Choices

I rarely dabble in geopolitics (at least on this blog) but I simply can’t help myself this time around. Let me share this little tidbit with you:

Click on the image to see the original Billiondollargram on informationisbeautiful.net. Now I have to ask you – evil speculator or not – doesn’t this break your heart? With the money this country alone has thrown into the greedy jaws of corrupt banksters we could have fed every fucking child on the planet for several decades. Actually, forget about Africa or South America – right here at home one in four American children is on food stamps! That’s right – when it comes to choosing between bailing out fat rich fuckheads or feeding starving/malnourished children all over the world, the choice is clear:

Yes, the banksters win every time – get used to it – that’s how the cookie crumbles.

Now you know why I don’t talk politics in here – because it’s too upsetting. And most anyone you talk to doesn’t look at the big picture and you wind up talking about red herrings and non-issues. I couldn’t give a rat’s rectum what Sarah Palin said today on her damn blog or what Obama is spewing about ‘creating jobs’ and ‘fixing healthcare’. All that crap is nothing but window dressing – the real game all happens behind closed doors, that’s where all the decisions are being made. From there it’s just a matter of ‘massaging’ public sentiment or smoldering anger to the point where the big cats know they somehow will get away with it. After all – public memory is very short – and there’s always Paris Hilton or this week’s outcast on American Idol to keep us distracted.

Which is why TARP got voted through congress in record time – 90%+ public disapproval rating notwithstanding. And it’s why it took a year to get a ridiculous health care bill passed that in the end was nothing but a blowjob to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. Congress was bickering about pennies and pork whilst handing truck loads of cash to their bankster cronies.

Don’t you love it how that works?

This planet could be a really cool place if we weren’t so intent on fucking it up beyond repair. All comes down to greed, folks – good ole fashioned unmitigated egotestical greed. The infoturds you get served on your boobtube are nothing but mind fodder to keep you distracted from the fact that we are nothing but pawns in a global game played by a tiny but highly connected minority. They don’t give a shit about you or your family and they will take it all – if we let them.

You know what’s really depressing? Even more so than the chart above? It’s the fact that you can post a chart like that and nothing happens – absolutely nothing. You get a few angry comments, maybe the news spreads and you have some bald academics in cheap suits discuss it on PBS or NPR. But nothing ever happens – nobody pays attention despite the fact that we are wired beyond belief. Everyone is so busy worrying about their own ass – civil disobedience or even outrage has been banned from American life (and most of the Western world). And the just shit continues – nobody ever gets delivered to justice – the same old cats keep getting re-elected – the people responsible for fucking up the financial industry on a global basis even get a second or third opportunity to do it again (see John Thain) – and nothing ever changes. So please don’t talk to me about hope and change – seriously.

I guess George Carlin said it best:

(hat tip to David)

The broken clock continues – tick tock tick tock tick tock – wait that’s gmak’s line…

Sorry for ruining your day – but it had to be said. Now back to work – let’s hit them where it hurts the most – in their trading accounts ;-)

Mole

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 6:14 pm. Both comments and pings are currently closed.



  • cedieke

    absolutely depressing.

  • goldpackers

    What was Breadth today?
    I heard 9 to 1. If so, not good for us bears. Tomorrow is critical. A new high tomoorow would be 5 waves up then a pullback into Friday before higher to 1100 into expiration.

    So far a CLEAR ABC down to the lows. Need gap DOWN tomorrow if bearish.

  • http://www.slopeofhope.com Tim Knight

    I couldn’t give a rat’s rectum what Sarah Palin said today on her damn blog

    But what about what's written on her hand?

    Anyway, we're both singing the same song, Mole. Definitely.

  • Schwerepunkt

    Fabulous rant Mole — and I really mean that. Not deprecating. Sometimes, things have to be said, if for nothing else than your own equilibrium and sanity. Thx.

  • uberbear

    Thanks,

    I'm ignoring the news for a couple of weeks now, because it makes me angry more and more.

    Now I see this and have to calm down all over again…

  • goldpackers

    I am showing just over 3 to 1

  • Persian_Gerb

    hey. are those numbers inflation adjusted?
    cause we all know the FRN is a depreciating asset!

  • http://dreadwinaard.livejournal.com/profile dreadwin

    Seriously. Give me the mars mission, 12 times. Or the solar/wind plan for the next 5 years.

  • goldpackers

    John Thain is being recycled just like the tired old sports coaches in NFL, NBA MLB.

