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June 22, 2007

Buckle those seatbelts, because we’re in for a bumpy ride! Stock prices tumbled this week, continuing the pattern we’ve seen lately of growing volatility.

Honey, Hand Me the Tranquilizers!

After yesterday and today’s trading on Wall Street, you may be reaching for the Prozac. I can’t blame you.
The volatility we’ve seen in the stock market over the past few days, both up and down, is enough to drive the calmest soul to manic depression. It’s stock market irrationality in purest, sublimest form: Investors are unsure about the future, so the slightest news impulse goads them to buy (or sell) in a herd.