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Answers I Really Wanna Know: Can the Tape Rally in the Face of the Credit Crunch?


Is all this stock market action pure noise under S&P 1490?

  • Did you read The Giving Tree as a kid?

  • Will our kids read the story of The Lending Tree?

  • You know, the story about the credit contagion that spread from the roots to sub-prime to affluent suburban branches of society?

  • If there was dandruff in China, what would it look like?

  • If Legg Mason's (LM) founder and CEO Chip Mason says this is the worst credit market he's seen in his 47 years in business, who are we to argue?

  • How crazy is it that the FOMC went from "balanced" on Halloween to a potential 50-bip snip on Christmas?

  • As the markets are a forward-looking discounting mechanism, wouldn't it be helpful if our policy makers were proactive?

  • I mean, don't rate cuts take six months to filter through the system?

  • Do you have any Mini-Minyans at home who would like to test drive MV Kids for us? (If you've already responded, we've got you covered!)

  • Of all the Rubyism's my grandfather taught me, which one stood out the most this year?

  • How "old school" is it that my grandmother Dorothy, who is in town for Friday's (SOLD OUT) Festivus found out that they were picketing the hotel she was staying at and refused to cross the line?

  • Is all this stock market action pure noise under S&P 1490?

  • Will state bankruptcies read like some sort of macabre office pool brackets by the end of 2008?

  • And would Florida, Connecticut, Montana and Massachusetts snag the #1 seeds?

  • Is over-thinking as damaging as not thinking enough?

  • Did you see those asset alligators step into yesterday's midday market?

  • What's better than a snazzy dinner with the savvy soothsaying sommelier?

  • Remember when we talked about financials in drag being the next dominoes to topple?

  • Is that worthy of a mention as General Electric (GE) probes important support (off 13% from recent levels)?

  • How 'bout through the lens of General Motors (GM), which rallied right back to resistance before failing?

  • Aren't those the definition of General Malaise that only the genius possess and insane lament?


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No positions in stocks mentioned.

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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