Cost Estimate of TARP Continues to Fall

Equity indexes rally ahead of key economic numbers. Investors see "win-win": (Wall Street Journal) If it’s good, it’s good — and if it’s bad, it’s good, because The Fed will backstop the market. (Editorial: Wait, does that make any damned sense? I may have considered buying stock in back in the 90’s — but I’m wiser this time around.)