Come on SSFE1, it's time to start your chant...
Rah, rah don't fight the Fed.
By the way, is that you sitting in the easy chair in the MER commerical - the one that mocks CNBC and the pre-bubble mania?
And to think, you could have easily seen it, sold EMC and went short, and be sitting on somewhere between $80-120/share profit depending on your initial long.
Hell, we all tried to tell you. That's why your comments are meaningless. You never change your views.
I'm long for round 2 at a cost basis of $30 (in at 32 and 30) after selling a long term long at $85, shorting then to the 40s, and buying back now. Did I call the top, no. Did I call the bottom, no. Did I make a hell of a lot of money by keeping an open mind, yes.
Learn the game for the next round. Remember this one from last fall too:
A great company doesn't always equate to a great stock.
Well, that would be three full weeks before reporting. I don't see rthem doing it any later than that. My gut is telling me it will be Monday before the Fed meeting next week. Its just a hunch, that's for sure.