So a weak number tomorrow and we are off to the races. An in-line number and we are, well, in semi-rally mode. And a bad number and it confirms that we have to go back and retest and do some other awful things.

We at

Cramer Berkowitz

are split internally. I am thinking that if it is a strong number you can still buy tech, at least on weakness, because the reason tech really went down on the

CPI was because that was the day


blew out of tech. Tech didn't sell off on a strong


Jeff Berkowitz

, my partner, thinks that is too glib and that we will have to retreat to our pillboxes -- literally and figuratively -- until we finally get a soft number. Or until we get a 50-

basis-point raise and the


takes the summer off.

Random musings:

A quick poll:

Have you stopped buying CDs because you can download them online?



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