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

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posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 05:19 PM
reply to post by EvilAxis

MY jedi powers are tingling with a sense of sarcasm?

Yes! Sarcasm!

And a star for you because that made me laugh so hard I sneezed.

posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 05:22 PM
reply to post by elston

Please! Feel free to put that information here. It does impact the market and everyone who eats.

I have been worried about the upcoming fruit prices because of the drought in California. The prices are going to go sky high because farmers are not planting their crops.

posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 05:25 PM
reply to post by Tentickles

I'll work on compiling it. It is more than fruit. Beef is also substantially affected. Research some affordable hydroponics you can use at home.

posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 05:25 PM
There once was a wussy named Ben...

Who claimed it wasn't "if", it was "when."

The markets would rally,strong men would grow pale-y

When numbers he started to bend.

Happy hour here at the ranch,y'all come on down!!!

posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 05:25 PM

Originally posted by irishchic
reply to post by EvilAxis

how many times can one use "Bernanke" in a sentence???

I have just one very long sentence in mind for Bernanke.

[edit on 3-4-2009 by EvilAxis]

posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 05:26 PM
reply to post by irishchic

Beat ya to it, CHEERS!

posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 05:27 PM
reply to post by EvilAxis

I think I'd pay the price of admission to hear it,LOL!

You did beat me to it but naw naw...I'm in a bubblebath,are you?

posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 05:28 PM
reply to post by irishchic

Rub it in, I have to do poop patrol for my 2 pugs and baby Lab.
But I'll be cocktailing while I do it.

posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 05:29 PM
Corn 404.50 2
Oats 199 1.50
Rice 12.78 0.15
Soybeans 995.50 18.50
Cocoa 2769 86
Coffee 118.40 1.60
Cotton 47.60 1.45
Lumber 187.40 6.70
Orange Juice 76 0.60
Sugar 12.55 -0.51
Feeder Cattle 95.40 0.925
Pork Bellies 88.825 1.025
Lean Hogs 60.275 0.60
Live Cattle 84.175 1.175
DXY 84.18
Gold $890.85

posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 05:32 PM
reply to post by Tentickles

I'll start with this. Strawberries are going to be a golden crop. 85% supplied by California, other imports from Mexico, some, very little locally grown but only one harevst per year while Cali is year around with about 3 to 4 harvests on average with average yields higher per plant than anywhere else. My figures on strawberries alone is crazy.

posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 05:46 PM
Dang...there's that Island again...

Federal Reserve Events

Wednesday, May 13 JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
President Dennis Lockhart gives luncheon speech and closing
remarks before the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta "Financial
Innovation and Crises" conference. Event begins 1200 EDT/1600
GMT. Other details TBA. Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Contact: Lisa
Lee-Fogarty, 404 498 8267 or Agenda:


MINNEAPOLIS - President Gary Stern to retire from the
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Date TBA


Monday, April 6

CHICAGO - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago releases the
Midwest Manufacturing Index, 1100 CDT/1200 EDT/1600 GMT

Tuesday, April 7

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve releases February consumer
credit figures, 1500 EDT/1900 GMT.

Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP Files Class Action Suit against Citigroup Inc.

PPIP: Will banks just end up selling to each other?

[edit on 4/3/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 09:44 PM
Financial Industry Paid Millions to Obama Aide

WASHINGTON — Lawrence H. Summers, the top economic adviser to President Obama, earned more than $5 million last year from the hedge fund D. E. Shaw and collected $2.7 million in speaking fees from Wall Street companies that received government bailout money, the White House disclosed Friday in releasing financial information about top officials.

It's just one big circle jerk out there!
America is in the middle.

[edit on 3-4-2009 by projectvxn]

posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 10:04 PM
reply to post by projectvxn
But of course it is...don't act surprised my fellow ATS "State'r"...

TPTB run in groups like

New York Times threatens to shut Boston Globe

U.S. property bust threatens condo "death spiral"

UK firms' Q1 credit costs rose despite lower rates-CBI

Small businesses hurt by supplier credit drop: UBS

[edit on 4/3/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 12:08 AM

Fri 4-3-2009

Johnson Controls Update -10
Plants Yellow/Roadway Trucking -600
FedEx Salaried Workers -1,000
Rockingham Sheriff's Office -10
Hamilton Sunstrand -300
Shipman and Goodwin Law Firm -26
Bowling Green State Univ. -15
MKS Instruments -370
Law Firm Edwards Angell -9
Domtar Shuts Mill For 10 Weeks -500
Dell -50
B and C Corp. -142
APAC Customer Services -95
Sherwin Williams Closing Plant -120
Acadian Asset Management -16
IFAS -93
Cannondale Bikes -200
FisherCast -4
TV Stations KMPH/KFRE -22
Winnebago County Govt. -48
Bloomsburg Mills Closing 2 Plants -226
John Zink -63


TOTAL - 3,900+

A breather.

