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More Random Thoughts!


Three and a half hours until the three day snooze!


  • Johnny C, the world's greatest stuntman, is by my side for a day in the 'Ville.

  • Jason's piece pretty much sums it up. Or down, as the case may be.

  • Thus far it's a textbook expiration--action on the bookends and drifty in the middle.

  • The NASDAQ TRIN is presently under .50 and the last time a day finished that way was September 8th. That day closed on the high but then a three day correction followed. What's interesting is that 9/8/03 was the 22nd day in a streak of closes above the prior day's low. Today is the NASDAQ's 22nd day of the same trend. (Thanks Jason Roney)

  • Bagpipes were invented in Iran and brought to Scotland by the Romans.

  • Congrats Dan Meehan on moving in with your fiancé this weekend. The puppy is officially house broken! Too bad your Pats are gonna take a Pedro!

  • The tape is getting thinner....and Toddo's getting laaaaarger!

  • The brokers continue to flex and impress. The XBD (broker index) is a tough chart to short.

  • The internets have been heavy all day.

  • It looks like the week of February 16th for the unveiling of Minyanville II:Revenge of the Critters. The site changes are dramatic and will feature new tools for active Minyans, University Minyans and elementary Minyans. There will also be instant message alerts (thus cleaning up your mailbox).

  • "They say there's enough religion in the world to make men hate each other, but not enough to make them love" - Robert De Niro, Angel Heart

  • The dollar continues to gain ground and is tickling the DXY 88 trendline.

  • Brodsky has food poisoning. Hence the absence.

  • Television in England was switched off for six years during World War II. In June 1946, it started again with the words, "As I was saying before we were so rudely interrupted..."

  • The bond market closes at 2pm today. See ya Bri!
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