The Monday Market Potpourri: The Fed, Stocks, and Social Mood

By Todd Harrison  MAY 13, 2013 11:55 AM

A smattering of random thoughts as we consider where we are and how we got here.


Editor's Note: Todd posts his vibes in real time each day on our Buzz & Banter.

A new week has arrived and to understand where we are, we must appreciate how we got here.  In an effort to set that stage, let’s revisit some of our discussions from last week.

We've spoken about our Surgical Approach to the Stock Market.

We looked back at 1987 for a historical context.

We explored The Most-Hated Rally of All-Time, and fingered a plethora of forward catalysts.

We chewed through social mood, and discussed why Kim Kardashian "matters" to the market.

We dissected Big Ben -- perhaps too much.

We even brought Hoofy & Boo back to life on behalf of BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY)!

And we noodled the notion of The Gold Scold, Part Deux, given the growing chasm in the chart below.

With respect to the past, mindfulness in the moment, and an eye to the future, we offer the following Random Thoughts:

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