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  • Is Win-Win Situation Possible Between Small Investor And Wall Street? 2 comments
    May 28, 2013 10:37 AM

    Purpose of this blogpost is to discuss opinions (and preferable facts) on the question in the title, so please comment.

    In my opinion (NYSEMKT:IMO) sometimes Wall Street makes good for small investor (e.g., transform from trading stocks from 1/8 to cents) but WIN-WIN almost impossible between Wall Street and Small Investor.

    For example, Wall Street manipulates Small Investor and force him/her assume that

    a) it is good to stay 100% investing all time;

    b) he/she can easily beat market with "smart" trades;

    c) prime goal of many Wall Streeters is to help Small Investor;

    d) blind dollar-cost averaging is good for everyone;

    e) font load is a sign of good mutual fund;

    f) IPO and M&A is sure thing to make money;


    There are many half-true ideas flying around stock market - it seems useful to point who rather win from usage of each of these ideas.

    What do you think?

    28 May 2013

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  • David Fish
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    I don't see item e) as a win-win at all. Paying a front load on a fund is very expensive for the small investor and very lucrative for Wall Street.
    Likewise, IPOs in f) makes them a lot of money, but turns out being costly to small investors.
    I think a lot of people would question item c), especially the "prime" part.
    28 May 2013, 11:46 AM Reply Like
  • SDS (Seductive Dividend Sto...
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    Author’s reply » David, thank you for the comment. I mean for c) that some W.S. reps try to present that their prime goal to help a small investor.
    BTW, I didn't mean that only points a)...f) should be discussed.
    28 May 2013, 03:30 PM Reply Like
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