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posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 09:41 PM
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reply to post by Donny 4 million
 


You are more than welcome to help do the research and updating instead of just wasting bandwidth with things that are in many cases more appropriate for a U2U.

If you look up a post or 2 you will see the data you have been searching for




posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 09:45 PM
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reply to post by Donny 4 million
 
Ah...it sounds like "Solitiation" not good...

If you really want to talk about "Whats up in the Market"...here...
www.tickerforum.org...

These people REALLY know whats going on...



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 09:46 PM
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Oh no, I'm not trying to gauge others. Even though it sounds like I'm "Fence Sitting" I was around and had a chance to get majorly involved in the "game". I know how harsh life is and have a pretty good idea of what life will be like when all civility breaks down and we become a lawless nation.

I believe that the higher road will be self-governance, a true free-market will exist because there will be nothing enforcing the laws except the morality of men/women.

I feel that after everything goes down, people will quickly learn and realize that we are individuals first and a collective second. In a life or death situation and survival of the fittest its shoot first and ask questions last.

Maybe I got closer to giving the answer that you want to know. Or maybe I'm not understanding what you are asking.



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 09:59 PM
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Singapore May Devalue Currency


The Monetary Authority of Singapore may devalue the city state’s currency and allow it to drop 4 percent by the end of June to aid exporters and lift the economy out of its worst recession since independence in 1965.

The central bank will shift the mid-point of the Singapore dollar trading band at a twice-yearly review in April, according to 15 of 17 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News. The currency is “extremely and ridiculously overvalued,” Patrick Bennett, Asia foreign-exchange strategist at Societe Generale SA in Hong Kong, said last week.

Singapore’s exports fell for a 10th month in February as global demand for electronics and drugs tumbled and the government forecasts gross domestic product will shrink as much as 5 percent this year. Exporters are losing out to regional rivals after the currency weakened 6 percent in the past six months, compared with losses of 17 percent in the Indonesian rupiah and 12 percent in South Korea’s won.

“The central bank’s objective is to restore a measure of competitiveness,” said Wei Zheng Kit, a Singapore-based economist at Citigroup Inc., the world’s fourth-biggest currency trader. “A one-off depreciation will achieve this objective.”

Kit said the MAS may not allow much weakness in the currency after the devaluation because it wants to avoid damaging investor confidence. Singapore’s central bank conducts monetary policy by adjusting the center, slope or width of an undisclosed band in which the currency is allowed to fluctuate.

More at link

Beggar thy neighbor in full effect? Or is it the race to the bottom in a ZIRP world?



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 10:02 PM
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Better...

What's going to happen is...

What you have apon Yer person is going to be yer status....

Talk is cheap...

Have a real skill or items barterable...for existance...

Think about these things...

Luv & Peace???
:@@

[edit on 3/29/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 10:12 PM
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A wonderful rebuttal to the AIG: I Quit post from a few days back

AIG Exec Whines About Public Anger, and Now We're Supposed to Pity Him? Yeah, Right


"I take this action after 11 years of dedicated, honorable service to AIG. I can no longer effectively perform my duties in this dysfunctional environment, nor am I being paid to do so. Like you, I was asked to work for an annual salary of $1, and I agreed out of a sense of duty to the company and to the public officials who have come to its aid. Having now been let down by both, I can no longer justify spending 10, 12, 14 hours a day away from my family for the benefit of those who have let me down." via Op-Ed Contributor -- "Dear AIG, I Quit!" -- NYTimes.com

Like a lot of people, I read Wednesday's New York Times editorial by former AIG Financial Products employee Jake DeSantis, whose resignation letter basically asks us all to reconsider our anger toward the poor overworked employees of his unit.

DeSantis has a few major points. They include: 1) I had nothing to do with my boss Joe Cassano's toxic credit default swaps portfolio, and only a handful of people in our unit did; 2) I didn't even know anything about them; 3) I could have left AIG for a better job several times last year; 4) but I didn't, staying out of a sense of duty to my poor, beleaguered firm, only to find out in the end that; 5) I would be betrayed by AIG senior management, who promised we would be rewarded for staying, but then went back on their word when they folded in highly cowardly fashion in the face of an angry and stupid populist mob.

I have a few responses to those points. They are 1) Bulls**t; 2) bulls**t; 3) bulls**t, plus of course; 4) bulls**it. Lastly, there is 5) Boo-F***ing-Hoo. You dog.


