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

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posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 03:09 PM
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Look for the a start in CPI. There has already been one and they mistook it for spending.
The way these idiots are cooking the numbers you'll likely see inflation there before consumer spending actually goes up. Consider this, we've jumped from 7.6% unemployment to 8.1% and somehow the Unemployment Rate Of Change(Which is not the same as Unemployment Rate)is showing signs of slowing. That's data manipulation.

And it is why very few have a clear picture as to what is going on. It is why the news media keeps getting it all wrong. And it is effective.




posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 03:16 PM
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I like to think that a PPT exists because thats how my warped mind has started thinking these days; however, in reality, I think that a whole bunch of shorts bought to cover their trades at the end of the day. This little bump is just a short squeeze in my opinion.

Who knows?



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 03:23 PM
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Todays Final Closings:

FTSE 100 3,530.73 11:35AM ET +0.87 (+0.02%)
CAC 40 2,534.45 12:13PM ET -35.1799 (-1.37%)
DAX 3,666.41 11:45AM ET -29.08 (-0.79%)

Dow Jones Industrial Average 6,626.94 4:02pm ET +32.50 (+0.49%)
S&P 500 INDEX,RTH 683.38 4:20pm ET +0.83 (+0.12%)
NASDAQ Composite 1,293.85 4:21pm ET -5.74 (-0.44%)

Gold $937 steady...
Oil $45.88 rising...


[edit on 3/6/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 03:23 PM
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Taking into consideration that the record of 16 banks already went under since the year started that should help with the prediction.

Divide the last 60 days and you got it an average.



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 03:27 PM
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Former CEO of KB Homes has been indicted on Fraud Charges. This is one of those Friday surprise things.

There's a thread about it in Global Meltdown.



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 03:32 PM
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Bank of America to sue over disclosures?

They DO NOT want this to get out...looking for a link...




posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 03:32 PM
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Press Release Source: Fitch Ratings

Fitch Downgrades AFLAC Inc. & Subsidiaries; Remain on Watch Negative

Friday March 6, 12:33 pm ET

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings downgrades Aflac Inc.'s (Aflac) Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'A+' from 'AA-' and senior debt rating to 'A' from 'A+'. In addition, the Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) ratings of Aflac's insurance operating subsidiaries are downgraded from 'AA' to 'AA-'. The Rating Watch remains Negative. (A full list of rating actions follows at the end of this release.)

Full Story

Oh boy



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 03:35 PM
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Oh chit.
Might be a very interesting/ugly weekend indeed.



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 03:37 PM
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This "fire" just refuses to die...

Everytime they put out one, another pops up in another place...

All this HAS to be the greatest illusion in all of history...at our expense of course...




posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by Hx3_1963
Bank of America to sue over disclosures?

They DO NOT want this to get out...looking for a link...



I cannot figure out why they would go to these lengths to keep who got how much a secret?

Of course it will make some look bad but I have a feeling that there is more to it than just naming names.

Perhaps fraud??



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 03:47 PM
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Where's the emoji of the whistling dude?

www.marketwatch.com/news/story/barclays-upgrades-ge-debt-sees/story.aspx?guid=[0473941A-5EF3-4065-8B68-902A71C21E65]&dist=msr_8

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Barclays Capital upgraded the debt for General Electric Co. on Friday to market weight from underweight, citing the recent decline in bond prices. "We still have fundamental concerns about wholesale funded businesses and believe asset quality will be a major headwind in 2009," the investment firm said. "Still, we believe liquidity is stable, and spreads therefore fully reflect the risk." Meanwhile, the cost of insuring GE's debt fell to $1.6 million from $1.78 million on Thursday to protect $10 million in senior bonds from default in five years, according to data from CMA. Shares of GE rose 3% at last check to $6.87. (Updates to place bond insurance prices into monetary form).



and


March 6 (Bloomberg) -- General Electric Co. rose in New York trading as analysts for Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. and Merrill Lynch & Co. said the company has adequate capital for its finance arm.

GE, which has fallen for five straight days, rose 21 cents, or 3.2 percent, to $6.87, at 12:01 p.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. The shares have fallen 79 percent in the past 12 months.

