Comments on: Investment pros are profiting from your panic http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/09/23/investment-pros-are-profiting-from-your-panic/ Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:27:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: --- http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/09/23/investment-pros-are-profiting-from-your-panic/comment-page-1/#comment-8194 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 19:35:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20085#comment-8194 I disagree. It’s all the major hedge funds, mutual funds, speculators and currency traders. The yen is going up because traders borrowed them and now need to pay them. So all the assets they bought overseas are being liquidated. The yen carry trade still unwinding. Then we have speculators that used margins force to liquidate their trades. Then we have the shorts tanking the market. All feeding on itself. It has very little to do with mom and pops and joe and jane.

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By: JohannaScott http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/09/23/investment-pros-are-profiting-from-your-panic/comment-page-1/#comment-8189 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 15:03:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20085#comment-8189 The idea of irrational behavior is central to our approach at Betterment.com. We’ve seen time and time again that even the most knowledgable people are subject to overconfidence bias and make decisions that don’t serve them well. Additionally, we choose the path of least resistance and forget to do things that do serve us well (like rebalancing our portfolios). Our investing platform works to overcome these barriers. Thanks for the article Chris.
– Johanna

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By: realmotive http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/09/23/investment-pros-are-profiting-from-your-panic/comment-page-1/#comment-8188 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:25:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20085#comment-8188 How much of this turmoil in the financial markets has been manufactured in order profit from the emotional response of investors?

Yesterday on the radio, there was talk about the Euro crisis possibly forcing Greece to accept government by the European Union. For those who have read Naomi Klein’s “Shock Doctrine”, this suggestion is pretty scary.

Always remember the Japanese concept of fascade (“omote”) and the real, behind-the-scenes reason (“ura”).

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By: Teachertaughter http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/09/23/investment-pros-are-profiting-from-your-panic/comment-page-1/#comment-8187 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:23:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20085#comment-8187 I’m a AAII member. I never, repeat, never respond to the sentiment survey. I also think that there are investors who will intentionally respond in a manner contrary to their real opinion, just to try to skew the market. The sentiment readings, as an indicator, are well known. AAII members, that I’ve met, are sharp and know this old saw about going contrary to the survey. I wouldn’t count on it. The “public” is no longer investing in the market and that should be common knowledge by now. What about the reporter… are they of the mind that “ma and pa are out there investing”? Give us a break.

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By: Pedrolondon http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/09/23/investment-pros-are-profiting-from-your-panic/comment-page-1/#comment-8186 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 12:50:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20085#comment-8186 Ok I get the point – but it has to be said, these so called financial gurus, have completely got it wrong and this is why shed loads of cash has been lost. Please don’t bother defending the action of bankers as no one believes you !

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