Sep 10, 2012
To see how How Wall Street Is Infected With Mona Lisa Syndrome, first Mona Lisa, the painting by Leonardo da Vinci, begun in 1503 or 1504 in Florence, Italy, thought by many to be "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world."
Second, the Mona Lisa Syndrome is a serious contagion spread by press and market reports for the purpose of generating market volatility and volume that makes good news look better than it really is and bad news worse than it really is.
The Mona Lisa Syndrome is like romantic infatuation — you paint the picture of her (or him) at first infatuation, and the person NEVER really is what you first painted, always worse — and so is their picture of you :)
The Mona Lisa Syndrome is also like the Bad Baggage Syndrome — you get home from buying groceries and find out someone gave you the wrong bag of groceries, and you can't take it back.
At Least One Person Agrees
And so does the WSJ
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