There is something about markets on a tear that gets people’s blood buzzing. My usually quiet desk on Monday was the place to stop by and ask: so good time to invest? Waiting for the lift. In the lift. On the phone. On SMS. Good time to invest? Huh? What just happened? Monday saw Nifty breaching 7,000! And Tuesday saw it staying above that level despite bad news on the industrial production and inflation fronts. But nothing seems to deter investors who want to now suddenly swing big. Wanting to invest right away when a market hits a life-time high is like trying to jump on to an aircraft just when it is taking off or, worse, trying to leap on, like James Bond, mid-way through the flight. If investors were airline passengers, they’d find the check-in, security, boarding process too tedious and boring to go through. If they managed to do it and the flight got delayed, they’d rather go back and travel another day. They behave as if this flight will never take off. But when the plane starts to taxi and take off—gosh the mad scramble! It’s as if the average salaried people had crores that they would shovel into the market maw and see it spit out double the amount in a trice.