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How the Media Effects the Stock Market/Some Great Stocks to Buy Now!!!!

Updated on March 17, 2014

The State of Affairs

Have you noticed that every night there is anything negative on the evening news the market drops the next morning? Sometimes I think I will never get ahead financially as long as the media are looking for something Interesting enough to put on the nightly news. Does it really matter what every negative word out of Warren Buffet or Ben Bernanke mouths are ?

I know things aren't great but how will we ever move forward if investors can't look at the numbers and true value of a stock but rather what the media is feeding us to make investng decisions.

For every positive bit of news I think we hear 3 times that much negative from NBC every night. I don't want to even pick up the newspaper anymore. It is not so much because I am afraid of the news but how Americans will react to it. We have become so spineless we can't even think for ourselves anymore. For instance how does this new information effect the public. It is fairly neutral statement but the media has already told us to be disappointed.

"Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke tomorrow may disappoint stock investors betting on a commitment to step up stimulus. He has little choice, given rising consumer prices and a U.S. economy that is still growing." These were the last words I have heard from Ben Benrneke and once again we Americans will make our moves in the market not on our own but on what he tells us the economy is doing.

Sometimes I think if we could just slow down the news media a little we might begin to see some recovery. Yes we may be headed for another recession. Jobs may be down again and a hurricane is hitting Wall Street as we speak but until we start actually start reading company earnings and listening to their quarterly reports and then investing with conviction in strong companies without fear I am afraid we are going to move into one recession after another. Unless Bryant Williams tells us on the nightly news to do differently. The following information was released on the same day as the previous yet is presented in a more positive light.

Fund Managers Say Recession Unlikely (IBD Aug 27,2011) What about that news!!!!!

When will we read stock reports instead of newspaper headlines? The next statement for Aug 27, 2011 lets us know from the get go that some stocks are doing so well there leaders are buying shares. How can that be according to what the media has fed us this week. We have to make our own decisions and THINK for ourselves.

"Sixty-six executives at 50 companies bought shares between Aug. 3 and Aug. 9, the most since the five days ended March 9, 2009, when the benchmark index for U.S. equities reached a 12- year low, according to data compiled by Bloomberg." (Investing News Aug. 7, 2011)

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    • nancynurse profile image

      Nancy McClintock 5 years ago from Southeast USA

      Yes it is . More true than we realize I am afraid. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      Nancy McClintock 5 years ago from Southeast USA

      You are tight. Thank you for reading and taking the time to respond

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      Nancy McClintock 5 years ago from Southeast USA

      You are right. The media puts out what will sell. Thanks for commenting

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      Nancy McClintock 5 years ago from Southeast USA

      Yes it is . Since I wrote this I find it to be more conclusive. Thank you so much for commenting.

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      kevingomes13 6 years ago from California

      Good article. Think about who runs the media and you will understand why they always try to say controversial things. It makes people talk and think about it, which causes a reaction (buy sell?) and speculation. Speculation is not news people!

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      Deborah-Diane 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      This is quite interesting information about how the media affects the stock market. It is definitely something we should all be aware of!