Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Wall Street's Battle of Stall 'N' Grab

March 10, 2015
If Trees Don't Grow to the Sky: The Next 6 Years

The 45% spread between bulls and bears today stands in stark contrast to the -20% spread six years ago. The strongest gains in equity markets are built on a wall of worry and there is no such wall to speak of anymore.

Battle of Stalingrad

Marked by constant close quarters combat and direct assaults on civilians by air raids, it is often regarded as the single largest and bloodiest battle in the history of warfare.


The German public was not officially told of the impending disaster until the end of January 1943, though positive media reports had stopped in the weeks before the announcement.


mab said...

Stall 'N' Grab - Nice!

Why does Wall St. make me think of "smash and grab" theft? I'm no Buffett!

Troy said...

I love looking at the old German staff maps

what Hitler and the OKH staff saw in E Prussia and what was actually on the ground were two different things!


is the staff map for the day before the Russian attack, with the 14th and 21st Panzer Divisions properly placed to stop the expected strike.

Problem being a Panzer Division of late 1942 was not the same thing as the Panzer Divisions of 1940 and 41 that conquered all in front of them!

(1. Pz on the map was the Hungarian tank division)

But as for our economy, I think demographically we're pretty solid now, with our big-bearded and tattoed Gen Y cohort smoothly taking over for the boomer parents. This is good!

My wall of worry is just this:


That's the one thing I don't understand at all.

Stagflationary Mark said...


Smash and grab theft? Five finger discount (rate)?

It's all good (grief)!

Stagflationary Mark said...


Watching The Bridge at Remagen as I type this.