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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

NYSE Arca Morning Update - 08:30:00 ET

NYSE Arca Morning Update for Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010 :

STOCKS TRADING ON NYSE Arca AT A PRICE 15% OR MORE AWAY FROM
THE PREVIOUS TRADE DAY'S CONSOLIDATED CLOSE PRICE (AS OF 08:30:00 ET)

Stock Monday's Close Current Price Pct Change Current NYSE ARCA Vol
RMD $60.34 $30.78 (49.0%) 1,300
SKS $6.60 $8.47 28.3% 511,462


10 MOST ACTIVE STOCKS ON NYSE ARCA AS OF 08:30:00 ET

BASED ON DOLLARS TRADED: | BASED ON SHARES TRADED:
Stock $ Volume Price PctChg | Stock Share Vol Price PctChg
SPY $45,907,411 $104.63 ( 0.7%) | SKS 511,462 $8.47 28.3%
GLD $7,722,734 $120.76 ( 0.1%) | SPY 438,702 $104.63 ( 0.7%)
SDS $7,592,676 $35.88 1.3% | SDS 211,547 $35.88 1.3%
AAPL $5,770,753 $241.67 ( 0.4%) | C 185,933 $3.65 ( 0.5%)
SSO $4,922,532 $32.94 ( 1.3%) | BAC 156,064 $12.23 ( 0.5%)
QQQQ $4,530,179 $43.30 ( 0.7%) | SSO 149,444 $32.94 ( 1.3%)
SKS $4,273,349 $8.47 28.3% | FAZ 109,067 $17.37 1.7%
BP $3,480,284 $34.44 ( 2.3%) | QQQQ 104,590 $43.30 ( 0.7%)
IWM $2,752,535 $59.89 ( 0.7%) | BP 100,841 $34.44 ( 2.3%)
TZA $1,985,194 $39.02 2.0% | COGT 93,400 $11.20 0.9%


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Monday, August 30, 2010

NYSE Arca Morning Update - 08:30:00 ET

NYSE Arca Morning Update for Monday, Aug 30, 2010 :

STOCKS TRADING ON NYSE Arca AT A PRICE 15% OR MORE AWAY FROM
THE PREVIOUS TRADE DAY'S CONSOLIDATED CLOSE PRICE (AS OF 08:30:00 ET)

Stock Friday's Close Current Price Pct Change Current NYSE ARCA Vol
COGT $8.92 $10.83 21.4% 167,575
DGIT $24.52 $20.11 (18.0%) 27,367


10 MOST ACTIVE STOCKS ON NYSE ARCA AS OF 08:30:00 ET

BASED ON DOLLARS TRADED: | BASED ON SHARES TRADED:
Stock $ Volume Price PctChg | Stock Share Vol Price PctChg
GENZ $35,804,955 $70.76 4.7% | GENZ 509,922 $70.76 4.7%
SPY $28,189,561 $106.79 ( 0.1%) | C 290,327 $3.74 ( 0.4%)
IWM $12,497,160 $61.56 ( 0.2%) | SPY 263,783 $106.79 ( 0.1%)
QQQQ $10,905,448 $43.98 ( 0.2%) | QQQQ 247,834 $43.98 ( 0.2%)
AAPL $4,321,130 $241.27 ( 0.2%) | IWM 202,839 $61.56 ( 0.2%)
SDS $3,557,906 $34.48 0.2% | COGT 167,575 $10.83 21.4%
GLD $2,982,102 $120.85 ( 0.1%) | ALU 159,650 $2.61 ( 0.8%)
TZA $2,395,699 $36.04 0.4% | SDS 103,280 $34.48 0.2%
COGT $1,794,110 $10.83 21.4% | BAC 94,828 $12.64 0.1%
SSO $1,754,818 $34.30 ( 0.1%) | FAZ 81,588 $16.26 0.7%


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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Indications: Futures gain after GDP, before Bernanke speech

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By Polya Lesova and Kate Gibson, MarketWatch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock-index futures added to gains Friday after the government's estimate of U.S. economic growth wasn't as bad as Wall Street had expected.

"The [gross-domestic-product] figure is more demoralizing than frightening. Despite $1 trillion in stimulus and a Fed funds rate at zero, the country continues to grow at a snail's pace," said Todd Schoenberger, managing director at LandColt Trading.

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Stock futures rose further after the Commerce Department reported that U.S. economic growth slowed to 1.6% in the second quarter. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected a worse reading of 1.3% growth during the period. Read more about the GDP data.

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 56 points to 10,023, and S&P 500 futures added 6.90 points to 1,051.7. Nasdaq 100 futures rose 13.75 points to 1,781.25.

On the deal front, meanwhile, the battle between Dell Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!dell/quotes/nls/dell (DELL 11.89, +0.14, +1.17%) and Hewlett-Packard Co. /quotes/comstock/13*!hpq/quotes/nls/hpq (HPQ 38.00, -0.22, -0.58%) to acquire data-storage provider 3Par Inc. /quotes/comstock/13*!par/quotes/nls/par (PAR 32.46, +6.43, +24.70%) took yet another turn.

Dell matched H-P's offer to buy 3Par for $27 a share, or about $1.8 billion, and 3Par accepted Dell's latest bid. Shares of 3Par rallied 10% in premarket trading. Read the latest developments in the 3Par deal.

The Dow /quotes/comstock/10w!i:dji/delayed (DJIA 10,151, +164.84, +1.65%) fell 0.7% Thursday, ending lower for five of the past six trading days. The blue-chip index has fallen more than 4% so far this year.

The GDP data will be followed by the University of Michigan's final reading for August consumer sentiment.

Then, at 10 a.m. Eastern, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to deliver a speech at the Kansas City Fed's annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The speech will focus on the economic outlook and the Fed's policy response.

"While we don't expect the chairman to brace the nation for a 'double dip,' he may warn that near-term growth could be insufficient to promote a sustained reduction in the country's 9.5% unemployment rate," said Neal Soss at Credit Suisse, in a note.

In earnings news, fine-jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. /quotes/comstock/13*!tif/quotes/nls/tif (TIF 40.71, -1.33, -3.16%) reported a 19% increase in quarterly profit and said it's expecting fiscal-year earnings to come in higher than analysts' consensus estimate. Read more about Tiffany's results.

