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What It Feels Like Right Now

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We had a run up for a while. Then late last week, we were running down. Today we're up again. For now. Like, RIGHT now. By the time you read this, who knows.

There was good news among the bad, and people were talking about sunlight for a time. Then people got nervous again and were not so sure. Plus, it drizzled most of the weekend. Doesn't May seem colder than usual? Does this mean there's no more global warming? Or is this just a pause before we all quite literally melt down?

Are we recovering? Are we sliding back? Is the upswing over? Are we just taking a breather? Unemployment is still bad but not growing quite so fast as it was a few months ago. But Wal Mart's revenue ticked down a little. Does that mean people ran out of money in April? Will it be the same in May? How about June? Worse? Better?

See, now would be the time for those professionals with a totally disinterested position in the markets, if any such there be, to employ their skills to tell us what's going on. Is this all emotional? Are there some metrics we should be employing to get a little bit of visibility into the future? Forget the future, how about right now? Is there an analyst, an economist, a professor, government regulator, seer, dowser or astrologer out there who can actually tell anybody what's going on?

In the meantime, who should we be listening to? Paul Krugman? Susan Boyle? Nostradamus? The Mayans?