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Old 10-24-2008, 05:21 AM   #1
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Friday "Bloodbath"

I guess last week was a "false" rally. CNNMoney.com Pre-Market Report - Oct. 24, 2008
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Old 10-24-2008, 05:37 AM   #2
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I was thinking this was a nice headline to wake to. May be a good day to go on a hike.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:24 AM   #3
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Good idea - maybe a long one! Starting a new hobbie may also be a good diversion.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:44 AM   #4
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Oh boy! It's raining today so I'll be inside close to the tv. Looks like this could be capitulation Friday or the final push to DOW -0-. Where's my medicine?
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National "spend two hours away from the news" day.

Eat, drink and just be.
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:34 AM   #6
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I listen to my favorite music and don't turn the TV on at all! I listen to Slacker Radio @ www.slacker.com you can create your own stations, w/o commerials, based on your favorite artist.

Nows the time to re-discover music, art, READING, exersice as their is s much uglyness in TV
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Agh! It's getting ugly already. Dow down 424 in just a few minutes of trading.

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I think this is good advice and I hope I follow it!
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I listen to my favorite music and don't turn the TV on at all! I listen to Slacker Radio @ www.slacker.com you can create your own stations, w/o commerials, based on your favorite artist.

Nows the time to re-discover music, art, READING, exersice as their is s much uglyness in TV
Yes, I agree. Let me put on some easy listening music for everyone.

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Agh! It's getting ugly already. Dow down 424 in just a few minutes of trading.
Yeah, but it doesn't seem to be down as much as it should be, given the pre-open action.
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very good advice. i will spend ALL day away from the TV, as usual.
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I have an idea - let's close the stock market on Fridays and pass a law everyone needs to enjoy outdoors time away from computers, TV and radio. The resultant improvement in health and attitude could only help
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keep your cool

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Let's see. I bought on October 10th, 14th, and 20th. Should I buy today?

Nah - - I think I'll just sit back and watch, today.
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Anyone buying today?
Calling my stock dude after I finish this last cup of coffee. We're working on the shopping list for the big buys in my taxable account. Looking at the pre-open this morning made me think I might just take some nibbles here and there in my IRA, but the complete bloodbath has failed to materialize. I was looking for a total and complete baby-seal clubbing to happen and I figured that would be the signal - but it just didn't happen.
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... the complete bloodbath has failed to materialize. I was looking for a total and complete baby-seal clubbing to happen and I figured that would be the signal - but it just didn't happen.
Hey, the day is young. Don't give up hope just yet!
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Thanks re buying today, W2R and Leonidas--my little inner voice said this might be the day to put a little more into Wellesley, for example, but on the other hand sometimes I feel like the baby seal in my ignorance and would be ripe for the clubbing since the knife will probably continue falling.

Or maybe I meant "anyone buying today?" to mean a round of that special get-you-through-the-day medicine some speak of on this board? Hey, I'll pop for the first one.
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It just goes to show how hard it is to time these things. We have had several major plunges and turn-arounds already. Probably more to come.
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Thanks re buying today, W2R and Leonidas--my little inner voice said this might be the day to put a little more into Wellesley, for example, but on the other hand sometimes I feel like the baby seal in my ignorance and would be ripe for the clubbing since the knife will probably continue falling.
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