    The good ole boy network!

  • skynard

    Amen Brother,

    Greed is the root of all evil!

  • Persian_Gerb

    it's ok. no one gets out alive.
    I just hope I'm short the day some mushrooms pop off.
    errrr hold on that thought.

    “No, i'm not a domestic terrorist, i was just kidding, put that computer down, i'm innocent, please..”

  • bubble jeopardy

    Well put Mole!

  • Persian_Gerb

    I thought it was the “love of money”.
    Greed would probably qualify as a superset of that.
    touche`

  • http://chartsandthat.blogspot.com/ ultra

    Wow. Chart of the day – and quite possibly year.

  • http://chartsandthat.blogspot.com/ ultra

    Bribes received by Russian officials
    $316bn

    Global illegal drug market
    $320bn

    Hmm.

  • rg64

    Feb 9th time reverse cycle sure did not disapoint. I still see more work to be done on the upside! But we are now close to be finished.

  • http://evilspeculator.com molecool

    Sorry mate – how about you pop another Prozac and go on with your happy life ;-)

  • http://evilspeculator.com molecool

    I'm seeing A/D ratio of 3.4 – not bad but nothing like what we saw in July.

  • http://evilspeculator.com molecool

    “it's ok. no one gets out alive.”

    LOL – that's the motto of the week for me. Expect to be quoted in my next post :-)

  • Tronacate

    Hey mole……can I plagerize your expose??……I would like to send it into the letter to the editor of the local paper

  • uberbear

    This bearmarket is killing me :P

  • lilme

    I – heart – Mole…..how many times I have to shut myself up so that I don't mention the world hunger that has been generated by all these credit crisis games and how silent we are here in America.

    OK I said it. Thanks love.

  • http://stainlesssteelchicken.blogspot.com/ StainlessSteelChicken

    Mole – keep cool my babies, keep cool.

    The excesses you've outlined, while tragic, should be expected, should they not? All of these things have been tolerated because social mood was so blissfully positive during the multi-decade Great Bull/Great Blowoff Top. But things will most assuredly change, just as surely as market trends change. Nothing moves in one direction forever.

    This is why we have bear markets – to correct the excesses of the bull, both in terms of stock prices and in terms of human social behavior.

    There are few spiritual/psychological benefits (and I use those terms loosely) to being a long term bear. When you see a future filled with sorrow and suffering, it can be kind of depressing – even when your reasoning and market analysis is sound. But if there is one benefit, it's the belief that at least some of the bull market excesses will be worked off; that at least some of the wrongdoers will be punished; that through the pain ahead, at least some lessons will be learned, however temporary they may be. These are necessary components of a bear market, or so says the Socionomic model, and they should give us a measure of comfort.

    And then, after we've learned the lessons of the secular bear, we can slowly revert back to our ways of glorious excess and greed and wealth, a tiny fractal in the motive wave of human history. The pigs will become men, to borrow Orwell's analogy. We always do.

  • raised_by_wolves

    Does the local paper allow anonymous submissions?

  • http://evilspeculator.com molecool

    Now you know why I am so much looking forward to the conclusion of this cycle wave.

  • Rightside_ot_trade

    Thanks mole; what a powerful summation.
    I'm forwarding the chart and your words to people I know.
    Before 2008 I thought I had smart enlightened friends. Last year I tried educating them on the fiscal issues facing all of us, gently, but as you say nothing ever gets discussed or changed.
    If they do respond or discuss, it is always to cast blame on the other side.
    None realize that both sides are to blame and playing us against each other
    so that we don't come together against them.
    But I feel I have to keep putting stuff in front of them and hoping something will stick; they need to stop failing to prepare.

  • Tronacate

    I believe the human condition is just a result of the cosmic application of the “Law of Knowledge”. How would you recognize good without evil? Pleasure without pain? Fucktard greedy bankers without the generous? Life is a grand paradox for sure.

  • Tronacate

    Might have to buy a full page ad or something…….I don't think they publish anonymous stuff…….

  • http://trading-to-win.blogspot.com/ DavidDT

    “right here at home one in four American children is on food stamps!”

    Let me guess – is it because “professional welfare recipients” have nothing to do, but fuck all the time and have no time to buy condoms as oppose to people who has to go to work and have sex once a month by appointment?

