The UK Now Officially Sees The US As A Banana Republic

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The following headline from the Telegraph says it all.

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by HarryWanger
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:20
#636425

Pretty much the same headline I read everywhere all day with the exception of cnbc.com which says markets rallied on “slivers of hope” in job report.

Login or register to post comments by AccreditedEYE
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:24
#636448

BOO! HAHAHAHAHAHA

Login or register to post comments by dlmaniac
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 18:32
#636888

At this trend I cannot help wondering where the market would be if BLS reported a loss of 1 MILLION jobs rather than 400K. S&P would probably be “DRIVEN’ to 1,500 pts on hope of massive Fed’s stimulus.

So next time instead of dumping POMOs, Fed should just rig the BLS stats higher and then sit there watching market marching to moon on high hope.

We could almost see the light at the end of the tunnel, that is the light coming from the modern day Rome empire burning down.

 

Login or register to post comments by IdiotInvestor2
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:36
#636499

This type of headline perfectly sums up the bizzarro rally we have had in lst 4-5 weeks. There was a relentless rally in March-April that took SP500 over 1200. At that time, economy’s future was very much a debate. Earnings were good due to easy comparisons. Many macro-indicators (like ISM etc) were quite positive. Whether they were temporary or not, that was an unsettled debate.

Now that debate is almost settled, and there is enough bearish evidence in the macro-indicators. Hence I think this rally has been remarkable. Gold, grains, oil and bonds – everything is up, up and up.

I am fully aware that the Fed wants an illusion of higher asset prices, and they are doing that by debasing the USD via QE. But if it results in higher oil and grains prices, without increasing employment, then Fed is really putting our future at great risk. They don’t f*cking learn from their past mistakes.

They create a bigger monster to kill an existing monster and they are in this endless loop, trying to buy time. What if they cannot buy enough time ? Which is very likely and that’s a nightmarish scenario.

Login or register to post comments by Caviar Emptor
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:42
#636525

Biflation, baby!

Login or register to post comments by flacon
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 16:40
#636627

I like that phrase! Biflation!

 

Is Hetroflation better than Homoflation? 

Login or register to post comments by Caviar Emptor
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 16:46
#636649

hehe….we’re goin’ BI! At least we can be “well endowed” for something 

Login or register to post comments by Raymond K Hassel
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:17
#636725

masturflation – as previously coined by another on ZH

Login or register to post comments by Clancy
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 22:40
#637249

masturful +1

Login or register to post comments by andybev01
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 18:25
#636872

I think it depends on who is doing the ‘flation’.

Login or register to post comments by LostWages
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 20:01
#637019

Clusterfuckation!

Login or register to post comments by Rasna
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:48
#636800

Remarkable?  No… Contrived?  Yes.

Login or register to post comments by ebworthen
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 18:09
#636840

Day-O!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMTNT_BzkdA

The Banana Boat song; we need Ben Bernanke to sing this…

Login or register to post comments by The Rock
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 19:24
#636960

Nobody told me that the Hindenberg Omen will be followed by the “Shortenburnen Rally”. 

Login or register to post comments by Hedge Jobs
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 05:09
#637467

the hindenberg had been reflated, time go long highly flamable airships

Login or register to post comments by Buck Johnson
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 20:11
#637031

When I was watching CNBC today, I thought good news must have came out because of the way the market stayed up.  But after reading the article about jobs, I understand something I saw early in the morning.  The market was originally down with the news coming out, then the PPT and others pushed the market back up and kept it up.  We aren’t hearing this type of story in the US media, not one bit.  I even went to the CNBC site and it’s mostly talking about DOW 11,000 and the mortgage problem.  Them saying that the job gain was positive is great, but they didn’t tell us that it wasn’t high enough and it was lower gain from last month and the month before last.  Which in essence telling us that jobs are being shedded. 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/8051091/US-job-losses-spur-expectations-of-Fed-stimulus.html

Login or register to post comments by doolittlegeorge
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 23:01
#637271

now the earnings are even better because it has always been the government that’s been broke and not America Inc.

Login or register to post comments by Hedge Jobs
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 04:51
#637462

idiotinvestor2 you are being far too rational about this and thinking from the perspective of a decent human being which the voting members of the FED are not. This isnt a “mistake” its a “game plan” and its almost complete. The FEDs stated mandate is full employment and stable prices but their true mandate is the exact opposite as is all to obvious to even a 5 yr old. oil and grains arent going up the US$ is going down, there is a big difference. With the US economy on its knees the final, fatal blow for the american middle class will be hyperinflation (of fuel and foods) that will wipe out what little wealth is left. its the final nail in the middle class coffin before stage 2 begins. Welcome to the NWO but feel free to stage a protest or demonstration any time you like. Most americans seem quite happy to see their and their families futures go down the drain. opps,Gotta go…american idol is about to start!

