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Russia Is Ready to Rein In the Ratings Agencies
The worst thing that could happen for a bank in this situation is for their credit rating to be downgraded below investment grade, effectively cutting off their access to financing,” says Ovanes Oganisyan, an analyst at the MidLincoln Research investment strategy consulting firm in Moscow.
Couple of points on Alibaba IPO.
Alibaba rings a bell as biggest IPO is a service company and comes from a country which used to be world's workshop
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

Recent Research

ML Equity Model Portfolio Performance Review
Performance update since inception of Feb 3 Overall since inception as well as since rebalancing in October we maintain our outperformance of MSCI GEM Index - up 16.6% since Feb 3 vs. GEM benchmark +6.67% during the period. We have done especially

MidLincoln Industry/Sectors Overview Weekly Nov 18
Q3 GEM reporting seasong showed Technology and Healthcare have the best growth while Financials and materials are the worst. Key Industry News Communications Page .. ParentEDU buys into Common Core Why Mobile Is Set To Transform The Appro

ML Weekly Econ/Politics Nov 17 2014
Key Country News Summary: Turkey continued its recovery last week while Russia lagged. Eurozone GDP showed meager expansion last week implying Ukraine events and sanction do matter. Russian presidents� sarcasm and giggling has been halted by G20 u

ML Fund Aggregates Nov 17
Fund Aggregates GEM equity inflows are still positive, last week’s 51mn$ inflow marked a month of positive GEM inflows. But individual countries show that flow trade is far from obvious. Brazil equity funds showed 131 mn$ of outflow, China funds

We are publishing the second issue of our emerging market strategy on the eve of the G20 meeting in Brisbane. Its been a sunset for the emerging markets in the past 5 years. It looks like GEMs ripped easy profits in the first 20 years following th
This report is embargoed until 2014-11-26 and requires privileged access rights to read it at the current time.

Midlincoln Research Frontier Economics/Politics Update
Midlincoln Research Frontier Economics/Politics Update Lebanon _Secret Begin-Reagan tapes highlight tense ties over Lebanon/.../Secret Begin-Reagan tapes highlight tense ties over Lebanon/.../Minister: Syrian conflict to cap Lebanon's growth

ML Weekly Econ/Politics Nov 10 2014 - APEC summit, Eurozone GDP in focus
Last Week Econ Events Upcoming Econ Events Upcoming Company Results Last Week Movers News Key Country News Russia Prime Minister Tony Abbott to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin .../.../Russia's Prime Minister Creates Children's Tourism

MidLincoln GEMs Model Portfolio Rebalancing
FYI we are releasing after several days of embargo our November equity portfolio rebalancing results which we published on Monday. Our privileged clients were able to see the document on Monday. Performance update since incept

ML Fund Aggregates, GEM flows are still positive but they are much less.
Last week was the third week of GEM equity inflows however they been declining. GEM funds received c US$15mn on our estimates, vs. 309$mn last week. Brazil showed another outflow of $102mn, Russia funds showed inflow of $2.8mn, China inflow of

MidLincoln Industry/Sectors Weekly Overview Nov 10
Last Week Movers News Key Industry News Communications Page .. Emily He: Workplace Trends That Are Shaping Corporate America Frrole: Amarpreet Kalkat's Bengaluru-based company analyses .../---/Emerging Markets Media Content Innovative Telec

Former Soviet States Economic and Politics Update
Georgia _President: Georgia a key transit country in Eurasia/.../Georgian Foreign Minister Resigns/.../Georgia economy “doesn't have its legs under it.”/.../Georgia continues demonstrating strong commitment to economic .../ Armeni

MSCI November Rebalancing Results Update
MSCI did not implement possible results of consultations into its indexes yet. As a result neither Alibaba nor Vimpelcom or Yandex were added to MSCI GEM index contrary to what was expected.

