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lunar
23.08.2010, 19:18
Sport: 23. August 2010, 13:09

UBS steigt in der Formel 1 ein (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/sport/aktuell/ubs_steigt_in_der_formel_1_ein_1.7303669.html)

Keine Details über Zahlen und Laufzeit – Verbindung wird in Singapur lanciert (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/sport/aktuell/ubs_steigt_in_der_formel_1_ein_1.7303669.html)

Die UBS hat eine Vereinbarung über eine globale Partnerschaft mit der Formel 1 unterzeichnet. Lanciert wird die Verbindung im September am Grand Prix von Singapur. (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/sport/aktuell/ubs_steigt_in_der_formel_1_ein_1.7303669.html) ...http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/headline_topic_more.gif (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/sport/aktuell/ubs_steigt_in_der_formel_1_ein_1.7303669.html)
.:rolleyes
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Gunther Kropp (23. August 2010, 14:52)
Geschwindigkeit und Spass
Die neue UBS-Philosophie wird wohl sein: Geschwindigkeit, Kohle und Spass. Die Investment-Banker werden bestimmt zu den Formel 1 Rennen eingeflogen werden, damit die live in den Genuss des Geschwindigkeits-Rausches kommen , um dann später mit Spass und Vollgas die Kohle einfahren können - zum Wohle der Aktionäre, der Bank und der globalen Banken-Phantasie-Welt.

PS. Die UBS könnte sich noch erkenntlich zeigen und dem Bundesrat eine Spielzeug-Autorennbahn schenken, damit die Bundesratssitzungen spannender werden - dank der UBS.
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Heinrich Meyer-Wunderklingen (23. August 2010, 14:04)
Das passt zur UBS!
Immer im Kreis fahren, bis es kracht. Den Schaden zahlt der Staat...

lunar
23.08.2010, 19:22
Der Franken ist wieder gefährlich stark (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Der-Franken-ist-wieder-gefaehrlich-stark/story/13292450)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/3/2/13292450/18/teaserbreit.jpg (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Der-Franken-ist-wieder-gefaehrlich-stark/story/13292450) Die Schweizer Währung erklimmt gegenüber dem Euro erneut Höchstwerte. Für Schweizer Exporteure wird die Lage immer ungemütlicher. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Der-Franken-ist-wieder-gefaehrlich-stark/story/13292450)

Von Markus Diem Meier (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/markus-diem-meier/s.html). Aktualisiert um 18:03 Uhr

lunar
23.08.2010, 19:51
Supplies being sent to trapped Chilean miners

By the CNN Wire Staff
August 23, 2010 -- Updated 1655 GMT

(CNN) -- Tubes packed with flashlights, water and oxygen were being sent Monday morning to 33 Chilean miners trapped for nearly three weeks in an underground shelter, said national Mining Minister Laurence Golborne.....

full story: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/08/23/chile.miners/index.html?hpt=T2#fbid=tkQvd23fqP1&wom=false

.....wie schön auch eimal Freude zu sehen :)

lunar
23.08.2010, 21:12
23 August 2010

Blankfein to Paulson: OK Now What? (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/08/tavakoli-ok-now-what.html)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/THK9Jl1nLsI/AAAAAAAAOU4/U6XBRQi_Fto/s320/blankfeinaward.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/THK9Jl1nLsI/AAAAAAAAOU4/U6XBRQi_Fto/s1600/blankfeinaward.jpg) Thanks to Janet Tavakoli for a great takeoff on Milligan's classic laugh.It’s September 2008. Goldman and AIG are trading in the markets, and Goldman notices that AIG seems to be having very severe liquidity problems. AIG needs to renew repo agreements after investing the trades’ cash in plunging mortgage collateral bought from investment banks, and asks around for various other sources of funding.

Recognizing an emergency, Blankfein whips out his cell phone and calls Hank Paulson. He gasps to the Treasury Secretary and former Goldman CEO: "AIG, one of my biggest trading partners is going under! This will cause a market meltdown! What should we do?"

Paulson, in a calm comforting voice says: "Take a deep breath and pull yourself together. I can help. First, let's make sure AIG is really going under."

There is a long pause, during which Blankfein checks the status of his credit default protection and other hedges against an AIG failure, yanks AIG’s credit lines, and presses AIG with calls for collateral on credit default swap agreements on plummeting CDOs.

Blankfein’s voice finally comes back on the line. He says: "OK, now what?" Spike Milligan's Original (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_funniest_joke)

Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn't seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps, "My friend is dead! What can I do?".

The operator says "Calm down. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead."

There is a silence, then a shot is heard.

Back on the phone, the guy says "OK, now what?" Posted by Jesse at 1:49 PM (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/08/tavakoli-ok-now-what.html) :verbeug

...schade, dass einem das Lachen vergangen wurde :rolleyes:oo

lunar
23.08.2010, 21:20
ARD-Korrespondent Lothar Löwe ist tot

Montag 23.08.2010, 18:51

Der frühere ARD-Korrespondent und Intendant des Senders Freies Berlin (SFB), Lothar Löwe, ist heute im Alter von 81 Jahren in Berlin verstorben. Der Journalist wurde in den 70er Jahren wegen der Kritik an den Schießbefehlen aus der DDR ausgewiesen.......

.....Dass der am 9. Februar 1929 geborene Berliner Beamtensohn kein Blatt vor den Mund nahm, führte in den 70er Jahren zu politischen Verwicklungen. Die DDR wies Loewe im Dezember 1976 aus, nachdem er in einem Fernsehkommentar gesagt hatte: „Hier in der DDR weiß jedes Kind, dass die Grenztruppen den strikten Befehl haben, auf Menschen wie auf Hasen zu schießen.“......(...kein Blatt vor dem Mund :supi)

ganzer Artikel: http://www.focus.de/panorama/vermischtes/ard-korrespondent-lothar-loewe-ist-tot_aid_544489.html

lunar
23.08.2010, 21:54
Bjork: Why Not Let the People of Iceland Decide? (http://maxkeiser.com/2010/08/23/bjork-iceland-magma/)

August 23rd, 2010 by stacyherbert (http://maxkeiser.com/)
Respond (http://maxkeiser.com/2010/08/23/bjork-iceland-magma/#respond)

Stacy Summary: As covered in our most recent Keiser Report (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jCQdIGgzME) - the Magma Energy deal in Iceland is now heating up (http://noir.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a1d2pJ8gDszs). That 85% of the Icelandic population wants the deal put to a poll, and that 100% of those 85% want to regain their rights to their energy source, this is apparently ‘not good politics.’

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"Bjork: Why Not Let the People of Iceland Decide?"

Tags: bjork (http://maxkeiser.com/tag/bjork/) · iceland (http://maxkeiser.com/tag/iceland/) · jon thorisson (http://maxkeiser.com/tag/jon-thorisson/) · magma (http://maxkeiser.com/tag/magma/)
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6jCQdIGgzME
ab 13:45 ist Island - das davor kann man aber auch hören ;)

lunar
23.08.2010, 22:17
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Gene Noser's 5 Suggestions On How To Regain Our Market Back From The Robots (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/gene-nosers-5-suggestions-how-regain-our-market-back-robots)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/23/2010 14:54 -0500

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As more and more people voice their displeasure with the hijacking of the stock market by assorted HFT bucket shops (and oligopolies), with persistent defense by such industry participants as Irene Aldridge notwithstanding, we would like to present the latest opinion by Abel/Noser co-founder, Gene Noser (whose firm recently confirmed that just 99 stocks account for 50% of all daily trading volume) who explains where, in his view, we went wrong with market structure, courtesy of the ever accelerating technological encroachment, and provides five suggestions on how to fix the market, and begin to eliminate the various parasitic influences of the HFT fake-market making brigade.




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by NOTW777
on Mon, 08/23/2010 - 14:59
#538418 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/gene-nosers-5-suggestions-how-regain-our-market-back-robots#comment-538418)
how about starting with the resignation of geithner & bernanke


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by gbresnahan
on Mon, 08/23/2010 - 15:05
#538440 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/gene-nosers-5-suggestions-how-regain-our-market-back-robots#comment-538440)
I have an idea. Add a captcha image before each trade. (sarcasm)

lunar
24.08.2010, 08:55
Bankenrettungsdetails: Fed verliert vor Gericht

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23.08.10, 23:38
Die US-Notenbank Federal Reserve hat bei ihren Bemühungen einen Rückschlag erlitten, die Details der Bankenrettungen während der Finanzkrise geheim zu halten. mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/bankenrettungsdetails_fed_verliert_vor_gericht-941627-771)

....Der Fed zufolge könnten die Angaben einzelne Banken stigmatisieren und zu einem Vertrauensverlust führen. :escht

:dumm

lunar
24.08.2010, 09:00
Tokioter Börse tiefer - Nikkei fällt auf 15-Monats-Tief

Dienstag, 24. August 2010, 07:58 Uhr http://de.reuters.com/resources/r/?m=02&d=20100824&t=2&i=187753412&w=&fh=&fw=&ll=192&pl=155&r=2010-08-24T055807Z_01_ABEE67N0GKW00_RTROPTP_0_MARKETS-JAPAN-STOCKS (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:launchArticleSlideshow%28%29;)
Tokio (Reuters) - Die Börse in Tokio hat am Dienstag Verluste verzeichnet.

Der Leitindex Nikkei fiel erstmals seit 15 Monaten unter die Marke von 9000 Punkten. Analysten führten dies auf wachsende Sorgen über die Stärke der wirtschaftlichen Erholung zurück...

http://de.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idDEBEE67N00F20100824

....ist schon happig :rolleyes

lunar
24.08.2010, 09:04
23 August 2010

US Money Supply Figures: Dude, Where's My (Monetary) Deflation? (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/08/us-money-supply-figures-dude-wheres-my.html)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/THNQMMyJfmI/AAAAAAAAOXQ/J3n8vXQTrLU/s320/randmike.JPG (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/THNQMMyJfmI/AAAAAAAAOXQ/J3n8vXQTrLU/s1600/randmike.JPG) As a review or refresher please read: Money Supply A Primer (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2009/01/money-supply.html) if you need to remind yourself what these money supply figures represent.

Considering the high unemployment and sluggish GDP the fall off in year over year growth in the money supply figures is to be expected, especially after the bubbliciously high growth rates (11% and 16% respectively) just prior to the financial crisis. That is why one should look at both the nominal and the percent year over year charts.

There is certainly price deflation from slack aggregate demand fueled by stagnant wages and high unemployment, and it may get worse as the Fed and the government coddle their unreformed pet Banks, leaving the real economy and most Americans to twist in the wind. But there is no true monetary deflation yet, the kind which is supposed to stiffen the back of the dollar and all that.

There is also sufficient room for concern about the US dollar and its sustainability as the world's reserve currency. This would be familiar to most economists as Triffin's Dilemma (http://www.aier.org/research/briefs/975-triffins-dilemma-reserve-currencies-and-gold). As the world shifts from the Bretton Woods II compromise to a less dollar specific regime the adjustment could be quite traumatic, especially to the financialization industry. Here is another description of the same phenomenon called the Seigniorage Curse (http://gregor.us/oil/the-seigniorage-curse/). (http://gregor.us/oil/the-seigniorage-curse/) It is why I have called the US dollar and its associated bonds The Last Bubble."The Seigniorage Curse appears to hollow out the economy by the following manner: First, the premium charged to holders of dollars becomes a new source of accrued, aggregate revenue. This extra capital flowing into the economy is initially seen as a global honoring of our economy’s strength, and innovation. But when innovation falters and less value is created, seigniorage is maintained–and thus the unhealthy dynamic begins. From this point forward, whether the US economy either leads in innovation, or lags in innovation, the Dollar advantage grows regardless. It then becomes clear that manufacturing Dollars, rather than manufacturing goods, is a better value proposition. Once that dynamic is in place, then a long cycle of financialization ensues, in which innovation and talent moves from design and manufacturing to the financial sector. The financial sector then becomes rapacious, as it scours what’s left of the economy to monetize. Whereas manufacturing and innovation were once monetized, the financial sector begins to monetize itself...

Every inheritance starts out as a gift. Just as oil-cursed nations remain ever vulnerable to swings in the price of oil, the United States is now vulnerable to its own number one export–the value of the US Dollar and by extension the value of US Treasury Bonds."True Money Supply is included for all you Austrian Economists, and it has enjoyed a bumper expansion under Bernanke's chairmanship. This is the money that is ready and able to be used as a medium of exchange, what the Austrians consider 'real money.' I am quite sure that Messrs Ludwig and Murray would be aghast at Bernanke's banking practices.

I include Eurodollars chart at the bottom. This is the 'missing component' from the M3 series. Several commentators seek to estimate M3 by obtaining the other components from sources and then estimating it. See M3 Hysteria and a Look at M2, MZM, GDP and PPI (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/05/m3-hysteria-and-look-m2-mzm-gdp-and-ppi.html)......
True Money Supply (aka Rothbard Money Supply)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/THNGkbs2XUI/AAAAAAAAOWw/k8K3N3gjH_I/s320/austriansurprise.GIF (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/THNGkbs2XUI/AAAAAAAAOWw/k8K3N3gjH_I/s1600/austriansurprise.GIF)http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/THM-pq6sFNI/AAAAAAAAOWg/E2qQ_wVi45s/s400/truemoneysupply.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/THM-pq6sFNI/AAAAAAAAOWg/E2qQ_wVi45s/s1600/truemoneysupply.jpg)"The True Money Supply (http://mises.org/content/nofed/chart.aspx)(TMS) was formulated by Murray Rothbard.........
full story posted by Jesse at 11:23 PM :verbeug (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/08/us-money-supply-figures-dude-wheres-my.html)
Category: M2 (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/M2), money supply (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/money%20supply), mzm (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/mzm), True Money Supply (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/True%20Money%20Supply)

lunar
24.08.2010, 09:09
CFR: China Poised to Shock the Oil Market And Its Possible Consequences for Hyperinflation (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/08/cfr-china-poised-to-shock-world-oil.html)

I found this paper published by the Council on Foreign Relations to be a plausible argument in favor of the exhaustion of cheap oil, also known as Peak Oil. This growth in Chinese oil consumption into the 'knee of the curve' given its growing per capital income could very well cause an oil shock as the title of the paper suggests. As you may recall it was an oil shock that triggered the stagflation of the 1970's, a black swan event if there ever was one.

The weakness in its logic is assuming that things which happen in one country will necessarily happen in others, based on relatively simple vectors like per capita income. Examples of possible differences are the national infrastructure in roads, deployment of population relative to travel needs and the availability and pricing of public relative to private transportation. Since these are often significantly affected by policy decisions it is sometimes difficult to forecast them accurately.

Notice that China is under running the trends of the comparison countries at current levels. Why would we assume they would start tracking more closely to model once a certain threshold is surpassed? And then there are the growth assumptions for China, which could be optimistic. Extending aggressive trends is sometimes a dangerous forecasting method. It would also have been interesting to see where India fits on this chart.

Most of these factors modulate the timing of the outcome, but not necessarily the outcome itself. So the trend to cheap oil exhaustion remains persuasive; but as we all know, anything can happen, and sometimes it does.

As competition for oil increases it could have interesting effects on currency valuations, inter currency rates, and international relationships.

It was a bit of a coincidence that I had just reread How Hyperinflation Will Happen (http://gonzalolira.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-hyperinflation-will-happen.html)by Gonzalo Lira. It is a compelling read.

He had asked me to provide some feedback and any possible weakness in his argument, which I did in a comment at his site and in a few email responses.

Here is my edited comment from his site:
Although the scenario of a 'run on Treasuries' is possible as a path to hyperinflation, I do not think it is probable unless there is a significant 'trigger event' to precipitate it. The magnitude of the 'trigger event' required could lessen with time if the US financial situation continues to deteriorate.

Why do I say this? Because the TBTF banks have no incentive to join in the selling if the Fed stands to defend a price in the market. For JPM and Citi it is likely to be suicide to do so. Even the mighty Goldman is unlikely to buck the system, as it were. The NY Fed not only knows where the bodies are buried, it has helped to bury quite a few of them itself.

It took a 'Soros' for example to call the Bank of England out in their support for the pound in that famous incident. I see no such party of sufficient size and inclination now to take on the US Treasury and NY Fed in the debt markets.

I do think a trigger event or incident is possible. I believe it would involve an exogenous party of size, for example China, and an announcement regarding Treasury reserves.

I also think the Treasury run could be triggered by a precipitous decline in the value of the dollar. Note this implies the Treasury run would start on the shortest end of the curve, Fed notes of zero duration. Then the longer end would follow.

Very nice description of such an event, and chilling to say the least. But I think we are some distance from this without a substantial 'trigger event.' And then I picked up this CFR essay which describes something which might fit the criterion of a 'trigger event.' After all, it was the oil embargo which precipitated the stagflation of 1970's. An oil shock could shake an already weakened US dollar as the trade deficit opened into a yawning chasm.

But I do remain convinced that hyperinflation is unlikely simply because the TBTF banks 'have the Fed's back' which is why they were allowed to continue to remain in business, with substantial subsidies, and grow even larger. All it takes to create a money machine is the Federal Reserve of New York and one or two captive Primary Dealer banks. The dodgy backroom deals are probably more abundant than we realize or suspect even now. And I do not even wish to thing of the loathsome creatures that would enjoy taking advantage of a crisis of this magnitude to further promote their oligarchy and a New World Order.

As a reminder, black swan events like market crashes and runs on banks tend to be on the edges of probability. But they can happen, and are more likely to happen at certain times. Therefore it is potentially fatal to assume that things will always remain the same, and that the big trend changes will never occur.
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Council on Foreign Relations (http://blogs.cfr.org/geographics/2010/08/23/chinasoilconsumption/)
China Will Force the World Off Oil
By Paul Swartz
August 23, 2010

As a country’s per capita income increases, its per capita oil consumption increases. Consumption growth tends to be modest up until $15,000 income per head, but then accelerates rapidly. China is quickly approaching this point. South Korea, which consumes 3% of world oil output, is too small to disrupt oil markets.

China is too big not to disrupt them. Were China’s per capita oil consumption to be brought up to South Korea’s, its share of global consumption would increase from today’s 10% to over 70%. In order to cap China’s share at 22%, which is the U.S. share today, global oil output would have to increase by a massive 13% per annum over ten years – well beyond the 1% growth averaged since 1975.

This rate of growth is inconceivable, even if vastly more expensive sources of supply, such as the Canadian oil sands, were developed at breakneck speed. If China’s recent economic growth pace continues, it will surpass South Korea’s current per capita GDP shortly after 2020 – meaning that the world may be forced onto alternative energy sources much sooner than it realizes.
Posted by Jesse at 7:15 PM (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/08/cfr-china-poised-to-shock-world-oil.html) :verbeug (http://www.blogger.com/share-post.g?blogID=6418112515382102078&postID=6942923259084123266&target=email)
Category: dollar devaluation (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/dollar%20devaluation), hyperinflation (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/hyperinflation), peak oil (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/peak%20oil)

lunar
24.08.2010, 09:16
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Marc Faber And Peter Schiff Take On The Bond Bulls; The Rosenberg-Faber Gentlemen's Bet (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/marc-faber-and-peter-schiff-take-bond-bulls-rosenberg-faber-gentlemens-bet)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/23/2010 23:30 -0500

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The debate over whether bonds are in a bubble is very much the topic du jour, and while some deflationists like David Rosenberg believe that not only is there no bubble, but the 10 year will soon slide inside of its all time tights at under 2.1%, others believe the 30 years bull run in Treasuries is the dumbest thing since the dot com bubble, and that if anyone is hoping to make money, it should be on the countertrend. Two such Treasury bears are Marc Faber and Peter Schiff, both of whom were on CNBC tonight, and both were dissecting what in their view is the fallacy of the long-UST trade. As for the Faber-Schiff view, no surprise: Peter encapsulates it best: "the bond market is the mother of all bubbles right now, and when it bursts the losses will dwarf the combined losses of the stock market bubble and the real estate bubble. There is no way for the government to pay this money back." And echoing a topic Zero Hedge has been warning on extensively, namely the maturity of trillions in short-term debt that rolls every month, Schiff notes: "I am afraid is that when people realize we can't pay this money back, we aren't going to be able to roll over all this short-term debt. And so it's not just paying the interest, we are going to have to retire the principal." Peter Schiff is correct that inflating our way out of this debt bubble is a lose-lose proposition. Schiff also notes the stupidity of crowds, by highlighting that 10 years ago everyone was chasing risk, by piling into stock market funds, followed by everyone knows what. The outcome for bond investors is clear: "this decade is going to be the worst decade for bonds in US history. Bond holders are going to get wiped out. Either the government is going to default, or it is going to inflate, but either way the people holding the bonds, are holding the bag."



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lunar
24.08.2010, 09:33
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by thermroc
on Tue, 08/24/2010 - 00:35
#539471 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/marc-faber-and-peter-schiff-take-bond-bulls-rosenberg-faber-gentlemens-bet#comment-539471)
What's the difference between Bonds and Shares again?


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by Number 156
on Tue, 08/24/2010 - 00:37
#539472 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/marc-faber-and-peter-schiff-take-bond-bulls-rosenberg-faber-gentlemens-bet#comment-539472)
Id start with the similarities... Theyre both paper..

lunar
24.08.2010, 09:46
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-119523-thumb-nprt.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesellschaft/0,1518,711160,00.html) Japan-Bildband

Lolitas mit Maschinengewehren (http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesellschaft/0,1518,711160,00.html)

Ein Sumo-Ringer beim Staubsaugen, Familien im Picknickmüll: Der Schweizer Fotograf Andri Pol widmet sich in seinem neuen Bildband der Alltagskultur Japans und zeigt Nippon-Bilder jenseits aller Postkarten-Ästhetik. "Where is Japan" zeigt ein hartes Land in zarten Farben. Von Madeleine Hofmann mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesellschaft/0,1518,711160,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=19750) ]

Anm. d. Red.: In einer früheren Version dieses Artikels hieß es irrtümlicherweise, das Mädchen auf Bild vier der Fotostrecke halte ein Maschinengewehr in der Hand. Tatsächlich handelt es sich um ein Sturmgewehr. Wir bitten, den Fehler zu entschuldigen. :rolleyes:oo:hihi
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Fotostrecke: Japan jenseits der Klischees (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-58085.html)

lunar
24.08.2010, 09:55
Wirtschaft: 24. August 2010, 08:48

Schokolade verkauft sich wieder besser (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/lindt__spruengli_1.7312051.html)

Lindt & Sprüngli hat Umsatz und Gewinn gesteigert (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/lindt__spruengli_1.7312051.html)

Der Schokoladenhersteller Lindt & Sprüngli hat nach einem massiven Gewinnrückgang im vergangenen Jahr den Halbjahresgewinn deutlich gesteigert. Das Unternehmen erwartet für 2010 ein organisches Wachstum von bis zu 7 Prozent. (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/lindt__spruengli_1.7312051.html) ...http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/headline_topic_more.gif (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/lindt__spruengli_1.7312051.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/pixel.gif http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/news_readmore.gif 2009: In der Krise erfinderisch (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/lindt__spruengli_umsatzrueckgang_maerkte_1.5229896.html)


http://www.nzz.ch/images/lindt__spruengli_small_1.5230059.1268749886.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/lindt__spruengli_1.7312051.html) ....in diesen Zeiten braucht man eben was fürs Gemüt :lick

lunar
24.08.2010, 10:04
Kultur: 24. August 2010

Eigenartige Begebenheiten der dritten Art (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/kultur/aktuell/eigenartige_begebenheiten_der_dritten_art_1.7309866.html)

Indien und Pakistan erkennen juristisch ein «drittes Geschlecht» an (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/kultur/aktuell/eigenartige_begebenheiten_der_dritten_art_1.7309866.html)

Nicht nur der Oberste Gerichtshof Indiens, sondern – erstaunlicherweise – auch derjenige Pakistans erkennt seit einiger Zeit ein «drittes Geschlecht» an. Damit erfüllt sich die Forderung der «Hijras» genannten Transgenders nach Gleichberechtigung. (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/kultur/aktuell/eigenartige_begebenheiten_der_dritten_art_1.7309866.html) ...http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/headline_topic_more.gif (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/kultur/aktuell/eigenartige_begebenheiten_der_dritten_art_1.7309866.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/images/hijra_small_1.7312774.1282633441.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/kultur/aktuell/eigenartige_begebenheiten_der_dritten_art_1.7309866.html)
..... Im Gegensatz zu westlichen Gesellschaften kennt die Kultur des Subkontinents seit Jahrtausenden drei Geschlechter. Quellentexte in Sanskrit belegen dies zweifelsfrei; unter den islamischen Herrschern Indiens dienten Hijras an Höfen und in Harems. Erst die Verfassungen, die zu Ende der Kolonialzeit unter dem Einfluss britischer Gesetzgebung entstanden, übernahmen das westliche «Zwei-Geschlechter-Modell», und Hijras, die nach ihrer eigenen Definition «weder Mann noch Frau», sondern «von dritter Art» sind, wurden – weil als Knaben geboren – juristisch als männlich betrachtet......
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...also das zeugt doch von Toleranz.....aber wie steht es um die Frauen :confused:rolleyes:oo:mad

lunar
24.08.2010, 10:33
Ex-IWF-Chefökonom fordert kräftige US-Zinserhöhung

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Aktualisiert um 09:25 Uhr
Laut Raghuram Rajan, dem früheren Chefökonom des Internationalen Währungsfonds (IWF), muss die Federal Reserve die Zinsen anheben. Schon 2005 lag Rajan mit seiner Warnung richtig. mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/exiwfchefoekonom_fordert_kraeftige_uszinserhoehung-941696-771)

.....Zinsen nahe Null schaffen «schlechte Anreize» für Finanzinstitute, sagt Rajan. «Jagt das System ruhig in die Luft», laute ihre Botschaft, «wir werden Euch anschliessend mit niedrigen Zinsen belohnen, so dass Ihr Eigenkapital anhäufen können. Dann könnt Ihr es beim nächsten Mal neu versuchen».......:gomad

lunar
24.08.2010, 13:23
Mainstream Media is Crushing Public Confidence

23 August 2010 50 Comments
http://usawatchdog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/15_3.png (http://usawatchdog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/15_3.png)By Greg Hunter

USAWatchdog.com (http://usawatchdog.com/)

Recently, a new Gallup poll delivered some bad news to mainstream media–only one fourth of people asked believe what it says. The Gallup story said, “Americans continue to express near-record-low confidence in newspapers and television news – with no more than 25% of Americans saying they have a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in either.” ( (http://www.gallup.com/poll/142133/Confidence-Newspapers-News-Remains-Rarity.aspx)Click here for the complete Gallup story.) (http://www.gallup.com/poll/142133/Confidence-Newspapers-News-Remains-Rarity.aspx)........

..... There were plenty of signs we were headed for trouble, and no one wanted to report on them except a few people. Here is what I said on CNN in March 2008.

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1. März 2008 ....look out there ist big cake coming into your face :oo:D

full story: http://usawatchdog.com/mainstream-media-is-crushing-public-confidence/

lunar
24.08.2010, 13:34
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-111568-thumb-grfe.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,707948,00.html) Bedrohte Natur

Mega-Fotoprojekt zeigt Europas wilde Wunder (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,707948,00.html)

69 Fotografen, 48 Länder, mehr als 200.000 Fotos: Das Projekt "Wild Wonders of Europe" dokumentiert faszinierend die Natur des Kontinents. Die Aufnahmen setzen Maßstäbe, blendet aber Umweltzerstörungen durch den Menschen aus. Von Markus Becker mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,707948,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=19769) ]




Bedrohte Natur: Mega-Fotoprojekt zeigt Europas wilde Wunder (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,707948,00.html)

Hoka
24.08.2010, 15:35
Nur die Banker erhalten mehr als die Bauern

4 bis 6 Milliarden Franken erhalten UBS und CS an versteckten Subventionen wegen der faktischen Staatsgarantie – mehr als die Landwirte vom Bund bekommen.


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Die Schweizer Grossbanken als hilfsbedürftige Subventionsbezüger? Schwer zu glauben. Doch die UBS und die CS beziehen von der Öffentlichkeit Milliardenhilfe. Zu diesem Schluss kommen namhafte Ökonomen: Urs Birchler, Professor am Swiss Banking Institute der Universität Zürich, beziffert in seinem für die SP Schweiz verfassten Gutachten die staatliche Hilfe für die Grossbanken auf 4 bis 5 Milliarden. Ökonom Boris Zürcher vom Thinktank Avenir Suisse schätzt die versteckte staatliche Subvention gar auf gegen 6 Milliarden Franken. Die Landwirtschaft wird dagegen vom Bund nur mit rund 3,5 Milliarden Franken pro Jahr unterstützt (davon Direktzahlungen 2,5 Milliarden Franken).

Interessant ist: Während Agrar-Subventionen offen deklariert und vom Schweizer Volk legitimiert sind, ist die implizite «staatliche Beistandspflicht» für die Grossbanken dagegen weitgehend unsichtbar – und unfreiwillig. Der Mechanismus der versteckten Subvention: Die Schweizer Grossbanken profitieren vom Wettbewerbsvorteil, weil sie «too big to fail» sind. Dies über bessere Zinsbedingungen: «Wegen ihrer faktischen Staatsgarantie können sie sich an den Kapitalmärkten günstiger refinanzieren», erklärt Zürcher, «weil ihre Kapitalgeber wissen, dass die Bank nicht pleite gehen kann, gewähren sie ihr günstigere Zinsen.» Er beziffert diesen Zinsvorteil auf bis zu 30 Basispunkte. Das heisst: Die Grossbanken haben 0,3 Prozent Vorteil gegenüber der Konkurrenz ohne Staatsgarantie.

Durch diesen Wettbewerbsvorteil wurden die Schweizer Grossbanken in der Vergangenheit immer grösser und mächtiger, was wiederum ihren Wettbewerbsvorteil verstärkte. Der freie Markt spiele in der Branche nicht mehr, meint Harvard-Professor Niall Ferguson. «Es ist den jungen Banken nahezu unmöglich, gegen die too-big-to-fail-Kolosse zu konkurrieren», zitiert das «Magazin» den Wirtschaftshistoriker.

Wer profitiert von den Staatssubventionen? «Die Bank und ihre Anspruchsgruppen», so Zürcher. Die Aktionäre erhielten höhere Dividenden, die Gläubiger eine quasi versicherte Geldanlage, und die Manager könnten sich für ihre abgesicherten Risikogeschäfte hohe Boni auszahlen, so Zürcher. Und in guten Zeiten profitiert auch die breite Allgemeinheit. Denn dann bringen die florierenden Grossbanken grosse Steuereinnahmen, und die hohen Saläre bringen in vielen Branchen, nicht nur in der Luxusindustrie, die Kassen zum Klingeln.

Die Zeche bezahlen die Anderen

Der Preis der Staatsgarantie für Grossbanken ist jedoch hoch. Denn wenn es schlecht läuft auf den Finanzmärkten, wie 2008, zieht eine Bankenpleite das ganze Land in den Abgrund. Die Bankenkolosse sind schlicht zu gross für die kleine Schweiz. Zur Erinnerung: Ende 2008 betrugen die Bilanzsummen der beiden Schweizer Grossbanken zusammen fast das Sechsfache des schweizerischen Bruttoinlandproduktes.


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http://www.20min.ch/finance/news/story/Nur-die-Banker-erhalten-mehr-als-die-Bauern-21895941

lunar
24.08.2010, 18:09
:kotz....Bankster-Spielchen gehen eben ins Geld :rolleyes:oo:gomad

lunar
24.08.2010, 18:26
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Gold Goes Vertical As Goldman Reiterrates Harsh QE Expectations (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/gold-goes-vertical-goldman-reiterrates-harsh-qe-expectations)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/24/2010 08:55 -0500
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Well, we sure hope you, ahem, bought the dip. A $17 vertical move in minutes is an appetizer of what will happen when Bernanke says the wrong word at J-Hole (and he most likely will).


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lunar
24.08.2010, 18:38
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-123411-thumb-acmh.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesellschaft/0,1518,713477,00.html) Skyline-Zoff in New York

Bleib bloß weg von mir, Wolkenkratzer! (http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesellschaft/0,1518,713477,00.html)

Hoch, höher, hässlicher: In New York ist Streit um ein neues Hochhaus entbrannt. Eine Investmentfirma plant einen 67-stöckigen Bürobau - er wäre nur zehn Meter kleiner als das nahe Empire State Building. Dessen Betreiber fürchtet nun um das Image der Ikone und wettert gegen die Konkurrenz. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesellschaft/0,1518,713477,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=19785) ]




Fotostrecke: Wem gehört New Yorks Skyline? (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-58548.html) :supi

lunar
24.08.2010, 18:50
BEYOND LEFT AND RIGHT: (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/24/john-boehner-wants-obama-_n_692331.html)
FIRE SUMMERS, GEITHNER (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/24/john-boehner-wants-obama-_n_692331.html)

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http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/436335.png?20100810102142 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Hank10303?action=comments) Hank10303 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Hank10303?action=comments) 51 minutes ago (11:49 AM)
I was actually against keeping both for more than two years; considering that they were the tools used by the GOP to create the great recession. However, I wonder if they have converted in light of having to repair the damage they were used to cause. If Boehner is calling for their ouster, they must be doing something right. Which would mean I was wrong again about our President having made a mistake in Read More... (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/24/john-boehner-wants-obama-_n_692331.html#)

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mtrav (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/mtrav?action=comments) 0 minute ago (12:40 PM)
The only thing bonehead was ever right about in his entire life is the suggestion to fire Geithner and Summers.


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TXfemmom (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/TXfemmom?action=comments) 0 minute ago (12:40 PM)
Earth to Boehner, SHUT UP. As for Summers and Geitner... I agree with Boehner, they should go. I detest both of them and hold them responsible for not getting through significant and needed changes for Wall Street and the banks.
Additionally, they have not been out there demonstrating whether the stimulus worked and if so, by demonstrating how it worked AND HOW IT WOULD HAVE WORKED BETTER HAD THE REPUBLICANS NOT BLOCKED EVERYTHING.
As for the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy....THEY HAVE TO GO, PERIOD. If Obama wants to keep the ones for the lower classes and middle classes do so. Those for the wealthy MUST EXPIRE, PERIOD. If the Congress is stupid enough to try to pass them, THEN VETO THEM OBAMA.
Geitner and Summers have not served this President and the people of the United States well, and they need to go.
The Democrats and Obama need to be out there hitting the pavement over the TARP thing, pointing out that they backed it and voted for it, and did not feel that they had time to hash out serious mandates on the use of it, and SAY THAT THEY RECEIVED ASSURANCES FROM BUSH AND HIS TREASURY SECRETARY THAT THEY WOULD INCLUDE THEM and did not.
TARP is going to be a serious problem in the fall, but the DEMS need to make it clear, that it was BUSH and his team which did not force serious concessions from Wall Street and the banks.

lunar
24.08.2010, 18:59
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EURCHF Prints Fresh All Time Low As European Deposit Flight To Safety Accelerates (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/eurchf-prints-fresh-all-time-low-european-deposit-flight-safety-accelerates)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/24/2010 10:22 -0500

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/hildebrand/EURCHF%208.24_1.jpg

And once again, all of Europe is dumping its deposits in Switzerland, running away from domestic banking centers, and making the lives of Hungarian CHF-denominated debtors a living hell. The EURCHF just hit an all time low of 1.3066. The Bank intervention sonar just went apeshit as both the BoJ and the SNB are fully expected to intervene at any moment.


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by DosZap
on Tue, 08/24/2010 - 11:09
#540478 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/eurchf-prints-fresh-all-time-low-european-deposit-flight-safety-accelerates#comment-540478)
Bro, the SWISS have NO GOLD.......the dumb asses dumped 99% of thier stash.
IF the USA HAS 8k Tons, we still have more than any other Soverign.(on record).
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:rolleyes :dumm ...na ja - ganz so schlimm ist es ja nicht :oo

lunar
24.08.2010, 19:04
Jon Stewart: 'Fight Radical Islam By Turning Off Fox' (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/23/stewart-fox-prince-alwaleed_n_692234.html)

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Mira Schor: My Whole Street Is a Mosque (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mira-schor/my-whole-street-is-a-mosq_b_692385.html)


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ashabot (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ashabot?action=comments) 0 minute ago (1:01 PM)
So let me get this straight...

FOX News owners fund the so-called "ground zero mosque" in order to generate terror about the mosque as "news" all to galvanize the teabaggers so they will vote for FOX friendly corporate sponsored Republican candidates.

