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The "up-to-the-minute Market Data" thread

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posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 02:20 PM
Don't fight the FED

End of Lesson

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 02:21 PM
Dow Jones Industrial Average 7,270.65 3:19pm ET 46.67 (0.65%)
Dow Jones Industrial Average 7,267.07 3:20pm ET 43.09 (0.60%)
Dow Jones Industrial Average 7,261.57 3:21pm ET 37.59 (0.52%)
Dow Jones Industrial Average 7,257.19 3:21pm ET 33.21 (0.46%)
Dow Jones Industrial Average 7,254.96 3:23pm ET 30.98 (0.43%)
Dow Jones Industrial Average 7,249.07 3:23pm ET 25.09 (0.35%)
Dow Jones Industrial Average 7,246.12 3:24pm ET 22.14 (0.31%)

S&P 500 INDEX,RTH 760.87 3:19pm ET 4.32 (0.57%)
S&P 500 INDEX,RTH 758.68 3:22pm ET 2.13 (0.28%)
S&P 500 INDEX,RTH 757.53 3:23pm ET 0.98 (0.13%)

NASDAQ COMPOSITE 1,414.82 3:19pm ET -16.68 (-1.17%)
NASDAQ COMPOSITE 1,407.99 3:25pm ET -23.51 (-1.64%)

OH OH...we're running out of steam today!!!

Gold $923.50
Oil $47.08

[edit on 3/16/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 02:26 PM
reply to post by Hx3_1963

With figures like this one I wonder my friend.

U.S. Loses 651,000 Jobs in February, Including 168,000 in Manufacturing
U.S. Must Stimulate Manufacturing to Stop Economic Slide

This tells how the markets has been manipulated and is going to be short lived.

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today that the United States lost 651,000 jobs in February. From February 2008 to February 2009, U.S. nonfarm employment has fallen from 137,936,000 to 133,768,000, a loss of 4.168 million jobs.

U.S. manufacturing employment fell by 168,000 jobs in February, dropping to 12.477 million. January’s U.S. manufacturing job losses were revised to 257,000, up from the initial estimate of 207,000 in last month’s report. U.S. manufacturing employment now is at its lowest level since July 1941, five months prior to the U.S. entry into World War II. In the last decade, from February 1999 to February 2009, U.S. manufacturing employment has fallen more than 28 percent, a loss of 4.918 million good middle-class jobs.

American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition (AMTAC) Executive Director Auggie Tantillo said, "These job losses are staggering but sadly predictable. They are the logical outcome of an economic policy that was doomed to fail."

"America is facing its greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression because it thought it could substitute debt to mask a shortfall in U.S. production. America will not be able to borrow its way out of this crisis; it will need to manufacture its way out to keep its standard of living,” Tantillo continued.

What in the heck you think our government is doing while concentrating on proping the markets? that all this bad news are going to go away?

[edit on 16-3-2009 by marg6043]

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 02:30 PM
reply to post by marg6043
I think they're misguided...

They think proping up the market will help save or create jobs?

I think not...the market takes care of it's own first...till they make enough to fill their pockets they're not gonna funnel cash to these other businesses...

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 02:32 PM
Dow Jones Industrial Average 7,262.93 3:31pm ET 38.95 (0.54%)
S&P 500 INDEX,RTH 759.43 3:31pm ET 2.88 (0.38%)
NASDAQ COMPOSITE 1,411.07 3:31pm ET 20.43 (1.43%)

barely holding their own at the moment

nice little drop there for a few minutes

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 02:35 PM

Originally posted by stander
Pause, we must investigate the unexpected drop that the Dow will go through on Monday before it happens and prevent further erosion of shares value . . .

Pause, you are expected to return to work after lunch. Check the charts -- I'm not kidding you. Thanks anyway for the morning effort.

The ascertainment of proportions . . .

• Obama unveils $15 billion plan to help small businesses

Small bailout for a small businessman. I thought that it was Jimmy Carter who was a peanut farmer. Bless you, Barack.

[edit on 3/16/2009 by stander]

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 02:39 PM
reply to post by stander
Yep we bow before you oh mighty Stander!!!

Yer insight is truely astounding and remarkable and and and...

Dow Jones Industrial Average 7,219.76 3:41pm ET -4.22 (-0.06%)
Dow Jones Industrial Average 7,212.99 3:43pm ET -10.99 (-0.15%)

S&P 500 INDEX,RTH 754.15 3:43pm ET -2.40 (-0.32%)

BTW: Take it easy on the was $1 Bud Day...

[edit on 3/16/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 02:44 PM
reply to post by stander

Is one problem, most of the small businesses in America are already bordering on bankruptcy, because consumer spending is at a all time low.

This will only keep the small business afloat for the time being, still as America trade deficit intensifies Americans are spending more than they produce making impossible for an economic recovery of Americans industries, the production is falling as other nations are not buying Americans made either.

