When discussing the horrible tragedy this afternoon, please, remember to give Gartman credit. Here’s what he wrote in a note today:

Not wishing to suggest that we had told everyone to be concerned about such events, we were laughed at two weeks ago when we wrote of the impending close approach of the moon to the earth this week and next. We have done a bit of reading since, and this shall be one of the closest approaches of the moon to the earth in ages and we feared, along with others, that this close approach and the concomitant larger-than-normal gravitational effect of the moon upon the earth would result in increased earthquakes. If the moon’s effect can be larger and smaller upon tides as the moon approaches and recedes from the earth, it seemed quite reasonable to us… and is proven by geological academic studies… that the effect upon stressed areas of the earth’s surface would also be affected. We warned then of increased quake activity during the next several weeks. We shall warn again of that likelihood.

Dennis Gartman: Nobody’s Laughing At Me Anymore For My Warning About The “Super Moon” [BI]

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  1. Posted by Dr. Rosenrose | March 11, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Bullshit, Gartman co-opted this from that wannabe citi-intern, “the one who beaten math majors in the most difficult competition in the world like idiots, and the one who astutely points out the mars existing in the Gaussian Copula and made proper corrections on it!! “

  2. Posted by MoonRock | March 11, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Someone needs to inform this guy that the moon is technically moving away from the Earth 2 in/year…so it was closer all previous years.

  3. Posted by N Wacker Stud | March 11, 2011 at 5:21 PM

    This just in……there was an enormous earthquake in Japan…..

    Matt Taibbi; Turbo Journalist

  4. Posted by Carrier Piegon | March 11, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    Centered in Kobe
    -Taibbi

  5. Posted by Derp | March 11, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Meh.

    – Nouriel

  6. Posted by Doode | March 11, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    If it is indeed a historically valid observation then I would look for insurance companies doing something extraordinary in anticipation of such an event. They tend to collect and care about all those facts that other deem odd or improbable (full moon raises crime rate, etc).

  7. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Gartman’s ego > Moon

  8. Posted by moon | March 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    UBS Sucks!!!

  9. Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    Moon too close to the Earth my ass. That shit was all me!

    – Godzilla

  10. Posted by Blablabla | March 11, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    HAG CN – the Gartman ETF – is down 3% since March 09. The earthquake may be the only he called right then!

  11. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    too soon….

  12. Posted by ExtraOrdinaryPopularDelusions | March 11, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    ROR

    – Mothra

  13. Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    That’s a bunch of malarkey. Who ever heard of such a thing? Everybody knows it was the solar flares.

    A. Cashin

  14. Posted by trojan | March 11, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Gartman meant to write that he’s got a hardon for Sailor Moon not Super Moon

  15. Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    Here at Godzilla LLC, we strive for the best destruction for your buck!

  16. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    “Called” an earthquake for tiny little country situated on the “Ring of Fire?”

    What a guy. Now do my basketball picks.

  17. Posted by Spanishmoon | March 11, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Hence the origin of the term “Lunatic”.

    Someone get the net for Dennis……….

  18. Posted by Mlee | March 11, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    I wonder what Gartman’s NCAA bracket looks like.

  19. Posted by CFA | March 11, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    There are many things we don’t know about the moon…

    -Shia

  20. Posted by CFA | March 11, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    There are many things we don’t know about the moon…

    -Shia

  21. Posted by CFA | March 11, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    There are many things we don’t know about the moon…

    -Shia

  22. Posted by CFA | March 11, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    There are many things we don’t know about the moon…

    -Shia

  23. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    5:1 that there is a fault line in his bracket.

  24. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    5:1 that there is a fault line in his bracket.

  25. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    5:1 that there is a fault line in his bracket.

  26. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    5:1 that there is a fault line in his bracket.

  27. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    5:1 that there is a fault line in his bracket.

  28. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    5:1 that there is a fault line in his bracket.

