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Old 01-21-2008, 08:35 PM   #1
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Monday Eve 1/21..Asia down10% Buy Now?

Ok, Asia down about 10% in 2 days, Europe fell about 5% last night.

Is tomorrow on the open the time to pull the plug?

Will tomorrow have the selling climax with the VIX over 30 that traders have been waiting for?

Will Helicopter Ben drop the rate before the open?
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:06 PM   #2
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yes

buy buy buy
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:35 PM   #3
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The Asian markets are still getting killed. I looked at the futures for the Dow a few hours ago and they were down 600. Just looked and there up +42. Crazy!
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:44 PM   #4
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It's going to be a very bumpy ride tomorrow, if the international markets today are any indicator. It's probably a good buying opportunity for investors with strong guts, but my stomach is a bit queesy right now.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:46 PM   #5
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The Asian markets are still getting killed. I looked at the futures for the Dow a few hours ago and they were down 600. Just looked and there up +42. Crazy!
Where did you see a plus?? I'm still showing the same shade of bloody red

Umm, actually I show futures going even lower in the last 15 minutes
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CNNMoney.com I thought I was seeing things, maybe I was.
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I just checked again, +20. I guess I wasn't seeing things.
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I just checked again, +20. I guess I wasn't seeing things.
I see what you see:confused:
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CNN obviously has some math problems. They print the DOW futures at 11604 and show that up 20. I guarantee that 11604 is not up anything.
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I see CNN and Bloomberg BOTH reporting DOW futures ~ 11,601.

I think the +20 or -500 depends on the time frame they compare to. -ERD50
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:26 PM   #12
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You can get real-time e-mini's here:

CBOT - mini-sized Dow ($5) Quotes Live Book

Looks like the "change" is broken on the data feed, but you can watch the values crash in real time.
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:47 PM   #13
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Yeah, it depends on the timeframe. Most of the drop came Sunday night and Monday morning. The electronic markets (Globex, anyway) closed at 11:30AM and re-opened at 6PM.

What matters is what the equity markets do after they gap down at open. In the past, they've finished higher (from the low, that is).

The Dow e-mini is 11,594 at 11:46PM CST.
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