October 13, 2008

Panic over? Everyone go back to what you were doing?

121 comments:

Anonymous said...

And come back after 3 weeks.

eric in vegas said...

Remember what happened after the last bailouts that were supposed to save the markets? Temporary euphoria then everyone comes back down to earth and remembers the problems that caused them to fall still exist and we go back down. This will be no different.

Anonymous said...

Once again HP loses.

You dimiwits don't get it yet do you? All your end of the world doomsday scenarios simply aren't happening.

Now be good little renters and get back to your tinfoil hat making classes.

me said...

That was the worst depression ever, glad it's over. I'm going out to buy stuff again.

Anonymous said...

Solvency. I'm impatiently waiting for the real solution. The one that deals with solvency. Everyday I check my mailbox and there is still no cheque.

Honeygo Beasley said...

Don't be fooled. The whole thing is part and parcel of what's going on in the world Plan to see some more chaos.

Stay tuned for the
FOOD PANIC blog.

And the
WATER PANIC blog.

DOPES 2 said...

GOING TO BY 5 MORE "INVESTMENT" CONDOS IN LAS VEGAS WITH ZERO DOWN!!!

I MAKE $500,000 A YEAR!!!!

PANIC OVER, SOME CRASH!!

FREDDIE AND FANNIE GOING TO $100!!

THERE IS A SLAE ON PLASMA TVS!!!

BUY NOW OR BY PRICED OUT FOREVER!!!

DOPES!!!

Anonymous said...

The market will skyrocket this AM and then will inexplicably plunge this PM. It will meander downward the rest of the week. Panic reaches red alert levels by Friday PM.

Anonymous said...

Notice the brown stuff running down the G7's legs. These guys are scared out-of-their-heads! Why didn't we think of nationalizing the banks earlier? Oh, that's right that is what happened in NAZI Germany and Facist Italy. When this doesn't work they will inject money directly into your bank account. When that doesn't work there will always be the "manta from heaven" approach. It won't come. Then we choose a uniform general to make the trains run on time. Then we find a scape-goat like an ethnic minority or perhaps even a politcal party and we euthanize them to solve "our problem". Finaly, there is always Thunderdome! "Two men enter one man leaves!"

Okay okay ... I hope we have learned our lessons so this won't happen.

We are all tin hatters now. Thanks RR, GB1, and GB2.

Anonymous said...

Dead Cat bounce.

kilgore said...

So if the taxpayer is going to guarantee all the bank debt, does that include the exposure on the credit default swaps as well? Becuase technically, those swaps aren't legally considered debt by the gov't.

If we are guaranteeing those swaps (and I think England is doing it implicitly with the injection into RBS), then the US is essentially doubling down (or quintupling down) on this whole mess.

For all this talk of transparency, they still haven't said that they will force the banks to open up their tier 3 assets/liabilities to the public!

I'm really starting to think that the world's leaders have figured out that either they prevent all these loans from defaulting or the entire system will go down regardless of their guarantees.

Seriously, why the hell can't we just nationalize the assets of the bankrupt banks, insure their depositors, and let the derivatives holders suffer the consequences of doing inadequate analysis of counterparty risk? It doesn't seem so complicated.

The only thing I can think of is that the holders of these instruments must be banks in developing countries that only have a few banks - Mexico, Thailand ect. where letting the CDSs fail would completely destroy an entire economy. But if that's it, just say it!!!

Anonymous said...

"Once again HP loses.

You dimiwits don't get it yet do you? All your end of the world doomsday scenarios simply aren't happening.

Now be good little renters and get back to your tinfoil hat making classes."

HP Loses? Rest assured your stucco covered shit-box will still be a declining asset.

As for the market, don't get to happy. This shot in the arm won't last long.

You go ahead and buy while I sell soon, let see who wins in the end. I'll wait a couple weeks to sell to recoupe my loses.

Anonymous said...

Suckers rally.

Anonymous said...

Man life must be real tough to have 90000 at the texas oklahoma game.Keep renting the basement from mom and screwing blow up dolls.Some depression folks.

Anonymous said...

PPT running out of tricks...

Wait until 3pm/12am pst for final Jeopordy.

Afterthought said...

Panic over? What Panic?

The Dow rallied 10% from 2:50 PM Friday and has rallied another 5% at Monday's opening bell.

The REAL ECONOMY is in dire straits! Did they say anything about jobs or factories at the G7?

Or the global population of 7 billion, or nuclear proliferation?

We can't fight our way out of this one the way we did the First Great Depression;

We have to tighten our belts!

The politicians are going to try EVERYTHING except that!

And that is why hyperinflation is inevitable.

Anonymous said...

Anon said:"Man life must be real tough to have 90000 at the texas oklahoma game.Keep renting the basement from mom and screwing blow up dolls.Some depression folks."

LOL, I remember when posters like you said there would be no RECESSION. We now have one. And now, you're actually saying the word DEPRESSION. You've made a great deal of progress!

Anonymous said...

Going Global really worked out
great . A bunch of slave labor countries made a bunch of cheap crap for Americans and the richer countries bought our excessive debt .
Emerging markets were suppose to carry the stock market to the moon .

