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Occupy and The Bottom

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Remember the "Occupy" movement? Late last summer and early in the fall, all kinds of Occupy protests popped up all over the country. Goodness, it even came to my little town!

I think back on this, because I truly believe there is an inverse correlation between public rage and the financial markets. When things are soaring (like now), the sheeple are fine to let the ultra-rich run right over them. Or, at the very least, the hippies don't get the press converage that they would otherwise.

But when the seams are starting to tear, then the public allows themselves to get pissed off at the powers that be.