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Is This Why We Are Rallying Today?

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As we noted last week, the level that would represent the same size drop as triggered globally coordinated central bank easing in November of last year, is around 1285 and sure enough we got close (1287) in futures before today's rally began...is it really this easy?

 

or is this what we should expect?

 


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Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:56 | Link to Comment FlyoverCountryS...
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TWIST, baby, twist!

the GLORY OF OBAMA must not be endangered by bad Wall Street news, at least until after election day!

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:58 | Link to Comment gmrpeabody
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I think we can expect scenario #2.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:01 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Quit bitching...

Every day that presents me another opportunity to STACK MORE is a good day in my estimation...

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:14 | Link to Comment malikai
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DOW 3,6000,000,000,000!

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:02 | Link to Comment Stoploss
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Two bill auctions today. Auctions every day this week except Friday.

So, buy the open sell the close again??

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:10 | Link to Comment HarryM
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I called it Friday - G8 + Obama = Monday Rally

They would have looked like total Bafoons otherwise.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:36 | Link to Comment Manthong
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Did you forget the FB divisor in that equation? 

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:56 | Link to Comment vmromk
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I wish Bernanake would just go FUCK himself already.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:00 | Link to Comment DogSlime
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He doesn't have time - too busy fucking almost everyone on the planet (99%) whilst simultaneously felating the elite (1%).

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:02 | Link to Comment junkyardjack
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He did, now his Ctrl + P keys are all sticky...

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:03 | Link to Comment fightthepower
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Fuck you Bernanke!

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 13:53 | Link to Comment mt paul
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go facebook himself...

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:56 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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QE4 rumors swirling around... The last two weeks showed major economic global contractions and this is bullish for the ponzi stock markets 

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:56 | Link to Comment TrainWreck1
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Global Easing smacks of gently dilating ones posterior.

to wit, BOHICA

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:57 | Link to Comment Chappy
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So we should expect the market to go up or down from here.  Got it!

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:58 | Link to Comment beaker
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Yes.  It will fluctuate, even.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:00 | Link to Comment junkyardjack
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It may move in a sideways range or it won't

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:03 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Heard on CNBC...

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"I'd say there is about a 50-50 chance that the markets will be up or down in the next 6 months"

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:09 | Link to Comment Dixie Rect
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Love the wisdom of CNBS

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:09 | Link to Comment willien1derland
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I will attribute this quote to the infamous Bob Pisani

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:54 | Link to Comment derek_vineyard
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pisani's opinion is that of the whoevers xxxx is in his mouth

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:14 | Link to Comment DeadFred
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1285 or so is the 200 dma, the 38% fib level of the ramp from last years lows and level of the first rebound in August. It will take a good effort to go below it but there is no lack of bad news to power things lower. I'm guessing it won't happen on the first try, but what do I know.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:55 | Link to Comment clones2
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Been looking at the same thing... Looks like an early week bounce perhaps towards the 9 or 10 dma before a holiday weekend. gl

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 13:52 | Link to Comment kianator
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Technicals are on the "floor" -- Least path of resistance is upwards until overhead resitance is meet.  Volume will likely be on the low side.  Who wants to sell or short when technicals are this oversold.  

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:57 | Link to Comment The trend is yo...
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I can't make heads or tails of it.  It's harder for the shorts.  Ignorance is bliss (longs)

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:57 | Link to Comment Cheeky Bitch
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Occam's Razor...

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:58 | Link to Comment Christoph830
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Beat me to it!

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:58 | Link to Comment bigwavedave
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no. we go up because we cant go down everyday

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:30 | Link to Comment EscapeKey
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...and the US Dollar. Is that "overbought"?

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:56 | Link to Comment BeetleBailey
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No

it's undersold. Actually it's over-printed. But then, it's over-used. Then again, it's over-valued.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:59 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Uh

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:59 | Link to Comment SmoothCoolSmoke
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If this push fails..... I expect panic to set in.  Sugar Longs will know they are on their own.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:01 | Link to Comment nobusiness
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Anyday an article will come out of the Wall Street Journal stating the Fed is open to more easing probably to come out of the June Meeting.  The Central planners will not allow this to continue as they view it as only costing more if they wait.  Doing the right thing and letting the free market work is not even a thought of theirs.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:02 | Link to Comment insanelysane
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At this point I don't think the Obama team is manipulating the data to get re-elected.  The bankstas are doing everything they can, to get him re-electedn because if the other side gets in there is chance that Ctrl-P becomes Ctrl-A.  Personally I believe the chance of the other side doing meaningful Ctrl-A is close to 0 but the banksters only like to take chances if someone else's money is on the line.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:05 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Obama is incapable of even manipulating a penis in his mouth...

