Year of the Retail Trader

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Join Downtown Josh Brown and Michael Batnick for another round of What Are Your Thoughts? On this week’s episode, Josh and Michael discuss the biggest topics in investing and finance, including:

►Year of the Retail Trader – “Nonprofessional investors are continuing to upend financial markets.”

►Big Divergence – Major indices are hitting new highs while many of the underlying stocks are hitting one month lows.

►Bad Year For Hedge Funds – More redemptions and closures for the elite hedge fund cohort.

►Stock Ownership – The percentage of stock ownership hits the highest level since the late 1990s.

►Inflation Panic Is Dead – Krugman articulately writes “inflation panic is, you know, so last week.”

►Lionizing Legends – Batnick argues that people put far too much weight on the views of investment legends.

►Back To The City – With workers being asked to come back to the office, will we see the suburban real estate market cool off?

►Saving Too Much – A viewer asks for any advice on to how to approach potentially over-saving for retirement.

And much more!

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