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Subject:  Re: The *Unacknowledged* Social Network. Date:  12/12/2006  7:16 PM
Author:  TMFSpiffyPop Number:  652 of 768

I'll try to take a look.


The best news for selective stock investors in my opinion are index funds and ETFs. While many people appear to be investing in them, and while I certainly advocate in many contexts (for less engaged investors) using them, what they represent to me is Big Dumb Money as it flows in (and out) of whole sectors. Whole sectors, without much regard for the stocks in them. That causes a whole tide to rise or fall, again, without much selectivity happening at all.


Investors who are skilled at recognizing winners from losers -- Netflix, instead of Blockbuster, as I'll put it -- get helped even more by this Big (and it is big) Dumb Money.

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