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There are currently 5,440,000 job openings in the United States, yet there were 246,000 filing for their first unemployment check last week.  Like the sign above, those two pieces of numerical data defy the logical thought process of most rational human beings.

The minutes from the most recent FOMC meeting were released yesterday, which revealed that several members of the committee want to raise the Fed Funds Rate “relatively soon” if “economic developments continue to unfold as expected”.  Stocks and Bonds are both down this morning on the anticipation of higher interest rates in the future.