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Preface: Slope has historically been a very visual piece of work. Oftentimes a post of mine will be nothing more than a chart without a single word. This post is going to be quite different, because I have a lot to say. Read it, though, since there might be some useful morsels in here for you.

I’ve had nine dogs in my life, and none of them have been inclined to chase cars (well, except maybe for my little Cotons, who chased the UPS truck yesterday, since it’s always dropping off annoying packages). From time to time I’ll read the musing that dogs do, in fact, chase cars, but they wouldn’t know what to do with one if they actually managed to catch it.

I feel a bit like that right now. For six miserable years, I was fighting a bull market. In my naivete, I failed to grasp that scumbags like Bernanke would actually be willing to doom this country to countless trillions in debt just so his Wall Street buddies could re-establish their fortunes. I guess I’m just not cynical enough. But in spite of all the good reasons that The Market Should Start Falling Here, it never took place, and bears like me got run over, battered, beaten, and consistently disappointed.