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posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 04:17 PM
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Star elston,I agree that it is good news.

I live in an area where there are many who collect these subsidies,their benefits are printed in the paper once a year (ranchers LOVE to bait and gloat) and the ones "in back of me" received over 1 million last year.

I AM however of the opinion that some reforms are in order,I know of no "poor farmers or ranchers" (there is a dif) down here,most these days are planting,taking out insurance betting on crop failures (drought going on) and making money in the deal.

The "Boll Wevil" truck was down the road this am,a sure sign they will be planting cotton although in this weather,it won't do well,period.
They'll hedge on it with insurance and subsidies and make a killing.

Gonna' get flamed here but some of these people have learned to "work it" as well as some of the Wall St bunch,believe me.

Looking forward to the week a bit more after the numbers today,I'm been in a snit because for the first time in 20 years,I don't know where to put some of my money.




[edit on 9-3-2009 by irishchic]




posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 04:23 PM
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Can't make up their minds today...

]Dow Chemical, Rohm & Haas reach deal


Dow Chemical agreed to buy Rohm & Haas under terms similar to the $78 a share agreed upon in July, The Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site.
The settlement came hours before a deadline set by a Delaware judge in a suit brought against Dow Chemical by Rohm & Haas for failing to complete the transaction in January.
Dow Chemical put the deal on hold in January following the financial crisis and the economic downturn, saying now wasn't the time to swallow such a large acquisition.
Before the report, Dow shares closed down 11% at $6.33 and have now lost almost 83% of their value in the past year on the back of the worst recession in decades and concerns it may be forced to swallow the acquisition, leaving it fundamentally weaker.
Rohm & Haas shares jumped 16% to finish at $74 after being halted earlier.
On Friday, the companies confirmed that they had re-entered talks over Dow's proposed $15 billion acquisition of Rohm & Haas.
Dow also renegotiated a nearly $13 billion bridge loan for the purchase that included amendments to further protect the company from potential defaults. Read full story.
The companies announced July 10 that Dow would buy Rohm & Haas for $78 a share, a premium of 74% over its trading price at the time. That brought harsh criticism from analysts that the company had overpaid. Read full story.
Things got worse in mid-September when Lehman Brothers collapsed, sending shock waves through the economy and shrinking consumer and commercial access to credit. By November, chemical customers began to de-stock their inventories in anticipation of falling auto, electronic and consumer-product sales.
But Dow remained confident the deal would close, relying on $9 billion in pre-tax cash from a joint venture with Kuwait's Petrochemical Industries Co. to keep the post-merger entity viable. However, the venture went bust the day before its Jan. 1 launch because of pressure from the Kuwait government, which questioned the wisdom of the deal as financial markets and the economy soured.
Since then, Dow cut its dividend for the first time in its 112-year history, reducing it by 64% to 15 cents a share, saving the company about $1 billion annually.



posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 05:00 PM
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So I was expecting to listen to Karl Denninger and struggle and strain to understand him as I am VERY ignorant of the markets.

To my surprise, I actually understood him as he speaks to the average person in a way that is easy to understand. Looking forward to next Monday.

I am learning so much these past few weeks, not that I have any interest in investing, but more to follow this complicated chess game that will affect us all.

Thanks redhatty and all the others for teaching me what is going on.




posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 06:00 PM
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Hang Seng 11,344.58 5:59AM ET Down 576.94 (4.84%)
BSE 30 8,160.40 6:28AM ET Down 165.42 (1.99%)
NZSE 50 2,452.66 6:28PM ET Down 16.52 (0.67%)
Straits Times 1,456.95 5:10AM ET Down 56.17 (3.71%


Hang Seng is getting killed.



posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 06:16 PM
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Australia
S&P/ASX 200 INDEX 3,129.90 -24.60 -0.78% 19:07
S&P/ASX 300 INDEX 3,118.80 -24.20 -0.77% 19:07
ALL ORDINARIES INDX 3,098.60 -23.10 -0.74% 19:07

New Zealand
NZX 50 FF GROSS INDEX 2,452.80 -16.37 -0.66% 18:40
NZX TOP 10 INDEX 723.91 -7.65 -1.05% 18:28
NZX 15 GROSS INDEX 4,624.15 -36.44 -0.78% 18:28
NZX ALL INDEX 626.12 -4.46 -0.71% 18:34

Gold $919.60 V
Oil $47.28 ^





U.S. Headed For Longest Post-War Recession
www.cbsnews.com...
While Unemployment, GDP Are Not As Bad As 1981-82, Economic Pain More Widespread

:snip:

"This recession is broader, deeper and more complicated than virtually anything we have ever seen," Wachovia Corp. economist Mark Vitner said. "The whole evolution of the credit markets resulted in all sorts of complex financial instruments that are difficult to unwind. It's like trying to unscramble scrambled eggs. It just can't be done that easily. I don't know if it can be done at all."