Some GEM Bond Queries
Fixed Income Stance Turkey Underweight Brazil Underweight Mexico Underweight Philippines Overweight Indonesia Overweight Russian Federation Overweight Colombia Overweight China Overweight Hungary Overweight Poland Underweight South Afri

October - 2014 Russian Market Review
Russia RTSI$:IND Index lost-3.08% last month. To finish the month at 1091.44 MSCI Russia Index lost-2.24% last month. Its overall down -26.93% since the beginning of the year. At the same time MSCI Emerging Markets Index is up 1.07% last month and

Fund Aggregates - last week was the second week of GEM inflows and they increased.

ML Weekly Econ/Politics Nov 3 2014 - Russia Bounces Back
Key Country News Russia Russian president awards Total late CEO Christophe de Margerie .../.../Russian Prime Minister Signs $100 Discount on Russian Gas .../.../EU Projects Impact of Sanctions on Russian Economy/.../Russia's Investment Grade Statu

ML Charts and Datamine Oct 31
Belarus has very high savings among CIS countries Moldova has highest tax collection among CIS countries Armenia has highest govermnet debt levels among CIS countries. Georgia will have highest growth rate this year among former soviet countri

Midlincoln Research Frontier Markets Economics and Politics Update
Midlincoln Research Frontier Econ Update Lebanon MPs fail on president, prepare to extend term/.../Army must press forward against militants: Lebanon prime minister/.../Minister: Syrian conflict to cap Lebanon's growth at 2-2.5 pct in 2015/..

MidLincoln GEMs Model Portfolio Update -Up everywhere except Turkey and India
Performance update since inception of Feb 3 In the four weeks since rebalancing in October we maintain our outperformance of MSCI GEM Index and we made a good catch up in Brazil . We are now beating MSCI GEM Index by 890 btps or so since inception

ML Fund Flows Summary (GEM infow 80mn$, Frontier Funds Inflow - 4.8 mn$)
Last week ending Friday Oct 24 Emerging markets equity fund flow was positive recording 80mn$ of inflows following couple of months of outflows. Emerging Frontier equity funds also were in green receiving 4.8mn$. Elsewhere on the emerging mark

MidLincoln Industry/Sectors Overview: Health Care Leads, Communications - Lag
Communications Page .. Stingray scores AT&T music-streaming deal, targets DirecTV Smaller screens open up animation opportunities/---/Emerging Markets Media Content Firefox OS fares better in emerging markets than in the US Innovative Telecom

ML Econ/Politics Oct27 - Brazil Market Votes for Nieves - Ukraine Favors West - FED Rate/CBR Rate/ Selic Rate in Focus
ML Econ/Politics Oct27 - Brazil Market Votes for Nieves - Ukraine Favors West - FED Rate/CBR Rate/ Selic Rate in Focus Key Country News Russia Ukraine President Claims Win for Pro-West Parties/.../Russian PM warns Abbott: serious politicians s

MidLincoln GEMs Model Portfolio Update - beating benchmark by 10% YTD
Performance update since inception of Feb 3 In the three weeks since rebalancing in October we maintain our outperformance of MSCI GEM Index and we made a good catch up in Brazil . We are now beating MSCI GEM Index by 1020 btps or so since incept

MidLincoln GEMs Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly
Top 30 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Climbes Week Change USD Eurobonds Bond Country YTM Week Change % PETROLEOS DE VENEZUELA SA 17 Venezuela 33.58 9.61 VENEZUELA (BOLVARIAN REPUBLIC OF) 19 Venezuela 23.39 5.24 VENEZUELA (BOLVARIAN REPUBLIC

MidLincoln Industry/Sectors Weekly Oct 21 Healthcare, Financials gain Industrials, Technology loose..
Key Industry News Communications Page .. EEM Trading At 6 Month Lows How useful is a code against cancer?/---/Emerging Markets Media Content Innovative Telecom and Softwares � Best Enterprise VAR, Emerging ... Mexico 3Q Earnings Growth Point

Ml Econ/Politics GEM Weekly China GDP, Russia Ratings Cut, Brazil Election on Sunday
Key Country News Russia Russia's President Putin meets Ukraine President Poroshenko, EU .../.../Libyan Prime Minister Says Will Visit Russia Late October or .../.../Russia Rating Cut by Moody's on Sluggish Economic Growth/.../Russia's Investment Gr