  29. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    5:1 that there is a fault line in his bracket.

  30. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    5:1 that there is a fault line in his bracket.

  31. Posted by NakedShort | March 11, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    We let our results do the talking.

    -Genworth Mortgage Insurance

  32. Posted by Vampire Squid | March 11, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    It was Goldman’s fault

  33. Posted by Falcone | March 11, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Ha! What a maroon.

  34. Posted by Bonds | March 11, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    Here at Meriwether LLC, we can get you more for your dollar than our competition.

  35. Posted by CurrencyTrader | March 11, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    Don’t worry everyone, San Francisco is safe from Tsunamis today. I closed my yen positions and am safe and sound eating a double down with a glass of scotch at my desk.

  36. Posted by CurrencyTrader | March 11, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    Don’t worry everyone, San Francisco is safe from Tsunamis today. I closed my yen positions and am safe and sound eating a double down with a glass of scotch at my desk.

  37. Posted by JBEV | March 11, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    sadly japan has no hazmat androids up to the task of fixing their run-away nuclear reactor but they’re retrofitting an 11 year old girl fuckbot as we speak

  38. Posted by Everyone | March 11, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    I wasn’t worrying.

  39. Posted by Snarfer | March 11, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    “11 year old girl fuckbot” made me snarf Diet Coke out my nose. Kudos for the great line, but that shit burns like hell.

  40. Posted by CurrencyTrader | March 11, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Sarcasm just bought you shots and stole your kidneys.

  41. Posted by NakedShort | March 11, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    Gartman? More like Fartman!!!!!

    -guy who clearly needs to start drinking

  42. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Kudos to Mr. Gartman.

    –Guy who’s been married for 10 yrs and still can’t predict when his wife’s period will happen

  43. Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    The not-necessarily-so-fine folks in Cleveland TX take exception to your characterization and would propose you switch it to a 16 y/o ‘bot.

  44. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    Dude looks exactly like Randy Quaid in Independence Day.

  45. Posted by Bob | March 11, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    what a bunch of immature idiots on this board. really so sad.

  46. Posted by Dwight Howards Shoulders | March 11, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Bess, I firmly believe that you, and only you, can fix the world. Get busy wit dat, Bessar!

  47. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    same maroon as Wilbur or a different shade?

  48. Posted by Smartguy | March 11, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Did OptionsTrader get fired and move back to his parents basement in SF to start trading up currencies with his online F/X account?

  49. Posted by Cfc | March 11, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    God: Gartman, shut the fuck up and make money for your clients

  50. Posted by Cfc | March 11, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    God: Gartman, shut the fuck up and make money for your clients

  51. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Bob sucks!

  52. Posted by trojan | March 11, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    Gartman: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
    Levin: Why, so can I, or so can any man. But will they come when you do call for them?

  53. Posted by Anal McTavish | March 11, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    U, Bob, Suck!

  54. Posted by Anal McTavish | March 11, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    U, Bob, Suck!

  55. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    why? because we’re rightly pointing out gartman is a fuckstick for feeling the need to say he called the death of hundreds of people two weeks ago? if that’s being an immature idiot, so be it.

  56. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    why? because we’re rightly pointing out gartman is a fuckstick for feeling the need to say he called the death of hundreds of people two weeks ago? if that’s being an immature idiot, so be it.

  57. Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Is that you, Dennis?

  58. Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Is that you, Dennis?

  59. Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Is that you, Dennis?

  60. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    Is Gartman the Charlie Sheen of financial word? Nope, CS is a great actor and Gartman is a terrible trader

  61. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    Usually when you are horny.

  62. Posted by Guest | March 11, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    Usually when you are horny.

  63. Posted by Anon | March 11, 2011 at 8:24 PM

    Dennis, call me. I want to front run the next natural disaster.
    -God

  64. Posted by Confused Commenter | March 11, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    Just felt the ground move, furiously masturbating regardless.

