Well, since God knows I’m not at risk of reversing any kind of sell off (since the market goes up every day – – even on holidays), I’ll share one of the greatest movie segments ever made about soldiers in honor of the Memorial Day here in the good old U.S.A.
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Intraday ETF Musings
Happy Memorial Day. I shall again try to squeeze some blood from the stone known as a 3-day weekend and offer up a thought or two. These charts are intraday graphs of a few ETFs I find intriguing.
First up is the junior miners, which look just about ready to break lower. Precious metals have been a mess lately, and the chart below looks poised to break down to about $27.
A Looming Round Figure
The Mightiest Rose
My old desk doesn’t arabesque, in the morning when I first arrive.
It’s a pleasure to see it’s waiting there for me to keep my hopes alive.
Such a comfort to know it’s got no place to go, it’s always there.
It’s the one thing I’ve got, a huge success, my Good Old Desk.
My old desk never needs a rest, and I’ve never once heard it cry.
I’ve never seen it tease, it’s always there
to please me from nine to five.
Such a comfort to know, it’s dependable and slow,
but it’s always there.
It’s the one friend I’ve got, a giant of all times, my Good Old Desk.
My old desk isn’t picturesque, but it’s happy as a desk can be.
We never say a word, but it’s perfectly alright with me.
For when my heart’s on the floor, I just open the drawer
of my favorite guest. And what do I see? But a picture of me
working at my Good Old Desk. – – Harry Nilsson
I’m going to take a different tack today and examine the reasons why the stock market will just keep marching higher. The old “here’s why the market is going to fall right about now” doesn’t seem to be holding much water lately.
Before doing so, I must point out that the world right now is a contrarian’s dream (notwithstanding the fact that the market simply refuses to go lower. Ever.) Look no farther than this week’s Barron’s, which states that the market won’t crash (and I’m not making this up) for another thirty or forty years.