Whip Inflation Now

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Once again, I find myself in a position where I worried myself silly all night that I was 125% short the market, fearing what the economic data would do…………..and then the numbers come out, and I wish I was 250% short and scold myself for my timidity.

After the CPI came in at 2.1%, hotter than expected, yields shot up…….

Bonds, my “short of 2018”, fell………

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……..and stocks fell in kind (instantly):

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As is so often the case, I let the chatter of others (“new highs are coming!”) poison my bearish resolve. I wish I was completely out of buying power, but as I say, I’m 125% positioned. We’ll have to see how the real day goes once the opening bell rings. Good luck!

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