He said he sees fear in the eyes of his clients.
Sad...Sad...Sad..


[edit on 3/9/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 06:33 PM
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uckity f***ity...that looks pittiful.

Cramer has invited ANY of the members of the current administration on the show and no one will respond,yet they challenge his abilities and credibility.
I have watched him for years...I know he can be manic,but have made money with him and he's one of the few out there who is helping college aged young-people learn the ropes of finances in a fun way.

I sense his frustration,almost to the verge of tears sometimes lately.

This ticked me off,sorry if it's been mentioned already:

www.bloomberg.com...

Sounds like threats to me?How DID AIG get so omnificent?

Local friend of mine who does insurance claims worked for AIG post Katrina for months and made more money than God. (if God still has any)
He'd laugh at the fraudulent "puffed up" claims he submitted and how much they paid out to not only the insured but in incentives/bonuses to the adjustors.





[edit on 9-3-2009 by irishchic]



posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 06:44 PM
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Karl's ticker from blogtalkradio (3/9/2009)

www.blogtalkradio.com...



posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 06:47 PM
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Warren Buffett live on CNBC 7:00pm my time (Central)

This will be interesting.



posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 07:41 PM
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Where do you get your index information from Hx3?

All the ones I'm looking at are laaaaaaaggggggiiiiinnnnnggggg.....



posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 07:51 PM
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finance.yahoo.com...
www.bloomberg.com...

These 2 I usually keep in the background for quick scanning...


Nikkei 225 7,062.97 8:31PM ET -23.06 (-0.33%)
Seoul Composite 1,078.32 8:32PM ET 6.59 (0.61%)
KOSPI INDEX 1,068.09 -3.64 -0.34% 20:17


[edit on 3/9/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 07:55 PM
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Thanks there my friend.

That is a lot of red on that Bloomberg link. Like a lot of red.

_____

Looks like we have a swing trading day over in Japan.

Nikkei 225 7,087.85 8:43PM ET Up 1.82 (0.03%)

I haven't seen red on their board in a long time.

[edit on 9-3-2009 by Hastobemoretolife]



posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 08:05 PM
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Star 4 U!

S&P 500 +1.90 677.80 3/9 9:08pm
Fair Value 682.93 3/8 12:10am
Difference* -5.13

NASDAQ +3.75 1050.75 3/9 8:47pm
Fair Value 1064.71 3/8 12:10am
Difference* -13.96

Dow Jones +20.00 6548.00 3/9 9:03pm
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Taiwan Weighted 4,619.40 9:12PM ET -8.84 (-0.19%)
Seoul Composite 1,069.22 9:13PM ET -2.51 (-0.23%)
Straits Times 1,469.49 9:32PM ET 12.54 (0.86%)
NZSE 50 2,454.39 9:09PM ET -14.78 (-0.60%)
Nikkei 225 7,061.65 9:13PM ET -24.38 (-0.34%)

China
SHANGHAI SE A SHARE INDX 2,194.09 -29.98 -1.35% 21:37
SHANGHAI SE B SHARE INDX 136.94 -0.48 -0.35% 21:37
SHANGHAI SE COMPOSITE IX 2,090.28 -28.47 -1.34% 21:37
SHANGHAI SE 180 A SHR IX 4,793.34 -67.85 -1.40% 21:37
SHANGHAI SE 50 A-SHR IDX 1,595.61 -24.52 -1.51% 21:37
SHANGHAI G-SHARES 1,774.58 -24.39 -1.36% 21:37
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Gold $917.05 V
Oil $47.25 ^

[edit on 3/9/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 08:47 PM
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Looks like things are going to be pretty uneventful up until the G-20. Not bearing an unforeseen event.