Login or register to post comments by SWRichmond
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:11
#636715

Hell, I beat ‘em to it by a mile.

Login or register to post comments by Sean7k
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 07:04
#637503

Pot, Kettle, Black. The UK has been a banana republic since 1920. Welcome to the global banana republic. Petty wars, wealth confiscation and servicing of the ruling class. 

I’m thinking I want to have my farm declared and recognized as a separate country. Get the UN to validate my independence and then watch the bankers faces when I turn down their generous offers of investment capital. Of course, they will offer to shelter the investments in offshore banks and I will have to explain that I would only be hiding the money and stealing it FROM MYSELF. Yes, the look would be priceless…

This whole enchilada is becoming moronic. Why should we have to spend so much time and effort attempting to hide and secure our wealth from these sociopaths?” 

They are predators that lack teeth and claws, therefore they hire out thugs to place the bite and strike fear. The “rule of law” is a joke. Law merely protects the thugs. 

Humans need to rethink how they live, whom they choose to govern and lead and the structure of said organization, but then, people would have to become aware.

All present government structures are houses of slavery. The US is no exception. Bring on the revolution, bring on the chaos and make the bankers re-establish their power in an economy ruled by gold and the complete absence of leverage. 

Login or register to post comments by SWRichmond
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 08:14
#637544

The world truly is a different place when you can see the bars of the cage you’re living in.

Login or register to post comments by Jones79
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 20:45
#637084

they had a banner on the screen that said dow 11,000.  i thought bartiromo was going to bring out the balloons, pisani the cake and mcc the confetti

Login or register to post comments by Jones79
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 20:46
#637086

they had a banner on the screen that said dow 11,000.  i thought bartiromo was going to bring out the balloons, pisani the cake and mcc the confetti

Login or register to post comments by aggiegolfer
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:21
#636433

Our markets are a complete joke and our country has gone full retard.

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:24
#636449

Damn straight.

Login or register to post comments by doolittlegeorge
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 23:02
#637272

damn crooked, too.

Login or register to post comments by Azannoth
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:32
#636480

You ain’t seen nothing yet, go to Greece or Spain and you’ll see what’s comming in a few short years to the USA, it’s not yet too late to arrange for an evacuation or at least be prepared

http://www.sovereignman.com/expat/big-brother-is-coming/

Login or register to post comments by Caviar Emptor
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:45
#636535

Might as well face it, we’re addicted to smack…errrrr….I mean stimulus.

Next up: tax cuts (that we’re also addicted to). 

Bottom line: tax cuts, stimulus: same difference if Uncle Sugar pisses or shits printed money into the economy. Stimulus tends to go to the bottom half, tax cuts to the top half. There’s no more trickle down than there is trickle up!

Login or register to post comments by Dr. Acula
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 16:54
#636670

>tax cuts (that we’re also addicted to). 

We’re addicted to not having our money stolen?

 

Login or register to post comments by Oracle of Kypseli
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:48
#636553

You do not evacuate. That’s what they are hoping for. You stay here and kill the monster.

Login or register to post comments by Azannoth
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:55
#636565

I am already 2 countries down the Road, and I am less than 30ty :)

 

I move not because the system sucks, it sucks almost everywhere, I left because I didn’t see any hope for the people, when the people are hopeless ;) i leave 

Login or register to post comments by Rusty Shorts
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 16:42
#636640

The future is West Africa.

Login or register to post comments by CrockettAlmanac.com
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 20:39
#637072

Not according to Leonard Cohen.

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:23
#636743

Few short years? Highly optimistic.

Login or register to post comments by Hedge Jobs
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 05:03
#637466

ive been short for a few years. im highly pesemistic.

Login or register to post comments by DosZap
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 19:48
#636998

Takes balls for the pot to call the kettle black eh?.

U.K. has lots of room to talk, since their drafting off our ass like Richard Petty Jr.

Arrogant wankers.

Login or register to post comments by Ragnarok
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:22
#636434

Ah the UK……….  a failed Nanny State, though an accurate one at that.  Being a G7 country is a badge of shame.