  • Punster

    very good post. so cool in its execution. One up

  • Tronacate

    But does that make it the children's fault? So is the money best spent educating those products of laziness and unbridled animal behaviour to break the cycle, or should we just continue to line the pockets of Jaymie Dimon and friends?

  • http://trading-to-win.blogspot.com/ DavidDT

    In no way it is children's fault, but by tolerating that we incubate yet 10 fold of new professional welfare recipients.

    May be it is time to stop sucking political correctness dick and start regulate how many children family can afford (and if it is not a good idea – then why would we care so much about degenerates not being able to read fine print of liers loans)

  • http://evilspeculator.com molecool

    Hey, it works for the Chinese – I'm all for it. BTW, this is one of the reasons Mrs. Evil and I chose to not procreate. Too many fuckheads already on the planet.

  • http://gemstowear.etsy.com Jan

    Mole,

    One thing that makes this blog so professional and unique is that we hardly ever have discussions outside of pure market analysis. I think everyone here will agree that though our focus should always remain on the charts, not the news, it is hard to steer the mind away from the grimm reality that will be confronting us in the not so distant future. The anger I feel eats away at me like a hot fire in my gut. Sometimes I wish that I didn't hold this knowledge, but the more I know the more I want dig to find the ultimate truth of why we've gotten to this place. I'm sorry to say that the world has become a sorrowful place.

    Sorry for the rant, but I'm grateful that you postd this.

  • raised_by_wolves

    Raised By Wolves said, “For the love of compound interest is the root of all evil.”

  • Tronacate

    We'll breed ourselves into oblivion……no doubt about it. I guess a comet hit on Wall Street and Washington would be a good start. A cleansing gift from nature. After reading about the effects of the Plague and its eventual positive effects on society, maybe a large population reducing event is just what the patient needs to survive.

  • http://evilspeculator.com molecool

    I was split about posting it but my anger got the better of me. You guys all know I rarely talk about current affairs – so grant me this one ;-)

  • Tronacate

    Very nice video……..right on the money.

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.

    Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is in prison.

    Thoreau was fun, but nothing beats Voltaire

    “The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.”

    I did know the numbers, unfortunately, and they bring nothing new to the table, cons and ponzis, fear and circus. A mix of 1984 with a Brave new world wraped up in CAtches 22 that were too disgusting to be imagined.

    Well, enough of that, if nobody's getting some assassinations and terror of their own (but careful, government is very jeleous of that monopoly in particular, we better get back to business.

    HAMSTER TIME (still haven't looked, but I bet it will be fun)

    BPSPX is still DOWN, 64.6 slightly, and there's still no support in view (take this with a pinch of salt we'll have to get to 30's to have a chance in hell that a meaningful drop is due, and I expect first support around 37.

    SPX:GOLD still at 0.99, under the 3 ma's, after once again retestin 1.0 BUT having attained 0.98… would be worried if I was a bull

    SPX:CPCE MA6 still down, but limit, nevertheless at a juntion not pleasant for bulls either (daily at ma6 and below ma13)

    SPX:VIX still embracing ma208… ready to jump or drop, take your bet, 3rd day of that story, this time slightly above

    VIX is very beautiful… for bears, went down to ma13, closed at/slightly above ma208, textbook for a liftoff or backtest?

    VIX:GOLD same, except that below ma208

    SLV:GOLD went to ma13, good for next drop? 13,1… in nominal, if someone shorted today's high (smart cub?) place a stop at 15.5, ride half to 13.8 and the rest to 10.6

    USO… going to 28 IMHO

    Bulls seem toast, Nasdaq seems bound for 2000, SPX for 1015 and INDU 9450 (battleground) , and then only “god” knows

    GOLD seems bound to 1015…

    PLEASE DO COMMENT

  • http://gemstowear.etsy.com Jan

    “May be it is time to stop sucking political correctness dick and start regulate how many children family can afford (and if it is not a good idea – then why would we care so much about degenerates not being able to read fine print of liers loans)”

    +100…that's alls I'm sayin.

  • de3600

    Greed has today has become Gordon Gekko times a thousand.

  • boycottnow

    thanks mole ………….george carlin is an american idol in my book ………our only power to fight back is by boycotting,hence my avatar ………we still have the internet ,but 'they' will take that away too ……….let's boycott corn syrup ! you're right on brother …. ''everything's on schedule'' osho

  • raised_by_wolves

    I'm still 95% cash. I'm waiting for the SPX/VIX embracement to resolve.

    http://content.screencast.com/users/raised_by_w

  • raised_by_wolves

    “SLV:GOLD went to ma13, good for next drop? 13,1… in nominal, if someone shorted today's high (smart cub?) place a stop at 15.5, ride half to 13.8 and the rest to 10.6″

    Unfortunately, I slept through market hours today. (Lazy, sick cub).

