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Random Thoughts


Discipline is the common denominator of any successful trading strategy.


  • Fun with Fundies!

  • Has anyone actually had their leg pulled when they were being fibbed to?

  • Crude has spilled for 3.5%--keep this on your radar, as everyone else surely is.

  • While we're on our heels and crimson wheels, it's worth noting that the Lowry Selling Pressure Index dropped to its lowest level in almost ten years (Feb '95) on Friday.

  • I put in 15 miles on a mountain bike Saturday. Consistent with my generally accepted workout practices (GAWP), that will be grandfathered and allocated accordingly (1.5 miles per day for the last 10 days).

  • Shills and chills.

  • Bank of America (BAC:NYSE)--which split 2:1 today--has no quit in it.

  • Monkey business!

  • She should just try dating in New York City!

  • The breadth never found its footing outa the gate and has now worse than 2:1 negative across the board.

  • The housing "boom."

  • It could happen on Wall Street too!

  • While many USA athletes may not agree with me, I thought that this was one of the more enjoyable Olympics in recent history.

  • Why can't I shake the image of "Joshua" from War Games?

  • Snoop Tony Dwyer--softball player extraordinaire--just pinged in to say the Lowry's buying power index beat the June high by 1 point on Friday. This, coupled with the selling pressure index, reinforces his view that this is a pause in an ongoing bull tape. That said, his internal readings have become extreme and he argues for patient buying near-term as there is solid precedent for a pause that refreshes.

  • Mutual of Ohmygawd!

  • Crested Butte attendees should absolutely take advantage of Professor Miller's offer for a free one year anniversary issue of his excellent newsletter.

  • I'd hate to see the whole meal!

  • Bold gold continues to creep higher. The yella metal is up better than a finski while white lightenin' is better than 4% in the green.

  • I may take the end of the week off and attempt to practice what I preach. It's been a while (Crested Butte didn't count as I was preppin' for eighty attendees).

  • I guess he didn't see the stop sign?

  • Oh to live on Sugar Mountain...

  • During weeks like this, no news is good news. At least until Thursday (Intel (INTC:NASD) mid-quarter update) and Friday (Beeks).

  • Flight of the seabirds, scattered like lost words. Wheel to the storm and fly.

  • Thank you Mr. Roach!

  • More pics from the 'Butte! (Not to be confused with album one or album two)

No positions in stocks mentioned.

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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