ML Fund Aggregates GEM outlfows 288mn$, Frontier outflows c90mn$
Last week ending Friday Oct 17 Emerging markets fund flow were negative again overall emerging market funds lost 288 mn$ in outflow during the week. Frontier equity funds outflow was roughly 90mn$ on our data. Elsewhere on the emerging markets f

Midlincoln Research CIS Economics and Politics Update
Armenia's President participates in opening of chess school/.../IMF 'Ready' to Continue Work with Armenia/.../Armenian minister sees no reason for revision of economic growth .../...//.../Rural Schools in Decline in Rural Armenia/.../Decline of Rus

MidLincoln GEMs Model Portfolio Update
Performance update since inception of Feb 3 First couple of weeks from rebalancing in October we maintain our outperformance of MSCI GEM Index and we made a good catch up in Brazil . We are now beating MSCI GEM Index by 1100 btps or so since incep

MidLincoln Emerging Markets Strategy - October
Emerging markets are in the correcting mode. The reasons could be many.. Chinese slowdown Dollar strength Expectations of US rates levels and negative implications for Emerging markets ISIS Ukraine Falling oil price Alibaba IPO It is diff

Markets Week Change and Best&Worst

Weekly Index Performance
Changes between 2014-11-18 and 2014-11-19

Weekly Currency Performance

Weekly Commodities Performance

Weekly Bond Rates Performance Change in btps

Best and Worst in the  BRICSKST
(MSCI Emerging Markets Index stocks only)

Koza Altin Isletmeleri AS13.703.40
Turk Hava Yollari8.162.00
Emlak Konut Gayrimenkul Y2.591.97
Turkiye Garanti Bankasi A8.961.82
Turk Telekomunikasyon AS6.631.69
Tofas Turk Otomobil Fabri15.501.31
Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi AS4.961.22
Turkiye Vakiflar Bankasi 4.861.04
Turkiye Is Bankasi5.600.90
TAV Havalimanlari Holding18.600.81
Tupras Turkiye Petrol Raf49.90-0.99
Ford Otomotiv Sanayi AS27.85-0.71
Enka Insaat ve Sanayi AS5.46-0.18
Arcelik AS13.350.00
Coca-Cola Icecek AS46.700.21
BIM Birlesik Magazalar AS49.350.30
Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS14.950.34
KOC Holding AS11.700.43
Akbank TAS8.140.49
Haci Omer Sabanci Holding10.100.50


Cielo SA43.027.28
Banco Bradesco SA36.056.97
Banco Bradesco SA37.246.52
BR Malls Participacoes SA17.456.40
Cia de Saneamento Basico 20.366.21
Cia Paranaense de Energia33.275.79
Kroton Educacional SA17.555.66
Natura Cosmeticos SA34.765.65
BB Seguridade Participaco32.885.45
Banco do Brasil SA26.445.42
Vale SA18.81-4.66
Cia Siderurgica Nacional 6.61-4.20
Vale SA21.99-4.10
Bradespar SA13.89-3.88
Metalurgica Gerdau SA12.43-1.74
Gerdau SA10.55-0.85
Centrais Eletricas Brasil7.25-0.68
Usinas Siderurgicas de Mi5.07-0.59
Lojas Americanas SA12.94-0.46
Duratex SA8.28-0.24


Apollo Hospitals Enterpri1210.106.36
Dr Reddys Laboratories Lt3523.052.45
Piramal Enterprises Ltd833.002.34
United Breweries Ltd724.002.26
HCL Technologies Ltd1631.151.81
Shriram Transport Finance1064.901.55
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer 5730.101.53
Larsen & Toubro Ltd1658.601.51
Zee Entertainment Enterpr388.551.32
DLF Ltd141.201.29
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd602.15-4.66
Unitech Ltd19.75-4.36
Mahindra & Mahindra Finan299.05-3.89
Reliance Communications L109.70-3.86
JSW Steel Ltd1209.40-3.63
Jaiprakash Associates Ltd33.50-3.46
Tata Steel Ltd471.00-3.27
Jindal Steel & Power Ltd152.00-3.22
Reliance Infrastructure L638.95-3.14
Reliance Capital Ltd510.15-3.13


