Investor Survey Explains Why Investors Remain "Side Lined"

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Lance Roberts of STA Wealth Management,


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fonestar's picture

You sideline yourself when you miss out on Cheap C0inz!

Slave's picture

Christ, just shut the fuck up. Why can't they ban your ass for trolling and derailing comment threads?

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nope-1004's picture

Technically, the term "sidelined" means they are active participants in the game but just waiting their turn.  I contend there are no people on the sidelines.  We have either crony capitalists gaming and frontrunning the system, or we have people struggling to get by week to week.

Like someone worried about eating this month gives a shit about Twitter stock or BigC0in.


sodbuster's picture

They should have had a category- Rigged and totally manipulated......

max2205's picture

Fed manipulated 3 crashes since 2001 and now no one 'invests' anymore


Maybe two generations are lost and wall st will miss them at some point


Fuck the fed

outamyeffinway's picture

Robert Kiyosaki predicted this phenomena over a decade ago.

nuclearsquid's picture

And became the next George Soros trading his views.  Oh wait, no he sells books.


Oldwood's picture

I say fuck'em. I have been out since 2010 and have no plan to return. I'm taking my big .5% on my money market and living large. At this point I may well be stupid but I would rather eat dirt than give just one of these fucks a devalued dollar to gamble with. Its not that I worry about them making a lot of money or even that I am not. I feel they are using passive investors funds to basically burn the whole thing down. Kind of like a grass fire in the game hunt, burning it all down just to herd their prey into an environment not unlike shooting fish in a barrel. I know there are lots on this site who see nothing wrong with trying to profit from the "game", but just look around at the destruction you are enabling. Making money for nothing has always been the dream that has caused more destruction than about any other theme.

Ham-bone's picture



Jan '00 -      '07 -          Feb '14

$5.7 T -->  $9 T     --> $17.5 T (National debt = 305% increase )

$9.2 T --> $13.7 T --> $16.1 T (GDP = 75% increase);

6.6% --->    5%    --->   2.4% (net interest rate on debt)

$300B ->  $270B ---> $223B (net interest paid on national debt)

74% --->     59% --->    20%  (% domestically held notes / bonds)

Jan '00 -      '07 -          Feb '14

Who's pushing the bond market to new global low yields???

$1 T  --->  $1.6 T ---> $5.9 T (cumulative "foreign" held US Treasury debt)

25% --->     40% --->    55%  (% of notes / bonds held by "foreigners")

1%  --->      1%  --->     25%  (% Fed held notes / bonds...Fed primarily held Bills until '08)

Domestic holders of US Treasury Notes/Bonds have relatively collapsed, likely something to do with rationally determing not to allocate capital toward extremely low yielding assets when your plan assumes 7 o 8% annual returns...why would "foreigners" not be similarly concerned???  Particularly since US trade deficit fell in half since '08 (fewer dollars to be recycled)???

When this underpins everything...good luck with the con game.


Ham-bone's picture

Looky here...Domestic holdings of US Treasury Notes/ Bonds are almost unchanged since '00...while the bond issuance exploded.

$17.5 T in US Treasury debt

$5 T intra-gov holdings

$12.6 T Public debt

                        FED ($2.3T)  Foreigner ($5.9T)   Domestic ($4T non-Fed)

Bills ($1.65 T)           $0                $600 B           $1 T

TIPS ($1 T)              $95 B            $300 B           $600 B

Notes ($8 T)             $1.4 T           $4.5 T            $2.1 T         

Bonds ($1.45 T)        $750 B          $400 B           $300 B

Stuck on Zero's picture

These investors are all idiots.  There is no sideline when you hold cash, stocks, bands, or cash instruments.  You are actively putting your money into the Wall Street/DC crapshoot.  Buy rental property, buy and hold PMs, or start a business or you are playing the house's game.


The_Ungrateful_Yid's picture

Every street has a retard, fonefucked is ZH's :\

nuclearsquid's picture

I prefer MDB to represents us as our retard over fonefucked.


fonestar's picture

Christ, just shut the fuck up. Why can't they ban your ass for trolling and derailing comment threads?

Nice, suiting avatar "Slave".  I guess you're like one of those thug morons with dollar sign tattoos all over, but no dollars?  Zerobrains missed single digit BTC, missed double digit BTC and are now going to miss triple digit BTC.  Keep losing, losers!

superflex's picture

You parody yourself promoting that ponzi.

NoWayJose's picture

Another big problem is that the algos and HFTs have made stop loss orders too dangerous. If they see any stop loss orders (or shorts or many other things) they flood the market to pick those off - even if the move only lasts a few seconds. This fits in well with the survey that wants returns without risk of big losses. You simply cannot have any orders in the system or the algos will take your money.

El Oregonian's picture

Once you've been neutered by these thieves, over a over again you are not just "sidelined" you are put on the 'Injured Reserve' with permanent financial retirement coming up quickly...

But the zombies just love it and can't wait to get mauled once again.

madcows's picture

This article strikes me as a sales pitch for this financial advisors services.  If you just listen to him, he'll tell you where to put your money... for a small monthly fee.  Don't let your emotions get in the way.  I'm emotionless, let me invest it for you.... I'll get you big returns.  Don't worry about risk.  That's an emotion.  I know a great hedge fund that will make you millions.

FU we don't play your game anymore.

Oldwood's picture

No financial advisor will tell you to get out of the markets...unless they have something else to sell you. They are salesmen. Like Goldman they are only interested in advising you to buy what they have for sale. How many advisors took the blame for the losses of 08? A high tide lifts all vessels but to run one aground is the pilot's fault.

Spungo's picture

Bitcoin is such a scam. You need to start selling Avon products.

Oldwood's picture

We know it is a scam for one one is buying bitcoin for safety or even electronic commerce...they are in it to make a fast buck, speculation. That always ends badly for most involved. Buy for value or don't buy at all.

ThisIsBob's picture

We don't need no stinkin' investors.

ebworthen's picture

Not to mention people like me who lost their job over the last engineered crash who have had to cash out 15 years of saving just to survive.

Fucking Ponzi.

Spungo's picture

I tried to subscribe to Stansberry's newletter, but I couldn't figure out how. There's no "buy now" button or anything like that.

btw the simplest sell signal is a trailing stop. If you're down 20 or 25% from the peak, sell the stock and move on. I'm sure there are thousands of people who own shares of Twitter, and they will ride that bitch all the way to zero. 

Arthur Schopenhauer's picture

In Africa the natives use a technique to catch monkeys. They hollow out one end of a coconut and they put peanuts in there. The monkey puts his hand in the coconut and when he makes a fist to grab the peanuts, he's trapped. The natives will pull a string attached to the other end of the coconut and capture the monkey.

The shilly sit monkey just refuses to let go of them damn peanuts.

moneybots's picture

"It has often been stated by the media and Wall Street analysts that the current "bull market" cycle is "the most hated in history."


Not surprising, considering the still rampant massive financial fraud, which is holding the market up.

moneybots's picture

"It is interesting that most mainstream analysis is confused as to why individuals remain cautious despite the surge in asset prices"


They shouldn't be.  People are sick and tired of the still ongoing massive financial fraud.

AdvancingTime's picture

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