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are two types of prediction experts, says Warren Buffett.
are those who don’t know and those who don’t know they don’t know.
somewhere in the middle.
I may have called the bottom and top of housing, the top
of subprime and Alt-A, the death of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns, the
collapse of the UK economy and the Dow’s collapse to 6,500, including its
recovery. I may have also called for gold to rally well above $1,000 when it
traded under $850.
The following is an excerpt from NFTRH 220, published on January 6:
Sentiment (Data courtesy of Sentimentrader.com)
Well what do you know? Most US stock sectors are becoming unhealthy
from a sentiment perspective (above), as the commercial hedgers have
gone quite bearish (below). Here is the graph from NFTRH 218:
I am delighted to be back home in my familiar seat with my familiar array of monitors. I spent a wonderful week in New England, partly to take my family on a vacation, and partly to take my kids to a big fencing tournament. The whole trip went very smoothly. Here's a shot of me in the Boston Common:
Except for my stay at a very noisy inn located in New Hampshire (which I reported about here on Slope), all aspects of the trip were very smooth. I particularly enjoyed walking my young daughter in the park, since the squirrels of Boston are ridiculously tame and will eat right out of your hand; as you can see, they are well-fed and content.
I'm kind of catching up and getting organized from my week's absence, but I should be running on all cylinders a little later today; thanks for your patience with me and the blog, and many thanks to contributing writers such as Strawberry Blonde, Springheel Jack, BDI, Gary Tanashian, BKudla, and others I'm too dizzy to mention right now.