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Lines in the Sand

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The bearish case for September is still intact, but pretty badly damaged by the six trading days we’ve had thus far. I’m actually kind of glad the whole “Syria” thing seems settled; the last thing this market needs is something else muddying the water. Now we can all obsess about next Wednesday. Anyway, these are the levels that I think represent important lines in the sand for the big indexes: (more…)