The US markets were weak in light holiday trade.
The 'fiscal cliff' is unlikely to be resolved until January.
The markets may weaken a little more, but I think we have seen enough for today.
"Postmodern irony and cynicism has become an end in itself, a measure of hip sophistication and literary savvy. Few artists dare to try to talk about ways of working toward redeeming what's wrong, because they'll look sentimental and naive to all the weary ironists. Irony's gone from liberating to enslaving." David Foster Wallace
The Banks must be restrained, and the financial system reformed, with balance restored to the economy, before there can be any sustainable recovery.
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