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The Coleman Francis of Markets

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I’m a big fan of Mystery Science Theatre 3000, and from that series I learned of a famously-bad movie director named Coleman Francis whose movies were “often criticized for their abysmal production values, repetitive plot devices, murky picture quality, and stilted acting.

I must say that I’m reminded of the late Coleman Francis when I look at the equity market, because it’s become as boring as one of his movies. But what can one say about a market that looks like this, except that it sure has gone up a lot:



Moore On Markets

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As you all know, in a shocking upset to Trump’s power, Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in the Alabama Senatorial election last night, giving Alabama its first Democratic senator in a quarter century. This jaw-dropping surprise led to a catastrophic drop in the equity markets of about one-third of a single percentage point, followed, of course, by a complete shake-off and rebound to the green.



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