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Random Thoughts


Slaino baby!


  • Why do teeth chatter? And why do they call it chattering?

  • The current mutual fund cash-to-asset ratio is 4.3%. The only time it's been lower in the last thirty years? March 2000.

  • Dr. Marc Faber is advocating a long dollar position.

  • If you're gonna scrub the rug, you might as well scrub it Fugly!

  • It should never take something bad to make you realize you've got it so good.

  • Professor Tuttle and Professor Roney will be starting next week...along with a few other surprises. Quality...not quantity.

  • That wasn't the Stevie Cohen I thought it was gonna be.

  • As it stands, the massive mega-relaunch is still a "go" for Thursday, February 19th (one week). The critters are working around the clock--we all are--to hit our deadline. Take me at my word--you're gonna be flabbergasted!

  • The dollar index (DXY) is sitting right on multiyear lows. Right here.

  • The Disney (DIS:NYSE) situation (and all its attendant elements) has made media, content and animation a "hot space." Giddy critters!

  • Sir Michael reports tonight (DELL:NASD) and he typically triumphs the benefits of being a "have" vs. a "have not." The smarter guys I talk to are playing it short but I'm not involved. For what it's worth.

  • Taser International (TASR:NASD) is up 51 points in three days (pre-split basis). Talk about a high pitched squeeze. Wowzers.

  • Oh Fokker you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Fokker, hey Fokker!

  • March Madness Minyanfest?

  • Minyan Quiz: What was the speed limit in New York City in 1895? The first correct answer sent to scores a free Minyanville tee!

  • How great would it be if one of the Senators challenged Elmer to a thumb wrestle?

  • GAAP....vs. Pro Forma. GAAP...vs. Pro Forma.

  • The current P/E is 28 for the S&P and above 50 for the NDX.

  • I didn't want to do this, but I'm afraid I'm gonna have to pull rank on you. I'm with the Mattress Police. There are no tags on these mattresses.

  • White light to JTB.

  • The most bullish action for the Minx would prolly be a sideways consolidation for a few days.

  • What motivates the supply?

  • Flabbergasted?

  • The drillers should change their name to the thrillers.

  • We're gonna get a bit more granular in the 'Ville but remember, Minyans, it's all offered in the vein of education.

  • I wish a Senator would look at Elmer and say "spell chrysanthemum!"

  • I'm making a concerted effort NOT to eat sushi today.

  • Silver acts fantastic. So does Pan American Silver (PAAS:NASD).

  • I'm watching Goldman Sachs (GS:NYSE) as a trading tell today on the heels of yesterday's mighty flight.

  • Yes, we're still planning on holding the Critter's Choice Awards for the Ruby Peck Foundation of Children's Education. One step at a time.

  • How did I know the macros were short covering yesterday? Multiple sources on the Street.

  • Remember the Alamo?

  • Breadth flattish.

  • The biotechs are back at that level again.
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