This has been a good week. Two reasons:
i) there has been no day this week that I have had to stay back for overtime in the operating theater past 5pm ... so far.
ii) this week I earned more from my various stock options (exchange traded options bought on the ASX) than from my job as an intern. in particular, my portfolio today is worth more than A$1000 more than yesterday, which is not bad, considering that that's about 10% in one day. :-)

Alan Greenspan lowered US interest rates by 50 basis points (0.5%) yesterday, for which the stock market rallied for all of about one hour for.

The US stock market looks sick right now. The Dow, Nasdaq and S&P all look like they're setting up for at least a short term fall. Meanwhile, gold looks like it's building up strength for a move higher.

I hold calls in gold mining companies and puts in some blue-chip companies in Australia.

Beware the stealth recession.