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Beware of Weakness

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Below is a simple chart of the NASDAQ 100, with a vertical line separating one calendar year from the next. The years were 1999 and 2000. Put yourself in the head of some permabear weirdo like myself, on the heels of an insane, crazy rally. You figure 2000 CAN’T be anything like 1999. It just can’t.

And, sure enough, blammo, the selling starts! Yay! The bear market is here! And yet……..the damned thing went up another 40% in a matter of weeks! AIEEEEEE!!!