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

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posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 03:04 PM
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What was that people were saying a few months back about GS only benefitting from a company purchase were its stocks to crash/fold? (Or have I got my wires crossed?)

If so, does the impending doom still have the same 'entertainment' value?



Incidentally, can you see the headlines:

No-one Saw this Coming







posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 03:04 PM
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Yeah but VIX... VIX is on the volatility scale of transactions... (am i right?
) and since there's not enough volume...I doubt VIX will reach new highs...

VIX isn't a guy analyzing the sentiment on the street, it's analyzing the markets... but I guess you would argue that the market is the people... but meh... in Europe, they are in total panic... Especially Greece, Spain and Portugal.

BTW, does a european VIX index exist?



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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Dow 10,002.18 -268.37 (-2.61%)
S&P 500 1,063.11 -34.17 (-3.11%)
Nasdaq 2,125.43 -65.48 (-2.99%

final for the day... what will tomorrow bring. quite a busy days for news here on ATS today



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 03:11 PM
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vulturemoney.com...
October 24, 2008
VIX Hits Record High... 89.5

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) hit an intraday record high of 89.5 on Friday.

The VIX has averaged.26.74 this year compared with 17.54 in 2007. The volatility index closed above 50 for the first time on Oct. 6 and has not breached that level since.





posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 03:11 PM
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Dow 9,999.16 -271.39 (-2.64%)


OWCH!



*Note for anyone unfamiliar with this thread*: this stuff ain't funny.

The speed at which things sometimes happen is, however, comparable to any blockbuster.



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 03:17 PM
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www.reuters.com...


Investors sold off stocks in Portugal, Spain and Greece and the euro plunged on Thursday as market fears over the fiscal problems of debt-laden southern members of the euro zone widened.

The Portuguese government's defeat over a regional finance bill, a climbdown by the Spanish government over pension reform, and protests by tax officials in Greece added to the woes of states struggling to cut budget shortfalls bloated by recession.



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 03:24 PM
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Lord have mercy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been away from my computer and (bad news) because some health related problems and (anxiety)
and I decided to turn the TV into the markets and what the hell!!!!!!!!!!! can somebody tell me what happen??????


did the banks crash again?



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 03:25 PM
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Originally posted by Hx3_1963

vulturemoney.com...
October 24, 2008
VIX Hits Record High... 89.5

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) hit an intraday record high of 89.5 on Friday.

The VIX has averaged.26.74 this year compared with 17.54 in 2007. The volatility index closed above 50 for the first time on Oct. 6 and has not breached that level since.




EDIT - my bad

[edit on 4-2-2010 by GreenBicMan]



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 03:29 PM
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It's instant karma if you leave this thread, marg. Read through the previous page...




posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 03:42 PM
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Thanks, I will, I am having problems with my computer cord, (need to get a new one) so my computer will just die on me
, then I have to play with the cord to charge.


This is holy crap, Portugal, Spain and Greece????? darn . . .



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 03:42 PM
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Well...tonight SHOULD be interesting in Asian Markets, being as they are hedged big time in commodities...

...Look to Australia/China/Africa?

(Need more Coffee...watch for Coffee Futures...)

www.quote.com...
KC H0 [30] COFFEE Mar ’10 13:59:56 EST 131.90 s -1.10 132.75 133.15 130.05



Oh...and lets see if CNBS starts Broadcasting 24/7 again like last time...


[edit on 2/4/2010 by Hx3_1963]



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 03:46 PM
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Well this going to hit Asia markets this morning, I mean their morning, all the eyes are now on the Asian Markets opening.



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 04:17 PM
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www.businessweek.com...

great article from Jan 14th on the EU debt crisis.

The ratio of overall debt to gross domestic product in the European Union—a key indicator of fiscal health—will jump to almost 80% this year, according to the European Commission. While that's shy of the 89% level in the spendthrift U.S., it's up from 60% in 2007. For this year, the combined deficits of European governments will hit 6.7% of GDP, more than double the 3% mandated under EU law. In Greece, Britain, Latvia, and Spain, the 2010 shortfall is in double digits.

That's particularly true for the so-called PIIGS: Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain. Fears of default have spurred international ratings agencies to downgrade their sovereign debt, making it costlier for them to raise money



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 04:29 PM
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If anyone's interested in watching this unfold on ~Tout TV~...

www.channelsurfing.net...




Portugal near political crisis over debt
www.ft.com...

