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Random Thoughts


May peace be with you!


  • Do bubbles influence corporate investment?

  • Loverboy videos were ahead of their time.

  • Morgan Stanley's semi conference starts on Monday. Intel (INTC:NASD) will be a no show.

  • If we made a movie called Market Mafia, Elmer would play Sammy "the bull" Gravano and Franklin Raines would play John Gotti (who ends up taking the fall).

  • The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

  • There are two credit cards for every person in the United States. Thanks Elmer!

  • Monday's Beeks peek: 8:30: Personal Income for Jan (0.5%), Personal Spending for Jan (0.4%) 10:00: Construction Spending for Jan (0.3%), ISM Index for February (62.0),

  • People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.

  • Yes, we're working on a solution to make News & Views seamless and printable.

  • Franck Muller makes a nice looking watch but they break way too much and have horrible customer service.

  • 2:1 breadth and firm financials. That's the bull case in a nutshell (no, this is me in a nutshell!)

  • Energy is starting to trade a tad heavier.

  • The NDX is poking through the lower bandtag of the uptrend channel (that it breached earlier today).

  • The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language. Or maybe it's not said?

  • So far, I'm liking "Gregger" (once the "Gre" ban is lifted)...but Merman has possibilities too!

  • Find the time to have dinner with friends and family. That's the ultimate bottom line.

  • Shhh....the volume is very low.

  • This has been some kinda week. It started with a punch in the belly (overloaded server and lotsa glitches), improved midweek (when we learned that the traffic jam was a function of a 400% surge in page requests), and ended on a high (starting to hum and new server deployed tonight). I'm gonna get outa the city this weekend and BREATHE....and then we'll juice it up anew on Monday!

  • Snapper feels like he wants to try to stretch his legs. Watch the financials for clues.

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