Stop it with the Stock Market Porn!


19 Jul
19Jul

Pornography is for adults and has explicit videos, photographs, and stories all for the purpose of arousal.

 I don’t see much difference in the way stock market volatility is covered in the news and posted throughout social media.

Think about it. 

When the stocks drop, articles are written, videos are made, and people start commenting on social media:

Is the market crashing big or is this just a correction? 

Should I move to cash? 

Wait, maybe this is the dip they talk about, and I should buy. 

Do I buy or sell? 

Hide in cash or buy at a discount? 

This is making me nervous. 

I should do something?


When stocks soar, once again articles are written, videos are made and people comment on social media: 

What am I missing? 

I’m not making 25% like they just said XYZ stocks are making. I need to do something different.

How long can this last? 

Surely a crash is around the corner. 

Should I sell my stocks and make a profit? 

Should I buy a certain stock that looks like it is skyrocketing? 

I feel I’m missing out on the big returns. 

This is making me nervous.

I should do something?

And I believe the tone of the news coverage plays into this arousal of emotions. 

My advice? 

Stop it! 

(Unless you are a day trader and love this stuff or you are paid to watch the markets.) 

The media frenzy around market volatility, creates emotional decisions.

There is no need for that. 

Work with a professional to create your financial plan where you will invest in a diversified way. 

Potential market volatility is part of the stress testing of the software, yes, it’s quantifiable in order to give you your probability of success over your lifetime. 

Then stick to the plan. 

The financial plan doesn’t care about viewer ratings. 

This is a much less stressful way to handle market volatility, and you can be free to turn off the stock market porn.

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