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kiyo616 やっと発送されてきた!
今年はこれ着てズムスタ行くぞ!
#baseball #kuroda #hiroshimacarp
#広島カープ #黒田博樹
#一球の重み
#カープ息子
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nick_the_contrarian Here Is The Reason Why Stocks Just Had Their Best Month Since October 2011

Here, courtesy of Deutsche Bank, is the answer:

In case it is unclear just what the chart above shows, here is DB's explanation: "buyback announcements have surged with February ($98bn) posting the largest monthly tally on record. The pace of actual buybacks tends to closely follow that of announcements." And there you have it: the highest number of monthly buyback announcements in history, which for a market that may be broken but can still discount what companies will do (now that they have committed to buybacks) is merely frontrunning the most cost-insensitive buyer in the world: corporate management teams themselves.

It should thus come as no surprise why the S&P500 soared to record highs at a time when US economic data tumbled at the fastest pace in years. It should also explain the relentless buying of AAPL stock (among others), which pushed the Nasdaq to just why of 5000: recall that it was less than 3 weeks ago that AAPL announced it would proceed with merely its latest debt-funded share buyback.

It also explains why, in the absence of the Fed, stocks continue to rise as if QE was still taking place: simply said, bondholders - starved for any yield in an increasingly NIRP world - have taken the place of the Federal Reserve, and are willing to throw any money at companies who promise even the tiniest of returns over Treasuries, oblivious if all the proceeds will be used immediately to buyback stock, thus pushing equity prices even higher, but benefiting not only shareholders but management teams who equity-linked compensation has likewise never been higher.

To be sure, this theater of financial engineering - because stocks are not going up on any resemblance of fundamental reasons but simply due to expanding balance sheet leverage - will continue only until it can no longer continue. #Market #Rigged #Manipulation #QE #CentralBanks #Liquidity #Stocks #Trading #Volatility #HedgeFunds #Crash #Credit #Default #Cash #Citadel #FatFinger #FED #BOJ #Yellen #Kuroda #Draghi #Inflation #SNB #Greece
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erizo0608 カープ熱熱いです!
セブンでチケットとろうにも一斉アクセスのためか回線パンク?状態でセブンに列ができはじめました( ´⚰` )

気遣いの素敵な店員さんが暇つぶしにカープタイムズ配ってくれました✯⸜(ّᶿ̷ധّᶿ̷)⸝✯ 一度読んでるけどめっちゃ嬉しい♡

#野球#カープ#黒田博樹#baseball#セブン#チケット#Kuroda
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  •   kana_2jsb セブンに列できてるんですね私はセブンチケットネットverもパンク状態でアクセスに20分かかりました 15h
  •   erizo0608 @kana_2jsb えぇ〜︎そんなに…(。ω。;)私まだ並んでるんですがとれない気がしてきました( ´^` ) 15h
  •   kana_2jsb 並んでる間にネットもやってみられてはどうですか?? 15h
  •   jujujurie カープ愛、激熱です!今年こそ!チケット取れましたか? 14h
  •   erizo0608 @kana_2jsb あれから更に待ってる間にネットも駆使しましたが何とかセブンでチケットとれましたー( ;∀;) 9h
  •   erizo0608 @jujujurie 10時前からセブンで並んで12時くらいにやっととれましたー( ;∀;)これで今年の成績悪かったら本当に泣けますっw 9h
  •   jujujurie おーっ!チケット取れましたか!!しかし、2時間も並んでとは…いやいや、今年は絶対に優勝すると信じています!!ガチで応援しますよーっ! 8h
  •   erizo0608 @jujujurie ありがとうございますーっ((´∀`*))私も気合い入れて応援します! 5h

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nick_the_contrarian China Cuts Interest Rates, Takes Number Of Central Banks Easing In 2015 To 21

And then there were 21.

Hours ago on Saturday, the country whose currency is largely pegged to the dollar which itself is now anticipating a rate hike in the coming months, surprised the world by confirming its economic slowdown yet again following a recent rate cut just this past November when it lowered its benchmark rate by 40 bps, after it again cut benchmark lending and deposit rates by 25 bps starting on March 1. Specifically, the PBOC will lower the one-year lending rate to 5.35% from 5.6% and its one-year deposit rate to 2.5% from 2.75%. It also said it would raise the maximum interest rate on bank deposits to 130% of the benchmark rate from 120%. In conclusion, expect markets to soar even more on Monday while China continues to stealthily devalue the Renminbi in order to fight a housing market collapse that is now worse than what the US experienced after Lehman failed. #Market #Rigged #Manipulation #QE #CentralBanks #Liquidity #Stocks #Trading #Volatility #HedgeFunds #Crash #Credit #Default #Cash #Citadel #FatFinger #FED #BOJ #Yellen #Kuroda #Draghi #Inflation #SNB #Greece
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shinzo_kuroda Thought it was time for another cosplay.. this time it's Korra from avatar

