My wife is a worrier. That is just who she is. I have learned to accept that part of her character over the years. Sometimes when she is not worrying she worries about not worrying enough. I only bring this up here to say I see the same thing in the U.S. stock market. They are just worrier who worry that they might miss something to worry about.
Years ago the value of a stock was determined by the performance of the company. Now it seems to be more related to: how the EU is doing, what the unemployment index is, whether Greece will finally “get it”, what the fed chairman says, and hundreds of like things. I guess you could say the same thing is true for gas prices as well. They seem to turn on a dime whenever someone has something to worry about.
Me, I’m not so much a worrier as I could never compete with my wife or the stock market in that respect. I don’t worry so much. My tendency is to get gloomy when I think of the dark side of life. How it is not fair or just for so many people in the world. I try to stay away from the dark side as much as possible but like Darth Vader it seems to draw me into its realm on occasion.
I’m not sure if it is easier to be a worrier or a dark sider. But I don’t want to think about it anymore right now so I will just drop it…..