One of the many enjoyable parts of this industry is the terrific fellow professionals I have met and share ideas with on a regular basis. With three study groups that I regularly visit with, all of which are fellow professionals, and most of which come from various backgrounds within the industry, insights and experiences from these think tank groups are much greater than ever imagined when first commenced . Just by chance all three of my groups have met within the last two weeks.
Given the collective thoughts from the various angles of our industry the only item everyone can completely agree on is the current economic and market environment is puzzling. Including the overseas dialogue, puzzles are our new norm, so if you are puzzled, don’t feel bad as feeling 100% confident may be slightly overzealous at best, and painful at worst.
Today, Big Ben (Bernanke) takes to the stage early afternoon after a late morning possible “more cowbell” public announcement. We again are wishful for NO MORE COWBELL, however, like Zigg our imaginary friend, we are in the minority. Our reasoning on the subject is as more cowbell (monetary stimulus) is administered it must eventually be retrieved (money taken out of the system). If our wish comes true, we would expect volatility to go along with our puzzles, so buckle up and hang on as only time will tell!
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