The Day Ahead: A Chorus of Negatives

This week, I randomly spent a precious hour of existence on this planet watching a rerun of Survivor -- and, in one of the challenges, well-built bean men such as myself were tasked with running a large bucket of water, full of holes to be plugged, from point A to point B. It's a crummy challenge if you ask me, for God has only given us 10 fingers. Nonetheless, the visual of water pouring through unplugged holes serves a great metaphor for a week as we saw more questions layer on regarding the global growth story with few additional answers.

I can't help but to sit here this Friday morning and reflect on the fact that we've received no clarity on the several factors that have dented the bull run in stocks. Each passing day I've been on the prowl for anything to set off another against-the-grain call like the one I made last week, and every day we've gotten a snake-eyes roll. Still, do note that the chorus of negatives is catching up to my original position, which is why I am in hot pursuit of a positive turn of events to move while the mere mortals stick....698 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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