David Rosenberg, who appears to have almost jumped the xtranormal bandwagon, and now realizes that the most effective way of communicating with the several 20 year old ADHD-addled speculators who still trade the market is in cartoon or chart form, continues on his one picture is worth a thousand words theme from yesterday. Today, he generously spares readers the trouble of reading 18,000 give or take words, and instead present 18 charts about the economy that paint a somewhat less rosy picture of what is going on out there, the bulk of which continues to be a government stimulus-funded, steroid liquidity driven sugar high, which has no choice but to keep getting ever more in stimulus and liquidity, or else everything collapses. And that in the meantime food riots are spreading from Africa to India (more on that shortly), should not worry anyone at all. After all the Chairman said he is 100% confident he can stem inflation before it results in such riots as we already reported on two occasions in 2011 alone (here and here).
And so without further ado, here are the charts that refuse to lend a silver lining to the Wile Coyote market:
While Bob Farrell’s rule number nine warns us to be wary of widespread consensus opinions, it may well turn out that all the bullish Wall Street analysts end up being correct that 2011 proves to be another wonderful year. But the one thing we can assure you, as was the case in 2010, is that it will not be a straight line up. In fact, we would argue that there are more headwinds, potholes, and event risks this year than there were last year. Enjoy the picture show.