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 World Trade Center - Capitalizing on terrorist atrocities.

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Sep 14, 2001
Recent tragic events have caused an outbreak of extreme volatility in the financial markets, as global capital flows into safe havens.

Many ordinary Americans have won and lost fortunes on the stock market with the dot-com expansion followed by the dot-com bust.

A famous investor is quoted as saying "The time to buy is when there is blood in the streets".

That time is clearly now, and with this in mind, adequacy is proud to present 'Capitalizing on Disaster - a guide to the small investor'.


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Nathan Mayer Rothschild's (1776 - 1836)timeless investment advice is as valid today as it ever was.

Political uncertainty and the threat of war all conspire to drive down US equity prices and increase the prices of so-called safe commodities such as oil and gold or government backed securities like bonds and T-notes.

As a small investor, you have probably lost a small fortune recently due to the inevitable burst of the dot-com bubble. However, the events in New York City are an opportunity to quickly recoup some of those losses, at the same time investing in America's future, and the future of our free, capitalist way of life.

When the New York Equity markets re-open on Monday 17th September there is expected to be a sharp sell-off in what has been described by the Financial Times of London as a knee jerk reaction to recent events.

Bearing in mind the advice of NM Rothschild (one of the most successful investors the world has seen) America's small investors should steel themselves on Monday morning, and BUY LIKE CRAZY. It does not really matter what you buy. In fact, since stock market analysis is next to useless, you might do well to simply buy into some kind of sector based mutual fund, or a small selection of 5 10 blue-chips such as Microsoft, IBM, General Electric etc

You might want to concentrate on areas which have huge potential growth, such as nanotechnology, genetics, pharmaceuticals and high tech. On the other hand, you might feel more comfortable with corporations which actually produce physical goods, such as Starbuck's, Nike and McDonald's.

Whichever stock-picking strategy you decide upon, there is unlikely to be a better buying opportunity for some time. With this in mind, I urge you to go out there and make as much profit as you can. Remember, you may not personally be able to go to Afganistan or Iraq or Syria or Pakistan or Iran or Saudi Arabia or Libya or the Sudan to fight hand to hand with the 'holy warriors' of the religion-crazed enemy. However by judicious use of your personal capital you can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with your country's armed forces and mount your own capitalist 'Jihad' to deny the Islamic terrorists their victory.

Remember. Success is the best form of revenge.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Say : O ye that reject Faith!
I worship not that which ye worship,
Nor will ye worship that which I worship.
And I will not worship that which ye have been wont to worship,
Nor will ye worship that which I worship.
To you be your Way, and to me mine


This is the sickest thing I have ever seen. (none / 0) (#6)
by Anonymous Reader on Sat Sep 15th, 2001 at 05:04:43 AM PST
How can you even think about making money at a time like this ?

RE: sickest thing. (none / 0) (#7)
by Anonymous Reader on Sat Sep 15th, 2001 at 07:04:25 AM PST
They want our country to shutdown.
They want us to live in fear.
They want us to not think about money.
Investing in the stock market is investing in our country.

If these attacks have minimal effect on the stock market, it only proves the strength of our country. Investing at a time like this is prudent for the investor and good for the economy. We all should do the same to show our support.

But its a bit sick to profit from disaster ? (none / 0) (#8)
by Anonymous Reader on Sat Sep 15th, 2001 at 07:23:45 AM PST
I mean, it's like grave robbing or something. I don't think America should grind to a standstill or anything, but a week of respectful inactivity would show a sense of decency, and plus give all those IT people a chance to test their failover systems etc etc.

I fear that if we start trading on Monday, the rest of the world will think we are a bunch of moneygrabbing robots with no human feelings.

A week would not be so long to wait would it ? After all lots of people have lost their lives.

hundreds (none / 0) (#9)
by alprazolam on Sat Sep 15th, 2001 at 08:49:16 AM PST
of thousnds of people die of starvation every week and we are still money grabbing robots with no human feelings. to stop now is unamerican.

