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Uh oh Chicken Little…..(trade ideas)

August 1, 2011

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Congressional Budget Office, ISM (manufacturing) numbers, short term financing markets, European close……oh my! http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-01/u-s-ism-manufacturing-index-fell-to-50-9-in-july-from-55-3.html BE VERY CAREFUL! Aggressive, very short term types could play the S&Ps from the long side with a tight stop in an attempt to get a bump from the DC rumor mill. Get LONG 1275 on the Sept. S&P futures with […]

Is it just me?

July 28, 2011

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or is the entire debt ceiling dog and pony show very reminiscent of the (just ended) NFL lockout? Parallels: Everybody “wanted” football to be played and the labor issue to be resolved, but nobody quite understood all the ins and outs of the process. Nearly everybody wants to avoid default, ergo they want to raise […]