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Random Thoughts


I wonder if all those macro buyers come back later...or puke 'em cause they didn't lift?


  • Ricky Williams "only" gained 102 yards against my Raiders but he gained something else: my respect.

  • If the bulls are relying on the consumer and the retailers are all struggling, what does that tell ya?

  • It's impossible to make an investment decision without first identifying your horizon and objectives.

  • One day I'll tell you all a very funny story about Neil Glassman, I just want to make sure he's sitting down first (or, at least, has his walker handy!).

  • The brokers continue to act dry...and for some reason, I keep looking at BKX 800 with a moist brow.

  • Jason Harlan is the new "high bid" ($1500) for the one-of-a-kind signed by all Minyanville holiday poster (see below). 100% of the proceeds (tax deductible) will be donated to The Ruby Peck Foundation for Children's Education and, I promise you, this is good karma! Bidding ends on Thursday's close. Send bids to

  • While the stochastics in the S&P and NDX are edging closer to buy signals, the stochastics in the XOI (oil index), XBD (oil service index) and XAU (gold and silver index) have confirmed sell signals.

  • I don't know if I've ever seen my brother with a bigger smile on his face then I did when Petty sang "You Don't Know How it Feels." Made my heart jump.

  • Word is that Tony Dwyer shed a tear because he missed Daisy so much while on Vacation. Dude...she's a cartoon!

  • I just thought of Mark Fydrich and I have no idea why.

  • When does the market make THE bottom? When nobody cares anymore!

  • If you're an active trader, think about rearranging the symbols on your screen(s) and grouping them by industry-it's easier to see the trends/rotation.

  • I will not wear my Marcus Allen #32 jersey to the Q-lounge to watch Raider games ever again. It's bad luck!

  • Going on vacation and having CNBC on all day doesn't fly. If you're going away, go away!

  • I think capital preservation will be the single most important investment thesis in the years ahead. I've said this before, but I wanted to say it again.

  • Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand....

  • Some of the wealthiest people I know don't have two dimes to rub together.

  • Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.

  • If you're unhappy, take steps to fix yourself-it must start within.

  • I'm running out to a midtown meeting in the shark tank-if I don't circle back later, good luck into the close and remember: think positive!

  • Martin is so sad I'm leaving, he hasn't eaten or shaved in a week. Hey kid, here's a kitkat--now go put some cream on your chin and let a kitten lick off that "stubble."


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