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The "Haves" and the "Have Nots." Get used to it Minyans as it'll be a likely theme for years to come.

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  • You cannot succeed without believing in yourself, and that belief is completely under your control; nobody else can generate it for you." Karch Kiraly, Olympic Gold medalist in Volleyball.

  • Succo and I were discussing this dynamic yesterday, much as we have for the past few years. A smaller and smaller percentage of Americans are responsible for a disproportionate amount of wealth. The "Haves" and the "Have Nots." Get used to it Minyans as it'll be a likely theme for years to come.

  • If you haven't noodled the News & Views, please take a look at the keys to the year-end tape.

  • Violet, you're turning violet, Violet!

  • See the grabby greenback, up 40 bips on this fine Hump Day morning. In a vacuum, that's negative for equities. Not that any of us can fit in a vacuum.

  • Circle GS $200 and the cover of today's New York Post and let's revisit this at a later date.

  • Minyans get some face time in the New York Social Diary. Scroll down for Ewings and Pomboys and Sauts (oh my!).

  • From Russia with Love? The Templeton Russia Fund (TRF) is up a deuce (2%). Why does that matter? Are you kidding, Derek? We just told you!

  • Note the semicap smelly cats opened laggy in a green tape. A smart Slaino once taught me that's a sign of supply.

  • Why not simply create two sovereign nations where Iraq once was?

  • This article is sending shock waves through the advertising arena. And it's at the core of what we're building here in the 'Ville. Minyans are gonna be very excited as 2007 unfolds.

  • The weekly Investor's Intelligence survey shows a tiny drop in bullish sentiment to 59.6% from 59.8% prior and a bigger drop in bullish sentiment to 21.3% from 23.9% last week. Those expecting a correction climbed to 19.1% from 16.3%.

  • The trannies are poking lower again (eww!). Watch this dandruff in this arena.

  • Remember when we used to talk about first, second and third dips? We've now arrived at a point where nobody even wants to discuss a dip.

  • The energy space was the best performer last January and a few sharp cookies I speak with are expecting a repeat performance.

  • Heads up, Minyans, we're about to edge our way over the weekly Hump. Remember, expiration influences tend to come into play in the days prior to the actual expiry so keep your heads up and your eyes open!


R.P.

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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 todd@minyanville.com.

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