The G-20 is going to be pivotal in all this. I doubt they will release anything that they are talking about or trying to work on. Which then we *might* see a fundamental trading day after the meeting has concluded.

I have a feeling in this climate no news is going to be taken as bad news. Or more accurately non-market friendly news.



posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 08:52 PM
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Originally posted by Hx3_1963
reply to post by Hastobemoretolife
 
Star 4 U!

S&P 500 +1.90 677.80 3/9 9:08pm
Fair Value 682.93 3/8 12:10am
Difference* -5.13

NASDAQ +3.75 1050.75 3/9 8:47pm
Fair Value 1064.71 3/8 12:10am
Difference* -13.96

Dow Jones +20.00 6548.00 3/9 9:03pm
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Taiwan Weighted 4,619.40 9:12PM ET -8.84 (-0.19%)
Seoul Composite 1,069.22 9:13PM ET -2.51 (-0.23%)
Straits Times 1,469.49 9:32PM ET 12.54 (0.86%)
NZSE 50 2,454.39 9:09PM ET -14.78 (-0.60%)
Nikkei 225 7,061.65 9:13PM ET -24.38 (-0.34%)

China
CSI 300 INDEX 2,202.53 -84.05 -3.68% 03/09
SHANGHAI SE A SHARE INDX 2,194.09 -29.98 -1.35% 21:37
SHANGHAI SE B SHARE INDX 136.94 -0.48 -0.35% 21:37
SHENZHEN SE A SHARE INDX 722.33 -30.26 -4.02% 03/09
SHENZHEN SE B SHARE INDX 313.96 -6.96 -2.17% 03/09
SHANGHAI SE COMPOSITE IX 2,090.28 -28.47 -1.34% 21:37
SHENZHEN SE COMPOSITE IX 686.47 -28.54 -3.99% 03/09
SHANGHAI SE 180 A SHR IX 4,793.34 -67.85 -1.40% 21:37
SHANGHAI SE 50 A-SHR IDX 1,595.61 -24.52 -1.51% 21:37
SHENZHEN G-SHARES 2,986.14 -123.01 -3.96% 03/09
SHANGHAI G-SHARES 1,774.58 -24.39 -1.36% 21:37
SSE COMPONENT STOCK IX 7,946.80 -303.09 -3.67% 03/09
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Gold $917.05 V
Oil $47.25 ^

[edit on 3/9/2009 by Hx3_1963]

Here is one of the indicators Warren Buffet goes by even though he never mentions it to stay on top:



(Dooh.)

The "street" indicators, where the real economy lives is the name of the game.



posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 09:14 PM
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They will just be accusing each other and demanding action.

Whey will promise "action".




posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 09:23 PM
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LAYOFF DAILY UPDATE

Mon 3-9-2009


Fleetwood RV Throws In Towel -415

Bingham McCutchen Law Firm -39

Stanford Group In FL -170

GE -36/Parker Hannifin -16

Kansas City Star -150

Law Firms Chopping Heads Today -731

New York City Layoff Meter -4,114

Morgan, Lewis and Bockius Law Firm -216

K and L Gates Law Firm -112

Sacramento Bee -128

Peoria School District May Cut -700

Manchester Trailer -59

Maersk Idling Up To 25 Ships

Ad Agency Mullen Cuts Again -40

Garmin -141

THQ Inc. -86

Essroc Cement Corp. Idles Plant -113

Pontiac Schools -500

Newspaper Publisher McClatchy -1,600

Down East Magazine -7

Tata Consultancy -1,300

IBM Layoff Estimate -4,600

Meadowbrook Farms -600

Toronto Star -38

King and Spalding Law Firm -122

Stockton Schools -323

Colton Schools -52

Modern Forge -33



posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 09:32 PM
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Wow!!! Those job loss numbers are adding up...wonder what the next report will look like?

I wonder if the Pontiac numbers are in Michigan?




[edit on 3/9/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 09:32 PM
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A lot of good that stimulus money is doing for the schools.


Not good not good..

That is about 16404 jobs lost including projected and May layoffs. That many people getting laid off a day weighs in right under 500,000, then of course 34 thousand just got cut because of Circuit City closing up shop.

Jeeze.


