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The "Big Dance" is about to start, and as always it's a good chance to test ... trading methodologies.

Now, all value-oriented bottom-fishers get assigned the bottom seeds. All buy-on-strength technical traders are assigned the top seeds. Every win is a point, and the group with the most points will be proclaimed champ. See you in Atlanta on April Fools' Day!

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And that is the final word from Yankee Stadium, where the more I read about Jason Giambi, the more I think he's going to be yet another Hall-of-Fame Bronx Bomber.

Gary B. Smith is a freelance writer who trades for his own account from his Maryland home using technical analysis. At time of publication, he held no positions in any securities mentioned in this column, although holdings can change at any time. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Smith writes a daily technical analysis column for

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