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Super Userzvassil

Member since 03/26/2011

All time highest net worth: 4,349,590.98 KtN$ (reached: 07/17/2019)

Current net worth : 3,940,001.25 KtN$

Predictions : 14,708

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   Super Userzvassil

Will Russia invade Ukraine?
http://kommersant.ru/doc/2422277
If the speaker of the Duma says "invasion not necessary" - think about what the admirals would not say.
I expect invasion from Kerch to begin tonight/early tomorrow.
I hope it would not happen - but the signs are clear.

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Is the universe a simulation?
Of course it is a simulation - in a sense.

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What's the Share Price for ZIP end of 2013 ?
What happens now?
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/avis-budget-to-buy-zipcar-for-500-million-in-cash-2013-01-02-64853150?dist=beforebell
...The vehicle rental company said it agreed to pay $12.25 for each Zipcar share, a 49% premium to the car-sharing-network operator's Monday close. Share were recently up 6.6% to $8.78 in light premarket trading. The stock has risen 4.6% over the past three months...
How would you settle this case?

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Will Google launch its own tablet in 2012 ?
What about the Nexus 7?

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will Pinterest get more Users than Facebook?
Maybe? How do you define that?

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Will dissident Chen Guangcheng leave China?
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/chinese-dissident-leaves-for-us-reports-2012-05-19?link=MW_home_latest_news

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese dissident whose escape from 19 months of house arrest has tested Chinese-U.S. relations, has boarded a United Airlines flight for the U.S., according to media reports.

Chen, his wife and their two children left Beijing on Saturday for the flight to Newark airport, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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Oil is falling: Where will it be this Friday?
05/17/2012 settlement $92.56

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What will be the daily change of the DJIA on 15.05.2012?
For tuesday - -0.50% => Slim loss, not gain.

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Oil is falling: Where will it be this Friday?
05/16/2012 settlement $92.81

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Oil is falling: Where will it be this Friday?
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/crude-oil-futures-slide-in-electronic-trading-2012-05-16?dist=beforebell
Crude's swift, sharp retreat
Price per barrel's now down about a $1 a day since last Thursday.

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Will dissident Chen Guangcheng leave China?
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-15/china-dissident-chen-decries-pattern-of-abuse-against-family.html
Dissident Chen May Get China Passport by Next Week

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng should receive a passport by May 21 that would allow him to leave for the U.S., according to Bob Fu, a Texas-based Christian aid worker who is in daily touch with him....

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Will the closing price of Facebook shares on first trading day be higher or lower than IPO price?
Nice reading ;) They should advertize on facebook, though.

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How much will Facebook raise going public?
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-14/facebook-ceo-focuses-investors-on-mobile-strategy-as-ipo-nears.html
Facebook CEO Focuses on Mobile Strategy as IPO Nears

...The company plans to stop taking orders for the IPO after U.S. markets close tomorrow, two days ahead of schedule, according to a person with knowledge of the transaction...

kruis: How about we suspend at the same time, just to make things more interesting? ;)

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What will be the result of the Greece EURO Bailout Referendum?
no referendum by suspension date = void?

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DJIA point difference at close 05.09.2011?
sorry, ken, ;) I was sleepy... Someone please void this...

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DJIA point difference at close 31.08.2011?
Just FTSE and DJIA diff markets today.

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What will be the daily change of the FTSE 100 on 31.08.2011?
Just FTSE and DJIA diff markets today.

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Dow Jones Poker: Best poker hand at close Fri 19 Aug ?
experiment, please bet as ususal

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What will be the daily change of the DAX on 19.08.2011?
5 min for experimentation

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DJIA point difference at close 09.08.2011?
Thanks, actually, it is not very good for today - the martket is very volatile. I mostly use
http://www.bloomberg.com/markets/stocks/futures/
at the time recorded in Settlement Details.

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DJIA: How will it perform this week (#32)?
sorry, "-3.01% to -3.00%" - should be "-2.01% to -3.00%"

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DJIA point difference at close 08.08.2011?
volatile market...