The company’s industrial businesses are still expected to generate several billion dollars in profit that could be injected into GE Capital, Merrill Lynch analyst John Inch wrote in a report today. Sanford Bernstein’s Steven Winoker wrote that GE Capital will have adequate minimum capital.


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don't know why this isn't posting right


better?




[edit on 3/6/09 by redhatty]



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 03:53 PM
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I noticed ATS doesn't like marketwatchs html link coding...

...it won't work...I had to find other sources for stories...the [ kills it...



or text paste it with just www.

[edit on 3/6/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 03:54 PM
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GE is manipulation data as well. These idiots are going bankrupt. And the government will prop them up before they file the paper work. Look out for it because it may be done quietly or with existing funds.



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 03:56 PM
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Just don't paste it as a "link".



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 03:59 PM
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if you C&P the numeric string that doesn't become a linkie and add it on to the page not found url, you get there

Bah



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 04:03 PM
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terrible thing...gotta be real creative, even with all this great tech...


BTW: silly me...was looking for Asian Markets to open...not gonna happen...


[edit on 3/6/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 04:06 PM
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time for weekend regeneration - looking forward to green grass and running with the mutt tomorrow

Must get away from computer for a while



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 04:10 PM
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That sounds like a good plan...it actually got up to 68 here in michigan earlier!!!!




posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 04:14 PM
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Forecast for slightly cloudy 78F here tomorrow


Another shout out to all the contributers to the thread - you guys and gals have been great! Thanks for catching the slack while Hx3 or I are not able to due to work, or sleep or in Hx3's case... Borg regeneration time


Nothing new on the failed bank list...yet

Great Article:


Bonds Beat Stocks in ‘Earth-Shattering’ Reversal: Chart of Day

March 6 (Bloomberg) -- Buying 30-year Treasuries is returning more than stocks for the first time since Jimmy Carter was president.

For three decades, owning equities in developed countries earned more than “on-the-run” 30-year government bonds. The advantage reversed after $36 trillion was erased from equity markets since October 2007 amid the first simultaneous recessions in the U.S., Europe and Japan since World War II.

The CHART OF THE DAY shows Treasuries leading. The Ryan Labs Total Return Indices, which track bonds by continually adding the most recently sold security and removing the old one, returned 1,479 percent in 30 years. It beat MSCI’s Gross World index of buying developed market stocks and reinvesting dividends, which added 1,265 percent.

“Over the last 30 years there’s been no risk premium,” said Douglas Cliggott, manager of the $81 million Dover Long/Short Sector Fund, which has beaten 92 percent of its peers this year. “It’s potentially earth shattering because the equity market hasn’t delivered the goods.”

The returns are a reversal from October 2007, the peak for global stocks. The MSCI gauge rose 2,845 percent to a record 17 months ago, more than double the 1,156 percent gain for Treasuries from 1979.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index plunged 38 percent last year, the steepest slide since 1937. Treasuries returned 14 percent for the best annual performance since 1995, according to Merrill Lynch & Co. indexes. Thirty-year Treasuries enjoyed their best year since at least 1988, giving investors a return of 41.2 percent, Merrill’s data show.

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and the news continues...


NYSE Will Start Rejecting On-Close Orders to Ease Price Swings

March 6 (Bloomberg) -- The New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest equity market by value of listed companies, will seek to reduce last-minute swings in prices by changing the way it handles bids and offers at the close of trading.

The new procedures apply to orders designated for the last 20 minutes of trading and will be implemented March 9, the NYSE said in an e-mailed notice to brokers. Those trades accounted this week for about a quarter of total volume at the Big Board, according to Bloomberg data.

The NYSE will accept on-close orders after 3:40 p.m. in New York only if they reduce gaps of 50,000 shares or more between buy and sell orders. The exchange will automatically reject on- close orders after 3:40 p.m. if they add to those imbalances. The exchange will also start to reject cancellations for on-close orders after 3:50 p.m.

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[edit on 3/6/09 by redhatty]



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 04:27 PM
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Anyone here heard of Elliot Wave theorist.. is on the radio right now predicting dow down to 1000, that should help this out!

[edit on 6-3-2009 by burntheships]



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