Portugal moved towards a political crisis on Thursday night as its finance minister appealed to opposition parties not to defeat the minority Socialist government over a regional finance bill that he said would undermine the country’s international credibility.

In a televised address, Fernando Teixeira dos Santos said opposition proposals to allow the Portuguese islands of Madeira and the Azores to increase their debt would have “grave consequences for Portugal’s public accounts” and send “the worst possible message” to financial markets.

His warning came as Portuguese bonds and shares came under fire for the second day running as concerns over sovereign debt spread from Greece to other high-deficit countries in the eurozone.

The Lisbon stock market fell almost 5 per cent on Thursday, the biggest daily fall since November 2008, and bond yields rose to new highs amid doubts over the ability of Portugal to consolidate its public accounts.

The cost of insuring Portuguese debt against default also rose to a record high.

Mr Teixeira dos Santos said approval of the bill would involve an increase of €50m (£45m, $70m) in funding for the islands this year, rising to an increase of €83m in 2013. This would make it impossible for the government to meet its commitment to the European Commission to cut the budget deficit from 9.3 per cent of GDP in 2009 to less than 3 per cent in 2013.

The centre-right Socialists were re-elected to a second four-year term in September, but lost their overall majority in parliament. The contested bill is supported by opposition parties on the left and right who together have enough votes to defeat the government.

Opposition parties accused the government of “irresponsibility” and deliberately creating a crisis to ensure the bill was defeated.

Earlier on Thursday, Mr Teixeira dos Santos said “strong and credible” measures to be presented the European Commission this month would be “no less ambitious” than the Greek plan to consolidate public finances endorsed by Brussels on Tuesday.

He said Portugal had taken over from Greece as the main victim of the “animal spirits” of financial markets that were often “irrational”. The concern in the case of Portugal, he said, was not justified.


And we're off!


finance.yahoo.com...

NZSE 50 3,096.181 5:59PM ET Down 52.758 (1.68%)


All Ordinaries 4,573.900 6:05PM ET Down 70.200 (1.51%)
All Ordinaries 4,524.10 6:11PM ET Down 120.00 (2.58%)



[edit on 2/4/2010 by Hx3_1963]



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 05:29 PM
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Seems like doom is all that we "who used to frequent this thread" need to get it on together again???

Hugs to all and WTF is going down? I'm reading around like crazy,have been soooooo far out of any loops that I'm like a newborn again....well...most part sof me,LOL!

Popped in here on a whim and LOOK at what y'all have been up to??? Hoping my GBM is staying sane?

This isn't looking good...good thing they've got Toyota and Haiti to blast away at us about?



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 06:25 PM
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weeeee look at em go!

^AORD All Ordinaries 4,519.80 7:03PM ET -124.30 (2.68%) ^SSEC
^N225 Nikkei 225 10,164.61 7:03PM ET -191.37 (1.85%)
^NZ50 NZSE 50 3,094.06 7:01PM ET -54.88 (1.74%)
^STI Straits Times 2,744.98 4:10AM ET -19.86 (0.72%)
^KS11 Seoul Composite 1,569.59 7:04PM ET -46.83 (2.90%)

for now..


also:

The US Senate on Thursday looked increasingly likely to adopt, at best, only a watered-down version of the Obama administration's ambitious proposal to limit risky trading by banks

www.reuters.com...


[edit on 4-2-2010 by TheCoffinman]



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 06:32 PM
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holy crap

Nikkei 225 10,076.83 -279.15



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 06:38 PM
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Got Coffee?


This is getting good!



[edit on 2/4/2010 by Hx3_1963]



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 06:41 PM
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Aha, and Toyota up 1,5%

Anyone?



posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 07:01 PM
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great article here, seems maybe even mainstream anaylists are taken to doom and gloom nowadays

www.marketwatch.com...


Retire? You can fuggetaboutit if the new Global Debt Time Bomb is detonated by any one of 20 made-in-America trigger mechanisms.

Yes, 20. And yes, any one can destroy your retirement because all 20 are inexorably linked, a house-of-cards, a circular firing squad destined to self-destruct, triggering the third great Wall Street meltdown of the 21st century, igniting the Great Depression II that George W. Bush, Ben Bernanke, Henry Paulson and now President Obama have simply delayed with their endless knee-jerk, debt-laden wars, stimulus bonanzas and bailouts


he goes on to list those 20 reasons followed by a detailed reason for it.. this article will scare the crap outta you.

Nikkei is down -287



[edit on 4-2-2010 by TheCoffinman]



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