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DJIA point difference at close 18.07.2011?
12,385.16 at close 18/07, -97.54 -> "-125.00 to -75.01", please correct

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DJIA point difference at close 12.07.2011?
Requested settlement: 12,446.88 at close 12/07
-58.88 -> "-75.00 to -25.01"

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NASDAQ % change at close 12.07.2011?
2,781.91 at close 12/07 -0.74% -> "-1.00% to -0.61%"

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VIX: % change at close 11.07.2011?
sorry, 18.39 at close, +15.30%

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VIX: % change at close 11.07.2011?
19.39 at close 11/07
+15.30% -> "+9.00% or higher"

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NASDAQ % change at close 11.07.2011?
2,802.62 at close 11/07
-2.00% -> "-1.01% or lower"

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DJIA point difference at close 11.07.2011?
12,505.76 at close 11/07
-151.44 -> "-125.01 ro lower"

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DJIA point difference at close 08.07.2011?
Requested settlement: -62.29 -> "-75.00 to -25.01", please correct
12657.20 at close 08/07, -62.29

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NASDAQ % change at close 08.07.2011?
Requested settlement: -0.45% -> "-0.60% to -0.21%", please correct
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/hp?s=^IXIC+Historical+Prices
08/07 close: 2872.66
07/07 close: 2859.81
-12.85 (-0.45%) -> "-0.60% to -0.21%"

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DJIA point difference at close 01.07.2011?
Please correct -
30/06 close: 12414.34
01/07 close: 12582.77
+168.43 -> "+125.00 or higher"

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What will be the death toll of Syria's military crackdown when Assad leaves office?
What if Assad does not leave office by suspension - term extension, or market void, or first count published after suspension?

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S&P500: How will it perform this week (#26)?
1,339.67 at close 01/07, +5.61% for the week

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DJIA: How will it perform this week (#26)?
12582.77 at close 01/07, +5.43% for the week

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Who will have the keys to Nortel Network's patent armory?
Google Says Nortel Patent Auction ‘Disappointing’ as Rivals Win
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-01/google-says-nortel-patent-auction-disappointing-as-rivals-win.html

However, settlemet details require news by June 29th, so -> "Other outcome"

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S&P500: How will it perform this week (#26)?
OK, silence is better, then ;)

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DJIA: How will it perform this week (#26)?
12261.42 at close 29/06, +0/60%; +2.74% WTD

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Will MySpace be sold or shut down before the end of August?
News Corp. selling MySpace to Specific Media: WSJ
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/news-corp-selling-myspace-to-specific-media-wsj-2011-06-29?link=MW_home_latest_news

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- News Corp. NWS +1.31% NWSA +1.37% will sell social media website MySpace to ad-targeting firm Specific Media for $30 million to $40 million, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday in its online edition, citing sources close to the matter...

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S&P500: How will it perform this week (#26)?
1,296.67 at close 28/06, +1.29%; +2.22% WTD

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DJIA: How will it perform this week (#26)?
12188.69 at close 28/06, +1.21%; +2.13% WTD

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
kruijs: correct on both points. Please also note I lost K$ on both points, the comments reflected the news as they were published by Reuters and Bloomberg, and anyone could have requested settlement (or suspended the market, or settled correctly) before I liquidated the position.

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
The question was -
Who will be head of the IMF on 01.07.2011?
So,
- there is an elected managing director (Christine Lagarde) starting her term on july 5th;
- there is an acting managing director (John Lipsky) who is still the head of the IMF.
My interpretation is that the current head of the IMF, Mr John Lipsky, ("Other" option), is the correct answer.

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
kruijs: Congratulations, you nailed it!

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-28/lagarde-named-head-of-international-monetary-fund-replacing-strauss-kahn.html
Christine Lagarde was named the new head of the International Monetary Fund, the organization said in an e-mailed statement in Washington today.
Lagarde, 55, is currently the finance minister of France. She will replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who resigned last month after his arrest in New York on charges that included attempted rape.
The IMF said her five-year term will start on July 5.

