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Answers: Pleasure Before Pain?


Will performance anxiety percolate into quarter-end?

  • Will TARP become a revolving credit?

  • Y'all notice the lower dollar this morning and remember what that means through a broader lens?

  • As financials trace out a pennant formation (which typically resolves in the prevailing direction)?

  • Wouldn't it have been nice to noodle that thought near yesterday's lows (as we did in real-time on the Buzz & Banter)?

  • Why don't they put recipes on the back of Ambien prescriptions?

  • Is it too obvious that the heretofore top-tick was at S&P 951?

  • Will the path of maximum frustration include a "false breakout?"

  • Would that "fit" with the percolating performance anxiety into quarter-end?

  • With defined risk, can't you pretty much play seven ways till Sunday?

  • While remembering time and price are the ultimate arbiters of our financial fate?

  • And the next 15 sessions will be have more swings than a key party as money managers chase performance?

  • You know the usual suspects in terms of "bang for the buck" ketchup vehicles. Even still, as a self-proclaimed pundit champions year-to-date gains in Apple (AAPL)(69%), Amazon (AMZN) (69%), Research in Motion (RIMM) (100%), Google (GOOG) (45%) and Baidu (BIDU) (138%) and declares a new "super bull market," can we help but think we've seen this movie before?

  • Can we point that out while remaining on the high road?

  • Why could duff around until I actually went to golf school?

  • Did Tommy Shaw and Styx ever get the snaps they deserved?

  • Have you noticed that trading "not to lose" is the quickest way to do just that?

  • Do you think Miracle Max ever had a problem getting into a Grateful Dead show?

  • Who will be the 500,000th Mini-Minyan to step into the world of Minyanland?

  • Does slapping a 25% probability on "the other side of the wishbone world" dictate being 25% invested?

  • Can a self-loathing Yankee fan quietly smile?

  • Will Chrysler be The Declaration of Interdependence to bear?

  • What have we learned?


Position in financials

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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