Interesting that talking heads of any merit are calling for getting rid of the bought off Politicians .
Interesting how the Paulson Plan is changing every minute . When is he going to ask for another scream "fire " injection of taxpayers funds the USA doesn't even have.

Get the corrupt people out of power fast folks .

Stop trading ,let Wall Street stagnate . Wall Street only uses
other peoples money to pad their big fat pockets. Stop buying cheap foreign goods ,stop dealing with the crooks and demand that they are brought to Justice .Clean house ,these are not the people who should be running the show .

Anonymous said...

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damn you, i doesn't rent that basement from momma!

I sublet it!
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Anonymous said...

Prediction : At the end of the day
the stock market plus 98 .

Anonymous said...

good ole days again. guy on cmbc saying buy stocks now p/e ratios dont matter anymore the market is to cheap to pass up. sounds like 1999 all over again. BULL
I think s/p 550 will bottom around 650 or lower...

Anonymous said...

Wow, the Dow jumps the first three minutes of trading and everyone thinks this is over.

I hope it is, but look back at the wild swings just from last week.

A trading day is slightly longer than three minutes.

Anonymous said...

That was the worst depression ever, glad it's over. I'm going out to buy stuff again.

Tell that to the 22% of our employees that get the axe tomorrow along with their final check.

Anonymous said...

I would agree...dead cat bounce aka suckers' rally.
Nationalizing banks is not the way to go, but then again, the elites are 'changing' the rules. What can we do? If this 'rally' keeps going through the day and maybe even tomorrow...the MSM will be given the pom poms and you will start hearing about 'support' having been established and that everything should be 'ok'. Nevermind that the IMF stated that there's a 'serious' risk for financial meltdown, etc etc.

Smoke and mirrors. I'm just spooked that the 'controlled chaos' that we have been seeing might abruptly end...then we'll see panic...

Anonymous said...

Erm, no, that's just the PPT doing it's magic.

Anonymous said...

The problem was worked out during this weekend. OKAY. The market will stay strong the rest of the month . Saudi's winners. China is the loser in this deal.

Anonymous said...

Man life must be real tough to have 90000 at the texas oklahoma game.Keep renting the basement from mom and screwing blow up dolls.Some depression folks.

October 13, 2008 2:32 PM

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90K at tx-ok game and ga-tn game, lsu/fl game...

all over the country stadiums are filled to capacity and yet the HPers think we're in a depression where everyone is starving

Anonymous said...

dow up 6%

DOPES!!

Anonymous said...

The fault for this entire housing mess lies with failed liberal economic policies that benefits the poor minorities. While working class whites pay their mortgages on time, do not get into debt and honor their agreements, millions of poor non-working class minorities do the opposite.

Anonymous said...

Question: If the reaction to this collapse is too little too late (as most experts agree) then why so late?

Could it be that GW was try to forstall this mega-event until AFTER the election?

Anonymous said...

DOW UP OVER 400!
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SOME CRASH!
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NOW GO BACK TO YOUR MOTHER'S BASEMENT!
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DOPES!

Nick said...

Hey Keith you keep predicting the end of the world yet it never happens. I can recall so many times in which you say "ok, the coming meltdown is underway", etc.. and it NEVER happens.

How bad can things get? Really? Even if we have a Great Depression, we will get through this. This too shall pass. Either you are a strong person or a weak one.

My brother who is a Fucked Saver is so angry, upset, full of rage and nervous. Boy, you Fucked Savers who sacrificed, toiled, were frugal, etc... are really fucked. If we have a hperinflation, then you folks are FUCKED. If we have a deflation, then you will be ok. Time will only tell.

keith said...

Anyone buying this?

If so, what are you buying?

I picked up a few...

Anonymous said...

Not buying it. Ready to pounce on shorts to make more ever-important $$$.

Anonymous said...

Light volume rally and the sun came out. You married guys stuck in your unsupportable mortgages are looking for any port in a storm. I hope you enjoyed that $400,000 monthly BJ you got last night from your overweight wife after the football game. Wait till when she hits 40. She will divorce you, get a tummy tuck and boob job with the child support and then she will move to Sedona thinking she will sell her farts to old people to cure their arthritus. By-the-way ... studies show that there is a 10% chance one of those kids is not yours. Good luck on all that :).

My tin hat looks nice :). I'll raise my kids in my rental paying cash for my cars and my vacations thanks ... now that the housingpanic is in full swing when is the marriagepanic blog going to start?

Buy stock in divorce lawyers if you can. The number of divorces will parallel the forclosure rate.

Anonymous said...

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The only thing up 100% is DOPES head up his own ASS!


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old geazer said...

Does anyone know how to get shit stains out of the old underbritches?I am freaking out.My wife is about to leave me and I'm broke.anyone have a job for the old guy?I sold into the panic last week.looks like I really blew it once again.

Anonymous said...

"...your end of the world doomsday scenarios simply aren't happening..."

There is no cause to worry. The high tide of prosperity will continue.

Lost Cause said...

Even a dead cat bounce is right twice a day.

Anonymous said...

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I see Obama courting the Dumb white vote (plenty of them)

Huggin and kissin the white women!