#LegendOfKorra #Korra #9gag #Cosplay #Kuroda #OwnEdit
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ciel1313 Finished watching hybrid child. I'm going to be so sad for the rest of the day. 24h

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shino_kae Salmon Sushi #Kuroda 1d

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nanameychan My OTP in #HybridChild. Their story was so fucking sad >.<
#Tsukishima #Kuroda #Yaoi #BL #Anime #Ova
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bee_scholes ชีวิตขาดปลาดิบไม่ได้!!! #kuroda #salmon #maguro #ika #sashimi 1d

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nick_the_contrarian China Just Sided With Russia Over The Ukraine Conflict

When it comes to the Ukraine proxy war, which started in earnest just about one year ago with the violent coup that overthrew then president Yanukovich and replaced him with a local pro-US oligarch, there has been no ambiguity who the key actors were: on the left, we had the west, personified by the US, the European Union, and NATO in general; while on the right we had Russia. In fact, if there was any confusion, it was about the role of that other "elephant in the room" - China.

Reuters' assessment of Xing speech: "an unusually frank and open display of support for Moscow's position in the crisis." His comments were an unusually public show of understanding from China for the Russian position. China and Russia see eye-to-eye on many international diplomatic issues but Beijing has generally not been so willing to back Russia over Ukraine.

As noted above, China has long been very cautious not to be drawn into the struggle between Russia and the West over Ukraine's future, not wanting to alienate a key ally. And yet, something changed overnight, with this very clear language, warning some could say, that China will no longer tolerate Pax Americana, and even the mere assumption of a unipolar western world, let alone the reality.

And then, Qu's slap in the face of Obama: "The United States is unwilling to see its presence in any part of the world being weakened, but the fact is its resources are limited, and it will be to some extent hard work to sustain its influence in external affairs." Especially if and when China decides to send a few peacekeepers of its own into Ukraine. You know - just to make sure US influence in external affairs isn't "sustained" too much. #Market #Rigged #Manipulation #QE #CentralBanks #Liquidity #Stocks #Trading #Volatility #HedgeFunds #Crash #Credit #Default #Cash #Citadel #FatFinger #FED #BOJ #Yellen #Kuroda #Draghi #Inflation #SNB #Greece
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  •   jake.lang I work with a free mobile application that is looking to expand our marketing team! 2d

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nick_the_contrarian Spot The Odd Vol Out

Despite the well-managed collapse of Equity, FX, and Rates volatility in February, the Oil complex is exhibiting Lehman-Depression-like levels of implied vol still as central planners seem unable (or unwilling) to manipulate the energy complex (rock of inflation and hard place of 'consumer tax cut'?). As WSJ reports, this volatility is roiling market makers, luring fast-money traders (and algos) and discouraging long-term investors from hedging/positioning. As one asset manager noted, "we like volatile two-way markets... but this is too high for us." Perhaps, just perhaps, given the potential difficulty/disagreement of central banks agreeing on how best to manipulate oil prices (and thus lower vol), it is the only (along with The Baltic Dry Index) indicator of the imbalance between excess mal-investment-driven supply and Greenspan's "Depression-like global demand." #Market #Rigged #Manipulation #QE #CentralBanks #Liquidity #Stocks #Trading #Volatility #HedgeFunds #Crash #Credit #Default #Cash #Citadel #FatFinger #FED #BOJ #Yellen #Kuroda #Draghi #Inflation #SNB #Greece
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nick_the_contrarian Trading Oil For HFT Idiots: Lesson Complete

Who could have seen this coming? In lesson 101, we 'taught' the HFT idiots that you "Sell API, and Buy DOE Inventories." In lesson 102, we 'taught' the HFT idiots that you then "Sell the DOE Rip." Today, we finish with a big "told you so dance" as we 'taught' the HFT idiots yesterday, no matter what WTI will ramp insanely into the Friday NYMEX close after rig count data. Next we get the insta-dump... Seriously!!!! #Market #Rigged #Manipulation #QE #CentralBanks #Liquidity #Stocks #Trading #Volatility #HedgeFunds #Crash #Credit #Default #Cash #Citadel #FatFinger #FED #BOJ #Yellen #Kuroda #Draghi #Inflation #SNB #Greece
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jyoon2j 간만에 #스시#뷔페 #일식 #연어 #초밥 #소바 #우동 등등 많아서 적기도 힘드네 헥헥 #스시스타그램 #일식스타그램 #kuroda #bangkok 2d

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boosya_d แซลมอนย่างอังไฟ #kuroda #rca #salmon 2d

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boosya_d หิวๆ อิ่มๆ #kuroda #rca #japanfood 2d

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