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Whatever Happened To Spring Optimism?

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Louis Navellier

By Gary Alexander

Spring this year has got me feeling like a horse that never left the post.
I lie in my room staring up at the ceiling. Spring can really hang you up the most!

- The opening of "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most," by Fran Landesman and Tommy Wolf

You would think that songs about Spring would be all about love and flowers and hope and all that jazz, but as a part-time musician and jazz DJ, I can tell you that's "square," man. Every March 21, I play about a dozen songs with Spring in the title, and most of them are downers, like this hip 1955 torch song by Fran Landesman (words) and Tommy Wolf (music) based on T.S. Eliot's 1922 poem, "The Waste Land," which begins with this famous line, "April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land..."


Rodgers & Hart's "Spring is Here (I Hear)" is also a wrist-slasher, as is Frank Loesser's "Spring Will be a Little Late This Year" ("... a little late arriving in my lonely world over here... Where is our April of old? For you have left me, and winter continues cold.") I could quote more Spring songs, but you get the point.

Well, this is a financial newsletter, so I'll switch gears. The financial pundits are singing the same kind of sad songs. The main investing article in the April Money magazine is "The Bull Market's Last Leg," by Paul J. Lim, along with a companion sidebar, "This is the Market Tumble You Should Really Worry About: The downturn in bonds is even more troublesome than the stock slide." Another Spring downer!

Put in context, you must understand that most of the other articles in Money were about securing the best travel

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