Part of working on Wall Street and running money is that every piece of news, to varying degree, must be monitored and processed. Maybe if I had my dream job as a jet ski rental guy in the Bahamas, this stuff wouldn’t faze me as much but I gotta tell ya – the news flow this spring has been downright apolcalyptic.
Consider the headlines:
Volcanic Explosion in Iceland Grounds All Planes
Earthquake Rocks Chile
Massive Rig Fire Threatens the Gulf
Chinese Coal Mine Caves In, Hundreds Trapped Inside
Oil Spill Becoming One of Worst Ecological Disasters in US History
Truck Bomb Found Smoking in the Heart of New York City
West Virginia Coal Mine Collapses, 29 dead
US Attorney May Launch Criminal Probe of Goldman Sachs
Earthquake Rocks Indonesia
Nashville Faces Worst Flood Ever, Downtown Underwater
Contagion Spreading As Greek Economy Collapses
John Carney Fired at The Business Insider
OK, that last one was silly, but seriously…is all hell breaking lose or do I need a vacation? Or both?