Creepy feeling about this week. Too many
governors and too much waiting for
for my tastes. Nonetheless, I am not too concerned. I think the money that is flowing in will cushion any big decline. I think the selling in
got overdone and they seemed ripe for buying. As was
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What bothers me, though, is the sameness of the stocks that I am drawn to. They all have the same characteristics and are leveraged to the same customers. For example, I took home all of the work on
and it sounds great
except it is leveraged to everything else in my portfolio
: Wireless, semi equipment, high-speed Net access, all of the usual suspects.
But when I look at the landscape, I would much prefer buying Agilent near the high than speculating that I can catch a bottom in a
Oh, yes -- and the financials. I am still there, with my
, but this is the kind of Fed-watch week that makes the financials a tough row to hoe.
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