We're Ready for the Year 2000

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"We're Ready for the Year 2000"

headline of full-page newspaper ad underwritten by SIA, NASD, NYSE, DTCC, Boston Stock Exchange, CBOE, The Chicago Stock Exchange, Pacific Exchange, PHLX.

Signed by Chairman Securities Industry Association, Chairman and CEO National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., Chairman and CEO New York Stock Exchange, Inc.

Text excerpts:

... Jan 3, 2000 ... Our goal? Business as usual. ...

... preparations earned the highest rating -- five stars -- from the Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem... [?]

Stay invested for the long term
... prudent ... patience ...

Continue keeping good records

Leave stock certificates in the safekeeping of your securities firm
There's no need to risk their loss by needlessly moving them.

Learn the facts
... concerns, talk to a representative ... learn more about its Y2K safeguards. [And all of a sudden get forthright, detailed information that has not been available for years, up to now?]

My emphasis (bold) added; comments in []

Web site http://www.sia.com

[Don't worry; be happy]

-- A (A@AisA.com), November 05, 1999



-- Spidey (in@jam.robbed), November 05, 1999.

Stolen quote:

Y2K Ready is like going over Niagara Falls in a barrel lined with as much padding as you deem prudent, with a medical or Mortuary team at the foot of the falls as a Contingency plan.

-- Linda (lwmb@psln.com), November 05, 1999.

"Our goal? Business as usual..."

My goal: One million additional dollars next month.

I think both goals might be somewhat problematic in reaching.

-- A (A@AisA.com), November 05, 1999.

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