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Israeli Stock Market Soars on Nuclear News
Slate ^ | Nov 24 2013 | Matthew Yglesias

Posted on 11/24/2013 7:22:49 PM PST by WilliamIII

Western stock markets are closed on Sundays, but Israel's exchange is open and its ongoing rally is continuing as the market reaches a new high today.

(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Israel
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1 posted on 11/24/2013 7:22:49 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

Everyone has gone all meshuggah.

They should be digging shelters, not driving up stocks.


2 posted on 11/24/2013 7:27:53 PM PST by Bobalu (Ted Cruz was right and his star now shines bright)
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To: WilliamIII

I don’t get it. Obamanation has given Iran permission to make Israel a radioactive hole in the ground, and ISRAELI stocks go up? Are these people crazy?


3 posted on 11/24/2013 7:28:58 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: WilliamIII

“The market is rising on momentum fueled by what’s happening in the world and low local interest rates,” Idan Azoulay, managing director at Tel Aviv-based Epsilon Investments, which manages the equivalent of about $2 billion, said by phone. “Iran is not a factor in trading today.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-24/israel-stocks-extend-rally-as-traders-weigh-iran-accord-rates.html


4 posted on 11/24/2013 7:31:13 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Presuming the story is factual (a big if considering it’s from a commie source, Slate), it might be due to defense industry stocks rising. If Israel is building up its arsenal in reaction to a nuclear Iran, there’s a lot of money to be made by the savvy investor.


5 posted on 11/24/2013 7:33:38 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: backwoods-engineer

I imagine their defense industry is causing stocks to rally.


6 posted on 11/24/2013 7:33:42 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yiippee!! Now we need a picture of my cousin BagdadBob telling us all is right with the world and Iran will not makes nukes. He double guarantees it.


7 posted on 11/24/2013 7:34:15 PM PST by BipolarBob
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That guy’s statement seems contradictory, doesn’t it? He says the market’s driven by “what’s happening in the world”, but “Iran is not a factor”. As if the Iran issue weren’t part of “what’s happening in the world”

And if the Israeli markets aren’t spooked by the Iran deal, by definition that means Israel’s financial gurus don’t buy Netanyahu’s alarmism.


8 posted on 11/24/2013 7:35:01 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: re_nortex

Was thinking that same thing...defense industry stocks.


9 posted on 11/24/2013 7:39:15 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: WilliamIII
Netanyahu’s alarmism.

What!?!? Bibi Netanyahu is a man of God and a true Patriot. He's by no means an alarmist and here's the proof:


10 posted on 11/24/2013 7:40:31 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Bobalu

Absolutely right!


11 posted on 11/24/2013 7:45:15 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Obama, the Democrat Party, the Left in the U. S., have essentially become the 4th Reich.)
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To: WilliamIII
Poor, pitiful schmucks.
Alan Greenspan, one of the greatest shmucks in his right, would be proud.
Irrational exuberance, indeed.

Nu, I should worry?? The Iranians say they want nukes for electricity only. Who am I to deny them?? And waiter, an extra shmear on my bagel.....

12 posted on 11/24/2013 7:51:06 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Unfortunately a massive war can be a significant stimulant to an economy.


13 posted on 11/24/2013 7:52:38 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: WilliamIII
Crazy since the “agreement “ does nothing to stop Iran's nuke bomb factories and ICBM s. But the Israeli economy is itself pretty hot due to its many successful scientific and technical and medical health companies. There is no apparent connection whatsoever with the agreement. Israelis have just learned to take these very negative political things with the proverbial grain of salt is all. They know they can turn Iran or any other enemy into a parking lot with a beautiful nighttime glow , anytime it were to become necessary, and meanwhile they try everything they can to prevent that from becoming necessary. Unfortunately, Obama keeps promoting and defending and now financing the islamoNazi empire that's sworn to destroy America, etc. so, yes, the agreement pushes the world another step towards Agamemnon. Very bad. Very dangerous. Pray for America.
14 posted on 11/24/2013 7:56:07 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: faithhopecharity

Maybe they’re expecting “wartime boost.”

With what, maybe 4 nukes against Israel’s several hundred, Israel is probably mulling something like bettering its Iron Dome system, which would knock an Iranian nuke out of the sky. Kinetic anti missile missiles.

Now if Iran managed to smuggle one in on land or by water that would be a different story.

I say Jehovah is watching out for those Jews. God is not going to recall all those bibles to revise the story.


15 posted on 11/24/2013 7:59:44 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: WilliamIII

If you read the brief article, it’s obvious that this guy is a Democrat shill, whose purpose is the say that those evil Republicans who criticize Obama’s deal with Iran are wrong.

I just had a look at the chart for Israel’s stock market today, however, and I don’t see any signs of a notable rise. Sure, it’s up a little bit, 0.62%, but nothing out of the ordinary.

http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=%5ETA100

I’d say this is just a bit of leftist propaganda, not a real news item.


16 posted on 11/24/2013 8:07:11 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Slump Tester

Gold in Peace. Iron in War.


17 posted on 11/24/2013 8:19:55 PM PST by DubbleBlubble
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To: WilliamIII

18 posted on 11/24/2013 8:20:01 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: faithhopecharity

Why are we moving towards a Mycenaen King?

