I fundamentally don’t understand the stock market. Things go up and down for reasons that sometimes make sense to me, and sometimes they seem to move the exact opposite of what I would expect.
Could I in theory understand it? Sure. Do I really want to dig into it? Oh, good lord no.
But to go along with news and data (and this is the stuff that makes me crazy) there’s also a lot of conjecture about how something thinks someone might feel about something:
“Happy investors were afraid that the markets weren’t wary enough about the apparent sunniness of blah blah blah…”
So I played with that idea in this business cartoon and basically gave the markets the blahs.