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
(Reuters) BREAKING NEWS:
IMF board selects France's Christine Lagarde as new IMF managing director

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
(Reuters) - The United States supports French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde to take over as the new chief of the International Monetary Fund, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in a statement on Tuesday.

(Reuters) - Russia will vote for French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde's candidacy as head of the International Monetary Fund, Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin told reporters on Tuesday.

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
This will be most appropriate, I think.

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
France's Lagarde poised to become next IMF chief
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/27/us-imf-idUSTRE75Q0AR20110627

...Carstens picked up endorsements from Canada and Australia late on Friday in a significant challenge to Europe's grip on the IMF top post, but it is unlikely to change the outcome.

The IMF's 24-strong board of member countries will hold a straw poll on Monday to determine whether either candidate has a clear majority....

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VIX: % Change at close Fri Jun 24th?
21.10 at close 24/06, +9.38% -> "+6.00% or higher"

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NASDAQ Percentage Change at close Fri Jun 24rd?
2,652.89 at close 24/06, -1.26% -> "-0.76% or lower"

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Dow Dollar Point Difference at close Fri June 24th?
11,934.58 at close 24/06, -115.42 -> "-100.01 to -150.00"

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S&P500: How will it perform this week (#25)?
1,268.45 at close 24/06, -1.17% for the day, -0.24% for the week -> "-0.01% to -1.00%"

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DJIA: How will it perform this week (#25)?
11,934.58 at close 24/06, -0.96% for the day, -0.58% for the week -> "-0.01% to -1.00%"

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Who will have the keys to Nortel Network's patent armory?
Intel and Apple jump into Nortel patent fracas
Commentary: With Google in at $900 million, bids will go way north
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/intel-and-apple-jump-into-nortel-patent-fracas-2011-06-24?link=MW_home_latest_news

...This could be the auction of the century. Apple AAPL -1.29% and Intel INTC -1.89% join Google Inc. GOOG -1.12% , Ericsson ERIC -2.40% and Research In Motion Ltd. RIMM -3.80% as the most publicized bidders interested in the patents....

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Dow Dollar Point Difference at close Thu June 23rd?
Sorry, I mixed up this one, please do not bid.

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NASDAQ Percentage Change at close Thu Jun 23rd?
Sorry, I mixed up this one, please do not bid.

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Who will replace European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet in october?
Draghi Appointed to Succeed Trichet at ECB
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-24/draghi-is-appointed-as-european-central-bank-president-to-replace-trichet.html

...Draghi’s appointment was approved at a summit of European Union leaders in Brussels today, an EU spokesman said. The 63- year-old Italian will take over from Jean-Claude Trichet as the head of the Frankfurt-based ECB, beginning an eight-year term on Nov. 1....

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Lagarde Vows Neutrality Toward Europe
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-23/lagarde-backs-more-clout-for-emerging-market-nations-as-she-seeks-imf-post.html

...While Lagarde has said she isn’t trading positions for votes, she acknowledged emerging countries’ complaints that they are under-represented in senior posts...

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Who will replace European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet in october?
EU Leaders to Endorse Draghi as Next ECB President
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-24/eu-leaders-to-endorse-draghi-as-next-ecb-president.html

...Euro-area leaders will endorse Italy’s Mario Draghi as the next president of the European Central Bank, according to the draft text of conclusions from a meeting in Brussels....

...French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who had threatened to delay Draghi’s appointment, gave no indication at the start of the summit yesterday whether he would try to block the endorsement when the summit concludes today. Sarkozy has put pressure on another Italian on the ECB’s six-member board, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, to step down two years before his term ends to make way for a French replacement....

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Lagarde Backs Emerging-Market Clout at IMF
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-23/lagarde-backs-more-clout-for-emerging-market-nations-as-she-seeks-imf-post.html

...The French finance minister, who has more public support than Mexican rival Agustin Carstens, says she is ready to boost developing economies’ clout at the IMF and give them more management jobs.
Lagarde, 55, is scheduled to be interviewed by the IMF board today in Washington, after campaigning from China to Saudi Arabia and posting photos of her meetings on Facebook...

