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People are getting less happy by the year, but the poor middle-aged bastards are definitely the most miserable of them all. W00t!
A moment of silence, if you please, for the VIX, which has since early 2020 crumbled from the 80s to, sadly, the sub-teens. The public has absolute, unshakeable, indefatigable faith that no matter what the economy is doing, the stock market will never, ever, EVER be allowed to fall for more than a day or two, thanks to the unlimited help of the helplessly-in-debt federal government.
Does the market seem dull to you? You’re not alone. The VIX has eroded down to a snooze-worthy 13-handle. Between that and a big holiday week forthcoming, we might as well just click all our monitors off.
The good news is………..it ain’t gonna stay 13 forever, ya know.
Good God, today is boring. I fear that we’re all going to be sitting around picking our noses until 48 hours from now when Powell deigns to tell us what’s next in our lives. As proof, below is the VIX, which is plumbing the same depths it was in 2019. Think about that. 2019. Think things were a LITTLE different four years ago, maybe? Like……...EVERYTHING?!?!?