Answers I Really Wanna Know: The Big Bang Theory?
MAR 10, 2009 8:45 AM
Commence countdown to the mark-to-market hearings on Thursday.
Why do I get the sense that in terms of market volatility,
we ain’t seen nothing yet
Perhaps it’s the
readings this week?
The looming Ides of March?
Or the entirely more probable
Mark-to-Market hearings on Thursday
that every trader on the Street is watching?
If the government doesn’t pull a rabbit from their hat, will we see white flags and black swans on either side of the weekend?
While I’ve been trading from the long side
into this event, does discipline dictate selling strength (and flattening my short-term pad) into this widely watched unknown? (Yes.)
While maintaining my
bid for 25% of my long-term nest egg in tact? (Yes.)
Doesn’t history teach us
that the Great Depression caused the stock market crash and
the other way around?
What societal acrimony?
Will online brokers emerge as winners in the new world as folks yank bank from financial advisers?
In that scenario, won’t a
trusted choice for a financial voice
play a massive role?
If excess breeds excess, must we respect the question:
What if we’re only half way there?
re you ready for the
Beast of the East
to unleash some madness?
20,000 jobs slashed at hedge funds
Have you read Professor Bennet’s excellent
Beatles’ Guide to the Bear Market?
Who was it that said that bear markets are littered with false hope and empty promises (cyclical bulls nestled within a secular bear)?
Is the entire world buying higher and selling lower?
in a position to use price to your advantage?
Should we start an M&A activity list as anecdotal evidence of bullish stirrings?
(DOW) and (possibly)
(DNA) on the running tally?
Have you read on the
Buzz & Bante
r that I’m steadily peeling out of my
Why does the phrase “dancing between the elephants” keep coming to mind?
Did I mention that a slew of casual observers (who were quick to dismiss
our warnings in September
pinged on Friday to inform me they’re finally “all cash”?
Doesn’t it feel like a slew of pundits were quick to call a bottom yesterday?
How do you reconcile those two admittedly anecdotal observations?
Have you checked out the snazzy new
OptionSmith by Professor Steve Smith
? Why not take a
Is this chart
(courtesy of BTIG uber-strategist Mike O'Rourke) a snapshot of our long-vibed
Why do loud chewers bother me so much?
Is this a form of protectionism?
Why aren't those crispy noodles from Chinese chicken salads used more often in other meals?
Oh joy, North Korea put its military on standby for 'war'
take my legs out while I was going up for a game winning lay-up Saturday?
Is the rest of planet feeling what I’m seeing in NYC?
Tommy can you hear me? Tommy? Tommy?
Did you know yesterday was
National Napping Day
or did you snooze through it?
Positions in GE, SPY