Good morning.  “What goes down, must come up … at least for a little while!”

Island Paradise

He finally had time to develop a marketing plan.

It was good to see a nice a day where the market opened higher and was able to rally throughout the day and finish at the high of session.
It’s the first time we’ve seen that since the drop on March 5.  While the first bullish challenge proved successful, the next challenge is to put together two consecutive up days.
It’s really weird to even suggest that is a challenge for the market, but these are the times we live in.  If a stimulus deal is reached tomorrow, or scheduled, along with what has already been announced by the Fed, it better be able to accomplish that.

“It’s a war,” says President Donald Trump of his efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and likening his role to that of “wartime president.”  (Those days of over a trillion-dollar government budget deficit — those might seem like the good old days, when this “war” is over.)

March 25, 2019

Bird Box Blindness — not sure it’s quite a Syndrome yet!

In case you’ve missed the craziness about the movie “Bird Box,“ video streaming giant Netflix describes its recently launched horror movie below:

When a mysterious force decimates the population, only one thing is sure — if you see it, you die.  The survivors must now avoid coming face to face with an entity that takes the form of their worst fears.  Searching for hope and a new beginning, a woman and her children embark on a dangerous journey through the woods and down a river to find the one place that may offer sanctuary.  To make it, they’ll have to cover their eyes from the evil that chases them — and complete the trip blindfolded.

Yikes!  Sounds almost as scary as any government shutdown.

Enthusiastic viewers thought navigating difficult tasks while blindfolded looked exciting and started a reckless challenge.  The challenge takes the core concept of “Bird Box” — wearing a blindfold at all times while wandering around outside and then posting the ridiculous (and often quite dangerous) videos on YouTube.

After a host of car accidents & personal injury reports, Netflix found it necessary to advise viewers to NOT partake in a potentially dangerous online challenge inspired by its original horror film.

And while driving a car or walking across the street blindfolded is just straight dumb, some investors might find themselves equally blind when looking for clues from economic data that might not be provided due to the government hoopla.  (caution is advised…)

These are the only “Bird Boxes” I’ll be building … leaving the investing fortunes for another day!  😉

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