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More Random Thoughts!


Work to Live!


  • The rotation migration continues as investors shift from previous winners (semis, banks, internets) into ketchup candidates.

  • The underlying tenor (as measured by breadth) remains firmer than a college cheerleader.

  • Congratulations to Larry "Flounder" Bergen on nailing today's trivia and winning a jazzy Minyanville tee. "LUV ME" was Christie Brinkley's license plate in National Lampoon's Vacation. Hey Larry....why the heck were you looking at the license plate?

  • Can we add "psychology" to the list of ongoing bubbles?

  • "Education is the ability to listen to almost anything w/o losing your temper or self confidence" - Robert Frost

  • I've never been very good at buying (selling) just because everyone else is doing it. That's a liability in a momentum driven environment.

  • Scotto makes some good observations regarding the collective level of angst. It sure seems as if the stakes have been raised.

  • I just asked Rick Schottenfeld who he liked in the Raiders-Titans game and he said "Who cares?" I then asked him who his team was and he said the Giants. That explains the apathy!

  • Tomorrow's semi-fest includes Intel's mid-quarter update (INTC:NASD) and National Semiconductor (NSM:NYSE) earnings.

  • Months that begin with a Sunday always have a Friday the 13th.

  • This business has more emotional swings than a bipolar hedonist.

  • I'm sorry.

  • The notion of rotation out of spikers into pikers flies in the face of the "relative strength" argument.

  • Call me crazy, but I still see tons of overcapacity in the financial sector.

  • I would like to suggest a new tradition. Every September 11th, we should hoist a Budweiser and wink at Bill.

  • Tight stops allow you to play and stay.

  • I got into a debate with my friends from Texas about the merits of hunting. Obviously, as a big fan of critters, I took the "con" side of the argument.

  • The brokers continue to trade dry.

  • Pick your spots.

  • Is "free markets" an oxymoron?

  • Hmmph...I was just gonna talk about the emergence of inflation (via higher commodity prices and an [eventually] lower greenback) but the tube beat me to it.

  • The Critters take Manhattan!

  • Contra-hour sell-off?

position in spx, intc

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