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Why Retail Investors Aren't 'Dumb Money' and Where They Have an Edge

Charles Rotblut, vice president at the American Association of Individual Investors, discusses the role of individual investors, motivations behind investor behavior, and who is really driving the market.

Charles Rotblut, vice president of American Association of Individual Investors, joined The Long View podcast to discuss his thoughts on the institutional versus individual investor, the popular AAII Sentiment survey, and the long-term investing strategy.    

Here are a couple of excerpts on the competitive advantages of individual and institutional investors and the perceptions of investor knowledge, from Rotblut’s conversation with Morningstar's Christine Benz and Jeff Ptak: