Benranke to Gross: Sorry about âUncertaintyâ, but you have to deal with it. Uncertainty is the central point in Benâs testimony today: ``Our policy is still oriented towards control of inflation, which we consider to be at this time to be the greater risk,'' he told the Joint Economic Committee of Congress in Washington today. Still, ``uncertainties have risen, and therefore a little more flexibility might be desirable.'' Uncertainty is a traderâs friend. I made much more than yesterday. Market as a whole hates uncertainty, because uncertainty and the emotion derived from uncertainty cannot be arbitraged away. Uncertainty or emotion by definition cannot be quantified and priced, how do you arbitrage something without a price? A trader can trade uncertainty or emotion, a market cannot. A trader can take a bullet and sell it to somebody else; a market has to eat the bullet itself. âUncertaintyâ is the bullet market has to take from Fed: sorry, you just have to eat it. Having to balance among âfour representationsâ (employment, inflation, bond market, USD), and possibly with a stagnation foe at least as a ghost hanging around, Fed is having a hard time. âWait for more dataâ may be the only consoling word these Milton educated monetarist central bankers can tell themselves for now. Central banks can wait, not market participants. Bonds, stocks, all have to be priced and traded, even with uncertainty in the head, and perhaps fear in the chest. As of 1:30ET, Bond market still got a upward sloping yield curve in its mouse to chew, inflation risk and term risk not alleviated at all compared to yesterday, with more money coming in for âsafe havenâ. Stock market: Bears got their revenge done, pushing down bulls completely off âthat vertical lineâ (see my previous post, âAtop of vertical lineâ) intra day. Marketreflections.com âCAFâ, the shanghai index âred starâ is still shining, and Asian market is actually hanging on pretty well, just like their economies. Now being pushed down from âthat vertical lineâ, bulls may not be able to see the âred starâ anymore. Short-term, momentum is with bears now, who definitely want to take bulls to revisit the âbottomâ of the trough, which was first visited on March 5, 2007.