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Random Thoughts


Call me crazy but I think that upside from here is capped into the election.


  • I have two words for the Oakland Raiders: draft pick.

  • A litany of sub-sectors have given the technical thumbs up to investors. A worthy wink or a trippy trap?

  • Crude has reversed and is trading lower on the session. That makes 12% in the last week and comes just in time for the election.

  • Shop 'till you drop?

  • The only difference between being right and being early is whether you've still got the trade on when it hits.

  • Can it be a coincidence that terror jitters and an oil spill immediately preceded the presidential election? Sure it can, but it still seems a bit convenient for my taste--particularly since I mapped out both last month.

  • One "woof" for Hoofy and two "woofs" for Boo!

  • The brokers have told you all you need to know about the direction of the broader market.

  • "I am seeing absolutely no put buying either now right before the election nor have I seen much the last several months. I am seeing a lot of overwriting: selling calls against long stock. Overwriting is not a real hedge; it is like saying there is little upside, but little downside from investors who hold the equity. There is complacency." -John Succo on today's Buzz.

  • The other side of urban living.

  • Starting tomorrow, I'll be arriving in the 'Ville at 9am.

  • The beta chase continues in the net space as investors piling into a crowded internet sector.

  • I will be out Friday as I join my family in a trek to Rubyville to surprise my grandmother for her birthday.

  • David Miller will be on Bloomberg television today at 2:45 EST to discuss stem cell research, the election and California proposition 71.

  • Crude, which was up a quick percent out of the gate, is now down almost 4% in Monday trade.

  • Twenty percent of all road accidents in Sweden involve a moose

  • Everyone--and I mean EVERYONE--believes that we'll see a post-election pop. The question is then begged: if folks are positioned to the rally, have they already done their buying?

No positions in stocks mentioned.

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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