Situs Berita Politik Di Indonesia - The communication innovations we have around us today like the internet, financial newspapers, and special interest television channels focused on investing like CNBC are a high speed pipeline of nonsensical chatter. All these sources of information mean that there is no shortage of media people trying to answer our questions about the stock market and specific stocks. You have to remember that the news media are constantly competing to survive against other stuff you can watch. If they don't always sound like they know exactly what is going on then you won't watch their presentations. If you don't tune into their show then their ratings go down. If their ratings go down they get fired and their show gets cancelled.
People who had invested their life savings in the stock market were ripped off in the stock market because the financial news media and analysts were hyping up what a great buy stocks were at the very top of the market in 1999 and 2000. At the same time inside corporate executives were selling out everything they had. What is amazing is that our federal government in the form of the Security Exchange Commission never did a thing about it. There was never a blanket case taken or an outcry that almost all of the inside executives had somehow magically sold out of the market six months before the market crashed.
The famous Yale University Economist, Prof. Bob Shiller, Ph.D. is particularly harsh on the media in his book 'Irrational Exuberance.' Dr. Shiller is one the economists that Alan Greenspan respects most and where he got the term 'Irrational Exuberance.' He portrays the media as sound-bite-driven where superficial opinions are preferred over in-depth analyses. I agree whole heartedly with him and contend that it is also done just because the industry would rather have the retail investor confused and emotionally pliable to get you to buy and sell when they want with total disregard for your best interests!
Here is the valuable tip I want you to consider: when you are a beginner investor it is important that you DO NOT WATCH THE FINANCIAL NEWS OR READ THE FINANCIAL NEWSPAPERS! Don't let the stock market industry lead you around by the nose like livestock to the slaughter house. Don't listen to what they want you to listen to. You should focus on learning what is important in the stock market and the mass media will only confuse you until you have educated yourself.
1. Mahar, M. Bull! A History of the Boom, 1929-1999 (New York, HarperBusiness, 2003).
2. Shiller, R., Irrational Exhuberance, (New York, Broadway Books, 2000).