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Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investing Blogosphere by Tadas Viskanta

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Conclusion

WE DECIDED TO FINISH THE BOOK WITH A DISCUSSION OF WHAT A lost decade for stocks meant for investors. During the summer and fall of 2011, when the bulk of this book was written, it seemed like the lost decade was going strong into its second decade. Markets have been exceedingly volatile, finding reason to move a couple of percentage points a day based on, among other things, pronouncements coming out of the capitals of Europe. In the United States high and persistent unemployment, tepid economic growth, poor consumer sentiment, the hollowing out of the middle class, giant fiscal deficits, and a gridlocked political system all seem to point to continued tough times ahead. The visibility for the global economy and financial markets ...

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