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The five stages of market grief


Barry Ritholz has a great item today about the five stages of market grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. He figures we’re at the bargaining stage right now. Anger, by the way, was exemplified by Jim Cramer’s famous rant last year that the Fed just didn’t get how bad things were out there. As Ritholz points out, only a few months earlier Cramer had himself been in deep denial about the problems in housing. (Check this YouTube clip.)


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