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Stock Market Is Like A Public Utility

a: Stock market ~
b: a public utility

What: "You see, the Stock market is like a public utility, like a power company. .......Stock Market is like this too. You want your city to build a bridge or hospital, it use stock market. You want to retire or borrow money to buy house, you use stock market grid of vast money- you don't think about this sea of money, it just always seems to be there."

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Writer: Zambonesman
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Date: Aug 9 2011 11:51 AM


Stock Market Is Like a Newborn

a: Stock Market ~
b: a Newborn

What: "It requires constant attention, needs to be pampered, fed regularly, and changed to remain happy. It is capable of three general states of mind: happiness, indifference and discontent. Discontent can be brought about quickly when it does not receive immediate attention. Are we talking about a newborn or the stock market?" This article is from ~10 years ago,but it is as relevant as ever.

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Writer: Craig VanHulzen
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Date: Aug 9 2011 12:08 PM


Stock Market Is Like A Tracking Poll

a: Stock market ~
b: a Tracking Poll

What: "And, you know, the stock market is sort of like a tracking poll in politics. It bobs up and down day to day, and if you spend all your time worrying about that, then you're probably going to get the long-term strategy wrong."

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Writer: Barrack Obama
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Date: Aug 9 2011 12:27 PM


Stock market is like God or Providence

a: Stock market ~
b: God or Providence

What: "Stock market is like God or Providence. It has got its own mood and flow. Be with it. You will be rewarded. Any move against it, you feel sorry."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Aug 9 2011 12:52 PM


Stock market is like an airplane

a: Stock market ~
b: An airplane

What: "An old friend of mine that I lost touch with told me that the stock market is like an airplane (he had over 10K hours flight time.) It takes power to keep it level. Cut the power and it will come down all by itself. That means that there is an underlying force pulling the market down. Remember that."

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Writer: Hessel Kooistra
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Date: Aug 9 2011 1:05 PM


Stock Market is Like an Episode of Cops

a: Stock Market ~
b: an Episode of Cops

What: "Why the Stock Market is Like an Episode of Cops? Well then you have probably seen at least one episode where a cop goes to the criminals house, knocks on the door, and the criminal refuses to answer. The cop KNOWS the guy is in there. So what does he do? He proceeds to break down the door. There is one problem. It always takes several attempts to break down the door! This is because the police officer is running into resistance. But the door gets weaker with each attempt. Finally the door comes crashing down (sometimes with the cop!)."

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Writer: Craig
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Date: Aug 9 2011 1:08 PM


Stock Market Is Like Louis Vuitton Bag

a: Stock market ~
b: Louis Vuitton Bag

What: See the story in the linked blog. It's about the mindset of optimism and investing and how it can blind people.

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Writer: pmihalik |
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 9 2011 1:13 PM


Smell Fishy?

a: Stock market ~
b: school of fish

What: "The market is like a school of fish ... dashing here and there trying to avoid something or run towards it. Diversification and fundamentals is the way to make money"

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 1 2012 12:24 PM



a: Stock market ~
b: Warhol painting

What: "The Federal Reserve, by keeping interest rates artificially low, creates bubbles," says Faber. "How are you going to value a Warhol painting or a Picasso if interest rates are at zero? How are you going to value stocks when interest rates are at zero? You create a complete mispricing of everything in the system." What is the unifying point? They are both things that only a minority of people can participate in.

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Writer: Dr. Marc Faber
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Date: Oct 17 2013 9:28 AM



a: stock market ~
b: marching army

What:

"There are soldiers and there are generals in the stock market, according to Oppenheimer & Co.'s Ari Wald, and they need to march together for this army to keep winning."

The rest is pretty good discussion of the S&P 500
as of May 2014.


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Writer: Ari Wald
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Date: May 13 2014 12:33 PM



a: Stock market ~
b: going through a jungle

What: ----For Cook, that means being flexible enough to change strategies and take a 180-degree turn. The scenarios we will see in the future will be totally different than what is now, he says. You will have to navigate differently. It's like going through a jungle that ends and becomes a desert. There is only one constant, and that is change.----

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Writer: Mark Cook
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Date: Jul 28 2014 10:18 AM



a: stock market ~
b: this statement

What:

"Selling high during a bull market, moving money in to cash or other assets in the meantime, and buying lower in the correction. Common sense but much easier said than done to try to time the market for individual investors. The big boys get more information on the health of the markets than general public."


