The stock market is not some all-knowing being or entity that magically predicts how much publicly-traded businesses are worth. That’s an illusion and a story told in business schools and finance programs around the world.
The way things really work is very messy – you’ve got a ton of market participants buying securities, selling securities, and disseminating opinions (some good, some bad, and a small portion outright malevolent in intent). The price of a particular stock or security moves up and down based on these participants’ actions.
There is no single magical price, not even for a minute. There is no all-knowing entity that transforms the market into an accurate predictor of business value. The market as a whole is not a thinking being in and of itself – the market is a conglomeration of all market participants (including you, your neighbor, an Excel-based trading algo designed by a kid in a college finance program, and a sophisticated AI strategically positioned within a close radius to Wall St. computers for faster trade execution).
And now, given the rise of cyrptocurrencies and crypto assets to quasi-mainstream financial assets, we're dedicated to providing quality, relevant, and interesting material on cryptocurrencies and cryptoassets. Articles on Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Cardano, and many more cryptocurrencies and cryptoassets can be found on Pennies and Pounds - all that in addition to a plethora of information on what cryptoassets are, how the entire crypto industry came to be, blockchain/immutable ledger technology, mining, proof of work, proof of stake, and how to prudently invest in crypto if you are so inclined (based on your risk tolerance and ability to withstand the volatility that will come with a crypto portfolio).