...The IMF board will meet to discuss the two candidacies June 28 and will make a decision by June 30.

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NASDAQ Percentage Change at close Fri Jun 24rd?
Sorry, this one went out earlier - it's for Friday, not Thursday! Please come back tomorrow ;)

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Todays bets at Stan James - no change since last week.

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S&P500: How will it perform this week (#25)?
1,287.14 at closee 22/06, -0.65% for the day, +1.23% WTD

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DJIA: How will it perform this week (#25)?
12,109.67 at close 22/06, -0.66% for the day, +0.88% WTD

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S&P500: How will it perform this week (#25)?
1,295.52 at close 21/06, +1.34% for the day, +1.89% WTD

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DJIA: How will it perform this week (#25)?
Yes, thank you, I missed to put that in settlement details

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DJIA: How will it perform this week (#25)?
12,190.01 at close 21/06, +0.91% for the day, +1.55% WTD

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S&P500: How will it perform this week (#25)?
1,278.36 at close 20.06, +0.54% for the day

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DJIA: How will it perform this week (#25)?
12,080.38 at close 20/06, +0.63% for the day

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VIX Percentage Dally Range Fri 17th June?
Day's range: 20.35 - 22.39; Open: 21.56; %daily range: 9.46%

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S&P500: How will it perform this week (#24)?
1,271.50 at close 17/06, +0.30% for the day, +0.04% for the week

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DJIA: How will it perform next week (#24)?
12,004.36 at close 17/06, +0.36% for the day, +0.44% for the week

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Who will replace European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet in october?
ECB Succession Deal Pressures Smaghi to Quit
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-16/draghi-ecb-succession-deal-for-italy-piles-pressure-on-bini-smaghi-to-quit.html

...“In order to obtain the support of France to our candidate Mario Draghi, we need to have a French member in the board and we are working on that,” Berlusconi told journalists yesterday. The premier sought Bini Smaghi’s resignation in a 10-minute discussion at Palazzo Chigi, the government’s headquarters in Rome. Bini Smaghi left without commenting on the meeting....

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DJIA: How will it perform next week (#24)?
11,961.52 at close 16/06, +0,54% for the day, +0.08% WTD

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S&P500: How will it perform this week (#24)?
1,267.64 at close 16/06, +0.18% for the day, -0.26% WTD

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Todays bets at Stan James -
Christine Lagarde 1/14
Agustin Carstens 6

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Carstens Seeks Emerging-Market Backing
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-16/carstens-in-china-seeks-emerging-market-backing-for-imf-bid.html

...Carstens came away from meetings with People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan and Finance Minister Xie Xuren without a public endorsement. “I perceived complete neutrality,” he said. “They really are embracing the process of a merit-based election.”...

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DJIA: How will it perform next week (#24)?
11,897.27 at close 15/06, -1.48% for the day, -0.46% WTD

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S&P500: How will it perform this week (#24)?
1,265.42 at close 15/06, -1.74% for the day, -0.44% for the week-to-date

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Seeking funds, Treasury says World Bank vital to U.S.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/us-usa-worldbank-idUSTRE75D4E420110614

(Reuters) - U.S. leadership on global economic issues could fade if Washington does not retain influence at the World Bank, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday in an effort to persuade Congress to step up funding for the poverty-fighting institution....
...The testimony came as intense jockeying continues over the future leadership of the International Monetary Fund, following the resignation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn last month...
......

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DJIA: How will it perform next week (#24)?
12,076.11 at close 14/06. +1.03% for the day, +1.04% for the week-to-date

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S&P500: How will it perform this week (#24)?
1,287.87 at close 14/06, +1.26% for the day, +1.33% for the week-to-date

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
IMF shortlists Christine Lagarde and Agustin Carsten
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13758493

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
IMF hopeful Carstens slams Europe’s record
‘Call the experts,’ Mexican says as he makes case to lead IMF
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/imf-hopeful-carstens-slams-europes-record-2011-06-13

...Pressing his case to lead the IMF, Carstens said that Latin American nations have experience with debt crises and that such experience would be useful as countries including Greece, Portugal and Ireland grapple with their debt problems.

