If I was completely dependent on the market for my mental health, I would have made myself into a six foot tall Christmas ornament hanging from a coniferous tree long, long ago. To be sure, the market influences my disposition: I’m about fifty times happier than normal (a very tiny starting figure, certainly) when the market is getting killed. Over the past seven years, this has happened approximately never. Indeed, even the most recent history of the market looks like the chart below: it is either (a) going up quickly, or (b) it’s going up slowly. This is what markets look like when the VIX is approaching single digits, people.
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My love of the original Star Trek has been mentioned often in the hallowed halls of Slope, and the 50th anniversary of the series is coming up on September 8th of this year. Leonard Nimoy’s song has put together this documentary, which is coming out the day after:
Well, that took long enough. In place since January 20th, the ascending trendline for commodities (as measured by the ETF symbol DBC) is broken to the downside.