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  1. Is this a market thing or a geoploitical thing?

    The closer we got toward the close on Thursday, before the long 3-day market weekend, the more investors moved into defensive mode while the precarious geopolitical events played out. There was a weak bounce just after 1 PM but the losses accelerated into the close and the Dow ended the day down 139-points. The 0.5% to 0.7% losses aren't disasters by any means, but these moderate down days have been adding up lately.

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