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So easy to make the market "worrisome." Oil back out of control. Subprime hideous.
on hold for the year. Deals out of control. Whole market being driven by liquidity.
Sorry, I'm not buying it. The banking index is a point and change off its high; a subprime contagion would have knocked that down for certain. Deals out of control? Just look at the amount of money raised and you know that
even if you think it's out of control
out of control.
Fed on hold? I don't think so; there are real reasons to cut, like subprime. Should we deny the poor loans? What a great excuse to lower interest rates.
And then the liquidity argument, that the market's only going up because there is so much money sloshing around. Well, golly gee. That's what
, for heaven's sake. I would rather have a liquidity-driven market than an earnings-driven market, because liquidity acts as a put. There is no put to earnings disappointment.
Think about it: there's enough liquidity to do
and still consider
. You know what these stocks have in common? They are and have been ridiculously undervalued vs. the growth end of the market for years and years.
That's ending. That's the other side of the equation that doesn't get talked about. We have a plethora of totally cheap companies that are being snapped up.
Liquidity? Bring it on!
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