Reminds me of Blazing Saddles,

"Hey, where da white wimmin at?


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Anonymous said...

Obama doesn't want to be seen with to many blacks just before the election,

To scary for white Amerika!

Anonymous said...

Buying?

The canroys I picked up on Friday are up 30% on what I paid...

So tempting to sell - though at the buy price I paid the dividend was 35%, which is insane. At some point these things are going to go to the moon as the US dollar collapses, don't want to be out at that point.

But this bounce can't possible last - since everything went up...

Batman said...

It won't be over until you see leverage debt unwind. Those numbers haven't come down enough yet.

Anonymous said...

"...life must be real tough to have 90000 at the texas oklahoma game..."

We have
now passed the worst and with continued unity of effort we shall rapidly
recover.

Anonymous said...

They have to try to move it up for op ex Friday. If they can't move it up enough, we will have a spectacular crash this Friday.

Anonymous said...

Ok the governments will now own all the banks and financial institutions paid for with future taxpayer money.

Derivatives is a 500 Trillion dollar market half... 250 Trillion is unregulated.

If you trust the markets you are in
fact insane.

Any market data you receive is complete unreliable.

I believe Soros, Buffet, Roubine, Rogers and Schiff.

Any calm or perceived prosperity is your chance tp prepare.

I am now 100% convinced there will be a major massive system failure In my life time I'm 50.

With the worlds scramble to defer the massive failure this is your opportunity to prepare.

Make no mistake.. all they can do is defer this massive failure.

1981 -2008
The end the debt party has begun.

Anonymous said...

I woke up this morning and stated trading and am up all over. This is after I called a whopper Rally in the Oct 12 end of the world thread. Not back to normal but back to making $$$. If you missed this rally you missed the bottom...
To bad..

Anonymous said...

"...whites pay their mortgages on time..."

Yes, there are hardly any whites defaulting.

Anonymous said...

My brother who is a Fucked Saver is so angry, upset, full of rage and nervous. Boy, you Fucked Savers who sacrificed, toiled, were frugal, etc...
are really fucked.

He's right sacrifice, hard work and saving.

Makes you an Idiot and the civilization you live in dead.

Raise your hand if you think this can last.

nothing to see here said...

Life does not stop during a depression. All the dopes pointing out i-pod sales and sports attendance are simply hoping that enough denial will fix things, its the W approach to a problem.
We are at the rim of a deflationary toilet bowl. The very best we can hope for is a decade of hopeless stagflation.
When the 4 years of McCain are over we will be talking about McJobs(the new CCC), McFoodstamps and the McDollar. God help us if McCain crokes in the mean time.

Anonymous said...

I went for financials.. All Up

Anonymous said...

I'm buying DXD

sideline sitter said...

"Anyone buying this?"

NO! AN IMF ECONOMIST SAID UP TO 20% MORE DOWNSIDE.

SOURCE

THE MARKET MIGHT GO UP WHILE COMPANIES ARE LAYING OFF FOLKS AND THEN PLUMMET AFTERWARDS WHEN THE SMOKESCREEN ISN'T NEEDED.

Anonymous said...

Ohh Gold Give me Shivverzzzz...

Sold that long ago...

BOA... Whoot Go BOA!

Anonymous said...

Gold down and the dollar down. Now thats interesting. They're going to do just about anything to save the stock market. Hillarious. This is not going to last.

What is the point of companies if the socialist government can give your competitor a wad of cash at your expense? Fake markets. Fake markets. Or a foreign government? I guess that is why they need to nationalize the important stuff because its the fallacy of the "global" market.

Not voting in the charade election. Not participating the fake market.

keith said...

Here was my prediction from the 1/1/08 thread. Not too shabby:

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If Bloomberg doesn't run, Obama is the next President

On housing, US median price falls 10% in 2008

On stocks, no idea on the averages, but watch for builders, banks, lenders and investment houses to fail and merge. CFC, IMB and WM are first up

Anonymous said...

Buying:
XLF -Financials ETF
Not buying today:
But moved 30% of my cash position back in early friday afternoon bought:
FAN- Wind Energy ETF
GEX - Alternative Energy ETF
Bought BRK.B on Friday for CHEAP
watching: TGT, F, ACN, IBM, C, V

Also buying stocks that are selling for less than the cash they have on hand.

FC John
Fort Collins, CO

Anonymous said...

I think the stock market may end up a 100 or so by the end of the day, and may stabilize over the next couple of weeks only to go down steadily for several months after the election. Unfortunately, the measures wont stop the problem, and the money being poured in means that we will likely end up with high prices and few jobs. I'm not buying stocks; I sold out early in January. I am, however, looking at buying more rental property; the p/e ratio is beginning to come into balance out where I am, and I expect the prices of real goods to soar.

vanilla ice said...

"On stocks, no idea on the averages, but watch for builders, banks, lenders and investment houses to fail and merge. CFC, IMB and WM are first up"

Just about spot on, damn.

Anonymous said...

"Tell that to the 22% of our employees that get the axe tomorrow along with their final check."

They can apply where I work - we're hiring! And so goes the world, the way it always has...

Anonymous said...

"If you missed this rally you missed the bottom..."

