In the interest of saving Slopers' valuable time – always a priority here – allow me to spare you investing your minutes in a couple of big events taking place over the next twenty-four hours. Below are what you will hear, in summary form:
State of the Union Address: "Since I took over, things have improved a lot, but they could improve even more if you back me on my legislative agenda. (thunderous applause)"
Statement of the Federal Reserve: "The economy is getting better, but it could improve even more, so we're going to continue pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into the markets as long as we need to do so, and we're going to keep an eye on things to figure out if there are more hundreds of billions of dollars needed. There was no dissent."