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Rosja drży przed unijnymi sankcjami gospodarczymi
Od dziś wchodzą w życie pierwsze sankcje Unii Europejskiej, wymierzone w całe sektory rosyjskiej gospodarki. Unia zdecydowała się na ten krok, by powstrzymać Moskwę od wspierania prorosyjskich rebeliantów na Ukrainie.
MSCI Launched ex-Russia Indexes. Signaled it will remove VTB (probably its largerst client in Russia)
Как отметил стратег Midlincoln Research Ованес Оганесян, это стандартная процедура при корпоративном действии, однако санкции могут сделать ее не совсем обычной. Кроме того, он отметил, что если бы не было корпоративного действия, то, возможно, MSCI и не проводила бы никаких консультаций
Sanctiones Will Negatively Affect Russian Economy
Russia is much more succeptible in financial sector than in the oil and gas sector
New Sanctions Will Affect Liquidity:
Bloomberg Interviewed Ovanes Oganisian on sanctiones
Russia may be moved to FM markets Category
Russian market moves closer to resemble market in Kazakhstan where infrustructure is great but liquidity is poor and market is heavily concenrated in just a few names
Ukraine Election Brings Market Triumph for Bonds: Russia Credit
Poroshenko's election victory is "quite positive for the Ukrainian investment case," according to Ovanes Oganisyan, a strategist at MidLincoln Research in Moscow. "In Russian bonds there was a move already, but Russia will also be in a much better spot. There is reason to be slightly more optimistic."
MSCI May Rebalancing Preview
According O.Oganesyan, Russia's weight in the index MSCI EM may be even lower - 4.7%.
"As the Russian economy as a whole, the stock market there are structural problems. Large companies set too high a bar for inclusion in the index of other Russian companies, so many issuers officials simply have no chance to get into the base for the calculation of indices MSCI.
Wall Street investment bank's dilemma: stay away from or close to Russia?
Moscow Midlincoln Institute strategist Ovanes Oganisian on Bloomberg told reporters that "at the moment this time, only Putin's most loyal partner in the St. Petersburg forum will show up, they will pretend to Ukraine incident behind, but the truth is Russia's position in the emerging markets already are not as important. "
Deposit Insurance Fund gets additional 2 bn$ for Crimea
Furthermore, according to Midlincoln Research Ovanes Oganisian, whats coming to a fund is a way to recapitalise the fund in the environment of higher revoking licensing frequency rates.
Wall Street Ties to Putin Threatened as Sanctions Bite
Ukraine Crisis Nets Billions of Dollars for Kremlin
Moscow Bourse Weight Upped in MSCI 10/40
Upcoming MSCI 10-40 rebalancing
Russia Stocks Climb as Norilsk to Rosneft Gain on Ruble Weakness
Ulyukaev wants to speed up privatisation
Russian Central Bank is up for reorganisation of regional structure.
Masterbank mess could help Sberbank to get hold of
Retailer Metro is moving closer to Moscow Exchange
Boeing 737 Crashes in Russian City of Kazan, Killing 50
Russian oil and gas sector, avoiding toilet paper shortage
My favorite research piece
Is Russia on the Path of Becoming a Frontier Market?
Contact Sport of Russian M&A
Looking for the Center of Financial Mass
Russia's Economic Epic
Trends for 2012 and 2013 | The Moscow Times
Pussy Riot Verdict, What will the market say?
Privatization of the Pension System Delayed
Trends on the Russian M&A Market: Theory vs. Practice
A Pre-election Buy-Back
Will Fast Russian Companies Ever Emerge?
New IPOs Get Squeezed by the Size of Gazprom
History of Russia's IPOs as Reflected in the MSCI Russia Index
AvtoVAZ — an Ongoing Problem
The Last Convergence Attempt – State Firms Must Focus on Profit and Dividends
Small Business Vanishes
The Future Landscape of the Russian Stock Marke
Boosting Russia's Export Trade
Alchemists Sought Philosopher's Stone, Investors Prefer Gas
Microsoft Product Support Services
ML Notes from Midwest - Russia achieved immunity from sanctions through weaker ruble
When international sanctions were imposed on Russia the power of one variable was underestimated initially and that was the ruble. In the past in the absence of external liquidity Russian economy usually quickly choked when ruble rate was glued to
ML Weekly Econ/Politics Sep 29 2014
Key Country News
Lithuania's president: 'Russia is terrorizing its neighbors and using .../.../Exclusive: Ukraine prime minister says Russians 'want us to freeze'/.../World Bank Slashes Russian Growth Forecasts/.../Russia's Car Market Slump
ML Fund Aggregates Sep 19-Sep 26
Some emerging market China related equity fund outflow flow accelerate at least on our data. GEM outflow totaled 1.7bn$ for GEM dedicated funds. China outflow totaled 3.2bn$ for China equity funds.