Login or register to post comments by Azannoth
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:54
#636588

“Ah the UK……….  a failed Nanny State”

 

I don’t think so, they are trying harder than ever before .. they did not give up hope yet ;) for being a ‘successful’ nanny state

Login or register to post comments by Rasna
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:52
#636809

WTF???

Did I miss something here?  Are they saying they won the Revolutionary War and we belong to them after all???

Login or register to post comments by doolittlegeorge
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 23:04
#637275

me thinks they’re saying “there’s still room for something special.”

Login or register to post comments by Azannoth
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:22
#636437

It’s a new paradigm, didn’t u know, bad economic data = market rise, and for 99% of the people on the street who don’t know how to independently (of the MSM) use their synapses it makes perfect sense

Login or register to post comments by Steak
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:23
#636439

i present as promised the playlist du jour

meh. (a playlist): http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=48CE3C94FAB01826 

and a series of rap instrumentals (mostly) which are serious crowd pleasers

let it flow (a playlist): http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A328F37C5AD2C61E 

and as mentioned before, this is all about sharing tunes with y’all and having some rythm and movement in this fine corner of the web.  enjoy and have a great weekend!

Login or register to post comments by taraxias
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:23
#636440

Yes, your toilet paper of yesterday is a more expensive toilet paper today. Those who look at rising equities as a good inflation play are in for a nasty shock.

Login or register to post comments by Caviar Emptor
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:47
#636544

+

Login or register to post comments by CrockettAlmanac.com
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 20:40
#637075

I just got 12 jumbo rolls of TP (six miles) for 50 bucks.

Login or register to post comments by EscapeKey
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:23
#636443

What the heck happened in commodities earlier?

Login or register to post comments by Iam Rich
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:36
#636497

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=168582

 

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:24
#636446

Its official- USA is the worlds biggest 3rd world banana republic with a lying tinhorn dictator! (Read how Obama just lied and actually did not veto HR3808, he just corn holed you) Wow should be good for another 3% on the DOW Monday huh? I dont give a rip about stocks, this weekend I’ll stock up on more long term food and less than precious metals such as copper and brass encased lead. FTW.

Login or register to post comments by mynhair
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:28
#636460

Owebama once told the truth?  When?

Outside of his first campaign, of course.

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:31
#636474

Hmm I dont recall ever saying Obama ever did tell the truth about anything.

Login or register to post comments by 1100-TACTICAL-12
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:24
#636748

11-TAC-12 to SHEEPDOG-ONE whats your 20 over??? I am surrounded by dumb-asses, they have breached the perimeter, drop all remaining ordnance inside the wire… Over..

Login or register to post comments by mynhair
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:27
#636456

but, but, but…..

“Polly wants a cracker”

Login or register to post comments by Sam Clemons
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:27
#636457

Yea, I’ve considered closing my brokerage account and going to just all precious metals or foreign currencies.  Tired of it.

Login or register to post comments by Caviar Emptor
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:47
#636550

Many wealthy people have done just that

Login or register to post comments by jmac2013
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:28
#636461

The equity markets like unemployment don’t they?  It means you have a desperate work force willing to work harder, longer and do it all for less, with no benefits.  That’s if you’re fortunate enough to have a job. 

Login or register to post comments by mynhair
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:29
#636465

Equity market likes it’s $$$, heavily roasted.  God knows why…not me.

Login or register to post comments by doolittlegeorge
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 23:08
#637280

one reason among many is “they do the stuff thing.”  plus unlike government “we’re forced to work in real time and in real life in equity world.”  governments have “dream time” and “dream world” as well.

Login or register to post comments by f16hoser
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:30
#636466

Fuck me running! I can’t help but think the rest of the world is laughing their ass-off at the great USA. Thank you Federal Reserve Bank! Are we not at war with terrorists’? Federal Reserve IMO is a terrorist organization!!!

Login or register to post comments by mynhair
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:31
#636473

+ the infamous kazillion

Login or register to post comments by Azannoth
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:43
#636527

Dude no1 is laughing because no1 gets it the whole world is full of sheeeple they’ll never get it

its like being born in a concentration camp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms4NIB6xroc you might escape but your mind will stay behind, every1 in the western world was born into such a socialist ‘concentration camp’ they don’t know anything else and all think that the system works

 

Getting your body trapped in a concentration camp is nothing but getting your mind trapped and youre a gonner

Login or register to post comments by CrockettAlmanac.com
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 20:44
#637081

We’re born in a prison, raised in a prison,
Sent to a prison called school.
We cry in a prison, we love in a prison,
We dream in a prison like fools.

