Who’s doing all the selling of stocks?
Hi I note your recent comments that suggested that the market has reached a point where fear is starting to take over and this is feeding into the broad-based selling we've seen this last week or so So my question is - who is actually doing all the selling? Is it people who've received a margin call from their lender or is it retail investors who are trying to retreat to cash at any price, or is it fund managers who are doing the same? If the fund managers are fleeing to cash, then is it because they are hoping to pick up bargains later on or do they have investment mandates that they're obliged to stick to? I would have thought that if anyone was experienced enough to just hang on and ride out these sorts of corrections then it would be the pro's. I'm curious if you have any insights. Cheers, Carl