Even bears are getting happier

In a stealth about-face, even pessimistic economists have started to acknowledge that things are picking up.

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    14-week-old female giant panda cub Hua Mei yawns in this 1999 file photo. Even bearish analysts have started to report happier news recently. It's begrudging, but it's there.
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Really?

After 5000 Dow points you're gonna go with 'the tax cuts are allowing me to use the term 'Recovery'"?

Almost snuck that one by us...

http://www.businessinsider.com/david-rosenberg-is-positively-giddy-at-how-good-the-economy-is-2010-12

Almost.

There is a subtle shift underway at some of the most bearish enclaves around the web and The Street. Rather than admissions that the world is not ending, we are getting equivocation: "Yes, things may be improving but it's only because of the Fed/Treasury/POMO/Jews/Freemasons/China etc. This is actually a notable change from their saying that nothing was improving at all.

Data is still being picked apart, motives questioned, bubbles sighted at every turn. But the rhetoric is shifting - if you pay close attention, you can spot it everywhere.

Capitulation? You tell me.

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