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Answers I Really Wanna Know: The Other Side of Globalization?


With the dollar where it is and surpluses as they are, isn't transfer of wealth natural and intuitive progression?

  • So, Citigroup (C) is selling a stake to the Abu Dhabi Investment authority?

  • What, are you really surprised by this transfer of wealth?

  • After all, with the dollar where it is and surpluses as they are, isn't this a natural and intuitive progression?

  • And the other side of globalization?

  • With the benefit of hindsight, was Friday's low volume retest of DJIA 13,000 a lay-up trade for Boo?

  • Don't we have to see (at least) one probe lower before any Turnaround Tuesday try takes hold?

  • If you found $2,000,000, would you return it if nobody would ever know the difference?

  • Particularly as it relates to its potential to spread to credit cards, auto and commercial property?

  • Haven't Minyans heard this story before?

  • Is Pulte Homes (PHM) the best house in a bad neighborhood?

  • Has anyone figured out who is ponying up the cash for this so-called SIV Superfund?

  • And how come every time I hear that, I think of Christian Baja?

  • If Dicks Sporting Goods (DKS) is acquiring Chicks Sporting goods, why can't I offer a new potential name for the franchise without fear of attribution?

  • Did you read Pepe Depew's 5 Things yesterday as it relates to oversold, washed-out levels?

  • When large, public pension funds such as the New York State Teachers' Retirement System, the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the Florida Retirement System Pension Plan-which collectively control more than $500 billion in assets-begin selling stocks, as they are, where are we on the denial-migration-panic continuum?

  • If wishes were knishes, how much would you weigh?

  • Did you see EMC (EMC) probe its 200-day moving average yesterday?

  • If you flip that upside down, would that be a textbook "cup and handle" formation?

  • In other words, aren't there better places to make a bet?

  • Will the watched pot that is crude $100 boil this year?

  • Through the lens of "asset class deflation vs. dollar denomination," shouldn't we be more concerned if oil begins to precipitously slip?

  • What happens to Fannie Mae's (FNM) stock price if the government nationalizes this monster?

  • Does anyone else really need a break from thy flickering ticks?

  • Have Citigroup, Merrill (MER) and Bear Stearns (BSC) really suffered organic two-for-one stock splits this year?

  • If I told you that eleven months ago-and tossed in $100 crude as food for thought-would you have guessed that the S&P would be as flat as a sat on hat?

  • Given all that the global central banks have done to date, do you really think that we're gonna get to December 11th before another rate cut arrives?

  • What is it about hot chocolate that makes everyone smile?

  • Is it possible to think positive and remain optimistic given what's going on in the world?

  • But isn't that our task at hand?

  • For couldn't it be much worse?

  • I mean, even if it's raining, can't we still jump up and down in a puddle and smile?

  • But doesn't it have a ways to go before we reach previous points of pain?

  • Are there really gonna be over 300 Minyans gathering for Festivus next Friday, surrounding themselves with the trusted choice for the Wall Street voice while raising money for children?

  • How phat is that?


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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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