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warisproduct: Dude, you profit from terrorism. Is that such a difficult concept? That maybe there are better ways to make money?

Dude, you only profit from terrorism if you were short prior to the attack.

By Monday everybody had ample opportunity to learn about the attack and consider the ramifications. Any short sale (or other sale) that took place then had an informed seller that thought the stock was too expensive and an informed buyer that thought the stock was cheap. Who was right? Who knows. In the short term, maybe the buyer. Eyeballing the chart, it looks like if you shorted AMR at the open on Monday, as of now you've lost maybe 25% of your money.

warisproduct: A six year old in Iowa could make money shorting UAL, big deal.

Baloney. Unless this Iowan six year old is also a member of Al-Qa'edah, he doesn't get to short sell before the attacks. Look at the chart. UAL has been flat-to-slightly-up this week, no shorting profits there so far.
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