–Yoko Ono

Login or register to post comments by tip e. canoe
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 07:27
#637510

“Wood becomes a flute when it’s loved
Reach for yourself and your battered mates
Mirror becomes a razor when it’s broken
Look in the mirror and see your shattered fate”

happy birthday John.

Login or register to post comments by Caviar Emptor
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:50
#636562

Terrorists can sit back while we poison ourselves with debt and leverage to cover up debt and leverage

Login or register to post comments by Azannoth
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 16:40
#636622

Who needs terrorist when you have neighbours that live off your taxes and tell you, you should be gratefull for what they leave for you behind

Login or register to post comments by Quintus
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:31
#636472

Based on our experience in transitioning from The Global Imperial Superpower to something not quite so impressive, we know how this game plays out.  You guys in the US better start working on some kind of tourist attractions based on the ‘Good old days of empire’ to attract tourists and the foreign currency they bring.  Now that your productive industry has gone the same as way our once-dominant manufacturing sector did, you’ll need it.

Login or register to post comments by mynhair
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:32
#636482

You guys NOT in the US better start acquiring all manner of self-protection devices.

“Yo mama ain’t here to hep ya, boy!”

Login or register to post comments by Quintus
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:48
#636554

I recall that the last time the UK butted heads with a foreign power (Argentina this year in a dispute over the Falkland Islands and the drilling rights in that locality) Obama sided with the Argies.  

Anyhow, since the US hasn’t actually been victorious in any significant military engagement since the 1940’s recording losses or at best draws in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan etc. etc. I think we can manage without your help, thanks.

Login or register to post comments by mynhair
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 16:34
#636605

I was thinking more along the lines of your personal self, dooch.

Login or register to post comments by Quintus
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 16:48
#636650

Then you had better learn some grammar, my boy.  You see, when you say ‘You Guys’ that does not seem to lend itself to an interpretation of ‘My personal self’.  It’s the old Singular/Plural divide, you see.

If you absolutely must be an arse, and I accept that some people must, at least try to leave yourself less exposed to accusations of insufficient learning on the basic ‘Rudiments of writing’ front.  It does tend to weaken your argument somewhat.

 

Also, I am given to understand that the word you seek is spelled ‘Douche’.  From the French.

Login or register to post comments by hidingfromhelis
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 20:18
#637045

Don’t tell our legislators that “douche” is French in origin or we’ll have to start calling it a “freedom flush.”

Login or register to post comments by hedgeless_horseman
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 21:37
#637155

Give me a sandwich and a douche bag and there is nothing I cannot do!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ2kfyQPfto

Login or register to post comments by doolittlegeorge
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 23:11
#637282

i prefer “uze gize” myself.

Login or register to post comments by MisterMousePotato
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 02:34
#637435

Bon mot, old boy. (Touche.)

Login or register to post comments by DosZap
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 20:19
#637049

Hmmmmmm…still speaking English are you not?.

Achtung!!

Who sent you Limeys rifles because your fooked up Gv’t took yours away?.

AMERICANS

When you were SUBJECTS, not citizens.?

And you still can’t own a friggin firearm!.How about a knife?

Funny how soon we forget.

 

Login or register to post comments by ict558
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 07:50
#637517

Who sent sold you Limeys rifles

Get it right, the US of A was making money from both sides.

because your fooked up Gv’t took yours away?

No, we left them behind on our glorious retreat to Dunkirk.

Achtung!!

Presumably this refers to the myth of the USA riding to the rescue of Europe?

And you still can’t own a friggin firearm!

How have I managed to survive without one?! Oh, different culture to the USA.

I appreciate that the USA is not like the UK, so I never comment on the right to bear arms, things are different over there. Extend the same courtesy.

Login or register to post comments by faustian bargain
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:34
#636492

I think they’re probably working on setting up an official monarchy here, so we’ve got that going for us.

Login or register to post comments by Quintus
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:42
#636523

There is certainly evidence of dynastic tendencies in the Kennedy/Bush/Clinton clans.  Might be time to make it official and get some nice crowns and stuff.

Login or register to post comments by DosZap
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 20:22
#637054

Yes, by all means, Bring in the Clowns, there have to be Clowns……

Login or register to post comments by Atomizer
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:46
#636542

It won’t happen.

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:27
#636756

You want to know what wont happen? Q/E2.

Login or register to post comments by jez
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 02:49
#637439

You can have ours if you want.

