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Crawl, Walk & Run


Holy Schnitz! Nothing like a nice, quiet walk through the market on your first day back in the mix! I promised myself I would take it easy as I familiarized myself with the keyboard again. You know, ease into the flow and let the critters carry the load. Yeah, ok...pull this leg and it plays jingle bells! There's hair follicles everywhere!

In the never-ending quest for perfection, I suppose a more bullish tint could have been communicated this morning. That being said, the purpose of this site is not to tell you where the market is going---it's simply to offer you the "fishing pole" that allows you to catch your own dinner. It's a subtle difference, but it's important that we're all on the same page from day one.

DELL, meanwhile, nudged up guidance after the close and the stock (and the futures) are responding in kind. Baring a quiet overnight session (not a given!), one would think Europe takes the torch and sparks some strength across the pond. Limey!

Deep breathes all around as we power down our systems and focus our energies on the important stuff. The flickering ticks are all well and good (today, anyway), but they pale in comparison to a nice dinner with family or friends. Don't beat yourself up if you didn't capture more of this move. In twenty years, you'll likely forget this trading session-but you'll surely remember memories with your clan.

Have a great night.


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Todd Harrison is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Minyanville. Prior to his current role, Mr. Harrison was President and head trader at a $400 million dollar New York-based hedge fund. Todd welcomes your comments and/or feedback at

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