Tackling a Couple of Hated Subjects

The past week has been a fairly busy one around Chez Melvin. The phone has been ringing off the hook, and my Skype chat and IM have been buzzing as well. Much of the conversation has been on two household staples -- books and baseball. With two weeks left in the regular season and fascinating plot lines still remaining to be played out, a favorite subject has been the Orioles. However, as with all conversations among a group of friends and acquaintances who trade or invest for a living, the talk eventually returns to all things market and economy.

This week, I found myself trapped in two conversations I just hate to have. The first was on the broad market and what I thought might happen in the months ahead. I touched on my thoughts in my macroeconomic-focused piece a few weeks ago, but some of my Chicago friends wanted a deeper look. I live and die on individual companies, so the accuracy of my market forecast won't change my daily activities -- but when you're in front of the screen all day, you'll naturally form an opinion on the market....676 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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