And here is the Sex Pistols’ position on the matter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtUH2YSFlVU

Login or register to post comments by NotApplicable
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:47
#636548

I’ve been telling people for years that the US is going to turn into a giant Disneyland to attract Chinese, Arabs, and whoever else has any real wealth.

Login or register to post comments by Caviar Emptor
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:51
#636574

And Americans living in their countries will be regarded as amusing people who still talk about the glory days and are good at making those funny little ground beef sandwiches

Login or register to post comments by DosZap
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 20:26
#637058

Americans have more than one country,where you from Son?.

Must be the one with 57 states, like OMama Ben Llama said.

Teleprompter was set for Farsi that day.

Login or register to post comments by 1100-TACTICAL-12
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:45
#636795

Don’t give up hope men, this is just the winter @ Valley Forge. WE shall prevail there is too many people such as ourselves, who will not stand for this BS. Once the fed is euthanized we will be a stronger better educated populace not so easily bamboozled…

Login or register to post comments by poor fella
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 18:00
#636820

Valley Forge? The Fed better start worrying it’s not the Donner Party.. Lucky for the banksters I have a nice little garden so I don’t have to get all “long pig” on their asses.

Ponzi Street brokers are approaching Morlock status a little bit each day.  

Login or register to post comments by doggings
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 03:08
#637444

too many people such as ourselves, who will not stand for this BS.

what are you going to do? come on the internet and rant about it?

- that’ll show ‘em.

Login or register to post comments by TheAkashicRecord
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:32
#636478

I always like taking things to their logical conclusion. 

If job losses drive markets higher, it would be prudent of us to start losing jobs as fast as possible, right?

It would be funny to have a rally based on that premise. 

Login or register to post comments by mynhair
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:34
#636489

Hello?  Where ya been for the last 18 months?

USA: toilet paper supplier to the World.

Login or register to post comments by TheAkashicRecord
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:39
#636494

//Hello?  Where ya been for the last 18 months?//

Drunk. A lot.  The political and economic environment make it absolutely necessary to be in a state of some sort of inebriation, it makes it easier to deal with retards.

The controlled psychedelic experience that is normal reality is just too much to handle otherwise. 

Login or register to post comments by mynhair
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 16:35
#636610

“Drunk. A lot.”

Yeppers, moi also.

Login or register to post comments by espirit
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 19:53
#637007

It’s a significant position of the current trend. When the masses are restless and need to be quelled, booze becomes less expensive. Also you can have all the pills you want to get it up, feel like a twenty year old, get high, get to sleep, and supplement the need for sustainable food.

Just don’t rebel and make truthful accusations, or risk re-education.

Login or register to post comments by metastar
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:42
#636518

Heads I win, Tails you lose!

See, everyone who loses their job is doing their part to support the economy!

Login or register to post comments by doolittlegeorge
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 23:13
#637284

i don’t find it funny.  makes me pretty pissed off actually.

Login or register to post comments by Iam Rich
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:34
#636485

See KD

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=168582

 

Login or register to post comments by Rusty Shorts
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 16:48
#636654

Holy shit.

Login or register to post comments by MsCreant
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:45
#636797

Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck.

Login or register to post comments by Slewburger
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 18:54
#636924

http://www.cftc.gov/dea/bank/deaOct10f.htm

This was already going on last month. Just released today. Check out wheat futures.

Silver is hilarious BTW.

Login or register to post comments by tip e. canoe
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 07:33
#637514

there’s something really fishy about yesterday slew.  if i were a conspiratorial type, i would surmise that yesterday’s action in Ag was a concerted purposeful effort to slam them all up.

thanks for the first clue as to who it might be.

Login or register to post comments by DosZap
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 20:28
#637060

Those are for TEXAS Bushels boys…………………

Login or register to post comments by i-dog
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 10:40
#637456

Looks like a signal flare to me … intended for those who have been told what to look for.

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:34
#636488

Not many comments today about how gold got blowtorched, hmm oh thats because it recovered all of yesterdays blowtorching and then some.

Login or register to post comments by mynhair
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:35
#636495

Was waiting for AUY to revisit 11.28, meeself.  Damn.

Login or register to post comments by RobotTrader
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:37
#636505

This guy got totally blowtorched.

http://www.tigeruniversity.com/mp3/TOS100810.mp3

I don’t short anything when the Summation Index keeps rising.

Even if something I think has topped, I won’t touch it on the short side until the market gets back into a downtrend.

