8 ways investing is broken
Even with stocks at multiyear highs, trading volume is low and everyday investors are staying away. Here's why we're still on the sidelines.
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Everyone and anyone can make money in the market.. First of all , we have our 401k's invested in the market and we're doing great now a days.
I bought FORD at $ 1.83-ish, I'm making a fortune,even after I sold half of it @ $ 11.00
Should have stayed in for the long haul.
This MSN "op-ed" article was probably written by some 23 yr old with NO saving or some should-by retired 60 yr old LOSER that blew his money at the track.
The market is for everyone, not just the "rich" . Just ask any retired Teacher on a PENSION getting a free ride every year. The market invests MOSTof the UNION pension funds.
Gone are the wild and crazy days of the Clinton era where a monkey could throw a tart at the board and make money. Days that would occasionally return over $100K. Now the market has recovered; so have I… plus some. There are no more $100K days, however, occasionally I can still manage $25K. The market may not be for us little guys anymore, but with good stocks, funds and bonds one can still manage. I find that fear is the worst enemy of today’s investor who bails if the market turns down, and he/she loses. The same investor will miss the upturn by getting back in late and lose.
reap what you sow! You can thank the Jews like Madoff and the 100 behind him that didn't get charged and are still in control of the stock market and their schemes to get everyone else to do everything for them because they are superior like nazis.
As long as the government is going to keep manipulating Wall Street, how can anyone tell how erratic it can become? With the global economy and the sell out of American jobs, soon there will not be anyone to invest in Wall Street and there will be no one to pay the taxes for government and all the entitlements they want to keep giving out. I do believe we are on a fiscial cliff and it will be more apparent after election day. How can anyone throw their hard earned cash into the stock market and take the risk with Bernanke constantly revising the course and manipulating it?
The government just does not get it, America cannot compete in a global economy with different standards of living. If you do not believe it look where the jobs are going and the ones that left.
Americans keep selling our technology to other countrys becuase of cheap labor, Apple and others, there is not an end in sight including General Motors, Chrysler you name it.
The big retail stores, do not want to pay full-time workers to avoid having to provide insurance and other benefits, it is all the scam so they can run with their profits to Wall Street. They continue to do this because their is no incenitive to provide health care or retirement plans etc. Those days are passing quick for the few companies that are left.
It will be all these factors and the government not controlling the spending that take us to the cliff, no one wants to invest in American jobs or Americans not even retail. It is like Ron Johnson and JCP, he immediately is taking out people to minimize paying healthcare or pensions or benefits period. He only cares about the bottom line, but that isnt working so well for him. It is over and over with American corporations going down this road.
When there is leadership and incentives to do the right thing we as a nation will then re-group to re-gain our Anerican way...otherwise...the government will be forced to do reduce the budget, there will be no one to pay the taxes to support it and no one to provide the funding for the government.
We have no leadership in government that understands this, they keep trying to fix the problem by creating jobs and doing this and that, the real answer is getting our American businesses to re-invest in Main Street again. The goverment is trying to fix the sympton and not the underlying issue...they sold us out with free trade, now they do not know what to do.
The Chinese are working on their Panda vehicle, at $7800 to $9500, saying it it is good enough for their population, while our automotive brains have added so many features to the new vehicles, the average Z generation doesnt want the expense, insurance, and then the local/county state governments charging annual property tax out the wazhoo...everytime the government sees something to tax they take it out of control. Why buy a new car and be subjected to these county/local governments taxing the living hell out of it in annual personal property tax to support their bohemeth government knuckle heads.
The Dow isn't up...it's back to pre crash levels of 4 years ago. Some of my wifes stocks are still struggling to recover.
Sure..buy and hold....how much of a hero would you have been if you told someone that 5 years ago? God forbid you needed to use some of that principle a year after the market took its giant dump in '08. Yea..I know..don't invest money you can't afford to lose. So much for 95% of most peoples savings.
The sad truth is it could ALL vanish tomorrow...and no one would be accountable. The stock market today is no better than any casino. Place your bets...
This article is right on, I for one am out of the market,looking for a good CD.
Good article. You'd never know it was so broken what with the market skyrocketing. Someone is having a party and 99% of us were not invited.
The stock market is America....it is where companies get the money to expand and create jobs.
With a market that is viewed as 'fixed' by many/most investors the money will not be there for corporate expansion...JOBS.
What is needed is a way to basically eliminate 'skimming' money out of the market by flash traders and short traders,particularly the naked short selling. At the same time enhance the SEC's ability to investigate all other fraudulent trades.
This is easy to do, just add a one cent per share 'user fee' (this is not a tax) for every share traded. The fee would go to the SEC for enforcement of security laws.
This would virtually eliminate 'flash trading', and most short selling and provide for orderly markets, that would restore faith in the markets by retail investors..
Good article. It all comes down to trust. I can’t imagine what Wall Street could do now to get mine back. They know it won’t happen too. That’s why their entire strategy is shifting away from the private sector to the public sector and central banks now. It’s all about manipulating the Fed and government involvement in the markets. It’s logical. When true investors will no longer take the abuse, Wall Street turns to their government to force it upon them. And that’s why you will earn 0% on your money market accounts until the balance sheets of all the big banks are shored up. If you think the latest policy announced by the Fed yesterday has to do with anything but that goal, you are in for a rude awakening one day.
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