However for other country dedicated funds some in
MidLincoln GEMs Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly
Top 10 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Drops Week Change USD Eurobonds
Top 10 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Climbs Week Change USD Eurobonds
Top 10 GEM Corporate Bonds Yields Climbes Week Change USD Eurobonds
Top 10 GEM Corporate Bonds Yields Drop
MidLincoln GEMs Equity Portfolio Performance Update
Since inception on Feb 3 we are now doing well in absolute terms in South Africa, China, Russia and South Korea. We are still doing poorly in absolute terms in India, Brazil and Turkey however recently our underperformance in
MidLincoln Industry/Sectors Weekly
Those Dreaded Spoilers That Can Torpedo Dramatic Plot Take On a ...
EBRD REDUCES STAKE IN POLAND'S LEADING TELECOMS .../---/Emerging Markets Media Content
Emerging-market stocks pared a weekly loss as telecommunications ...
MSCI Ongoing Consultations re: Alibaba, Baidu, Vimpelcom X5 etc
MSCI proposes to enhance the coverage of the MSCI Global Investable Market Indexes by considering all companies which are listed in other geographies rather than its core geography. So that companies, primarily classified e.g. in China, Russia and
ML Econ/Politics Weekly
Key Country News
Russia's President Vladimir Putin Rejects Ukrainian Separatists' Aim .../.../Russia ready to cooperate with U.S., European Union, Prime .../.../Global Tensions Pose Risk to Russian Economic Growth, Says .../.../Russian stock
ML Fund Aggregates
Last week (between Sep 19 and Sep 12) Emerging Market equity fund flows were set to outflows losing 181 mn$ which is slightly less than the previous week outflow of circa 243 mn$. EMEA funds showed 0.6$mn outflows, MENA funds of 0.5 mn$, GCC equity
On our assumptions, the case of AFK Sistema is not like the Yukos affair. Saga of the Sistema - is rather the story pieced by Lego blocks, where the pieces include Rosneft buyout of TNK BP, a story of Gazprom buying Sibneft, story possibly includes s
ML GEMs Equity Portfolio
Since inception on Feb 3 we are now doing well in absolute terms in South Africa, China, Russia and South Korea. We are still doing poorly in absolute terms in India, Brazil and Turkey however recently our underperforma
MidLincoln Industry/Sectors Overview Weekly
EBRD REDUCES STAKE IN POLAND'S LEADING TELECOMS ...
Amazing stories: The Drum catches up with digital agency Amaze as .../---/Emerging Markets Media Content
Google unveils $US105 smartphone for emerging markets
ML Weekly Econ/Politics Sep 15 2014
Key Country News
Ukraine fights off attack on Donetsk airport by pro-Russia forces/.../Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Turns 49/.../Global Tensions Pose Risk to Russian Economic Growth, Says .../.../Russian investors wary of new cease
ML Fund Flow Aggregates
Last week (between Sep 5 and Sep 12) Emerging Market equity fund flows were set to outflows. This is first GEM outflows stats on our numbers since we started tracking th fund flow info since approximately end of May this year.
Frontier markets fu
MidLincoln Emerging Markets Charts and Datamine
China Bond Yields
Brazil Government Bond Yields
Korean YC local
Russia Yield 10 yr (RUB)
Turkey Sovereign Eurobonds
SA Government Bonds 10y (ZAR)
India Government Bond 10 yr
Ukraine Souvereign Eurobond
MidLincoln GEMs Portfolio Performance
Since inception on Feb 3 we are now doing well in absolute terms in South Africa, China, Russia and South Korea. We are still doing poorly in absolute terms in India and Turkey however recently our underperformance in a
MidLincoln Industry/Sectors Weekly
Emerging Markets Reporter
Bangladesh Considers Tighter Control of Courts and Media/---/Emerging Markets Media Content
Why Brazil Telecom Player Oi Jumped 11%
Research and Markets: The Telecommunications Market in West .../
Ml Weekly Econ/Politics Sep 8
Russian President Vladimir Putin is 'Self-Centred', Says Dalai Lama/.../Prime Minister Yatsenyuk: Ukraine to Become Independent From .../.../The West's Tricky Economic War With Russia/.../Russia's Investment in Africa - New Challenges and Pro
Fund Flow Aggregates Sep 8
Equity Fund Flow is mixed.
