Ah yes, its time to go back to the Associated Press, which seems churn out consistently bad analogies and anthropomorphism involving the markets and biological organisms. I am, of course, sometimes guilty of the same trasgression, but I would like to think I don't submit gems like the following:
"Blue chips stocks jumped Monday as news of a potential big telecom deal involving Verizon gave a boost to the Dow and put the index closer to 14,000. Overall, stocks traded largely flat as investors digested the market's huge gains of last week."
Exactly...the market and its constituent investors are "digesting" the "huge" gains of last week. And so I ask, are they also metabolizing and secreting the same gains?