Sure thing trader Bob. Get back to us in three months and we'll see how well your investment "strategy" has paid off. Nothing changed since last Friday, not a damn thing, other than central banks around the world handing fiat money out like candy on Halloween. If you think that is a long-term solution then you need to have your head examined.

Weimar Germany, Brazil, and Argentina all saw their stock market indexes soar as they fell into the buzz saw of inflation then hyperinflation. The investors in those economies did well, didn't they?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My brother who is a Fucked Saver is so angry, upset, full of rage and nervous. Boy, you Fucked Savers who sacrificed, toiled, were frugal, etc...
are really fucked.

He's right sacrifice, hard work and saving.

Makes you an Idiot and the civilization you live in dead.

Raise your hand if you think this can last.

The anger is just beginning. Those who financed Warren Buffet lifestyles on HELOC and now expect the rest of us to bail them out will be held to account. Pimco's Bill Gross says that we should raze all of the empty McMansions and just start over. Voila housing oversupply over.

I believe we should raze the occupied McMansions of those who didn't really have the money to be there in the first place and then issue Section 8 vouchers for them to live off the government in the projects. If they are going to live at taxpayer expense then they need to live in Section 8 Housing.

Check out RoboCop to see how this would be accomplished.

JaneZ

lensam369 said...

It's just a rally. Look at historical charts. Picture a rubber ball bouncing down some stairs. It's going to bounce back up before hitting a new low.

If you've got the cojones, you can make a quick buck today and maybe tomorrow. But be sure to have your finger on the eject button, and don't be too greedy...

keith said...

Maybe I should have said 10,000 by the end of the day and not Friday?

We could still tank again folks, but be flexible. When the environment changes, be observant.

And read manias, panics and crashes again tonight. There should be no surprises.

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine emailed me today asking me if I know anyone looking for work. His company can't find enough people and they had to cancel a contract because of it. His company does ERP consulting and his consultants earn well into the six figures.

Some depression!

k.w. - Southern Ca. said...

Only false hope.
The calm before the storm.

Throwing money at a faltering system doesn't fix the problem, it only lengthens the pain over a longer period of time.

Anonymous said...

Oh so last week the end of the world was coming....and now this week it's start buying.

Nice consistency there Qweefie old boy

Anonymous said...

"...the end of the world...never happens..."

Maybe if you're tapping your foot and glancing at your watch.

3 years top-to-bottom, with 6 sucker rallies

Bonus laugh: after the top in 1929, how long was it in real(inflation-adjusted) dollars till it came back to the same level?

60 years.

keith said...

When governments around the world coordinate and bail out their banks with trillions and trillions of dollars in one night (as I said they would) then you need to stand up and take notice.

It does not pay to be a perma-bull or a perma-bear with ANYTHING. Not stocks, not houses, not currencies, not anything.

Stubborn people get slaughtered. Just like the people who thought home prices would always go up.

I called 7886, breaking 8,000, as the bottom. Time will tell. I've been wrong before. But I believe things have now changed. Last nights moves around the world were gigantic and unprecedented.

but the ride will be wild and gut-wrenching. Be careful. Cramer's advice is good - if you need cash in 5 years don't gamble it.

The stock market is gambling, pure and simple. treat it that way.

Anonymous said...

WE've bounced 15% off the lows

Anonymous said...

On the heels of the worst week in history, the prevailing wisdom on Wall Street is the stock market is now cheap, especially relative to Treasuries and most especially for long-term investors,

With the S&P trading at 13 times expected 2009 earnings and 17.2 times on a trailing P/E basis, "buy the dip" is the mantra from many observers:

* "The sell-off has gone much too far and stocks are poised to rally powerfully if the downturn is less severe than investors," according to The New York Times.
* The "Ben Graham P/E" - which divides the price of stocks by their inflation-adjusted net earnings average for the past 10 years - is the lowest its been since 1989, The WSJ reports.
* Even typically skeptical observers like Barron's Alan Abelson and FusionIQ's Barry Ritholtz were writing this weekend about the potential for a short-term market bounce of between 20%-30%.

http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/article/95114/Debate-Rages-Sucker%E2%80%99s-Rally-or-Time-to-Buy?tickers=MS,^DJI,^GSPC,^IXIC,SPY,DIA,XLF

keith said...

Question - was Lehman too big to fail? Should the government have bailed them out?

The direct damage - $300 billion. Indirect? Probably $5 to $10 trillion (stock losses, economic damage).

Here's some news:

Lehman failure caused $300 billion damage: regulator
Monday October 13, 10:37 am ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The financial fallout outside the United States from Lehman Brothers Holdings' bankruptcy has been about $300 billion, the head of Germany's financial regulator said on Monday.

"We're still licking the wounds of Lehman," said Jochen Sanio, president of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, at an international banking conference. "It caused international damage of $300 billion outside the U.S."

Anonymous said...

Why do people look at the DOW on a light volume day for the answer to the CREDIT CRISIS.

The $360 trillion Credit markets remained frozen even after G7 meeting.

Bottom line Mortgage rates are going up.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk
/business-in-wales/business-
news/2008/10/13/libor-eases-
marginally-91466-22023672/

The fresh billions thrown at the financial system by the Treasury and Bank of England showed few signs of thawing frozen money markets today.

