Today was the first day in about a month that my day job pulled me a way from the market open. I did not even see a stock quote all day long. As I left my driveway this morning at 5am, of course I had this very vivid nightmare about murphy's law and this of course being 2005's black friday, and with my luck I will be in a car on Long Island all day.
Funny how the imagination can twist the market indicators to fit your greatest fear. By 7 am, after hearing about the Dell fiasco, I of course was predicting a large sell off and would be miles from a friendly trading terminal until at least 12:30.
Now we all by now know that although today was ugly, it was not the sell off that my horribly vivid imagination created.