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