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 Richard Cripps - “We've set up a situation where a 25 basis point (a quarter percentage point) cut is good but you're looking at a market that's desperate.”
 Richard Cripps - “Whenever the market is as oversold as it is right now, it's typically been a good idea to do some buying. The question is what to buy and the lack of a 'go to' area is keeping investors on the sidelines.”
 Richard Cripps - “This was a good, constructive quarter. The market overcame two problem areas the Fed raising interest rates and high oil prices.”
 Richard Cripps - “From a trading desk standpoint, you'd rather be long (own stocks) here than short, and that starts to build its own dynamic and attract its own level of interest. The market is oversold and selling pressure is easing.”
 Richard Cripps - “People want to own these (technology) stocks. And that's what limits any significant drop on these stocks and it's what puts pressure on the remainder of the market.”
 Stafford Cripps - “Violent statements and threats cannot provide a solution to the problem. They can only exacerbate feeling and make a clash of forces inevitable.”
 Stafford Cripps - “Reasoned arguments and suggestions which make allowance for the full difficulties of the state of war that exists may help, and will always be listened to with respect and sympathy.”
 Stafford Cripps - “Productive power is the foundation of a country's economic strength.”
 Stafford Cripps - “It is not yet too late for the Indian people to decide on rapid, ordered progress. I can assure them that the British people are as determined upon self-government for India as they are themselves.”
 Richard Cripps - “The reality is setting in on the AOLTime Warner deal.”
 Richard Cripps - “I'm of the view that the Nasdaq really goes into a consolidation, and historically, for technology, it really performs fairly poorly in the April-to-June time frame. So my view is that Nasdaq, on the whole, pretty much always goes into a consolidation pattern, not much upside from the current level.”
 Richard Cripps - “I think if you are bullish here, you go back and look to the last time the Fed eased up on interest rates which was 1995, which, of course, was a good year for investors. The SP shot up almost 35 percent. So using that as a guide, some investor think that is what we're going to see.”
 Richard Cripps - “Good earning growth. Next year, their earnings will be about 1.90 (per share). That's just 10 times this year's current stock price.”
 Richard Cripps - “Between October and March, the Nasdaq has almost doubled in price. Even these companies that have been cut in half are still three or four times more than they were a year ago.”
 Richard Cripps - “The question today is more opportunistic. The question is exactly where can I be a buyer of America Online ( AOL ) or some of these other stocks that have been weakened”
 Richard Cripps - “Tradition drives these international markets very, very hard. The concept is interesting, but inevitably, they will find it as difficult, if not more difficult than Europe.”
 Stafford Cripps - “Gandhi has asked that the British Government should walk out of India and leave the Indian people to settle differences among themselves, even if it means chaos and confusion.”
 Richard Cripps - “You're getting money flowing back into some of these big stocks and the tone is good. What's powering it is optimism that at some point and time, we're going to get this final turn in earnings -- it's buying with the thought that you don't fight the Fed.”
 Richard Cripps - “We have good optimism out there and that's always the time to think about what dark clouds are out there.”
 Richard Cripps - “This is the nature of bear markets. There are usually two steps forward, one step back.”
 Richard Cripps - “The markets are getting oversold and typically you're at levels where markets that are this oversold can have pretty good rallies. I think investors are cognizant of the fact that things are weak, but they also don't want to miss an incredible rally if one occurs.”
 Richard Cripps - “Keep in mind most people are now working into the next quarter. The window dressing that has been powering the market may be gone.”
 Richard Cripps - “I think (the market) needs the ECI price deflator numbers coming in at acceptable levels, meaning that they don't raise the fear of inflation, it needs the Fed not raising interest rates in August and as we move toward the fall, continuing signs that the economy is moderating and that inflation is low.”
 Richard Cripps - “We're facing the realization that rising (interest) rates and rising stock prices are incompatible. The higher rates are really starting to make themselves felt.”
 Richard Cripps - “But I think that the global picture in 1995 was a little bit more murky than it is today. Economy was slower than today. As we look at the world scene it is actually quite good. A lot of foreign economies are expected to grow a little bit faster than the U.S. economy this year. So that is a major difference. And again it probably keeps the Fed from decreasing or cutting interest rates anytime soon.”

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