No wonder people panic.
Ever notice or give any thought to the fact that a 1% decline in the stock market is described in headlines with words such as “plunge”, “nosedive”, “tumble”, “slump”, “turmoil”, or “volatile”. An increase, on the other hand, is said to “ease up” or “rise”, if it is even mentioned.
Automatic computer programs trigger most sell-off trading, so a poor choice of adjectives activates irrational human brains…just as automatically!
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.