How is it that we, the American people, continue to tolerate FOX masquerading as a news channel? It is clearly an unfettered lying, hate-inciting propaganda arm of the Republican Party.

lunar
24.08.2010, 21:02
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Congratulations To Hugh Hendry For Achieving The Best Macro Hedge Fund YTD Return (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/congratulations-hugh-hendry-achieving-best-macro-hedge-fund-ytd-return)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/24/2010 12:36 -0500

Being right pays off. Being an outspoken, funny, irreverent, non-sycophant, who has achieved the best 2010 YTD return according to Bloomberg's scoring of macro hedge funds, without holding a gun to the head of the American people and telling the president that the latest 100,000 sq. foot expansion wing in the third island palace is really for the common good, is priceless. http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/hildebrand/Eclectica%20small_0.jpg





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by godfader
on Tue, 08/24/2010 - 12:56
#540855 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/congratulations-hugh-hendry-achieving-best-macro-hedge-fund-ytd-return#comment-540855)
Hendry did what few macro managers achieved. He rode up the 2003 leverage induced bull run. Cashed in 40+% in 2008. Survived the 2009 bear market rally and continues to make new highs in 2010. Not bad.


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by Leo Kolivakis
on Tue, 08/24/2010 - 13:44
#540960 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/congratulations-hugh-hendry-achieving-best-macro-hedge-fund-ytd-return#comment-540960)
Sorry, but this whole thread is useless. If you've ever invested in hedge funds before, you'd realize just how useless it is to look at one or two year performance. Besides some of the best macro funds are closed!!!

lunar
24.08.2010, 21:34
Dem Establishment den Hintern gezeigt

Aktualisiert um 16:56 Uhr

Was sie tun, ist meist illegal – trotzdem haben es einige von ihnen in grosse Museen geschafft. Ein Buch widmet sich den bedeutendsten Graffiti- und Street-Art-Künstlern. Wir zeigen die verblüffendsten Werke......

ganzer Artikel: http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/kunst/Dem-Establishment-den-Hintern-gezeigt/story/20495504

lunar
24.08.2010, 22:05
....man muss sich ja schämen so etwas in deutschen Zeitungen lesen zu müssen :gomad die Begründung: "....man könne dadurch den Toten ihre Würde zurückgeben" :dumm - durch so einen Unsinn wird noch das Initiativrecht eines Tages gekippt :mad

24. August 2010, 21:30 Uhr

Volksinitiative in der Schweiz: Eidgenossen starten Aktion für Todesstrafe

Erst das Minarett-Verbot, nun die Todesstrafe - bei den Eidgenossen scheinen Volksabstimmungen, die mit internationalem Recht nur schwer zu vereinbaren sind, derzeit äußerst populär. Eine Initiative will 100.000 Unterschriften für die Wiedereinführung der Todesstrafe sammeln.

http://www.stern.de/img/icon/zoom_plus.gif
http://d1.stern.de/bilder/stern_5/panorama/2010/KW34/2408_schweiz_todesstrafe_maxpane_180_120.jpg 100.000 Unterschriften benötigt die Initiative, dann muss das Parlament über eine Volksabstimmung entscheiden© DPA

Mehr als 60 Jahre nach der letzten Hinrichtung ist in der Schweiz eine Unterschriftensammlung für die Wiedereinführung der Todesstrafe gestartet worden. Die umstrittene Aktion für eine Volksabstimmung wurde von der Schweizer Bundeskanzlei als formal zulässig eingestuft, wie aus dem Bundesblatt vom Dienstag hervorgeht. Die Initiatoren haben jetzt bis zum 24. Februar 2012 Zeit, um die erforderlichen 100.000 Unterschriften zu sammeln.....

ganzer Artikel: http://www.stern.de/panorama/volksinitiative-in-der-schweiz-eidgenossen-starten-aktion-fuer-todesstrafe-1596628.html

lunar
24.08.2010, 22:25
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Another Historic Milestone Passed As Implied Correlation Hits New Record (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/another-historic-milestone-passed-implied-correlation-hits-just-15-unity)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/24/2010 13:44 -0500

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The 10 Year under 2.5%, Bunds, Gilts, JGBs all following suit to record risk-aversion levels, the EURCHF at record lows, the USDJPY at 15 year lows, and now this: the CBOE Implied Correlation index has just hit another historic plateau, touching on 85 earlier in the day, which means that all those who believe relative value can still be found are about to be carted off. Aside from the fact that the current level of JCJ would be the highest closing level in history, the intraday high of 84.50 is a very troubling indicator, which once again confirms that stocks continue to trade not on fundamentals, and probably not on technicals, but on ever increasing amount of leverage applied to some indication of beta. Essentially, market participants are likely levered to the gills like never before and betting it all on another daily Hail Mary. Another way of looking at the reading, as we have pointed out previously, is that stock dispersion: the most critical indicator of a healthy market, is at 15%! And let's not forget we are currently still in the H.O. regime (and to all naysayers we remind that the market has dropped almost 4% since the first Hindenburg Omen appeared). So many coincident records, can hardly be a coincidence... We look forward to getting Matt Rothman's thoughts on this increasingly disturbing trend, and for the NYT to pick up on this theme within 4-6 weeks.



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by redpill
on Tue, 08/24/2010 - 13:48
148 new lows: http://www.cnbc.com/id/38832517
Rosenburg declares Depression: http://www.cnbc.com/id/38831550
Lowest Yields ever: http://www.cnbc.com/id/38828882
Faber says get out of Treasuries: http://www.cnbc.com/id/38826085
When all that hits CNBC, you know the ship is going down.

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by johngaltfla
on Tue, 08/24/2010 - 14:02
It's not official until the Kudlow "we're not in a recession nor will there be a double dip" economists come on television and say to calm down, all is well.

lunar
25.08.2010, 08:42
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CBO Estimates Stimulus Boosted Q2 GDP By 4.5%, Standalone Number Is Likely Under Around -3.5% (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/cbo-estimates-stimulus-boosted-q2-gdp-45-standalone-number-likely-under-around-35)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/24/2010 16:18 -0500

Due to the various inventory and trade deficit overestimates by the CBO, the initial Q2 number is about to be revised much lower: realistically, it will come out at under 1%, although that will likely be saved for the second and final revision: therefore the adjusted number to be reported on Friday will likely be around 1.8%. Yet the real kicker is not that the government has ramped up data fudging to make poor China blush like a rank amateur, but that according to the CBO, of whatever the final Q2 GDP number is, 4.5% came from the stimulus. In other words, take away the end of the fiscal boost and the economy is accelerating its relapse into depression, just as Rosenberg (and Zero Hedge) have been claiming for about a year, over the din of the cheerleaders on propagandavision.



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#541406 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/cbo-estimates-stimulus-boosted-q2-gdp-45-standalone-number-likely-under-around-35#comment-541406)
So the question is are they understating that so things don't look as bad as they are, or are they overstating it to use as perverted evidence that government intervention is beneficial?

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by Breaker
on Tue, 08/24/2010 - 19:02
#541827 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/cbo-estimates-stimulus-boosted-q2-gdp-45-standalone-number-likely-under-around-35#comment-541827)
Well, the initial value is usually. That makes things look good.
Then, it is revised downward. That looks bad. But the press hardly reports on it and the public wouldn't understand even if they did.
The advantage of this is that when the next quarter's initial overstated value comes out, they can claim a big increase quarter over quarter from the downward revised previous quarter value. The press reports this and the public thinks they understand it.
That's how you can get 8% growth in GDP over a year in the press when the real number is more like 1%.

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by Hang The Fed
on Tue, 08/24/2010 - 16:25
#541418 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/cbo-estimates-stimulus-boosted-q2-gdp-45-standalone-number-likely-under-around-35#comment-541418)
Hahaha, yet another turd that's been perfumed for popular consumption, only to be revealed as the farce that it is at a time when only a very few are looking. We're totally fucked.

lunar
25.08.2010, 08:49
Arizona Election Results: John McCain Defeats J.D. Hayworth In GOP Senate Primary (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/24/arizona-election-results-_n_692950.html)
Posted: 08-24-10 11:20 PM
After funneling $21 million into his campaign, Arizona Sen. John McCain successfully withstood a primary challenge from former U.S. Congressman J.D. Hayworth on Tuesday night......

chabuka (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/chabuka?action=comments) 20 minutes ago (2:19 AM)
It was a tough choice for Arizona...between a total right-wing nut and an old "I never said I was a Maverick" (I'll do, say or spend any amount to keep my job!)....political opportunist

http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/832672.png?20091225164947 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/srivers?action=comments) srivers (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/srivers?action=comments) 27 minutes ago (2:12 AM)
McCain sold his soul a long time ago. History will not be kind to him.

.....dieser alte Knacker :bad

lunar
25.08.2010, 09:55
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Third Hindenburg Omen Confirmation (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/third-hindenburg-omen-confirmation)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/24/2010 15:17 -0500

The market is now down 3.4% from the August 12 open, when the first Hindenburg Omen was sighted, on route to validating the prediction of a 5% drop. However, in the process it continues getting worse and worse - today we just got a third H.O. confirmation, and a 4th standalone HO event, as the market seems to be getting ever more schizophrenic, with increasing new highs and new lows, while the undercurrent is one of ever increasing implied correlation as noted earlier, as ever more asset managers simply rely on levered beta "strategies" to redeem their year. Unlike 2009, however, this time the trick won't fly, as it appears the market's downside potential is finally starting to be appreciated.

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lunar
25.08.2010, 10:20
Mit Wasser gegen Eisberge

Vor Grönland wird ein Eisberg mit einem mächtigen Wasserstrahl geschmolzen, um Ölplattformen in der Region zu schützen.
Foto: Will Rose (Greenpeace, Reuters)

http://epaper3.tagesanzeiger.ch/ee/taz/ges/2010/08/25/012/

:dumm die einen lassen mit Wasser das Eis "wachsen" - die andern schmelzen :dumm

lunar
25.08.2010, 10:50
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-123779-thumb-ghpc.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,713596,00.html) Golf von Mexiko

Mikroben vertilgen Öl im Eiltempo (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,713596,00.html)

Wie konnte ein Teil des Öls im Golf von Mexiko offenbar so schnell verschwinden? Forscher präsentieren jetzt eine Erklärung: Eine bisher unbekannte Bakterienart hat enormen Appetit auf das Öl - und eine besondere Fähigkeit. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,713596,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=19807) ]



....und noch ein bissle Gegengewicht aus dem Forum :oo

Heute, 09:12 Gereon (http://forum.spiegel.de/member.php?u=3602)

Gegendarstellung:

Zitat von sysop http://www.spiegel.de/static/forum/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?p=6098581#post6098581)

Da die immer unkritischere Hofberichterstattung dazu nicht mehr in der Lage (oder befugt) ist, hier ein paar Fakten zum Überdenken:

Wissenschaftlern der Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) im US-Bundesstaat Massachusetts haben bei einer Untersuchung eine etwa 35 km lange, 200 m dicke Öl-Schwade nachgewiesen, die seit Monaten in etwa 1100 m Tiefe unter der Meeresoberfläche treibt1 – eine gewaltige Menge Öl.

Wie ein Bericht der amerikanischen Zeitschrift National Geographic bestätigt, sind die Schäden entgegen aller Beteuerungen nicht verschwunden. Wissenschaftler hatten sich zuversichtlich geäußert, dass »Öl abbauende Bakterien«, die wegen des natürlich aussickernden Öls ohnehin im Golf reichlich vorkommen, eines großen Teil des aus dem am 15. Juli verschlossenen Bohrloch unter der Plattform Deepwater Horizon ausgetretenen Öls zersetzen würden.

Doch jetzt haben die Wissenschaftler von Woods Hole mithilfe spezieller Forschungsschiffe die Existenz einer riesigen, tief im Meer treibenden Öl-Fahne bestätigt, die aus dem BP-Bohrloch im Golf von Mexiko stammt. Ein WHOI-Sprecher sagte, die Stabilität der Fahne sei »ein wenig unerwartet. Wir haben keine Hinweise darauf, warum sie sich in dieser Tiefe gebildet hat.«

Während einer zehntätigen Erkundungstour im Juni hat das WHOI neuartige Unterwasserroboter eingesetzt: eine »neue Generation« freischwimmender, ferngesteuerter Messgeräte, mit denen die Massen der Moleküle ermittelt wurde. In der Nähe der Austrittsstelle wurden an verschiedenen Stellen mehrere Tausend Proben genommen und spektrometrisch untersucht. In den meisten Proben fanden sich Kohlenwasserstoffe – Öl-Komponenten – mit einer Konzentration von 50 Mikrogramm pro Liter. Anhand der gewonnenen Daten konnten die Wissenschaftler Form und Umfang von zwei Öl-Schwaden berechnen: eine größere, tiefer liegende Fahne und eine diffusere, die in einer Tiefe von 50 bis 500 m treibt.

Der Experte für chemische Ozeanografie David Hollander von der University of South Florida (USF) bestätigt, dass sich der Ölteppich nicht aufgelöst hat, sondern nur unter die Wasseroberfläche gewandert ist. Holland glaubt, dass das von seinem Team tief am Meeresboden entdeckte Öl eine toxische Wirkung auf das Phytoplankton haben könnte. Das Phytoplankton sind winzige Pflanzen, die in der Tiefe des Ozeans leben und die Basis der Nahrungskette der Meerestiere bilden. Es wäre eine Naturkatastrophe mit unabsehbaren Folgen. Laut WHOI ist es noch zu früh, um Aussagen darüber zu machen, ob das Leben der Meereslebewesen bedroht ist.

Glücklicherweise hat die Studie auch ergeben, dass die Öl-Schwaden im Golf bislang nicht zu einem Sauerstoffentzug führen, was die Entstehung einer toten Zone zur Folge hätte – einem Meeresabschnitt, in dem es praktisch kein Leben mehr gibt –, so der Ozeanograf Ruoying He von der North Carolina State University.

lunar
25.08.2010, 11:08
Schweiz: 25. August 2010, 10:47

Initiative für Todesstrafe zurückgezogen (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/schweiz/initiative_todesstrafe_1.7324489.html)

Komitee wollte öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit für Thema wecken (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/schweiz/initiative_todesstrafe_1.7324489.html)

Die Initianten, die die Todesstrafe in der Schweiz wieder einführen wollten, haben ihre Pläne bereits wieder zurückgezogen. Hauptziel sei es gewesen, die Bevölkerung auf die Missstände aufmerksam zu machen. (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/schweiz/initiative_todesstrafe_1.7324489.html) ...http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/headline_topic_more.gif (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/schweiz/initiative_todesstrafe_1.7324489.html)
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http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/news_readmore.gif Kommentar: Demokratie herausgefordert (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/startseite/todesstrafe-initiative_fordert_die_direkte_demokratie_heraus_1.7309872.html)

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....solche "Spielchen" dürfen einfach nicht sein :gomad:gomad:gomad

lunar
25.08.2010, 11:23
Parkhäuser, Flughäfen, Zoos – alles steht im Ausverkauf (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Parkhaeuser-Flughaefen-Zoos--alles-steht-im-Ausverkauf/story/17984217)

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Von Walter Niederberger, San Francisco. Aktualisiert um 08:55 Uhr

lunar
25.08.2010, 18:29
Business: (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/business/) 'The Goldman Sachs Conspiracy': Chinese Bestseller Blames Bank For Crisis (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/25/the-goldman-sachs-conspir_n_693696.html)

.....SHANGHAI — Goldman Sachs & Co., reviled in the U.S. for its role in the financial crisis, is now getting hammered in the world's No. 2 economy with a sensationalist new book accusing the investment bank of trying to destroy China.

The "Goldman Sachs Conspiracy," which has sold over 100,000 copies since it was released in June, reaching popular website Sina.com's top-10 list, follows another by author Li Delin, "Eliminate All Competitors – How Goldman Sachs Wins Over the World," published last year......

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Now would someone tell Obama that even the Chinese know about Goldman Sachs..and that he is the last man on earth not to know...

lunar
25.08.2010, 20:02
25 August 2010

Morgan Stanley: Government Defaults Inevitable (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/08/morgan-stanley-government-defaults.html)

As we see in a UK Telegraph story (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/budget/7963080/Budget-hits-families-and-pensioners-twice-as-hard.html) today, a report claims the Tories are placing the greatest pain in managing their budget gaps on the backs of the less well to do, presumably protecting their more well to do constituency. No surprise to anyone if it is true.

In the States, the uber wealthy (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/08/unenlightened-self-interest-deficit.html)will be spending large sums to lobby against new taxes, and even removing tax cuts that were known to be untenable, and based on false economic assumptions, at the time they were passed under Bush. Instead they will point to more broadly public taxes such as VATs, and seek to curtail public programs like Medicare and Social Security. The war of words will intensify, and the upper crust is going to be spending large sums on lobbying and public information programs to push their agenda.

But at the end of the day this is all intramurals, as the real defaults will most likely be in the form of artificially low bond rates alongside currency devaluations. I have been trying to figure out a way that a selective default could be accomplished, but have not quite muddled through that yet.
The limit of the Fed's and Treasury's ability to monetize the debt, which is a form of default through a true monetary inflation, is the value of the dollar and the bond.Bloomberg (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-25/morgan-stanley-says-government-bond-default-is-question-of-how-not-if-.html)
Morgan Stanley Says Government Defaults Inevitable
By Matthew Brown
Aug 25, 2010 11:44 AM ET

Investors will face defaults on government bonds given the burden of aging populations and the difficulty of securing more tax revenue, according to Morgan Stanley.

“Governments will impose a loss on some of their stakeholders,” Arnaud Mares, an executive director at Morgan Stanley in London, wrote in a research report today. “The question is not whether they will renege on their promises, but rather upon which of their promises they will renege, and what form this default will take.” The sovereign-debt crisis is global “and it is not over,” the report said.

Borrowing costs for so-called peripheral euro-region nations such as Greece and Ireland surged today, resuming their ascent on concern that governments won’t be able to narrow their budget deficits. Standard & Poor’s downgraded Ireland’s credit rating yesterday on concern about the rising costs to support nationalized banks.

Mares said debt as a percentage of gross domestic product is a false indicator of an economy’s health given it doesn’t reflect governments’ available revenue and is “backward- looking.” While the U.S. government’s debt is 53 percent of GDP, one of the lowest ratios among developed nations, its debt as a percentage of revenue is 358 percent, one of the highest, the report said. Conversely, Italy has one of the highest debt- to-GDP ratios, at 116 percent, yet has a debt-to-revenue ratio of 188, Mares said.

Double Dip

“Outright sovereign default in large advanced economies remains an extremely unlikely outcome, in our view,” the report said. “But current yields and break-even inflation rates provide very little protection against the credible threat of financial oppression in any form it might take.”

Mares once worked at the U.K.’s Debt Management Office and is a former senior vice-president at credit-rating company Moody’s Investors Service.

“Note that a double-dip recession would not invalidate this conclusion,” Mares’ report said. “It would cause yet further damage to the governments’ power to tax, pushing them further in negative equity and therefore increasing the risks that debt holders suffer a larger loss eventually.”

Investors’ concern that the U.S. may fall back into recession has grown in recent weeks as U.S. economic data missed economists’ estimates. A Citigroup Inc. index of U.S. economic data surprises fell to minus 59 last week, the least since January 2009...

“The conflict that opposes bondholders to other government stakeholders is more intense than ever, and their interests are no longer sufficiently well-aligned with those of influential political constituencies,” such as elderly voters and their claims on pensions and health insurance, Mares wrote.Posted by Jesse at 1:33 PM (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/08/morgan-stanley-government-defaults.html) :verbeug
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lunar
25.08.2010, 20:14
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HFT Firm Faces Charges For Causing "Oil Trading Mayhem" (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/hft-firm-faces-charges-causing-oil-trading-mayhem)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/25/2010 11:26 -0500

Could the tide finally be turning on the high frequency churners-cum-manipulators? In an exclusive report, Reuters informs that "a big high-frequency trading firm faces possible civil charges by regulators after its computer ran amok and sparked a frenzied $1 surge in oil prices in February, according to documents obtained by Reuters and sources familiar with the continuing investigation." The firm in question is Infinium Capital Management, which confirmed that it is the company at the center of a six-month probe by CME Group Inc into why its brand new trading program malfunctioned and racked up a million-dollar loss in about a second, just before markets closed on February 3. And yes, once all is said and done, it will be precisely this kind of algos gone wild that are found to have caused the much more devastating move on May 6, as we have been claiming all alone, and which the HFT lobby has been fighting tooth and nail to bury under the rug.



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by Steaming_Wookie_Doo
on Wed, 08/25/2010 - 12:41
#543434 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/hft-firm-faces-charges-causing-oil-trading-mayhem#comment-543434)
Double whammy: these guys run an algo for 5 seconds and it costs them $1mil in losses. And THEY are the ones getting investigated? How about the algos GS runs (profitably) that are never investigated?

On another point: seriously, who was their testing team for the algo? As a programmer, this would be a seppaku-level incident.

lunar
25.08.2010, 20:18
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Wikileaks Latest: The USA As An Exporter Of Terrorism? (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/wikileaks-latest-usa-exporter-terrorism)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/25/2010 12:35 -0500

The latest release by Wikileaks, this time focusing on tha CIA, asks what happens if its understood that the US is an exporter of terrorism: "This CIA "Red Cell" report from February 2, 2010, looks at what will happen if it is internationally understood that the United States is an exporter of terrorism; 'Contrary to common belief, the American export of terrorism or terrorists is not a recent phenomenon, nor has it been associated only with Islamic radicals or people of Middle Eastern, African or South Asian ethnic origin. This dynamic belies the American belief that our free, open and integrated multicultural society lessens the allure of radicalism and terrorism for US citizens.' The report looks at a number cases of US exported terrorism, including attacks by US based or financed Jewish, Muslim and Irish-nationalism terrorists. It concludes that foreign perceptions of the US as an "Exporter of Terrorism" together with US double standards in international law, may lead to noncooperation in renditions (including the arrest of CIA officers) and the decision to not share terrorism related intelligence with the United States."




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by Shameful
on Wed, 08/25/2010 - 12:40
#543431 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/wikileaks-latest-usa-exporter-terrorism#comment-543431)
US an exporter of terrorism? Wasn't this common knowledge 50+ years ago?

lunar
25.08.2010, 21:11
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A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings And The Market Goes Up... (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/butterfly-flaps-its-wings-and-market-goes)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/25/2010 13:47 -0500

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/hildebrand/Butterfly%208.25_1.jpg

No, this is not some new age chaos theory mantra - it is a direct observation of what has recently been, and continues to be the primary source of funding for the market: the ES is now following the 2s10s30s butterfly tick for tick, as stocks no longer have faith that Central banks will do everything in their power to preserve the Ponzi regime. So any move in the butterfly's wings result in an immediate HFT mediated ramp in stocks, which in turn pushes all other risky pairs into the stratosphere. And yes, today will be one of those days where Mr. Brian Sack of the FRBNY's open market manipulation committee (http://www.ny.frb.org/aboutthefed/orgchart/sack.html), who unfortunately will not be able to make the Jackson Hole meeting this year due to "market conditions" on Wednesday through Friday, will do all in his power to get stocks, bonds, gold and oil all up, now that the economy is confirmed to be in a depression. Incidentally, all those who hope the Fed will announce QE w this Friday, will be disappointed.




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by jkruffin
on Wed, 08/25/2010 - 13:53
#543762 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/butterfly-flaps-its-wings-and-market-goes#comment-543762)
Next drop takes DOW below 9800, they just suckered in another set of dummies to push the market green before the crooks start dumping again.

lunar
25.08.2010, 21:15
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-124108-thumb-unzs.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,713792,00.html) Bahn-Projekt "Stuttgart 21"

Der Abriss beginnt (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,713792,00.html)

Die Menschen protestieren - die Maschinen legen trotzdem los. In Stuttgart hat der Abriss des Hauptbahnhof-Nordflügels begonnen. Demonstranten gelangten auf ein Dach und entrollten ein Plakat. Stararchitekt Frei Otto, der das Megaprojekt mitentwickelt hat, fordert inzwischen einen Baustopp. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,713792,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=19841) ]

.....Der 85-jährige Architekt Frei Otto, einer der Schöpfer von "Stuttgart 21", der mittlerweile zu den Gegnern gehört, forderte einen Stopp des Bahn-Projekts. Er war erst vor einem Jahr aus der Projektgruppe ausgeschieden und sagte jetzt dem Magazin "Stern", er befürchte, dass der Bahnhof überschwemmt werden oder "wie ein U-Boot aus dem Meer" aufsteigen könnte. Denn die Erde unter Stuttgart sei voller Wasser und Quellen sowie Gipsschichten mit hohem Anhydridanteil. "Ich muss laut werden", zitierte ihn das Magazin, "aus moralischer Verantwortung kann ich nicht anders." Man müsse jetzt "die Notbremse ziehen", es gehe "um Leib und Leben". Otto hatte 1997 mit Christoph Ingenhoven den Wettbewerb für den Bau des Tiefbahnhofs gewonnen und diesen mitentworfen.......


"Stuttgart 21": Der Aufstand der Schwaben (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1080444.html)
Themenseite: "Stuttgart 21" (http://www.spiegel.de/thema/stuttgart_21/)
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.....scheint nicht gut durchdacht zu sein :rolleyes

lunar
26.08.2010, 09:10
EXKLUSIV Preisüberwacher zum Euro: «Preise runter»

http://www.cash.ch/services/img/news/235/7014_Meierhans%5FStefan.jpg (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/preisueberwacher_zum_euro_preise_runter-941423-771)
25.08.10, 17:48
(http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/preisueberwacher_zum_euro_preise_runter-941423-771)Preisüberwacher Stefan Meierhans macht Druck auf den Einzelhandel: Wegen der Euro-Schwäche müssten die Preise über 10 Prozent runter. Konsumenten rät er zum Einkauf im nahen Deutschland. (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/preisueberwacher_zum_euro_preise_runter-941423-771)mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/preisueberwacher_zum_euro_preise_runter-941423-771)

....Deutschland wir kommen ;):hihi


(http://www.cash.ch/community/forum/umfrage/)

lunar
26.08.2010, 09:12
guten morgen @all :)

Heute mach ich es mir mal einfach. Hier der Link dazu :

http://www.wegelin-podcast.ch/de/an...mmentar_272.mp3 (http://www.wegelin-podcast.ch/de/anlagekommentar_272.mp3)
Zum Original-Beitrag (http://showthread.php3?p=1335612#post1335612)
:thanx Wegelin ist (fast immer) :supi

lunar
26.08.2010, 10:40
Zulauf: «Euro steigt wohl nie mehr über 1.40 Franken»

http://www.cash.ch/services/img/news/235/7029_Zulauf%5FFelix%5FW.jpg (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/zulauf_euro_steigt_wohl_nie_mehr_ueber_140_franken-942555-771)
Aktualisiert vor 29 Minuten
(http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/zulauf_euro_steigt_wohl_nie_mehr_ueber_140_franken-942555-771)Der Schweizer Investor Felix Zulauf ist pessimistisch für die Wertentwicklung des Euro. Für die Börsen sieht er neue Tiefs Ende Jahr. Zulauf hat auch zu Gold, Obligationen und Rohstoffen eine Meinung. (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/zulauf_euro_steigt_wohl_nie_mehr_ueber_140_franken-942555-771)mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/zulauf_euro_steigt_wohl_nie_mehr_ueber_140_franken-942555-771)

lunar
26.08.2010, 10:52
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-124158-thumb-hagt.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/justiz/0,1518,713827,00.html) Drogenkrieg in Mexiko

18-Jähriger überlebt Massaker als einziger Zeuge (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/justiz/0,1518,713827,00.html)

Sie kamen aus Brasilien, El Salvador, Ecuador, wollten über Mexiko in die USA - und fielen einem Drogenkartell in die Hände: Bei den 72 Menschen, die man ermordet auf einem alten Bauernhof fand, soll es sich um illegale Einwanderer handeln. Ein junger Mann überlebte das Massaker. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/justiz/0,1518,713827,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1077419.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=18684) ]

....in was für einer Welt leben wir :gomad :(

lunar
26.08.2010, 15:09
Ken Mehlman: I'm Gay (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/25/ken-mehlman-gay-interview-marriage-equality_n_695040.html)

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Man Who Managed The Most Anti-Gay Presidential Campaign In Modern History Comes Out.. (http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/08/bush-campaign-chief-and-former-rnc-chair-ken-mehlman-im-gay/62065/) Video Flashback: Bill Maher 'Outed' Mehlman On CNN In 2006 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/25/bill-maher-ken-mehlman-gay-larry-king_n_695072.html)




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revcbs (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/revcbs?action=comments) 5 minutes ago (8:49 AM)
No secret he’s gay. It's great that he's come out, but he has done irreparable damage to the LGBT community. 2004 was a horrible year for us (with the exception of Massachusetts), and Mehlman bears a large part of the responsibility. He sold us all out for power and cash. He’s wrecked millions of lives, but now that political expediency isn't motivating him, and he has nothing to lose, here's Ken! The more the merrier on this side of the closet door - but some of us don't have short memories. He can't ever reverse the damage he's done.


harriettubman (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/harriettubman?action=comments) 6 minutes ago (8:48 AM)
It's one thing to remain closeted but a whole other story when you campaign against something that includes yourself. How ludicrous and degrading. That's like how Herbert Hoover vehemently hated black people and abused his authority to do anything against them, yet he was suppose to be mulatto himself.
If you want to stay in the closet, fine. I have no problem with that. Not every gay person wants to be some gay poster child or have someone know his/her personal business. However, don't demean a group's orientation for personal gain. That shows you have no character to begin with and we're suppose to believe you suddenly gained some???? NOT!


....verlogenes Pack :bad for power and cash :bad aber eben - dafür tun sie alles :reiter

lunar
26.08.2010, 15:26
WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND HE IS US (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/world/asia/26kabul.html?_r=1&emc=na)
Key Karzai Aide In Corruption Scandal May Have Been On CIA Payroll For Years (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/world/asia/26kabul.html?_r=1&emc=na)
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FLASHBACK: Corruption Has Been Biggest Flashpoint In U.S.-Afghan Relations (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/05/AR2010080506972.html)




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Aneesia (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Aneesia?action=comments) 3 minutes ago (9:04 AM)
I agree with the headline. The enemy is us. How can we elect incumbents to office when they are the ones that caused the problems in Iraq, Afghanistan, the economy and who knows what else. However, President Bush and the Republicans gutted the authority of the regulators of this county who were supposed to protect the populace from overzealous corporations.



http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/1098967.png?20100821212348 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/omega777?action=comments) omega777 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/omega777?action=comments) 8 minutes ago (9:14 AM)
it's not even a war..there is no army to fight or country to surrender...it's more like trying to police the country and defend our territorial stakes.natural gas pipeline routes, mineral, strategic bases n maybe opium to destabilize russia n china


....bei dieser Visage wird mir auch schon zum :bad

lunar
26.08.2010, 16:37
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"Stuttgart 21": Aktivisten halten Bahnhofsdach besetzt (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1081013.html)

lunar
26.08.2010, 18:12
Maid Says Saudi Couple Hammered 24 Hot Nails Into Her For Complaining (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/26/sri-lanka-maid-saudi-coup_n_695292.html)

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:gomad:gomad:gomad....was soll man da noch sagen - diese Menschen gehen aus Not dorthin und kommen noch viel ärmer an Körper, Seele und Finanzen zurück :(

lunar
26.08.2010, 21:17
...bin heute gar nicht börsig :oo:rolleyes aber das würde ich nehmen ;)

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Spanish Court Decision Roiling FX Market (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/spanish-court-decision-roiling-fx-market)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/26/2010 10:24 -0500

The last thing Spain needs: A court has found Spanish tax agency has to repay €5.1 billion to taxpayers after finding that VAT collected in 2006-2008 period was "illegal", in a decision that cannot be appealed. Euro not happy. More from Goldman inside.



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by tmosley
on Thu, 08/26/2010 - 10:29
#545849 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/spanish-court-decision-roiling-fx-market#comment-545849)
Wow, that's my kind of court. Can we get those guys to come over here and rule that the income tax collected over the last 100 years was illegal, and return our money to us?

lunar
26.08.2010, 21:51
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Albert Edwards: "We Are Returning To 450 On The S&P" (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/albert-edwards-we-are-returning-450-sp)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/26/2010 11:44 -0500

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Albert Edwards, whose opinion, of all macro economists, is among the most respected by Zero Hedge staff, has just thrown down the gauntlet: "Equity investors are in for a rude shock. The global economy is sliding back into recession and they are still not even aware that these events will trigger another leg down in valuations, the third major bear market since the equity valuation bubble burst. The structural bear market has not reached the end. We will return to the valuation nadir last seen in 1982 with the S&P bottoming around 450" - Albert Edwards





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by Marc45
on Thu, 08/26/2010 - 13:36
#546320 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/albert-edwards-we-are-returning-450-sp#comment-546320)
That's fine as long as you're not referencing or pricing in terms of dollars. Otherwise, the "value" of the dollar is material.


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by cougar_w
on Thu, 08/26/2010 - 13:36
#546323 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/albert-edwards-we-are-returning-450-sp#comment-546323)
Exactly. Inflation is part of the problem.
"The doctor says I'm quite fit ... for someone who has terminal cancer. My weight loss is therefore a good thing. By the time I'm actually dead, I'll be in perfect health for a person recently deceased."


....so viel Pessimismus :rolleyes :confused :nw

lunar
26.08.2010, 21:55
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Guest Post: The Great Deleveraging Lie (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-great-deleveraging-lie)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/26/2010 11:16 -0500

You can’t open a newspaper or watch a business news network without seeing or hearing that consumers and businesses have been de-leveraging. The storyline as portrayed by the mainstream media is that consumers and corporations have seen the light and are paying off debts and living within their means. Austerity has broken out across the land. One has to wonder whether the mainstream media and the clueless pundits on CNBC actually believe the crap they are peddling or whether this is a concerted effort to convince the masses that they have done enough and should start spending. Consumer spending as a percentage of GDP is still above 70%. This is well above the 64% level that was consistent between 1950 and 1980. Consumer spending was entirely propped up by an ever increasing level of debt. The American economy will never recover until consumer spending drops back to the 64% range that indicates a balanced economic system. For the mathematically challenged on CNBC and in the White House, this means that consumers need to reduce their spending by an additional $850 billion PER YEAR. Great news for the 1.5 million retailers in America.




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by economessed
on Thu, 08/26/2010 - 11:24
#545979 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-great-deleveraging-lie#comment-545979)
I suppose this means we can't revive the economy by updating our Facebook pages either...
Perhaps liquor and ammunition consumption is keeping us above 70% for the time being.


....es gibt natürlich viele ernsthafte comments :cool;)

lunar
26.08.2010, 22:09
....nicht alles ist so triste ;)

PHOTOS: The Winners Of The World Bodypainting Festival (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/25/world-bodypainting-festiv_n_694604.html)

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lunar
26.08.2010, 22:19
SHAHIEN NASIRIPOUR Dodd Questions Elizabeth Warren's Management Experience -- But No One Else's (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/26/dodd-elizabeth-warren_n_694648.html)

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Chris Dodd needs his exiting bribes before can even think about his Retirement Village in Greenwich, CT (Home to most of America's Hedge Fund Fraudsters). This man is morally unfit to question anyone!

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Dodd is an angry, old, white man who will soon be out of power. Can't happen soon enough. Maybe he really h8s women who are smarter than he is. Elizabeth Warren would clean his mental clock.

lunar
26.08.2010, 22:30
Das New York Chinas




http://files.newsnetz.ch/teaser/1/2/teaser7667_element12957.jpg?time=1282853264 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Das-Weltzentrum-des-21-Jahrhunderts/story/30825662) Wie Shanghai mit Milliarden Dollar zur globalen Wirtschaftsmetropole ausgebaut werden soll. Chinas Tor zur Welt (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Das-Weltzentrum-des-21-Jahrhunderts/story/30825662)

lunar
27.08.2010, 08:57
26 August 2010

US Bond: Our Hearts Belong to Big Daddy (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/08/us-bond-our-hearts-belong-to-big-daddy.html)

As crowded trades go this flight to safety into the long end of the curve and the 30 Year Bond, nicknamed Big Daddy by the bond traders, is about as jammed up as it gets. It will be interesting to see what happens with the equity markets over the next two to three months given this measure of fear and uncertainty.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/THcxPpTdN4I/AAAAAAAAOZ4/Tn5oqvzPAl8/s400/bigdaddy.png (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/THcxPpTdN4I/AAAAAAAAOZ4/Tn5oqvzPAl8/s1600/bigdaddy.png)

30 Year Treasury Weekly Chart

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The Bond Vigilantes have been overwhelmed by the Long Bond Lolitas

nnQH0Ejw6TQ&feature

As sung by Ella Fitzgerald, and not Marilyn Monroe as pictured


Posted by Jesse at 11:29 PM (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/08/us-bond-our-hearts-belong-to-big-daddy.html)
Category: Big Daddy (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/Big%20Daddy), US Long Bond (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/US%20Long%20Bond)

lunar
27.08.2010, 09:14
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Demonstrating An HFT Algo Gone Apeshit (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/demonstrating-hft-algo-gone-apeshit)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/26/2010 14:49 -0500

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We have long claimed that the HFT ploy to stuff quotes in an attempt to game other algorithms in pushing the bid or ask side higher or lower would eventually end in tears either for individual stocks, or for the general market, as was the case on May 6. Well, today we just experienced another mini flash crash, after some algo went apeshit and decided to hit every bid on the way down, all the way to 0.0001 (gotta love that sub penny quoting just above zero). Below we show how this algorithm pushed the stock price of Core Molding from its normal price of $4.12 all the way down to $0.0001 in the span of one second, after an HFT program went ballistic, and would have kept on hitting the subpenny $0.0001 bid in perpetuity. It must have been swell to be a CMT holder: one second your stock is worth $4.12, the next, it is worth $0.0001 (and no, not $0.0000, how else will the computers game the NBBO in subpenny increments).




