It seems like only yesterday. Americans were denied the right to go to their churches. They were denied the right to visit their loved ones in the hospital. They were denied the right to open their businesses and go to work to provide for themselves and their families. They were denied the right to go to restaurants, to bars, to hair salons.
Without a doubt, 2020 has shown that PREDICTING SHORT-TERM MARKET EVENTS is practically impossible. The Stock market moves that have happened this year are without HISTORICAL PRECEDENCE. Literally every trading session, we're seeing MORE EVIDENCE that when it comes to sentiment and the way that buyers and sellers JUDGE REALITY and make decisions, the various opinions could be POLAR OPPOSITES.
We have seen a lot of police brutality and crazy rioting over the past week. As a sign of potential escalation, video has emerged of Humvees with machine gun turrets mounted on the top driving down the streets of DC, while a black red cross medical helicopter was used by the National Guard to show force against protesters at the capitol. And if that’s not enough, there is news of protesters disappearing in Chicago.
People of a certain age might remember the old John Birch Society slogan "Support your local police!" The idea here is that your local policeman is a liberty-loving buddy of yours who would only ever support just laws and constitutional mandates. Only those bad guys in the FBI or BATF would ever consider violating your rights.