Numbers: 911 - S&P Futures Close At:
- ALBANY, NY (AP) - On the
first anniversary of the terrorist attacks, a date known as 9-11,
the evening numbers drawn in the New York Lottery were 9-1-1.
- "The numbers were picked in the
standard random fashion using all the same protocols," said
lottery spokeswoman Carolyn Hapeman. "It's just the way the
numbers came up."
- Lottery officials won't know
until Thursday morning how many people played those numbers or the
total payout, she said.
- For the evening numbers game, the
New York Lottery selects from balls numbered zero to nine
circulating in a machine at the lottery office. Three levers are
pressed, and three balls are randomly brought up into tubes and
- Traders Puzzled By Eery
911 Closing Of S&P Futures
CHICAGO (AP) - In an ironic twist, the September
Standard & Poor's 500 futures contract closed Tuesday at
911.00 - a day before the one-year anniversary of the terrorist
was some buzz on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange stock index
futures trading floor Wednesday about why that happened, but there
were no reports of collusion or price-fixing.
- "It was bizarre, it was strange,
but it wasn't manufactured," said Richard Canlione, vice president
of institutional financial futures at Salomon Smith Barney. "It
was just the rules of coincidence ... That's just where the market
- "It just proves the market God
was with us, remembering the day, too," said one CME trader.
- The start of trading was delayed
Wednesday in honor of those killed in the attacks.
- Market players noted prices were
already moving higher throughout Tuesday after two prior up days,
so it wasn't as if an abrupt change in direction took place to
achieve the numerical equivalent of Sept. 11.
- Some thought perhaps suspicious
activity could have taken place, but most brushed it off as a
"patriotic rally" and didn't see the harm in it.
- "I'm always kinda paranoid, and I
find the fact that we settled there kind of eerie, but I don't
think we should dwell on it or read too much into it," said Tim
Haefke, a stock index futures trader and president of Top-Notch
- The futures contract is an obligation
to buy or sell a basket of stocks composing the Standard &
Poor's stock index at a set date for a fixed price.
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