Saturday, July 19, 2008

Wall Street Finally Calls a Bottom on Banking...5 days after I did

As readers know, I correctly called a short-term bottom in banking and was one of the few people to do so in the country. See July 14, 2008 post: "I am calling a bottom in well-capitalized regional bank stocks."

And here:

Now, after most bank stocks have jumped 20 to 50 percent, Wall Street deigns to tell the masses the bottom is in:

It just goes to show you don't need specialized training to correctly pick stocks. Peter Lynch and Warren Buffett made billions picking stocks at the right time. The best skill as a stock picker isn't being able to discern a company's future cash flow prospects, but to know when to buy a stock. It took me over ten years to get some intuition on the market. Timing beats good research--as we've just seen.

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