Amateur Investor

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Amateur Investor

An investor who deals in securities but does not do so professionally. Amateur investors participate in the markets for any number of reasons. They may be unemployed and trade penny stocks to pay bills, or they may invest because they want to control their retirements directly. Some professional investors may look down on amateur investors out of a belief that they are motivated by emotion or they are ignorant of the best investment strategies. However, there is little evidence to support this idea. See also: Odd-lotter, Odd-lot theory.
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In the last six years, Mr Woodhouse has raised more than PS80m from investors - including retirees and amateur investors - to build care homes and to acquire and refurbish hotels.
Realtors have compared the anticipation of an Amazon arrival to the Super Bowl, with amateur investors caught in the excitement gambling on home prices rising.
Stories of amateur investors becoming cryptocurrency millionaires have sparked widespread public interest and, as a result, its prospects not only as an investment vehicle, but as a possible alternative to traditional currency continues to grow.
The meteoric rise of Bitcoin prices has caught the fancy of everyone from amateur investors to ultra high net worth individuals.
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Moreover, experts have raised concerns that opening up equity crowdfunding to unaccredited investors will lead amateur investors to make poor decisions.
Investment professionals; academics from a variety of disciplines; and talented and engaged amateur investors -- problem-solvers at the boundary or outside of the investment field willing to transfer knowledge from one field to others.
Stuart Law, chief executive of Assetz, said: "The froth has been taken off the overseas market in recent years as amateur investors were deterred by increased risk and the end of sky high capital gains.
The speculators and other amateur investors were conspicuous by their absence as was any hint of unrealistic, dazzling developments.
The speculators and other amateur investors were conspicuous by their absence as were any hint of unrealistic or dazzling developments.
El-Waly, who has worked in the financial sector for 17 years, said the past period is a good long-term measurement, and that the main challenge faced by investment managers is the lack of awareness among amateur investors who make up about "50 percent of the market."

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