For the record, this

NDX

market bottomed when I held

Matt "I-Still-Believe" Jacobs

upside down by his shoelaces out his 24th-floor window and demanded that he give me a name, a maiden, to throw into the volcano to please the gods of losses.

He puked up

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Informatica

(INFA)

at 11:45 a.m.. I tossed it into the giant volcano, the gods were pleased, they smiled, and the NDX ramped.

Oh shoot, that reminds me, better go bring Matt in. And get me the name of the company that makes his laces. Could be a good cyclical!

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