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Answers I Really Wanna Know...


If you were picking secular themes, wouldn't you wanna be long things needed to feed, educate, power and insure the world?

  • Does the fact that aggregate short interest (which, as measured by the NYSE, was at a record high last night) "matter" given the proliferation of off-board derivatives?

  • Did you see that Snoop Tony Dwyer of FTN Midwest Securities raised his S&P price target to 1800 (12-18 months out)?

  • If we get there, where will the dollar be?

  • Shouldn't we all brush up on the buck a bit?

  • Shouldn't student athletes be entitled to some sort of compensation given the multi-billion dollar college sports industry?

  • Is the stage being set for a late summer escalation with Iran?

  • Why so moody, booty?

  • Will China begin using their dollar reserves to snap up high end stateside properties?

  • Haven't we seen that movie before, albeit with a different cast, from Rock Center to Pebble Beach?

  • Have the bonds sold by finance companies, ranging from CIT Group to American Express, really lost up to $5 billion of their value since the Sallie Mae deal was announced on April 16 (as CreditSights notes)?

  • How will the tape react to the additional $5 billion in new offerings due this week?

  • Especially with so many traders sneaking out for an extra-long weekend?

  • Wasn't Coop De Ville's chart featured on Seinfeld once?

  • If you were picking secular themes, wouldn't you wanna be long things needed to feed, educate, power and insure the world?

  • And steer clear of finance-dependent operations and high multiple, subjective valuations?

  • Are you still watching Goldman as the single most important stock in the universe?

  • Is the China-Blackstone alliance a variation of the "last bastion of liquidity" thesis?

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    Join us for a "Miracle in Midtown"

    Wednesday May 23rd... benefiting charities including the Ruby Peck Foundation for Children's Education


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