The real deal is upon us. The October session that we always seem to get, the one that looks like we need intraday Fed meetings and lifelines to banks and a flood of liquidity and ... oops, we've already done that!
Yep. So often we have had the real hideous looks, only at the last minute to have the darned defeat we need to start over be defeated by some optimistic yahoos who come out of the woodwork and say, "buy, buy, buy!"
I don't want it to happen this time. We have to have some recognition that Ford (NYSE: F) (Cramer's Take) and GM (NYSE: GM) (Cramer's Take) and Chrysler matter and that they are all teetering, that the Boeing (NYSE: BA) (Cramer's Take) strike is going to soon shut down the part of American manufacturing that is not auto and that housing took a step down last month of unfathomable proportions. If you don't believe me, go read the Ryland (NYSE: RYL) (Cramer's Take) release: cancellations spiked up again! We will not hold those July lows that now make the HGX housing sector index run up look like a total ploy to make us feel better. When are Horton (NYSE: DHI) (Cramer's Take) and Pulte (NYSE: PHM) (Cramer's Take) going to merge anyway!
Every time we get an open, every time, the sellers fade, the buyers come in, the market rallies by 10 and we avoid the washout and the capitulation. I figure it will be no different this time because there will be plenty of people who need to support this market here. Maybe people who say, "It is way overdone." Like the recession that I want to see happen already, I want to see us get way overdone before I get too excited.
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