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Tough to Say

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You probably have heard that the cover story on Barron’s this week proclaims “This Time It’s Different.” Barron’s is, of course, all too aware of its “cover curse”, but the record there is really spotty. Sometimes their cover does indeed proclaim exactly the opposite of what’s about to happen, such as with Facebook. Other times, such as last year’s proclamation that “The Bull’s In Charge“, they are absolutely right. So I frankly think the “cover curse” is a total crapshoot, particularly when the cover itself, in a very “meta” fashion, openly voices its doubt.