John Barr’s article in today’s Investment News dares to suggest that individual investors should be in stocks. Barr, co-manager of the Needham Growth Fund, points out that SEC disclosure rules, Internet search engines and robust company websites are boons to investment research. “Investing is hard work,” Barr says, “but we believe the opportunities for investors have rarely been better. The opportunities for speculators are the same as ever. Some will work, but many will fail.” The article also refers to this Financial Times article by Tony Tassell.
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