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Wordclouding What The Fed Really Said

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By now everyone is aware that when it comes to the Fed's "communication" with the public, there is a redacted layer which remains hidden for years, and which just happens to contain the jist of what the Fed truly sees... and then there is what is left for public consumption, such as the just released statement of pre-canned sentences and algo stimulating phrases. However, to get the full transcript of the thinking that went into the policy we have to wait until 2017. Today, courtesy of John Lohman, we fast forward five years for a word cloud of the transcript that backs today's FOMC statement. Enjoy the resulting time travel.

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Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:01 | 2373933 TwoJacks
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love the "mark it zero" and can't divide by zero.  hilarious stuff

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:02 | 2373936 transaccountin
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LAUGHTER. Just like before the plunge in 2008.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:20 | 2374019 NewWorldOrange
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"disaster authorized"

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:39 | 2374103 shuckster
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Yes, let's bring the Dow down a few thousand points, that way it looks better when we start printing again. What do you think, 11,500? 11,750? 11,751? We can do whatever we like really. Up down sideways...

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:54 | 2374200 The Big Ching-aso
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"Dear Public Listeners,

Thanks again for your patience.  In accordance with our long-established mandate and procedures, please be advised that another shit did hit the fan on 4/25/2012.



Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:19 | 2374009 LongSoupLine
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Here's my word cloud to the Fed:








Wed, 04/25/2012 - 14:04 | 2374261 RollOnShabbos
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Has the whole world gone crazy?! Am I the only one around here who gives a shit about the rules?!

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 15:03 | 2374547 Jake88
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"Put the piece away Walter. They're callin the cops." 

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 18:31 | 2375120 FOC 1183
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"Walter" is actually in fine print just below the 'o' in "Mark It Zero" 

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:04 | 2373945 francis_sawyer
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where's "ladyboy"?

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 14:21 | 2373951 LouisDega
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Looks like The Beatles Revolution 9 played backward . Wheres  "I burried Paul" ?

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:06 | 2373958 q99x2
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Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:06 | 2373959 TheFischerKing
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I don't even pay the Fed any mind anymore. Soon I'll stop paying them my taxes, also. 

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:12 | 2373979 NewWorldOrange
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It's never wise to ignore your enemy. Respect him. The Fed is an abomination but it's a very formidable enemy.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:28 | 2374042 HarryM
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I agree - everytime the market drops 50 points some of the ZH readers start swigging tequila , strip naked and do the "End of Fiat" dance in the streets, only to wake up with a hangover the next day.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 20:51 | 2375326 HungrySeagull
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Nah, the Market can drop 13,000 and change unnoticed.

I am stalking silver and gold at the moment. Lower the better. I have a very strong gut feeling that you will want to take physical.

This is the quiet before the storm.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:16 | 2373992 BlackholeDivestment
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...what? did you just discover the mark of the beast? Lol. Ah little late but, whew, just in time. Lol. 


Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:09 | 2373968 buzzsaw99
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Deficit spending

ZIRP 4avah

Asset prices

Executive bonuses

Increasing wealth divide

Easy credit

Consumer spending

Corporate subsidies

Million dollar speeches


Consulting fees

Easy street

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:54 | 2375269 CURWAR2012
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mother's milk

wide open

reach around

slick dick

feel this

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:17 | 2373973 NewWorldOrange
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"ass rape the savers" with "zero hedge" above it


Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:43 | 2374109 Nobody For President
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Yeah - Looks like a Banzai chart...


The "toilet paper" Committee line was pretty good, too.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:12 | 2373980 sangell
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I thought words like mouth, naked, touch, implant, lubricate etc would be in there too.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:14 | 2373986 buzzsaw99
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No lube for you! [/lube nazi]

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:15 | 2373989 NewWorldOrange
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The ass-raped savers are getting lubricant?

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:45 | 2374136 BanksterSlayer
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that would come from a U.S. Treasury speech (Secret Service oversight.)


Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:17 | 2373982 Jake88
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Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a shit about the rules? Mark it zero!

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:23 | 2374031 cougar_w
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It has. And yes you are. Do enjoy your 15 minutes of fame.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:14 | 2373987 Al Huxley
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Wait a second, gold just moved back above 1640 - what the fuck is up with that?  I was lead to believe by that sudden plunge below 1630 that this FED statement was really bad for gold, and that it was time to short!  I feel so abused and manipulated, and here I thought I could trust these guys.../sarc

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 14:04 | 2374256 Temporalist
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Looks like there is someone out there that actually likes gold and knows the manipulation game plan.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:16 | 2373994 cougar_w
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I'm happy to see that integrity and honesty made a showing. You have to squint but they are barely visible just above laughter.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:17 | 2374000 Hyper Entropy
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Over the LINE!!! Mark it Zero!

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:26 | 2374039 BlueCollaredOne
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This is just a reminder that anyone who hasn't seen The Big Lebowski must do so before the grid fails

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 14:56 | 2374529 Jake88
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Alright it's fucking zero.  Are you happy you crazy fuck?

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:17 | 2374002 monopoly
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Gold, Silver, Miners....About FUCKING Time. YES!

And Gartman just advised on the worthless idiot channel. "gold bugs, we just don't get it". Stupid asshole. We get it better than most.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:25 | 2374040 walküre
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play the bounce much?

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:59 | 2374230 NewWorldOrange
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Gartman... he's probably here trolling anonymously, which would be about right for him since he's literally a standing joke like the unknown comic, a bag over his head (backwards, with eyes and ears covered)

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:19 | 2374013 insanelysane
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Missed Unemployment Rate Drops to 0 as people without jobs are statistically classified as something other than unemployed.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:22 | 2374027 walküre
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Ben delivered. Said nothing of substance as usual. And is on his 3rd gin tonic by now.

Media has prefab statement releases and analysis circling the world's drains of financial papers - nobody cares.

As soon as I looked at the garden variety of financial propaganda and read everywhere that unicorns shitting skittles (US economy improving), I stopped reading.

It's all propaganda. All the time.

Truth is that Ben is meeting a hard cold stone brick wall this year when government spending, tax revenues and debt financing aren't feasible.

Market is a crap shoot and it will tank when the chips are being cashed. Until then we will hear more of flying unicorns shitting skittles.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 14:03 | 2374251 NewWorldOrange
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Gin and tonic? I'm pretty sure Ben Shalom drinks the blood of Christian babies. He is just a tentacle of the vampire squid after all.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:39 | 2374106 razorthin
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Kid Rock.  Not sure I understand, but it's funny.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:45 | 2374143 Bunga Bunga
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My word cloud on the economy 2012:

Ass contraction bitchez

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:54 | 2374186 mt paul
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'Mark it to Zero'


the new battle cry

of the Republic..


'You should have bought silver'

as you ram the bayonet 

threw their heart

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:56 | 2374213 mt paul
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mark it to zero

market to zero


same shit

different day

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 14:00 | 2374235 kralizec
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Wed, 04/25/2012 - 16:00 | 2374732 earleflorida
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Wed, 04/25/2012 - 16:18 | 2374795 Bob Dobbs
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I like the ^P

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 17:00 | 2374905 rlouis
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tip tip tip tip tipping point coming.... collapse of credibility to the masses.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 18:12 | 2375075 SILVERGEDDON

Go long on ammo. Food. Firewood. Seeds. Tools. Fitness. Knowledge. Friends who think the same way. Invest in a new way of thinking. It will pay out a really good dividend. Oh, and invest in rope for yesterday's movers and shakers who got us here.

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 15:29 | 2380910 Sokhmate
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