The overnight lending rate between banks fell from 5.81% to 5.6%, but still stands more than 1% above the Bank’s official 4.5% rate.

The three-month interbank rate – key for pricing mortgages – fell back only marginally from 6.29% to 6.27% as banks remain fearful of lending to each other at longer terms.

Money markets remain tense despite the Bank of England today pumping in an extra £10 billion.

The TED spread, the difference between what the U.S. government and banks pay for three-month dollars, narrowed only marginally 7 basis points to 457 basis points. In Jan 25, 2007 TED SPREAD was only 0.225 basis points.

The dollar Libor-OIS spread, a gauge of demand for cash, narrowed only marginally 4 basis points to 360 basis points. It was at 105 basis points on Sept. 15. The spread was 24 basis points on Jan. 24.

Libor, set by 16 banks in a survey conducted by the BBA each day in London, determines rates on $360 trillion of financial products worldwide, from home loans to derivatives. Member banks provide estimates on how much it would cost to borrow in 10 currencies for terms between one day and a year.

Anonymous said...

What a GREAT DAY for making $$$...

now Im going golfing...

Lol...

Keep stashing that gold doomers...

Anonymous said...

It does not pay to be a perma-bull or a perma-bear with ANYTHING. Not stocks, not houses, not currencies, not anything.

Stubborn people get slaughtered. Just like the people who thought home prices would always go up.


Oh and who arbitrarily says it's time to stop being a perma-bear when you've been a perma-bear for the last how many years?

There has been a lot of "action" by the central banks of the world but the question we should be asking is will any of this be more effective than the liquidity injections of the Fed over the last year?

Or is this another sucker's rally?

Be careful not to catch a falling knife, Keith.

keith said...

I'm still significantly in cash. But there were some stocks that got thrown out with the bathwater when the hedge funds had to raise cash to fund redemptions.

Just do your own research, make your own moves. And just stay out if you need the cash. This isn't investing - it's gambling, and the casino is rigged.

The time for investors, and investing, is still down the road. After they clean this mess up. If they ever can.

Anonymous said...

for a little while.

The market will stabilize, rally a bit and in about a month or two, then everyone will realize that the underlying problem really isn't fixed and the market will hit new lows.

Only to stabilize again, rally a bit, then in a couple of months, head lower. at this point the market will really be at about bottom.

Anonymous said...

I see comments from a few here on P/E's and wonder if they really know what they're talking about. The current P/E on the SP500 (after todays 600 point gain) is roughly 12. Horrible corporate earnings will send the P/E on the SP500 even higher, perhaps back to 14 or 15 soon. I see no bargains here, and would argue that the P/E's are still way too high. I'm a buyer when the SP500 P/E reaches 8, and in this economic environment that day will come, mark my words. Until then, expect many fake rallies like today. Dumb money always thinking we hit another bottom.

Anonymous said...

"You dimiwits don't get it yet do you? All your end of the world doomsday scenarios simply aren't happening."

What is it about the words DOPES and DIMWITS that idiots like so much?

Lady Di said...

The much expected reflation policy has arrived with a unified front.

We are witnessing an epic battle between inflation (Central Banks) vs. deflation (the market).

I'm hedging my bet Re: who wins this war - both cash and gold are king in my book.

Andrew Hac said...

And that is exactly what has been going wrong with the Americano's mentality. Always thinking about buying, spending, slurping, debauching, cheating, lying, plotting, etc... Rarely or never in the Americano's life there exists a moment, even a fleeting one, that holds the mantra of living a simple life with hard work, honesty, and uphold one's self-respect with honor. By now the whole outside world has known what beast lurks behind that lying face of the Americano...

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So, is the Americano toasted yet ? And if not, when do you people, Joe and Jane of the SHRUB's Ass-Head Clan, think the Americano will be toasted ? Will they be toasted lightly as a marshmellow or juicely as a snapper turtle skewered on a stick from head to ass all sizzling nicely, fat popping, juices dripping over a bed of red hot charcoal fire ?
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The Americano nation and its pitiful occupants's fate has entered a dark age, an ominous age filled with peril and uncertainty. An age of unimaginable stench emanating from the fart of the Housing Bubble. Who do you have to blame but yourself when you bough a $700K house on a $40K annual salary as a low-life telemarketer, a StarBuck cashier, a convenient store sales associate, a Best Buy sale clerk, a 30K-Millionaire ? Add in a fat-ass, lazy, couch potatoes, hoity-toity wify, a couple of redneck, foul breath, rotten-teeth kids and you now have a perfect storm for the crashing of not only the Americano economy but the Americano family value as well.

Thus, with all due respect, I will ask you these $69,000 Americano-going-down-the-toilet-dollar-currency questions:

IS THE AMERICANO roasted nicely yet like a grilled snapper turtle ?

WILL THE AMERICANO ever find a shred of WMD in Iraq, the little Islamic nation that the Americano president DUBYA SHRUB and his side-kick PENIS SHOOTER had decided to invade few years ago ?

WILL THE AMERICANO take on the role of the world leader: Free the Tibet Monk"ey" and Invade Red China ?

