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Know Your Market Bears – A Field Guide

(read the below in an exaggerated Australian accent, like that guy who took bubble baths with great white sharks and electric eels but for some strange reason died in a freak animal incident.) Krikey!  This landscape is litrelly filled with Market Bears!  But wait just a tick – there appear to be many different types…

Santa Claus Rally (reprise)

this post originally appeared on December 6th 2009 This post will be 99% anecdotal, 1% empirical, because I haven’t the time or energy to go dig up supporting data for what we all know:  Most years, the market rips higher during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve and this one week run is…

A Brief List of Things the Market No Longer Seems to Care About

A Brief List of Things the Market No Longer Seems to Care About at the End of 2009… Greece, Inflation, Deflation, Austria, Declining access to credit for consumers, Regional bank commercial loan liabilities, Foreclosures, Dubai, Dubai World, Meredith Whitney, Next shoes to fall, CIT, Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Ireland, Bank stock dilution, Swine flu, The great…

Hot Links: Obsolete

Late start this am, here’s what I’m reading: Stocks, Oil rockin and rollin ahead of today’s Fed non-decision.  (Bloomberg) Killer post: 12 M&A Deals That Will Happen in 2010.  (24/7WallStreet) Volcker‘s Banking Innovation is a Joke tour continues:  Wake Up Gentlemen.  (BaselineScenario) Bernanke named TIME Magazine’s Man of the Year.  Barry is utterly speechless.  (TBP)…

Anticlimactic.

Let me get this straight… Citigroup Raising Tens of Billions To Pay Back TARP! The Abu Dhabi Cavalry Rides to the Rescue to Bailout Dubai! Exxon Mobil Announces $41 Billion Buyout of Nat Gas Giant XTO Energy! and the S&P 500 is up (drumroll)….. 7 points.  Dow up 32. Wake me up in January, the…