  • http://marketthoughtsandanalysis.blogspot.com/ binve

    Absolutely righteous, in every sense of the word. Thanks mole!!

  • http://www.portfoliotilt.com PortfolioTilt

    Upcoming changes to Portfolio Tilt! http://bit.ly/czQarI

  • raised_by_wolves

    Repost from two weeks ago:

    FREEDOM IS SLAVERY

    If compound interest isn't working for you, you are a slave. Most [Americans] think that compound interest is working for them. They are ignorant. Not only is dollar devaluation over the long-term working against them but they also have mortgage debt, car loans, and credit card debt. Against that, gains in the 401K are irrelevant.

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    this is not current affairs, hamster time is current affairs, soylents are current affairs, this is EDUCATION (with some other books and thinkers) that should be MANDATORY (before mandatory shooting classes) so that people would consider what it means being a CITIZEN of the REPUBLIC (minding the RES PUBLICA, the public matters)

    I was already young, and foolish, enough to try doing it in a political party, giving my time, effort and spending money…. but I discovered that either you are willing to play well below any prince's ethics to reach the top or you'll have to wait for something more dramatic (tricky trying to hasten it)

    Yes, this is not the place to discuss this, but there are no places to discuss this, I'm not well loved because I love showing people around me (in real world) the beam before their eyes and the unpleasant realities that you see when you remove it.

    dream of a republic where every citizen behaves as a true aristocrat…. maybe one day it will exist

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    you are embracing islam?

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    thought the same some time ago, but removing those who think for the common good seems a risky evolutional choice

  • raised_by_wolves

    When you say 15.5 are you referring to the price of SLV, or are you talking about the SLV/GOLD ratio but misplaced the decimal point? I was thinking about using a 0.1451 mental stop based on the ratio. That would be just above the 104 lower BB.

    http://content.screencast.com/users/raised_by_w

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    i mentioned that, there is still some chop possible, but resolution seems southbound…

    and a black monday could start with a massive drop (and make bears miss most of the party)

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    synopsis and clean link please

  • raised_by_wolves

    Or one of the other two major world religions.

  • joeynickels

    Own/control the politicians+ judges + police +military = you do what you want and get what you want. Money = power. Banksters & corporations have always won (for the most part) with this simple formula. The game of life is rigged and we are trained from childhood to play it. Work hard, get ahead, get some money/power, pay your mortgage & taxes and be a winner. Most of all though make sure to give your pound of flesh to the organizations (legal, quasi-legal, criminal) that control the game. In the end your gonna die; game over. Game fun for good game players and a few lucky souls, but many folks all over the world just facing disappointment and meager existence without much hope. Sure we could feed & educate every child in the world for 5 years instead of funding a war or bailing out whomever, but that would sure take a big shift in consciousness. Maybe such a big shift can happen in my lifetime. Meanwhile I think I'll just do the best I can to provide for myself & family, help others in whatever way seems reasonable, keep an open mind and open my heart. Maybe I'll see a good way to participate in constructive change and be ready and able to get on board. Incredulous…okay somewhat, angry…not so much (it just wreaks too much havoc on your physiology and your soul). Thanks for the post and responses.

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    15.5 nominal might do….

  • raised_by_wolves

    Is Mole's soylent blue incompatible with Hamster time?

  • yudhisthira

    Starting the inevitable move lower tonight?

    That would be fine with me.

  • MariAroma

    Mr. Hamster — stock markets closed in the U.S. for Presidents Day, Monday, February 15.

  • PRSGuitars

    Gold 133… sigh… now it's in precious metals.

    http://screencast.com/t/ODU2Yjlm

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    soylent blue+ hamster time? given current balance? it would cost them gold making a new high at 1234 and threatening their gold containment….

    just my 0.4 cents (previously 2 cents)

  • http://www.portfoliotilt.com PortfolioTilt

    Dropping the daily market analysis column in place of a weekly market recap. David Grandey will be helping in the interim and will be supplying a bit more content

    http://portfoliotilt.com/Technical-Analysis/Mar

  • yudhisthira

    Black Monday overseas. Setup for Tuesday here.
    Nice.

