Ok, horn toot, pull a muscle padding myself on the back, etc. My gut feeling was the retail sales number wasn't going to be a good one, so intiated a small 2 contract es trade at 1080.25 around 0716 central. Had a 2 pt stop on as I didn't want to get crushed if wrong. Took the first off at 75, which is a bigger partial than normal for me. Hanging on to the second with a stop over 75.75 for now. Ok, not a huge win, but I usually don't play going into the news, but decided to make a check list of reasons for a number being good and being bad, along with expected reactions to each scenario. The vote was a negative and a negative response. I'll try again, but not sure I'll trade until I prove that I have a valid matrix and thought process. Anyway, I need to go get the heating pad to relax the pulled muscles from padding myself on the back. Why waste time posting here? Because no one in my house gets trading. My kids think I play games all day. Ok, if it was a good morning and they're in school I do go play Call of Duty 4 at lunch. Sorry for the wasted space.