ZTE Corp18.483.36
China BlueChemical Ltd2.562.40
BBMG Corp5.792.12
China Railway Constructio8.122.01
Sino-Ocean Land Holdings 4.431.37
China Southern Airlines C3.061.32
Dongfeng Motor Group Co L11.121.28
Air China Ltd5.301.15
China COSCO Holdings Co L3.681.10
Zijin Mining Group Co Ltd2.011.01
Uni-President China Holdi7.13-4.17
Anta Sports Products Ltd15.10-2.45
Sun Art Retail Group Ltd8.41-2.32
Parkson Retail Group Ltd2.13-2.29
Agile Property Holdings L4.02-1.95
Greentown China Holdings 7.56-1.95
China Shenhua Energy Co L20.25-1.94
AviChina Industry & Techn5.65-1.91
China Shipping Container 2.19-1.79
Guangzhou R&F Properties 8.36-1.76

South Africa

Gold Fields Ltd4835.008.60
Anglo American Platinum L39206.005.25
PPC Ltd2652.004.16
Harmony Gold Mining Co Lt1951.003.56
AngloGold Ashanti Ltd11111.003.18
Liberty Holdings Ltd13476.002.44
Imperial Holdings Ltd19694.002.31
Impala Platinum Holdings 8204.002.28
Barclays Africa Group Ltd17854.001.98
RMI Holdings4125.001.83
Kumba Iron Ore Ltd25006.00-4.92
African Rainbow Minerals 12966.00-4.30
Assore Ltd17604.00-3.78
Exxaro Resources Ltd11213.00-3.75
Massmart Holdings Ltd13280.00-3.14
Life Healthcare Group Hol4143.00-2.86
Netcare Ltd3420.00-2.51
Anglo American PLC23082.00-2.37
Vodacom Group Ltd12639.00-1.88
MTN Group Ltd22375.00-1.48


Moscow Exchange60.205.24
Surgutneftegas OAO34.593.50
Surgutneftegas OAO29.862.74
Lukoil OAO2162.302.55
MMC Norilsk Nickel OJSC8475.002.21
Uralkali OJSC142.65-21.86
AK Transneft OAO105280.00-3.87
X5 Group17.80-2.20
AFK Sistema12.58-1.80
Inter RAO JSC0.01-1.79
Sistema JSFC5.89-1.42
RusHydro JSC0.67-1.42
Rostelecom OJSC108.30-1.32

South Korea

NHN Entertainment Corp72900.009.62
NCSoft Corp170500.008.25
Halla Visteon Climate Con48600.004.74
Hyundai Hysco Co Ltd79700.003.91
Korea Electric Power Corp45400.003.06
Korea Investment Holdings55200.002.99
Shinhan Financial Group C49300.002.49
Korea Aerospace Industrie42000.002.44
Celltrion Inc40800.002.13
AMOREPACIFIC Group1134000.002.07
Samsung Engineering Co Lt53600.00-9.31
Samsung Heavy Industries 23450.00-6.39
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Mar20750.00-6.11
Hyundai Heavy Industries 116000.00-5.69
Hyundai Development Co-En32650.00-5.36
KCC Corp544000.00-5.06
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard80600.00-4.39
Hyundai Motor Co126500.00-3.80
OCI Co Ltd90800.00-3.61
Hyundai Engineering & Con46100.00-3.46

CRABSTICKS Group of Countries


  • Russia President Vladimir Putin Leaves G-20 Summit Early
  • Georgia ready to continue dialogue with Russia: Prime Minister
  • Russia's Economic Growth Slows for Third Quarter in a Row
  • Micex Rises for Second Day as S&P Holds Russia Investment Grade
  • Russia's Demography Continues To Improve
  • How Russia Betrayed Central Asia's LGBT Community
  • Russia's Micex Declines as Uralkali Slumps After Sinkhole Found
  • Russia Sells 10% of Bonds Offered at First Sale in Six Weeks


