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Random Thoughts


It's damn hard being this good.


  • Wanna see a funky new watch? Philip Stein has introduced its new collection.

  • Did anybody catch the cryptic nature of the characters in Professor Succo's piece yesterday?

  • How painful was that scene in Swingers when Mikey called that chick eight times?

  • The dollar is pretty oversold. What happens to equities when a retracement occurs?

  • Does anybody else see that potential dandruff in Fannie Mae (FNM:NYSE)?

  • ______ a doodle doo.

  • Do you think King Abdullah ever walks around his palace saying "It's good to be the king!"?

  • Send some love and support your local critters at the same time!

  • DJ newswire reported this morning that China has scaled back its purchases of US bonds. In September, Chinese institutions were actually net sellers of U.S government and agency debt by $2.8 billion. There is speculation that they're going to use the proceeds to build up a 90-day strategic oil reserve.

  • Who's more nervous in front of tomorrow's data? I'll betcha it's Boo.

  • I never imagined a back injury could be so painful.

  • Cisco (CSCO:NASD) continues to impress. It's hard to see the Nazz faltering with this name so jiggy.

  • Setting stops removes emotion.

  • Expectations: unemployment rate: 6.0%, avg. hourly earnings .2%, change in non-critter payrolls 150k, change in manufacturing payrolls -12k, avg weekly hours 33.8, factory orders 2.1%, consumer credit $5 billion.

  • The energy patch, after a one day pause, is perking up again. The OSX (oil service) looks like it wants to poke through its 50-day moving average (86).

  • No....wire...hangers....EVER!

  • The quicker the NASDAQ comp retests 2000, the more bullish it would be.

  • Will the mid-afternoon presser be back today?

  • Since I've started Random Thoughts, the dollar index (DXY) has spurted up almost 1%. I guess that answers our earlier question.

  • Breadth flattish now. Still lagging but not as bad.

  • One of the best parts about this time of year is that we'll start hearing Adam Sandler's Chanukah song again.

  • He must have an amazing Schwanstucker!

  • Watch S&P 1070 (then 1075) as initial resistance.

  • Nobody has ever seen Fokker and Mark Ratner in the same room at the same time.

  • I think Paris should do a Deliverance skit.

  • Remember, until S&P 1060 is breached, the bulls have the ball.

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