PlatinunRunway: about 8:30 cst: Morning everyone. ok rates are not on every screen yet but its holding now at .27…. the Zim
FreedomBoomer: Plat or Tenn. are you guys hearing 6 lop on zim 100 T. I have not heard anything lately
PlatinumRunway: What i heard 6 zero lop on trillion dollar notes first basket 3 on billion , second basket 9 zero lop on trillions
BadScott54: According to Zimbabwe law they are only allowed to remove six zeros off one designated currency and three off another designated currency per year.
TennWolfMan: some encouraging info coming down the RV grapevine-Plat and I and a couple more have concurred that the info we are getting is the same
Apexdinar: ‘trading platforms’ closing for an entire week…that makes little sense, especially an annual week-long shutdown…
Royal: apex iko said its usual for some trading platforms to close during holidays,,,hope that helps
Royal: Tenn do you do trading
TennWolfMan: royal yes I do but only on a lower level, not the higher ones thats gonna close
Iko Ward : You can’t only focus on one indicator. You have to look at the weakening dollar in Asia, the oil markets, gold fluctuation, Forex movement, that Abadi went to China and two weeks ago China said they’ll go direct with Iraq if necessary, the Sabre rattling from BRICS, all the other intel coming from Art and DB, Martha, Elmer, Plat, and Tenn. It’s a big world and a big deal. All waves crest and crash upon the shore. Christmas is a lovely shoreline, don’t you think?
Iko Ward: Interesting…every Tug in the greater Galveston area just turned on their AIS beacons. Means they are firing up to get moving. Crude up $4 since Monday. Follow the money. Follow what they do, not what they say.
Blackjack7: Market seems to be making a play upwards as well
TNMan: As each day of December passes, I see it less and less likely that it will happen this year. If I were a CEO of a company, I would be unwilling to make a major change within my company this close to the end of the year. If I were a Prime Minister of a country, there would be no way that I would upset the books by making a currency change this year, especially considering that January 1st is less than 10 days away. Now who does that make sense to?
[snickers] TNman Bingo. I’m thinking fireworks in 2016. And, 2016 is only 207 hrs away (for my time zone).
[Sallypuff] I am not a Chinese consumer fan, yet I am glad we have China on our side, pushing and yelling to get this RV done once and for all.
[Sallypuff] Art was more than optimistic that the large groups would be starting this year, and our internet “unorganized group – name apparently coined by China” would follow.
DavidM: MY TNT FRIENDS …. DEAR SANTA, WE’VE *ALL* BEEN REAL GOOD THIS YEAR. WE HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY THE COOKIES LEFT ON THE FIREPLACE MANTLE. PLEASE SANTA, FILL OUR STOCKINGS WITH LOVE, JOY, CHEER, AND OH YES ….. THE RV TOO! SINCERLY, *THE TNT FAMILY
SassyD: Brad Pitt: Greed is good mentality is alive and well — Brad Pitt and Steve Carell say that Michael Lewis’s latest movie about the 2008 financial crisis will make you angry.
CNNMoney’s Christine Romans hits the red carpet to talk to the stars about ‘The Big Short.’
MOT: 100 Airmen Pull Off Amazing Holiday Flash Mob At The Smithsonian
It was a normal day at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, when all of a sudden, a lone airwoman appears from the crowd playing a tune on her clarinet. Suddenly, a crowd forms around her as more and more musicians join in. It was 2014, and the United States Air Force Band left an entire crowd of museum visitors totally stupefied.
To pull off this magical moment in viral video history, more than 100 airmen musicians came together to perform their surprise routine. Watch in awe as the Air Force Band delights visitors with a flash mob to holiday favorites, including “Greensleeves/What Child Is This” and “Carol of the Bells.” By the end, when the entire flash mob forms and fills the museum with their voices and instruments, I was completely covered in chills. Can you imagine what it must have been like to witness this musical moment in person?!
Not only is it a great holiday surprise, but it’s also an incredible performance by the talented airmen. Every year, these heroes get together for a new surprise performance, and I can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeves this year…