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This Chart Shows Retail Investors Going All-In Like Never Before

You piled into stocks in November, didn't you? 

You piled into stocks in November, didn't you? Just go ahead and admit it. You were lured by everything we described on Tuesday evening in "When Tailwinds Become Headwinds." Your imaginations are filled with visions of blowoff tops, spectacular melt-ups, billion-dollar Bitcoin bonanzas, and tech rallies flying off into the wild blue yonder like an “unleashed” Icarus, whose wings refused to melt no matter how high he flew.   And who can blame you? You're force-fed a steady stream of propaganda about how the market has been democratized thanks to ETFs. You're encouraged by pundits who tell you that you don't need professionals to guide you through capital markets. And  E*Trade is running commercials about the dumbest guy in high school buying yachts (literally). Meanwhile, central banks are perpetuating this fantasy and after years of jawboning and $15 trillion in liquidity injections, they have finally "succeeding" in making the CB "put" self-fulfilling. Markets have become so conditioned that the policymaker put no longer needs to be explicitly reiterated. Perhaps that explains why you doubled down last month. How do I know that? Because TD Ameritra
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5 comments on “This Chart Shows Retail Investors Going All-In Like Never Before

  1. Anonymous says:

    cue Mr. Burns: “exssssellent. I always like to get a high price when I sell overvalued much appreciated assets”

  2. VietVet says:

    … or as noted by Ron White “you can’t fix stupid.”

  3. PaulMiller says:

    What the heck is that SPX scale on the left side of the last graph? To what does it correlate?

  4. […] we noted on Wednesday, retail investors are now all-in like never before – or at least according to TD Ameritrade’s […]

  5. […] tracks holdings, positions, trading activity, and other data from client portfolios witnessing its largest single-month increase ever in November, jumping over 15% to an all-time high of […]

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