Behind the rise in rates and the slide in stocks is the FT reporting Bernanke is likely to...

Behind the rise in rates and the slide in stocks is the FT reporting Bernanke is likely to signal the Fed is close to tapering at his post-FOMC meeting press conference on Wednesday. Bernanke has a dual communication issue: To signal economic improvement is leading the Fed to taper, while at the same time reassuring markets the Fed remains and will remain extraordinarily accommodative. The Dow (DIA +0.3%) is up just 50 points now.

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  • Whitehawk
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    The H'rath pairs trade: FT vs. WSJ.
    17 Jun 2013, 03:47 PM Reply Like
  • Jason Burack
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    Bernanke and the Fed wants to test the yields on the 10 year and US Treasury markets. I do not think he will like what the market decides to do with the yields. Could cause a 10%+ correction in stocks too in less than a week. I thought the Fed likes to leak this kind of stuff to the WSJ first?
    17 Jun 2013, 04:44 PM Reply Like
  • into dark shadows
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    And with action like this, the talking heads on all the bubble T.V. channels will be trying to get mom and pop investors to join in this horribly manipulated market?
    I can hear the likes of Bob Doll, Rich Peterson, Tom Lee and the rest of the charlatans saying this is nothing to fear, just a blip, a correction!
    There is no economy as we all once knew it. Our free market system has been destroyed by the hubris of Bernanke and all the central bankers and their illegitimate offspring at the I.M.F.and the World Bank!
    This is not a secular bull market as Ralph Acampora was fawning over on bubble T.V. on Friday!
    We are still mired in the Secular Bear that started in 2000 under Greenspan!
    This whole move off the 2009 low's has been bought and paid for by the children and their children.
    Damn our profligacy!
    Now we are going to give amnesty to 10 million ILLEGAL immigrants?
    They will finally collapse the system ala Cloward & Piven,
    please America, wake up before it is finally just to late to change the outcome.
    Wendsday is make or break in D.C. show up, call in and make your voice heard!
    17 Jun 2013, 04:51 PM Reply Like
  • 21thomas99
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    What was the immigration program when this country was in its nascent days?


    All the immigrants that came in never caused any collapse of anything in our country.
    17 Jun 2013, 06:08 PM Reply Like
  • mobyss
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    Back then 15% of the population wasn't on food stamps like now. Immigrants were expected to take care of themselves.
    18 Jun 2013, 01:06 AM Reply Like
  • Petrarch
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    not going to happen
    17 Jun 2013, 05:06 PM Reply Like
  • belly_ache
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    Goodbye DOW gains for the year
    17 Jun 2013, 05:21 PM Reply Like
  • Continental Kid
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    Nothing has changed...the HFT guys and there computers deciphering news flashes....manipulated the market again......stay with your conviction core holdings...low PE's...US centric...large cash flow and balance sheet stocks....ignore the noise..Bernake didn't come this far and spend all that money to let it implode overnight.....I am aware of the danger mind you....but the HFT guys are just as dangerous as Anyone or anything...
    17 Jun 2013, 05:44 PM Reply Like
  • raykrv6a
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    Continental Kid.


    Write the SEC on their website about HFT's. I have several times and the SEC is concerned about HFT's disrupting the market and having an unfair advantage. That's the responses I have gotten back. HFT's are being in the limelight of meetings and what rules would be effective to control HFT activity.


    I suggest that HFT's cannot trade for 10 minutes based on news.


    That would put HFT's out of business.
    17 Jun 2013, 07:11 PM Reply Like
  • Continental Kid
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    I agree completely....HFT traders can move prices so fast through channel stuffing and the pulling of bids...and yesterday was a perfect 30 minutes they took 15 SP points off the board...hitting all the stops of regular traders creating an avalanche downward....only to rip it higher in the last 45 minutes to cover their shorts go home flat with a nice profit....


    That's why I said hold your conviction stocks......I don't use stops much anymore the have robbed me so many times......I know the danger...but I know I don't have HFT speed or financing....


    They should have to hold a stock for 10 minutes in my opinion...then they could sell....lets see if they are game then.....
    18 Jun 2013, 08:16 AM Reply Like
  • The Geoffster
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    Reminds me of the time I tried to take away my child's pascifier.
    17 Jun 2013, 09:25 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    This reminds me of the boy who cried wolf....


    Enough already!!
    17 Jun 2013, 10:52 PM Reply Like
  • sethmcs
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    What drama! Raise the damn rates. Let the market take a fit. Show some backbone. As long as the yield curve is flat the economy will resemble recession. Besides there is rapid appreciation going on in the housing market. The last time that happened......
    18 Jun 2013, 12:37 AM Reply Like
  • RS055
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    Obama on Charlie Rose today spoke of bernanke in the past tense. bernanke is already a lame duck. Will not be attending J-Hole - "scheduling conflict".
    I expect a period of convulsions in the markets as hedge funds and HFTs recalibrate their algorithms.
    18 Jun 2013, 02:33 AM Reply Like
  • jackscure
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    The only tapering Bernanke should have is over his mouth and being thrown in a river.
    18 Jun 2013, 03:09 AM Reply Like
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