We could be putting in a bottom here in the bond market. My surest indicator is flashing green. It is the indicator which says, "I know I am supposed buy more bonds on my strict scale down, but I just can't because it hurts too much."
Oh, does this market take your appetite away! It goes down on absolutely nothing, just folds under its own weight. It colors everything, of course, so that
great numbers may get lost in the shuffle down to 6.25%.
So we get a sloppy opening.
At my morning meeting with my partner,
, we felt beleaguered by the bonds, to the point where we decided to hold off on stuff we wanted to buy. The backdrop just got too negative again. We could ignore yesterday's decline.
Can't do it twice. Too costly.
Gotta love the
promoters. The company's on the tape with any good news immediately. ... I don't know about you guys, but I am watching the
deal to see how this one goes. ...
, jammed hard by
that Yachtman guy on
"Squawk" yesterday, just reported a big loss. Looks like an in-line quarter, but I wish he hadn't pushed it the day before it reported. Rough business.
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