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Another brutal margin day ahead? Tough to tell. But the twin pains in the neck -- energy and homebuilding -- do seem to be headed for another day of terrible weather.

The homebuilders, I understand ; there is no support for them anywhere and nobody even seems short them. They are just in free fall.

Oil, though, would seem to have some underpinnings somewhere, if only because the shorts are very new to the game.

I've been watching the OSX trade miserably all day, with scattered bounces and then failure. To me, that's the tale of the tape.

What's strange is that, as with BP ( BP) last week, we get a reason for weakness -- Burlington Resources ( BR) -- that is company-specific, yet immediately extrapolated.

Just another sign that we are still in weak hands when it comes to the oil patch.

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