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The Blasé Zone

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Here we are, entering the fifth month of the year, and 2014 has been pretty much a bore. Sure, there have been some points of excitement, but take one good look at the Dow 30 on a percentage basis, and you’ll see we’ve gone pretty much nowhere. There were headlines Wednesday about the Dow making lifetime highs – – which is true, of course – – but, again, looking at the chart below, it surely doesn’t mean much.