The Complexity of the Stock Market

The Complexity of the Stock Market

The Intricacies of the Stock Market are influenced by a myriad of factors. Think twice before jumping headfirst into it.
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The Stock Market exists in American life like the planets that orbit us: ever-present, yet constantly confusing. The Stock Market is often confused as being the greatest representative form of the American economy, however, it is not quite that important. While the Stock Market does help represent spending attitudes, it does not account for the behavior of the entire population and as such, should not be weighed as heavily. In fact, the stock market operates with much more volatility than a normal economy would.

The Stock Market itself is shaped by expectations. There are markets and derivatives markets (markets based on markets) that trade solely on the expected future of a firm, commodity or currency. These expectations change as rapidly as humans change their minds - which is pretty much infinite. Therefore the Stock Market in as much as it is referred to as a stable way of making money is inherently unstable as it can vacillate and change to the whims of society. The only method of controlling the Stock market to make a positive return beyond guesswork or gambling is to control society itself and its mode of thinking. This is the reason why such a large emphasis on advertising is taken by various companies - to influence common expectations to provide a more beneficial outlook of a company and its product.

Stocks are a direct representation of a company's earnings and it is in this aspect that the stock market is used as a predictor of the US economy. However, it should be noted that the stock market is not only influenced by the amalgamation of the business sector's revenues. It is reflected by consumer confidence in the economy, the disposable incomes of various consumers and of course expectations amidst a myriad of other factors. There are so many factors influencing the productivity of the Stock market that at the end of the day it could very easily be compared to gambling. In certain scenarios if an individual does their proper research into a particular company, they may be able to turn a small amount of principle into a large return over the long-run, however investing in the stock market must be diverse, long-term and requires a lot of patience and discipline.

If you're thinking about investing your hard earned money for something like a pension or long-term investment, then seriously think about the stock market. The Stock market is not a get rich quick scheme or set up, not by a long-shot and even the expert professionals in the stock market have been wrong on multiple occasions. If you're truly interested in investing in stocks then be prepared to do your research and homework into specific companies and their revenues and prepare to be resilient as the market goes down.

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A Letter To My Go-To Aunt

Happiness is having the best aunt in the world.
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I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

Most importantly, thank you for being my support system throughout the numerous highs and lows my life has brought me. Thank you for being honest even when it isn't what I want to hear. Thank you for always keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me sane when I feel like freaking out. Thank you for always supporting whatever dream I choose to chase that day. Thank you for being a second mom. Thank you for bringing me into your family and treating me like one of your own, for making me feel special because you do not have an obligation to spend time with me.

You've been my hero and role model from the time you came into my life. You don't know how to say no when family comes to you for help. You're understanding, kind, fun, full of life and you have the biggest heart. However, you're honest and strong and sometimes a little intimidating. No matter what will always have a special place in my heart.

There is no possible way to ever thank you for every thing you have done for me and will continue to do for me. Thank you for being you.

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8 Types Of People Fetuses Grow Into That 'Pro-Lifers' Don't Give 2.5 Shits About

It is easy to fight for the life of someone who isn't born, and then forget that you wanted them to be alive when you decide to hate their existence.

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For those in support of the #AbortionBans happening all over the United States, please remember that the unborn will not always be a fetus — he or she may grow up to be just another person whose existence you don't support.

The fetus may grow up to be transgender — they may wear clothes you deem "not for them" and identify in a way you don't agree with, and their life will mean nothing to you when you call them a mentally unstable perv for trying to use the bathroom.

The fetus may grow up to be gay — they may find happiness and love in the arms of someone of the same gender, and their life will mean nothing to you when you call them "vile" and shield your children's eyes when they kiss their partner.

The fetus may grow up and go to school — to get shot by someone carrying a gun they should have never been able to acquire, and their life will mean nothing to you when your right to bear arms is on the line.

The fetus may be black — they may wear baggy pants and "look like a thug", and their life will mean nothing to you when you defend the police officer who had no reason to shoot.

The fetus may grow up to be a criminal — he might live on death row for a heinous crime, and his life will mean nothing to you when you fight for the use of lethal injection to end it.

The fetus may end up poor — living off of a minimum wage job and food stamps to survive, and their life will mean nothing to you when they ask for assistance and you call them a "freeloader" and refuse.

The fetus may end up addicted to drugs — an experimentation gone wrong that has led to a lifetime of getting high and their life will mean nothing to you when you see a report that they OD'd and you make a fuss about the availability of Narcan.

The fetus may one day need an abortion — from trauma or simply not being ready, and her life will mean nothing to you as you wave "murderer" and "God hates you" signs as she walks into the office for the procedure.

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Do not tell me that you are pro-life when all of the above people could lose their lives in any way OUTSIDE of abortion and you wouldn't give 2.5 shits.

You fight for the baby to be born, but if he or she is gay or trans, you will berate them for who they are or not support them for who they love.

You fight for the baby to be born, but if he or she is poor or addicted, you will refuse the help they desperately need or consider their death a betterment of society.

You fight for the baby to be born, but when the used-to-be-classroom-of-fetuses is shot, you care more about your access to firearms than their lives.

It is easy to pretend you care about someone before they are even born, and easy to forget their birth was something you fought for when they are anything other than what you consider an ideal person.

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