So far it's on plan. The big selloff at the opening that tested the 200-day was A-okay. That's supposed to happen, and it is triggering massive selling of puts, particularly
puts. As those were put on in massive amounts in the last few days, that's important.
A strong quarter delivered by
, which I am long, was initially greeted skeptically (you could buy all you wanted at 93), but now it is ramping nicely.
is tougher. What a battleground.
, my partner, is watching this like a hawk, and he's a believer that the buyers will have to come in.
The guys who shorted on
blast are also beginning to get squeezed. That's certainly right; they were the last to hear. Finally, the advance-decline, which has been the Love Canal of this market, seems to be getting some remediation.
What needs to be seen? Follow-through in the drugs, which still act crummy. Follow-through in old tech, which was strong yesterday until Acampora punished them.
Jeff is thinking massive squeeze. Me, I'm glad I did my buying when I did.
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