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Random Thoughts


S&P 1068 is over 20 handles away...


  • Are campers really happy?

  • Despite the relative stabilization, the breadth is still 3:2 negative.

  • NDX 1410 is multiple bottom support (since October 29th).

  • Loud chewing is a pet peeve of mine.

  • The homebuilders are on a race to par (100).

  • If you haven't read Scotto's morning piece, please do so at your earliest convenience.

  • When is the last time you went bowling?

  • In a different psychological state, these mutual fund investigations would be pounding the tape.

  • "They were surprisingly comfortable. They keep me warm. But they reveal everything so you have to watch a lot of stuff. But there were no mishaps that I know of." -- WILL FERRELL on the yellow tights he wears to portray the title character in "Elf," quoted in USA Today.

  • Tomorrow is fairly quiet on the catalyst front. It will likely be dictated by the Cisco (CSCO:NASD) reaction and the pre-Beeks posturing.

  • When will zero percent financing come back to haunt the autos?

  • Minyan John Roque of Natexis Bleichroeder had an excellent analysis of Intel (INTC:NASD) in his morning missive.

  • "How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it." - Marcus Aurelius

  • Carmello vs. LeBron tonight.

  • I've heard whispers from every direction on Cisco's earnings. By the way, I forgot to tell you that somebody bought 60,000 of the November 20 puts yesterday (most likely a hedge). While that may provide a magnet for a potential pin, it'll be surprising to see the stock break that level given the amount of outstanding open interest.

  • Insider selling vs. buying in October was a record 59-1. Yikes.

  • When will the consumer over cyclical trade kick in?

  • Is the "FALSE BREAKOUT! FALSE BREAKOUT!" chant premature?

  • Daisy in body paint?

  • The average life expectancy of someone diagnosed with cancer is longer than that of a trader.

  • Fannie Mae (FNM:NYSE) stochastics are quickly racing towards oversold.

  • Europe is red but steady.

  • Diggin Minyanville? Tell a friend!

  • Is anybody else watching the Caterpillar (CAT:NYSE) tug-o-war at the gap?

  • If Scotto's analysis is correct, the tape should remain firm and spike higher after Friday's report (providing the fade opportunity).

  • Someone just bought 750,000 SPY (I think it's a long purchase).

  • Warren Sapp: Sumo Wrestler.

  • Newmont Mining (NEM:NYSE) is thus far digesting the secondary offering.

  • Who had Colecovision?

  • Bikini? Small. Heels? Tall. She said, she liked, the ocean.
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