There’s No Time to Buy Like Now. Or Now. Okay, Now. Damn.

Painfully amusing graphic in the NYT tonight showing that the percentage of "sell" ratings across the population of equity analysts hardly budged last year as the S&P 500 plunged. And things have changed diddly so far this year. Granted, there are more "holds" than ever, and in analyst speak "hold" still means "sell", but you’d think at least a few more analysts would be going out on a limb and saying "sell", if only to mistime it entirely.

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