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Writer: Human Lab Rat A Yahoo User
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 31 2014 11:08 AM



a: stock market ~
b: bot wars

What:

I ready somewhere that ~ 70% of the trades in the contemporary stock market are done using algorithmic trading. It's hard to say what the exact percentage is, but with the increase in volatility, something out of historic norms is occurring. There are many different models for trading in stocks and the assumption of this writer is that they all have been programmed into some kind of computer and they are activity being used to trade in this market. Often times the human assumptions used to program these machines are in conflict with each other, so it's not a surprise that the stock market tends to jump around much more than usual.


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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 15 2015 4:07 PM


A Stock Market Is Like An Auction House

a: A stock market ~
b: an auction house

What: "A stock market is like an auction house. It is a systematic method of buying and selling. In a stock market though, it is a common sight to see people shouting and gesturing at one another." This is a good connection. Auction item prices fluctuate based on the demand, as do stock prices.

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Writer: Not stated
LCC: HG
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 9 2011 12:20 PM


The Charlie Sheen Stock Market

a: The stock market ~
b: Charlie Sheen

What: "Much like Charlie Sheen, who seems to believe that all publicity is good publicity, recent market behavior suggests that we are in the part of the cycle where 'all news is good news'.

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Writer: David Einhorn
LCC: H
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Date: Aug 9 2011 11:44 AM


The Stock Market Is Like A Beautiful Woman

a: The stock market ~
b: a beautiful woman

What: "The stock market is like a beautiful woman, always appealing challenging fascinating captivating mystifying." This analogy is complete except for 1 missing adjective; it's occasionally crazy.

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Writer: Dominic H.T. Tan
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 9 2011 11:56 AM


The Stock Market Is Like A Car

a: The stock market ~
b: A Car

What: "However, when in comes to investing in stocks, young people can actually afford to "step harder" on the accelerator (make risky buys that may payoff big, but have a high chance of failure)." An association between youth and speed and risk and older investors and slowness and caution. It's all about recovery time.

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Writer: Ken Little
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Date: Aug 9 2011 12:04 PM


The Stock Market As A Spouse?

a: The stock market ~
b: your wife

What: "The correct attitude of the investor toward the stock market might well be that of a man toward his wife. He shouldn't pay too much attention to what the lady says, but he can't afford to ignore her entirely."

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Writer: Benjamin Graham
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 9 2011 12:11 PM


The Stock Market Is Like A Big Superstore

a: The stock market ~
b: a big superstore

What: "With the exchanges as the main players, the stock market is like a big superstore, a buying and selling place where people buy stocks. These exchanges are where the buyers and sellers are matched."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 9 2011 12:12 PM


The Stock Market Is Like A Bandwagon

a: The stock market ~
b: a bandwagon

What: "Imagine for a second that the stock market is like a bandwagon.There is music playing and everyone on board seems to be having a great time. There are cheers, laughter and fun had by all on board."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 9 2011 12:16 PM


The Stock Market As A Sktechy Indian Casino

a: The stock market ~
b: a sktechy Indian Casino

What: "I think 'pumping' is most likely the bread and butter of several stock news services! Lesson to be learned, investing in the stock market is like playing poker in a sketchy Indian Casino - it 'seems' legitimate but your gut makes you wonder if the whole thing isn't rigged at times....'

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Writer: nsl
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 9 2011 12:23 PM


The Stock Market Is Like The Tote

a: The stock market ~
b: a Tote Board

What: "Having a fixed rate would be like nationalised horse betting where the odds on each horse were identical! The stock market is like the Tote where the number of people wanting each stock changes the odds and so the return." The "tote" refers to the tote board, which is the large board at racetracks that tally the odds and the race results.

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Writer: mgb_phys
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Date: Aug 9 2011 12:40 PM


The Stock Market Is Like The Ocean

a: The stock market ~
b: The ocean

What: "A sailor cannot control the ocean, but he can control himself. He studies currents and weather patterns. He learns safe sailing techniques and gains experience. He knows when to sail and when to stay in the harbor. A successful sailor uses his intelligence."

