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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    The entire economy is collapsing because of the government shutdown, obviously. Because all of those federal workers who were already given a holiday today anyway aren't at work today, the apocalypse is neigh. Same as with every other so-called shutdown.

    And of course it's Trump's fault that Chuck Schumer is refusing to allow a wall to be built, thus shutting down the federal government.
    Those Four Horsemen may be loud, but they're not close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
    I believe the uncertainty that spooked the market was the result of the November election.
    You would think they would have heard about it by now. It was in all the papers.
    "The universe we live in increasingly resembles some kind of dark satire about the decline of the United States."

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    Has this affected the unemployment rate yet? It will be interesting to see what the GDP is for Q4 and whether the fed actually has a reason to be systematically raising the interest rates pretty much since the start of 2017.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbit View Post
    Has this affected the unemployment rate yet? It will be interesting to see what the GDP is for Q4 and whether the fed actually has a reason to be systematically raising the interest rates pretty much since the start of 2017.
    Refreshing when a presidents concern is Main Street and not Wall Street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80zephyr View Post
    Refreshing when a presidents concern is Main Street and not Wall Street.

    Mark
    It is confusing to me when people point at Trump and say he's for the rich and then turn around and jump for joy when the market drops. When the market was running up, up, up they were mostly silent about it only to try and say the market is only for the rich. An absurd statement for anyone with any type of retirement account. Now that the market is correcting it's BAD TRUMP hurting the common man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
    You would think they would have heard about it by now. It was in all the papers.
    The "spook" is a trigger, an inciting event.

    Once uncorked the pent-up pressure has to be released. That takes a little while. Then panicked over-selling has to work through the system, and at last, then, a new balance will gel, and (one hopes) growth resumes.

    It's the inverse of a "bubble."
    • "The Constitution is not suspended in times of crisis." — AG William Barr.
    • "We hold these truths to be self evident. All men and women created by the, you know, you know, the thing." —Joe Biden, explaining the Creator.
    • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
    • “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
    • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.
    • "I was not elected to do small things or shy away from big problems.” —Donald Trump.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    Will it break 20,000?
    I didn't notice, what with all the #MAGA and whatnot.
    “Any sufficiently advanced capitalism is indistinguishable from rent seeking.” ~ =j

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
    Bugger.

    Well, retiring in a blue state is out. Looks like all can afford is a red state.

    So long Maine, hello Alabama.
    I like Ft Stockton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    You don't say.
    Pathetic and weak, even for you. You know full well that I was not in any way saying anything remotely like "the DJIA is the barometer of the economy as a whole" there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
    Bugger.

    Well, retiring in a blue state is out. Looks like all can afford is a red state.

    So long Maine, hello Alabama.
    C'mon down, we have plenty of room. Just avoid talking politics with the locals and have a ready answer for the inevitable, "Alabama or Auburn?" question.
    “Any sufficiently advanced capitalism is indistinguishable from rent seeking.” ~ =j

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