Why, thank you, Pabst. I think you're an idiot as well. As for the point of your post, I assume that it was to state once again that you find news useful. I don't. I couldn't care less who sides with you and who sides with me. But I can tell you that if I'm trading breakouts, I could also not care less why the breakout occurs, much less dither over its "quality". All I care about is the fact of it and that I'm in a position to manage it and profit from it.