Not helping so far

"Canadian Air & Space Museum"

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Yep, that’s yours truly helping to open the TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange) this morning. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to have helped the markets as they’re down about 112 points as I write this.

So the TSX invited us to celebrate the Centennial of Canadian Flight.  The museum gets some publicity and we all had a good time – except for having to drive downtown during the morning rush hour.

Big thanks to Monique who herded us through the process which is coordinated like a military operation.  9am – arrive.  9:05 – coffee and snacks. 9:15 – meet and greet with the President of the Exchange. 9:20 – presentation.  9:27 upstairs to the media section.  9:29:45 – start clapping.  9:30 – Museum Chairman Wayne Barrett touches a screen to open the market (keep clapping) 9:31 – stop clapping.  9:45 – get out!

An interesting experience.