Agreed that it is not easy to be short facing that sort of news. And eventually chances are they will probably get the bastard. But what about being long and facing Greenspan in front of congress, the freak leader in N. Korea, China/Taiwan facing off, lost Russian nukes, option week games, these CPI and PPI reports, Wal-Mart or Home Depot or Intel puking on itself, and the eventual terror event that happens here. Point is, it's always something. There is just too much information out there. You just have to do your system with proper trade management (sizing and stops) and live your life. Somehow.