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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Stock Market Prediction

Stock Market Prediction

Stock Market Crash! Blog

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Time Is Money: The Art of Time Management in Trading: Short Setups

Time Is Money: The Art of Time Management in Trading: Short Setups

Renegade Trader Blog

Renegade Trader Blog

Trading Baby 2008

Very Funny !!


Wall St. Warrior

Wall St. Warrior


TSX Down 415 Pts. (Ouch)

Dollar tumble spells trouble for yen trade - Times Online

Dollar tumble spells trouble for yen trade - Times Online


Deepening misery on Wall Street, prophesies of recession and the recent freefall of the dollar could set off a $300 billion (£148 billion) time bomb in the global yen carry trade, dealers are giving warning.

The carry trade, which involves cheaply borrowing the Japanese currency to buy other assets, comes unstuck in volatile currency markets. If the carry trade does implode, sending the yen to new heights against a wide basket of currencies, dealers say that the cast of victims could include individuals, corporates and hedge funds.

The yen is at a 12-year high against the greenback and Tokyo-based economists are speculating that a severe crash in the carry trade could trigger a more devastating ruction in the $1 trillion overseas investments of Japanese mutual funds as the dollar/yen exchange rate edges towards the pain threshold of individual investors.

Hedge funds have long used the carry trade for cheap leverage, but there are also thought to be vast exposures to yen volatility in the Thai, Korean and Indonesian banking sectors, where the Japanese currency has been borrowed heavily to meet funding needs. The British banking sector turned to a version of the carry trade - yen-denominated bond issuance - when credit conditions tightened around the Northern Rock crisis. Indian banks' use of the carry trade surged 180per cent between 2005 and 2007. Because the trade has been so popular, Goldman Sachs analysts said yesterday that the sharp fall in the US dollar against the yen had prompted them to reassess the “cash-call risks” for Asian banks and corporates.


Iran oil bourse going public

Iran in talks over Dubai bourse listing

Iran in talks over Dubai bourse listing


Tehran is planning to list shares in a $90 billion energy holding company on the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX), London-based MEED magazine reported late on Friday, citing unidentified sources in Iran.


It is also considering a European listing in Frankfurt, and a listing in Singapore, Hong Kong or Shanghai, to gain exposure to Asian investors, the magazine said.

Discussions between the Iranian Privatisation Organisation (IPO) and DIFX about preparing the initial groundwork for the listing are underway, it added.

One Iranian executive close to the talks said Dubai appears keen to move forward with the deal, despite concerns from US diplomats that the move would be seen as legitimising trade between the two countries, according to MEED.

"Talks have begun but no formal deals have been signed," the executive said. "There is a preference on Iran's behalf that the Gulf exchange to host the shares will be in Dubai, but if it does not work out they will look elsewhere." (Reuters)

Assent Trading Bribery

Assent Trading Bribery

The Assent Bribery Scheme

Assent LLC was a brokerage firm that maintained the Jasper Capital account through which Tavdy and Glass executed trades based on the UBS inside information. The charging documents allege that in August 2006, Samuel W. Childs Jr., and Laurence McKeever, two brokers at Assent LLC, agreed to conceal Tavdy and Glass’s trading, based on the UBS inside information from higher-level management at Assent, in exchange for payments from Glass and Tavdy. The charging documents allege that, as part of this deal, Glass agreed to pay approximately $100,000 to Childs and approximately $50,000 to McKeever, and that Glass delivered a total of $30,000 to both Childs and McKeever in $10,000 installments between August and November 2006.

Pre MArket Trader Talk with Bob Pisani

Pre Market - Trader Talk with Bob Pisani

There are reports this morning that Fannie Mae has won the capital relief some have asked for. At 9 am OFHEO (Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight--Fannie's regulator) has scheduled a conference call to discuss alleviating some of the capital constraints on Fannie and Freddie.

This is not going to solve the central problem--credit deterioration, which will continue to pressure earnings and capital, but it will make it easier for Fannie

Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)
FNM

28.22 UNCH 0%
NYSE




[FNM 28.22 --- UNCH (0%) ] and Freddie [FRE 26.02 --- UNCH (0%) ] to expand their purchasing of mortgages. The good news is that the spread between mortgage backed securities and Treasuries is finally starting to narrow.

Fannie Mae stock up 3 percent pre-open and 50 percent since bottoming on March 17.

Visa priced the largest IPO in history, pricing at 406 m shares at $44 ($37-$42 was the expected range) raising nearly $18 billion. Trading under the symbol "V." As for everyone who thought that Mastercard would be sold off to buy Visa...uh, no. Deutsche Bank said it best this morning: "The historic offering vastly improves the visibility, liquidity, and overall importance of the payments space. We think most investors came away from their work on Visa convinced that both names should be core holdings."

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley
MS

42.86 UNCH 0%
NYSE




[MS 42.86 --- UNCH (0%) ] reported $1.45 vs. $1.03 expected, revenues also far higher than expected, up 7 percent pre-open.

Fixed income sales and trading revenues were $2.9 b, the second highest quarter ever, despite writedowns from mortgage prop trading of $1.2 b (!). Up 5 percent pre-open.

General Mills


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Good news: the average 30 year mortgage rate fell to 5.98 percent from 6.36 percent last week. Bad news: mortgage applications have fallen to the lowest level of the year.



