There once was a series of interviews with Jim Cramer, as you'll see here where he talks about his days as a Hedge Fund Manager, and they were a wonder to behold. It seems many have been 'scrubbed' from the web (nice job Jim) but I came across this one and it'll give you a glimpse into the games that are played behind the scenes. CNBC and its cohorts are entertainment and easily swayed. Get your economic data and hit the 'mute' button. Opinions are swayed by the opinions’ of others but it doesn't make them fact. Learn this early.