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by flacon
on Thu, 08/26/2010 - 17:41
#546929 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/demonstrating-hft-algo-gone-apeshit#comment-546929)
This is the BEST May 6th video I've ever seen. Check it out:
Market Crash – video with live S&P pits audio WmpNTtQu8E4


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by chickenlittle
on Thu, 08/26/2010 - 14:57
#546518 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/demonstrating-hft-algo-gone-apeshit#comment-546518)
Somebody forgot to put another quarter into the coin slot of the HFT computer.

:gomad :dumm :gomad

lunar
27.08.2010, 09:59
Endet der amerikanische Traum mit einem Winseln?

Die Infrastruktur in den USA ist ausgezehrt. Was den amerikanischen Aufstieg erst ermöglichte, wird seit Jahrzehnten sträflich vernachlässigt. Von Martin Kilian, Washington

Die Welt, schrieb T. S. Eliot, ende «nicht mit einem Knall, sondern einem Winseln». Und ähnlich verhält es sich womöglich mit dem amerikanischen Imperium. Schockierend ist der Kontrast zwischen dem wohlhabenden Manhattan und desolaten Städten und Städtchen wie Charleston in West Virginia oder Toledo in Ohio oder Alturas in Kalifornien. Hochnäsig hat die «Wissensgesellschaft» die Produktion ausgelagert und die einstigen Produzenten oftmals zu unterbezahlten Dienstleistern degradiert und auch damit eine beschämende Umverteilung von unten nach oben bewerkstelligt: Das reichste Zehntel des reichsten amerikanischen Prozents verdient so viel wie 120 Millionen Lohnempfänger am unteren Ende, indes der amerikanische Taum zusehends ausgeträumt ist. Lediglich das Vereinigte Königreich weist unter den OECD-Nationen weniger soziale Mobilität auf als die USA.....

......Auf den Bahngeleisen, etwa am Knotenpunkt North Platte in Nebraska, keuchen von Diesellokomotiven gezogene Güterzüge mit Geschwindigkeiten, die andere Nationen bereits vor einem halben Jahrhundert hinter sich gelassen haben. China baut superschnelle Trassen, Amerika hingegen reist und transportiert mit der Bimmelbahn. Ausgezehrt ist die amerikanische Infrastruktur, denn sträflich wird seit Jahrzehnten vernachlässigt, was den amerikanischen Aufstieg erst ermöglichte. Die Zahl der nicht wetterbedingten Stromausfälle hat sich landesweit seit den frühen Neunzigerjahren mehr als verdoppelt; nicht weiter verwunderlich ist dieser Umstand, denn die Technologie des Stromnetzes rührt aus den Sechzigern und Siebzigern. Und traurig künden entlang des Weges vor allem im Mittleren Westen leere Gebäude und Fabrikhallen sowie heruntergekommene Städte wie Toledo oder Cleveland vom Verfall amerikanischer Industrien. Statt in den nun gespenstisch leeren Innenstädten wirtschaften Einzelhandel und Dienstleister in Suburbia, wo billige «Strip Malls» und hässliche viereckige Schachteln (Walmart oder Sam’s Club oder Target) Waren aus China feilbieten. Die Käufer parken ihre Autos auf riesigen Asphaltplätzen, wodurch die Welt des Discountshoppens einen insgesamt apokalyptischen Eindruck vermittelt......

......Schauen sie nach Washington, sehen sie eine Plutokratie am Werk, die vornehmlich ihrer Klientel zu Diensten ist. Das Geld der Reichen pulsiert durch die politischen Adern der Hauptstadt wie Abwasser, das zum Himmel stinkt, ohne jemals einer Kläranlage zugeführt zu werden. Der Souverän weiss unterdessen kaum noch, wohin er sich zwecks Abhilfe wenden soll. Hoffnung und Wandel waren 2008 im Angebot, doch bei den Wahlen im November werden voraussichtlich die Republikaner gewinnen, wenngleich sie ebenfalls keine Lösungen anzubieten haben und noch mehr als die Demokraten an der Zitze von «Big Money» hängen. Wenn sich die Dinge nicht zum Besseren wenden, wird sich der Überdruss vieler Bürger vielleicht auf explosive Art entladen. In dem Falle kündigt sich das Ende des Imperiums nicht mit einem Winseln, sondern mit einem lauten Knall an. In Colorado Springs wurde ein Drittel der Strassenbeleuchtung abgeschaltet, um Geld zu sparen.

ganzer Artikel: http://epaper3.tagesanzeiger.ch/ee/taz/ges/2010/08/27/007/

...kann man leider nur eigelogged lesen oder den Tagi poschten :rolleyes
---> no we can't :mad

...ooops - jetzt geht's doch :supi

Das Ende des amerikanischen Traums (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/Das-Ende-des-amerikanischen-Traums-/story/28517233)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/8/5/28517233/8/teasermedium.jpg (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/Das-Ende-des-amerikanischen-Traums-/story/28517233) Die Infrastruktur in den USA ist ausgezehrt. Was den amerikanischen Aufstieg erst ermöglichte, wird seit Jahrzehnten sträflich vernachlässigt. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/Das-Ende-des-amerikanischen-Traums-/story/28517233)

Von Martin Kilian, Washington. Aktualisiert um 04:00 Uhr 9 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/Das-Ende-des-amerikanischen-Traums-/story/28517233#kommentar)

lunar
27.08.2010, 10:24
08-27-2010, 03:39 AM
Will Wong (https://www.kitcomm.com/member.php?u=21898)
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 321

https://www.kitcomm.com/images/icons/icon7.gif Farewell to all my friends on this thread
Hi All:

I would like to say farewell to all my friends on this thread. For some philosophical reason, I can no longer participate on this thread. While researching some old posts, I came across some that confirmed my nagging suspicion that some of the calls are based on astrology. While it is undeniable that astrology can be very accurate in predicting the future (hence its popularity in stock trading), there are some very strong warnings in the Bible against dabbling in astrology. As a strong believer in the God of the Bible, I am going to heed those warnings.

Whatever our philosophical and religious persuasion may be, we can all agree that we are living in perilous times. Cyclist himself had warned us on numerous occasions that the future will be very rough. Food shortages, riots, new currencies, etc. The prophet Daniel, apostle John, prophet Ezekiel, and the Lord Jesus himself had collectively given us very clear ideas of what lies ahead. You can read all about the End Times in the Book of Daniel, Ezekiel, Matthew, and the Book of Revelation. All the major actors on the world stage in this last days are in place. The kings of the East are in place. The Gog-Magog confederation is in place. Europe is in place. Israel, after 1900 plus years of exile finally became a nation on May 14, 1948. America is also poised to decline as the One World Order rises.

So, my fellow Kitcoers, even as I say goodbye, I wish you all the best life has to offer, and that in the dark days ahead, you may find solace in the Prince of Life himself. I like to leave you with a verse from 1Corinthians 15: 51-52..."Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed". This favourite verses of mine describes what is commonly known as the Rapture of the Church during the End Times. Seek the Lord while He may still be found. Do not be left behind.

Last but not least, I apologize if I offended anyone with this farewell post. That is not my intention. God Bless all of you!https://www.kitcomm.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

...na ja jedem das Seine ;) als so bibelfester Sohn - hätte er da nicht ohnehin die Finger von dem schmutzigen Geschäft der Börse lassen sollen :confused :gruebel :rolleyes das allerdings wäre überlegenswert :p ;)

(https://www.kitcomm.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=1060594)

lunar
27.08.2010, 10:54
International: 27. August 2010


Der Wettlauf um Grönlands schwarzes Gold ist im Gang (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/der_wettlauf_um_groenlands_schwarzes_gold_ist_im_gang_1.7345038.html)

Traum der ökonomischen Unabhängigkeit gegen ökologischen Bedenken (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/der_wettlauf_um_groenlands_schwarzes_gold_ist_im_gang_1.7345038.html)

Erste Erdöl-Probebohrungen vor Grönland sind vielversprechend. Was die Insel dereinst die Loslösung von Dänemark ermöglichen könnte, betrachten Umweltorganisationen angesichts der hohen Risiken als ökologischen Wahnsinn. Das Öl liegt in grosser Tiefe. (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/der_wettlauf_um_groenlands_schwarzes_gold_ist_im_gang_1.7345038.html) ...http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/headline_topic_more.gif (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/der_wettlauf_um_groenlands_schwarzes_gold_ist_im_gang_1.7345038.html)
http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/pixel.gif http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/news_readmore.gif Arktis: Klima und Bodenschätze (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/vom_kalten_krieg_zur_heissen_arktis_1.1750479.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/images/__small_1.1314625.1227678763.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/der_wettlauf_um_groenlands_schwarzes_gold_ist_im_gang_1.7345038.html)

......Auch die Inselbewohner wollen von den Warnungen wenig wissen: Ein Diskussionsabend auf Einladung von Greenpeace vermochte in Nuuk jüngst keine zwanzig Leute anzulocken. Vor dem Gebäude demonstrierten zehnmal so viele Menschen friedlich gegen die verhasste Umweltorganisation. Sie haben den Protestzug von Greenpeace gegen den Wal- und den Robbenfang in frischer Erinnerung, der wichtige Absatzmärkte zerstörte......

:gruebel das dürfte ein wirklich schwieriges Kapitel sein/werden :rolleyes die Grönländer wollen eben auch einen Teil des Weltkuchens, was ja verständlich ist - andererseits ist der ganze Kuchen bald am untergehen wenn so weiter alles "gefressen" wird :schwitz

lunar
27.08.2010, 12:40
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lunar
27.08.2010, 12:45
:rolleyes ....man lernt nie aus ;)

Heute: Index Konsumentenvertrauen
von Michael Vaupel

Gegen 15:55 Uhr

USA: Index Konsumentenvertrauen, Uni Michigan

Beschreibung:

Endgültiger Wert für August. Es handelt sich um einen Indikator, den ich als „weich" verachte. Es werden lediglich gut 500 amerikanische Konsumenten nach Dingen wie der Beurteilung ihrer aktuellen finanziellen Lage befragt - und daraus wird dann dieser Index gebastelt. Und das soll entscheidend dafür sein, wie sich in Frankfurt und Zürich die großen Titel entwickeln? Naja. Immerhin, da viele Marktteilnehmer solche Zahlen beachten, ist es nicht verkehrt, ebenfalls einen Blick drauf zu werfen.

Letzter Wert:

69,6 Punkte

Wahrscheinlichstes Szenario:

Die Konsensschätzung der befragten Volkswirte liegt bei 69,4 Zählern

http://www.investor-verlag.de/newsletter/td/

lunar
27.08.2010, 13:04
Panorama: 27. August 2010, 10:29

Acht Zentimeter dünnes Rohr für Nahrungsmittel (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/minenarbeiter_chile_1.7350055.html)

Eingeschlossene Minenarbeiter in Chile leiden unter Gewichtsverlust (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/minenarbeiter_chile_1.7350055.html)

Die seit rund drei Wochen in einer chilenischen Mine eingeschlossenen Bergarbeiter leiden an Flüssigkeitsmangel und Gewichtsverlust. Die 33 Männer verloren jeweils zwischen acht und zehn Kilo Gewicht. (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/minenarbeiter_chile_1.7350055.html) ...http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/headline_topic_more.gif (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/minenarbeiter_chile_1.7350055.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/pixel.gif http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/news_readmore.gif Bergleute: Erfahren die Wahrheit (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/verschuettete_bergleute_chile_1.7338225.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/news_readmore.gif Chile: Ruhe bewahren und fit bleiben (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/nasa_beraet_retter_verschuetteter_chilenischer_bergleute_1.7342142.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/images/mine_chile_arbeiter_video_small_1.7350145.1282898668.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/minenarbeiter_chile_1.7350055.html)
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Foto: DPA
Verschüttete Bergleute in Chile

Singen, spielen, schwitzen, hoffen (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,714077,00.html)

Sie spielen Karten und Domino, sie singen die Nationalhymne und grüßen ihre Angehörigen: Von den verschütteten Bergleuten in Chile gibt es ein erstes Video. Es zeigt, wie die 33 Männer in dem unterirdischen Gefängnis ihre Hoffnung auf Rettung aufrechterhalten. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,714077,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1081138.html) ]

Verschüttete Bergleute in Chile: "Wenn ich hier rauskomme, heiraten wir" (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,713978,00.html)

lunar
27.08.2010, 16:57
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lunar
27.08.2010, 17:17
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Intel Cuts Revenue, Gross Margin Forecast, Shares Halted (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/intel-cuts-revenue-gross-margin-forecast-shares-halted)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/27/2010 09:00 -0500

Oops. Only half an hour in and Brian Sack is already way in over his head. BN 6:58 *INTE CUTS 3Q REVENUE, GROSS MARGIN FORECAST



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Market Response To Negative Data Glut: Serrated Edge, With FRBNY's Brian Sack Rushing To Scene To Cauterize Bleeders (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/market-response-negative-data-glut-serrated-edge-frbnys-brian-sack-rushing-rescue)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/27/2010 09:18 -0500

Update: LOL - Intel is now up after cutting guidance. We are done here. Central Banks of the world: market is sold to you.

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/hildebrand/AUDJPY%208.27_1_1.jpg

What do you get when you flood the market with an Intel downward guidance update, a disappointing money printer dictate, and a drop on consumer confidence? In a word - total market insanity. Risk is now moving straight line up or down: the AUDJPY (and its derivative the stock market) has lost all semblance of normalcy and is now up or down in 30 pips increments with no rhyme or reason, as dogs and cats chase their respective tails, in what can only be defined as a perfect sawtooth pattern. Have fun trading: Brian Sack will gladly be on the other side off all your sell orders.


46 comments (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/market-response-negative-data-glut-serrated-edge-frbnys-brian-sack-rushing-rescue#comments)
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:rolleyes

lunar
27.08.2010, 17:30
How Banks Faked Demand And Made The Financial Crisis Much Worse (http://www.propublica.org/article/banks-self-dealing-super-charged-financial-crisis)

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/196316/thumbs/s-BANKS-FAKE-DEMAND-large300.jpg (http://www.propublica.org/article/banks-self-dealing-super-charged-financial-crisis)





Robert Scheer: They Go or Obama Goes (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-scheer/they-go-or-obama-goes_b_693590.html)


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/26/banks-fake-demand-housing-bubble-self-dealing_n_696466.html
Comments (323) (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/26/banks-fake-demand-housing-bubble-self-dealing_n_696466.html#comments)
| Financial Crisis (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/wall-street).
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Dani - Today, 2:43 a.m.
Wow…this was nothing but a Ponzi scheme. Madoff went to jail for it and so should all these bankers, Paulson included.

Grenz Jahr - Today, 2:54 a.m.There will be no revolutions, no Congressional investigations, nothing. The current administration’s financial team is led by people who were suckers for this Ponzi scheming, the Democrats running the financial committees in the Senate (Dodd) and the House are bought and paid for, and the GOP, which is set to sweep strongly supports anything and everything Wall Street did, and wants even LESS regulation. It’s a nightmare for average Americans, which is to say, the majority of us, but we have almost no one advocating on our behalf, and we’re so easily misled by side issues that this, like so much that has come out about the terrible years between 2001-2008, will disappear in the ash heap of history.

Got it - Today, 6:18 a.m.what’s scary, is that all the guys are still in the business. check out who runs MorganStanley (bunch of guys responsible for blowing up merrill). UBS hired DBs CDO head and he now co-runs Fixed Income after nearly blowing up DB. UBS and MS could be future train wrecks, if the past is an indication of the future…..UBS and other Merrill dudes are at all kinds of small broker-dealers like BTIG, Cantor, Stifel…is the system better?

lunar
27.08.2010, 18:05
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Is Today's Bond Selloff Driven By Goldman's Announcement 2.50% Target On 10 Year Reached (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/todays-bond-selloff-driven-goldmans-announcement-250-target-10-year-reached)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/27/2010 10:39 -0500

While there is nothing to suggest a fundamental improvement in the economy, and judging by the latest batch of data the economy is in fact continuing to deteriorate, we have so far seen a substantial sell off in bonds across the curve, with the 2s10s steepening by 11 bps (just in time for the bull flattener bandwagon to enjoy some out-of-steepener rotation pain). So what is the catalyst for the selloff? Francesco Garzarelli's note to Goldman clients titled "Forecast Reached, Risks Now Balanced", in which he implicitly advises to take profits on USTs, sent earlier may provide some clues...





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by Number 156
on Fri, 08/27/2010 - 10:54
#548398 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/todays-bond-selloff-driven-goldmans-announcement-250-target-10-year-reached#comment-548398)
Next week sees a large amount of other important news items in the US, which is likely to move markets.... consumption data, the PMI, core PCE inflation, the ISM surveys .. Non-farm payroll number for August ..

The the Fed is indeed running out of bullets, other than this: Fake data.
I think we will see more and more massaging and revising of the numbers presented to us as this would be within their control. Don't immediately believe what comes out of their offices.

lunar
27.08.2010, 18:30
http://www.propublica.org/images/uploads/series/bp-oil-plume-presentation-70.jpg (http://www.propublica.org/blog/item/take-it-with-a-grain-of-sea-salt-gulf-microbe-study-was-funded-by-bp/)
Take It With a Grain of (Sea) Salt: Gulf Microbe Study Was Funded by BP (http://www.propublica.org/blog/item/take-it-with-a-grain-of-sea-salt-gulf-microbe-study-was-funded-by-bp/)

by Marian Wang (http://www.propublica.org/site/author/marian_wang/)
ProPublica, Yesterday, 4:09 p.m.

Scientists at Berkeley this week announced that microbes had eaten oil so quickly the Gulf's oil plumes are now undetectable. They disclosed that BP funded their research. The media didn't.....

....only a grain :confused:rolleyes

lunar
27.08.2010, 19:12
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Nanex Dissects Yesterday's CMT Flash Crash: Catches BATS, NASDAQ HFT Algo Red-Handed (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/nanex-dissects-yesterdays-cmt-flash-crash-catches-bats-nasdaq-hft-algo-red-handed)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/27/2010 11:11 -0500

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/hildebrand/CMT_082610_0_0.JPG

As readers will recall, yesterday we highlighted the HFT-driven flash crash in Core Molding (CMT) after an algo very obviously went insane and took the stock price to $0.0001 in the span of one second. Today, courtesy of our friends at Nanex, we get a tranposition of the events at 14:19 in all their visual glory, together with a succinct explanation of everything that went wrong.




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by Cognitive Dissonance
on Fri, 08/27/2010 - 11:18
#548445 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/nanex-dissects-yesterdays-cmt-flash-crash-catches-bats-nasdaq-hft-algo-red-handed#comment-548445)
Nothing to see here. It's just the New Normal, Intel i7 Six Core style.

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by Number 156
on Fri, 08/27/2010 - 11:48
#548507 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/nanex-dissects-yesterdays-cmt-flash-crash-catches-bats-nasdaq-hft-algo-red-handed#comment-548507)
.. and included with that new normal; massive equity outflows! Disenfranchised traders of the world, we welcome you!

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by mikla
on Fri, 08/27/2010 - 11:19
#548447 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/nanex-dissects-yesterdays-cmt-flash-crash-catches-bats-nasdaq-hft-algo-red-handed#comment-548447)
Great post. No surprises here. We are seeing the intentional injection of noise, independent of any stock valuation, with the added risk that the bidder has no intention of honoring the bids it is making.
This is not a market. This is a broken slot machine that never makes payouts.

http://www.onearmbanditslotmachines.com/images/inside-back-slot-S.jpg

lunar
27.08.2010, 19:17
Bernanke kündigt Markteingriffe an (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Bernanke-kuendigt-Markteingriffe-an/story/12602390)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/2/6/12602390/12/teaserbreit.jpg (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Bernanke-kuendigt-Markteingriffe-an/story/12602390) Die amerikanische Wirtschaft ist im zweiten Quartal nur um 1,6 Prozent gewachsen. Der Notenbankchef reagiert sofort – und verspricht Hilfe. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Bernanke-kuendigt-Markteingriffe-an/story/12602390)

Aktualisiert um 17:22 Uhr1 Kommentar (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Bernanke-kuendigt-Markteingriffe-an/story/12602390#kommentar)

.....was gibt' denn da noch anzukünden :rolleyes die ganze Wirtschaft/Börse/Finanzhaushalt ist doch ein einziger "Markteingriff" :dumm

lunar
27.08.2010, 19:28
International: 27. August 2010, 18:27


Vertrag für Grosskraftwerk im Amazonasgebiet (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/grosskraftwerk_amazonasgebiet_belo_monte_1.7355373.html)

Jahrzehntelanger Widerstand von Indianern bleibt erfolglos (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/grosskraftwerk_amazonasgebiet_belo_monte_1.7355373.html)

Brasiliens Staatschef Lula da Silva hat eine Konzession für den Bau des Staudamms Belo Monte im brasilianischen Amazonasgebiet unterzeichnet. Es soll das drittgrösste Wasserkraftwerk der Welt gebaut werden. (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/grosskraftwerk_amazonasgebiet_belo_monte_1.7355373.html) ...http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/headline_topic_more.gif (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/grosskraftwerk_amazonasgebiet_belo_monte_1.7355373.html)
http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/pixel.gif http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/news_readmore.gif Brasilien: Durst nach Wasserkraft (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/brasiliens_durst_nach_wasserkraft_1.4790961.html)
http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/news_readmore.gif Indianer: Fortschritt heisst niedertrampeln (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/zuerich/wenn_fortschritt_niedertrampeln_heisst_1.7170016.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/images/kayapo_leader_tuira_und_jose_antonio_muniz_lopes_1989_small_1.7355369.1282925471.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/grosskraftwerk_amazonasgebiet_belo_monte_1.7355373.html)

.....Die Regierung hält das Wasserkraftwerk für notwendig zur Sicherung der Energieversorgung. Die am und vom Fluss Xingu lebenden Indios, die katholische Kirche, Menschenrechtler und Umweltschützer laufen Sturm gegen das Projekt. Sie befürchten unkalkulierbare Auswirkungen auf die Umwelt und sehen die Lebensgrundlagen der Indios massiv bedroht....

...ich dachte er sei so ein volksnaher Präsident :confused:rolleyes:mad

lunar
27.08.2010, 20:42
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Gasparino Says SEC Has Sent Two Letters To Citi (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/gasparino-says-sec-has-sent-two-letters-citi)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/27/2010 12:41 -0500

Presumably this is in response to the ongoing lock out of Michael Mayo, who as Fox Business previously reported claims Citi is cooking its books by misreporting its deferred tax assets, by Citi management. We assume the letters are of a congratulatory nature, and commend Citi management on alleged ongoing fraud, also sharing tips on how the firm's HFT traders can flash dash its worthless stock to a few trillion/share, guaranteeing that unlike in daily isolated flash crashes none of the transactions will be D/K'ed.



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on Fri, 08/27/2010 - 13:03
#548703 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/gasparino-says-sec-has-sent-two-letters-citi#comment-548703)
Jim Willie and others say Citi is bankrupt and doomed. Don't know.

lunar
27.08.2010, 21:02
Who Rules America? (http://philsbackupsite.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/who-rules-america/)

By Phil of Phil’s Stock World (http://philsbackupsite.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/who-rules-america/www.philstockworld.com)

Professor William Domhoff has updated his excellent study of wealth distribution in America (http://sociology.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/wealth.html) and the results are just as sickening than they were in 2005!

We looked at the uneven distribution of incomes when I wrote “The Crisis of Middle-Class America (http://www.philstockworld.com/2010/08/08/weekend-reading-the-crisis-of-middle-class-america/)” earlier this month and I’ll re-post the main chart here as it’s important for the readers to get a fix on where they really are on the economic food chain. When I talk about the need for more taxes, I’m generally (like our President) referring to the top 1%, the 1.4M people in this country who earn more than $393,000 a year - where 10% more tax ($40,000) may force them to skip a vacation vs. the alternative of taxing the bottom 90%, who earn $30,000 a year, which would force them to skip heat, food, clothing, etc.

(Chart Anhang)

The chart EXCLUDES capital gains, which are over 70% of the top 0.01%’s incomes so it grossly understates the situation but it does give you a clearer idea of what was going on in the lower brackets leading up to the crisis. Go ahead, do the math – adding up the total wages of the bottom 90% against the total wages of the top 10% give you a real idea of what a “fair and just” system we’re participating in:14,836 people earn $17,271,381 in average annual income ($256Bn),

133,525 earn $2,569,388 ($343Bn),

593,444 earn $760,680 ($451Bn),

741,805 earn $393,583($292Bn),

5,934,440 earn $188,513($1,119Bn) and

7,418,050 earn $117,688($873Bn)

while the the wages of the bottom 90% are

133,524,900 people earning an average of just $30,173 ($4,029Bn).

So interesting fact number one is that the 13M people in the top 10% earn (not including capital gains, which make up the bulk of their true income) salaries of $3.3Tn while the other 133M schlubs earn $4Tn........

.......In November 2009 (http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14903024), The Economist estimated the additional federal tax revenue generated from eliminating certain tax deductions, for the 2013-2014 period. These included: employer-provided health insurance ($215 billion), mortgage interest ($147B), state & local taxes ($65B), capital gains on homes ($60B), property taxes ($33B) and municipal bond interest ($37B). These total $552 billion. A fuel tax of $0.50 cents per gallon would raise another $62 billion. This would reduce the projected deficit at that time by half while The CBO estimates the Bush tax cuts cost the Treasury about $1.8 trillion over 10 years if extended (http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/78xx/doc7878/03-21-PresidentsBudget.pdf).

Reduce our deficit by $552Bn a year or increase it by $1.8Tn more over the next 10. It amazes me that we have to have a ”debate” about this issue but there’s your answer to who rules America – whoever has the gold is making all the rules…


full story: http://philsbackupsite.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/who-rules-america/

.....die Schere muss wohl irgendwann einmal ausklinken :rolleyes:gomad

lunar
27.08.2010, 21:36
Proteste gegen "Stuttgart 21"

Zehntausende Menschen demonstrieren gegen Bahnprojekt (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,714316,00.html)

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-125069-panoV9free-snys.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,714316,00.html)

Auch strömender Regen hält sie nicht auf: Mehr als 30.000 Menschen sind gegen das Milliardenprojekt "Stuttgart 21" auf die Straße gegangen. Stadt und Bahn wollen sich dem Druck nicht beugen - sondern verstärkt für den umstrittenen Bahnhofsumbau werben. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,714316,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=19931) ]

lunar
27.08.2010, 21:45
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED?:gomad (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/27/gulf-oil-spill-mission-accomplished_n_697173.html)

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lunar
27.08.2010, 21:54
27 August 2010

John Williams on the Revised GDP Number (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/08/john-williams-on-revised-gdp-number.html)

John Williams' comments on the GDP number were short and to the point. I am still not on board with his hyperinflation forecast preferring to stick with a pernicious stagflation, although what he sees is certainly possible, as is a Japan style deflation. That is what 'fiat' is all about.

The correlation in stocks across the various indices today is remarkably uniform. Do you need to buy a vowel?John Williams of ShadowStats (http://www.shadowstats.com/)

Economic Data Will Get Much Worse.

The kindest thing I can say about a stock market that rallies on the "stronger than expected" news that annualized growth in second-quarter GDP was revised from 2.4% to just 1.6%, instead of to the expected 1.4% (keep in mind those numbers are quarterly growth rates raised to the fourth power), or that gyrates over meaningless swings in seasonally-distorted weekly new unemployment claims, is that it is irrational, unstable and terribly dangerous.

As the renewed tumbling in the U.S. economy throws off statistics suggestive of a continuing collapse in business activity, as a looming contraction in third-quarter GDP becomes increasingly evident to all except Wall Street and Administration hypesters, who professionally never admit to such news, it would be quite surprising if the financial markets did not react violently, with a massive sell-off in the U.S. dollar contributing to and coincident with massive sell-declines in both the U.S. equity and credit markets.

Recognition is growing rapidly of the re-intensifying economic downturn. Yet, little analysis so far has been put forth to public as to some of the unfortunate systemic implications of this circumstance. The problems range from extreme growth in the federal government's operating deficit, tied to reduced tax revenues and to bailout expenditures for the unemployed, bankrupt states and continuing banking industry solvency issues, to U.S. Treasury funding needs to pay for same. The latter issue promises eventual heavy Federal Reserve monetization of Treasury debt, with resulting inflation problems and eventual hyperinflation (see the Hyperinflation Special Report (http://www.shadowstats.com/article/hyperinflation-2010.pdf)). Posted by Jesse at 3:44 PM (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/08/john-williams-on-revised-gdp-number.html) :verbeug
Category: GDP (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/GDP), Government Statistics (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/Government%20Statistics)

lunar
28.08.2010, 09:37
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The Elites Have Lost The Right to Rule (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/elites-have-lost-right-rule)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/27/2010 12:25 -0500

Banana Ben absolutely wants to do a massive QE2 program. The only thing holding him back is gold is near an all time high. What he wants is gold much lower and stocks much lower to give him cover... He is scared to do it here and he is right to be scared because such a reaction would be the end of the Fed right then and there. The Fed will be gone anyway within a few years in my opinion but it’s going to fight hard to survive and if you want to make money in this market you need to understand that. The most powerful institution in the world is fighting for its survival. Never forget that. So what is he going to do? I believe that the Fed and government are doing a lot more than people think to manipulate all markets behind the scenes. After all, they have publicly announced their manipulation in many other ways so does it make any sense whatsoever to assume they aren’t doing a plethora of other things behind the scenes? Of course not. I think that with the Fed in a bind they will accelerate and become ever more aggressive in behind the scenes games. This will make markets even more volatile and extraordinarily challenging. This is financial war make no mistake about it. The only way in my opinion to survive this is to buy all dips in precious metals, agriculture and oil. It is in these three areas that I expect to see the most price inflation as money eventually figures out the end game. The end game is more and more people will eventually wake up to the fact that the markets are a hologram put in front of you by the magicians at the Fed. That what constitutes real wealth in the years ahead will be owning food, energy and a means of exchange that will be accepted should a black market economy arise as it has in virtually all nations at one time or another throughout history. - Michael Krieger


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lesen :cool;) meine Meinung :supi:supi:supi er schreibt wie's ist - wie so manch andere unerhörte auch schon :rolleyes irgendwann wird auch das Volk erwachen - und dann ist es gut man hat (wenn möglich) einen Garten, ein Dach über dem Kopf und etwas unter der Matratze :oo;):D

lunar
28.08.2010, 11:01
Sex-Affäre in New York

US-Fahnder ermitteln gegen HSH-Manager (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,714340,00.html)

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-125110-panoV9free-zxtk.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,714340,00.html)

Die Bezirksstaatsanwaltschaft von New York ermittelt gegen hochrangige Manager der HSH Nordbank, darunter Vorstandschef Dirk Jens Nonnenmacher. Sie stehen nach SPIEGEL-Informationen unter Verdacht, den ehemaligen Leiter der New Yorker HSH-Filiale fälschlich und gezielt als Konsument von Kinderpornografie diskreditiert zu haben, um ihn leichter loswerden zu können. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,714340,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=19967) ]




HSH-Nordbank-Spitzelaffäre: Nonnenmacher weist alle Vorwürfe von sich (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,714202,00.html)
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Nonnenmacher :rolleyes wie macht man das :confused

lunar
28.08.2010, 11:15
Wirtschaft: 28. August 2010, 10:01


Auslandsbanken sollen in USA zur Kasse gebeten werden (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/auslaendische_banken_sollen_in_usa_zur_kasse_gebeten_werden_1.7360658.html)

Pläne der obersten Steuerbehörde für strenge Strafen bei Betrug (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/auslaendische_banken_sollen_in_usa_zur_kasse_gebeten_werden_1.7360658.html)

Ausländische Banken sollen in den USA mit einer hohen Strafe belegt werden, wenn sie amerikanische Steuerbetrüger decken. Die oberste Steuerbehörde legte einen Vorschlag vor, wonach die Institute dafür bis zu 30 Prozent ihrer Einnahmen abführen müssen. (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/auslaendische_banken_sollen_in_usa_zur_kasse_gebeten_werden_1.7360658.html) ...http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/headline_topic_more.gif (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/auslaendische_banken_sollen_in_usa_zur_kasse_gebeten_werden_1.7360658.html)

....ist ja gut wenn man Steuerhinterzieher bestraft - aber die US Behörden könnten doch auch mal bei ihren eigenen Drahtziehern etwas mehr hinter die Kulissen schauen :bad

lunar
28.08.2010, 11:20
International: 28. August 2010, 07:57

Protest gegen «Stuttgart 21» wird immer heftiger (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/protest_gegen_stuttgart-21_wird_immer_heftiger_1.7359291.html)

Grossdemonstration und Menschenkette trotz strömendem Regen (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/protest_gegen_stuttgart-21_wird_immer_heftiger_1.7359291.html)

Das Bahn-Grossprojekt«Stuttgart 21» erregt immer mehr Widerstand. Trotz widrigem Wetter versammelten sich Zehntausende von Gegnern vor dem Hauptbahnhof. Die Kundgebung begann mit dem lautstarken «Schwabenstreich. (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/protest_gegen_stuttgart-21_wird_immer_heftiger_1.7359291.html) ...http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/headline_topic_more.gif (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/protest_gegen_stuttgart-21_wird_immer_heftiger_1.7359291.html)
http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/pixel.gif http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/news_readmore.gif Protest: Trillerpfeifen gegen «Stuttgart 21» (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/mit_trillerpfeifen_gegen_stuttgart_21_1.7270305.html)


http://www.nzz.ch/images/stuttgart_small_1.7359675.1282974913.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/protest_gegen_stuttgart-21_wird_immer_heftiger_1.7359291.html)

:cool ....die Schwaben :supi

lunar
28.08.2010, 19:27
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Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Of Staff Says National Debt Is Biggest Threat To National Security (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/chairman-joint-chiefs-staff-says-national-debt-biggest-threat-national-security)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/28/2010 09:33 -0500
Not China, not Russia, not North Korea, not Iran, not terrorists...According to Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the "single biggest threat" to American national security is the US national debt, which is either $8.85 trillion (public debt), $13.4 trillion (total national debt), $20 trillion (total debt including GSE debt), or $124 trillion (total debt including unfunded obligations), depending on one's definition of the word "debt (http://www.usdebtclock.org/)." And as Zero Hedge has long been warning, the imminent increase in interest rates (sooner or later), will eventually put the country in an untenable funding position. "Tax payers will be paying around $600 billion in interest on the national debt by 2012, the chairman told students and local leaders in Detroit." The Chairman (the real one, not his pale imitation over at Marriner Eccles) politely forgot to add that the successful rolling of nearly $600 billion in debt per month (https://www.fms.treas.gov/fmsweb/viewDTSFiles?dir=w&fname=10082600.pdf) is likely an even greater threat to national security.




