Who Leaked the NFP This Time?

Tyler Durden's picture

Presented with little comment except to note that in the minute or so before the actual sanctioned release from the dark little room at the BLS, S&P 500 e-mini futures slumped by 7 pts, surged and then slumped again by 7pts - double the entire overnight range in those 30-45 seconds. So after all the efforts to maintain the integrity of the NFP release, it seemed someone knew something early...

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GetZeeGold's picture



Really sorry about that.....my bad.


idea_hamster's picture

"the integrity of [insert BLS-related item]"

Ha -- Nice one!  But really, I think it's a bit late....

Hippocratic Oaf's picture

The FED told Goldmans machines.

Chaffinch's picture

Whose was the best guess at what the BS number would be?

Oh yes, Goldman Sachs...

giovanni_f's picture

GS approves government data before they are released

GS is the government

Randall Cabot's picture

Yeah, but who was the dope that ramped it up 7 pts after the first drop only to be snookered again?

flacon's picture

Perhaps somebody from the future has invented a time machine and is using this "pre-knowledge" to their advantage.


...perhaps not...

Gully Foyle's picture


So you are a member of an economic filesharing group?

GetZeeGold's picture



Not card carrying.


Carl Spackler's picture

Yes, a classic quote indeed.


and... "Turn the machines back on!"

GeneMarchbanks's picture

No one did. It's those fantaseconds that actually drift forward then back in time. The markets are rational.

Gully Foyle's picture


The Doctor: All of time and space; everywhere and anywhere; every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?

EscapeKey's picture

Fraud and insider trading? On Wall St?? *gasp*

What is the world coming to.

GetZeeGold's picture



Welcome to our world......mind the vampires.


Cassandra Syndrome's picture

Same with Gold. I put in a Buy order once Hampton said 115K on CNBC and it was already over $1,640 from $1,633 a few seconds before that.

sharky2003's picture

Isn't there a 10 second or so TV delay?

WonderDawg's picture

That's what you get for trying to frontrun the big boys. Should have waited, it's back to $1635 again.

Hubbs's picture

If the markets, the govt reporting, and Wall Street aren't rigged, then I'll go to the Nevada Brothels to pray for redemption.

ihedgemyhedges's picture

Say hi to Celeste, Sunny and Cheryl for me.................

aerial view's picture

Banksta's Dictionary:

U.S. Stock Market: a term associated with an entity that is corrupt, unfair, manipulated and opaque.

AmazingLarry's picture

We don't know...ergo...it was vaporized. 

Manthong's picture

Heavens to Betsy!  Just plain shocking.

Something does not seem fair.

Platinum_Investor's picture

The US is worse than CHINA.  Can't be trusted.

Kina's picture

Don't worry the SEC are on to it, they are dead against insider trading and other various crimes......once they fire the bankster mafia running the place.

SeverinSlade's picture

Yep, they're currently watching a porno with that precise plot.  Strange that the video only features midgets and amputees. 

GetZeeGold's picture


Don't worry the SEC are on to it..


You're killing me over here dude.


pudding's picture

it's okie, if it is in China you know the number one week ahead

SheepDog-One's picture

NAH there cant be any cronyism or fraud, not in THIS fine markeplace! 

ES-Sniper's picture

Bernake's wife's account under her maiden name.

flacon's picture

Is she a Romulan too?

LULZBank's picture

You think she would bother trading when her husband can just print money?

frieswiththat's picture

how cool would it be if her maiden name was lane?

razorthin's picture

Of course.  This is why the whole operation - the schemers, keepers and distributors of the bullshit, and the thieving profiteers who benefit from the inside need to be shut down.  "Market" closed for business.

LULZBank's picture

This is one of the latest technological marvels of modern civilisations. The HFTs that can process faster than the speed of light and can time travel into the future and know the NFP release before it actually happened.

What the hell are you guys complaining about?! Didnt you want to go back to the future?

Gypsyducks's picture

ZNM2 rallied 8 ticks at the same time, 40 seconds BEFORE the number. spiked to the same level on the announcement and is trading that level right now. garbage

johny2's picture

integrity is something markets and dice don't have.

giovanni_f's picture

The gold takedown this week was a pre-emptive measure. Absolutely necessary to prevent Gold from breaking out of its consolidation pattern in the context of miserable economic data.

From now on I regard the gold price as a predictor for scheduled government agency fabulations.

Hubbs's picture

what about that argument of liquidation of gold to meet redemptions as a cause for driving  gold price down? It seems that the Central Banks printing and handing the wad of cash to the governments and banks would make gold sales unnecessary, thus not a reason to explain drop in gold.

giovanni_f's picture

I don't buy the redemption argument, never did. But I would be happy to adapt my opinion in view of supporting empiric data.

ThisIsBob's picture

For at least the third time this week Nasdaq pre-market quotes has been down,

junkyardjack's picture

Gold getting beat worst than Zimmerman

Godisanhftbot's picture

 they should have waited for the fake pop to sell.   how smart can they be? selling low?

lizzy36's picture

I don't know who leaked it, but i have full faith the SEC to get to the bottom of it. 

Now where is that Flash Crash report (cough 2 years later)?

Jim in MN's picture

Um, no offense, but two posts ago ZH trumpeted 'how to predict the NFP with Planck-constant-like precision'.


Just sayin'.  Irony much?


"We have met the enemy and he is us" --Pogo/Walt Kelly