China posted substantial outflows, and this could be problematic if the fund outflows front run some sort of bad economic outcome in China.
Overall GEM fund flow is still small inflow of c.384 mn$. Brazil showed inflow o
ML GEMs Rebalancing
Portfolio rebalancing info
In this rebalancing the only change is that we removed Sberbank short and added short in Megafon
Since inception we are now doing well in absolute terms in China, Russia, South Af
August - 2014
Russian Market Review
Russian stocks lost 2.3% in August measured by the RTS index adding on volatility as newsflow around events in Ukraine escalated.
Ruble lost 4% and finished the month at 37.1RUB per USD.
Brent oil price lost 2.8% and reached the lows of this
MidLincoln Industry/Sectors Overview
Key Industry News
David Drake, Chairman of The Soho Loft Media Group, to Be ...
Were you at Twitter's #ToastAndTweet party?/---/Emerging Markets Media Content
Device manufacturers and mindboggling moves in emerging markets
ML Econ/Politics Weekly
Ukraine President Says Europe's Security Depends on Stopping .../.../Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's Twitter Was Hacked/.../Western Sanctions And Rising Debts Are Already Strangling The .../.../Russia's Investment in Africa - New Cha
ML Fundlow Aggregates
Equity Fund Flow is mixed.
Overall GEM funds inflows is alarmingly much cooler just at 289 mn$ vs. 723$mn of inflow the previous week. Russian equity fundflow is slightly better at +0.9mn$ vs over 80mn$ of outflows the week before. Brazil posted in
MidLincoln Emerging Markets Charts and Datamine Russia - the last 10 years or so.
In the last 10 years Russians faced declining real growth rates
On per capita basis Russia looks especially bleak
In the last 10 years Russians faced double digit inflation, expensive credit and low investment levels.
In the past 10 years Ru
MidLincoln GEMs Portfolio Performance Update
Since inception on Feb 3 we are now doing well in absolute terms in South Africa, China, Russia and South Korea. We are still doing poorly in absolute terms in India and Turkey however recently our underperformance in absolute
MidLincoln Industry/Sectors Weekly
(Previous message today is a repeat of Monday's and was sent out erroneously, we apologise)
Here is the Industry/Sector Product
(Scroll to best and worst stock news by sector below)
Vietnam in View 2014 Eme
ML Economic/Politics/ Weekly
Angela Merkel calls for Ukraine truce and urges strict controls on .../.../McDonald's Won't Be Banned in Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Says/.../Shrinking Russian economy adds to fears of full-blown recession/.../Russia's Investment in Africa
ML Fund Flows Weekly
Equity Fund Flow is mixed.
GEM funds flows slightly cooler at 723$mn, Japan outflows are large, European equities outflows are large as well. China (+844) posted inflow, so did Brazil (+130mn$) and Korea (64mn$). Outflows were recorded for Russia
MidLincoln Emerging Markets Charts and Datamine
UK CPI at 1.6% in the year to July 2014
US Consumer Prices are Creeping Up
South Africa price growth at 6,3%
Ukraine Flag Above the Kremlin
Brazil statistics office reported Q2 GDP down 0.5% q-o-q
HSBC China PMI for August showed contraction fro
Markets Week Change and Best&Worst
