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One temporary halt and three delay attempts later, and we get.... this.
Yes, this is the Russian stock market.
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Defcon 1? Are the missles airborne?
Just a technical glitch. The well-educated Russian IT engineers will have it fixed in no time.
Meanwhile in the bowels of the Russian stock exchange....
It's only a technical suspension.
Looks like The Russian MICEX Exchange has been hacked by someone.
Let me put you thru to Peggy...
What does this mean? Is this the result of a hack, technical issue or is their market really just having a bad day enough for them to close trading to prevent a collapse? Nothing in the MSM about any of this yet.
MSM not talking about this? Should rule out the technical glitch. How can we rule out the possibility of this being a hack job ?
flexibility wil return after the elections...
... or not. We are flexible about the return to flexibility....
if the Exchange is running on Microshite servers you can't rule out a hack job as the software is insecure ...you can't rule out viruses, bugs and anything with this garbage monopoly software giant
....Boris is downloading some free avg and spybot software on his 14.4 bps modem to clean the exchange servers.
Seriously, the guys at VTB expect more downtime because of integration problems - remember MICEX recently merged with Moscow rival RTS.
This isn't a hack job, and for the MSM (CNBC didn't make any comment about it) not to say anything about it tells me bundles. It says that things are starting to fall apart and it's not happening in a controlled fashion anymore.
We can't speak badly of our Russian friends ... they are just having some "teething problems". It's only been 23 years since the [mock] fall of the Soviet Socialist Central Planning Union and a few "misfits" haven't got with the program yet. Putin will sort them out....
It's been a cold winter. Now that things are warming up...they maybe just taking a Holliday!
Would you like to play a game? _
Would you like to play a game? _
I shall not.
This is opposed to a philosophical suspension (currently being experienced by the American retail customer).
Llllet's get rrrrrrready tooo rrrrrrrroubllllllllllllle!
Emergency, everybody to get from street!
Ah...now we know what the Apple ][ was for in this scene.
Do not panic. The Russians are just trialling low frequency trading.
Good thing trading in RSX etf hasn't been interrupted. Business as usual.
The Impaler is frantically trying to find a way to blame this on the Chechens.
Heads will roll (very briefly, prior to being impaled on pikes)!
Art Ridzik: Captain Danko, congratulations. You are now the proud owner of the most powerful handgun in the world. Ivan Danko: Soviet Patparine, nine-point-two milimeter, is world's most powerful handgun. Art Ridzik: Oh, come on, everybody knows the .44 Magnum is the big boy on the block. Why do you think Dirty Harry uses it? Ivan Danko: Who is Dirty Harry?
Gun show loophole?
hell ya, props for the red heat reference....how often does that come up?
No worries, missles are secure.
Putin was about to lose money on a trade and shut em down
US Beta testing...
Russia television is also off air
Dont worry Obama is monitoring the situation
All this and Wallski St. is still more transparent than Wall St.
Is this because the matter is quite "syrias"?
sooo stuxnet killed their stock market?...careful with that talk.
That's a shame.
Sum body ran outta vod-ka...
Keep a lid on that gold and pretend all is normal.
In Soviet Russia, stock market suspends you....
From Russia With Shove.
ran out of vodka?
I think a country full of sober Russians would bear far more drastic action than a trading halt - The invasion of Ireland would have already begun.
Have you seen the well-to-do, up and down Park Avenue
On that famous thoroughfare, with their noses in the air
High hats and Arrowed collars, white spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime, for a wonderful time
If you're blue and you don't know where to go to
Why don't you go where fashion sits,
Putin on the ritz.
Frodrick Frankensteen (and friend):
More like Putin sharts.
Putin putz puts?
...he scores! Goooooooaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I remember a few limit down mornings after shit like this.
Iran crude industry has been target of cyber attack, crippiling some computer systems at the oil ministry and several other state owned businesses per government officials - Bloom
Russian opposition files for million man march on.....MAY 6 http://www.news.az/articles/russia/58759
French elections...May 6 http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Hollande-Sarkozy-heading-to-French...
Greek election...May 6 http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-greece-electionbre83m0y4-20...
Same IMF package that the Brotherhood opposes
Israeli gas contract break a distraction from the coopted elections...http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=267210
Former Arab league head Moussa (west's choice?) securing his lead after bans
Note: Egypt will hold its presidential election May 23-24
War in the cyber age.
Truly - Financial wars have are getting hot.
It only gets BETTER from here.... sarc/off
What's the prob...link to news please
Bank run soon.
Anything like running with the bulls?
Your chances of being gored go up a little higher...
Is that the 5k or 12 k run???
I hope Lauren Lyster will be ok
Don't worry I think her shows come out of washington DC...
