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While the mainstream media casually accuses Moscow without evidence of having orchestrated the shoot down of Malaysian Airlines MH17 in liaison with the Donesk rebels, the backlash of the crisis on international financial markets and on Russia’s financial system has passed virtually unnoticed.
Moreover, the political threats and insinuations directed against the Russian Federation in the wake of the July 17 disaster, have been coupled with a renewed wave of economic sanctions directed against major Russian corporations and financial institutions.
Inside Information and Foreknowledge
The conduct of speculative operations both prior and in the wake of the July 17 crash, is also a major consideration: In the functioning of World financial markets, terror events, natural disasters as well as major tragedies such as MH17 will invariably have an impact on the short term behavior of financial markets including major stock markets, the foreign exchange market as well the energy and commodities markets.
It should be noted that foreknowledge of a terror event such as the MH17 crash of July 17 over Eastern Ukraine’s warzone, offers an opportunity to the perpetrators as well as those who have advanced knowledge of the terror event to conduct profitable speculative transactions on various financial markets. Cui bono? Wall Street or Moscow’s Financial Establishment?
In other words, those who planned the attack on MH17 (including their political and economic sponsors) had in their possession valuable and confidential information which could be used in large scale speculative undertakings, including options trade on the DJIA, the Moscow Stock exchange (MICEX), foreign exchange markets, not to mention speculative trade (e.g. put options) on airline stocks.
What is described above is routine in the frequent conduct of “risk free” speculative trade by major financial institutions.
July 30 at 15:56 MSK in trading and clearing system of the stock market of the Moscow Stock Exchange in processing a transaction in the functional transfer of funds was a discrepancy between the results of the processing central to trading and clearing systems and servers access trading system. In this situation, the correct functioning of trading and clearing system became impossible and trading halted.
Trading system has become available for withdrawal requests at 17:31 MSK., Trading was resumed at 17:50 MSK.
For the convenience of trading on the stock market has been extended to 19:30 MSK. Interim settlement of trades included in the first clearing pool was also moved from 16:00 to 18:05 MSK.
Trading and settlements in foreign exchange and futures markets, the Moscow Stock Exchange held during the day in normal mode.
Moscow Exchange apologizes for any inconvenience.
originally posted by: rickymouse
Down more tomorrow is my prediction. Since I always predict wrong, that means it goes up tomorrow. Darn, that is another prediction based on my lousy predictions. Probably flat since I didn't predict that. Great, guess I covered all the directions of predictions now.