In the aerospace sector, Boeing Co. /quotes/comstock/13*!ba/quotes/nls/ba (BA 63.16, +1.84, +3.00%) announced it will once again delay the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner jet to the middle of the first quarter of 2011, citing delays in the availability of the engine. Read more on Boeing's Dreamliner delay.

U.K. engine supplier Rolls-Royce Group PLC /quotes/comstock/23s!a:rr. (UK:RR. 555.50, -3.50, -0.63%) said it's working with Boeing to expedite delivery. Shares of Rolls-Royce dropped 1.6% in London.

Asia's week ahead

Chinese manufacturing outlook takes center stage as investors look for clues about the global economy. Australia looks to escape renewed slowdown worries. Also news from India, Indonesia and manufacturer Foxconn. MarketWatch's Chris Oliver reports.

In Spain, Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana /quotes/comstock/06x!cibla (ES:IBLA 2.56, -0.01, -0.27%) said it swung to a higher-than-expected profit in the second quarter, as international business travel rebounded. Iberia and British Airways /quotes/comstock/23s!a:bay (UK:BAY 209.80, -0.80, -0.38%) have agreed to merge.

Asia shares were mixed Friday, while in Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 index /quotes/comstock/22c!sxxp (ST:SXXP 251.24, +1.59, +0.64%) moved higher in afternoon trading.

British gross domestic product expanded by an upwardly revised 1.2% in the second quarter, official data showed. The previous estimate put quarterly growth at 1.1%. Read about British GDP.

In the currency markets, the dollar index /quotes/comstock/11j!i:dxy0 (DXY 82.74, -0.02, -0.02%) , which tracks the performance of the greenback against a basket of other major currencies, edged up to 82.964.

The U.S. dollar gained 0.6% to 84.92 yen, as Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan told reporters that he was ready to take "decisive" action in currency markets when needed.

Authorities in Tokyo have been seeking to stem the rise of the Japanese yen, which hit a 15-year high versus the U.S. dollar earlier this week.

Oil futures fell 15 cents to $73.21 a barrel, while gold rose $3.40 to $1,241.1 an ounce in electronic trading.

Polya Lesova is MarketWatch's London bureau chief. Kate Gibson is a reporter for MarketWatch, based in New York.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

NYSE Arca Morning Update - 08:30:00 ET

NYSE Arca Morning Update for Friday, Aug 27, 2010 :

STOCKS TRADING ON NYSE Arca AT A PRICE 15% OR MORE AWAY FROM
THE PREVIOUS TRADE DAY'S CONSOLIDATED CLOSE PRICE (AS OF 08:30:00 ET)

Stock Thursday's Close Current Price Pct Change Current NYSE ARCA Vol
IMGN $8.40 $6.13 (27.0%) 23,248
NZ $14.93 $17.44 16.8% 6,272


10 MOST ACTIVE STOCKS ON NYSE ARCA AS OF 08:30:00 ET

BASED ON DOLLARS TRADED: | BASED ON SHARES TRADED:
Stock $ Volume Price PctChg | Stock Share Vol Price PctChg
SPY $86,306,614 $105.43 0.2% | SPY 818,966 $105.43 0.2%
PAR $18,384,703 $28.94 10.9% | PAR 635,820 $28.94 10.9%
SDS $8,437,920 $35.39 ( 0.5%) | C 392,262 $3.67 0.0%
QQQQ $6,928,026 $43.65 0.3% | SDS 237,955 $35.39 ( 0.5%)
AAPL $6,588,486 $240.68 0.2% | BAC 183,619 $12.50 0.1%
TZA $3,658,582 $38.65 ( 1.1%) | QQQQ 158,735 $43.65 0.3%
SSO $2,773,692 $33.45 0.5% | FAZ 107,246 $17.23 ( 0.1%)
GLD $2,605,346 $120.94 ( 0.0%) | TZA 94,614 $38.65 ( 1.1%)
BAC $2,296,923 $12.50 0.1% | SSO 83,007 $33.45 0.5%
IWM $1,890,684 $60.28 0.3% | LYG 66,700 $4.14 0.0%


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Thursday, August 26, 2010

NYSE Arca Morning Update - 08:30:00 ET

NYSE Arca Morning Update for Thursday, Aug 26, 2010 :

STOCKS TRADING ON NYSE Arca AT A PRICE 15% OR MORE AWAY FROM
THE PREVIOUS TRADE DAY'S CONSOLIDATED CLOSE PRICE (AS OF 08:30:00 ET)

Stock Wednesday's Close Current Price Pct Change Current NYSE ARCA Vol
No symbols with at least a 15% price change today

10 MOST ACTIVE STOCKS ON NYSE ARCA AS OF 08:30:00 ET

BASED ON DOLLARS TRADED: | BASED ON SHARES TRADED:
Stock $ Volume Price PctChg | Stock Share Vol Price PctChg
SPY $77,262,715 $106.20 0.3% | C 4,474,606 $3.69 0.0%
C $16,508,541 $3.69 0.0% | PCBC 1,340,026 $0.63 (60.9%)
QQQQ $14,908,047 $44.11 0.1% | SPY 728,290 $106.20 0.3%
IWM $9,306,121 $60.52 ( 0.0%) | QQQQ 338,140 $44.11 0.1%
AAPL $8,293,312 $243.13 0.1% | BAC 312,923 $12.65 ( 0.1%)
GLD $4,975,299 $121.37 0.0% | IWM 154,022 $60.52 ( 0.0%)
TLT $4,826,625 $108.18 0.7% | SDS 119,141 $34.90 ( 0.5%)
SDS $4,169,444 $34.90 ( 0.5%) | MNTA 90,724 $16.82 7.3%
BAC $3,954,331 $12.65 ( 0.1%) | VXX 89,840 $22.73 0.3%
BP $3,075,050 $35.71 1.3% | TBT 89,168 $30.44 ( 1.3%)


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Indications: U.S. stock futures point to opening slide

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By Polya Lesova and Kate Gibson, MarketWatch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to opening losses Wednesday as yet another economic report illustrated a slowing economic recovery.

Futures remained lower after the government said U.S. durable-goods orders rebounded only 0.3% in July, well below expectations. Read more about durable goods.