America is in a very bad situation and in order for America to keep people on jobs will have to keep bailing out everybody around.

And the big question is who is paying for all that if we can not create wealth.

Sad, sad, sad.

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 02:48 PM
Cboe Volatility Index. VIX (INDEX) 43.81 +1.44 +3.40%

CITIGROUP INC 2.35 3:34PM ET 0.57 (32.02%) 1,337,272,667

Dow Jones Industrial Average 7,220.23 3:45pm ET -3.75 (-0.05%)
S&P 500 INDEX,RTH 755.48 3:52pm ET -1.07 (-0.14%)

[edit on 3/16/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 02:54 PM
Some great info here today,thanks to all!

Still wading though...treading lightly and only the toe of my stilleto has dipped in.
Waters seem a bit more dangerous.

The Big O will make an appearance on Leno later this week to help keep the celebs in primetime efforts going forward.

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 02:58 PM
ahhh.. my beautiful FAS falling..

I got pulled on this one today..

Although Citi and BAC have obviously outperformed, I must admit my FAS isnt following suit...

2/3 today...

Hopefully this is just some quick profit taking and not going into tomorrow, or else we could have some problems..

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 02:59 PM
Today was good. The fact we didn't have an all out crash upon reversal is promising. A breather was in order and today we got it. Now we can resume upwards.

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 03:02 PM
reply to post by GreenBicMan
Direxion Shs Etf TrFAS (NYSE ARCA) 4.82 Change:-0.33 -6.41%Volume:258,209,504

Uh...yep...should of listened to Stander...

I'm still not sure how he does it but...

Dow Jones Industrial Average 7,216.97 4:03pm ET -7.01 (-0.10%)
S&P 500 INDEX,RTH 753.89 4:07pm ET -2.66 (-0.35%)
NASDAQ COMPOSITE 1,404.02 4:07pm ET 27.48 (1.92%)

[edit on 3/16/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 03:16 PM
reply to post by stander

AIG would say, "$15B...what a outrage!!! Not even enough cover top management bonuses under normal circumstances... *shrug* ..."

[edit on 3/16/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 03:20 PM
reply to post by Hx3_1963

Nothing but an illusion that is what the markets has become, I wonder how much the Treasury will be printing overnight to make the markets look good tomorrow.

Just joking.

Fraud, corruption and mismanagement.

Sad very sad, now the Fat rats in Wall-street are trying to find excuses as why the "good fortune went down the hill today".

Perhaps we should e-mail them this thread so they know

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 03:24 PM
reply to post by marg6043
Well one good thing for the Fed these days...

They make even more profit than the old days...

...back then they had to use real paper, ink and pay someone to print's just ones and zeros on a magnetic disk...

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 03:27 PM
Making damn good money on Apple and Cat and Rimm and so many others not so long ago...remember when?

Bouncing around my office because it was a "good day" and the Market-Gods had been kind indeed...Mama gets new shoes!

Now it seems like we scramble to stay on top of the possible and not so
only as a matter of news and because we simply MUST out of habit and hope and although I sense we'd LIKE to see a true rally,aka "Miracle on Wall St" (major motion picture to folllow soon...) it's becoming more of a :"Gee,the bottom didn't drop out today" sort of notion.

I miss the good ol' days.

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 03:38 PM
reply to post by irishchic
As for the bottom droppin' out...I'd be leary going through the week...

Option Expirations coming up...Quadruple Witching...1st Q Closing...

I suspect shell games are being played to shore up results...and some profit taking...

Wonder if this was what Stander was seeing???

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 03:38 PM
Obama 15 billion to help the small business owners, still how this is going to be play.

If your business is bordering on bankruptcy, you get to go to the bank that took TARP money and get a loan to pay, for payroll, buy equipment and maintain, or even expand employment(this one I doubt it as a business already in trouble will more often than not will be operating with minimum staff.

Then the part that I find deceiving is that the money is going to the banks then they will be given away as loans.

Excuse me but If I own a business that is already almost bankrupt I am to get into more debt to keep the business open at a lost because consumer confidence is not there?.

So the government is asking me to get more in debt, the bank get its loan backed by the government with occurs tax payer money "again" and I am to hope for better tomorrow?

What the government is not taking into consideration is that if we are not producing wealth we are only producing debt.

The business owner will be able to make pay roll next week but hey how about the week after that one.

I am so tire of hearing that the Financial system are so detrimental to the economy excuse me that banking system is there to keep making people get into more debt.!!!!!!!

While that is all they produce debt is what the American consumer generate.

Darn my head is spinning now.

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 03:44 PM
reply to post by Hx3_1963

I hear you on the options expirations.And on the week ahead.
I'm actually looking forward to watching the talking heads in a bit to see what they have to say on the "rally and reverse" both apparently due to Ben's comments...he's one verbally powerful dude!

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