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That S&P 855 zone has been bery, bery good to me!


  • Have you downloaded your Minyanville ICON yet?

  • What does Fokker look like? Think Pee Wee from Porkey's meets Radar O'Reilly.

  • NYSE breadth is positive.

  • The action yesterday and (thus far) today has been much ado about nuttin (seriously!). If you guessed and pressed, however, they were miserable days.

  • This used to be a market of stocks, now it's a stock market. With the exception of a handful of issues, equities are correlating as a single instrument.

  • There's all kinds of alligator chatter today -- that might explain why the market is firm with crude up 6%.

  • I'm going to take a much needed respite and hand over tomorrow's daily missives to Snoop and Brian. Please understand, Minyans, and apologies in advance for missing anything "telling."

  • Saturday's March Madness Maryland Minyanfest will be held at Padonia Station (Padonia Village Shopping Center at York and Padonia Roads in Timonium, Maryland. Phone: 410-252-8181) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Wasabi!

  • The semis have lagged all day but the banks have seemingly found some footing.

  • The macro hedge fund flow is skewed to the buy side today. As a matter of fact, one large fund keeps reloading on the buy side (S&P futures) and it's so thin, they're squeezing the tape higher.

  • Bilinis are much better than toast points.

  • This tape has more gaps than a shopping mall! We've now filled the opening gaps in the Ss and Ns. If (big if) the S&P can garner jig through 880, there is a gap (from Monday's opening) to the previous high (S&P 895).

  • These big caps are trading like thin issues!

  • The OIH (oil service holders) have been acting as a crude proxy of late.

  • Temptation, frustration, so bad it makes him cry. Wet bus stop, she's waiting, his car is warm and dry.

  • The Nasdaq breath (as of this post) is flat.

  • What is it about eating an ice cream cone that makes you feel like a little kid again?

  • What is it about trading this market that makes you feel like an old man?

  • Why do the forced, disciplined sales (buys) always turn out to be the best trades?

  • If the Internet stocks are being used as master beta proxies, does that make them good shorts when the quarter end chase is up?

  • The weeding out process that began in 2000 continues and the overcapacity in the financial industry is slowly seeping out.

  • The Dead (sans Jerry) is touring this summer. Schwing!

  • The ability to remove emotion and performance anxiety leads to much better tactical trading decisions.

  • Does anybody else think it's unnerving that the President of the United States and the British Prime Minister were fielding questions on the use of nuclear weapons?

  • It's not your fault! It's not your fault! It's not your fault!
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Todd Harrison is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Minyanville. Prior to his current role, Mr. Harrison was President and head trader at a $400 million dollar New York-based hedge fund. Todd welcomes your comments and/or feedback at

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