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Louis Horkan


Tuesday, June 20, 2000
No Conviction in which market?
If you perused the various financial websites and newswires throughout the course of the day, you heard over and over about the lack of conviction among traders.

Sunday, June 11, 2000
Yet another rally into the PPI...
That was the theme most everyone with nothing better to do than write about the market, myself included, thought they would be writing about by this weekend.

Sunday, May 14, 2000
Déjà vu? No, just more of the same old thing.
The week finished off strong, albeit suspiciously so.

Sunday, May 07, 2000
Brother, can you spare a job?
During the Great Depression, well over one-quarter of the population in this country found themselves unemployed.

Sunday, April 09, 2000
Ground Hog Day?
If you didn't see the movie, forget the title, it won't make any sense.

Tuesday, April 04, 2000
What Goes Up
Today was one of the most turbulent days I've ever seen in the stock market.

Sunday, March 19, 2000
Volatility Anyone?
In a week that saw the DOW rebound to add over 666 points (for the week) and the Nasdaq give up 9% over the first three trading days, this may seem a rhetorical question.

Sunday, March 12, 2000
Random Numbers?
The Nasdaq sets new record high of 5132.52.

Sunday, March 05, 2000
Score one for you and us!
Last week, I talked about a couple things regarding the changing investment scene.

Sunday, February 27, 2000
Who's Right?
So, who is right? Is it the old guard of Wall Street or the new investor making his/her own investment decisions?

Sunday, February 20, 2000
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

Sunday, February 06, 2000
What's going on?
Over the course of the last several days and weeks, you keep hearing about volatility.

Monday, January 31, 2000
Another volatile day........
By the end of trading last Friday, Wall Street looked like a crime scene.

Sunday, January 30, 2000
We've all heard the old line, "history repeats itself".

Monday, January 10, 2000
Changing landscape-sign of things to come
Forget about the FED, the PPI, the CPI, ABC, CBS, NBC, GE and the rest of the alphabet.

Sunday, January 09, 2000
Broad Market Rally!
All we've heard for the last month (for that matter, most of last year) is the terrible internals of the broad markets as well as the continuing theme regarding lack of leadership.

Wednesday, December 29, 1999
Want to know what happened today?

Wednesday, December 22, 1999
The chill is in the air, and it ain't just due to the season!
Growth! A word capable of sending shear terror through the inner core of the most hardened, seasoned, cutthroat bond trader in the world.

Wednesday, December 15, 1999
Welcome to the NASDAQ December Disco
Just when you think the music has stopped, someone steps up and throws another coin in the slot.

Monday, December 13, 1999
Signs of the times
Look around the market today.

Sunday, December 12, 1999
The tale of two stories!
If you ask anyone out there to name the top story on Friday, they are obviously going to pick the release of the PPI report.

Wednesday, December 8, 1999
Divergence is the name of the game right now!
If you look up divergence in the dictionary, you will find that the definition of divergence is "the act of drawing apart: an angle is formed by the divergence of straight lines".

Sunday, December 5, 1999
Tis the season for parties and music, don't overindulge!
Before the market even opened on Friday, savvy investors could sense that the party was about to begin.


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Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 15
Krispy Kreme (KKD) splits 2:1

Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 21
Radian Group (RDN) splits 2:1

Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 19
FuelCell Energy (FCEL) splits 2:1

Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 19
SunGard Data Systems (SDS) splits 2:1
Diagnostic Products (DP) splits 2:1
Shuffle Master (SHFL) splits 3:2
Fred's Inc. (FRED) splits 5:4
Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) splits 3:2

Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 18
Genesee & Wyoming (GNWR) splits 3:2
International Bancshares (IBOC) splits 5:4
Eagle Bancorp (EGBN) splits 7:5



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