I'm an individual investor, I read up on companies before I decide to invest, I make my own decisions so that I can only blame myself for any mistakes I may make! I do find it strange when people on these advice sites run down companies that they have no investment in, and rarely give a positive as well as negatives. It makes me wonder if they have an ulterior motive for running down companies that they say they have no interests in! I think when an investor with a following has a bad beat, they look for excuses as to why this happened, when instead, they should take it on the chin admit they got it wrong and move on! These investments can go down as well as up! That's what I read everywhere! That's the only thing that is true!