That Fickle, Fickle Stock Market


If you had been in a coma for seven years and turned on the news last week, you probably thought no time had passed at all. The stock market was falling hundreds of points, and images of traders, heads in their hands, were leading the evening news. Why? Haven’t we recovered? Isn’t confidence in the markets improving? What causes such sudden panic?

Let’s face it: the stock market is a confusing place. If you’re a Biz Kid, you probably feel a combination of eagerness and fear at the idea of putting your hard-earned wages in such a roller coaster. Understandbly so. But education is power. The more you know, the more confidence you can have in your investment decisions.

We filmed an entire episode devoted to the question, “What’s up with the Stock Market?” and we’d love to share some clips with you.

Jeff Hanson, Blind Painter & Investor

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