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Answers I Really Wanna Know: Forgotten Financials

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JP Morgan quietly dipped 10% yesterday.

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  • Are commodities the next intuitive fade lower through the lens of deflation?

  • What does it say about the sorry state of the financials when JP Morgan (JPM) was down almost 10% at a point yesterday and garnered nary a mention in the mainstream press?

  • With Washington Mutual (WM) trading at a ring size, Lehman Brothers (LEH) holding a yard sale and Wachovia (WB) dancing like a redheaded teen, are you really that surprised?

  • For those talking about the decoupling between the financials and the market, isn't this chart all you really need to see to put that banter to bed?

  • How many traders are leaning against S&P 1350 as a bovine backstop?

  • Why didn't any Sovereign Wealth Funds participate in the Lehman deal?
  • JP Morgan, which only a month ago was with 2% from a 52-week high, is now tickling a 52-week low?

  • When rookies start on Wall Street these days, do veteran traders still tell them to go fetch the keys to the clearing house?

  • Does anyone else think of Seinfeld every time they hear the name Dolores?

  • Are you really gonna be all that surprised if (when) the airlines are nationalized?

  • How 'bout Fannie Mae (FNM)?

  • What, exactly, is the difference between bok choy and baby bok choy?

  • Capital preservation, debt reduction, financial literacy. Any questions?

  • If my diet were a marriage, would I have to move to Utah and have a polygamous relationship with M&M's?

  • Y'all see Shanghai sitting on massive technical support following the 8% drubbing on concerns regarding credit-market losses and higher borrowing costs?

  • Ben Bernanke said last night that the risk of a "substantial downturn" in the economy has receded in the past month?

  • Can I have what he's having?


R.P.

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 todd@minyanville.com.

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