“When you have a problem, you should call the experts,” said Carstens, who held a meeting with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Monday. He said “a fresh pair of eyes” would help spot trouble before it starts....

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Bank of Israel’s Fischer vies for top IMF job
Former IMF deputy joins front-running Lagarde, Mexico’s Carstens
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bank-of-israels-fischer-vies-for-top-imf-job-2011-06-12?link=MW_home_latest_news

Todays bets at Stan James -
Christine Lagarde 1/10
Agustin Carstens 10
Stanley Fisher 8

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DJIA: How will it perform this week (#23)?
11,951.91 at close 10/06, -1.42% for the day, -1.64% for the week

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S&P500: How will it perform this week (#23)?
1,270.98 at close 10/06, -1.40% for the day, -2.24% for the week

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/10/uk-imf-idUKTRE7591Q120110610
(Reuters) - South Africa's Trevor Manuel ruled himself out of the race for the IMF's top job on Friday, making French finance minister Christine Lagarde an even firmer favourite, although the threat of a judicial inquiry remains.

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S&P500: How will it perform this week (#23)?
1,289.00 at close 09/06, +0.74% for the day, -0.86% for the week to date

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DJIA: How will it perform this week (#23)?
12,124.36 at close 09/06, +0.63% for the day, -0.22% for the week to date

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Lagarde supports bigger IMF role for China
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/lagarde-supports-bigger-imf-role-for-china-2011-06-08

..., she said, adding that it would be "fully appropriate" for Zhu Min, a former deputy central banker and current special adviser to the IMF's managing director, played a key role in the top management of the organization in the future....

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S&P500: How will it perform this week (#23)?
1,279.56 at close 08/06, -0.42% for the day, -1.58% for the week to date

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DJIA: How will it perform this week (#23)?
12,048.94 at close 08/06, -0.18% for the day, -0.84 for the week to date

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S&P500: How will it perform this week (#23)?
1,284.94 at close 07/06, -0.10% for the day, -1.17% for the week to date

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DJIA: How will it perform this week (#23)?
12,070.81 at close 07/06, -0.16% for the day, -0.66% for the week to date

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DJIA: How will it perform this week (#23)?
12,089.96 at close 06/06, -0.50% for the day, -0.50% for the week-to-date

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S&P500: How will it perform this week (#23)?
1,286.17 at close 06/06, -1.08% for the day, -1.08% for the week-to-date

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Lagarde likely to be next IMF chief: report
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/05/us-japan-imf-lagarde-idUSTRE7540BR20110605

..., with backing of the United States and Japan, the Nikkei financial daily reported on Sunday, citing unidentified global financial industry sources in Washington....

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DJIA: How will it perform this week (#22)?
12151.26 at close 03/06, -0.79% for the day, -2.33% for the week
-> "-2.01% or less"

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Sell Apple to buy LinkedIn? Really?
03/06 at close (end of period) -
AAPL 343.31 (-0.81% for the day, +2.41% for the period)
LNKD 77.89 (-0.94% for the day, -16.33% for the period)

AAPL beats LNKD by (+2.41) - (-16.33) = 18.74 pp

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Lagarde to visit China in June to discuss IMF bid
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/02/lagarde-china-idUSL3E7H210120110602

..."The selection of the deputy executive general and others is crucial to the vigorous reform of international financial institutions. The selection of management should respect the principles of being merit-based and transparent," he [Hong Lei] said...

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DJIA: How will it perform this week (#22)?
12248.40 at close 02/06, -0.34% for the day, -1.55% for the week to date

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Sell Apple to buy LinkedIn? Really?
02/06 at close -
AAPL 345.97 (+0.13% for the day, +3.21% for the period)
LNKD 78.67 (+1.58% for the day, -15.49% for the period)

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Sell Apple to buy LinkedIn? Really?
01/06 at close -
AAPL 345.39 (-0.67% for the day, +3.07% for the period)
LNKD 77.48 (-5.03% for the day, -16.77% for the period)

