OK, I admit it: I didn't want the bell to ring. We had gotten it right. We had nailed it. We had the max
on and a host of other good-looking names. And we breathed it in, and in the end, felt good. Lots of smacked fists and vows to get them on Monday.
Sometimes these days can be so low, so lonely, so depressing that you wear them on your back like old black steamer trunks filled with bricks. Other days are as light as a feather and you can't stand to look up and see that short hand on the four.
Today was one of those days. We had called the reversal right and we had placed our bets smack into the maw of worry that Fridays and employment numbers had created.
Oh yeah, and I felt real good that I had
shared this view with the site. I want people on this site to make money. Ah shucks, we can't promise anything -- we all know that "past performance" gibberish. And we can't guarantee jack. The world doesn't work like that. But when we get it right we have to crow about it. Nobody else will.
You will never read an article in any newspaper or magazine in the country that says TheStreet.com makes you money
Instead you will just see the carping and the rearguard actions and the belief that we will just wither.
Days like today make the battle all the sweeter. No, it's not Agincourt, but those who were with me today were indeed smiling all the way to the bell.
James J. Cramer is manager of a hedge fund and co-founder of TheStreet.com. At time of publication, his fund was long Intel, Cisco and Dell. His fund often buys and sells securities that are the subject of his columns, both before and after the columns are published, and the positions that his fund takes may change at any time. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Cramer's writings provide insights into the dynamics of money management and are not a solicitation for transactions. While he cannot provide investment advice or recommendations, he invites you to comment on his column at