It is the day in which the ban on short-selling is lifted. It is a Friday.
Inauguration Day is four days later, on a Tuesday.
Why did the SEC choose that specific day to lift the ban on shorting 799 companies? Why not the week before or the week after? Was it strategically positioned to enable either political party to seamlessly walk into the Oval Office?
While Paulson, Bernanke and Chris Cox are all life-long Republicans, their subsidies, guarantees, and bailouts will only help in the short-run. And if the lessons of Pakistan serve as an example, even the incumbent GOP won’t be able to turn water into wine come mid-January.