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DJIA: How will it perform this week (#22)?
12,290.75 at close 01/06, -2.22% for the day, -1.21% for the week to date

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Sell Apple to buy LinkedIn? Really?
31/05 at close -
AAPL 347.83 (+3.09% for the day, +3.76% for the period)
LNKD 81.58 (-7.63% for the day, -12.36% for the period)

Discounted short-sale deal not needed, thanks
Commentary: Revealing reaction on column on Apple and LinkedIn
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/discounted-short-sale-deal-not-needed-thanks-2011-05-31?link=MW_home_latest_news

...As I explained in the column, I’ve got reasons to believe that at some point in the near future (sic!)— in six months, perhaps, or a year or two — Apple will be trading lower than it is today, while LinkedIn will be trading higher....

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DJIA: How will it perform this week (#22)?
12,569.87 at close 31/05, +1.03% for the day; +1.03% for the week to date

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When will the US increase the debt limit - again?
Top Democrat hopeful debt deal reached within 30 days
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/31/us-usa-debt-congress-idUSTRE74U57C20110531


WASHINGTON | Tue May 31, 2011 1:57pm EDT
(Reuters) - A top Democrat said on Tuesday that he was hopeful Congress would reach within 30 days a deal to increase the country's borrowing authority....
...Later on Tuesday, Republican leaders in the House are due to hold a vote to raise the debt limit by $2.4 trillion. The vote, to be held after markets close, is expected to fail because it won't be accompanied by spending cuts....

So, a deal expected in 30 days - by the end of June 2011, hopefully.

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When will the US increase the debt limit - again?
Congress plans symbolic vote on U.S. debt ceiling
Proposal to raise government’s ability to borrow expected to fail
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/congress-plans-symbolic-vote-on-us-debt-ceiling-2011-05-31?link=MW_latest_news

House Republicans, who control the lower chamber, have scheduled a symbolic vote one day before they hold budget talks with President Barack Obama....

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Emerging states working on IMF candidate: South Africa
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/31/us-safrica-imf-idUSTRE74U11H20110531

Betting at Stan James today -
Christine Lagarde 1/12
Tharman Shanmugaratham 12
Agustin Carstens 10
Trevor Manuel 12
Stanley Fisher 22

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FrontierVille: When will Oregon Trail open?
growthy: How does this market settle if Zynga launch the Oregon Trail under an other name?

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FrontierVille: When will Oregon Trail open?
You have died from dysentery: Zynga sued over Oregon Trail
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/05/you-have-died-from-dysentery-zynga-sued-over-oregon-trail.ars

..."Zynga’s use of 'OREGON TRAIL' is likely to cause confusion among consumers, to dilute and tarnish the distinctive quality of The Oregon Trail Mark, and to cause irreparable harm to The Learning Company’s valuable goodwill," reads the complaint.

The FrontierVille update is set to launch on May 30. TLC is seeking both an injunction to stop Zynga from using the trademarked term, as well as associated monetary damages....

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Sell Apple to buy LinkedIn? Really?
27/05 at close -
AAPL 337.41 (+0.72% for the day, +0.65% for the period)
LNKD 88.32 (+2.26% for the day, -5.12% for the period)

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DJIA: How will it perform next week?
at close 27/05 12,441.81, +0.32% for the day, -0.56% for the week

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Betting at Paddy Power today -
Christine Lagarde 1/10
Tharman Shanmugaratham 10
Agustin Carstens 7
Trevor Manuel 12
Stanley Fisher 33

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When will the US increase the debt limit - again?
I think this market is ripe for early settlement. With 93% certainty, no scheduled talks on tuesday, and not a hint of agreement on a text...

Kruijs, please do a repeat for june to august - sure it will attract at least 150k

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Sell Apple to buy LinkedIn? Really?
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/26/linkedin-options-debut-idUSN2610380720110526
LinkedIn options to start trading in US on Friday

..."There will be a lot of put activity with speculators buying these contracts on the view that the IPO price was overblown," said Patrick Mortimer, director of options trading at stock and options block execution firm Pipeline Trading Systems....

