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February 28, 2010   My Alerts    Alert Name: FGC BOLSA - FGC FINA February 28, 2010 Compiled: 6:14 PM BUSINESS / GLOBAL BUSINESS British Firm Said to Consider $30 Billion Deal With A.I.G. By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED (NYT) Prudential P.L.C. was discussing a deal to buy A.I.G.’s American International Assurance division, people briefed on the talks said. More Articles On This Topic »


CME to change Comex gold, silver settlement procedure Submitted by cpowell on 10:14AM ET Sunday, February 28, 2010. Section: Daily Dispatches From Dow Jones Newswires via The Wall Street Journal Monday, February 22, 2010 NEW YORK -- CME Group Inc. will switch the procedure for settling Comex gold and silver futures to a method based on average price and volume rather than a specific price point, the exchange said Monday. As of Friday, staff will settle the most-actively traded month of each contract at the volume-weighted average price -- which skews toward more heavily traded lots -- of outright trades on the CME Globex electronic trading platform. This is a change from the current method of settlement, where the lead contract month for gold and silver are settled to the midpoint of Globex trades during the settlement time range. The settlement time periods are 1:29 p.m. ET-1:30 p.m. for gold an

"NYT: State of Catastrophe" After Chile Quake

Taken From The New York Times Today?s Headlines ‘State of Catastrophe’ After Chile Quake By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO and LIZ ROBBINS The earthquake ripped apart buildings and bridges across Chile, and more than 300 people were killed.

Money Norning: This Market Manipulation is Legal- For Now....February 28,2010

February 28, 2010 This market manipulation is legal - for now Most investors recognize that the markets are manipulated... But don't understand to what degree. Fact is, the next 1,000-point down day has practically been scripted and assigned a date. Knowing how this works can produce some outrageous gains - legally. At least for now. Renowned analyst Jon Markman has the details here. Is it Time For Investors to Beware of the Bear? [Editor's Note : In the following article, Money Morning Contributing Writer Jon D. Markman examines whether U.S. investors are facing a new bear market.] By Jon D. Markman, Contributing Writer, Money Morning With U.S. stocks down about 5% from their 2009-2010 rally peak, investors basically want to know one thing: Is this just a correction, or are they looking at a potentially long bear market? That's no small question. U.S. stocks could be experiencing one of three scenarios at present. They could be: * Undergoing a short-term

MarketWatch: The Week's top Videos, February 27th, 2010

Weekly Roundup FEBRUARY 27, 2010 The week's top videos By MarketWatch In case you missed them, here are the top 10 videos that appeared on MarketWatch for the week of Feb. 22-26: More troubles ahead for U.S. banks Despite signs the economy is stabilizing, the U.S. banking industry continued to struggle in the fourth quarter. Lisa Lee has more in an interview with Kelsey Hubbard.   Watch Video Report. Kevin Costner debuts album Actor Kevin Costner and his band, Modern West, debut their new album "Turn It On" to a packed audience in Madrid.   Watch Video Report. Bull market for bonds is ending Bond investors enjoyed stellar gains for several years but that's about to end, says Kurt Brouwer, chairman of Brouwer & Janachowski and editor of MarketWatch's Fundmastery blog. He talks with Money & Investing Editor Jonathan Burton.   Watch Video Report. Why former Olympian Carl Lewis loves curling U.S. track and field gold-medalist Car

MarketWatch: This week's top Personal Finance stories

Personal Finance Daily FEBRUARY 27, 2010 This week's top Personal Finance stories By MarketWatch In case you missed them, here are the top 10 Personal Finance stories from MarketWatch for the week of Feb. 22-26: The top 10 places to retire Where do you want to live in retirement? Most folks age in place. But there are those who spend their golden years in dreamy locales. Where are those places? See Robert Powell. Strategies for retirement saving Putting away the money from the first or second hour of wages earned can be one way to systemize savings, according to Nathan Dungan of Share Save Spend, who also says that communication is critical to reaching financial goals. Jonathan Burton reports.   Watch Video Report. Credit card offers abound, but terms have changed For the first time in three years, credit-card issuers are ramping up their mailbox solicitations, but don't expect to see your father's credit-card appeals. Variable interest rates, high

NYT: Business Afternoon Update

  Business Aftternoon  Update Germany’s Export Prowess Weighs on Euro-Zone By JACK EWING Thousands of small German exporters are giving a shot of growth to the E.U., but their success makes it harder for neighbors with high deficits to adjust. Sharp Drop in Existing Home Sales in January By JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ Sales of existing homes fell 7.2 percent; analysts had expected an increase. Meanwhile, the first revision of G.D.P. for late 2009 shows that the economy grew at a 5.9 percent annual pace. ‘Shutter Island’ Got Plenty of Gold From the Olympics By BILL CARTER The movie made $41 million in its first week, a career best for Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, thanks largely to its ad campaign. A.I.G. Reports a Loss and Increases Its Reserves By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH The insurance giant attributed most of its $11 billion loss for the year to a fourth-quart

