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2006-10-18 09:42:46 PM
or don't care about.
 
2006-10-18 09:44:24 PM
yawn
 
2006-10-18 09:45:13 PM
TownDrunk

Beat me to it.
First thing that came to my mind.
 
2006-10-18 09:45:24 PM
zzzzzz....
 
2006-10-18 09:45:46 PM
i68.photobucket.com

/zzzzzzzzzzzz
 
2006-10-18 09:47:21 PM
BORING!
 
2006-10-18 09:47:28 PM
Who cares about the Dow, Nas, or S&P or habeas, when you have vertical banner ads with hot chicks?
 
2006-10-18 09:47:56 PM
www.openwebletter.com
dow JOWNED!!!!!
 
2006-10-18 09:48:49 PM
"Bee-Boo-Boo-Bop-Boo-Boo-Beep"
 
2006-10-18 09:48:54 PM
They are a roulette scam designed to fleece the small time investor at the expense of insider while lining the pockets of brokerages?
 
2006-10-18 09:49:19 PM
Next greenlight please.
 
2006-10-18 09:49:52 PM
Oh wait, that's the exchanges
 
2006-10-18 09:50:02 PM
Don't be silly. That's why I pay my broker.
/rich older woman
 
2006-10-18 09:50:25 PM
That's it?
 
2006-10-18 09:50:39 PM
I heard they just have a bunch of monkeys rolling Yahtzee all day.
 
2006-10-18 09:51:37 PM
Ok that was a one minute read. I remember all of those facts from 12th grade economics
 
2006-10-18 09:51:50 PM
Good evening, and welcome to The Money Programme. Tonight on The Money Programme, we're going to look at money. Lots of it. On film, and in the studio. Some of it in nice piles, others in lovely clanky bits of loose change.
 
2006-10-18 09:54:32 PM
Boring greenlight calls for punk'd drunk pics.

i68.photobucket.com

i68.photobucket.com

i68.photobucket.com

i68.photobucket.com
 
2006-10-18 09:56:31 PM
This is stuff everyone should already know. I only pay much attention to the Russell 2000, anyway. It is far more useful to watch how small and mid cap companies are doing as the changes in the economy affect them the most.
 
2006-10-18 09:57:28 PM
Facts about the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 you probably don't know. Or probably will never care to know.
 
2006-10-18 09:57:46 PM
And when I fart, people leave the room.

I thought my shiat didn't stink?
 
2006-10-18 09:58:36 PM
We'll see how boring the stock market is when your 401K is one day worth less than your Playstation.
 
2006-10-18 09:59:40 PM
DAMMIT The Invisible Sky Wizard Do not post those pics while I am eating Taco Bell! I'll be picking lettuce out of my keyboard for a weak.
 
2006-10-18 10:00:08 PM
Fact: The NASDAQ facility in Trumbull, CT is loaded with complete asshats.

/Bitter? why, yes, I am.
 
2006-10-18 10:01:43 PM
*Week* man I even proofed that. Time to start drinking.....
 
2006-10-18 10:03:29 PM
The Invisible Sky Wizard

Couldn't get into B.U. eh?

Had to settle for M.I.T., eh?

/good boy
 
2006-10-18 10:08:30 PM
The Invisible Sky Wizard

Holy shiat! A full-on drunken Sharpie tuxedo! That's awesome.

/probably sucks at the intertubes for having never seen that before.
 
2006-10-18 10:08:43 PM
Meh... why just this morning I "won" millions on various EU and Nigerian lotteries. Don't need no farking investments.

/actually win about 5 or 6 every day!
//wish I could send those asshats a letterbomb!
 
2006-10-18 10:18:21 PM
In the depths of the Great Depression (1932) the Dow Jones average hit 41. It had fallen from 381 in 1929.

/just another boring fact
 
2006-10-18 10:21:18 PM
Ten Top Trivia Tips about NASDAQ!

1. NASDAQ can be seen from space.
2. The fingerprints of NASDAQ are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
3. NASDAQ is worth its weight in gold - literally!
4. NASDAQ was the first Tsar of Russia.
5. The pigment Indian Yellow was manufactured from the urine of cows fed only on NASDAQ!
6. The average human spends about 30 days during their life in NASDAQ.
7. Ostriches stick their heads in NASDAQ not to hide but to look for water!
8. A lump of NASDAQ the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.
9. NASDAQ can sleep with one eye open!
10. Early thermometers were filled with NASDAQ instead of mercury.

/one of those list generators
 
2006-10-18 10:21:51 PM
Who greenlit this? I knew this when I was in high school.
 
