Market uncertainty, chaos random volatility and trend: Market behavior can be erratic short term due to politics among other things thus creating short lived spikes or plunge, later corrects itself to its intrinsic state. Or I'd like to call, their state of equilibrium. The intrinsic value that collective herd judge what it's worth. Valuation is often distorted due to economic events . Profits can be made when a business valuation gets distorted due to harsh sell off of harsh buy out. Pretty much like when a holding company going bk n has to fire sell all assets to pay debt. Opportunity lies in those circumstances.