It feels a little bit like investors have been waiting for September.
A big dose of geopolitical tension on the other side of the planet and plain old political shenanigans in Washington could worry even the most stoic of buy-and-hold proponents.
Meanwhile, the Fed is poised to taper its robust stimulus of the economy. And football season has kicked off, so who's got time to follow all this Wall Street mess? Sell!
But that wasn't the case last week for our eagle. Among our state-based stocks, Blueknight Energy Partners assembled the best five-day return, rewarding investors with a 5.4 percent gain.
Friday's $8.57 close is within shouting distance of BKEP's 52-week high.
On a week when local stocks added or lost a dime or a dollar, you can usually bet that one of the lowest-priced, thinly traded stocks will appear in this column.
That's what happened this week with our beagle, Oklahoma City-based PostRock Energy Corp.
Shares of PSTR slid nearly 13 percent on the week, which sounds more dire than saying the stock was down 21 cents. It closed Friday at $1.42.
The shares are just 20 cents from their 52-week low. However, the stock also is just 68 cents from its 52-week high. I mentioned it's thinly traded, right?
PostRock could prove to be an interesting firm for investors to watch as the company continues paying down debt while moving its focus from coal bed methane up north to exploring for oil with vertical wells here in central Oklahoma.
Eagle & Beagle is a weekly look at the state's high-performing stocks by Business Editor Don Mecoy.