The Coming Week on <I>TSC</I>

Our staff aims to help you make sense of the recent bewildering state of the market.
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The stock market during the past several months has become an even more bewildering place. Debates about mere bulls and bears have given way to hyper discussions about stocks that move in 20-, 30- or 40-point increments. Some of these stocks head decisively higher, while others enjoy brief moments of glory before plunging back to earth.

The addling nature of such moves in the market creates both wealth and confusion. Which stocks will behave like

Red Hat

(RHAT)

and which will behave like

Ariel

(ADSP)

? What's happening with

Qualcomm

(QCOM) - Get Report

? These are the kinds of questions that everyone is asking, and we are endeavoring to answer them. Columnists like

James J. Cramer

,

Gary B. Smith

,

Herb Greenberg

and

Jim Seymour

sift through these stocks every day, trying to make sense of what's happening. And our staff of technology and markets reporters is busily working to keep you up to speed on the latest twists in these amazing stories.

Certainly the broader market is vital, but the jaw-dropping stuff deserves more examination, and we're going to deliver it for you. Moreover, we're giving you a chance to talk to each other about this phenomenon. Check out our Red Hot stocks boards in the Community

section, and early this week we will add boards on the most wildly moving stocks. Often, the best insight on these stocks comes from you, our sharp-eyed readers. And, of course, you should check out the daily tote board in the

Matt.com Jacobs vs. James J. Cramer B2B rotisserie draft.

This week we will also deliver some Yuletide fare related to those e-commerce sites that seem to advertise on every available piece of space out there. This package of stories should help put the egg nog and cider season into electronic perspective.

On a housekeeping note, we've recently made changes to speed up the load time on the home page, and we will continue the tweaking until you're satisfied. If you've got ideas or suggestions, please feel free to email me at

dkansas@thestreet.com or

members@thestreet.com. We'll get on the case.

L'Etoile du Nord

Dave Kansas

Editor-in-Chief