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lunar
28.08.2010, 21:25
Massendemo für Ehre und Glauben


:badUS-Rechte mobilisieren Tausende gegen Obama (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,714400,00.html)

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Fotostrecke: 6 Bilder (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-58715.html)

AFP

Es ist eine Provokation für das liberale Amerika: In Washington haben sich Tausende Ultra-Konservative versammelt, ausgerechnet am Jahrestag der "I have a dream"-Rede Martin Luther Kings. Die Hardliner demonstrieren gegen Präsident Obama - und für die "Ehre" der Nation. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,714400,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=19986) ]

lunar
28.08.2010, 21:35
:rolleyes.

lunar
28.08.2010, 21:47
;)

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lunar
29.08.2010, 12:03
Sumatra

Vulkanausbruch treibt Tausende in die Flucht (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,714420,00.html)

Vier Jahrhunderte schlief der indonesische Vulkan Sinabung, jetzt brach er plötzlich wieder aus: Rauch und Asche schossen hoch in die Luft. Mehr als zehntausend Menschen im Norden Sumatras mussten ihre Dörfer verlassen. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,714420,00.html)




Fotostrecke: Gefährliches Naturspektakel (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-58719.html)

lunar
29.08.2010, 12:17
Kim Jong-ils Mission in China (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/asien-und-ozeanien/Kim-Jongils-Mission-in-China/story/16230696)

[/url]Der nordkoreanische Machthaber ist weiterhin in China. Über den Zweck seiner Reise wird heiss spekuliert. [url="http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/asien-und-ozeanien/Kim-Jongils-Mission-in-China/story/16230696"]Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/asien-und-ozeanien/Kim-Jongils-Mission-in-China/story/16230696)
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Kim Jong-il besucht Schule in China (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/asien-und-ozeanien/Kim-Jongil-besucht-Schule-in-China/story/31718431)
«...ausser Kim Jong-il möchte Selbstmord verüben» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/digital/internet/ausser-Kim-Jongil-moechte-Selbstmord-verueben/story/16523682)
:confused:rolleyes

lunar
29.08.2010, 12:22
'Third World America': Where People Are Suffering, Bouncing Back (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/06/third-world-america-map-s_n_672519.html)


Add Your Story.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/06/third-world-america-map-s_n_672519.html)See More News From 'Third World America' (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/third-world-america/)






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lunar
29.08.2010, 13:12
:badBECK HAS A DREAM: Tens Of Thousands Attend Beck's Rally, Civil Rights Leaders Protest (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/28/becks-restoring-honor-ral_n_697873.html)

Jeremy Binckes Beck's Rally More Religious, Less Political (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/28/post_497_n_698048.html)



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Stewart RIPS Glenn Beck's Civil Rights Rally: 'I Have A Scheme' (VIDEO) (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/27/stewart-beck-rally-civil-rights_n_696758.html)
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lunar
29.08.2010, 22:26
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Guest Post: Bundesbank Executive Attacks Jews, Turks, Africans et al in Xenophobic Seizure (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-bundesbank-executive-attacks-jews-turks-africans-et-al-xenophobic-seizure)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/29/2010 11:46 -0500

German Bundesbank executive Thilo Sarrazin has sparked a new uproar by saying that "all Jews share a common gene" and also attacked the Basques in Spain the same way in a newspaper interview. This comes only a few days after Sarrazin came under fire in Germany for using shock talk about the country's Muslim immigrants, Turks, Middle Easterners and Africans when he presented a new book. Sarrazin’s new book, whose title translates as “Germany Eliminates Itself,” sparked a heated debate. A spokesman of the Bundesbank so far only said that the book is Sarrazin's personal opinion, not exactly distancing itself from Sarrazin's xenophobic bouts.



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International: 29. August 2010, 21:38

Die Kontroverse um Sarrazin reisst nicht ab (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/kontroverse_sarrazin_1.7375687.html)

Scharfe Kritik von Westerwelle und Guttenberg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/kontroverse_sarrazin_1.7375687.html)

In Deutschland hält die Kontroverse um die Äusserungen des Mitglieds des Vorstands der Bundesbank Thilo Sarrazin unvermindert an. Dieser lehnt einen Austritt aus der SPD kategorisch ab. Am Montag erscheint sein neues Buch «Deutschland schafft sich ab». (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/kontroverse_sarrazin_1.7375687.html) ...http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/headline_topic_more.gif (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/kontroverse_sarrazin_1.7375687.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/pixel.gif http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/news_readmore.gif Sarrazin: Ein Mann provoziert (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/ein_mann_provoziert_deutschland_1.7366713.html)


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:rolleyes ...ausgerechnet ein SPDler :rolleyes

lunar
30.08.2010, 08:46
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Guest Post: The Age of Mammon (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-age-mammon)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/29/2010 23:09 -0500

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/hildebrand/P1-AL265_COMPAR_20080420183003_0.gif As our economy hurtles towards its meeting with destiny, the political class seeks to assign blame on their enemies for this Greater Depression. The Republicans would like you to believe that Bill Clinton, Robert Rubin, Chris Dodd, and Barney Frank and their Community Reinvest Act caused the collapse of our financial system. Democrats want you to believe that George Bush and his band of unregulated free market capitalists created a financial disaster of epic proportions. The truth is that America has been captured by a financial class that makes no distinction between parties. These barbarians have sucked the life out of a once productive nation by raping and pillaging with impunity while enriching only them. They live in 20,000 square foot $10 million mansions in Greenwich, CT and in $3 million dollar penthouses on Central Park West. These are the robber barons that represent the Age of Mammon.....
....Never have so few, done so little, and made so much, while screwing so many......

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:supi auch wenn man "das alles" weiss :rolleyes

lunar
30.08.2010, 08:58
'LEGACY OF WASTE': Unwanted, Unused Iraqi Prison Part Of Billions In U.S. Taxpayer Spending (http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iraq-reconstruction-20100829,0,5306224.story)
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The above prison in Khan Bani Saad, Iraq cost U.S. taxpayers $40 million but will never be used. The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, Stuart Bowen, reports that some $5 billion in U.S. funds, or 10 percent of the Iraq reconstruction effort, has been similarly wasted.




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....eines von den wasted "Sandkörnern" in einer Wüste :rolleyes:mad

lunar
30.08.2010, 10:15
Gegner von Stuttgart 21 entern Grossbagger (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Gegner-von-Stuttgart-21-entern-Grossbagger/story/15192271)

[/url]Drei Gegner des Bahnprojekts Stuttgart 21 sind am frühen Montagmorgen auf einen etwa zehn Meter hohen Grossbagger geklettert und wollten sich dort festketten. [url="http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Gegner-von-Stuttgart-21-entern-Grossbagger/story/15192271"]Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Gegner-von-Stuttgart-21-entern-Grossbagger/story/15192271)

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lunar
30.08.2010, 15:07
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Personal Income Comes At 0.2%, Below Expectations; Spending Greater Then Expected; Savings Rate Declines (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/personal-income-comes-02-below-expectations-spending-greater-then-expected-savings-rate-decl)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/30/2010 07:40 -0500


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July US Personal Income comes in at 0.2%, on expectations of 0.3%, and a previous print of 0.0%. Yet making less money does not prevent consumer from purchasing (i.e., not paying their mortgages), coming in at 0.4%, higher than expectations of 0.3% (previous 0.0% as well). And it appears consumers may have jumped the shark on the economic "improvement" just as we double dip, with the savings rate declining to 5.9%, compared from a revised 6.2% in the prior month (6.4% initially). Other news: US PCE Core M/M at 0.1%, inline with expectations, the same as the PCE Deflator, which came at 1.5%.


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....also wieder im Fahrwasser :rolleyes:confused

lunar
30.08.2010, 15:11
“To the world I seem, by intention on my part, a dilettante and dandy merely – it is not wise to show one's heart to the world – and as seriousness of manner is the disguise of the fool, folly in its exquisite modes of triviality and indifference and lack of care is the robe of the wise man. In so vulgar an age as this we all need masks.”
„Der Welt erscheine ich, von meiner Seite absichtlich, bloß wie ein Dilettant und Dandy - es ist nicht schlau, der Welt das eigene Herz zu zeigen - und wie ernsthaftes Verhalten die Tarnung des Trottels ist, ist Narrheit in ihren exquisiten Arten von Belanglosigkeit und Gleichgültigkeit und Mangel an Sorge das Gewand des schlauen Mannes. In solch einem geschmacklosen Zeitalter wie diesem brauchen wir alle Masken.“

Oscar Wilde

lunar
30.08.2010, 15:12
ozymandius http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/donor.gif (1000+ posts) http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/mesg.gif (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=send_mesg&u_id=114346) http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/profile_small.gif (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=user_profiles&u_id=114346) http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/mesg_add_buddy.gif (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=add_buddy&u_id=114346) http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/mesg_add_ignore.gif (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=ignore_member&iid=114346&level=three) Mon Aug-30-10 06:26 AM
Response to Original message (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x4522159#4522159) 10. Almost forgot this one - http://upload.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/avatars/earth.gif How Unequal Are We?
Inequality Index

· Percentage of U.S. total income in 1976 that went to the top 1% of American households: 8.9.
· Percentage in 2007: 23.5.
· Only other year since 1913 that the top 1 percent’s share was that high: 1928.
· Combined net worth of the Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans in 2007: $1.5 trillion.
· Combined net worth of the poorest 50% of American households: $1.6 trillion.
· U.S. minimum wage, per hour: $7.25.
· Hourly pay of Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon, for an 80-hour week: $27,034.74.
· Average hourly wage in 1972, adjusted for inflation: $20.06.
· In 2008: $18.52.For example, data from tax returns show that the top 1% of households received 8.9% of all pre-tax income in 1976. In 2007, the top 1% share had more than doubled to 23.5%.

There is reason to suspect that this level of income inequality is dangerous to our economy. The only other year since 1913 that the wealthy claimed such a large share of national income was 1928, when the top 1% share was 23.9%. The following year, the stock market crashed, which led to the Great Depression. After peaking again in 2007, the U.S. stock market crashed in 2008, leading to what some are now calling the “Great Recession.”

Between 1979 and 2008, the top 5% of American families saw their real incomes increase 73%, according to Census data. Over the same period, the lowest-income fifth saw a decrease in real income of 4.1%.

http://extremeinequality.org/?page_id=8


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Response to Reply #10 (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x4522159#4522180) 15. Yet another example of why this thread is so great and the "liberal' media sucks http://upload.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/avatars/florida.gif and sucks badly.


See ol' Arne Duncan on ABC yesterday? It was either before he came on or just before that show, one of the morning news shows was putting up a graphic of where the U.S. was re: education level, esp. science. We were 35th in the world. Behind even Estonia and Azerbaijan.

But, hey, at least our wealthiest citizens are disgustingly wealthy! yay us!

lunar
30.08.2010, 15:20
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Hurricane Earl Upgraded To Category 3, Expected To Graze New York (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/hurricane-earl-upgraded-category-3-expected-graze-new-york)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/30/2010 07:58 -0500

Hurricane Earl has just been upgraded to a Category 3 storm, and the National Hurricane Center now predicts that after striking the Carribean islands of Barbuda, St. Barthelemy, Anguilla, and St. Maartin in the northernmost Lesser Antilles Islands tonight and Monday morning, the storm is likely to graze the Eastern seaboard from Virginia all the way to Maine, including New York, beginning on Friday and continuing into Saturday.



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lunar
30.08.2010, 16:29
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Hugh Hendry Talks The Geopolitics Of Potash, Grains And Other Scarcities On BBC Newsnight (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/hugh-hendry-talks-geopolitics-potash-grains-and-other-scarcities-bbc-newsnight)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/30/2010 08:45 -0500

With concerns about surging food prices recently inflamed courtesy of the series of fires in Russia and the halt of grains exports out of the country, several heavy hitters have come out recently to discuss their views. One among them is the man with the best YTD performing macro hedge fund according to Bloomberg, Hugh Hendry, who appeared on BBC's ever-informative Newsnight to discuss potash, food prices, and other scarce resources.


qJqV7adXUyw&feature




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lunar
30.08.2010, 16:46
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BOJ Checks FX Intervention To SNB As EURCHF Plunges To Fresh Lows (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/boj-checks-snb-eurchf-plunges-fresh-lows)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/30/2010 09:34 -0500
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Last night's lack of intervention by the BOJ is finally being appreciate for the strategic bluff it was. When even an incremental QE dosage is unable to put a dent in your currency, and has in fact strengthened the JPY ever since the announcement, investors are now flocking to all safe currencies, first and foremost the CHF, which has just breached the critical 1.3000 barrier and immediately took down all stops all the way down to 1.2980. This means that the BOJ very strategically left the intervention card to the next currency debaser down the road, i.e. the Swiss National Bank, whose boss Phillip Hildebrand is now staring at his Bloomberg terminal in shock knowing full well he has no choice now but to intervene yet again. Once again, Shirakawa shows how it's done.

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:rolleyes ...meine "Peseten" ;) werden auch immer weniger :(

lunar
30.08.2010, 16:51
ECONOMY (http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-economy.html)
AUGUST 30, 2010, 9:37 A.M. ET
Modest Measures Fail to Contain Yen

By MEGUMI FUJIKAWA (http://online.wsj.com/search/term.html?KEYWORDS=MEGUMI+FUJIKAWA&bylinesearch=true) And TOMOYUKI TACHIKAWA (http://online.wsj.com/search/term.html?KEYWORDS=TOMOYUKI+TACHIKAWA&bylinesearch=true)


TOKYO—Japan's government offered a modest stimulus package Monday and the central bank took steps aimed at curbing the rising yen, but a tepid reaction from markets leaves policy makers under pressure to do more.

Japan's central bank moved to hinder the Yen's rise against most major currencies in a move designed to protect the country's fragile economic recovery. Jake Schlesinger discusses. Also, Benjamin Levisohn discusses the P/E ratio, the once tried and true market measurement that's losing its luster as a way to measure a stock's value.

The government "announced the outline of the package today to give the impression that its economic measures and the Bank of Japan's monetary easing steps are properly coordinated," said Economy Minister Satoshi Arai.

The government may consider additional economic stimulus measures if the yen remains strong, Tokyo shares continue to fall and deflation worsens, Mr. Arai told a news conference.

The 920 billion yen ($10.78 billion) stimulus is part of a double-barreled attempt to prevent the surging yen from undermining Japan's fragile, export-led recovery. At an emergency meeting Monday, the BOJ's policy board voted 8-1 to offer domestic financial institutions 10 trillion yen of six-month loans, in addition to the 20 trillion yen in three-month loans it has been offering......
full story: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703618504575460662350463290.html

....so war's wohl nicht gemeint :rolleyes

lunar
30.08.2010, 17:03
Für die Plakatwand fast zu schade

Aktualisiert am 20.08.2010

Sie werben für Opern, Ausstellungen oder Vorträge. Aber eigentlich sind sie Kunst. Die besten 100 Plakate aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz sind gekürt. Hier ist eine Auswahl. :supi


http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/kunst/Fuer-die-Plakatwand-fast-zu-schade/story/12668954

lunar
30.08.2010, 17:22
U.S. Military Loses Control Of Subcontractor Spending, Warlords Benefit (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/30/us-military-loses-control_n_698820.html)
The Huffington Post Investigative Fund
First Posted: 08-30-10 09:37 AM | Updated: 08-30-10 09:55 AM

When federal investigators discovered that the manager of a Saudi Arabian company paid bribes to win two lucrative subcontracts supplying food to Americantroops in Iraq, they naturally wanted to know more. Did he act on his own? Had U.S. taxpayers been cheated?

Five years later, investigators are still largely in the dark.They suspect similar activities by other subcontractors may have tainted contracts worth up to $300 million. But the investigators are unable to uncover even basic information, such as how the manager of the Saudi company had come up with $133,000 in bribe money......

......In Iraq, meanwhile, U.S. money for trash collection, administered by a bevy of foreign subcontractors, has allegedly ended up in the pockets of insurgents, according to one investigation. In Baghdad, a whistleblower is alleging that Middle Eastern subcontractors with special security access sneak prostitutes into the highly secure Green Zone, in an effort to persuade contractors and the U.S. military to hire the company.
Taxpayer funds have even wound up in the hands of enemy fighters -- despite efforts undertaken by top military officers such as Gen. David Petreaus, who warned in an August memo on counterinsurgency efforts in Afghanistan that "money is ammunition; don't put it in the wrong hands."....

edva (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/edva?action=comments) 2 minutes ago (11:05 AM)
Just another litany of reasons to get off oil, and get out of the mid-east. How much more US blood and treasure do we pour into the sand over there to make oil companies and defense contractors even more obscenely wealthy? HOW MUCH?!?

lunar
30.08.2010, 17:30
China: Rumors of the Central Bank Chief's Defection

August 30, 2010 | 1406 GMT

http://www.stratfor.com/mmf/170224/two_column
People’s Bank of China Gov. Zhou Xiaochuan

Rumors have circulated in China that People’s Bank of China (PBC) Gov. Zhou Xiaochuan may have left the country. The rumors appear to have started following reports on Aug. 28 which cited Ming Pao, a Hong Kong-based news agency, saying that because of an approximately $430 billion loss on U.S. Treasury bonds, the Chinese government may punish some individuals within the PBC, including Zhou. Although Ming Pao on Aug. 30 published a report on its website indicating that the prior report was fabricated by a mainland news site that had attributed the false information to Ming Pao, rumors of Zhou’s defection have spread around China intensively, and Zhou’s name has been blocked from Internet search engines in China.

STRATFOR has received no confirmation of the rumor, and reports by state-run Chinese media appeared to send strong indications that Zhou is in no trouble at the moment. However, the release of this rumor and its dispersion throughout the public is significant, particularly as the Communist Party of China (CPC) is preparing for a leadership transition in 2012......

Read more: China: Rumors of the Central Bank Chief's Defection | STRATFOR (http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/20100830_china_rumors_central_bank_chiefs_defection#ixzz0y6TOqX2O)

....wo Rauch ist.... :confused:rolleyes

lunar
30.08.2010, 17:53
.....das ist etwas Längeres :schwitz hab's mir mal ausgedruckt - von den Kochs hört man bei uns ja nicht so viel :oo jedenfalls hat Obama mächtige Gegner :rolleyes

Covert Operations

The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama.

by Jane Mayer (http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/bios/jane_mayer/search?contributorName=jane%20mayer) August 30, 2010

David H. Koch in 1996. He and his brother Charles are lifelong libertarians and have quietly given more than a hundred million dollars to right-wing causes.

.....But Charles Lewis, the founder of the Center for Public Integrity, a nonpartisan watchdog group, said, “The Kochs are on a whole different level. There’s no one else who has spent this much money. The sheer dimension of it is what sets them apart. They have a pattern of lawbreaking, political manipulation, and obfuscation. I’ve been in Washington since Watergate, and I’ve never seen anything like it. They are the Standard Oil of our times.”.....

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/08/30/100830fa_fact_mayer#ixzz0y6VSjG4x

lunar
30.08.2010, 18:12
.....jetzt ist's auch bei ZH angelangt ;) auch wegen der comments oft lesenswert :oo:D

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Rumor PBoC Governor Zhou Xiaochuan Has Defected From China After Suffering Half A Trillion In UST-Related Losses (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/rumor-pboc-governor-zhou-xiaochuan-has-defected-china-after-suffering-half-trillion-ust-rela)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/30/2010 10:57 -0500


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lunar
30.08.2010, 19:29
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Mike Mayo Tells Clients Numbers Out Of Citi Can Not Be Trusted (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/mike-mayo-tells-clients-numbers-out-citi-can-not-be-trusted)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/30/2010 12:01 -0500

CLSA's Mike Mayo has taken his fight with Citi management one step further, after releasing a note to clients titled "A Matter of Trust" in which he said: "We believe that Citigroup’s financial targets can encourage short-term excesses over long-term prudence. Citi has an aggressive financial target of 5% asset growth when so much of its past problems stem from excessive asset growth." Fox Business reports that according to the often times contrarian analyst the "big bank can't be trusted to provide investors with accurate disclosure about its financial condition or future plans to make money, and that the firm is setting the stage for future problems similar to those that nearly caused the bank to fail two years ago, prompting a massive government bailout."


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on Mon, 08/30/2010 - 12:13
#553152 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/mike-mayo-tells-clients-numbers-out-citi-can-not-be-trusted#comment-553152)
When were they supposed to be trusted?


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Massive accounting fraud. Move along, nothing new here.


.....mich wundert nur, dass das via FOX kommt :eek die sind doch sonst total Finanz-Mafia treu und ganz reeeeeeeeeechts :confused:rolleyes:gruebel

lunar
30.08.2010, 19:40
Pessimist rechnet mit Kurshalbierung an US-Börse

30.08.10, 14:30

SocGen rechnet mit einem Einbruch beim S&P-500-Index auf 450 Punkte – UBS neuer Branchenfavorit bei Kepler Capital Markets – Und: Novartis bei ausländischen Momentum-Investoren gefragt. mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/pessimist_rechnet_mit_kurshalbierung_an_usboerse-943653-771)

Albert Edwards von der Société Générale gilt seit Jahren als einer der prominentesten Pessimisten. Auch Ende vergangener Woche schlug der Stratege in einer Studie wieder äusserst negative Töne an.

Gemäss Edwards nehmen die Anleihen mittlerweile eine Deflation vorweg. Die Aktienmärkte würden hingegen noch immer von den meisten seiner Kollegen mit dem Hinweis verteidigt, dass die wirtschaftliche Situation der USA nicht mit jener von Japan von vor einer Dekade vergleichbar sei. Völlig falsch sei diese Aussage nicht, gestalte sich die Situation der USA sogar viel schlechter als jene von Japan damals......

:gruebel kann man diesen Manipulationen, HFT usw. überhaupt noch eine Richtung voraussagen :confused:rolleyes das aber immer grössere Auseinanderklaffen von arm und reich - das finde ich sehr beunruhigend :(

lunar
30.08.2010, 21:31
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Time To Prank Call Zhou Xiaochuan (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/time-prank-call-zhou-xiaochuan)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/30/2010 13:53 -0500

After all, the rumors are all false, right? So he should be more than happy to pick up his phone, which Bloomberg lists as +86-10-6619-4114. The first to get the PBoC's governor shouting obscenities on tape, wins a Zero Hedge hat.




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:confused:rolleyes:nw

lunar
30.08.2010, 21:42
Zickzack an den Agrarbörsen

Zocker spekulieren die Armen in den Hunger (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,714068,00.html)

Es ist ein Riesengeschäft für Spekulanten - und eine Katastrophe für die Ärmsten. Anleger stürzen sich wegen schwächelnder Aktien auf Agrarrohstoffe. Bei schlechten Nachrichten explodieren die Preise für Weizen oder Mais, für Entwicklungsländer sind sie kaum noch zu bezahlen. Von Christian Teevs und Jan Willmroth mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,714068,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=20055) ]






Fotostrecke: Wie sich der Preis von Weizen und Reis entwickelt (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-58638.html)
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...ja das ist die Crux :( man sollte da wirklich dagegen steuern :mad

lunar
30.08.2010, 22:15
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Where In The World Is Zhou Xiaochuan? Stratfor Provides Update As 1 Month Chinese Repo Surges By 50% (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/where-world-zhou-xiaochuan-stratfor-provides-update-1-month-chinese-repo-surges-50)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/30/2010 14:51 -0500

For those seeking an update on today rumor du jour, here is Stratfor with some additional insights, if nothing definitive yet. But before we get into that, we have received the following update from our Chinese media readers across the Pacific: "Here is the link of the Ming Pao report. http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20100830/gb11502c.htm It says that "China may punish Zhou because China lost $430 billion foreign exchange on its Fannie and Freddie bond investment". It doesn't say anything about U.S. Treasury Bonds. The truth is that many Chinese thought China lost all its investment in Fannie and Freddie after they were delisted from NYSE. It is also wrong because China doesn't invest with their stocks." All in all, seems like lots of confusion pretty much everywhere, although the market is not taking any chances, with China's 1 Month Repo exploding by nearly 50%.



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lunar
31.08.2010, 09:53
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Swiss Franc Explodes As Asia Opens, SNB Intervention Bells Ringing Loud (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/swiss-franc-explodes-asia-opens-snb-intervention-bells-ringing-loud)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/30/2010 19:40 -0500

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EURCHF has just taken out all stops as it plunged by almost 60 pips in the span of a few minutes as Japan opens.... Which opened about 2% down... Which goes to show just the idiocy levels of our markets - there was nothing incremental from last night's BoJ decision, so the Nikkei should have been dropping then. But instead it decided to trade way higher and only plunge once Made In New York Atari algos told it it was safe to plunge. Either way, set your alarm clocks to around 5 am, which is when the SNB tends to intervene most often, and have those upside EURCHF stops ready, as the pair is wound so tight it is just waiting for the Hildebrand match: the (very temporary) bounce, which will cost the SNB another CHF10 billion will likely send the CHF about 150-200 pips lower, only to retrace all losses imminently. Either way, tomorrow will be a day of fireworks. Also, time to put on all those way out of the money GTC bids.


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lunar
31.08.2010, 10:03
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Bank of America Now Proudly Exporting HFT Market Death And Destruction To Asia (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/bank-america-now-proudly-exporting-hft-market-death-and-destruction-asia)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/30/2010 20:37 -0500

Feel like it is time to spread the market annihilation love courtesy of "any minute now" HFT-induced flash crashes? Have no fear, Bank of America is here. "High-frequency trading in the US and Europe has grabbed most attention in the market, but similar activities are quietly taking off in Asia as well." Thusly begins a pamphlet by BofA/ML's Carrie Cheung which explains the tremendous "advantages" that HFTs offer to any local market. Not mentioned is that these advantages include drastic market destabilization, and that the "attention" is of the "get that thing the hell out of here" variety. At least we get to learn some very useful facts about the proliferation of the little bloodsucking algos in the Pacific rim such as...




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by docj
on Mon, 08/30/2010 - 21:10
#554253 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/bank-america-now-proudly-exporting-hft-market-death-and-destruction-asia#comment-554253)
Who says the US of A doesn't export anything anymore!
YAY US!!!

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by Cognitive Dissonance
on Mon, 08/30/2010 - 21:13
#554256 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/bank-america-now-proudly-exporting-hft-market-death-and-destruction-asia#comment-554256)
Maybe this is all an American national security exercise where we're secretly trying to export HFT weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) into China. The only way we can get them to take the bait is eat it ourselves and hope we survive long enough for them to become infected.
Once the HFT WMDs spread that far, we shut ours down and watch China light up in an orgy of market self immolation. Then we send in the (Wall) street sweepers to clean up the mess and occupy China to harvest their human crop.

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by Rick64
on Mon, 08/30/2010 - 23:02
#554444 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/bank-america-now-proudly-exporting-hft-market-death-and-destruction-asia#comment-554444)
First democracy and freedom, now HFT. Wow we sure are a generous and giving country.
There have been much crazier ideas that have come out of the CIA over the years. I should write a book.

lunar
31.08.2010, 10:10
Neue Kapitalregeln

Banker fürchten das Kredit-Diktat (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,713847,00.html)

Banken drohen weltweit neue Belastungen von Hunderten Milliarden Euro, weil der Baseler Ausschuss die Eigenkapitalregeln massiv verschärfen will. Die Stimmung ist gereizt, denn die Kontrolleure kämpfen vor allem um eins: ihre nationalen Interessen. Von Christoph Pauly und Anne Seith, Frankfurt am Main mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,713847,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=20081) ]



DIW-Prognose: Wirtschaftsforscher sagen milden Herbst voraus (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/0,1518,714506,00.html)
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Banker fürchten - Bankster drohen :bad die werden schon ihre Pfründe ins Trockene bringen :mad

lunar
31.08.2010, 10:26
....dieses HFT macht der Börse noch den Garaus :rolleyes oder uns :mad

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More Observations On HFT's Tyranny Of Stock Markets (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/more-observations-hfts-tyranny-stock-markets)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/30/2010 16:40 -0500

Anywhere one turns these days, bashing HFT is the new market normal. Having written 150 articles on the topic (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/8356), beginning in April 2009, we are happy to have brought the world's attention to this most dangerous of market aberrations. Yet until the SEC finally bans the practices of micro churning, quote stuffing, positive feedback loop chasing, flash trading, subpennying, DMA accessing, and all other aspects conceived merely to provide some market participants with an unfair advantage over everyone else, the fight against HFT must continue. Which is why we draw your attention to two items: the first is a paper by Bluemont Capital "The Marginalizing of the Individual Investor (http://www.international-economy.com/TIE_Su10_MalmgrenStys.pdf)" in which the authors question if HFT has distorted true market valuation (yes) and to what degree. Some relevant soundbites: "Unfortunately, high-frequency trader interaction with computerized algorithms of large-cap financial institutions is providing opportunities for high-speed, virtually undetectable market manipulation", "At a minimum, computerized high-frequency and algorithmic trading are undermining traditional value investing strategies. Short-term liquidity and data movements are distorting information on real business performance", "Essentially, high-frequency trading platforms function as positive feedback loops. Engineers treat positive feedback loops as inherently unstable, as each positive response generates stepped-up repetition of the same actions. Positive feedback loops result in an ever- expanding balloon, but like all balloons, the risk of bursting increases with the balloon’s size", and concludes that the "continuing advances in computerized trading pose challenges for regulators throughout the world—and leave individual investors marginalized... Regulators should not only seek to assure that markets are able to continue to function under stress, but they also need to devise remedial actions that protect individual investors who have fundamentally different objectives from the high-turnover objectives of high frequency traders and computerized algorithms." The other notable item is the appearance of our friends at Nanex (http://www.nanex.net/)on ABC radio over in Australia (http://www.abc.net.au/rn/backgroundbriefing/stories/2010/2991685.htm), where firm founder Eric Hunsader discusses the previously highlighted concepts of latency arbitrage as a potential progenitor to the May 6 crash, as well as possible ways that the NBBO arbitrage could have provided for unfair and illegal mispricing opportunities for a select few.



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on Mon, 08/30/2010 - 18:03
#553898 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/more-observations-hfts-tyranny-stock-markets#comment-553898)
Front Running used to be Illegal, Price Fixing used to be Illegal, Market Manipulation used to be Illegal.
Yet, it appears that if a Computer does it there is no penaly and is perfectly acceptable.
No wonder everyone is getting out of the Market.


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by ThreeTrees
on Mon, 08/30/2010 - 18:44
#553948 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/more-observations-hfts-tyranny-stock-markets#comment-553948)
Exactly, HFT is not a market failure. It's the exploitation of a failure in the human-designed exchange infrastructure.
What we need is a stock exchange that seeks to remedy the flaws of the current system and doesn't allow latency arbitrage. ie: good ol' fashioned competition.

lunar
31.08.2010, 10:33
«So viel wie bei einer Grossbank verdient man praktisch nirgendwo» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/So-viel-wie-bei-einer-Grossbank-verdient-man-praktisch-nirgendwo-/story/30760157)

Der renommierte Berater Klaus Wellershoff blickt auf seinen Abgang bei der UBS zurück und warnt, der Vertrauensverlust der Anleger in die Banken werde weiter wachsen. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/So-viel-wie-bei-einer-Grossbank-verdient-man-praktisch-nirgendwo-/story/30760157)
.....Die Trägheit von grossen Organisationen hat mir zum Beispiel zunehmend Mühe gemacht. Tendenziell beschäftigt man sich mehr mit sich selbst als mit den Kunden oder den Veränderungen in der Umwelt......:rolleyes

Von Mathias Morgenthaler. Aktualisiert um 04:00 Uhr




«Wir sind am maximal schlechtesten Punkt» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Wir-sind-am-maximal-schlechtesten-Punkt/story/23160840)
«Die Schweiz gehört zu den Gewinnern» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Die-Schweiz-gehoert-zu-den-Gewinnern/story/17013605)
«UBS hat eingesehen, dass man so nicht miteinander umgehen kann» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/UBS-hat-eingesehen-dass-man-so-nicht-miteinander-umgehen-kann/story/29643749)

lunar
31.08.2010, 10:43
Das falsche Wirtschaftswunder (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Das-falsche-Wirtschaftswunder/story/13801501)

[/url]Unflexibel, zu teuer und zu korporatistisch: Lange wurde die deutsche Wirtschaftspolitik von den Angelsachsen heftig kritisiert. Jetzt wird sie plötzlich über den grünen Klee gelobt. Aus den falschen Gründen. [url="http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Das-falsche-Wirtschaftswunder/story/13801501"]Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Das-falsche-Wirtschaftswunder/story/13801501)

Von Philipp Löpfe (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/philipp-loepfe/s.html). Aktualisiert um 07:40 Uhr 8 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Das-falsche-Wirtschaftswunder/story/13801501#kommentar)


Max Meier - 08:09 Uhr
Nette Theorie. Leider werden die düsteren Thesen einfach ohne eine Erklärung mal in den Raum gestellt. Was soll Deutschland ändern? Warum giftig und selbst zerstörend?

....bin mir ebenso unschlüssig :rolleyes:nw

lunar
31.08.2010, 10:52
Ghadhafis Bekehrungstour (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Ghadhafis-Bekehrungstour/story/30138569)

Der libysche Diktator und Silvio Berlusconi feiern den zweiten Jahrestag des italo-libyschen Freundschaftspakts. Vor allem aber vertiefen sie die geschäftlichen Beziehungen. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Ghadhafis-Bekehrungstour/story/30138569)
.....5 von 500 Italienerinnen, die der libysche Diktator zum Islam zu bekehren versuchte....:dumm
.....Rätselhafter Empfang für al-Ghadhafi: 200 italienische Models wurden vor die libysche Botschaft gebracht.....:rolleyes

Von René Lenzin, Mailand. Aktualisiert um 06:30 Uhr7 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Ghadhafis-Bekehrungstour/story/30138569#kommentar)

lunar
31.08.2010, 11:01
Für britische CS-Manager kommt Weihnachten früher (http://www.finews.ch/news/banken/4076-credit-suisse-geldregen-fuer-uk-manager)

Dienstag, den 31. August 2010 um 09:43 Uhr
Mit zwei Zückerchen im Jahr sollen die Top-Leute an die Bank gebunden werden. Erhalten sie darum per 1. September einen «Zwischenbonus»?

Letzte Woche wurden manche Manager der Schweizer Grossbank in London darüber informiert, dass sie per 1. September eine Bonuszahlung erhalten....
Weitere Umgehung der Bonus-Steuer? Ob dies wirklich der Fall ist, lässt sich hinterfragen. Denn mit dem Einschnitt in den jährlichen Bonus hatte die Credit Suisse anfangs Jahr die Basis-Saläre der Banker ansteigen lassen – genau mit dem Ziel die britische Bonus-Steuer teilweise zu umgehen......

...es finden sich immer Hintertürchen für die Bankster :gomad

lunar
31.08.2010, 16:23
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Frontrunning: August 31 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/frontrunning-august-31-0)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/31/2010 07:38 -0500



Waldo spotted: secondary accounts of Zhou's whereabouts come streaming in as a panicked China can not put enough pictures of him on the PBoC (http://www.pbc.gov.cn/detail.asp?col=100&id=3767) site, Japan can not confirm his existance loudly enough (Bloomberg (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-31/japan-regulator-met-zhou-in-beijing-dispelling-speculation-he-left-china.html)), Stratfor now reports defection has been refuted (Stratfor (http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/20100830_china_zhou_defection_rumors_refuted)), and Washington Post confirms no sightings of Zhou in downtown D.C. (WaPo (http://blog.washingtonpost.com/spy-talk/2010/08/zhou_xiaochuan_defection_rumor.html))

lunar
31.08.2010, 17:15
.....hoffentlich bleibt's nur beim Streit :rolleyes

Ölstreit vor Grönland

Greenpeace-Aktivisten entern Bohrinsel (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,714824,00.html)

Der Streit um Ölbohrungen in der Arktis eskaliert: Umweltschützer haben von einem Greenpeace-Schiff aus eine Förderplattform vor der Küste von Grönland gestürmt. Die Bohr-Arbeiten wurden offenbar gestoppt. Von Axel Bojanowski und Christoph Seidler mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,714824,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1021578.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=6022) ]




Fotostrecke: Streit um Öl und Gas vor Grönland (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-58560.html)
Themenseite: Erdölförderung - riskante Rohstoffjagd (http://www.spiegel.de/thema/erdoelgewinnung/)
Greenpeace-Aktion vor Grönland: Umweltschützer belauern Ölsucher (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,713595,00.html)

lunar
31.08.2010, 17:26
NOW I'M A BELIEVER (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/30/bjorn-lomborg-climate-change-u-turn)
High-Profile Climate Change Skeptic Changes Course, Calls For Carbon Tax (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/30/bjorn-lomborg-climate-change-u-turn)

[/url] The world's most high-profile climate change sceptic is to declare that global warming is "undoubtedly one of the chief concerns facing the world today" and "a challenge humanity must confront", in an apparent U-turn that will give a huge boost to the embattled environmental lobby.

[url="http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/30/bjorn-lomborg-climate-change-u-turn"]Read the whole story: The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/30/bjorn-lomborg-climate-change-u-turn)







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foxinretreat (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/foxinretreat?action=comments) 1 minute ago (11:15 AM)
Geese stopped migrating south for the winters years ago in the upper Mid West. They now remain year round, since they have a supply of food, polluting lakes and streams with their droppings. Geese droppings are a major source of ecoli outbreaks when they are washed into our lakes and streams.

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Let's have a show of hands. How many on here take money from the Koch brothers?

jason9045 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/jason9045?action=comments) 1 hour ago (10:01 AM)
That's nice of him, after his vocal skepticism has set back taking action on climate change by decades.

lunar
31.08.2010, 17:35
Business: (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/business/) Wall Street May Pay Bonuses Early To Dodge Bush Tax Cut Repeal (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/31/hurryup-bonuses_n_699881.html)



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KCFreedom (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/KCFreedom?action=comments) 1 minute ago (11:21 AM)


Greedy bastards.
And shorting our national treasury after bailing their a$$es out.

Scent (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Scent?action=comments) 3 minutes ago (11:19 AM)
Yes.
We got it.
There is no need to repeat it.
.-.-.
You stole the money from us, You ruined us, and You took part in starting wars, huge bancruptcies, slavery, massrape, murdering millions, ... - but You WILL NOT pay a singe cent into what keeps this nation running despite your best efforts.
We got it.
Now pull your lower lip over your head and swallow hard. :oo

.....CS in England, USA - wer hat noch nicht, wer will nochmal :bad

lunar
31.08.2010, 18:24
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Bachus Hensarling (aka HFT Lobby) Letter to Schapiro, and Themis Trading's Comments (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/bachus-hensarling-aka-hft-lobby-letter-schapiro-and-themis-tradings-comments)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/31/2010 10:15 -0500

Submitted by Themis Trading

Bachus Hensarling Letter to Schapiro, and Our Comments.

