"Risk appetite is just completely gone out," says Citi's Gregg Anderson as the 10-year Treasury...

"Risk appetite is just completely gone out," says Citi's Gregg Anderson as the 10-year Treasury yield falls to a record 1.53%. Extreme levels are seemingly everywhere. Those who are long Treasurys, long Bunds, long Gilts, or short euros need to ask themselves how long they expect the central banks to sit on their hands.
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  • Stone Fox Capital
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    Well they aren't in the emerging markets. Brazil just cut 50 basis points.
    31 May 2012, 12:06 PM Reply Like
  • whidbey
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    Unhinged ravings.


    The concern of investors is loss of capital, but it will not occur in bonds but in repression rules that prevent flight from bonds the treasury must sell regardless of rates and which the public must buy. This dilemma is not solved without defaults if the game is to continue. Own a little gold, not that repression will not affect gold, but less so.
    31 May 2012, 01:15 PM Reply Like
  • Brian Bobbitt
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    Repression: what timing for the word: READ on:


    I received this in an e mail today. It was from a source that is not prone to fairy tales or fits of insanity. Being that a scenario like this has happened in the past, and we have laws on the books that could allow the same thing here. I find it very unsettling to even read/see something like this regarding our country. In fact, I find a lot of thing going on that are unsettling. This is a pretty good one. Is it real or not? I don't know, but what concerns me, is that someone even put it in print. I mean, what the he## is going on out there? I think things are starting to unravel. And someone needs to settle things down and put our house in order posthaste.
    IN my opinion, bad things 'economically speaking' are afoot due to the unserviceable debt globally, but this...NOT nice to read, and I hope I am reading the ravings of some lunatic.
    The following post is what I mean: I would not be suprised to lose all my followers and get kicked out of SA. Read as much of this as you can take b4 anger totally takes over. Bottom line: You better get your guns and protection plan very ready and very soon if this scenario is to play out. If polls during the heat of summer show Omama is going to lose, this scenario is not far fetched.


    Sent: 5/13/2012 6:41:23 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time


    ‘Reichstag’ event could involve false assassination attempt blamed on “white supremacists”
    Incited racial riots would lead to calls for government “crackdown”
    Civil unrest would lead to martial law, DHS travel checkpoints, indefinite delay of elections
    Washington, DC – The Obama agents, through the DHS and other assorted colluders, are plotting a major ‘Reichstag’ event to generate racial riots and produce the justification for martial law, delaying the November 2012 elections, possibly indefinitely, a DHS whistleblower informed the Canada Free Press on Tuesday.
    The ‘Reichstag Event’ would take the form of a staged assassination attempt against Barack Obama, “carefully choreographed” and manufactured by Obama operatives. It would subsequently be blamed on “white supremacists” and used to enrage the black community to rioting and looting, the DHS source warned.
    The Obama administration would then use the violence and chaos they created as justification for the imposition of martial law in major urban cities in America, the creation of DHS checkpoints, restriction of travel, and the indefinite delay of the November 2012 elections.
    The Reichstag event refers to a fire started during Hitler’s rise to power. The fire allowed him to grab emergency powers and murder his opposition. Historians have long believed that Hitler started the fire himself, while he blamed it on the Communists.
    The anonymous whistleblower elaborated on how the Obama administration is using the Occupy movement, labor unions, and other assorted subversive groups to create massive chaos within the nation.
    “Using untracked campaign funds, they are paying people to infiltrate the various movements to cause physical destruction of property and disrupt commerce. That began last year, but has increased ten-fold already this year,” the DHS source shared.
    “Obama is using some high profile people as pawns to foment the revolution. I heard several times through very credible sources that [Louis] Farrakhan is on the CIA payroll. Other have been named as well, but I’m not prepared to identify them yet. Farrakhan is to coordinate the Blacks and the Muslims to prepare for riots this summer, using any means necessary.”
    The recent revelations appeared to complement warnings given by other government insiders, who alleged that Jeremiah Wright, Van Jones, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson were all agent provocateurs whose mission was to inflame racial tensions and spark open conflict in the streets of America.
    According to the DHS source, a global economic collapse is coming, which the Obama administration is well aware of. They wish to build a system of global governance from the ashes of the previous financial system. In order for this mission to be completed, the Obama administration needs more time at the helm of power. Their reasons for concern are justified; as recently as May 8, influential political prognosticator Dick Morris predicted a Romney landslide if the election were held today.


