We Need Some Excitement


James "Rev Shark" DePorre

 | Jul 14, 2014 | 4:47 PM EDT
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Back in the old days, prior to the Great Recession of 2008-09, markets that were making new all-time highs were interesting and exciting. The mood would be buoyant as investors were anxiously searching for the next big mover. There would be plenty of volatility and the pockets of momentum would keep traders busy.

In the current market, just staying awake is the biggest challenge. Traders are grumbling about how difficult it is to get much going and it isn't surprising since the indices are trading in amazingly tight ranges intraday. The bulls who have their funds allocated to 401k plans or index ETFs think this market is great -- and they should. Just sticking with the indices has been the easiest, and best, thing to do....1154 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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