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    a long weekend… perfect black swan breeding ground

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    thank you

  • UayBalam

    When I saw the square about the anti-depressants and how big it was I immediately thought about Brave New World and Soma. Its unfortunate that we have been taught growing up that it is necessary to suppress the pain and avoid it at all costs. Pain = Pleasure.

  • vic_vega

    Great figure, sure puts things in perspective, and always love that Carlin clip.

    The current Greek crisis should put a damper on our 10 yr tomorrow and 30yr thurs.

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    not realy soma, we use fear as well, a soma that is not brain reducing would give ghandi's which are also uncontrolable in large numbers.

    why do yo think ecstasy is scheduled so strongly?

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    where Mole learned how to handle his sweet stainless steel rats

    When a “fan” in a hoodie seemingly burst through the security and jumped on stage to greet the band, Lindemann turned a flame-thrower on him. The kid ran amok, his clothing ablaze, before stage hands doused him with fire extinguishers.

    http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts

  • Persian_Gerb

    now THAT's a synopsis and clean link.
    pay attention rats.

  • brendl

    oh, you're a kindred spirit Mole. Bless ya. If you're ever in Montreal and wanna see some pretty ladies and drink some great beer drop me a line ;)

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    now, do you know that fur is easily taken away with a flamethower?

    p.s. still waiting for gerbil_gold to return (wink wink), Persians will be interned in concentr… errr…. summer camps come next announcement

  • raised_by_wolves

    SLV has been outperforming equities to the downside. Today, SLV outperformed equities to the upside. The $SPX/SLV ratio went below the 78.6% fib I have on my chart.

    http://content.screencast.com/users/raised_by_w

    I just want to make sure that this trend doesn't continue before reshorting SLV. So, I'm looking for a cross above the 78.6% or for it to touch down somewhere lower before moving up again.

  • raised_by_wolves

    Back to provoking the Gerbil, are we?

  • http://www.bigmovingstock.com bigmovingstock

    Wow that was a truly fantastic post. And John Thain really kind of summarizes the grand idea. I remember seeing him on the cover of one of the useless financial rags during the last bull market, looking smug and with a sort of half grin on his face, looking through his wire rimm glasses thinking his shit doesn't stink because he buys a fucking $35,000 dollar toilet for his office. This was before the financial crisis as we now know it had hit the fan. Now the man drives financial institution after financial institution into the ground, and somehow this asshat continues to get a job – for more money than you or I will ever see (well at least me, I don't know how much money you have) Funny thing, sit that man behind a trading rig with a million dollars and tell him, “good luck – you can trade this account until you have nothing left, and when there is nothing left we will not give you a second chance” He would be broke inside of a year and that would be the end of John Thain – just as it should be.

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    nopes, just calling his true ego out

  • momac

    Bravo Mole, this is why this past year was so hard. Knowing what's been going on, and what's still to come. It would of been so much easier to not have any knowledge of all the crap that's been going on. I talk to people to try to warn them, but alot of them think I'm nuts. The economy has been saved and everything is back to normal according to alot of them. What a shock it's going to be for the masses.

  • raised_by_wolves

    I don't remember you ever calling out my ego, but that may be due to my memory deficiency.

  • monicadern

    Hi PRS,

    So are you saying that all of the indexes you posted earlier plus gold and forex seen here, look like they broke down but actually were contained in the 133% channel meaning they go up from here?

  • brendl

    yikes… I used to think the same way but wisened up. you realize how dangerous this is? This is precisely the kind of thinking that was occurring in the 20's and 30's in britain and then nazi Germany. Eugenics…call it what you will, allowing some institution decide who can live and who can't is the prelude to fascism. No, it is fascism. If parents would stop dropping their kids off at daycare and actually take care of them and instill them with some ethics and knowledge we wouldnt have this problem. 20 years.

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    you never abandoned “raised by wolves”, Polyamory? Maybe, but you never abandoned your first love.

  • kostee

    never dabble in geopolitics? you do it all the time. it's called TRADING

  • PRSGuitars

    Honestly, there was no theme — more like I was just grabbing as much proof
    as possible of the 133.3% extension appearing in forex and precious metals.