Much more at link

Then ...

BoA has a work around to limits on bonuses

Bank of America May Increase Salaries for Investment Bankers


Bank of America Corp. plans to increase some investment bankers’ salaries by as much as 70 percent following the takeover earlier this year of Merrill Lynch & Co., people familiar with the proposal said.

“The concepts we are considering would not increase total compensation,” Brian Moynihan, Bank of America’s president of investment banking and wealth management, wrote yesterday in a memo to employees obtained by Bloomberg News. “Rather, we believe it is responsible, and consistent with the emerging public consensus, that a greater percentage of overall compensation come from fixed base salary.”

Bank of America, which has received $45 billion of taxpayers’ money, may raise the annual base pay for some managing directors to about $300,000 from $180,000, said the people, who declined to be identified because the final numbers are still under discussion. Salaries for less-senior directors would climb to about $250,000 from $150,000, and vice presidents would get $200,000, up from about $125,000, the people said.

Bonuses will become a “smaller” portion of total compensation, Moynihan wrote in the memo. The adjustments, which may be rolled out as soon as next month, are designed in part to align the salaries of employees at Charlotte, North Carolina- based Bank of America with workers at New York-based Merrill, one person familiar with the plans said. Salaries for traders and other employees outside the investment bank may also be adjusted, the person said.

more at link

Oh My and a Breaking (BARF)
New Task Seen for Fannie, Freddie


The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is considering giving the government-backed mortgage companies another role: helping to finance small mortgage banks.

A spokeswoman for the regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, said it is looking at ways that the two companies might help revive the market for so-called warehouse loans, which are loans made to mortgage banks. This possible role for Fannie and Freddie is the latest sign of how they are being used increasingly as instruments of government policy rather than corporations focused on shareholder returns.

Demand for mortgages is surging as low interest rates prompt millions of Americans to refinance. New U.S. first-lien home-mortgage loans granted this year will surge to $2.78 trillion, up 72% from 2008's depressed level, the Mortgage Bankers Association predicts. But mortgage banks have been hobbled in recent months by a dearth of credit, making it hard for them to respond to that demand.

Partly as a result of this credit crunch, giant full-service banks like Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co., which don't need warehouse funding, are increasing their dominance of the mortgage market. Consumers will face higher interest rates and slower service if mortgage banks can't get enough credit to compete with the giants, mortgage bankers argue.

The regulator has asked representatives of mortgage banks, including the Mortgage Bankers Association, to come up with a detailed plan for Fannie and Freddie to help mortgage banks get credit. John Courson, chief executive officer of the association, said in an interview that the plan should be ready to be presented to the regulator within about a week. One possibility is that Fannie and Freddie will guarantee debt issued by warehouse lenders, making it easier for them to provide financing to mortgage banks.

When mortgage bankers complained about the lack of warehouse funding, officials in the Treasury and Federal Reserve urged them to seek help from the regulator of Fannie and Freddie.

more at link

[edit on 3/29/09 by redhatty]



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 10:13 PM
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No love and peace, those folks are going to be in for a rude awakening. I'm good with my hands a hard worker and can build things. Enough laboring skills to keep me alive anyway.

I've got supplies and tradable(is that even a word?
) items, I saw this coming about 2 years back, and started making preparations then.


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Nikkei 225 8,475.06 10:30PM ET Down 151.91 (1.76%)
Hang Seng 13,855.25 10:39PM ET Down 264.25 (1.87%)
Seoul Composite 1,225.25 10:34PM ET Down 12.26 (0.99%)



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 10:33 PM
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By the way, there are a host of FUTURES to post and that's how a lot of us day traders plan our daily trades.


I don't look at futures, typically I know several days in advance of my potential buys, following each stock's performance. If the conditions are ideal, I can make my purchase, but it almost always has to do with that single stock. On a day the DOW goes up 500 points that stock could go down 20%. I have just never seen the need to watch Future trends, especially since market volatility usually sees futures wrong, unless of course the market is already set in a trend of up or down.



Market crash of 1929----- recovery


This is true, as with all your other time frames, but it should also be noted that from the DOW components only one or two of the original remain, the rest have gone out of business, been bought up, defunct, removed, etc.

In fact of the major corporations, only a handful survive from your earliest time frames... most are banks.


Using index's to gauge personal performance is, pardon the vulgarity, retarded. Many of us have made plenty of money even though the stocks drop.
Some people thrive on it.



