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The opposite of love isn't hate, of course. It's apathy.

And that, folks, is exactly how this market feels about us! It doesn't hate us; it doesn't love us. No, it simply doesn't care. Which, of course, breaks our hearts.

On the other hand, there's really nothing we can do except keep loving it -- and hope it (like my teenage girls) eventually comes to its senses.

Today, the

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And that is the final word from Heber City, where you'd have to be really hardcore to name even one member of the U.S. Olympic team, other than the figure skaters and that one gal who kicked her best friend off the bobsled team! (Or was it the luge? Skeleton? Curling? I'm confused and in serious need of an "up close and personal"!)

Gary B. Smith is a freelance writer who trades for his own account from his Maryland home using technical analysis. At time of publication, he held no positions in any securities mentioned in this column, although holdings can change at any time. His wife holds a long position in Merck. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Smith writes a daily technical analysis column for

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