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Sell Apple to buy LinkedIn? Really?
LinkedIn options start trading Friday
http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2011/05/26/linkedin-options-start-trading-friday/

...The CBOE has details of LinkedIn options which are set to start trading on Friday...
The availability of options should give those feeling bearish about LinkedIn’s stock price another way to play their expectations....

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Stanley Fischer may apply for top IMF post: WSJ
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/stanley-fischer-may-apply-for-top-imf-post-wsj-2011-05-27?link=MW_home_latest_news
...Israel's central-bank head Stanley Fischer is mulling whether to apply for the post of managing director of the International Monetary Fund...

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Sell Apple to buy LinkedIn? Really?
26/05 at close:
AAPL 335.00 (-0.53% for the day, -0.07% for the period)
LNKD 85.99 (-8.84% for the day, -7.63% for the period)
... Humpty Dumpty had a great fall... :(

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DJIA: How will it perform next week?
at close 26/05 12402.76, +0.07% for the day, -0.87% for the period to date

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DJIA: How will it perform next week?
at close 25/05 12394.66, +0.31% for the day, -0.94% for the period to date

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Sell Apple to buy LinkedIn? Really?
25/05 at close:
AAPL 336.78 (+1.38% for the day, +0.47% for the preiod)
LNKD 94.33 (-1.17% for the day, +1.33% for the period)

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Who will replace European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet in october?
Current bets at Stan James:
Mario Draghi 1/8
Yves Mersch 6
Klaus Regling 7
Erkki Liikanen 10
Nout Wellink 14

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The Knew The News Mug Contest: Who will win?
Both me and charlesf carry too much weight to be in the favourites category.
I think rdeggau and you (bgrigore) have excellent chances, but it is a really volatile market.

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Current poll results at MarketWatch blog:
Who should run the IMF? Have your say -
http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2011/05/25/who-should-run-the-imf-have-your-say/

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Bets at Stan James -
Christine Lagarde 1/5
Tharman Shanmugaratham 10
Agustin Carstens 10
Trevor Manuel 16
Stanley Fisher 22

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
China, allies slam Europe on push for IMF chief
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/china-allies-slam-europe-on-push-for-imf-chief-2011-05-24-208230

...“We are concerned with public statements made recently by high-level European officials to the effect that the position of managing director should continue to be occupied by a European,” the statement said....

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Sell Apple to buy LinkedIn? Really?
24/05 at close:
AAPL 332.19 (-0.66 for the day, -0.90% for the preiod)
LNKD 95.45 (+8.10% for the day, +2.54% for the period)

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DJIA: How will it perform next week?
at close 24/05 12356.21, -0.20 for the day, -1.25% for the period to date

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Christine Lagarde Cements IMF Support
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-25/lagarde-shores-up-imf-support-as-europeans-unity-thwarts-emerging-markets.html

...“It’s looking like it’s almost a done deal for Lagarde,” Desmond Lachman, a former deputy director at the IMF and now a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, said by telephone. “The emerging markets can’t get their act together and back one candidate.”...

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Analysis - Backroom deal would undermine confidence in IMF
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/05/23/uk-strausskahn-emerging-idUKTRE74L28920110523

...Developing powers are frustrated that Europe and the United States appear likely to decide between themselves who should head the International Monetary Fund, with French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde their probable choice...

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DJIA: How will it perform next week?
at close today DJIA 12381.30 (-1.05%)

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Sell Apple to buy LinkedIn? Really?
at close today, AAPL 334.40 (-0.34%); LNKD 87.15 (-1.30%)

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Will flights from the UK be canceled because of Icelandic volcano ash?
kruijs: Cancellation of how many flights will be necessary to settle the market? Will 2 do?

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Sell Apple to buy LinkedIn? Really?
Actually, I seem to be listed, but could never log in... Anyway, that does not tell how many LNKD shares the major funds will gobble ;)

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Lagarde is Front-Runner to Head IMF
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-23/lagarde-becoming-front-runner-for-imf-as-mexico-s-carstens-enters-race.html

Christine Lagarde 2/11
Tharman Shanmugaratham 7
Trevor Manuel 10
Stanley Fisher 16

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-21/imf-board-aims-to-select-successor-to-dominique-strauss-kahn-by-june-30.html

The International Monetary Fund said it aims to complete the selection of a successor to Dominique Strauss-Kahn by June 30.

