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Why do 80% of Investors Lose Money?

Koon Yew Yin 23 Oct 2020

From Google you can find that 80% of the investors lose money, 10% break even and only 10% makes money. In fact, under the current Covid 19 pandemic, the number of losers should be more than 80% of the investors. The pandemic is affecting everyone and all the listed companies except glove and medical products for the virus prevention. 

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There are about 1,100 listed companies in the KLSC. The number of companies involved in the manufacture of gloves and medical products for the virus prevention can be counted with your fingers. There must be tens of millions of investors who have not invested in the glove and medical products for the virus prevention.   

An interesting point about this statistic is that it is not based on geographical region, age, gender or intelligence. Everyone aspires to be in the top 10 percent who consistently make money when trading the stock market, but few are willing to put in the time and effort to achieve this. To be successful in trading the stock market, you need to do what the majority of traders don’t do. This may seem like a simplistic view. 

All Investment Banks are big losers

Investment Banks and all institutional investors   usually have a large number of stocks in each of their portfolios. As I pointed out earlier, all the listed companies except glove makers and the few medical product makers, are losing money. As a result, all the institutional investors and Investment Banks are losing record amount of money. 

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Besides Investment Banks and Institutional Investors all the many rich controlling shareholders of listed companies are also losing huge amount of money. 

Unlike individual investors, they cannot simply dump their holdings. The more they sell, the more the prices will drop and the more money they will lose. It looks like the richer you are the more money you will lose.  

Currently if you do not have glove satocks, you must be losing money. I suggest you read all my articles carefully to know how to make money from the stock market. 

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