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Answers I Really Wanna Know: Will Bulls Turn the Tape?

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After yesterday's suffering, bovine look for glory.

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  • Why can't this market be easy like Sunday morning?

  • While we've been monitoring The State of the Art for years, isn't it entirely more disturbing to actually see a slew of resumes circulating around the Street?

  • How the heck is Blockbuster (BBI) still around given the digital revolution and the secular trends of video on demand?

  • What does the reaction to the Wachovia (WB) news (-10%) mean through a psychological lens when juxtaposed against Washington Mutual (WM) and Lehman Brothers (LEH), both of which popped on similar announcements?

  • Does Janice Rossi still live in 2R?

  • As those who subscribe to Jeff "Coops DeVille's" Cooper's daily missive can tell you, isn't S&P 1333 THE level to watch in the context of a bullish resolution and, potentially, a triple top breakout above S&P 1405?

  • And just like that, the 400-point rally that started the second quarter settles into the all-to-familiar "pop & drop" file?

  • Do you see how important BKX 75 (52-week low) is for the banks in the vein of "As go the piggies, so goes the poke?

  • Given expiration exacerbates volatility in the sessions preceding the actual expiry, are you keeping the size of your positions manageable in anticipation of that?

  • With Producer Prices coming in higher than expected, I'll again ask which is the lesser of two evils: corporate America passing input costs through to an already stretched consumer or swallowing hard as their margins compress?

  • But wait, we've got rebate checks coming. We're saved, right?

  • Is the fact that futures rallied on this report a stealth wink that Hoofy and Bonnie will share a dance today?

  • When is the last time you smiled so hard that your face hurt?

  • If private equity picks the cherries, will Citigroup be left with the pits?

  • Are there reasons for optimism given that foreclosures are up 57% year over year?

  • It's nice to have Pep back from Paternity leave, isn't it?

  • It's been almost a year since we drew multiple comparisons between that market juncture and previous bubble mindsets. How many of those dynamics have since shifted?

  • Did you get your taxes done?


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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