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Answers I Really Wanna Know: Futures Fall Out Of Bed


That was a textbook bear market, 50% retracement rally right to resistance.

  • How many 19-0 Waterford Crystal XLII Super Bowl trophies do you think they sold?

  • Is this 1998, 2001 or something entirely more jazzy?

  • Why is it that, after my 6:00 AM kick-boxing session this morning-while peeking at the TV and seeing that the averages are down 5% for the year-I thought to myself "Self, that was a textbook bear market, 50% retracement rally right to resistance. Why aren't you bigger on the short side?"

  • And then on cue, the futures fall out of bed before I had a chance to lay 'em out?

  • I suppose I should be happy with the shorts I have (financials)?

  • As well as the (now smallish) pharma longs I have?

  • Even though both sides are token Todd-lots?

  • Do you worry about what you don't have or express gratitude for what you've got?

  • Is it me or is it hard to feel sorry for Google (GOOG)?

  • Are they gonna turn around and make a big content play?

  • Such as the New York Times (NYT)?

  • Or perhaps AOL (TWX)?

  • Why can't I get the phrase "Valentine's Day Massacre" out of my crowded keppe?

  • What do you think cats dream about?

  • If Hill takes the ticket, will Obama saddle up beside her?

  • If commodities roll over-as the greenback gets grabby-have you versed yourself on the equity implications?

  • Are you watching the battle of DRG 320?

  • Are you really that shocked that banks are tightening lending standards?

  • And will you be shocked when social mood manifests and risk appetites contract?

  • Is anyone else feeling the migration to a middle class mindset?

  • Was that the rally in the drillers under OSX 270?

  • As go the piggies, so goes the smoke?

  • Especially under S&P 1405?

  • Who's got some snaps for the petrol?

  • Is UNH $50 a nice and tight defined risk try?

  • Are you getting bullish with green screens and bearish in red seas?

  • Jeezums, Las Vegas?

  • The opening bell? Really?



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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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