Experienced investors are a different breed altogether from the inexperienced. An individual who has ridden through an extended bull market and perhaps lost — or at least witnessed the financial carnage wreaked upon the inexperienced public investor by inside corporate executives at the top — has an altogether different per- spective on the market. Individuals that at least recognize that they could have bought at extremely low prices in the ‘80s and early ‘90s are currently buying stocks in good companies at drastically reduced prices to hold long-term and sell out years from now.
These are the big winners in the public, those wise enough from experience to buy stocks low and hold on to them for long multi-year periods of time and then sell when the signs are obvious that there is too much inexperienced public interest in a stock and the insiders are selling out with windfall profits.
Here is a description of the appropriate attitude of the experienced investor at the top of an extended bull market from Bull!:
As the market heated up…
experienced investors knew, with a sinking certainty, that the big caps were rising too high, too fast. In the three years ending in December 1998, Dell alone shot up 3,197%. With the benefit of hindsight, market watchers would point out that the broad market peaked in 1998 and that the first phase of the bear market began in August or September of 1999. By the fall of 1999, [corporate executive] insid- ers were bailing out en masse. Once again, Richard Russell, editor of Richard Russell’s Dow Theory Letter, sounded a warning. “Holding for the long-term works beautifully in a bull market. In a major bear market, it is absolutely disastrous policy,” Russell told his subscribers in October of 1999.
As I write this post in 2013, many good stocks are severely depressed in price due to investor unawareness. These same experienced investors and insiders are now loading up again on as much stock in good companies as they can to prepare for the next inevitable stock market Bull Run in stock prices.
– Doc Brown
BIO: Doc Brown is a national expert on the stock market. His courses “How to Make a Million Dollar Portfolio from Scratch” at the Oxford Club is a national bestseller. Dr. Brown’s research appears in some of the most prestigious academic journals in the field of finance. See Journal of Financial Research and Financial Management. Scott is an associate professor of finance in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Puerto Rico.
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