BIG WEDNESDAY at Pounders Beach, Laie, Hawaii [Oahu]
[Photo courtesy of family friend Chris Spezzano]
A now-and-again signature of bull markets are weaker Mondays and Fridays with stronger mid-week averages. Wednesday's bounce was more powerful than Tuesday's, and the NASDAQ recouped most of the losses it incurred on Monday. It was Big Wednesday man!
[Oh, and by way, I used to body surf this beach when it was "right" many years ago. Today, I'd break every bone in my body!]
So, what was the good news? Damned if I know! There was more buy-out activity, and folks threw aside the crummy employment number to focus on better factory orders. Always look on the bright side please.
Elsewhere, crude oil dropped again today as supply data hurt prices.
Let's go overseas, and this is the cheapest way to go I'm aware of...
Enough from Big Wave Dave! Ah, to be young again and back on the beaches of Hawaii letting my skin cancer slowly develop. Sun screen in those days? Are you kidding!?!
So the bulls had a good day and I guess all things considered so did we. The markets may tense-up before Friday's employment number. But then that's punditry, and I'm supposed to leave that to others.
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