Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for an abundant harvest. Lately, the concern of pundits has been U.S. agitation for fairer trade rules and better access for American goods in Europe and China and—perhaps more important—for China to stop demanding that American companies hand over technology in order to sell their goods in China.
James Taylor: I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain. I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end… Lord knows when the cold wind blows, it’ll turn your head around. I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a stock to buy…sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground.
The US stock market has been moving forward now since 2009, notwithstanding sharp downturns and scary news headlines.