city center of continental Europe's biggest financial hub in their protest against the dominance of banks and what they perceive to be untamed capitalism, Frankfurt police spokesman Ruediger Regis said. The protest group calling itself Blockupy has called for blocking the access to the European Central Bank, which is located in Frankfurt's business district. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)


theTribster's picture

That's really, really cool to see. I mean really cool, the first thing about this whole fucked up fiasco that has brought a smile to my face - good for you finding that. +1

fonzannoon's picture

"German police officers escort an anti-capitalism protest march"


fonzannoon's picture

I did not see "crony" in the article. Maybe I missed it.

Michael's picture

"Crony" goes well with "untamed" in the article so I fixed it for them.

How about this too;

Tea Party and Occupy activists rub shoulders at Bilderberg protest


LetThemEatRand's picture

The worst fear of the oligarchs is that their divide and conquer strategy stops working.  Occupy and Tea Party have a common enemy.  They disagree about the solution, but how cool would it be if we all could debate the correct solution and have real elections between people who actually want to help the country.  I'll vote for someone I disagree with all day long if they truly want to do what is best for the citizens in their own mind, over someone who just wants to serve the oligarchs (almost all of our current national leaders fall into the latter category).

mtomato2's picture

Spoken, almost, as a  true libertarian.


You're slipping.

dolly madison's picture

Awesome links Michael.  They are really cheering me up.

The Onion Of Twickenham's picture

David Icke??? You're quoting David Icke???


Icke was a former sports commentator on the BBC who once turned up on a chat show in a purple shell suit claiming to be the son of God, or an emissary from the planet Tharg, or some such thing. He has been a laughing stock in the UK for 20 years and his name is used as a synonym for whacko.


Anything that is on the David Icke website is conspiracy theory with extra whipped cream and a cherry on the top.

franzpick's picture

With the 5% equity downside my screens are suggesting, the PPT may be about to experience some disabling performance anxiety.

DeadFred's picture

It stopped at support so it may need some more gut wrenching news to drop through. It does seem that type of news has been rather common recently.

oldman's picture


Look at that chart --------------------not even the Fed is dumb enough to step in front of that.

This is pretty exciting                   om

scatterbrains's picture

Interesting that both a Full Moon and the  "Passage of Venus" will occur on 5 June...

"The next transit of Venus will occur on 5 and 6 June 2012, and will be the last Venus transit this century; the prior transit took place on 8 June 2004. The previous pair of transits were in December 1874 and December 1882. After 2012, the next transits of Venus will be in December 2117 and December 2125."

Aductor's picture

Sorry, is this the astrology convention?

CvlDobd's picture

Although I don't know how to trade on it, some of the solar/lunar analysis is VERY interesting! Look up Chris Carolan's website and his book Spiral Calendar. Recently he has been all over the link between FED/ECB balance sheets and the value of equity/commodity markets. It's not for everyone but it is a fun alternative form of analysis. You can have a certain fundamental or technical outlook and you are thinking of taking a position in. It is nice to have Chris say something along the lines of a spiral calendar turning point is at hand in market XYZ. Gives you a little extra confidence on your trade. For those who still trade anyway.

A Lunatic's picture

I'll definitely keep that in mind, just in case I run out of chicken entrails.................

CvlDobd's picture

Just an alternative perspective. I've seen Tyler retweet Chris so it appears there is some mutual respect between the two parties.

Long chicken entrails.

UP Forester's picture

Just make sure you use hard-wired comms June 5-7, as the solar particles from the massive coronal hole are going to be playing havoc with satellite links during this period.

Full moon + solar particles + Venusian transit = lots of rain, possible large earthquakes....

CvlDobd's picture

Sounds bullish. I'm gonna go buy some ES. BRB

LeBalance's picture

yes, i guess discussing energy set-up and overriding factors in true circumstances of life is above your envelope of understanding at this point.  But I appreciate SB's information presented above.

did you comment vigorously on all the "my sister earns $$ per hour ... posts?

this is a kind hint about astrology.


you might want to look into it.

A Lunatic's picture

Do NOT attempt to view this event with the naked eye. Believe it or not the sun will do more damage to your eyes than staring at charts like the one above. Anybody seen my rose colored welders goggles??

Race Car Driver's picture

From your link:

"It is like a vulva of time that is opening up so the newborn child can come into this world."


Just sayin'.

machineh's picture

Wake me up when it's time to short Treasuries.

gatorengineer's picture

Wakie wakie, its time to short the treasuries, maybe not today but by the end of the week a tradeable bottom will be in....

Conrad Murray's picture

machineh is now known as Rip Van Winkle

besnook's picture

qe n+1 is near.

mammoth mo's picture

Futures near negative 100 and dropping...


Printing presses now on alert.

CrashisOptimistic's picture

TD's phrasing was careful, but the usual yardstick is close Dec 31, 2011, not low of January.

Dec 31, 2011 closed at 1257, a fraction under Dec 31, 2010, also 1257.  2011 was a DOWN year (by that fraction).  We forget that often because of the hype about the LTRO fueled surge post October and out to April.  Despite that surge, 2011 was still down.

Let's hope 2012 is, too.


gatorengineer's picture

Futures will be green by the morning........  Stick save comming, from the Goldman Suchs euro re-union....

CrashisOptimistic's picture

It's going to be difficult

Merkel was quoted today saying a really ominous thing.

"UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES will I agree to Eurobonds."

That left zero room for rumors to nibble away.  Pretty damn hard core.

johngaltfla's picture

Probably will be green on QE ? because there's only $4.4 trillion in equity derivatives to worry about in Euroland and the U.S.

fonzannoon's picture

Gold down slightly. I kind of half expected it to be up another 100 bucks.