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"wonder if collectively investors have learned anything since the 2000 bubble"

Mr Seabreeze

I agree with your worries and I would add this thought.

Despite everything you've named - midnight funds trading, fading dollar, etc.. - money is pouring into a bloated market. One can assume that investors (maybe speculators) did not learn the same lessons in 2000 as did you and I.

Many folks may believe their only mistake in 2000 was not being ready to sell quickly when the ship begins to go down. "If I'd only sold EMC at the top I'd be retired today." Based on this thought, we may expect exaggerated swings in the market whenever the next correction comes along and the risk takers get out of Dodge quickly.

Maybe that would be the opportunity to scoop the 8X multiples on good companies.

Paul
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