[edit on 4-4-2009 by spinkyboo]

posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 12:22 AM
Hmmm...what comes around, goes around...

China’s Dollar Trap

Back in the early stages of the financial crisis, wags joked that our trade with China had turned out to be fair and balanced after all: They sold us poison toys and tainted seafood; we sold them fraudulent securities.

But these days, both sides of that deal are breaking down. On one side, the world’s appetite for Chinese goods has fallen off sharply. China’s exports have plunged in recent months and are now down 26 percent from a year ago. On the other side, the Chinese are evidently getting anxious about those securities.

But China still seems to have unrealistic expectations. And that’s a problem for all of us.

The big news last week was a speech by Zhou Xiaochuan, the governor of China’s central bank, calling for a new “super-sovereign reserve currency.”

The paranoid wing of the Republican Party promptly warned of a dastardly plot to make America give up the dollar. But Mr. Zhou’s speech was actually an admission of weakness. In effect, he was saying that China had driven itself into a dollar trap, and that it can neither get itself out nor change the policies that put it in that trap in the first place.
More at Link...

RBS needs five years

Banks could bet on toxic assets with taxpayers' money

Banks resisting pressure to swap debt for stock-WSJ

Chip Maker Sues Banks Over Securities

U.S. May Keep Losing Jobs in Coming Months, Extending Worst Postwar Slump

April 4 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. may suffer further job losses in the coming months after employers cut payrolls by 633,000 in March and the unemployment rate jumped to a 25-year high of 8.5 percent.

A host of companies -- from manufacturers such as Johnson Controls Inc. and Dana Holding Corp. to service providers like International Business Machines Corp. and even the U.S. Postal Service -- have announced plans to eliminate jobs in the face of depressed demand from their customers.

“We expect labor-market conditions to remain appalling for many months to come,” Joshua Shapiro, chief U.S. economist at Maria Fiorini Ramirez Inc. in New York, wrote in a client note following yesterday’s report from the Labor Department.

The risk is that a continued hemorrhaging of jobs triggers another round of spending cuts by consumers, pushing the economy deeper into a recession just as it is showing signs of steadying after plunging in the fourth quarter.

“We are not out of the woods yet,” Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Donald Kohn said in a speech in Wooster, Ohio, yesterday. He added that the central bank and administration of President Barack Obama must remain “flexible and open” to taking further measures to help the economy.
More at Link...

[edit on 4/4/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 04:04 AM
Well, Pause, do you remember my post from March 12?

Originally posted by stander

This gets settled

Top US lawmakers said Thursday that Congress would take action if accounting regulators and rulemakers failed to quickly improve the mark-to-market accounting standard that has forced banks to record billions of dollars in asset writedowns.

and the banks will record only the good news. That will stabilize the banks in the eyes of the traders and in less than one month, the Dow will snake around the 8k beam.


Economy and unemployment figures don't buy or sell stock -- traders do. So we closed above 8K in three weeks since "Amen" as a consequence. The way the Dow got up to 8k is peculiar one: it doesn't resemble a normal growth -- it has been a fiat growth. But you need to accept it and learn how to swim in a swamp.

~ pizza! ~

posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 04:37 AM
reply to post by stander

Swim in a swamp full of alligators which are tearing off your limbs?

Sounds about right to me.

posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 04:56 AM
reply to post by stander

Kudos for the Denninger-esque insight then and now.

And do you remember my response?

That's got to be the most sarcastic Amen in history.

How did you keep your face straight?

I was, of course, assuming you'd be appalled at the number of people who'd get suckered by investing on the back of incomplete records/reports.

But then again, on 15 March Hx was wondering why we hadn't seen you for so long & I replied:

As for stander, he's too busy making money. And between you and me he's been sending demand notes and invoking his notoriously exorbitant commission fees.

I'd prefer to leave the second issue aside, but seems I was right on both fronts. Especially in the light of your admission that you've been feeding of other people's naivety. OK, you've got to put food on the table.

...But don't be surprised if you're now classified as a bone fide financial villain.

Because that 'Amen' tells me you were smiling while you were doing it.

posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 05:51 AM

Originally posted by pause4thought
...But don't be surprised if you're now classified as a bone fide financial villain.

Financial villain!

Pause, you are out of touch with the world. If there is a real finacial villain than it's my driver.

Do you have any idea how much she charges me for a mile?

posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 06:47 AM
reply to post by stander

That's right, just insert a scantily-clad woman to deflect attention from the real issue.

Stander, we've got you by the jugular. From now on either you share your insights with no charge or you get lumped together with the OP from this thread.

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