I love these sorts of graphics:


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Source: Trustable Gold



Hat tip: The Reformed Broker

Category: Digital Media, Investing, Psychology

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6 Responses to “The Investor Sentiment Wheel”

  1. dead hobo says:

    Yeah, but what’s the algo version of this look like? Put 4 laptops in the picture instead of 4 faces and it would look a lot more realistic. I know, that’s the face of the average asset manager since algos and asset managers probably make up 99% of the market today. The pundit version would just have 4 faces and 4 platitudes about being underinvested, pending multiple expansions, international QE, and undervalued.

  2. dead hobo says:

    PS: just a quick note, but if you look real close at that chart, it documents an infinite downwards tailspin or, at best, a chart that never gains, and not a sine wave like the market sentiment chart. The subliminal implication is that all investors will lose or break even at best. I don’t think that was your intention.

  3. krice2001 says:

    @ dead hobo
    ” The subliminal implication is that all investors will lose or break even at best. I don’t think that was your intention.”

    Then again, maybe it was (ref: Last Decade+)

  4. george lomost says:

    Please define “Investor.”

  5. mathman says:

    i’m sure you’re all over this, but it’s the first time i’ve seen it and it looks significant:


    Jim Willie: Morgan Stanley Faces IMMINENT FAILURE & RUIN, May See 1st Private Stock Account Thefts
    Begin with a preface to a meaningful event that could change the entire US landscape, a redux of what happened four years ago. Consider the next Wall Street financial firm failure. It is in progress. It is not avoidable. It will have numerous ramifications. It will open the door to account thefts, the burial of documents, the ransack of undesired leveraged positions, the concealment of wrecked derivatives, and a path toward the merger of surviving (selected core) firms. It will urge an extreme defensive posture. Back in 2008, both Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers fell. The former because they had too much gold exposure with anti-US$ hedges. The latter because they led in mortgage exposure. Both failures were greatly exploited. My favorite item was the reload given to JPMorgan on a quiet Saturday morning (convened at 6am no less) at the Bankruptcy court of Manhattan. The shadowy syndicate titan was handed $138 billion to handle the private accounts from the fallen banks. Instead, the funds represented a reload for JPMorgan to continue their gold suppression game. Of course, they have been defending American freedom with vigor, preserving the integrity of the US banking system, and assuring the way of life in the nation, while leeching $billions from the public trough. Since their grant, the unassailable JPM has seen fit to gobble private accounts at both MFGlobal and PFG-Best, with regulatory blessing as the courts sprinkled fascist holy water.

    In the background across the globe, numerous currency storm centers have arisen under the noses of every major central bank and their elaborate connected paper factories. The sovereign bond foundation is full of cracks and rotten planks, upon which the entire global currency system rests. The only people who could have imagined such a grand mess in 2006 and 2007 were the Sound Money crowd, the advocates of gold-backed money, the opponents to debt foundational systems. But then again, we are the nutballs, without a clue, who maintain a myopic view of the world, and see a conspiracy under every rock. Rather, we are the insightful, the alert, the rational clear thinking bunch, the guardians against hidden confiscation through inflation, the intrepid defenders of life savings. We identify the corruption and thus are discredited. Gold will return to its rightful place as the core of monetary systems and trade systems, all in time. The system is imploding at a more rapid pace with each passing month.

    So is there anything to this? Or is it just some guy talking his “book.”

  6. JimRino says:

    I say we’re on “Uncertainty”.
    Time to buy ahead of the Optimism rush.