This morning we awaken to find the Bachus/Hensarling August 24th 2010 letter to Mary Schapiro in our inbox, which we include as an attachment for you to read. Ever since the HFT industry formed their own lobbying group in Washington DC a few months back, we have expected a letter like this to surface. We certainly have expected it to surface given the recent anti-HFT media attention post May 6th. Please allow us summarize their letter for you. In 2008 markets functioned exceptionally well. High Frequency Trading is beneficial to all. We all benefit from their liquidity. If it goes away we will all suffer. Spreads have never been narrower. Costs of trading have never been lower. There is no evidence that flash order types are bad. Don’t make any changes unless you have more data. Turning back the clock on innovation will do harm. With our bias in mind, please answer in writing to us by September 10th, 2010 the following 15 rhetorical questions. Had we told you this letter was written by the HFT lobby, you would have shrugged while commenting that such drivel is what you would expect that lobby to say. Perhaps we all should shrug less, and be more alarmed, that it comes from two congressman up for re-election, and written on the Committee on Financial Services letterhead. Incidentally, you can see who contributed to Representative Bachus so far in 2010 here : Open Secrets Bachus (http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00008091&cycle=2010), and you can see who contributed to Representative Hensarling so far in 2010 here: Open Secrets Hensarling (http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00024922&cycle=2010).



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#555237 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/bachus-hensarling-aka-hft-lobby-letter-schapiro-and-themis-tradings-comments#comment-555237)
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by old_turk
on Tue, 08/31/2010 - 10:54
#555283 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/bachus-hensarling-aka-hft-lobby-letter-schapiro-and-themis-tradings-comments#comment-555283)
Obviously, the HFT folks will not stop until they have killed the goose that lays the golden egg.
Liquidity my aunt fanny.
HFTs provide liquidity ... until they don't. HFT is a one way street ... to peridition.

lunar
31.08.2010, 19:52
....die sogenannte "Moral" scheint überall einen anderen Stellenwert zu haben - dabei gibt es doch eigentlich nur eine wirkliche :oo
teilweise im Forum Kommentare :dumm

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-76052-thumb-boww.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,714955,00.html) Streit um Steinigungsstrafe

Frankreich empört über Irans Bruni-Beleidigung (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,714955,00.html)

Der Streit um die drohende Steinigung einer Iranerin löst diplomatische Verstimmung zwischen Paris und Teheran aus. Die französische Regierung verbittet sich die Beleidigungen der Präsidentengattin Carla Bruni-Sarkozy durch iranische Medien. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,714955,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=20121) ]



Kampf gegen Steinigung: Iranische Sittenwächter beleidigen Carla Bruni (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/leute/0,1518,714716,00.html)
Fotostrecke: Frankreichs First Lady (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-58826.html)

lunar
31.08.2010, 21:32
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August FOMC Minutes: Increased Risk Of Disinflation, Economy To Slow In 2010, MBS Decision Would Send Wrong Signal About QE2 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/august-fomc-minutes-increased-risk-disinflation-economy-slow-2010)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/31/2010 13:10 -0500



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Futures drop on the minutes which disclose increased economic weakness, which is sufficient for magical unicorns to push ES right back up.


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lunar
31.08.2010, 21:59
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Convergence Half Way Done (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/convergence-half-way-done)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/31/2010 13:58 -0500

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Since our recommendation to put the convergence trade on at 11 am this morning, the spread has now collapsed in half. The daring ones can hold until full convergence, or just take profits here: after all the only thing worse than free money is nothing. Just ask BPS, he knows all about no risk, and infinite return.

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lunar
31.08.2010, 22:07
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JPMorgan Pretends To Shut Down All Prop Trading Desks, In Latest Smoke Screen Act Of Volcker Rule "Compliance" (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/jpmorgan-shutting-down-all-prop-trading-desks)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/31/2010 14:01 -0500

So JPMorgan fires 20 people in its commodity prop book. What about Sempra Energy, which Dimon purchased recently? Is that getting spun off too? Or are all the 20 whopping newly unemployed advised to seek employment at Sempra? One wonders why JP Morgan named a new global head of commodity strategy today. But yes, let's wave the white flag in the face of the dumb public and pretend we are complying with Volcker. But first, let's have the corpulent Frank in charge of the finreg abortion lisp something on TV about what a great success his capture by Wall Street is proving to be.



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by No One
on Tue, 08/31/2010 - 14:31
#555959 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/jpmorgan-shutting-down-all-prop-trading-desks#comment-555959)
I doubt JPM is anticipating anything. I am willing to bet that Obama's team lobbed a friendly call to President Dimon. You know, a little heads up...(:supi)


:gruebel was hat das für Folgen :rolleyes:confused

lunar
31.08.2010, 22:10
...ahhhhh - Jesse :cool hoffentlich schreibt er noch einen comment :oo
nochmals das Ganze neu ;)

Bye Bye Blythe: JPM Shutting Down Their Proprietary Commodity Trading Operation (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/08/bye-bye-blythe-jpm-shutting-down-their.html)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/TH1VP8YJ6ZI/AAAAAAAAOcc/a_4saFxl6gg/s320/Witch%2520of%2520East.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/TH1VP8YJ6ZI/AAAAAAAAOcc/a_4saFxl6gg/s1600/Witch%2520of%2520East.jpg) Breaking news from Bloomberg...

J. P. Morgan said today that they will be shutting down their proprietary commodity trading operations in reponse to the Volcker Rule in the Financial Reform legislation.

The JPM proprietary commodity trading group is headquartered in London with a few traders located in New York.

Within the past month trading head Blythe Masters had reassured her traders (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/08/jpm-commodities-head-to-troops-dont.html) that things in the unit would continue on as they had been despite losses and layoffs.

Employees are being told that they may apply for other positions now.

Speculation is that this is also in response to position limits and other reforms in the Commodity Markets spearheaded by Commissioner Bart Chilton which will make it more difficult for large players to dominate the short term markets through sheer position size.


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/TH1ggl4u8qI/AAAAAAAAOc0/1iZDmhKBIIA/s320/Wicked%2520Witch%2520of%2520the%2520West.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/TH1ggl4u8qI/AAAAAAAAOc0/1iZDmhKBIIA/s1600/Wicked%2520Witch%2520of%2520the%2520West.jpg) It is not clear if JPM will be exiting all markets at the same time including gold and silver in addition to other commodities.

We will look for clarification from their official statement which has not yet been issued.

According to a person who has been briefed, JPM will eventually be shutting down ALL proprietary trading in all markets in response to financial reform. This will include fixed income and equities which are much larger departments at the bank.

JPM recently suffered heavy losses in their proprietary commodity trading provoking a high level review by top executives.

JPM may continue to deal in these markets for commercial and private customers. They will cease trading for their own book.

It will be interesting to see what JPM does with RBS Sempra, a commodities company which they acquired earlier this year.


Bloomberg (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-31/jpmorgan-is-said-to-shut-proprietary-trading-to-comply-with-volcker-rule.html)
JPMorgan Said to End Proprietary Trading to Meet Volcker Rule
By Dawn Kopecki and Chanyaporn Chanjaroen
Aug 31, 2010 4:45 PM ET

JPMorgan Chase & Co., the second- largest U.S. lender by assets, told traders who bet on commodities for the firm’s account that their unit will be closed as the company begins to shut down all of its proprietary trading, according to a person briefed on the matter.

The bank eventually will end all proprietary trading to comply with new U.S. curbs on investment banks, said the person, who asked not to be identified because JPMorgan’s decision isn’t public. The New York-based bank will shut proprietary trading in fixed-income and equities later, the person said.

Closing the proprietary trading desk for commodities affects fewer than 20 traders, including one in the U.S. and the rest in the U.K., the person said. The unit is based in London, and traders there were given notice on Aug. 27 that their jobs may be in jeopardy as required by U.K. law, according to the person.

Congress passed restrictions on financial firms this year designed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 credit crisis, which almost caused the banking system to collapse. Proprietary trading involves transactions made on behalf of the bank rather than its customers. The curbs are known as the Volcker rule, named after former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, who campaigned for limits on risk-taking by lenders.

JPMorgan’s “principal activities,” which include trading and private equity investing for its own book, generated about $2 billion in revenue in the second quarter, said Christopher Whalen, a Federal Reserve Bank of New York analyst in the 1980s and co-founder of Institutional Risk Analytics in Torrance, California. He said principal activities have generated as much as $10 billion on an annual basis in profits and losses in recent years.

Revenue Goes Away

The limits on proprietary trading contained in the Dodd- Frank Act that was signed into law in July by President Barack Obama will cost the company about 10 percent in quarterly revenue, Whalen said.

“This revenue and the risk it carries with it now goes away,” he said. “This will put more pressure on JPM to look for growth outside the U.S. market.”

JP Morgan traders will be given a chance to apply for jobs elsewhere in the company, according to the person. JPMorgan spokeswoman Kimberly Weinrick declined to comment.

Banks are exploring ways to comply with the new trading rules. Citigroup Inc. was looking at three options to meet the new rule, including moving a team of proprietary traders into its hedge-fund unit, people briefed on the matter said in July.

Traders in the Citi Principal Strategies unit, led by Sutesh Sharma, would be reassigned to Citi Capital Advisors, which mostly oversees money for outside investors, said the people, speaking anonymously because the talks were preliminary. The bank would set up the traders as hedge-fund managers and seed their funds, then raise money from outside investors to redeem its stakes, the people said.
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lunar
31.08.2010, 22:12
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lunar
01.09.2010, 07:56
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by Quinvarius
on Tue, 08/31/2010 - 14:51
#556026 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/jpmorgan-shutting-down-all-prop-trading-desks#comment-556026)
Read this from earlier and you will see the tip of the iceberg.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-03/blythe-masters-says-don-t-panic-over-jpmorgan-commodities-loss-job-cuts.html

JPM's failed coal trade was only what they have admitted to. And they are pretending like they unwound it. Uhhh. No.



JPMorgan's Masters Urges No `Panic' as Commodities Unit Slips

By Dawn Kopecki - Aug 3, 2010 5:14 PM GMT+0200

Blythe Masters (http://search.bloomberg.com/search?q=Blythe%20Masters&site=wnews&client=wnews&proxystylesheet=wnews&output=xml_no_dtd&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&filter=p&getfields=wnnis&sort=date:D:S:d1&partialfields=-wnnis:NOAVSYND&lr=-lang_ja), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/quote?ticker=JPM:US)’s head of commodities, sought to reassure her team on an internal conference call after “extremely difficult” dismissals, defections and a first half in which some results were as much as 20 percent below expectations.

“Don’t panic,” she said in summing up the 35-minute call, a recording of which was obtained by Bloomberg News. “No one’s going to get screwed. We’re not going to do crazy things on compensation at the end of the year.”....


:gruebel :confused :rolleyes :nw kommt mir etwas seltsam vor die ganze JP Morgan Geschichte - ob Herrn Dimons smartes Lächeln etwas schief wird :confused

lunar
01.09.2010, 08:18
«Wir werden nicht in Eigenlob verfallen» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/Wir-werden-nicht-in-Eigenlob-verfallen/story/14543159)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/4/5/14543159/11/teaserbreit.jpg (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/Wir-werden-nicht-in-Eigenlob-verfallen/story/14543159) In einer TV-Ansprache erklärte Barack Obama die Kampfeinsätze im Irak offiziell für beendet. Er betonte den hohen Preis, den die USA in diesem Krieg bezahlt hätten. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/Wir-werden-nicht-in-Eigenlob-verfallen/story/14543159)

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'IT'S TIME TO TURN THE PAGE': As Iraq Combat Mission Ends, Obama Honors Troops, Laments 'Huge Price' (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/31/obama-iraq-speech-fort-bl_n_700124.html)

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There will be no recovery in a matter of 18 months when it took Bush 8 years to destroy this country. Any amateur or adult would realize that first.
It will take the next ten years or more, probably, before this country is back on track.
A matter of months....we can only wish.

.....und natürlich endlos comments sämtlicher couleur :oo

lunar
01.09.2010, 08:34
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At $4 Trillion A Day, And At 50x Leverage, FX Trading Volume (and Risk) Dwarfs That Of Equities And Treasuries (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/4-trillion-day-and-50x-leverage-fx-trading-volume-and-risk-dwarfs-equities-and-treasuries)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/31/2010 22:50 -0500
If one looks around and wonders where the speculators have gone (the carbon-based variety, not the feedback-loop creating, binary terrorists) look no further than the FX market, which according to the latest BIS data, has hit $4 trillion in daily notional volume (20% higher than the $3.3 trillion in 2007), nearly quadruple the combined U.S. stock and Treasury trading, which in April averaged about $134 billion a day (down from a daily average of $148 billion in 2007) and $456 billion (down from an average of $570 billion for all of 2007), respectively. This amounts to nearly one quadrillion in total dollar transaction volume per year. There are two main reasons for the exodus from other products, and for ongoing cloning of the "Japanese housewife" phenomenon: the ongoing migration away from the bizarre daily moves in stocks, which are now traded almost exclusively by robots, or other frontrunning machines (see Schwab daily 52 week low (http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=SCHW+Interactive#chart1:symbol=schw;range=1y;indicator=sma%2870%29+volume;charttype=line;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=off;source=undefined)), and the ridiculous leverage allowed in FX margin accounts. Just today, the CFTC announced (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN3121025420100831)that after the proposed 10-to-1 retail FX transaction leverage was shot down by "dealers, lawmakers in Congress and others who feared it could push investors into overseas markets with less protection", instead Gary Gensler's goons decided to keep all the habitual gamblers in house, and give them virtually unlimited leverage, or, as the case may be: 50 times. Recall that Bear and Lehman just needed 30x leverage to blow themselves up, and that happened with the FRBNY and the SEC both supervising. So let's see: $4 trillion...50x retail leverage...no regulation...this will surely end well.




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by Hang The Fed
on Tue, 08/31/2010 - 23:07
#556924 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/4-trillion-day-and-50x-leverage-fx-trading-volume-and-risk-dwarfs-equities-and-treasuries#comment-556924)
If anyone needed more evidence of just how rickety and rotten the entire system has become, look no further than the cat-and-mouse game now being played in desperation across damn near every market that exists. Equities, commodites, treasuries, FX...they all look like the gasping, final breaths of a body about to shit the bed.
The more one follows the money, the more the picture resembles abject desperation.

lunar
01.09.2010, 09:29
Berlusconis Freund erzürnt ganz Italien (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Berlusconis-Freund-erzuernt-ganz-Italien/story/30107798)

Exzentrisch und opulent inszenierte Muammar al-Ghadhafi seinen Besuch in Rom :kopf Der Auftritt des libyschen Staatschefs löste heftige Kritik aus. Diese kommt sogar aus Berlusconis Partei und vom Vatikan. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Berlusconis-Freund-erzuernt-ganz-Italien/story/30107798)

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lunar
01.09.2010, 10:10
International: 1. September 2010, 06:46

Nahostgespräche sollen trotz Anschlag stattfinden (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/nahostgespraeche_sollen_trotz_anschlag_wie_geplant_stattfinden_1.7406851.html)

USA fordern beide Seiten zu Festhalten an Friedensverhandlungen auf (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/nahostgespraeche_sollen_trotz_anschlag_wie_geplant_stattfinden_1.7406851.html)

Trotz eines Anschlags der Hamas im Westjordanland sollen die Nahost-Friedensgespräche in Washington wie geplant stattfinden. Die Attacke, bei der vier Israelis getötet wurden, macht deutlich, wie wichtig eine Friedenslösung in der Region ist. (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/nahostgespraeche_sollen_trotz_anschlag_wie_geplant_stattfinden_1.7406851.html) ...http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/headline_topic_more.gif (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/nahostgespraeche_sollen_trotz_anschlag_wie_geplant_stattfinden_1.7406851.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/pixel.gif http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/news_readmore.gif Westjordanland: Vier Israeli getötet (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/nahost_westjordanland_israeli_erschossen_1.7403120.html)
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....und warum solte es dieses mal klappen :confused:rolleyes

lunar
01.09.2010, 17:34
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JPM Securities Converts From Corporation To LLC, As Chris Whalen Discusses Why Prop May Contribute Far More To JPM's Top Line (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/chris-whalen-comments-jpm-prop-trading-firm-converts-corporation-llc)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/01/2010 09:26 -0500

An interesting tidbit in today's FRBNY Primary Dealer announcement, which discloses a curious development: JPMorgan is no longer a corporation, but has, effective September 1, become an LLC. Double taxation bids a fond farewell to J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc.We are currently going through Delaware filings to track down the actual application, and hopefully the reasons for the change, which are most certainly a vote of complete confidence in the American corporate system. Elsewhere, Chris Whalen shared some must-read thoughts on JP Morgan LLC's prop trading operation, which may be surprising to all those who believe that prop is a de minimis portion of the firm's revenues.


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by aurum
on Wed, 09/01/2010 - 09:32
#557508 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/chris-whalen-comments-jpm-prop-trading-firm-converts-corporation-llc#comment-557508)
jpm no longer funnels medicare payments as of about a week ago...CMS switched to US bank for some reason...related?



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by Spartan
on Wed, 09/01/2010 - 09:34
#557512 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/chris-whalen-comments-jpm-prop-trading-firm-converts-corporation-llc#comment-557512)
So when JPM's commodity desk hires a supertanker and stores heating oil in it to profit from the curve on its own book is that a prop trade or is that asset business? All funded by the tax payer of course.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?sid=auE79A8VeBis&pid=newsarchive

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by wiskeyrunner
on Wed, 09/01/2010 - 09:41
#557525 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/chris-whalen-comments-jpm-prop-trading-firm-converts-corporation-llc#comment-557525)
It's 90% of there revenue. No body wants anymore debt. All they do is front run the FRBNY. It's a rigged.

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by Bigger Dickus
on Wed, 09/01/2010 - 09:45
#557536 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/chris-whalen-comments-jpm-prop-trading-firm-converts-corporation-llc#comment-557536)
The answer should be simple. JPM is clearly getting ready for their metal shorts to sink the ship. Chapter 11 is nigh.



aus Wikipedia, der freien Enzyklopädie Limited Liability Company (LLC) ist in ihrer Grundform eine US-amerikanische (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vereinigte_Staaten) Kapitalgesellschaft (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapitalgesellschaft). Die Gesellschafter können zu einer Qualifizierung als Personengesellschaft (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personengesellschaft) optieren. Bei der LLC haftet (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haftung_%28Recht%29) kein Beteiligter persönlich. Sie ist daher am ehesten als eine Kommanditgesellschaft (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kommanditgesellschaft) ohne Komplementär (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komplement%C3%A4r_%28Gesellschaftsrecht%29) zu beschreiben.


:gruebel

lunar
01.09.2010, 18:36
EU: Verbot von Leerverkäufen im Krisenfall

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01.09.10, 16:55

Die EU-Kommission gibt dem Drängen Deutschlands nach und will ein Leerverkaufsverbot von Aktien und Staatsanleihen auf EU-Ebene ermöglichen. mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/eu_verbot_von_leerverkaeufen_im_krisenfall-944570-771)
....Der Vorschlag der Kommission umfasst nicht nur die ungedeckten, sondern auch gedeckte Leerverkäufe von Aktien und europäischen Staatsanleihen sowie Kreditausfallversicherungen auf Staatsanleihen.....


....gedeckte Leerverkäufe finde ich akzeptabel - ungedeckte irgendwie unmoralisch :oo etwas verkaufen was gar nicht existiert ist doch :mies
(ist natürlich nur meine Meinung ;))

lunar
01.09.2010, 19:18
Finanznachrichten: 1. September 2010, 12:14


Pro Tag 4000 Milliarden Dollar Devisen gehandelt (http://www.nzz.ch/finanzen/nachrichten/pro_tag_werden_4000_mrd_dollar_devisen_gehandelt_1.7411808.html)

Zunehmende Bedeutung von Hedge Funds und Co. im Devisenhandel (http://www.nzz.ch/finanzen/nachrichten/pro_tag_werden_4000_mrd_dollar_devisen_gehandelt_1.7411808.html)

Die Wechselkurse haben im Zuge der Finanzkrise deutliche Verschiebungen erfahren. So befindet sich der Dollar und der Euro seit längerem im Sinkflug, der Franken und der Yen hingegen im Steigflug. Immer bedeutender wird dabei die Rolle von Hedge Funds als Gegenparteien. (http://www.nzz.ch/finanzen/nachrichten/pro_tag_werden_4000_mrd_dollar_devisen_gehandelt_1.7411808.html) ...http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/headline_topic_more.gif (http://www.nzz.ch/finanzen/nachrichten/pro_tag_werden_4000_mrd_dollar_devisen_gehandelt_1.7411808.html)

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Hedge Funds haben es zum grossen Teil in der Hand :mad die Welt spinnt :dumm

lunar
01.09.2010, 19:49
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Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/01/2010 12:17 -0500

Some happy news for all the bankers who have been living in fear lately of how the new financial regulations – also known as the Dodd-Frank Legislation – will affect their business. I’m proud to announce: Problem solved! It was Morgan Stanley who put me on the track to this brilliant solution a couple of weeks ago when they announced the launching of its first UCITS III Fund on the Firm’s FundLogic trading platform. Since then, I’ve discovered that all the big US, and all global non-European, banks are doing the exact same thing. They are in practice outsourcing their investment bank activity to Europe. The new financial regulations in both US and EU are aimed at traditional hedge funds (who have been blamed for everything from causing the financial meltdown to climate change) and the well-known tax heavens – also known as offshore banking. But the financial industry seems to have found an alternative in EU’s UCITS III Funds. (Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities). And the alternative is about to get even better with the introduction of UCITS IV in 2011. In fact, it’s so good that several financial institutions are bringing their offshore accounts from places like Calman Island and Bermuda onshore – inside the EU area.



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by Robslob
on Wed, 09/01/2010 - 12:21
#557913 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-flight-mystery#comment-557913)
Exporting corruption... God Bless America!

lunar
01.09.2010, 20:06
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Bank CDO Self-Dealing (And Modern Stock Trading) For Dummies (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/bank-cdo-self-dealing-and-modern-sotck-trading-dummies)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/01/2010 11:30 -0500

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/Title-panel_0_0.jpg

Miss out on ProPublica's must read piece on self dealing in CDOs (which is currently translating to comparable practices in stocks, and virtually all risky assets, now that retail investors want out)? Here is your chance to catch up, courtesy of a few simple to understand cartoons. While not news to anyone who lived through the crazy days of 2006-2007, this simple visual should be archived and recreated in when alien historians try to explain why the world ended and the Dow was at 36,000,000 and going up, as it explains precisely what is happening in the stock market today.




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by Spalding_Smailes
on Wed, 09/01/2010 - 11:33
#557815 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/bank-cdo-self-dealing-and-modern-sotck-trading-dummies#comment-557815)
Get ready here comes Mr. "Dick" Fuld
(http://www.fcic.gov/watch/)
http://www.fcic.gov/watch/



(http://www.fcic.gov/watch/)

lunar
01.09.2010, 20:56
SLASH AND EARN (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/01/ceo-pay-layoffs_n_701908.html)
CEOs At Top 50 Job-Cutting Companies Were Paid $598 Million Last Year (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/01/ceo-pay-layoffs_n_701908.html)
http://i.huffpost.com/gen/197774/thumbs/r-SLASH-AND-BURN-huge.jpg (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/01/ceo-pay-layoffs_n_701908.html)

See More News From 'Third World America' (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/third-world-america/)



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harry greb (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/harry_greb?action=comments) 0 minute ago (2:46 PM)

Most of these jobs did not disappear; they were off-shored to wage serfs in other countries, many unfriendly, and not known for their commitment to human rights, environmental protection or workers rights. Many of these same skunks also raided their lower level employee’s pension funds through phony pension conversion schemes, shady spin-offs and freezes, while they themselves grabbed the "surplus" these tactics created. And for the legion of corporate apologists out there, most of these fine executives produced share prices that underperformed any legitimate benchmark while their hand-picked, internecine "board" members continued to shower them with obscene compensation as if they were the inventors of current technology, rather than merely the hired help. But, by all ,means, continue to cheerlead the middle class race to the bottom by which these economic traitors have enriched themselves at the expense of the security of our nation.



http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/532090-2.png?20100122113706 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/BigAl72?action=comments) BigAl72 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/BigAl72?action=comments) 1 minute ago (2:45 PM)

The 10 "highest-paid CEO layoff leaders" laid-off over 30,000 employees.
Enough to make any Republican proud!

lunar
01.09.2010, 22:17
Neues Video zeigt feiernde Kumpel (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/Neues-Video-zeigt-feiernde-Kumpel/story/24034833)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/4/0/24034833/27/teasermedium.jpg (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/Neues-Video-zeigt-feiernde-Kumpel/story/24034833) Die in einer chilenischen Goldmine eingeschlossenen Bergleute sind bei guter Gesundheit. Ein neues Video zeigt, wie sie 700 Meter unter der Erde feiern und sich über die erste warme Mahlzeit freuen. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/Neues-Video-zeigt-feiernde-Kumpel/story/24034833)

Aktualisiert vor 56 Minuten .....da wünsche ich nur das Beste für diese Menschen :supi:)

lunar
02.09.2010, 09:46
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SEC Investigating HFT Quote Stuffing And Sub-Pennying (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/sec-investigating-hft-quote-stuffing-and-sub-pennying)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/01/2010 22:21 -0500

If you poke them enough, it appears they do eventually wake up. After many months of rants by Zero Hedge on both subjects of quote stuffing and sub-pennying, it appears the SEC is finally getting involved. Of course, this being the SEC, which a year after saying it will ban Flash trading, still allows HFT frontrunning as a perfectly acceptable and encouraged practice on such exchanges as DirectEdge (and Nasdaq, although the latter has recently voluntarily recanted from abusing the public's, tee hee, trust in regards to frontrunning), we don't have very high hopes. Nonetheless, the fact that the HFT marauders are finally in the regulator's bullseye, will promptly make such occurrences as daily flash crashes hopefully a thing of the past. In other news, we are happy that the SEC is finally starting to catch up with this thing called "teknoulogee."



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by Shameful
on Wed, 09/01/2010 - 22:47
#558982 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/sec-investigating-hft-quote-stuffing-and-sub-pennying#comment-558982)
Wow the SEC was able to look away from porn for a moment. Maybe if we can convince then that the HFT bots are messing with their porno stream they will get motivated.

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by RheologyMan
on Wed, 09/01/2010 - 23:22
#559011 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/sec-investigating-hft-quote-stuffing-and-sub-pennying#comment-559011)
SEC....action would seem objectively required....but not holding my breath...try explaining to to your 19yr Old the level of corruption in this market...still leads to a negative outcome....for those that are not even aware of the consequences to themselves.

lunar
02.09.2010, 10:32
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-125510-thumb-inom.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/0,1518,714521,00.html) Schwache US-Wirtschaft

Amerikas europäische Krankheit (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/0,1518,714521,00.html)

Der US-Wirtschaft geht es miserabel: Die Arbeitslosenzahlen explodieren, die Bürger erfasst die Angst vor dem sozialen Abstieg. Regierung und Notenbank beleben die Konjunktur nun künstlich. Ein riskanter Kurswechsel, meint der Ökonom Thomas Straubhaar. Er plädiert für den klassischen American Way. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/0,1518,714521,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=20182) ]

.....Die amerikanische Politik von heute setzt auf mehr Staat - und nicht auf Eigenverantwortung und Selbstbestimmung. Sie verabreicht dem Patienten noch einmal mehr und nicht etwa weniger von genau jenem Mittel, das zur Krise geführt hat.....
.....Maximiere die individuelle Freiheit und minimiere den staatlichen Einfluss, das war das so erfolgreiche oberste Gebot amerikanischen Glaubens. Entsprechend müssten eigenverantwortliches Tun oder Lassen die Regel und staatlicher Zwang die ungeliebte Ausnahme bleiben. Doch davon kann derzeit keine Rede sein......



Fotostrecke: Ideen für die US-Konjunktur (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-58754.html)
Ende des Irak-Kriegs: Obama kündigt massive Hilfe für US-Wirtschaft an (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,714996,00.html)
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http://www.spiegel.de/static/forum/images/statusicon/post_new.gif (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?p=6151593#post6151593) Heute, 06:35 großwolke (http://forum.spiegel.de/member.php?u=173358)
Registriert seit: 02.09.2010 - Beiträge: 1

Thema nicht verstanden?
Ich lese hier jetzt schon seit vielen Monden mit, ohne irgendwas zu sagen, aber in letzter Zeit wird eins immer deutlicher: die Schreiberlinge von SPON haben offenbar Spaß daran, jede Menge Unfug vorbei am Grundproblem zu schreiben.

Der amerikanische Arbeiter hat genau das gleiche Problem, dass in Deutschland das Lohnniveau drückt und die hiesigen Sozialsysteme zum Ächzen bringt: wir stehen alle mehr oder weniger direkt in Konkurrenz zum chinesischen (auf die Nationalität kommts dabei gar nicht mal so sehr an) Wanderarbeiter, und solange dieser nicht angekommen ist auf einem für uns akzeptablen Wohlstandslevel, geht das Kapital dahin, wo es die größte Rendite erwirtschaften kann, ungeachtet dessen, dass es sich so den Konsumentenast, auf dem es sitzt, immer weiter absägt. :gruebel

Ob die Lösung nun in mehr Staat oder mehr Eigeninitiative, besteht, oder vielleicht gar in einer Rückkehr zum einem etwas abgewandelten Protektionismus, das lasse ich mal dahingestellt, für solche Vermutungen stecke ich nicht tief genug drin in der Materie. Aber ganz allgemein würde ich mir wünschen, hier weniger pseudogebildeten Unsinn lesen zu müssen von Leuten, die Zusammenhänge ignorieren, die jeder zweite Trottel auf der Straße kennt und versteht.


....viel dafür und dawider :rolleyes oder sind es eben Zyklen - ein auf und ab :confused

lunar
02.09.2010, 11:08
Swatch klagt gegen die UBS (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Swatch-klagt-gegen-die-UBS/story/15915530)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/5/9/15915530/33/teasermedium.jpg (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Swatch-klagt-gegen-die-UBS/story/15915530) Der Uhrenkonzern fuhr mit Geldanlagen Millionenverluste ein. Dafür macht Swatch die UBS verantwortlich – die Grossbank scheint gewillt, den Streit vor Gericht auszufechten. Ähnliche Klagen sind auch gegen die CS hängig. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Swatch-klagt-gegen-die-UBS/story/15915530)

Von Erich Solenthaler und Bruno Schletti. Aktualisiert um 04:00 Uhr12 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Swatch-klagt-gegen-die-UBS/story/15915530#kommentar)



Swatch-Präsidentin: «Es steckt noch sehr viel in der Pipeline» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/SwatchPraesidentin-Es-steckt-noch-sehr-viel-in-der-Pipeline/story/22988919)
Swatch steigert Reingewinn und Umsatz im ersten Halbjahr (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/Swatch-steigert-Reingewinn-und-Umsatz-im-ersten-Halbjahr/story/28646095)
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Oliver Bär - 08:37 Uhr
Eine perfekte Fallstudie für zukünftige Manager: tausende Kunden verlieren Millionen wegen einer inkompetenten UBS. Aber anstatt zu versuchen, möglichst viel zurück zu erstatten und ihren Ruf bei den Kunden zu retten, entscheidet sich die UBS für eine 500 Millionen Franken Image-Kampagne samt Formel-1 Engagement. Sehr geschickt!

Ueli Hoch - 06:50 Uhr
Bei einem internationalem Grosskonzern wie die Swatch, sollte eigentlich im eigenen Hause genügend Finanz-Wissen vorhanden sein um die Risiken selber abschätzen zu können. Etwas anders ist es bei Privatenanlegern und KMU's. Die sollten sich auf die Empfehlungen einer Bank verlassen können.

lunar
02.09.2010, 11:11
«Niemand will eine Kamera in einer Bank» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/kino/Niemand-will-eine-Kamera-in-einer-Bank/story/23937553)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/3/9/23937553/24/teasermedium.jpg (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/kino/Niemand-will-eine-Kamera-in-einer-Bank/story/23937553) Der international gefeierte Dokfilm von Jean-Stéphane Bron zerrt Investmentbanken auf die Anklagebank. Der Schweizer über Schuld, Macht und die Verbindung zwischen Wallstreet und Bahnhofstrasse. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/kino/Niemand-will-eine-Kamera-in-einer-Bank/story/23937553)

Interview: Philippe Zweifel (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/philippe-zweifel/s.html). Aktualisiert vor 52 Minuten

yUFZo_ELzFQ&feature

lunar
02.09.2010, 11:29
2. September 2010
Henri Rousseau: Vom "Zöllner" zum Surrealisten (http://www.evangelisch.de/themen/kultur/henri-rousseau-vom-z%C3%B6llner-zum-surrealisten22441)

Das Ölgemälde 'Der Traum' ('Le reve'), das Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) im Jahre 1910 gemalt hat. Der französische Maler starb vor 100 Jahren, am 2. September 1910 in Paris. Er gilt als Wegbereiter der Moderne. Seine Werke galten den Kritikern lange als 'naiv', zählen heute jedoch zu den Vorläufern des Surrealismus. Foto: epd

lunar
02.09.2010, 15:40
Erholung der Ozonschicht

Forscher beweisen Wirkung des FCKW-Verbots (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,715153,00.html)

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-7957-videopanoplayer-ntoi.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1082100.html) http://www.spiegel.de/static/sys/v9/videoplayer/leiste_panoplayer_abspielen_404x27.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1082100.html) http://www.spiegel.de/static/sys/v9/videoplayer/leiste_panoplayer_mehr_116x27.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/video/)

Foto: NASA
Video: jkr


Die Menschheit kann Klimakatastrophen in den Griff kriegen, wenn sie nur will - das zeigt eine internationale Studie. Erstmals können Forscher nachweisen, dass das Verbot von Treibgasen und anderen Schadstoffen wirkt: Die Ozonschicht beginnt zu heilen. Von Axel Bojanowski mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,715153,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1082100.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=20210) ]



Themenseite: Das Ozonloch (http://www.spiegel.de/thema/ozonloch/)
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....sehr kritisches Forum :rolleyes

lunar
02.09.2010, 16:20
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Can You Hear Me Now? 17th Weekly Fund Outflow As Equity Fund Redemptions Accelerate (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/can-you-hear-me-now-17th-weekly-fund-outflow-equity-fund-redemptions-accelerate)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/02/2010 08:48 -0500
http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/ICI%20August%2025_1.jpg This is just getting silly: perhaps the next update on ICI mutual fund flows should occur if there is an inflow for once...ever again. In the meantime, ICI reports (http://ici.org/research/stats/flows/flows_09_01_10) we have just recorded the 17th consecutive weekly outflow from domestic equity mutual funds, and what's worse for mutual funds' depleted liquidity ratios, it is now accelerating, hitting a total of $4.3 billion, a more than 50% increase from last week's $2.7 billion. YTD outflows have now hit $54 billion, as ever more capital is going into far safer fixed income instruments. And even as mutual funds are now staring outright liquidations point blank in the face, their actual capital keeps declining courtesy of endless redemptions. As a reminder, here is what Rosenberg said on the issue yesterday: "As for liquidity ratios, equity funds portfolio manages have theirs at an all-time low of 3.4%, down from 3.8% in June. Tack on the fact that there are really not very many shorts to be covered – since the market peaked in April, short interest is 4.3% of the S&P 500 market cap (in August 2008 it was 6%) and there’s not a whole lot of underlying fund-flow support for the stock market here." As for this being a contrarian signal, hopefully all those who see this as a buying opportunity can also find a way to make the now retiring baby boomers about 10 years younger and force them away from fixed income capital reallocation. Oh, and fix the broken market and restore investor confidence that the casino is only modestly rigged.







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by bada boom
on Thu, 09/02/2010 - 08:52
#559427 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/can-you-hear-me-now-17th-weekly-fund-outflow-equity-fund-redemptions-accelerate#comment-559427)
I have been waiting for this post. All along the monthly ICI numbers have been very telling. Additionally, the yearly ICI numbers have shown a negative outflow for 2007, 2008, and 2009 in domestic equities. 2010 will most likely be another negative outflow year unless some miracle happens.
Speaking of miracles, the market moves on Tuesday 8/31 at 3:59 and yesterday, 9/1, are very telling as well. My best guess is that some in the industry are trying to reverse the flow or slow the negative flow. What was in the news? Bull market returns… All for mass consumption.
This was no normal short squeeze. Someone was planning it for Wednesday, but it got leaked out on Tuesday. Maybe the big boys just wanted to profit from this orchestrated squeeze. However, I believe this was also an attempt to reverse the flow of retail out the market.
Well shall see over the next few weeks if works. If not…
Game Over.

