Another brutal day for bears. Be sure to check out my latest tout for AAPL, since, more than any other stock on the planet, it will determine whether the bull market is in fact dead. I find it extremely difficult to imagine why this would not be the case, considering that the Wall of Worry has grown lately to surpass Mt. Everest in height. Read this insightful column from the Wall Street Journal‘s Walter Russell Mead if you want a big-picture perspective on why the party is over. Mead isn’t concerned so much with earnings that have peaked, a strong dollar, rising interest rates or even an incipient real estate collapse as he is with a tectonic shift in geopolitics. “The world has entered a new, complicated and dangerous era of nationalist competition,” he notes — one that trumps market forces that have been ascendant over the last 30 years. This column is a must-read.
Why the Party Is Over
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