    The shocking news also seemed to confirm recent actions taken by the DHS, such as their purchase of 450 million rounds of ammunition and their recent BlackHawk helicopters operation in Chicago, which looked frighteningly similar to a civil unrest exercise, but was described as “routine training”.
    The concept of a staged assassination attempt against Barack Obama is not new as well and was first voiced by a knowledgeable White House insider known only as “WHI”.
    Ulsterman: So what is it? Pull what off?
    Insider: A manufactured threat against the President of the United States. Something easily digested by the media and the American public. Not a real threat – something totally of their own making. They will use it if they need to – got no doubt whatsoever about that. Jarrett has approved the idea…and did so a long time ago. There were whispers of it during the 2008 campaign. McCain was so god-awful it never reached a serious consideration…but the plan was discussed. If needed – they were willing to go that route. It would be the ultimate use of the race card in the history of American politics. And…it would likely work if they got away with it.
    Ulsterman: They would go that far? Risk something like that?
    Insider: You don’t need to ask that question. Not after what we’ve discussed this past year. Not after what I’ve told you has proven out over and over again. So stop asking the fu—ing question. You need to accept the fact…if you haven’t done so yet – you need to accept the fact these people are playing for keeps. I told you – how many times? How many times have I said it? These are not Democrats. These folks are something else entirely. And they are willing to push the country – all of us, right against the fu—ing wall. Hard. I’m pushing back. Others are too. All of this is part of that effort. A small part, but an important one.
    As with the Occupy movement, it appears as if the Obama administration executed a test-run of the plot, with a “shot being fired” at the White House. This would lend credibility when they choreographed the attempt for the masses.
    As early as August 2011, WHI also predicted race riots coming in the summer of 2012. The use of the Trayvon Martin death and the subsequent incitements to violence by the media, Obama operatives, and useful idiots, followed by the subsequent threats by the NBPP of a coming “race war” appear to have been merely a sign of what’s to come.
    Middle-class American citizens were shocked and appalled at the allegations, with many hoping they were not true. Some said they had harbored similar suspicions for quite some time, due to the many anomalies and inaccuracies emanating from the current operatives inhabiting the White House.
    The DHS source claimed that campaign funds were being directly used to fund the incitements to violence and rioting that the Obama administration was seeking to spark.
    “Using untracked campaign funds, they are paying people to infiltrate the various movements to cause physical destruction of property and disrupt commerce. That began last year, but has increased ten-fold already this year,” stated this source.
    “He added that they are using some lower level DHS agents to make the payments under the context of tracking subversives, but they are the unwitting subversives.”


    The use of campaign funds, funneled through DHS agents to street-level agitators for the purpose of fomenting violence, would be extremely legally questionable, if not outright illegal, certain legal experts shared.
    Intelligence officials said that if the allegations were true, the degree to which extremists had penetrated the upper echelons of the American government, finance, and security structure was unparalleled.
    “Let’s just say that we are not taking these accusations lightly,” one official remarked on condition of anonymity. “Certain figures will be placed under a microscope, along with their associates.”
    Valerie Jarrett, the shadowy figure always at Obama’s side, has been accused by some of “manipulating” or “controlling’ the President. Just who does she work for? Who does she take orders from?
    The possibility that Barack Obama’s operatives, under the direction of Valerie Jarrett, was actively involved in the facilitation of street violence and mob chaos disturbed citizens, with many deeming it unpatriotic, subversive, and possibly seditious.


