As opening lines go, “I love the circus,” may not be as compelling as, “All children, except one, grow up,” yet it is appropriate for these times. Three-ring political summits, high wire trade tensions, and caged immigration policies have brought a sense of mayhem to what are generally staid negotiations. While stock prices advanced marginally under the “Big Top” of the past three months, the real excitement has been with illusions of how we interpret the world around us.

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