  • 'Relationship is a very special one' - China's President Xi Jinping ...
  • Australian Prime Minister Abbot Confuses China with Tasmania as ...
  • China's Xi: China economic growth to be sustainable, balanced ...
  • China investment growth near 13-year low
  • China's Future City
  • Forex - Flows: USD/CNY; Annual growth in China's exports and ...
  • Thinking Small
  • ICICI Bank raises 600 million yuan in China's debt market

    South Africa

  • G20 Brisbane: South African President Jacob Zuma arrives
  • UK prime minister 'snubs' South Africa president
  • South Africa economic growth forecast slashed
  • Nigeria, Kenya and Zambian 2015 Forecasted Economy Growth ...
  • Are 37.5 Percent of Jobless Young S. Africans Black Women, and ...
  • South Africa's ANC moves from detente to entente with a dynamic ...
  • Have you filed your tax return?
  • Moody's downgrades South Africa debt by a notch, raises outlook


  • Did China just grant one-of-a-kind trade status?
  • Prime minister says N. Korea's attitude not understandable
  • Moody's positive about S. Korean economic growth
  • Government, BOK fail to heed deflation warning signs
  • South Korea aims to become a major free trade hub
  • Yen Slides to Seven-Year Low on Election Outlook as Won Drops

  • S. Korea's debt levels exceed WEF standards: data


  • Sri Lanka president pardons five Indian fishermen on death row
  • Fiji's opposition boycotts Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's ...
  • OECD ups India growth outlook, urges structural reforms
  • Everstone, Solmark to buy controlling stake in IT services firm ...
  • India's population policies, including female sterilisation, beset by ...
  • Decline in India's exports is alarming: FIEO
  • Why Modi's India might finally be set for an economic revival
  • Two Indian Women CEOs in This 'Top Global Thinkers' List


  • Turkey's president: Plan to train Syrian rebels in Turkey not yet ...
  • Optimism is essential for Turkish PM's Iraq trip, according to experts
  • ERDAL SAĞLAM > Slowing growth affects Turkey's economic ...
  • Turkey - Top 10 reasons to invest
  • No frozen turkeys in Carbon County
  • Will US-EU trade deal dissolve the EU-Turkey Customs Union?
  • ERDAL SAĞLAM > Slowing growth affects Turkey's economic ...
  • CORRECTED-MOVES-Marc Giesen exits RBS two months after ...


  • Petrobras scandal will 'change Brazil' says president
  • Narendra Modi lauds Brazilian Dilma Rousseff's leadership
  • Analysts raise Brazil economic growth estimate to 0.21 pct.
  • Brazil's jobless rate falls to 4.7 percent in October
  • Now That She's Won the Election, Dilma Faces Difficult Choices
  • Brazilian farmer vows to improve production and environment during ...
  • Embraer sees no impact on defense unit from any Brazil budget cuts
  • Emerging markets


  • Francois Hollande in Australia: French president's visit sees ...
  • Michael Hussey to captain Prime Minister's XI
  • Cuts to jobless benefits will boost economic growth, Australia tells G20
  • China gives Australia investment rights, yuan clearing bank
  • FactCheck: are Australian and US climate targets the same?
  • Xi's visit to Tasmania positive, but exposes mining to dining myth ...
  • Falling oil price a free kick for Australian economy
  • NSW to blaze renminbi bond trail for Australia


  • President of MasterCard Canada shares how she climbed her way ...
  • Canada's Prime Minister Spearheads Attack on Russia at G-20 ...
  • Poloz says Canada's economic growth at risk if low oil price persists
  • The Long Case For Civeo
  • More condos needed to keep up with immigrant demand, CIBC says
  • Canadian crude oil exports to the US dip in October
  • Ontario deficit projections unchanged, books seen balanced in 2017 ...
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  • Lincoln is the Capital of


    Did you know?

    1.In Nebraska they eat cinnamon rolls with chilli!

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    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

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    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

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    Source: www.dorothylynch.com

    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

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    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

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    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

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    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

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    Source: Flickr user Dave Williss

    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

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    Source: Flickr user shannonpatrick17

    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

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    Source: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park via Facebook

    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

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    Source: Flickr user shannonpatrick17

    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.

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