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Thursday, September 18, 2008

I agree with everything Barry Ritholtz says:

Regarding:
SEC intends to temporarily ban short selling, but it's not clear if the commission has approved the move. Cox is briefing congressional leaders. Separately, the government is seeking congressional authority to buy distressed assets.
BR comments: (emp add)
This is the ultimate bailout attempt, which will have repercussions far far beyond our imaginations:
1) We suffer a loss of Market Integrity; The US is now a Banana Republic

2) Blatant market manipulation: this is nothing more than an attempt to force markets higher;

3) 60 days prior to a presidential election? This is a none-too-subtle attempt to influence the elections -- especially coming on top of the Fannie/Freddie bailout;

4) The coming pop will create a huge air pocket, ultimately leading to us crashing much lower;

5) Expect a huge increase in volatility -- upwards first, then down;


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4) The coming pop will create a huge air pocket, ultimately leading to us crashing much lower;

But the pop won't come until after the election: Mission Accomplished. The Bush "legacy" will be intact.

By Anonymous e. nonee moose, at 9/19/2008 5:51 AM  

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