Hmmm. (none / 0) (#10)
by Anonymous Reader on Sat Sep 15th, 2001 at 09:53:59 AM PST
You have a point. But doesn't that make it all the more important to stop and reflect ? I mean, for many Americans the pursuit of the almighty buck takes precedence over everything else, even their religion. This lust for material riches is possibly at the root of global resentment towards us.

I mean, we are consuming 75% of the worlds energy, and we support fascist dictatorships around the world. Instead of rushing headlong into an orgy of retaliatory violence, perhaps its time we took our constitution international.

Since the truths of our constitution are self-evident, perhaps it is time that the rest of the world were given the opportunity to have Freedom.

Instead of opressing countries, the US should try and liberate them by implementing our constitution (by force if absolutely nescessary).

Once these peoples (Iraqis, Afghanis, etc) have had a taste of true (US-style) freedom, they will not want to go back to their primative tribal belief systems.

I'm not talking about cultural imperialism, just about giving 3rd world nations the benefit of our 'field-tested' constitution, they need to have proper democracy and stop opressing women and religions minorities. Islam notwithstanding, these people's rulers are ruthless despots. There's nothing in the koran that says 'fly a suicide mission against those that disagree with you'. On the other hand, the Intifada would progress to its logical (end of Israel as a state) conclusion a lot faster if the Palestinians were given the right to keep and bear arms.

Think about it. Why should we deprive other countries of the freedoms we enjoy ? It's hardly fair is it ?

As advanced nations we owe it to the less advanced nations to show them the way forward. Regardless of religion. The Muslims had a very advanced civilization going on in Spain, which Europe benefitted greatly from, and in 1829, British government in India, outlawed SUTEE as a criminal offense. If you tried to do that now, someone would crawl out of the woodwork and whinge about cultural imperialism.

The way I see it, it should be the aim of civilized culture to try and overthrow babaric primative culture (Taliban etc). They are not really Muslims, they are more like the lunatic bible thumper TV evangelist neo nazis. Most of them are illiterate, and they certainly don't understand Arabic, this much is obvious.

Anyway, the USA should have a go at following in the footsteps of the last great Empire (the British) and try civilizing instead of destabilizing. Its cheaper and more humane.

Culture is not sacred. Sure people will get upset and claim that their 500-year old tradition must not be interfered with. But its a bit like hanging onto your old 386 PC because it still works. Its a bit stupid really.

You sir, are on crack (none / 0) (#12)
by Husaria on Sat Sep 15th, 2001 at 06:35:25 PM PST
This kind of policy is exactly why we're hated. This kind of 21st century Manifest Destiny.
Now, if the government is illegit, (ie: seizure of power), then it deserves to fall, but if it is elected by the people, then it should stay and we have no say about it, unless they're calling for mass killings, etc etc. Other than that, taking over the world and pressing our way of life is ethnocentric and wrong. What works for America, doesn't necessarily work for India.

Sig sigger

I'm afraid, in this case, you're wrong. (none / 0) (#13)
by Anonymous Reader on Sat Sep 15th, 2001 at 08:50:59 PM PST
You accuse me of being ethnocentric, when I merely want to abolish the barbaric inhumane practices of stupidly backward tribal cultures in pariah states ?

Should the Northern nigerian muslims be allowed to get away with babarism in the name of political correctness ?

These people are the national socialists of the modern era.

You cannot see it, because you are blinded by political correctness. No doubt if Mr Hitler proposed his anti-semetic genocide today you would sit back and allow it, because it was a part of Germanic Culture, and we wouldn't want to be ethnocentric. You would have allowed the practice of Sutee to continue because you don't want to upset the locals.

Wake up and smell the fucking coffee. These people want to drag us back to the dark ages, and you liberals are aiding and abetting them with your shameful appeasement.

At the end of the day, I'm prepared to stand up to these people and say "fuck you, you and your traditions are wrong. Stop torturing and killing innocent people you psychopaths". That is the mark of my developed civilization, the fact that I can exercise my freedom of speech and make a value judgement against sexist homophobic uneducated neo-Nazi religious extremists.

