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July 22, 2012 / redman59

How the American Investor is Starting to Feel

One of my favorite movie rants comes from Edward Norton who plays Monty Brogan in the 25th Hour, directed by Spike Lee. In summary Monty is facing jail for 7 years looks in the mirror at himself and on goes on a long rant saying fuck you to pretty much everybody & everything.

How America is thinking once again (1:25 into the video)

“Fuck the Wall Street brokers. Self-styled masters of the universe. Michael Douglas, Gordon Gecko wannabe mother fuckers, figuring out new ways to rob hard working people blind. Send those Enron assholes to jail for fucking life! You think Bush and Cheney didn’t know about that shit? Give me a fucking break! Tyco! Imclone! Adelphia! Worldcom!”

**Disclaimer – there are racial expressions throughout the video, watch at your own tolerance

What I like about this and find analogous with the market is how traders can feel with the current news surrounding the market. In Monty’s rant he’s pissed at everything even his closest friends and family because as he’s going to jail while they get to continue to enjoy freedom. I’m sure there are others like myself that want to say fuck you to the European Union and their governments for affecting our great run we had going and the confidence that was gaining by the retail and overall people. It’s all given back and now the people are back to high distrust in the system. In the end, like Monty, the trader/investor can’t blame anyone but themselves for continued losses because blaming does not get anything back.

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