Comments on: Should you be trying to pick stocks? http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/12/should-you-be-trying-to-pick-stocks/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: traduceri romana daneza http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/12/should-you-be-trying-to-pick-stocks/comment-page-1/#comment-55060 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:41:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3822#comment-55060 Good article and right to the point. I am not sure if this is actually the best place to ask but do you guys have any thoughts on where to hire some professional writers? Thanks

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By: mtracy9 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/12/should-you-be-trying-to-pick-stocks/comment-page-1/#comment-16203 Sun, 27 Jun 2010 00:23:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3822#comment-16203 “All these pitfalls notwithstanding, the individual investor who manages to make, say 15 percent over ten years when the market average is 10 percent has done himself a considerable favor. If he started with $10,000, a 15 percent return will bring a $40,455 result, and a 10 percent return only $25,937.” –Peter Lynch
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By: ARJTurgot http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/12/should-you-be-trying-to-pick-stocks/comment-page-1/#comment-14771 Thu, 13 May 2010 14:36:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3822#comment-14771 Stock investing may be cheaper, it is not simpler. I agree that you can, with much work, beat the market periodically, and volatility can help, but I also think there are not that many good bargains right now, even given the dip. Nov08-Mar09 – different story; it takes a perception that the world is going to come to an end to create the margin of safety that postpones, not avoids, regression to the mean. After that, it *just* takes a lot of very careful and time consuming analysis.

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By: TFF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/12/should-you-be-trying-to-pick-stocks/comment-page-1/#comment-14756 Thu, 13 May 2010 02:10:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3822#comment-14756 I question, “…if stocks in general are going nowhere over the long term”

While that is true over the past decade, it has primarily been the result of P/E retraction. JNJ first hit its current level back in 2002, yet earnings have more than doubled since then. If that were to happen again over the NEXT decade, we would be looking at a P/E of 5-6. Bets on that?

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By: STORYBURNcom2 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/12/should-you-be-trying-to-pick-stocks/comment-page-1/#comment-14753 Wed, 12 May 2010 23:25:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3822#comment-14753 Why not try? Find stocks that got hurt in the crash last week and jump in

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By: edcroft http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/12/should-you-be-trying-to-pick-stocks/comment-page-1/#comment-14750 Wed, 12 May 2010 21:34:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3822#comment-14750 I think this is a typical ‘this time it’s different’ post. It’s in times of groupthink such as this that the smart and patient can achieve things that the busy and restless can’t.

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By: csissoko http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/12/should-you-be-trying-to-pick-stocks/comment-page-1/#comment-14745 Wed, 12 May 2010 18:44:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3822#comment-14745 “Most importantly, however, in a choppy sideways market, investors have to be able to sell high as well as buy low.”

Actually, it probably means that stock pickers will put more weight on dividends than they did in a rising market. This is actually very healthy for the market, since it is likely to force firms to make real profits that can be paid out to owners.

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By: DanHess http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/12/should-you-be-trying-to-pick-stocks/comment-page-1/#comment-14744 Wed, 12 May 2010 18:35:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3822#comment-14744 There are a lot of consistently successful value investors. Motley Fool CAPS for instance is full of them.

Your logic could be applied to running marathons for instance. You could say, people generally can’t run marathons. That would be true in a first approximation, since perhaps less than one percent of people can successfully run a marathon without stopping. Yet hundreds of thousands of people or perhaps more than a million can do it.

Further, you talk as if investing is a zero sum game. Every person’s wins are someone else’s losses. Nothing could be further from the truth. The history of capitalism teaches us that money invested well earns its own return and creates its own wealth. You aren’t stealing away someone else’s returns but generating new wealth that would not have existed without those investments (assuming you find something with a good return). The economic pie has continued to grow for centuries on the carefully selected long-term investments, both public and private, of millions of people.

Index investing is great for most people because you are piggybacking on the aggregate decisions of a lot of smart people. But it is absolutely crucial for markets that lots of smart people ignore the indices and strike out on their own so that all the followers have something to follow.

If you can analyze companies and find value, as many people can every day, rock on! You are generating wealth not only for yourself but you are leading all the index investors who are automatically piggybacking on active investors.

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