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My kinda tape!


  • Piggy Banks.

  • Just in case you missed Fleck's reference to Joanie's article, here it is. Fair doesn't make you feel too warm and fuzzy on the future.

  • "Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't" - Pete Seeger

  • Fannie better get her gun.

  • Greg Deux's new nickname--for the day, anyway--is kickstand.

  • Why do the teletubbies get so offended when somebody brings up the bear case when, after the schvitz hits the fan, they'll be all over the bulls for being optimistic!

  • I don't know, Kevin, that SOX chart sure looks like it's got dandruff to me.

  • Hey Joanne!!! Put your left foot in, Your left foot out, Your left foot in and shake it all about.

  • Minyan Quiz: What's the only fruit with its seeds on the outside? The first correct answer received gets to sport their favorite critter with a snazzy Minyanville tee!

  • Sometimes, you just lose your trading mojo--it happens to the best of us. When that happens, it's very important that you take a step back rather than press forward. That may mean watching, playing smaller or paper trading--and when you get your feel back, edge into the muck anew.

  • "A poacher who shoots at rabbits may scare big game away." Lawrence Jamieson, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

  • Download your Minyanville instant message ICON here!

  • Volume is running at a SLOWER pace than yesterday....which may indicate that we may be churning rather than basing.

  • Hey Mr. Fokker--if you're gonna play, you gotta pay. Well, I would never let you pay but, at the very least, WAKE THE HECK UP!

  • Silver down a deuce (2%).

  • There are still gnats, I mean bugs, in the new digs--but we're chasing them out.

  • Mr. Fokker sure is an expensive date.

  • Investors put $47 billion into equity mutual funds last month. That capital inflow comes second only to the all-time record high of $48.3 billion in February 2000.

  • We need a beaver in the 'Ville. A monkey too.

  • I just had a wonderful half hour conversation with Ralph Bloch. What a super, super guy.

  • Mark Knopfler and Joe Satriani never got the snaps they deserve as guitar players.

  • Now I've got the Hokie Pokie in my head.

  • A lot of Minyans have yet to download the awesome Buzz & Banter desk top alert feature. Kickstand put together an easy checklist: 1) Once you are in the site, choose from the toolbar (on left) and select the following "Gazette" 2) select Buzz and Banter 3) Download Buzz and Banter Alert Application (Open-> Next-> Install-> close). You need to then launch Buzz and Banter - it does not automatically start after downloading the program. Click on the start Menu on Computer, then "programs" then "Minyanville" then "MV Minyanville Icon. You should be all set.

  • Check out the Ronerama's latest column.

  • We've raised a couple hundred thousand for the Ruby Peck Foundation for Children's Education. Our plan, Stan, is to throw the Critter's Choice Awards this fall and turn that into a million bucks. That's my goal--and I'm committed to making it happen. If you would like to be involved in this event or help underwrite it--it's a 501C3 non-profit corporation and tax deductible--please fire me an email and we'll discuss. It's for the kids, Minyans, it's for the kids!

  • Bugs, there a similarity here?

  • Last night, while celebrating Mr. Fokker's promotion, I pulled the waiter aside before dinner and told him to bring rounds of tequila shots to the table--but to only put tequila in Fokker's shot and put water in mine and Greg Deux. He finally figured it out by the time dessert came.

  • Do you know of a writer who you think is Minyan material? We're always open to suggestions and will gladly listen to recommendations.

  • The Knicks are finally fun to watch.

  • Watch the HGX (housing index) for potential acne.

  • I miss Maia and Bradley more than you could possibly imagine. I'm way overdue for a Baltimore hugfest.

  • That dripping sound you hear is called "theta" (time decay of option premium).

  • Nice beaver! Thanks, I just had it stuffed.

  • Prayers to JTB.

  • While Nazz breadth is marginally positive, Upvolume/Downvolume in the Nazz is better than 2:1.

  • To quote Jeff DeGraff today: "Volume is an important ingredient of strength as it is a reflection of the depth of demand. Light volume moves have to be considered feeble and unreliable."

  • Yes, there will be 'some' redundancy between News & Views and Buzz & Banter as not all Minyans are buzz capable.

  • I pulled into Nazareth, I was feelin' bout half past dead....

  • How do you put ONE cat on a diet when the OTHER cat needs to gain weight?

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