2006-10-18 10:26:25 PM
Haha. teh Farkers retire poor

/Drink that Listerine, peasants
 
2006-10-18 10:29:34 PM
More fake rich people dancing with other aspiring fake rich people to the tune of fake value and potential based upon some companies qaurterly reports!
\|I know, here come the (thats not what my bank account says)folks.
\\I bet you like diamonds.
 
2006-10-18 10:45:09 PM
plutonium238, you sound jealous of people who are smart enough to earn money and invest it instead of drinking or smoking it away. WTF is wrong with being rich? I hope to be rich one day and I'm working steadily towards that goal. It doesn't just 'happen' to stupid, fake people.
 
2006-10-18 10:50:50 PM
I knew all of that. I learned nothing. I would like my money back.
 
2006-10-18 10:53:35 PM
Facts about the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 you probably don't know

...if you are still paid hourly.
...if you still live at home.
...if you care more about gas prices going up 20 cents a gallon rather than the amount FICA rips off from you each month.
...if you turn to the comics first when you get the paper.
...if you rent.
...if your job requires a name tag or logo shirt.
...if you think investing for the future means 6% in your 401k or opening a savings account.
 
2006-10-18 11:01:18 PM
skwerl: Let me know how that works out for you.
\You did say you were "working" towards that goal right?
\\I would suggest taking out a second mortgage on your home and investing it on that new hot pick you broker has been raving about. I am sure you are in his best interest's..
\\\jealousy is for prom queens and greed is for fools!
 
2006-10-18 11:02:47 PM
2006-10-18 09:50:02 PM libbyshome

I clean up well and can breathe through my ears.
 
2006-10-18 11:03:21 PM
www.kash.net
 
2006-10-18 11:13:00 PM
Where are the hot girly NASDAQ pics???
Can I trade your 'Stock' for you?
 
2006-10-18 11:17:26 PM
ranak: Fact: The NASDAQ facility in Trumbull, CT is loaded with complete asshats.

There, fixed that for you :)

/CT born and raised
 
2006-10-18 11:23:57 PM
I'm such a redneck I always thought the S&P 500 was a car race.
 
2006-10-18 11:26:22 PM
Teh Man™ says it best:

www.hrwiki.org

BBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-WWWIIIIIIIIIINNNNNGG!!!!
 
2006-10-18 11:28:09 PM
Other investment/money-related facts you probably didn't know:

1. The New York Stock Exchange is in New York City, New York (USA).
2. The S&P 500 has 500 stocks in it. The T&P 500 has 500 brands of toilet paper in it.
3. The NASDAQ has a big pretty building with lots of TV's on it in Times Square.
4. There's a pyramid on the back of the $1 bill. It means the first president of the Federal Reserve was Egyptian.
5. Maria Bartiromo appears on CNBC. She's purdy.
6. US currency is currently accepted in all 50 US states.
7. One $20 bill is worth at least 4 or 5 times more than a $5 bill (at least).
8. The Federal Budget is most certainly a budget because it has lots of numbers in it.
 
2006-10-18 11:53:31 PM
MizzouGuy

...if you are still paid hourly.
...if you still live at home.
...if you care more about gas prices going up 20 cents a gallon rather than the amount FICA rips off from you each month.
...if you turn to the comics first when you get the paper.
...if you rent.
...if your job requires a name tag or logo shirt.
...if you think investing for the future means 6% in your 401k or opening a savings account.


Yeah. Sorry, I didn't know the year that the Dow started.. but the rest of this is supposed to be common knowledge.

How many people weren't aware of, at least, the majority of this?
 
2006-10-19 12:18:35 AM
Freak of Nurture 7. Ostriches stick their heads in NASDAQ not to hide but to look for water!

I don't know why, but that one made stuff shoot out of my nose. Thanks.
 
2006-10-19 12:24:09 AM
MizzouGuy
...if you care more about gas prices going up 20 cents a gallon rather than the amount FICA rips off from you each month.

I can drive less, I can't exactly stop letting the government steal from me. Does that count?
 
2006-10-19 12:36:08 AM
Um, er, sorry, I just woke up ... what's this, something about a NASCAR 500?
 
2006-10-19 12:44:08 AM
hey, not everyone can afford to be a homeowner. it's easy to say you can save up for it, but with wages being pushed down and not keeping up with cost-of-living adjustments, not everyone can live a comfortable life in America these days.

I wish I could invest more in the stock market, but I simply don't make enough. My company match on the 401K sucks, and health care costs are through the roof. This is the unfortunate reality for a lot of people these days.
 
2006-10-19 01:47:20 AM
..if you are still paid hourly.
...if you still live at home.


I fear I shall always live at home. Until I live in 'a home'...or jail...
 
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