$GILD Normally, I would expect a runup toward ER, then a sell off after the report, esp if it’s an earnings surprise upward. Here we have a pull back prior to ER thanks to our perverse analysts’ opinions amid general market malaise. I was actually a bit sorry to see the 90 cents today as some spare change is drifting into one of my accounts tomorrow and I was looking to add to our holdings. This is in itself perverse, as the normal market reaction to my purchasing a stock is a drop in value. Now that I have declared my intentions, be prepared for another modest increase, followed in short order by a decrease following any purchase I make. Shorties, please note: this may be your last chance to cover before any earnings pop.