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Where Can We Hide???

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With the dollar catapulting off the lows, once again commodity plays were scorched today, along with all of the financials.  But of course, money never leaves the stock market, it simply moves from one Keno Table to the next.  Money must be "working" at all times, constantly transferred to what ever table looks the best.

And of course today, the first choice was AMZN.

Second and third choices were the REITs, and the retail stocks, led by Radio Shack..

Even COH and WFMI were treated as "save havens" today against the relentless selling in bank stocks.




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Mon, 10/26/2009 - 15:45 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Mon, 10/26/2009 - 21:05 | Link to Comment Marge N Call
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It's about to get pwned

Mon, 10/26/2009 - 16:26 | Link to Comment gmrpeabody
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...and then the line went dead.

You can only fight them so long before they come..., and shut your ass DOWN!

We will miss you RobotTrader.

Mon, 10/26/2009 - 19:52 | Link to Comment Cursive
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Your comment reminded about the Madoff story today.  You can't make this stuff up.  And anyone wonders why we have so many conspiracy theories?


An autopsy conducted Monday found he suffered a heart attack and drowned, said Dr. Michael Bell, chief medical examiner for Palm Beach County. The death has been ruled accidental, and the heart attack was brought on by heart disease. Toxicology tests are pending.

"Obviously, we won't have results for a couple of weeks but we don't anticipate them showing anything," Bell said. "If they do and it shows something unusual, we will amend the death certificate to reflect that."

Police had been investigating the death, pending the autopsy results. They now say the case is closed.

Mon, 10/26/2009 - 16:32 | Link to Comment Comrade de Chaos
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well, we can hide behind a poker table. If you ever play a "0 fee" poker tournament, let's say on the face book, you'll notice that 60+% of all players go all in at the very first turn. After couple of min, two of those will have most of the chips and will seem to be on the top of the world. However by the end of the game, rarely they move into the round two.

Same could be said about the current stock market action. The difference, everyone who goes all in, gets the most of the chips. The similarity, most of those will not survive for the round two. They will celebrate their 200% gains, then they will swallow their 95% losses and they will leave the market. As the result when fundamentals will return, those adrenaline junkies / alpha herders will miss most of the reasonable risk adjusted returns. They will come back at the top, losing much more than gaining next time.


Also, the same poker game is a good illustration on the behavior of how someone invests without risking his / her own capital and with own capital involved. In the first round, most of the people go all in. In the second round, only few or none people go in. It takes time to get to the second round & time invested (own capital invested) makes people to take risk more seriously.

Mon, 10/26/2009 - 17:25 | Link to Comment Gunther
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that is a nice analogy.

Why is it so hard to accept that cash is a position too?

Mon, 10/26/2009 - 16:47 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Mon, 10/26/2009 - 16:48 | Link to Comment chet
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"Where Can We Hide???"

Cue gold bugs in 5...4...3...

Mon, 10/26/2009 - 17:07 | Link to Comment D.O.D.
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Yeah, but you can't eat it.

Mon, 10/26/2009 - 18:53 | Link to Comment Rusty Shorts
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 - you can't eat dollar bills either. 





Mon, 10/26/2009 - 20:28 | Link to Comment Careless Whisper
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Hide in some HIG short. It looks like a dawg. Ready for tha dawg pound.

Rough day; try this:

What did you do with Sergey? Free Sergey.


Mon, 10/26/2009 - 17:08 | Link to Comment walküre
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There is NO place to hide.

Everyone has bills to pay.


Mon, 10/26/2009 - 17:23 | Link to Comment Leo Kolivakis
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I personally think today was another headfake, not the start of a long correction. Did notice that the Ultrashort Silver Proshares (ZSL) was a top performer today, up 6.7%, but I wouldn't touch it. The solar sector got whacked hard as oil prices dropped and I think a beautiful buying opportunity is presenting itself there. I would start accumulating Canadian Solar (CSIQ), Suntech (STP), Yingli Green (YGE) and LDK Solar (LDK) at these levels.

Mon, 10/26/2009 - 19:13 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Mon, 10/26/2009 - 22:00 | Link to Comment Leo Kolivakis
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Decent but not great...volume is still low on this ETF.

Mon, 10/26/2009 - 17:36 | Link to Comment asteroids
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Today's first hours action jumping up 1% on no volume was ridiculous. Time to short them to hell.

Mon, 10/26/2009 - 17:48 | Link to Comment hedgeyourmind.b...'s picture

Jacques de La Palice (my french compatriot) could have said "We need sellers to get a severe correction".  He was right (as usual...). When I look to liquidity technicals, I'm happy to see a lot of selling power rather than buying power (whereas Goldman is propaganding a lot of buying power... see Zerohedge today at Indeed: Hedge funds are back on a net long position (last time we ever saw such a position was in ... 2007), long only fund managers are fully invested (cash held is at almost a historical low  4% of NAV).... What did you say? Money market mutual funds are still at a very high level as a % of market cap? On the retail side, don't you believe that the underemployed or unemployed or the not-yet-sacked workers in this unsustainable job-le(o)ss (not-ended)recovery are going to play very tightly rather than playing very agressively (all-in pre-flops) in the great stock-casino-market? Yes with your cash you earn nothing.... as an interest. But you can prevent losing a lot of money as principal....


Patience is an old-fashioned way of investing.....

Mon, 10/26/2009 - 18:32 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Mon, 10/26/2009 - 18:33 | Link to Comment deadhead
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In the words of the venerable cheeky b...



Mon, 10/26/2009 - 19:08 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Mon, 10/26/2009 - 19:31 | Link to Comment Rainman
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An alternative view is that air is being let out of the bubble, profits taken and the boyz prepared for the next round of rock n' roll news. And since rock n' roll bad news is good and down is up, this was a no brainer Monday retreat to chase out the toppers and create a more appealing resistance  scenario in the same approximate range . 

RallyMonkey is getting old. They need a new strategy.

Or maybe that damn GDP number won't make it, even with Clunkers. 

Mon, 10/26/2009 - 20:34 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Mon, 10/26/2009 - 20:39 | Link to Comment Trading Nymph
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Robot I was thinking the samething all day while I was waiting and waiting for AMZN to roll....they had to pick THAT table.....btw, I know you may have tried to throw us a hot guy to balance out your girl pics....but Jeff B...uhh so not hot.

Mon, 10/26/2009 - 21:15 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Mon, 10/26/2009 - 22:57 | Link to Comment crzyhun
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Watch the action in SH, SDS, QID and so forth.  There is a tell in there. I am not saying to buy just yet, just watch. This is not IT. First, it cannot happen. Dearest Leader's agenda would get fried, this is his economy. All will be done to keep it/market stable. When IT comes, there will be no stopping the slide. IT has to be a big honking event. Not a pissant bad GDP.

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