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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Taking Positions

Very brief post since really nothing of importance occurred in the market today.

For the first 3 days of the week, the market climbed hundreds of points based on Nothing real or significant.  And today the market dropped 170 pts based equally on nothing real or significant.  The media will tell you it was because this stat or that projection..  it is total BS, but you already knew that right?

I actually was annoyed the market went down today.   Why?

Heard an expert describe the market this week like this:  basically every cockroach investor is positioning him or herself before Bernanke's speech tomorrow.  He said if the market went up again today, it would have meant assuredly a Big drop on Friday because nothing Bernanke could say would beat the expectations Investors had, unless he announced a gigantic QE program.   But if there was a drop off today, it would mean a dramatic market spike tomorrow because anything Bernanke said would be treated as 'problem solved'.

You see how insidious investors are?

And None of these shell games have Anything to do with growing the US economy.

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