Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.” -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Eurozone has been sinking into a steady and extended recession, and if there is some reason for that trend to reverse itself in the near future, it isn’t an obvious one at the moment.

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Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. “ -- Mark Twain

So far, the month of January is proving to be a solid win for the Bulls. And, while the major market mover for the remainder of the month probably will be found in the earning season numbers yet to come, a series of macroeconomic trends seem as if support for the upward trend should continue, perhaps deep into the first quarter of the year.

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“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.  -- Lao Tzu

Wall Street experienced its first weekly loss for the month of September, though the major indexes continue to hover around the highs for the year. Was the small drop in the Dow and the S&P 500 merely a breather from the rarefied air of QE3, or more of a harbinger of a trend reversal in stocks?

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Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. “  -- Albert  Einstein

In spite of the rather nice ride the stock market has had these last six weeks, it might be a mistake to assume it will last once September rolls around, when a series of domestic and macroeconomic factors come into play.

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