"It's another clear reflection of the softness of the U.S. economy. Orders for things that last three years or more fell off the cliff in the month of July. We'll have to figure how much is priced in with the carnage we've already done to the three major indexes," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Jefferies & Co.

"And, we might be able to fuel the flames for the sellers even more after the market opens," Hogan added, referring to new-home-sales data expected shortly after the open.

S&P 500 futures fell 6.6 points to 1,043.2, and Nasdaq 100 futures declined 13.75 points to 1,760.

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 54 points to 9,969.

News Hub: Dow slips back toward 10,000

The Dow posted another triple-digit loss today and at one point fell below the 10,000 level. Michael Casey has details about the factors driving today's market action.

The Dow /quotes/comstock/10w!i:dji/delayed (DJIA 10,060, +19.61, +0.20%) fell 1.3% Tuesday to end at 10,040.45, its lowest closing value since July 7. The index has dropped for four consecutive trading days.

Tuesday's steep decline came after data showed that sales of existing U.S. homes tumbled more than 27% in July, the largest one-month drop on record.

Joshua Raymond, market strategist at City Index, said that "investors are not willing to take on too much risk with important economic data coming in thick and fast."

On the corporate front, home builder Toll Brothers Inc. /quotes/comstock/13*!tol/quotes/nls/tol (TOL 17.13, +0.94, +5.81%) swung to a fiscal third-quarter profit from a year-earlier loss. Read more about Toll's results.

In premarket trade, U.S.-listed shares of Allied Irish Banks /quotes/comstock/13*!aib/quotes/nls/aib (AIB 1.99, -0.09, -4.33%) and Bank of Ireland /quotes/comstock/13*!ire/quotes/nls/ire (IRE 3.90, +0.04, +1.04%) fell. The losses came after Standard & Poor's downgraded Ireland's credit rating late Tuesday.

In Europe, equity markets posted losses, as concerns about the U.S. economy dominated, even as data showed an unexpected rebound in German business sentiment. The Stoxx Europe 600 index /quotes/comstock/22c!sxxp (ST:SXXP 247.54, -1.91, -0.77%) fell 0.5% in intraday trading.

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Mining giant BHP Billiton /quotes/comstock/13*!bhp/quotes/nls/bhp (BHP 65.51, +0.09, +0.14%) /quotes/comstock/23s!a:blt (UK:BLT 1,767, 0.00, 0.00%) said its fiscal-year attributable net profit more than doubled to $12.72 billion, buoyed by strong sales volumes of iron ore, metallurgical coal and petroleum. Shares of the Anglo-Australian firm were little changed in London trading. Read more about BHP Billiton's results.

Shares of Heineken N.V. /quotes/comstock/24s!e:heia (NL:HEIA 35.20, 0.00, 0.00%) gained after the beer giant reported a 42% rise in first-half profit. See more on Heineken's results.

Shares of Tullow Oil /quotes/comstock/23s!e:tlw (UK:TLW 1,238, 0.00, 0.00%) fell after the company said it could face delays in its Uganda projects. Read more about Tullow Oil's results.

Asian shares posted broad-based losses, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average ending down 1.7% and China's Shanghai Composite dropping 2%.

In the currency markets, the dollar index /quotes/comstock/11j!i:dxy0 (DXY 82.92, -0.34, -0.41%) , which tracks the greenback's performance against a basket of other major currencies, gained 0.2% to 83.32.

The euro /quotes/comstock/21o!x:seurusd (EURUSD 1.2715, +0.0055, +0.4344%) fell less than 0.1% to $1.2639. It had gained earlier after Germany's Ifo business-sentiment index posted an unexpected rebound in August, rising to its highest level since June 2007. Read more about Germany's sentiment index.

Oil futures were little changed at $71.26 a barrel in electronic trading on Globex ahead of government data on U.S. petroleum inventories.

Gold futures gained $4.10 to $1,237.5 an ounce.

Polya Lesova is MarketWatch's London bureau chief. Kate Gibson is a reporter for MarketWatch, based in New York.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Economy When Debt Is Everywhere

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Debt is everywhere and it certainly is onerous. We all have heard about the sovereign debt crisis, the debt of Greece and the debts of Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Italy. During that process the euro fell from $1.50 to $1.187; which gave euro zone exporters quite an advantage. The euro has since rebounded to a high of $1.33 and for now settled in near $1.28. Business confidence is back, but in the meantime the next course of action is to be higher taxes and austerity. Even consumers believe things are not going to improve. They all probably see the advantages of a cheaper euro. Even the CDS premiums have disappeared, which means at least for now the crisis has been arrested with a Band-Aid called loans â€" loans that will take these countries years to repay accompanied by years of depression. As a result, Greece is on the edge of revolt.

As a result of austerity, imposed on Greece by its Illuminist led government, unemplo yment has hit 70% in some places. The country’s budget deficit has been reduced by 40%, truly draconian. Spending by government has been cut 10%, which is more than double what the EU and IMF has required. Bankruptcies abound and purchasing power and consumption have plunged. Consequently GDP has fallen 1.5% in the past quarter and tax revenue has fallen off a cliff. Companies, particularly in Perama and Piraeus still are sending ships to other locations for repairs, because Greek wage costs are still too high. In this world of free trade and globalization the cheapest wage gets the business. That means Greeks are going to have to work harder if they want employment. Experts say GDP will fall 4% this year, which will be severe, with 17% of shops in Athens already filing for bankruptcy.

Instead of this madness Greece’s leadership should have cut government spending by 30%, lowered taxes, defaulted fully or partially on their debt, left the euro and ret urned to a lower valued drachma. Now they’ll be in depression for years paying off bankers whose loans and bond purchases were professionally ill advised and the funds were created out of thin air.

These measures have the country in depression and there is no light at the end of the tunnel, as bankers clamor for their money. The worst is yet to come as bigger layoffs begin and prices on everything skyrocket.

Greece is on the edge of revolution and well it should be. This IMF imposed tyranny should never have been imposed in the manner in which it has been, crudely.

We haven’t seen the end of the Greek and euro crisis by a long shot and there is a good chance the reaction to such problems could easily spread to Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Italy.