    This began in SPX and DJT and is now part of futures, forex, and precious
    metals. I'm freaked out. I once thought this was a hoax being pulled on me
    by TOS. Now I just imagine the possibility of this as a preliminary method
    for targeting channel 'breakouts'… literally ANY trader can use it. It's
    not proprietary and costs nothing. No real downside, so long as the 133 and
    133 of 133 (177.69) continue to hold/show respect-worthy across a variety of
    markets.

  • http://dreadwinaard.livejournal.com/profile dreadwin

    I think the $VIX looks bearish in the very short term (like tomorrow).

    http://content.screencast.com/users/dreadwin/fo

  • Tronacate

    Good ol' Rockefeller, Carnegie, Averill Harriman, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr…….Eugenics was an American invention I believe and the philosophy was soaked up like a sponge by Hitler.
    Funny thing is poor dumb people are much less harmful and generally happier than snakes like Madoff, Thain, and his ilk.
    Our best weapon is to quit supporting the institutions that employ these fools. It CAN be done…….just takes self-control and a little effort.

  • zenob

    I think China just pulled the pin on the grenade.
    http://blog.atimes.net/?p=1352

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    IF VIX hits 24,5 BEFORE 29.5 we're in serious trouble because “god” has indeed worked in misterious way

    n.b. there is a double ma6/ma13 bounce confirmed, the 104 attraction is way below…and the count would wrong unless we're heading to fairyland dow 20.000

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    abusus non tollit usum

    and it was not an american invention, americans are (we must agree) prone to undertake in earnest what others just dabble in (until being proven wrong, usualy by others showing last consequences)

    p.s. you might have used other names… W.Churchill, T.Roosvelt… boy what mean SOB's

  • Darkthirty

    Time to bust open that keg of dry powder, this should be the catalyst.

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    the full 10 billion? bahhh, pocketmoney compared to FED's QE's, barely a week's worth

    http://www.manufacturing.net/article.aspx?id=24

    n.b. with 2T global, 200 bln for higher return. and 70 for equities the chinese have barely dipped into american stocks

  • Persian_Gerb

    if gold hits new highs, i'll bring it back.

  • raised_by_wolves

    And I've never changed my avatar. Get it right the first time, and there's no need to.

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    then we will see gerbil_gold again within the next couple of years (and maybe soon enough)

  • Persian_Gerb

    Keep the faith. [Dow:Gold 1:1]

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    RELOAD AND EXPLAIN AGAIN YOU MUST MY LITTLE PADAWAN

    Many faces the force have

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    that is not the lower bound for certain scenarios

  • AudioTactics

    Anybody have a graph of the Baa-Treasury spread?

    TIA

  • constitutionorslavery

    Thanks for posting this. I don't know at what point we (Americans) will start marching in the streets or stop paying all of our bills/taxes to end this nightmare…Maybe they have brainwashed everyone enough that it will never happen.. But people need to start talking to other people about issues. So I commend you on this post, I know it's a trading blog but so much of everything now is dependent on the whim of our masters that it makes it relevant.

  • http://evilspeculator.com molecool

    Hey, twist my arm!! ;-)

  • bananaben

    I'll be proudly wearing my evil tee tomorrow and pray that a flock of black swans comes our way soon. You know when I started my business I NEVER EVER had the luxury of failure and that is why I succeeded. These parasitic pieces of shit and our worthless politicians will be the ruin of this country and I firmly believe we are already past the point of no return. We have got to help each other make the right moves financially to profit from the carnage that lies ahead.

    By the way maybe you all have heard about how well manufacturing is doing. It is not to be dismissed – my customers are still pumping out orders like crazy and see the article below. However, I truely believe that most of my customers know exactly what is coming as do I and that is why everything is so frenzied right now. Everyone is trying to get ship their orders NOW before the shit hits the fan. You'll never see analysis like that from the likes of CNBS.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/believe-it-or-no

  • bananaben

    More people work for government now directly or indirectly than for private sector. As long as they can print their way out of every problem the show will go on. Sad but true. A day of reckoning is coming but I still think it's at least a year off.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day

  • http://oahutrading.blogspot.com/ steveo77

    Mole, Ill throw that in for Honolulu also….
    You have perspective that no one else has.
    Sorry, this sorry slob has been working for a living….very little time to trade during the week, look more for position
    trades,

    but getting whipsawed out of nicely entered shorts….sounds like something they would do in montreal J/K

  • http://oahutrading.blogspot.com/ steveo77

    Well said…exactly what I was thinking….

    BS is delivered by a cruise missile on the weekends or holidays.