Tho I do worry about her there sometimes too...get her to south america, a friendly safe remote place, a jacazzi, and me...
In Soviet Russia the stock market buys and sells you.
Wonder when goldbugs are being sent to the Russian front.
....wait, that was germany.
Waddellski and Reedovich?
The rest of you jokers can stop now.
*slow motion golf clap*
The suspension will not be televised...
...and Putin's on the moon
"Hey, Vladimir! Vodka phuck are we gonna do now?"
WTF? That online "hacker-kit" with "pre-selected virus code" and "novel new Trojan programs" was supposed to be a JOKE! It wasn't supposed to WORK!
I wondered why it kept dialing up a server in Rumania - I guess sometimes you actually get more than your money's worth.
What does "Engage automatic controls" mean? Automatic controls of what?
Wadell & Reed probably to blame for this.....
Moose and squirrel.
the bernank can fix this with more muppet money.
Emergency: Large sell order can't get filled
Economy boom time: large buy order can't get filled.
This is why the stock market is a one way market. I wish the casinos are like that too.
Bernanke's openning up swap lines to Russia as we type...lol
Rooski bahts become self-aware, refuse to work w/o borsch.
And the Thai bahts?
chart looks like bayonet from mosin nagant stuck in snow
I hear there's a new release of Stuxnet, in Cyrillic.
Mr. Putin is not gonna be happy. It better be worth it, payback will be swift and most unpleasant
Andrei, you've lost another submarine?
(The Hunt for Red October)
Hello, this is Peggy........
Cameron Paul + 1980's + Technics 1200 + 12" Vinyl =
w/ vocals - Hello Gorby...
They're readying the concrete trucks as we speak...
Europe next then the US?
When the Shit-sky hits the Fans-sky! It's all the Chechen's fault-sky!
quick...give me 4 "C" batteries comrade. Let's get this market open again!
Maybe a large bank thought it had a couple billion in US Treasuries and it turned out to be what was seized at the Italian border.
I don't understand. What's going on?
I don't either. Is this all because the market went down?
Time to run for the hills?
Obviously the Russian servers became overwhelmed by the bullish sentiment that followed the massive BTFD opportunity given by the obvious global FAT FINGER event.
If you want in on the rise you better put those buy orders before the open in the morning.
the russian stock exchange didn't seem to stop though
Ivan the Terri-Bullish Comrades!
In Mother Russia market crashes you!
is for muppets
we want to be paid before we are killed
Hello, dis Peggy...
peggy- how you score from the left side mr. putin?
putin- I fucking own both sides and the chump in the middle
All your market are belong to us.
It's openning up again.
On the resumption of trading
WARNING! Trading in the market sector primary market will be resumed at 21:50.
The system of bidding will be available from 21:30 to remove the application. The system of trading will be reinstated as of 17:41:21 for all applications and transactions that are registered at this time. Please check your application before bidding!
In order to form a representative closing price, as well as investor protection is established the following schedule of bidding:
21:50-22:10 Trade between the main trading mode main trading session
21:50-22:20 Conclusion and repurchase transactions RPS
22: 2 0 End main trading session
"Hallow, dis is Peggy. I can't tek yur call right now...."
Recent MICEX news:
April 19, 2012
Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:09pm by Fundamentals magazine
By Jason Webb and Jack Jordan - Apr 23, 2012 12:41 PM ET
Russia’s financial regulator is considering doubts raised by market participants over the timing and conditions of a plan to allow foreign investors to settle ruble bond trades via Euroclear Bank SA, according to Micex-RTS President Ruben Aganbegyan.
Retaliation for opposing Iranian sanctions, no doubt.
May 1 was one date predicted in a recent email to be the day TSHTF.
Russian truckers in the USA stopped sending money home - no way to cover the shorts, market blew up. End of story.
Russian truckers in America? You'd find more American truckers in Russia than the other way round.
Try Russian mobsters in America. Up and down the coast on both sides of the country. Drugs, whores and weapons.
Ever wonder how the Russkis could buy up Florida, Beverly Hills and Monaco in just 10 years time? Yuck.
Here we go agaaain. To the game that never ends...
Hope this means Russian sluts and their pimps will stop buying up Florida beach front condos.
Do you know one thing about Russian women? They're crazy. True story.
Let's see here, who was the first country to recognize the new Sudan (look what is happening there) and get new agricultural and various other deals, then move along to the Balkans, Georgia and a few other places...
Maybe if you have something planned and are wondering what would happen if the market collapses as a result, if when you do it, you might want to see what happens if the market is gone for a while. Is something more interesting going to happen in Russia? No market for a time being a test run?
Maybe Putin is doing something about what I suspect is going on.
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