Joe Saluzzi Refuses To Drink The Economic Kool-Aid
Some more macro observations from Joe Saluzzi: Last "Friday's stock market was the biggest tell: when you saw an unemployment number come out like that, that tells you what an absolute joke the stock market is, and how it's a lagging indicator, not a leading indicator of what's going on... When you're in the basement you can't stay in the basement, you have to walk up the stairs to get out. We aren't walking up the stairs, we just stopped walking down the stairs... a $77 Estimate on the S&P, you are looking at a 15x forward multiple on that earnings, yet you are in an economy which is closer to the 80's which deserves a 10x P/E. Why do you give it a 15x P/E?... If California was a public corporation they would be the next Lehman Brothers: that's how bad this thing is. The government is saying 'We're not going to bail you out California.' We're they going to come out with the $9 billion that they owe?"
Yet nothing deters the Bloomberg Kool-Aid brigade.