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by DUNTHAT
on Thu, 09/02/2010 - 09:14
#559488 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/can-you-hear-me-now-17th-weekly-fund-outflow-equity-fund-redemptions-accelerate#comment-559488)
AGREE WITH YOU CTOTALLY. COMPLETELY ORCHESTRATED - -ACROSS THE POND AS WELL. OBVIOUSLY THE CENTRAL BANKS.


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by Chemba
on Thu, 09/02/2010 - 09:03
#559459 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/can-you-hear-me-now-17th-weekly-fund-outflow-equity-fund-redemptions-accelerate#comment-559459)
Well, if there ever were a week with a positive inflow then I would hope to be able to read about it on ZH. But give the track record -- e.g. repeated posts of BDI declines, until BDI stopped declining at which point we stopped hearing about it on ZH -- I won't hold my breath. This is an interesting and useful site, but the bias is less helpful. At least fact that bias is so obvious makes a clear warning to the reader.


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by Tyler Durden
on Thu, 09/02/2010 - 09:11
#559480 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/can-you-hear-me-now-17th-weekly-fund-outflow-equity-fund-redemptions-accelerate#comment-559480)
Once the dead cat bounce from the year lows hit a month ago is completed, we promise to recommence our daily observations of its downward slope.

lunar
02.09.2010, 16:23
Auschwitz Eggs :rolleyes:mad

SvN1Kmt2FQo&feature

....er sagt's wieder einmal :oo

lunar
02.09.2010, 16:46
Eilmeldung

Sarrazin muss abtreten (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Sarrazin-muss-abtreten/story/27768520)

Die deutsche Bundesbank hat beantragt, dass der umstrittene Vorstand abberufen wird. Der Entscheid war offenbar einstimmig. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Sarrazin-muss-abtreten/story/27768520)

Aktualisiert vor 1 Minute



Buchvernissage von Thilo Sarrazin (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Sarrazin-muss-abtreten/story/27768520)

lunar
02.09.2010, 17:01
Opernhaus entschuldigt sich (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/theater/Opernhaus-entschuldigt-sich/story/16374419)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/6/3/16374419/18/teasermedium.jpg (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/theater/Opernhaus-entschuldigt-sich/story/16374419) Gestern kam es am Opernhaus Zürich zum Eklat. Kurzfristig wurde nach einem Streit eine Vorstellung abgesagt, knapp 1000 Personen wurden nach Hause geschickt. Jetzt äussert sich das Opernhaus zum Vorfall. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/theater/Opernhaus-entschuldigt-sich/story/16374419)

Heinz Spoerlis Zürcher Ballett (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/bildstrecke.html?id=20817)
Werkschau des Choreographen und Ballettdirektors.

Von Rico Bandle (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/rico-bandle/s.html). Aktualisiert um 15:12 Uhr11 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/theater/Opernhaus-entschuldigt-sich/story/16374419#kommentar)


...die Meinungen über die Qualität des "Spoerli-Balletts" klaffen auseinander - ich finde ihn :supi

lunar
02.09.2010, 17:12
...und noch etwas Kultur :cool

http://files.newsnetz.ch/upload/1/2/1230.gif (http://www.zueritipp.ch/)

Hat die Rote Fabrik bald ausgespielt? (http://www.zueritipp.ch/story/home/hat-die-rote-fabrik-bald-ausgespielt/)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/6/8/26871310/3/teasermedium.jpg (http://www.zueritipp.ch/story/home/hat-die-rote-fabrik-bald-ausgespielt/) Zur 30-Jahr-Feierlichkeit lässt die Rote Fabrik :supi verlauten, dass sie ihre Tore für immer schliessen möchte. Die Aktion löste beim Publikum teilweise Entrüstung aus. Was steckt hinter der Provokation? Mehr... (http://www.zueritipp.ch/story/home/hat-die-rote-fabrik-bald-ausgespielt/)

....Die Pressemitteilung der Roten Fabrik greift grösstenteils die Argumentation der rechtsbürgerlichen Parteien auf, die in den letzten Jahren mehrmals verbal gegen die Rote Fabrik schossen. Dies, weil die Stadt die Rote Fabrik jährlich mit 2.4 Millionen Franken subventioniert. So verlangte etwa Christoph Mörgeli :bad anlässlich einer Ausstellung im Kunstraum, in der unter anderem die SVP-Sonne neben einem White-Power-Symbol erschien, eine Subventionskürzung. In der Pressemitteilung heisst es in ähnlichem Ton: «Nicht länger wird hier sogenannte ‹Kultur› dargeboten in solch absurden Formen wie (…) kollektivem Verschmieren der Aussenwände (…) und Ausstellungen, welche mit Nazi-Symbolen provozieren, weil sie sonst keine Inhalte zu bieten haben.» (dsa)

lunar
02.09.2010, 17:15
..aha - Spiegel auch schon ;)

+++ EILMELDUNG +++

Bundesbank will Sarrazin feuern (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,715279,00.html)

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-127043-panoV9free-kfpo.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,715279,00.html)

Seit Tagen sorgt Thilo Sarrazin mit kruden Thesen für Empörung - jetzt zieht die Bundesbank Konsequenzen: Der Vorstand hat Bundespräsident Christian Wulff um die Abberufung des 65-Jährigen gebeten. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,715279,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=20220) ]

lunar
02.09.2010, 18:02
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GFT Forex' Schlossberg: "HFT Is Destructive And Does Nothing But Frontrunning And Quote Stuffing" (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/gft-forex-schlossberg-hft-destructive-and-does-nothing-frontrunning-and-quote-stuffing)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/02/2010 09:23 -0500




High Frequency Trading (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/8356)
Mary Schapiro (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/9524)
It appears there is a pretty stark difference of opinions on market structure these days, with an increasingly greater majority seeing High Frequency Trading as the devil incarnate, while the HFT lobby, most typically in the face of one Irene Aldrigde, surprisingly defending the practices of the HFT practitioners. Regardless, today's incremental observation on High Frequency Trading fair market practices comes courtesy of Boris Schlossberg GFT Forex, who in a CNBC interview, discussing the massive surge in FX volume which we highlighted earlier, makes the following relevant observation on HFT: "HFT traders have been incredibly destructive to the equity market because they have essentially been doing nothing but frontrunning and quote stuffing." We wonder if Mary Schapiro was watching this particular interview.


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by Dismal Scientist
on Thu, 09/02/2010 - 09:31
#559530 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/gft-forex-schlossberg-hft-destructive-and-does-nothing-frontrunning-and-quote-stuffing#comment-559530)
What chance the SEC actually do anything ? Probably easier to punish HFT algos than those poor, misunderstood perverts in their own organisation though.



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by Sudden Debt
on Thu, 09/02/2010 - 09:36
#559538 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/gft-forex-schlossberg-hft-destructive-and-does-nothing-frontrunning-and-quote-stuffing#comment-559538)
the day they'll figure out how it works, they will already have upgraded their systems from a 1.0 to a 9.1.234 version.
So I would figure out their odds as : FAT CHANCE



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by doomandbloom
on Thu, 09/02/2010 - 09:40
#559555 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/gft-forex-schlossberg-hft-destructive-and-does-nothing-frontrunning-and-quote-stuffing#comment-559555)
if we tell SEC that deep within HFT programs contain secret passcodes to porn...they might be interested ..

lunar
02.09.2010, 18:15
Mariner Energy facility on fire in Gulf


By Erwin Seba, Reuters September 2, 2010 9:08 AM
HOUSTON - An oil and gas facility owned by Mariner Energy Inc. off the coast of Louisiana was on fire Thursday, and the U.S. Coast Guard said it was working to rescue 13 workers.

"Thirteen out of 13 are accounted for and it's still burning," said a spokesman for the Eighth District Coast Guard Command Center in New Orleans......

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Coast+Guard+responding+possible+blast+Gulf/3473871/story.html#ixzz0yOCrBJxY


...schon wieder :mad:(

lunar
02.09.2010, 18:22
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Biggest Loser From Mariner Explosion: With 10 Million Shares, John Paulson (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/biggest-loser-mariner-explosion-10-million-shares-john-paulson)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/02/2010 11:06 -0500
Below are the biggest holders of Mariner Energy stock. #1, with 10 million shares, is John Paulson who has bought the stock as part of a merger arb strategy with Apache. Other in the top 5 include Vanguard, Fidelity, Prudential, GMT Capital.



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Mariner Energy Shares Plunge On Reports Of Explosion At A Company-Owned Platform (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/mariner-energy-shares-plunge-reports-company-owned-rig)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/02/2010 10:28 -0500


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Update: the explosion is on a Mariner operating platform in the Vermillion 380 field. This is not a rig. From CNN: "An oil rig has exploded 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana, with 12 people overboard and one missing, the Coast Guard said Thursday morning. Rescue attempts are underway for at least 12 people, Coast Guard spokesman John Edwards told CNN. 13 people were on board the rig total, Edwards said, noting 12 have been accounted for, but one person was missing. The accident took place 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana on the Vermilion Oil rig 380, which is owned by Houston-based Mariner Energy. The Coast Guard has multiple helicopters, an airplane and several Coast Guard cutters en route. It's unknown if there are any injuries."


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by SheepDog-One
on Thu, 09/02/2010 - 10:44
#559682 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/mariner-energy-shares-plunge-reports-company-owned-rig#comment-559682)
Hmmm lots of oil rig explosions in the Gulf...Im sure theres nothing to see here people, move along and just concentrate on beating the HFT algos with your Commodore 64 trading setup. Im quite confident youll beat them.


.....also manchmal kann man nur noch sarkastisch reagieren :rolleyes

lunar
02.09.2010, 18:27
Oil platform explodes in Gulf, rescues under way (http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/02/rescue-efforts-underway-after-oil-rig-accident-in-gulf/)
[Posted at 11:53 a.m.] U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill Colclough tells CNN that 12 people from the production platform are in water immersion suits as they await rescue.

Colclough told CNN there are reports the production platform is still on fire.

"We don't know what caused the rig to catch on fire," he told CNN, noting the incident is under investigation.....

....bis jetzt weiss man noch nicht ob's ein Leck hat :rolleyes

lunar
02.09.2010, 18:33
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-126728-thumb-nyjw.jpg Israelische Siedlungen

Baustopp löste Bauboom aus (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,715244,00.html)

In Washington sprechen Israelis und Palästinenser über Frieden, in jüdischen Siedlungen im Westjordanland laufen die Bauarbeiten auf Hochtouren. Ein gesetzliches Verbot wird ignoriert :gomad die Regierung sieht zu :bad Tausende neue Häuser könnten eine Versöhnung verhindern. Von Juliane von Mittelstaedt, Jerusalem mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,715244,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=20227) ]





Nahost-Gipfel in Washington: Netanjahu beschwört "historischen Kompromiss" (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,715219,00.html)
Fotostrecke: Kein Verbot kann die Bagger stoppen (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-58907.html)
Interaktive Zeitleiste: Das Ringen um Frieden in Nahost (http://www.spiegel.de/flash/0,,24244,00.html)

lunar
02.09.2010, 20:36
Wirtschaft: 2. September 2010, 17:06

Burger King wird brasilianisch (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/burger_king_finanzinvestoren_3g_1.7427331.html)

Finanzinvestor 3G kauft Schnellimbiss-Kette mit grossem Aufschlag (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/burger_king_finanzinvestoren_3g_1.7427331.html)

Die weltweit zweitgrösste Hamburger-Kette Burger King wechselt den Besitzer und gehört künftig Brasilianern. Für vier Milliarden Dollar inklusive Schulden schluckt der Finanzinvestor 3G Capital das Unternehmen. Dem Konzern hat die Krise am US-Arbeitsmarkt zugesetzt. (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/burger_king_finanzinvestoren_3g_1.7427331.html) ...http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/headline_topic_more.gif (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/burger_king_finanzinvestoren_3g_1.7427331.html)

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...na ja Toblerone wanderte ja auch ins Ausland :rolleyes

lunar
02.09.2010, 21:52
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Mile-Long Oil Sheen Is Spreading From Burning Oil Platform, Coast Guard Says (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/mile-long-oil-sheen-spreading-burning-oil-platform-coast-guard-says):rolleyes:mad

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/02/2010 13:03 -0500

Breaking headline on MSNBC. And didn't the government, pardon, CNBC, just promise that all is contained? Thank god they have learned their lesson with BP...or not




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by thesapein
on Thu, 09/02/2010 - 14:22
#560304 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/mile-long-oil-sheen-spreading-burning-oil-platform-coast-guard-says#comment-560304)
What number are we at now? I've lost count of the number of oil and gas explosions in the last few months. I can think of 4 off the top of my head for the US, and a few others if we include Russia, China, and Iraq.
Are these really happening all the time

lunar
02.09.2010, 21:59
:rolleyes:mad

Fuel tanker runs aground in Northwest Passage

Last Updated: Thursday, September 2, 2010 | 2:03 PM CST Comments44 (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2010/09/02/northwest-passage-oil-tanker-spill.html?ref=rss#socialcomments)

CBC News (http://www.cbc.ca/news/credit.html)

A fuel tanker carrying nine million litres of diesel fuel has run aground in the Northwest Passage, the Canadian Coast Guard confirmed Thursday.....

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2010/09/02/northwest-passage-oil-tanker-spill.html?ref=rss#ixzz0yP6qAwwG

lunar
03.09.2010, 08:11
SP 500 and NDX September Futures Daily Charts (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/09/sp-500-and-ndx-september-futures-daily.html)

A sleepy day in New York trade, and the markets showed light volumes with a late day push higher led, as always, by the SP futures. The index futures front month will be rolling over in a few weeks to December. Can believe it! The first blush on the leaves, and the earthy odours of autumn, the heat of the November elections, and finally the sting of Jack Frost as another year toddles into history. His mill grinds slowly but exceedingly fine.

The markets are expecting the August Non-Farm Payrolls report to show benign or better growth than the expected -120,000 overall, but especially the +44,000 private jobs that is forecast. It may not take much to keep this rally going towards the 1100 level. Let's see what happens.

Along with the big wind of the government statistics, Hurricane Earl will be rolling by the Hamptons tomorrow afternoon *watch it here* (http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/full_loop.php) :rolleyes and so the Masters of the Universe may take off early leaving their sith apprentices in charge. But they may be all dressed up with no place to go, at least until Mother Nature clears out and the damage if any can be assessed around their pricey watering holes. It appears as though it will be passing well to the east of metro NYC.

SP 500

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/TIAE3dCyEjI/AAAAAAAAOe0/2gaUwhLFgQs/s400/spfutuesdaily9.PNG (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/TIAE3dCyEjI/AAAAAAAAOe0/2gaUwhLFgQs/s1600/spfutuesdaily9.PNG)

NDX

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Posted by Jesse at 4:10 PM (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/09/sp-500-and-ndx-september-futures-daily.html) :verbeug
Category: NDX Daily Chart (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/NDX%20Daily%20Chart), SP Daily Chart (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/SP%20Daily%20Chart)

lunar
03.09.2010, 08:20
http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/pictures/picture-5.jpg
M2 Update (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/m2-update-0)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/02/2010 19:34 -0500
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Once again, presented without comment.



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lunar
03.09.2010, 08:25
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-127095-thumb-lphy.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,715428,00.html) Golf von Mexiko

Arbeiter überleben Bohrinsel-Unglück (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,715428,00.html)

Erst die "Deepwater Horizon" von BP, jetzt eine Plattform westlich davon: Erneut stand im Golf von Mexiko eine Bohrinsel in Flammen. Alle 13 Arbeiter retteten sich ins Meer. Berichte über einen Ölschleier wurden von der US-Küstenwache zurückgenommen. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,715428,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=15194) ]

lunar
03.09.2010, 08:41
Börsen-Talk: «Ab Mitte Oktober wirds interessant»

http://www.cash.ch/services/img/play/235/7062_Klement%5FJoachim.jpg (http://www.cash.ch/video/start.php?firstProjectID=17307)
Erwartet ab Mitte Oktober eine grosse Nachfrage nach Aktien: Joachim Klement, CIO von Wellershoff & Partners.
Bild: cash

03.09.2010 06:30
Joachim Klement, Chief Investement Officer von Wellershoff & Partners, rechnet damit, dass die USA an einer zweiten Rezession vorbeischrammen. Das sollte ab Mitte Oktober die Aktienmärkte beflügeln.....
Anton Ladner

US Arbeitslosigkeit :rolleyes mehr konsumieren :rolleyes ...die Regeln werden dann auch mal schnell geändert......:rolleyes hörenswert ;):oo

lunar
03.09.2010, 08:59
Bernanke: Shut down banks if they threaten system

Fed chairman says large banks must be shut down if they threaten the financial system :rolleyes (...und warum hat er nicht :dumm)

Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer, On Thursday September 2, 2010, 1:50 pm EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told a panel investigating the financial crisis that regulators must be ready to shutter the largest institutions if they threaten to bring down the financial system.

"If the crisis has a single lesson, it is that the too-big-to-fail problem must be solved," Bernanke said Thursday while testifying before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission......


http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/nws/2008/news/us/assets/common/images/transparent.png (http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V76OL6PWH362G7KOVDASDE44EU)Scott (http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V76OL6PWH362G7KOVDASDE44EU) 28 minutes ago Funny how he says this NOW after all the big banks have been bailed out. what a hypocrit.
Typical.

lunar
03.09.2010, 09:09
Die Hardliner streiften sich einen Panzer aus Charme über (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Die-Hardliner-streiften-sich-einen-Panzer-aus-Charme-ueber/story/30651172)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/3/0/6/30651172/10/teasermedium.jpg :bad (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Die-Hardliner-streiften-sich-einen-Panzer-aus-Charme-ueber/story/30651172) Benjamin Netanyahu und Mahmud Abbas wollen sich künftig alle zwei Wochen zu Friedensgesprächen treffen. Doch wie ernst meinen sie es mit ihrem Kompromisswillen? Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Die-Hardliner-streiften-sich-einen-Panzer-aus-Charme-ueber/story/30651172)

....Die Palästinenser drohen mit einem Ende der Gespräche, sollte Israel das Moratorium nicht verlängern. Sie fürchten eine schleichende Landnahme, die einem künftigen Palästinenserstaat buchstäblich den Boden entzöge. Netanyahu aber machte in Washington klar, dass er eine solche Vorbedingung nicht akzeptiert.Neben der Siedlungsfrage gibt es weitere Hürden, an denen die Diplomatie bislang gescheitert ist: die Grenzen eines künftigen Staates Palästina, der Status von Jerusalem, die Frage der Rückkehr palästinensischer Flüchtlinge......


Video Aktualisiert am 02.09.2010

.....wie soll's denn zu einem Frieden kommen :confused die Siedler geben wohl kaum nach :gomad

lunar
03.09.2010, 09:27
Freitag-Taschen: Vom hippen Label zur Premium-Marke

http://www.cash.ch/services/img/play/120/7064_Freitag%5FDaniel.jpg (http://www.cash.ch/video/start.php?firstProjectID=17308)
02.09.10, 17:09
Die Taschenmanufaktur Freitag will ein Mode-Unternehmen werden. Mehr und teurere Kollektionen sollen den Weg ebnen. Das Unternehmen wächst rasant und erobert eine Metropole nach der anderen. mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/freitagtaschen_vom_hippen_label_zur_premiummarke-944995-771)

mal aus der Schweiz eine Erfolgsgeschichte :supi ob es sich halten kann - teurer - besser ---> erfolgreich(er) :confused :rolleyes :gruebel

lunar
03.09.2010, 14:21
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lunar
03.09.2010, 17:20
BP Warns Congress: Ban On New Drilling Could Stop Payments On Oil Spill Claims:dumm (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/03/business/03bp.html?_r=4&dbk)



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/03/bp-ban-on-drilling-permit_n_704693.html
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MisteRational (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/MisteRational?action=comments) 0 minute ago (11:12 AM)
What a crock this is! This is nothing short of financial t3rrori$m. They are holding the lives of the Gulf residences hostage so they can insure themselves profitability.
These people need to be treated as the common criminals, which, it is becoming apparent, that they are. No payments, no drilling, seize all assets and submit them to the international court for prosecution as environmental t3rrori$ts.
Oh, and by the way, did anyone else think the recent ad campaign's language was ironic? We will stay until all the oil is gone". So, do you suppose they mean the cleanup or until they can suck all the oil out of the Gulf?

1differentdrummer (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/1differentdrummer?action=comments) 0 minute ago (11:11 AM)
BP warns the US Congress? Who do they think they are, a US oil company? Seize their assets if necessary.This shows the arrogance of the global corporatocracy.


http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/223082.png?20091010125858 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/keepemhonest?action=comments) keepemhonest (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/keepemhonest?action=comments) 2 minutes ago (11:09 AM)
Oh brother ... here comes the fearmongering campaign ....
"Don't make us follow those pesky safety laws - it cuts into our profits and we won't be able to keep our foreign workers employed."
Teabaggers grab that and chant "Down with safety ... BP has to make money"
Hey, Teabaggers, if you all think the Free Market is the way to go ... then ... the Free Market is telling BP to prove they can drill safely ... deal with it or go out of business.

http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/180231.png?20100203201214 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Kassandra?action=comments) Kassandra (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Kassandra?action=comments) 4 minutes ago (11:07 AM)
If anymore proof was needed that America is being held hostage by the corporations..........

...die ticken wirklich nicht mehr richtig :bad

lunar
03.09.2010, 17:36
...und diese Deppen von :kotzPaparazzis ticken schon gar nicht :dumm man kann sich Fotos von Kate Moss bis zum geht nicht mehr in den Heften ansehen in sämtlichen Varianten - aber das kleine Mädchen muss sich ja wie in einem Raubtierkäfig vorkommen :kopf

uoXi0sUMBvE&feature

http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/586125-2.png?20100621175148 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/shelagh63?action=comments) shelagh63 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/shelagh63?action=comments) 7 minutes ago (11:07 AM)
Hmmm a tired mother at the airport with a little girl in a stroller hugging a stuffed doll for comfort. If indeed said mother was not a public figure; anyone with any common decency or respect for humankind would perhaps offer help in the way of hailing a taxi or what have you. In this case the mother is Kate Moss. How on earth does this give these photog's the right to frighten a little girl, cause major havoc for other travelers, incur expense for the taxpayer in the way of extra police protection and harrass this woman? To blame the public appetite for this type of news and imagery is a red herring at best. To throw one's hands up and say that these celebrities are getting what they ask for is just ridiculous. How does working in the fashion industry at the level of Ms. Moss, who undoubtedly is a provider of many jobs within that industry, give a pass to those in the periphery who make their money by (in this case) harrassing and stalking a woman and her child? It's not like Ms. Moss is camera shy. If I want to see a picture of her there are plenty of legitmate outlets where I can do so with a tad of dignity I should hope. Where is the decency? My heart goes out to the little girl. Why did I watch this footage in the first place..Arrrgghh

Hoka
03.09.2010, 17:42
Europarat will "Mutter" und "Vater" abschaffen

Der Rat in Straßburg will Sexismus bekämpfen und rät zu geschlechtsneutraler Sprache. Es gibt bizarre Ersatzvorschläge.


...
Im Kampf gegen geschlechterspezifische Diskriminierung setzt der Europarat auf die Sprache. Der in Straßburg tagende Rat empfiehlt seinen 47 Mitgliedsstaaten, in ihren Behörden eine "nicht sexistische Sprache" zu verwenden. Die Darstellung von „Frauen zu Hause“ sei ein traditionelles Rollenbild, das die Gleichstellung der Geschlechter hemme, heißt es in einer Resolution der Parlamentarischen Versammlung des Rates.

Der Anstoß für die Forderung kam aus der Schweiz: Die sozialistische Schweizer Nationalrätin Doris Stump verlangte nach einem Bericht der "Bild"-Zeitung wörtlich, dass Frauen nicht mehr „als passive und minderwertige Wesen, Mütter:D oder Sexualobjekte“ dargestellt werden sollten.


Und der Alpenstaat ist auch schon vorbildlich in der Umsetzung. In der Hauptstadt Bern werden grundsätzlich „geschlechtsabstrakte Personenbezeichnungen” bevorzugt. Im Klartext heißt das: „Flanierzone" statt „Fußgängerzone", „Elternteil” oder (seltener) „Elter“ statt „Vater” oder „Mutter”.

http://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article9339873/Europarat-will-Mutter-und-Vater-abschaffen.html

Etwas Spass zwischendurch. :berty

lunar
03.09.2010, 17:51
Bluff und Machtspiele (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/geld/Bluff-und-Machtspiele/story/26546480) (auf Rechnung der Steuerzahler :gomad)

Im Nachhinein zeigt ein Blick auf die Rettungsaktion für den Euro: Die Währung war nie in geringster Gefahr. Und: Es hätte eine Alternative zum gigantischen Rettungsschirm von 750 Milliarden Euro bestanden. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/geld/Bluff-und-Machtspiele/story/26546480)

.....Aber hätte zur eingeschlagenen Politik eine Alternative bestanden? Durchaus, wie ein Blick auf die Historie Griechenlands nahelegt (vgl. Textkasten). In der Eurozone ist selbst eine begrenzte Reduktion der Staatsschulden durch einen verschleierten Staatsbankrott indes ausgeschlossen. Weil eine eigene Währung fehlt, lauten alle Schulden auf stabile Währungen, und zwar zum grossen Teil auf Euro. Es kommt also nur ein offener Staatsbankrott als Alternative zum Bailout in Frage. Er kann von einer einseitigen Annullierung aller Schulden über eine teilweise Reduktion, eine Verminderung der Zinsen bis zu einem Aufschub der Rückzahlung, einem Moratorium, reichen. Dabei ist eine Einigung mit den Gläubigern anzustreben, um die Kreditwürdigkeit des Staates nicht für Jahrzehnte zu verspielen. Den offenen und ordentlichen Staatsbankrott hätte Griechenland anstreben sollen.

Dann hätten statt der Steuerzahler die Gläubiger, die vorher von hohen Zinsen profitiert hatten, einen Teil der Verluste tragen müssen (.....eben - die Banken, GS & Co. usw. usw. und das geht ja nun wirklich nicht :gomad:bad:gomad:dumm) Zudem wäre die Haushaltssanierung wegen der reduzierten Zinslast leichtergefallen. Des Weiteren hätten die Gläubiger allen Anlass, in der Kreditvergabe an hochverschuldete Länder vorsichtiger zu werden und eine höhere Risikoprämie zu verlangen.....

Von Peter Bernholz, Finanz und Wirtschaft. Aktualisiert um 15:24 Uhr

lunar
03.09.2010, 18:12
Europarat will "Mutter" und "Vater" abschaffen

Etwas Spass zwischendurch. :berty

Zum Original-Beitrag (http://www.stock-channel.net/stock-board/showthread.php3?p=1337851#post1337851)
:nix

lunar
03.09.2010, 19:32
03 September 2010

Non Farm Payrolls: The Devil Is In the Adjustments (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/09/non-farm-payrolls-devil-is-in.html)

When the US government announced a 'better than expected' headline growth number in its non farm payrolls report for August, a loss of 'only' 54,000 jobs versus a forecasted loss of 120,000 jobs, people had to wonder, 'How do they do it? We do not see any of this growth and recovery in our day to day activity.'

Here's one way that those reporting the numbers can 'tinker' with them to produce the desired results.

As you may recall, there is often a very large difference between the raw, unadjusted payroll number and the adjusted number. Seasonality plays the largest role, although there can be special circumstances. Since this is designed to be a simple example I am going to lump all the various adjustments and call them the 'seasonality factor.'

Here is a chart showing the unadjusted and the adjusted numbers. As you can see, a seasonal adjustment can legitimately normalize the numbers for the use of planners and forecasters. This is a common function in businesses affected by seasonal changes. Year over year growth rates, rather than linear, comparisons, can also serve a similar function.

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Quite a variance in numbers that are very large.

Since it probably is in the back of your mind, let's address the infamous "Birth Deal Model" now, which I have advised may not be such a significant factor as you might imagine. This is an 'estimate' of new jobs created by small businesses. A comparison of the last few years demonstrates rather easily that this number is what is called 'a plug.'

How can the growth of jobs from small business not been significantly impacted by one of the greatest financial collapses in modern economic history?

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Certainly the Birth Death model offers room for statistical mischief. It is important to remember that it is added to the RAW number before seasonal adjustment, and that number has huge variances. So the effect of Birth Death is mitigated by the adjustment for seasonality. If it were added to the Seasonal number from which 'headline growth' is derived it would be a huge factor. But it is not the case, although the timing of the significant annual adjustments and additions is highly cynical, and supportive of number inflation. Perhaps calling it a 'plug' is too kind, and 'fudge factor' would be more accurate.......

full story posted by Jesse at 12:04 PM (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/09/non-farm-payrolls-devil-is-in.html) :verbeug
Category: financial reform (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/financial%20reform), Government Statistics (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/Government%20Statistics), Non-farm Payrolls (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/Non-farm%20Payrolls)

lunar
03.09.2010, 19:38
«Zwischen Abgeltungssteuer und Amtshilfeverfahren» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Zwischen-Abgeltungssteuer-und-Amtshilfeverfahren/story/11414203)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/1/4/11414203/11/teasermedium.jpg (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Zwischen-Abgeltungssteuer-und-Amtshilfeverfahren/story/11414203) Steuerstreit zwischen der Schweiz und Deutschland: Nach den Worten des deutschen Finanzministers Wolfgang Schäuble ist eine Lösung nahe – in Form eines Kompromisses. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Zwischen-Abgeltungssteuer-und-Amtshilfeverfahren/story/11414203)

....Die neuen Bestimmungen müssten Steuersünder künftig abschrecken, forderte Schäuble. Er betonte, dass seine Regierung weiter entschieden gegen solche Vergehen ankämpfen werde. Es könne nicht sein, dass angesichts wachsender sozialer Unterschiede in der Welt Eliten systematisch ihre Regierungen um Steuergelder betrögen.....

Aktualisiert um 17:50 Uhr

...die wachsenden (enormen) sozialen Unterschiede sollte aber bitte auch auf den anderen Ebenen bekämpft werden :rolleyes:oo

lunar
03.09.2010, 20:20
03.09.2010
Kinderschänder-Urteil in Portugal

Leiden ohne Ende (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/justiz/0,1518,715627,00.html)

Von Katharina Peters

Die Gerechtigkeit kommt spät, für viele zu spät: Angehörige der Elite Portugals missbrauchten Minderjährige in einem Lissabonner Kinderheim. Die Verbrechen erschütterten das ganze Land, die Opfer leiden bis heute - und die Justiz brauchte sechs Jahre, um langjährige Haftstrafen zu verhängen......

.....Die Angeklagten waren Teil der portugiesischen Elite, unter ihnen der einst beliebteste Fernseh-Showmaster Portugals, Carlos Cruz, außerdem ein prominenter Arzt, ein Unternehmer, ein hochdekorierter Diplomat und früherer Unesco-Botschafter. Den Angeklagten wurden insgesamt mehr als 800 Straftaten zur Last gelegt......(vornehme :kotzGesellschaft :gomad)

....sie konnten das Gefängnis vorläufig verlassen und gehen in Berufung :gomad:gomad

lunar
03.09.2010, 22:16
Starkes Erdbeben auf Neuseeland

Freitag, 3. September 2010, 20:21 Uhr
Ein schweres Erdbeben der Stärke 7,2 hat Neuseelands erschüttert. Berichte über Verletzte oder ernsthafte Schäden gibt es zur Zeit nicht, auch eine Tsunami-Warnung wurde nicht herausgegeben. :(



Das Zentrum des Erdstosses lag nach Angaben der US-Geologiebehörde USGS rund 30 Kilometer nordwestlich der Stadt Christchurch in 16 Kilometern Tiefe....

ganzer Artikel: http://www.tagesschau.sf.tv/Nachrichten/Archiv/2010/09/03/International/Starkes-Erdbeben-auf-Neuseeland

lunar
03.09.2010, 22:35
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Goldman Exposes The "Lend To Play" Conflict Scheme Involved In IPO Underwriter Allocation (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/goldman-exposes-lend-play-conflict-scheme-involved-ipo-underwriter-allocation)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/03/2010 11:51 -0500

In providing commentary to the FASB's attempt to solicit public response on its recent foray into bringing some transparency into "loans held to maturity" by Wall Street banks, Goldman Sachs does a terrific job of exposing the very prevalent, and very conflicted phenomenon better known as "lending to play" in Wall Street firms' attempt to get an allocation on the IPO underwriter syndicate of public company candidates, in exchange for providing debt to the same firm on very disadvantageous terms to both the underwriters' shareholders, and to secondary purchasers of such debt. In addition to providing broad mispricing incentive to an entire capital structure product, this practice also completely destroys the credibility of the ratings of the newly public company by the Underwriter syndicate due to tremendous conflicts of interest.


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#562471 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/goldman-exposes-lend-play-conflict-scheme-involved-ipo-underwriter-allocation#comment-562471)
Hang on. There's another side to this.
Before we start crying about a CRA for borrowers and IPO issuers, let's remember that everybody and his brother knows that I-Bankers constantly dangle below-market credit as a "carrot" to pull firms into deals AND - as we found out during the Financial Crisis - use implicit threats to withdraw credit lines as as "stick" to push firms into deals.
Risks are uncertain and credit markets are volatile. Bankers not only buy and sell mispriced risk, they use their power to misprice large amounts of risk as a tool of influence and persuasion.
So what's the ZH suggestion for reducing the banks' power to misprice large amounts of risk? Government? Perish the thought.
Oh, I forgot, gold will cure everything. How, we don't know. It just will.



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on Fri, 09/03/2010 - 12:47
#562490 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/goldman-exposes-lend-play-conflict-scheme-involved-ipo-underwriter-allocation#comment-562490)
And just as we "just know" that these same banks that are peddling conflicts of interest now (at a hit to secondary investors), will use implicit threats (because banks did this maliciously right... and had nothing to do with the banks' need to salvage every dollar of liquidity due to their own massively bloated balance sheets) when the next credit crisis strikes.
Perhaps reread the article, which cries nowhere about the corporate issuers, but more for the investors (both retail and institutional) who are getting suckered in by a issuer-bank JV. But of course they should be sufficiently intelligent and know all this in advance. Which begs the question why did we even post this article. After all you knew all this to begin with.

lunar
03.09.2010, 22:42
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Why The End Of The 'Equity Cult' Means Trillions In Upcoming Outflows From Stocks (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/why-end-equity-cult-means-trillions-upcoming-outflows-stocks)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/03/2010 14:10 -0500
Citi's Robert Buckland is out with the must read report of the weekend, especially for all the optimists who believe that despite the ongoing depression (and as many have demonstrated, all the talk about a double dip is moot, as America has never left the depression, or as Rosie calls it a period of prolonged economic subpar activity: the latest NFP number merely reinforces the theme of economic deterioration), and despite the 17 weeks in retail equity outflows (which would be a contrarian signal if there was hope that retail would ever feel safe enough to return in stocks. After nearly 5 months of no change in trend, the debate can be put to rest, if at least for 2010) there is still hope. There very well may not be - Citi has just pronounced the "Equity Cult" dead: "It has taken 10 years, and two 50% bear markets, to reverse this cult. European and Japanese equities are already trading on dividend yields above government bond yields. US equities are almost there as well. An immediate reincarnation of the equity cult seems unlikely. Global corporates, especially the mega-caps, rushed to exploit cheap financing as the equity cult inflated. They have been slow to redeem equity now that the cult has deflated. Equity oversupply remains a drag on share prices." And as more and more companies and investors shift to a de-equitization theme, the trendline in allocation for the US pension assets will soon revert to that seen when the "Equity Cult" began, or roughly 20% of all assets, with bonds taking on an ever greater precedence of asset allocation (incidentally the UK is already back to the equity/debt relative investment levels of the early 1960s). What does this mean for capital flows? "A reduction in equity holdings back to pre-1959 levels (around 20% of total assets) would indicate considerable selling pressure to come. For US private sector pension funds alone, that would imply a further $1900bn reduction in equity weightings. The evidence suggests that there could still be considerable institutional selling to come.




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on Fri, 09/03/2010 - 15:18
#562861 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/why-end-equity-cult-means-trillions-upcoming-outflows-stocks#comment-562861)
Cleared the 150-day with ease.

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on Fri, 09/03/2010 - 15:22
#562875 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/why-end-equity-cult-means-trillions-upcoming-outflows-stocks#comment-562875)
And why shouldnt it clear the 150 day with ease? All is well, Dept of Makin Shit Up did their part, and printing presses fully loaded with Mobil-1 extreme condition oil.

lunar
03.09.2010, 22:54
http://www.n-tv.de/mediathek/bilderdestages/

lunar
04.09.2010, 11:04
TOP SECRET: THE PENTAGON'S KIDDIE PORN PROBLEM (http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20100903/us_yblog_upshot/pentagon-declined-to-investigate-hundreds-of-purchases-of-child-pornography)

A 2006 Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation into the purchase of child pornography online turned up more than 250 civilian and military employees of the Defense Department -- :bad including some with the highest available security clearance :bad -- who used credit cards or PayPal to purchase images of children in sexual situations. But the Pentagon investigated only a handful of the cases, Defense Department records show.

