As the markets open today up significantly with data on China’s growth and Europe inflation rate dip, this is a great time to reflect what it means to be a small investor. 10 days ago my article on why small investors have an advantage over wall street appeared at Business Insider and the reaction has been really positive. The fact is that in a rapidly changing economic environment like that of today, Wall Street gets caught up in the frenzy of reacting to the news. So many investors try to be in the front of the herd, but most fail, be definition. What is really needed is a disciplined investing process that for the most part insulates the investors from the macro economic trends. This, is quite possible to do and this is where a small portfolio can be quite nimble.
Over the last week, I participated in the following carnivals. I suggest you check them out.
- Carnival of Wealth – Special shout out to Greg at Control Your Cash for being so nice to me since he took over the Carnival from me a few months ago
- Self-Directed Investing for Retirement Carnival – Ken, who runs the AAAMP site and blog is a great friend and I really appreciate his support
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