A friend of mine who thinks himself an investor asked me about recent market news. He is apparently confused and made angry. Two examples he gave to me are 1. TXN missed earnings a couple of weeks ago but came out to upbid earning estimate yesterday; 2. HPQ beated earnings and gave good outlook a week ago but came out this afternoon to cut sales outlook. He made it simple by asking the question, "are they sane or am I sane or there is something else?" Since I don't think myself qualify as an experienced investor, I told my friend that I don't know but I will ask my friends here at elitetrader forums. Here must be some very successful investors/traders can answer his questions and help him out of his confusion. Thanks.