MINNEAPOLIS ( Stockpickr) --The Fourth of July is upon us, and although weather in my home state of Minnesota is far from summerlike, I will not be deterred from enjoying this forthcoming celebratory weekend. I have many fond memories from celebrations past of family gatherings, picnics, activities - and most of all fireworks.
There is something in the DNA of every American that draws us to explosives. The danger and excitement certainly gets the blood pumping. The endorphin rush from loud booms and cracks have us always begging for more. The action and excitement from a grand fireworks display draws huge crowds far and wide.
We are a society of risk-takers. Fireworks may be banned in some states, but many of us are willing to drive far and wide to get our fix. Perhaps there is another way to find the action closer to home -- in the stock market. With its crazy, volatile price action, the stock market can provide a rush similar to the one one gets from fireworks -- and it's right in our backyard.