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Writer: Not stated
LCC: HG
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Date: Aug 9 2011 12:43 PM


The Stock Market Is Like An Auction

a: The stock market ~
b: An auction

What: "In the simplest terms, the stock market is like an auction. You have buyers and sellers. More buyers than sellers, and the price goes up. More sellers than buyers, and the price goes down. In this case, you are buying and selling shares (or ownership) of publically traded companies. "

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Writer: m C
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 9 2011 12:49 PM


Why the stock market is like a yard sale

a: the stock market ~
b: a yard sale

What: "Now think of your (or, today, if you're lucky, other people's) stocks. Think of a market collapse as a yard sale or Freecycle. Your old armchair or cell phone is, basically, worthless. So are shares in a company that goes bankrupt."

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Writer: Nathaniel Smith
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Date: Aug 9 2011 1:02 PM



a: stock market 2016 ~
b: heroin addict going through withdrawal

What:

The amount of easy money put out by the Federal Reserve with low intreats rates has puffed up the prices of many asset classes, stocks for example. Now the money is drying up. The general economy, it is thought, doesn't need supper low interest rates to keep from imploding. The cheap money drug is being removed. But like a drug addict that can't get a shot, the stock market doesn't like the removal of it's fix. One model of the stock market mimmicks the model of heroin addiction and recovery, or a least I just made that up. But, the association is somewhat valid, as in her ion addiction recovery, there were by occasional backsliding.


Or maybe something most can identify with, coffee withdrawal.


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Writer: Lucretia
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Date: Feb 15 2016 10:24 AM



a: stock market 2016 ~
b: The Matrix

What:

The Matrix is about a world that is a computer simulation. The stock market, as of this writing, has been created to a certain extent by low interest rates and QE. These conditions have been created by the US Federal Reserve "creating" money via a computer program. So the "value" of the market is a function of the value of the dollar, interests rates and of course the actual condition of the US economy. But all these factors are incorporated into a model, a computer program. Sometimes the models is a good proxy for the actual economy and sometimes it is not. Time will tell. Sometimes reality is just more model that reality.


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Writer: Lucrezia
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 3 2016 11:50 AM



a: stock market 2017 ~
b: heroin withdrawal

What:

hmmmm. Speculation at this point. But years of QE and historically low interests rates may have made things feel better than than actually were. The withdrawal of the low interest rate drug should be slow so as to minimize the trauma, but who knows.


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Jan 10 2017 3:29 PM



a: stock market crash ~
b: financial menstruation

What:

Both are build ups in anticipation of something, some future growth. Both can be emotional draining for all those involved. Both can be pretty messy if not handled correctly. During the occurrence of either, all parties involved need assurance that everything will work out for the better, which is it usually does. Financial menopause is a different matter for a different day and a different metaphor.


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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 19 2014 12:36 PM



a: stock market crash ~
b: a patient admitted to ICU

What:

"A correction is not a crash as per the syllabus of stock market. Crash is like a patient admitted to ICU. Correction is like a patient treated and discharged after some stitches."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Jan 14 2015 7:05 PM



a: stock market crash ~
b: furnace goes out

What:

"We're not talking about a stock market crash here but something much worse. A stock market crash is like when your furnace goes out because a wind blows out the pilot light. You are in trouble, you scramble around until you figure out what the problem is, and it's relatively simple to fix. What we have here is not the pilot light going out but more like the fuel being cut off."


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Writer: It's That Guy
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Date: Jan 14 2015 7:09 PM


Stock Market Analyst Throwing Javelins.....

a: Stock market analyst ~
b: cross-eyed javelin thrower

What: "Technical analysis is the art of drawing a crooked line from an unproven assumption to a foregone conclusion. A stock market analyst is like a cross-eyed javelin thrower: He doesn't win many contests for accuracy, but he keeps the crowd's attention."........ This is a very funny take on the stock market...We need more honest commentary in this field. Original, now invalid link:

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Writer: SALIL RAVINDRAN
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jan 26 2011 3:16 AM


Burning Down The Stock Forrest

a: Stock market correction ~
b: Forrest Fire

What: This comment is at ~ 4:00 minutes in the linked podcast. It's a discussion of the stock market correction on or around May 2012. The link is to a really good of stock market dynamics by IBD.

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Writer: Matthew Galgani
LCC: HB
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Date: May 19 2012 3:56 PM



a: Stock market correction ~
b: financial menstruation

What: The money builds up in one location and yet nothing seem to grow from it.

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Writer: Lucretia
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Mar 27 2014 2:03 PM



a: timing a stock market bottom ~
b: predicting an asteroid hitting the earth

What:

"But timing a stock market bottom is like trying to predict when an asteroid will hit Earth-it will eventually happen, but when?"


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 9 2016 6:44 PM



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