Declining Markets: Tired and Need a Day Off

business cartoon

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.


Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website,

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  1. Great cartoon, Mark.

    What you’ve pointed out is so true; endlessly watching the ups and downs of the stock markets-on a daily basis is tiring for all involved.

    I wonder if the analysts get tired of the grind.

    Maybe they should take the day off once in awhile.

    The Franchise King®

  2. Good one, Mark. I don’t get the stock marketing, at all. And I don’t really care to either. So I can totally vibe with this one. 🙂