shake-up creates two camps: one that thinks people will get shook by his problems -- that's the camp that is knocking the
down (to be simplistic) -- and one that thinks that there are buying opportunities because of it -- the
I'm in the latter camp.
We continue to believe that tech has bottomed and that it is time to get longer tech on weakness. (We are not buying the cyclicals or the financials and don't want the drugs save
and small amounts of
I think it was interesting this morning that
Gary B. Smith
, our excellent technician, actually suggested a scenario where he would go bullish. I am operating, as usual, under the assumption that the fundamentals are good on many of these Nasdaq companies and I am agnostic on the technicals.
Given that we buy stocks on weakness around here, we probably will not be able to buy another round until the market goes down. But we will be opportunistic. What does that mean? We are buying
right here because it is down a couple. Same with
I love this
debate raging in
Herb's stuff . Remember
the "Last Man Standing" defense is an attempt to get into the heads of the buyers. That doesn't mean we are buying. We aren't.
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