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:07 | Link to Comment navy62802
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Blankfein and Dimon beg to differ.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 14:21 | Link to Comment malikai
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That's in his ass.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:03 | Link to Comment sunaJ
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Yes, we can make as many S&P or Dow points as we like, I imagine.  It is a sham, but it is one that we are conditioned to fall for.  Markets are up, everything must be okay.  The rest of the world's economies will disagree as they have to contend with the consequences of easing.  One of these times, you will see a market-breaking action by one or more non-OECD central banks.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:04 | Link to Comment ghostzapper
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I continue to believe the market is still injected with an extremely high dose of QE hopium.  Spider around 1,000ish tells me people are not expecting QE.  Until then it's just a junkie crawling along the side of the road begging the dealer for more heroin. 

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:05 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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I'll put 10 large on number 2.

Come on baby, momma needs a new pair of shoes.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:58 | Link to Comment Temporalist
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Try duct tape it makes old pairs of shoes like new again.  The "new normal."

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 14:20 | Link to Comment malikai
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Duct tape is too expensive. Try newspaper instead.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:07 | Link to Comment AC_Doctor
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Binky Ben is definately in the top 1% of hangworthy individuals destroying the US of A...

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:07 | Link to Comment Rock the Casbah
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Shouldn't Au be rallying also?

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:07 | Link to Comment ghostzapper
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And I believe everything ZH says about gold from a fundamental standpoint.  But, that pig looks like it has a date with 1,200ish.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:17 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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Chuck Berry should get royalties on the Benny Twist

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:46 | Link to Comment LouisDega
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So should Boris Pickett and the song Monster mash. Whatever happened to the Transylvania twist is a copyrighted item

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:17 | Link to Comment Charlie
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I was just thinking of loading up on shares of mining companies.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:19 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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How many more iterations of "let's pump the markets" can be played?

 

So much has to go right including a falling USD (means Euro must rise) for this to happen.

 

Elliott wave count says bearish SP500  http://bullandbearmash.com/index/sp-500/hourly/

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:50 | Link to Comment IMACOINNUT
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Warning  --- the link below by SDR11 " boingboing" caused my computer to freeze up.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:19 | Link to Comment SDRII
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Meanwhile in Japan: Water supply in prefectures neighboring Tokyo found contaminated

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-05/19/c_131598630.htm

 

Pakistan to test nuke capable missle while Obama snubs Zadari

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/US-Pakistan-rift-hits-NATO-s...

http://www.rt.com/news/pakistan-nuclear-missile-test-677/


And US lifting propoganda restrictions?

Buzzfeed's Michael Hastings reports on a revision to the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act in 1987, which prohibit the use of government disinformation and propaganda campaigns within the USA. The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Mac Thornberry from Texas and Rep. Adam Smith from Washington State, would allow the US government to knowingly tell lies to its people in order to promote the government's own policies.

http://boingboing.net/2012/05/21/proposed-us-law-makes-domestic.html


Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:42 | Link to Comment willien1derland
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Great Post - Propoganda Amendment is in  HR 4310 URL below - Amendment # 85 - this should be  consider treason -

http://rules.house.gov/Legislation/legislationDetails.aspx?NewsID=828

 

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:19 | Link to Comment willien1derland
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Why would the Fed stop now - with a balance sheet stuffed with all sorts of ill gotten 'investments' it makes absolutely NO rational sense...If you play the game & consider the ratonal move Bernacke may allow some deterioration but the rational play is to double down...and he will along with the other Central Banks - I am calling a similar move to last November when a concerted set of the usual suspects - Bank of Canada, ECB, Japan, Switzerland, UK, & US make a move to prime the world banking pumps once again...The Germans can pitch a fit as much as they like but the Keysian tidal wave that stands before them will dwarf their resources - Deal with it Ms. Merkel INFLATION is on its way - da bankers will push the envelope again & our politicians will allow it - God save us from the aftermath, but the trend is enforce & the alternative of not adding liquidity is far worse because there is no plan in place to promote honesty & integirty - Vive CTRL+P!

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:21 | Link to Comment Waterfallsparkles
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Just get the feeling it is going to be a ram the Shorts for the next few days.  Right now I am out just watching.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:28 | Link to Comment MrBoompi
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Was anyone, besides naked shorters, able to short Facebook today?  JPM could have made up that entire $2 billion loss from a few weeks ago!!!

