Ah. Now this selloff is more like it. Those lame
attempts to keep up the
failed. Still some hand-jive going on in
, but those have a bit of the dutch-boy-dike feel to them.
We are waiting for
3500 to fail so we can do another round of buying. We will probably buy an NDX derivative call to get long it. But right now when you combine the sales we made with the small buys, we are still net cash
, not in.
Could they whoosh them up? Oh sure. Can the mutual-fund complex just pull up its stakes and go home? Unlikely. But right now the way one seasoned pro who has seen it all told me this morning: "Lotta guys on the bridge, but no one's jumped yet." Fitting.
Wait till they jump.
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