speedboat-east-river-nycJust popped in with this photo of a snappy pleasure boat on the East River taken on a more serene summer Sunday. This river, like the stock market, can be dangerous to people who fall in or attempt to swim in it. Once in, there are few places to climb out. And the river’s water currents, like stock market movements, can be surprisingly swift, sometimes pushing casual swimmers out to sea.

Similar to fast changing market conditions, the East River’s tidal currents change direction four times daily. To keep you afloat in both river and market, it pays to keep your eye on the ball.

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