I think bigdog means that the indexes are higher on Aug 11/2015 than they were on Aug 11/2014.
Although yes, the DJIA is down since Dec 31/2014, and the SP500 is essentially the same.
Chemical Reagent must be making good money off these swings. Or some traders must be, at any rate. ALMOST makes me want to day trade.
The Chinese tinkering with the yuan is the currency move that I had posted about quite some time ago, but it took longer than I had anticipated. I didn't play it, but I know some who did, and it has turned out extremely well for them.
Strange days. I'm not sensing any confidence, still sitting here on the sidelines. I have cashed out of other positions leaving me free to do as I wish in the markets, and so far I have done absolutely nothing. I'm looking at an RE opportunity over the next 3-4 month period, which just came available, on which I will also no doubt beat the markets.
For me, flexibility and responsiveness are key, being able to harvest the opportunities from the garden that I have cultivated. This, like other different projects, will require some work, but will VASTLY outperform the US markets.