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Even if Fed Moves on Third Round of Stimulus, Markets Won't Take Off

Some movie sequels are great, like Godfather II, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Toy Story 2 & 3, and Terminator II but most are not, like Godfather III, Revenge of the Nerds II, Dumb and Dumberer, and CaddyShack II.

Many sequels of course overstay their welcomes. As we await Bernanke's speech on Friday, many are calling for another QE sequel titled Printing, the Path to Prosperity.

QEII as it's otherwise known was well received by markets because it helped to lift asset prices, temporarily as we've seen, but critics knew there was no real economic impact as evidenced by the almost zero growth seen in the first half of 2011.

If QE3 gets the greenlight, expect a cheer from the stock market , but don't expect that to last long as it will give no help to economic growth.

I'm of the opinion that we got pseudo QE3 on Aug 9th and the only thing Bernanke will do on Friday is explain the bullets he has left but won't be pulling any of those triggers now, likely disappointing asset markets.





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Trader disclosure: On Aug 22, 2011, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders; Seymour owns (AAPL); Seymours own (BAC); Adami Owns (AGU); Adami Owns (C); Adami Owns (GS); Adami Owns (INTC); Adami Owns (MSFT); Adami Owns (NUE); Adami Owns (BTU); Finerman and Finerman’s firm own (AAPL); Finerman owns (BAC) and Finerman’s firm own (BAC) leaps; Finerman’s firm owns (HPQ) puts and Finerman owns (HPQ); Finerman owns (JPM) and Finerman’s firm owns (JPM) stock and (JPM) leaps; Finerman's Firm Is Short (IWR); Finerman's Firm Is Short (MDY); Finerman's Firm Is Short (XRT); Finerman's Firm Is Short (SPY); Finerman's Firm Is Long S&P 500 Puts; Finerman's Firm Is Long Russell 2000 Puts; Terranova owns (XOM); Terranova owns (IBM); Terranova owns (VRTS); Terranova owns (AAPL); Nations is long (SPY); Nations is long (TLT)

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