From The Desk of Nick Nicolaas

As every  Friday, our friend Nick Nicolaas  has sent us  Adam Hamilton's  Zeal Intelligence Newsletter on  the Mining Interactive Website Fernando Guzmán Cavero Dear Friends: Scott Wright, Adam Hamilton s business partner, has posted his weekly Zeal Intelligence Newsletter on the Mining Interactive Website. Click here: Have a great weekend and - - - Stay Tuned!! Regards, Nick L. Nicolaas Mining Interactive Ahead of the Pack Nick L. Nicolaas President & CEO Mining Interactive Corp. Direct 24/7: +1 (604) 657-4058 Main Office: +1 (604) 569-0800 Fax: +1 (604) 569-0758 Skype: nicknicolaas Vancouver Stock Exchange Building (1929) Suite 818 - 475 Howe Street Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 2B3

MarketWatch: Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup FEBRUARY 26, 2010 MarketWatch's top stories Feb. 22 - 26 By MarketWatch U.S. stocks ended the day pretty much flat and the week with small declines. Investors seemed unable to make up their minds about the news, first driving stocks one way, then the other as the week progressed. The week limped to a close, with New York trading hit by a sharp snowstorm that blew into town on Friday that kept many at home and volume low. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( .DJI ) rose 4.23 points on Friday, a tiny percentage gain, to close at 10,325.26. For the week, the index is down 0.7%. The Nasdaq Composite Index ( .COMP ) rose 4.04 points or 0.2% on the day to close at 2,238.26 while dipping 0.3% for the week. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 Index ( .SPX ) climbed 1.6 points or 0.1% on Friday to close at 1,104.49. For the week the index was down 0.4%. Click on through to MarketWatch this weekend for all the news you need to manage your life and your po

CFTC : Enforcement Press Releases, February 26th, 2010

The following Enforcement press release has been published: 5784-10 , CFTC Charges Virginia Resident Ronald W. Smith, Jr., Doing Business as Safeguard 3030 Investment Club, in Forex Fraud Scheme See the CFTC  News Room for the latest news and events or  News Room Archives for previous releases.

RTTNEWS : Forex Market Update, February, 26,20120

Forex Market Update Fri Feb 26 09:07 2010 Economic News Feb 26, 2010 New Zealand Logs NZ$269 Mln Trade Surplus In January New Zealand had its best January trade surplus as a percentage of exports in two decades, figures released by the government show. Full Article Feb 26, 2010 U.K. Consumer Confidence Improves For Second Month British consumer confidence improved for the second month in February, the results of a closely watched survey show. Full Article Feb 26, 2010 Japan Industrial Output Up 2.5% On Month In Jan Industrial production in Japan was up a seasonally adjusted 2.5 percent on month in January, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Friday, climbing for the 11th consecutive month. Full Article Feb 26, 2010 India Pegs Budget Deficit At 5.5% For Next Fiscal Year Indian Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, while presenting his budget of the United Progressive Alliance or UPA government for the year 2010-11, estimated lower fiscal deficit over last ye

FDIC : Financial Institution Letter Regulatory Capital Standards, February 26, 2010

Financial Institution Letter Regulatory Capital Standards Clarification of the Risk Weights for FDIC Claims and Guarantees FIL-7-2010 February 26, 2010 Summary: The federal banking agencies (the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Office of Thrift Supervision) are clarifying the risk weights for claims on or guaranteed by the FDIC for purposes of banking organizations' risk-based capital requirements. Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings) Complete Financial Institution Letter:

Forbes .com : Intelligent Investing

Features Intelligent Investing JPMorgan: Too Big Not To Buy The Volcker Rule isn't even a rule yet and much less a law, but already it looks like JPMorgan Chase is challenging it. With David Serchuk Intelligent Investing Applying Murphy's Law To Retirement If you can envision all that might go wrong with retirement planning, you can take steps to reduce your risk. With Liz Davidson Video: Intelligent Investing With Steve Forbes Intelligent Investing With Steve Forbes Stiglitz Lambasts Out Of Control Risk Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz chronicles how risk-taking got out of hand. Wesbury Says Mark To Market Was The Problem > Lou Dobbs: Too Big To Fail Is Nonsense >

Real Clear Politics: Friday26, 2010

Real Clear Politics Friday Big Political Challenges in Passing Health Legislation - Kim Strassel, WSJ Afflicting the Afflicted - Paul Krugman, New York Times Health Care: Hiding Spending Doesn't Reduce Spending - Rep. Paul Ryan No Thaw Yet in Frozen Health Debate - Michael Tomasky, The Guardian Time Has Come for Confrontation - Bob Shrum, The Week Why Mitch Daniels is on the Short List for 2012 - Mona Charen, NRO Eminent Domain as Central Planning - Nicole Gelinas, City Journal A Better Way to Invest in Education - Arne Duncan, Washington Post Impossible-to-Fire Teachers - John Stossel, FOX Business How Will the Fed Exit? - Michael Bordo & John Landon Lane, Financial Times Climate Data Under Scrutiny - Jeffrey Ball & Keith Johnson, Wall St. Journal Bring Sheik Mohammed's Trial to D.C. - Thomas Jackson, Washington Post Brutal, Yes; 'Torture,' Probably Not - Stuart Taylor, National Journal Falklands Shows Administration&#