posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 08:09 AM
While I largely agree with the OP, I believe the DOW is trading now on pure fear. These new lows and further lows are almost entirely psychological -
as is, at this point, the continued deterioration of the economy.
There needs a return of the long investor to this market. One who sees GE at $9/share -- $9 freakin' dollars for God's sakes! -- as probably a
great long-term investment. We need the steady investor willing to buy a basket-variety of shares and hold them through 2012. Sit and wait.
And I used to believe that our massive investments in 401Ks would ultimately be a stabilization, but instead, fund managers trade on the dime just to
be sure their returns look good on a prospectus. I'm no day trader, bullish on Gold, but even see that as peaking probably within 6 months to at
most a year. Instead, I can see some real value now to some very nuts & bolts Fortune 500 firms out there.
If what we're returning to is a producer nation, one using less debt to fund growth, then that's the roadmap by which I plot my investments.