The Counter-Intuitive Investor

A Blog by Stephen Perry

Fear and Bear Markets

Fear is the second of the two most powerful emotions elicited by the stock market. The other, of course, is greed. Humans tend to exaggerate these emotions when events tigger the onset of either one. In this post, I want to discuss this negative emotion, fear. Fear of...

Patience Is Paramount

Patient investors do best in the stock market. Why is this true? It sounds intuitive, but this is actually counter-intuitive for many investors once the "rubber hits the road" during a severe bear market. Most investors  think they have to "do something", which, for...

When Do “Animal Spirits” Drive the Stock Market?

The term "animal spirits" was coined by John Maynard Keynes, highly regarded early twentieth century British economist. He used it to describe the buying behavior of investors who showed a herd-like mentality of irrational exhuberance whenever stocks were in a strong...

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