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Answers I Really Wanna Know...


Will "value traps" and "margin compression" only get play in a down tape?

  • Did yesterday's press (by hedgies, on the plane crash) save the tape (as they covered into the close)?

  • How many people will perish before more stringent guidelines are imposed on self-taught pilots?

  • Didn't we ask the same question when day traders tried to navigate the tech boom and bust?

  • Does anyone else find it outright spooky that 10.11.06 (the date of yesterday's NYC plane crash) is 09.11.01 turned upside down?

  • Why is the FOMC more worried about inflation now (after a 15% correction in the CRB) than they were at the peak of the commodity cycle?

  • If it does, will it confirm the current churn in commodities before the next leg lower?

  • Why does it often take something bad to make us realize we've got it good?

  • Will "value traps" and "margin compression" only get play in a down tape?

  • Is that a moot point above S&P 1340 and BKX 114?

  • Ooh that smell. Can't you smell that smell?

  • Have the S&P, NDX and DJIA stochastics been this twisty and overbought since 2003?

  • Was 2003 really three years ago already?

  • Is it a coincidence that T Boone Pickens sees a big crude rally in the forth quarter.... once the elections are over?

  • Isn't Bank of America's decision to offer free online equity trades right in line with The State of the Art?

  • Will the Oakland A's score more than the Oakland Raiders?


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