Prey on Weakness

In nature, there are no extra points for beating the biggest and the baddest. A lioness out on a hunt has no issue taking down an older injured wildebeest. A cheetah doesn't hang its head in shame because it chased down the slowest gazelle and ate it for dinner. So why do traders do it? Why do traders fight the biggest and baddest? Pride? Frustration? Stubbornness? It's tough to say.

I know many folks who day after day having been shorting the S&P 500 or the Russell 2000. "It's due for a pullback." "This move doesn't make any sense." "These equities are being propped up by quantitative easing." And so on and so forth. But so what?...335 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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