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Market Commentary – September 8th, 2011

The overall market moved sharply higher yesterday in a broad based move that saw basically every sector index I track move higher on the day. The strongest sectors were the Banking, High Tech, Insurance, Broker/Dealers, Transports, Airlines, Biotech, and Cyclicals. Oil was higher by $3.32 to $89.34 per barrel, and Gold was sharply lower by $55.70 to $1,814.90 per ounce. Wheat was lower by $0.084 to $7.51 per bushel, and Corn was lower by $0.076 to $7.48 per bushel.

I know the Dow Jones Industrial Average staged an impressive 275 point rally on the day, but I just don’t see any justification for the move. I didn’t really see any news to justify the move higher other than the German court decision stating that Germany can proceed with its part in the Greek bailout, but the court’s decision basically stated that every phase of the bailout would require authorization by the German parliament. Considering that the German Chancellor’s party has lost every local election since agreeing to the bailout terms ………….