When I was a kid my dad instilled in me a love of baseball. My favorite team of the time was the Boston Red Sox – and my favorite player was, of course, Ted Williams. And along with loving the Red Sox, it was considered mandatory to hate the Yankees. And I did just that – except for one; Yogi Berra, the Yankee catcher. For some reason, I always liked Yogi, even when he made a clutch hit and ruined the day for the Red Sox.

Yogi Berra passed away this year. He will be remembered – not only for his excellence on the baseball diamond, but for his legacy of great quotes. If there is anyone in baseball that has been quoted more often Yogi Berra, I do not know who it might be. I remember so often a Yogi Berra quote while I am watching and trying to figure out this weird market we have today.

I don’t think Yogi ever made a comment about the market directly – at least I do not recall one. But he made several that are so apropos that they could have been intended for the markets. For example: “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”

I can’t think of a statement that is more valid about our current market. No one has any real idea where we are heading in the short term – or in the longer term for that matter. We are all just watching, waiting and trying to figure out what is going to happen next.

And Yogi had a quote for that as well: “You can observe a lot by watching.”

So I observe and I watch. Just about the only thing I am sure of is; yes, another Yogi Berra quote: “No matter where you go, there you are.”

I will always remember you Yogi.


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