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      10-07-2008 08:41 PM #101
      Quote, originally posted by mdt »
      Now I could be wrong about this, but I can't for the life of me see how China's economic prosperity can continue while one of its biggest, if not its biggest customer base is in meltdown.

      China just put men in Space a fact that doesn't really seem to have made the front pages with all the other crap going on. They are or are close to being their own engine room now. Same with India all those call centre dildos are using their money on upwardly mobile middle class aspirations.
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      buy both, save time.

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    3. 10-07-2008 08:46 PM #102
      That must be the guy swimming around in the moat of some imperial palace I heard about. Apparently he was throwing rocks at police and climbed the wall and didnt come out for more than an hour. Nice work. If I ever have a meltdown, I wanna be like him.

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      10-07-2008 08:49 PM #103
      I think it's Fernando Alonso preparing for this weekend's Japanese GP.

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    6. 10-07-2008 09:00 PM #104
      [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    7. 10-07-2008 09:18 PM #105
      Quote, originally posted by sweatyworker »
      China just put men in Space a fact that doesn't really seem to have made the front pages with all the other crap going on.

      it's not the first time the Taikonauts have gone up, though it IS the first time they've dnoe a spacewalk.

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      10-07-2008 09:25 PM #106
      Quote, originally posted by mdt »
      I think it's Fernando Alonso preparing for this weekend's Japanese GP.

      Must've been some crap Singapore food that made him so fat.

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      10-07-2008 11:21 PM #107
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      waaa waaa waa go ride your bike dipsh*t...
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    10. 10-07-2008 11:36 PM #108
      Quote, originally posted by IML337 »
      hahahaha I just checked - AUD and SGD are coming close to parity. This is SOOOOO AWESOME!

      http://news.smh.com.au/busines....html

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      10-07-2008 11:37 PM #109
      Quote, originally posted by Super 180s »
      http://news.smh.com.au/busines....html

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      10-08-2008 12:50 AM #110
      Quote, originally posted by mdt »
      When that happens, the demand for our rocks and gas will plummet faster than Mr Collaborator's prospects at a singles dinner party.


      Quote, originally posted by Super 180s »
      http://news.smh.com.au/busines....html

      don't care - I have no customers in singapore
      I'm grinning about it, as I'm certain that when it comes time to renew my rent, it will actually be less than it currently is

    13. 10-08-2008 01:33 AM #111
      Quote, originally posted by mdt »
      That is scheduled to continue until China catches America's cold. Now I could be wrong about this, but I can't for the life of me see how China's economic prosperity can continue while one of its biggest, if not its biggest customer base is in meltdown.
      When that happens, the demand for our rocks and gas will plummet faster than Mr Collaborator's prospects at a singles dinner party.

      Don't think it's going to happen like that. We catch cold here because we are a tiny economy dependant on the US. China is too big now for the US woes to have a major effect on their economy. It will be a little sneeze, and then they will power out of it. They're taking off, with or without the US, and watch them grab our resources at bargain rates now the dollar has fallen.

    14. 10-08-2008 02:43 AM #112
      Quote, originally posted by auR32 »
      Don't think it's going to happen like that. We catch cold here because we are a tiny economy dependant on the US. China is too big now for the US woes to have a major effect on their economy. It will be a little sneeze, and then they will power out of it. They're taking off, with or without the US, and watch them grab our resources at bargain rates now the dollar has fallen.

      IIRC China has forecasted a slow down in GDP growth to 8% for next year. It may throttle back a little more depending on US/Europe retail spending. You are right though - China is not as dependant as what it use to be on the US.
      I always thought the resource contracts were in USD? Normal outcome of a AUD drop is an increase in mining coy profits as they don't normally fully hedge against the contracts due to the cost-benefits of doing so.
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    15. 10-08-2008 02:51 AM #113
      Quote, originally posted by Tank Engine »
      I always thought the resource contracts were in USD? Normal outcome of a AUD drop is an increase in mining coy profits as they don't normally fully hedge against the contracts due to the cost-benefits of doing so.

      That might well be true, I was thinking about the ownership of the resources, not just the price per tonne.

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      10-08-2008 03:13 AM #114
      That is if the FIRB ever approves them. But yeah, I would be buying some mining stocks right now...
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      10-08-2008 04:25 AM #115
      Quote, originally posted by Tank Engine »
      Can I consider myself an honourary wog? I just bought.

      hahaha - congrats firstly on the purchase, and on this occasion we will forgive you for selling one, but no more selling ! You have three boys you need to house one day
      Quattro drivers do it on all fours....

