The month of April was a glorious one, for the Godly folks at iBC. Traffic hit an all-time high, yet again. The little amount of advertising revenue generated hit a high. And, finally, we added a new blogger (Adam) to the mix.
As for my readers:
I do not hate you anymore. I harbor mild disdain for most of you. Quite honestly, you are a benign bunch, with little to say, little to do. However, I do hate the readers of other blogs. That’s right. I’ve turned my guns of “death and cannibalism” on the readers of other blogs, as opposed to having them on the actual third tier bloggers.
Why bother destroying third tier bloggers? Look, they’re harmless. I even hired one of them to host iBC’s May 6th elections.
Speaking of which, according to the latest poll data, GW is in the lead. I’ll have you know, “The Fly” will be announcing his endorsement, through Dinosaur Trader, on May 6th.
As for the markets:
Oil stocks are enjoying a double “fuck you, you’re dead,” as the commodity slips and [[XOM]] shits the bed—due to margin pressures. Quite frankly, the refiners are to be avoided at all costs, except death. If you are threatened with “sudden death” for not owning a refiner, buy one. You can always sell it later. They are saddled with so many input pressures, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them start losing money.
With the temporary resurgence of the dollar, expect all commodities to get laid out across the pavement. Good plays are [[DUG]], [[SMN]] and my favorite: short [[POT]].
Tech looks to be an early winner today, with strength in [[AAPL]] and [[RIMM]]. For a trade, I like retail. [[VLCM]] is spiking on good numbers. Look for [[ZUMZ]] to trade up in sympathy.