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Doin' It Bloggystyle: Big Ben, ETF's, Cramer's Comments, Bad Idea Jeans, Springtime


Minyanville brings together the best of what they are saying "out there" about the topics we're talking about right here.


Blogs themselves need no introduction, as they get as much publicity as pretty much anything these days, save maybe the latest Britney news. There's an expanding world of excellent financial blogs, covering pretty much everything from global economics to swing trading. Minyanville's goal is to bring together the best of what they are saying "out there" about the topics we're talking about right here.

Big Ben Speaks

Where are we going from here as we wait for Big Ben to finish his morning set? Some opinions.

  • However we react this afternoon, odds favor a reversal over the next week, as per Ticker Sense.
  • Dr. Brett finds some extreme sentiment at the recent lows.
  • Jim Kingsland eyes the positive turn in the MACD yesterday.
  • EEM at the 50 Day MA, notes Kevin.
  • Bill Rempel's Predictive Model? Not looking great.

There are truly not enough ETF's to trade. The more the merrier!

  • Some numbers on the exponential growth of listings, via Infectious Greed.
  • Hey, just in the nick of time. An ETF tracking Mortgage Backed Bonds (MBB). Fear not. There's no subprime paper in it, says ETF Trends.
  • How about a Private Equity ETF? Coming soon, says FT Alphaville.
  • My inverse Double Short the Double Short QID, the one where each share converts to Pi x the QQQQ, minus my "hanging around money" and assorted other expenses? I'm still pitching the idea to all the Barclays of the world.

Cramer's Comments

So Cramer *brags* about how he moved some names around back at The Hedge Fund,
the NY Post discovers it, and it's suddenly cause celebre.

  • "Reactions to Cramer's remarks are divided about whether he is performing a public service in revealing widespread market manipulation and whether he is providing a how-to guide to manipulating stocks." says Dealbreaker.
  • I stand by my first reaction. I am more bothered by someone fronting a trade such as the one Cramer describes (i.e. getting wind there's a big sell order about to hit a floor, and shorting ahead of it) , than actually initiating it. Not that this makes it right, but there's huge market risk attached to his "play."
  • As Greg at Naked Shorts notes, "it took place in late 2006. The comment, 'starting Jan 2 you'll have all your money come out,' is just one of several clues."
  • Which leads to the question 24/7 Wall Street asks: Does the Post have an ulterior motive running this dated video, given that it plans to enter the Financial Cheerleader TV space soon?
  • Phil says "Like I always say, it doesn't matter if the market is gamed, as long as we know what the game is!"

Bad Idea Jeans

  • I agree with Chris Perruna, paper trading is wildly overrated as a learning tool. Reactions to paper gains and losses tell you nothing about how you'll handle real gains and losses.
  • Is there really much demand for a stock-picking contest that essentially rewards *shooter* plays on cheapo stocks? Or having B-Level celebs join in and give their picks? I mean you can't even trust Phil Bauer to watch his grandson.
  • Jeff Matthews smacks down Microsoft's (MSFT) clueless Google (GOOG)-bashing.

Spring Is in the Air

  • Coming soon to a stadium near you (provided you live near Sauget, Illinois), Fried White Castle burgers, as per Darren Rovell. I'm buying up all the Midwestern stent dealers I can find
  • It's about time we got a scouting report on that Roy Hobbs kid.
  • What better way to bring in the Vernal Equinox than with Free Iced Coffee all day at Dunkin Donuts.
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