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   Non-TechAMERITRADE HLD A (NASDAQ:AMTD)


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To: NOW who wrote (1825)9/15/2007 10:57:33 AM
From: OldAIMGuy
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Hi T, Re: Ameritrade hack...............

There had been some notice on this subject once before, maybe a year ago. Not as much information as this recent note, but a reference to something that had happened in several brokerages. Even this email didn't contain a lot of facts, only that they seem to feel they've rooted out the invasive code. No assurance that the SS#s, etc are not being abused, but that they had not as of yet seen evidence of it.

Apparently there was an increase of spam-like emails to several AMTD clients related to investing, so it appears someone compiled a mailing list and probably sold it. I get so much spam (too many years with the same email address, I guess) that I don't know if I'd notice. The ratio is about 25 or 30 to one junk to desired email. Lucky for me the Yahoo mail filter catches most of it.

AMTD's stock is still in my account. The shares I bought in early August at $16.06 to add to the holding are profitable. The overall position is also profitable going back more than a year. So, all's well at this point.

Best regards, Tom

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To: OldAIMGuy who wrote (1826)9/15/2007 4:33:49 PM
From: NOW
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thanks

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From: Radiosport11/13/2007 12:55:38 PM
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With E-Trade facing massive losses with CDO's, is there
any info on TDA's exposure to such problems?

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To: Radiosport who wrote (1828)11/13/2007 3:49:02 PM
From: rrufff
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Don't follow this but there were articles yesterday that indicated that AMTD had almost no exposure and that they could benefit by inheriting fleeing clients if it gets much worse for E*trade.

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To: rrufff who wrote (1829)11/13/2007 4:50:20 PM
From: MJ
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That's what I read also in relation to AMTD.

Prior to this crash in Etrade there were articles that indicated AMTD might buy Etrade. Looked at it as a possibility and was trying to decide whether to speculate on this as a merger possibility by buying E-Trade.

Decided not to. Thank God for intuition as I saw no signs as to why not to buy e-trade---------wasn't thinking about the mortgage exposure.

My online account is with AMTD. I will call and ask.

A general comment, online trading and bank accounts definitely have their risk. We are gradually being forced into doing business this way as electronic transfers are replacing checks. Example, my computer system was down last week-----if AMTD had not had the capability of telephone quotes and trading I not have been able to access the account.
The telephone system actually works very well once one learns how to use it.

mj

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To: MJ who wrote (1830)11/13/2007 8:08:36 PM
From: rrufff
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Excellent points all around - Most retail brokerage accounts should be OK within the limits of SIPC. I forget the limits, but $100,000 in cash and $500,000 in total comes to mind.

The commentary suggests now that Ameritrade will benefit from customers fleeing E and running to the big boys, including Schwab and A/Trade.

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To: rrufff who wrote (1831)11/13/2007 10:50:21 PM
From: MJ
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RRuff

Just in from Forbes---------

The embattled online brokerage firm rebounded 16% on Tuesday.

Click the link below to read the full story:
forbes.com

Note that you can also subscribe free gratis to alerts on various companies and sectors via Forbes. I find Forbes a valuable resource. (Not connected with Forbes just happen to appreciate their publications.)

mj

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From: enl.investor3/27/2008 9:50:33 PM
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Now CoolTrade is waiving all subscription fees for TD AMERITRADE clients.

The link on the TD AMERITRADE partners page has not been updated to show the free subscription yet. But the special is shown on the CoolTrade homepage.

Here are the links:

cool-trade.com
tdameritrade.com

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To: enl.investor who wrote (1833)4/29/2008 8:54:05 PM
From: MJ
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What do you think of Cool Trade? An automated system is likely as good as we humans at trying to figure this morass of a global market out.

mj

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From: james-rockford2/24/2009 2:59:09 PM
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My streamer not working, Level II and Last sale is. Anyone else having similar problems.

Wow, this thread sure is dead. I wonder how many traders have been washed out over the years? I almost was, barely hung in there thru 2001-2005. Now, my AMTD portfolio is its highest since September 2000.

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