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 10:42 PM
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Ah - very interesting - sorry if this was already posted.

Michael Hudson: "You can't serve the parasite and host."

www.youtube.com...



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 10:59 PM
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Here ya go Donnie...hope yer not short...

Hang Seng 13,813.29 11:39PM ET -306.21 (-2.17%)

Jakarta Composite 1,444.69 11:55PM ET -18.05 (-1.23%)

Nikkei 225 8,450.54 11:35PM ET -176.43 (-2.05%)

Taiwan Weighted 5,278.84 11:36PM ET -111.86 (-2.08%)
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Seems poor Donnie dosen't read the news...

"G20 Shoots down additional stimulus over regulation..."

Therefore...Commercial Prop is shot...

Stimulus Comp is shot...

...figure it out fer yerselfs...



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 10:59 PM
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LAYOFF DAILY
3-29-2009

Trelleborg OH Plant Closing -90
Myers Industries Closing OH Plant -50
Whirlpool Closes Plant -750
Aleris -99 Federal Coach -42
Upper Pittsgrove School -3


Less than 1,000 -


Tomorrow looks like Jag out of London - is threatening to cut 15,000


London: Indian conglomerate Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata has said job cuts will take place at Jaguar unless the British government guarantees loans worth millions of pounds to the car maker. In an interview to Sky News, Ratan Tata said, "Job cuts will be made unless the government can guarantee 500 million pounds in loans to the company".




[edit on 29-3-2009 by spinkyboo]



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 11:11 PM
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Tomorrow doesn't seem like it will be such a good day. There will probably be a slight pull back in the near term and a further rally to new highs...then...as well know here, a very large pull back to new lows.



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 11:31 PM
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Nikkei 225 8,459.29 12:09AM ET Down 167.68 (1.94%)
Hang Seng 13,723.25 12:14AM ET Down 396.25 (2.81%)
Straits Times 1,695.97 12:30AM ET Down 49.69 (2.85%)


Looks like it might be an ugly day tomorrow.



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 12:22 AM
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...Hang on to yer Kamonos...

Nikkei 225 8,383.16 1:02AM ET -243.81 (-2.83%)

Fudge...



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 12:27 AM
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New Zealand 2641.99 -11.49 -0.43% 17:31
Australia 3554.20 -61.40 -1.70% 16:22
Nikkei 225 8383.16 -243.81 -2.83% 14:02
TOPIX 800.91 -23.62 -2.86% 14:02
TSE 2nd Sec 1835.45 -10.31 -0.56% 14:02
JASDAQ 41.35 0.02 0.05% 14:02
Korea 1206.96 -30.55 -2.47% 14:02
Taiwan 5171.93 -218.77 -4.06% 13:22
Taiwan OTC 80.08 -1.83 -2.23% 13:02
Shanghai 2349.53 -24.91 -1.05% 13:22
Shanghai A 2465.97 -26.30 -1.06% 13:22
Shanghai B 158.34 1.36 0.87% 13:22
Shenzhen A 817.84 -1.56 -0.19% 13:07
Shenzhen B 350.40 -1.08 -0.31% 13:10
SHSZ 300 2478.19 -20.74 -0.83% 13:10
Shenzhen comp 8892.35 -101.80 -1.13% 13:07
Hong Kong 13691.99 -427.51 -3.03% 13:24
HK CN Ent 8064.50 -416.74 -4.91% 13:24
HK Aff Crp 3137.00 -72.96 -2.27% 13:24
Singapore 1695.92 -49.74 -2.85% 13:07
SGX China 51.61 -1.58 -2.97% 13:25
Vietnam 282.38 -5.03 -1.75% 11:01
Thailand 429.47 -11.34 -2.57% 12:02
Philippines 2023.11 -17.14 -0.84% 12:11
Malaysia 875.45 -9.98 -1.13% 13:22
Indonesia 1435.77 -26.97 -1.84% 12:00
India 9768.01 -280.48 -2.79% 10:52
Pakistan 5068.58 315.24 6.63% 09:02
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BAM...run fer the hills...



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 12:33 AM
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It could always be worse...

They could all be down 10% we have seen close to that before, and that wasn't so long ago.


_______

US futures....

Nasdaq 100 Jun 09 1,235.75 1:21am ET Down 20.25 (1.61%)
S&P 500 Jun 09 802.00 1:21am ET Down 14.10 (1.73%)


Ugly ugly ugly.....



