Friday, July 13, 2007

Why the decision to bury my money in the backyard seems as good a plan as any

Stock market report, end of day Thursday:

Wall Street soared Thursday, propelling the Standard & Poor's 500 index and Dow Jones industrials to record highs as bright spots among generally sluggish retail sales allowed investors to toss aside concerns about the health of the economy.

Stock market report, midmorning Friday:
Wall Street's drive into record territory stalled at midmorning on Friday after new data showed retail sales fell sharply last month.

Rather than following financial analysts, you'd be better off looking for omens by examining the entrails of a black cat slain by Dick Cheney on Friday the 13th.

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