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Random Thoughts


Stronger than a mule's breath!


  • The biotech sector smacks of a "blow off" (final) rally. Watch BTK 460 as a potential upside resistance.

  • If the biotechs are a leading indicator for tech, do the four-letter freaks need to follow suit?

  • I've seen a sizable call buyers across the board and virtually no put buyers.

  • Fokker gave Casey a bug last week and she's kindly passed it along to me. Thanks Fokker.

  • The big cap drugs were under pressure again after losing a court challenge in Florida.

  • The tailspin in the greenback continues.

  • Snoop does a nice job illustrating our current juncture.

  • Stop levels are subjective and depend on your individual risk profile.

  • Are you in a postition to use prices to your advantage?

  • I'm being told that the short base is about a 4 on a scale of 1-10.

  • Watch the laggards of the last few weeks (General Electric (GE:NYSE), Microsoft (MSFT:Nasdaq), Wal-Mart (WMT:NYSE)) to see if they play catch up continue to drag.

  • The S&P is about to fill the gap from last Monday's opening.

  • These next few sessions are important from a "lower high" vs. "higher high" perspective.

  • What the heck is vim and vigor anyway?

  • Will there be another summer swoon? I think so.

  • I'm hearing alligator chatter but haven't found footprints yet.

  • Hope isn't a viable investment vehicle.

  • Know why you put risk on and never post-rationalize.

  • Maine is beautiful. I was sick as a dog and in bed most of the time but it's a great state. A big Minyan thanks to U.B. and Gisela!

  • I'm getting some serious deja vu vibes from this tape.

  • The next resistance levels are S&P 950ish and NDX 1170ish.

  • While I was on a "soup run" in Maine, the clerk behind the counter was complaining to me that she was stressed out and needed a vacation. I looked at her and said, "What happened, did your pen run out of ink?"

  • Is this month-end related?

  • We'll be making some announcements regarding the University shortly. Thank you for your patience in that regard.

  • The oil service names have been on a tear.

  • I know -- it's no surprise I've got the flu, I've been cold for two months!

  • The last time the VXN was this low was July 1998.
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