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A Bull or Bear Market or A Hawk or Squirrel Market

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams

I think most of us have had our portfolios take a few hits. My husband and myself have taken the sit still and wait for the market come back to its seances approach. I don't know if that makes us Bulls or bears. Except our last name is Bull so that makes us Bulls all of the time. Here in Alexandria VA. we are our market moving at a steady well priced pace. I honestly can't tell the Bulls from the Bears any more. The stock Market losses points it gains and the world still goes on.

But, here's where the hawk and squirrel part comes in. As I waited for a mechanic to come out to give me an estimate(That's another Blog.) I heard squirrel chattering in a most annoyed way. There was also a bird screeching. I looked up in a tree. A hawk and a squirrel were both in the same tree. I know most people see squirrels as not the smartest of woodland crashers. But, the squirrel kept its self very close to the hawk. The hawk kept trying to spread it's wings. In a tree it couldn't. It would hop from branch to branch. The squirrel would clime right after it. That simple squirrel figured out, that if it wanted to avoid being squirrel chow it should stay close to that bird. I know there is a lesson for us there. We just have to learn it. What do you think?

The squirrel, is the suburban bridge pigeon. The bridge pigeon is the cities rat with wings. The rat, is a squirrel without the furry tail...........................................but it's not as dim as we thought. 


R.E. Renée Hoover, Salesperson
Century 21 Geba Realty, Milford, PA; Licensed in PA & NYS - Milford, PA
Poconos, Pike, Wayne, Monroe Counties, PA; PA/NYS

Carol, you certainly make some interesting analogies here about squirrels, pigeons and rats! :)  Where I live, I have friends who refer to squirrels as tree rats - what that can mean as it applies to market conditions, I have no idea. 

Feb 15, 2009 02:27 AM
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

I've always just enjoyed watching the wildlife. Now I might have to analyze their actions and try to determine their thoughts. Darn you -- LOL.

Mar 09, 2009 08:35 PM