Yesterday may have been just another occasion for end-of-month window dressing. Oh, but that's not allowed anymore is it? Well, let's not be too naïve. There's nearly $2T in hedge fund money sloshing about and good performance matters each and every month, so...
Aside from that, what's the buzz? The Beige Book shows moderate growth and GDP was revised somewhat higher. Everything's just fine. Put Monday's decline out of your mind like it never happened.
The only problem may be on Friday since it's the beginning of a new month and some bad actors [Bernanke speaks again] could make the weekend uncomfortable.
Wait, there's still the problem with the dollar, precious metals and energy isn't there?
Higher risk markets have higher Betas [volatility], so two-way action can be more rewarding on up days and destructive on down days. Some featured players in this regard include:
Okay, enough already. It's just Wednesday, maybe "Big Wednesday!" We're just as anxious with conditions as anyone -- but that's always true. As stated previously, "patience" will be the watchword throughout the week as more "talk" from officialdom may continue to move markets.
Have a pleasant evening!
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