I just returned from India after the shortest trip I’ve had in years. It is impressive what sentiment will do in a third world country. From my ships window, the small portal I have into the larger world, things seem surprisingly okay over there. The markets are flailing, with people suggesting another thousand point drop. The banking industry is tightening its lasso around corporate necks. The mortgage market is very safe but as a result the real estate inventories are astoundingly high. And yet…and yet. Perhaps it’s wishful thinking, but I do believe India as a whole is just in a funk whereas New York and America seem to have found a canyon.