At long last, Spring has arrived - at least astronomically, as the vernal equinox occurred Friday morning. The crocuses are coming up as are the daffodils. Afternoon temperatures here crawl up to 50F. But there are still winter risks around as overnight temperatures still fall to 20F.
At the risk of being wrong again, I wonder if a new bull market has begun. Who is left to panic ? Companies with cash are buying beaten up firms. China is buying up resources at cycle low prices. A WSJ story over the weekend reported multiple bidders for homes in some California locations.
Obama got stuffed by Iran. Perhaps the Bloviator might now realize Iran plays by its own rules, which its leaders believe are divinely ordained.
Timmy introduces his asset purchase plan this morning. I await the details. I surmise that he will use the rumored $100 billion of government money as a first loss position to get private equity for another 10% equity, and then get a 1% nonrecourse loan from the Fed for the remaining 80%. Private equity would control the bid prices. The government would share in profits pari-passu. This is my guess (and how I would try to structure it). Details later this morning.
Obama Fund is fully invested at 150% long. Fido Fund is fully invested at 150% long. Krypto Fund needs new money in April to top off its stock and real estate investments. I expect Krypto Fund will be a buyer of stocks & real estate all year as new money flows into it.
Word of the Day
"Risible" - adjective [$10]; DO NOT confuse with irascible.
Risible means 1. a. capable of laughing; b. disposed to laugh; 2. arousing or provoking laughter: FUNNY; 3. associated with or relating to or used in laughing.
Sentence: We don't need a risible plan out of Timmy - we need a workable one.
Le Mot du Jour
"Lueur" - noun, feminine
Lueur means glimmer, (faint) light, glow
La Phrase: L'homme du bunker voit une lueur d'espoir qu'un nouveau marché haussier à commencé ce mois.
Sentence: Bunkerman sees a glimmer of hope that a new bull market began this month.