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.143 Batting Average

The market is up only 1 day in the last 7. That .143 batting average is the kind of lame performance that sends baseball players back down to the minors. And in this analogy it would be our elected officials getting voted out of office the next time around for their poor handling of the debt limit.

Those debt discussions will heat up this week along with the economic calendar. On tap are both ISM reports, ADP & Government Employment plus a Wednesday speech from Bernanke with investors hanging on every word.

Stocks could turn uglier depending on how much of a mess the Washington "elite" make of the debt discussions. Yet beyond that near horizon lies a healthy economy with higher stock prices. That is the horizon that I am focused on...and you should be too.

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