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Random Thoughts


Humble turtles are happy turtles!


  • The Fear of Snapper (turtlephobia?) is buoying the morning action.

  • I saw some pressing out of the gate and, truth be told, Boo would have preferred a higher opening.

  • I've placed (very) tight stops on all my day trading risk.

  • Will AMR (AMR:NYSE) prove to be the Citibank of the early 1990s?

  • Toaster French toast is overrated. Toasted pop tarts are underrated.

  • Watch the banks (and BKX 800) as an important psychological level.

  • Cisco (CSCO:Nasdaq) hasn't been rallying with the NDX futures. That's typically a sign of supply in the street (heavy) and if you're in the camp that it's an important tell today, it's worth a mention. With expiration looming next Friday, the 15 line (options) seems to be acting as a magnet. In the interest of full disclosure, I'm (actively) trading it today and point this out as an observation (not advice).

  • Hal E. Tosis and Candy Mintz would make a great couple!

  • The brokers turn green.

  • The breadth (thus far) is still skewed negative.

  • Our very own Casey cracked a rib helping her mom with an errand. Let's send her some Minyan well wishes!

  • Mind the opening gaps.

  • Emma looks great with a tan!

  • The consumers continue act relative dry (Coca-Cola (KO:NYSE)).

  • There is an inevitable (countertrend) rally due for the dollar. Will that boost equity sentiment? Don't know.

  • I've developed a newfound affinity for blueberries.

  • Arrogance is a pet peeve of mine. Don't gloaters piss you off?

  • The S&P has held 925 the last three sessions and, thus far, it's held again today.

  • EVERYBODY is conditioned to buy the dip.

  • Next week's expiry will likely exacerbate volatility (either way) as it approaches.

  • As a trader, if you're not in a position to buy dips/sell rallies, you're positioned to big.

  • Do MORE bears have to believe we're in a new bull market before a serious decline?

  • The buyers are always higher, the sellers are always lower.
position in csco, qqq, spx

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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