  65. Posted by Joe | March 11, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    At least it’s not red

    – R^2

  66. Posted by General Disarray | March 11, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    No that’s when she has a headache.

  67. Posted by 4chan Analyst | March 11, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    We didn’t call you “jim” or “jimbo” so why u mad?

  68. Posted by Dark Side | March 11, 2011 at 9:04 PM

    You tell a geophysicist that the moon can cause earthquakes and he/she laughs at you. You tell an astrophysicist that the moon can cause earthquakes and they all agree with you. You tell a headhunter that the moon can cause earthquakes that can cause financial market volatility and they blackball you and pick someone with 12,566 connections on LinkedIn.

  69. Posted by NakedShort | March 11, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    into CurrencyTraders mouth?

  70. Posted by JL Curtis | March 11, 2011 at 9:32 PM

    I’ve been enjoying Activia all day and earlier today I told everyone, “You know if you drink enough of this product you’ll………….oh my……….uh………ooomph………unhh…..oooh….eek!!

  71. Posted by Spectorman | March 11, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    Touche’

  72. Posted by Dumbfounded | March 11, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    In case it needed to be said, this statement by Gartman is about the most boorish, crassest, fucktarded thing imaginable in these circumstances. Given this clear demonstration of his profound lack of judgment, I can’t believe anyone would let this halfwit manage a lemonade stand, let alone their investments.

  73. Posted by Screen Door in Hurricane | March 11, 2011 at 9:36 PM

    Hey!!! I call hurricanes to come you know…….Will Gartman get in that business, too?

    -Dr. Gray
    Dirty Side, CO

  74. Posted by Screen Door in Hurricane | March 11, 2011 at 9:36 PM

    Hey!!! I call hurricanes to come you know…….Will Gartman get in that business, too?

    -Dr. Gray
    Dirty Side, CO

  75. Posted by Mexi-Cant | March 11, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    Winner

  76. Posted by Mexi-Cant | March 11, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    Winner

  77. Posted by 2 Douches 1 Cup | March 11, 2011 at 11:51 PM

    Into Gartman’s cup?

  78. Posted by No more crazy | March 14, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    Is this really any more ludicrous than a someone “knowing” his the giants would win by more than 3 points or a fund manager bragging about being right about his stock predictions?

  79. Posted by guest | March 14, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    I think Gartman is a little over the top on this one. Quit trying to draw attention to yourself!

    Sincerely,

    C. Sheen

  80. Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    I heard that he is subletting space from ADW Capital Partners. Apparently, the “Northern side” of ADW’s founder’s father’s basement is vacant. I hear he got quite the deal.

  81. Posted by guest | June 10, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    3.8 cm

  82. Posted by Imagineth | June 22, 2011 at 6:38 AM

    The moon?  Try Elenin.  In 1984, I read an article that stated that around this time, we would encounter A FUCKING PLANET headed right toward us!  Then the story quickly changed and they reported that there was an error and we never heard of “Planet X” again. The Chile earthquake happened on the day of the Elenin-Sun-Earth alignment.  The Japan earthquake happened on the day of another alignment between the Elenin-Earth-Sun.  It’s no secret.  It’s right on NASA’s web site.  There is speculation that Elenin is actually a dwarf star.  this isn’t hard to believe since about 80% of the stars in our galaxy have a binary twin.  When Haley’s came around, it was plastered all over the news for months and months.  Elenin was discovered years ago and is supposed to cross Earth’s orbit TWICE this fall before leaving…but before it leaves, guess what’s going to happen…we’re going to pass right through it’s trail of debris.  But let’s assume there is no threat.  Why was the news about  Haley’s comet unavoidable for a full year, while there is a complete media blackout about Elenin.  Why?  Why?  I think we know why.  

    http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/542251main_comet20110504-full.jpg

  83. Posted by Guest | June 29, 2011 at 3:10 AM

    Once in a while CurryTrader is actually funny…touché