...trying to analzyze how this stock works is like trying to repair a 747 using the plans of a Zeppelin. I caught that jump this afternoon too--and the opposite reaction to what one would expect. All I can say--as have so many before me--that that's the way it's *supposed* to work. Who knows what will happen tomorrow? Right now I have puts. But I may well have calls tomorrow afternoon. As far as being long or short--not no more for me, brother.