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Back To Panic Mode - But Not For Long


  • Why did the market plunge again yesterday?
  • If you believe the reasons/excuses provided by Wall Street analysts and their firms, there are 3 reasons.
  • Let's see if any of them hold water and what the market might do from here.
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Reason # 1: Powell said the Fed should stop buying huge chunks of Treasury bonds sooner rather than later. (AKA - We will speed up "tapering.")

This is news? Let alone a reason for the Dow to

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Comments (10)

It isn't just one person in California anymore. It's now in 15 states, and within days will be in them all. But more relevant than the spread rate is that existing vaccines seem to work pretty well against it, and it doesn't appear to make people very sick. So yes, the market overreacted, and more likely than not will come to its senses. The Fed is probably a bigger factor in where the market goes from here.
Thank you. A very rational write!
Joseph L. Shaefer profile picture
@aywedwin -- My pleasure! That's the way we invest at Investors Edge.
Austin Craig profile picture
Virus was a nothing burger 2 years ago and it's still a nothing Burger.
MXM8 profile picture
whatever. Nonetheless, your "nothing burger" is has highly affected/affecting economies. Clogged ports = inflation etc etc... Also, some very important geopolitical situations also in the picture... A bit hot out there.... A lot of burgers are cooking.....
Thank You Joseph Shaefer for your wisdom & direction. Most grateful, JD
Joseph L. Shaefer profile picture
@JDPhillips, thank you for your kind comment. Been doing things this way for 40 years. If it ain't broke, don't change it!~
MXM8 profile picture
And today overly green again, why? Institutions are having a ball these days with the back and forth game catching the newbies, some fishes. Which game is real, the fake green day or the reasonable red day ? Watch it coming. They're preparing, playing ping pong, for the big bad news day, and get ready for it too! I am sit comfortably watching the "off the charts"... to buy the next big time correction which is not that far. A near yummy March 2020, drooling for one.
3carmonte profile picture
$LAZR - still holding?
Valleywood profile picture
Ditto. And today is a good day to begin deeper trickling into established positions....... Or mebbe even new ones. This is a freebee
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