I am frequently asked where I find my best sources of market intelligence. Well here they are: Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report, The Onion, and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. How else would I know that Jim Cramer argued vociferously that Bear Stearns wouldn’t go under, a week before it croaked, or that Dora the Explorer had been appointed to the Supreme Court? For a great example of Stewart’s astute analysis, click here for his take on the Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) earnings. I’ve seen my trading performance improve significantly when I keep the Comedy Channel on all day, instead of CNBC, which has degenerated into a wearisome series of softball questions and an endless infomercial for its owner, General Electric (NYSE:GE). And now I hear it’s for sale. I though the “cash for clunkers” program had ended. If you can’t have a sense of humor about this business, it’s time to retire.