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Random Thoughts


This tape is all me!


  • Wait till Otis sees us. He LOVES us!

  • How low must the dollar go before they smack the schvitz out of equities?

  • A fair amount of supply (via IPO's) is in the market today.

  • No soup for you!

  • Boo has become a paranoid schizophrenic. And so has Boo.

  • Beeks will swing by tomorrow with the initial jobless claims (exp. 365k), leading indicators (exp. .3%) and the Philly Fed (exp. 25).

  • I gotta tell ya. There are a whole heckuva lotta good Minyans out there.

  • S's over N's still.

  • Citigroup (C:NYSE). Watch it.

  • It could be worse. It could be raining.

  • Orbitz (ORBZ:NASD). Priced at 26. Rallied to 30 and has been flirting with its issue price ever since.

  • The rotation from high beta (internets) to old school (cyclicals) continues.

  • Energy is holding a bid as well (on the heels of the rude crude).

  • I think commentary on the metals is gonna be a huge value added for the Minyans.

  • Coming soon: Earn while you learn as a Minyan Ambassador!

  • Amazon (AMZN:NASD) is swimming down denial. Get it?

  • Pat Benetar shoulda been a bigger star.

  • Fokker is dusting off his fake I.D.

  • Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!

  • The "lower highs" since the Saddam prize should be a focus of your trading eyes.

  • The Minx holds tight despite bunk banks, soft semis and a drab dollar. Deja Boo.

  • I've been putting it out there since July of 2000. Sometimes you're gonna be the windshield, sometimes you're gonna be the bug.

  • You're not a bug....are you, Gnat?

  • If I were a long term investor, I'd prolly overweight energy issues, commodities and F-troop puts. But that's just me.

  • If wishes were knishes, I'd be (another) 10 pounds overweight.

  • Yes, I'm gonna take a coupla weeks around year end. Haven't quite decided when or where.

  • Love is a battlefield.

  • If you trade long enough, you're gonna have war wounds. Comes with the territory.

  • In early September 2001, Bill Meehan was goading me into chasing a gaggle of geese (or, in his case, a Bud) one night after work. I was too busy and told him we'd do it some other time. Think about that when you're too tired to see friends or family.

  • Bigger.....faster....Fokker.

  • Admit it--you were having Random D.T's.

  • Some people get it. Some people never will.

  • If you're a big critter fan, please check out the holiday selections on Main Street. They make awesome stocking stuffers.

  • Austria? Great! Let's just throw another shrimp on the barbie!

  • Jason Miller--you da man, dog!

  • If adversity builds character, it's no shocker I have a whole town full of 'em.

  • The banks failed again at BKX 950.

  • The difference between the buy-side and sell-side? Manners.

  • Think next generation School House Rock.

  • Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeein.

  • I have a dilemma---Daisy's body as a critter kid.

  • Never let your passion become your plight.

  • I'm fatter, er, flattered.

  • The first Minyan who can list all of the movie references in this post (in order) will win a Minyanville fleece! (Why not---it's the holidays). Send your try to!

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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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