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Random Thoughts


I've never gotten so many phone calls in my life!


  • The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle

  • There was alotta positive feedback on this morning's quick IM exchange. What if I were to tell you that you could watch the ongoing IM chats between the Minyanville professors all day?

  • What's the deal, Neal? He's top bid to join the Minyanville family at our holiday party December 17th (NYC). I heard--and don't quote me on this--that Daisy will be bringing a couple of her dairy diva friends along for some gazing and grazing. It's all good--especially since the proceeds will benefit the Ruby Peck Foundation for Children's Education!

  • Levels abound. Dow 10,000. S&P 1075, er, 1060. NDX 1405 (50-day). BKX 950 (failed a few times), SOX 500.

  • The semis trade heavy--particularly in the face of Texas Instruments (TXN:NYSE).

  • BCS Final four. Championship game. Case closed.

  • The cyclicals still trade dry. Autos, machinery, the papers, the chemicals...

  • Intel (INTC:NASD). The one that got away.

  • I get so many IM's, they should call me Lord of the Pings.

  • Da-nny Mee-han.

  • If you want to get involved in a stock (or commodity) that you think is extended, you can always purchase a partial position (say, 25%) and trade it as a function of price. It's called trading "in between."

  • Breadth is 2:1 negative on the Nazz and 3:2 negative on the big board. S's over N's.

  • A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate. That might explain why ladies night in Minyanville always attracts alotta ferrets!

  • Everything on your screens is subject to change at 2:15. Keep that in mind.

  • While perusing the Minyanville holiday gift baskets, be sure to see the fine fleece's in Harrison's.

  • With everyone using the same stops, think about widening your approach with smaller quantities. Just a thought.

  • NASDAQ 2000 was tested ONCE and hasn't seen it since. Will Dow 10,000 be able to stump that hump?

  • Download your Minyanville ICON here!

  • The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

  • Hoofy and Boo are each holding one of Snapper's arms and pulling feverishly!

  • Congrats to the Bass Trading Team for their huge success in raising money for the kids yesterday!

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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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