Read the whole story: The Upshot (http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20100903/us_yblog_upshot/pentagon-declined-to-investigate-hundreds-of-purchases-of-child-pornography)


Hundreds Of Child Porn Purchases By Defense Dept. Employees Go Uninvestigated (http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20100903/us_yblog_upshot/pentagon-declined-to-investigate-hundreds-of-purchases-of-child-pornography)





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"Kiddie Porn" is not only disgusting but a national security risk as these perverts can be blackmailed by a foreign power. No one can seriously believe that they only download porn while at work?
This has nothing to do with partisan politics. There should be zero tolerance and arrests should be made.
Pedophilia cannot be tolerated and child services should also check on the children of these government workers.

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Im sure thats why they allow it.they can blackmail people.

schei**kranke Welt :gomad:gomad:gomad und so was muss dann noch der Steuerzahler berappen :gomad:bad:gomad

lunar
04.09.2010, 11:37
Media: (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/media/) Beck Admits Lying During Rally Speech (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/03/glenn-beck-admits-lying-i_n_704958.html)


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The stupid people at glenda beck's rally
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bet2BZt7_c
.....selten so viele doofe Sprüche gehört :dumm und mit Lügen die Ehre wieder herstellen :confused :klo


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beck, clown antics are dangerous!
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiLppliFzbs)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiLppliFzbs :schreck (erinnert mich an vergangene Zeiten :schwitz:bad man glaubt es einfach nicht - Amerika good bye)
since when are inflammatory 'SCARE TACTICS' honorable?
would jesus ever do something this dangerous?
let's THINK about this for a moment...


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WOW he's a nutbag! I think I may have just broken my TV. Thanks electra that is one eye opening example to who the REAL Glenn Beck is! F&F

lunar
04.09.2010, 11:50
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Weekly Visual CFTC Commitment Of Traders Summary - September 3 - 10 Year UST Net Spec Positions Surge (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/weekly-visual-cftc-commitment-traders-summary-september-3-10-year-ust-net-spec-positions-sur)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/03/2010 20:12 -0500

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This week's CFTC Commitment of Traders report, with some very interesting observations on speculative positions in the Treasury curve.


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lunar
05.09.2010, 12:53
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Guest Post: Moving into Bonds - From Frying Pan to Fire (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-moving-bonds-frying-pan-fire)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/04/2010 19:55 -0500
The other day, I came across an article that said, while individuals may be moving their money out of equities, they have been moving into bond funds – and in a big way. It’s called jumping from the frying fan into the fire. Based on my experience as a co-founder of a mutual fund group, I can tell you that if there is one sure thing in this world, it’s that when investors rush en masse into an investment category, it is invariably at almost exactly the wrong time to do so. Is that the case with today’s rush into bonds? To shed some light on that point, Casey Research Switzerland-based editor Kevin Brekke volunteered to look into the correlation between bond flows and performance. Here’s his report…



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on Sat, 09/04/2010 - 20:10
#564130 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-moving-bonds-frying-pan-fire#comment-564130)
And the worst thing about a bond market implosion is there is no safe harbor. How do you think real estate and equities will be doing when interest rates are in the low teens?

lunar
05.09.2010, 18:24
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All You Need To Know About Genus: Faticus, Species: Caticus (Order And Family: Wall Street) (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/all-you-need-know-about-genus-faticus-species-caticus-order-and-family-wall-street)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/04/2010 20:16 -0500

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"Welcome to Wall Street Executive Air flight 2009 with service to Economic Disaster." All you need to know about the endangered species of Wall Street Faticus Caticus, and why it is about to cannibalize itself into oblivion, in a simple cartoon even Saturday night drunks can comprehend.

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lunar
05.09.2010, 18:38
:kotzBillionaire Koch Brothers Give $1 Million To Block California Climate Law (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/04/billionaire-koch-brothers_n_705737.html)



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"The Koch brothers have founded several libertarian organizations and think tanks dedicated in large part to fighting what they view as excessive government regulation."
Of course they have. All they care are about profits. They don't care for the environment, it's all about the $$$.
They're rich and they wanted to get rich-er? Geez, Greedy. LIBERTARIANS ARE GREEDY. Selfish ideology. Everything that's wrong with our country.

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It's about time that HP did a piece on the Koch Brothers. However, this piece does not go into enough depth into their efforts to effect poltics at a number of levels. I live in Wichita and know how unethical these brothers are...I know an individual who was a VP for the company who has spoken about the lack of ethics......Please people ask for a more detailed reporting in this subject...Please people don't let corporate types take our environment away from our children and grandchildren.....

lunar
05.09.2010, 18:43
U.S. Helping To Bail Out Afghanistan's Biggest Bank (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/04/afghan-bank-bailout-us-to_n_705830.html)

Treasury Officials Insist No American Money Will Be Used (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/04/afghan-bank-bailout-us-to_n_705830.html)




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"U.S. Treasury officials insisting that no American taxpayer money will be used to recapitalize Kabul Bank: "
Trust Us! Right like we trusted Bush when he gave no strings attatched 700 Billion to Wall Street so it could make loans to small businesses?
Or Obama when he did the same?

lunar
05.09.2010, 19:39
International: 5. September 2010, 13:49

ETA will Waffen wieder schweigen lassen (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/waffenruhe_eta_1.7453017.html)

Video der baskischen Untergrundorganisation (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/waffenruhe_eta_1.7453017.html)

Die baskische Untergrundorganisation ETA will bis auf weiteres keine Terroranschläge mehr verüben. Dies geht aus einem Video hervor, das die Separatisten dem britischen Sender BBC und später auch der baskischen Zeitung «Gara» zukommen liessen. (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/waffenruhe_eta_1.7453017.html) ...http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/headline_topic_more.gif (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/waffenruhe_eta_1.7453017.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/pixel.gif http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/news_readmore.gif ETA-Spitze: Erneut zerschlagen (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/die_eta-spitze_erneut_zerschlagen_1.5768398.html)


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hoffentlich hält's dieses mal - die Menschen glauben fast nicht mehr daran :( :rolleyes

lunar
05.09.2010, 19:56
Leser-Reporter

Die Sikorsky S-38 musste kurz vor der Wasserung durchstarten (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/linkes-ufer/Die-Sikorsky-S38-musste-kurz-vor-der-Wasserung-durchstarten/story/22191992)

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lunar
05.09.2010, 20:44
:rolleyes.

lunar
06.09.2010, 10:07
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Exclusive: The Paulson Portfolio Post-Mortem (In Which We Learn That The Maestro Himself Is Advising J.P. On Future Gold Prices) (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/exclusive-paulson-portfolio-post-mortem-which-we-learn-maestro-himself-advising-jp-future-go)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/05/2010 22:44 -0500

We present an exclusive summary of all the Paulson & Co. portfolio facts, figures, strategy, ins and outs, and Paulson's discussions with former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan on the "the relationship between the monetary base, the money supply, inflation and gold prices." Must read for everyone......
.....This is probably the single most important take home message in this entire post. Basically, Paulson confirms implicitly that the Fed itself (via the man who got us to this woeful economic state), is advocating the purchase of gold, as he is confident that the double whammy of the monetary base and supply will lead to a surge in gold. Whether this means inflation or hyperinflation, and the final playout of the "Gold to $36,000 scenario" is uncertain. But when the world's biggest hedge fund, and the world's greatest economic disaster have sat down, and decided that gold is a buy here, we will certainly not step in their way. Basically the Paulson-Greenspan JV have confirmed what everyone tacitly knows: the Fed has no option but to reflate. And it will stop at nothing, even if it means the forced conversion of gold from its legacy commodity status, to a full-accepted currency. Gold bears beware......


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lunar
06.09.2010, 10:13
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Summary Of Global Events In The Week Ahead (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/summary-global-events-week-ahead)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/05/2010 16:11 -0500

Summer is over, and now the real scramble for performance begins with just 3 weeks left in the quarter. Here is a look at the key economic events in the upcoming week, from around the world.


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informativ :supi

lunar
06.09.2010, 10:19
Officials freeze assets of Kabul Bank shareholders, excepting Karzai's brother :rolleyes:gomad

Sunday, September 5, 2010; 10:07 PM

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Struggling to contain an escalating crisis at Kabul Bank, Afghan authorities have barred the sale of Kabul properties held by the bank's principal owners.
But the freeze excludes President Hamid Karzai's brother, Kabul Bank's third largest shareholder, who says he does not own property in the Afghan capital.

The Afghan Central Bank ordered the property-sale ban in a letter reviewed by The Washington Post. It was sent to Kabul municipal authorities and it targets five people, including Kabul Bank's two biggest shareholders - who were ousted last Monday as executives of the bank - as well as the brother of Afghanistan's (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/world/countries/afghanistan.html?nav=el) vice president, who is both a shareholder and major borrower.


No restrictions were placed on the president's own brother, Mahmoud Karzai, who has also borrowed money from Kabul Bank, including $6 million that he used to buy a 7 percent stake in the crumbling bank......:gomad

full story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/05/AR2010090501144.html

lunar
06.09.2010, 10:58
«Wir haben es satt, dass man uns ständig Vorschriften macht» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/Wir-haben-es-satt-dass-man-uns-staendig-Vorschriften-macht-/story/12790528)

Mariela Castro, Tochter von Kubas Staatschef Raúl Castro, spricht im Interview mit dem «Tages-Anzeiger» über die Revolution, eine prägende Reise mit ihrem Vater in die Sowjetunion und ihre Arbeit als Sexualerzieherin. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/Wir-haben-es-satt-dass-man-uns-staendig-Vorschriften-macht-/story/12790528)

Von Sandro Benini. Aktualisiert vor 14 Minuten

:cool

lunar
06.09.2010, 11:16
COMBAT CONTINUES: U.S. Troops Exchange Fire With Iraqi Militants (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/05/iraq-combat-continues_n_706275.html) :mad



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lunar
06.09.2010, 11:21
HARD LABOR (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/05/department-of-labor-launches-my-skills-my-future_n_706328.html)

Federal Government Launches New Website To Help Unemployed Find Work.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/05/department-of-labor-launches-my-skills-my-future_n_706328.html)
4 Job Market Trends We WON'T Be Celebrating This Labor Day.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/05/four-trends-we-wont-be-ce_n_704162.html)
11 Facts About The Holiday.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/03/labor-day-history-facts_n_705480.html) The Religious Challenge In A Shattered Job Market.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-laarman/labor-day-of-mourning-the_1_b_702000.html)
Robert Reich: The Real Lesson Of Labor Day (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/the-real-lesson-of-labor-_b_706121.html)



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lunar
06.09.2010, 18:56
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Obama To Unveil A New(er) Deal: Here Comes $50 Billion For Rails, Roads And Runways (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/obama-unveil-newer-deal-here-comes-50-billion-rails-roads-and-runways)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/06/2010 09:00 -0500

The New Deal cost America $50 billion in 1930s dollars. How the times have changed - today the White House will announce a new and improved New(er) Deal, which will invest $50 billion in a 3Rs sequel - road, rail and runway, infrastructure developments. It will have roughly one thousandth the impact of the Roosevelt plan, demonstrating once again that in 80 years the only thing that has actually worked in America is the ongoing devaluation of the dollar. But don't call it failed fiscal surplus infinity +1, that would certainly not help the Democrats' InTrade (http://data.intrade.com/graphing/jsp/closingPricesForm.jsp?tradeURL=https://www.intrade.com&contractId=639646)odds this November. But since ARRA has now failed and GDP is stalling, and the Fed is pretty much powerless to create anything except a huge spike in gold prices once it goes full retard on monetary policy, what does one expect the president to do (aside from the obvious which is whatever the teleprompter tells him)? At least Paul Krugman will be giddy: there go two more $25 billion bond auctions to spike the economy for one or two days, only to cause another output vacuum shortly thereafter. And since no Obama plan could be complete without the creation of a czar or a bank to act as chief administration of fund misappropriation and embezzlement, the plan will also see the creation of an "Infrastructure Bank" which Wall Street is already actively plotting how to frontrun and to vicious rob blind at the expense of future generations. So congratulations America: ten days of total tax revenue were just washed down the drain to keep a few road workers busy: we'll skip the obligatory "Change you can..." jokes at this point. We also won't mention the imminent receipt of Warren Buffett's "thank you" card by the administration - that's a given.



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by LMAO
on Mon, 09/06/2010 - 09:18
#565665 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/obama-unveil-newer-deal-here-comes-50-billion-rails-roads-and-runways#comment-565665)
Well obviously we are in desperate need of decent infrastructure to transport all these new and innovative goods we are producing. I mean this economy is booming and has virtually exploded due to the stimulus.
And when these infrastructural works are finished we will implement the next money-print subsidized programm where all US citizens will start to cut each others hair at the rate of $ 10,000.- per haircut, nobody will ever be poor again. We will not forget about the bold of course, they will receive a scalp massage at the same rate.
Mission accomplished!
LMAO


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#565672 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/obama-unveil-newer-deal-here-comes-50-billion-rails-roads-and-runways#comment-565672)
Lets compare 50B for infrastructure to the 185B AIG recieved, and thats just one of the many. Talk about a slap in the face, and as the article states this will be another opportunity for the politicians and corporations to rip off the common man. Time for a tax revolt.

lunar
06.09.2010, 20:07
Live-Sendung

Was muss sich die Schweiz von den USA alles gefallen lassen? (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Was-muss-sich-die-Schweiz-von-den-USA-alles-gefallen-lassen/story/15291228)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/5/2/15291228/52/teasermedium.jpg (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Was-muss-sich-die-Schweiz-von-den-USA-alles-gefallen-lassen/story/15291228) Die USA fordern, die Schweiz gibt – ist das so? Und wie weit darf freundschaftliche Zusammenarbeit gehen? Im Zürcher Kaufleuten diskutiert heute ab 20 Uhr eine illustre Runde. Tagesanzeiger.ch/Newsnetz überträgt live. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Was-muss-sich-die-Schweiz-von-den-USA-alles-gefallen-lassen/story/15291228)

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lunar
07.09.2010, 09:23
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Jim Rickards Tells His Clients To Get Out Of Stocks And Discusses The Fed's Final "Golden" Bullet (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/jim-rickards-tells-his-clients-get-out-stocks-and-discusses-feds-final-golden-bullet)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/06/2010 22:11 -0500

Another fascinating interview by Jim Rickards, in the first part of which the LTCM GC explains why he has told his clients to get out of stocks (yes, it does have to do with market manipulation and the Fed - the two most popular topics on Zero Hedge over the past year): "Markets have ceased to function as they are intended - traditionally a place to exchange values, but more importantly to perform price discovery (people rely on markets to tell them what to do or to at least give them some guidance). What's happened is that all the markets have become so badly distorted that their price discovery function and therefore the information content around it no longer has any value. The market has become self-referential, an algo playing itself out, almost the way you would run a self-recursive equation on a computer and you get very unpredictable results from very simple equations. It has degenerated into a joke." Perhaps more relevant for those seeking some advice on where to put their money if not into stocks, is his observation that now that the Fed is in dire need to getting people to start spending, the only option left is to instill the fear of a dollar devaluation, but not against other fiat (as that would in turn lead other central banks to follow suit), but depreciation against hard currencies such as gold. "If you are the Fed and you buy up gold to $2,000 an ounce what have you done? You've depreciated the dollar by not quite 50%. Well that's pretty powerful stuff if you are trying to get people to spend money and dump dollars. So they are not out of bullets, they have what I call the golden bullet..." As Kohn today said, it is all about expectations... Well, why not make people expect that the dollar they have today will be worth half as much tomorrow versus gold?




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on Mon, 09/06/2010 - 23:28
#566678 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/jim-rickards-tells-his-clients-get-out-stocks-and-discusses-feds-final-golden-bullet#comment-566678)
Why does Eric King only interview perma-gloomers?
Why not interview the CEO's of some leading companies in the S & P 500 like Vornado Realty or Simon Property Group?
To find out what is really happening in Real Estate.

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on Mon, 09/06/2010 - 23:50
#566692 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/jim-rickards-tells-his-clients-get-out-stocks-and-discusses-feds-final-golden-bullet#comment-566692)
Simon is a gunning to be a backstopped whore, a TBTF in my opinion. They are buying up commercial real estate left and right. If they get themselves into a position where they hold a lot of cards, I think they think the gov is going to have to bail out huge holders of CRE. We are no where near the bottom, there is not blood in the streets, yet. Simon's buying is psychotic unless they are gambling on being bought by the Fed for full value.
To put this delicately, I think the Simon group is a bunch of, as you put it, "perma-gloomers" too.


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by Quantum Noise
on Mon, 09/06/2010 - 23:32
#566680 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/jim-rickards-tells-his-clients-get-out-stocks-and-discusses-feds-final-golden-bullet#comment-566680)
The gold bubble won't work. Why? Not enough gold.
Do the math. World's gold value: $6T at 1200/ounce. Inflating it by 20% is $1.2T. Meanwhile, there is $54T of debt in the US alone and since 2008 Americans lost nearly $12T of their wealth... so plugging a $12T hole with $1.2T is foolish. The Fed needs a much bigger bubble.
Listen carefully to Hugh Hendry (starting at 3:00):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQjD2sw_eg4



....ziemlich kontroverse comments :gruebel

lunar
07.09.2010, 09:34
Geplante Koran-Verbrennung in den USA

Petraeus warnt vor weltweiten Muslim-Protesten (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,716069,00.html)

Eine evangelische Splittergruppe in den USA will Koran-Exemplare verbrennen, um "radikale Elemente des Islams" anzuprangern - der Protest ist gewaltig. Wütende Muslime demonstrieren, jetzt schaltet sich US-Kommandeur Petraeus ein: Die geplante Aktion könne das Leben von US-Soldaten gefährden. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,716069,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=20407) ]
....Mehrere hundert Demonstranten protestierten bereits am Montag in Afghanistan gegen die geplante Koranverbrennung. Sie skandierten "Lang lebe der Islam" und "Tod für Amerika". Einige Demonstranten warfen mit Steinen und forderten den Tod von US-Präsident Barack Obama sowie den Abzug der US-Truppen aus Afghanistan. Die US-Botschaft in Kabul verurteilte in einer Erklärung die geplante Bücherverbrennung.....
.....Die Glaubensgemeinschaft im US-Bundesstaat Florida zählt gerade mal 50 Mitglieder und wirbt auf ihrer Seite im Online-Netzwerk Facebook mit dem Slogan "Islam kommt vom Teufel"......





Entführung in Afghanistan: Ex-Geisel beschuldigt korrupte Polizisten (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,716031,00.html)
Verdacht auf Korruption: Afghanistan friert Vermögen von Bankaktionären ein (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,715867,00.html)
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:dumm

lunar
07.09.2010, 09:47
Tony Blair Cancels Book Signing Over Protests (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/06/tony-blair-cancels-book-s_n_706563.html)

......The book is a best-seller – currently No. 1 in Amazon's British rankings and in its U.S. top 10 – but it has sparked protests from opponents of his policies, especially the invasion of Iraq.
A Facebook group calling on people to "subversively move Tony Blair's memoirs to the crime section in book shops" has more than 7,000 members......




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Off to Barnes and Noble today to move as many of Tony's books to the crime section as I can. This will be almost as much fun as moving Sean Hannity's and Glenn Beck's nonsense to the toilet paper aisle at Costco

lunar
07.09.2010, 10:02
Die Blumenkinder des Bösen (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/buecher/Die-Blumenkinder-des-Boesen-/story/13360393)

Erstmals erscheint das legendäre Buch «Helter Skelter» über die bestialischen Morde der «Manson Family» von 1969 auf Deutsch. Der minutiöse Bericht erhellt die dunkle Seite der Gegenkultur. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/buecher/Die-Blumenkinder-des-Boesen-/story/13360393)

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Die Manson Family (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/buecher/Die-Blumenkinder-des-Boesen-/story/13360393)
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....und da gibt es Leute die so einen was "verehren" :gomad:bad:gomad

lunar
07.09.2010, 10:57
Vor ihm zitterten die US-Präsidenten (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/diverses/Vor-ihm-zitterten-die-USPraesidenten/story/22731485)

[/url]Der Karikaturist Paul Conrad, der US-Zeitungen ein halbes Jahrhundert lang mit Skizzen zu politischen Ereignissen bereichert hatte, ist tot. Eine Homage in Bildern. [url="http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/diverses/Vor-ihm-zitterten-die-USPraesidenten/story/22731485"]Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/diverses/Vor-ihm-zitterten-die-USPraesidenten/story/22731485)

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Karikaturist Paul Conrad (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/diverses/Vor-ihm-zitterten-die-USPraesidenten/story/22731485) ...seine Karikaturen :supi

lunar
07.09.2010, 11:03
Das durchgeknallte Sechseläuten (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/kunst/Das-durchgeknallte-Sechselaeuten/story/19150084)

[/url]Heute ist der letzte Tag des Burning-Man-Festivals, an dem eine 12 Meter hohe Statue verbrannt wird. Es ist eine Veranstaltung von bizarrer Schönheit. [url="http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/kunst/Das-durchgeknallte-Sechselaeuten/story/19150084"]Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/kunst/Das-durchgeknallte-Sechselaeuten/story/19150084)

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Burning Man (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/kunst/Das-durchgeknallte-Sechselaeuten/story/19150084)

lunar
07.09.2010, 11:21
Ein Geldverwalter und zwei Banker haben Kunden mit System geplündert

Von Andreas Flütsch. Aktualisiert um 04:00 Uhr 1 Kommentar (http://bazonline.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Ein-Geldverwalter-und-zwei-Banker-haben-Kunden-mit-System-gepluendert-/story/18281134#kommentar)

Versicherer und Pensionskassen verloren Millionen......


......Das Bezirksgericht Zürich verurteilte C., der jegliche Schuld bestritt, gestern für das im Fachjargon «Frontrunning» genannte Vergehen zu drei Jahren Freiheitsstrafe, der geständige Allianz-Mann erhielt 21 Monate bedingt. Der Aktienhändler hatte sich bei einem Verhör aus dem Fenster in den Tod gestürzt. Das einmalig hohe Strafmass wegen ungetreuer Geschäftsbesorgung ist ein klares Signal, dass der Missbrauch von Insiderwissen zulasten von Kunden nicht mehr als Kavaliersdelikt betrachtet wird......

ganzer Artikel: http://bazonline.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Ein-Geldverwalter-und-zwei-Banker-haben-Kunden-mit-System-gepluendert-/story/18281134

.....komisch ist aber dass jetzt mit dem Computer gesteuerten HFT frontrunning (GS natürlich ganz vorne mit dabei :bad) niemand bestraft wird - der Schaden aber unendlich viel grösser ist :gomad anscheinend kümmern sich nur die Foren um diesen Missstand :gomad

lunar
07.09.2010, 14:27
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lunar
07.09.2010, 14:41
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Schumer Is Shocked, Shocked, There Is Quote Stuffing Going On In Here... Asks SEC To Look Into it (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/schumer-shocked-shocked-there-quote-stuffing-going-here-asks-sec-look-it)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/07/2010 07:05 -0500

And another one wakes up. Better late than never. We wish to remind the Senator that perhaps he should first follow up on why after the SEC "banning" Flash trading, DirectEdge and other exchanges still frontrun orders on a daily basis, and why flash trading continues to lead to, ahem, flash crashes. "U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer urged federal securities regulators to explore ways to slow some high-speed trading at times of market stress and to investigate strategies that have raised concerns of stock manipulation, including one known as “quote stuffing.” Schumer, a New York Democrat, urged the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch a formal inquiry into whether computer-powered trading firms’ rapid entering and canceling of stock orders, called quote stuffing, played a role in the so-called flash crash of May 6, and to more broadly reconsider these participants’ role in the U.S. marketplace."



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on Tue, 09/07/2010 - 07:14
#566910 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/schumer-shocked-shocked-there-quote-stuffing-going-here-asks-sec-look-it#comment-566910)
Ah yes, Casablanca is one of my all time favorites.

:lach http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gf8NK1WAOc


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on Tue, 09/07/2010 - 07:28
#566933 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/schumer-shocked-shocked-there-quote-stuffing-going-here-asks-sec-look-it#comment-566933)
Dear Senator Schumer, Go pound salt. You are one of the most lavished upon darlings of Wall St., we're not so stupid as to expect you to bite one of the hands that feed you.
Sincerely, A Western New York Constituent

lunar
07.09.2010, 15:35
Burry of `The Big Short' Bets on Farmland, Gold After Profits on Subprime

By Jon Erlichman and Dakin Campbell - Sep 7, 2010 11:00 AM GMT+0200

Tue Sep 07 09:00:30 GMT 2010

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Play Video (http://www.bloomberg.com/video/62703584/)

Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Burry, the former head of Scion Capital LLC who predicted the housing market’s plunge, talks with Bloomberg's Jon Erlichman about the financial crisis and the housing market. (Source: Bloomberg)


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Play Video (http://www.bloomberg.com/video/62706798/)

Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Burry, the former head of Scion Capital LLC who predicted the housing market’s plunge, talks with Bloomberg's Jon Erlichman about his investments in agricultural land, real estate and gold. (This is an excerpt. Source: Bloomberg)

.....Burry said Wall Street investment banks such as Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/quote?ticker=GS:US) shouldn’t trade on their own account and don’t always act in the best interests of clients. The firm is disbanding its principal-strategies business, one of the groups that make bets with the company’s own money, two people with knowledge of the decision said last week......

full story: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-07/michael-burry-predictor-of-mortgage-collapse-bets-on-farmland-and-gold.html

lunar
07.09.2010, 16:28
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Matterhorn Asset Management Sets Three Gold Price Targets: $6,000 – $7,000 – $10,000 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/matterhorn-asset-management-sets-three-gold-price-targets-6000-%E2%80%93-7000-%E2%80%93-10000)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/07/2010 07:29 -0500

A few preliminary facts on gold from Matterhorn Asset Management:

It is a fact that gold in US dollars (and many other currencies) has gone up 400% in eleven years or 16% per annum annualised.
It is a fact that the US dollar has declined 80% in value against gold since 1999.
It is a fact that the dollar and most other currencies have gone down 98-99% against gold since 1913 when the Federal Reserve Bank of New York was created.
It is also a fact that the Dow Jones (and many world stock markets) has declined over 80% against gold since 1999.
It is a fact that gold has made a new all time monthly closing high in dollars in August 2010.
As to how Matterhorn gets to its 3 gold price targets of $6,000, $7,000, $10,000 read inside...


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:cool

lunar
07.09.2010, 16:39
Politics: (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/politics/) No Recession Here: Election Spending Sets Records (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/07/election-spending-sets-re_n_706972.html)

Single Candidate Spending $104 Million Of Personal Fortune (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/07/election-spending-sets-re_n_706972.html) :dumm

.....Based on the latest financial reports, House and Senate candidates in this election cycle raised nearly $1.2 billion, well ahead of the pace for contests in 2008, 2006 and 2004......





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If Meg Whitman wrote checks to people instead of running ad she would be the sure fire winner.

.....ich finde das irgendwie abartig :bad

lunar
07.09.2010, 16:48
Möglicher Milliardenschatz

US-Investoren klagen Anleihen aus Weimarer Republik ein (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/0,1518,716125,00.html)

Das könnte für Finanzminister Schäuble teuer werden: US-Investoren klagen vor mehreren Gerichten gegen die Bundesrepublik - weil sie uralte Staatsanleihen aus der Weimarer Republik besitzen, die sie nun zu Cash machen wollen. Die Papiere sind womöglich einige Milliarden Dollar wert. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/0,1518,716125,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=20429) ]

...im Forum lesen ;)

lunar
07.09.2010, 16:55
«Die Steinigung hat abschreckende Wirkung» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/asien-und-ozeanien/Die-Steinigung-hat-abschreckende-Wirkung/story/13252952)

:kotz http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/3/2/13252952/35/teasermedium.jpg (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/asien-und-ozeanien/Die-Steinigung-hat-abschreckende-Wirkung/story/13252952) Hani Ramadan, Direktor des Islamischen Zentrums in Genf, findet das Steinigungsurteil gegen die Iranerin Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani nicht weiter schlimm. In einem Zeitungsinterview erklärt er die Gründe für seine Haltung. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/asien-und-ozeanien/Die-Steinigung-hat-abschreckende-Wirkung/story/13252952)

.... Gegenüber der Zeitung «Le Matin» sagt er: «Die Steinigung hat abschreckende Wirkung.» ....
....In seinem Plädoyer für den Iran blendet Ramadan aus, dass das Urteil gegen Ashtiani auf höchst zweifelhaftem Weg zustande kam. Augenzeugen für den angeblichen Ehebruch und den angeblichen Mord an ihrem Ehemann gibt es keine. Die iranischen Behörden haben einzig ihr «Geständnis» in der Hand, das laut ihrem Anwalt und Menschenrechtsorganisationen unter Folter zustande kam.....

Von Monica Fahmy (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/monica-fahmy/s.html). Aktualisiert um 13:40 Uhr
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steve walker - 15:16 Uhr
130 Kommentare. Und kein einziger von einem Moslem, der sich von dieser Aussage distanziert...:gomad :mies

lunar
07.09.2010, 17:49
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Guest Post: Dangerous Economic Misconceptions (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-dangerous-economic-misconceptions)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/07/2010 09:54 -0500

In some fields of research, dishonesty and misconceptions can cost lives. In economics, dishonesty and misconceptions can cost MILLIONS of lives. Mainstream financial analysts (and the MSM in general) have lost all sense of responsibility for what they do, and thus, continue to put our society at risk and continue to lose vaster portions of their audience year after year. The problem is that the vacuum left behind by this mass exodus from the MSM has not yet been correctly filled with principled alternative news providers. We are growing everyday, but the information void is still ever present, and the memory hole continues to be exploited by global bankers. Some people don’t know where to turn, and have instead given up on looking for the truth altogether. My only option has been to continue drilling away at the root points of disinformation, along with many other uncompromised researchers, and hope that consistency and perseverance win the day by accumulation and attrition. With that strategy in mind, we will now examine the instabilities behind our current recession/depression. We will then follow by deconstructing the most prominent economic misconceptions surrounding them (often perpetuated by the MSM), along with those misconceptions you will probably hear in the near future… - Giordano Bruno




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by Widowmaker
on Tue, 09/07/2010 - 10:11
#567241 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-dangerous-economic-misconceptions#comment-567241)
Excellent post.
Rememeber, wrecked lives (and war deaths) = record bonuses on Fraud Street, to hell with the future and common good when systemic failure of a few is rewarded by the theft from many.
Also don't forget, nobody saw it coming and that makes breaking the law okay.
Banks vaults are only full of lies, not money.



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by SWRichmond
on Tue, 09/07/2010 - 10:04
#567250 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-dangerous-economic-misconceptions#comment-567250)
I wish I was possessed with talents, or possessed of any thing that might enable me to elucidate this great subject. I am not free from suspicion: I am apt to entertain doubts. I rose yesterday to ask a question which arose in my own mind. When I asked that question, I thought the meaning of my interrogation was obvious. The fate of this question and of America may depend on this.

There are sufficient guards placed against sedition and licentiousness; for, when power is given to this government to suppress these, or for any other purpose, the language it assumes is clear, express, and unequivocal; but when this Constitution speaks of privileges, there is an ambiguity, sir, a fatal ambiguity — an ambiguity which is very astonishing.

But we are told that we need not fear; because those in power, being our representatives, will not abuse the powers we put in their hands. I am not well versed in history, but I will submit to your recollection, whether liberty has been destroyed most often by the licentiousness of the people, or by the tyranny of rulers. I imagine, sir, you will find the balance on the side of tyranny. Happy will you be if you miss the fate of those nations, who, omitting to resist their oppressors, or negligently suffering their liberty to be wrested from them, have groaned under intolerable despotism! Most of the human race are now in this deplorable condition; and those nations who have gone in search of grandeur, power, and splendor, have also fallen a sacrifice, and been the victims of their own folly. While they acquired those visionary blessings, they lost their freedom.

-Patrick Henry, 5 June 1788

lunar
07.09.2010, 18:59
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Schapiro Blames "Investor Pullback On Market Structure", Demands Changes, As Schumer Joins The Fray (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/schapiro-blames-investor-pullback-market-structure-demands-change-market-structure)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/07/2010 11:35 -0500

Developing news from CNBC. And oddly enough, the SEC reads Zero Hedge: goodbye HFT - we hardly were frontrun nearly enough by ye. We will get you more as we get it. And sure enough, here is Schumer to piggy back with a just released press release, now that the legwork has been done. It is odd that the senator has a problem with HFT only when the market is crashing - how about when it is causing the daily no-volume melt up? Oh wait, that's all good for the administration, where GDP=DJIA. And inbetween all the euphoria, we have one small question: Hey all you SEC idiots: WHY IS FLASH TRADING STILL ALLOWED?



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on Tue, 09/07/2010 - 11:54
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funny how nobody even mentions naked shorting anymore. Nothing was ever done about that either. Thanks SEC, you worthless porn watching incompetent colluding criminals. Now you get the exact market you deserve.

.....da wird wirklich nix richtig angepackt - ist und bleibt eine :kotzBande :oo

lunar
07.09.2010, 21:49
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Thunder Road Report On The Imminent Surge In Silver, And Much More (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/thunder-road-report-imminent-surge-silver-and-much-more)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/07/2010 14:01 -0500

"I can’t remember a time in my 23 years in the market when there was so much confusion and uncertainty about the outlook. As the monetary catastrophe unfolds gradually, some days things look a little brighter, then the sheer enormity of the problem becomes only too apparent once again. Sentiment keeps flipping between optimism and pessimism, but the debt bubble just gets bigger! Noel Gallagher wrote “These are crazy days, but they make me shine”, and that sounds like a good enough motto for trying to invest right now (fingers crossed). The silver price has started to trade differently and it appears that BIG MONEY is moving in to the metal (at long last) and fighting the Cartel. There is evidence that the supply of physical silver is getting tight and it could be the beginning of a major upward move in the price." - Paul Mylchreest's Thunder Road Report :supi




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on Tue, 09/07/2010 - 14:04
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at least this guys gets it

IlejfA5NCbQ

lunar
08.09.2010, 09:05
....ZH ist eben sehr produktiv :schwitz;)

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Goldman Flow Now Selling EUR Outright, Advises Leveraged Accounts Are Caught Wrong Way In EUR Collapse (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/goldman-flow-now-selling-eur-advises-leveraged-accounts-are-caught-wrong-way-eur-collapse)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/07/2010 19:53 -0500
Some very disturbing commentary for the EUR bulls out of Goldman sales desk (these guys are the real deal, not the institutional sell side idiots who can't hit an elephant from 3 feet with a bazooka), which is now outright bearish on the EUR: "We’ve been better EUR sellers to the tune of half a yard, mostly technical accounts. Leveraged accounts are not participating in this move for the most part, and if anything, they have been caught the wrong way around." Which means that should the collapse continue, the margin calls will come in, and the EUR longs will go the other way, putting increasing pressure on the EUR pairs, and likely forcing the SNB to do the inevitable. Look for more EUR pain overnight.




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on Tue, 09/07/2010 - 20:52
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Want to help me bury a silo of wheat?

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by CPL
on Tue, 09/07/2010 - 21:21
#568676 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/goldman-flow-now-selling-eur-advises-leveraged-accounts-are-caught-wrong-way-eur-collapse#comment-568676)
Trust me, buy a Mall in Northern New York and fill it to roof. Nobody will ever know it's there.
//google abandoned malls US North East, facinating how awesome the 80's were in terms of making giant malls and how fast they collapsed.


....an den totalen Untergang des € glaube ich rotzdem nicht :rolleyes:schwitz

lunar
08.09.2010, 09:18
Fischfangquoten

EU schmiedet Notplan gegen Plünderung der Meere (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,716082,00.html)

Fotostrecke: 13 Bilder (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-59087.html)

Es ist ein entscheidender Anlauf im Kampf gegen Überfischung: Die EU plant, den Fischfang radikal einzuschränken. Gelder sollen gestrichen, Kutter stillgelegt, Kontrollen verschärft werden. Fischereikommissarin Damanaki macht sich auf heiße Auseinandersetzungen gefasst. Von Axel Bojanowski mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,716082,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=20458) ]




Fotostrecke: Das Plündern der Meere (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-59087.html)
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Heute, 07:19 Regulisssima (http://forum.spiegel.de/member.php?u=138964)
Saulus & Paulus
Seit über 40 Jahren subventioniert die EU auf Teufel komm raus die Werftindustrie, die ihrerseits die Fischer unter Druck hält, immer grössere und leistungsfähigere Boote zu kaufen.
Jetzt plötzlich wollen sie retten, was sie systematisch und habgierig zerstört haben.
Der Teufel soll sie holen.


