Go Off the Beaten Path

After yesterday's column on insider cluster selling, I spent some time last night considering one of my favorite subjects. When I talk to retail traders, they always seem to be trading the same names. Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX) and other "hot" stocks of the day seem to make up the inventory of the average trader I speak with these days.

I find this very puzzling, as this removes many of the advantages of being an individual trader. You are going head to head with the high-frequency and physics folks, and it would seem that you at a disadvantage against a supercomputer programmed by a math genius....718 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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