Reliable Indicators

Nothing works 100% of the time in investing, but the following phrases are pretty reliable indicators of who you can safely ignore:

“We’re in the _____ inning”

“We’re at a crossroads”

“Something has to give”

“1929”

“Too far, too fast”

“Eventually, the chickens will come home to roost”

“The canary in the coal mine is ____”

“Never in my lifetime”

“It’s priced in”

“In a normalized environment”

“Ex-cash”

“Sum of the parts”

“But what about Japan”

“Manipulation”

“The contrarian in me”

“Cross currents”

“Tangible book”

“If history is any guide”

“The real unemployment rate”

“The Fed is misunderstanding ___”

“Like I said last ___”

“Cash is king”

“Uncertainty”

“If you see a train coming down the tracks”

“That’s what makes a market”

“What people fail to realize”

“1987”

This is a very incomplete list, but it’ll get you 90% of the way there.

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