Is the stock market in a bubble ??? A difficult question
A bubble or manipulation ???
With artificial low rates, the market is near fair value.
The economy is not dead. Not great, but not dead.
Many have good jobs, with good incomes.
And many do not have good jobs, thus a growing division of wealth
Haves and Have nots.
Malls are filled with shoppers
No depression......except for the 8% unemployed
20 to 30% underemployed - struggle is nothing new.
that leaves 60% with good job to great jobs........
For the past 10,000, always had poverty and wealth. War and Peace.
The ratio varies.....wealthy and poor.
Macroeconomics vs Microeconomics.
ISIS - Nothing has to be done, for now. I agree with Tex.
Muslim extremest, killing fellow Muslims, for a power grab.
When ISIS begins to threaten the Saudis or UAE.......then the USA will come to the rescue.
Obama is an idiot. Bush was also an idiot. The stock market bubble and banking crises, has been brewing for many years.
It will take more than a long weekend to seize all of the Ukraine.
Ukraine can not feed, nor heat their homes without help from someone. Might as well be Russia.
The land value is worth much more, than the silly sanctions. Life goes on.
PermaBears think this bull market is almost over. Maybe, maybe not ?
Make a zillion wrong calls, then claim a prize for calling the top, when a normal bear market arrives.
Yesterday, markets gap down, then reverse to finish flat
Today, markets gap higher, then reverse to finish mostly flat.
Whip-saw investors. ........ Fun games of a manipulated market.
Is it OK for the US to invade Iraq, but Russia to not send supplies to Russian speaking neighbors right on its border?
Would the US allow missiles in Cuba? Should Russia allow them in Ukraine?
Ukraine was once part of the Iron Curtain, and it will be again.
No big deal, unless you you do not like socialism or communism.
pomo - operation twist - qe - good stuff
time for a little correction, a few bad employment numbers, and a correction.
Then our brave leaders can get down to some serious printing. The power of FIAT ...
no pomo today or tomorrow - no problem
markets are due for a correction.......then time for QE4 and QE5.
Remember - bad news is good news for the market.
Buffet has an advantage, no doubt.
But every investor has the ability to profit from markets, both on the upside and downside.
Bulls have made money, bears have not been so lucky.
S/P passes 2000...... a little more room on the upside. Short covering fuels the rally
Shorts get creamed again - shocking.
Next a few big down days............just to rub salt in the wounds - funny
wash - rinse - repeat
Buffet is smart, Buffet has been long, even through bear markets, and has done better than clueless bears. FOR THE PAST 50 YEARS.
Predicting bear markets, financial destruction is more interesting, than a slow boring rise to wealth.
delta said, this was a bubble at 1200, and the S/P would never see 1300.
Can delta say anything new ???
What will delta say at 2100 ???