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Random Thoughts


Who's your daddy?


  • Hello darkness my old friend. The Dow 10,000 hat rack is starting to empty.

  • Talk about headline risk!

  • The breadth is better than 2:1 positive and the leadership is (thus far) there. With that said, these are levels (S&P 1070-75, NDX 1406 (50-day), Dow 10k) that have been problematic in the past.

  • Wanna ski Mt. Burke? Minyan Dave Gwatkin will offer anyone that shows up in a Minyanville t-shirt $10 off a weekend/holiday lift ticket. Burke Mountain will then match that $10 with a $10 donation to the Ruby Peck Foundation for Children's Education. Very cool!

  • I got stopped out on some of my tertiary energy exposure this morning. Pure trade from last week.

  • Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves.

  • The networkers trade lethargic on the heels of Ciena (CIEN:NASD).

  • You da man Berko.

  • Today is "rollover" in the futures. March becomes the front month.

  • Beeks gets busy tomorrow morning with the pee pee eye (exp. 1%, ex-food and energy nil), trade balance (exp. -41.8B) and the Wolverine confidence (exp. 96).

  • I will be off tomorrow. The talented Mr. Brodsky will be penning the trading diary. You go girl.

  • IBM (IBM:NYSE) has filled the gap.

  • When is the last time you smiled so hard that your face hurt?

  • I ran into Bill Walton last night and we chatted up the Dead.

  • Discipline over conviction.

  • The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."

  • I met a Minyan and Fokker was his name. Since he's met me, he's never been the same...

  • HEY YOU! Don't look back--focus on the road ahead.

  • Home builders got crunched. Mortgage lenders were hammered. How shorted is the F-troop? Yeesh!

  • I can almost see Phoebe getting fatter.

  • The longer we go without a meaningful correction, the more meaningful the correction will be.

  • Earmuffs!

  • Someone just bought 25,000 QQQ December 34 puts. Duke & Duke booked the commission.

  • The Pamela Anderson tape (use your imagination).

  • Alright, gotta do it. Minyan poll--and a redeux at the request of big Aaron: Who are the top five guitar players of all-time? Mail your responses to (in no particular order) and we'll tally up the strummers.

  • Minyan Neal is getting psyched...but there's still time left to bid!

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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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