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Red in the Morning

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I’m about to head to the Google campus, as I often do at this God-forsaken hour, to walk my army of canines. It’s a fun place for a dog walk, because they can tear around everywhere and amble through the goofy Google employee goodies (like their baseball case, putting green, volleyball courts, and other production-enhancing stuff) without being bothered by humans.

But I was at least glad to see, for once, a little red on the screen.


Indeed, crude oil, which has been my nemesis for months now, is finally getting some selling. Nothing to celebrate yet, but breaking that red line (and, even better, breaking below 50) would cause a lot of oil bulls to start thinking about taking those profits off the table.