Several months ago in Greece’s largest newspaper, as well as on Greek radio and television, we predicted these results and what is to follow. The a nswer is to get rid of your false leadership that is selling you into IMF servitude that will last for decades. Like Spain was a military training ground for Germany in the 1930s in preparation for WWII, Greece is being used as a training ground for world economic and financial subjugation as planned by the forces of darkness in its quest for total world domination.

The one-world creators of the euro are aghast at the path five of the 16 members have followed and particularly Greece. As we predicted ten years ago Greece and Italy should have never been allowed into the euro zone because they had cooked their books with the assistance of Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase. One interest rate can never fit all and you cannot have a monetary zone until you have a EU constitution voted for by the people.

Now Greek PM George Papandreou, Bilderberger and Illuminists, has invited Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, one of the founding fathers of the euro to advise the country on its debt management. This certainly is by design, so that Greece will do exactly as Europe’s Illuminists want them to do, and, of course, the IMF as well. The question is how much more debt will be piled onto Greece’s shoulders to bail out European bankers? The first loan was for $141 billion and Greece’s ten-year bonds’ yields are still four times those of Germanys.

There is presently a giant sales job being used on the Greek people to accept Mr. Padoa-Schioppa as their savior. And, of course, a great deal is being made of the fact that he is saving Greece at his own expense â€" pro bono. We can assure your Europe’s elitists will make sure he is well compensated.

Ten-year Greek Treasury bonds yield 10.6%, whereas Germany’s ten-year bunds yield 2.27%, that is a difference of 8.33%. There is good reason for the giant gap. In fact Greece has never met Maastricht guidelines of public debt of 3% of GDP. N o matter how you look at it Greece is headed for default and that was obvious from the beginning. All they are doing is piling on more debt. Default, total or partial, is the only solution. In that process the euro has to be abandoned.

There are those who believe the EU and the IMF have brought Greece time. That may be true, but the cost is depression that might last 30 years and the sale of Greek assets to pay back lenders, all of which will be sold to vulture elitists at $0.30 on the dollar. We also believe that within three years Greece’s debt will be $435 billion. How can Greece service that debt when they cannot service their present debt? That will put Greece into perpetual servitude to the bankers.

The euro and the EU have been failures in our estimation and now the Greek government calls in Mr. Padoa-Schioppa who crafted this failure.

This Padoa-Schioppa is little less than a sherpa, bureaucrat for Europea n elitists.

What this is all about is saving Greece and the euro zone. In that process Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Italy along with Greece will be neutralized by unpayable debt. The elitists who run Europe know that such events could destroy the EU and they cannot let that happen.

As a result of Greece’s problems in the last five months to May, HSBC has lost 8% of their entire deposit base. The country is in dire financial straights, so there has been a flight of capital. As a result Greek lenders have had to borrow $123 billion in July alone. Portugal, Ireland and Spain have been big borrowers as well. In addition all these countries have falling tax revenue.

We have said from the beginning that Greece and its co-members are all in a death spiral. Austerity is not the only answer. Default is part of that equation.

Twenty countries are headed into bankruptcy and more will follow. That brings u p the subject of state debt in the US. America has been in an inflationary depression for 18 months. States have been cutting back for two years, but the budget gaps are still there. The struggle continues as states continue layoffs and cuts. 2011 will be a terrible year and 80% of states expect deficits of more than $200 billion. 2012 looks even worse.

Federal aid could be close to being over, which means further cuts. This means those hit by the depression will lose vital services, and that will further negatively affect the economy. The combined deficits for this year and next could be as high as $300 billion. That means even more cuts and it also makes 2011 a more difficult year than 2010. Worse yet, there is no recovery and there never has been. That was $2.5 trillion created most of which ended up in the casino halls known as international markets. Those who expect tax revenues to rise and unemployment to fall will be very disappointed. We have to l augh at Treasury Secretary Geithner’s comments that the recovery is underway. As soon as he is done at Treasury he should apply for one of the cheerleading jobs at CNBC. Next we await his comments on the perfect head and shoulders technical formation, and breakdown, regarding the Dow and the USDX. The latter is the dollar index. That formation is the worst and denotes deep downside activity. At the moment the states are immediately in more trouble than the federal government.

There has been no relief from unemployment. The U3 may say 9-5/8%, but U6 is 16-5/8% and if you subtract the birth/death ratio, which is a fraud, you get 21-1/2%. This past week the numbers worsened. How can tax revenues rise with so many unemployed?

As unemployment worsens demand for social services, food stamps and Medicaid increases. 69-1/2% of GDP comes from consumers. How can growth occur when household wealth is diminishing? Not to speak of tax increases o f 15% next year that our President and his party have promised us as wages and purchasing power fall. Then there will be an attempt to raid retirement benefits by government exchanging those benefits for government guaranteed annuities from an all but bankrupt government. Then there is the behind the scenes discussion for a national transaction tax of 1%. Does it get any worse? You wanted change, and you got it. If you do not throw all these incumbents out of office in November you are doomed. Someone has to tell us how these factors spell recovery.

34 states have announced deficits for 2011. These are doozies. They are the total shortfall as a percentage of the full year 2011 budget. Here are the worst: Nevada 54%; 41.5% from Illinois: New Jersey 38.3%; Arizona 36.6%; North Carolina 30.3%; Utah 30.2%; Connecticut 28.9%; Georgia 26.2%; Minnesota 26%; South Carolina 25.6%; Wisconsin 23.9%; California and Colorado at 21.6% and Florida at 20.2%.

For 2012 the worst are Illinois 52.3%; New York 37.3%; Nevada 36.7%; Mississippi 27.6%; California 25.7% and Minnesota 25%. How is that for incompetence? And, these numbers are going to get worse.

30 states have raised taxes, which could eventually lead to tax revolt. This leads as well to less service and less overall demand, less business and profits, which deepens the downturn. This is truly the worst of all worlds and it is nowhere near over. The federal government supplies about 40% of shortfalls, most of it for Medicaid â€" the rest goes into a state fund. Some of this assistance to some states ends this year and some by mid next year. Residents can then expect more service cuts and higher taxes. That will reduce GDP and cost perhaps 1 million jobs.

There you have it. This is the direction in which the states are headed. They made no preparations and are essentially buried. Next the administration intends to force pension and retirement plans to buy government securities and to fund federal work projects. This is like in Greece and in other European countries â€" this is the nightmare of all nightmares.

