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Bad Friday

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Allow me to express my warm feelings toward last Friday, a time in which the equity markets exploded higher for absolutely no reason at all (note the limit-up on the Russell, tinted in green) and terrified bears like your humble narrator into vastly reducing risk. Thus, instead of 165% exposure, I’m at 95%.

Here we are on pre-market Monday, and a good deal of that baseless gain has vanished.