"Abandon reason and one emotion dominates: fear. Scared people are not rational, they’ll buy virtually anything that promises to alleviate their fear. Every totalitarian, every proponent of curtailing freedom, knows this. It’s the equivalent of the smoking hot babe: fear sells government."
The new year's ramp to new record highs in stock markets around the world continued for a fourth day on Friday when U.S. equity index futures, European and Asian shares all rose, as did the dollar while oil dropped ahead of the US payrolls report.