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A bicycle ride gave me some clarity, and I wanted to share those thoughts with you now. And the clarity wasn’t a total accident. I was going to run an errand on my bike, and I told myself as I got on, “I’m going to think about asset inflation on this ride.” In this absurdly controlled market, one has to strive to create decent content, so I decided to put my mind to work.
So I took off. I love my neighborhood. I took a few moments of video on my bike to show how pleasant it is. Just block after block of this:
If your town is anything like mine, it has been losing all the good restaurants, left and right. Sure, the crappy mega-chains like Cheesecake Factory aren’t going anywhere, but the interesting, small places – – dying, dying, and dying. Here are some stats.
As this lunatic year works its way to an end, I wanted to share seven stocks I’m short which have been doing quite well lately. My belief is their prospects for much lower prices in the coming months is quite strong. After all, if these can weaken in the face of almost daily lifetime highs in the market, they have just the kind of intrinsic vulnerability I am seeking.