Weekly Index Performance
*Week changes between and
|Shanghai Stock Exchange Compos||2351.52||2.47|
|Korea Stock Exchange KOSPI Ind||2033.99||-0.07|
|Russian Depositary Index USD||1374.86||-0.47|
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||17113.15||-0.96|
|Ibovespa Brasil Sao Paulo Stoc||57212.38||-1.00|
|Karachi Stock Exchange KSE100 ||29705.65||-1.20|
|Russian Trading System Cash In||1156.15||-1.20|
|S&P BSE SENSEX Index||26626.32||-1.31|
|S&P 500 Index||1982.85||-1.37|
|S&P/TSX Composite Index||15026.77||-1.56|
|Warsaw Stock Exchange WIG Tota||54574.21||-1.91|
|Mexican Stock Exchange Mexican||44884.33||-1.92|
|Jakarta Stock Exchange Composi||5096.16||-2.48|
|FTSE 100 Index||6649.39||-2.76|
|Borsa Istanbul 100 Index||74632.42||-2.98|
|Hong Kong Hang Seng Index||23211.15||-3.22|
|FTSE/JSE Africa All Share Inde||49663.64||-3.50|
Weekly Currency Performance
Weekly Commodities Performance
|ICE SUGAR #11||USD/LB.||16.56||4.81|
|NYMEX NATURAL GAS||USD/MMBTU||4.02||4.69|
|ICE COFFEE "C"||USD/LB.||186.05||4.52|
|CME LIVE CATTLE||USD/LB.||162.10||2.14|
|EURO SPOT||EUR/T OZ.||961.07||1.87|
|INDIAN RUPEE SPOT||INR/T OZ.||74862.31||1.53|
|CBOT ROUGH RICE||USD/CWT||12.81||1.26|
|CME FEEDER CATTLE||USD/LB.||231.60||1.25|
|BRITISH POUND SPOT||GBP/T OZ.||750.76||1.19|
|CRUDE OIL (WTI)||USD/BBL.||92.96||1.03|
|EURO SPOT||EUR/T OZ.||13.82||1.02|
|JAPANESE YEN SPOT||JPY/T OZ.||133354.88||0.99|
|INDIAN RUPEE SPOT||INR/T OZ.||1078.38||0.89|
|ICE ORANGE JUICE CONC||USD/LB.||143.65||0.63|
|GOLD SPOT||USD/T OZ.||1218.71||0.46|
|COMEX GOLD||USD/T OZ.||1219.40||0.44|
|BRITISH POUND SPOT||GBP/T OZ.||10.80||0.37|
|JAPANESE YEN SPOT||JPY/T OZ.||1918.11||0.22|
|COMEX SILVER||USD/T OZ.||17.53||-0.17|
|US DOLLAR SPOT||USD/T OZ.||17.53||-0.28|
|NYMEX HEATING OIL||USD/GAL.||269.86||-0.29|
|CME LEAN HOGS||USD/LB.||94.48||-0.39|
|TOCOM CRUDE OIL||JPY/KL||66370.00||-0.52|
|CBOT SOYBEAN OIL||USD/LB.||31.92||-0.72|
|CRUDE OIL (BRENT)||USD/BBL.||96.73||-1.19|
|ICE ECX EMISSIONS||EUR/MT||5.93||-1.66|
|PLATINUM SPOT||USD/T OZ.||1301.38||-2.23|
|ICE COTTON #2||USD/LB.||61.82||-3.03|
|PALLADIUM SPOT||USD/T OZ.||782.75||-3.22|
|CBOT SOYBEAN MEAL||USD/ST||300.90||-3.74|
Weekly Bond Rates Performance Change in btps
Best and Worst in the BRICSKST
(MSCI Emerging Markets Index stocks only)
|Anadolu Efes Biracilik Ve||27.40||3.20|
|BIM Birlesik Magazalar AS||48.25||0.52|
|Eregli Demir ve Celik Fab||4.29||-0.23|
|Turkiye Garanti Bankasi A||7.99||-1.48|
|Turk Telekomunikasyon AS||5.97||-1.65|
|Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetl||11.85||-1.66|
|TAV Havalimanlari Holding||18.15||-2.16|
|Coca-Cola Icecek AS||48.15||-2.33|
|Turkiye Sise ve Cam Fabri||2.87||-2.38|
|Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi AS||4.39||-2.44|
|Ford Otomotiv Sanayi AS||24.25||-8.66|
|Emlak Konut Gayrimenkul Y||2.35||-7.84|
|Enka Insaat ve Sanayi AS||5.06||-6.81|
|KOC Holding AS||10.15||-6.02|
|Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS||13.75||-5.50|
|Tofas Turk Otomobil Fabri||12.20||-5.06|
|Turkiye Vakiflar Bankasi ||4.24||-4.93|
|Koza Altin Isletmeleri AS||17.05||-4.48|
|Haci Omer Sabanci Holding||9.42||-4.46|
|Turkiye Is Bankasi||5.05||-4.36|
|Raia Drogasil SA||21.88||6.78|
|AES Tiete SA||19.27||4.50|
|Souza Cruz SA||19.60||3.87|
