The Day Ahead: Pinning Down Your Identity

Shhh -- keep quiet and sit real still. Do you hear it? If you listen closely, you'll hear a faint toot of a horn from a train leaving the nearby station. The sound is oh-so-alluring to those bulls who are always ready to gallop upon the back of the train, magically seeing "risk on" rallies while everyone is in "risk off" negative mode. (For the record, I hate the terms "risk on" and "risk off.") As for the bears, well, they are a mean and nasty bunch who hear no train horn, preferring instead to remain in their external surroundings, growling at bulls eager to leave town. If they do hear the air horns a-blowin', they are known to gather up their friends and throw themselves in front of that train in an act of self-sacrifice.

Have I lost my mind? Am I playing with a full deck? Only I hold the truth to those questions, but what I am attempting to do is to illuminate a couple of important things. First, I'm trying to tap into that sense of uneasiness that you now have, as an investor, having watched a 280-plus point Dow rise as you either sat 50% in cash or wondered whether to add to positions at a lower cost than the initial entry in early April. Now that I may have captured the essence of your present experiences, perhaps I can better help you to understand your identity as the market treks up an ant hill on unconvincing volume....506 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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