Last week the Dow fell 0.9%; S&P 0.7%; the Russell 2000 rose 0.2% and the Nasdaq 100 added 0.4%. Cyclicals lost 0.8%; transports added 0.2%; consumers fell 1.3%; utilities dipped 0.6%. High tech rose 2.2%; semis 1.6%; Internets rose 3.5% and biotechs fell 0.6%. gold bullion rose $12.00, the HUI gained 3.2% and the USDX rose 0.1% to 83.01.

Two year T-bills fell 2.5 bps to 0.485%, 10-year notes fell 6 bps to 2.62% and 10-year German bunds fell 12 bps to 2.27%.

Freddie Mac’s 30-year fixed rate mortgages fell 2 bps to 3.90%, one-year ARMs were unchanged at 3.53%, 15’s fell 2 bps to 3.90% and 30-year jumbos were unchanged at 5.37%.

Federal reserve credit fell $6.5 billion, up $82.6 billion YTD, or 5.9% annualiz ed. Fed foreign holdings of Treasuries and Agencies jumped $11.4 billion to a record of $3.176 trillion. Custody holdings for foreign central banks have increased $221 billion YTD, or 11.8%, and YOY 12.9%.

M2, narrow money supply, rose $8.3 billion to $8.644. it is up $132 billion YTD, or 2.5% annualized, and YOY is 2.7%.

Total money market fund assets rose $4.1 billion to $2.826 trillion.

Nationalizing the U.S. mortgage- finance system would turn taxpayers into servants of the ‘housing investment and debt complex,’ according to David Stockman, a former head of the Office of Management and Budget.  This shift would complete a transformation that started during the 1970s, when federal housing subsidies were expanded, Stockman wrote… ‘All principled political opposition to Pimco-style crony capitalism has been extinguished,’ wrote Stockman, a senior managing director at Heartland Industrial Partners. ‘In deed, the magnitude of the burden already created is staggering.’

July existing home sales were 3.83 million vs. the expert’s estimate of 4.67 million, as June was revised to 5.26 million from 5.37 million. That is the worst results since LBJ was in office. A 27% plunge from July and off 25% from July 2009.

The Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index fell to 11 in August from 16 in July.

Influential bond trader Bill Gross called on U.S. policymakers to implement a nationwide refinancing scheme that he argued will provide of a boost to the economy of between $50 billion to $60 billion.  In prepared remarks during a panel discussion to begin the Obama administration's conference on the future of housing finance, Gross said he favors the consolidation of all the housing finance agencies into a single public entity fully backed by the government.  He said policymakers should quickly re-engineer a refinancing opportuni ty for all borrowers that are current with their payments and are included in the GSE’s securitized mortgages PIMCO's proposal to introduce refinancing opportunities on a large scale, Gross said -- where 5%, 6% and 7% mortgages are turned into 4% mortgages -- will provide a stimulus of $50 billion to $60 billion in consumption as well as a potential lift of 5% to 10% in terms of housing prices. PIMCO also advocates a 100% public housing finance system, Gross said.

Demand for loans at the majority of lenders in the U.S. failed to rise last quarter even as banks eased standards for the first time since the credit crisis began, a Federal Reserve survey showed.  Banks eased standards and most terms on loans to businesses of all sizes. The Fed described the change as 'a modest unwinding of the widespread tightening that occurred over the past few years.' Credit standards for small firms were loosened for the first time since late 2006.

Taxpayers must cover at least a third of a $3 trillion bill for public employee pensions even if lawmakers eliminate cost-of-living increases and raise the retirement age, according to an academic study.  ‘Even if states uniformly eliminated generous early retirement deals and raised the retirement age to 74, the unfunded liability for promises already made would still be more than $1 trillion,’ Joshua D. Rauh, associate professor of finance at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Schoo said.

What deflation? Food prices jumped 3.9% in July according to the hokey CPI. They should be substantially higher in coming months.

Record increases in the price of food have kept the rate of inflation above 3pc…The average household will be hit hard and, although many branded goods companies have been able to absorb rising input costs, basics have increased dramatically, according to our own measure of inflation, the Real Cost of Living Index.

Fruit prices have risen by 10pc, fish is up 8pc, vegetables 5pc, while bread and cereal prices have risen by 3pc.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/7955733/10-ways-to-profit-from-food-inflation.html

For years we have cited St. Louis Fed research that states ‘food inflation’ is a great predictor of future inflation. And food inflation in Asia, the economic engine of the world, is soaring. Deflation, according to academics and grand poobahs, is a decline in the general price level. This is not occurring in the USA.

As we keep averring, there is deflation of assets, income and living standards while most necessities of life are inflating. So US citizens are being squeezed bec ause deflation of assets and inflation of necessities can coincide.

Inflation comes through the door and wisdom flies out of the window There's no mystery about our inflationary problems - but to solve them we need to face up to some harsh realities.

CPI inflation has exceeded the Bank of England's 2pc target for 43 of the past 52 months. The CPI remained at 3.1pc in July â€" forcing the Bank to pen yet another letter of explanatio. In the latest, released last week, Bank Governor Mervyn King invoked the spectre not of falling prices, but of 1970s- style price rises, warning of the dangers of "destructive high inflation".

The Obama administration is grappling over how much to force private lenders to pay for apartments and homes for the poor as it presses ahead with a major overhaul of the government's housing policy, officials said.

One option under consideration is simply to require mortgage lenders to provide a portion of their loans to affordable housing, essentially putting the burden on the private sector. Another idea being discussed is to put the onus on government agencies such as the Federal Housing Administration, which makes loans to borrowers who cannot afford to make a standard down payment.

A third choice would be a hybrid of private and public participation. For instance, the government could make private firms pay a fee into a federally administered fund that would subsidize affordable housing.

Anyone that asserts, or asserted over the past few years, that ‘we’re trying to save capitalism’ is either ignorant or deceitful. What solons are trying to save is the US welfare state.

This is why the US economy & financial system is comatose. The requisite restr ucturing of the economy and financial system would entail market-based solutions and not more government. This, of course, is anathema to liberals and crony capitalists â€" because they believe they know better than the market.

