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Stock Market Optimism A Red Flag?

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 8:58 AM
From the Wall Street Journal
the optimism might be a bad sign. "One of the things that makes me worried is that a lot of people are saying that it's a good time to take on risk. When we all agree, it's generally not a healthy market," says Lucas Turton, chief investment officer of Windham Capital Management

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In my opinion, this latest stock market rise feels like the rise before the 2008/2009 market crash.
Ken TuminKen Tumin5,471 posts since
Nov 29, 2009
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1. Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 9:13 AM
There is no fear of risk out there. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index, which measures the cost of using options as insurance against declines in the S&P 500, fell 8.2 percent to 12.46, the lowest level since April 2007.
ShorebreakShorebreak2,675 posts since
Apr 6, 2010
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2. Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 11:35 AM
I can not read the article; but it (bear) usually hits at the least possible time.  The stock market is not a rational animal.
51hh51hh1,476 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
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