WHAT IS INSIDE the tummy of most Americano ? Greedy Worm and Sh*ts mostly, perhaps ?

WILL the famous Snapper Turtle outlive the obese, pigeon-brain, pompous, ass-head Americano Australopithecus ?

WHEN WILL THE AMERICANO "Gone With The Wind" ?

Anonymous said...

Noodles-I'm just a simple man I don't own much after my divorce but that was by choice...My exposure to the markets is minumum.

I hear "Rally!" then "Chaos!" over and over...Here's what I do know:

1. The poor are many and they are broke and becoming desperate as prices rise

2. We cannot maintain peace without people assuming they will be punished...It's actually smoke and mirrors how we keep order.

3. In times of REAL trouble plenty of murders, rapes and robberies go unpunished...Because of volume and lack of man power.

4. In 3 days without services most large cities will become SCARY.

5. Rich/poor/white/brown/black it won't matter...Crime will affect you...Maybe not you but maybe your mom...Maybe not you but your wife.

6. Money in bad times is great but inflation zooms up all that will matter is basics along with guns and safety.

7. For the ones that think we'll crash over nite...You're probably wrong but it will be a slide into evil times...Slowly things will get worse as people become desperate...5 years from now today will seem like heaven.

Am I a kook for believing that this has now made a one world or Amero monetary system a reality?

Maybe but imagine if I describe the news in the last 3 weeks to someone 1 year ago?

They would have thought I was coo-coo.

Look to the rich or middle class in South Africa/Brazil because we will end up like them.

Onclaves of people usually rich or well off trying to keep the Barbarians at the gate...Hee Hee all you've done is imprison yourself.

This is so strange agreeing with semi-religious and conspiracy kooks but up to this point all roads lead to manipulation of the masses to rob the masses.

michael said...

everyone i know is buying today.

the herd mentality is astonishing.

Anonymous said...

>> A friend of mine emailed me today asking me if I know anyone looking for work. His company can't find enough people and they had to cancel a contract because of it. His company does ERP consulting and his consultants earn well into the six figures.

Ugh - ERP. What a soul-destroying line of work...

Anonymous said...

I believe we should raze the occupied McMansions of those who didn't really have the money to be there in the first place and then issue Section 8 vouchers for them to live off the government in the projects. If they are going to live at taxpayer expense then they need to live in Section 8 Housing.

That's an excellent idea, but it would cost the Taxpayer a lot to re-train the McMansion folks to fit into subsidized family Section 8-- 2 bedrooms. One would have to insure they qualified for the programs:

On and/or making and selling drugs---

Filthy Housekeeping 101 would be a must-----

Stacking Junk Tires on Porch Decorating-----

Wife Beating 101 (BTW Lowe's has started selling Quarter Sheets of Sheetrock which is needed to repair fist and head holes in the walls, a savings for the Complex Owners---)

How to make your non-starting, oil leaking car which is parked in your space look servicable, a short course-----

How to convince the Landlord that the Bluelighted Patrol Car was only a friend who stopped by for coffee-------

How to miss the dumpster when you throw your torn plastic trash bags at it while driving by----

A good teacher could do all this in a very short time. Try most any Section 8 Property and they would be glad to do it.

keith said...

Well, ho-ly-crap

Congrats to the contrarians out there who played this right over the past few days

Keep your stop losses tight, don't get greedy

We'll see down days again, and more failures. But last week was pure straight-out-of-the book panic and liquidation. And the actions of governments across the world last night and today should not be discounted.

keith said...

In regards to P/E's you are correct - if you're trading the market as a whole, that is a mistake.

Take the time and do research on individual stocks and then tell me why great companies with tons of cash and recession-proof products are trading at P/E's of 5

Got it?

Want the answer?

Because hedge funds were liquidating and needed the cash.

From Manias, Panics and Crashes:

The final phase is a self-feeding panic, where the bubble bursts. People of wealth and credit scramble to unload whatever they have bought at greater and greater losses, and cash becomes king.

Anonymous said...

A THOUSAND POINT RALLY??!!!

W - T - F ????!!!!!!!

How they hell is this even possible?
Maybe the PPT!?!

What happened to the Panic?
It must be over...

Man this market is rigged.....

Anonymous said...

"If you missed this rally you missed the bottom..."

Sure thing trader Bob. Get back to us in three months and we'll see how well your investment "strategy" has paid off. Nothing changed since last Friday, not a damn thing, other than central banks around the world handing fiat money out like candy on Halloween. If you think that is a long-term solution then you need to have your head examined.

Weimar Germany, Brazil, and Argentina all saw their stock market indexes soar as they fell into the buzz saw of inflation then hyperinflation. The investors in those economies did well, didn't they?



LET ME SAY AGAIN.. UP ALMOST 1000 pts

YOU MISSED THE BOTTOM -) Thats my ass crack you can kiss my ass if you want.

Anonymous said...

Prediction : At the end of the day
the stock market plus 98 .


Very good guess. Just be sure to add that trailing zero. It's the leading zeroes you can drop.

Anonymous said...

Now you Bitter HP Renters, let this be a lesson! You will pay our mortgages and through taxation. The DOW IS KING!

keith said...

