I guess we learned a couple of things in Monday’s market:
- Rallies don’t go on forever, especially amid negative business fundamentals (say, two of the Big Three teetering on the brink).
- Attention CEOs: President Obama is an activist shareholder, and if you take the government’s money you should know who’s in charge.
- Economic and industrial policy is unhinged from philosophical principles (this happened in the last administration), and global policy actions seem likely to continue in ad hoc reactive mode.
Those of us laboring in the investor relations trenches can continue to expect, shall we say, a fluid market environment. Stability and comfort aren’t in the macro picture for the foreseeable future.