(I know what you meant, just having some fun.)


19 posted on 11/24/2013 8:43:32 PM PST by EEGator
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To: HiTech RedNeck
A missile defense system like iron dome is necessary but insufficient Prudence dictates a forward defense policy lest you appear as a sitting duck in a shooting gallery. Russia has zillions of valuable natural resources under its control but nobody attacks her They realize they'll be wiped out if they try. Although somewhat irreverent perhaps , the old adage is true , “ praise The Lord and now pass the ammunition. “. You have to be ready to defend yourself ( and you have to make this crystal clear to all comers) if you want to be able to live in peace.
A purely pacifist policy or appearance is an open invitation to war.
20 posted on 11/24/2013 8:50:20 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: EEGator

Point taken. Thanks. Yes well nobody’s been stabbed in his bath tub Yet But stranger things have happened And the hoipolloi is getting more and more restless Too much dissonance between the propaganda lies and the visible reality. Gets even the most mentally- challenged
Figity


21 posted on 11/24/2013 9:02:54 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Gabrial

Unfortunately a massive war can be a significant stimulant to an economy.


They’ll probably have to bring back the Draft. Next time I’ll be helping the Draft Dodgers.


22 posted on 11/24/2013 9:10:24 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I have often wondered if Israel has nuclear tipped anti-ballistic-missiles. This is the best way to destroy incoming missiles. i.e. Don’t try to hit a bullet with another bullet...hit it with a small nuke, then ‘close’ is good enough.

p.s. I still enjoy reading your blog..do wish you would throw a few more tech posts in with the gun posts though :-)


23 posted on 11/24/2013 9:25:01 PM PST by Bobalu (Ted Cruz was right and his star now shines bright)
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To: WilliamIII

You need to understand the Israeli mindset. Israelis are NOT Americans.
Ask an Israeli:
“When do miracles happen?”
Ask him this so close to Hanukkah -
His answer will be simple and predictable -
and you will understand.


24 posted on 11/24/2013 10:06:43 PM PST by golux
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To: lbryce

You misunderstand the situation. Not one Israeli is blind to the Iran threat, not one. You are wrong also in that Greenspan is an Israeli because he is culturally Jewish. What is wrong here on FR? Do all Christians think the same? no. Nor do all Jews.


25 posted on 11/24/2013 10:08:51 PM PST by golux
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To: WilliamIII

Looks like their stock market reflects reality just about as well as ours does.


26 posted on 11/24/2013 10:48:58 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: backwoods-engineer

Maybe it’s a fire sale?


27 posted on 11/24/2013 11:39:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: faithhopecharity

"Russia has zillions of valuable natural resources under its control but nobody attacks her..."

Huh?

28 posted on 11/24/2013 11:48:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

yes, but that was when the Russian military was really very weak


29 posted on 11/25/2013 12:08:17 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: golux
I think you may have overlooked the FR Posting Guidelines. Make sure you're familiar with the rules before making your thoughts public.
If under the supervision of a medical/menal health professional kindly make it a point to take all prescription medication before posting.
30 posted on 11/25/2013 1:44:41 AM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: WilliamIII

Woke up this morning to cheering Iranians. When the enemy cheers for a deal, you know it isn’t a good one.

And yet the White House claims this is a great deal, with a straight face. They put Baghdad Bob to shame.


31 posted on 11/25/2013 3:34:38 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: faithhopecharity

“yes, but that was when the Russian military was really very weak”

Um, no.

The Germans were unpleasantly surprised at the size and strength of the Red Army and Air Force, identifying nearly 300+ divisions by Christmas of 1941, just before being thrown back in front of Moscow by fresh, winterized Siberian divisions freed up by the Japanese decision to move south instead of north.

The quality and performance of the forces and the leadership comprising the massive Soviet order of battle are another matter.

Several history courses and 30+ years of gaming (Drang nach Osten/Untenscheiden, Korsun Pocket, Black Sea/Black Death, etc.) convince me that only monumentally bad Soviet leadership let the Germans do as well as they did.


32 posted on 11/25/2013 3:34:49 AM PST by skepsel
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To: faithhopecharity

Well, Agamemnon DID come to a bad end but so did Cassandra....


33 posted on 11/25/2013 3:44:08 AM PST by skepsel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That didn’t end too well for him did it?


34 posted on 11/25/2013 4:50:16 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: WilliamIII

Has anyone checked our Fed’s latest stock purchases?


35 posted on 11/25/2013 5:36:50 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: lbryce

American Jews and Israelis do not “think” the same. They do not speak the same language. They do not feel the same way about things. Most Israelis can name 40 states and maybe even 10 provinces. Most Israelis (almost all) have military experience and ALL have friends or family killed by terrorists.

Americans are different. Although we are grandiose and generous on the right and left for instance we tend to generalize and be ignorant of other people and other cultures, which is why you might think all Jews think the same no matter who they are or where they live, or might not know of the enormous hard-working Jewish power structure behind conservative and even Tea Party politics.

Alas if we’re all liberals to you, so be it. There are bigger fish to fry.


36 posted on 11/25/2013 6:21:28 AM PST by golux
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To: skepsel

yes you are correct, thanks very much.
I had forgot Stalin’s mechanization campaign


37 posted on 11/25/2013 10:47:15 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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