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Dear Uncle Sam: Get Well Soon, the End is Near

nomad5 Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 10:08 AM
--cont'd-- disasters and military actions (anyone who doesn't budget for both nowadays is very shortsighted at best). Add on to this other areas of spending as required. Now show ANY taxation plan that funds all of this. ANY plan. If you haven't done BOTH of these, then you have absolutely NO idea whether this is "sustainable" or not. This is the difference between politics and leadership. Politics plays for the next election, and wages the perpetual political campaign (we've been doing that now for 22 years or longer). Leadership faces the issues, generates the plans, and then follows through. --more--

One of the most-widely watched indices of market sentiment, the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index- also know as the VIX, (symbol: VIX)- while not exactly moving in uncharted territory, is moving at least in the rarefied air puffed by the central bankers of the world.

The VIX is now near record lows.

Being a contrary indicator, the VIX tends to move up as stocks move down and it moves down as stocks move up.

And stocks have been moving up- if you didn't notice- thanks in large measure to loose money policies by the Federal Reserve that bring...