Building on that idea; this has gone on for the last few qtrs. Earnings are very strong and the mkt is forced up. When the earnings reports stop, negative analysts, hedge fund mgrs, and media start pounding everything from China is a bubble--time to panic, to the PIIGS will bring down the world--you guessed it, time to panic. It has produced a predictable and trade-able pattern. Santa and the US consumer might steal their candy this time, though. Looks like a melt-up to me for INTC all the way into 1/5/11...when we might get a nice pop...earnings to follow.