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:44
#636530

‘Not found’ oh well stick with those imaginary stocks, Ive got solid locks on commodities skyrocketing in anticipation of certain biflation, get them in your safe. Id never hold Bernankes jerkwad bullcrap pump spew paper equity garbage.

Login or register to post comments by RobotTrader
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:34
#636490

Karl Denninger

Prechter

Richard Russell, Tim Wood, etc.

Robert McHugh

Tom O’Brien and TFNN.com crew

Nic Lenior

All these guys must be puking up blood after today.

Login or register to post comments by mynhair
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:36
#636500

…and you went gay on us.  what’s your point?

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:38
#636508

Hmm I dont see how Robo, KD is reporting on grains all lock limiting up today. Screw BS equity garbage, grains, gold, all rocketing up farther than stock illusions and Im long the real stuff, not paper nonsense.

Login or register to post comments by Minion
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 18:11
#636848

It’s human nature to advertise our successes and avoid discussing failures or comparisions to our competitors.  :D

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:45
#636534

RoboTrader I just hope you see your confirmed downtrend as one Monday morning a 5%+ gap down market open, now that would be sweet.

Login or register to post comments by UncleBen
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:45
#636539

You are so gay, RobotFag

Login or register to post comments by zen0
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 19:46
#636995

The first time I read the “puking up blood” phrase, it was priceless, having actually puked up blood before. But after that you need more of a twist, not a straight shot.

Login or register to post comments by zen0
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 19:48
#636999

The first time I read the “puking up blood” phrase, it was priceless, having actually puked up blood before. But after that you need more of a twist, not a straight shot.

Login or register to post comments by zen0
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 19:50
#637003

In fact, I liked it so much I am puking up replies.

Login or register to post comments by doolittlegeorge
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 23:16
#637289

so many things priced in dollars. so few things that are not.

Login or register to post comments by Atomizer
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:43
#636526

FED pampers gifts of rainbows & unicorns to peasants, market rallies over 11,000.

Login or register to post comments by RobotTrader
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:45
#636536

No doubt, the PigMen will be hiring some poledancers for the long weekend out at The Hamptons.

All you had to do is buy when Investor’s Business Daily issued the “follow through” signal at the end of August.  They have been in “confirmed rally” mode ever since.

 

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:48
#636551

And I hope they gap down the open 5% or more on you Monday, praying for a disaster they cant sweep under the rug and leave your clown ass dangling in the breeze.

Login or register to post comments by doolittlegeorge
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 23:17
#637290

trust me.  “they do clowns, too.”

Login or register to post comments by mynhair
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 16:36
#636615

Oh ya, muchos betteros….!

Login or register to post comments by DarkMath
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:04
#636699

Good news Robot, strippers will be out of work when all those ones go into gas and that could mean some desperate skanks on the prowl.

Login or register to post comments by 1100-TACTICAL-12
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 18:00
#636821

Strippers & whores to be paid in pieces of 8..

Login or register to post comments by e_goldstein
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:38
#636778

i miss your soft, softcore porn, Robo.  I really, really do.

Login or register to post comments by bugs_
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 15:47
#636547

Takes one to know one!

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:04
#636577

Roboclown poledancing over his 50 fake points on the DOW, wow big deal. Meanwhile I dont see him carrying thru his poledancing from yesterday about gold getting hit so bad, all recovered and then some, not to mention all grains lock limiting up today. Aw forget all that, Apple crap is up, and some Lemon shit or other. May the fleas of 1,000 Bernanke beards infest your nutsack for being a sellout. And by the way, since when did you just become an equities-only cheerleader? Doesnt lend much to your assertion of being some master marketeer, putting up charts of Apple and Lemon somethin or other. Sounding like a Yahoo!Finance stock board poster a lot.

Login or register to post comments by RockyRacoon
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 22:56
#637268

I thought it was just me. 

The Bernanke fleas is a good one.

Login or register to post comments by doolittlegeorge
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 23:17
#637291

two words:  General Electric.

Login or register to post comments by Chartist
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 16:35
#636612

Look, small business is not going to hire when they are getting sucker punched by HMOs….I just got a 25% increase in my company’s healthcare premium./…..And I don’t see any increase in business on the horizon….we are totally fucked as a country.

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:04
#636700

Exactly. Pump the BS DOW to 15,000 whats it matter, the country is destroyed!

Login or register to post comments by DosZap
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 20:37
#637070

You too? 25%,hell they are all talking………

Well, when you keep full coverage on 26 year old adults, it’s no wonder.

