Do you know how easy it would be for me to write a bearish piece? Olive Penderghast easy. Sentiment in the financial community is awful. The global economy was already stinking before Jerome & Co. tightened to the point of slowing the American economy. Now that the Federal Reserve tightness is finally biting and showing itself in the economic data, the last clean shirt in the dirty laundry pile is getting covered in stains. Combined with the ominous developments in the US / Chinese trade war and you have a recipe for doom.