[edit on 9-3-2009 by Hastobemoretolife]



posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 09:39 PM
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Yep Michigan...80 Mi East of me...sad state of affairs...
Entire staff...

Pontiac schools weigh mass staff layoff
www.freep.com...

The Pontiac School District may lay off all of its teachers and administrators as early as next week and later call some back to work, as the district reorganizes amid a $10-million deficit.

On Monday, the school board is to decide whether to approve a proposal to lay off the entire staff, including nearly 500 teachers, as of June 30. Officials met with employees Thursday and Friday.

The proposed layoffs come as district officials prepare to close eight schools by the end of the school year as it grapples with the deficit and a student population that has plunged to 7,200 students. The district has space for 20,000.

"We will look at everyone's certification and seniority as we look to provide for our students' needs," Interim Superintendent Linda Paramore said Friday. "We are still designing programs for next year and no later than May 1 we hope to recall all of our employees."



Hang Seng 11,576.39 10:26PM ET 231.81 (2.04%)
Seoul Composite 1,082.11 10:21PM ET 10.38 (0.97%)
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S&P 500 +1.60 677.50 3/9 10:24pm
Fair Value 676.12 3/9 10:06pm
Difference* +1.38

NASDAQ +3.75 1050.75 3/9 9:22pm
Fair Value 1043.86 3/9 10:06pm
Difference* +6.89

Dow Jones +22.00 6550.00 3/9 10:21pm
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hhhmmm...

Hong Kong
HANG SENG INDEX 11,580.29 235.71 2.08% 22:22
HANG SENG COMPOSITE INDX 1,657.67 22.88 1.40% 22:22
S&P/HKEx LargeCap Index 14,410.46 240.68 1.70% 22:23
S&P/HKEx GEM Index 354.16 -0.83 -0.23% 22:23
HS FREEFLOAT COMP INDEX 1,681.85 31.41 1.90% 22:22
HANG SENG HK FREEFLT IX 1,201.53 25.08 2.13% 22:22
HANG SENG CHINA ENT INDX 6,763.61 38.03 0.57% 22:22
HANG SENG CHINA AFF.CRP 2,788.80 33.37 1.21% 22:22
HS MAINLAND FREEFLOAT IX 3,745.05 24.79 0.67% 22:22
HANG SENG 50 INDEX 1,625.01 33.86 2.13% 22:22
HANG SENG HK 25 INDEX 1,148.48 23.07 2.05% 22:22
HANG SENG MAINLAND25 IX 4,344.76 31.55 0.73% 22:22
HANG SENG H-FINANCIALS 9,111.77 27.64 0.30% 22:22

China
CSI 300 INDEX 2,171.78 -30.74 -1.40% 22:22
SHANGHAI SE A SHARE INDX 2,212.10 -11.97 -0.54% 22:37
SHANGHAI SE B SHARE INDX 137.95 0.53 0.39% 22:37
SHENZHEN SE A SHARE INDX 712.88 -9.46 -1.31% 22:22
SHENZHEN SE B SHARE INDX 312.96 -1.00 -0.32% 22:22
SHANGHAI SE COMPOSITE IX 2,107.76 -10.99 -0.52% 22:37
SHENZHEN SE COMPOSITE IX 677.59 -8.87 -1.29% 22:22
SHANGHAI SE 180 A SHR IX 4,821.95 -39.24 -0.81% 22:37
SHANGHAI SE 50 A-SHR IDX 1,603.92 -16.21 -1.00% 22:37
SHENZHEN G-SHARES 2,946.53 -39.61 -1.33% 22:22
SHANGHAI G-SHARES 1,789.18 -9.78 -0.54% 22:37
SSE COMPONENT STOCK IX 7,807.98 -138.82 -1.75% 22:22

South Korea
KRX 100 INDEX 2,300.55 25.45 1.12% 22:18
KOSPI INDEX 1,082.60 10.87 1.01% 22:17
KOSPI 200 INDEX 141.52 1.52 1.09% 22:18
KOREA KOSPI 100 INDEX 1,047.18 11.17 1.08% 22:17
KOREA KOSPI 50 INDEX 937.93 9.83 1.06% 22:17
KOSDAQ INDEX 380.22 1.49 0.39% 22:17
KOSDAQ STAR INDEX 995.85 5.05 0.51% 22:18

strange?


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