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saw this on another forum..."Why are we in such a great investment environment?"

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by eddiewinslow, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. eddiewinslow

    eddiewinslow Member

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    thoughts?

    Just off the top of my head I see.....

    1.Boston Bombing
    2.Someone mailing the president poison
    3.FAA furloughs and nationwide delays
    4.Syria killing its own citizens at record pace
    5.North Korea threatening to attack
    6.Iran threatening to nuke israel
    7.Tax increases on americans at all levels leaving less disposable income
    8.Companies paying more in taxes decreasing profits
    9Eurozone crisis....spain,greece,cyprus
    10.Birdflu coming hard in china
    11.China growth slowing down
    12.Obamacare coming

    I know I'm missing some key things but WTF is going on, I get the FED printing and low rates are causing people to seek any type of yield and thus bank accounts with .0001% interest are being dumped in favor of dividend stocks hence crazy valuations for coca cola,mcdonalds,JNJ,PG and others but WHERE IS THIS AMAZING INVESTING ENVIRONMENT COMING FROM?!?!

    Literally a small tweet caused a plunge, a small bombing in boston kills 3 people and the VIX shoots up 30%, we are teetering on the edge of a crash constantly yet more and more people are buying. I just wanna know where most of the poli board stands in terms of feelings on the market these days and whether they're in cash or buying.......
     
  2. SamFisher

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    Availability heuristic - the macroeconomy is way bigger than most of those things.
     
  3. eddiewinslow

    eddiewinslow Member

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    Im with you sam.....but how can people be buying equities today when the markets are at all time highs with so many question marks abounding
     
  4. robbie380

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    There are always question marks. There were a lot of question marks at the bottom of the market too.
     
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    I don't understand how attacks on America change the fundamentals of the macro-economy to such a degree. If markets were truly rational and utility-maximizing, every attack (short of nuclear war or destruction of economic infrastructure) should actually lead to the presupposition of either increased security or defense spending by the government. Perhaps you would think that people would stop spending as much as well, in fear. But that would be against bounded rationality, wouldn't it?

    I mean, if the free-marketers can pull wizards' hats on taxpayers and have them thinking an infinite number of N periods onwards (yay Ricardian equivalence), I don't get why market agents wouldn't grasp something like this.

    Bull and the bear, and irrational markets. Guess Keynes was right.
     
  6. peleincubus

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    I've sold everything I have in the last few days. Lost out on some money doing it, but I know its coming.
     
  7. Realjad

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    Exactly, it is coming
     
  8. WNBA

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    It's started already. The market is high only because it was flooded.

    At least buy some garbage cans to chuck money away.
     
  9. Invisible Fan

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    Winter?
     
  10. Butterfingers

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    Your name must be Winter, cuz you're about to be cumming.
     
  11. MoonDogg

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    Johnny
     
  12. pippendagimp

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    yao is coMING
     
  13. robbie380

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    I have acquired 5000 garbage cans for money storage today. My newsletter is recommending everyone in America do the same!
     
  14. Invisible Fan

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    Where?
     

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