Businesses may have to start putting leases on their balance-sheets - WHEN you lease something you agree to pay for it bit by bit over time. So it is like incurring a debt, say the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and America’s Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Therefore, it should be on your balance-sheet. This new rule, proposed on August 17th by the two regulators, has shocked companies everywhere. It is up for public comment until December, but could be enacted as soon as June next year.

Today, companies can opt either for a “capital lease”, which goes on the balance-sheet, or an “operating lease”, which does not. By labe ling leases as “operating”, firms can appear less indebted than they really are a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers, an accounting firm, found that it would add about 58% to the average company’s interest-bearing debt.

The American Banker: Reserve Releases Increasingly ‘Ridiculous’

Ask any prudential regulator if it is too soon for banks to be releasing loan-loss reserves, and the answer would be "Yes." Make that, "Hell, yes."

And yet in the second quarter, the biggest banks beefed up earnings by draining reserves.

"If you believe capital is too low, then this is sort of ridiculous," said Bob Eisenbeis, a former Atlanta

Fed official who is now the chief monetary economist at Cumberland Advisors.

Interestingly, Tim Long, the chief national bank examiner at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, used the same word during an interview on the topic.

"For accountants to go in and say, 'Well the recession is over, and now we want you to start making negative provisions,' I think that is just absolutely ridiculous," Long said. "We have got to get this loan- loss model fixed because every time we go into a recession we have the same thing.”

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Indications: Stock futures edge down ahead of economic data

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FRANKFURT (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures slipped Wednesday, as upcoming reports on new-home sales and durable goods kept investors on edge with worries that the data will show more evidence of a slowdown in the economic recovery.

S&P 500 futures fell 2.20 points to 1,047.60, and Nasdaq 100 futures declined 5.75 points to 1,768.

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 29 points to 9,994, breaking below the key 10,000 level.

"That big 10,000 level for the Dow will be closely watched, as a sustained break lower here could prove damaging psychologically, with traders on both sides of the Atlantic using it as another excuse to resume selling," said Ben Critchley, sales trader at IG Index in London.

News Hub: Dow slips back toward 10,000

The Dow posted another triple-digit loss today and at one point fell below the 10,000 level. Michael Casey has details about the factors driving today's market action.

The Dow /quotes/comstock/10w!i:dji/delayed (DJIA 10,040, -133.96, -1.32%) fell 1.3% Tuesday to end at 10,040.45, its lowest closing value since July 7. The index has dropped for four consecutive trading days.

Tuesday's steep decline came after data showed that sales of existing U.S. homes tumbled more than 27% in July, the largest one-month drop on record.

Wall Street is bracing for more economic data: July durable-goods orders will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time, to be followed by July new-home sales at 10 a.m.

Joshua Raymond, market strategist at City Index, said that "investors are not willing to take on too much risk with important economic data coming in thick and fast."

Traders will focus on the new-home-sales data, which have "taken on added significance after yesterday's very poor existing-home sales and the profit warning issued by Irish firm CRH," Raymond said in a note to clients.

On the corporate front, home builder Toll Brothers Inc. /quotes/comstock/13*!tol/quotes/nls/tol (TOL 16.19, -0.01, -0.06%) swung to a fiscal third-quarter profit from a year-earlier loss.

In premarket trade, U.S.-listed shares of Allied Irish Banks /quotes/comstock/13*!aib/quotes/nls/aib (AIB 2.08, -0.06, -2.80%) dropped 4.8% and those of Bank of Ireland /quotes/comstock/13*!ire/quotes/nls/ire (IRE 3.86, -0.14, -3.50%) fell 2.6%. The losses came after Standard & Poor's downgraded Ireland's credit rating late Tuesday.

In Europe, equity markets posted losses, as concerns about the U.S. economy dominated, even as data showed an unexpected rebound in German business sentiment. The Stoxx Europe 600 index /quotes/comstock/22c!sxxp (ST:SXXP 246.71, -2.74, -1.10%) fell 0.5% in intraday trading.

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Mining giant BHP Billiton /quotes/comstock/13*!bhp/quotes/nls/bhp (BHP 65.42, -1.71, -2.55%) /quotes/comstock/23s!a:blt (UK:BLT 1,767, -36.50, -2.02%) said its fiscal-year attributable net profit more than doubled to $12.72 billion, buoyed by strong sales volumes of iron ore, metallurgical coal and petroleum. Shares of the Anglo-Australian firm were little changed in London trading. Read more about BHP Billiton's results.

Shares of Heineken N.V. /quotes/comstock/24s!e:heia (NL:HEIA 35.02, +0.26, +0.75%) gained 0.8% in Amsterdam after the beer giant reported a 42% rise in first-half profit. See more on Heineken's results.

Shares of Tullow Oil /quotes/comstock/23s!e:tlw (UK:TLW 1,201, -96.00, -7.40%) fell 5.5% in London after the company said it could face delays in its Uganda projects.

Asian shares posted broad-based losses, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average ending down 1.7% and China's Shanghai Composite dropping 2%.

In the currency markets, the dollar index /quotes/comstock/11j!i:dxy0 (DXY 83.32, +0.18, +0.21%) , which tracks the greenback's performance against a basket of other major currencies, gained 0.4% to 83.439.

The euro /quotes/comstock/21o!x:seurusd (EURUSD 1.2637, +0.0009, +0.0713%) fell 0.1% to $1.2622. It had gained earlier after Germany's Ifo business-sentiment index posted an unexpected rebound in August, rising to its highest level since June 2007. Read more about Germany's sentiment index.

Oil futures were little changed at $71.63 a barrel in electronic trading on Globex ahead of government data on U.S. petroleum inventories.

Gold futures gained $4.60 to $1,238 an ounce.

Polya Lesova is MarketWatch's London bureau chief.