    “Isn’t this why HUAC was created?”, one middle-class citizen angrily questioned. “Congress must re-instate HUAC, hold hearings, and find out if there is any truth to this.”
    The intensely close co-ordination of seemingly separate entities confirmed the suspicions of many that communist agents had infiltrated major institutions, organizations, and trade unions, and were working together to sabotage America.
    Who is Valerie Jarrett?
    “Their apparatus can be seen as a type of octupus, having many tentacles,” one intelligence source confided on condition of anonymity. “Occupy is one tentacle, the unions are another, the Black Panthers are another, the radical black/islamic supremacists(Wright, Farrakhan, Van Jones, Sharpton) are another, DHS and its’ umbrella agencies are another, the mainstream press is another,” the source explained. “These tentacles are all working together, seemingly separate, but eventually they are controlled by the same small group of people. They receive their directives and marching orders and mindlessly execute them.”
    The intelligence official predicted that in the very near future, all of the seemingly separate entities would be clearly exposed as working together, co-ordinating their activities together, and driving for the same goal – the destruction of America as a constitutional republic, the destruction of its capitalist system, and the dethroning of the U.S. as a superpower.
    New Black Panther Leader Shabbaz: Whites Will Be ‘Very, Very, Very Angry’ in November
    According to New Black Panther party Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz:
    ‘As we go into this election the New Black Panther Party is going to play a great role’
    NBP Chairman: Shabazz
    The white man cannot stop black people in this hour, even thought they have made them n****rs.
    ‘That black man that is on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue’ proves that ‘a black man can accomplish what he will.’
    ‘The white man of America does not have one leader that they can put up against Barack Obama’ and ‘that is a heavy blow to the white ego.’
    Obama will win the ‘black, brown, minority, gay’ and the white ‘MSNBC vote’
    ‘White males, conservatives, Republicans, Tea Party and gun-toters …don‘t believe that they should be ruled over by black people’
    Michelle Obama ‘just crushes these white women’ with her superior beauty
    ‘George Zimmermans are going to be on the rise’.
    People who hate Obama will ’cling to their God and their guns. We might have to, too. We gotta get ready fast’
    The New Black Panther party Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz has taken to a new form of election rhetoric building up to the Presidential race of 2012. Besides mentioning that his group will be playing ‘a great role’ in the election, Shabazz went into detail on how Obama will win a second term and the violent things will happen after at the hands of ‘gun-toting‘ ’George Zimmermans‘ who ’don’t believe that they should be ruled over by black people.’
    Key Shabazz Quotes:
    “Yes, the white man has made us into n****ers, yes, he treats us unfairly, yes, he’s robbed us of a knowledge of self. But I’m here to tell you that the white man cannot stop us in this hour.”
    “Even that black man that is on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue– he represents a sign that a black man can accomplish what he will.”
    “The white man of America does not have one leader that they can put up against Barack Obama. They have not one white man in America that they can get a majority of Americans to agree with, that is more qualified than this black man. They cannot get one white man to surpass him– and that is a heavy blow to the white ego.”
    “As we go into this election and the election path, and the New Black Panther Party is going to play a great role. Y’all move out fast and get ready quick, fast, in a hurry.”
    “[Obama] is winning with the black vote, he’s winning with the brown vote, he’s winning with the minority vote– he gon’ win, if you look at what old Joe Biden is saying, he gon’ win with the gay vote. He gon’ win with the other-than white vote, and mixed in with some white vote– the MSNBC vote.”
    “What am I saying to you? I’m telling you that these 60% of white people who are against Barack Obama are going to be very, very, very angry come November when they lose again because the white ego and the white male ego, which is represented in the conservative movement and the Republican party, and the Tea Party, and these right-wingers and these gun-toters, are very racist, and they don’t believe that they should be ruled over by black people, and they’re going to become even more hostile than they are right now.”
    “Four more years of a black woman who just crushes these white women when she just comes out in them dresses. I mean, there’s no politics involved- politics aside- that is a beautiful black woman. But it is a blow to the white man’s ego to have her as their first lady. That just burns a racist up.”
    “Hate crimes are going to be on the rise. George Zimmermans are going to be on the rise. What am I predicting? That acts of racism and violence and hatred towards black people are going to be on the rise, because white people fear that their influence is slipping and that their wall is slipping and that their country is being taken from them”
    “And they’re going to cling to their God and their guns. We might have to, too. We gotta get ready fast, sisters and brothers. We have the summer to get ready, because we don’t knowwhat’s coming down the pipes. And so we gotta get strong, and we gotta get there fast.”
    “Despite the white man‘s education system and everything he’s done negatively to us, I’m here to tell every black person on this line that the white man cannot stop you. Cannot stop us
    31 May 2012, 04:00 PM Reply Like
  • Brian Bobbitt
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    Just exited DRR at nice % profits and holding EUO [for now]
    31 May 2012, 04:01 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    But don't go short yet. Though a "JGB repeat" may not last as long in these cases, it is still a factor. Confirmation of a trend change is needed to make any serious money on the short trade. I'm sure there are some who disagree with me on this, seeing a trading range, and with good timing this may pay off in the interim.
    31 May 2012, 04:28 PM Reply Like
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