|Lojas Renner SA||71.56||3.20|
|Kroton Educacional SA||15.09||2.65|
|Estacio Participacoes SA||25.30||2.22|
|Natura Cosmeticos SA||38.80||2.08|
|EDP - Energias do Brasil ||10.29||1.98|
|Usinas Siderurgicas de Mi||7.12||-12.85|
|Cia Siderurgica Nacional ||9.21||-8.45|
|Banco do Brasil SA||29.83||-6.98|
|ALL - America Latina Logi||6.63||-6.75|
|BR Properties SA||13.39||-5.04|
|GlaxoSmithKline Consumer ||5281.55||5.57|
|Hindustan Unilever Ltd||751.45||3.84|
|HCL Technologies Ltd||1714.00||2.31|
|Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd||1393.45||2.07|
|Dr Reddys Laboratories Lt||3222.45||2.03|
|HDFC Bank Ltd||871.65||1.90|
|Sun Pharmaceutical Indust||806.60||1.84|
|Jaiprakash Associates Ltd||27.10||-19.47|
|Bank of India||248.65||-13.60|
|Jindal Steel & Power Ltd||183.95||-12.94|
|Reliance Capital Ltd||471.70||-9.35|
|Bharat Heavy Electricals ||205.35||-7.94|
|Reliance Infrastructure L||593.70||-7.89|
|Reliance Communications L||97.55||-6.02|
|Shanghai Electric Group C||4.27||12.96|
|Uni-President China Holdi||7.82||9.22|
|Tingyi Cayman Islands Hol||20.75||4.90|
|AviChina Industry & Techn||5.51||4.36|
|China Telecom Corp Ltd||4.84||2.76|
|CITIC Securities Co Ltd||18.12||2.49|
|Shenzhou International Gr||24.60||1.86|
|China Railway Group Ltd||4.15||0.73|
|Sino-Ocean Land Holdings ||4.35||0.69|
|China Communications Cons||5.66||0.53|
|Agile Property Holdings L||4.79||-11.46|
|China Shanshui Cement Gro||2.70||-9.40|
|Parkson Retail Group Ltd||2.26||-8.87|
|China Shipping Container ||2.09||-7.93|
|Tencent Holdings Ltd||113.20||-7.67|
|Greentown China Holdings ||7.06||-7.35|
|Aluminum Corp of China Lt||3.14||-6.82|
|Sihuan Pharmaceutical Hol||5.72||-6.69|
|ENN Energy Holdings Ltd||50.95||-5.47|
|Evergrande Real Estate Gr||2.92||-5.19|
|Aspen Pharmacare Holdings||33762.00||1.79|
|Tiger Brands Ltd||31170.00||0.17|
|African Bank Investments ||31.00||0.00|
|Mediclinic International ||9298.00||-0.68|
|MMI Holdings Ltd/South Af||2800.00||-0.92|
|Vodacom Group Ltd||12875.00||-1.30|
|Gold Fields Ltd||4545.00||-1.30|
|Spar Group Ltd/The||12311.00||-1.51|
|Growthpoint Properties Lt||2467.00||-1.83|
|Mr Price Group Ltd||20675.00||-2.09|
|Kumba Iron Ore Ltd||26447.00||-7.79|
|Pick n Pay Stores Ltd||5300.00||-7.63|
|Woolworths Holdings Ltd/S||6848.00||-7.02|
|Exxaro Resources Ltd||13209.00||-6.98|
|Northam Platinum Ltd||3850.00||-6.94|
|African Rainbow Minerals ||15187.00||-6.32|
|AK Transneft OAO||89000.00||2.42|
|Sberbank of Russia||58.62||1.07|
|Mobile Telesystems OJSC||15.79||-6.29|
|Inter RAO JSC||0.01||-2.45|
|SK C&C Co Ltd||256500.00||14.25|
|SK Hynix Inc||47400.00||9.98|
|Samsung C&T Corp||77100.00||6.34|
|Korea Investment Holdings||57100.00||5.74|
|SK Holdings Co Ltd||190000.00||5.26|
|Samsung SDI Co Ltd||127000.00||-13.31|
|Lotte Chemical Corp||145000.00||-12.39|
|Daelim Industrial Co Ltd||77900.00||-11.38|
|LG Chem Ltd||165500.00||-11.26|
|Daewoo Shipbuilding & Mar||20100.00||-9.66|
|Hyundai Merchant Marine C||9730.00||-9.49|
|SK Innovation Co Ltd||80800.00||-9.42|
|Hanwha Chemical Corp||14250.00||-9.24|
|Samsung Techwin Co Ltd||36250.00||-8.58||
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Lincoln is the Capital of
Did you know?
1.In Nebraska they eat cinnamon rolls with chilli!
