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Another push opening, with tons good and tons bad.

Can't be happy about a delayed opening down for


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. That seemed like a real downbeat release, too. And the secondaries so far are just OK. I sure would like to see


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stronger and am betting that way. Can't be sanguine with those bits of negativity.


LSI Logic

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is getting hit because it, too, filed for new supply. Oh man, the supply gods are angry.

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But there are rays of hope: The drugs seem to be holding and the banks aren't slumping too badly. On the latter, the

American Banker

reports this morning that the


bank index, which includes the 29 largest banks, is now down to its lowest point since May 1997. The


was substantially lower then. I won't even hang a hat on it, but it does seem like the world has grown too negative. Probably related to the credit-card industry, which is hurting.

Can't be too bullish or bearish at the moment.

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