Are the Markets telling us something?

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    US STOCKS-Stocks set for higher open on Fed stimulus hopes | Reuters


    Wall Street stocks ended higher on Tuesday after minutes
    released from the most recent Fed board meeting indicated
    several policymakers backed more monetary easing. "With the markets on the cusp of seeing very important
    economic data over the next three days, comments yesterday from
    Fed voting members (Charles) Evans and (Narayana) Kocherlakota
    have changed the dynamic in terms of what the market response
    will be. The question is how long it will last," said Peter
    Boockvar, equity strategist at Miller Tabak + Co in New York.
     
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    Do you understand the difference between a news report that contains wild speculation about why the market did something and the fact that the market goes up and down?

    If not, this is going to be a very short conversation.
     
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    The markets are telling us they're turned on by the notion of the Fed turning on the spigot again. Should be a good opportunity for speculators to make a bundle on another bubble.

    Go team!
     
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    The stock market is telling you it is a schizophrenic with the attention span of a humming bird.
     
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    You're probably right --about the conversation not the markets. With how markets go you're not probably right, you're absolutely right. Look at what we're working with:
    My first thought was to say how cute they are to have little imaginary friends that talk to them and that I can have an imaginary friend called "psychology" that's telling us all to be in charge of our fantasies.

    Unfortunately the problem's deeper than that, and we can't just tell them that there is no 'market' that we can talk with, and that it's really millions of people that are buying and selling things to create wealth. Maybe our loonytoon colleagues here can or can't get their act together, but the bigger problem is repairing our market environment so our wealth creation activities can resume.
     
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    Mavens of the market will tell you to:

    Buy on the rumor sell on the news.


    In the world of chess essantially the same philosophy is expressed as:​

    The threat is more powerful than its execution.

    A lot of market analysis is little more than post game quarterbacking.​

    The market moves, and then the wags selectively choose the news items that they think explains it.​

    Had it gone the other way, the same wags would choose different news to explain that move.​

    But honestly, think about it.​

    If these wags truly KNEW what made the market move every time, wouldn't they be so busy counting their daily profits that they wouldn't have time to explain it to us?​
     
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    :eek::eek::eek:

    You mean there is something called a *gasp* conversation that goes on with liesmatter?
     
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    Perhaps the problem (with the conversation) is a lack of appreciation for sarcasm.
     
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    Dear Dipshit -

    Stocks Log Worst Aug. in 10 Years; Dow Up for 2011

    News Headlines
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7ZT5sajkys]Shug Avery - God Is Trying To Tell You Something - YouTube[/ame]
     

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