Yin, Yang and Yin

“There’s a feeling of a more stable backdrop that executives think will be with us for the foreseeable quarters.”

via Markets Buoyant, Merger Activity Picks Up – NYTimes.com.

In a few short days, however, much of that optimism has evaporated.

via Shivers in the Markets Portend a Freeze in Deal Circles – NYTimes.com.

“The fact that we’re getting all these deals suggests that C.E.O.s are feeling pretty good about things,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics.

via Mega-Mergers Popular Again on Wall Street – NYTimes.com.