The markets faded on Monday's shortened trading session on worries over what the rest of the week will bring.

There were no headlines out of Washington. President Obama is in Hawaii and the House and Senate are adjourned until Thursday. Even the twitter feeds for the major players were showing two day old content. The cliff negotiations are on hold.

Since the market is going to be 100% reactive to what happens beginning on Thursday I am not publishing a regular Option Writer today. With the market closed on Tuesday and Wednesday likely to be extremely low volume and contain plenty of posturing headlines we should not be initiating any new trades on Wednesday. We probably should wait on the sidelines the rest of the week but I will make that decision Wednesday night and send another email then.

There is another cliff readers should worry about this week. That is the "subscription cliff." Each year we run an end of year subscription special. Guess what, the EOY special is about to expire as well when the calendar turns over to 2013.

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The regular Option Writer newsletter will be published on Wednesday due to the holidays.

Jim Brown

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