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      10-08-2008 05:17 AM #116
      only months ago people were saying there would be partiy between the USD and AUD.

      oooohhh yes

    19. 10-08-2008 06:09 PM #117
      Quote, originally posted by Sloth »
      hahaha - congrats firstly on the purchase, and on this occasion we will forgive you for selling one, but no more selling ! You have three boys you need to house one day

      The wog real estate rule - never sell
      Housing 3 boys is a worry though Might be looking at apartments in a few years...... [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      10-08-2008 06:12 PM #118
      The new financial lexicon (apologies for the US centric content)
      CEO --Chief Embezzlement Officer.
      CFO-- Corporate Fraud Officer.
      BULL MARKET -- A random market movement causing an investor to mistake himself for a financial genius.
      BEAR MARKET -- A 6 to 18 month period when the kids get no allowance, the wife gets no jewelry, and the husband gets no sex.
      VALUE INVESTING -- The art of buying low and selling lower.
      P/E RATIO -- The percentage of investors wetting their pants as the market keeps crashing.
      BROKER -- What my broker has made me.
      STANDARD & POOR -- Your life in a nutshell.
      STOCK ANALYST -- Idiot who just downgraded your stock.
      STOCK SPLIT -- When your ex-wife and her lawyer split your assets equally between themselves.
      MARKET CORRECTION -- The day after you buy stocks.
      CASH FLOW-- The movement your money makes as it disappears down the toilet.
      YAHOO -- What you yell after selling it to some poor sucker for $240 per share.
      WINDOWS -- What you jump out of when you're the sucker who bought Yahoo @ $240 per share.
      INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR -- Past year investor who's now locked up in a nuthouse.
      PROFIT -- An archaic word no longer in use.
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      buy both, save time.

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      10-08-2008 06:49 PM #119
      Few additions and corrections.

      CEO - chief embezzlement officer.
      CFO - corporate fraud officer.
      BULL MARKET - A random market movement causing an investor to mistake himself for a financial genius.
      BEAR MARKET - A 6 to 18 month period when the kids get no allowance, the wife gets no jewelry, and the husband gets no sex.
      VALUE INVESTING - The art of buying low and selling lower.
      P/E RATIO - The percentage of investors wetting their pants as the market keeps crashing.
      BROKER - What my broker has made me.
      STANDARD & POOR - Your life in a nutshell.
      STOCK ANALYST - Idiot who just downgraded your stock.
      STOCK SPLIT -- When your ex-wife and her lawyer split your assets equally between themselves.
      MARKET CORRECTION - The day after you buy stocks.
      CASH FLOW - The movement your money makes as it disappears down the toilet.
      INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR - Past year investor who's now locked up in a nuthouse.
      MOMENTUM INVESTING - The fine art of buying high and selling low.
      'BUY, BUY' - A flight attendant making market recommendations as you step off the plane.
      FINANCIAL PLANNER - A guy who actually remembers his wallet when he runs to the 7-11 for toilet paper and cigarettes.
      CALL OPTION - Something people used to do with a telephone in ancient times before e-mail.
      YAHOO - What you yell after selling all you owned to some poor sucker for $240 per share.
      WINDOWS - What you jump out of when you're the sucker that bought Yahoo for $240 per share.
      PROFIT - Religious person who talks to God.

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      10-08-2008 10:13 PM #120
      Quote, originally posted by Super 180s »
      I'm just happy today cause yesterday I remembered that I still have some sshares that I didn't sell. Granted, they're worth 50% less than when I bought them, but it was like finding a stack of 100s under the mattress

      Probably more like a stack of 20s by now.
      Pity the banking industry didn't fit a sump guard before they dropped the coilovers....

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      10-09-2008 08:44 PM #121
      So a dude on a US forum I frequent has started a thread asking what the best Home Defense Shotgun is because in his words "I am considering getting one ... You know, armegeddon is coming". Seems a Mossberg pump action is they way to go
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Stubby, Esq. View Post
      buy both, save time.

    24. 10-09-2008 10:11 PM #122
      Quote, originally posted by mdt »
      Well it's on the way boys. Pay off your credit cards, think carefully before signing for that new S3, take your lunch to work and start a vege patch.

      Na...bad advice... ...if we all think like that, it WILL happen ...anyhoo, so I went out an bought a new S3 ...'cos ^^^ if all that happens^^^ we'll never see 'em at that price again

    25. 10-09-2008 10:42 PM #123

      Brother in Law of a mate is a Banker. He was bragging 12 months ago that his share trading in the space of a few months had paid for his house extension. An extension more than just a few stud walls.
      Now he has to sell his house due to a margin call.
      Those who fly close to the sun...........
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      10-09-2008 10:53 PM #124
      Quote, originally posted by yawno »
      ...if we all think like that, it WILL happen ...

      Quote, originally posted by Tank Engine »
      Brother in Law of a mate is a Banker. He was bragging 12 months ago that his share trading in the space of a few months had paid for his house extension. An extension more than just a few stud walls.

      I don't think I'm responsible for the meltdown.

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      10-09-2008 11:00 PM #125
      Quote, originally posted by Tank Engine »
      Now he has to sell his house due to a margin call.
      Those who fly close to the sun...........

      Do I sniff a fire sale ?? Where's the house located ??
      Quattro drivers do it on all fours....

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