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There is an unprecedented calmness in the markets

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YouTube/Douglas Thron This week we learned that Mother Nature isn't quite yet done with slapping the U.S. around. As California suffers through the most deadline wildfires in history, our hearts go out to all those affected. This has been a year to try the internal strength of many, but over on Wall Street, life is more like the ending of a Disney animation, (we'll not discuss that other studio over in Hollywood that's had a week more like the Paradise Ridge Winery in Sonoma).
The second week of October sung essentially the same tune we've been boogying to for much of the year:
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