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Old 08-04-2017, 08:49 PM   #21
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I think many of you are missing the point.

Singer didn't make a statement on whether passive investment yields good or bad returns compared to other forms of investment.
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I think many of you are missing the point.

Singer didn't make a statement on whether passive investment yields good or bad returns compared to other forms of investment.
But for most investors good enough returns after the fees is the goal. I do hold a number of stocks but typically such a small portion that I don't bother to vote them. (the percent of each company is so vanishingly small that most of the time it would not make a difference. Only if a proxy contest is involved do you get options. After all most corporate board elections are run on the soviet model of one candidate for each job, except that not voting is quite ok. (talking about 100 to 200 shares each)
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Even if 90% of people went passive investing, to the extent that the individual stocks prices weren't reflective of true value because there wasn't enough trading, it would attract more people to swoop in and take advantage of it by shorting or buying, and reach an equilibrium. always reach an equilibrium. This is nothing to lose any sleep over, there will always be enough active traders to get sufficient price discovery on all individual stocks.
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