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Time for a wish list of things that would break us out of this range:
numbers going higher on a better March, taking that stock back to $50.
reporting a great number Wednesday morning and saying that high-end discretionary spending is terrific.
saying that this garden season is the best ever.
saying that it has found nothing substantial in its redo of its books.
solving its Paul Allen problem and refinancing debt before interest rates go higher.
declaring a special dividend and reinstituting a new dividend.
7. Same for
8. The keeper of the
and substituting something that goes up occasionally.
saying that business is well ahead of plan.
saying that the notebook chip inventory buildup is over.
If we could get three of these, any three, I think we could see a short-covering rally of some proportions. If we got five of them, we would retrace much of what we have lost. And if we get all 10? I'd take a couple of weeks' vacation immediately!
At the time of publication, Cramer was long Nortel, Charter Communications, Phelps Dodge and Intel.
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