Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Disagreeing About a Stock

I have gotten some really nasty emails and StockTwits replies when I have a report that could be construed to be unkind about a stock. Actually, it is probably because of the sound bite with StockTwits that sets people off because their remarks often show that my report was not read.

I know that some people take investing very personally, but I do not think it is so health be enraged about other people's remarks about a favourite stock. How can people be good investors if they act this way? The latest nasty I have received is for my report on Badger Daylighting. See G&M and scroll down to the bottom for StockTwits.

This latest salvo is actually quite mild to what I have received before. I am not quite sure about what the end game is for these people. Are they trying to intimate me? If so, let me just say that I am an old lady and it is hard to intimate old ladies. If they are trying to shut me up this also has not worked. Mind you I only blog about each stock once a year, so perhaps it looks like I am being quiet.

My "aw you poor thing, I was unkind about a favorite stock" may not be the best reply. However, the amount of anger and rage an unfavorable report can raise, is frankly, just stupid. Do these people not realize how a stock market works? For every buyer you have to have a seller and vice versa. So the market works because people have different opinions about stocks and when it is the best time to buy or sell.

Mind you, I am not talking about people who just disagree with what I have said. I have had emails and replies to reports where there is a difference of opinion. What I am talking about is when people get angry or even enraged because of what I have said.

On my other blog I am today writing MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates (TSX-MDA, OTC-MDDWF) ... continue...

This blog is meant for educational purposes only, and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. Follow me on Twitter.


  1. If people react that way, its because they have suck somewhere. For example, Just Energy. I ADORE Just Energy. But your review was bad about it. But the stock is down, and reality is, your opinion might be the best one at there.

    Beware, nasty investors.

  2. I don't know, I just might like to be intimate with an old lady. LOL But I doubt that has intimidated you.
    As to the rude comments they are probably losers who don't like being reminded they just lost some money on a stock. I like to read all comments and or analysis of any stock that interests me. I don't know it all, never will and can not see 360 degress around me. So by reading someone else's ideas it may just reveal something that I had not remarked or thought of. After that I figure I can make a much better informed decision.
    Take care. Don't let the ruffians intimidate you

    1. It seems to me that people can give a stock a great review with nothing to back up their thinking. However, if you critize a stock, even with facts and figures to back up what you say, some people get really upset. I find this weird to say the least.