Why didn’t they just up the age to 40, if single?.

Login or register to post comments by mynhair
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 16:39
#636625

FTW and the horse it rides out on.

Login or register to post comments by Rasna
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 16:49
#636655

The Fed is the Market…

It rises on bad news because PD’ with free money from the Fed lifts the offer because of the expectation of more intervention from the Fed who wil buy up more assets… AND it rises on good news because things aren’t that bad after all, are they?

Login or register to post comments by Goldenballs
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:02
#636693

So the market will never ever go down again.It can,t because so few shares will be owned by anyone who can actually sell them.Just revolving in a circle between banks and the fed.Money becoming worthless,unemployment rising,property worthless,civil disorder on the streets,martians landing in times square,black hole opening up on the Whitehouse lawn,who gives a shit because no matter what happens the market will not drop until the computers fail.The real economy will become black market Gold and Silver,they have no idea what they are creating.

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:09
#636712

I think its going to be a great black market as well for anyone with the foresight to stockpile a bunch of cheap Russian weapons and lots of ammo for them too. Create your own army, or buy whole towns with it! In a Road Warrior economy, can you imagine the guy with an armory? You call the shots, whatever.

Login or register to post comments by poor fella
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 18:20
#636858

Point taken, but if you’re an $%^#, I’d offer to build you a church, then put my carpenter’s pencil in your temple. Gotta watch your back – unless you have knowledge. Somebody here said if an armed group came upon them, they would feed them dinner and teach them to garden. That’s the way to do it ;)  community.

I hope to keep my stash of .308, 30-06, and .45 ACP locked away for target practice…  

Login or register to post comments by DosZap
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 20:46
#637087

Unfortunately, when they have been raised in a Welfare state to the 5th Gen, they do not work, they murder, and take, and move on.

Because, like the 14 yr old that capped a 45yr old for his watch said, WHY did you shoot him?, Answer, “He had what I wanted”

Did you tell him to give it to you, or you would shoot him?, “Nah, much easier just to shoot him, and take what belonged to me”.

Teach that to farm…………….true story, one of many………..

And that was several years back.

For all you that are/were raised prim and proper, and monied.

Best get your ass some training asap.

You have no idea of the mindset of the  animals on your streets now,(they have been raised without a conscience) much less if we have a societal upheaval.

Login or register to post comments by doolittlegeorge
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 23:19
#637293

i do agree “some companies will be suckin’ wind in here.”  Needless to say “some governments already have died.”

Login or register to post comments by Goldenballs
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 16:56
#636676

America,a third world country who can believe such gossip when you have such lightweight personalities as President “Ostrich – head -sand” Obama , Ben “If I make it so bad whatever I do it can only improve” Bernanke.These are men who will be compared in history as Pontius Pilot,Attila the Hun,Napoleon,etc, and other such luminaries who did much to enrich mankind.How PC is it to slander third world countries by comparing them to the absolute bankrupt the USA.

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:06
#636705

Right, its an insult to perfectly respectable 3rd world countries to compare them with Babylon USA.

Login or register to post comments by DarkMath
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:00
#636689

Velvet Weekend bitchez……..

John Galt says smile:

http://www.gata.org/files/QBAMCO_Who_is_John_Galt.pdf

Login or register to post comments by RockyRacoon
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 23:05
#637277

This is a paper that needs a lot of exposure. 

Just one juicy part:

Shadow Gold Price (SGP) … that borrows from the Bretton Woods formula for valuing money in a gold-exchange regime (i.e. the fixed value of a currency equals its outstanding monetary base divided by official gold holdings). Under this formula the exchange rate of the US dollar to an ounce of gold would be about $8,250 presently, a figure that reflects the amount of monetary base inflation already engineered by the Fed. (The US monetary base approximated $2.15 trillion in September and reported official US gold holdings have remained relatively constant at about 8,133.5 metric tons or about 261.5 million ounces.) We approached the SGP from another angle last month and came away with a policy action we believe the markets will begin to discount. The Fed’s September 24 balance sheet reported the value of its “Gold Certificate Account” to be worth $11.037 billion, a figure that implies the Fed has claims on the US Treasury’s entire stock of gold and that it is carrying those claims on its balance sheet at Treasury’s official gold price — $42.22/oz ($11.037 billion divided by 261.5 million ounces).

Login or register to post comments by Miss Expectations
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:15
#636720

US Housing Prices Surge on Bank Insolvency Hopes.

