A lot of people love Oreos. So their manufacturer is making money. That means more dividends for shareholders.
Too many people say to their brokers, I can't deal with this. Take my money. Do what you want. That's the worst attitude you can have.
I'm not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is. The younger you are, the more risk you can take on.
If you or me go to the gas station to fill up our car and it costs us much more than we expected, it will zap our discretionary income. We won't have the extra money to buy that washing machine or new winter coat-all big ticket items that are important to economic growth.
Some studies show that women can be better money managers than men because they tend to be more conservative and do their homework. Men tend to take more risks without the research.
The institutional investor remains the bigger influence on individual trades simply because the institutional investor has more money to support the order and that will have more of an impact on the stock.