Wordclouding What The Fed Really Said

Tyler Durden's picture

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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TwoJacks's picture

love the "mark it zero" and can't divide by zero.  hilarious stuff

transaccountin's picture

LAUGHTER. Just like before the plunge in 2008.

shuckster's picture

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...

The Big Ching-aso's picture




"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.



LongSoupLine's picture

Here's my word cloud to the Fed:








RollOnShabbos's picture

Has the whole world gone crazy?! Am I the only one around here who gives a shit about the rules?!

Jake88's picture

"Put the piece away Walter. They're callin the cops." 

FOC 1183's picture

"Walter" is actually in fine print just below the 'o' in "Mark It Zero" 

LouisDega's picture

Looks like The Beatles Revolution 9 played backward . Wheres  "I burried Paul" ?

q99x2's picture


TheFischerKing's picture

I don't even pay the Fed any mind anymore. Soon I'll stop paying them my taxes, also. 

NewWorldOrange's picture

It's never wise to ignore your enemy. Respect him. The Fed is an abomination but it's a very formidable enemy.

HarryM's picture

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.

HungrySeagull's picture

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.

BlackholeDivestment's picture

...what? did you just discover the mark of the beast? Lol. Ah little late but, whew, just in time. Lol. 


buzzsaw99's picture

Deficit spending

ZIRP 4avah

Asset prices

Executive bonuses

Increasing wealth divide

Easy credit

Consumer spending

Corporate subsidies

Million dollar speeches


Consulting fees

Easy street

CURWAR2012's picture

mother's milk

wide open

reach around

slick dick

feel this

NewWorldOrange's picture

"ass rape the savers" with "zero hedge" above it


Nobody For President's picture

Yeah - Looks like a Banzai chart...


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

sangell's picture

I thought words like mouth, naked, touch, implant, lubricate etc would be in there too.

buzzsaw99's picture

No lube for you! [/lube nazi]

NewWorldOrange's picture

The ass-raped savers are getting lubricant?

BanksterSlayer's picture

that would come from a U.S. Treasury speech (Secret Service oversight.)


Jake88's picture

Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a shit about the rules? Mark it zero!

cougar_w's picture

It has. And yes you are. Do enjoy your 15 minutes of fame.

Al Huxley's picture

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

Temporalist's picture

Looks like there is someone out there that actually likes gold and knows the manipulation game plan.

cougar_w's picture

I'm happy to see that integrity and honesty made a showing. You have to squint but they are barely visible just above laughter.

Hyper Entropy's picture

Over the LINE!!! Mark it Zero!

BlueCollaredOne's picture

This is just a reminder that anyone who hasn't seen The Big Lebowski must do so before the grid fails

Jake88's picture

Alright it's fucking zero.  Are you happy you crazy fuck?

monopoly's picture

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.

NewWorldOrange's picture

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)

insanelysane's picture

Missed Unemployment Rate Drops to 0 as people without jobs are statistically classified as something other than unemployed.

walküre's picture

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.

NewWorldOrange's picture

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.

razorthin's picture

Kid Rock.  Not sure I understand, but it's funny.

Bunga Bunga's picture

My word cloud on the economy 2012:

Ass contraction bitchez

mt paul's picture

'Mark it to Zero'


the new battle cry

of the Republic..


'You should have bought silver'

as you ram the bayonet 

threw their heart

mt paul's picture

mark it to zero

market to zero


same shit

different day

earleflorida's picture


rlouis's picture

tip tip tip tip tipping point coming.... collapse of credibility to the masses.


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.

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