Countries will be able to nominate candidates for the managing director’s position between May 23 and June 10, the Washington-based IMF said in a statement today. The board will meet with all candidates if there are fewer than four and with a short list if there are more.

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
... Earlier Friday, former Turkish Economy Minister Kemal Dervis said he would not seek the job
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-talking-to-all-sides-about-imf-job-geithner-2011-05-20?link=MW_home_latest_news

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Singapore Finance Head Gets Asia Backing for IMF Job
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-20/singapore-s-finance-minister-backed-for-imf-job-by-thailand-philippines.html

well, that one seems more heated than the cheltenham gold cup ;)
Cristine Lagard 11/8
Tharman Shanmugaratham 7/2
Kemal Dervis 6
Stanley Fisher 8
S Sridhar 8
Trevor Manuel 8

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
...French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde emerged as the leading contender to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the International Monetary Fund as developing nations failed to unite behind a candidate....

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
Some betting help form OddsChecker -
Cristine LaGarde 6/4
Kemal Dervis 5/2

http://www.oddschecker.com/specials/other-specials/next-imf-boss/winner

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
China candidates enter IMF leadership race
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/china-candidates-enter-imf-leadership-race-2011-05-19?link=MW_home_latest_news

...Zhu Min has been mentioned as a likely Chinese candidate for the post...

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Who will be chief of the IMF on July 1st, 2011?
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/pressure-mounts-on-imf-chief-europe-scrambles-2011-05-18

Pressure mounts on IMF chief, Europe scrambles
European officials said to coalesce behind France’s Lagarde

...Other names frequently mentioned include ...Israeli central bank chief and former IMF first deputy managing director Stanley Fischer; and former German Bundesbank chief Axel Weber, who earlier this year bowed out of the race to succeed Jean-Claude Trichet as president of the European Central Bank....

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Who will replace European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet in october?
The past 2 weeks made me feel like asking for market suspension.
After the arrest of DSK in NY on saturday, however, I decided to wait -
it's a long time tilll november, and who can tell what happens to the heros
of our drama until then? ;)

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Who will replace European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet in october?
Euro zone eyes Greek debt move, backs Portugal aid

Euro zone finance ministers said for the first time on Monday that they would consider asking Greece's private creditors...
...and backed Italian Mario Draghi to become the next president of the European Central Bank....

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/16/us-eurogroup-idUSTRE74E3VG20110516

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Who will replace European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet in october?
Draghi to Take Helm at ECB in November
...“I know Mario Draghi,” Merkel told Die Zeit newspaper in an interview published yesterday. “He’s very close to our ideas of the stability culture and solid economic policy.”...
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-11/italy-s-draghi-may-reach-for-german-bundesbank-manual-when-he-leads-ecb.html
An italian banker... Stability culture... Who's next, please? ;)

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Who will replace European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet in october?
... Germany is the last of the four biggest euro-region countries to endorse Draghi after French President Nicolas Sarkozy told Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on April 26 that he would back an Italian. Spanish Finance Minister Elena Salgado called Draghi an “excellent candidate” the next day....
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-11/merkel-says-germany-could-back-draghi-for-ecb-president-die-ziet-reports.html

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When will the EUR close higher than 1.50 USD?
(Reuters) - The euro remained near a 17-month high above $1.48 on Monday as surprisingly strong manufacturing data in the euro zone bolstered the chances interest rates there could rise again to fend off inflation.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/02/us-markets-forex-idUSTRE73O2YU20110502

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Who will replace European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet in october?
Draghi likely ECB chief after endorsements
Germany’s Merkel yet to weigh in, but few alternatives seen -
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/draghi-likely-ecb-chief-after-endorsements-2011-04-28

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NASDAQ Percentage Change at close Tue 19 April ?
Correct settlement should be
Between plos 0.25% and plus 0.49%