  • http://oahutrading.blogspot.com/ steveo77

    Parents got to work 2 or 2.5 jobs to pay the banksters….nuff said!

  • bobthehorse

    Totally agree Mole but this is why I disagree with you that news does not matter. You have to know the politics to trades these markets. They are not free. Markets are free on the way up but not the way down. That is why you can get long on a Euro crisis – knowing that the politicians will be provoked into action. It's mad but that's the game.

  • jacksoo

    wldn't trust Euros to get it right in a hurry bob – -one thing Euro does in a crisis real well – - fragment.

  • gatopeich

    Choices, what choices? :-)
    Totally agree. Nice video.

    I know only one thing you can do about it all: be faithful to yourself, be the person you like to be, be your own master. And don't be fuckin' greedy!

    Peace!

  • raised_by_wolves

    You see that ciggie in my twelve-year-old mouth? I managed to disguise my Hamster-size light saber, and I keep it there at all times just as you told me to.

  • raised_by_wolves

    People as consumers have too many superficial choices distracting them from the fact that they as human beings have too few real choices. To the limited extent that you can, be your own king or queen. First, learn what that means. Don't seek to control other people. Do focus on governing yourself. Now there's an aspect of life and trading that rules.

  • raised_by_wolves

    Yes, traders may choose to study geopolitics. However, if geopolitics is the art and practice of using political power over a given territory, then doesn't trading have a hell lot more to do with self-government?

  • tradejane

    >doesn't trading have a hell lot more to do with self-government?

    Trading has EVERYTHING to do with self-government. That's why most traders fail. They don't teach that in school.

  • tradejane

    >I simply can’t help myself this time

    Well, if you're going to write a post like this one when that happens then maybe you should do it more often.

    I think this soundtrack might be appropriate.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDXyYp5zFH8

  • raised_by_wolves

    The other day, I was talking to my own personal Job named Jeff. I've known him for awhile. He's usually wet when I visit him on the street corner. Imagine cold, rainy nights. Jeff's crippled and dying of cancer. Beyond his own physical suffering, Jeff lost his wife and daughter years ago. All this, and yet Jeff doesn't curse God and die.

  • raised_by_wolves

    Tradejane, I'm almost glad they didn't teach that in school because that means I didn't miss anything by dropping out (flunking out, actually).

    Rodents, if you're reading this, don't reply with jokes about missing getting laid.

  • raised_by_wolves

    You may both end of being right though on different time scales rather than simultaneously.

  • http://iberianviews.blogspot.com/ catracho

    more greek news out?

  • http://crisismaven.wordpress.com/ CrisisMaven

    Thanks, not so evil speculator :-) esp. also for pointing me to informationisbeautiful.net. Will feature them on my Reference List (hat tip evil speculator). This is a drama and one which future history books will mention in the same breath as the atrocities of the 20th century!

  • tradejane

    “The euro briefly jumped against the dollar and Bund futures fell on Wednesday as traders cited a media report that Germany was said to consider Greek aid beyond loan guarantees.”

    And never mind that….

    “Output in Germany's engineering sector fell by nearly a quarter last year, worse than the industry's most pessimistic forecast, and is not expected to rebound in 2010, the VDMA industry association said.
    Production was expected to decline around 20 percent last year but orders for machinery fell at their fastest rate since the VDMA started compiling its statistics in 1958.”

  • http://iberianviews.blogspot.com/ catracho

    thanks..

  • octospider

    thanks so much for this post mole. as an idealistic NGO worker who trades on the side, i'm just as jaded and cynical about this whole shit-fuck we call the world as you. if more people realize how EASY it could be to make things right, then maybe, just maybe someday something will change.

  • Schwerepunkt

    More reindeer games overnight? This time its takes 20+ reindeers instead of just two (Ben and Tim).

  • goldpackers

    Gann turn today so expect high below 1083 today, backoff into Friday and up next week. Snow and long weekend should cause one more round of profit taking to at least 1055/61.

    Drop to me is a clear Corrective A-B-C. Not impulsive. Favor we are in an X wave rally to ~1090 into expiration before another A-B-C drop to 1020/30 for an important low. Chance low is already in at 1045 with a simple A-B-C down.

    The bear case needs an immediate reversal and hard down into Friday to stay alive with yesterday being another 2 wave before a 3rd down.

    Hoping for but 3rd but don't like breadth and volume coming in here. Looks more bullish.