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NYSE Arca Morning Update - 08:30:00 ET

NYSE Arca Morning Update for Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010 :

STOCKS TRADING ON NYSE Arca AT A PRICE 15% OR MORE AWAY FROM
THE PREVIOUS TRADE DAY'S CONSOLIDATED CLOSE PRICE (AS OF 08:30:00 ET)

Stock Tuesday's Close Current Price Pct Change Current NYSE ARCA Vol
SOMX $3.37 $4.52 34.0% 260,539
SPU $5.85 $4.88 (16.6%) 95,950


10 MOST ACTIVE STOCKS ON NYSE ARCA AS OF 08:30:00 ET

BASED ON DOLLARS TRADED: | BASED ON SHARES TRADED:
Stock $ Volume Price PctChg | Stock Share Vol Price PctChg
SPY $90,092,497 $105.20 ( 0.4%) | C 1,474,440 $3.69 ( 0.4%)
BAC $12,828,428 $12.55 ( 0.7%) | BAC 1,018,782 $12.55 ( 0.7%)
TBT $10,411,294 $30.24 ( 1.4%) | SPY 855,694 $105.20 ( 0.4%)
GLD $8,964,598 $120.48 0.1% | TBT 344,475 $30.24 ( 1.4%)
BP $7,564,874 $34.15 ( 2.2%) | SOMX 260,539 $4.52 34.0%
AAPL $7,361,712 $239.25 ( 0.4%) | BP 220,921 $34.15 ( 2.2%)
IWM $6,359,451 $59.22 ( 0.7%) | SDS 167,686 $35.59 0.8%
QQQQ $6,078,938 $43.42 ( 0.6%) | QQQQ 139,742 $43.42 ( 0.6%)
SDS $5,955,924 $35.59 0.8% | IWM 107,279 $59.22 ( 0.7%)
C $5,443,733 $3.69 ( 0.4%) | ALU 105,000 $2.50 ( 2.0%)


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NYSE Arca Morning Update for Tuesday, Aug 24, 2010 :

STOCKS TRADING ON NYSE Arca AT A PRICE 15% OR MORE AWAY FROM
THE PREVIOUS TRADE DAY'S CONSOLIDATED CLOSE PRICE (AS OF 08:30:00 ET)

Stock Monday's Close Current Price Pct Change Current NYSE ARCA Vol
DTPI $9.55 $12.45 30.4% 532,280
GMO $3.01 $3.86 28.2% 400
CRH $18.03 $15.09 (16.3%) 7,725


10 MOST ACTIVE STOCKS ON NYSE ARCA AS OF 08:30:00 ET

BASED ON DOLLARS TRADED: | BASED ON SHARES TRADED:
Stock $ Volume Price PctChg | Stock Share Vol Price PctChg
SPY $137891575 $105.76 ( 1.3%) | BAC 1,546,385 $12.73 ( 1.2%)
QQQQ $22,559,561 $43.92 ( 1.2%) | C 1,346,458 $3.68 ( 1.8%)
IWM $21,322,734 $59.25 ( 1.7%) | SPY 1,300,837 $105.76 ( 1.3%)
BAC $19,725,627 $12.73 ( 1.2%) | DTPI 532,280 $12.45 30.4%
BP $16,758,718 $34.94 ( 3.3%) | QQQQ 512,553 $43.92 ( 1.2%)
GLD $15,493,849 $118.40 ( 1.2%) | BP 477,701 $34.94 ( 3.3%)
AAPL $9,720,256 $242.70 ( 1.3%) | IWM 359,219 $59.25 ( 1.7%)
TBT $7,939,036 $30.86 ( 2.5%) | TBT 256,061 $30.86 ( 2.5%)
SSO $6,871,209 $33.68 ( 2.5%) | FAS 214,626 $18.03 ( 3.2%)
DTPI $6,620,898 $12.45 30.4% | SSO 202,923 $33.68 ( 2.5%)


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Indications: U.S. stocks poised to open higher on M&A talk

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By Aude Lagorce and Nick Godt, MarketWatch

An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the size of Campbell Soup's mulled offer for part of United Biscuits.

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures rose on Monday, boosted by the latest evidence of a surge in M&A activity as Hewlett-Packard Co. made a $1.6 billion counterbid for 3PAR Inc.

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 20 points to 10,222 and S&P 500 futures added 3.5 points to 1,073.80. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 8.25 points to 1,833.75.

Hewlett-Packard /quotes/comstock/13*!hpq/quotes/nls/hpq (HPQ 39.04, -0.81, -2.03%) is bidding $24 a share in cash for data storage specialist 3PAR /quotes/comstock/13*!par/quotes/nls/par (PAR 26.09, +8.05, +44.62%) . The bid represents a 33% premium on Dell Inc.'s /quotes/comstock/15*!dell/quotes/nls/dell (DELL 11.94, -0.13, -1.08%) offer for the company. 3PAR shares rallied nearly 40% in premarket trade.

The news came as the market prepared for what looked like an uneventful session.

Australian markets confused by elections deadlock

If there's anything markets hate, it's uncertainty and Australia's voters have delivered that by the bucket load. Dow Jones Newswires' Sam Holmes reports.

"With no major announcements due out of the U.S. and the earnings calendar looking almost empty, we could be in for a quiet session here," said David Jones, chief market strategist at IG Index.

"Overall, stock markets remain under some pressure, so it would not be surprising to see these early gains eroded, as markets struggle for any real reason to build on the short-term positive momentum," Jones said in a note to clients.

Deal activity provided one reason for modest optimism, with no major economic data scheduled for release.

Shares of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. /quotes/comstock/13*!pot/quotes/nls/pot (POT 150.20, +0.53, +0.35%) gained 1.8% in premarket trade after its board recommended that shareholders reject the hostile bid of mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. /quotes/comstock/13*!bhp/quotes/nls/bhp (BHP 67.13, -0.31, -0.46%) to acquire the firm for $130 a share. Potash also said it's been approached by third parties and is in talks over possible alternatives.

Signs of renewed M&A activity gathered pace over the weekend, with the Sunday Times of London reporting that SABMiller /quotes/comstock/23s!a:sab (UK:SAB 1,882, 0.00, 0.00%) /quotes/comstock/11i!sbmry (SBMRY 29.20, +0.28, +0.97%) , the world's second-largest brewer, is mulling a $10.9 billion bid for the beer operations of Foster's Group /quotes/comstock/22x!e:fgl (AU:FGL 6.00, -0.26, -4.15%) .

Campbell Soup Co. /quotes/comstock/13*!cpb/quotes/nls/cpb (CPB 36.90, +0.26, +0.71%) is reportedly considering a 1.5 billion pound ($2.3 billion) offer for part of United Biscuits.

