The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage. The opinions expressed are those of the author and do not represent the views of TheStreet or its management.NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The financial markets have the ability to take the most common of human traits and take full advantage of them to an extent that would even make P.T. Barnum look away in embarrassment. All the common emotions we rely on for our day-to-day survival often end up costing us our wine-and-cheese money on the alternate planet known as Wall Street.
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