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:30 | Link to Comment The Monkey
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Agreed.  Balance upside / downside risk at best.  I closed out last week after shorting at 1402.  It would be cool if a lot of "great" news came out and we got a deep retracement.  These days I'll only consider a short after all the good news is baked in.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:28 | Link to Comment erheault
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Most of the market moves are now due to flash trading, the small investors have for the most part grabbed their shorts and ran it is hard to out race a computer program.

the end results of all of this will be very interesting to watch, meanwhile CYA is the best move.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:31 | Link to Comment OldE_Ant
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My take on this is that the dollar reversal was planned to do the following:

1)  Put pressure on commodities so as to keep a lid on inflation.  The bonus is any in the know insiders and commodity shorts make a killing.  The bonus is that drops in gold/silver might be enough to scare holders into selling (particularly if they have mounting losses or dwindling profits).

2)  Try to fein a drop people have been looking for so the 'well trained buy the dippers' will come in to buy long (since many missed the ride up).  All this to suck any money looking to go long back into the market.

3)  Set up anyone looking to short the Euro (or anyone long the dollar - aka all cash hoarders) for the coming dollar drop.

4)  Confirm the sell in May and go away so they can set up the massive summer and fall coordinated world QE rally to go with the dollar drop, bonus here is all people still hoarding cash, and bondholders get screwed.  Any new longs get rewarded yet again and can continue to live in ignorant bliss.   By then they will have most commodity markets in vice grips to keep inflation 'targetted' so people don't see gold/silver/oil/gas as a rewarding way to play inflation.

To all stackers we may get the mother of all opportunities here in the next 3 months, be ready!   And if anyone sees any companies that might survive this turmoil during the same time frame one may get an opportunity to add to positions, or create new ones.

All hail the Ponz!

OldE

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:33 | Link to Comment razorthin
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Sucker rally.  The world makets are broken.  Trade cautiously with conservative stops.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:35 | Link to Comment juggalo1
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If the market is rallying on rumors of QEx then why are your precious precious metals still falling?  Riddle me that silver bears?

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 13:19 | Link to Comment Bohm Squad
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Biggest gains on market caps above $1 Billion are all resource companies (gold and silver) per google finance.  Weird, no?  Resource companies up 7% to 11%...silver down 1.3% after one large AM trade, then flat.  Gold flat.  Doesn't look very bearish to me.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 06:24 | Link to Comment IrritableBowels
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Bears or Bulls? Hmmmm?

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:37 | Link to Comment monopoly
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Yes, oversold bounce, could last for a few days, good news might move it higher. But at some point soon, what a short this market will be.

So far we are having trouble leaping over 1,600 in gold. Patience.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 13:05 | Link to Comment The Monkey
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This does smell like a bear market, especially when you look at aggregate FY 2013 earnings estimates. That said, I'm going to exercise a huge amount of patience. Don't chase it down.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:45 | Link to Comment Catch-22
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SPX 1180 in two weeks... then a bounce into the election.

Only a slight bounce (rally will not breach the previous top @ 1422)... they wouldn't want to look like they are manipulating things.

IMHO

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 16:05 | Link to Comment The Monkey
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I wouldn't be that bearish, lest you get bruised by the bulls.  I'll bet it's 1250-1270 before it's 1180.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 16:08 | Link to Comment The Monkey
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(1350-1370)

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 13:02 | Link to Comment kralizec
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Hey?!  Pull my finger!

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 13:09 | Link to Comment CryingBear
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ACTUALLY IT JUST BOUNCED OFF THE 300 DMA BUT CANT SEEM TO GET PAST 150DMA SO NEXT STOP IS 128 ON SPY

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 13:12 | Link to Comment ThisIsBob
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Frankly, my dear, I don't give a rat's ass why it is rallying.  But if one of your fearless writers could tell me how high and how long... now that would be of some use.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 13:58 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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http://flic.kr/p/bnbsG5

ivars & goldpricemodel combined chart showing current drop in Dow (generated quite some time ago, too)

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 14:04 | Link to Comment theTribster
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Fuck You Bernanke!

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 14:13 | Link to Comment zebrasquid
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Marc Faber says market is bottoming and S&P 500 will go back to 1370-1400 but not new highs.  Says to sell into that rally.

Gold has or is bottoming here (and he's been saying that gold continued to be in a correction phase for many months now, so this is meaningful call for him).  Of course, he always likes gold for the

long haul.

 

Faber is probably right 80% of the time.  (and I am a long time subscriber to his letter -  as in more than 10 years).

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 14:55 | Link to Comment The Monkey
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That would be an excellent retracement. Hope it makes it that far.

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