China shit the bed overnight. The shit is now hitting the fan. Shit is fucked up and bullshit. I’m not shitting you.
Stock markets don’t fall by 8.5% in one day unless there is some major shit happening beneath the surface. A comparable drop in the US stock market would be 1,500 points. Do you think a few Wall Street assholes would shit their pants if that happened? Do you think there would be a few margin calls as that shitty scenario played out?
Here’s the deal. The Chinese authorities have attempted everything they could possibly do to stop their over-leveraged, over-bought, over-hyped, corrupt, fraudulent markets from falling. They have threatened imprisonment for selling, disallowed short selling, stopped allowing trading on thousands of company stocks, and propped up their markets with trillions of yuan poured into the gaping hole.
Between the end of June and early July, the Chinese government announced at least 40 measures to prop up the market, including an interest-rate cut by the central bank and establishing a stabilization fund to outright buy stocks. All together, Chinese authorities are estimated to have mobilized as much as 5 trillion yuan, almost 10% of the gross domestic product, to halt panic sales.
It’s all been for naught. Fear is now trumping greed. The infallibility of central bank manipulators is being revealed to be false. They are nothing but money printing academic fools doing the bidding of greedy bankers and corrupt politicians. This is only the beginning of the end. There are thousands of points to go, billions to vaporize, and millions of lives to be ruined.
Welcome to the Fourth Turning. No shit.
Chinese Stocks Suffer Second Biggest Crash In History, 1,500 Companies Halted Limit Down
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 07/27/2015 06:32 -0400
This was not supposed to happen.
After pledging, investing and otherwise guaranteeing the Chinese stock market to the tune of 10% of GDP, and intervening on at least 40 different occasions in the past month ever since China’s stock bubble burst in late June, with the subsequent crash nearly taking the Shanghai Composite red for the year, overnight China officially lost control for the second time, when after a weak start to the Monday trading session, things turned very ugly in the last hour, when the Shanghai Composite plunged by 8.48%, closing nearly at the lows, and tumbling some 345 points for its biggest one-day drop since February 2007 and its second biggest crash in history!
The selling was steady throughout the day, but spiked in the last hour on concerns China would rein in its market-supporting programs following IMF demands to normalize its relentless market intervention. According to Bloomberg’s Richard Breslow: “fear that the extraordinary support measures employed to hold up the market may be scaled back caused heavy afternoon selling resulting in a down 8.5% day.” Of course, one can come up with any number of theories to explain the plunge: for example the PBOC did not buy enough to offset the relentless selling.
The last thing the communist party and the PBOC wanted was another massive sell off after having not only fired the “bazooka” but come up with a different bazooka to halt “malicious sellers” virtually every day, including threats of arrest.