Don't Fill Your Cart With Best Buy

Be patient before pouncing. Plus, charts of EMC, Oracle and more.
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Well, now the fun starts, as we head into the final stretch of the year. Predictions? In looking back through the early '90s, I find a pretty consistent pattern. The next month or so will be very choppy, but we'll finish flat to slightly up. In short, this time of year is custom-built for traders, while everyone else should probably get out the skis and snow shovels and come back about Jan. 3.

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And that is how it is done from the Schottenheimer living room, where 5-0 seems to vindicate 0-5, the NFC East title is within reach and, all of a sudden, a Wizards game isn't the hottest ticket in town.