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What’s grosser than gross? —————————————— In 1985 Malaysian & Singaporean stock markets were raging dumpster fires. After a hard fall they briefly bounced back, only to fall again. Journalists Horace Brag and Wong Sulong of the Financial Times were quoted as saying the market rise was "what we call a dead cat bounce." A dead cat bounce is a small, brief recovery in the price of a declining stock. It’s from the idea that "even a dead cat will bounce if it falls from a great height". You’d like to think anchors on financial television would’ve said “GUYS, GROSS. Why even paint that picture?!” Nahhhh. They loved it! Anyway, sometimes when we see a big dip on a stock we own, we rush in to buy what s e e m s like a low price. As you know, we #1, get more of a stock we believe in, and #2, we “average down” our total cost. Kind of like killing two birds with one stone, you know? But if it’s a green fakeout, your money will evaporate. Dead bouncing cats are gross. But losing all your money to a dead bouncing cat? Grosser than gross. When the market gets like this, should we be buying it? It depends. Is it a dip, or something that could last a little longer? Analysts say we’re up against a “Wall of Worry”, including: 🤔CHINA’S “Lehman Moment” AKA “EVERGRANDE” (Translation: the richest rich people are in trouble again and that freaks out regular rich people who then freak everyone else out, plus tons of people won’t get paid, plus COME ON, CHINA) 🤔FED MEETING WEDNESDAY / RISK OF TAPER (Translation: The government keeps rich people rich by printing fake money and then buying up the market using the fake money. When the rich people are rich enough, the government needs to stop printing/buying. Will they? Won’t they???) 🤔DECLINING CONSUMER SENTIMENT (Translation: People like laughing, sharing, eating, shopping, buying. You know, people stuff! Robotic Suits like to call us “CONSUMERS.” But we’re sensitive creatures, and negativity and fear (delta! 😮Afghanistan! 😳Expensive pizza!?😱) make us sad. Then we stop consuming, because we’re FED UP.) 🤔WEAKENING ECONOMIC GROWTH (Translation: The economy was reopening, but Delta surged among groups afraid to vaccinate — and now all the headlines show people dying and struggling and that is depressing growth. 😔#SAD ) 🤔CORPORATE EARNINGS WARNINGS (Translation: see weakening economic growth) 🤔DEBT CEILING DEBATE (Translation: Politicians are the ACTUAL WORST) ☝️I’m very positive and bullish about the market, but there’s a lot of noise right now. To me, it’s just noise. 🗣 Still, it may not be the best time to… uh, take the bull by the horns. Whatever you choose… be careful… Be patient… Maybe bring home some bacon… That’s enough PETA jokes, sorry… No need to (Say it with me now) beat a dead horse 😘👌 #groan ---
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