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Random Thoughts: Liar, Liar Tape on Fire!


Can strength in gold and crude continue?


It was a beautiful morning.

I awoke to the sun shining and birds chirping.

I took an awesome hot shower and hummed Ratdog in preparation for tonight's Jones Beach show.

I peeked at MarketWatch to find that my weekly syndicated vibe was again the #1 most read.

I poked around the global markets and saw commodities well bid.

Yes, it's safe to say that by the time I arrived at MVHQ, I was in a pretty good mood.

That's when the tech issues began.

No columns on Minyanville.

No Buzz content through 8:30 AM.

No way to communicate our mojo to the masses.

There are few things that rub my craw like technology brownouts.

Truth be told, I was livid.

Not smashing phones livid-I haven't done that since Smith Barney bought 10,000 Cisco (CSCO) calls instead of 10,000 Cisco puts in 2001-but livid nonetheless.

How did I react?

What did I do?

Nothing! Because if I took it to small claims court, it would just drain 8 hours out of my life and they probably wouldn't show up and even if I got the judgment they'd just stiff me anyway; so what I did was piss and moan like an impotent jerk, inhaled a deep breath and took it like a man!

Thanks for the liberal literary license Fletcher! A little levity goes a long way and now that we're cooking with oil, it's time to jump the Hump and view the dew.

Some Random Thoughts:

Answers I Really Wanna Know…

I'm off like a prom dress tomorrow and Friday to fix myself-fare ye well and remember that risk management trumps reward chasing no matter which way you choose to play.

May peace be with you!


Positions in WFT, USO, GLD

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