So-called Muslims in these backward countries are trying to turn back the clock, to impose 'tribal' (not religious) values on their women and on non-muslims.

The great hope for these oppressed masses is if the USA manages to turn back the tide of "fundamentalism" which is nothing more than good old-fashioned religious bigotry and patriarchy dressed up with a fancy name.

As for manifest destiny, what the hell are these jihad-crazed terrorists all about ? They want to establish a global khalifate! The subjugation of not only Christianity, but also Hinduism, Bhuddism, Judaism, and any other much more mature religions which do not match up to their (relativly new) belief system ! I think I can reasonably object to that without being accused of ethnocentrism.

It's time western Muslims were honest about the extremist peasants in their midsts and stopped tacitly supporting them from the cosy comfort of a Western democracy.

They exist, and they are a real threat to society. They need to be educated and brought up to speed with what is decent behaviour in the modern world. And if they don't like it, tough shit, their mutilation and oppression of women cannot continue forever. Its un-Islamic for starters, that should be enough to put a stop to it, but if not then we will have to rely on cultural imperialism to get the message across.

Now if only the USA would stop funding these people...

Politcal Correctness (none / 0) (#20)
by californianative on Wed Sep 19th, 2001 at 01:31:10 PM PST
I for one think you said it beautifully!

An eye for an eye (none / 0) (#11)
by Anonymous Reader on Sat Sep 15th, 2001 at 12:24:51 PM PST
In a Newsweek poll, 71 percent of respondents backed a U.S. military strike against terror bases and the countries that support them, even if there were a high likelihood that civilians would also be killed.

71 percent of Americans want to murder innocent people. What a sick country.

Ok, you missed the point of my post (none / 0) (#14)
by Husaria on Sat Sep 15th, 2001 at 09:21:58 PM PST
Firstly, I said, we should stop them if they violate international law, most of what you said, killings and so forth, fell under that.
Now, I do not advocate any of the things you mentioned, the savage treatment of others in Nigeria and other countries. In fact, these are areas where the leaders were NOT chosen by the people.
Now, most Muslims in the US are shocked and horrified by this. I know this because there are lots of them in my comp sci classes. Now, Islam is 700 years old, much older than the ideas of western democracy.
Now, I've always have been calling for the overthrow of the Taliban:
Its illegitmate, show me the people's mandate for them.
They violated various rights of people of other religions.
They destroyed statues for Islam.

Now, if you didn't know better, MOST extremists want the West to leave the Mid-east alone, thats all. But after, they most likely would go after the world.

Sig sigger

Islam is around 1400 years old (none / 0) (#19)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Sep 16th, 2001 at 02:27:13 PM PST
Not 700. Seeing as they have a calendar with 14 centuries on it so far, it should have been fairly obvious.

I'd also like to add (none / 0) (#15)
by Husaria on Sat Sep 15th, 2001 at 09:28:23 PM PST
I've been hearing rumors that "war bonds" are being sold now. Might be a bit offensive, but, buying these bonds, and you can't lose.
To get a profit, we have to win.
And to lose, the bonds would be worthless, so what would be the point of even collecting, because it would be all over then.
Sig sigger

Didn't the US government sell war bonds... (none / 0) (#16)
by Anonymous Reader on Sat Sep 15th, 2001 at 11:10:23 PM PST
during vietnam?

How did those turn out?

This is (none / 0) (#17)
by Husaria on Sun Sep 16th, 2001 at 07:48:08 AM PST
the first time since ww2 since war bonds have been sold.

Sig sigger

Excuse me... (none / 0) (#18)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Sep 16th, 2001 at 02:25:49 PM PST
In one sense, you're right. In another, the US never stopped issuing series E bonds, the bonds that were sold during WW2. They still sold up until 1980. The war bonds thing is just an ad campaign, of sorts.

In any case, government bonds sold during war are a losing bet. They get creamed by inflation. War is, after all, an inflationary activity. They're safer than keeping your money in cash, but stocks are still a better investment.


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