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Subject:  Re: Stock Picking Getting Harder Date:  11/24/2017  6:30 PM
Author:  JeanDavid Number:  232810 of 253303

Information is everywhere, too. You can't beat insiders. They know it all. We little guy stock pickers cannot beat the next echelon behind insiders, the money manager stock pickers who know nearly all there is to know about particular companies. It is what they do day in and day out.

It seems to me that the little guy investors sometimes have an advantage over the insiders because the insiders usually want to make their profits in the next 90 days or the next year. If the little guy has a different objective (not all do), they can play in a somewhat different sandbox from the insiders, buy stocks with no glitz but good long-term prospects, etc. So the insiders make their profits and losses in one sandbox, one where the little guy will get killed, and the little guy plays in stocks too slow growing, insufficiently volatile, or just too small for most insiders to bother with.
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