Oh, boy, this
thing has me shaking. I guess I have to sell a ton if it does 25 basis points and a weenie statement. I will have to jettison the whole shooting match with 50 basis points and a meanie statement.
But 50 basis points and a sweet statement, and I am supposed to buy stocks. Or is it sell them? Or is it do nothing? Or is it double down on a great statement and 25?
You get the point. This stuff has gotten ridiculous. If the Fed tightens, it's OK. If it doesn't and we get some strong numbers a week or two from now, we will get hit.
Statement? Oh, I don't know. It beats the heck out of me.
I would view a selloff as a gift to get in for the shares I like. Beyond that, I don't want to outthink it.
Just for Feet
. Does a day go by when one of these
stocks doesn't disappoint? Yet the off-line media, including those who benefited from Herb's largesse, continue to avoid any mention of his work. If he were at an investment house, he would be on the cover of every magazine and newspaper as the great
Kind of ticks me off.
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