how do you know that i'm new??! you should get out a bit, then you may just get a broader view of the world. nothing , not even your major-depressive view or "wet damper" logic changes anything. if the powers that be want up, then all stocks go up, if they want down, then you're in business, and thats that. all stocks follow the major indices, this is valuable information !? and you cant even appreciate it.