HEADLINE CONSENSUS (Negative/Bull Market Indicator): The stock market is (insert adjective here)
October 17, 2014
Whenever the stock market gets some cold water thrown over its face, a certain element of shock permeates investors. The media, always looking for a good shock story will then add its contribution to the proceedings. Below is a sampling of adjectives some of the mainstream publications chose to capture current moment.
TSX suffers another harrowing day, takes triple-digit dive
As markets plunge, it’s time to take stock
So when stock markets go down sharply, they will dive, plunge, make us take pause, tumble again, do some shedding, slump down a bit, spook us, make us feel to suffer causing us to run, and tumble. Such a wide variety of emotions to capture what is actually a normal circumstance. Stocks go up and stocks can go down. Headlines like these tap our emotions and when emotions get into our consciousness, it can make us do bad things. It is at these moments where if we can maintain some level of balance and perspective, that these moments in time can actually a signal a call to action because as the market throws the baby out with the bathwater, some very well run and profitable companies will suddenly go on sale.