    Bears be careful and I am one.

  • Schwerepunkt

    Trade balance at 0830 this morning. Expectation is for -$35.8 billion, or slightly less than the previous report of -$36.4. Not a big deal, but a surprise one way or the other might move the currencies which, as we know, will move the equities in the other direction.

  • gmak

    It's snot news. It's data. Quite a different animal, IMO. I hope someone else runs the numbers for the Gartely pattern off of the recent top and bottom.

    http://evilspeculator.com/?p=14535#disqus_thread

    NEW POST
    NEW POST
    NEW POST
    NEW POST
    NEW POST
    NEW POST
    NEW POST

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    but does it smell of red or green shit?

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    the force is strong within this little one

    now seriously, my little padawanhow about how about the hamster time vs soylents issue? Get your eyes on 2002 to 2007 on all the indicators and tell me where we are before market closes on friday… it's an important question (and read the goddammned EW rules and guidelines but allow twisting by PPT)

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    what is man that thou are mindful of him?

    Despair and suffering have little to do with objective events.

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    governing yourself? or finding and living your true being? Poor Aleister has been sadly misunderstood, Do what thou wilt should be the whole of the Law

  • monicadern

    You should publish the idea. It makes me even more convinced that the world isn't random. But, I am betting on the down side and your analysis concerns me because it means that the move down was a fake (at least thus far). Thanks PRS.

  • brendl

    like what youre saying man…so true. now…can you convince the other 95% of the populace?

  • brendl

    thats the thing man. I had a list of all the taxes that have come our way since the turn of the previous century. very simple equation as everyone on this blog well knows. Im a believer in the idea that tax revolt is the most patriotic thing one can do…as ironic as that may sound.

  • minus273

    Daym, thats royally fucked. Im reading Propaganda by Edward Bernays (1928) at the moment, which lays it all out as clearly as you do above. Should be compulsory reading for all.

    The first lines: “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true rulling power of our country.” This was written in 1928.

  • http://oahutrading.blogspot.com/ steveo77

    Picture an 800 lb black swan raising hell in your front yard….the world changes overnight. All kinds and colors of shit.

  • http://dreadwinaard.livejournal.com/profile dreadwin

    SSH: “IF VIX hits 24,5 BEFORE 29.5 we're in serious trouble because “god” has indeed worked in misterious way”

    Remember my $VIX chart? We're at 25!

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    yes, close and getting unconfortable

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    talking about soylent color ;-)

  • monicadern

    You should publish the idea. It makes me even more convinced that the world isn't random. But, I am betting on the down side and your analysis concerns me because it means that the move down was a fake (at least thus far). Thanks PRS.

  • brendl

    like what youre saying man…so true. now…can you convince the other 95% of the populace?

  • brendl

    thats the thing man. I had a list of all the taxes that have come our way since the turn of the previous century. very simple equation as everyone on this blog well knows. Im a believer in the idea that tax revolt is the most patriotic thing one can do…as ironic as that may sound.

  • minus273

    Daym, thats royally fucked. Im reading Propaganda by Edward Bernays (1928) at the moment, which lays it all out as clearly as you do above. Should be compulsory reading for all.

    The first lines: “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true rulling power of our country.” This was written in 1928.

  • http://oahutrading.blogspot.com/ steveo77

    Picture an 800 lb black swan raising hell in your front yard….the world changes overnight. All kinds and colors of shit.

  • http://dreadwinaard.livejournal.com/profile dreadwin

    SSH: “IF VIX hits 24,5 BEFORE 29.5 we're in serious trouble because “god” has indeed worked in misterious way”

    Remember my $VIX chart? We're at 25!

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    yes, close and getting unconfortable

  • http://sshamster.blogspot.com/ Stainless_Steel_Hamster

    talking about soylent color ;-)




    Zero Indicator


    Darth Mole Alerts

  1. poll

    • What is your average spread on the EUR/USD?



      view results

      Loading ... Loading ...


  2. NinjaTrader
    Kinetick

    search warrant


  3. recent misdeeds

    1. Happy Halloween!
    2. Wrapping Up The Month
    3. Getting Paid On Thursday
    4. RIPQE
    5. Strike The Iron While It’s Hot
    6. Don’t Be Afraid Of The Boogeyman
    7. Kitchen Sink Monday
    8. Quiet Friday Morning Briefing
    9. Thursday Morning Briefing
    10. Muppet Time!