"The sentiment is very bad and for real reasons. We can spend a long time talking about all the problems and trying to hedge and adjust for them, but by and large I am optimistic because statistically things do work out," said Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein. (Associated Press)

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"The sentiment is very bad and for real reasons. We can spend a long time talking about all the problems and trying to hedge and adjust for them, but by and large I am optimistic because statistically things do work out," said Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein. (Associated Press)