Heute, 06:39 JochenC (http://forum.spiegel.de/member.php?u=174580)
Industrie bevorzut
Wer sich mit der Thematik näher beschäftigt wird erkennen, dass die "Kutter" sicher kaum das Problem darstellen. Viel mehr der industrielle Fischfang.
Es scheint erneut so, dass die Lobby wieder obsiegt und die Industrie eh kaum beschnitten wird.

lunar
08.09.2010, 09:22
Forsa-Umfrage

SPD verliert nach Sarrazin-Debatte (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,716278,00.html)

Große Rückendeckung für Thilo Sarrazin: Jeder zweite Deutsche findet laut einer Forsa-Umfrage den Parteiausschluss des Buchautors und Bundesbankers falsch - das schadet auch der SPD. Gewinner sind die Grünen: Sie legen in der Wählergunst auf 21 Prozent zu, ein neuer Rekordstand. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,716278,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=20291) ]

lunar
08.09.2010, 09:38
Wohnhäuser des Künstlers in Frankreich: Zu Besuch bei Picasso (http://www.spiegel.de/reise/europa/0,1518,715921,00.html)

Farbflecken auf dem Fußboden, handbemalte Stühle: An wenigen Orten kann man dem Jahrhundertkünstler Pablo Picasso so nah kommen wie in seinem Schloss in Südfrankreich. Jetzt kann es besichtigt werden - allerdings nur für begrenzte Zeit. Von Helge Sobik mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/reise/europa/0,1518,715921,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=20459) ]

....als wir vor Jahren unten waren durfte man nicht rein - es hatte eine sehr schöne, friedliche und irgendwie spezielle Ausstrahlung :supi :)

lunar
08.09.2010, 09:57
Schmeicheleien und Seitenhiebe (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Schmeicheleien-und-Seitenhiebe/story/18470605)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/8/4/18470605/10/teasermedium.jpg (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Schmeicheleien-und-Seitenhiebe/story/18470605) Der deutsche Bundespräsident kommt heute für einen zweitägigen Staatsbesuch in die Schweiz. In einem Interview lobt er unser Land über den grünen Klee. Kleine Seitenhiebe gibt es aber auch. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Schmeicheleien-und-Seitenhiebe/story/18470605)
.....Anregend findet Wulff das politische System der Schweiz mit ihrer direkten Demokratie, wenngleich er nicht vollumfänglich zustimmt. «Es ist zunächst immer gut, wenn sich Bürger engagieren. Politische Gestaltung ist aber vielfach differenzierter, als ‹Ja› oder ‹Nein› zu sagen.....

Aktualisiert um 08:24 Uhr
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Johannes Fischer - 08:57 Uhr
Politische Gestaltung ist vielfach differenzierter als 'Ja' oder 'Nein' zu sagen, sagt Wulff. Typisch. So schützt die Classe politique ihr Revier. So verhindert sie die Geltendmachung des Volkswillen dort, wo sie ein Resultat befürchten muss, das ihr nicht passt. Das Ja nimmt man aber gerne entgegen, wenn es ihr in den Kram passt. Leider auch bei uns immer mehr.

Urs Widmer - 08:46 Uhr
"Gleichzeitige gibt er zu bedenken, dass er sich als Regierungschef nicht in die Steuerfahndung eingemischt habe." Als das Land Niedersachsen in Abstimmung mit dem Bund die Daten-CD "gekauft", war er als damaliger Ministerpräsident des Landes Niedersachsen mindestens informiert. Solche Händel zwischen Bund und Länder gehen nicht nur über den Schreibtisch des Sachbearbeiters.

lunar
08.09.2010, 10:00
Panorama: 8. September 2010, 06:48

Weiteres Nachbeben verängstigt Christchurch (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/weiteres_nachbeben_veraengstigt_einwohner_von_christchurch_1.7486693.html)

Neue Erdstösse der Stärke 5,1 - Behörden verlängern den Notstand (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/weiteres_nachbeben_veraengstigt_einwohner_von_christchurch_1.7486693.html)

Nach einem heftigen Nachbeben am Mittwoch ist der Notstand in der neuseeländischen Stadt Christchurch um eine Woche verlängert worden. Das neue Beben am Morgen (Ortszeit) hatte eine Stärke von 5,1. Der Erdstoss verursachte weitere Schäden, auch der Strom fiel aus. (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/weiteres_nachbeben_veraengstigt_einwohner_von_christchurch_1.7486693.html) ...http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/headline_topic_more.gif (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/weiteres_nachbeben_veraengstigt_einwohner_von_christchurch_1.7486693.html) :(

lunar
08.09.2010, 13:57
Wall Street Firms to Cut 80,000 Jobs in 18 Months, Whitney Says

By Yalman Onaran - Sep 7, 2010 10:55 PM GMT+0200 Tue Sep 07 20:55:16 GMT 2010

Play Video (http://www.bloomberg.com/video/62751094/)

Sept. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Christopher Wheeler, an analyst at Mediobanca SpA, talks about the outlook for European banks. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "On The Move" with Francine Lacqua. (Source: Bloomberg)

Securities firms around the world will cut as many as 80,000 jobs in the next 18 months as revenue growth begins to slow, said Meredith Whitney (http://search.bloomberg.com/search?q=Meredith%20Whitney&site=wnews&client=wnews&proxystylesheet=wnews&output=xml_no_dtd&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&filter=p&getfields=wnnis&sort=date<img src=&quot;images/smilies/biggrin.gif&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; title=&quot;Breit grinsen&quot; smilieid=&quot;113&quot; class=&quot;inlineimg&quot; />:S:d1&partialfields=-wnnis:NOAVSYND&lr=-lang_ja), the former Oppenheimer & Co. analyst who now runs her own firm.

The reductions, about 10 percent of current levels, will come after 2010 compensation payments, Whitney, 40, said in a report dated Aug. 31 and obtained by Bloomberg News today. The industry’s payouts will be “down dramatically,” said Whitney, who started New York-based Meredith Whitney Group after correctly predicting Citigroup Inc.’s dividend cut in 2007....

full story: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-07/wall-street-firms-will-cut-up-to-80-000-jobs-over-18-months-whitney-says.html

.....klar wenn alles in boni abgesahnt wird :rolleyes und die Aktionäre das Weite suchen bei so viel Manipulationen an der Börse :oo

lunar
08.09.2010, 14:35
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Daily Highlights: 9.8.2010 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/daily-highlights-982010)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/08/2010 06:47 -0500



Asian stock markets were mostly lower, with financial stocks getting hit.
Asian stock markets were mostly lower, with financial stocks getting hit.
California Property Tax Values shrink 1.8% in `Historic' slump and deflation
California regulators seek up to $9.9B in fines from PacifiCare
China adds $7B of Japanese bonds, extending record yearly increase. :eek
EU probes hidden Greek deals as 400% yield gap shows doubt
Germany's exports fell 1.5% in July - the second time this year.
Japan talks up intervention as Yen hits 15-year high.
Japan's core machinery orders spike 8.8% in July; current account surplus beats est.


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lunar
08.09.2010, 15:54
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Unfounded Rumor Of The Morning: BOJ Preparing For FX Intervention (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/unfounded-rumor-morning-boj-preparing-fx-intervention)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/08/2010 08:15 -0500

Some of the JPY weakness this morning is being attributed to a rumor making the rounds that the BOJ has asked Japanese banks to prepare for possible fx market intervention tonight. Seeing how the BOJ has been full of nothing but hot air, and other byproducts recently, we are confident that nobody will buy it - traders now want action, not words. The brief spike in JPY crosses has been promptly regained. Furthermore, with new EURCHF record lows every day, we believe the likelihood of intervention in the Swiss currency is far larger, and we are surprised nobody is wondering how Hungary is doing these days, where the Forint has been in freefall, and domestic borrowers are about to embark on a default tsunami.



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by yabs
on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 08:23
#569202 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/unfounded-rumor-morning-boj-preparing-fx-intervention#comment-569202)
this is so disgusting
who has the right to intervene and weaken any currency
this hopefully will be the beginning of the end for all central banks
I'm sure the Japanese are really greatful when the bank steps in to make their savings and currency weaker.
A nations currency should be held up to be as strong as possible
anyone who devalues it should be executed.
a strong country has a strong currency
end of story
if they really wanted to stop it then stop the low interest rates that encourage the
carry trade



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on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 08:25
#569207 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/unfounded-rumor-morning-boj-preparing-fx-intervention#comment-569207)
We do have a law against it yabs! No one freaking gives a rats ass its now a world race to full implosion! Buckle up!

lunar
08.09.2010, 16:09
Colorado: Tausende Menschen fliehen vor Waldbränden (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/gesellschaft/0,1518,716329,00.html)

Waldbrände haben im US-Bundesstaat Colorado Dutzende Häuser zerstört. Tausende Anwohner mussten sich vor den Flammen in Sicherheit bringen. Ein Wagen, der in einen Propangas-Tank gerast war, soll ersten Erkenntnissen zufolge den Brand ausgelöst haben. mehr...:( (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/gesellschaft/0,1518,716329,00.html)

lunar
08.09.2010, 16:22
Sports: (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sports/) PHOTOS: U.S. Open Star Discusses Revealing Dress (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/08/caroline-wozniacki-us-ope_n_708534.html)

More SportsHank Aaron On Bonds.. Dennis Rodman Orgy?.. Ex-Wrestler Arrested.. Football Prostitution Sting (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sports/)




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Not at all, they should were what they want, when playing tennis, less is more comfortable.
If you don't like it, maybe you should go join the Taliban, I hear they cover up nice. (....ich weiss ich sollte nicht lachen - trotzdem :supi :hihi)

lunar
08.09.2010, 16:39
Gisele, Adriana Lima & Pharrell Converge At Fashion's Night Out: The Show (PHOTOS, VIDEO) (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/08/fashions-night-out-the-show-gisele-adriana-lima_n_708439.html)

First Posted: 09- 8-10 07:05 AM | Updated: 09- 8-10 09:16 AM

....von tragbar bis (fast) untragbar ;) :D

lunar
08.09.2010, 17:09
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Goldman Seeking To Sell Prop Desk, KKR Rumored As Suitor (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/goldman-seeking-sell-prop-desk-kkr-rumored-suitor)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/08/2010 09:59 -0500

According to CNBC, Goldman is now seeking to sell its prop trading desk. And somehow private equity firm KKR is rumored to be involved. Let's say that again: a private equity firm (that typically has a 3-5 year investment horizon and a capital lock up even longer) is alleged to be looking at a principal trading desk (i.e. a hedge fund that has a 3-5 second investment horizon). So either KKR is becoming a hedge fund, or the firm's principals have decided to shorten their lock up to the industry average +/-3 days. Nonetheless, as this news was most certainly better than expected, the KKR follow-on offering should now have no problems to be completed without a glitch.



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lunar
08.09.2010, 17:46
Wittmann: «Ich halte nichts von SNB-Interventionen»

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Aktualisiert vor 31 Minuten

Der Franken wird sich weiter aufwerten, sagt der emeritierte Professor Walter Wittmann im cash-Interview. Die SNB solle sich aber nicht einmischen. Wittmann zeichnet ein trübes Bild vom Immobilien- und Aktienmarkt. (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/wittmann_ich_halte_nichts_von_snbinterventionen-946631-771)mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/wittmann_ich_halte_nichts_von_snbinterventionen-946631-771)

..... Ich halte nichts von erneuten Interventionen, das Risiko ist zu hoch und die Effekte verpuffen. Das Verhältnis von Euro zu Franken ist derart ungünstig, dass die SNB nur kurzfristig eingreifen kann. Den Trend kann sie nicht ändern. Es ist ähnlich, wie wenn ich an den Zürcher Bürkliplatz fahre und dort versuche, den Zürichsee leer zu trinken http://www.world-of-smilies.com/wos_essen/essen_wos13.gif Ursprünglich begann die SNB bei 1.50 Franken mit den Interventionen. Nun sitzt sie auf 130 Milliarden Euro und schreibt Verluste. Weiter aufstocken kann sie nicht. Ich habe neulich sogar gehört, dass die SNB Euro gegen Schweizer Franken verkauft......

lunar
08.09.2010, 19:34
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Artist's Impression Of A HFT Trading Terminal (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/artists-impression-hft-trading-terminal)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/08/2010 10:53 -0500

As usual, we present visual aids for the learning disabled (i.e., those based at 100 F Street, NE) in their Sisyphean quest of understanding a market structure that is about 20 years ahead of where the SEC currently is. Below, courtesy of William Banzai, is what the regulators would find if they could get their conflicted and confused little hands on a HFT trading terminal.



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#569750 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/artists-impression-hft-trading-terminal#comment-569750)
I wouldn't call WB7 an "artist". I'd call him a "seriously deranged artist".
Thanks WB7


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on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 12:16
#569752 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/artists-impression-hft-trading-terminal#comment-569752)
SERIOUSLY DERANGED ARTISTS STATEMENT
I have a short statement to make to the Zero Hedge Community. If you look at my Blog you will see that I began posting in September 2008. I spent a good part of my career toiling for Wall Street. Going blind at the printers, hours of seemingly trivial legal nonsense.
When the Lehman/AIG meltdown hit and then the bailouts, I was totally disgusted with what the modern world of finance had mutated into.
I began with parody song lyrics and poetry that made the rounds on the Internet and more than a few desks in Washington.
From there I went through semi-serious essays as well as all out spoof. I never ranted on other blogs but posted my stuff on many platforms such as Slate, Deal Book etc.
The reward was making people smile in a situation that was pretty sad. The next objective was to try, in my humble way, to publicly humiliate the parade of Wall Street and Washington clowns and to communicate in a manner widely accessible, the basic issues that are so well known here at Zero Hedge.
Earlier this year, I decided to apply myself to visual communication. I discovered that this approach connects or repells instantaneously. No surprise really. If you have read Marshall M, the medium is the message. I also concluded that ZH is by far the best place to read and contribute.
I know some disagree with my methods. You will notice that I don't paste my images on the ZH Blog out of respect to reader preference. If you don't like the images, you don't have to click the link.
Nevertheless, I try to keep my content on point . My apologies if I sometimes get carried away. But please remember my primary motive, I want to make people smile or even LOL despite the fact that we all have so much to be angry about in the good old Crony US of A. It goes with taking the red pill.
Thank you ZH community, for enriching my daily routine with wit, humor and intelligence.

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WB7

lunar
08.09.2010, 20:14
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Oops: Beige Book Sees "Widespread Signs Of Deceleration" (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/oops-beige-book-sees-widespread-signs-deceleration)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/08/2010 13:01 -0500

BN: FED'S BEIGE BOOK SHOWS `WIDESPREAD SIGNS OF A DECELERATION'



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by French Frog
on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 13:04
#569904 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/oops-beige-book-sees-widespread-signs-deceleration#comment-569904)
i just don't understand ...
as recently as last week we were told that everything was improving lol

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by Edna R. Rider
on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 13:05
#569909 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/oops-beige-book-sees-widespread-signs-deceleration#comment-569909)
Deceleration in the economy, but not in the bubblicious stock market fortunately.

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by callistenes
on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 13:06
#569911 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/oops-beige-book-sees-widespread-signs-deceleration#comment-569911)
*Deceleration = like when you open your chute 100ft from the ground.
And then you bounce about 5 feet high

lunar
08.09.2010, 21:53
ARTE

Mittwoch, 8. September 2010 um 20.15 Uhr Wiederholungen:
14.09.2010 um 10:35
Salvador Allende
(Frankreich, Chile, 2004, 100mn)
WDR
Regie: Patricio Guzman (http://www.arte.tv/de/suche/1383954,templateId=noncache.html?doSearch=true&name=Patricio%20Guzman)

Salvador Allende

Am 11. September 1973 putschte in Chile General Pinochet mit Unterstützung der USA und setzte den demokratisch gewählten Präsidenten Allende ab. Allende suchte noch am selben Tag den Freitod.

DETAILS (http://www.arte.tv/de/woche/244,broadcastingNum=1146465,day=5,week=36,year=2010.html) Dossier (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:void%280%29;)

....da kann einem die USA nur noch total verleiden :gomad

2010 gewann Sebastián Piñera (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebasti%C3%A1n_Pi%C3%B1era), nach einer Stichwahl gegen seinen Konkurrenten Frei, die Präsidentschaftswahl. Am 11. März 2010 war sein Amtseintritt. Sebastian Piñera ist der erste rechtsgerichtete Präsident nach fast 20 Jahren. :rolleyes

lunar
08.09.2010, 22:07
08 September 2010

Goldman Faces "Near Record Fine" In London (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/09/goldman-faces-near-record-fine-in.html)

Even this 'near record fine' is likely to be little more than a wrist slap, a manageable cost of doing business compared to the massive profits and bonuses obtained from such dealings.

It appears that financial regulations such as the Volcker rule are getting some traction with Goldman and their ilk, compelling them to spin off their proprietary trading desks to institutions that do not drink so directly from the subsidies of the Federal Reserve.

Still, regulation is not a set of rules, but a mindset to enforcement and investigation for the many, with no favoritism shown to the powerful few.

Financial fraud has been a major export from the US for the past ten years :bad As we have noted elsewhere, New York financial firms may find themselves persona non grata in many of the overseas markets, especially the sovereign financial asset markets, which they have abused repeatedly from their US and London centers.


Financial Times (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/59277120-bb74-11df-a136-00144feab49a.html)Goldman now faces large fine in UK
By Megan Murphy and Brooke Masters in London
and Francesco Guerrera and Henny Sender in New York
September 8 2010 20:05

Goldman Sachs is facing a near-record fine from the UK’s financial regulator following a five-month investigation into the investment bank’s international business initiated in the wake of fraud charges against the company in the US.

The fine, which could be announced by the Financial Services Authority as early as Thursday morning, will deal a blow to Goldman’s efforts to put the high-profile fraud case behind it following the bank’s settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission probe in July for $550m.

The largest fine handed down by the UK regulator came three months ago, when JPMorgan paid a £33.3m for failing to keep client money in separate accounts.

Goldman, the world’s best-known investment bank, has seen its reputation tarnished in recent months as questions continue to swirl over whether it favoured the interests of some clients at the expense of others during the financial crisis.

The bank’s business model is also under pressure amid volatile markets and regulatory reforms that have forced it to shut some of its highly profitable “proprietary” trading operations.

On Wednesday it emerged that KKR, the private equity firm, is in early talks with individuals in Goldman Sachs’ proprietary trading group that could lead to the hiring of a number of Goldman’s key people.

In settling the Abacus case with the SEC, Goldman said it made a “mistake,” but it neither admitted nor denied the agency’s allegations. Fabrice Tourre, the Goldman trader whose boastful emails about the deal were at the centre of the complaint, is still fighting charges brought against him by the SEC.

People familiar with the fine that will be levied on the bank by the FSA say that it is not based specifically on the Abacus transaction, but is the result of its investigation into the bank’s business practices in London sparked by the SEC allegations.

The FSA’s decision to launch its own inquiry, announced four days after the SEC case, was questioned by some legal experts at the time given that the Abacus deal was structured in the US. However, the SEC alleged that one of the biggest losers was IKB, the German bank Posted by Jesse at 3:51 PM (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/09/goldman-faces-near-record-fine-in.html) :verbeug
Category: financial reform (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/financial%20reform), globalization (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/globalization), regulatory capture (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/search/label/regulatory%20capture)

lunar
09.09.2010, 09:53
US-Treasuries the new Opium for China :oo

Jim Rickards: Part II - Tuesday, September 7, 2010

MP3 NOT For Redistribution (http://www.kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/Technical_Guide.html)


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lunar
09.09.2010, 10:23
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Atlantic Capital Management Special Report: Another Perfect Storm (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/atlantic-capital-management-special-report-another-perfect-storm)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/08/2010 20:58 -0500

Zero Hedge is happy to announce its most recent collaboration, this time with Atlantic Capital Management, whose special reports we will post in the future on a periodic basis. We start off with the September report , which is divided into three parts: Part 1 – The Economy Can Go From Bad to Worse, Part 2 - Self-Similarity (on High Frequency Trading and fractal systems), and Part 3 - The Myth of Valuations. We hope you find the report as interesting and informative as did we.




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on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 21:50
#570940 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/atlantic-capital-management-special-report-another-perfect-storm#comment-570940)
That was a very interesting paper Tyler. I only know a little bit about the overall markets compared to many here, but I am familiar enough with themes raised in the ACM paper. I hope that ZH and ACM can continue to publish such research, even though I can only barely understand it.

There are very useful comments on HFT and how using conventional probability theory has failed those who built models.

So, 60% - 70% of stock trading is done by the 'bots? Self-similarity?

I have been a net seller for 15 years, doing my best to keep my family's wealth intact. Buying stocks now? No way, sold some a month ago (winners, will pay the relatively low cap gains this year). LOSERS I will sell in the future.

I have moved A LOT into cash and Gold. And our bearing business in Peru.

....ist natürlich wieder mal sehr viel zu lesen :schwitz aber den comments nach lohnt es sich :cool

lunar
09.09.2010, 10:42
Internationaler Vergleich

Ökonomen bejubeln Vorbild Deutschland (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/0,1518,716515,00.html)

Deutschlands Wirtschaft holt auf: In einem internationalen Vergleich des Weltwirtschaftsforums liegt die Bundesrepublik bei der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit nur noch knapp hinter den USA. Die Forscher loben die Infrastruktur, bemängeln aber einen zu starren Arbeitsmarkt. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/0,1518,716515,00.html)

....Doch auf Platz eins liegt beim Vergleich des Weltwirtschaftsforums die Schweiz ;) Nicht etwa wegen geringer Löhne, sondern wegen Innovationen und einer hochentwickelten Geschäftskultur. [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=20527) ]

.....im Forum tönt es natürlich ganz anders :rolleyes;)

lunar
09.09.2010, 15:23
jqd9Y6xvrRU

...war das schon :confused jedenfalls die Grafik ist :supi

lunar
09.09.2010, 15:48
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Initial Claims Come At 451K On Expectations Of 470K, Trade Deficit Declines From $47 Billion To $42.8 Billion (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/initial-claims-come-451k-expectations-470k-trade-deficit-declines-47-billion-428-billion)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/09/2010 07:37 -0500

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Futures surge as the US economy continues to hemorrhage jobs: a 451K print in initial jobless claims merely means that ever more people are being shifted over to extended benefits, which increased by 64.7K. One can be sure that at least 20K of this number is those hitting the 6 month ceiling on claim applicability. And yes, anything over 400K means no job creation (private or census), contrary to whatever the DOL may want everyone to believe. Elsewhere, the US trade deficit for July came out at "only" $42.8 billion on expectations of $47 billion, with the previous print slightly revised to $49.8 billion. We are looking forward to the Chinese release over the weekend of their version of the story, which will show more updated August data, and allow to read into how the China-US trade balance is developing.



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Nine States Did Not File Initial Claims Data Due To Labor Day, Hundreds Of Thousands Of Estimates In Data "Beat" (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/nine-states-did-not-file-initial-claims-data-due-labor-day-hundreds-thousands-estimates-data)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/09/2010 08:16 -0500

The BLS has announced that as a result of the Labor Day weekend, 9 states (among which the biggest one California) did not report initial claims data to the bean counters, so instead the government had to "estimate" what the data would have been: yep, estimate, what the data was in these nine states. From Bloomberg (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-09/u-s-trade-deficit-narrows-more-than-forecast-as-exports-hit-two-year-high.html): "For the latest reporting week, nine states didn’t file claims data to the Labor Department in Washington because of the Labor Day holiday earlier this week, a department official told reporters. California and Virginia estimated their figures and the U.S. government estimated the other seven." Official data is now made up on the fly. This US economic data reporting has just entered the twilight zone. Also, when the data is officially made up, it is not that difficult to get data that is "better than expected."


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by SpeakerFTD
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#571517 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/nine-states-did-not-file-initial-claims-data-due-labor-day-hundreds-thousands-estimates-data#comment-571517)
Welcome to Potemkin Village, USA!


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by jc125d
on Thu, 09/09/2010 - 08:21
#571534 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/nine-states-did-not-file-initial-claims-data-due-labor-day-hundreds-thousands-estimates-data#comment-571534)
Oh. 41 states worse than expected, and the missing 9 boom to the upside. My bullshit detector lock limit up. WTF, those DOL economists are so smart, must have PhD's.

:rolleyes:rolleyes:rolleyes:rolleyes:rolleyes

lunar
09.09.2010, 16:37
METALS-Base metals slide on China fund probe talk

Thu Sep 9, 2010 5:41am GMT

* Fund probe talk sparks 5 pct drop in Shanghai zinc
* China commods fall spills into LME; copper, zinc 2 pct down
* No evidence of investigation; rumours rife
By Nick Trevethan SINGAPORE, Sept 9 (Reuters) -

Base metals fell sharply on Thursday, with markets down more than 2 percent on average, on talk of a Chinese probe on funds, making zinc the big loser after open interest dropped almost 10 percent, traders said. The rumours spread rapidly through China's commodity markets, appearing to hit rubber, zinc and soy first before rippling quickly to others.....

full story: http://af.reuters.com/article/metalsNews/idAFSGE68803620100909

Börse scheint nur noch aus rumours, Beschiss usw. zu bestehen :mad

lunar
09.09.2010, 16:59
Sulzberger Concedes: "We Will Stop Printing The New York Times Sometime In The Future"

Henry Blodget (http://www.businessinsider.com/author/henry-blodget) | Sep. 8, 2010, 5:52 PM

See Also:

http://static.businessinsider.com/image/35d9b730c46c6f49cdbd3700-60-60/carlos-slim-helu.jpg (http://www.businessinsider.com/new-carlos-slim-rumors-make-new-york-times-stock-soar-2010-9)
New York Times Stock Soars On New Carlos Slim Takeover Rumors (http://www.businessinsider.com/new-carlos-slim-rumors-make-new-york-times-stock-soar-2010-9)


http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4c87c0aa7f8b9a2b2eba0000-60-60/the-wall-street-journal-vs-the-new-york-times-the-animated-video.jpg (http://www.businessinsider.com/the-wall-street-journal-vs-the-new-york-times-the-animated-video-2010-9)
The Wall Street Journal vs. The New York Times [The Animated Video] (http://www.businessinsider.com/the-wall-street-journal-vs-the-new-york-times-the-animated-video-2010-9)


http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4b21395f000000000001f9a2-60-60/gawker-media-and-huffpo-are-crushing-every-newspaper-online-except-the-new-york-times.jpg (http://www.businessinsider.com/gawker-media-and-huffpo-are-crushing-every-newspaper-online-except-the-new-york-times-2010-9)
Gawker Media And HuffPo Are Crushing Every Newspaper Online Except The New York Times (http://www.businessinsider.com/gawker-media-and-huffpo-are-crushing-every-newspaper-online-except-the-new-york-times-2010-9)


At a conference in London, Arthur Sulzberger Jr conceded that (http://www.editorsweblog.org/newspaper/2010/09/arthur_sulzberger_on_charging_online_to.php)someday the New York Times Company will be forced to stop publishing a printed paper.* This sounds obvious, but it's a big deal.

The economics of the online news business will not support the infrastructure or newsroom that the printed paper supports.

Unless the New York Times Company (http://www.businessinsider.com/blackboard/new-york-times) can come up with a miracle new digital revenue stream, therefore, it will eventually have to be restructured and downsized (or sold to a deep-pocketed Sydney Harmon-type who runs it at a loss out of love).

Importantly, even a successful online paywall will not allow the paper to maintain its current cost structure.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sulzberger-we-will-stop-printing-the-new-york-times-2010-9#ixzz0z2nVC78Z


.....was machen eigentlich die Menschen, welche keinen Computer haben :confused:rolleyes
(http://www.businessinsider.com/sulzberger-we-will-stop-printing-the-new-york-times-2010-9#ixzz0z2nVC78Z)

lunar
09.09.2010, 18:08
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Visualizing The Propaganda "Error Term" Behind The Bureau Of Labor Statistics (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/visualizing-propaganda-error-term-behind-bureau-labor-statistics)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/09/2010 10:31 -0500

Today's announcement by the BLS that it decided to flat out estimate nearly a third of all initial jobless claims (courtesy of several large outliers) due to a "clerical holiday" which resulted in a major beat to estimates, caught many offguard by just how tendentious and manipulative the US Department of Truth can be. This is nothing. To visualize just how ridiculous the perpetual upward bias is at the Labor Bureau, we present a chart demonstrating the weekly jobless claim revisions by the BLS: in a nutshell, 90%+ of the time the bureau has revised prior claims upward, meaning it consistently strives to create an optimistic picture at the moment, only to have it revised it to its true, uglier state a week later when nobody cares. The implication is that fraudulent (and we sure hope this is inadvertent, although a 90% error rate definitely would invite a criminal investigation into just who and how stands to benefit from such an manipulative upward bias) data reporting is responsible for a persistent upward bias in data, and that fundamentals have been disconnected from the "government's reality" for years, confirming that the recent pathological breakdown in the market's relationship with fundamentals is not a new development. For example: today stocks would be flat to down if the BLS were to report the initial claims as they really are. Instead, here we are, almost 1% higher on nothing but soon to be revised lies. In other news, the China-US data distribution Joint Venture/Vassal State development is progressing better than expected.





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by Threeggg
on Thu, 09/09/2010 - 11:01
#571912 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/visualizing-propaganda-error-term-behind-bureau-labor-statistics#comment-571912)
The Gold Algo's have created a flashcrash in Gold and silver much like the flashcrash in base metals on the Hang Seng last night.
I wonder if they will find a cause ? ;)
3% in 5 minutes WOW!
http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/AS/0810/NT_20100909112536.jpg
Nope !
This is getting very wierd !
P.S. I think all the fuss is over the price of oil
There is a "HUGE" "GLUT"
selloff comming soon !



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by Paper CRUSHer
on Thu, 09/09/2010 - 10:38
#571892 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/visualizing-propaganda-error-term-behind-bureau-labor-statistics#comment-571892)
The BLS have been using that dreaded NOMAD contraption to compile jobless statistics.
Visualize this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLRS91IG6Ik&feature=related

lunar
09.09.2010, 20:00
«O’Leary ist für mich schlichtweg ein Spinner» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/OLeary-ist-fuer-mich-schlichtweg-ein-Spinner/story/15652236)

Nur noch ein Pilot im Cockpit, um Kosten zu sparen: Die Idee kam schon von anderer Seite, sagt Luftfahrt-Experte und «Swissair-Flug-111»-Autor Tim van Beveren. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/OLeary-ist-fuer-mich-schlichtweg-ein-Spinner/story/15652236)

Interview: Matthias Chapman (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/matthias-chapman/s.html). Aktualisiert um 18:15 Uhr ....um mehr Gewinn zu machen tut man wohl alles :rolleyes auch Leben aufs Spiel setzen :mad

lunar
09.09.2010, 21:27
Polit-Provokateur

Thilo Sarrazin verlässt freiwillig die Bundesbank (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,716687,00.html)

Der wegen seiner Integrationsthesen heftig umstrittene Bundesbankvorstand Thilo Sarrazin tritt zurück. Der SPD-Politiker habe Bundespräsident Christian Wulff um eine Auflösung seines Vertrags gebeten, teilte die Bank mit. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,716687,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=20576) ]

lunar
09.09.2010, 21:33
Geheimabsprache mit AKW-Betreibern:gomad

Atom-Deal enthält Schutzklausel für Regierungswechsel (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/0,1518,716678,00.html)

Der Geheimvertrag zwischen Regierung und Energieriesen enthält mehr Schutzklauseln als bisher bekannt. Die Konzerne sichern sich darin gegen eine höhere Brennelementesteuer und einen Regierungswechsel ab. Ausgaben für Sicherheit werden auf einen Maximalbetrag begrenzt :rolleyes Von Stefan Schultz mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/0,1518,716678,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1082736.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=19965) ]



PDF: Der Atom-Deal zum Download (http://www.spiegel.de/media/0,4906,24307,00.pdf)
Koalition: Merkel will das Getöse stoppen (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,716479,00.html)
Front gegen Atomkompromiss: Künast droht Kanzlerin mit heißem Herbst (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,716099,00.html)

lunar
09.09.2010, 22:05
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The First To Defect Wins: Deutsche Bank Planning €9 Billion Capital Raise (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/basel-iii-making-early-waves-deutsche-bank-%E2%82%AC9-billion-planning-capital-raise)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/09/2010 11:56 -0500

Rumors circulating in the market that the biggest German bank, the one whose assets are about as large as the GDP of its host country, is considering a share sale of up to €9 billion. DB is rumored to have approached banks about arranging a stock sale, although the firm has still not decided to whether to pull the trigger. This development is nothing less than a direct response to Basel III which is expected to require European banks to shore up tens if not hundreds of billions in new equity capital. And as usual the first one loses the least. This only means that all the ugly toxic waste accumulated under the rug in Europe's financial institutions is about to emerge.


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09.09.2010, 21:34 Geldspritze

Deutsche Bank erwägt massive Kapitalerhöhung :rolleyes

Um die Eigenkapitaldecke zu stärken, könnte das Geldhaus bis zu 9 Mrd. Euro aufnehmen. Bei den Aktionären kommen die Pläne allerdings nicht gut an - im US-Handel verliert die Aktie. von Christian Kirchner (http://www.ftd.de/unternehmen/finanzdienstleister/:geldspritze-deutsche-bank-erwaegt-massive-kapitalerhoehung/50167558.html?author=5000489)........

ganzer Artikel: http://www.ftd.de/unternehmen/finanzdienstleister/:geldspritze-deutsche-bank-erwaegt-massive-kapitalerhoehung/50167558.html

lunar
09.09.2010, 22:10
Süddeutschland fordert weitere Begrenzung der Nordanflüge (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Sueddeutschland-fordert-weitere-Begrenzung-der-Nordanfluege/story/18133041)

[/url]Das Urteil des EU-Gerichts verleiht Deutschland im Fluglärmstreit mit der Schweiz Aufwind. Die Forderungen nach einer Reduktion der Nordanflüge werden verstärkt. [url="http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Sueddeutschland-fordert-weitere-Begrenzung-der-Nordanfluege/story/18133041"]Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Sueddeutschland-fordert-weitere-Begrenzung-der-Nordanfluege/story/18133041)

Aktualisiert um 17:03 Uhr




«Ich habe mit einem solchen Urteil gerechnet» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Ich-habe-mit-einem-solchen-Urteil-gerechnet/story/21900404)
Schweiz und Deutschland streiten vor EU-Gericht um Fluglärm (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/region/Schweiz-und-Deutschland-streiten-vor-EUGericht-um-Fluglaerm/story/28437790)
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....die Ironie der Geschichte - in der Schweiz werden sehr viel mehr Deutsche vom Fluglärm belästigt als im südbadischen Raum - und die hier lebenden wehren sich dagegen :rolleyes;):D

lunar
10.09.2010, 10:07
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No Volume? Don't Shut The Algos Just Yet Says An Increasingly Angry Nic Lenoir (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/no-volume-dont-shut-algos-just-yet-says-increasingly-angry-nic-lenoir)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 09/09/2010 12:56 -0500

There are the usual market observations (no volume - shocker), but, for once, Nic Lenoir is getting angry: "People started voting a bit more, and it seems all they want is change, but change they are not getting. You want change? Well how about the truth for a change: we are bankrupt, your investments are in their totality worth 35 cents on the dollar including your house, you need to move in with your parents because we are slashing their pension payments and you can't afford a home. Now start from scratch! To me it sounds better than 4-day school weeks in Oregon where we are not educating the future generation so they can be even angrier and counter-productive revolutionary protesters when they grow up." :gruebel :rolleyes :schwitz





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by Rick64
on Thu, 09/09/2010 - 16:03
#572854 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/no-volume-dont-shut-algos-just-yet-says-increasingly-angry-nic-lenoir#comment-572854)
Well if nothing else this thread was good for a laugh. Entertainment has some value.

:supi der Zeitaufwand ist zwar zu gross für all die comments - aber komisch ist es schon manchmal, es geht oft um gold and conspiracy and the 401k dilemmna :rolleyes;)

lunar
10.09.2010, 10:20
Zürich: 10. September 2010, 09:52

Asylprotest auf dem Kran (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/zuerich/protest_kran_zuerich_oper_1.7512533.html)

Rote Fahne hoch über dem Bellevue (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/zuerich/protest_kran_zuerich_oper_1.7512533.html)

Am Bellevue in Zürich lanciert ein Mann in schwindelnder Höhe eine Protestaktion. Er ist auf einen Baukran gestiegen und hat ein rotes Transparent entrollt. Die Aktion ist auf der NZZ-Webcam zu sehen. Mehr folgt. (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/zuerich/protest_kran_zuerich_oper_1.7512533.html) ...http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/headline_topic_more.gif (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/zuerich/protest_kran_zuerich_oper_1.7512533.html)
http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/pixel.gif http://www.nzz.ch/static-images/news_readmore.gif Webcam: Der Protest im Zeitraffer (http://www.nzz.ch/magazin/webcam)

http://www.nzz.ch/images/kran_small_1.7512534.1284105011.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/zuerich/protest_kran_zuerich_oper_1.7512533.html)

.....ist ja doch was los in Zürich :oo