“Fundamentals” Are A Flying!

When there is no volatility, the fundamental explanations in the “news” (regardless of how useless) don’t stand out as much. Now, they “look” inane. From the AP today:

NEW YORK (March 5) – Wall Street managed to stabilize itself Monday, although investors remained nervous about nagging mortgage default concerns and tumbling stock markets abroad. t managed to stabilize itself Monday, although investors remained nervous about nagging mortgage default concerns and tumbling stock markets abroad. The major indexes fluctuated as investors tried to size up where the market was headed, and as traders swooped in to take advantage of stocks left severely depressed by last week’s big decline.

1. How is “stabilization” defined with precision? Is there a rule or number?
2. How is “nervous” defined with precision? Is there a rule or number?
3. What investors are worried about “nagging mortgage default concerns”?
4. Now that markets are “fluctuating”, should we view that as something new?
5. Investors now have the ability to “size up” market direction? How do they do that exactly?
6. “Severely depressed” means what in terms of a precise number?