How Caterpillar, Coca-Cola And Apple Can Defeat Investor Anger

Monday, August 22, 2011

Jason Zweig’s excellent WSJ article, “Too Flustered to Trade: A Portrait of the Angry Investor,” paints an accurate portrait of today’s investor. Frustration and anger are not only strongly felt, they are affecting investors’ decisions still – even though the stock market bottomed 2-1/2 years ago.

“They’re mad as hell, and they aren’t going to buy the dips anymore.

“Much has been made of the billions of dollars that small investors have been pulling out of stock funds. However, some $4 trillion sits there—and most people still aren’t selling. Too frightened and angry to buy, they are simply watching with a sense of helpless horror.”

Investor anger is not new – it’s a typical response to a loss. But today’s is different…

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