I've gotta say, calling the bottom last week and then predicting Dow 10,000 this week, I could think of myself as a super-genius

But I'm not. I simply read Manias, Panics and Crashes.

It's never different.

And no, I don't know what's going to happen now that the panic selling is unwinding. But these past few days were classic. Straight out of the book.

Anonymous said...

It's looking to me like auto makers might be a good investment. While Ford saw a 20% increase, GM topped that, at 33%. This would look a lot better coming from a manufacturer, rather than a bank. Let's hope the two companies show some success with their new plug-in hybrid electrics. Folks, I am all for lower house prices. But I also emphasize the importance of our manufacturing.

Anonymous said...

"michael said...
everyone i know is buying today."

Wall of worry gone in one day huh?

Anonymous said...

We're saved, we're saved! Years of bad policy has been corrected over a weekend or two, under sheer panic!
Anybody else not buying this?

Paul E. Math said...

"This isn't investing - it's gambling, and the casino is rigged."

I agree. I may be a perma-bear but all I still see is a consumer pull-back, hundreds of bank failures, the insolvency of the FDIC, alt-a resets, etc.

While selling last week was panicked, I feel panic is justified when you look at all the headwinds facing this economy.

The difference that I see in this downturn is that, unlike the 30's, this fed and administration are determined to flood the money supply by any means necessary.

While we've been experiencing deflation for the last couple of months, I believe we will ultimately see what an inflationary depression looks like on our soil.

Anonymous said...

Hey, do we ever talk about housing anymore?

This is called, HousingPanic, right?

Not StockPanic!!

Beckhams Can't Sell Their Spanish Home
Even the celebrity couple are feeling the effects of the credit crunch as they fail to sell their property in Madrid after 17 months.


http://tinyurl.com/4yy43o

vanilla ice said...

Dow up 900 points in one day. Biggest point gain ever. Looks like the Reserve Banks saved the day. Yeeh hawww! Everything's solved!

Anonymous said...

hmmm, 936 point DOW increase in one day divided by how many billions or trillions of dollars worth of various government bailout commitments announced over the weekend equals how much paid by taxpayers for each single point of increase? ... Not that good at math, someone please help me out here... (sarcasm off now)

Smug Bastard

Anonymous said...

Paul Math said:

"The difference that I see in this downturn is that, unlike the 30's, this fed and administration are determined to flood the money supply by any means necessary.

While we've been experiencing deflation for the last couple of months, I believe we will ultimately see what an inflationary depression looks like on our soil."

----------------------------------
Bingo. The Fed's hands were tied by gold in the 30's.

Now there are no restraints.

The Fed will flood money into the system until inflation wins.

Inflation benefits the uber rich and screws everyone else.

The Fed = exists to support the uber rich.

End result to this crisis = inflation

Refuse to buy overpriced said...

Just for the record, not all HP-ers think we are are the verge of "Great Depression 2"

Personally, I think that whole concept is a scare tactic to justify the larceny known as the bailout.

Anonymous said...

"And no, I don't know what's going to happen now that the panic selling is unwinding. But these past few days were classic. Straight out of the book."

LOL - As if it's somehow over because the DJIA popped a cork. This is a (sucker) rally engineered to unload some shares to idiot fund advisors who are believing the calls claiming a bottom and to greedy in-duh-vidual investors trying to earn a few % to salve the wounds of last week.

What has changed in the economies that might justify higher share prices? The banks are still insolvent, mortgages go unpaid, oil is twice the price of a year ago, and unlimited guarantees to banks can't change the fact that the unpaid liabilities if recognized, would add up to an amount far larger than global GDP.

When the Dow plunges 1000+ points in some future session I'm sure Keith will tell us he called it XX months ago.

LOL

Anonymous said...

It's damn hard to believe that anyone who bought the market today will lose money over the next 3 years.

keith said...

This could be a classic pump and dump. Time will tell. I have no idea. It's gambling. Got it? These are not days to invest. The markets are now a casino.

But it was pretty obvious that last week was panic. Pure, uncontrolled, panic, as the hedge funds sold everything to raise cash, and the sheeple joined them.

And it was obvious after the governments moved that today was going to be an insane rally (and short cover). And it was.

And no, I have no idea what tomorrow holds. Except more gambling at the casino that our markets have become.

Remember, during the Great Depression, the market saw 7 of its 10 best days. Yet it fell 90%.

Be careful out there and stay out if you need your cash.

Anonymous said...

Was there short covering driving up the market.

http://www.bloggingstocks.com/2008/
10/13/did-you-sell-into-todays-
record-rally/

Last Wednesday, the SEC lifted its ban on short selling.

Investors who shorted financial and insurance companies were doing quite well last week as fears of another financial bankruptcy mounted.

With today's successful save of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), anyone who was short that firm -- or other financial stocks -- was forced to buy those stocks as they spiked in order to repay their stock loans.

This probably contributed significantly to a buying panic.

Anonymous said...

If the Euro and Asain markets sell its a dump. If they rise its more pump. 10K by the end of the week.
Then I might sell from the LOW LOW bottom that I did.. lol

Laughing all the way to the Safe..

Anonymous said...

