Markets have been rallying hard. It’s crazy how much markets have rallied. Almost makes investors feel like March never happened at all…

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How the Worst Pandemics in History Finally Ended (The Vintage News)

Some pandemic history. Goes way, way back.

Economy-related links

How COVID-19 Is Wreaking Havoc On Our Ability To Make Things — Including Vaccines (FiveThirtyEight)

The Next Leg Down Will Involve Credit Cards (The Reformed Broker)

Why the Economy Will Struggle to Restart (The Wealthy Accountant)

Market-related links

What Could Cause Another Leg Down in the Stock Market? (A Wealth of Common Sense)

Why the Stock Market Hasn’t Even Gotten Cheap Yet (The Reformed Broker)

The Softbank Clause (Howard Lindzon)

I’ve said before that SoftBank was a disaster waiting to happen. Basically, it was the dot-com boom concentrated in one company. Check out the link for a list of its duds.

Basically, Masayoshi Son thinks that economics doesn’t matter.