--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" <shempmcgurk@> > wrote: > > > > Mark: now that you have been informed (by the snopes posting by > > Anon) that the American Airlines put options purchase was > > counterbalanced by the purchase by the same institutional buyer > > of American stock, do you still feel that this was a suspicious > > trade, as you indicated in a previous post? > > Let's not forget, by the way, that the suspicious trading > involved far more than stock in just the two airline > companies.
Forgot to note: Snopes.com and the 9/11 commission cited explanations *only* for the trading in American and United. Does anyone know of plausible explanations for any of the other anomalies? > There was unusual trading in the stock of firms whose > offices were in the World Trade Center, including Morgan > Stanley, Lehman Bros., Bank of America, and Marsh & > McLennan; insurance companies Munich Re (Germany) and AXA > Group (France), which combined were on the hook for about > $2 billion in damages from the attacks, as well as American > International Group, Swiss Reinsurance, Chubb, Cigna, CNA > Financial, John Hancock, and MetLife; plus General Motors, > Raytheon, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, > USAirways, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Citigroup (38 > companies in all); there was also a surge in the purchase > of five-year Treasury notes and unusual movement in gold > and oil prices. > > Also, as of September 29, 2001, according to the San > Francisco Chronicle: > > Investors have yet to collect more than $2.5 million in profits they > made trading options in the stock of United Airlines before the Sept. > 11 terrorist attacks, according to a source familiar with the trades > and market data. > > The uncollected money raises suspicions that the investors -- whose > identities and nationalities have not been made public -- had advance > knowledge of the strikes. > > "Usually, if someone has a windfall like that, you take the money and > run," said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "Whoever > did this thought the exchange would not be closed for four days. > > "This smells real bad." > > The source and others in the financial industry speculate that the > purchaser or purchasers -- having initially assumed the money could be > picked up without detection -- now fear exposure, or that the account > has been frozen. > > The markets were closed for four days after the attack, giving > investigators time to notice the anomalous trades. > ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Join modern day disciples reach the disfigured and poor with hope and healing http://us.click.yahoo.com/lMct6A/Vp3LAA/i1hLAA/UlWolB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/