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 12:38 AM
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What was that???
(All down...)
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S&P 500 -14.70 801.40 3/30 1:30am
Fair Value 812.16 3/29 10:03am
Difference* -10.76

NASDAQ -21.00 1235.00 3/30 1:25am
Fair Value 1250.91 3/29 10:03am
Difference* -15.91

Dow Jones -125.00 7637.00 3/30 1:27am
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New Zealand 2641.99 -11.49 -0.43% 17:31
Australia 3554.20 -61.40 -1.70% 16:22
Nikkei 225 8365.58 -261.39 -3.03% 14:15
TOPIX 800.91 -23.62 -2.86% 14:02
TSE 2nd Sec 1835.53 -10.23 -0.55% 14:15
JASDAQ 41.35 0.02 0.05% 14:02
Korea 1206.96 -30.55 -2.47% 14:02
Taiwan 5171.93 -218.77 -4.06% 13:22
Taiwan OTC 79.43 -2.48 -3.03% 13:35
Shanghai 2357.68 -16.75 -0.71% 13:35
Shanghai A 2465.97 -26.30 -1.06% 13:22
Shanghai B 158.62 1.65 1.05% 13:35
Shenzhen A 815.11 -4.28 -0.52% 13:20
Shenzhen B 351.27 -0.21 -0.06% 13:07
SHSZ 300 2478.85 -20.08 -0.80% 13:20
Shenzhen comp 8892.35 -101.80 -1.13% 13:07
Hong Kong 13691.99 -427.51 -3.03% 12:35
HK CN Ent 8064.50 -416.74 -4.91% 13:35
HK Aff Crp 3136.97 -72.96 -2.27% 12:35
Singapore 1695.92 -49.74 -2.85% 13:07
SGX China 51.61 -1.58 -2.97% 13:35
Vietnam 282.38 -5.03 -1.75% 11:01
Thailand 429.47 -11.34 -2.57% 12:02
Philippines 2023.11 -17.14 -0.84% 12:11
Malaysia 875.45 -9.98 -1.13% 13:22
Indonesia 1435.77 -26.97 -1.84% 12:00
India 9768.01 -280.48 -2.79% 10:52
Pakistan 5067.86 314.52 6.62% 09:15
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Gold $925.75

Can anyone say"Scroomed"??

[edit on 3/30/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 12:55 AM
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look at that the DOW futures

The markets are not liking battling ideologies in the financial world. Nobody knows where to go, they are all running around like chickens with their heads cut and are finally waking up to the reality that we are all screwed.

There is nowhere to put your money that is safe, unless it is in your house and you are well armed.

Craziness.

_________

Sorry if this has already been posted...

Asian Stocks, U.S. Futures Decline on Renewed Bank Concerns


March 30 (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks fell, paring the MSCI World Index’s biggest monthly rally since 1991, and U.S. futures slumped as U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said some banks will need “large amounts” of government aid.

Mizuho Financial Group Inc., Japan’s second-largest listed bank, lost 8.8 percent after Goldman Sachs Group Inc. told investors to sell the shares. Aluminum Corp. of China Ltd. tumbled 11 percent after saying profit plunged. BHP Billiton Ltd., the world’s No. 1 mining company, dropped 4.3 percent in Sydney after oil and copper prices fell. Stocks deepened declines as the U.S. said General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC must overhaul recovery plans to justify further taxpayer aid.

“We’re seeing the brakes being put on the rally,” said Naoteru Teraoka, who helps oversee $21 billion at Tokyo-based Chuo Mitsui Asset Management Co. “Everyone knows the economic fundamentals are horrid, so the challenge becomes predicting when we’ll see a recovery.”


Lots more at the link.....


[edit on 30-3-2009 by Hastobemoretolife]



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 01:10 AM
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dont you think that obama and his mama are going to fix it all like they claim most of his cabinet probably are thinking that they wont have to file a tax return just like they didnt last year because theyre in the big house now i think theres another big house they might be going to can someone let obama know that hes won the election already it seems like hes still campaigning the market doesnt like this dog and pony show



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 01:38 AM
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Originally posted by Hx3_1963
reply to post by Donny 4 million
 
Ah...it sounds like "Solitiation" not good...

If you really want to talk about "Whats up in the Market"...here...
www.tickerforum.org...

These people REALLY know whats going on...




Word that, I love that forum.

The Asian markets are tanking right now! Like, bad, almost 4 percent for all three major indicies.



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