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Do You Trust Monday's Bounce?

It's hard not to be a "Doubting Thomas". Especially since we have seen mighty bounces each of the past two weeks quickly swept aside for ever steeper losses. The good news is that our collective skepticism may be exactly what the doctor ordered to spark a lasting bounce.

Say what?

It goes back to my last commentary about how "the market climbs a wall of worry and slides down the slope of hope". The recent worry has hammered stock prices to a point that they have become more attractive values. This is especially true in the small cap and growth sectors. Yet, before everyone is ready to pull the trigger, stocks start scaling the wall of worry.

I am not guaranteeing that is the case now as I suspect the market needs to test 1800 before a more lasting rise takes place. However, it is a good sign that worry is on the rise while market fundamentals become more attractive. That is a recipe for stocks to go up in the near future.

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