This column was originally published on RealMoney on July 20 at 8:50 a.m. EDT.
In Doug Kass's
column yesterday, he noted: "
is having trouble finding bears for its bull/bear debates!"
Of that, I don't doubt, but here's my question: Is anyone ever asked the time period for which they're a bull or bear?
I mean, if I'm asked, my answer sometimes is that I'm a bear for the next few days, a bull for the next few months and certainly a bull over the next decade.
In short, my bull/bear stance depends entirely on the time frame.
(It also depends on which index we're talking about, but I don't want to confuse things further.)
So, the bull/bear question? It's meaningless unless we know the person's horizon.
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And that is the final word from the Pentagon Mall, where my wish list for gadgets is a handheld TV that gets all the channels I want, with crystal-clear clarity, via satellite!
There you go, Apple -- your next big winner.
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