Source: Jillian Hall via www.jillianmaryhall.com
Don’t bother serving chili unless it includes a side of cinnamon rolls. There’s nothing like a bite of savory spiciness followed by a nibble of homey sweetness.
Nebraskans who have grown up with this amazing combo are always floored when people from elsewhere have never heard of it. Don’t knock it either–once you try it you’ll wonder how you didn’t think of it before.
2. Aksarben Isn’t A Nonsense Word
Source: Ak-sar-ben River City Rodeo and Stock Show via Facebook
For those not from the place where The Good Life abounds, Aksarben is Nebraska spelled backwards.
Once a gloried race track in Omaha, it’s used in everything from names of businesses to shopping centers to a rodeo and stock show. It’s most prevalent in Omaha, but you’ll still see it other places in the state.
Yeah, it may seem a little silly, but it’s better than Amohalko or Aigroeg, right?
3. Dorothy Lynch Is More Than Just Dressing
You’ll know this native condiment of Nebraska by its bright orange hue and big flecks of black pepper throughout. Manufactured in Duncan (population 351), this thick, sweet dressing is a little bit spicy and boasts a homemade taste.
It’s used in home-cooked recipes galore, from marinades to side dishes. Ex-Nebraskans are known to have it shipped to the coasts to satisfy that craving for a taste of home.
4. Nebraskans Don’t Measure In Miles, They Measure In Time
Source: Flickr user Kathleen Waters Photography
Nebraska features a large expanse of interstate and highway roads, but locals don’t measure in miles.
If you ask a Nebraskan how far it is from Lincoln to Grand Island, you probably won’t get the answer “100 miles.” You’re way more likely to hear, “Oh, about an hour and a half.”
With long stretches of road ahead and few cities to slow you down, time is the best way to measure a trip.
5. O’Neill Is The ONLY Place To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
Source: O’Neill Nebraska Chamber of Commerce via Facebook
This “Irish Capital of Nebraska” is the only place to go for St. Patrick’s Day. Located in the proverbial middle-of-nowhere in the northern part of the state, O’Neill goes all out for the holiday.
The town explodes with Irish dancers, food and, of course, drinking. Locals paint a shamrock on Main Street and head down to paint the famous “Green Horse from O’Neill” for the parade the Friday before.
If you stop by the Good Timin’ bar you’ll be treated to a gallon milk jug full of green keg beer for around $4. It’s a down-home party only Nebraskans could throw.
6. Every Small Town Has A Rival
Source: Flickr user The People’s Tribune
If you live in Central City, you hate Aurora and you can’t wait to beat the pants off them come football season. The same goes for Cozad and Gothenburg.
Even though the only difference outsiders notice is that one town probably has a drive-in called Dairy Cream while the other has one called Dairy King, the natives will quickly expound on the differences in each community and why theirs is superior.
7. Husker Game Day Is A Hallowed Event
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Pretty much everything in Nebraska comes to a halt on Saturdays during football season. Memorial Stadium becomes the third largest city in Nebraska, and every television is set to the same channel.
Weddings, festivals and birthday parties are planned with Cornhusker games in mind. Don’t try to have a garage sale or any other kind of event on game day–it’s just not happening.
8. Nebraskans Have Perfected The Art Of The Road Trip
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Nebraska may be known as flyover country, but get out on the open road and there’s plenty to find–from the picturesque and beautiful sandhills up North to the banks of the Platte River.
The locals know which small towns boast the best cafes, where to find the perfect antique market and which small-town festivals shouldn’t be missed. With plenty of highways and backroads, you never know what you’ll run into on the plains of Nebraska.
9. Arbor Lodge State Historical Park Is More Beautiful Than Any Other Place On Earth
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Home of Arbor Day, Arbor Lodge is a popular destination for weddings and weekend getaways. One look and you can see why. The beautiful trees, breathtaking rose garden and stately Lodge are certain to rival any other destination in terms of aesthetic appeal.
Located near Nebraska City, autumn is definitely the best time to visit. Fall colors, leaves and apples abound, making it the place Nebraskans flock to for a charming local getaway.
10. It May Be 70 Degrees Today, But It’s Snowing Tomorrow
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You’ve heard the old adage ”If you don’t like the weather wait five minutes,” but in Nebraska it holds true.
It’s not out of the ordinary to go from wearing a parka to shorts in the same day. There are legitimately consecutive days with temperature differences of 70 degrees. Nebraskans are so used to it they plan outdoor events in advance anyway–now that’s hardcore.