Login or register to post comments by doolittlegeorge
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 23:21
#637295

you forgot the housing discrimination love, baby!  somebody forgot about the emotionalism of getting voters.

Login or register to post comments by Lord Peter Pipsqueak
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:25
#636752

Yeah,it’s a banana republic alright – it just hasn’t got any bananas though.

Login or register to post comments by uno
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 17:39
#636785

it would be an upgrade to be a banana republic, at least we would have something to export.  Right now all we got to export is financial weapons of mass destruction

Login or register to post comments by jbc77
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 18:09
#636841

Thats a classic. Finally, the main stream idiots got it right….

Login or register to post comments by gwar5
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 18:26
#636873

Banana Republic, eh? Cool.

Login or register to post comments by gnomon
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 18:52
#636914

Until Obama hands over the keys to the Pentagon to our adversaries, (or Congress or the World defunds it), we will be a Banana Republic with one Hell of a Sucker Punch.

Any adversary better have us comotose before making a move, otherwise, in our current mood, it will be “toast” all around.  

There is a critical mass of citizens in these United States of America who are not of the Banana Republic State of Mind, even though we have arrived at that state.

And that critical mass of citizens will not go quietly into that night of outrageous and total submission.  

There will be Hell to Pay, somehow, someway. 

We will not go down easy.

Login or register to post comments by doolittlegeorge
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 23:23
#637296

word is “Ford Motor Company” has something to say about this as well.

Login or register to post comments by chistletoe
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 04:26
#637458

What you mean, “we”, Kimosabe?

Login or register to post comments by JackES
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 20:12
#637036

I took profit on my SPY and AAPL calls. Good week.

AAPL should hit 300, soon. But I decide to leave something on the table.

 

 

Login or register to post comments by rosebud
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 20:14
#637039

here’s the deal of the month…

sign up for welfare and get 300 minutes a month for $16

Login or register to post comments by DosZap
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 20:55
#637097

That’s a bad deal, hell I got a free phone, and DSL, and UNLIMITED minutes.

Ya Kno it a RIGHT eva Amurrrricun, git free Broadbandz.

Login or register to post comments by lolmaster
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 21:06
#637114

learn to love the ponzi

QE 36000

Login or register to post comments by Minion
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 22:53
#637261

“The internet revolution”

“The new economy”

“POMO to the sky”

Login or register to post comments by dashingdwl
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 21:40
#637163

Ponzi masters around the globe marvel at our audacity, and they are jealous if they are not participating in our great scam.

Login or register to post comments by Catullus
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 21:44
#637169

Bullish.

Login or register to post comments by doolittlegeorge
on Fri, 10/08/2010 – 23:26
#637300

Hard to imagine Ford Motor Company owned their ass just a few short years ago. Dowsizin’s a bitch.  Still…technology in the industrial space is an interesting reality.  I believe it was none other than Rolls Royce itself who “went cryin’ to their American mama” about United Technology having invented “the geared turbo fan engine.”  Oooooo.  Put that in a helicopter and see what happens.

Login or register to post comments by M.B. Drapier
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 01:03
#637366

Those public employee firings somewhat undercut the present Republican narrative of government expanding along all axes, though, don’t they?

Login or register to post comments by BigDuke6
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 01:38
#637396

i sold up and missed this sooper-dooper rally cos of you guys at ZH and that nut Bernanke.

 

i should have known he’d rather destroy the dollar than wall street.

 

 

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 09:19
#637697

With the dollar destroyed, Wall St is also destroyed. Cant burn down your house and live in it too.

Login or register to post comments by MrTrader
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 05:01
#637465

Very easy strategy to execute gentlemen :

Buy ES blindly at all levels.

If ES(trading day close > +10[ES(t-1)] then buy with profits from ES longs cheap OTM 800 puts February/March/April/May 2011. With VIX at sub 21 very, very cheap. Otherwise enjoy Paulson hedge fund strategy : find enough idiots walking with you the “FED will make everything go up “fairytale”. If Paulson hedge fund up another 12.5 % per month double up on 900 OTM puts.

Login or register to post comments by tip e. canoe
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 07:37
#637516

more like Banana Colony to the City of London

Login or register to post comments by cthwaites
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 08:54
#637612

Can’t see the connection between the Telegraph headline and “banana republic”.

Since when did the Telegraph represent “official” opinion?

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 09:21
#637699

Whats more official then?

Login or register to post comments by Stuck on Zero
on Sat, 10/09/2010 – 10:00
#637755

Bananas don’t grow well in the United States. 

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