-ZERO POINT ENERGY / FREE ENERGY

excellent video on supressed free energy,the zero point field or what is also called energy from the vacuum.

BEAR STEARNS gapping up

BEAR STEARNS Gapping up

BEAR STEARNS

(NYSE: BSC)
6.74 Up 0.83 (14.04%) as of 8:24AM ET on 03/19/08

not sure why arca did not catch this gap up.

this is not a recommendation to buy or sell a stock

Gapping up in reaction to strong earnings/guidance: FMCN +12.0%, LNN +7.5%, ADBE +5.4%, DFS +5.4%, AIR +5.3%, ATU +4.1%, MS +3.8%, CAH +2.5%, ROST +2.5%, GIS +1.7%, DRI +1.5%... Other news: BSC +14.6% (Joseph Lewis and former BSC CEO Jimmy Cayne are quietly searching for a white knight - NY Post), PRXI +11.1% (signs ten year agreement With Luxor Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to develop a new exhibition complex), NCC +4.4% (reports expected Visa IPO gain, expects 1Q08 pre-tax cash gain of approx $450 mln; also upgraded to Sector Perform at RBC), TMA +3.4% (showing continued strength following yesterday's ~20% gains), PERY +2.0% (to be added to S&P SmallCap 600 Index; will take place of BELM), MA +1.9% (ticks up after Visa IPO prices at $44, above the $37-$42 range), OI +1.7% (Cramer makes positive comments on MadMoney), EMKR +1.3% (comments on recent trading activity; to continue substantial revs growth and improve profitability), ACIW +1.1% (signs IT outsourcing agreement with IBM; estimated cost savings of $25-$30 mln)... Analyst upgrades: GTY +5.8% (upgraded to Hold at Stifel), IMCL +2.1% (upgraded to Buy at Citigroup).

Visa (V) IPO prices above range; largest IPO ever;
a play on MA which is up 435% since its IPO debut in May 2006 (44.00 )

NYSE Arca Morning Update

NYSE Arca Morning Update

NYSE Arca Morning Update for Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 :

10 Most Active stocks on NYSE Arca as of 08:30:00 ET

Based on Dollar Volume: Based on Share Volume:
Stock
Dollar Volume
SPY
$339,802,854
QQQQ
$27,500,937
GLD
$16,898,547
NOK
$13,077,319
FXI
$11,022,168
MS
$10,152,651
IWM
$7,521,333
USO
$6,294,818
AAPL
$4,578,359
RTP
$4,265,958
Stock
Share Volume
SPY
2,555,487
QQQQ
637,067
NOK
428,855
BSC
424,381
MS
225,524
DT
186,175
GLD
173,629
ERIC
134,466
IWM
111,168
AZ
92,000


no nyse stocks gapping up or down over 15 percent today

Gapping up:

FMCN +12.3%, PRXI +11.1%, ADBE +6.1%, AIR +5.3%, MS +3.8%, BSC +3.2%, GFI +2.8%, CAH +2.5%, MA +1.9%, GOLD +1.8%, OI +1.7%, AUY +1.3%, GLD +1.2%, ACIW +1.1%...

Gapping down:

SINT -18.4%, ERIC -11.2%, DT -10.1%, NOK -7.8%, PEIX -7.3%, MNST -6.7%, JRCC -5.9%, MTG -5.4%, HWAY -4.5%, SI -3.6%, CCL -3.6%, FTE -3.3%, BCS -3.3%, VOD -3.2%, LEH -3.1%, RTP -3.1%, GIS -2.7%, BHP -2.3%, PCLN -2.2%, C -2.0%, BPL -1.1%.

Pre-Market Most Active Stocks - NASDAQ Premarket

Pre-Market Most Active Stocks - NASDAQ Premarket



NASDAQ - Pre-Market Ten Most Advanced

Active Share Volume Declined

Symbol

Company Name

Market
Close
Last Sale (Pre-Market) % Change
(Pre-Market)
Share
Volume

(Pre-Market)

Focus Media Holding Limited
$37.41 $41.90 12.00% 13,490

Adobe Systems Incorporated
$31.88 $33.60 5.40% 19,651

Randgold Resources Limited
$50.83 $52.07 2.44% 10,020

EMCORE Corporation
$6.78 $6.87 1.33% 7,400

Crocs, Inc.
$17.83 $17.99 0.90% 3,088

As of 3/19/2008 8:13:03 AM

NASDAQ - Pre-Market Ten Most Declined

Active Share Volume Advanced

Symbol

Company Name

Market
Close
Last Sale (Pre-Market) % Change
(Pre-Market)
Share
Volume

(Pre-Market)

LM Ericsson Telephone Company
$19.39 $16.79 13.41% 608,056

Monster Worldwide, Inc.
$25.70 $23.10 10.12% 16,550

Werner Enterprises, Inc.
$18.50 $17 8.11% 6,100

Charming Shoppes, Inc.
$5.31 $5 5.84% 4,300

Shire plc
$63.49 $61.32 3.42% 104,000

Qiagen N.V.
$18.68 $18.11 3.05% 3,500

ASML Holding N.V.
$23.30 $22.61 2.96% 19,540

Ampal-American Israel Corporation
$6.06 $5.90 2.64% 4,662

priceline.com Incorporated
$123.06 $119.99 2.49% 5,398

DryShips Inc.
$62 $60.50 2.42% 3,550

As of 3/19/2008 8:13:17 AM

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