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Back To Square One

business cartoon

I admit, I simply do not understand the stock market. I mean, I understand what goes on there, but as to why and how and who does what, I’m totally confused.

One of the things that puzzles me most is when a company is apparently doing great, but its stock gets hammered because analysts thought it might do even better. That seems crazy to me. I mean, if one month I made $5000, and then the next month I made $7000, I’d frankly be a little miffed if the Mrs. were unhappy because I hadn’t made $8000.

Clearly I have a long way to go in my understanding of high finance, so maybe some sort of really basic instruction like this cartoon would help me.