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Random Thoughts


I....just....gotta.... get....some....longer ....LEGS!


  • Rumor out there Elmer is taking Fiddle lessons from Nero.

  • Is it ok to talk about A.D.D?

  • A Minyan pointed out the IBB chart (biotech proxy) as a potential breakout candidate. Through 80, and it looks like he's right.

  • I would put Rosa Mexicana (east side) up against any Mexican food in the country.

  • Fleck just called to tell me how cool he thought the Buzz & Banter feature is (we've walked the professors through the beta test). T-minus four days!!!

  • "There is little evidence that the American economy, which grew more than 4 percent in 1999 and surged forward at an even faster pace in the second half of the year, is slowing appreciably. At the same time, inflation has remained largely contained. An increase in the overall rate of inflation in 1999 was mainly a result of higher energy prices. Importantly, unit labor costs actually declined in the second half of the year. Indeed, still-preliminary data indicate that total unit cost increases last year remained extraordinarily low, even as the business expansion approached a record nine years. Domestic operating profit margins, after sagging for eighteen months, apparently turned up again in the fourth quarter, and profit expectations for major corporations for the first quarter have been undergoing upward revisions since the beginning of the year - scarcely an indication of imminent economic weakness."- Alan Greenspan, Congressional Testimony, Feb. 23, 2000

  • Pick-up line we overheard Fokker saying in a bar - "Hey...I couldn't help noticing your elbow and wondering what a nice joint like that is doing in a girl like you?"

  • BEA Systems (BEAS:NASD), Hewlett Packard (HPQ:NYSE) and Nordstrom (JWN:NYSE) all report tonight. Beeks will drop off the CPI tomorrow morning (exp. .3%, .1%).

  • Jeffery Skillet.

  • Is it ok to talk about A.D.D?

  • Philly Fed lighter than expected (31.4 vs. 35).

  • I once dated a girl whose mother was a clown. Seriously, it was pretty funny.

  • Strumming my pain with her fingers (one time)...

  • Is everybody watching the S&P pennant for clues?

  • Shouldn't they sell garage door closers too?

  • New Minyans, have you seen the Critter's Choice Awards site? We'll be holding the event later this year (will look to lock it down once we get through launch).

  • It's Mr. Fokker now, thank you.

  • I went to the toy fair on Monday and walked away with the feeling that everything is a regurgitation of the same 'ol, same 'ol. The world is ready for a new brand and the critters are ready to give it to 'em!

  • The brokers givin' some back. XBD 730ish is where they "should" hold if they're gonna (acne zone).

  • Shouldn't psychics call us if they wanted to schedule an appointment?

  • Nazz breadth still flat. NYSE breadth marginally positive.

  • Intel (INTC:NASD) and Cisco (CSCO:NASD) are both flat now too.

  • I got into an argument with Phoebe last night and I think I mighta lost.

  • Do you think Houdini ever locked his keys in his car?

  • Europe is up a percent (+) across the board.

  • You should see some of the stuff that J-Dog doesn't let me post.

  • Look at the chart of the XOI (Oil Index).

  • With precious few catalysts (and expiration) tomorrow, psychology and technical analysis will rule the roost.

  • Index options expire tomorrow morning, individual stock options come off on tomorrow's close.

  • That was some win by Wake Forest last night over Duke. What a game!

  • Applied Materials (AMAT:NASD).

  • Abby Something?

  • Minyanville is currently read in 264 universities around the world. If you're a college Minyan and wanna inquire about a summer internship (or to help in general), please send us a note!

  • Is it ok to talk about A.D.D?
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