So, before I even get started with my post here. I will just quickly point out that I have been touching on this topic over the past several weeks now. Here from our main market daily discussion thread from the other week. And also more recently in here over in W's long term investors thread. I just wanted to get a quick temperature check on the community here, and see what others are thinking, and to see if it's possibly just a local issue (aka - a bigbear0083 only dilemma lul). Which is very possible since I'll admit my heads not been engaged in the markets quite nearly as frequently as it had been in previous years for sure. I'm kinda just looking to see if we have others within this community who are also experiencing this so-called market exhaustion/fatigue/etc that I've been referring it to. What I mean by this is, just the overall day-to-day monitoring of the markets over the last little while (past year really). IDK, I can't really put a finger on it exactly...but somethings definitely changed within me lately where my interest in monitoring the day-to-day market has waned quite precipitously over the past year now and I'm not quite sure what to attribute this to as and was wondering if it was just me that was feeling this lately or if we had any others on this board who can also relate? I've been in this gig as either a trader or observer on coming up to close to 2 decades now. But, the past year now has felt very different for me. Different as in the market has felt very, IDK how to call it.......uninspiring I guess? That might not be the correct word I'm looking for, but maybe it is. Basically just this lack of interest in the overall markets nowadays. Which was crazy to fathom for me just a few years back as I've been nothing but market monitoring for years and years dating back even pre-GFC (great financial crisis). But, the past year now, and especially this year my interest in the markets has just tanked to nearly zilch. Like, I used to be very fanatical covering the daily markets. And was very motivated and eager to talk about it daily. But nowadays I could give 2 shits anymore lolol. I can't totally put a finger on exactly why this is for me now. IDK, maybe it's just me? Also quick full disclosure here: I don't have any skin the game atm except for holding some GLD in my long term account. That's basically it. I'm not even monitoring that at all either, although it has seen a nice little ride higher in the past few weeks which has been nice ngl haha. But, yeah, IDK man... I was just looking to see if any others in here also felt the same way towards the daily markets nowadays or if this was just a "ME" issue lol. I know one might say that maybe it's just the general bear market that we've had lately that's got people uninterested in the markets? Possibly so. But, I'll fully confess that I live for bear markets (I mean, unless one can't actually interpret that from my username handle that I've been sporting forever now lmao). So, it's not really a bear market issue for me at all. It could be however that the markets have been very range bound and trend-less per say. This is true. If you look at a year chart of say the Dow 30 (major index), it's gone basically nowhere since last January (15 months!). That's definitely a bit stretched on the "range bound" department lol. These are just assumptions of mine of course, so just take it with a grain of salt. I'm just really for the life of me just trying to figure this one out but haven't been successful thus far and was just looking to see if any others on this board share a somewhat similar sentiment towards the markets lately. I do greatly appreciate any of you who took the time to sit through this hideous wall of text post of mine here! It did admittedly take a bit of time to write out too haha. I'm not sure what'll get me to snap out of this mode tbh. Perhaps if we see some directional market move in which ever direction (preferably down than up tbh lmao) that might get my interest again. But this 2 steps forward, then 2 steps back action that basically lands us to net zero-ish change is kinda getting a little played out and mundane at best for me. Let's see what these next several weeks/months do from here. Just not sure what gets these markets out of this current range bound environment outside of your garden variety black swan event Thanks again taking the time to read this post! Enjoy weekend and the whole 9 yards gang. take care, -bb.