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Taking a Load Off the Year-End Books


Is it a good thing that the Fed is thinking outside the box regarding the credit crisis?


Hello from New York, where I'm even more done with the year than I was yesterday at this time. I've lightened my long book into this morning's rip and have moved onto pondering ways my buddy Gaston Najarian and I can get CNBC to pay for us to go to National Treasure: Book of Secrets next week. "Wolf and the Pit Boss Go to the Movies"? Works for me! Here's what I'm watching beyond "so bad it's good" movies:

  • Interesting downgrades this morning. Airlines? Citigroup (C)? I wouldn't touch either of them with my biggest enemy's long book but doesn't it seem a little late to short Citi with a 13 month time frame?

  • I view it as a good thing that the Fed is thinking outside the box regarding the credit crisis. I'd regard it as a better thing if the Fed wouldn't jam the markets every few months. I'd view it as the best of all things (meaning: "most bullish") if the Fed didn't have to say much of anything at all.

  • The best selling game system of 2007? The Nintendo (NTDOY) DS at 6 mln units. Owning the top slot in handhelds and consoles, as Nintendo did this year, is why Nintendo's stock is up more than 100% ytd.

  • Disney (DIS) more or less owns the Times Square area where I work every night. The ESPN Zone, a couple Broadway shows and, opening December 21, the aforementioned National Treasure sequel! I'm almost certainly biased but I didn't sell any DIS during my stock purging today and yesterday.
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