It seems we hear every day from various news sources that the stock market surged because of new labor statistics, housing starts, etc. And the reverse also seems to be the case; newscasters say the market went down because of some natural disaster or some negative government statistics. The fact is, no one really knows why the stock market moves in any direction and news outlets, writers and other wizards should stop claiming that they know something they can’t possibly know.
I don't know if I'm sad or angry. Some 20 to 40 years ago when our president ordered the American flag to half-mast, almost all flags were lowered in order to honor those the president was trying to honor. Today we are lucky if half the flags are lowered.