Let's face it, I am as guilty as anyone -- perhaps even a little bit more than most, truth be told. Guilty of adding to the noise surrounding financial markets, which is clearly befuddling investors as they try to negotiate these schizophrenic swings. My lame excuse I suppose is that it's what I'm paid to do.
I'm also guilty of injecting into the dialog a whole host of tired, unhelpful clichés such as "Surely this is now a market of stocks rather than a stock market," or "The cure for low oil prices is low oil prices."' Yadda, yadda, yadda.
At least I haven't stooped so low as to start saying the reason stocks tanked on any given day is because "there are more buyers than sellers." That's right. Apparently transactions need two sides for every deal – staggering!