Gary B. Smith Chats on AOL, Oct. 27

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Gary B. Smith chatted on AOL MarketTalk on Wednesday, Oct. 27. AOL's MarketTalk is hosted by Sage Online (Keyword: PF Live). As with all chats, this transcript is unedited.

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Live from New York, NY, please welcome Gary Smith, writer at TheStreet.com. Gary can answer your questions about technical analysis, stocks and the markets.

Sage Lion:

Welcome to MarketTalk Gary!

Tscnygbs:

I am here. I am ready. I know all! Fire away!!

Question:

Do you think that fear of the Year 2000 Problem will cause a sell-off in the stock market?

Tscnygbs:

No.

Question:

Do you have an opinion on RCN Corp?

Tscnygbs:

Looks strong. I played it the other day.

Question:

Comment on Emulex, please.

Tscnygbs:

Yep. Another strong one. Does not want to come down.

Question:

Mr. Gary Smith. Your comment on VSTR and DISH please. Thank you sir.

Tscnygbs:

VSTR is fine. Needs to move sideways a bit before it can move up. Dish looks nice. The recent split helped.

Question:

Whats your price target on sndk and how soon?

Tscnygbs:

It can get back to 85, IF it stays right here. Risky play, though.

Question:

Gary, Helene Meisler pointed out the good base in XICO this summer. It ran nicely but what do you think of its drawback here?

Tscnygbs:

Well, still building a base. Boring at this point.

Question:

AMZN's report?

Tscnygbs:

Flip a coin!

Question:

What's your outlook on qcom?

Tscnygbs:

Look for my column this Friday!

Question:

Recommendations on T, KM and WMT

Tscnygbs:

T might be building a base. Certainly a low risk long. The gap down on WMT killed it. K is dead.

Question:

Your opinion on nsol, exds and qlogic? would you be buying any of these and at their present prices? Thanks.

Tscnygbs:

QLGC's the only one I'd take. Right here in fact.

Question:

WHAT ABOUT CMGI?

Tscnygbs:

Still not wild about it. Will have trouble breaking over 115.

Question:

May I have your comments on MO please.

Tscnygbs:

Shorted it the other day. That should tell you something.....

Question:

What do you think of the financial/brokerage sector now, its been oversold. Is it time to get in or wait til Nov. interest hike anxiety is over. Comments on SCH pls.

Tscnygbs:

SCH really looks sick right now. Other financials had a good day. Not sure I'd wait.

Question:

what would be a good growth company to invest about $1000 into for long term?

Tscnygbs:

Can't go wrong with CSCO I guess.

Question:

comments on ICGE for Texas

Tscnygbs:

It's a missile.

Question:

Please, your opinion on LVLT?

Tscnygbs:

Moving sideways right now. Uninteresting unless it breaks 67.

Question:

Can you comment on the long and short expectation for csx thanks

Tscnygbs:

Tough to like this stock. In a downward spiral....

Question:

What is your outlook on aol?

Tscnygbs:

Once it broke that downward trendline things started perking up. I'm not bearish on it. Let's call me neutral.

Question:

I own 25 shares of Microsoft. What should I do with it?

Tscnygbs:

Depends on your time frame. Certainly a keeper for the long term.

Question:

Hey GB...been loading up with a stock called FILE...looks like a rat's favorite pennant mat be forming here?...what say bro?

Tscnygbs:

The ubiquitous RAT! Looks strong, Dave..

Question:

What do you think of new IPO Triton PCS Holdings, Inc.?TPCS Thank You

Tscnygbs:

None, sorry. Don't know that one.

Question:

Did we see a break-out on C today? Will you play it tomorrow?

Tscnygbs:

Yep to the first. I'm not saying on the second!!

Question:

Thoughts on sebl and why has psdi been so volatile the past few days?

Tscnygbs:

SEBL is strong. PSDI looks broken. That big down day on Monday zapped its strength.

Question:

How about Nabisco Holdings?

Tscnygbs:

Yuck.

Question:

GB, another chart that a t-rat has been looking at is Direct TV stock. called NSATF on the nasdaq...looks like it is on the move....how far can it go before it gets hit by a wall of resistance?

Tscnygbs:

Rat, where do you get these stocks?! Anyway, it'll get sticky at $3.50

Question:

Opinions on pcsn?

Tscnygbs:

Very, very thin. You'll be able to get in. Might not be able to get out.

Question:

hey gary is unfy a buy here?

Tscnygbs:

A few days ago looked better. Risky now.

Question:

Gary, Thanks for all your personalized help. Have you ever looked at the relationship between shorts filled at market on their way up (you could wait?) and % stopped out?

Tscnygbs:

I have not looked at that. My gut tells me, though, they're a high percentage of losers.

Question:

Where will Raytheon (rtn.b) go?

Tscnygbs:

Looks like back to $21.

Question:

Gary, still feeling positive about GBLX?

Tscnygbs:

Didn't see what it did today, but I'm probably neutral today.

Question:

Should I buy, sell or hold Vod?

Tscnygbs:

Again, that's really time dependent. Looks like right now is the do or die point for it.

Question:

How can I find out when Cisco Systems is going to announce its earnings for this past quarter?

Tscnygbs:

Should be somewhere on the TSC site.

Question:

Any hope for elnk,dell?

Tscnygbs:

ELNK looks flatline. Dell? Are they still in business?? (Just kidding.) A long term win.

Question:

Thanks, your comments please on DTPI and MUSE?

Tscnygbs:

Muse is an animal! Ditto dtpi!

Question:

Friday I had CDT as a GBS short. Was it? Did you?

Tscnygbs:

Nope. Already had dropped quite a bit. STill, looks like a winner on Monday.

Sage Lion:

Thank you for joining us today Gary! Any parting shots?

Tscnygbs:

Okay. Thanks, to my host Paul! Thanks to all of you. Great questions.