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Answers I Really Wanna Know

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Shouldn't they always be looking for the other side of their trade?

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  • If all market moves are characterized by three phases-denial, migration and panic-where does yesterday's meltage fall on that scale?

  • Is Hong Kong gonna "debase" from the dollar and tie its currency to the Renminbi?

  • If so, is that the first in a series of (dollar) debasement directives?

  • Remember in 2002, with the NDX triple digits, when it felt like tech was going to zero?

  • Sentiment has come a long way, hasn't it?

  • A 12% rally in the VXO (volatility index) and it's still trading with an 11-handle?

  • Has anyone ever seen Television's JeffMacke and Chloe typing at the same time at the same place?

  • Are the bulls hand-sitting and waiting for this storm to pass?

  • When is the last time that the duopoly of breadth and financials has been wrong as a trading tell?

  • Is the chasm between perception (all-time highs) and reality starting to close?

  • Will the savvy soothsayin' Jeff Saut be correct in his vibe that the market will decline into the second week of December before Santa saves the sleigh?

  • The next time you see Jeff-Friday, hopefully-will you please ask him what the difference is between "ya'll" and "you all?"

  • What inning is the "long metals, short financials" trade in?

  • Did you see the OECD cut its forecast for economic growth yesterday and expects the FOMC to lower interest rates next year?

  • Is this really a shocker to Minyans?

  • Why do bears get loud and bulls stay proud when the price action supports their cause?

  • Shouldn't they always be looking for the other side of their trade?

  • Is anyone else really-really-excited to see Steve Shobin's smile?

  • Why didn't I toss some coin on Ladanian Tomlinson to win the NFL MVP before the season started?

  • Is there really $370,000,000,000,000 worth of outstanding OTC derivative contracts out there?

  • Are you focusing so hard at reaching your destination that you're forgetting to enjoy the journey?


R.P.

Position in financials, metals

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 todd@minyanville.com.

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