The World has not ended.
The SNP500 is not 3,000 and neither is Gold.
We seem intrigued by Zombies, but not as obsessed with The End as we were from 2009-2012. Conversations at parties touch ever so wisely on topics such as "money printing" and the looming death of our economy, guns and the need for ammo, and how any politicians will be better than the ones we currently employ. We are here, still standing, but not exactly thrilled about either circumstance.
For the most part, such an obvious lack of euphoria should be bullish. No one can accuse our populace, media, or publicly exposed investors of being too darned positive or dreamy. Again, plenty of folk watching The Walking Dead and Ron Paul Warning Ads. Demand for doom still in tact, even if fading slightly.
Rather than using print to express a market opinion or make a political statement, I would like to use this time to ask questions. We seem to have plenty of fear induced by so many opinions of absolutists. We have too much debt! New money is bad! Buy! Sell! America is doomed, and what not.
1. What if Money Supply increases are a necessity? Dare say, a good thing?
2. Why do poker sets come with a recommended number of players? Why is playing poker with one set of chips fun for 5-8 people, but really quite pointless if the party grows to 15 or more?
3. Balance sheets have two sides-What would a Presidential candidate say about the value of the assets of the USA.?
Discuss such topics with friends and family. Maybe use a search engine to read about the topics before and after such talks. Please consider avoiding absolutes and polarity.
"Only a Sith deals in absolutes." Master Yoda.