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Answers I Really Wanna Know: Do or Die Time for the Bulls

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Can markets break through oncoming levels of resistance?

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  • What makes salmon so wild? Does it require a lampshade or is it more of a general attitude?

  • Is this "do or die" time for the U.S financial markets?

  • Did you see that the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), the U.K's second-biggest lender, is selling 12 billion pounds ($24 billion) of new shares to investors in Europe's largest rights offering to boost capital depleted by write-downs?

  • What is that, like 6,000,000 tons?

  • How will the Brothers Lehman (LEH) react when they arrive at the big Five-Oh?

  • Have vols dropped to levels where positive gamma positions make alotta sense?

  • Particularly as we toggle around some meaty technical levels en masse?

  • Yesterday was the slowest volume day of the year?

  • As Professor Jeff Cooper asked yesterday, "Is the inflation theme a bubble of its own?"

  • If all roads lead to deflation, wouldn't that make sense?

  • The S&P has rallied 11% in just over a month as crude pushes to fresh highs?

  • Can we all agree that "asset class deflation vs. dollar devaluation" is the toggle in which we together twist?

  • I mean, let's be serious (serious, I wanna be serious, let's get into serious), since the Fed started easing the discount rate in August, crude is up 68% and the dollar is off 12%?

  • Ergo, should we be careful for what we wish (a greenback rally)?

  • Do you think boars go home and brag to their friends "You should see the pig I hooked up with last night?"

  • Do you see both trendline resistance levels converging at S&P 1405?

  • Do we need to pop (through that zone) before we drop for the path of maximum frustration to kick in?

  • If the VXO can't drink, how long will Hoofy be allowed to drive?

  • What does President Tyler have up her minxy little sleeve today?

  • How does one balance "time is money" with "time is the most precious of all commodities?"

  • Speaking of Rubyisms, has it really been seven years since I said goodbye to my very best friend?

  • Should Chris Paul or Kobe win this year's MVP?

  • How much of the bank spank is already priced in?

  • Did Google (GOOG) reset Apple's (AAPL) earning's bar?

  • When will the China Olympic rally begin?

  • Do you see the looming levels of resistance in the tech sector, one of which is NDX 1925?

  • Where is Brokaw Mountin and do they have barkers with colored balloons?

  • Did Olivia Newton John set an unrealistic bar during the closing scene in Grease, stud?

  • What comes after living a life bookended by bells?


R.P.

Position in LEH

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 todd@minyanville.com.

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