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We would always be worried about it being too easy when I was at my hedge fund.
? Was that so hard?
? What were we thinking selling that at $195? Did anyone really think that
wouldn't come back when the insider selling let up, which it seems to for a day or two?
This market is a short-killer because it is
. Once some factors were priced in -- inflation and the subprime chaos -- anything good would trigger a monster rally.
Let's take the case of
. How could people
have covered on these the moment that
said things were OK? Moody's is levered to leverage buyout bonds,
residential mortgage bonds, although the latter will live again as repackaged bonds with an equity kicker.
I'm glad I
told you about Moody's and McGraw-Hill Monday. Hope you did them. I have the next one:
Let me reiterate that MGIC, which didn't go down on that last quarter -- one that was just plain toxic -- will now explode to the upside for the same reason that the ancillary plays like Moody's and McGraw-Hill exploded.
My level of conviction? I would buy the
60 calls. One call, and you have 5 points to the upside.
Who wouldn't take that risk reward?
OK, let's get over it. It wasn't a meltdown. It was just a series of corrupt companies writing bad loans and thinking they could get away with it. If it were a "meltdown," wouldn't
have taken out its low? ... Some fun stuff
on video with James Altucher about who taught me to buy down. Never talked about that before. ... There's almost no open interest in the
April 200s. That's a good sign. It means there is no cap on the stock, because people won't get long as it gets higher. I bet the stock doesn't stop here.
At the time of publication, Cramer was long Goldman Sachs, AIG and Sears Holdings.
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