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brewer12345 05-09-2006 07:33 PM

Prediction for tomorrow
 
Since I have moved on to the single malt after a grueling 2 hour commute, I will make a prediction. Tomorrow the Fed will bump rates 25BP (duh). However, they will make a statement that indicates that more rate increases are in the offing, rather than a pause. The market has NOT priced this in, so it will be painful, especially for rate-sensitive sectors. I think the spike in gold, other commodities, TIPS spreads and the plunge in the dollar is enough to couteract "Helicopter Ben's" tendency toward dovishness.

I will be buying January QQQQ puts tomorrow morning. A tip of the hat/glass to Ha.

Dawg52 05-09-2006 07:49 PM

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I hope your wrong.* :(

laurence 05-09-2006 08:40 PM

Re: Prediction for tomorrow
 
What are you drinking there, buddy? I'm keeping it light with a Karl Strauss Amber Lager.

As far as tomorrow, I think Bernake will equivocate and basically say he's not sure what he'll do next meeting, but that he's leaning towards a pause. I think they've telegraphed a pause for too long now to do otherwise.

haha 05-09-2006 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by brewer12345
Since I have moved on to the single malt after a grueling 2 hour commute, I will make a prediction.* Tomorrow the Fed will bump rates 25BP (duh).* However, they will make a statement that indicates that more rate increases are in the offing, rather than a pause.* I will be buying January QQQQ puts tomorrow morning.* A tip of the hat/glass to Ha.

First, a single malt toast is always an honor. But we had better wait until we make at least some money on this position.* :)

Second, is your prediction based on interest rate futures spreads?

Ha

brewer12345 05-10-2006 06:50 AM

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Originally Posted by HaHa
First, a single malt toast is always an honor. But we had better wait until we make at least some money on this position.* :)

Second, is your prediction based on interest rate futures spreads?

Ha

Ha, for the record, its a position I hope makes no money.

My prediction is simply based on all of the indicators just about screaming that inflation is gettting away from the Fed. The equity market is definately acting like the punch has been spiked. TIPS spreads are ballooning. Commodities, Jeez! And the USD is pretty much in freefall lately. All of this says to me that the various markets are convinced that inflation will continue to increase. Bernanke has been making statements that the market has interpreted as dovish, yet "core" inflation is at the high end of the range that the Fed is supposedly comfy with and all of the headline inflationary pressures (full CPI) have been in the headlines enough that I think that people's expectations are becoming inflationary. Once the expectation of future inflation becomes embedded, it is VERY hard for the Fed to stop the ball from rolling downhill. This hasn't all quite come to pass, and the Fed will hopefully react soon. But that means higher rates, maybe 6% by the end of the year. That is DEFINATELY not priced in.

Laurence, my man, where you been? Highland Single Malt last night.

Maximillion 05-10-2006 07:48 AM

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Scotch from small distilleries will out perform the DOW over the next 10 years.

Limited supply will become even more limited as the bigger distilleries gobble up the small ones and close them down.

Buy I to drink, 1 to collect, only quality, not the $50 stuff.

Collecting Fine Scotch is a bit of an art.

Fed will hold to expected rate raise, will take a wait and see tone.

setab 05-10-2006 07:49 AM

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Brewer,

First things first. *I was toasting you back last night with The GL. *I will be in Scotland the end of the summer; any recommendations on what to try while I am there? *Oh yeah, the money thing. *I am such a novice there, but I have to admit that some minor tinkering with the TSP has me up about $6500 in the past month on a fairly modest balance. *Attribute most of that to International fund run ups. *Any suggestions on what to do to retain some of that ill gotten gain? *Thanks, and a wee dram back to ye.

setab

JPatrick 05-10-2006 07:53 AM

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Buy ENG/Consume Corona

The market is overdue for a tumble.* Doesn't matter why, just that it is.

brewer12345 05-10-2006 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by setab
Brewer,

First things first. *I was toasting you back last night with The GL. *I will be in Scotland the end of the summer; any recommendations on what to try while I am there? *Oh yeah, the money thing. *I am such a novice there, but I have to admit that some minor tinkering with the TSP has me up about $6500 in the past month on a fairly modest balance. *Attribute most of that to International fund run ups. *Any suggestions on what to do to retain some of that ill gotten gain? *Thanks, and a wee dram back to ye.

setab

On Scotch, I have to say that I have no clue. *I've always been too cheap to develop much knowledge of different varieties. *True to form, the Scotch I was drinking last night was realtively cheap because it is from an almost unknown distillery started up about 20 years ago by a guy who has spent his career in the industry. *Still made pretty good whiskey, though.

How to preserve ill-gotten gains? *I have been toying with the question myself. *I've held a good chunk of EFA for a while and I took some off the table last month since it was getting out of balance. *Still chugging upward, though. *Getting to the point where I might take some more off the table. *I guess you might consider selling a chunk of whatever has run up and reinvesting in whatever looks cheap/has been sliding. *Hey, that sounds like rebalancing...

audreyh1 05-10-2006 08:00 AM

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Seems like the market has really set itself up for a "sell the news" scenario almost no matter what Bernanke says. It's been chomping at the bit anticipating "the pause" for so long, that even if it materializes, it's already priced in and no where to go but down.

If it doesn't materialize, then even bigger excuse to sell off.

We'll see today!!!

Audrey

setab 05-10-2006 08:03 AM

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Thanks, Brewer. I've got to be careful; you guys are starting to get me interested in this stuff. REBALANCING!!!!Dog germs! Need more single malt.

setab

Maximillion 05-10-2006 09:15 AM

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http//www.charm.net/~kmarsh/scotch.html

Even better, go visit the Distilleries.

Maximillion 05-10-2006 09:17 AM

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http://www.charm.net/~kmarsh/scotch.html


cute fuzzy bunny 05-10-2006 09:40 AM

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Up a quarter, bernanke announces he's joining alan greenspan in a carnival act where they'll dress up like bears and stand on dunking platforms, $5 for three balls. Pundits determine this to be a clear indicator of excessively dovish behavior. After a brief and confused small dip, the dow goes up 88 and the s&p500 16. Tomorrow, everyone spends so much time analyzing and reanalyzing every aspect of the dunking platform idea and what the bear suits mean, that they all forget to trade.

brewer12345 05-10-2006 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Cute Fuzzy Bunny
Up a quarter, bernanke announces he's joining alan greenspan in a carnival act where they'll dress up like bears and stand on dunking platforms, $5 for three balls.* Pundits determine this to be a clear indicator of excessively dovish behavior.* After a brief and confused small dip, the dow goes up 88 and the s&p500 16.* Tomorrow, everyone spends so much time analyzing and reanalyzing every aspect of the dunking platform idea and what the bear suits mean, that they all forget to trade.

Either that, or Elevator Ben declines to comment further to reporters because he is busy getting ready for a quail hunting trip with the Vice President.

audreyh1 05-10-2006 11:11 AM

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You guys crack me up with your creative "predictions" :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Audrey

HFWR 05-10-2006 11:16 AM

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The end of the world is near... 8)

MasterBlaster 05-10-2006 11:18 AM

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I predict that there will be more predictions ;)

rs0460a 05-10-2006 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by MasterBlaster
I predict that there will be more predictions* ;)

Is this comment based on fact?* ::)

laurence 05-10-2006 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by brewer12345


Laurence, my man, where you been?* Highland Single Malt last night.

Business travel, killer. I just drink Glennlivet, I'll have to try that.


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