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The Bell
Mar 15 2013 | 7:13 AM

Ireland's Attorney General, Máire Whelan, SC, rings the Opening Bell at the NYSE Euronext Paris exchange in honour of Ireland's national day, St Patrick's Day.

Ireland's Attorney General, Máire Whelan, SC, rung the opening bell at NYSE Euronext Paris on Friday 15 March 2013, in honour of Ireland's national day, St Patrick's Day.  In her remarks, the Attorney General congratulated NYSE Euronext on the recruitment of its 300th employee to its Belfast operation earlier this year and its contribution to Ireland's all-island economy.  She also said that Ireland is well placed to be the first EU/IMF programme country in the Eurozone to make a sustained return to the sovereign bond markets on schedule this year after the successful bond sale by Ireland's National Treasury Management Agency this week .  The bond sale raised 5...

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Amsterdam Gong
Mar 15 2013 | 4:57 AM

André van Duin, also known as Mr Wijdbeens, sounds the gong for the ‘Buy a building brick’ campaign that KiKa (children cancer free foundation)starts on March 15.

Cancer is still the most common cause of death in children. One in four does not heal from this terrible disease. The survival rate must be increased and that is possible. By combining care and research in one a newly built children's oncology center, the Princess Máxima Center. With all the specialized care, research, education and training at the highest level under one roof, the ambition to make ​​the survival rate to increase to 95% over time can be made true. KiKa therefore launches a national campaign to raise money for the construction of the largest children's oncology center in Europe. Bybuying a symbolic brick of five dollars you can contribute to the realization of...

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End of Day Report
Mar 14 2013 | 5:07 PM

Stocks rose for the tenth day in a row as investors welcomed the drop in jobless claims and viewed other positive economic news.  European Union heads of state headed to Brussels to discuss the bloc’s austerity measures and rising unemployment among youth.


 On the economic front, weekly jobless claims declined 10,000, according to the Labor Department, marking the third consecutive week of declines.


Producer prices increased 0.7% in February, gaining by the most in five months as gasoline prices spiked.


Consumer confidence moved closer to its pre-recession levels this week, according to the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index.  The sequester budget cuts may threaten growth, however, with low-income Americans.


Have a good Thursday night!                             ...

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Market Watch & Corporate Actions Specialist, Global Corporate Client Group
The Bell
Mar 14 2013 | 4:49 PM

The 2013 Grand Marshal, Mr. Smith is the great-grandson of the legendary Al Smith, Governor of New York, and serves as the Director, Secretary, and Dinner Chairman for the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation and on the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. He worked on Wall Street for over 25 years and is active in many community affairs. He has received numerous honors from many organizations recognizing his lifelong endeavors on both sides of the Atlantic. Click here for Al Smith's full bio.

 

This year's Parade will honor the work of Covenant House, the organization which for over 40 years has been caring for New York City's homeless and runaway youth. As part of the celebration, 50 formerly homeless youth, many of whom lived on the streets of New York City, will march in the parade.

 

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NYSE Amex Options
Mar 14 2013 | 4:22 PM

We continue our look into minis following Mini Options at NYSE, Hedging with Mini Contracts and Reviewing Short mini Puts.

mini options are not just for the mini positions. Yes, its true minis are options with a 10 share underlying deliverable and a 10 multiplier which allows investors with less than 100 shares of certain securities to execute covered write strategies. minis will do more than that, but first let’s talk about covered writes.

A covered write is an option strategy where an investor sells a call option short. The obligation of a short call is to sell stock at the strike price at any time until expiration. This means that an investor engaging in a covered write must be prepared to sell some or all of...

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Posted by: Bill Ryan
Managing Director, NYSE Amex Options