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Re: dead cat mouse

Post by willthrill81 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:45 pm

averagedude wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:49 pm
Been a while since the markets had had 2 trading days in a row of positive gains. I look for it to be down tomorrow, but only slightly.
You might be right. Futures are down -1.5% right now.
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Re: dead cat mouse

Post by CT-Scott » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:06 am

Surreal timing. One of my cats caught/killed its very first mouse somewhere between late last night and early this morning. It then caught/killed another one this evening. Those dead mice might bounce, but I wouldn't trust that anymore than I'd trust today's stock bounce.

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Re: dead cat mouse

Post by Pinotage » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:41 am

Reminds me of that oft quoted line from Warren Tyson:

“Every mouse has a plan to swim naked until it gets punched in the face”

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Re: dead cat mouse

Post by MJS » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:48 am

the way wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:40 pm
chevca wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:01 am
Musta been a heck of a mouse! :happy
This virus really is turning out to be the "Mouse that Roared".

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Oh! When I read the book it was contemporary fiction; now it's historical. The book and its series were hilarious, too.

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Re: dead cat mouse

Post by Info_Hound » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:21 pm

frugaltigris wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:56 am
This title inspires to understand a generalization of Schrodinger's cat paradox by including a mouse. Options would be:

1. is cat alive along with the mouse?
2. is cat alive but mouse is dead (more likely)
3. is mouse alive with a dead cat (quantum mechanics will say not impossible)
4. mouse and cat are both dead
5. Mouse is dead and the cat may (or may not) still be in the box now that it has lost interest in the dead bouncing mouse. 8-)
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Re: dead cat mouse

Post by BeneIRA » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:27 pm

I don't think there is any way to describe these two days as anything other than a "Dead Cat Mouse." Any other descriptions of today are not correct. This is a "dead cat mouse" if I have ever seen one.

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Re: dead cat mouse

Post by CTcutter » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:44 pm

This rally smells. We have not even seen economic numbers showing recession (they will), the death counts which will explode, the unemployment numbers which hit double digits (if not already) plus major retailers who will close. The stimulus bill will not save these things. It is too late. How far out is market looking to be calling a bottom already? Not believing this one. Hope and dreams, trying to draw suckers.

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