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Uh-Oh: Barron’s Cover “Bye Bye Bear”

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On October 31, 2010 @ 7:23 am In Contrary Indicators,Psychology | Comments Disabled

The rules for the classic magazine cover indicator [1] are:

1. Mainstream — not business — publication

2. Well understood concept that is reaching a climax

3. Asset price gains

So this week’s Barron’s only qualifies on one count — 82% market gains — but even still: Covers like this give me pause:

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