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Big T's Takeaways
Thursday's pullback across the S&P 500, Dow 30 and NASDAQ was greeted with ever increasing fear by market participants.
This ratcheting up of fear is actually positive for the stock market: The more folks doubt the validity of the move, the more this generally suggests that the market will keep moving higher.
On Friday we saw the potentially devastating announcement that Moody's was downgrading 15 banks. However, this news was greeted with a yawn and the market actually moved up.
Whenever you see the market rally on bearish news, you must take notice, because it is indicative of a bullish environment. This again suggests that stocks are looking for a reason to go higher.
We also saw the ECB lower their collateral standards, which in and of itself is a form of quantitative easing (QE).
So far stock prices appear to be willing to shrug off bad economic news. This will only continue if the market keeps believing that more QE is coming.
For what it's worth, both Ben Bernanke and the ECB appear to be willing to do their part to make that happen.
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