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Answers I Really Wanna Know: How Many are Hiding in Gold?


Are commodities a safe spot to lay low?

  • Why is Don Henley's Shangri-La stuck in my head this morning?

  • "Every day's a new day, that's what I've been told. Try to hold your head high when the world runs hot and cold?"

  • Was "I'm just hiding in gold" the single most prevalent theme at The Money Show yesterday?

  • Commodities as a hiding spot?

  • Haven't we seen a similar movie before and it didn't end well?

  • Does "long energy vs. short gold" make sense if structured with defined risk?

  • The DJIA has retraced precisely 50% since the October 2007 all-time high?

  • While that's no guarantor of a Snapper-the NDX is off 80% from the peak-is that worthy of a mention as Turnaround Tuesday looms?
  • I'm already a self-loathing Yankee fan. Are the Raiders are trying to force me into the same pigskin situation?

  • Are we about to see some consolidation in the energy space?

  • Societal Acrimony? What societal acrimony?

  • Do you remember last month when we walked through the anatomy of a profitable process?

  • Was leaving for a speaking engagement yesterday-with upside exposure on my sheets-the definition of an unprofitable process?

  • While I've got dry powder and will continue to trade around that bias, will I have to roll my March paper to avoid the dreaded front-month decay?

  • Will we see our tradable rally before S&P 600ish arrives, which I've circled as a spot to deploy 25% of my heretofore 100% cash long-term account?

  • Are these government "stress tests" in the financials their "out" if and when they have to pull the nationalization plug?

  • Are you watching JP Morgan (JPM) today through the lens of "reaction to news is more important than the news itself?"

  • Have you taken your two week FREE trial to our top notch subscription products?

  • Have you checked out our new options newsletter by the talented Steve Smith - coming soon?

  • Did someone on my panel yesterday really say I was "out over my skis" for suggesting certain banks are-and have been-insolvent?

  • If I responded "I would rather be over my skis than buried under an avalanche of optimism the last two years," would I have stepped off the high road? (I didn't.)

  • If Apple (AAPL), Baidu (BIDU), Google (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN) are pretty in pink despite green pre-market futures, does that suggest further supply looms?

  • Have you sticky noted "Financial Staying Power" to the bottom of your computer monitor?

  • Will somebody please make this song stop?

  • Does this 20-year chart of the S&P put things in perspective?

  • If you flipped it upside down, would you be bullish or bearish?

  • What is the world coming to when I have to rush home from the office in time for the 9:00 PM airing of 24?

  • Do you want be in the Minyanville Underground Railroad (a human capital network that intertwines the world with like-minded individuals who believe our name and word still mean something and there is a better way to do business and a common ethos in how to do it)?


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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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