Hey, Last week the house and half the foundation got torn away. They are building a gigantic shack on top of the foundation that remains. This will last until the next wind blows!
What's worse,,they're building the shack with OUR money!!

Anonymous said...

Dead COW bounce!

i've had it said...

i went into the market at 10 minutes before the closing bell on friday and bought a stock i've held before...but with the intention of trading on any rallies. so we get one today...and perhaps tomorrow. i'm sure i'll be out of this stock by friday.

i'm now re-reading MPC by Kindelberger...man, it's like reading a prophecy.

don't get too confident with this rally!

WTF1920 said...

"Once again HP loses.

You dimiwits don't get it yet do you? All your end of the world doomsday scenarios simply aren't happening.

Now be good little renters and get back to your tinfoil hat making classes."
_______________________________

What the hell are you talking about? Most of the stuff this blog predicted came true.

And by the way, this board is predicting trouble...it's not predicting "the end of the world". Why is it that when someone shows genuine concern for what's going on, they are automatically labeled as "tin foil hat" types?? Why is this society so stupidly optimistic? Why do we act like nothing could ever go wrong?

went2puke said...

I am amazed how those verbose few numskulls whose lexicon is limited to “Dimwits" and "Dopes" always pull a Cheney on us and go underground whenever bad news hits them on their thick heads. I haven't heard from them all last week. They cowardly lay low for days until they hear about a fake rally on Wall Street like today’s and then stick their heads out again to display their ignorance.

There is nothing wrong with expressing a different viewpoint, but those idiots never explain why and how they believe they are right. They add nothing to this debate. They must belong to some Sarah Palin circle of monkey spinners whose only assignment is to keep sending those idiotic words to disrupt dissenting blogs like HP!

les said...

I sold some stocks today and bought more silver.

Anonymous said...

"...stabilize, rally a bit and in about a month or two, then everyone will realize that the underlying problem really isn't fixed and the market will hit new lows.

Only to stabilize again, rally a bit, then in a couple of months, head lower..."

Anonymous said...

Hooray!!

That's the best 1-day gain since the early 1930s!!!

17 of the 20 largest 1-day percentage gains in DJIA history occurred in late 1929 and the 1930s.

What a cause for celebration

- bryce in canada (vancouver & calgary bubbles)

vanilla ice said...

Nikkei up 1000 in the first hour?! Is it a penny stock? Jeeze, me and all the other perma bears lose today.

hp fan said...

Take the time and do research

/SMACK!!! WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!

You're starting to sound like Suzanne on that stupid Century 21 commercial.

Infobabe on CNBC just said (in a half drunken euphoria)...

"Now is a great time to buy stocks"

Have you heard that anywhere before???

Suzanne!

Assets are still marked to fantasy...

Earnings estimates are still in la la land...

P/E doesn't mean shit when the numbers are manipulated worse than even the governments numbers.

Demand for Oil is going down yet oil stocks went up, what, 15%???

RUN don't walk for the exits and sell now while your ahead just like people should have sold their houses in 2006.

Anonymous said...

I'm calling Suzanne. We can do this now!

DOPES!!!

Anonymous said...

I bought Canadian Royalty Trusts with a fat yield last week. Many are now up about 20% or so, plus the juicy divy. Our energy problems are not solved, and people will still drive around even when/if we go Mad Max.

Also bought silver over the weekend. Getting darn near impossible to get...

Paul said...

"Sharp Recovery in Stocks, a Few Further Declines"

"The essential fact established by yesterday's stock market was that panicky liquidation had been checked and that orders which had been placed by bona fide buyers were having their natural effect. All such hysterical declines as those of the present week are certain to end."

New York Times
Thursday, October 31, 1929

After falling 12.8% on Monday October 28 and another 11.7% on Tuesday October 29, the DOW rebounded on Wednesday, October 30 rallying 12.3% and another 5.9% on Thursday October 31.

I'm not going to call this a depression just yet, and I am not going to compare it to the Great Depression. However, following the initial crash, the stock market pared its losses. Though it did end 1929 down 34.8% from it's all time high on September 3, 1929.

Throughout first half of 1930 the stock market posted monthly gains until April even as the economy continued to unwind.

January +7.8%
February +1.1%
March +4.7%
April -2.74%
May +0.2%
June -17.5%
July +4.9%
August +2.9%
September -14.8%
October -14.4%
November -0.8%
December -11.3%

Unemployment crept up from 3.2% in 1929 to 8.7% in 1930 and companies started to fail. It wasn't until April/May of 1930 that the media began to really call this a depression. From searching news articles it seems that many were convinced initially that this would be a mild recession like that of 1924. By mid-1930 many economists seem to allude that the economy was in a depression, but that it would be about the same as that of 1919-1921. The lesson being we won't know this if this is a depression until next year at the very least. We certainly do not know how long this will last.

Anonymous said...

Ugh - ERP. What a soul-destroying line of work...

October 13, 2008 8:23 PM

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I did some ERP consulting. Mind numbingly boring, indeed. Made $200K a year though. You learn to live through the pain pretty quickly.

The OC said...

Andrew -- nice to see you back; thought you were stuck in some middle eastern madressa somewhere.