HSBC Holdings PLC /quotes/comstock/23s!a:hsba (UK:HSBA 639.20, 0.00, 0.00%) /quotes/comstock/13*!hbc/quotes/nls/hbc (HBC 49.44, +0.14, +0.28%) announced it's in talks to buy up to 70% of South Africa's Nedbank Group (ZA:NED 13,110, -90.00, -0.68%) . Read more about Nedbank talks.

U.S. stocks fell Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average /quotes/comstock/10w!i:dji/delayed (DJIA 10,174, -39.21, -0.38%) posting losses for a second week, after a slew of disappointing economic data fueled fears that the economic recovery is losing steam.

"The markets are still extremely nervous about the prospects for the U.S. economy and if anything the downturn in U.S. indicators in the past two months or so has been the key driver of global markets over that period," said Philip Shaw, chief economist for Investec Securities in London. Tuesday's home sales data would be key, he said.

On the corporate front, Bank of America Corp. /quotes/comstock/13*!bac/quotes/nls/bac (BAC 12.87, 0.00, 0.00%) will be in focus after Fitch Ratings raised late Friday its preferred stock rating to an investment grade of BBB- from BB-.

Sanderson Farms Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!safm/quotes/nls/safm (SAFM 45.80, +2.64, +6.12%) reported declines in quarterly profit and revenue, as lower prices for poultry products hurt its bottom line.

Europeans stocks rose on the back of deal talk, with the Stoxx Europe 600 index /quotes/comstock/22c!sxxp (ST:SXXP 253.76, +1.61, +0.64%) up 0.6% in intraday trading. Investors shrugged off data showing that the euro-zone economic recovery slowed in August.

Australia's benchmark stock index closed marginally lower, as traders digested the implications of weekend elections that failed to produce a clear winner. Other Asian markets finished broadly in the red.

The euro /quotes/comstock/21o!x:seurusd (EURUSD 1.2635, -0.0011, -0.0870%) was stable at $1.2703 against the U.S. dollar after selling off sharply on Friday when German central bank chief Axel Weber said the European Central Bank would pursue relaxed monetary policies into 2011.

The dollar index /quotes/comstock/11j!i:dxy0 (DXY 83.37, +0.24, +0.29%) , which tracks the performance of the greenback against a basket of other major currencies, fell 0.1% to 82.97.

Oil futures gained 43 cents to $74.25 a barrel in electronic trading on Globex.

Aude Lagorce is a senior correspondent for MarketWatch in London. Nick Godt is MarketWatch's markets editor, based in New York.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Dr. Heimlich Natural Clear Cream Complex

Natural Clear Cream


Dr. Heimlich Natural Clear Cream Complex



Heals Eczema, Dermatitis, Rashes, Vaginal Itching, Seborrhea and Skin irritations.




For Adults, Children, Babies & Infants





Every parent with a child suffering from allergic dermatitis or adults suffering from seborrhea or other skin problems know the meager recommendations conventional medicine has for skin treatment.


Clear cream cleared my 8 month old daughter's eczema in 2 days.
-Raymond Wassef


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http://naturalclearcream.com


Most of the treatment recommendations are for various skin
creams containing steroids or, alternatively Cortisone, in one quantity or another.
However, there are situations where the body has been suffering to such a degree that the severity of the situation has forced the individual to use these creams, and the patients have become addicted to dangerous creams, using them over and over and, finally causing two major kinds of damage:

1) The danger of overuse of steroids or cortisone – dangerous implications of use of the cream in the present as well as dangerous implications for the future.
2) Adaptation to the cream – after a period of massive use, the body does not react to the cream as expected. The problems of dryness and the sores do not heal as they did when the individual first used the cream. The body reacts indifferently to the different creams at different levels because it has become adapted to the strongest creams.

Due to such problems, patients have reached the most dangerous levels, including infections, terrible itching and helplessness.

The special product – Clear Cream – is based on natural ingredients alone. It does not contain either steroids or cortisone. The ingredients from which it is made are all natural and its advantages are clear. One of such advantages is that natural creams do not cause the body “to adapt” to them and therefore, there is no danger of using the cream continuously.



ABOUT CLEAR CREAM
Dr. Yechezkel Heimlich is a naturopath who succeeded in creating a natural treatment cream for those suffering from different skin problems.
The cream is meant for those suffering from allergic dermatitis, seborrhea, various skin problems, as well as dryness of the skin. The cream has been approved by the Israeli Ministry of Health.

The advantages of the cream: Natural, containing no dangerous agents. Effective and rapid improvement and healing (results are evident after 24 hours). The body responds to the cream to the same degree on subsequent treatments as at the beginning.

"I was surprised; after one night there was an amazing improvement. I have never before found a natural cream whose results were so effective and so rapid."
- Jonathan Cohen


Ingredients:
Water, Mineral oil, Cetearyl alcohol, calendula ex., Glycerin, Beeswax, Aloe vera ex., Arnica ex., Peg-20-glyconyl steavate, Butyrospermum Parkii.


Recommend Use:
Apply thin layer and massage into the skin twice a day, until it results in healthy smooth and calm skin.


Warning:
Do not apply other ointment during treatment.
Suitable for all types of skin.
For external use only.
Recommended to store in a refrigerator.

Order now: http://naturalclearcream.com

My daughter's teacher recommended this after it cured her own daughter's eczema. I ignored the recommendation. Miracle cream? I've tried them all. They are all bogus.
Then, a couple months later, my daughter's classmate also used this cream and it cleared up her eczema right away. Her mom also told me I should really try it.
I thought--hmm... two recommendations, separate from each other. I'm not crazy about putting mineral oil on my daughter's skin, but against my better judgment I ordered this cream anyway.
After four days of using this cream, her eczema is nearly gone. Just slight scarring is left, from where she used to be bleeding before starting the cream. The skin is soft and smooth, with no itchiness. I'm flabbergasted. It clearly says the cream contains no steroids but I cannot imagine any non-steroidal cream that could have such a huge and immediate effect. I'm suspicious of it. But it sure does work!
The two other girls have not had their eczema return despite stopping use of the cream. I am hoping that my daughter's won't either. We'll see about that. But anyway, in the meantime, I have to say I think this cream is a great thing.
-E. Harriman "EH" (NJ)




http://naturalclearcream.com

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