Media Hype. Media Hype Rule 1: Don’t fall in love with one stock

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Media Hype </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Media Hype Rule 1: Dont fall in love with one stock. </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> 3 Questions about Facebook When was it first launched? How many active users? What % of the U.S. population uses Facebook? Facebook Inc. began trading publicly in mid-May, priced at $38. Since the public offering, the stock as of September 30th $21.60. The company is the subject of dozens of shareholder lawsuits Down 45% from IPO price. Dont Fall in Love February 2004 Over 1 billion 42% Sources: Facebook Inc. and Yahoo! Finance </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> 4 These are the best stock picks?? ERICSSON$26$10 FAMILY GOLF CENTERS$23ZERO GENERAL MOTORS$73BANKRUPT HOMEBASE$73BANKRUPT KNIGHTSBRIDGE TANKERS$22$15 LIBERTY MEDIA GROUP$40$50 MCI WORLDCOM$59GONE CHARLES SCHWAB$58$53 STORAGE TECHNOLOGY$37$88 Expert Picks 1998 Todays STOCKshare price share price Source: Article Expert Picks by Vestory, Mar 30, 2012 </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> 5 Investment Media Hype Source: Jim Cramers Mad Money Stock Picks for Thursday, January 6, 2011. The S&amp;P data are powered by Standard &amp; Poors Index Services Group. Information from sources deemed reliable, but its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Performance is historical and does not guarantee future results. Cramer Cant Beat the Index!! Id be mad about my money! </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Media Hype Rule 2: Understand that they sell fear. </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> 7 $31.7 Trillion as of December 31, 2011 In US dollars. Market cap data is free-float adjusted from Bloomberg securities data. Many small nations not displayed. Totals may not equal 100% due to rounding. Dimensional makes case-by-case determinations about the suitability of investing in each emerging market, making considerations that include local market accessibility, government stability, and property rights before making investments. For educational purposes; should not be used as investment advice. 1. An example large cap stock provided for comparison. Capitalization over time ($ trillions): Developed Markets Emerging Markets Frontier Markets Bloomberg Index Affiliation World Market Capitalization </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> 8 What you know that the market doesnt. Quotes from the AP Press: Before 8 a.m. Stock Futures Rise on Hope for Greece Bailout. 45 minutes later... Stocks Down on Greece Default Fears Greece has been in sovereign default during 105 of the last 200 years. Facts About Greece Source: Clients Corner: What Do You Know That The Market Doesnt? August 2011, Vol 11, Issue 8 </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> 9 S&amp;P has increased 11 % compounded annually. Those gains came despite 10 bear (down) markets and 10 recessions. Do you think the 2008 financial and auto bailouts were unprecedented? To name a few, remember $293 billion bailout of the savings and loan industry (1989) $10 billion bailout of New York City (1975) First Bailout of Chrysler (1980) Bailout of Lockheed (1971) Unemployment = topped 8-10% in 16 out of 61 years. The Last 61 Years History Lesson Source: Schroeder, Richard. Why You Should Keep Investing in 2012 (And Even Up Your Ante) Investment Update, 1 Jan 2012, Vol 16, Issue 7 </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Media Hype Rule 3: Ignore them and keep your emotions in check. </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> 11 After hearing the experts </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> Thanks for listening. 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