As mentioned previously, to avoid confirmation bias, I force myself to read some folks whom I disagree with. When Doug Kass and I are out of phase, as happens now and again, he is the perfect foil for me.
Which is why this works so well: A perspective from Dougie which lists potentially disruptive factors that might impact markets:
1. US Politics
2. Euro Politics
3. Interest rates
4. Economic deterioration
5. Fiscal issues
7. Strategists excess bullishness
9. Black swans
10. Fund flows
11. The nothing but Apple (AAPL) market.
12. Technical deterioration
Consolidation versus Crash (April 10th, 2012)
Real Money Pro, April 19, 2012
Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.