This column was originally published on RealMoney on Oct. 14 at 3:53 p.m. EDT. It's being republished as a bonus for readers.

Not long ago, I had a terrific interaction with Bob Toll, the fantastic CEO of Toll Brothers ( TOL). No, the topic wasn't his stock; I obliterated that line of discourse at the time because I had said his stock was going to $35, and it was at $45 at the time.

I just wanted him to know how brilliant I thought it was that his company was sponsoring the Texaco Metropolitan Operas on Saturdays. I grew up listening to them with my dad and have continued to do so whenever I get the chance.

Well, let's just say that wasn't the real intent of the call. You know I always say it's not about making friends but about making money -- but there's always room to be a gentleman. I was trying to make it clear that I wasn't against the company, that I just believed the stock was going lower, cheap or not.

Thursday, the stock got to $36 and change, and that is cheap enough for me. I can't stay negative when it gets there next time. And if you shorted Toll because of me, I believe you are now overstaying your welcome.

Remember my thesis : If homebuilding and oil are both slower, the Fed may be done and Big Al's Steakhouse beckons.

So, cover the homebuilding shorts. And if Toll takes out $35, go long.

Random musings: Just so you know how strongly I feel about this call, I just averaged down in St. Joe ( JOE), buying back the stock I sold much higher for ActionAlertsPLUS .

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